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2020


message from the chairperson Hello and thank you for being a Member of the Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce!! I’m excited to meet you and hear about your business so that I’m familiar enough to share with others. A new year brings countless opportunities, fresh focus, and renewed enthusiasm for what’s to come!! 2020 has all of that and so much more!! Just consider what’s in a name and let’s move forward!! The Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce is a team of business professionals that collectively coordinate efforts, organize activities, and essentially work to build your business. Via the Board of Directors, our Ambassadors, and our Staff we assemble to serve, lead, and be the voice of our members.

darce vassar Chair, LCV Chamber

This handbook along with our website, monthly newsletter, emails, networking opportunities, and events are brimming with ah-ha moments for you and your business. My cornerstone as this year’s Chairwoman is to increase engagement at every level. We all know that our return is only as good as our investment. Please join me with a renewed enthusiasm, level of involvement, and excitement for new and existing business.

I’m a small-town girl from Genesee, Idaho. I graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in Communications and Business; married the love of my life and raised our daughter in the LC Valley. My late husband Bob, myself and now our daughter Katie are all proud Vandals. I’m a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Tomlinson, licensed in Idaho and Washington. Real estate is a phenomenal industry—I love working with people from all facets of life; helping them reach their goals and realize their dreams! I am excited to be in this role and I look forward to seeing so many familiar faces throughout the community. If we’ve yet to meet please do not hesitate to introduce yourself to me. Networking is the key; conversations are the beginning; and better business is the goal!! Tremendous thanks to my predecessors especially Jason Halstead, the 2019 Chairman of the Board. Your work was outstanding and has set the bar extremely high. The 2020 Board of Directors brings a wealth of business savvy and I am simply elated to have the opportunity to work with them, learn from them, and make this year’s Chamber of Commerce success one for the books!! Stay informed, mark your calendars, and participate!! Bring your co-workers, your business cards, and please don’t forget to say hello! Cheers to YOUR BEST 2020, Darce Vassar, Chairwoman of the Board


chamber staff Kristin Kemak, President/CEO lcpresident@lcvalleychamber.org Kristina Bickford, Director of Membership and Business Services membership@lcvalleychamber.org Blake Harrington, Events and Communications Coordinator events@lcvalleychamber.org Jill Charpentier, Membership Assistant bsc@lcvalleychamber.org

about the chamber

The Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce believes in maintaining a strong image and reputation for all of our divisions among our stakeholders - our members, our communities, our elected officials, and our partners. Our benefits and services will only be as good as our current and prospective members perceive them. For this reason, we will incorporate our values into messages and actions that we sincerely believe in. We will adhere to these values as means to establish trust as we grow business and grow communities within our region. These things we believe: Integrity Leadership Accountability Community Representation Financial Responsibility

vision

Creating a united community, vibrant business environment, and quality way of life in the Lewis Clark Valley

mission

The mission of the Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce is to serve, lead, and be the voice of our members.


working for you The Chamber is Open for Business! The Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce is made up of over 500 member businesses, individuals and organizations. When you become a Chamber member, you invest in the future of the business community and ensure that the Chamber keeps working toward its mission... to serve, lead, and be the voice of our members. The Chamber’s mission is achieved through hard work and dedication of volunteers and professional staff working together to make our community successful. When you’re a member of the Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce, you’re in great company! • Every Chamber member is listed in the Business Directory on the Chamber website, www.lcvalleychamber.org, promoting your business or organization to the world 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. • New members receive one Chamber E-Newsletter insert with their paid membership (value $175). • Develop a network at Chamber events such as Business After Hours, monthly Membership Luncheons, CEO Breakfasts, and other special events. Simply stated, people love to do business with people they know. The Chamber can be the very best vehicle for you to become recognized through your contribution of time, talent, and treasure. Compared to traditional membership benefits, Chamber events and programs allow potential customers to know you and your business/ organization on a first hand basis. • Find new customers through our referral service. The Chamber is the front door to our community and we receive numerous of inquiries every week. • Join the Member-to-Member Discount Program! This program featured in our monthly Business Journal offers special rates on products and services from Chamber members for Chamber members. When you take advantage of these valuable products and services, you’re supporting your fellow members and your Chamber. • Sponsorship opportunities are available in a variety of forms and price ranges. Do you want to market your business at the Golf Tournament, Business After Hours, or the monthly Membership Luncheon? The monthly Business Journal? Contact the Chamber at 509.758.7712 for information on how you can use these forums to promote your business.


