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Chamber Weekly Newsletter

August 31 to September 7, 2015 

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: 

Fire Information call center is staffed from 7am to 9pm daily to direct calls to the appropriate Incident Management Team, County Emergency Operations Center or disaster relief organization for all fires in Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille Counties.  The call center can be reached at (509)684-7260, 7261 or 7263. For evacuation and road closures information call the following numbers:

Stevens County EOC: 509-684-7598

Spokane Tribal Policy: 509-258-4400 

 Stevens County, WA– August 28, 2015, 3:00 pm– Stevens County Emergency Operations Center would like to thank the community for the outpouring of support to those who have been displaced by wildfires in the area and the donation of goods. At this time, there are no longer any identifiable needs for evacuees or firefighters.

People who wish to make a donation should direct monetary donations only to verified local and regional charities and non-governmental organizations that are providing direct support. In this way, the organizations can allocate funds as needed. 

Chamber lunches resume tomorrow September 1, 2015 at the Eagles on Wynne St. in Colville. Please plan to attend the wildfire information .


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 these meetings 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 684-5973.


September 1: EDC/BDC Wild Fire information .


September 8: No Lunch


September 15:  Tori Reeve with Norwex products.


September 22:  Greg Sloan with Property Care Services


September 29: Tom Webster with Webster Law




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

 September 2 & 5: Northeast Washington (N.E.W.) Farmers Market is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 9am to 1pm, under the clock tower in beautiful downtown Colville.  LOTS of local, fresh produce, including apples, pears, plums, sweet corn, melons, cucumbers, tomatoes, squash, cabbage, carrots, beets, potatoes, garlic, onions, all kinds of greens, and lots more! Honey, farm fresh eggs, pasture-raised chicken, and grass-fed Longhorn beef!  Enjoy homemade baked goods, fresh hot foods, lemonade and blended fruit drinks.  Find some beautiful crafts: handcrafted dresses and shawls, soaps, lotions, jewelry, candles, and much more.   The market accepts EBT cards, and WIC/Senior SFMNP checks.  We are again hosting the Power of Produce (POP) Club for children 5 through 12 years of age.  The POP Club gives kids $2.00 in tokens to buy fresh vegetables and fruits, each time they come to the market!  For more information contact Aja Bridge, market manager, at 935-0555or visit our website

September 4-7: Annual Labor Day Celebration & Lions Club Beef  BBQ in Northport. Friday : Steve Starkey at the RiverTown Grill. Saturday: Fireman’s Breakfast, Horseshoe tournament, Rail Car Derby, Big Willy Race @ Northport International Raceway plus more. Sunday: Street Dance on 3rd Street featuring Steve Starkey. Monday: Northport Labor Day Parade, Lions Club annual Beef BBQ at the Northport City Park. Plus so much more. For more information contact Northport Town Hall at (509) 732-4450. 

September 5 & 6: Scenic Excursion Train Rides & Affair on Main Street Festival in Ione. Train rides are Saturday & Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. The train leaves from Metaline Falls Park. For more information and reservations visit their web site or call 877-525-5226 Monday thru Friday 6 a.m.-5 p.m.  

September 8: Colville Community Blood Drive at the Ag Trade Center from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Contact Jeff Oien at 509- 991-2418 for more information. 

September 10: A People’s Law Course Series – Part 3: Auto Accidents,  presented by Webster Law at the Colville Community Senior Center “The Hub” at 5:30 p.m. 

September 12: Salsa Fiesta at China Bend Winery. Everything Salsa! Salsa Tasting Bar,  Spicy Foods by Victoria, Live Music, Arts & Crafts, and our organic wines and food products. Tasting Room and Gift Shop are open daily from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Bed & Breakfast at the Winery. 

September 15-20: WACANID Bike Tour along the International Selkirk Loop. The routes for 2015 have been determined. The Century route is fairly flat this year, but it's stunning! It goes up the beautiful (and beautifully paved) Aladdin Rd to the Canadian border, drops down into Waneta, offers some challenging hills to Northport, and then will follow the lake back down to the Colville Valley. 

September 19: Blazing Saddles & Spoons Bike Ride and Chili Cook-off.  At the NE WA Fairgrounds from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. A festive event filled with music, entertainment, beer, wine, family fun and of course chili. For more information contact the Rotary Club of Colville  P.O. Box 281 Colville, WA  99114 or at  

September 24: Chamber’s “After Hours” at Home Suite Home from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Please join us for an evening of networking with other community businesses, hors d’oeuvres, beverages & fun. If you would like to host an “After Hours” in the month of October please call Karen Learn at Chamber 684-5973.


