Videos from the 2017 WBA Business Person of the Year Awards

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Last night we helped to pay tribute to the amazing award finalists and winners at the Whatcom Business Alliance’s (WBA) 2017 Business Person of the Year Awards Dinner. What a night!

We were proud to take part as the WBA’s media sponsor and provided the video services for the event. We got the chance to tell the story of each finalist in the Small Business and Business Person of the Year categories, plus to create a video spotlight celebrating Mr. Ed Brandsma of Edaleen Dairy, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

We were honored to be chosen to produce these videos for the WBA. It’s a great organization that is having a big impact on businesses in our community.

The nine video profiles, presented at the sold-out event to nearly 400 guests, provided a glimpse into who these amazing people and businesses are and what they do for our Whatcom County. 

To capture the stories of each finalist, we interviewed a total of 30 people, each of them filmed on location at their place of business. We supplemented the stories we captured with additional footage we captured in and around their business.

It was such an amazing experience to meet with all of these businesses and individuals who are innovating in our community and helping to grow our local economy.

You can view all 9 videos below! Have an event coming up that could use videos like this? Give us a call!

Lifetime Achievement Award

Ed Brandsma, Edaleen Dairy


Business Person of the Year Award Winner

Doug Thomas, President/CEO of Bellingham Cold Storage


Business Person of the Year Finalists

Karen Bellingar, Owner/Manager of Bellingar Storage and Sunset Beauty Supply



Tom Kenney, Regional President Northern Washington of Washington Federal



Sam Moncrieff, Owner of Moncrieff Construction


Small Business of the Year Award Winner

Pring & Copy Factory, owned by Becky & Larry Raney


Small Business of the Year Finalists: 

Northwest Diesel, owned by Matt Hardin



Perry Pallet Company, owned by Max, Marc & Joel Perry



Security Solutions, owned by Jim, Jamie & Tobey Vos



Start Up Business of the Year was awarded to Trayvax Wallets, founded by Mark King. Start Up Business of the Year Finalists were not featured with video profiles, but their stories can be found in the 2017 Spring issue of Business Pulse Magazine with all finalist articles.