Nominations are now being accepted for the 2021 Whatcom Business Achievement Awards and Business Person of the Year.
 
Continuing a tradition of 35 years, this annual Business Person of the Year event is the longest-standing celebration in Northwest Washington, established in 1986 to recognize excellent business achievement.

These awards are presented to recognize local business leaders, small businesses, start-ups, and lifetime achievement contributors — those who have demonstrated leadership, business growth and achievement, innovation and problem-solving, and have made significant contributions to the business environment in Whatcom County. 

Criteria for the nominations:

Business Person of the Year — Any leader in Whatcom County from a business or organization, either private sector or nonprofit, who represents business success and community impact.

Lifetime Achievement Award — Any person representing long-time contributions to business success and community prosperity in Whatcom County.

Small Business of the Year — Any successful business (not a person) with fewer than 100 employees.

Start-Up of the Year — Any successful business (not a person) that opened its doors on or after January 1, 2019.
 
NEW THIS YEAR!
Jon Strong Employee of the Year — A full-time employee who shows consistent integrity, commitment, professionalism and teamwork. Named after long-time WBA employee Jon Strong (1947 - 2019) who, in addition to the above-mentioned criteria, always had a great sense of humor and twinkle in his eye.

See a list of PAST WINNERS...Click here!

 
NOMINATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 5PM FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2022 TO BE CONSIDERED.
 
The event will be held Thursday, March 24, 2022, at Semiahmoo Resort. Find more details at www.whatcombusinessalliance.com/events.
 

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* 1. Business Person of the Year nominee

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* 2. Lifetime Business Achievement nominee

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* 3. Small Business of the Year nominee

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* 4. Start-Up Business of the Year nominee

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* 5. Employee of the Year nominee

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* 6. Please provide the following information so that we may contact you if we have questions.

We appreciate your valuable time and nominations - thank you!

The WBA Team

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