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

February 9, 2022
A Word from the Director

Since January 14thThe Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce along with Bellingham, Blaine, Ferndale, Lynden & Mount Baker Chambers of Commerce have held a weekly call with our elected officials from the 42nd District. This is a great opprotunity for local businesses to get information on the current legislative session and ask any questions they may have.
If you would like to join us for the next call, Friday, February 11th, 2022 at 12:00 PM, please email Danielle: director@birchbaychamber.com Hope to see you there.

If you have any information you would like to share with our Membership and community please email director@birchbaychamber.com by Monday. Newsletters will be sent every Wednesday.
Happy Valentines Day!
Treat yourself or a loved one to some pampering with Valentine's Specials from 7 Elements! Through the month of February, get 15% off one of these three treatment packages.
If you need a last-minute gift and aren't sure what to get, stop by to pick up a gift basket for 10% off. They also have gift cards that you can load and tuck away in the basket for an extra treat!
Stop by the spa or give them a call at (360) 922-0091 to buy your package.
Celebrate Love at Semiahmoo
There are plenty of ways to celebrate love at Semiahmoo.
Saturday, Feb. 12:
Check out the special Valentine’s menu at Packers Kitchen + Bar: bit.ly/PackersValSpecials
Sunday, Feb 13:
Treat your loved one to an Uncorked Winemaker Dinner featuring Col Solare Winery: bit.ly/SemiWineDinners
Monday, Feb 14:
Enjoy a delicious prix fixe menu with a wine pairing option at Great Blue Heron Grill: bit.ly/GBHVDAY
Cute Valentine Gift Ideas!
Back In Thyme Lavender & Country Gifts has adorable handmade items available for Valentines day! Check them out on Facebook or stop in the store and shop - Open Daily 10 AM - 5 PM

Back in Thyme Lavender & Country Gifts
7247 Everett Rd.
Ferndale, WA 98248


Beer Release at Beach Cat Brewing Co. in Birch Bay!
Beach Cat Brewing Company will be tapping their "Barrel of Munchkins" Bourbon Barrel Aged Red Ale on Valentines Day at 2:00 PM!
Next Beach Cat Date & Paint:
February 17th 6pm - 8pm
VALENTINES AT SILVER REEF CASINO RESORT!
Win up to $250 in Silver Dollars
Monday, February 14 8AM - 10PM
Swipe your Reef Rewards card and select 'Promotions' to play Valentines Day at any Kiosk.
Visit Reef Rewards for full details. Management reserves all rights
Bake Sale Fundraiser for Dementia Support Northwest
Get your sweet treats and help a good cause!
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 3PM - 5PM

Silverado Bellingham is a proud supporter of Dementia Support Northwest and their mission to help people with dementia and their caregivers, families, and friends. To raise funds and help them continue educating and working with community partners to expand resources, we’re holding a bake sale! 

Drive through to pick up homemade, individually wrapped baked goods made by Casey Lievanos, our Culinary Director. Come grab Casey’s famous sugar cookies, chocolate covered pretzels or any of the other variety of sweets available. 

Pre-order by Wednesday, February 23, 2022 
or just drive by for carhop service!
Call Rosalee Ronquillo at (360) 684-4453 or

Event will be held at: 
Silverado Bellingham
4400 Columbine Drive
Bellingham, WA 98226
Members In The News:
7 Elements Spa - Featured in the Northern Light
7 Elements Wellness Spa in Birch Bay opened on January 12th. They will offer Watsu, Massage therapy, nail care, airbrush tanning, acupuncture, and myofascial release!

7 Elements Wellness Spa is located at 7714 Birch Bay Drive.
Ferndale Refinery team members win a 2022 Golden Shield Award!

The 2022 Golden Shield Awards winners were announced earlier this week. Ferndale Refinery was one of 12 teams to win a GSA - the company's highest honor. The winners from Ferndale Refinery include: 

Life Saver category: Ferndale Emergency Response Team Saves a Life, Ferndale Refinery

Mike Cherochak and Mike Welch

Back in October, these two gentlemen were part of a team of individuals who responded to a medical emergency in the office section of the Whatcom County Emergency Operating Center located in Bellingham, Washington. Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery personnel had been on site for a planned worst-case oil spill drill when the emergency occurred.  

Six Phillips 66 EMTs responded to the emergency, assessed the situation, and followed all protocols. After the initial assessment it was determined that a 911 call was needed with rapid transport to the nearest hospital. At the hospital it was discovered the individual had suffered a brain aneurysm and was immediately transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington for emergency surgery. The surgery was successful and the person is making a miraculous recovery after spending a couple of months in Harborview, she has been released to home care. While she may have a long road to recovery, she is getting better every day. 

This person was alone in her office at the Whatcom County EOC when other staff became aware of an issue, but thanks to quick thinking and a rapid response from our trained EMTs, a life has been saved.

“The fact that Liz is alive today is an absolute miracle. The rapid assessment and initial treatment by the Phillips 66 EMTs allowed Liz to be immediately moved to the ambulance when it arrived and quickly delivered to the Emergency Room. I am afraid to think of what the outcome could have been without them being on site that day for training. We are so lucky to have the local partnership with our Ferndale Phillips 66 team”. - Bellingham Fire Chief Bill Hewett

The rest of the responding team members were: Ronnie Thompson, Danny Tarkington, Jessica Harman, Autumn Munkirs, and Jamie Wells. Please join us in congratulating this amazing team for their outstanding efforts!  

Congratulations gentlemen! 
Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce
7900 Birch Bay Drive, Blaine, WA 98230
(360) 371-5004
info@birchbaychamber.com
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