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Chamber Weekly

October 20 – October 27, 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:

Autumn is here! The Fall colors are breathtakingly gorgeous! 

This week’s business luncheon meeting speakers is an open forum discussion with candidates for Sheriffs’ office, Ken Barker and Kendle Allen. 

Beginning in November, the first Tuesday Chamber Luncheon meeting will be dedicated to an EDC presentation by Debra Hansen, Director, WSU Stevens County Extension and John Smith, Colville Chamber board member. 

This Friday will be a busy afternoon and evening in Colville with a parade, shopping bargains, costumes contest and treasure hunt! 

Chamber News & Events:

Please welcome our newest business chamber member: Beaver Lodge Campground and Resort, owners are Dick and Marlene Nichols! Welcome! 

Thank you KCVL/KCRK Radio Station for the PEZ candy and dispensers; ResCare Home Care for the sticky notes and tissue packages; Davis Auto Rebuild for the big bag of candy; Gramma Deanie’s for the pencils and glow sticks, Habitat For Humanity donated 400 toys and bags were provided by Saundra’s Furniture.  Super One Foods donated several bags of candy and we have now filled 400 bags…thank you for your community support!  

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.   

Oct. 21: Open forum discussion with candidates for Sheriff, Ken Barker and Kendle Allen. 

Oct. 28: What’s it like?” with speaker, Debbie Therrian. 

Nov. 4: EDC presentation by Debra Hansen, Director, WSU Stevens County Extension and John Smith, Colville Chamber board member.  

Nov. 11: Veterans Day Holiday.  Chamber office is closed. There will not be a meeting this day. 

Nov. 18: Dayspring Financial Solutions, LLC “Simplicity in Real Estate lending presented by Bob McBlair.  

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

 Oct. 21:  Ambassador Training, by T.J. Hake and Visit Spokane’s ACE Program.  The workshop will be held in the Chewelah City Hall (301 E. Clay St.) training starts at 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The training will be $10 per person.  T.J. Hake, Senior Director of Business Development of Visit Spokane, will be teaching this workshop.  Pre-registration is required, as we need a head count for various details, including food.  All companies, entrepreneurs, and any person/ entity with public association (and interest in recreation, tourism, and regional ambassadorship), is encouraged to attend.  For more information or to pre-register, contact Katie LeBlanc (509) 684-4571. 

Oct. 21:  Elder & Child Abuse Intervention from noon to 1 p.m. at Providence HEC Building – for medical providers, mental health practitioners, social service providers and support staff with Adult Protective Services, Kids First Children’s Advocacy Center and child abuse survivor. For more information and to RSVP, contact Alex Mueller 685-6089. Lunch will be provided. 

Oct. 22: Washington Farm Forestry: Speaker John F. Marshall will be speaking on the past philosophies and future policies regarding forest-fire management in Eastern Washington. This will start at 6 p.m., at the Theater of Colville campus of Spokane Community College, 985 South Elm St. in Colville.  

Oct. 23: Meyers Falls Market will have a class on “How to make Mozzarella Cheese” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $20. For more information call (509) 738-2727. 

Oct. 24:  Meet in costume at 4:15 p.m. at the Colville Fire Station. Halloween Kiddie and Pet Parade will be at 4:30 p.m. in front of the Colville Fire Station on East 1st.  (This is not a school sponsored event.) 

Oct. 24:  Moonlight Madness Sale is from 7 to 10 p.m. Enter to win door prizes at participating downtown businesses! The Customer Appreciation drawing will be at Barman’s Country Store at 230 S. Main in Colville on the second floor at 10 p.m. There will be a separate drawing for customers who actually purchased goods during the Moonlight Sale. Each time a customer spends $10 at a participating merchant they will receive a ticket to enter the separate drawing. There will be a Costume Contest this year hosted by Saundra’s Furniture and Design. Genevieve and Saundra will be putting together a photo booth for the purpose of capturing this year’s costumes. The photos will be posted on Saundra’s Facebook page for voting. The Statesman-Examiner will be hosting their second annual Treasure Hunt. Participating merchants will appear on the Moonlight Map to be printed in the Statesman-Examiner and The Sun, which will contain complete information and rules concerning all events set to take place during Moonlight Madness. 

