Category Archives for Members

American Family Insurance

Nancy Leavitt, Agent/Owner

Member Since 2010
2013,2014,2015 Charity Chair
2012 Past Secretary

Nancy Leavitt
3031 Orleans St Ste 202
Bellingham, WA 98226
Business #: 360-733-3626
Cell #: (360) 224-6375
Fax #: 360-733-3234

Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Evenings and weekends by appointment. Since its start in 1927 offering auto insurance to farmers in rural communities, American Family Mutual Insurance Company has grown to be one of the nation's largest providers of property/casualty insurance. It's easy for large companies to forget their roots. We haven't. We've stayed focused on providing personal service, just like our founders did when they were out talking to farmers about their insurance needs.

Avenue Bread & Deli

Jamie Smeall, HR/Administrator

Member Since 2013
2016 -2017 President
2014 & 2015 VP Membership

Jamie Smeall
2020 Humboldt Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Cell: 360-746-9342

Avenue Bread is the neighborhood cafe and bakery that creates community around authentic eats for the people of Bellingham and its visitors who want an elevated experience for the mind, body and soul in an era of increasingly conscious consumption.

Bank of the Pacific

Renee Aase, Operations Manager & Retail Operations Lead

Member Since 2004
2016 - 2017 Treasurer

Renee Aase
1800 Front St
Lynden, WA 98248
Business: 360-318-8780
Fax: 360-318-8391
Cell: 360-303-5654

Blue Skies for Children

Julie Guay, Executive Director

Member Since 2002                                                                                    2017 Member at Large
2010-2012,2016 Charity Chair
2014 Secretary
2012, 2013 VP Membership
2007-2011 Executive Board Member
2004 Treasurer

2505 Cedarwood Ave., Ste. 5
Bellingham, WA 98225
Business #: (360) 756-6710
Cell #: (360) 920-6179
Fax #: (360) 783-6684

Blue Skies for Children is a local 501(C)3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to raise hope and self-esteem by sponsoring enrichment activities and other essentials for homeless, low-income and foster children, ages 6 to 18, in Whatcom County. 

Ensemble Enterprises Inc

Carrie Viens, Independent Business Owner

Member Since 2013

2016 - 2017 Program Chair

Carrie Viens
Independent Business Owner
Business #: (360) 201-8744 

ACN, the largest direct seller of telecommunications, energy and other essential services in the world, operates in 24 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific. Learn more about ACN, company news, and the unique business ownership opportunity

Christine Coder Interior Design – Christine Coder

Member Since 2014

Christine Coder
310 Palm Street #1
Bellingham, WA 98225
Business #: 360-927-4662

Interior Design & Decorating. Project Management

Cosmic Comics – Tally Rabatin

Member Since 2008
2016 - 2017 Past President & Banquet Chair
2014-2015 President
2015 Banquet Chair

Tally Rabatin
1905 Cornwall Ave.
Bellingham, WA 98225
Business #: 360-734-8058
Cell #: (360) 483-7682

Since 1993, Cosmic Comics has been northwest Washington's premier source for comics, Magic: The Gathering cards, disc golf discs, board games, action figures, and more. Located on Cornwall Avenue in Bellingham, Cosmic Comics offers clients retail purchasing, subscription accounts, as well as access to exclusive releases and tournament events for Magic: The Gathering. Our staff is knowledgeable and friendly, offering support for the novice reader/gamer to an advanced collector.
Tally sits on the board for Lydia Place and Whatcom Women in Business and is involved with Whatcom Young Professionals, BIAWC Home Show Committee, Master Remodel Council, Opportunity Council Golf Tournament, and Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce.

Dancing for Joy

Maluhia Vander Griend / Owner

Member Since 2017

Maluhia Vander Griend
4073 Hannegan Rd. Suite F
Bellingham, WA 98226
Business #: 360-223-0503

Dancing for Joy is a one-of-a-kind dance studio that goes "against the grain" of the mainstream dance world by promoting modesty, self-esteem, and family values in a non-competitive yet professional atmosphere.

The mission of Artpeace is to provide quality art instruction for every student while encouraging the creative process and not just the product. Our goal is to create a positive learning environment for students of all ages and both genders, to develop a deeper appreciation for the visual arts.

Diane Padys Photography – Diane Padys

Member Since 2014
2016 VP Programs

Diane Padys
1420 Kentucky St. 2nd floor
Bellingham, WA 98229
Business/Cell #: (360) 201-4370

Commercial photography: architecture, product, food, portraiture, industrial. Digital post production.

