Bellingham Angel Investors
Founded in 2005, BAI is composed of a maximum number of 50 accredited investors who share a common interest in seeking investment opportunities in early or middle stage companies in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, giving preference to Whatcom, Skagit and Island counties.
Investors attend monthly luncheon meetings at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club where, every second month, entrepreneurs seeking funding make their presentations while, in alternate months, general business is conducted, along with educational programs and portfolio updates.
In addition to investing individually, participants in bai are eligible, but not required, to invest in an associated but legally separate fund, which leverages the processes of bai—including deal flow, screening and due diligence—and seeks to assemble a diversified portfolio of high-growth startups. Find out more about BAI at bellinghamangelinvestors.com.
The mission of the CyberWatch West Center is to increase the quantity and quality of the cybersecurity workforce throughout the western United States. The CyberWatch West Center is committed to improving the quantity and quality of existing cybersecurity resources and building upon these resources to develop effective training and teaching modules. By concentrating on student development; professional development; and curriculum development, revision, and dissemination, CyberWatch West incorporates effective outreach efforts to raise awareness and build viable partnerships among academia and industry.
CyberWatch West is focused on building a comprehensive network of higher education institutions, businesses, and government agencies dedicated to developing and maintaining a robust cybersecurity workforce. CyberWatch West is committed to providing a forum for improving the quality and increasing awareness of cybersecurity issues in educational and industrial communities throughout its region. Learn more about CyberWatch West at cyberwatchwest.org.
Peoples Bank has assets of over $1.6 billion and 25 branches across Western Washington, offering a full relationship banking experience.
For our personal banking customers, this includes flexible checking and savings accounts, personal loans, and expert investment and planning services.
For our commercial clients, our business banking services are designed to improve the efficiency and growth of your operation through a full range of accounts, business loans, merchant services, and treasury management services. We also offer a suite of sophisticated mobile and online banking tools on par with any national bank’s offering.
Our history, outstanding employees, and enduring core values are the pillars of our Bank. They unify our team to serve beyond what is expected to make a difference in the lives and businesses of our customers.
Over the years we have learned that delivering on our promise, “A Higher Level of Service,” always starts and ends with people. We are a proud member of the local communities in which we operate, and we are honored to serve your banking needs. Learn more about Peoples Bank at peoplesbank-wa.com.
Sole Graphics is a Bellingham, WA, based website design and development company. Our passion is creating clean, functional websites. We manage just about anything a new or existing business would need for design, marketing, website development and hosting to highly specialized programming and database needs. solegraphics.com.
Varvid’s origins trace back to 2002 when CEO and Founder Aaron Booker used his IT expertise to help filmmaking friends webcast a local rock concert in Bellingham, WA. Running Quicktime Streaming Server on equipment in his data center, Aaron streamed a 240×180 pixel size video to 150 viewers in the US and Japan.
In 2003, we secured our first major client, Wizards of the Coast, and became the established streaming solution for Magic: The Gathering’s Pro Tour, an annual series of tournaments held in cities across the globe. Since then, Varvid has provided media production services internationally for accounting, entertainment, eSports, healthcare, IT, and non-profit events.
We don’t follow the old school broadcasting model of pricing out projects with the most expensive equipment and crews we possibly can, and we’re passionate about providing our clients with the right solution that meets their needs. With our background in both the IT and Media Production industries, we’re always integrating new hardware and software solutions into our workflow to deliver an incredible show for our clients at a competitive price. Find out more about Varvid at varvid.com.
VSH Certified Practicing Accountants
Established in 1997, VSH has built a legacy as the leading Bellingham, WA, firm because of its dedication to respecting clients, a traditional business approach and its highly experienced professional staff.
VSH is a 40+ person firm led by partners Robert Sytsma, Kathy Herndon, Jessica Waggoner, Chris Sullivan, and Mark Roetcisoender. Each bring to the table their own specialties and areas of expertise, but all are spirited entrepreneurs with the passion and knowledge to run a successful CPA firm.
Ask yourself: When was the last time you looked at what’s behind your bottom line? How do you track and manage cash flow? Do you know how your business practices drive those numbers? How accurate is your profit forecast? What are your key performance indicators? Are you positioned to do business in the global marketplace? Is your business structured to reap optimum tax savings?
These are just a few of the broad range of domestic and cross-border business advisory services we provide. Business owners often don’t realize how decisions they make today can have long-term financial and tax implications. We are here to help you navigate those decisions, working proactively to help you plan ahead for personal financial health and a profitable business forecast.
We are a dynamic and responsive firm with expertise to help you grow and prosper. Find out more about VSH at vshcpa.com.