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Company Teams

Get Hooked!

We’d love to have your company on board. Check out our Company Team Benefits and Registration page and  Bellingham Traverse Company Team 2014 Sign UP Info Sheet (PDF)

For some added fun – we’ve set-up new categories this year to let you compete directly with your fellow businesses. So far we have BREWERS, BUILDERS, BEAN COUNTERS, MAKERS, HEALERS, READERS & WRITERS, BIKERS, FOODIES, POWER PRODUCERS, TECHIES and more on the way!

When you’re Ready to RollSign up your Company Team.

Don’t take our word for it, hear what these teams have to say:

2014 Traverse Company Teams

SustainableConnectionsSustainable Connections

Sustainable Connections is the local forum where businesses come together to transform and model an economy built on sustainable practices.

Bio BigBio Bug

Locally owned and operated, Bio Bug has been providing pest control services to Whatcom, Skagit and Island counties for over a decade. We use the latest pest control technology to provide you with long-term, proactive solutions. These solutions can limit pesticide use and lessen environmental impacts yet still provide you with the protection you need.

WWU Alumni

WWU Alumni Association

The WWU Alumni Association keeps you connected to Western and your fellow Vikings. Get Your Blue On and support Team WWU Alumnibuprofenatics!




Brewers Category


Boundary Bay Brewery

Our “Forever” Partners in the Traverse, Boundary Bay is leading the Brewers Charge! 


Kulshan Brewery

No longer the New Kids on the Block, Kulshan Brewery has had a team in every year (and is our title sponsor for Kulshan Quest)


Wander Brewing

Wander Brewing is a family owned and independent brewery bringing our love of wandering and craft beer to Bellingham. Grab a pint or growler to go from our Brew Hall!


Builders Category


Cascade Joinery

Team Chisels of Fury. For the Cascade Joinery, our community is defined as our team members, our customers, the place we live and the others who practice our craft.



Favinger Plumbing

Since 1989, Favinger Plumbing has been an integral part of the Bellingham business world.



IBEW Local 191

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 191 covers 9 counties in central and western Washington: Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan, Island, Snohomish, Okanogan, Chelan, Douglas, and Grant & represents members in the Inside, Residential, and Sound and Communications classifications.


Birch EquipmentBirch Equipment

More than just a rental store, Birch Equipment has offices in Anacortes, Bellingham and Mount Vernon.

 Mills Electric

Mills Electric

Mills Electric Co. has been an established electrical contractor in the Northwest since 1911. It was originally founded by Howard E. Mills. In the beginning Mills Electric Co. specialized in commercial service work and appliance/lamp repair. In 2007, John Huntley purchased Mills Electric. John is the first person outside the Mills family to operate the company since its inception in 1911. Mills Electric Co. provides technical expertise in all types of electrical work, from high-rise office buildings and high-tech medical facilities, to industrial and institutional projects.


Bean Counters Category

 US BankUS Bank

US Bank is getting back in the action with another team this year.



VSH is a 30+ person firm led by partners Kathy VarnerRobert SytsmaKathy Herndon, and Chris Sullivan. Each bring to the table their own specialties and areas of expertise, but all are spirited entrepreneurs with the savvy to run a successful CPA firm.



Saturna Capital

Saturna Capital, manager of the Sextant, Idaho and Amana funds, uses years of investment experience to aid investors in navigating today’s volatile markets. Founded in 1989 by professionals with extensive experience, Saturna has helped individuals and institutions build wealth, earn income and preserve capital.


Makers Category


Superfeet Premium Insoles Arch Support


Our first 2014 Company Team! If you don’t have Superfeet IN your shoes, you’re missing OUT.


Cascade Prosthetics and Orthotics

Cascade Prosthetics & Orthotics has been providing a full range of thoughtfully designed, quality prosthetic and orthotic devices and orthopedic braces to Washington State since 1982.


Bay Engraving

Bay Trophies and Engraving, Inc. has been in operation since 1972 with more than 70 years of combined experience.




Healers Category


Back in Action

Back in Action Physical Therapy

Dr. Seth Burke provides pin-point accurate diagnoses, top-tier manual therapy treatments, and the ability to challenge even the most elite athletes in a professional, yet relaxed environment.

Whatcom YMCA

The Staff at Whatcom YMCA are committed to providing support to our neighbors and opportunities for kids, adults and families to give, join or advocate in the name of strong communities.

Core Kinetics

Core Kinetics

Core Kinetics Movement & Pilates offers both private and small-group training and educational opportunities, as well as Pilates instructor training. We implement a variety of modalities to move the body, including Pilates, TRX Suspension Training, barre work, and CoreAlign.



Readers & Writers Category

Village Books

The Village Books Speed Readers will be burning up the course come September. Check out Village Books– Building Community One Book at a Time.


Mount Baker Experience Magazine

Mount Baker Experience magazine covers all things outdoors in the Mt. Baker region. From the B.C. Lower Mainland to Portland, Oregon and from high-risk epics to fly fishing, mushroom hunting and music, MBE provides a quarterly dosage of compelling stories, useful information and inspiring imagery to get readers outside and into their next adventure.




Bellingham Alive!

Bellingham Alive! is dedicated to bringing a positive voice to the local Bellingham community and North Sound Region as upscale lifestyle magazines + website designed to celebrating ourselves and our accomplishments, while promoting local business and community dialogue.



Bellingham HeraldBellingham Herald

The Bellingham Herald is the most widely read newspaper and news website in Whatcom County, It’s a place where they believe in the responsibility to their readers and advertisers to make their products a reflection of this incredible place we call home.



Bikers Category

Kulshan Cycles

Kulshan Cycles

Kulshan Cycles is more than just a place to buy bikes. Great staff, excellent selections and tons of information on where to go. Their motto is: “Friends don’t let Friends Ride Junk”.



Fairhaven Bike

Fairhaven bike was the the first shop to introduce Bellingham to mountain bikes. Be sure to stop in on your next trip to Fairhaven.



Foodies Category


Vital Choice Wild Seafood & Organics

Vital Choice Wild Seafood & Organics

All Vital Choice Wild Salmon & Organics wild salmon products — frozen and canned — come from wild Alaskan and British Columbia fisheries that are certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council.


Rudy’s Pizzeria

Rudy’s Pizzeria in downtown Bellingham next to the World Famous Up & Up Tavern.



Techies Category




GeoEngineers dedicated staff includes geotechnical engineers, geologists, environmental scientists and engineers, hydrogeologists, hydrologists, river scientists, toxicologists, chemists and technology specialists—all backed by talented business, marketing and administrative professionals.

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Vid-Smith Digital Video Production is the man.



Logos Bible Software

A downtown cornerstone of our local economy. Logos Bible Software is the world’s leading producer of digital content for Bible study, and the company behind Faithlife.



SPIE is an international society advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light. 



Power Producers Category




Every day Tesoro creates a safe and clean future as efficient providers of reliable transportation fuel solutions.



Puget Sound Energy

Puget Sound Energy has been meeting the Puget Sound region’s energy needs for more than 135 years. They proudly embrace their responsibility to provide you with safe, reliable, reasonably priced energy service.

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