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Chamber Weekly Newsletter


  February 23 to March 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 our newest chamber member!

Opening April 1 is “Water Power” owner Mark Ryser!

Water Power is located at 1177 S. Main Street in Colville.

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.


Feb. 24: Krista Stauffer of Stauffer Dairy was born & raised in Stevens County. Krista is married, with three kids, while running a successful first generation dairy farm with her husband Brandon. Krista is excited to share with her community the life of a dairy farmer, challenges farmers are facing as well as their involvement within the community. She will also be happy to answer any questions.


March 3: Katie LeBlanc is the Regional Tourism Specialist and will show her audience how to captivate and retain their customers. Our economy depends on you!


March 10: Nancy Christopher from Parkview Senior Living will share “Art of Life Club.”


March 17: Stewart Kent with Kentington Consultants will share his 40-plus years of experience on “How to be Successful at Consumer/Trade shows.” Stewart Kent will also be providing handouts. Have your questions ready to be answered.


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: EDC to be announced.


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.


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 & Design.  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 event is at the Colville Community College on South Elm Street.


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


Feb. 23-28: Colville Pizza Hut in recognition of Colville schools and businesses, Pizza Hut has a special good for a large pizza with one topping for $8. Come in today and enjoy this special!


Feb. 24: City of Colville Preliminary Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. with Mayor Louis Janke.


Feb 25: Chamber “After Hours with Ken Barcus at REMAX located at 327 South Main in Colville. This gathering is an opportunity to network. After Hours is from 5 to 6:30 p.m.


Feb. 28: BINGO at the “The HUB” at the Colville Community Senior Center located on the corner of Wynne and Elep. Bingo is a $1.00 for cards and begins at 1 p.m. All proceeds go to the Colville Community Senior Center. Cash prizes with refreshments. (Bingo sponsored by ResCare Home Care.)


March 5: Kettle Range Conservation Scenic Film Festival the Wild and Scenic film Festival at the Alpine Theater on Thursday March 5th. Other co-sponsors include: Avista, the Vinson Fund, 49 Degrees North and the Ferry County Coop. The Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the films starting at 6:30 p.m. Raffle, door prizes, beer, wine, soda, food. 16 Films with intermission. End time around 9 p.m. Tickets: $8.00 advanced. $10.00 at the door.  $5.00 Students.  Advanced Colville Tickets: Call Dan Price; eves 684-5863.


March 7: Open House with The Colville Community Senior Center “The Hub” located on the corner of Wynne and Elep in Colville from 1 to 4 p.m. Join us in recognizing those that helped make this dream come true! The community is welcomed to stop in and see the new building, enjoy music and refreshments.

March 14: 4-H Sensational Saturday program. This will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community College in Colville on March 14. The day is open to all school age youth (4-H and non 4-H). It is a day of fun workshops to learn more about your 4-H project or explore new projects. You will have the opportunity to attend five 45 minute workshops throughout the day. Stevens County 4-H Leaders' Council will provide a complimentary lunch for attendees.  

March 19: Stevens County Farm Bureau meeting at 8 a.m. held at the Stevens County Conservation District office located at 232 Williams Lake Road in Colville.


March 20-21: Home & Garden Show at the College: 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.

March 21-22: Teen Leadership Summit is for teens 7th through 10th grades to gather for workshops and activities designed and facilitated especially for them by the Washington State 4-H State Ambassadors. Workshop topics this year include:  Public Speaking, Teamwork, Personal Strengths, Tech Promotion, Handling Peer Pressure and Leading Activities.  There is also an informational session and orientation for the County Ambassador program so all County Ambassadors and their advisors are encouraged to attend. One adult chaperone registration will be awarded to the county with the most teen registrations! Summit will be held at Camp Koinonia in Cle Elum.  Cost: $95.  Registration opened February 2; registration deadline is March 2. For more information, registration, and promotional flyer visit: 4-H membership is not required to attend this event.

March 25: Would you like to host an After Hours? Call today to reserve this evening from 5 to 6:30 p.m.! This is a good way to network and brainstorm with others! Share your views and business skills with others!

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.

Save the Date:

*April 15-May 31—Wild Turkey Daze    

*April 16—BYU-Idaho Collegiate Singers    

*April 29—Sign up for After Hours    

*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 Gala


Business Information:

 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? Read this post, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook, to find out!)


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. 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 N.E.W. Farmers Market is looking for a motivated, community minded individual to manage the Wednesday and Saturday farmers market in downtown Colville. Duties include: setting up market barriers, signs, and canopies, assigning vendors to their stalls, maintaining the EBT and POP club programs, and receiving market commissions. Candidates should possess strong organizational skills, the ability to lift 40 pounds, and an interest in local agriculture. An interest in childhood nutrition and education would be beneficial. Those with excellent communication skills and an ability to work cooperatively with others are encouraged to apply. For more information, call John Progar (509) 414-0399.


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 --“Suessical” the Musical Tickets on sale at Main Street Floral. 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.


If you have an event or activity of interest to our community, please email Have an awesome week!



Debbie Garringer and    

Karen McQuarrie

Colville Chamber of Commerce





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