Oct. 24: The Pooch Parlor is having their annual Customer Appreciation/Open House in conjunction with Moonlight Madness from 5 to 7 p.m.

Oct. 25:  Meyers Falls Market will be hosting an Apple Bake-off from noon to 3 p.m. to benefit the Kettle Falls Food Bank. For more information, contact (509) 738-2727.  After the bake-off the market will be holding a class on Canning Apples from 3 to 5 p.m. 

Oct. 29: Chamber “After Hours” at Riverwood Community School from 5 to 6:30 p.m. They are located at 146-B Buena Vista Drive in Colville. 

Oct. 31: Boo to You! Join us for a SCARY good time! This Halloween your child will be in their best disguise. Let us help make the day memorable by creating a Halloween keepsake. Come to Parkview Senior Living 240 S. Silke in Colville, anytime from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for a free Halloween photo of your little spook. Kids, must come with an adult. There will be lots of candy to make it worthwhile. For more information call (509) 684-5677. 

Oct. 31: CHS Project Graduation: The grand prize is 4 box seats to a Gonzaga Men's Basketball Game, and the other prizes are 1st - 2 cords of wood; 2nd- Allusions Gift Certificate (that includes color/cut/style, 2 spray tans & wax service); 3rd- quilt donated by Amy Elliott; 4th - $50 Clark's Gift Certificate; and 5th - $50 Safeway Gift Card. Drawing will be held at the Senior night Homecoming/Halloween football game on Oct. 31st. For more information call Kelly Knight at (509) 690-7143. 

Save the Date

*November 4—Medicare Open Enrollment

*November 7—N.E.W Family Life Service Fundraiser

*November 12—Chamber After Hours at Café 103

*November 14—Colville Branch AAUW Coffeehouse fundraiser

*November 14--Economic Strategies and Successes From Around the 

Northwest & Beyond"

*November 20—Scott Douglas Marketing Basics class at Tri-County

*November 21—Parkview Senior Living’s Annual Public Auction

*November 22—Christmas Tree Extravaganza

*November 22—PMCH offers HeartSaver CPR

*November 24—The Harlem Ambassadors

*November 28—Down Town Tree Lighting

* December 1 and 8—Annual Winter Pesticide Recertification Courses

* December 5-7—Keller  House and Museum Christmas tour.

* December 13—Chamber Gala Dinner Dance  

Business Information:

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 caregiving tips, advice, and support at Parkview Senior Living, the last Thursday of each month 3:30-4:30 - 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.

Northern Ales presents the following venues for the month of October: 10/23 Finessa Fann 6-8 p.m.; 10/24 Marshal McLean Band 7-10 p.m.; 10/25 Karaoke Birthday Party; 10/30 Shay Walker 6-8 p.m.; 10/31 Halloween with Move the Earth 7-10 p.m.

Front Porch Farm: It's time for all those delicious autumn vegetables: Winter Squash, Sweet and Yellow Onions, Purple Viking and Yukon Gold Potatoes, Kale, Chard, Cabbage, and more grown on our farm. Plus, we have fresh fruit from local orchards: Cascade Pears, and Apples of all varieties. Come on down to our store on Highway 395 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. To see what keeps us busy this time of year, check us out on Facebook or Instagram: and

The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Collection is the only fundraiser for those families and individuals most in need from our community. We are looking for volunteers to ring bells at Super One Foods and Wal-Mart beginning November 28, 29, December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, and 20. For more information contact Pamela Vail at (509) 684-5742. 

Meyers Falls Market ongoings: Yoga classes in the Viniyoga style contact Lisa Jekubik at (509) 690-1742 or for more information. Awareness Yoga class call Deanna Seil (509)525-6284. Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong call Laura McKean (509) 690-7977. Immunity Qigong class call Laura McKean at (509) 690-7977. Intermediate Tai Chi classes call Laura McKean (509) 690-7977.  

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.   

The Libraries of Stevens County has partnered with Thrive By Five Washington, the Washington State Department of Early Learning and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Thrive By Five Washington has created a program called Love.Talk.Play., to help provide early education information and encourage positive connections between young children and their parents/caregivers. The program shares ideas that have proven to foster development in young children. The Libraries of Stevens County is sharing this resource during storytime and other early literacy activities this Fall. For more information contact Becca Moore at (509) 233-9621. 

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. 

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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