What's going on with the local real estate market? Is there a slow down? Should we wait until prices go down to buy? How can we sell when we can't find a place we want to buy? Come to this week's meeting on Sept. 13 and get these and your other real estate questions answered. Julie Carpenter has been serving buyers and sellers locally for 20+ years. She is an Accredited Buyer's Representative, Certified Residential Specialist, and Certified Negotiations Expert. RE/MAX Whatcom County is one of the most productive brokerages in the country, and RE/MAX sells more real estate than any other brokerage in the world.
Are you or someone you know hoping to buy a home, but not sure how to swing the down payment? Brenda Bringhurst, mortgage loan officer for Heritage Bank, will share some financing options available to help clients who have limited access to down payment funds at our Aug. 16 meeting.
BIJA Chocolates was created as a business and social enterprise that uses cacao to raise awareness to the human cost of chocolate and provides economic opportunities to groups throughout the world. BIJA Chocolates is working towards providing support for 24 certified organic women’s cooperatives throughout the equatorial belt to positively impact the women and their communities. Recently, BIJA was recognized by Whole Foods Market as one of the most innovative small businesses in America that creates impact through ethical sourcing and social entrepreneurship. BIJA co-founder Ariana Lee shares stories from BIJA at our July 26 meeting.
Still wondering if Instagram is right for your business? Still wondering what exactly Instagram is? This week, WWN member and principal of Storied Creative Services Hilary Parker will share the basics of Instagram and explain how businesses are taking advantage of this social media platform.
Join us for Hilary's talk on Thursday, July 12, noon at the Gateway Centre.
Turning a passion into a profession necessitates the willingness to be flexible and comfortable with change. WWN member and clothing designer Marybeth Spector will share some of her stories from along her journey to her business WabiSabi Wear on Thursday, June 28.
Tim Ballew II, candidate for the 42nd District state senate seat, is our June 21 speaker.
Ballew, who was recently appointed to the at-large position of the Whatcom County Council is also a former Lummi Nation chairman. He is running against incumbent Sen. Doug Ericksen of Ferndale and Bellingham City Council member Pinky Vargas. Vargas spoke to WWN earlier this year; Ericksen’s campaign did not respond to requests to speak.
Ballew will share his platform and take questions. Guests are welcome to attend.
There's nothing like receiving a notice from the IRS to strike up instant fear. Whether it's a suspected error on your tax return, a balance due, a missing tax return or many issues combined, IRS problems can be resolved. CPA Siobhan Murphy of Thrive Business Group will give a brief overview of the IRS collections process and how she assists individuals with resolving IRS issues at our June 14 meeting.
Counselor/therapist Virginia Malmquist will speak about emotional intelligence at our June 7 meeting. People with average IQs outperform people with high IQs approximately 70% of the time. Research suggests this is because they have higher levels of emotional intelligence. In many respects, this is something you can develop in yourself. Virginia will cover the 18 traits of high emotional intelligence and talk about how one can enhance these qualities.
Our Thursday, May 31 speaker is WWN member and certified financial planner Judy Paulson presents "529 Plans: What They Are and What Are Some Common Misconceptions." Join us at noon at the Gateway Centre to hear Judy's talk.