Dubli Inc. – Sharon Yonally

Member Since 2013                                                                                    2017 VP of Membership
2016 Scholarship Chair

Sharon Yonally
Partner Program Business Associate Headquartered in Boca Raton, FL
Business #: 360-739-5007
Cell #: 360-739-5007

The Dubli partner program is designed to give organizations an opportunity to participate in Dubli's profitable e-commerce platforms. Dubli's co-branded Partner Program provides organizations of all sizes a professional web presence, access to the exciting Cashback travel, shopping and entertainment experience with the products and services offered through

Gym Star Sports Center – Carolyn Saletto

Member Since 2015

2017 PWOTY Chair

Carolyn Saletto
5519 Hovander Rd Ste 109
Ferndale, WA 98248
Business #: (360) 384-3861

Carolyn Saletto has been in business for herself since1993, beginning with the iconic Gym Bus which served both Whatcom and Skagit counties for eleven years. Gym Star Sports Center was created in 2005. In addition, Saletto opened Shooting Stars Preschool in 2006 and is adding Gym Star Dance to her list of businesses in the fall of 2015.  Saletto opened her new 12000 sq. ft. facility located at 5519 Hovander Rd. in April 2014

Henifin Construction – Lynne Henifin

Member Since 2009
2008 Professional Woman of the Year
2013 President

Lynne Henifin
3857-A Hannegan Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
Business #: (360) 733-5411 x 1
Cell #: (360) 815-2473
Fax #: (360) 733-2690

We have built a strong inter-related network of companies, creating diversity that both enhances and supports our clients and community. We provide an array of services through a professional, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Our families have owned and operated businesses within Whatcom County for over 50 years, giving us strong relationships, connections and stability within our industry and the community we serve.

NW SAFETY SIGNS, INC. is a full service traffic control and sign company. We offer services ranging from flagging and traffic control devices for large highway projects to providing banners, site signs and vehicle graphics and lettering. 
HENIFIN CONSTRUCTION is a heavy construction contractor providing services to residential, industrial and commercial clients, and public agencies. Services include site preparation, excavation, and utilities installation and repair.
COMPLETE TRADE SERVICES is a general contractor specializing in commercial, residential and industrial remodeling, painting and tenant improvements. We provide services to clients ranging from large corporations to private home owners.

Heritage Bank – Brenda Bringhurst

Member Since 2014                                                                          2017 Member Liaison
2015-2016 Sponsorship Chair

Brenda Bringhurst
Real Estate Loan Officer
2504 E Bakerview Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
Business #: 360-527-9919

Residental Loan Office.
NMLS #112615

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Home Attendant Care Inc – Home Attendant Nursing

Debbie Gann

Member Since 2010
2009 Professional Woman of the Year Winner

Debbie Gann
1316 King St Ste 1
Bellingham, WA
Business #: (360) 734-3849
Cell #: (360) 303-5028
Fax #: (360) 734-5908

Making a Difference…Home Attendant Care makes a difference in the lives of those we serve every day. Our experienced and trusted team helps elders maintain independence and stay in their own homes where they continue enjoying their current lifestyle. From occasional check-in visits to 24-hour live-in care, Home Attendant Care provides personalized care based on individual needs. Location also in Skagit County.

It Works!

Alycia Hawkins, Independent Distributor

Member Since 2017

Alycia Hawkins
Independent Distributor
3120 Racine St. #343
Bellingham, WA 98226
Business #: (360) 303-2161
Cell #: (360) 303-2161                             

Founded in 2001, It Works! is a skin care and nutrition company, named for the excited reaction people have when trying our products — it works! Our products are sold globally through our network of Independent Distributors who work as One Team with One Mission — to change lives! Together, the It Works! family is looking great, getting out of debt, having fun, and giving back to the community.

Jamia S. Burns, Attorney at Law

Jamia S. Burns

Member since 2016

Jamia S. Burns
Attorney at Law                                                                PO Box 29453
Bellingham, WA 98228

​Jamia S. Burns practices primarily Estate Planning and Probate. Mrs. Burns takes pride in working closely with clients to prepare personalized documents that accurately reflect their concerns and preferences. Common Estate Planning tools include: Wills, Trusts, Health Care Directives (Living Wills), Powers of Attorney, and Community Property Agreements.

Which documents are appropriate will depend on each client's specific circumstances. Services are provided on a Fixed Fee basis, so there are no surprises. Evening and weekend appointments are available. Call 360.739.6379 for a FREE initial phone consultation.

