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Chamber Weekly Newsletter

  January 26 to February 2, 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:

Please welcome to chamber, our newest member:

County Assessor Deputy—C. J. Wolfe!

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. Chamber would like to thank Stewart Kent for sharing his “Plan of Action and Expenditures,” along with advertising ideas with us during last weeks’ chamber meeting. Stewart Kent also followed up with providing advertising contact, Sarah Marley at and contact number is 636-939-1515. For further information, contact Stewart Kent at (509) 684-6144.


Jan. 27:  Casey Harris will present “Speed Jobbing and Job Shadow” with students.  Casey is the Coordinator for GEAR UP with the Kettle Falls High School. Come prepared to have your questions answered.


Feb. 3: John Smith –Has been discussing topics of interest on Trail BC economic development personnel regarding opportunities for regional economic improvement. As well as, partnership in areas including transportation, industrial development and tourism.


Feb. 10: Tom Webster will present the up and coming local business, Dominion Distillery. Thomas Webster will share about what makes him and his partner, Henry Anderson, a unique micro-distillery and what products are currently available and how they will be expanding in the near future.


Feb. 17:  Joe Christiansen will be sharing the variety of items that State Farm Insurance has to offer.


Feb. 24: Krista Stauffer of Stauffer Dairy will share what it is like to run and own a family dairy in today’s market.


March 3: Katie LeBlanc will show her audience how to captivate and retain your customers. Our economy depends on you!


March 10: Nancy Christopher will share “Art of Life Club.”


March 17: **Are you new to Colville or from surrounding area? Would you like to share what your company is doing in 2015?  If you would like to make a presentation of interest about your business, please contact Karen or Debbie at (509) 684-5973. We look forward to hearing from you! Step up to the plate and don’t be late! Sign up today!


March 24: Amber Hanes-Miller with Life Flight Network. Life Flight is a not-for-profit air medical service with 16 bases in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Montana.


March 31: Vonnie McCoy will present the latest information on N.E.W. Family Life Services Crisis Pregnancy Center and Maternity Home.


Chamber News & Events:

March 20-21: Colville Home and Garden Show 2015: The sponsors are Colville Chamber of Commerce, Farmers Insurance with Steve and Lynn Greenman, and Saundra’s Furniture & Flooring. If you were a vendor in the 2014 Home and Garden Show and would like to participate in this year’s show, please call the chamber office today! Set up will begin on Thursday, March 19. Show times are Friday, March 20 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This show will again be at the Colville Community College on South Elm Street. The Home & Garden Show is an excellent marketing tool that delivers a focused audience to your business or services that you may provide. Booths are filling up fast!!! Call to reserve your space today 684-5973.


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


Jan. 27: City Council Meeting at 6:30 p.m.


Jan. 28: The Senior Hub will be featuring “Last Will & Embezzlement.” This short film stars Mickey Rooney, which examines the financial exploitation of the elderly. This event will open at 10 a.m. with vendor exhibits followed by the screening of the film. Location is 231 W. Elep Avenue in Colville. For more information call Sherie Lynn at (509) 684-3796. Transportation may be provided by calling (509) 684-2961.


Jan. 28: Chamber “After Hours at Home Design & Re-Imagined” located at 108 S. Main from 5-6:30 p.m. This event is an opportunity to network and share ideas with others.


Jan. 30: The Libraries of Stevens County Board of Trustees will hold a Strategic Planning meeting at the Colville Public Library on Friday, January 30 at 10 a.m. The Colville Public Library is located at 195 S. Oak Street in Colville. As always, the meeting is open to the public and comments are welcomed. Arrangements to provide reasonable accommodations including handicap accessibility or an interpreter, will be made upon receiving 48 hours advance notice. For more information visit the Library’s website or phone toll-free-1-877-251-3300.


Feb. 5: Forest Restoration Needs Assessment with Tom DeMeo, USFS Region 6 Regional Ecologist, will be presenting recently-published research by Haugo and colleagues: A new approach to evaluate forest structure restoration needs across OR and WA The Forest Service would also welcome SAF members and other forest professionals and conservationists to attend. The venue will be the Stevens County Sheriff's Ambulance building at 425 N Hwy, Colville (by the north round-about). DeMeo will discuss changes needed in restoration management along with disturbance and succession aspects. The most common need is thinning and prescribed burning and, not surprisingly, their research suggests that the pace needs to increase.  The findings will be used to help frame Colville National Forest restoration plans and our collective collaborative efforts.


Feb. 6: The Colville High School and Jr. High jazz bands will be joined by the University of Idaho Lionel Hampton Big Band for an evening of quality entertainment.  This year will feature a Friday-only format. Show starts at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are available now at the CHS office, or at the door.  Prices are $12 for adults or $8 for students or seniors.  For more information, check out our website at


Feb. 6: Open Mic at Meyers Falls Market from 8 to 10 p.m. (First Friday’s) for more information visit or call (509) 738-2727.


