Bellingham Business Journal

BBJ Today

The first issue of the Bellingham Business Journal was published in November 1992. On page 2 of that inaugural edition (then known as the Business Journal of Bellingham/Whatcom County), publisher Al Raines wrote that local business professionals needed “a publication that will keep them abreast of what’s going on in the business environment around them.” Today, the Bellingham Business Journal is just that: the paper where business leaders turn for vital news and commentary that identifies market trends and focuses on new business opportunities relevant to Whatcom County. The BBJ provides timely information to help your business grow, and caters to the area’s diverse mix of industries, including the high-tech, business, education and retail sectors.

Sound Earned 238 Industry Awards in 2015!

In all, Sound Publishing won 238 industry awards in 2015. Sound secured 229 awards from the 2015 Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspaper Contest (including 75 first place winners) and 9 awards from Local Media Association’s Advertising and Promotions Contest.


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median age


family households


have college


median household

Source: U.S. Census: 2014 American Community Survey (5-year)


Circulation Comparison

Zip Zip Name Bellingham Business Journal
98225 Bellingham 332
98226 Bellingham 208
98227 Bellingham 41
98228 Bellingham 32
98229 Bellingham 71
98230 Blaine 26
98247 Everson 25
98248 Ferndale 67
98264 Lynden 78
Misc 1,731
Total 76,470 2,611
Sources: Sound Publishing 2016, U.S. Census: 2014 American Community Survey (5-year), 2015 Pulse Research readership survey

We couldn’t be happier with our relationship with the Bellingham Business Journal. Their readership is exactly the customer we are seeking to build our business. The staff at the BBJ is prompt and professional and the content is always poignant and relevant to what is happening in Whatcom county.
Cassie Lupien
Owner Rhapsody Marketing 

Green Editions

A selection of Bellingham Business Journal printed newspapers and suplemental publications. Click a cover to view detail.