13th Annual Street Festival Around the Corner

Fingers at the Ferndale Chamber are crossed this year, in hopes that no wild weather hits during the weekend of August 26-27.

The Ferndale Street Festival is headed into its 13th year of entertaining over 10,000 patrons with a Kid’s Street, car show, over 120 vendors, live music and beer garden.

Last year in a history making fashion, the Festival had to close on Saturday due to large gusts of wind.

This year it is back and better than ever with a “Main Street USA” themed Kid’s Street and petting zoo sponsored by Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery! Outlaws Saloon is also making a splash by providing a dunk tank!

Live music will be provided by Exit 266 and Sunset Superman Friday evening and all day Saturday the stage will be bumping with music from Church Road Band, Electric Soul Society, Nashville Northwest and headliner, Blindfate.

There is always something for everyone at the Ferndale Street Festival, so make sure to put it on your calendar.

We are still accepting vendor applications until July 31 or late fee will apply.

Find out more by visiting the Ferndale Street Festival website.

Ferndale Flicks in the Park: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Join Dorothy and Toto on their adventure to the land of Oz!

The Ferndale Chamber is proud to present a free showing of The Wizard of Oz in Historic Pioneer Park on July 8. Gates open at 8:30pm and the movie starts at dusk.

Costumes are encouraged and free hot dogs will be served. WECU will providing games and a few vendors will be present at the event.

Attendees will also get the opportunity to meet Dorothy, the Tin Man, and the cast of characters in person at the park!

Don’t miss out on a wonderful night with your family at the best outdoor venue in Ferndale!

Ferndale Flicks in the Park

Second Quarter Members of the Month

Minuteman Press

Minuteman Press, a small, locally-owned printing company well-known to residents of Whatcom County, first opened its doors over 20 years ago at its current location of 1616 Cornwall in Bellingham. With strong community roots and support, we still employ the first employee hired, Laurene! If you have anything that you would like to see your logo, message or graphic printed on, just give us a call. We can do it!

Peoples Bank

Thank you for making Peoples Bank, May’s “Member of the Month”. Peoples Bank has been part of the Whatcom County community for more than 90 years. We are proud to serve our local communities beyond the business of banking. Building relationships allows us to go beyond what is expected to make a difference in the lives and businesses of our customers

Outlaws Saloon

Nestled in the heart of Downtown Ferndale, Outlaws Saloon offers a modern rustic ambiance that’s perfect for watching a game, going out with the girls, or just enjoying a cold drink at the end of a long shift. If you can’t make it in – let Outlaws come to you! In addition to event catering, Outlaws also boasts a master-chef-operated food truck that can be found throughout Whatcom County.
With a full menu, extensive bar, weekly events, and friendly service, Outlaws is the ideal destination for anyone looking for a good time.

Welcome New Members: Summer 2016


Radley Muller Photography
Luanne VanWerven, WA State Rep 42nd Legeslative District

American Freeze Dry


Northsound Refrigeration
Callen’s Essentails

New Member Benefit: HRGear

The Ferndale Chamber is proud to announce a new member benefit, HRGear! As a Chamber member, you now have access to an award-winning library of business tools and information free of charge.
Normally $159 per business, the Ferndale Chamber has purchased access for all of our members, making the service complimentary to you as part of your membership.
HRGear.com is an award-winning website that covers Human Resources, Employee Benefits and other legal compliance issues in plain-English. This go-to resource delivers accurate, current, and comprehensive information on HR practices, legal compliance, employment issues and related business matters. Concise law summaries, model policies, proprietary forms, news, trends, practical pointers and documents make it easy to put knowledge into practice.
Interested in learning more? Attend our Ferndale Power Hour on the topic of HRGear, July 14 from 4-5pm at Ferndale WECU.

Upcoming Ferndale Events

* denotes Ferndale Chamber event


6 *Leading Ladies
8 *Flicks in the Park
9 Fire Cracker Rod Run
14 *Ferndale Power Hour
20 *Membership Luncheon
23 Tour de Whatcom
25-29 *Landscape Contest
28-31 Old Settlers Picnic


2 Father/Daugher Dance
3 *Leading Ladies
5-6 Makayla Jam
11 *Business Unplugged
13-14 Custer Days
17 *Membership Luncheon
26-27 *Ferndale Street Festival


3 Bluegrass Festival
7 *Leading Ladies
8 *Ferndale Power Hour
21 *Membership Luncheon
29 *Member Orientation

For detailed info, visit


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.