Chamber announces annual award nominees and winners

The Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced nominees for several of the yearly awards it presents to local companies, as well as the winners of the Nonprofit and Green Business of the Year awards.

The Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Services of Whatcom County (DVSAS) won the chamber’s Nonprofit of the Year award, and Green House Data won Green Business of the Year.

Winners of other awards the chamber presents — Small and Large Business of the Year, Man and Woman of the Year, Young Professional of the Year, Millie DeFord Chamber Ambassador of the Year, and Tourism Business of the Year — will be announced at the Chamber’s 11th Annual Awards Banquet on Thursday, Dec. 3, at Silver Reef Hotel.

The nominees for Small Business of the Year (20 or fewer employees) are: Bellingham Alive, Daylight Properties, PR Consulting and Radley Muller Photography.

Nominees for Large Business of the Year (21 or more employees) are: Aslan Brewing Company, BioLife Plasma Services, Snapper Shuler Kenner Insurance and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center.

Businesses must be chamber members to qualify for the awards.

Tickets to the annual awards banquet are available on the Chamber’s website:

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