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Chamber Weekly

September 22-29, 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: 


This week’s business luncheon meeting speaker will be Sue Harnasch, Stevens County Treasurer will speak about her role at the Treasurer’s Office.


Chamber News & Events:


We are accepting donations for the goody bags we fill and hand out to the children for the Halloween Kiddie & Pet Parade which takes place on October 24.


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. 


Sept. 23: Sue Harnasch, Stevens County Treasurer will speak about her role at the Treasurer’s Office.


Sept. 30: Open forum discussion with Stevens County Coroner candidates Lorrie Sampson and Dave Baskin.  


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


Sept. 2014.  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. If you do not wish to receive this e-mail newsletter please email Ivy Nelson at and ask to be removed from the list. We hope you enjoy the newsletter – Debra Hansen, County Extension Director.  For more information about WSU Stevens County Extension workshops and events on any of the following events listed on the WSU newsletter please contact us at 509-684-2588 or or visit us at 986 S. Main in Colville.


Sept. 2014: Woodland Musicians Continue Rehearsals: Instrumentalists and vocalists wanted!
All interested musicians are encouraged to come for Thursday rehearsals, 6:30 PM at the band room of the Colville Junior High School, 990 S. Cedar, for the upcoming Christmas concerts, set for December 6th and 7th at the Woodland Theatre in Kettle Falls. Gary Killings will be directing the concert band and Ron Bacon will be directing the chorus. Woodland participants come from throughout the region, so please come and join us. More instruments are needed to fill out the sound! Any questions may be directed to Amy Cabral (509-738-4335) or Linda Colman (509-680-4886). String players are rehearsing on Tuesdays, 5:30 PM also at the band room of the Colville Jr. High school. Denise Horner is the contact for questions, (509-738-4617).
The Woodland chorus is rehearsing after concert band, 8 PM on Thursdays under the direction of Ron Bacon. Questions may be directed to Stazya Richman, (509-684-7761).


Sept. 2014: The Northeast Washington Genealogical Society is sad to report that the fall workshop featuring Eric Stroschein, President of the Puget Sound Chapter of The Association of Professional Genealogists has been CANCELLED. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Mr. Stroschein has informed NeWGS that he is unable to fulfill his speaking engagement.

In light of this cancellation so close to our scheduled event we are forced to cancel the workshop. We apologize to anyone who planned to attend. Karen Struve, President


Sept. 22: What is bugging your trees? WSU Extension Forester Steve McConnell is going to talk about bugs and diseases in our forests. This class will be held at the WSU Stevens County Extension office from 6 to 8 pm.  Registration fee is $5. To register or for more information contact Ivy at 684-2588 or email


Sept. 24: Join us for our Chamber After Hours for “A night at the Fort Colville Museum” from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM.  The Fort Colville Museum is located at 700 N. Wynne St., Colville WA.


Sept. 25: Celebrate the 50th year of the Wilderness Act at Rendezvous Theater at the Colville City Park in Colville WA, from 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM.  For more information please visit .


Sept. 26:  Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America, but shredding sensitive materials reduces the risk of becoming a victim. That's why Family Support Center is partnering with AmericanWest Bank to provide this free shredding event. We'll be in Kettle, Colville and Chewelah on Friday, September 26. See flyer or our Facebook page ( ).


Oct. 4: Marcus, WA, Home of CiderFest, can be found along Hwy 25, Five miles North of Kettle Falls, Washington.  If you are traveling from Spokane, on Hwy 395, we are located approximately 85 miles North, 15 miles Northwest of Colville, on the banks of Beautiful Lake Roosevelt.


Oct. 8: EMPLOYABILITY DAY WELCOMES MATT ROLOFF, STAR OF TLC’S LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD, TO COLVILLE Date: October 8, 2014 Time: 6:00 PM Location: Colville Senior High School, 154 E Hwy 20, Colville, WA Contact: Erika Thompson,  509-685-0680 (direct) Toll Free 866-708-4597, ext. 680


Oct. 8:  The Northeast Washington Association of REALTORS® will be hosting a “Meet your Candidate” night, an open forum, on Wednesday, October 8th at 7 PM at the Chewelah Civic Center.  It’s getting very close to election day and this will be a great opportunity to get your questions answered.  Candidates in attendance will be:  Senator Brian Dansel and Tony Booth, Assessor candidates CJ Wolfe and John Olson, Sherriff candidates Kendle Allen and Ken Barker.  Refreshments will be provided by NEWAR.



