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Book of Lists Should you worry about the falling Canadian dollar? • 4-6

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CONTENTS

The 2016 Book of Lists

COVER STORY The plummeting Canadian dollar will be one of the top issues for Whatcom County in 2016, Pages 4-6

LISTINGS Population trends, 8 Accountants, 9-11 Architects, 11

Financial advisers, 17 Insurance firms, 18 Law firms, 19

Banks, 12

Real estate companies, 20

Banquet/Meeting halls, 13

Social characteristics, 21

Caterers, 14

Wages/Occupations, 22

Credit unions, 14 Engineering firms, 15

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Due to space limitations, we can not provide a complete list for every category. Some companies did not rank high enough to be included on a list. Other companies were contacted for these lists, but either declined to respond, provided inadequate information, or did not respond by press time. Companies tied for rankings are listed alphabetically.

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ees at Intalco Works made an average of $105,000 annually in 2013, an Alcoa spokesperson said. That’s much more than Bellingham’s mean annual salary, which is $45,032, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Western Washington University economist Hart Hodges said one job at Alcoa indirectly supports an estimated two other jobs in the county through consumer spending and other economic activity, according to his statistical modeling. “For each job at Intalco that goes away, we can imagine that two other jobs in the county are at risk,” he said in an email in November. “Equivalently, if we lose 400 jobs at Intalco, we might lose 1,200 jobs in total.” Whatcom County experienced several years of job growth, but layoffs by CHM2Hill and potential ones by Alcoa and Haggen will hurt the area. OLIVER LAZENBY PHOTO | The Bellingham Business Journal

What’s on tap for 2016 Layoffs, falling Canadian dollar bear watching

BY OLIVER LAZENBY The Bellingham Business Journal ast year was packed with unexpected business news in Bellingham, and many of the stories that made headlines last year will continue to play out in 2016. The county is losing jobs with layoffs at Alcoa Intalco Works and CH2M Hill, and it’s possible that more could be lost as Haggen’s bankruptcy process continues. In a story that’s impacted local retailers, the Canadian dollar is likely to stay low, but cross-border experts think the Canadian dollar and the number of southbound border crossings into Whatcom County are no longer bound together as tight as they were in previous decades.  Meanwhile, the beer industry continues to build, and there’s no shortage of brewer-

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ies preparing to open in 2016. With those and other trends looming, 2016 should be another year of change for business in Bellingham and Whatcom County. The following are just a few of the stories that could make headlines in 2016. 

Fallout from recent layoffs Whatcom County gained some good news at the end of January when Alcoa announced that it was delaying idling the Intalco Works aluminum smelter until the end of June. Whether it's just a delay or if it opens the door for the smelter to continue to operate remains to be seen. If those jobs do go away, the county will lose 585 high-paying jobs with between Alcoa and CH2M Hill. Those job

losses will likely impact other areas of the local economy in 2016. CH2M Hill, a multinational environmental and engineering consulting firm, closed its local office in late 2015 because of a downturn in the oil and gas industry, a company spokesperson said. Alcoa is looking to close the smelters at its Cherry Point facility due to low aluminum prices, which have affected the aluminum industry throughout the U.S. CH2M Hill said in a press release that it will attempt to find jobs for laid-off local workers in other offices, and WorkSource Washington met with Alcoa employees in January to discuss their options. A CH2M Hill spokesperson said the Bellingham jobs paid well, but he didn’t give an average salary figure. Employ-

Canadian dollar not likely to rebound The Canadian dollar isn’t worth us much as it used to be and it’s likely to stay that way for a while, a panel of economists said at an event in November hosted by Western Washington University’s Border Policy Research Institute. That’s bad for Whatcom County retailers, but it may not be that bad, Hodges said at the event. After dropping in 2014, the Canadian dollar hovered at around 75 cents for most of 2015. By December, it was worth about 72 cents U.S. The two countries’ currencies were equal as recently as January 2013. The low loonie has affected local retailers, but due to changes in the way people shop, it hasn’t hurt retailers as much as it would have 20 years ago.  “I’m going to be contrarian but I don’t think the decline is as significant as a lot of people are worried it is,” Hodges said at the gathering of cross-border economists. “I think the story is a lot more complex. Retail sales have fallen with


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anytime soon, he said.

New player enters grocery market

The Canadian dollar continues to fall, but economic experts say that may not hurt Whatcom County as much as it would have in the past. FILE PHOTO | The Bellingham Business Journal broke ground last year—the Tsawwassen Mills shopping center just north of the border in Tsawwassen, B.C.— hope to attract shoppers from Bellingham. “I remember being a kid and I wanted Converse running shoes and I had to go to Seattle because you couldn’t get them in Canada,” Peacock

said. “We didn’t have diverse retail options.” Peacock expects the Canadian dollar to stay low compared to the U.S. dollar. Since Canada exports so much oil and gas, its economy and currency are closely tied to oil prices, which have fallen due to a global oversupply. Peacock doesn’t see that changing

Whole Foods Market will open in Bellingham halfway through 2016 and shake up the already crowded grocery industry. The Austin, Texasbased natural foods grocer has wanted to open a Bellingham store for years, it’s president said in a press release. But it’s moving into a location where other grocery stores have struggled. The Markets LLC closed its grocery store in that location, at 1030 Lakeway Drive, in early 2014 and the location has been empty ever since. If Whole Foods succeeds, it could put a pinch on The Community Food Co-op and Terra Organica, two other natural food grocers which both expanded in recent years. A major unknown in the local grocery industry is how HagContined on page 6

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border crossings, but it’s a much richer story than that.” Other variables in the relationship between the Canadian dollar and the amount of Canadian shoppers in Whatcom County include increasing shopping options in the Vancouver area and the fact that gasoline in Whatcom County continues to be a deal for Canadians. Southbound Canadians surveyed by the Border Policy Research Institute in 2014 reported that gas was a big part of the reason they came south — and the main reason for as much as 20 percent of trips. In the 1990s, when Bellis Fair Mall was new, Whatcom County had better shopping than the lower mainland, said Ken Peacock, chief economist with the Business Council of British Columbia. That’s changed. New retailer centers popped up in the Vancouver area in recent years, and the developers of one project that


