TAG is expanding! Do you represent a non-profit organization focused on technology, education, outreach, and/or economic development? Contact us to learn how you can become a TAG Community Partner. If approved, you’ll receive TAG membership and sponsorship benefits in the spirit of complimentary reciprocity for just doing the things you do as a partner of TAG. Benefits include unlimited job board access as an employer, complimentary tickets to TAG events, invitation to TAG activities, and promotion of your own events and announcements. Let’s do the things we do better together.
Become a TAG Community Partner!
About: The Makerspace is a volunteer run non-profit with a big heart for connecting the Bellingham community and beyond. We provide access to creative tools, trades, and education for Makers from all walks of life.
Contacts: Mary Elliot, Executive Director (email); Jeremiah McCoy, Manager (email)
Bellingham Public Library (BPL)
About: The Bellingham Public Library serves the residents of Bellingham and Whatcom County, circulating over 1.6 million items annually to almost 60,000 active cardholders. Our library is known throughout the state and nation for its high use among community members. In state-wide data, Bellingham Public Library consistently ranks among the highest circulation per capita and among the most-visited.
Contacts: Library Admin (email)
Resources: Website, Tech Helper Volunteer
Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce (BRCC)
About: The Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce is the leading advocate for businesses in the Northwest Washington region. The chamber advocates for a strong business community and aims to make the Bellingham and Whatcom County area a great place to live, work, shop and play by influencing public policy, aiding in economic development and helping its members succeed.
Contacts: Guy Occhiogrosso, President (email); Stephanie Wiley, Program & Events Coordinator (email)
Resources: Website, Events
About: A community innovation hub serving Bellingham, Washington. Mission statement: To cultivate a local innovation ecosystem and community in Bellingham, Washington as well as the surrounding region with innovation defined as, “the creation and implementation of novel ideas which deliver value”.
Contacts: Rhys Faler (email)
Resources: Website, Bellingham Entrepreneurs, Bellingham Startup Challenge
About: LinuxFest Northwest (est. 2000), an annual Open Source event co-produced by Bellingham Linux Users Group and the Information Technology department at BTC. LFNW features presentations and exhibits on free and open source topics, as well as Linux distributions & applications, InfoSec, and privacy; something for everyone from the novice to the professional!
Contacts: James Mason (email), Kevin Burkeland (email), Bill Wright (email)
Northwest Innovation Resource Center (NWIRC)
About: The NWIRC is a strategic partner for innovators – entrepreneurs and inventors – to help bring their ideas to life. We assist by building a customized strategy for success through an expert business toolkit, access to an exclusive Just-In-Time Mentorship™ program and an expansive community of local resources.
Contacts: Diane Kamionka, Executive Director (email); Lara Merriam-Smith, Program Manager (email)
Resources: Website, Events
About: The Technology Alliance is a statewide, non-profit organization of leaders from Washington’s technology-based businesses and research institutions united by our vision of a vibrant innovation economy that benefits all of our state’s citizens. Through programs, events, data analysis, and policy activities, we advance excellence in education, research, and entrepreneurship to support the growth of our high-impact industries; the creation of high-wage jobs; and economic prosperity for our entire state.
Contacts: Jaren Walker, Program Manager (email)