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Chamber Weekly Newsletter

March 30 to April 6, 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 Chamber’s newest members:

Victoria (Tori) Reeve at Norwex

Located at 103 W. Metaline St in Metaline!

  

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 wants to thank Stewart Kent for his presentation and demonstration during last weeks’ Chamber luncheon meeting.  

March 31: Vonnie McCoy with N.E.W. Family Life Services Crisis Pregnancy Center and Maternity Home will provide information on what this organization provides and how it serves in the community. 

April 7: No Chamber meeting. 

April 14: Tom Webster will present the happenings with his local business, Dominion Distillery. Tom will share what he and his partner, Henry Anderson is doing with the unique micro-distillery and what products are currently available as well what they will be expanding on in the near future. 

April 21: Laura Engell with the Rendezvous Encampment committee will share information about upcoming Rendezvous Days coming up July 31 to August 2. 

April 28: Jake Wilson with the Colville Recreation Department will present the news on the upcoming Tiger Triathlon. 

May 5: Debra Hansen County Extension Director with Washington State University will be the presenter for EDC. 

May 12: Mayor Lou Janke is sharing the news from of the City Hall. 

May 19: To be announced.

May 26: NO Chamber meeting. 

Chamber News & Events:


Chamber Open Golf Tournament will be on May 1, 2015. Get your golf teams ready and bring in your check to reserve your spot for this day. Registration forms online @ colville.com. 

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

 

March 31: Colville City Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. 

April 1: Rural Resources Victim Services and Kids First Children's Advocacy CenterChild Abuse Awareness Month Rally at 12 noon at the courthouse in Colville. 

April 1: Loggers Workshop.  The Loggers workshop will be held at the Ag Trade Center from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The day will include forest health, wildlife, safety, slides/unstable slopes and a tour of a Colville area mill. 8 MLP credits hours can be earned by attending.  Registration fee is $15. For more information contact Steve McConnell at 509-477-2175. 

April 8: Northeast Washington Genealogy Society: The morning Computer Interest Group (CIG) will meet in the basement meeting room of the LDS Church on Juniper Street in Colville at 10:30 a.m. 

April 11-12: The Junk Drunk with Vintage-Antique-Retro-Salvaged Goods & Craft Market will be at the Ag-Trade Center. For more information call Forget Me Not at 684-8757. 

April 13-May 20: Colville Community Colleges of Spokane will be holding classes for ACT 2: Using Technology in Communications with Tommy Howe.  Each Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost is $79. Explore the world of amateur radio operations, aka ham radio, and prepare for the Technician for Amateur Radio test. Learn to assemble, disassemble and operate your radio, read schematics, troubleshoot electrical systems, and review satellite operations. Learn laws and safety of radio operations. Provide emergency service functions by producing, transmitting and receiving radiograms; contact far away locations using a handset, linked towers, and a computer. Option of taking the test for the Technician for Amateur Radio lifetime license at the end of the quarter for $15. Text not required, but the ARRL technician’s manual suggested; book information will be sent after registration. For more information regarding amateur radio operations, visit www.arrl.org or by calling (509) 279-6027.

 

April 15: Wild Turkey Dazes starts and goes through to May 31. Welcome hunters!

 

April 15: Rural Resources Victim Services and Kids First Children's Advocacy Center:

Women + Men Making a Difference Committee meeting—seeking volunteers committed to social change work who want to help coordinate this year’s big fundraising event. Meeting held at Rural Resources Victim Services office at 12:00.

 

April 16: BYU-Idaho Collegiate Singers 2015 Tour will be performing at the Colville Community College at 7 p.m. Admission will be a monetary donation or food for the food bank. All proceeds will be donated to the Colville Community Food Bank. For more information call Nancy Maruji at (509) 680-1216.

