Our meeting once a week is centered around helping each other get qualified referrals and closed business. If you are looking to grow your business through qualified referrals this group can help!


Business Networking

Make connections with other members of Bellingham's business community.


Share your business with the other members through 60 second commercials & 8 Minute Presentations!

Qualified Referrals

Grow your business with the NBA's network.

About The Meeting

Northwest Business Associates is a business referral group that focuses on helping local businesses grow through qualified referrals.

Meeting Information:

We meet every Tuesday at 7:45 am every Tuesday morning at the Building Industry Association of Whatcom County in Bellingham.

What To Bring:

Bring a stack of business cards and be ready to talk about your business for 60 seconds.


We have a schedule so that the meeting stays organized and on topic. 

  • 7:45: Open Networking

  • 8:00: Welcome

  • 8:01: Leadership Team Introductions

  • 8:02: NBA Purpose

  • 8:03: NBA Educational Moment

  • 8:10: Weekly Presentations

  • 8:30: Vice President Report

  • 8:33: Growth Coordinator Report

  • 8:36: Secretary Report

  • 8:38: Featured Speaker

  • 8:55: "I Have" (Referrals & Testimonials)

  • 9:04: Treasurer Report

  • 9:07: Membership Committee Report

  • 9:10: Announcements and Reminders

  • 9:15: Close of the meeting

Our Members

Accountant and Bookkeeper

Alex Hall

The Hall of Tax

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Stacey Keay

On Point Acupuncture

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Architectural Designer

Jon Falcon


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Business Coach

Kyle Gillette

Gillette Solutions

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Carpet Cleaning

John Hess


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Chinese Herbalist

Amy Sothman

Root 2 Blossom Apothecary

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Lindon Keeler

Advanced Health Center

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Eye Care

Spencer Young

Advanced Vision

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Financial Planner

Josh Fish

Edward Jones

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Health & Wellness

Shay Niewiadomski


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Home & Auto Insurance

Tyson Twiford

Rice Insurance

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Mortgage Loan Originator

Amy Baker

U.S. Bank

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Real Estate

Andrew Shelton

Real Living Bayside Realty

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Website Design

Mitch Britt

Bold Eye Media

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Who Are We Looking For?

Northwest Business Associates is a business referral group that only has 1 business per position. This allows you to come in and not have to compete for qualified referrals with members in the same group. If you are not on the list and do not conflict with a current member then please contact us.

  • Contractor

  • Accountant

  • Bookkeeper

  • Photographer

  • Massage Therapist

  • Car Repair

  • House Painter

  • Landscaper

  • Auto Body Shop

  • Loan Officer


There are always some questions when it comes to visiting our group for the first time.

What do I bring to the meeting?

When you are visiting Northwest Business Associates it is good to bring the following things:

  • 60-second commercial that talks about your business
  • Stack of business cards to hand out the members and visitors
When & where are the meetings held?

Northwest Business Associates meets every Tuesday morning at the Building Industry Association of Whatcom County building in the back meeting room from 7:45 am to 9:15 am.

How many times can I visit before I need to turn in an application?

Visitors can visit up to (2) times before they are required to make a decision on applying. This gives you two meetings to decide if it is a good fit for your business.

How Do I Apply?

If you are interested in joining after visiting our group we will have you fill out a membership application. This application will be reviewed by our membership committee that will review your application, and talk with your references. We do not accept everyone because we want to make sure every member is a good fit for the group.

Is attendance required if I am accepted as a member?

Yes, we do monitor attendance and allow up to (3) absences every 6 months. Attending every week is a commitment, but it allows us to make a deep connection with you and your business. You are allowed to have a sub that is a non-member fill in for you. 

Sign Up To Visit

Please fill out the form below and tell us a little about you and your business.