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Chamber Weekly

  November 24 – December 1, 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:


Home Suite Home has raffle tickets available from today until Dec. 13 at 3:30 p.m. Purchase your tickets, fill in your name, address and phone number and place into the crystal boxes for a chance to win one or more of the eight trees (keep stub). Purchaser must be 18 years of age in order to win raffle drawing. Each raffle ticket cost a $1.  The following businesses and associates have contributed to these trees: Country Chevrolet; Colville Chamber of Commerce; Alternative Pathways to Health; Downtown Merchants; NE WA Association of Realtors; Health & Wellness Providers; Tri-County Stoves; and Healthy Expressions Dental.


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, call Chamber office at 684-5973. 


Nov. 25: Zach Ross, Chamber President, will announce what’s happening in Colville in the weeks to come.



Dec. 2: Linsey Edmunds, AmeriCorp/VISTA Volunteer Gleaning

Coordinator with Providence New Hunger Coalition

Dec. 9: Dianne Connelly with ResCare HomeCare.


Dec. 16: Petroglyph Printing and Signs with Nathan Noble and Stephen Woods.


Dec. 23: No Chamber meeting.


Dec. 30: No Chamber meeting. Get ready to bring in the New Year!


Chamber News & Events:

The Christmas Tree will be decorated in Heritage Court on Nov 24. Kristie Shoemaker’s Fort Colville 5th grade students have made ornaments to hang on the tree.  The City Street crew will be hanging lights. Wreaths and lights will be put up along Main Street on Wednesday, Nov. 26 with help from high school volunteers.

On Friday, Nov. 28 beginning at 1 p.m., we are again sponsoring horse rides. Dean Henry will hitch up his Belgium horses to the sleigh for rides in downtown Colville. Shop on Black Friday for the afternoon and then join us at the Heritage Court in downtown Colville at 6 p.m. for the Tree Lighting with Santa Claus! Pictures with Santa will begin at 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Home Design (after tree lighting).


Shop Colville is on, Saturday, December 13, the Chamber will be providing horse drawn wagon rides by Dean Henry. Rides are from noon to 3 p.m. starting at Heritage Court in downtown Colville. Photos with Santa will also be available again at Home Design from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Be sure to stop by Home Suite Home for that last minute raffle ticket in hopes to win a tree!


Gala tickets are on sale now for the Colville Chamber Gala Dinner/Dance at the Community on Dec. 13. Call the Chamber office today for your tickets (509) 684-5973. (5 p.m. No Host Bar and photography; 6 p.m. Filet Mignon dinner; 7 p.m. Christmas Tree Drawing and Dessert Auction; 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. FireCreek Band. $30 each or purchase a table for 8 for $220.) Come to the Chamber office to purchase your tickets.

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


Nov. 22-Dec. 13: Christmas Tree Extravaganza: Home Suite Home is hosting the Christmas Trees again this year. Place your name, address and phone number on each ticket and place in the associated crystal box (keep your stubs). Tickets are available for $1 each. One ticket from each crystal box will be drawn on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Colville Chamber Gala Dinner/Dance at the Community College in Colville. All winning names will be called to pick up their tree on Sunday, Dec. 14 from noon to 2 p.m. (Applicable taxes will need to be paid upon picking up your winning tree.)


Nov. 24-Dec. 12: The Tree of Sharing is at KeyBank. KeyBank is ready for its 2014 Christmas Season and to begin operation. Hours of operation are Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday's 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The last day for tag ion and returning purchased items will be Friday, Dec. 12. The Tree of Sharing is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Colville and hosted by KeyBank.  For detailed information please call the TOS Coordinator, Ozzie Wilkinson at 684-5989.


Nov. 24: The Harlem Ambassadors vs. Habitat Builders at the Colville High School at 7 p.m.    Tickets are available at Chamber office. General admission purchased in advance are for Students/Seniors $7; adults are $9. Tickets purchased at the door are $2 more.  Kids under age 4 are admitted free.  Call 509-684-2385 for more information.


Nov. 25: City Council meeting at 6:30 p.m.


