Bellingham Referral Network — Meets at 7 a.m. every Thursday at The Bellingham Golf and Country Club. For more information, call Tim Villhauer at 714-8661, or visit

City Club — Noon to 1:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at Northwood Hall, 3240 Northwest Ave., in Bellingham. The public is invited to monthly luncheon meetings on topics of community interest. For a list of programs and more information, visit

Northwest Business Club — Meets the second Wednesday of every month. For more information call Naida Deitsch at 734-0444 or visit

Businesses Networking Together — Meets Wednesdays at noon at Pastazza. For more information, call Steve Mason at 303-2913.

Whatcom Women’s Network — Meets at noon every Thursday at Izzy’s on Guide Meridian. Call 746-0355 for more information.

Women’s Professional Network — The WPN hosts its monthly meeting from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. the last Thursday of every month (except December) at the Lakeway Inn. For more information about the WPN or to RSVP for the breakfast meeting, call 650-0426, e-mail or visit

International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) — This international group of office support professionals meets the second Tuesday each month, September through June, at Our House Deli on James Street in Bellingham. Visitors are welcome to attend. Visit for local meeting information and monthly newsletters, or call Pam Clark Hamilton at 650-3981 for more information.

Washington Latino Business Association — meets the second Tuesday of each month from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. in Bellingham. Each meeting offers time for networking and a guest speaker. WLBA is open to all small businesses interested in the Hispanic and Latino markets of Whatcom and Skagit counties. For more information, contact Jesse Cantu at 671-3099 or

Technology Alliance Group for Northwest Washington (TAG) – meets from noon to 1:30 p.m. the third Friday each month at the DIS building, 1315 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham. TAG’s monthly luncheons feature guest speakers on a variety of business-related topics with a focus on technology. Lunch is $10 for non-members. For a list of programs and other information, visit or contact Anna Ehnmark at 647-4220.

Business Integrity Networking Group — meets every Thursday from 12 to 1 at Christ the King church, 4173 Guide Meridian St., #101, Bellingham, for more information, visit or e-mail

Whatcom Women in Business — meets the 4th Tuesday of each month from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Pastazza’s in the back room. The group caters toward women business owners or top management professionals who are looking for mentorship and to improve on their leadership and business skills.

Whatcom Young Professionals — meets the 4th Thursday evening of each month for an informal after hours networking event that allows young professionals to build business relationships in a fun social setting. Details about each social can be found at WYP also meets weekly at the “Morning Buzz.” Hear the latest business buzz while getting your caffeine buzz at a local Starbucks location. Barkley Buzz meets every Wednesday from 7-8 a.m. at the Barkley Village Starbucks. Downtown Buzz meets every Wednesday from 8-9 a.m. at the Downtown Starbucks location. Sehome Buzz meets every Thursday from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Sehome Village Starbucks. Bakerview Buzz meets every Thursday from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Bakerview Starbucks location.

Bellingham Real Estate Investor Network — meets the 4th Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. at Fox Hall, the Hampton Inn. Everyone welcome. The network’s mission is to educate real estate investors and inspire them to ethically achieve success. For more information, visit

Whatcom Referral, meets Thursday mornings from 7 to 8:30, at Gateway Centre Executive Suites Rainier Room (3rd floor), 1313 E. Maple St., Bellingham. Contact Jim at 685-4200 for more info.

Le Tip Power Partners Network — Business leads for your success. Meets at 7:30 a.m. every Tuesday at The Bellingham Golf and Country Club on Meridian Street in Bellingham. For more information, call Tom Mercadante at 738-1520.

The Northwest Rental Owners Association — Meets the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in either Mt. Vernon or Bellingham, and features a different speaker each meeting on a topic relevant to rental ownership. For more information, go to or contact Montee Walters, President (360) 279-2345

Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce — Meets the third Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. For more information and this month’s meeting location, call 371-5004.

Business Network Alliance — Meets from noon until 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays; call for location. For more information, see or call Bill Thibodeau at 527-8542.

Bellingham Kiwanis Noon Club — Meets noon till 1 p.m. every Tuesday at The Bellingham Golf & Country Club. Please visit our website or call Russ Weston at (360) 671-7862 for more information. Everyone welcome.

Bellingham Connections Club — Meets at 7:30 a.m. on Thursdays at Masonic Hall, 1101 N. State St. For more information, call Larry at 738-4931, or on the web at

Wild Oats Network — Meets at 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., on the second and fourth Tuesdays, Terra Organica Community Room, 929 State St. For more information, call Babs Baker at 733-1116.

Focus Northwest — A nonprofit business network of local entrepreneurs serving Whatcom, Skagit and San Juan counties, sponsoring consumer information seminars on matters of interest to new residents, investors, homeowners and transitioning residents. Membership is limited to one member per industry. Meets every Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. for breakfast at Bob’s B&B in Barkley Village. Please call or e-mail: 647-8822 or, or visit

STARS — The volunteer corps for Bellingham’s Mount Baker Theatre, meets every second Tuesday of the month from noon to 1 p.m. in the Theatre’s new Encore Room (enter from Champion Street). For more information, call Shirley Walker at 671-6936.

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