2013 business appreciation tab
A salute to businesses in Okanogan and Ferry Counties.
Page 2 — Business Appreciation 2013, The Chronicle, Omak, Wash. Business AppreciAtion Business Appreciation Inside: The Outdoorsman offers Methow Valley shopping................3 Congratulations to all our local businesses celebrating another year of service to the community! Machine shops withstand the test of time.............................5 Gene’s Harvest Foods hits the big five-oh...........................7 Heatstroke makes shirts, signs and more.............................9 Valley Transmission celebrates an anniversary...................11 © The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle Owned and operated by Eagle Newspapers Inc. 618 Okoma Drive, Omak, WA 98841 P.O. Box 553, Omak, WA 98841 Roger Harnack, Editor and Publisher Garrett Rudolph, Section Editor Lynn Hoover, Advertising Manager 509-826-1110 • 800-572-3446 509-826-5819 fax www.omakchronicle.com Al and June Apple Cont. Lic. #OMAKMSI941Q2 1-800-610-2684 505 Okoma Drive, Omak 509-826-1030 Thanks for being the greatest customers in the world. 4440 Hwy. 155, Nespelem 509-634-4222 Thanks for the many years of continued support! • Heating • Roofing • Air Conditioning Established 1950 Downtown Okanogan 509-422-4247 " ! " # " % ! $ ! ! ! ! Outdoor shop thrives on variety Jennifer Marshall/The Chronicle The Outdoorsman has been rebuilt since an explosion in 1997 destroyed part of the building. Care Credit Oroville 1600 N. Main Street Tues.-Wed. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Omak 23 S. Ash Street Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday or Friday by Appointment Page 4 — Business Appreciation 2013, The Chronicle, Omak, Wash. Outdoors from 3 Since then, they have drawn in more bikers with motorcycle gear, more winter sports enthusiasts with skiing and snowshoeing equipment, and more hunters with a collection of about 600 knives. They also sell hunting and fishing licenses. “We’ve put a lot of work into it, basically as much money as we could,” he said. “We’ve added a lot of stuff to the store and tried to keep it high-quality and Northwest-oriented.” Some of the knives are handmade locally, including some crafted from Damascus steel. “They’re really, really dramatic pieces of work. They’re art, but usable art,” Rider said. The store has expanded its hours for the summer season, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and until 6 p.m. on weekends. Business hours are cut back to four days per week when the weather turns cold. Rider said business slows down, but he likes to stay open for ice fishermen and other snow-lovers. The Methow Valley has an extensive groomed trail system, he said, that allows for cross-country skiers to ski into the downtown Gene's Harvest Foods Jennifer Marshall/The Chronicle The Outdoorsman has plenty of flies for the avid angler. area for lunch and light shopping. Looking to the future, The Outdoorsman is also carrying more hiking equipment and building up its website, where Rider hopes to one day sell more inventory. This is Rider’s first foray into retail. He worked for 35 years in sawmills in eastern Oregon and Omak. “After 35 years in the sawmills, now I’m behind a cash register, and that’s a whole different world for me. I’ve met people from all over the world and enjoy that,” Rider said. “It’s been fun.” Although the shop focuses on outdoor activities, it has something for everyone, co-owner Lance Rider said. Okanogan Truck & Tractor, Inc. Thank you to all of our wonderful customers for 50 great years! Thank you , we’ve enjoyed serving you for many years. 22 W. Apple, Downtown Omak 509-826-0212 2916 Cameron Lake Rd., Okanogan 509-422-3390 Thrifty Auto & Tire, LLC Jennifer Marshall/The Chronicle Thank you for another wonderful year! Dr. Denny Homer 509-422-3200 108 2nd Ave., Okanogan caringdentalcenter.com 108 N. Main Street, Omak Movie info line: 509-826-0860 www.omaktheater.com Mirage Theater Celebrating 7 years! Collision Specialists Family owned and operated since 1979 Thank you for many great years of service! 