Get involved: educate, advocate, lead • Educate yourself by reading the Chamber’s weekly membership email and our monthly Business Journal to find out what’s happening in the Chamber and in our community. • Let your elected officials know where you stand on certain issues. Be an active member in the ID/WA Government Affairs/ Legislative Committee and participate in monthly meetings and calls with your legislators during the legislative session. • Become a leading force driving the Chamber’s vision. Lend your expertise and leadership to a Chamber committee or Leadership LC Valley. There is something for everyone!

communication tools for your business • Your membership connects you to the region and the world through a variety of sources. • Seminars and forums connect you to projects, special events, and small business workshops. • The monthly Business Journal and weekly emails keep you current on issues and events. Advertising request forms are available for you to add your events to these communication tools.

community involvement • Lewiston Roundup • NAIA World Series events • Refresh the Valley • Business Expo • Outdoor Cookoff • Lighted Christmas Parade • Scholarships provided at the Agriculture Appreciation Banquet • YWCA SOUPport Our Shelters • Leadership LC Valley • Various Community Fundraisers

THANK YOU!


committees Agriculture and Natural resource Committee This is a newly combined committee that supports, promotes, and protects the values and treasures of the Lewis-Clark Valley by providing natural resource issue awareness and education to the business community. Realizing the positive impact agriculture has on our economy and community, the committee annually recognizes the producers of the region at an appreciation banquet, and awards scholarships to area high school seniors that will be seeking higher education. They meet on the third Tuesday of every other month at a member restaurant. Ambassador Committee An honorary branch of the Chamber whose members act as representatives at ground-breakings, grand openings, dedications, Business Showcase, and other events. Ambassadors welcome and greet new businesses and new Chamber members, volunteer at the monthly Business After Hours, and put on ribbon cuttings. The committee meets of the first Thursday of the month at 1PM at various member businesses. Business Expo committee This committee plans and organizes the Chamber’s annual Business Expo event, which has changed directions this year to celebrate and honor female business leaders and influencers in the LC Valley. This committee meets as needed throughout the year. chef, hop & vine Committee The Chef, Hop & Vine Committee plans and organizes the Chamber’s annual wine, beer and gourment food tasting event which is held every year in August. This group is always looking for committee members to join in the fun. They meet as needed throughout the year.


committees Golf tournament Committee The Golf Committee plans and organizes the Chamber’s annual golf tournament which is held every year in June. This group is always looking for golf enthusiasts to join in the fun. They meet as needed throughout the year. Government Affairs Committees - ID & WA The Government Affairs Committees representing Idaho and Washington advocate for legislation conductive to a healthy business environment at the State, County, and City levels and to inform our membership about pertinent issues through the development of Position Statements. The Idaho GAC meets on the first Tuesday of the month at noon at Jollymores, The Washington GAC meets at 7AM during the Legisaltive Session at the Port of Clarkston. During the legislative session, both Committees conduct bi-weekly phone calls with our senator and representatives in Boise and Olympia. rogers dodge outdoor cookoff This committee is involved with the planning and implementation of the annual Outdoor Cookoff event. This event involves the community with a Dutch Oven Cooking Competition, Kids Hot Dog Decoration Contest, Food Trucks and much more! lewis clark young professionals The goal of the Lewis Clark Young Professionals group is to cultivate the young leaders of the Lewis-Clark Valley to promote educational , community, and professional development. The group is open to anyone ages 21-40 who is interested in enhancing their network, professional development, and enjoys volunteering. This group meets monthly at various locations.


