Birch Wins Large Business of the Year


This fall Birch Equipment was nominated and selected by the community to receive the Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce Large Business of the Year award.

Nominations for the Small Business, Large Business, New Business and Non-profit of the Year awards were submitted by the public and the Chamber of Commerce members. After evaluation by the Annual Awards Selection Committee, five nominees were selected for each category. Final voting was then turned over to the Chamber members with one vote per business.

In December Birch teams attended the Annual Event hosted at the Silver Reef Casino. Guy Occhiogrosso and the Chamber Team put on a wonderful event full of celebration of local businesses.

A big congratulations to all nominees and fellow winners:

Small Business of the Year – New Mexico Tamale Company
Large Business of the Year – Birch Equipment Rental & Sales
New Business of the Year – Jack’s BBQ
Non-Profit of the Year – Bellingham Food Bank
Tourism Business of the Year – Whatcom County Lodging Association
Chamber Ambassador of the Year – Suzanne Taylor
Young Professional of the Year – Josh Burdick
Lifetime Achievement Award – Ken Gass

Birch Equipment is an independently owned construction equipment rental, sales and service company with locations throughout Washington and Southeast Alaska that is regularly being recognized as Best Place to work in Washington State and ranked as a Top 100 Rental Company in the United States. Birch is headquartered in Bellingham and attributes it’s success to amazing people, quality service/equipment and a culture of ingenuity, solid/pro-active work, diversity, grit and work life balance.

Check out the video below to hear from Birch’s CEO/Owner Sarah Rothenbuhler about what makes Birch stand out among local business.