Business such as the Northwest Washington Fair Association were recipients of Whatcom ReStart grants to help weather the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photos)

269 receive up to $15,000 to survive COVID

WHATCOM ­— Listed below are the names of all the businesses that were approved to receive a Whatcom ReStart grant to boost economic activity in early September, by cities or unincorporated area of the county.

This list was provided by the Whatcom County Executive’s office. The Bellingham and Fairhaven awardees were listed separately.

Following a comprehensive review of 628 applications, 269 top-tier applicants impacted by COVID-19 were identified for a total $2.5 million in grant funding. 

The maximum grant amount was $15,000. Whatcom County and the cities of Bellingham, Blaine, Everson, Ferndale, Lynden, Nooksack and Sumas all contributed CARES Act funds to the grant program and each played an integral role in identifying the top applicants in their respective jurisdictions.

Application scoring criteria was based on three assessment categories: Adaptivity/Business Strength (40%), Impact/Need (40%) and Community Contribution (20%).


Unincorporated county

Animals as Natural Therapy

Auntie Pam’s Country Store

Bell Creek Nature School

Bellewood Farms, Inc.

3 C’s Farm

Alm Hill Gardens

Birch Bay Ventures (restaurant)

Glynn’s Shamrock Pub

F/V The Grizzley (fisheries)

COurban US (education)

Freshore (restaurant)

Charla Wilder Agriculture

Fat-Cat Fish (manufacturing)

Kinfolk and Fodder (restaurant)

KJ Cruz Inc. (retail)

Gritworks Athletics (gym/training)

i1uvit (gym/training)

Moon Valley Natural Products

NorthWest Therapeutic Riding Center

North Fork Pizza & Brewing

Oh Snap! Event Photo Booth

Pacific Cleaning Services and Supply

Sage and Sky Farm

Pier Cafe & Bistro

Shuksan Golf Inc. (restaurant)

Raven’s Repast

Pleasant Valley’s Farmers Market

Slippery (retail)

WGR Airport (restaurant)

Spring Time Farm

Vick Enterprises (retail)

The Country Club (restaurant)

South Sound Refrigeration & Heating

Swansen’s Carpet Cleaning & Emergency Drying



Chada (restaurant)

Mobile Exchange Inc.

Orion Holdings (retail)

Semiahmoo Marina Condo Gas/Retail

Peace Arch Café

Crazy Daze #9 (retail)

Blaine Senior Center

Blaine Chamber 



Red’s Barber Shop

WCC Promotions

HIS Corporation (restaurant)

Good to Go Meat Pies

Alsum Trading Company

Silver Grouping (restaurant)



Anda Photography 

Apple Pediatric Dentistry

Apropos Hospitality Group

Bellingham Professional Office

Clary M. Jensen (retail)

Crave Catering

Creative Signs & Design

David McAnany Maintenance

DownTimeTaps (restaurant)

Dun-rit Cleaning

Flow Motions

Friendly Foot (manufacturing)

Fringe Brewing

GLB North (fishery)

Gym Star Sports Center

Jack Francis Foods

Juan & Family Auto Sales

Juan Boat Service (maintenance)

Leader Block (restaurant)

Main Street Grill

Manthey Momentum (sports/recreation)

Master Remolding

Memorable Events & Catering

Northwest Glass

Peace Arch TherapeuticMassage

Premier Cleaning Service

Roni Sue Peluso (retail)

Satori Massage

Tacos Guadalajara (restaurant)

Take Aim Independent Living Solutions



Advantage Sports/Soccer City

Broma Technologies

Cheeks Jeans

Creative Design

ForeFront Hospitality

Geoffrey T. Tupper, dentist

Gregory J. Helgath, physical therapy

Hats Off T-Shirts & Engraving

Heartfelt Massage

Jake’s Restaurant

Jeema Corporation (restaurant)

Lynden Book Shop

Lynden Fro-Yo

Lynden Pioneers (restaurant)

Lynden Skateway

Management Recruiters of Lynden

MJ Management (recreation)

NAH, NOT A HOBBY (retail)

Northwest Washington Fair Association

Norwest Networks (technology)

Pacific Supplies and Maintenance (health care)

Perfect Smile Orthodontics

RAS Manufacturing

Ross Healthcare

Simply Enjoy Photography

Sound Landscaping

Style Solo (retail)

The Homestead Club Inc. (fitness)

The Little Red Wagon (retail)

The Nuthouse Grill

The Thirsty Badger (restaurant)

Timmer Enterprises (restaurant)

Whatcom IT



Everson Dentistry

Nick’s Kitchen



Bob’s Burger & Brew

Cherry Street Market (retail)

Mazdaz International (photography)

Nicole Sandoval Postma Photography

Ship Happens (freight/postal box) 

Sumas River Farms

WoW Hair Salon