sponsorship opportunities

visionary

Investment $10,300

Your business membership dues are included as a part of this sponsorship package

benefits Alphabetical & Categorical Listing in Online Membership Directory Chamber Weekly Email Chamber Monthly Business Journal Discounted International Travel Chamber website log-in information Multiple Business Locations included Logo on Chamber website Dedicated email for your business - 4/year Business card size logo in the monthly Business Journal Monthly listing indicating level of sponsorship Monthly Business Journal inserts - 6/year Logo in Chamber weekly email Membership Survey Administration Brochure mailed in relocation packets Electronic membership list - 3/year Certificates of Origin Ribbon Cuttings events 8 tickets...Annual Banquet 8 tickets...CEO Breakfast of Champions 8 tickets...Legislative Welcome Back ID/WA 8 tickets...Legislative Send Off ID/WA 6 tickets...Ag Banquet 4 tickets....Chef, Hop & Vine 4 tickets...State of the Valley 4 players..Chamber Golf Tournament 1 Title Sponsorship


sponsorship opportunities Investment $5,665

elite

Your business membership dues are included as a part of this sponsorship package

benefits Alphabetical & Categorical Listing in Online Membership Directory Chamber Weekly Email Chamber Monthly Business Journal Discounted International Travel Chamber website log-in information Multiple Business Locations included Logo on Chamber website Dedicated email for your business - 4/year Business card size logo in the monthly Business Journal Monthly listing indicating level of sponsorship Monthly Business Journal inserts - 4/year Logo in Chamber weekly email Membership Survey Administration Brochure mailed in relocation packets Electronic membership list - 3/year Certificates of Origin Ribbon Cuttings events 4 tickets...Annual Banquet 4 tickets...CEO Breakfast of Champions 4 tickets...Legislative Welcome Back ID/WA 4 tickets...Legislative Send Off ID/WA 4 tickets...Ag Banquet 4 tickets...State of the Valley 4 players..Chamber Golf Tournament 2 tickets....Chef, Hop & Vine


sponsorship opportunities

corporate

Investment $3,090

Your business membership dues are included as a part of this sponsorship package

benefits Alphabetical & Categorical Listing in Online Membership Directory Chamber Weekly Email Chamber Monthly Business Journal Discounted International Travel Chamber website log-in information Multiple Business Locations included Logo on Chamber website Dedicated email for your business - 1/year Business card size logo in the monthly Business Journal Monthly listing indicating level of sponsorship Monthly Business Journal inserts - 2/year Logo in Chamber weekly email Membership Survey Administration Brochure mailed in relocation packets Electronic membership list - 2/year Certificates of Origin Ribbon Cuttings events 2 tickets...Annual Banquet 2 tickets...CEO Breakfast of Champions 2 tickets...Legislative Welcome Back ID/WA 2 tickets...Legislative Send Off ID/WA 2 tickets...Ag Banquet 2 tickets...State of the Valley 1 tickets....Chef, Hop & Vine


sponsorship opportunities

business

Investment $1,000

Your business membership dues are included as a part of this sponsorship package

benefits Alphabetical & Categorical Listing in Online Membership Directory Chamber Weekly Email Chamber Monthly Business Journal Discounted International Travel Chamber website log-in information Multiple Business Locations included $100/location Logo on Chamber website Business card size logo in the monthly Business Journal Monthly Business Journal inserts - 1/year Membership Survey Administration Brochure mailed in relocation packets Electronic membership list - 1/year Certificates of Origin Ribbon Cuttings events Bizz Buzz Table Sponsor - 4/year


sponsorship opportunities

partner

Investment $775

Your business membership dues are included as a part of this sponsorship package

benefits Alphabetical & Categorical Listing in Online Membership Directory Chamber Weekly Email Chamber Monthly Business Journal Discounted International Travel Chamber website log-in information Logo on Chamber website Business Card size Logo in Business Journal Multiple Business Locations included - $125/location Electronic membership list - 1/year Certificates of Origin Ribbon Cuttings Survey Creation and Administration Monthly Business Journal insert - 1/year *Non-Profit Rate Available for Supporting, Associate and Partner Membership (Up to 30% Discount). Proof of Non-Profit status required.


sponsorship opportunities

associate

Investment $515

Your business membership dues are included as a part of this sponsorship package

benefits Alphabetical & Categorical Listing in Online Membership Directory Chamber Weekly Email Chamber Monthly Business Journal Discounted International Travel Chamber website log-in information Business Card size Logo in Business Journal Multiple Business Locations included - $150/location Electronic membership list - 1/year Certificates of Origin Ribbon Cuttings Monthly Business Journal insert - 1/year *Non-Profit Rate Available for Supporting, Associate and Partner Membership (Up to 30% Discount). Proof of Non-Profit status required.


