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December 31, 2014

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and A supplement of the Lynden Tribune

Lynden Tribune | Wednesday, December 31, 2014


2014 Best of Lynden

A HUGE THANK YOU for voting Bob’s Burgers & Brew

BEST BURGER OR SANDWICH IN LYNDEN! We hope to see you soon at one of our great county locations to enjoy one for yourself! Lynden 360.354.2125

Birch Bay 360.366.3199

Sumas 360.988.4483

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Bellingham (Barkley Village) 360.647.3355

2014 Best of Lynden

Lynden Tribune | Wednesday, December 31, 2014


The results are in! The Lynden Tribune and Lynden Chamber of Commerce would like to give a huge thanks to all of the readers who participated in our 2014 Best of Lynden Reader’s Choice Awards. We are pleased to present the awards to the winning local businesses listed throughout this publication. Congratulations!


Best Customer Service: Lynden Lube & Auto    For Rob and Cheryl Heerspink, owners of Lynden Lube & Auto, a symbiotic sense of customer service comes naturally.    “We don’t have a handbook as much as we’re just about respecting the customer,” Rob said. “The customer is wanting to be here, and we want them as a customer. As a mutual respect to each other, everybody wants that. It’s a great community. With that being said, it becomes bi-directional.”    The Heerspinks have owned Lynden Lube for six years this summer, and owning the business has always been about working to help the community.    “Being able to help people is my favorite part,” Rob said. “We’re providing a service that the people want and/ or need, and we’re able to accomplish it and see them satisfied. Then there’s the gratification of working with good people and in a good community. Between the three, it makes for a great experience.”    Some local churches regularly bring their vans to Lynden Lube for service, and the company sponsors the annual Raspberry Festival car show. Many commercial fleets have work done on their vehicles at Lynden Lube as well. All that adds up to a partnership between the business and its community of customers.    Lynden Lube also works with the three local parts houses (O'Reilly Auto Parts, S&H Auto Parts and NAPA Auto Parts) in the business’s effort to bring the best possible service to the community.    “They’re are all top businesses that

Rob and Cheryl Heerspink have owned Lynden Lube & Auto for almost six years. provide great services, so they’re a staple for our success,” Rob said.    That all adds up to the very natural bi-directional model that Lynden Lube

has found a great deal of success with. Lynden Lube helps the community, and the community provides business for Lynden Lube, and both find success as a

result, Rob said.    Lynden Lube & Auto was also voted Best Automotive Services.

Lynden Tribune | Wednesday, December 31, 2014


2014 Best of Lynden

Best New Business: E2 Fitness

E2 Fitness owner Christie Duque said that they've helped create a community atmosphere in which member support and encourage one another.

   LYNDEN — When Kyle and Christie Duque were coming up with the idea of E2 Fitness, they didn’t just want to create a gym — they wanted to create a community.    “We really wanted to create an environment that was comfortable and safe for everyone,” said Christie Duque, who has about 25 years of experience as a trainer and fitness instructor.    “We wanted to create a community atmosphere — almost a family of people who would get to know each other.”    Opened to the public Jan. 1, 2014, E2 fitness is a two-story building located on Third Street with a wide variety of equipment and programs.    The lower level is populated with an array of new, high-quality equipment, such as Octane LateralX ellipticals, Tru treadmills and bikes, Stairmaster StepMills, Keiser indoor cycling bikes, Hoist free weights, kettlebells, BOSU balls and medicine balls. There’s even what they call the “Octagon,” an octagon-shaped functional training area.    The upper level is where E2 holds group fitness classes. Programs offered include indoor cycling, kickboxing, Zumba, strength training, step aerobics, CycloCros and yoga- and Pilates-based classes.    But, as the Duques strived for, E2 Fitness is more than just a top-notch facility.    “Our mission was to create a community of people who can encourage one another,” Duque said. “And we are seeing that happen.”    When a member is sick or unable to attend a class, fellow group members often will send an encouraging message like, “‘Hey, we’re missing you this morning. Here’s what we’re doing,’” Duque said.   E2 Fitness has opportunities for fitness gurus and newbies alike. For example, E2 recently started a program called “Winter Walkers” for those who are just getting in to exercising, where a personal trainer leads a group on walks, which also provide a great opportunity for people to meet one another.   E2’s personal trainers are certified in nutrition and lifestyle coaching as well, because, as Duque explains, they want their impact to extend beyond the confines of the building.    “It’s really about a healthy lifestyle,” Duque said. “We try to encourage people to get involved in events out in the community — running events, triathlons, whatever — that help them maintain a healthy lifestyle.”    For more information about E2 Fitness, including how to become a member, stop by the facility at 110 3rd St. or visit

Thanks for voting us “Best of Lynden” 2014

Voted "Best Financial Institution" in Lynden.

RE/MAX Lynden .