 

April 17: Rural Pathways to Prosperity Conference – create a strong small business eco-system in your community. Our keynote presenter, Erik Pages, is a national expert in changing the entrepreneurial climate. He will present on a live webinar, leading participants through the process of identifying and creating a small business eco-system. After interacting with Erik, local facilitators and experts will share information about the current status of our ecosystem. Engaging exercises that will move us forward in developing a plan – this is an opportunity for small town governmental and civic leaders working alongside rural business owners to discuss what next steps should happen to create and/or strengthen an effective “entrepreneurial ecosystem.” 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Stevens County Sheriffs and Ambulance Building, 425 North Hwy, Colville. Cost is $30 but there is a $25 early bird special between March 5 and April 10 (light breakfast and lunch included.) For more information, contact Debra Hansen, (509) 684-2588 or debra.hansen@wsu.edu or visit the website: waruralprosperity.wsu.edu

 

April 17-18: Rural Resources Victim Services and Kids First Children's Advocacy Center:

Victim Services Yard Sale at 9am-4pm at 147 S. Hoffstetter—we need donations and can arrange for pick up anytime before April 16—just call 684-3796.

 

 

April 25: N.E.W. Family Life Services Presents LifeRun 2015 the fourth annual 5K fun run/walk and 80 mile motorcycle run will be on Saturday at Yep Kanum Colville City Park.  Motorcycles leave the park at 10 a.m. Runners leave at 11 a.m.  Register on line at www.familylifeservices.net or pick up a registration form from the office 144 W. 5th Ave. in Colville.  LifeRun is a fundraiser for N.E.W. Family Life Services crisis pregnancy center and maternity home and a family fun day in the city park with live music, food and free children's activities.  For more information please call 684-9895.

 

April 29: Chamber After Hours at Stevens County Historical Museum and Keller House.

 

Save the Date:

*May 1—Chamber Open Golf Tournament

*May 7—Disabilities Resource Fair

*May 27—Sign up for After Hours

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

*July 16-18—Sidewalk Sale & Street Faire

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

*August 1—Airport Fly-In Breakfast

*September 14-19—Cycle the Selkirk Loop

*October 9-Women + Men Making a Difference Fundraising Luncheon

*October 30—Moonlight Madness

*November 20-December 12—Home for the Holidays

*December 12—Chamber Holiday Dinner Gala

 

Business Information:

 

Dominion Distillery Tasting Room is now open from 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. 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.

 

Employment Security Department: The Employment Security Department (ESD) isn’t just “the unemployment office” anymore. A full suite of business programs is available to help employers be successful.

  • Find your next employee of the month through our partnership with WorkSource.

  • Dial the employer help line to find information on your taxes and wages.

  • Discover a wealth of labor market data on our Employment and Economic Information website.

  • Sign up for the Shared Work Program to keep employees you thought you had to lay off.

Front Porch Farm:  We have planted lettuce, kale, chard, spinach, and more. Watch for greens available soon after we open for weekends in April (like our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/FrontPorchFarm for s and availability). Come see us at the Colville Home and Garden Show this Friday and Saturday and take advantage of the opportunity to get a free gift for CSA signup: http://frontporchfarm.net/csa/

Northern Ales: April 2 Sara Brown Solo Act  6-8 p. m. Come and enjoy Sara Brown while she sings her original songs, and check out her CD’s; April 3  Karaoke with DJ Fred 7-10 p.m.

Enjoy singing? Here’s your chance to show everyone what you’ve got.  DJ Fred has a huge assortment of songs for you to choose from; April 9 Michael Pickett Solo Act 6-8 p.m.

