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Peoples Bank Named Title Sponsor for Bellingham's Fourth of July Spectacular

May 16, 2023

Bellingham, WA – May 16, 2023 – Peoples Bank is thrilled to announce it has assumed the role of title sponsor for the annual Fourth of July Spectacular. The event, held in partnership with the Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Port of Bellingham, takes place on Tuesday, July 4th, from 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM at Zuanich Point Park in Squalicum Harbor.

"We are honored to become the title sponsor of Bellingham’s Fourth of July Spectacular," said Lisa Hefter, President and Chief Operating Officer at Peoples Bank. "As a locally owned bank operating in Whatcom County for over 100 years, we are proud to support events that bring our community together in celebration. The Fourth of July Spectacular is a cherished tradition, and we are excited to help make it a memorable experience for all.”
"Special thank you to Peoples Bank for stepping up to be our new title sponsor for this beloved event – and continued appreciation to the Port of Bellingham for their long-standing partnership," said Guy Occhiogrosso, President and CEO of the Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce. “As a champion of our community, the Chamber is proud to be producing Bellingham’s Fourth of July Spectacular again this year with these terrific partners.”
The Peoples Bank Fourth of July Spectacular promises to be a day of family-friendly fun, with a wide range of activities and musical performances. Kids can enjoy games and art projects provided by Inner Child Studio, and performers from the Bellingham Circus Guild will offer free interactive entertainment. For adults, there will be a beer garden featuring brews from Kulshan, Boundary Bay, and Bellingham Cider Co. Local food vendors will also be on hand. The highlight of the evening will be the spectacular fireworks display, set to begin at 10:30 PM.
With limited parking in nearby parking lots, celebrants are encouraged to walk or bike to the event. There will be a bike valet at Zuanich Park offering secure bike storage hosted by Let’s Bike Bellingham.
For more information, visit the Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce website at
About Peoples Bank
Peoples Bank is a locally owned and operated, independent full-service community bank with $2.6 billion in assets. Headquartered in Bellingham, Washington, Peoples Bank has served the community for over 100 years and operates 25 locations throughout Washington. Reflecting its strong financial management practices, dedicated employees, and long-standing customer relationships, Peoples Bank was awarded a superior five-star rating from Bauer Financial, a leading independent bank rating firm. Learn more about Peoples Bank at Member FDIC.
About the Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce has contributed to the success of the local business community for over 110 years. As a not-for-profit membership organization, the chamber advocates for its members by convening leaders and influencers, serving as a catalyst for business growth, and advocating for policies that bring about positive change. Visit to learn more.
About the Port of Bellingham
The Port of Bellingham is a special purpose municipal corporation charged with fulfilling the essential transportation and economic development needs of the region, while providing leadership and maintaining Whatcom County’s overall economic vitality through expansion of comprehensive facilities, programs, and services. The Port operates most Whatcom County transportation terminals including the Bellingham Airport, Bellingham Cruise Terminal, the Fairhaven Transportation Station (with Amtrak, Greyhound, and Whatcom Transportation bus service), and marinas in Bellingham and Blaine. About 250 businesses operate in Port real estate developments.

5 Star RatingPeoples Bank is rated 5-Stars by Bauer
Rating as of May 2024