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Structures Brewing owner James Alexander pours a beer for a customer at his business at 1420 N. State St. in Bellingham. Several breweries are expected to open in the already vibrant craft beer scene in Whatcom County. OLIVER LAZENBY PHOTO | The Bellingham Business Journal in new breweries and beerHaggen has spent much of Continued from page 5 the year shedding many of the centric businesses in the past gen’s bankruptcy will affect few years, and 2016 won’t be stores it bought in a 146-store its Whatcom County stores. an exception. Several brewerpackage from Albertsons and According to court documents Safeway when those two com- ies hoped to open in 2015, that Haggen’s lawyers filed in but only one did — Strucpanies merged. Albertsons is November, the company will tures Brewing opened at 1420 in the process of acquiring hold an auction in January for 30 former Haggen stores, and N. State St., in the beginning its 37 “core stores” — which of December. could also be a potential bidincludes its profitable stores in der on the Whatcom County Bellingham is likely to get Whatcom County. Those sales Haggens. Either way, local at least four new breweries will need to be approved by stores are profitable, according in 2016. Subdued Brewing the U.S. District Bankruptcy Co. is working toward opento court documents, and will Court in Delaware at a hearing its microbrewery in the probably continue operating ing in February.  former home of Gifford’s as grocery stores. But new It might not be the end of Market, at 2404 Elm St., in ownership could mean layoffs the Haggen, however, as a new or lower pay for workers. the Columbia Neighborhood. company or part of Haggen’s Illuminati Brewing, plans to current ownership team, could Even more new open in early 2016 at 4131 bid on the stores and continue breweries Hannegan Road, according operatingsavi-sba-bbj-book-of-lists-7.25x1.5.-final-pdx1.pdf them under the 1 1/13/16 PM to its12:17 Facebook page.  Bellingham’s seen a surge Haggen brand.  Last year at this time, own-

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ers of both Stones Throw Brewing and Gruff Brewing said they hoped to open by Summer 2015, but neither managed to open last year. They’re still working on it and are expected to open in 2016. Menace Brewing plans to move its brewery from Ferndale to 2529 Meridian St. in Bellingham, according to a state liquor license application. Menace Brewing would be allowed to operate a tap room on premise, according to the license.  The Local Public House, a tap house at 1427 Railroad Ave., is working toward furthering Bellingham’s beer culture with something called the Bellingham Beer Lab. The bar’s owners got a building permit in December. Rob Whitney, manager at The Local, said the Beer Lab will be an incubator for new brewers. Home brewers can apply for space in the beer lab, which comes with mentorship from an experienced brewer. The Local will serve beers brewed in the lab, allowing the budding brewers to develop a customer base.  In other beer news, Pedal Party NW, rolled onto the scene in spring 2015, offering pedal-powered tours of breweries. Those developments, coupled with the arrival of several more hotels throughout the year (with one more on the way) furthered Bellingham’s appeal for beer tourism in 2015. Judging by the crowds in local breweries, 2016 won’t be the last year that beer makes headlines in Bellingham.

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| POPULATION | Overview of the past seven years

Population

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Whatcom County

209,790

207,600

205,800

203,500

202,100

201,140

199,736

Unincorporated Whatcom County

89,788

88,822

88,276

87,921

87,535

87,065

87,703

Incorporated Whatcom County

120,002

118,778

117,524

115,579

114,565

114,075

112,033

Bellingham

83,580

82,810

82,310

81,360

81,070

80,885

79,383

Blaine

4,905

4,865

4,785

4,760

4,705

4,684

4,648

Everson

2,580

2,570

2,550

2,520

2,495

2,483

2,443

Ferndale

12,920

12,710

12,290

11,830

11,530

11,415

11,281

Lynden

13,090

12,920

12,730

12,340

12,060

11,951

11,789

Nooksack

1,460

1,435

1,410

1,370

1,350

1,338

1,163

Sumas

1,467

1,468

1,449

1,399

1,355

1,319

1,326

State Total

7,061,410

6,968,170

6,882,400

6,817,770

6,767,900

6,724,540

6,672,159

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| ACCOUNTANTS | Ranked by number of local employees Rank

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

Company Name

Contact

Contact Title

Primary Address

Primary City

Phone Number

Web Address

Employees

Larson Gross PLLC

Aaron Brown

CEO

2211 Rimland Drive, Suite 422

Bellingham

360-734-4280

www.larsongross.com

90

Moss Adams LLP

Mark Thoma

Partner in charge

2200 Rimland Drive

Bellingham

360-676-1920

http://www.mossadams.com

70

VSH Certified Public Accountants

Kathy Varner, Robert Sytsma, Kathy Herndon, Chris Sullivan, Jessica Waggoner

Partners

2200 Rimland Drive, Suite 205

Bellingham

360-734-8715

www.vshcpa.com

35

Metcalf Hodges PS

Harte Bressler, Jennifer Wright, Kira Bravo

Partners

709 Dupont St.

Bellingham

360-733-1010

www.metcalfhodges.com

14

Multop Financial

Phillip Multop

President

2210 Rimland Drive, Suite 101

Bellingham

888-671-7891

www.multop.com

12

Jackson Hewitt Tax Service

Candice White

President

1530 Birchwood Ave., Suite D

Bellingham

360-671-0244

Darrell Stewart and Company

Darrell Stewart

President

1135 Ellis St.

Bellingham

360-734-2935

www.darrellstewartandcompany.com

8

Wyandt Accounting Services, Inc.

Yon Wyandt

President

4200 Meridian St., Suite 100

Bellingham

360-671-4026

thewiseaccountant.com

7

Schlichting Wixson CPAs

Erin Schlichting, Wendy Wixson

Partners

119 N Commercial St., Ste. 1250

Bellingham

360-778-1968

www.schlichtingwixsoncpas. com

6

Marlys Bourm CPA

Marlys Bourm

President

2594 Lake Whatcom Blvd.

Bellingham

360-733-7155

www.marlysbourmcpa.com

6

Business Support Services NW

Chris McGee

Manager

1001 E Maple St.

Bellingham

360-733-5530

www.bssnorthwest.com

5

Joseph Deacon and Associates

Joseph Deacon

President

119 N Commercial St.

Bellingham

360-671-9082

Gene Bell & Associates

Gene Bell

President

1700 Iowa St.

Bellingham

360-671-1845

www.genebellassociates.com

5

Scott A Davis CPA PS

Scott Davis

Principal

2211 Elm St.

Bellingham

360-647-1200

scottdaviscpa.com

5

Jon Stromberg and Co.

