Third Quarter Members of the Month

July 2016
Samson Rope

Samson is the world’s leading provider of synthetic rope with manufacturing facilities in Ferndale, WA, which is also the corporate headquarters, and Lafayette, LA. Samson ropes are used in a variety of businesses such as offshore energy, towing, vessel mooring, utility, arborist, recreational marine, commercial fishing, and more. Samson is broad of it it’s brand and the employees that make us The Strongest Name in Rope.

August 2016
Baker Septic Tank Pumping Inc.
Family owned and operated Baker Septic Tank Pumping Inc. has been a proud member of the Ferndale business community since 1984. They provide complete septic system services, including pumping, county required inspections, locating and repairs and are available holidays, nights and weekends for emergencies.
Baker Septic also offers great portable units for everything from building projects and sporting events to special outdoor gatherings and the arrival of unexpected houseguests.

Call anytime. You’ll always be well taken care of.

September 2016
Anderson Paper & Packaging Company

Anderson Paper & Packaging strives to build a great company with the vision of creating a strong culture where we strive for excellence through increasing the value proposition of doing business with our company by implementing streamlined optimization programs, continuous improvement and being the lowest total cost solutions provider while maintaining mutual respect and encouraging a strong community based working relationship.

Welcome New Members


-The Inn at Lynden
-Kim Lincoln Photography
-Oltman Insurance Agency
-Karri Street-Keller Williams
Western Realty
-Megan Gillespie-The Owens Group
-Windermere Real Estate-Bliss Goldstein


-Bold Eye Media
-Business IT Solutions LLC
-Dirty Dog Wash
-Limitless Law PLLC


-Coach House Cellars
-La Quinta Inn & Suites
-Coconut Kenny’s Ferndale
-Transworld Business Advisors
-LAW Advocates
-Billy Brown-Windermere Real Estate
-Leader Block LLC

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

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:

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

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.


Learn more at:



4050 Mountain View Road



Welcome New Members: Winter 2016


AlyBlue Media

Oxford Suites Bellingham

Green Century Events

Movement Mortgage

Atlas Computer Works

AMS Print & Mail

Balanced Living Massage & Wellness

The Cheese Shop at Appel Farms

Guardian Security Systems, Inc

Honeysuckle Floral & Gifts

Five Points Appraisals


Whatcom Family Acupuncture

Essential Oil Joy—doTERRA


We are proud to have welcomed 51 new Members in 2015!




Meet Your 2016 Executive Board of Directors!

AdrianPresident, Adrian Hilde of BPOC Services

Adrian Hilde owns and operates BPOC Services, a janitorial, facility services company that has proudly served Whatcom County since 2004.

He has been a Board Member since 2014 and attributes a lot of his success to being a part of the Ferndale Chamber.

Adrian has lived in Whatcom County since 1997. Prior to BPOC Services, he was a commercial fisherman for 11 years, and fish monger for 13 years. Adrian enjoys golfing, cooking and serving his clients.


Sarah Koehler business portrait. Bellingham, WA. © 2014 Mark TurnerVice President, Sarah Koehler of Friends of the Ferndale Library

Sarah has lived in the Ferndale area for over 20 years and has worked for the Whatcom County Library System for 18 yrs. She accepted the Ferndale Branch Manager position in spring of 2008 and quickly began looking for opportunities for the Library to get more involved in the Ferndale community. The Ferndale Chamber of Commerce has been an invaluable connection, giving Sarah the opportunity to promote the many services the Whatcom County Library System offers and the hard work the  Friends of the Ferndale Library.


Tim MillerTreasurer, Tim Miller of PSE Ferndale Generation Station

I grew up in Texas and earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas, Austin.  Following college, I served as an officer in the US Navy for four years. My wife, Diane, and I moved to Whatcom County in 1992.  We specifically chose to live and raise our family here because we value the quality of life and natural beauty the area has to offer. My work brought me to the Ferndale area in 2000 as Plant Manager of the Tenaska Ferndale Cogeneration Station.  I have served as the Board appointed Treasurer for the Chamber since May of 2011.


Pete Harksell, Jr. business portrait. Bellingham, WA. © 2014 Mark Turner

Member at Large, Pete Harksell of Pete’s Auto Repair

I am a lifetime resident of Ferndale/Whatcom County. My wife Nita and I have owned and operated Pete’s Auto Repair in Ferndale for over 20 years. I am an ASE Certified Technician, Certified Parts Specialist and Certified Service Advisor. I have been an active member of the Ferndale Kiwanis for over 30 years, and have been both President and Secretary of the club. I have been a member of the Whatcom Old Settlers Association for the past 35 years, and was President in 1988.


Board Member Profile–Meet Our Newest Addition!

6c9180e9-4964-4887-bdd1-ddf394a65216My name is Lisa Hanley. I am the marketer for Baker Septic Tank Pumping Inc. and the owner of What A Pane Glass Studio. I have lived and worked locally for the last 11 years. While that chunk of time won’t qualify me as a local, it has certainly given me the opportunity to become quite invested in the welfare of our community. It is for that very reason that I work for Baker Septic, a family owned, 3rd generation led company that has strong roots in Ferndale. We take great pride in delivering excellent service as we take care of our customers, any time, day or night.
I believe that a community’s success stems in large part from thriving businesses, educational opportunities, job creation and enough resources for those in need. I am excited by the prospect of playing an active role as a board member, in any capacity necessary, to help foster Ferndale’s continued growth and wellness. I am especially interested in helping low income families learn about what options are available to them, and lessening any feelings of disenfranchisement they might be experiencing.

Members of the Quarter

Signs By Tomorrow

Imagine it…We Can Do It!  It’s not just a slogan to us, but a true way of conducting business. We are proud to deliver the highest quality visual messaging solutions to our clients, large and small. At Signs By Tomorrow we stand by our commitment to provide you with quality, affordable signs, that get you noticed. Signs By Tomorrow is family owned and operated business. Owners Dave & Sarah Koehler have lived in the Ferndale area for 25 years.

Learn more at:

2001 Iowa St




Northwest Washington Fair

The Northwest Washington Fair & Center, operated by a nonprofit organization, is known for its annual August fair that draws nearly 200,000 people to Lynden each year, but hosts many other events throughout the year. Craft shows, horse events, nonprofit fundraisers and RV clubs are just a few examples.

Learn more at:

1775 Front Street



Starvin’ Sam’s Mini Marts have been part of Whatcom County since 1980.  Starvin’ Sam’s #4 located at 5639 Barrett Rd. has been serving the citizens of Ferndale since the early 60’s. The location has gone through several changes over the years; it began as a Mobil service station, BP, 76 and present as a Chevron.  Starvin’ Sam’s is proud of being a longtime member of the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce and supporters of our community.

Learn more at:

5639 Barrett Rd




Welcome New Members: Fall 2015


Sound Beverage

Twin Sisters Creamery

Healthy Pet

Kelly Services



Fizz Pop Media

Plain English Technology Service

Allison Amy Jewelry

Mary Kay Independent Consultant—Sarah Engel
New Path Hypnotherapy
Buds SOS
London Health Center

AlyBlue Media