1841 Front St., Lynden 360-354-0202

Lynden Tribune | Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 Best of Lynden

New Business

Small Business

110 3rd Street Lynden 360-922-7094 Customer Service

Fairway Center (between Woods Coffee & Surroundings)

360-354-1338 Medical Facility

Dickson Medical Clinic 8181 Guide Meridian Rd. Lynden 360-354-7698

500 Front St. Lynden 354-4200

Thanks for choosing Zylstra Tire Factory as the Best Tire Store in Lynden!


Large Business

Green Business

8071 Guide Meridian Rd #101, Lynden 360-318-0688

211 Birch Bay-Lynden Rd. Lynden 360-318-8869

Adult/Assisted Living



Christian Health Care Center

eltkamp Family Dentistry

855 Aaron Drive Lynden 360-354-4434

1610 Grover St. Suite C1, Lynden 360-354-5691


Dr. Jeffrey Larson

Dr. Brian Koning


We appreciate it and look forward to serving all of your tire needs! Trust What You Love to...

LYNDEN 1610 Grover Street, 360-354-7933 Mon., Wed., Thurs. 8:30am-5pm, Tues., 10am-5pm, Fri., 12-5pm

BELLINGHAM 720 Birchwood Avenue, 360-733-1720 Mon. - Fri., 8am-5:30pm

You deserve the best in optical and medical eye care! Tyler Zylstra

Gilbert Silva

360-354-4493 501 Grover Street, Lynden

Since 1951. One Clinic. Two Locations. Give us a call or check out our website •

Lynden Tribune | Wednesday, December 31, 2014




MT. BAKER VISION CLINIC 1610 Grover St Lynden 360-354-7933


Fairway OLSON Drug Family Chiropractic

1758 Front St. #108 Lynden 360-354-1226 Barber

Beauty Salon

8304 Guide Meridian Lynden 360-318-1240


2014 Best of Lynden


Jessica Libolt

Lynden Massage Associates 517 Front St., Unit C Lynden


Fairway Barbershop Mike Alsum

302 Front St Lynden 360-318-8867

Kulshan Veterinary Hospital

1728 Front St Lynden 360-354-2241

Thank you Lynden for voting us Best Salon again!

110 3rd Street Lynden 360-922-7094

8880 Benson Rd. Lynden 360-354-5095

Thank You to all who voted -

I am honored to be voted “Best of Lynden”

Now offering lash extentions. Full set + 1 fill Special - $140. Save $30!

• Estate Planning & Probates • Real Estate Matters • Various Business Setups • Corporate Law • Business Succession Planning • Variety of Contract Matters

Welcome Brittany Marlowe 30% off any color service!

Like Us on Facebook for Specials

302 Front St. • 318-8867

Purchase a Facial Treatment and receive a Complimentary Eyebrow Threading! Exp. 2.14.15

We are truly HONORED to be chosen as Lynden’s preferred lawn care company! A heartfelt thank you to each of our customers.

TB Lawns and Yard Maintenance, Inc. 360.410.8011 Call today for personalized lawn care, trimming, gutter cleaning, pressure washing & more.

Nicole L. Terpstra

Attorney at Law, PLLC | 360-318-9300 709 Grover St., Lynden, WA

Lynden Tribune | Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 Best of Lynden


Pet Supplies

6451 Hannegan Rd. Lynden 360-306-5931 Financial Institution

418 Grover Street Lynden 360-354-4044

Home Farm Garden

415 Depot Rd, Lynden 360-354-2108 Real Estate Company

1841 Front St. Lynden 360-354-0202

THANK YOU for selecting us

BEST INSURANCE AGENCY IN LYNDEN THREE YEARS IN A ROW! We sincerely appreciate your votes and will continue to provide the absolute best service to our valued clients.

If it’s important to you, it’s important to us. 501 Front Street, Lynden, WA 98264 2115 Barkley Blvd., Suite 201, Bellingham, WA 98226 Phone: (360) 354-4488

Pet Accomodations

6451 Hannegan Rd. Lynden 360-306-5931


Automotive Services

8181 Guide Meridian Rd. Lynden 360-354-7698 Insurance Agency



501 Front Street Lynden 360-354-4488

Thank you for voting us your Favorite Hardware Store! We appreciate your support & business. We’re proud to be a locally owned and operated store for 43 years! -Dean Hendricks


1736 Front St., Fairway Center, Lynden


Thank you for your support and confidence in us!

Veltkamp Family Dentistry

Lynden Tribune | Wednesday, December 31, 2014



501 Grover Street Lynden 360-354-4493

Law Practice

Nicole L. Terpstra Attorney at Law, PLLC

709 Grover Street Lynden 360-318-9300


TB Lawns & Yard Maintenance, Inc. 360-410-8011


2014 Best of Lynden







312 3rd St. Lynden 360-354-2171

312 3rd St. Lynden 360-354-2171

Burger or Sandwich

Cleaning Services

Eagle Contracting

210 Hawley St. Lynden 360-318-9726

191 Birch Bay-Lynden Rd. Lynden 360-354-4145

Burgers & Brew 8107 Guide Meridian Rd. Lynden • 360-354-2125

Thank You

Thank You!