Jon Stromberg

President

2509 Cedarwood Ave., Suite 1

Bellingham

360-733-9290

strombergcpas.com

5

Bookkeeping Solutions NW

Bill Pate

Owner, President

109 6th St.

Lynden

360-318-1611

www.bsnwtraining.com

4

Francis J Oneil CPA PS

Francis Oneil

Owner

2080 Alder St.

Ferndale

360-384-1421

4

Groeneweg Vree and Company Inc.

Mark Groeneweg

President

701 Front St.

Lynden

360-354-2228

4

Jan Bowman & Associates

Employee-owned

519 E. Magnolia St.

Bellingham

360-733-0956

Orphalee Smith CPA

Orphalee Smith

Owner

1408 Commercial St.

Bellingham

360-671-8181

Central Tax Accounting Inc.

Randy Troupe

President

603 Front St.

Lynden

360-354-1040

11

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|  ACCOUNTANTS  | Ranked by number of local employees

Rank

22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35

Company Name

Contact

Contact Title

Primary Address

Primary City

Phone Number

Fred O LaFreniere CPA Inc.

Fred Lafreniere

President

1117 Ellis St.

Bellingham

360-647-1696

3

Lentz And Associates Inc. Stevenson McColloch CPA's Inc., PS

Roy Lentz

President

2509 Cedarwood Ave., Suite 3

Bellingham

360-734-2172

3

Tim McCulloch, Lew Stevenson

Partners

1951 Main St.

Ferndale

360-647-1040

Stewart Tax & Accounting Inc.

Andy Eshuis

President

1843 Front St., Suite D

Lynden

360-354-3534

Artino Advisory Group P.S.

Stephanie Artino

Owner

1031 N. State St., No. 104

Bellingham

360-656-6834

D.N. Webb CPA

Dave Webb

President

1229 Cornwall Ave., Suite 306

Bellingham

360-733-3110

Jay Shilhanek CPA

Jay Shilhanek

President

1015 Dupont St.

Bellingham

360-733-5795

www.shilhanek.com

2

Michael B Crane & Associates PS

Michael Crane

President

1155 N State St., Suite 420

Bellingham

360-734-4700

www.mbcrane.com

2

Vaughn S. Hagen CPA, PS

Vaughn Hagen

Owner

1015 Dupont St.

Bellingham

360-671-6961

www.vaughnhagencpa.com

2

Zaremba Paxton PS

John Zaremba Michael Anderson

President Owner

1314 N State St.

Bellingham

360-671-1023

www.zarembacpa.com

1

Curnow And Curnow PLLC

Jack W. Curnow

Managing Partner

1720 Iowa St.

Bellingham

360-676-6655

www.curnowcpa.com

n/a

McMaster & Associates

Betty and Mac McMaster

Partners

3636 Kansas St.

Bellingham

360-647-9361

Steele Financial Services

Rick Steele

President

119 Grand Ave., Suite A

Bellingham

360-647-1739

www.steelefs.com

n/a

114 W Magnolia, Suite 445

Bellingham

360-734-6400

www.donlambcpa.com

n/a

Don Lamb Inc. PS CPA

Employees

Web Address

www.a1cpa.com

3 3

http://artinoadvisors.com/

2 2

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Rank

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Company Name Arbour North Christensen Design Management Douglas Landsem Architect

Contact

Contact Title

Primary Address

Primary City

Phone Number

Web Address

Roberta & Jed Clark

President

3647 Toad Lake Road

Bellingham

360-671-2550

www.arbournorth.com

David Christenson

Owner

1108 11th st. suite 304 B

Bellingham

360-676-4800

www.masterplanning.com

Douglas Landsem

Owner

1407 N Forest St.

Bellingham

360-733-2466

www.landsemarchitect.

Gary Gideon

Owner

2405 Spruce St.

Bellingham

360-676-6195

www.gideonaia.com

Frederick Wagner, Tom

President

1609 12th St.

Bellingham

360-676-9501

www.grinstadwagner.com

Gridstad Robert Hall

Partner

Bellingham

360-671-1586

John Stewart

President

1303 Commercial St., Suite 2 1409 Cornwall Ave.

Bellingham

360-733-2100

www.johnstewartarchitects.com

Jerry Roetcioender

President

104 Front St.

Lynden

360-354-0333

www.jwrdesign.com

David King

Principal

401 Harris Ave., Suite 100

Bellingham

360-647-5464

http://king-architecture. com

Todd Fuller

President

Bellingham

360-393-3131

Brand Cornwell

Partner

2620 N Harbor Loop Drive, Suite 2 1223 Railroad Ave.

Bellingham

360-676-7733

RMCarchitects.com

Sean Hegstad

Principal

2417 Main St.

Ferndale

360-527-2840

www.haven-dw.com

Terry Brown, Sharon

Principals

209 Prospect St., Suite 1

Bellingham

360-734-4744

www.zervasgroup.com

com

Gideon Architects Grinstad & Wagner Architects Hall Kienast Architects AIA John Stewart Architects JWR Design King Architecture Professional Building Design RMC Architects Haven Design Workshop Zervas' Group Archiitects

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| BANKS | Ranked by value of local deposits RANK

Company name

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Bank of America, National

Address

City

CEO

100 North Tyron St.

Charlotte NC 28202

Brian Moynihan

Bank of the Pacific

300 East Market St.,

Aberdeen,WA 98520

Denise Portmann

Banner Bank

10 South First Ave.

Walla Walla,WA 99362

Mark Gresovich

Burlington,WA 98233

Mike Cann

Association

Savibank

1854 South Burlington Blvd.

Columbia State Bank

1301 A St.

Tacoma,WA 98402

Melanie Dressel

Heritage Bank

201 5th Ave., SW

Olympia,WA 98501

Brian Vance

1111 Polaris Parkway

Columbus,OHÂ 43240

James Dimon

127 Public Square

Cleveland,OH 44114

Beth Mooney

400 California St.

San Francisco,CA 94104

Peoples Bank

3100 Woburn St.

Bellingham,WA 98226

I. Charles LeCocq

Skagit Bank

301 Fairhaven Ave.

Burlington,WA 98233

Cheryl Bishop

425 Walnut St.

Cincinnati,OH 45202

Richard K. Davis

445 S.E. Main St.

Roseburg,OR 97470

Raymond P. Davis

425 Pike St.

Seattle,WA 98101

Roy M. Whitehead

101 N. Phillips Ave.

Sioux Falls,SD 57104

JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association KeyBank National Association Union Bank, National Association

