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Colville Chamber of Commerce Weekly


April 14 to 21, 2014


Mission of the Colville Chamber of Commerce:  Provide leadership to stimulate, promote and support economic vitality, tourism, communication, education and community pride in the greater Colville, Washington area.


Ladies and Gentlemen:


Since it was Spring Break, there were many of you that were out enjoying some time with your families, and we wanted to let you have an opportunity to chime into the conversation that we had at the last Chamber Weekly Lunch Meeting that was facilitated by Debra Hansen Director, WSU Stevens County Extension. Please fill out this very short (three questions!) survey­ . It will help us move forward on some project ideas so that we can move from Talk to Action. Debra Hansen will be our lunch speaker on May 6th.  On that day she will go over the survey and we will take the next step.


Chamber Meetings:


Everyone is invited to attend Chamber Meetings held on Tuesdays at noon at the Eagles Lodge on North Wynne Street.  It is a no-host lunch with a speaker or program for each meeting.  We try to publicize the meeting in advance so everyone can make plans to attend.  If you would like to make a presentation of interest to the community, please call 684-5973. 



April 15: CJ Wolf from the Stevens County Assessor’s office will give a presentation about local government and provide information on personal property taxes.


April 22: Geoff Newman will be giving a presentation on the Colville Leadership Cast that is to be held on May 9th.


April 29: Al Garr will discuss the focus of The Wildland Firefighter Foundation


May 6: Debra Hansen Director, WSU Stevens County Extension: Colville Pathways to Prosperity, survey results and action plans


May 13: Tom Harrison will talk about the Northeast Washington Farmers Market and the 2014 Market season

Chamber News & Events:



April 30:  Chamber After Hours, join us from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM at Webster Law Firm for cocktails and a night of networking.  Webster Law Firm is located at 116 N Main St, Colville, WA 99114.


May 2: Colville Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament will be held at Dominion Meadows Golf Course, 1861 E. Hawthorne Colville, WA 99114.  For more information about the event please call (509) 684-5973 and ask for Debbie or visit our website at


Calendar of Events:  Go to or Colville, WA on Facebook for more info.


April 15: 4-H Public Presentation County Finals. All youth who earned blue ribbons at area public presentation contests are invited to attend the County Finals Contest today at 4:00 PM at Gess Elementary. Blue ribbon winners at the county contest will represent Stevens County at the 4-H State Fair this September. For more information please call (509) 684-2588.


Starting April 15: Ready, Set, Grow YOUR Business Session One: Do You Have Enough Customers? This will be a very hands on and interactive workshop where your Facebook questions will be answered. You may bring your laptop or use one of our computers at the Tri County Economic Development District “Hot Spot” Computer Lab, 986 S. Main, Colville from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. If you are starting a business or hoping to grow pieces of one you already have, attend Ready Set Grow your Business sessions to learn new skills and network with other small businesses and entrepreneurs. We want to connect you to resources and expertise with information you can use today. See the RSGyB flyer for information and details about all sessions.


April 14-15:  Grand Re-Opening at A Automotive Tire Pros, 361 W 5th Ave, Colville. Come and join us at 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM. A Automotive was established in 1986 working out of the back of Dales Truck.  In November 2013 we signed up with Tire Pros Franchise to better serve our community in adding a complete line of major tire brands. Buy a set of set of 4 tires and enter into the drawing for a grand prize drawing for a flat screen TV. Come on down and sign up for the other drawings for a free set of General Altimax RT 43 set of 4 tires, or $50.00 gift certificates (One entry per family).  A free lunch will be served from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM on April 14th.


April 16:  Tri-County Economic Development District will be having a workshop on Elevating Board Leadership; this workshop will cover governance for board members and staff. The fee is $10 per person and it will be held at 986 S Main St, Colville, WA from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM.  For more information and for registration please visit


April 17: At the Colville airport administration building at 6:00 PM there will be a presentation from David Ulane, the Northwest regions representative for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, AOPA. The AOPA is a nationwide organization that represents most of the nation’s aircraft owners and pilots at the national level. They are dedicated to protecting the rights and privileges of General aviation. Along with him will be Norm MacPhee, East side Vice-President of the Washington Pilots Association, WPA, to help inform the group on the state of GA in Washington State. Anyone interested in or just curious about aviation is welcome. For more information please call Dave Garringer at (509) 675-1041.


April 18: 5k Character Counts Fun Run, come and run or walk with us at 4:30 PM and color your character Colville.  Entry Fee is $2.00 and the walk will be at the Colville Jr. High School, and will begin at 4:30 PM. For more information please contact Colville Jr. High School at (509) 684-7820.


April 18: Emergency Planning for the Family Survival: Do you want to know what the major threats to your family are, and how to survive them?  Bob Garrow is presenting a two day class that will happen on the 18th and 25th of April.   The class will be held at the VFW Hall in Colville, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.   The class will cost $5.00 dollars per person and $15.00 for materials.  To pre-register for this class please contact Bob Garrow at (509) 722-4110.