Nov.  28- 29: Front Porch Antiques Thanksgiving sale: 25% off Pendleton Blankets, 10% off Antiques. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Front Porch in Arden. 509-684-6226 


Nov. 29:  Mary Kitt with Pampered Chef will be a vendor at The Third Annual Holiday Shopping Extravaganza in Chewelah at the American Legion Hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Dec. 1-31: Meyers Falls Market Art Show. Annette Coady, Fine Art Photographer and Artist will be featured in our December Gallery. For Art Gallery information, contact Maggie at .


Dec. 1: Ready, Set, Grow YOUR Business: These free workshops will be hands on and interactive 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. To register or for more information contact Krisan at 690-8400 or email


Dec. 1 & 8: Annual Winter Pesticide Recertification Courses: this year offered only from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the WSU Extension office, 986 S. Main. There will be three credits available on each day; you must attend all three sessions to earn your credits.


Dec. 5:  Open Mic! 8 to 10 p.m. First Friday’s. Join us at Meyers Falls Market for this festive evening of song, dance, poetry, and many other community talents brought forth to the microphone. All welcome.


Dec. 6 & 13:  Crochet Rug Class at Meyers Falls Market on Saturday Dec. 6 and 13 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Heidi Short-Murphy will teach you how to make your own crochet area rugs and chair pads, no experience necessary. Learn how to use recycled materials such as bed sheets and other mediums to create fun accessories for your home and for Holiday gifts. $10 class fee, to pre-register contact instructor directly at (509) 675-4534.


Dec. 5-7: You’re invited to the Stevens County Historical Society’s 36th Annual Christmas Tour Dec. 5 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Dec. 6 and 7 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” featuring tours of the Keller House and the Museum (700 N. Wynne St.); The Mitten Tree-bring mittens and hats for area children; live music in the Keller House music room. Gingerbread House Contest - The annual Christmas Tour of the Keller House and Museum will again feature a Gingerbread House Contest. Pick up rules and an application at Gramma Deanie’s. The Gingerbread houses can be delivered on December 4th and picked up after December 7th. Visitors really enjoy the houses and the smell of Gingerbread. Prizes are offered in several categories. For more information call 684-5968.


Dec. 14: Gluten-Free Holiday Cookie Share: Sunday at 2 p.m. at Meyers Falls Market. Bring a batch of your favorite gluten-free holiday cookies and the recipe, to exchange with others in the Community connection Room. All recipes will be photo copied for each participant. You will bring home a try of cookies, and receive a store coupon for any gluten free item in the Market. $5 pre-registration is required. Call the Market to reserve your spot (509) 738-2727.


Dec. 14: Diverse Spiritual Beliefs at Meyers Falls Market at 10:30 a.m. A monthly meeting of diverse spiritual beliefs joining in community. All welcome to attend (donations welcomed). Call Sue Richardson for more details (509) 684-8825.


Dec. 19: Wine Tasting at Meyers Falls Market from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Drop-in anytime to sample three distinct wines from our ion of over 100 varieties. Tickets are only $2 and entitle you to save $2 off any bottle of that evening’s featured wines. Join us the third Friday of every month through fall and winter.


Dec. 19: Master Gardener applications are due. The WSU Master Gardener training in Stevens County will begin January 13, 2015. Face-to-face classes will be held sporadically in Colville, on Tuesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. through May 5. The Class fee is $125 and requires 40 hours of volunteer service per year. Applications can be found online at


Save the Date

* December 28—Spiritual Study Group

* January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and Feb. 7 Watercolor Classes at Meyers Falls Market

* March 2015—Woodlands Theatre presents “Seussical”


Business Information:

Meyers Falls Market is hosting a November Art Show. Stop in to see the Meyers Falls Market monthly Art Show! Novembers featured artist is Willow Misterly, printmaker and mixed media artist. Willow is also teaching an art class in the Community connection Room through November/December.


Beaver Lodge Campground and Resort is now open and available for your individual or dinner party needs. The Resort has a wide variety menu from soup to Filet Mignon. Do you need to find an establishment for your Holiday or Christmas dinner? We can accommodate up to 40 people. For more information or to book your reservations call 684-5657.