US Bank, National Association Umpqua Bank Washington Federal, National Association Wells Fargo Bank, National Association

John G. Stumpf

Web address www.bankofamerica. com www.bankofthepacific. com

Local deposits $447,609,000 $142,961,000

www.bannerbank.com

$207,997,000

www.savibank.com

$30,074,000

www.columbiabank. com http://heritagebanknw. com www.jpmorganchase. com

$17,149,000 $158,737,000 $229,265,000

www.key.com

$218,789,000

www.unionbank.com

NA

www.peoplesbank-wa. com

$730,341,000

www.skagitbank.com

$66,939,000

www.usbank.com

$295,041,000

www.umpquabank.com

$85,772,000

www.washingtonfederal. com www.wellsfargo.com

$337,766,000

$297,830,000

Local Deposits: June 30, 2015; Source: www.fdic.gov

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|  BANQUET/MEETING FACILITIES  | Ranked by total meeting space Company General Manager-Owner

Address

City

Phone

Website

Total Sq. Ft/# of Rooms

Year Est.

Northwest Washington FairJim Baron

1775 Front St.

Lynden

360-354-4111

www.nwwafair.com

71,200 sq ft/4

1910

Silver Reef Hotel Casino & Spa-Frank Cornett

4876 Haxton Way

Ferndale

866-383-0777

www.silverreefcasino.com

41,000+ sq ft/12

2002

Semiahmoo ResortMark S. Andrew

9565 Semiahmoo Parkway

Blaine

360-318-2000

www.semiahmoo.com

35,000 sq ft/13

1987

Mount Baker TheatreBrad Burdick

104 N. Commercial St

Bellingham

360-733-5793

www.mountbakertheatre.com

23,800 sq ft/3

1927

Western Washington University-Shalom Long

516 High St

Bellingham

360-650-4777

www.wwu.edu

18,000+ sq ft/7

1898

Boys and Girls Club of Whatcom CountyHeather Powell

1616 Cornwall Ave, Ste 111

Bellingham

360-738-3808

www.whatcomclubs.com

17,000 sq ft 2 (gyms in Bellingham, Ferndale)

1946

2600 Harbor Loop Road

Bellingham

360-676-2500

www.portofbellingham.com

1,577 sq ft/2

2000

Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel and Conference CenterLarry MacDonald

714 Lakeway Drive

Bellingham

360-671-1011

www.fourpointsbellingham.com

11,000 sq ft/12

1979

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Bellingham Cruise TerminalTiffany DeSimone

355 Harris Ave

Bellingham

360-676-2500

www.portofbellingham.com

9,650 sq ft/3

1989

Hotel Bellwether-Jim Haupt

1 Bellwether Way

Bellingham

360-392-3100

www.hotelbellwether.com

7,000 sq ft/6

2000

The Majestic on North Forest-Alborz Monjazeb

1027 N. Forest St

Bellingham

360-676-0292

www.bellinghammajestic.com

7,000 sq ft/4

2002

Broadway HallRob Westford

1300 Broadway St

Bellingham

360-733-1560

www.broadwayhall.com

5,600 sq ft/2

1905

Giuseppe's Italian RestaurantGiuseppe Mauro

21 Bellweather Way

Bellingham

360-714-8412

www.giuseppesitalian.com

5,500 sq ft/3

2005

Depot Market SquareAmanda Grove

1100 Railroad Ave

Bellingham

360-778-7000

www.cob.org

5,220 sq ft/1

2006

Fox Hall at Hampton Inn Bellingham-Alex Nephew

3985 Bennett Drive

Bellingham

360-676-7700

bellinghamairport. hamptoninn.com

5,126 sq ft/3

1991

Bloedel Multipurpose Room-Parks Administration Office

2214 Electric Ave

Bellingham

360-778-7000

www.cob.org/parks

4,300 sq ft/1

1948

Northwood HallShannon Rohrbacher

3240 Northwest Ave

Bellingham

360-671-8311

www.northwoodhall.com

4,000 sq ft/1

1995

SPARK Museum of Electrical InventionTana Grannack

1312 Bay St

Bellingham

360-738-3886

www.sparkmuseum.org

4,000 sq ft/2

2006

19

Mariott Springhill SuitesKeith Coleman

4040 Northwest Ave

Bellingham

360-714-9600

www.springhillbellingham.com

3,500 sq ft/4

2013

20

Mt Baker Lodging Inc Dan Graham (owner)

7463 Mt Baker Hwy

Maple Falls

360-599-2453

www.mtbakerlodging.com

3,000 sq ft/ multiple

1989

Rank

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Squalicum Boathouse Ally Vincent

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|  CATERERS  | Ranked by number of events catered in 2015 Rank

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Company Name

Manager-Owner

Address

City

Phone

Website

Year Est.

# of Events

Haggen Market Street Catering

Kaari Haaland (onsite), Steve Hanft (corporate)

210 36th St.

