2018 Best of Lynden

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A supplement of the Lynden Tribune


December 26, 2018


Lynden Tribune | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

2018 Best of Lynden


Lynden Tribune | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

2018 Best of Lynden

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 2018 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 New Business: VibrantUSA ‘Well-informed agents’ lead to insurance agency success Many agencies are involved in the Medicare insurance field, making for a competitive environment. What VibrantUSA aims to do is a little different — they care. It’s this approach that has led to Vibrant’s 15 years of business success and its rapid expansion to multiple branches, including the Lynden office that opened in June. Vibrant represents more than 30 regional and national insurance companies. Right now, Vibrant serves 20,000 customers in Washington, half of those residing in Whatcom and Skagit counties. “Our business focus is truly being a navigator for seniors in the confusing world of Medicare insurance,” said CEO Russell Solberg. “We’re the independent voice and not just going to sell you something and disappear.” In fact, the Vibrant approach to business counters what is typically ingrained in sales people. Vibrant doesn’t charge for the services provided. Instead, the compensation comes after a policy is sold. And there is no

added incentive for agents to sway customers toward one plan over another — they’re paid about the same commission no matter which plan is purchased. “If a customer comes to us and they are already on the plan that meets their needs, we’re more than happy telling them that,” Solberg said. Vibrant takes a captive-model approach and isn’t beholden to any insurance

“We really train our people to understand everything in the Medicare world.”

— Russell Solberg, CEO VibrantUSA

companies. It’s the “unbiased, independent and trusted” business reputation that draws in clients, referred to Vibrant by others. But it’s the caring agents, Solberg said, that have led to the businesses success. “We really train our people to understand everything in the Medicare world,” Solberg said. “We want customers to be on the best plan for them regardless if we’re making a buck or two. Our mission is to make sure seniors know we’re a resource for them.”

Kenzie Nelson and Darlene DeBoer are two licensed agents of the VibrantUSA company. (Courtesy photo)


Lynden Tribune | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

2018 Best of Lynden

Best Charity: New Way Ministries Core value is loving guidance to young mothers    Quietly and mostly out of view, a service of hope for young women goes on each day at New Way Ministries.    When director Suzanne Olson or another staff member gets a call back from a mother — now out on her own somewhere — who is thanking them for helping her set a good new direction for her life, they feel deeply rewarded.    “Our God is a God of hope and he is committed to changing lives,” Olson says.    That is the motivation and inspiration behind this ministry of receiving women, with children, who are coming out of some crisis or unhealthy situation and want to change their outlook and start a better life for themselves.    It has been going on since 2003 in the multi-purpose New Hope Center at 205 South B.C. Ave., where a good portion of the facility is converted into living units that can handle up to 23 mothers with children at any one time.    The core personal ingredient is steady unconditional loving of the resident women, without judging, while providing the practical resources and support needed for them to set a positive new path.    Referrals to New Way can come from hospitals, safe houses, government agencies and even just a friend or former resident who knows that change is possible here. The heart of the program is six months of housing for moms and their kids, with close case management using community resources, to enable the women to get to healthy independent living and working — a new way. The

The children of New Way mothers are the ultimate beneficiaries of the redirective care provided by the ministry. women come to know and accept who they are gifted to be.    The New Way staff of 11, mostly part-time, is “an amazing team” committed to this vision, Olson said.    The entire program also involves Great Expectations, for women who are pregnant, and Next Steps, up to a year of further mentored transition while living in subsidized apartments.    New Way Ministries is one aspect of the Christian Hope Association of Lynden, which also runs the Project Hope Food

Bank and associated assistance to the needy. It is all supported by the giving and serving of individuals, churches, schools, businesses and community organizations.    The families helped by New Way first of all need a place of warmth and safety they can settle into, said caseworker Kristen Oudman. Then there is an assessment and “directionsetting” phase with the women, from the varied situations they have come out of, including domestic violence and sexual trafficking. They may need to heal

from broken relationships, or break some negative patterns. They will be asked, “where do you see yourself in five years?” and will think about that question seriously.    Childcare is provided on the premises, so that the women can attend outside classes, court sessions or medical treatment, as needed. They may be completing some education or skills development. They are counseled on finances, family life, and steps to employment.    Olson said it is “quite a triumph” when one of the resi-

dents lands an outside job, and everyone of New Way celebrates with them.    School-age children catch their bus along B.C. Avenue while the moms can use a WTA transit stop just a block away on Front Street.    Oudman said that a favorite time for staff is when the New Way residents begin to bond like families and see what good family life can be. They see staff, volunteers and community mentors loving on their See New Way on C6

Lynden Tribune | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

2018 Best of Lynden

Thank You for Choosing

as Best Insurance Agency AND Best Customer Service in Lynden! OF

We appreciate your support! Guided, Trusted, Local.

