2013 business appreciation tab
A salute to businesses in Okanogan and Ferry Counties.
Page 2 — Business Appreciation 2013, The Chronicle, Omak, Wash. Business AppreciAtion Inside: The Outdoorsman offers Methow Valley shopping................3 Business Appreciation © 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 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 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. Thanks for the many years of continued support! Established 1950 Downtown Okanogan 509-422-4247 # " % 4440 Hwy. 155, Nespelem 509-634-4222 • Heating • Roofing • Air Conditioning ! ! ! ! $ ! 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 Omak 23 S. Ash Street Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday or Friday by Appointment 1600 N. Main Street Tues.-Wed. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 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 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.” Jennifer Marshall/The Chronicle Although the shop focuses on outdoor activities, it has something for everyone, co-owner Lance Rider said. Gene's Harvest Foods Thank you to all of our wonderful customers for 50 great years! 22 W. Apple, Downtown Omak 509-826-0212 Okanogan Truck & Tractor, Inc. Thank you , we’ve enjoyed serving you for many years. 2916 Cameron Lake Rd., Okanogan 509-422-3390 Thank you for another wonderful year! Dr. Denny Homer 509-422-3200 108 2nd Ave., Okanogan caringdentalcenter.com Thrifty Auto & Tire, LLC 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 Garrett Rudolph/The Chronicle From left to right, Al, June and Kip Apple have carried on a family tradition at Omak Machine Shop. Omak Hardware Locally family owned. Mac’s Tire of Omak Bob Raymer’s Thanks to all of our loyal customers! 661 Riverside Drive 509-826-0640 Valley Transmission 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 Kay Behymer/The Chronicle 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 9 N. Main, Omak 509-826-1198 www.needlelyntime.com Serving the community since 1987. 204 N. Main St. • Omak 509-826-1919 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 Al Camp/The Chronicle Mya Horner, who operates the screen print press, touches up a bag for the Okanogan Valley Farmers Market. Valley Lanes Grandma’s Attic & “Thank you for 20 MARTIN Archery 31 S. Main St., Omak 509-826-5581 years of beautiful smiles!” Thank you for 19 great years! We look forward to 19 more. 509-422-1600 249A Rodeo Trail • Okanogan ½ mile north of fairgrounds Thank you for your patronage. Owned and operated by Connie and John Shaver 17 N. Main, Omak • 509-826-2726 Baker’s Acres 509-486-8866 Next to the Tonasket rodeo grounds Al Camp/The Chronicle Taylor Horner handles Heatstroke’s vinyl operation. 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 • ATV • Snowmobile • Cycle • Sales • Service • Accessories 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 513 Okoma Dr., Omak 509-826-1728 Thank you for supporting us for nine wonderful years! 317 S. Main Street, Omak 509-826-1730 Dan Morehouse HIS Serving Okanogan and Douglas Counties since 1996. 1.800.254.4467 21 W. 4th Ave., Omak Valley Transmission hits 30-year mark Garrett Rudolph/The Chronicle Steve Carlton has owned Valley Transmission, 669 S. Second Ave. in Okanogan, for 30 years. Mike - Owner 49 Years Bob - Owner 43 Years 22 W. Apple, Downtown Omak • 509-826-0212 Derina’s Flower Basket OMAK BAR & GRILL Restaurant Open at 7 a.m. 7 Days A Week! Fridays & Saturdays Open 24 Hours Thank you to all our clients for your business and support over the years. • Real Estate • Business Estate Planning • Probate Bess Derting Wild Rose Floral Design THANK YOU for all your support over the last four years! KOEHN TRAILER SALES LLC Thanks for a great start! 125 Pine St., Downtown Okanogan 509-422-4282 Located 3 miles south of Tonasket on Hwy. 97 N N N N N N N N Animal Hospital of Omak Still doing jewelry repair — the Harrison Way! Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. • Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. N Finding treasures from storage unit auctions in the SeaTac area, from my hands to yours. 509-557-3606 18 N. Main St., Omak