Bellingham

360-647-4325

marketstreetcatering.com

2001

4,000

Kelly's O'Deli

Dianne Blakesley

5506 Nielsen Ave.

Ferndale

360-384-1702

www.kellysodelicatering.com

1985

1,167

Café Akroteri

John Kotsogeanis

1219 Cromwell Ave.

Bellingham

360-676-5554

cafeakroteri.com

1989

829

Hilltop Restaurant

Tom Kilpatrick

5645 Guide Meridian

Bellingham

360-920-1372

hilltopcooking.com

1959

310

Old World Deli

Anna and Christos Adams

1228 N. State St.

Bellingham

360-738-2090

oldworlddeli1.com

2007

NA

Fools Onion Catering

Lance Bailey and Kristine Kager

5305 Northwest Drive

Bellingham

360-815-7380/ 360-306-8137

www.foolsonion.com

2002

250

Port of SubsLakeway

Alexandria Galvin

1068 Lakeway Drive

Bellingham

360-714-1886

www.portofsubs.com

Windows on the Bay

Tom Kilpatrick

2625 S Harbor Loop Drive

Bellingham

360-920-1372

www.windowsonthebay.net

2008

92

India Grill

Santok Tumber

1215 Cornwall Ave.

Bellingham

360-714-0314

www.indiagrill.us

1996

30

Giuseppe's Italian Restaurant

Giuseppe Mauro

21 Bellweather Lane

Bellingham

360-714-8412

www.giuseppesitalian.com

2005

NA

Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant

Jesse Cantu

2218 Pacific St. (corporate HQ)

Bellingham

360-778-2045

jalapenos-wa.com

1999

NA

240

|  CREDIT UNIONS  | Ranked by value of assets Rank

1 2 3 4 5

Phone

Web address

Assets

Emp.

Members

Whatcom Educational Credit Union 600 E. Holly St., Bellingham

Company name/Address

360-676-1168

www.wecu.com

$1.173 billion

350

73,724

Industrial Credit Union PO Box 1767, Bellingham

360-734-2043

industrialcu.org

$190 million

89

23,573

North Coast Credit Union 1100 Dupont St., Bellingham

360-671-8235

www.northcoastcu.org

$179 million

51

13,722

Pacific Northwest Credit Union 3250 Northwest Ave., Bellingham

360-647-0560

www.pacifcnwcu.com

$136 million

56

15,815

WestEdge Credit Union 2501 James St., Bellingham

360-734-5790

www.westedgecu.org

$52 million

13

4,078

Source: Northwest Credit Union Association

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|  ENGINEERING FIRMS  | Ranked by number of local employees

Rank

Company Name

Contact

Title

Address

Phone Number

Web Address

Emp.

Est.

Anvil Corporation

Gordon Lindell

President

1675 W. Bakerview Road., Bellingham

360-671-1450

www.anvilcorp.com

418

1971

Wilson Engineering

Andy Law

Project Manager

805 Dupont St., Suite 7., Bellingham

360-733-6100

www.wilsonengineering.com

29

1967

3

Pacific Surveying & Engineering Services Inc

Adam Morrow

President

1812 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham

360-671-7387

www.psesurvey.com

26

1989

4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23

Valmont West Coast Engineering

Theodore Brockman

Vice President

6823 Northgate Way., Lynden

604-946-1256

www.valmont.com

25

1998

Reichart & EB Engineering, Inc.

Luis Ponce

President

423 Front St., Suite 201., Lynden

360-354-3687

www.recivil.com

23

1993

Hiltner Combustion Systems

Joel Hiltner

Managing Member

1482 Slater Road, Unit D., Ferndale

360-312-9200

www.hiltnercombustionsystems.com

13

2007

Land Development Engineering & Surveying

Kyle Haggith

President

5160 Industrial Place, No.108., Ferndale

360-383-0620

www.ldesinc.com

11

2004

Bayside Engineering Group

Guy Maakad

President

6982 Hannegan Road., Lynden

360-354-7980

www.baysideeng.com

10

1988

Ronald T Jepson And Associates

Ronald Jepson

Principal Engineer

222 Grand Ave., Suite C., Bellingham

360-733-5760

www.jepsonengineering.com

10

1968

Marlin Engineering, Inc.

Martin Spencer

President

2200 Division St., Suite A., Bellingham

360-671-0155

www.marlinengineer.com

9

2002

2020 Engineering, Inc.

Mark Buehrer

President

814 Dupont St., Bellingham

360-671-2020

www.2020engineering.com

8

1995

Chinook Wind

John Bosche

Principal

6571 Lunde Road., Everson

360-398-2862

www.chinookwind.net

8

2001

Transition Composites Engineering

Raymond Blotteaux

President

3145 Brown Road., Ferndale

360-312-1497

www.transitioncomposites.com

6

2007

Jones Engineers, Inc

Darcy Jones

President

4164 Meridian St. Suite 304., Bellingham

360-733-8888

http://www.jonesengineers.us/

5

1989

Associated Project Consultants, Inc

Douglas Campbell

President

1401 Astor St., Bellingham

360-671-1146

www.apcengineers.com

4

1978

Braaksma Engineering Inc.

Gary Braaksma

President

711 Racine St., Bellingham

360-734-7416

www.braaksma-engineering.com

4

1999

K Engineers, Inc.

William Diephuis

Principal

208 3rd St., Lynden

360-354-4757

www.k-engineers.com

4

2007

Redpoint Structures

Greg Funston

President

1264 Mt. Baker Highway., Bellingham

360-715-0121

www.redpointstructures.com

4

2005

Schouten Construction

John Schouten

Owner

273 Rosemary Way., Bellingham

360-354-5637

4

1968

DVDT Engineering, Inc.

Damon Vandentop

Principal

295 W King Tut Road., Lynden

360-933-1345

2

2003

Andritz

Matt McGarry

Vice President

1801 Roeder Ave., Suite 112., Bellingham

360-714-0787

www.andritz.com

2

1997

Merit Engineering Inc.

Austin Huang

President

2715 Meridian St., Bellingham

360-738-1499

www.meritengineering.com

2

1992

Bennett Engineering

Tom Bennett

Managing Member

2324 James St., Bellingham

360-671-2600

www.bennettengr.com

1

2003

1 2


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24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37

Company Name

Contact

Title

Address

Phone Number

Web Address

Local emp.

Est.

Metmat Inc.

Michael Kogan

President

3700 Alabama St., Apt. 304., Bellingham

360-733-3606

www.metmatinc.alu.com.cn

1

1998

Sehome Planning & Engineering Services

Rollin Harper

Principal

103 E Holly St., Suite 206., Bellingham

360-733-6033

www.pleasantsolutions.com

1

2000

Wool-Zee Company Inc.

Matthew Woolsey

President

814 Dupont St., Bellingham

360-676-4604

www.woolzee.com

1

1991

Hydrologic Services Co.

