Wes Herman of Woods Coffee awarded BWCT Chairman’s Award

Wes Herman receiving 2013 BWCT Chairman's AwardBellingham Whatcom County Tourism recognize Woods, Bellingham International Airport At Annual Taste of Tourism event

Bellingham, WA — June 10, 2013 — Wes Herman, owner of The Woods Coffee, was recently honored by Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism (BWCT) at its annual Taste of Tourism event. The 2013 BWCT Chairman’s Award was presented to Herman at the May 22 event, which was held at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal.


“The Woods has extended beyond serving coffee, and embraces the community and our visitors where they congregate on a daily basis,” said Loni Rahm, President/CEO of Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism.


Randi Axelsson of Silver Reef Hotel • Casino • Spa presented the award to Woods owner, Wes Herman. In presenting the award, Axelsson praised Wes and his entire Woods Coffee team on their entrepreneurial achievements and community spirit.


“We meet people everyday who are new to our area, and it’s an honor to be ambassadors for our community,” said Wes Herman, owner of The Woods Coffee. “We hear regularly from guests who are surprised by the warmth and kindness they encounter here. Our staff looks forward to giving a great first impression for everyone who walks through the door.”


The Bellingham International Airport received BWCT’s “Destination Marketing Partnership Award,” which recognizes exceptional tourism marketing efforts in Whatcom County each year. More than 175 people attended the event. Nineteen different Whatcom County restaurants, wineries, and caterers were also on-hand, sharing a sample of their signature offerings for attendees.


Founded in 1978, Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism is the official tourism agency for Whatcom County. For more information, visit www.Bellingham.org.


For more information on The Woods Coffee, visit www.TheWoodsCoffee.com, check out the company’s page on Facebook, or call 360.933.1855.


About The Woods Coffee
The Woods Coffee was established in 2002 by the Herman family of Lynden, Washington. With a dream of starting a chain of coffee shops, the Herman family pooled their talents and resources to create their first Woods Coffee shop. Today, 11 years later, the company has a total of 14 locations in the Pacific Northwest; offers its own line of fresh, in-house baked goods; and uses its exclusive compost-a-cup brand of compostable cups. In addition, the company uses sustainable design and building practices, achieving LEED® certification where possible. For more information on The Woods Coffee, please visit www.TheWoodsCoffee.com, or call 360.933.1855.

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