Oct. 11: Cider Pressing at Front Porch Farm. Come enjoy watching us hand-press the apples, and take home delicious fresh-pressed cider from local orchards. Choose one weekend or come for both to get your fill of fresh apple cider! Visit or RSVP on Facebook:


Oct. 18: Cider Pressing at Front Porch Farm. Come enjoy watching us hand-press the apples, and take home delicious fresh-pressed cider from local orchards. Choose one weekend or come for both to get your fill of fresh apple cider! Visit or RSVP on Facebook:


 Oct. 21: We have a date and location for the Ambassador training, by Gina Campbell of Visit Spokane.  The workshop will be held in the Chewelah City Council Chambers, on Tuesday October 21st from 5:30 to 8:00 pm.  The training will be $10 per person, with a group rate for two or more from the same company (price is not set yet).  Your feedback is very important as to how your community will benefit most from the Ambassador training.  Gina Campbell is able to customize a workshop based on our needs, and she is in the process creating a program specific to our region.  I will be sending you an example of workshop outlines she has customized for other groups.  It would be nice to have participation from all of our Chambers, and relevant groups in the Tri Counties. Katie LeBlanc, Tourism Coordinator, Tri County Economic Development District


Oct. 23:  Libraries of Stevens County and Humanities Washington invite the community to an engaging conversation with Hank Cramer and Peter Donahue, members of  the 2012-14 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau. This free event takes place Friday, October 23 at 1 pm for folksinger/storyteller Hank Cramer and 6 pm for author/historian Peter Donahue at the Chewelah Civic Center, 22 East Webster. For more information, contact Sarah English at or 509-935-6805




Save the Date


* Wo+Men Making a Difference fundraiser luncheon – October 17

*Halloween Kiddie and Pet Parade October 24

* Moonlight Madness Sale October 24

* The Harlem Ambassadors November 24

* Down Town Tree Lighting November 28

*Chamber Gala Dinner Dance December 13


Business Information:


Northern Ales presents the following venues for the month of October:

10/2 Sara Brown 6-9 PM; 10/3 Karaoke 7-10 PM; 10/7 Colville Rotary Fundraiser Open to Public at 5:30 PM; 10/9 Michael Pickett 6-8 PM; 10/10 Kettle River Renegades 7-10 PM; 10/16 Justin Johnson 6-8 PM; 10/17 Open Mic 7-10 PM; 10/18 Savannah Blain CD release Party  7 PM; 10/23  Finessa Fann 6-8 PM; 10/24 Marshal McLean Band 7-10 PM; 10/25 Karaoke Birthday Party; 10/30 Shay Walker 6-8 PM; 10/31 Halloween With Move the Earth 7-10 PM.


Front Porch Farm: It's Winter Squash time! We have all sorts of Sweet and Yellow Onions, Purple Viking and Yukon Gold Potatoes, Kale, Chard, Cabbage, and more right out of our garden and greenhouse. Plus, from local orchards we have Gala and Honeycrisp Apples, several flavorful varieties of Plums, and the old favorite Italian Prunes. Come on down to our store on Highway 395 from 10 AM to 6 PM Tuesday through Saturday. Or visit us at the Northeast Washington Farmers Market Wednesdays and Saturdays (9 AM to 1 PM under the clock tower in Colville) and the Chewelah Farmers Market on Fridays (11:30 AM to 5:30 PM.) For the latest, check us out on Facebook or Instagram:


Last day of Summer and Fall is upon us!  Hopefully our Seahawks will provide us with as much excitement as last year!  I have spent all summer working on the Colville Travel Web site!  I'm happy to say that the new and improved is up and working.  It's full of information and user friendly!  Kay @ Colville Travel.


4-H: The New Year starts October 1 and now is a great time to join 4-H. 4-H membership is open to youth in grades K-12. We also have volunteer opportunities for adults.  4-H offers a wide variety of projects and activities, including workshops, conferences, camps, community service projects, and leadership development opportunities for both youth and adults at local, district, state, national, and international levels. Projects include animals, expressive arts, plant sciences, environmental stewardship, technology, and more. Contact the Extension office at 684-2588 o email to find a club near you.


Businesses can avoid layoffs with Shared Work, By Chad Pearson, Shared Work Marketing Manager, Employment Security Department. It can happen to any business. Demand for your product or service slips. Maybe the market goes in the tank. All you know is your business is in a fix, and you’ve got hard decisions to make.  You don’t want to lay off your skilled employees, but what else can you do to cut costs? The Employment Security Department provides an alternative.  It’s called Shared Work. To learn more, watch our Shared-Work video, visit or call 800-752-2500.


Tri-County Economic Development District’s Small Business Center Wireless Hot spot will be open from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.  Please see their website at or call them at (509) 684-4571. 



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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