Lighthouse Mission Ministries – Bridget Reeves

Member Since 2014                                                                          2017 Scholarship Chair
2016 Secretary

Bridget Reeves
Director of Programs
PO BOX 548
Bellingham, WA 98227
Business #: 360-733-5120

The Agape Home is a ministry of the Lighthouse Mission that seeks to provide safe shelter, case management, life skill classes and an opportunity for guests to restore vocation and community.

Lydia Place

Emily O'Connor, Executive Director

Member Since 2016                                   

2017 Secretary

Emily O'Connor 
Executive Director
Address: PO Box 28487
Bellingham, WA 98228
Business #: 360-671-7663 x2002

Lydia Place is a nonprofit serving homeless households for over 25 years in Bellingham.

Mary Kay/ Fairhaven Beauty Bar – Lisa Chovil

Member Since 2013
2015-2016 PWOTY Chair

Lisa Chovil
Senior Sales Director

Fairhaven Beauty Bar
1200 Harris/ Suite #104
Sycamore Square Building

Women everywhere want products that deliver results. At Mary Kay Inc., our expert team of scientists uses the most advanced skin care technology available to ensure that consumers get what they want: innovative products they can believe in at a price they can afford.

Our services include education about your skincare needs and a TRY before you buy service. Our top of the line products include a 100% satisfaction guarantee and a personal consultant.

I have been with our family run company for 17 years! You are welcome to a private consultation or join us at The Bellingham Beauty Bar in Fairhaven.

Natural Way Chiropractic

Dr. Kateyln Thomas / Partner

Member Since 2017

Dr. Katelyn Thomas
2000 N. State St.
Bellingham, WA 98226
Business #: 360-671-1710

Some people are driven to serve…this is Dr. Thomas. After she earned her Doctorate of Chiropractic, she completed a 1,400 hour internship, and has had five years of experience working in an injury focused practice prior to joining Natural Way Chiropractic. Dr. Thomas is passionate for helping her patients to better understand their bodies and how it functions, and completed her Masters of Science degree in Human Anatomy and Physiology and Instruction. It is always her goal to work alongside her patients using a whole body approach and treating each patient as an individual. It’s no surprise to learn that her father too, is a chiropractor.

On Purpose

Sandy Levey-Lunden, Life Coach

Member Since 2016

Sandy Levey-Lunden
Life Coach
1609 Brookview Place
Bellingham, WA 98229

Main Phone: 360-527.2796
Mobile Phone: 360.739.4602
Fax 360.527.2798

"On Purpose is a business dedicated to helping people find their true purpose and passion in life. This is done by assisting people in releasing the negative experiences of their past and guiding them towards a life of meaningful relationships. Sandy has been a life coach and counselor for over 35 years and offers over 20 different courses in her company On Purpose. All of the courses are small and intimate with a ratio of 1 coach:2 participants, therefore the courses are very individualized to each participants unique life goals. She teaches individuals, couples, and families. "

One Healing Integrative Medical Center

Dr. Summer Lynn Beattie, ND/Owner

Member Since 2016

2017 Sponsorship Chair

Dr. Summer Lynn Beattie
1111 W Holly St Suite G1 
Bellingham, WA 98225
Business: 360-663-8091
Cell: 360-510-5421

One Healing is a unique clinical practice with a focus on rejuvenative physical and aesthetic medicine. Dr. Summer Beattie, ND offers comprehensive care as it relates to physical rehabilitation from a Naturopathic Orthopedic perspective. Treatment modalities may include nutrition and exercise prescriptions as well as more advanced prolotherapy and platelet rich plasma (PRP) injection therapies. In addition, whole life wellness and medical aesthetic services are available because a vital life means feeling well, looking well, and being well.


Emily Irwin - PACCAR Manager

Member Since 2017

Emily Irwin 
12479 Farm to Market Road 
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Business #: 408-637-8238

PACCAR designs, manufactures and supports heavy duty trucks in North America and DAF trucks for the European Market which includes development of the MX engine.
Manage all inbound/outbound engine/after treatment software and calibrations for PACCAR engines in the aftermarket and future development projects. Manage software process improvements and lead all relevant engineers responsible for testing/calibration for the engine/after treatment. 
PACCAR designs, manufactures and supports heavy duty trucks in North America and DAF trucks for the European Market which includes development of the MX engine.
Description of your duties Manage all inbound/outbound engine/aftertreatment software and calibrations for PACCAR engines in the aftermarket and future development projects. Manage software process improvements and lead all relevant engineers responsible for testing/calibration for the engine/aftertreatment.
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Pozie by Natalie

Natalie Ransom, Owner/Designer

Member Since 2015
2016 - 2017  VP Publicity

Natalie Ransom
Phone: 360.927.1286

Charming one-of-a-kind flowers for any occasion!

