Whatcom Women’s Network members share the following community events…


Ever dreamed of building a web or mobile application (app) and turning it into a profitable business? How about doing it all in just 54 hours?

Bellingham Startup Weekend is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skillsets – primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people – to build applications and develop a commercial case around them.


Summer is here and so are the local strawberries! Support your favorite local strawberry grower and indulge your tastebuds in lucsious, red, sweet, juiciness.

The Second VERY BERRY LIV FEST! runs June 24 – 26.  Enjoy fresh, tasty strawberries, strawberry shortcake, strawberry sundaes and Hempler Bun Buster Hot Dogs and more.  During this very special weekend donations will be accepted on behalf of the LivLife Children’s Organ Transplant Organization.  Last year a total of $9,502.00 was raised for Olivia Cook who was a recipient of this organization.  This year 100% of the donations will go to this organization to continue to help other kids in need of organ transplants.


Looking for some family fun? Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema has begun.

This Saturday, rock the night away as “Grease” hits the big screen at the 2011 Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema. Live music by the Pennystinkers starts at 8:30 followed by the movie at dusk. Grab your blankets and round up the family for good old fashioned summer fun! The Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema continues on Fridays in July and every Saturday through August 27. $5.


Coming Soon…

Bellingham Festival of Music kicks off July 1. The Bellingham Festival of Music is the only summer orchestral festival in the Northwest. It features a virtuoso orchestra whose members all hold artistically prestigious positions elsewhere. Many of the orchestra members are principal players in major North American symphony orchestras.


Above all, live well on this first weekend of summer!

Member | Community Events, General | June 24, 2011| Comments Off on Start a New Online App Business ~ Enjoy Community Events – Bellingham, WA


WWN has invited all Whatcom County Executive Candidates to join us for an informal dialogue over lunch.

When: Thursday June 22th, 2011 – 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Where: WWNetwork weekly (no-host) lunch meeting at On Rice – Fairhaven
Presenters: Tom Anderson & Jack Louws, Whatcom County Executive Candidates


Please join us for this unique opportunity to hear from our community candidates, ask a few questions, and enjoy an informal business lunch atmosphere.


Member | Community Events, General, Meeting Speakers | June 22, 2011| Comments Off on Tom Anderson & Jack Louws – Whatcom County Executive Candidates

Dr. Kimberley Bauer’s tips for safe summer fun came just in time… With graduation season, Father’s Day this weekend, warmer weather, and the first day of summer just days away, there’s so much to do in Bellingham, WA and Whatcom County.

Here are a few community events for your business or just for some summer fun:

  • 28th Annual Birch Bay and Sand Castle Contest (June 18th, 2011)
    • Great family fun with a big dose of creativity & imagination
    • Registration 9am; Judging Noon
  • The C Shop annual seasonal opening day (June 18th, 2011)
    • Support a locally owned summer tradition; take a step back in time to high quality & tasty treats
  • Bellingham Start-up Weekend Pre-Event Workshops continue (June 18th, 2011)
    • Topics include Content Management Systems, Cascading Style Sheets, and Ways to Take Money Online


Member | Community Events | June 16, 2011| Comments Off on Summer Fun & Business Workshops – June 18th, 2011


The sun has come, the first day of summer is just days away… Are you ready for the FUN?!

Learn tips for safe summer fun from natural health expert Dr. Kimberley Bauer, Naturopathic Doctor, Licensed Midwife.

  • Choosing Sunscreen from a natural health perspective
  • Picnic & BBQ food safety
  • Simple Outdoor First Aid
  • Safe, chemical-free yard and garden tips
  • And more…
When: Thursday June 16th, 2011 – 12:00pm
Where: Whatcom Women’s Network weekly meeting at On Rice – Fairhaven
Presenter: Dr. Kimberley Bauer, ND LM CPM, London Health Center


As a Naturopathic Physician and Midwife, Dr. Bauer specializes in natural health care for the whole family, for she loves working with patients of all ages, from infanthood to elderhood.  Dr. Bauer is well-known for her clear explanations of treatments, her energetic support of patients as they make healthy changes in their lives, and her ability to meet each patient where they are at on their personal road to wellness.  Dr. Bauer practices at London Health Center in Ferndale, WA.


Member | General | June 15, 2011| Comments Off on Natural Health: Safe Summer Fun ~ Kimberley Bauer, Naturopathic Doctor

81% agree, a home is your best investment. Read the short excerpt here including recent statistics re: increased demand for home ownership.  Full article available:


Member | General | June 14, 2011| Comments Off on RE/MAX CEO Margaret Kelly: Demand for home ownership has increased

Take a quick “Quiz on Medicare” and learn the basics about Medicare and You.

When: Thursday June 9th, 2011 – 12:00pm
Where: Whatcom Women’s Network weekly meeting at On Rice – Fairhaven
Presenter: Teresa Nansen, VibrantUSA


Whether you are turning 65 or have been part of Medicare for years, having a helping hand to understand the world of Medicare can be invaluable.  Teresa Nansen of VibrantUSA is just that helping hand. As an independent agent, Teresa’s service is free to you. She assists you in navigating more than 30 regional and national insurance companies with over 50 plan variations.

“At VibrantUSA, our mission is to help our clients find the insurance coverage that best fits their needs and budget. We are unbiased in our presentation, always making certain that a client’s doctors will contract with the plans we present for comparison.”  –Teresa Nansen, VibrantUSA

Member | General, Member Events | June 8, 2011| Comments Off on Medicare Basics Free Talk – Bellingham, WA

Film: The Economics of Happiness

June 13, 2011   6pm-7:15 pm 

Pickford Film Center  1318 Bay Street Bellingham WA

Sponsored by Transition Whatcom

See this and many other classes, workshops, meetings and discussions related to local sustainability at http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com

Member | General | June 7, 2011| Comments Off on Film: “The Economics of Happiness”