Upcoming Membership Luncheons

All luncheons will be located at The Event Center at the Silver Reef unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, July 20
Sponsored By: Northwest Washington Fair

Wednesday, August 17
Sponsored By Louisa Place

Wednesday, September 21
Speaker: Legislative Update from US Chamber
Sponsored By: Friends of the Ferndale Library

To RSVP for luncheons, please follow this link.

Chamber Welcomes Intern

samSam Cook has lived most of his life in Seattle, graduating from Roosevelt High School in the fall of 2014.
He currently attends Western Washington University, where he is an accounting major.
Sam sought the position as Membership Coordiantor at the Chamber so that he may improve his ability to act in a business and professional setting.
Having played competitively for many years, Sam enjoys kicking a soccer ball around in his free time and following his favorite club, Liverpool.

Welcome to the team, Sam!

Ambassador of the Quarter

Julie Farrow BESTWhen I moved my Farmers Insurance agency from Bellingham to Main Street, over a year ago, I admit I didn’t know very much about Ferndale.  I decided to join the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce and have truly valued its role as a venue for meeting people, finding out about community events and marketing my agency.
I am proud to be an Ambassador as I believe that a strong, vibrant Chamber is only possible when its members are active.  With such a small staff, and yet such a powerful and broad-reaching mission, it takes all of us to help carry the cause.
I consider being an Ambassador for the Chamber to be a means to meet more people and discover more about this great community while trying to help build the Chamber’s effectiveness in carrying out its important work.  I know the more in touch I am with our local businesses and our municipality at large, the better I will be able to serve their insurance needs.

Julie was chosen by her fellow Ambassadors as the Ambassador of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2016.

Chamber Business Scholarships

As a Chamber Member, you have various benefits available to you and the newest is the Business Scholarship Program. We are giving away up to $500 a quarter to Members who are looking to increase their employee’s or their own education in their field of expertise.
For example, if your business would benefit from an employee having better bookkeeping skills rather than outsourcing or hiring more employees then apply for a scholarship for a class. Once approved, we will reimburse you for those expenses up to $500. (Proof of completion and payment will be required) For details regarding our Business Scholarships and the application, please go to our website today.

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. www.ferndale-chamber.com

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

Ferndale Chamber Diamond Jubilee Banquet


Come one, come all to celebrate the Chamber’s 60th Anniversary!

The Ferndale Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce their Annual General Meeting, Installation of Officers and Awards Banquet, held on January 21 from 5-9 p.m. at The Event Center at the Silver Reef.

The event will feature a silent auction to benefit local scholarships, as well as an award ceremony where Chamber Members will be honored with various awards from Volunteer of the Year to Member of the Year.

Be sure to RSVP in order to reserve your seat no later than January 19.  Tickets are $35 each and $280 for a table of 8.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Presenting sponsor, Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery,

Awards sponsor, Starvin’ Sam’s Mini Mart

Evening sponsor, People’s Bank

Supporting Sponsor, Pete’s Auto Repair


Shop Local Contest Brings in $30,000


The ‘Tis the Season to Shop Local contest was a great success, with $30,000 in punch cards turned in between November 27 and December 21!

With 20 participating business, we were able to hold drawings and give away 20 prizes valued at $25 each to those who turned in punch cards, along with a grand prize of a $700 ring from Borthwick Jewelery & Coin Inc., for a total of $1,200 given back to those who shopped locally in Ferndale.

We believe this event will only grow in years to come and thank all of the businesses who were a part of the contest, as well as everyone who shopped locally.

Members of the Quarter



We are new to the community and we have felt so welcomed by our business partners as well by our local community.  Our decision to relocate our family back to Ferndale was pretty easy.  As you know my wife grew up in Ferndale, so for us this was like coming home.  We found out that things have changed in Ferndale since we left 13 years ago.  It is still as small town, but it has grown a lot and I look forward to seeing it continue to mature with the support of the Ferndale Grocery Outlet.

Learn more at: https://groceryoutlet.com/

1750 LaBounty Drive




BPOC Building Services is a locally owned and operated company specializing in commercial janitorial services. We serve a variety of businesses in Whatcom county, both large and small with all their building maintenance needs. From window cleaning to floor care we work with our clients to build a custom building maintenance schedule to meet all their individual needs.


To learn more, or to request a free quote, please visit us at www.bpocservices.com

1920 Main Street, Ste 16



Alcoa is honored to voted Ferndale Chamber of Commerce member of the month for January. Intalco Works has been proud to be part of the community for the past 50 years and to have been part of so many excellent nonprofit partnerships, especially in regards to the environment, education and workforce development.


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4050 Mountain View Road