Come and enjoy the musical styling’s of Michael Pickett as he performs his original songs;

April 10 Kettle River Renegades 7-10 p.m. This duo plays an incredible set. Do you like Bob Dylan or the Proclaimers?  If you do, you should come and check these guys out; April 16 Finessa Fann Solo Act 6-8 p.m. Sit back and relax, and enjoy Finessa as she plays some of her original music; April 17 Open Mic 7-10 p.m. Want some exposure? Just really enjoy making music and want to share it with people.  Here is your chance! Our host Michael Pickett will get you plugged in and ready to go!; April 23 Justin Johnson Solo Act 6-8 p.m. Always a favorite at the brewery.  If you like participating in songs, clapping, and joining in, then Justin is the one you want to see; April 24 no music as we prepare for Casey McKern’s Pay it Forward Raise Your Glass fundraiser; April 25 closed until 9 p.m. for raise your glass. We will be having a ticketed event for Raise Your Glass.  Tickets are on sale at the Brewery and Kettle Falls Pharmacy. Make your plans now to join Casey McKern’s Pay it Forward Charity “Under the Big Top”. Tickets are only $30 and this year’s proceeds will go towards transportation for Tyler Sphuler. Sara Brown will be our Ring Master, MC, and be performing with Jesse Brown and friends.  We have a limited amount of tickets, so get yours before they are gone!

 

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 http://tricountyedd.com/ or call them at (509) 684-4571. 

 

WSU Stevens County Extension has the 2015 4-H Events: The yearly calendar for 4-H is out and can be opened here:    2015 4-H Calendar

 

Zip’s has a new menu. Call-in orders welcome for lunch and dinner! Gift certificates are available! Zip’s honors military and seniors 60 and up with a 10 percent discount. For more information contact The Gariepy Family at 684-3548.

 

If you have an event or activity of interest to our community, please email colvillecoc@colville.com. Have an awesome week!

 

 

Debbie Garringer

Karen Learn

Colville Chamber of Commerce

986 South Main Street Suite B

Colville, WA   99114

509-684-5973

509-684-1344 fax

www.colville.com

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Chamber Weekly Newsletter

March 23 to 30, 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 Chamber’s newest members:

Peter Frehner and Denise Nef Frehner at

Rock Cut RV Park & Campground

Located at 26430 Highway 395 North in Kettle Falls! 

Mike Bellevue

Bellevue General Contractors Inc.-

Chewelah Painting

Located at 204 E. King Street in Chewelah! 

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 wants to thank Stewart Kent for his presentation and demonstration during last weeks’ Chamber luncheon meeting.

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 with N.E.W. Family Life Services Crisis Pregnancy Center and Maternity Home will provide information on what this organization provides and how it serves in the community.

April 7: No Chamber meeting.


April 14: Tom Webster will present the happenings with his local business, Dominion Distillery. Tom will share what he and his partner, Henry Anderson is doing with the unique micro-distillery and what products are currently available as well what they will be expanding on in the near future.

April 21: Laura Engell with the Rendezvous Encampment committee will share information about upcoming Rendezvous Days coming up July 31 to August 2.

April 28: Jake Wilson with the Colville Recreation Department will present the news on the upcoming Tiger Triathlon.

May 5: Debra Hansen County Extension Director with Washington State University will be the presenter for EDC.

May 12: Mayor Lou Janke is sharing the news from of the City Hall.

May 19: To be announced.

May 26: NO Chamber meeting. 

Chamber News & Events:


The Colville Home and Garden Show was a huge success for all vendors. The vendors are looking forward for next years event. Thank you to all who attend.

Parkview Senior Living is hosting the “After Hours” from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The location is 240 S. Silke Road in Colville.

Chamber Open Golf Tournament will be on May 1, 2015! Get your golf teams ready and bring in your check to reserve your spot for this day of fun in the sun!

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

March 24: Providence Mount Carmel Hospital Continuing Medical Education from noon to 1 p.m. topic “Lung Cancer Screening” located at 1169 E. Columbia Avenue in Colville. A light lunch will be provided, call 685-5450 with questions.

March 25: Parkview Senior Living is hosting the “After Hours” from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The location is 240 S. Silke Road in Colville. This is a good opportunity to meet with Colville’s

local  business’ to network, ask questions, pitch your new ideas. Hope to see you there.

March 27: Deep Brain Stimulation Conference from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. For more information contact Heather Judd at Heather.Judd@providence.org.

March 28: Davis Auto Rebuild and Colville Towing are putting on a Benefit Auction and Dinner on March 28th at the Eagles at 5 pm.  Tickets are available at Davis Auto Rebuild. For more information call 684-3137.

