Chamber announces Nonprofit and Green Business of the Year

The Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce & Industry announced its Nonprofit and Green Business of the Year, as well as nominees for the its Small and Large Business of the Year awards.

Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center is the Chamber’s 2014 Nonprofit of the Year for “its dedication to going above and beyond its mission of providing conflict prevention and intervention service for businesses and individuals in the community,” according to the press release.

Western Washington University is the Chamber’s 2014 Green Business of the Year for “its success in elimating bottled water sales on its campus, based on an initiative started by its students.” Also, Western has three LEED certified buildings and encourages green practices on campus through its Office of Sustainability, according to the news release.

The Chamber’s 2014 Small Business (20 or fewer employees) of the Year nominees:

Bellingham Explorer
San Juan Airlines
Speedy Automated Mailers
State Street Insurance

2014 Large Business (21 or more employees) of the year nominees:

Avenue Bread
Best Western Plus Lakeway Inn & Conference Center
Massage Envy Spa
SpringHill Suites by Marriot
Wilson Motors.

The Chambers business awards will be announced at its 10th annual awards banquet on Thursday, Dec. 4 at the Best Western Lakeway Inn and Conference Center.

For tickets and more information, go to the Chamber’s website:

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