Meetings & Clubs


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. 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. 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


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 or visit


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 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


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 or contact Anna Ehnmark at 647-4220.


Business Integrity Networking Group

Meets every Thursday noon-1 at Christ the King Church, 4173 Guide Meridian St., #101. For more information, visit or e-mail


Whatcom Women in Business

Meets the 4th Tuesday of the month. Visit 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


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 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 or call (800) 691-3036.


Whatcom Referral Network, 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 or contact Montee Walters at 279-2345 or


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 or call Bill Thibodeau, 527-8542.


Bellingham Kiwanis Noon Club

Meets noon-1 p.m. every Tuesday at The Bellingham Golf & Country Club. Visit 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


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.


Focus Northwest

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



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 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 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


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 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, or visit


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 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 or call Mary Burrell at (360) 305-1543 or e-mail her at


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


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


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


Positive Atmosphere

Connecting positive people and improving lives. Everyone welcome. Monthly meeting at 6 p.m., details at, or call Dan O’Donnell at (360) 220-7157.

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