Joanne Greenberg

Owner

1317 Chuckanut Drive., Bellingham

360-650-9000

www.hydrologicservices.com

n/a

1991

Advanced Simulation Corporation

Kenton Starko

President

1385 Gulf Road, Suite 201., Pt Robers

360-945-3090

www.advsim.com

n/a

n/a

Hansson Mechanical Systems, Inc.

Ulf Hansson

President

8980 Snowy Owl Lane., Blaine

360-371-4321

www.tech-roll.com

n/a

n/a

Lahatt Engineering

James Lahatt

Owner

2101 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham

360-676-8332

3Dsystems.com

n/a

n/a

Mazdak International, Inc.

Baha Abulnaga

Principal

410 W 3rd Ave., Sumas

360-988-6058

LDS.com

n/a

n/a

Sequoia Technologies, Inc.

Keith Denoyer

President

4210 Padden Hills Court., Bellingham

360-656-5075

www.sequoia-tech.com

n/a

n/a

Summit Engineering And Design

Ernie Macquarrie

Civil Structural Engineer

2413 Main St., Ferndale

360-366-7330

www.sead.com

n/a

n/a

3809 Morning Mist Way., Bellingham

360-255-7508

digitalscan3D.com

n/a

n/a

3035 Silvern Lane., Bellingham

360-647-2427

www.unitedenergyengineers.com

n/a

n/a

Tsuga Engineering

United Energy Engineers

Robert Langei

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Web Engineering

Neil Latta

Principal Engineer

125 W Kellogg Road., Bellingham

360-671-7002

www.webengineering.us

n/a

n/a

Weden Engineering

Eric Weden

Principal

2636 Nubgaard Road., Ferndale

360-380-1363

www.wedenengineering.com

n/a

n/a

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|  FINANCIAL ADVISERS  | Ranked by number of advisers Rank

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Company Name

Contact

Title

Primary Address

Phone Number

Web Address

Local Emp.

Est

Waddell & Reed

Timonthy Goering

Managing partner

2122 Barkley Blvd., Suite 200

360-734-4728

www.waddell.com

17/23

1987

Edward Jones

John Meno

Regional leader

437 N. Olympic Ave., Suite A

360-403-7071

edwardjones.com

15

n/a

Merrill Lynch

Richard Rosbach

Resident director

2950 Newmarket St., Suite 104

360-676-7800

ml.com

15/19

1960

Morgan Stanley

Steven J. Sutton

Financial adviser

2200 Rimland Drive, Suite 105

360-734-8500

morganstanley.com

11--5

1972

Ludeman Capital Management

Heidi Ludeman

President

1855 Main St., Suite 103

360-738-9600

ludemancapital.com

6--9

1995

Saturna Capital

Jane Carten

President

1300 N. State St.

360-734-9900

saturna.com

7--70

1989

UBS Financial Services

Stew Elison

VP/Branch office manager

104 Unity St.

360-715-8939

ubs.com

5--7

1996

Archer Halliday

Bernadette Halliday

Owner

1621 Cornwall Ave.

360-756-1010

archergroup.com

3--10

1998

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|  INSURANCE FIRMS  | Ranked by number of advisers Rank

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Company Name Rice Insurance

Contact

Contact Title

Greg Gubranson CEO-Agent

Primary Address

Primary City

Phone Number

Web Address

1400 Broadway St.

Bellingham

360-734-1161

www.riceinsurance.com

57

1946

Emp. Est

Hub Northwest

Barry Hanson

Executive vice president

110 Unity St.

Bellingham

360-647-9000

www.hubnw.com

40

1929

Snapper Shuler Kenner Insurance

Todd Kaloper

Officer manager

501 Front St.

Lynden

360-354-4488

www.sskinsurance.com

32

1925

Oltman S&V Agency Inc.

Ann Medina

President

709 Front St.

Lynden

360-734-3960

www.oltmaninsurance.com

18

1932

8108 Guide Meridian Road

Lynden

360-354-2200

www.guideinsuranceservices.com

13

1952

District Mulitiple agencies throughout Bellingham manager the county

360-527-0205

www.countryfinancial.com

8

1932

Guide Insurance Services

Brett and Joel Kok Principal

Country Financial

Brian Castellanos

Bob Wallin Insurance Inc.

Ann Leonard

President

1844 Iron St.

Bellingham

360-734-5204

www.bobwallin.com

7

1976

VibrantUSA

Dan Solberg

CEO

3800 Byron Ave., Suite 148

Bellingham

360-733-5111

www.vibrantusa.com

7

2003

D&D Insurance Agency

Derek Barnes

President

5701 3rd Ave.

Ferndale

360-392-8159

www.danddinsurance.com

6

2004

Employee Benefits Planning

Lori Wilson

Principal

288 Martin St.

Bellingham

360-33-7300

www.ebpllc.com

5

1986

Erik Dyrland Insurance (Farmers)

Erik Dyrland

President

2105 Park St.

Bellingham

360-734-5072 www.dyrlandinsurance.com

5

1987

Magas Insurance Inc.

Bill Magas

President

2615 Meridian St.

Bellingham

360-734-0416

www.magasinsurance.com

4

1979

Hoffman Insurance Inc.

Jim Hoffman

Owner

4202 Meridian St., Suite 102

Bellingham

360-671-8155

www.allstate.com/jameshoffman

3

2013

Leonard J Corneto Insurance Agency Inc.

Len Corneto

Owner

102 Grover St., Suite 209

Lynden

360-354-4197

www.countryfinancial.com/ leonard.corneto

2

2005

Nancy Leavitt Agency (American Family Insurance)

Nancy Leavitt

Agent

3031 Orleans St., No. 202

Bellingham

360-733-3626

www.nancyleavittagency. com

2

2008

Abbe & Associates & S.A.S. Brokerage

Ross Abbe

Principal

2100 Humboldt St.

Bellingham

360-733-7768

n/a

1

2005

JD Phillips & Associates Inc.

