Top 7 Under 40

Nominations are open for 2021 Whatcom County’s Top 7 Under 40 !
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It is that time of year again, time to nominate a deserving Young Professional for the annual Top 7 Under 40 awards!

The Top 7 Under 40 Award began in 2016, and is a collaboration between the Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Whatcom Young Professionals.

Every year the top young professionals in our community are nominated by their co-workers, leaders, friends, and family and are then asked to complete an application for the recognition. A panel of community leaders are selected as the judges and consider each nominee based on their character, community involvement, initiative and tenacity, leadership, professional accomplishments, selflessness and vision.

The Top 7 Young Professionals that are chosen are recognized in front of the community in the Fall and they also become a part of an elite networking group of all those chosen as a Top 7 under 40 since the inception of the program. One of the Top 7 Under 40 will be selected as the Young Professional of the Year in the Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce annual awards.

Do you know someone worthy of this recognition? Don’t wait – nominate them todayNominations end July 15th.

* BOLD names indicate recipient of Young Professional of the Year

  • 2020

    • Aaron Nelson
    • Aline Prata
    • Brad Barron
    • Claire Cumming Bogle
    • Elke Stevens
    • Heather Flaherty
    • Paulina Antczak
  • 2019

    • Ariana Lee | BIJA Chocolates
    • Bethany Hoglund | Bellingham Public Library
    • Gurpreet Dhillon | PeaceHealth
    • Ian McCurdy | Adelstein, Sharpe & Serka
    • Shu-Ling Hergenhahn Zhao | Sylvia Center for the Arts
    • Suzanne Baker | Western Washington University
    • Terell Weg | MSNW Group LLC
  • 2018

    • Alivia Jelinski | NW Washington Fair
    • Althea Harris | Whatcom Museum
    • Alycia Hawkins | WECU
    • Eleanor Margulies | Flex Movement Lab
    • Ryan Greigg | Keller Williams Realty
    • Sara Southerland | Sustainable Connections
    • Tim Schermetzler | Chmelik Sitkin & Davis
  • 2017

    • Allyson Farrar | Scotty Browns Restaurant Group
    • Brian Hulsey | Whatcom County Library System
    • Courtney Rambo | Intellitonic
    • David Vitt | Kulshan Brewing
    • Natalie Ransom | Pozie By Natalie
    • Ray Deck III | Skookum Kids
    • Shultzie Willows | Lydia Place
  • 2016

    • Amelia Mendenhall | Rice Insurance
    • Bradley Lockhart | Faithlife
    • Emily O’Connor | Lydia Place
    • Jack Lamb | Aslan Brewing
    • Mandy Richards | Cascade Radio
    • Nicole Burdick | Waddell & Reed
    • Riannon Bardsley | Northwest Youth Services
  • 2013-2015

    • 2015 – Emily Rose Mowrey | Limitless Law
    • 2014 – Travis Rhone | Whatcom Land Title
    • 2013 – Matt DeSpain-Tonjes | SERVPRO

Watch the 2020 Virtual Celebration