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 www.bellinghamreferral.org.
Noon to 1:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at Northwood Hall, 3240 Northwest Ave. The public is invited to monthly luncheon meetings on topics of community interest. For a list of programs and more information, visit www.cityclubonline.com.
Northwest Business Club
Meets the second Wednesday of every month. Programs are about informing business people how government affects their business and getting them involved in solutions. For more information, call Naida Deitsch at 734-0444 or visit www.nwbclub.org.
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 On Rice in Fairhaven. Call 746-0355 for more information.
Women’s Professional Network
The WPN hosts its monthly meeting from 7-9 a.m. the last Thursday of every month (except December) at the Lakeway Inn. For more information or to RSVP for the breakfast meeting, call 650-0426, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.wpnbellingham.org.
International Association of Administrative Professionals
This international group of office support professionals meets the second Tuesday of each month, September through June. Visitors are welcome. Visit www.iaap-bellingham.org 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 7:30-8:45 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 email@example.com.
Technology Alliance Group for Northwest Washington (TAG)
Meets noon-1:30 p.m. the third Friday of each month at the DIS building, 1315 Cornwall Ave. 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 info, visit www.tagnw.org or contact Anna Ehnmark at 647-4220.
Business Integrity Networking Group
Whatcom Women in Business
Meets the 4th Tuesday of the month. Visit www.wwib.org for the next location and time. Established in 1978, WWiB is one of the oldest and most encompassing network/referral sources for business women. It is the mission of WWiB to promote a positive image of professional women in business while developing leadership skills, strength through mutual support, mentoring, and opportunities for business and personal growth. For membership information, contact Becky Raney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whatcom Young Professionals
Meets the fourth 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 www.bellinghamwyps.com. WYP also meets weekly at the “Morning Buzz.” 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. 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.
Bellingham Real Estate Investor Network
Meets the fourth 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 info, visit www.breinonline.org or call (800) 691-3036.
Whatcom Referral Network
www.whatcomreferralnetwork.com, meets Thursday mornings from 7-8:30, at Gateway Centre Executive Suites Rainier Room (3rd floor), 1313 E. Maple St. Contact Jim at 685-4200 for more information.
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, visit www.nroai.com or contact Montee Walters at 279-2345 or email@example.com.
Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce
Meets the third Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. For more info, call 371-5004.
Business Network Alliance
Meets noon-1:30 p.m. on Thursdays; call for location. For more info, see www.bnabellingham.com or call Bill Thibodeau, 527-8542.
Bellingham Kiwanis Noon Club
Meets noon-1 p.m. every Tuesday at The Bellingham Golf & Country Club. Visit www.bellinghamkiwanis.com or call Russ Weston at 671-7862 for more info. 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 visit bellinghambusinesses.com.
Wild Oats Network
Meets at 8:15-9:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays, Terra Organica Community Room, 929 State St. For more info, call Babs Baker at 733-1116.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.focusnorthwest.com.
The volunteer corps for Bellingham’s Mount Baker Theatre, meets every second Tuesday of the month noon-1 p.m. in the theater’s Encore Room (enter from Champion Street). For more info, call Shirley Walker at 671-6936.
Project Management Institute (PMI) Mount Baker Chapter
Meets the second Monday of each month, 5:30-9 p.m., at the Best Western Lakeway Inn. Two guest speakers at each meeting will share information on project management topics. RSVP by no later than noon the Friday prior by sending e-mail to Pete Stark at Petes@ridewta.com or call 738-4580. Dinner is served following the first speaker. Full program includes dinner: $30 PMI members, $20 students, $35 non-PMI members.
Republican Women of Whatcom County
Meets the first Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Bellingham Country Club. Meeting includes a guest speaker. Bring about change — get involved. For information, call 303-1283.
American Society of Women Accountants
Monthly dinner meeting with one hour of CPE is held at the downtown Bellingham Bob’s Burgers & Brew (202 E. Holly St.), on the third Tuesday of the month. Dinner begins at 6:15 p.m. Costs $25 per person ($2 discount for members), $18 for student members, or $10 for program only without dinner. Contact Julie Parker for reservations at email@example.com or 733-1010. Everyone is welcome.
Bellingham Evening Toastmasters
Meets every Tuesday night from 7-8:30 p.m. at ReMax, 913 Lakeway Drive. Improve public speaking and leadership skills. Self- development and network. Guests welcome. Call 756-0217 for more info.
By the Book
By the Book is a business book discussion group that meets the first Wednesday of each month at noon in the Readings Gallery at Village Books. Everyone is welcome and you’re encouraged to bring a brownbag lunch or call ahead to Book Fare Café (734-3434) or the Colophon Café (647-0092) to order something to eat while we meet. For more info, call Village Books at 671-2626.
Bellingham Central Lions Club
Meets the second and fourth Thursdays for a noon lunch meeting at the Bellingham Elks Club, 710 S. Samish Way. There is a general meeting and a guest speaker. The speakers are from all areas of the community. For info, call Stan Heimberger at 671-9701 or visit www.bellinghamlions.com.
Science of Getting Rich Club
Meets Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the Gateway Centre off Samish Way. Meet like-minded individuals with whom to network and mastermind in order to reach your dreams in a positive environment. Weekly meetings teach the secret behind “The Secret.” For info, visit www.purposevisionwealth.com or call 927-5572. Meetings are led by James Rowe, SGR Certified City Leader.
Whatcom Afternoon Chapter of Le Tip
Meets at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Bob’s Burger and Brew. We are looking for motivated business people in all categories to create a solid platform to grow each other’s businesses. For info, call Bob Curtis at 820-8668.
Network Referral Group (NRG)
Meets Mondays 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Gateway Centre Executive Suites. Created for energetic businesspeople who understand the importance of relationship-building. Yearly membership dues are $180 and a monthly rate is also available. For info, e-mail Ryan Hummel at ryan@NRGbellingham.com, or visit www.NRGbellingham.com.
Soroptimist International of Bellingham Club Meeting
Soroptimist is an international volunteer organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Meetings are held the first three Thursdays of each month at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club at noon. Visit www.sibellingham.org or contact Nancy Abbott at (360) 599-9355 for more information.
The Heart Link Network
Meets every second Wednesday of the month from 7-9:30 p.m. Mary Burrell, an Isagenix Business owner, hosts the Heart Link Network, a unique and powerful women’s networking organization. For info, visit www.TheHeartLinkNetwork.com or call Mary Burrell at (360) 305-1543 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whatcom Business Network
International meets 8-9:30 a.m. every Tuesday at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club. Visitors are welcome. Call Frank Ellars at 527-1414 for more information or visit www.bninw.com.
Toastmasters, The Messengers Club
Meets Tuesdays from 7-8 a.m. at Century 21 Bay Properties 1301 W. Bakerview Road, Suite 106. Have a fear of public speaking? Come join us. For more info, call Cecelia at (360) 752-9006 or e-mail email@example.com.
Synergos Business Development & Networking Group
Meets Fridays, from 7:15-8:45 a.m. at Evergreen Team Concepts. Whatcom County’s most innovative networking group is working together to develop leaders in our business community. Contact Eric Nelson at 739-4440 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Connecting positive people and improving lives. Everyone welcome. Monthly meeting at 6 p.m., details at www.PositiveAtmosphere.com, or call Dan O’Donnell at (360) 220-7157.