Voted Best Florist of the Northwest for 2016

-Same Day Floral Deliveries
-Corporate Events
-New Baby

Contact me today to talk about your special event!

Thank you!

Rice Insurance

Amelia Mendenhall, Employee Benefits Constultant

Member Since 2017

Amelia Mendenhall
Employee Benefits Consultant
1400 Broadway St.
Bellingham, WA 98225
Business #: 360-603-4301
Cell #: (360) 593-3566
Fax #: 360-734-1173

Employers offer health and other group benefits for a number of reasons; to reduce turnover, attract new talent, keep employees healthy, ensure compliance, boost company morale... Regardless of the reason, sorting through the process can be frustrating and time consuming.

At Rice Insurance, we not only assist with all facets of pricing and plan implementation, but go above and beyond to provide additional support and services at no extra cost. Claims support, ERISA compliance, custom employee benefit guides, staff presentations, enrollments/deletions, and agents to assist those not on the plan with individual/family/Medicare coverage are just some of the benefits that come with our partnership. At the end of the day, our goal is the same as yours; to see your business successful and thriving. We look forward to working with you.

Sterling Real Estate Group

Andi Dyer / Real Estate Broker

Member Since 2016

Andi Dyer
Real Estate Broker 
2011 Young St. Suite 101
Bellingham, WA 98226
Business #: 360-734-6479                                                    

Andi believes that successful real estate transactions come about as a result of clear communication, understand, and trust between client and Agent. When clients know what to expect at each step along the way, it makes the entire transaction more enjoyable for everyone.

Sirius Medical Billing – Catherine Campbell

Member Since 2010
2017 Charity Chair                                                                             2016 VP Membership,  Dessert Dash Chair
2015 Program Chair
2014 Program Chair, Dessert Auction Chair
2013 Member Liaison, Dessert Auction Chair
2012 Member Liaison

Catherine Campbell
1200 Dupont #1F
Bellingham, WA 98225
Business #: (360) 398-0878
Cell #: (360) 224-1005
Fax #: (888) 863-5947

Bill medical claims to insurance for Alternative and complementary medical providers. Includes acupuncture, chiropractic, naturopath, physical, occupational, speech and mental health therapy. Here is a list of what we do:

  • Organize structure of business
  • Track client inventory of claims and payment status
  • Advertise, market, track profitability of business
  • Work with clients/patients to set up proper records for fast and efficient billing.
  • Make sure Sirius Medical Billing is involved in all aspects business development.
  • We also provide patient statements and patient customer service.

Sylvia Center for the Arts

Shu-Ling Hergenhahn-Zhao, Chair of Capital Cabinet

Member Since 2017

Shu-Ling Hergenhahn-Zhan
Chair of Capital Cabinet
205 Prospect St.
Bellingham, WA 98225                                                 Cell #: (360) 219-3786

Sylvia Center for the Arts is a 16,000 square foot performing arts being built inside the Cascade Laundry building. Our space will feature multiple studios for rehearsals as well as arts education

(acting, writing, set design, dance, music, etc), a special events space, two gallery hang space for visual artists, a conference room, scene shop, a cafe/ bar, and two theaters. SCftA will be a home to 16 resident companies and still have affordable, accessible rehearsal and performance spaces available for other production companies in our area. We hope to create center of culture and connection in our corner of the Pacific Northwest.

Vibrant USA

Kailie Roosma, Licensed Insurance Specialist & Operations Manager

Member since 2016

Kailie Roosma 
Licensed Insurance Specialist/
Operations Manager
3800 Byron Ave Suite 148
Bellingham WA 98229
Phone: 866-733-5111
Mobile: 360-961-3092
Fax: 877-316-7688

VibrantUSA is an independent insurance agency specializing in Medicare. We represent the majority of Medicare insurance plans available in Washington and Texas. We assist our clients with selecting plans, purchasing plans, claims, questions/concerns, and provide up-to-date information on Medicare insurance. We are a totally unbiased resource dedicated to finding the best plan for each client. There is no fee for our service.

The Whatcom Dream – Trudy Shuravloff

Member Since 2014
2015-2016 Member Liaison

Trudy Shuravloff
PO Box 29945
Bellingham, WA 98228
Business #: (360) 319-3759

The Whatcom Dream creates poverty alleviating pathways for Whatcom County residents to discover their dreams, achieve their full potential and become contributors in their community.