April 19: The annual Colville Easter Egg hunt will be held at the N.E. Washington Fairground on Saturday at 11:00 AM.   The Easter Egg Hunt is open for children from toddler to pre-teen.   This year the event will be sponsored by the Colville Elks Lodge, Colville Kiwanis Club, and the Colville Rotary.  Donations have also been provided by Grandma Deannie’s Candies, Ronnie D’s and Tripp Distributing. For more information or to volunteer or donate please call Dahlen at (509) 684-2621 or Lori Matlock at the N.E. Washington Fairground at (509) 684-2528.


April 19: Come and help the Eagle's Club pay the tax bill! They will be having a Bake sale at 5:00 PM and Dinner from 5-7 PM at the 608 N Wynne, Colville. Join them and stay after dinner to listen to the music of Johnny and the Moondogs from 7-11 PM.  For more information please call them at (509) 684-4534.


April 22: Colville Branch AAUW invites the public to attend its annual Scholars Recognition event at 6:00 PM.  The event will be held in the Rendezvous Theater at The Colville Community College, 985 S Elm St, Colville, WA 99114. This year 23 junior girls from nine area high schools will be recognized for achievement in math, science and technology. Refreshments will be provided.


April 23: Colville's Own Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers will be having her “Top of the Morning Campaign Kickoff”.  Join her at noon at the Agricultural Trade Center. Catering will be provided by Lori Roberts from Catering to You.  The price is $35.00 per person and $280.00 for a table.  For more information or to RSVP, please call (509) 624-1199 or email


April 24: Range Invasive Weed Day, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM, Wellpinit Longhouse, 4 WSDA Recertification Credits (2+2) available for pesticide license holders. Workshop hosted by Spokane Tribe Wildlife Program in collaboration with USDA APHIS & Extension through USDA APHIS. Free but Must Register by April 18 by contacting WSU Stevens County Extension Office at (509) 684-2588 in case of time or location changes.  Weed Identification & Bioagent Control will be presented by Larry Skillstad & George Bruno, USDA APHIS; & Dan Fagerlie, WSU Extension. Area Weed Tour will be led by the same team to see weeds in the field and field identification characteristics including common seedlings and rosettes.


April 25: The Providence Mammography Coach, a program of Providence Health Care, is scheduled for a visit in Colville. The Coach will be located at Key Bank Parking Lot, 211 S Main St, from 9:30 AM -2:00 PM. The Coach features state-of-the-art digital imaging equipment. Exams take approximately 15 minutes.  Any woman age 40 and over can have a mammogram screening once a year without a physician’s referral and still have the service covered by her insurance.  Programs are available to assist the uninsured.  To schedule your mammogram on the Providence Mammography Coach call (509) 474-2400 or toll-free at (877) 474-2400.


April 25: Emergency Planning for the Family Survival: Do you want to know what the major threats to your family are, and how to survive them?  Bob Garrow is presenting a two day class that will happen on the 18th and 25th of April.   The class will be held at the VFW Hall in Colville, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.   The class will cost $5.00 dollars per person and $15.00 for materials.  To pre-register for this class please contact Bob Garrow at (509) 722-4110.


April 25 - 26: GIANT Yard Sale to benefit Family Support Center’s work to prevent child sexual abuse.  9 am – 6 pm at the New AA Storage Units on Hwy 395 between Williams Lake Road and Spanish Prairie Road.  Donations accepted, for more information please call (509) 684-3796 to arrange a drop off at the storage unit.

April 26:  Big Downtown Happenings!  “Colville Gives Back”.  Join Mark Peterson from KXLY and the Extreme Team. Saturday from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM at the KeyBank parking lot in downtown Colville. All proceeds will be donated to the Extreme Team, ALS and Wounded Warriors. There will be music from Thomas Huff of Royal Red Entertainment and the Sammy Eubank’s Band.  Come and see Brown Chicken Brown Cow Barbeque and Various Car Clubs and anyone who wants to show off their sweet ride! Come and shop Colville tax free with participating businesses. For more information please contact Debbie Therrian of Booth & LaDuke Motors at (509) 685-5707.


April 26:  The Colville Firefighter Association invites the community to their facility on the opening week-end of fishing season, for a “donation” breakfast from 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM.  Come see their facility and enjoy a pancake breakfast including pancakes, eggs, bacon and some refreshments!


April 26: NEW Family Life Services C.P.C. Presents Life Run 2014 5K fun Run/Walk, or 80 mile Motorcycle Run begins at 9:00 AM, runners at 10:00 AM. LIFE RUN 2014 5k Run/Walk/Motorcycle Run will take place in Colville, WA at Yep Kanum City Park. All pre-registered participants must check-in to the registration table prior to 8:45 AM on the day of the event. Walk-in registration will be available from 7:30 AM– 8:45 AM. All registration ends at 8:45 AM on Saturday, April 26. For more detail visit or call (509) 684-6444.


