Entrepreneur of the Year: Brittany O’Brien, Spruce Stationery & Design

Filed on 07. May, 2014 in Features

Entrepreneur of the Year: Brittany O’Brien, Spruce Stationery & Design

Customers tell her that her shop is like “a Pinterest board come to life,” said Brittany O’Brien, owner of Spruce Stationery & Design in downtown Bellingham. Yet the focus of O’Brien’s business is a bit different than that of Pinterest, the popular social website where more than 70 million users upload posts of arts and [...]

Executive of the Year: Sue Sharpe, Chuckanut Health Foundation

Filed on 06. May, 2014 in Features

Executive of the Year: Sue Sharpe, Chuckanut Health Foundation

In six years leading the Chuckanut Health Foundation, Sue Sharpe said her role guiding the organization, which in its 30-year history has directed more than $15 million to agencies supporting community health and education, has been largely done behind the scenes. So when readers of The Bellingham Business Journal voted her the Executive of the [...]

Nonprofit of the Year: Lydia Place

Filed on 05. May, 2014 in Features

Nonprofit of the Year: Lydia Place

Homelessness often has roots in a number of societal ills, including substance abuse and domestic violence. But according to Emily O’Connor, the executive director of Lydia Place, securing safe housing for all is the first step toward permanent solutions. “Oftentimes, when someone has a roof over their head, they can start to work on all [...]

Business of the Year: Drizzle Olive Oil & Vinegar Tasting Room

Filed on 04. May, 2014 in Features

Business of the Year: Drizzle Olive Oil & Vinegar Tasting Room

There’s a specific ritual to tasting olive oil, and Ross Driscoll is eager to show customers the proper method. Driscoll, who owns Drizzle Olive Oil and Vinegar Tasting Room with his wife, Dana, starts by pouring a small amount of oil into a plastic cup. He then circles the palm of his hand over the [...]

The 2014 Readers’ Choice Award winners

Filed on 04. May, 2014 in Features

Winners determined by readers’ votes.  Business of the year Winner Drizzle Olive Oli and Vinegar Tasting Room 360-392-8838, 1208 11th St. drizzletastingroom.com  First runner-up Vinostrology Wine Lounge & Merchant 360-656-6817, 120 W. Holly St. vinostrology.com  Second runner-up Launching Success Learning Store 360-527-2641, 133 Prince Ave. launchingsuccess.com    Nonprofit of the year Winner Lydia Place 360-671-7663, [...]

Vote in the 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards

Filed on 04. Mar, 2014 in Contents

It’s time to make your selections in The Bellingham Business Journal’s 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards. Winners of the categories of “Best philanthropy” and “Best logo” have already been selected and will be revealed along with the rest of the final award announcements. Click here to submit your votes for the 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards. Thank [...]

Submit nominations for the 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards

Filed on 03. Feb, 2014 in Contents

The Bellingham Business Journal is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards, our annual contest recognizing the year’s best in local business. Nominees will be put to a vote by readers in March (ballots will be available both in print and online). Winners will be featured in the BBJ’s April print edition. Nominations [...]

Business Person of the Year: Tyler Byrd of Red Rokk Interactive

Filed on 11. Feb, 2013 in People On The Move

Business Person of the Year: Tyler Byrd of Red Rokk Interactive

When he learned that readers of the Bellingham Business Journal had selected him as the BBJ’s Business Person of the Year, Tyler Byrd was caught off guard. “It was unexpected,” he said, “and exciting.” In recent years, voters have given the award to individuals who have spent decades establishing themselves in the community. Yet the [...]

Our 2013 Readers’ Choice Award winners

Filed on 11. Feb, 2013 in Contributors

Here are the winners of the Bellingham Business Journal’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards, as voted on by our readers. Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to those who voted! Best new business: Perch and Play 1707 N. State St. www.perchandplay.com  Best customer service: Village Books 1200 11th St. www.villagebooks.com Best business sign/logo: Logos Bible [...]

Vote in the 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards

Filed on 16. Jan, 2013 in Contributors

Voting for the 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards is now closed. To see the winners, check out the February 2013 edition of the BBJ, which will hit news stands on Monday, Feb. 4.

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