John Phillips

President

1292 E Axton Road

Bellingham

360-398-9224

n/a

1

1987

Mutual of Omaha Insurance Agency

Bill Tetreault

5060 Pacific Highway

Ferndale

360-752-3253

mutualofomaha.com

1

2003

Coltran Insurance Agency

Richard Coltran

2530 Meridian St.

Bellingham

360-647-1662

1901 N State St., Suite A

Bellingham

360-714-8790

State Street Insurance (Allstate)

President

Scott Richardson President

n/a www.statestreetinsurance. com

n/a

1978

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| LAW FIRMS | Ranked by number of local employees

Rank

Company Name/Address

Attorneys

Phone/Website

emp.

Description

1

Belcher Swanson Law Firm 900 Dupont St.

Jack Swanson, Mark Lackey, Chet Lackey, Pete Dworkin, Hugh Klinedinst, Kristen Reid, Terry Lewis, Doug Robertson, Josh Fox, Morgan Fox, Brad Swanson, Scot Swanson

360-734-6390 www.belcherswanson.com

21

Private law firm

2 3

Barron Smith Daugert 300 N. Commercial St., Bellingham

Sallye N. Quinn, Debbie Nelson

360-733-0212 www.barronsmithlaw.com

20

Estate planning, business and employment law, commercial litigation, real estate

Carmichael Clark 1700 D St., Bellingham

Laughlan Clark

360-647-1500 www.carmichaelclark.com

18

Land use and development law

4

Chmelik Sitkin & Davis 1500 Railroad Ave., Bellingham

Frank Chmelik, Jonathan Sitkin, Richard Davis

360-671-1796 www.chmelik.com

18

Municipal governments, business and corporate law, environmental, construction law, real estate and land use, employment and labor law, probate and estate planning

5

Brett McCandlis Brown 1310 10th St., Suite 104., Bellingham

David Brown

360-714-0900 www.washingtoninjury.com

15

Personal injury and wrongful death law

6 7 8 9

Adelstein, Sharpe & Serka 400 N. Commercial St., Bellingham

Steve Adelstein, Phil Sharpe, Phil Serka, Jeff Fairchild, Mitchell Saber, Ivan Stoner, Morgan Fox

360-671-6565 www.adelstein.com

14

Corporate business, personal injury, property damage, environmental/ land use, employment law, wills and probate

Schacht Law Office Inc. 310 E. Magnolia St., Bellingham

Micheal Schacht

360-647-0400 www.schachtlaw.com

10

Intellectual property rights

Cascadia Cross-Border Law 1305 11th St., Suite 301., Bellingham

Greg Boos

360-671-5945 www.cascadia.com

8

U.S. immigration law specialists

Brownlie Evans Wolf & Lee 230 E. Champion St., Bellingham

Simon Brownlie, Murphy Evans, Heather Wolf, Mark Lee

360-676-0306 www.brownlieevans.com

6

Real estate, business, employment and litigation

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• Parts Dept. • Sales • Collision/Body Shop • Service Dept. (Including Diesel) Aluminum Repair Certified • Detail Dept.

Diehl Ford

1516487

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|  REAL ESTATE COMPANIES  | Ranked by number of local employees Rank

Company/Address

Owner/Top Exec.

Phone Number

Website

Agents/ Brokers

Est.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

Keller Williams Realty 2211 Rimland Drive, Suite 124., Bellingham

Marsha Lockart Managing broker

260-738-7070

www.kw.bellingham.net

360

2000

Windemere-Whatcom Realty 515 W. Bakerview Road., Bellingham

Kristin Miller Marketing manager

360-734-7500

www.windermere.com

180

1995

Coldwell Banker Bain 3610 Meridian St., Bellingham

Sunny Lake Managing broker

360-734-3420

www.cbbain.com

66

1907

RE/MAX Whatcom County Inc. 913 Lakeway Drive., Bellingham

Lori Reece Owner

360-647-1313

www.nwhomes.net

65

1991

Muljat Group Inc. 510 Lakeway Drive., Bellingham

Frank Muljat President

360-733-3030

www.muljatgroup.com

65

n/a

John L. Scott Real Estate 2930 Newmarket St., Suite 111

Darin Stenvers Managing broker

360-671-9640

http://www.bellinghamoffice. johnlscott.com/

40

1933

Sterling Real Estate Group 2011 Young St., Suite 101., Bellingham

Phil Dyer Managing broker

360-756-0021

www.sterlingrealestate.biz

37

1997

Muljat Group North 505 Front St., Lynden

Jerry Blankers Managing broker

360-354-4242

www.muljatgroupnorth.com

22

1926

eXp Realty International Corp. 1106 Harris Ave., #104., Bellingham

Glenn Sanford CEO

360-739-6981

www.exprealty.com

20

2009

Century 21 Bay Properties 8045 Birch Bay Drive., Blaine

Carl Dufton Designated broker/Owner

360-676-0210

www.century21bayproperties.com

18

1986

Pacific Continental Realty 114 W. Magnolia St., Suite 302., Bellingham

Jim Bjerke Owner

360-671-4200

www.pacificcontinentalrealty.com

13

1992

Fairhaven Realty (Branch of Lakeway Realty) 1100 11th St., Bellingham

Gloria Calderhead Branch manager

360-676-8990

www.fairhavenrealty.com

12

1972

Sun-Mark Properties 1850 Lake Whatcom Blvd., Bellingham

Azam Nader CEO

360-733-3700

www.sunmarkproperties.com

10

1969

Misty Mountains Realty 8193 Kendall Road., Maple Falls

Bret VanLant, Tyrel Jackson Owners

360-599-2200

www.mistymtsrealty.com

8

1990

Hammer Properties NW 102 Ohio St., Bellingham

Mike Hays Owner, managing broker

360-756-6500

www.hammerproperties.com

7

2012

Lakeway Realty Inc. 3547 Lakeway Drive

Dave Hansen Managing Broker

360-733-4009

www.lakewayrealty.net

7

1983

Landmark Real Estate Management 3800 Byron Ave., Suite 112., Bellingham

Kim Servoss Director of property management

360-738-1022

www.visitlandmark.com

7

1988

William T. Follis Realtors 108 Prospect St., Bellingham

Melanie O'Suileabhain President

360-734-5850

www.follisrealtors.com

6

1921

Buy The Bay Realty 225 G St., Suite 102A., Blaine

Marcella Gilbertson President

360-332-1340

www.buythebayrealty.net

5

2006

Premier Properties NW 1135 Ellis St., Bellingham

Larry Humes Owner

360-756-6600

www.premierpropertiesnw.com

5

2005

18 19 20

Data-Link West Inc Complete Computer SyStem ServiCeS

(360) 734-8911 ericej@datalinkwest.com | (360) 306-8175 www.datalinkwest.com 2209 Woburn St., Bellingham, WA 98229