Save the Date:

*October- All Saturdays & Sundays Lions Club Train Rides in Ione, WA

*October 3-Marcus Cider Festival

*October 11-China Bend Stomp

*October 30-Kiddie Parade and Moonlight Madness

*October 31- Halloween 

Business Information: 

There are 14 new planters along Main Street.  Benches will be installed soon. Thank you Colville Valley Concrete for donating the top soil to this Main Street Planter Project. 

Dominion Distillery Tasting Room is now open from 5:00 p.m. till closing, Wednesday through Saturday.  The Tasting Room is located at 116 N. Main Street in Colville between Webster Law Office and Dodson’s Paint and Glass. 

Front Porch Farm:   We're picking Melons and Sweet Corn, digging Potatoes, and savoring local Peaches. Get them and so much more at Front Porch in Arden, under the windmill on Highway 395. We're open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Call or email with your special orders: 509-684-6226 or You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram. 

Meyers Falls Market:

Featured Artists at Meyers Falls Market: 

Susan Hedstrand will be our featured artist for the months of September and October in the café. 

For the following classes in the Community Connection Room (CCR) at Meyers Falls Market, please contact the instructors directly for more information or to register:

Ongoing Yoga classes in the Viniyoga style:  Mondays 5:30-7:00 pm with Lisa Jekubik (RYT 500) of Blue Moon YogaContact Lisa:  (509)-690-1742 or for more information.

Spiritual Study Group, Sunday September 23, 4:00-5:00 pm.  For more information call Steve or Candace:  (509) 476-0200.

“Watercolor Tea (Because It’s Too Early for Wine!)”:  September 5 and 19, 10:00-2:00 pm.      Class cost: $70 (set of 2 classes) OR $40 each for drop-ins (out-of-area visitors welcome!).  Contact Chris Paige for supply list (option: instructor supplied $10 per class), registration, or more information:  (509)-690-2600.

Do you have a public or private gathering to host?  We have the room!! and click on “Community Room” or email: 

Norwex Solution: Our mission at Norwex is to improve quality of life by radically reducing chemicals in our homes. In addition, the Norwex products make cleaning faster and more cost effective than traditional cleaning products. With Norwex Microfiber System, you will not breathe, touch or ingest chemicals – you simply create a cleaner, healthier indoor environment. Norwex Marine Organics and Naturally Timeless personal care products offer cutting-edge technology coupled with organic and natural ingredients – without harmful parabens or preservatives. SAVE Time – the Norwex Cleaning System decreases cleaning time by 75% or more. SAVE Money - An average household spends $600-$800 a year on chemical cleaning products and supplies. By using Norwex products you can realize up to a 90% savings! Norwex helps make cleaning fun, fast and easy and teaches your family how to improve their health and environment!  At Norwex, our Purpose is simple but powerful: The idea that working together, with trust, integrity and honesty as our core values and radically reducing chemicals in our homes as our mission, we can improve the world around us. The Norwex Purpose touches many facets of life with the end result being the ability to collectively make a powerful and positive difference in the world we live in and the lives we touch.

Stevens County Historical Society:  The Stevens County Historical Society' would like to remind everyone that the Keller Heritage Center is open. The museum in Colville is open daily from 10 - 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 1- 4 Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the months of June, July and August, returning to 1- 4 daily in September. The park is open daily until 8:00 p.m. The buildings on the grounds such as the mining display and the Trapper's cabin can be seen during park hours. The lookout tour is only available when a stout hearted tour guide is available to show it. Usually Katie is on site on Wednesday afternoons and will show it. The research library is open on Wednesdays and by appointment. The Keller House can be seen during museum hours.

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.

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.

Food Safety and Preservation
2015 Preservation Testing Schedule

September 9 – Last chance pressure canner testing from 11 am to 1 pm at WSU Stevens County Extension Office located at 986 S. Main in Colville


October 13-15:  Please join us for the Northeast Washington Wood Innovation Workshop, in Republic, Washington. At this workshop, participants will explore economic development opportunities for small diameter wood utilization for small and medium size scale facilities in northeast Washington (Okanogan, Ferry, and Stevens counties). Presenters will facilitate active conversations about bringing those opportunities to fruition, and identify next steps for implementation. For more information and to register see the website at  

If you have an event or activity of interest to our community, please email Have an awesome week! 


Debbie Garringer

Karen Learn

Colville Chamber of Commerce

986 South Main Street Suite B

Colville, WA   99114


509-684-1344 fax

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