March Chamber Luncheon – $10 Lunch in Semiahmoo

The Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend our March Luncheon
at the Great Blue Heron Restaurant at Semiahmoo Golf Course. Thursday, March 19.
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Ingrid Enschede has some great information for us from BBWARM, and the
Gang from The Bridge at Birch Bay will be spotlighting this new community
outreach program.

Networking opportunities at these Chamber Luncheons are so valuable to
the growth of your business, and your personal branding. Remember…
“A referral is the best compliment you can give someone.”

Have a great week, and we look forward to seeing you in Semiahmoo on
Thursday!

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Chamber Luncheons

Thanks to Everyone who made it to our February Luncheon last week Thursday.
We were testing out a new day in response to feedback from our Membership; that Tuesdays were a busy day.

What are you thoughts? We would love to hear back from you.

Our Luncheons have traditionally been the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
We tested a Thursday and our luncheon count neither increased or decreased.
It too was well attended, but we would love to see more of you able to attend.

So we thought we would ask you…Our Members. Which would you prefer?

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A Library for Birch Bay Committee – Openings Available

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A Library Committee under the guidance of the Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce Board is being formed to start gathering information to begin the process of creating a full service library in Birch Bay. The Birch Bay area has a population of over 8,000 and pays approximately $550K in Whatcom County rural library tax dollars each year.  Several committee positions remain open for community volunteers who wish to help bring local library services to Birch Bay residents, families, and children.
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The 1st Meeting will be Thursday, February 26th at 4:00pm at the Birch Bay Visitor Information Center located at 7900 Birch Bay Drive.

If you are interested, please contact Chamber Board of Director Doralee Booth at… doralee.booth@birchbaychamber.com

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Wining Women at CJ’s Beach House – Wednesday, March 4th 5:30pm

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at
CJ’s Beach House Restaurant
Banquet Room

March 4, 2015    5:30pm

          $18 per person

Their 1st event last month was a huge success! So much fun was had by all!

What is “Wining Woman” you ask?
It is a great evening out for all you ladies, and men, who love wine, good food and fun!

Upon arrival you will receive a glass of wine* and a raffle ticket for a Bottle of Wine. This will be followed by a cooking demonstration which will include a main course and dessert, a small tasting meal, recipes, and a spice sample Goodie Bag.

This Month’s Demonstration: Israeli Themed Meal of Chicken Shish Kabob, 3 type of Quinoa – A Risotto, Pilaf and Quinoa Salad with a Lemon Tree Cheesecake for Dessert.

*Additional Glasses of Wine available at $5 each.

CJ’s Beach House is located at 7878 Birch Bay Drive in Birch Bay.
Reservations are not required, but suggested. Please call (360)746-8775

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2015 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
The 2015 Birch Bay Event Schedules are here!

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A letter to the BBCC Members from Tammy Pearce

Dear Fellow BBCC Members:
I want to thank the folks who voted me into service for the newly elected Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors position.

After the election a detailed sheet of director requirements was emailed to all involved and we were informed of the duties and events we all are expected to participate in.  I believe that making it a requirement that each and every Board Member must volunteer for something is a great turn of events as in years past it was always a handful that volunteered. This will spread out the duties and in turn not overload the people that do.

However, due to my schedule this coming year ranging from two surgeries, upcoming on site catering, and the Birch Bay Music Festival our President Jeff Carrington and I couldn’t find a place to plug me in, so regretfully I elected to step down to allow someone else the opportunity who is able to commit fully.

I am very disappointed that I am not on the front line of such a monumental year, but as always, I will always support the BBCC and will volunteer where I can.

Thank you and Happy 2015 and beyond to you all!

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Farewell 2014, Hello 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE BIRCH BAY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Birch Bay Ring of Fire & Hope sent 2014 off in terrific fashion. Hundreds of people came out to kick off the New Years events at the Bay. Flares were lit from Point Whitehorn to Birch Bay Village and lanterns were released by spectators. It was a crystal clear, beautiful night and we had a lot of fun!
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New Years Day kicked off with the 32nd Annual Birch Bay Polar Bear Plunge! It was a gorgeous day, chilly, but just gorgeous. Over 250 people registered to take the plunge and thousands of spectators came out to cheer them on.
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This year was the 1st year that we were able to use the new Birch Bay Community Beach Park property to host the event. We had fires fit to warm the plungers as well as changing
tents available. The C Shop provided Free White Chocolate Polar Bear Lollipops for all of the participating kids, Thanks Alesse Family. Tammy & Dave from Bay Café provided Free Hot Cocoa & Coffee for all of our Plungers. Thanks, Guys!
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We would also like to give a shout out to North Whatcom Fire & Rescue District 13 and Whatcom County Sheriff’s Department for your assistance with this event. You guys rock and we all appreciate you!
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A HUGE Thank You to Whatcom County for the use of this property and for investing in our future here in Birch Bay. Our 1st event here was a success…THANK YOU!
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And if that didn’t sound like enough fun…after the plunge we headed up to the Birch Bay Waterslides for the 3rd Annual International Broom Hockey Tournament sponsored by the Blaine-Birch Bay Park & Rec. Team USA brought home the 13-7 win! Congratulations, Everyone!
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Thank you to Everyone who came out to help make all of these events possible. We couldn’t do this without all of our amazing members of the community, and the hard work and dedication of your volunteer Board of Directors.

We look forward to seeing you next New Years Eve!

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