The 2014 Readers’ Choice Award winners

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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, P.O. Box 28487, Bellingham, WA 98228
lydiaplace.org

First runner-up

Interfaith Coalition
360-734-3983, 2401 Cornwall Ave.
interfaith-coalition.org

Second runner-up

Whatcom Land Trust
360-650-9470, 110 Central Ave.
whatcomlandtrust.org

 

Executive of the year

Winner

Sue Sharpe, executive director
Chuckanut Health Foundation (formerly known as St. Luke’s Foundation)
360-671-3349, 800 E. Chestnut St., Suite 1B
chuckanuthealthfoundation.org

First runners-up

Mark Lee and Doug DeVries, co-owners and co-founders
Big Fresh and NVNTD
360-752-3304, 1344 King St., Suite 202
bigfresh.com

Second runner-up

Ron Price, campus president
Charter College, Bellingham
360-647-5000, 410 W. Bakerview Road, Suite 112
chartercollege.edu 

 

Entrepreneur of the year

Winner

Brittany O’Brien
Spruce Stationery & Design
360-366-8069, 1422 Cornwall Ave.
shopspruce.com

First runners-up

Doug Pfeif and Zach Pfeif
Haywire Computer Repair
360-306-8791, 2004 James St.
haywirerepair.com

Second runner-up

Colleen Unema
Q Laundry
360-656-5621, 810 Alabama St.
q-laundry.com

 

Best customer service

Winner

The Woods Coffee
360-933-1855, various locations around Whatcom County
thewoodscoffee.com

First runner-up

Fairhaven Runners & Walkers
360-676-4655, 1209 11th St.
fairhavenrunners.com

Second runner-up

Community Food Co-op
360-734-8158, 120 N. Forest St., 315 Westerly Road
communityfood.coop

 

Best spot for a business lunch

Winner

Avenue Bread
260-715-3354, various locations around Bellingham
avenuebread.com 

First runner-up

Ciao Thyme
360-733-1267, 207 Unity St.
ciaothyme.com

Second runner-up

Keenan’s at the Pier
360-392-5510, 804 10th St.
thechrysalisinn.com 

 

Best event space

Winner

The Leopold Crystal Ballroom
360-733-3500, 1224 Cornwall Ave.
leopoldballroom.com

First runner-up

Event Center at Silver Reef
866-383-0777, 4876 Haxton Way, Ferndale
silverreefcasino.com

 

Best logo

Big Fresh
360-752-3304, 1344 King St., Suite 202
bigfresh.com

 

Best philanthropy 

Co-winners

Whatcom Education Credit Union and RAM Construction

 

Favorite “hooky day” activities 

Skiing/snowboarding, golf, hiking up Oyster Dome, Larrabee State Park, Kulshan Brewing Co., Mindport museum, breakfast at Arlis’s Restaurant

Thank you to our readers who voted and congratulations to all of the honorees.

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