Feb. 7: Stevens County Cattlemen’s Association Banquet with social hour beginning at 5 p.m. and prime rib dinner at 6 p.m. catered by Lori Roberts “Catering to You.” Tickets are $30 and are available at Colville North 40 Outfitters, LaDuke and Fogle Equipment, and Colville and Kettle Falls Country Stores. The banquet is being held at the Colville Community College (985 S. Elm). There will also be games and live and silent auctions.


Feb. 10: City Council Meeting at 6:30 p.m.


Feb. 12: Growing Sprouts and Cooking With Nut, Grain, and Seed Sprouts:  This class will begin at 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Lauri McKean, is an experienced instructor and Chinese medicine practitioner with years of experience in preparing superfoods for home-use.  Sprouts are easy, economical, nutritious, and easy to digest.  Learn how to cook with these superfoods: sprouted seeds, nuts, and grains.  Lauri will teach the basics of sprouting, including equipment and how to incorporate these foods in your regular diet for winter nutrition and health.  This class includes food samples, instruction, an informational packet, and a store coupon.  $15 pre-registration required. For more information, call Meyers Falls Market at (509) 738-2727 or visit their website at .


Feb. 14: Valentines Dinner Dance at the Ag and Trade Center in Colville. For more information contact Lori Matlock at 684-2585.


Feb. 19: Stevens County Farm Bureau meeting will be held at 8 a.m. These meetings are held at the Stevens County Conservation District located at 232 Williams Lake Road in Colville.


Feb. 19: Stevens County Noxious Weed Control Board and Stevens County Conservation District will hold a meeting at the Sheriff’s Ambulance Building, 425 N. Highway in Colville. This meeting will start at 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Pre-registration is required before Feb. 11 if purchasing lunch call 685-0937, ext. 3 or email at .


Feb. 20: Meyers Falls Market Wine Tasting:  Beginning at 4:30 to 6:30 pm.   Drop-in anytime to sample 3 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 3rd Friday of every month through fall and winter!


Feb 21: Meyers Market will present Gourmet Exfoliators:  This class will be at 11 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m.  The first of a 3-Class Series learning to craft Gourmet Body Care Products.  Andrea, of Little Shadow Soaps (sold at Meyers Falls Market and the N.E.W. Farmer’s Market), will guide participants in making luxurious body scrubs and exfoliators from common grocery store ingredients.  This will be a FUN and informative hands-on class.  Participants will take home several samples of the body scrubs made in class plus recipes and a store coupon.  $12 pre-registration is required.


Feb. 21: Forestry News:  Forest Owners Winter School Register now for the Forest Owners Winter School. The Winter School is a hands-on, interactive educational event for families who own forestland in Washington.  Whether you live on your land or are an absentee owner, this is a great opportunity to learn how to gain more benefits from your forest no matter where it is located in the state. This all-day event will be held at the Community Colleges of Spokane, Colville Center. For more information, registration and fees see the link:  Forest Winter School flyer. For more information, contact Ivy Nelson at 684-2588.

Feb. 21:   Women in Agriculture Conference –in Colville at the WSU Extension office on Making Sense of Marketing, so you can put your best boot forward! It’s more important than ever to be able to talk about it positively and with passion, no matter what you grow or how you sell it. Join us for an engaging, interactive day and learn who your audience is, what they want to know about your farm and what tools are best for you. Registration fee is $30 but there is a $25 early bird special between January 10 and February 13; includes a light breakfast, lunch, handouts and tools you can use. For more information contact Ivy Nelson at 684-2588.


Feb 25: Chamber “After Hours with Remax and Ken Barcus” located at 327 South Main in Colville. This event is an opportunity to network and share ideas. After Hours is from 5 to 6:30 p.m.


Save the Date

*March 5—Kettle Range Conservation group Scenic Film Festival

*March 6-20—Woodlands Theatre presents “Seussical”

*March 19—Stevens County Farm Bureau meeting

*March 20-21—Home & Garden Show

*March 25— Time to sign up for After Hours

*April 29—Time to sign up for After Hours

*May 27—Time to sign up for After Hours

*June 19-20—Father’s Day Weekend Rodeo returns to Colville

*July 31-August 2—Rendezvous Days at Yep Kanum City Park

*September 14-19—Cycle the Selkirk Loop


Business Information:

Beaver Lodge Campground and Resort is open and available for Valentine’s weekend with a cabin and/or dinner special. The Resort has a wide variety menu. Not only can you have a fantastic meal but a beautiful view of Lake Gillette! You may even catch a glimpse of native fowl or an occasional moose lurking about. Call the Lodge for more information at (509) 684-5657.


Colville Pizza Hut is now offering delivery service to the Colville, Kettle Falls and Arden area.  Call us today at (509) 684-0488 to get all of your favorite Pizza Hut products delivered hot and fresh to your door step.  You can also order delivery on line at


Forget Me Not will be presenting a Scrapbook/Crafter’s Retreat on March 20-22 at the Northeast Washington Ag-Trade Center in Colville. Also coming up at the Ag-Trade Center on April 11-12 is the Junk Drunk Vintage-Antique-Retro-Salvaged Goods & Craft Market. For more information call 684-8757.


