Local Organizations

Bellingham Makerspace

Bellingham Makerspace

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)
Resources: Website

Bellingham Public Library

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

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

Choose Whatcom

Choose Whatcom / Team Whatcom

About: This project, co-funded by the Port of Bellingham, City of Bellingham, and Whatcom County, is designed to help all business professionals find the information they need to be successful in Whatcom County.
Contacts: Economic Development (email)
Resources: Website

Innovate Bellingham

Innovate Bellingham

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: WebsiteBellingham Entrepreneurs, Bellingham Startup Challenge


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

Sustainable Connections

Sustainable Connections

About: We create thriving communities through innovative ideas, collaboration, and action.
Contacts: Info (email)
Resources: Website, Events