The Birch Bay Buzz
A Weekly Publication of the Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce

February 2, 2022
A Word from the Director

Just a gentle reminder to get your ballots for the special election for the Birch Bay Library LCFA turned in soon! Ballots are due by February 8th, 2022. You can turn your ballots into the box at the North County Fire & Rescue Station at 4581 Birch Bay-Lynden Rd.

Voting is always important. Sometimes in the big national elections, our individual votes can seem small, but in small local elections like this one for the Birch Bay Library each vote matters in a big way!

Libraries are part of a town’s identity…
"Libraries offer services and products that level the intellectual playing field. That means that they allow people of any income level or background to access high-quality information, to use computers, or to borrow what they want. The existence of libraries ensures that knowledge and technology are available to everyone, not just to those who can afford their own. This is more than charity work; this helps raise the education levels of society as a whole.”

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42nd District Legislative Session Updates - Weekly
Join the Chambers of Whatcom County and our 42nd District Elected Officials for a legislative update during the upcoming Legislative Session.
If you are a business member and would like to be a part of these conversations, please use the link below register.
These meetings will begin January 14th, 2022
Member Information:
Whatcom Land Title Co. promotes Ronhaar to CEO, Dethlefs to President
Bill Ronhaar, CEO
Mark Dethlefs, President
Jan. 20, 2022

Whatcom Land Title Co. began 2022 with some major promotions, including Bill Ronhaar to CEO and Mark Dethlefs to president.

Ronhaar, previously president, joined Whatcom Land Title in 2014. He has been named a National Title Professional by the American Land Title Association and Washington Title Professional by the Washington Land Title Association. Ronhaar is a three-time past president of the Washington Land Title Association.

“Bill brings an in-depth understanding of the title industry and a wide breadth of experience to the position of CEO,” said Colleen Baldwin, owner and the previous CEO. Baldwin will continue to be active at Whatcom Land Title, supporting client relationships, its company culture and strategic direction. Baldwin celebrated her 35th anniversary with Whatcom Land Title in 2021.

Dethlefs, a Western Washington University graduate, will celebrate his 30th anniversary with Whatcom Land Title this summer. He has steadily risen through the ranks of the company after starting as a copy/delivery clerk. Dethlefs also has served on Whatcom Land Title’s board of directors the last four years.

Other significant promotions at Whatcom Land Title include: Jensen Salisbury, Chief Title Underwriter, who will oversee the recording, policies and support departments; David Paulette, Title Department Manager, supervising title officers, examiners and clerks; and Beverly Ott, Director of Client Services, who now oversees the reception and delivery teams in addition to her previous management of the marketing team.

Deanna Handley and Lisa Salisbury, Escrow Department Co-Managers, continue to manage all aspects of the escrow department in all Whatcom Land Title branches. 

Whatcom Land Title Co. offers title insurance and escrow services. It has been locally owned since its launch in 1982 and has branches in Bellingham (2011 Young St.), Blaine (8105 Birch Bay Square St.) and Lynden (507 Front St.). Whatcom Land Title Co. rose 13 spots to No. 70 in the Top 100 Private-Owned Companies in Whatcom County for 2020. 

To ensure the safety of staff and clients while operating during the coronavirus pandemic, please call (360) 676-8484 to make an appointment. For more information, visit
New Issue of The Responder
If you haven't already subscribed to The Responder, do so now. This is a great publication with important information about our local fire department.
Upcoming Whatcom Boys & Girls Club Events
Rachael's Corner:
This is Rachael Apodaca,
Infinity Dance Academy is doing The Wizard of Oz Dance Recital.
Rachael Apodaca will be doing 3 dances; Musical Theater, Worship & Jazz.
Infinity Dance Academy has a new owner, Alyssa Meaker, she is the owner and dance teacher.
Enjoy The Wizard of oz dance recital
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