1604 N. 2nd Ave., Okanogan 509-422-5562 Machinists withstand industry changes Omak Hardware Locally family owned. Thanks to all of our loyal customers! 661 Riverside Drive 509-826-0640 Valley Transmission Garrett Rudolph/The Chronicle From left to right, Al, June and Kip Apple have carried on a family tradition at Omak Machine Shop. Mac’s Tire of Omak Bob Raymer’s Thank you for many wonderful years in the community! Garrett Rudolph/The Chronicle Bob Raymer, owner of Bob Raymer’s Machine Works in Tonasket, explains the driveshaft balancer that is one of 25 machines in his shop. Gene’s grocery hits 50-year anniversary Mike Henrie Mary Henrie 9 N. Main, Omak 509-826-1198 www.needlelyntime.com Marcy Ayers, a 25-year veteran of Gene’s Harvest Foods, has a laugh in the produce department. 320 Omak Ave., Omak 509-826-5107 www.wsbdc.org Helping businesses achieve their full potential! ��� • Advising • Research • Training Serving the community since 1987. 204 N. Main St. • Omak 509-826-1919 Kay Behymer/The Chronicle Heatstroke Screenprinting Making memories to last a lifetime! 509-422-4401 www.timpatrickphoto.com Custom screenprinting • Vinyl graphics • Tees • Uniforms • Signs • Banners • Vehicle graphics www.heatstrokeSP.com Okanogan • 509-422-5021 Kay Behymer/The Chronicle Bob Henrie, left, tears off a receipt as Brenda Costello, right, bags groceries. Mike Henrie, center, looks on. Print shop’s work can be seen everywhere B. Horner Valley Lanes Grandma’s Attic Al Camp/The Chronicle Mya Horner, who operates the screen print press, touches up a bag for the Okanogan Valley Farmers Market. & “Thank you for 20 MARTIN Archery years of beautiful smiles!” 31 S. Main St., Omak 509-826-5581 Thank you for your patronage. Thank you for 19 great years! We look forward to 19 more. 509-422-1600 249A Rodeo Trail • Okanogan ½ mile north of fairgrounds Baker’s Acres Owned and operated by Connie and John Shaver 17 N. Main, Omak • 509-826-2726 Next to the Tonasket rodeo grounds ��� 509-486-8866 Al Camp/The Chronicle Taylor Horner handles Heatstroke’s vinyl operation. • ATV • Snowmobile • Cycle • Sales • Service • Accessories Appreciation to my amazing clients! 2108 Elmway, Okanogan 509-422-3858 Thanks for visiting our fruit stand! www.shawsfruit.com 3533A Hwy. 155, Coulee Dam, WA 99116 509-633-0133 Omak Branch NMLS #803137 WA CL-1058 Universal American Mortgage Company LLC, dba Eagle Home Mortgage 1930 N. 2nd Ave., Okanogan 509-826-5771 www. shopxtremepowersports.net Thank you for supporting us for nine wonderful years! Dan Morehouse HIS Serving Okanogan and Douglas Counties since 1996. 513 Okoma Dr., Omak 509-826-1728 317 S. Main Street, Omak 509-826-1730 1.800.254.4467 21 W. 4th Ave., Omak Valley Transmission hits 30-year mark Mike - Owner 49 Years Garrett Rudolph/The Chronicle Steve Carlton has owned Valley Transmission, 669 S. Second Ave. in Okanogan, for 30 years. Bob - Owner 43 Years 22 W. Apple, Downtown Omak • 509-826-0212 Derina’s Flower Basket Wild Rose Floral Design OMAK BAR & GRILL Restaurant Open at 7 a.m. 7 Days A Week! Fridays & Saturdays Open 24 Hours • Real Estate • Business Estate Planning • Probate Thank you to all our clients for your business and support over the years. Bess Derting THANK YOU for all your support over the last four years! KOEHN LLC TRAILER SALES Thanks for a great start! Located 3 miles south of Tonasket on Hwy. 97 Animal Hospital of Omak ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. • Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 125 Pine St., Downtown Okanogan 509-422-4282 Finding treasures from storage unit auctions in the SeaTac area, from my hands to yours. ◆ Still doing jewelry repair — the Harrison Way! 509-557-3606 18 N. Main St., Omak