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 www.bellinghamreferral.org.

 

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 www.cityclubonline.com.

 

Northwest Business Club

Meets the second Wednesday of every month. 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 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 wpn@wpnbellingham.org or visit www.wpnbellingham.org.

 

International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)

This international group of office support professionals meets the second Tuesday of each month, September through June, at Our House Deli on James Street in Bellingham. Visitors are welcome to attend. 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 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 myjalepeno@msn.com.

 

Technology Alliance Group for Northwest Washington (TAG)

meets from noon to 1:30 p.m. the third Friday of 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 www.tagnw.org 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 www.bing1.biz or e-mail info@bing1.biz.

 

Whatcom Women in Business

meets the fourth 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. www.WWIB.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.”

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 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 more information, visit www.breinonline.org or call (800) 691-3036.

 

Whatcom Referral Network

www.whatcomreferralnetwork.com, 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 information.

 

Le Tip Power Partners Network

Business leads for your success. Meets at 7:30 a.m. every Tuesday at Arlis’s Restaurant at the corner of Cornwall Avenue and Flora 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 www.nroai.com or contact Montee Walters, president at (360) 279-2345 monteel@msn.com.

 

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 www.bnabellingham.com 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 Web site www.bellinghamkiwanis.com 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 bellinghambusinesses.com.

 

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

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 info@focusnorthwest.com, or visit www.focusnorthwest.com.

 

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.

 

Project Management Institute (PMI) Mount Baker Chapter

Meets the second Monday of each month from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Bellingham 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. Partial program begins at 7:30 p.m.: $5 PMI members and students, $20 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 will be held at the Best Western Heritage Inn, 151 East McLeod Road, Exit 256 in Bellingham, on the third Tuesday of the month. Dinner begins at 6:15 p.m. catered by Emerald Bay Events and the cost will be $25 per person ($2 discount for members), $18 for student members, or $10 for program only without dinner. Please contact Julie Parker for reservations at juliep@metcalfhodges.com or 360-733-1010. Everyone is welcome to attend, including non-members.

 

Bellingham Evening Toastmasters

meets each Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the ReMax Office, 913 Lakeway. Call 733-7843 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, if you wish, call ahead to Book Fare Café (734-3434) or the Colophon Café (647-0092) to order something you can pick up to eat while we meet. For more information, call Village Books at 671-2626.

 

The Northwest Washington Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA)

is holding a meeting at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 7:30 a.m. Kelli Franco, of Moss Adams LLP, will present a construction tax update that qualifies for CPE credit. There is a $20 registration fee that includes a continental breakfast.

 

To add your business club to this page or make a change to these announcements, please e-mail editor@thebellinghambusinessjournal.com.

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