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|  SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS  | A look at Whatcom County

Total households 79,837 Family households (families) 49,816 With own children under 18 years 21,165 Married-couple family 39,342 With own children under 18 years 15,176 Male householder, no wife present, family 2,645 With own children under 18 years 1,461 Female householder, no husband present, family 7,829 With own children under 18 years 4,528 Nonfamily households 30,021 Householder living alone 21,600 65 years and over 8,188 Households with one or more people under 18 years 23,042 Households with one or more people 65 years and over 20,695 Average household size 2.5 Average family size 3.02 Relationship Population in households 199,471 Householder 79,837 Spouse 39,281 Child 52,873 Other relatives 8,535 Nonrelatives 18,945 Unmarried partner 4,771 Marital Status Males 15 years and over 83,732 Never married 30,871 Now married, except separated 42,579 Separated 870 Widowed 1,350 Divorced 8,062 Females 15 years and over 86,431 Never married 26,772 Now married, except separated 40,804 Separated 1,449 Widowed 6,551 Divorced 10,855 Fertility Number of women 15 to 50 years old who had a birth in the past 12 months 2,468 Unmarried women (widowed, divorced, and never married) 580

Per 1,000 unmarried women 20 Per 1,000 women 15 to 50 years old 48 Per 1,000 women 15 to 19 years old 10 Per 1,000 women 20 to 34 years old 78 Per 1,000 women 35 to 50 years old 27 Grandparents Number of grandparents living with own grandchildren under 18 years 3,240 Responsible for grandchildren 1,704 Years responsible for grandchildren Less than 1 year 630 1 or 2 years 354 3 or 4 years 181 5 or more years 539 Number of grandparents responsible for own grandchildren under 18 years 1,704 Who are female 989 Who are married 1,216 School enrollment Population 3 years and over enrolled in school 57,126 Nursery school, preschool 2,834 Kindergarten 2,269 Elementary school (grades 1-8) 18,839 High school (grades 9-12) 9,712 College or graduate school 23,472 Educational attainment Population 25 years and over 132,477 Less than 9th grade 4,453 9th to 12th grade, no diploma 7,409 High school graduate (includes equivalency) 30,092 Some college, no degree 33,693 Associate's degree 13,924 Bachelor's degree 28,409 Graduate or professional degree 14,497 Percent high school graduate or higher (X) Percent bachelor's degree or higher (X) Veteran Status Civilian population 18 years and over 162,522 Civilian veterans 14,187 Disability Status Total Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population 203,319 With a disability 26,194 Under 18 years 42,033 With a disability 1,887

18 to 64 years 132,546 With a disability 14,564 65 years and over 28,740 With a disability 9,743 Residence one year ago Population 1 year and over 202,568 Same house 168,154 Different house in the U.S. 33,313 Same county 22,612 Different county 10,701 Same state 6,975 Different state 3,726 Abroad 1,101 Place of birth Total population 204,855 Native 182,081 Born in United States 179,238 State of residence 107,396 Different state 71,842 Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island areas, or born abroad to American parent(s) 2,843 Foreign born 22,774 U.S. Citizenship Status Foreign-born population 22,774 Naturalized U.S. citizen 11,850 Not a U.S. citizen 10,924 World region of Foreign Born Foreign-born population, excluding population born at sea 22,774 Europe 5,247 Asia 5,633 Africa 481 Oceania 169 Latin America 5,503 Northern America 5,741 Ancestry Total population 204,855 American 7,828 Arab 380 Czech 1,042 Danish 2,765 Dutch 15,441 English 23,779 French (except Basque) 7,070

U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

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|  WAGES/OCCUPATIONS  | Selected snapshots of Whatcom County employment

Employees Hourly wage Annual All Occupations 79,720 $21.65 $45,030 Management Occupations 3,290 $47.06 $97,890 Chief Executives 80 $74.39 $154,730 General and Operations Managers 910 $47.57 $98,950 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 3,300 $30.37 $63,170 Accountants and Auditors 680 $31.49 $65,500 Personal Financial Advisors 60 $50.19 $104,390 Tax Preparers 30 $15.19 $31,600 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1,280 $34.58 $71,920 Computer Programmers 90 $47.08 $97,930 Software Developers, Applications 350 $37.11 $77,190 Web Developers 90 $28.90 $60,120 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,300 $40.63 $84,510 Civil Engineers 280 $41.13 $85,550 Mechanical Engineers 140 $43.92 $91,360 Architectural and Civil Drafters 60 $23.56 $49,010 Community and Social Service Occupations 1,360 $20.97 $43,610 Mental Health Counselors 30 $23.12 $48,080 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 240 $23.15 $48,160 Healthcare Social Workers 100 $28.93 $60,170 Legal Occupations 320 $36.76 $76,460 Lawyers 150 $44.31 $92,160 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 100 $24.95 $51,900 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 5,380 $24.13 $50,200 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 690 ** $62,460 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Tech Ed. 340 ** $61,130 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Tech Ed. 380 ** $62,750 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,190 $19.97 $41,530 Graphic Designers 120 $17.81 $37,030 Coaches and Scouts 520 ** $33,660 Editors * $25.43 $52,890 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 3,920 $39.53 $82,220 Dentists, General 70 $86.48 $179,890 United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Pharmacists 170 Family and General Practitioners 90 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other * Registered Nurses 1,240 Protective Service Occupations 1,650 Firefighters 250 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 280 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 250 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 8,630 Chefs and Head Cooks 40 Bartenders 510 Waiters and Waitresses 1,700 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2,980 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,510 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 670 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2,240 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 220 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 130 Sales and Related Occupations 9,380 Advertising Sales Agents 70 Insurance Sales Agents 190 Real Estate Sales Agents 190 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 11,470 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,370 Customer Service Representatives 920 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,400 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 360 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 90 Logging Equipment Operators 80 Construction and Extraction Occupations 4,470 Carpenters 780 Construction Laborers 790 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 260

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