(360) 354-2200

8108 Guide Meridian, Lynden WA 98264 www.guideinsuranceservices.com



2018 Best of Lynden

Lynden Tribune | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

New Way: Unconditional love is guiding principle OF


The faces of happy children are their reward, say New Way Ministries staff workers. by New Way Ministries. Continued from C4    People in Lynden have been supportive in manifold ways, from offering children as well.    The Christian faith foundation of their skills to driving a mom to an apthis ministry is stated from the start, al- pointment. Just the other day, a bagful though not forced on any residents, Ol- of toddler socks was dropped off. New Way keeps up its communication via son said. Unconditional love is the key.    Across 15 years now, more than 200 Facebook, email and a newsletter. “The women with children have been helped community is amazing,” Olson said.

readers! Your votes determined the winners of the 2018 Best of Lynden!


360-354-4444 • www.lyndentribune.com 113 6th St., Lynden

Thanks for voting our office Best of Lynden Law Practice!

Thank You for your votes!

Nicole L. Terpstra ATTORNEY AT LAW, PLLC 709 Grover Street, Lynden • 360-318-9300

360-354-3911 421 Front St., Lynden

2018 Best of Lynden

New Business

504 Front St, Suite 101 Lynden 360-733-5111 Green Business


Lynden Tribune | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Small Business

1720 Front St Fairway Center, Lynden 360-922-0149 Customer Service

Large Business

2077 Main St Lynden 360-354-5676 Medical Facility

Family Care Network

We Take Care

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

8108 Guide Meridian Lynden 360-354-2200

Lynden Family Medicine 1610 Grover St, D1 Lynden 360-354-1333

Lynden Family Medicine is honored to be your Best of Lynden choice for Medical Facility.

familycarenetwork.com Anacortes | Bellingham | Birch Bay | Ferndale | Lynden | Mount Vernon

2018 Best of Lynden

Lynden Tribune | Wednesday, December 26, 2018


Adult/Assisted Living



Christian Health Care Center

eltkamp Family Dentistry

855 Aaron Dr Lynden 360-354-4434 Pharmacy


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

1824 Front St Lynden 360-933-1815



OLSON Family Chiropractic 1758 Front St, #108 Lynden 360-354-1226

8304 Guide Meridian Rd Lynden 360-318-1240


1610 Grover St Suite B3, Lynden 360-393-3855

Thank you for voting us Best Groomers for 2018!

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


360-318-9949 • www.happypoochsalon.com 873 Hinotes Court, Bldg B, Unit #2 Lynden, WA 98264

2018 Best of Lynden

Beauty Salon



Fitness of the


1905 Front St Lynden 360-318-9700 Veterinarian


Lynden Tribune | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

509 Front St Lynden 360-306-0494 Groomer

115 E Homestead Blvd Lynden 360-354-1196 Pet Supplies

Kulshan Veterinary Hospital

8880 Benson Rd Lynden 360-354-5095

873 Hinotes Ct, Bldg B, Unit 2 Lynden 360-318-9949

1898 Front St Lynden 360-318-0134

Thank You

to everyone who voted us “Best Charity/Organization”

We are proud to serve our community and bring housing & hope to women & children in crisis.

• New Way Home • Great Expectations • Next Steps



8122 Guide Meridian | 360-392-8435

205 S. B.C. Ave., #117, Lynden, WA 98264

#locoforcoco #coconutkennys

2018 Best of Lynden

Lynden Tribune | Wednesday, December 26, 2018


Pet Accommodations

Automotive Services

6451 Hannegan Rd Lynden 360-306-5931

8181 Guide Meridian Rd Lynden 360-354-7698

Real Estate Company


8071 Guide Meridian Rd, #105 Lynden 360-354-4455

robincophotography.com robinco.photography@gmail.com

Thank You For Voting Us

“Best of Lynden” 1905 Front St, Lynden

(360) 318-9700

Mon.-Sat. 9 am-9 pm

Thank you! Serving Lynden and Whatcom County We’re honored to have the opportunity to serve you in your lawn and garden needs!

