It is a joy to work with Taimi, always the consummate professional; she walks you through the publicity process with ease and produces a concise and accurate voice for your product.

I highly recommend her to all business owners especially now during these difficult economic times. She will give your business the winning edge.

Mary Ellen Carter,
Verde Specialty Foods

Photos Published

QWest Dex
Seattle Homes & Lifestyles
Northwest Prime Time
Bellingham Visitor's Guide
Bellingham Herald
Northwest Events
Every Other Weekly
Business Journal
Business Pulse
The Fairhaven Association
Historical Brochure & Web site
Dog Fancy Magazine
...and many others

Community Service

Board Member, Mayor's Tourism Commission, 2009-2011
Advises disbursement of hotel/motel tax revenue for local tourism-oriented projects.

President, Cascade Marketing Association 2005-2007
President of northwest based organization for marketing professionals.

Marketing Instructor, Annual SBDC Business Expo 1998-2006
Teaches business and marketing seminars for the Small Business Development Center in Bellingham.

Publicist, Old Fairhaven Association, 2001-2009
Promotes the Fairhaven District through press releases, articles and photography.

Advisory Board Member, Small Business Development Centers, 2002-2005
Advised Washington State SBDC on business needs.

Chair, Vice Chair and Board Member, Governor's Small Business Improvement Council 1998-2002
Worked with the business community and SBIC to present business priorities annually to Governor Locke.

Member, Fairhaven Merchant's Committee, 1991 to 2008
Helped create this merchant group to create coordinated marketing and events for the Fairhaven District business owners. Brought in guest speakers on such subjects as shoplifting, safety, tourism and more.

Ex Officio Board Member, Past President, The Old Fairhaven Association, 1985-Present
Helped guide the Fairhaven Association through many years of turmoil and change, helping to maintain the beauty of the historical district by fundraisers, obtaining grants, organizing volunteers, designing and printing historical walking tour brochures and getting publicity out about the historical buildings. President in 1996 & 1997.

Bellingham Business Journal, Business Columnist, 6/97 to 2009
Writes a monthly business advice column.

Mayor's Benchmark's Committee, Appointed by Mayor of Bellingham, 1995-2001
Worked for over five years assisting the city in producing a “Benchmark's For Progress” Report and statistics to help steer city priorities toward a productive direction, with Mayors Tim Douglas and Mark Asmundson.

Bellingham Herald, Business Columnist, 2/95-5/97

Special Awards, Projects & Committees

Winner, Priscilla Sabin Award, 2000 Bellingham Convention & Visitor Bureau Award for tourism excellence
Best Promotions Award, Business Journal Reader's Choice Award, for 1997
Guest Commentator/Guest Talk Show Host, KGMI Radio, Bellingham, 1997-2000
Publicity Writer, Beyond Greenways Levy, 1997-the levy passed
Board Member, Whatcom Co. Visitor & Convention Bureau, 1987-1990
Best Business Dresser, Business Journal Reader's Choice Award, 1996
Businessperson of the Year Finalist, Business Pulse Magazine, 1995
Fairhaven Village Association, Chair and Board Member, 1994-1996, helped create parking district.
Businesswoman of the Year Finalist, Whatcom Women in Business, 1993
Samish Way Association, Secretary/Treasurer, Boardmember 1984-1986
Whatcom County Chamber of Commerce Commercial Division, Active member 9/83-9/86
Bellingham Herald Citizen Readership Panel, Chosen by publisher for 1985-1986 Panel