Caregivers…here is a chance for you to ask questions, give answers, exchange ideas, and get support from other family caregivers who understand exactly what you're going through! Get care giving tips, advice, and support at Parkview Senior Living, the last Thursday of each month 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. - 240 S. Silke in Colville.  Connect with those who understand what you're going through. Share, vent, laugh, and feel less alone. We're here for you. For more information call Nancy at 684-5677.


Woodland Theatre Announces Auditions For “Seussical”. Auditions for the March 2015 spring musical will be at Woodland Theatre in Kettle Falls, Saturday, December 13, 10 a.m. for ages 7 – 12, and 1 p.m. for ages 13 and up. For more information please go to our website, or Woodland Theatre Productions Facebook page, or call Kathleen and Sean at 935-0892 or Nancy 684-6811.


Meyers Falls Market has ongoing Yoga classes in the Viniyoga style with Lisa Jekubik. Monday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Drop-ins welcomed. Contact Lisa at (509) 690-1742.


Meyers Falls Market is open on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


State promotes on-the-job training subsides to assist businesses: As the economy continues to improve, more local businesses are bringing on new employees to help meet increased demand for their products or services.   If you’re an employer who wants to expand, but can’t afford the cost of recruiting and training new employees, Employment Security Department’s WorkSource may have a solution for you.  For more information on how to take advantage of this low-cost way to hire and train new employees, contact Tammy Heggenberger at WorkSource. She can be reached by calling (509) 685-6123 or by email at  


Front Porch Farm: Christmas Trees are coming the day after Thanksgiving! Fresh cut Nordmann and Noble Firs, 8 feet, $40 to $45. Come take advantage of our Thanksgiving sale, choose a Christmas tree, and stock up on farm fresh eggs, pastured chicken, raw local honey, and Cougar Gold Cheese. Plus, we still have onions, potatoes, garlic, winter squash and more available from the garden! We're open Tuesday through Saturday (except Thanksgiving Day) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Find us under the windmill on Highway 395, just south of Arden. Visit us at or find us on Facebook at

Shiners’ are planning their third annual Shiners’ Children’s Hospital Benefit for July 18, 2015. For more information contact Kimberley Gallagher at (509) 675-1674.


The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers to help “ring the bell.” Volunteers can call Pamela Vail at (509) 684-5742. Volunteers are needed for Nov. 28 through Dec. 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.—groups can adopt a day with two to three hour shifts at two locations (Super One Foods and Walmart).


Tri-County Economic Development District’s Small Business Center Wireless Hot spot will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Please see their website at or call them at (509) 684-4571. 


Country Chevrolet's Black Friday sale starts today. Huge savings on every vehicle on the lot. Plus, get a free 15 pound Turkey with any test drive. Simply come down, meet one of our friendly salespeople, and take any vehicle for a test drive and receive a voucher for a free 15 pound turkey from Super One Foods. Hurry in while supplies last!


WSU Stevens County Extension News, a monthly newsletter with Extension event and program news. We encourage you to forward this newsletter to friends and family that might benefit from the information. We hope you enjoy the newsletter – Debra Hansen, County Extension Director, WSU Stevens County Extension workshops and events. For more information on any of the following events, contact us at 509-684-2588 or or visit us at 986 S. Main in Colville.


Colville Chamber Gala Dinner Dance at the Community College in Colville. Chamber is cordially inviting you to attend our community festivities! This event is for you, your friends, family and co-workers. Gala begins at 5 p.m. with a “No Host Bar.” Lori Roberts with “Catering To You” will be preparing the Gala Dinner that begins at 6 p.m.  “Sandra Wiggins Photography” will be on hand to take those memorable pictures. The drawing for the Christmas Tree Extravaganza will begin at 7 p.m. and the first annual Chamber Dessert Auction will follow. Firecreek Band will provide music for our evening enjoyment. Tickets are $30 each or $220 for a table of 8 (available at the Chamber office, 986 S. Main, Suite B (509) 684-5973.)


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



Debbie Garringer and

Karen McQuarrie

Colville Chamber of Commerce

986 South Main Street Suite B

Colville, WA   99114


509-684-1344 fax

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