Chamber Introduces Mentor Program

The Ferndale Chamber is excited to be launching a new program for its Members. The Pairing, a mentoring program, is now available. Mentoring is all about learning and growing. Our program is set up for our mentors to spend a committed amount of time with their mentee and provide experience that will help the mentee work their way through defining and then achieving the learning objectives they set forth.
The Chamber is looking for Members that are willing to share their “secrets of success” and pitfalls to avoid in business, or are looking to connect to someone who can helps them with a new business or how get to that next level. For more information, go to our website under Membership and apply today.

Biz Buzz

The Ferndale Public Market started its season on June 10 with a great kickoff celebration. The Public Market will be open every Friday from 1-6pm in the field between the Ferndale Chamber and the Ferndale Boys & Girls Club along Cherry St.

In June, the Dairy Queen located in Ferndale received their second Silver Platter Award from the Whatcom County Health Department for excellence in safe food handling throughout the year!

Nicole Croney has been in the wedding and event planning industry for over 9 years. She started her event consulting business Elegant
Endeavors in 2004. In November of 2013, she purchased Belle Bridal in downtown Bellingham. After a facelift, rebranding, and a lot of hard work and determination to bring Belle Bridal back to its former glory days, she felt it was time to move on. Starting in June 2016, she accepted the position for Semiahmoo Resort Golf and Spa as Sales and Catering Manager with an emphasis on weddings and social events.

Grocery Outlet has launched its 6th Annual Independence From Hunger® Food Drive to donate food throughout July, traditionally a time when food agencies experience the greatest need to serve children who are out of school during the summer. The Grocery Outlet is teaming up with Ferndale Food Bank, and will be collecting donations throughout the entire month of July that will go directly to that partner.

LiveFit, LLC takes great pleasure in announcing that they have merged with CrossFit X of Whatcom County.
Utilizing the strong brand name of CrossFit X, together, they will be able to provide stronger services to Whatcom County businesses in the form of corporate and personal wellness programs.
“Shasonta is an amazing asset to have – her nutrition and fitness knowledge, not to mention her 15+ years in marketing communications experience, will enable us to offer businesses a full range of wellness options from fitness to a fully-executed wellness program. Employees who feel their best perform their best – and that affects the bottom line,” says Travis HoGlin, owner, CrossFit X.

A Word from the President

AdrianIt’s been another exciting quarter here at the Chamber and it’s hard to believe we’re already half way through the year!
The Chelsey Ebert Celebrity Weekend, held in May, was a huge success, raising around $60,000. We couldn’t have done this event without the support of many of our members who, for the Trust, donated auction items and their time toward making the event wonderful and inspiring. A special shout out to our Ambassador team who donated over 50 volunteer hours to the event.
We have been adding many new member benefits, such as HRGear which provides a library of human resource tools for your business, as well as the Mentor Program, which aims to connect established Chamber members with other members who are looking for business mentoring. This is an opt-in program so if you are interested, please email Ann.
In July, Kelsey our Event & Program Coordinator, celebrates her two year anniversary with the Chamber. Kelsey has brought new and exciting additions to our events and programs in her two years here and we are happy to have her as a part of the Ferndale Chamber team.
Our next large upcoming event is the Ferndale Street Festival on August 26-27. This event sees over 8,000 people from Western Washington and Canada and features a Kids Street, car show, over 120 vendors, live music and a beer. Sponsorship, vendor and volunteer opportunities are still available so please contact Kelsey if you are interested in getting involved.
As always, feel free to contact me if you have any questions, comments or concerns.
Have a great summer!

–Adrian Hilde, Ferndale Chamber of Commerce President