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Stories about Local Champions

The Local Champions Blog highlights some of the amazing work our community accomplishes and motivates us all to work better together. We are lucky to work with so many champions who are a model for positive behavior change and influence us to go the extra mile. Our local champions are building connections within the community every day. Filter our stories by categories listed below or browse them all. We hope you’re inspired by the local champions in our community, too! 

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Ten Fold Farm: Sharing Food & Courage With Community

Ten Fold Farm: Sharing Food & Courage With Community

Tiffany Bell, in her own words, “does a little bit of everything.” She’s a farmer, mother, wife, soup-maker, and an advocate to get your mammogram. She and her husband own and run Ten Fold Farm, an 8.9-acre farm right on the outskirts of Bellingham, Washington. Ten...

Say I Love You With Waffles

Say I Love You With Waffles

While the temperatures may be chilly, Sasquatch’s heart is anything but! In fact, after a winter of handing out Think Local First gift cards (and then a long, cozy hibernation), Sasquatch is more full of love for their community than ever before. Luckily for them,...

Kombucha Town: Sustainability and Community with a “Can”-Do Attitude

Kombucha Town: Sustainability and Community with a “Can”-Do Attitude

​A staple of Bellingham since its beginning in 2011, Kombucha Town has been supplying our community and beyond with delicious, refreshing kombucha. Now they’ve contacted the Toward Zero Waste Team to reach another milestone on their road to sustainability.   There’s a...

Majestic Adventures and Other Kid-Friendly Gift Ideas!

Majestic Adventures and Other Kid-Friendly Gift Ideas!

Sometimes, the best gifts are ones that you can't wrap, you can only experience! And what better way to share joy and wonder than helping kids' dreams come to life with Majestic Adventures?! Majestic Adventures is a local organization with youth programs that create...

Whatcom County’s Art World is Thriving

Whatcom County’s Art World is Thriving

Whatcom County is home to some of the most vibrant artists and art institutions in the world - and yes, we're including Paris and New York in that list! The area's natural beauty, creative lifestyle opportunities, and strong community has given rise to an arts scene...

Local + Natural Self-Care

Local + Natural Self-Care

When we say local and natural beauty, you might imagine the majestic mountains of Whatcom County, or perhaps Bellingham Bay on a particularly sunny winter's day. And you'd be right, but that's not what we're talking about. We're talking about some incredible local...