History of Award Winners

WHATCOM BUSINESS AWARDS HISTORY

BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR
2022 John Huntley, Mills Electric
2021 Stephen Bates, Hempler Foods Group
2020 canceled due to COVID
2019 Matt Mullett, All American Marine
2018 Anne-Marie Faiola, Bramble Berry
2017 Doug Thomas, Bellingham Cold Storage
2016 Dale Zender, PeaceHealth St. Joseph
2015 Ben Kinney, NVNTD, Keller Williams RE Bellingham
2014 Scott Renne, Blue Sea Systems
2013 Bob Pritchett, Logos Bible Software
2012 Jeff Kochman, Barkley Company
2011 John Ferlin, Brooks Manufacturing
2010 Wes Herman, Woods Coffee
2009 Scott Walker, Walkers Carpet
2008 Dale Henley, Haggen Foods
2007 Larry Weiber, Aluminum Chambered Boats
2006 Nick Kaiser Saturna Capital
2005 Rud Browne, Ryzex, Inc.
2004 Larry Wickkiser, Airporter Shuttle
2003 Elizabeth Grant, Stewart Title
2002 Ray Caldwell, Little Caesars Pizza
2001 Peter Paulson, Hotel Bellwether
2000 Craig Cole, Brown and Cole Foods
1999 Dean Shintaffer, Sound Beverage
1998 Glenn Butler, Arco Cherry Point Refinery
1997 Peggy Zoro, Key Bank
1996 Jim Frederick, Intalco Aluminum
1995 Jody Bergsma, Bergsma Galleries
1994 Don Stern, Homax, Inc.
1993 Jim Wynstra, Homestead, Inc.
1992 Sid Baron, Exxel Pacific
1991 Hal Arnason Jr., Arnason Realtors
1990 Fielding Formway, Arco Cherry Point
1989 Mike Brennan, Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce
1988 Dick Metcalf, Metcalf Hodges
1987 Don Haggen, Haggen Foods

 

SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
2022 Van Beek Drywall
2021 VanderYacht Propane
2020 canceled due to COVID
2019 Bellingham Training & Tennis Club
2018 Emergency Reporting
2017 Print and Copy Factory
2016 Lynden Sheet Metal
2015 Home Port Seafoods
2014 Scholten’s Equipment
2013 Vital Choice Seafood
2012 Chuckanut Bay Foods
2011 Avenue Bread Company
2010 Fastcap
2009 Credo Construction
2008 Dewaard & Bode
2007 Brambleberry
2006 Northwest Computer
2005 Andgar Corp
2004 Absorption Corporation
2003 Brenthaven
2002 Northwest Propane
2001 McEvoy Oil
2000 Bellingham Travel and Cruise
1999 Bakerview Nursery
1998 Hardware Sales
1997 Office Systems Northwest
1996 Gary’s Clothing
1995 Louis Auto Glass
1994 International Athletic
1993 Il Fiasco
1992 Ferndale Drug
1991 Lehmann and Sons

 

START-UP BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
2022 360 Modular Building Systems
2021 Paw Partner
2020 canceled due to COVID
2019 Twin Sisters Brewing Company
2018 1st Class Auto Body
2017 Trayvax Enterprises
2016 Capstone Physical Therapy
2015 Innotech Metal Designs
2014 Red Rokk Interactive
2013 Next Level Training
2012 Infusion Solutions
2011 Fat Cat Fish Company
2010 Reset Games
2009 Tatango
2008 Big Fat Fish Company
2007 Fairhaven Candy Company
2006 K&K Industries
2005 Emergency Reporting
2004 Aluminum Chambered Boats
2003 Nuthouse Grill
2002 Chrysalis Inn and Spa
2001 Siscosoft
2000 Laserjamb
1999 Pastazza
1998 Laserpoint Awards
1997 Merry Maids
1996 Northwood Hall
1995 Bagel Factory

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
2022 Gary Honcoop, Roosendaal-Honcoop Construction
2021 Marty Maberry, Mayberry Packing
2020 canceled due to COVID
2019 Grace Borsari, Alpha Technologies
2018 Andy Vitjalic, American Canadian Fisheries
2017 Ed Brandsma, Edaleen Dairy
2016 Jay Bornstein, Bornstein Seafoods
2015 Terry Smith, Smith Gardens
2014 Dan Washburn, Windermere Real Estate
2013 Nick Kaiser, Saturna Capital
2012 Frank Imhof, IMCO Construction
2011 Dick Hempler, Hempler Meats
2010 Jack Westford, Westford Funeral Homes
2009 Sid Baron, Exxel Pacific
2008 Jerry Chambers, Chambers Chevrolet
2007 Ken Imus, Jacaranda Corp
2006 Hal Arnason Jr., Arnason-Miller Real Estate
2005 Bob Diehl, Diehl Ford
2004 Harold Walton, Walton Beverage
2003 Alta McClellan, Hardware Sales
2002 Don Haggen, Haggen Foods
2001 Brian Griffin, Unity Insurance
2000 Ann Jones, KGMI, KISM Radio
1999 Jim Talbot, Bellingham Cold Storage, Barkley, Inc., Talbot Industries
1998 Irwin LeCocq, Peoples Bank
1997 Chuck Wilder, Wilder Construction, Inc.
1996 Ivor Allsop, Allsop, Inc.
1995 Ira Yeager, Yeager’s Sporting Goods
1994 Red Haskell, Haskell Corporation
1993 Jack Cole, Brown and Cole, Inc.
1992 Hank Jansen, Lynden Transport
1991 David Morse, Morse Hardware