(360) 354-3097 • 401

Financial Institution

2045 Front St Lynden 360-676-1168 Insurance Agency

8108 Guide Meridian Rd Lynden 360-354-2200

Thanks for choosing Zylstra Tire as the 2018 Best of Lynden Best Tire Store in Lynden! We appreciate it and look forward to Tires/Auto serving all of your tire needs!

Trust What You Love to...


501 Grover St Lynden 360-354-4493 Electrician Tyler Zylstra

Gilbert Silva

360-354-4493 501 Grover Street, Lynden



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530 E Wiser Lake Rd Lynden 360-354-5124 Law Practice


307 19th St Lynden 360-354-2171 Remodeling/Construction

Nicole L. Terpstra,


Attorney at Law, PLLC

307 19th St Lynden 360-354-2171

709 Grover Street Lynden 360-318-9300

2017 Front St Lynden 360-354-4149

Since 1978, Lynden Door has been a trusted family-owned manufacturer of residential, architectural, and commercial interior wood doors, recognized for having a passion for innovation, design excellence, commitment to environmental stewardship, and strong community.

View career opportunities at lyndendoor.com

2018 Best of Lynden

Lynden Tribune | Wednesday, December 26, 2018


Cleaning Services

Burger or Sandwich

191 Birch Bay-Lynden Rd Lynden 360-354-4145 Ethnic Food


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

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

8122 Guide Meridian Rd Lynden 360-392-8435 Coffee/Espresso

115 E Homestead Blvd, Suite A Lynden 360-778-2849

2 LOCATIONS IN LYNDEN Bender Plaza, Fairway Center

Thank you for choosing



as your Favorite Optical again in 2018 From our family to yours, we love our patients and we care about you. Come join our Vision Plus family.

From left to right: Robby, Melissa, Mrs. Jenette McGiffin, Rebecca, Dr. John McGiffin, and Nathan

Office Hours: M-F, 10am-6pm • 1824 Front Street, Suite B, Lynden • 360-933-1815

AUTO • HOME • COMMERCIAL • LIFE • FARM We are so honored to be voted “Best Small Business” for the third year in a row! We look forward to serving you in 2019. From our family to yours, thank you for the continued support!

1720 Front St, Lynden • MannaInsuranceGroup.com

Lynden Tribune | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

2018 Best of Lynden

NORTHWEST Energy | Agronomy | Retail

Voted Best Farm Supply Store AND Convenience Store!


Thank you for voting for us! We love that you voted us the 2018 Best Pet Food Supply Store and Best Convenience Store. Stop by soon to see what else we have in store. You’ll find everything you need from pet supplies to gardening, clothing and more! And right next door we’ve got quick snacks, cold beverages and daily life essentials - all in one convenient location! We look forward to serving you in 2019!

CHS Northwest 415 Depot Rd., Lynden 360.306.3800

CHS Northwest Lynden Convenience 300 Main Street, Lynden 360.354.1198

Everything you need for Home & Farm.



2018 Best of Lynden

Lynden Tribune | Wednesday, December 26, 2018


Baked Goods

421 Front St Lynden 360-354-3911 Grocery

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

Local Food

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

NORTHWEST 300 Main St, Lynden 360-354-1198

Celebrating 30 Years! Thank you Lynden for your support! Proud to have served you for 30 years and to be voted Best of Lynden yet again. We appreciate you. Drive-Thru Prescription Pick-up 1758 Front St. #106, Lynden • 360-354-1226 www.fairwaydruglynden.com


1726 Front St Lynden 360-318-1302 Gift Shop/Jewelry

1758 Front St, #104 Fairway Center, Lynden 360-318-8854

1758 Front St. #104 Fairway Center 360-354-3101

Thank You We are so blessed to be voted as Lynden’s Best Gift Shop. Thank you for shopping! We look forward to serving you in 2019!

