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.

Upcoming Ferndale Events


1—New Years Day

*6—Leading Ladies

*14—Ferndale Power Hour

18—Martin Luther King Jr. Day

*21—Annual Banquet



*3—Leading Ladies

*11—Business Unplugged

14—Valentines Day

15—Presidents’ Day

*17—Membership Luncheon



*2—Leading Ladies

*3—Chamber Member

*10—Ferndale Power Hour

*16—Membership Luncheon

*19—Ferndale Spring Run Off


Upcoming Membership Luncheons


Join us at our Annual Banquet on Thursday, January 21 from 5-8pm at The Event Center at the Silver Reef!

Thanks to our Banquet sponsors, Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery, Starvin’ Sam’s Mini Mart, People’s Bank and Pete’s Auto Repair!


Wednesday, February 17



Thanks to our meeting sponsor, Flow Motion!


Wednesday March  16


Speaker to be announced

Meeting sponsorship still available–contact Kelsey for more information!


Downtown Trick or Treat & Haunt the Park


Going into its 5th year, the Downtown Trick or Treat continues to grow, with over 50 businesses participating each year and over 750 kids roaming the streets of downtown Ferndale in their favorite costumes.
This year we are closing down Main Street from 1st-3rd, along with 2nd Avenue from Main to Vista and 3rd Avenue from Main to Vista on Saturday, October 31 from 3-5 p.m. in order to provide a safe environment.
Chamber Members located in the downtown core are welcome to open up their storefronts and have children come trick or treat inside their business.  If a Chamber Member is not located in the downtown core, they may set up a tent on the street.
In addition to the Downtown Trick or Treat, we have also added Haunt the Park, in conjunction with the Ferndale Heritage Society.  Kids and their families can join us after the Downtown Trick or Treat for Haunt the Park at Pioneer Park from 5-7pm.  This event will feature decorated cabins, family fun activities as well as a haunted area of the park.

Upcoming Events


*7—Leading Ladies

*8—Business Unplugged

11—Public Market Harvest Festival

12—Columbus Day

*21—Membership Luncheon

*21-31—Pumpkin People

*28—Northwest Business & Cross Border Expo

*31—Downtown Trick or Treat

*31—Haunt the Park



*4—Leading Ladies

*12—Power Hour Educational Series

*18—Membership Luncheon

26—Thanksgiving Day



*2—Leading Ladies

*4—Holiday Tree Lighting

4-6—Olde Fashioned Christmas

*10—Business Unplugged

*16—Membership Luncheon

25—Christmas Day

31—New Year’s Eve



*denotes Chamber event




Ferndale Power Hour Educational Series

Our first Power Hour, held in September, was a great success!

Les Pilon of the Ferndale Les Schwab spoke to our group of 11 attendees about training employees to become superstars.

Our next Power Hour will be held on November 12 and will feature Graham Youtsey, who took part in the very first Zig Ziglar Legacy Certification class, and is now one of a handful of Zig Ziglar Legacy Certified trainers, speakers and coaches in the world. He focuses his time and energy in helping others achieve their potential.

Throughout his 20-year career as a commercial and residential banker, Graham has coached and mentored dozens of business professionals to find their purpose and pursue it with passion.

Upcoming Power Hours:

November 12
Graham Youtsey will speak on Increasing and Keeping Productivity in the Workplace
Doors at 3:45; Speaker at 4
WECU Ferndale
FREE to Members

January 14
CJ Seitz of the Small Business Development Council will speak about creating your 2016 Business Plan
Doors at 3:45; Speaker at 4
WECU Ferndale
FREE to Members

Upcoming Membership Luncheons

October 21


Ezra Moore will be speaking on cyber security

Sponsored by Phillips 66

Wednesday, November 18


State of the City
Gary Jensen

Sponored by Alcoa Intalco Works

Wednesday December 16


Holiday Party

Sponsored by Ferndale Grocery Outlet

We encourage you to bring a door prize to our luncheons!

RSVP for our upcoming luncheons here!  Click your desired month and then the event you would like to RSVP for.



Flicks in the Park

2015 Poster2ndmovieIf you missed “Hook” on July 10th don’t worry, “UP” is coming up.

Hook, shown on July 10th, was a great success, with over 300 people in attendance and many pirate tattoos handed out.

We look forward to showing the movie “Up” on August 7th.  Patrons can expect to see one of the historic Pioneer Park houses decorated like the “Up” movie house!

Flicks in the Park, located at Pioneer Park in Ferndale, is a free family-friendly event.

This year we are offering free hot dogs thanks to our  sponsors Larry & Beth Brown of the new Ferndale Grocery Outlet.

Ferndale Street Festival

Get ready, because the 12th Annual Ferndale Street Festival is just around the corner!

Over 120 food and craft vendors, live music, Super Hero themed Kids Street, Car Show and a beer garden can all be expected this year.

This year we are excited to feature two 80’s cover bands, one 90’s cover band, a country band and a folk/alternative band.  There truly is something for everyone’s ears.

Kids Street, sponsored by the Ferndale YMCA, is going to be superhero themed, so brings the kids out in their best superhero costume!

The beer/wine tent, sponsored by Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery, will also be themed out this year.  We’re going Hawaiian luau with a twist!  Once the light starts to fade, parts of the beer garden will begin to glow.

Make sure to mark your calendars for August 28 and 29, because this  may just be the best Street Festival yet!

Upcoming Ferndale Events


4—Haggen Family 4th of July Celebration

*10—Flicks in the Park, featuring Hook

10-11—WCCA  Firecracker Rod Run

*15—Chamber Luncheon

23—Golden Eagles & Birdies Golf Tournament

22-26—Whatcom Old Settlers Weekend

*23—Ferndale Grocery Outlet Ribbon Cutting



1-2 Makayla’s Street Jam 3on3

*5—Leading Ladies

*6 Pioneer Pavilion Open House

*7—Flicks in the Park, featuring the movie “Up”

8—Custer Days

*13—Business Unplugged

*28-29—Ferndale Street Festival



2—Leading Ladies


*denotes Chamber event

Ferndale Public Market is every Sunday 2-7pm and is now located at 2007 Cherry St. next to Pioneer Park.