History of Award Winners

BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR
2021 John Huntley, Mills Electric
2020
canceled due to COVID
2019 Stephen Bates, Hempler Foods Group
2018 Matt Mullett, All American Marine
2017 Anne-Marie Faiola, Bramble Berry
2016 Doug Thomas, Bellingham Cold Storage
2015 Dale Zender, PeaceHealth St. Joseph
2014 Ben Kinney, NVNTD, Keller Williams RE Bellingham
2013 Scott Renne, Blue Sea Systems
2012 Bob Pritchett, Logos Bible Software
2011 Jeff Kochman, Barkley Company
2010 John Ferlin, Brooks Manufacturing
2009 Wes Herman, Woods Coffee
2008 Scott Walker, Walkers Carpet
2007 Dale Henley, Haggen Foods
2006 Larry Weiber, Aluminum Chambered Boats
2005 Nick Kaiser Saturna Capital
2004 Rud Browne, Ryzex, Inc.
2003 Larry Wickkiser, Airporter Shuttle
2002 Elizabeth Grant, Stewart Title
2001 Ray Caldwell, Little Caesars Pizza
2000 Peter Paulson, Hotel Bellwether
1999 Craig Cole, Brown and Cole Foods
1998 Dean Shintaffer, Sound Beverage
1997 Glenn Butler, Arco Cherry Point Refinery
1996 Peggy Zoro, Key Bank
1995 Jim Frederick, Intalco Aluminum
1994 Jody Bergsma, Bergsma Galleries
1993 Don Stern, Homax, Inc.
1992 Jim Wynstra, Homestead, Inc.
1991 Sid Baron, Exxel Pacific
1990 Hal Arnason Jr., Arnason Realtors
1989 Fielding Formway, Arco Cherry Point
1988 Mike Brennan, Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce
1987 Dick Metcalf, Metcalf Hodges
1986 Don Haggen, Haggen Foods

 

SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
2021
Van Beek Drywall
2020 canceled due to COVID
2019 VanderYacht Propane
2018 Bellingham Training & Tennis Club
2017 Emergency Reporting
2016 Print and Copy Factory
2015 Lynden Sheet Metal
2014 Home Port Seafoods
2013 Scholten’s Equipment
2012 Vital Choice Seafood
2011 Chuckanut Bay Foods
2010 Avenue Bread Company
2009 Fastcap
2008 Credo Construction
2007 Dewaard & Bode
2006 Brambleberry
2005 Northwest Computer
2004 Andgar Corp
2003 Absorption Corporation
2002 Brenthaven
2001 Northwest Propane
2000 McEvoy Oil
1999 Bellingham Travel and Cruise
1998 Bakerview Nursery
1997 Hardware Sales
1996 Office Systems Northwest
1995 Gary’s Clothing
1994 Louis Auto Glass
1993 International Athletic
1992 Il Fiasco
1991 Ferndale Drug
1990 Lehmann and Sons

 

START-UP BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
2021 360 Modular Building Systems
2020
canceled due to COVID
2019 Paw Partner
2018 Twin Sisters Brewing Company
2017 1st Class Auto Body
2016 Trayvax Enterprises
2015 Capstone Pysical Therapy
2014 Innotech Metal Designs
2013 Red Rokk Interactive
2012 Next Level Training
2011 Infusion Solutions
2010 Fat Cat Fish Company
2009 Reset Games
2008 Tatango
2007 Big Fat Fish Company
2006 Fairhaven Candy Company
2005 K&K Industries
2004 Emergency Reporting
2003 Aluminum Chambered Boats
2002 Nuthouse Grill
2001 Chrysalis Inn and Spa
2000 Siscosoft
1999 Laserjamb
1998 Pastazza
1997 Laserpoint Awards
1996 Merry Maids
1995 Northwood Hall
1994 Bagel Factory

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
2021 Gary Honcoop, Roosendaal-Honcoop Construction
2020
canceled due to COVID
2019 Marty Maberry, Mayberry Packing
2018 Grace Borsari, Alpha Technologies
2017 Andy Vitjalic, American Canadian Fisheries
2016 Ed Brandsma, Edaleen Dairy
2015 Jay Bornstein, Bornstein Seafoods
2014 Terry Smith, Smith Gardens
2013 Dan Washburn, Windermere Real Estate
2012 Nick Kaiser, Saturna Capital
2011 Frank Imhof, IMCO Construction
2010 Dick Hempler, Hempler Meats
2009 Jack Westford, Westford Funeral Homes
2008 Sid Baron, Exxel Pacific
2007 Jerry Chambers, Chambers Chevrolet
2006 Ken Imus, Jacaranda Corp
2005 Hal Arnason Jr., Arnason-Miller Real Estate
2004 Bob Diehl, Diehl Ford
2003 Harold Walton, Walton Beverage
2002 Alta McClellan, Hardware Sales
2001 Don Haggen, Haggen Foods
2000 Brian Griffin, Unity Insurance
1999 Ann Jones, KGMI, KISM Radio
1998 Jim Talbot, Bellingham Cold Storage, Barkley, Inc., Talbot Industries
1997 Irwin LeCocq, Peoples Bank
1996 Chuck Wilder, Wilder Construction, Inc.
1995 Ivor Allsop, Allsop, Inc.
1994 Ira Yeager, Yeager’s Sporting Goods
1993 Red Haskell, Haskell Corporation
1992 Jack Cole, Brown and Cole, Inc.
1991 Hank Jansen, Lynden Transport
1990 David Morse, Morse Hardware