March 28: Sowing Seeds Conference designed to offer something for every gardener. Twelve 55-minute classes will be offered on a variety of horticultural topics. Each participant will be able to attend four of the classes offered. Topics include: Tool Maintenance, Grafting Fruit Trees, Tomatoes, Attracting Butterflies, Landscaping to Attract Wildlife, Table Top Gardening, Cold Frames, Backyard Pesticide Use and Gopher Control, Soil Testing and Supplements, Root Cellars for Vegetable Storage and Lawns. Each participant will be able to attend the keynote speaker and four of the classes offered. Registration fee will be $20. Some classes may have a supply fee. This workshop will be held at the Community Colleges of Spokane - Colville Center in Colville. Registration and class descriptions will be posted after all classes are confirmed. For more information on any of the following events, contact us at 509-684-2588 or extensionstevens@wsu.edu.

March 28: Small Business Workshop-Northeast Washington Ambassador Program- from 9 to 11 a.m. located at Resource Center at Tri-County Economic Development District. Cost is $10 and pre-registration is recommended as space is limited. This includes: light breakfast; instruction a marketing flyer; membership as a Northeast Washington Ambassador; and a marketing notebook including design publications from participating businesses (to be used at your place of business). For more information contact 684-4571.

April 1: Loggers Workshop.  The Loggers workshop will be held at the Ag Trade Center from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The day will include forest health, wildlife, safety, slides/unstable slopes and a tour of a Colville area mill. 8 MLP credits hours can be earned by attending.  Registration fee is $15. For more information contact Steve McConnell at 509-477-2175.

April 11-12: The Junk Drunk with Vintage-Antique-Retro-Salvaged Goods & Craft Market will be at the Ag-Trade Center. For more information call Forget Me Not at 684-8757.

April 13-May 20: Colville Community Colleges of Spokane will be holding classes for ACT 2: Using Technology in Communications with Tommy Howe.  Each Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost is $79. Explore the world of amateur radio operations, aka ham radio, and prepare for the Technician for Amateur Radio test. Learn to assemble, disassemble and operate your radio, read schematics, troubleshoot electrical systems, and review satellite operations. Learn laws and safety of radio operations. Provide emergency service functions by producing, transmitting and receiving radiograms; contact far away locations using a handset, linked towers, and a computer. Option of taking the test for the Technician for Amateur Radio lifetime license at the end of the quarter for $15. Text not required, but the ARRL technician’s manual suggested; book information will be sent after registration. For more information regarding amateur radio operations, visit www.arrl.org or by calling (509) 279-6027.

April 15: Wild Turkey Dazes starts and goes through to May 31. Welcome hunters!

April 16: BYU-Idaho Collegiate Singers 2015 Tour will be performing at the Colville Community College at 7 p.m. Admission will be a monetary donation or food for the food bank. All proceeds will be donated to the Colville Community Food Bank. For more information call Nancy Maruji at (509) 680-1216.

April 17: Rural Pathways to Prosperity Conference – create a strong small business eco-system in your community. Our keynote presenter, Erik Pages, is a national expert in changing the entrepreneurial climate. He will present on a live webinar, leading participants through the process of identifying and creating a small business eco-system. After interacting with Erik, local facilitators and experts will share information about the current status of our ecosystem. Engaging exercises that will move us forward in developing a plan – this is an opportunity for small town governmental and civic leaders working alongside rural business owners to discuss what next steps should happen to create and/or strengthen an effective “entrepreneurial ecosystem.” 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Stevens County Sheriffs and Ambulance Building, 425 North Hwy, Colville. Cost is $30 but there is a $25 early bird special between March 5 and April 10 (light breakfast and lunch included.) For more information, contact Debra Hansen, (509) 684-2588 or debra.hansen@wsu.edu or visit the website: waruralprosperity.wsu.edu

April 25: N.E.W. Family Life Services Presents LifeRun 2015 the fourth annual 5K fun run/walk and 80 mile motorcycle run will be on Saturday at Yep Kanum Colville City Park.  Motorcycles leave the park at 10 a.m. Runners leave at 11 a.m.  Register on line at www.familylifeservices.net or pick up a registration form from the office 144 W. 5th Ave. in Colville.  LifeRun is a fundraiser for N.E.W. Family Life Services crisis pregnancy center and maternity home and a family fun day in the city park with live music, food and free children's activities.  For more information please call 684-9895.