2018 Best of Lynden


168 Birch Bay-Lynden Rd Lynden 360-778-3870 Hardware/Home Improvement

1736 Front St Lynden 360-354-2291


Lynden Tribune | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Farm Supply


NORTHWEST 415 Depot Rd, Lynden 360-354-2108 Clothing/Fashion

401 E Grover St Lynden 360-354-3097 Florist

420 Front St Lynden 360-778-1849

508 Front St Lynden 360-354-7673

THANKS FOR THE VOTES! We’re proud to be voted “Best of Lynden” for Automotive Services for 7 years in a row.

is proud & honored to be voted “Best of Lynden” in Remodeling/Construction.

How can we help you? Stop by for a visit today!

2017 Front Street, Lynden 360-354-4149 • lyndeninteriors.com

2018 Best of Lynden

Lynden Tribune | Wednesday, December 26, 2018



408 1st St Lynden 360-318-9333

Meeting Place

Local Farm

2 LOCATIONS IN LYNDEN Bender Plaza, Fairway Center

Local Charity or Organization

205 South B.C. Ave, #117 Lynden 360-354-9930 Family Activity

Wedding Venue

Golf Course

115 E. Homestead Blvd Lynden 360-354-1196 Accommodations/Hotel

Lynden Skateway 421 Judson St Lynden 360-354-3851

Thank you

100 5th Street Lynden 360-746-8597

for voting us your

Favorite Hardware Store!

112 H Street Rd Lynden 360-410-7777

115 E. Homestead Blvd Lynden 360-354-1196 Wild Card: Cosmetic Artist

Krista Steward, PCC 1905 Front St, Lynden 360-605-5580

Thank You for Choosing Us! Proud to be voted Best of Lynden 2018

We appreciate your support & business. We’re proud to be a locally owned and operated store for 47 years! -Dean Hendricks

How can we help you?


1736 Front St., Fairway Center, Lynden



115 E Homestead Blvd. Lynden • 360-354-1196 homesteadfitness.com


Lynden Tribune | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

2018 Best of Lynden

We’re honored to be voted “Best Furniture Store” for the 4th year in a row!

Thanks for choosing Point S Zylstra Tire as the Best Tire Store in Lynden! We appreciate it and look forward to serving all of your tire needs! Trust What You Love to...


Thank you for the support and we look forward to serving you in the new year!

Wisers Furniture 168 Birch Bay-Lynden Rd., Lynden 360-778-3870 • www.wisersfurniture.com


Tyler Zylstra

Gilbert Silva

501 Grover Street, Lynden

Medicare Advantage Plans • Supplement Plans • Prescription Drug Plans

Thank you for voting us “Best New Business” in Lynden We’re honored to be chosen and are excited to serve Lynden

504 Front Street, Suite 101 • Lynden, WA 98264 Connect with us today!



Lynden Tribune | Wednesday, December 26, 2018


2018 Best of Lynden

Come See Why We Were Voted “Best of Lynden”! LYNDEN FAMILY GOLF MEMBERSHIP • Unlimited golf 7 days a week for the entire family* • Red Barn discounts on carts & driving range punch cards • Discounts on lessons • 15% off all regular price Pro Shop merchandise



Call Today! 360-354-1196 ext. 2 *Lynden Residents Only

www.homesteadgolfclub.com • 115 East Homestead Blvd., Lynden, WA 98264

Blessed Again! Olson Family Chiropractic VOTED “BEST CHIROPRACTIC OFFICE” OF LYNDEN 2018 We would like to thank the community of Lynden and surrounding area for their wonderful support and vote of confidence, once again! We are humbled and blessed to be receiving the “Best of Lynden” award again this year!

Olson Family Chiropractic 360-318-1240 Olsonfamilychiropractic.com

2018 Best of Lynden

Lynden Tribune | Wednesday, December 26, 2018


“Thank you, Lynden for voting us Best Veterinary Hospital in Lynden 7 years in a row!”

- The crew at Kulshan Veterinary Hospital

Caring for All Creatures Large and Small Emergency Services Available • 15 Veterinarians on Staff

• Therapeutic Laser • Ultrasound • Exotics • Boarding Facilities • Laser Surgery • Nutritional Consulting • Digital Radiography • Endoscopy • In-House Lab

Kulshan Veterinary Hospital PLLC (360) 354-5095

8880 Benson Rd., Lynden, WA • 6220 Portal Way, Ferndale

American Animal Hospital Association Accredited Hospital


Lynden Tribune | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

2018 Best of Lynden

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