April:  Libraries of Stevens County Calendar of Events: April 9 at 7:00 PM: Author Jack Nisbet shares about “David Douglas in the Colville Valley” at The Old Schoolhouse in Loon Lake; April 12 at 7:00 PM: Author Timothy Egan shares about “The Big Burn” at the Colville Community College, Kalispell Hall; April 15 at 5:00 PM: Presentation by Fire Lookout Historian Rod Fosbackat Kettle Falls Public Library; April  22 at 6:00 PM: Presentation of Colville National Forest History at Colville Public Library; April  26 at 1:00 PM: Fire Lookout Experience at the Colville Historical Society.  For more information on the above listed events please contact Libraries of Stevens County at (509)233-9621. 


May 1: 4-H Horse Certificates are due to the WSU Stevens County Extension. Certificates must be on file today if planning to compete as a 4-H member this summer. Please call (509) 684-2588 for more information.


May 1:  Deadline to enroll in 4-H or add projects to be eligible to compete as a 4-H member during the summer’s 4-H events. Contact WSU Stevens County Extension at (509) 684-2588 for more information.


May 3: Colville Food Bank Sale & Swap will be held at the Fairgrounds, for more details on being a Vendor please call (509) 684-2971.


May 3: Free Plant Exchange in Chewelah at Sety’s Ace Hardware & Building Supplies from nine to noon.  You can bring plants and leave them, take plants that interest you, or both. Do you have extra plant starts or if you are digging and dividing perennials don’t throw them out, bring them to share with someone. If you have nothing to share, just come and take some plants. WSU Stevens County Master Gardeners will be there to answer questions. For more information call Mary at (509) 935-6667.


May 3:  Northeast Washington (N.E.W.) Farmers Market opening day is Saturday at 9:00 AM -1:00 PM at Main and Astor, in beautiful downtown Colville. We will have plants starts, bedding plants, fruit trees, ornamentals, early season greens, and much more from our local farmers and crafters.  It promises to be an exciting and fun year, with some new events this season, we’re also celebrating 40 years of bringing locally grown fruits and veggies to our community. Stop by and see what is available.  Visit our website or Facebook at or contact Market Manager at (509) 675-8896


May 9: Colville Leadercast: The Colville Leadercast will be held on May 9th, for more information please visit their website at .  Tickets can be purchased online for $65.00 per person.  The event will be held at the Colville Community College, 985 S. Elm Ave., Colville WA. You may also contact Geoff Newman for more information at (509) 675-1552.


Save the Date for Spring, Summer& Fall Activities:


* Farmer Markets Open in May

* Blood Drive—May 13

* Arden Old Timers Rodeo—May 17

* Habitat for Humanity Dinner and Auction Fund Raiser—May 31

* Stevens County Relay for Life—June 13 & 14

* AAUW: Hidden Gardens of Colville Valley—June 28

* Colville Piecemakers 2014 Quilt Show—September 5

* Cycle The Selkirk Loop—September 15-20


Business Information:


The Keller Heritage Center in Colville will be opening May 1 at 1:00 PM. The Stevens County Historical Society operated the center and has several features for the public to see, including the historic Keller House built in 1910. The other features include a museum with a research library, the first school house in Colville, a trapper's cabin, an historic  sawmill, a mining display and many other features including the lookout tower that can be seen from all over town.  This year the museum has made a major improvement in the doctor and dentist area. Wonderful new artifacts, including a light from Dr. Vinson's old office and a cabinet donated by Dr. Lindeman were just enough for the Curator, Katie to make needed changes. Mortars and pestles from Frank Slagle's collection were also donated and are on display.


Front Porch Farm: We're picking limited quantities of Spinach, Lettuce, and other spring greens! Find us open every Friday and Saturday, from 10 AM to 6 PM under the windmill on Highway 395 in Arden. For more, visit:


Family Support Center, a program of Rural Resources, invites you to join our team of volunteer victim advocates. You too can make a difference in helping to end abuse in Stevens County! Contact Dianna Michaels at (509) 685-6092 or for more information, to obtain an application and learn how advocacy based counseling helps to empower those in crisis. Classes begin May 1st and run two evenings per week through May 29th from 4:00 PM-8:00 PM. Dinner and all materials are provided.


Tir-County Economic Development District’s Small Business Center and Wireless Hot Spot will be open from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.  Please see their website at or call them at (509) 684-4571.


If you have an event or activity of interest to our community, please email to us at Have a great week!



Cassidy Cording and Debbie Garringer

Colville Chamber of Commerce

986 South Main Street Suite B

Colville, WA   99114


509-684-1344 fax

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