April 29: Chamber After Hours at Stevens County Historical Museum and Keller House.

Save the Date:

*May 1—Chamber Open Golf Tournament

*May 7—Disabilities Resource Fair

*May 27—Sign up for After Hours

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

*July 16-18—Sidewalk Sale & Street Faire

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

*August 1—Airport Fly-In Breakfast

*September 14-19—Cycle the Selkirk Loop

*October 30—Moonlight Madness

*November 20-December 12—Home for the Holidays

*December 12—Chamber Holiday Dinner Gal 

Business Information:


Dominion Distillery Tasting Room is now open from 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. 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 have planted lettuce, kale, chard, spinach, and more. Watch for greens available soon after we open for weekends in April (like our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/FrontPorchFarm for s and availability). Come see us at the Colville Home and Garden Show this Friday and Saturday and take advantage of the opportunity to get a free gift for CSA signup: http://frontporchfarm.net/csa/

Northern Ales: April 2 Sara Brown Solo Act  6-8 p. m. Come and enjoy Sara Brown while she sings her original songs, and check out her CD’s; April 3  Karaoke with DJ Fred 7-10 p.m.

Enjoy singing? Here’s your chance to show everyone what you’ve got.  DJ Fred has a huge assortment of songs for you to choose from; April 9 Michael Pickett Solo Act 6-8 p.m.

Come and enjoy the musical styling’s of Michael Pickett as he performs his original songs;

April 10 Kettle River Renegades 7-10 p.m. This duo plays an incredible set. Do you like Bob Dylan or the Proclaimers?  If you do, you should come and check these guys out; April 16 Finessa Fann Solo Act 6-8 p.m. Sit back and relax, and enjoy Finessa as she plays some of her original music; April 17 Open Mic 7-10 p.m. Want some exposure? Just really enjoy making music and want to share it with people.  Here is your chance! Our host Michael Pickett will get you plugged in and ready to go!; April 23 Justin Johnson Solo Act 6-8 p.m. Always a favorite at the brewery.  If you like participating in songs, clapping, and joining in, then Justin is the one you want to see; April 24 no music as we prepare for Casey McKern’s Pay it Forward Raise Your Glass fundraiser; April 25 closed until 9 p.m. for raise your glass. We will be having a ticketed event for Raise Your Glass.  Tickets are on sale at the Brewery and Kettle Falls Pharmacy. Make your plans now to join Casey McKern’s Pay it Forward Charity “Under the Big Top”. Tickets are only $30 and this year’s proceeds will go towards transportation for Tyler Sphuler. Sara Brown will be our Ring Master, MC, and be performing with Jesse Brown and friends.  We have a limited amount of tickets, so get yours before they are gone!

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 http://tricountyedd.com/ or call them at (509) 684-4571.

WSU Stevens County Extension has the 2015 4-H Events: The yearly calendar for 4-H is out and can be opened here:    2015 4-H Calendar


Zip’s has a new menu. Call-in orders welcome for lunch and dinner! Gift certificates are available! Zip’s honors military and seniors 60 and up with a 10 percent discount. For more information contact The Gariepy Family at 684-3548.

If you have an event or activity of interest to our community, please email colvillecoc@colville.com. Have an awesome week!

Debbie Garringer

Karen McQuarrie

Colville Chamber of Commerce

986 South Main Street Suite B

Colville, WA   99114

509-684-5973

509-684-1344 fax

www.colville.com

Colville, WA on Facebook

 









   

 

 

 

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