Nominations are now being accepted for the 2022 Whatcom Business Awards and Business Person of the Year.
 
Continuing a tradition of 36 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, 2020.
 
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).

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

NOMINATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY DECEMBER 31, 2022.
 

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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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