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Chamber Weekly

  December 15 to December 22, 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:

Thank you to our volunteers for helping to sell raffle tickets, The HomeCare ResCare Elves;  Katie Leblanc, Ron McQuarrie, and Home Suite Home for housing the trees this year. Thank you all for your energy and dedication! Merry Christmas!


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 684-5973. 

 Chamber Speakers for Dec. 16 are Nathan Noble & Stephen Woods of Petroglyph Printing & Signs. They will be conducting a short seminar on the importance of branding for small businesses, the need for good design when branding, and the challenges of branding in a rural area.

 Dec. 23: No Chamber meeting. Merry Christmas!

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

 Jan. 6: Debra Hansen will present “Presentation in the Can.”

 Jan. 13: Global Entrepreneurial –Todd Strobel with four Colville High School Students.

 Jan. 20: Stewart Kent presentation on “Promotional Plan of Action and Expenditures for 2015.

 Jan. 27:  Your name needs to be here! Don’t be shy…step up and say YES, me next!

 Chamber News & Events:

Shop Colville was a huge success with rides from noon to 3 p.m. and those last minute pictures with Santa as well as shopping local. Thank you to the many volunteers that help to make this a successful event.

 The winners of the Christmas Tree Extravaganza were:

Country Chevrolet, Davis Auto and Colville Motor Sports: Teresa Hydorn
Health and Wellness Providers: Joan Carter

Downtown Colville Merchants: Yvonne Lawrence

Tri-County Stoves: Shannon Hughes

Healthy Expressions Dental: Leslie Booth

Alternative Pathways to Health: Bob King

Northeast Washington Association of Realtors: Lori Allen

Colville Chamber of Commerce: Debbie Wishon

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

 Dec. 19: Community Christmas Party at the Ag and Trade Center from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Dinner with Catering To You with Lori Roberts; music with Mountain Melodies; dance with Jukebox Review; $15 per person. For tickets call 684-2585. (Proceeds to go to fund the fireworks and Rendezvous.)

 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 p.m. to 8 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

*February 21—Forestry News “Forest Owners Winter School

*March 2015—Woodlands Theatre presents “Seussical”

*March 20-21, 2015—Home & Garden Show

 Business Information:

Beaver Lodge Campground and Resort is open and available for your individual or dinner party needs. The Resort has a wide variety menu from soup to Filet Mignon. If you are looking to find an establishment for your Holiday or Christmas dinner, call us today.  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.

 Franklin Pemberton, Public Affairs Office, Forest Service wants to remind you that Christmas tree permits are available at all of our Colville National Forest Offices including the BLM office in Spokane. This is a real bargain at $5.00, with a maximum of two per household.

 Front Porch Farm Christmas Trees are here! 8 foot tall, fresh cut and fragrant, they are ready to take home and decorate. We have three varieties of Fir Trees: Nordmann ($45 almost sold out!), Grand ($45), and Noble ($40). You can also stock up on farm fresh eggs, pastured chicken, raw local honey, and Cougar Gold Cheese while you're at our store! Plus, we still have onions, potatoes, garlic, winter squash and more available from the garden. We're open right until Christmas Eve, Tuesday through Saturday 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

 Libraries of Stevens County will be eliminating Saturday hours at the Kettle Falls, Colville, Chewelah, Loon Lake, and Lakeside libraries starting January, 2015.  With the reduction of staffing hours, however, open hours will need to be reduced.  The Colville, Kettle Falls, and Chewelah Libraries will, however, extend their Friday evening hours to 6:00 pm, so that people have a better chance of being able to pick something up before the weekend.  Previously, those libraries closed at 5:00 pm.  Library Director, Amanda Six stated: “Closing the library on Saturdays was not an easy decision for us to make.  Library staff and the Library Board worked for several weeks to find alternative ways to balance the budget with the revenue we have.   We know that this will impact our communities, but we will, as always, strive to provide excellent library services.  We appreciate the patience and understanding of our patrons as we make this transition, effective January 1, 2015.”  However, the library’s website ( is available 24/7.  From the website, patrons are able to place holds, renew items, download audio and eBooks, access databases, and much more. 

 Meyers Falls Market on-goings: Yoga classes are ongoing 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; the Market is open on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 1-31: Art Show with Annette Coady, Fine Art Photographer and Artist will be featured in our December Gallery. For Art Gallery information, contact Maggie; 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 are welcome to attend (donations welcomed). Call Sue Richardson for more details (509) 684-8825. Dec. 19: Wine Tasting 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 evenings’ featured wines. Join us the third Friday of every month through fall and winter. December 28: Spiritual Study Group and January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and Feb. 7 Watercolor Classes at Meyers Falls Market.

 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).

 Step-up for the Salvation Army Ring & Sing Red Kettle Challenge.  The Kiwanis club has stepped up solidly behind The Salvation Army Holiday Red Kettle program and issued a challenge to local businesses to adopt a kettle for a day. Student, church and community groups are also encouraged to donate volunteer time. Our target is $5,000. All donations stay local! What to do? Organize a group and pick a day. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 28-Dec. 20; Thursday. Dec. 18 and Tuesday, Dec. 23; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. organize a group to ring the bell at a Red Kettle. Red Kettle groups divide the day into (3) two hour shifts or a combination of 1-2 hours depending on what works best for your group. Other days and hours are available on request.  For more information call Pam at 684-5742.

 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  

 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. 

 Wildflower Massage is having a Christmas Special when you purchase 2 massages you get the third one FREE! (Value total $120). Then you can cross two gifts off your list and treat yourself to the free massage. This offer is good until Dec. 31, 2014. For more information call (509) 680-5330.

 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


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