Our mission is to be a forum where businesses come together to transform and model a vibrant, sustainable and local economy
Our Members are independent, locally owned businesses, farms, organizations, and community leaders based in Whatcom County who are committed to this region and its quality of life. Businesses in the neighboring counties of Skagit, San Juan and Island are also encouraged to join.
Sustainable Connections is a highly acclaimed, fast growing local and sustainable movement in the northwest corner of Washington. With lively happy hours and networking events, sustainable business campaigns, printed and online publications, use of our well recognized branding in your promotional materials, and the benefit of our advertising in local media outlets, belonging to our network has plenty of perks!
Our members are truly local heroes, and we intend to help support them every way possible to ensure that their businesses and our community thrive.
Sustainable connections Business Membership is an annual due and good for 12 months, no matter when you join.
We offer a sliding scale based on annual revenue to meet businesses where they're at. See Business & Non Profit Business Member Rates as well as Partner Rates here.
Can I Become a Member?
To be eligible for Business or Sustaining Membership, you need to be able to answer "yes" to the following questions:
Is your business privately held (not publicly traded)? (intent)
Do the business owners who have a controlling interest, totaling greater than 50% of the business ownership, live in Whatcom, Skagit, Island or San Juan County? (intent)
Is your business registered in the state of Washington, with no corporate or national headquarters outside Whatcom, Skagit, Island or San Juan Counties? (intent)
Do you have full autonomy to make your own independent decisions regarding your unique business and it’s purchasing, operations and distribution, as well as the name and look of your business? (intent)
Do you pay all your own marketing, rent and other business expenses without assistance from, or payment to, a corporate headquarters? (intent)
If you met the criteria, please fill out our easy
Business Member Application.