Dairy & Ice Cream Stores

for selecting

so much for your confidence in our clinic! 500 Front St., Lynden | 354-4200


BEST CONVENIENCE STORE AND BEST LOCAL FARM Visit our new store in Blaine! 458 Peace Portal Dr. 9593 Guide Lynden

1011 E. Grover Lynden

908 Cherry Sumas

Lynden Tribune | Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 Best of Lynden


Ethnic Food

107 3rd Street Lynden 360-354-1555

Baked Goods

421 Front Street Lynden 360-354-3911

655 Front St., Ste. #10 Dutch Village Mall, Lynden 360-393-3068

Happy Hour

8874 Bender Rd., Suite 101, Lynden 360-318-0580



3 LOCATIONS IN LYNDEN Bender Plaza, Fairway Center, Safeway Marketplace

Local Food



211 Birch Bay-Lynden Rd. Lynden 360-318-8869

8071 Guide Meridian Rd #101, Lynden 360-318-0688

Edaleen Dairy & Ice Cream Store

THANKS FOR THE VOTES! We’re proud to be voted “Best of Lynden” for Automotive Services & Customer Service!

A Full Service Auto Repair Facility

• Brakes • Tune-Ups • Mufflers • Transmissions • Electrical • Engines • Shocks & Struts • Clutches • Check Engine Light Diagnostics • Factory Scheduled Maintenance

We take care of all your automotive needs

1011 E. Grover St. 360-354-5342


, INC .

Thank you for your vote! Serving Lynden and Whatcom County for four generations since 1938. We’re honored to have the opportunity to serve you in your lawn and garden needs!


We are blessed to be voted Lynden‛s Best Small Business!

Thank You Lynden and all our valued customers! We appreciate you!

354-7698 • Mon. - Fri. 8-5 • Sat. 8-2 • 8181 Guide Meridian • Lynden

354-1338 • Fairway Center

(Between Woods Coffee & Surroundings)

Lynden Tribune | Wednesday, December 31, 2014


Gift Shop/Jewelry


2014 Best of Lynden

Farm Supply


Colony House FURNITURE 521 Front Street Lynden 360-318-0210 Hardware/Home Imp.

303 Front Street Lynden 360-354-5554 Clothing/Fashion

Home Farm Garden

415 Depot Rd, Lynden 360-354-2108

401 E. Grover St. Lynden 360-354-3097 Consignment/Thrift/Antique



1736 Front Street Lynden 360-354-2291

655 Front Street Lynden 360-778-1849

The staff at Blossoms would like to take this opportunity to extend a huge heartfelt THANK YOU to our cherished customers for making us Lynden’s favorite florist! It is only because of our loyal and treasured customers that we continue to love what we do and to put all of our heart into each and every bouquet that has the Blossom name on it. We look forward to serving our blessed community for many years to come. We thank you again!! The Staff at

FLORAL ETC. Thank you for voting


BEST OF LYNDEN! Photographer: Jodi Van Straalen


508 Front St. • 354-7673

Thank you for your votes! Jessica Libolt, LMP

Lynden Massage Associates 360-815-0317

508 Front Street Lynden 360-354-7673

1895 Front Street Lynden 360-318-8500


Thank You for choosing our company as

“The Best Plumbing & Electric Company” 307 19th Street, Lynden, WA 98264 (360) 354-2171 • (360) 354-VANS Fax (360) 354-5497

Lynden Tribune | Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 Best of Lynden

Meeting Place

Local Farm


Local Charity/Organization


Edaleen Dairy & Ice Cream Store

Bender Plaza, Fairway Center, Safeway Marketplace

1011 E. Grover St. 360-354-5342

Live Music

Wedding Venue

Mt. Baker Rotary Building

JANSEN ART CENTER 321 Front St. Lynden, WA 98264 360.354.3600

1751 Front St. Lynden

205 S. BC Ave., #105 Lynden 360-354-4673

Golf Course

Family Activity

115 E. Homestead Blvd. Lynden 360-354-1196

Million Smiles Playground Lynden City Park 360-354-6717

Congratulations to all the 2014 Winners! Thank You to all of our

Lynden Tribune Readers who voted!

113 6th St., Lynden | 360-354-4444

Thank You for voting

Colony House FURNITURE Best of Lynden

Stop by & see us in the New Year! 303 Front Street, Downtown Lynden • 360-354-5554


Lynden Tribune | Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 Best of Lynden

“Thank you, Lynden for voting us Best Veterinary Hospital in Lynden 3 years in a row!” - The crew at Kulshan Veterinary Hospital

Caring for All Creatures Large and Small

Emergency Service Available 12 Veterinarians on Staff

• Therapeutic Laser • Ultrasound • Exotics • Boarding and Grooming Facilities • Acupuncture & Chiropractic Care • Digital Radiography • Endoscopy • In-House Lab • Laser Surgery Kulshan Veterinary Hospital PLLC

American Animal Hospital Association Accredited Hospital

2014 Best of Lynden