Front Porch Farm: The beauty of Community Supported Agriculture programs is that they enable you to partner with local farmers in exchange for farm-fresh food. And we have all the details set for this year's CSA program. All you have to do is sign up! Click here for more information on our CSA seasons and dates, drop-off locations, and more. Meanwhile, our store is closed for the season, but if you need local honey, grass fed beef, or gardening supplies feel free to give us a call at 509-684-6226. (Ever wonder what farmers do all winter around here?


Grandview Inn Motel & RV Park has new owners, John and Angie Munter. Some of the changes they have made include a newly remodeled laundry room with new machines, truck parking for empty trucks, selling propane again and a new bait and tackle shop coming soon. The business listing is: J & A Vacation Spot L.L.C., DBA: Grandview Inn Motel & RV Park, 978 Hwy 395 N., Kettle Falls, WA 99141; call (509) 738-6733, or fax (509) 738-6637. They have a very friendly, approachable attitude and love being back in the country. The new website is: 


Meyers Falls Market on-goings: Yoga classes with Lisa Jekubik on Monday evenings from 5:30 to 7 p.m. For more information call Lisa at (509) 690-1742; Jan. 31 and Feb. 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Greg Pritchett will be teaching Watercolor classes. For more information call (509) 675-5572; Tai Chi and Qigong classes will be starting in February on Tuesday’s from 5-6 p.m. and Fridays 9-10:15 a.m. For more information contact instructor Lauri McKean at or (509) 690-7977; stop in to see Greg Pritchett, watercolor artist, showcase his work in the Gallery. On Feb. 8 at 10:30 a.m. there is a meeting of Diverse Spiritual Beliefs. Call Sue Richardson for details (509) 684-8825. The NEWPG will meet Feb. 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. This is free and open to the public. Call Lauri McKean (509) 690-7977. On Feb. 22 a spiritual study group will meet at 4 p.m., call for more information (509) 476-0200. Michael “Skeeter” Pilarski will present “One thousand crops for Northwest farmers’” workshop on Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. call (406) 741-5809.


The Northeast Washington Fairgrounds will once again be hosting the Rodeo on Father’s Day weekend. A full Rodeo will be performed both on Friday evening, June 19 and Saturday evening, June 20, starting at 7 p.m. There will be a parade at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 20, followed by horse games from 3-5 p.m. The entertainment on the stage will be in full swing while you indulge in the tasty morsels from the vendors from 5-7 p.m. (you can access the stage from the beer garden or just enjoy from the picnic tables on the grass). Tickets for adults will be $10 and kids 6-12 will be $5, under 6 are free. The vendors will be VFW Burgers, Eagles Beer Garden, Brown Boyz BBQ, and Gramma Deanie’s. These vendors will have food items from tacos to ice cream, popcorn and cotton candy, just to name a few.


Rendezvous Days is gearing up with their first meeting at noon on Feb. 4 at Steve Oswin’s office located at 127 N. Wynne Street in Colville. Once again Rendezvous Days will be held in the Yep Kanum Park in Colville. Plans for the 31st Annual Colville Rendezvous Days are underway.  This year's dates are Friday, July 31 through Sunday, August 2, 2015.  Entertainment on two stages, Arts & Crafts and Food vendors, Historical Encampment and much, much more!  Forms for Sponsor, Participant and/or Volunteer can be downloaded from our website at  or give us a call at 509-684-4700. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook for up-to-date developments.  Stay tuned.... this is going to be GREAT!"


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 by calling (509) 685-6123 or by email at  


Brandon and Krista Stauffer of Stauffer Dairy would like to thank everyone for their support of their family dairy farm. Although we do not sell directly to the public, every time you buy Darigold products you are supporting our farm as well as various other dairy farm families in our community. If you have any questions or concerns on how our farm is operated, please visit our blog, Instagram, Facebook or email and (509) 675-2063.


The Senior Hub phone number is (509) 675-1479 and website is


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. 


Woodland Theatre Productions will have “Suessical” the Musical Tickets on sale Jan. 15. This is fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza that brings to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie LaBird, and a little boy with a big imagination, Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. Make sure to get your tickets early before they sell out! ADVANCED reserved tickets go on sale January 15 at Main Street Floral, 104 N. Main in Colville, or 684-9096. Show dates are March 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, and 22. March 6, 7, 13, 19, and 20 are at 7 p.m. and March 8, 14, 15, 21, and 22 are all at 2 p.m. matinees. Ticket prices 12 & under are $7, Students/Seniors $12, Adults $15. Opening night is March 6 and tickets will be $10 on this day only. For more information call Nancy 684-6811 or Sean 935-0892.


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.


Zip’s Drive-In has d and added new items to their menu. Stop in and indulge yourself with a new flavor.


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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