sponsorship opportunities

supporting

Investment $235

benefits Alphabetical & Categorical Listing in Online Membership Directory Chamber Weekly Email Chamber Monthly Business Journal Discounted International Travel Chamber website log-in information Electronic membership list - 1/year Certificates of Origin Ribbon Cuttings *Non-Profit Rate Available for Supporting, Associate and Partner Membership (Up to 30% Discount).

individual/world traveler non-business Investment $175 benefits Alphabetical & Categorical Listing in Online Membership Directory Chamber Weekly Email Chamber Monthly Business Journal Discounted International Travel


sponsorship opportunities

a ‘la carte opportunities sponsorships/benefits Business After Hours Host Membership Luncheon Sponsorship Membership Luncheon Speaker CEO Breakfast Sponsor Christmas Parade Entry Survey creation and administration Leadership LC Valley Participant

limit 1x annually 1x annually

3mo. min 1x annually

investment $500.00 $275.00 $100.00 $300.00 $25.00 $250.00 $850.00

Other event sponsorship opportunities are available. For additional opportunities, please contact events@lcvalleychamber.org


2020 board of directors

Chair

Darce Vassar, Coldwell Banker First Vice Chair

Jeanette LaVance, CCI-Speer Second Vice Chair

Don Montgomery, Waddell & Reed Past Chair

Jason Halstead, P1FCU

Leisha Evangelho, Basalt Cellars - 2020 Clayton Steele, Clearwater Paper Corporation - 2020 Gary Bergen, Century 21 Price Right - 2021 Katie Schnider, SEL - 2021 Kayeloni Scott, Nez Perce Tribe - 2021 Laurie Wilson, Red Lion Hotel Lewiston - 2021 Michelle Ralston, Advantage Advertising - 2021 Christy Armstrong, Weibler Financial - 2022 Josh Pilon, Inland Cellular - 2022 D’Lynn Ottmar, Tri-State Memorial Hospital - 2022 Steven Aubuchon, Aivsta Corporation - 2022


membership application member information Business/Individual Name: Contact:

Title:

Telephone:

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Street Address: Mailing Address: City:

E-mail:

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Website:

Date Joined: # of Employees (Full-Time Equivalent): Description of Business (25 words or less):

Annual Dues Dues: Sponsorship Level:

Visionary Leader: ($10,300) Elite Leader: ($5,665) Corporate: ($3,090) Business: ($1,000) Media Sponsor: ($7,500) Partner: ($775) Associate: ($515) Supporting: ($235)

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Method of Payment I am enclosing a check payable to Lewis Clark Valley Chamber for the total amt. due. Please charge the total due to my credit card Card Number Exp. Date / I authorize it is ok to list the above business in our membership directory. Signature

Date

This application is for membership in the Lewis Clark Valley Chamber. This membership will be renewed for each year unless the undersigned gives written notice 30 days prior to the billing date.

Send Application to 825 6th Street, Clarkston WA 99403 509.758.7712


leadership lc valley

Leadership LC Valley is the ideal program for preparing the leaders of tomorrow. The program connects individuals to the community through a nine month series of educational days featuring topics like tourism, government & infrastructure, economic development, media, education, healthcare, manufacturing & industry, and nonprofits in the LC Valley. Leadership LC Valley is unlike other programs because it provides participants with the opportunity to meet and discuss issues with key community leaders. Participants study the qualities that make an effective leader, analyze individual leadership roles, and develop personal leadership styles and skills. The personal connections are invaluable to business and civic leadership.

individual leadership

• Cultivate personal leadership and professionals skills for long-term growth. • Develop a lasting network of peers, across all industries and career levels. • Strengthen their understanding of the Lewis Clark Valley. • Engage with prominent senior leaders in the Lewis Clark Valley and surrounding areas.


leadership lc valley

leading organizations

Participants rapidly gain deep community awareness and establish meaningful connections that help retain valuable employees. Employees develop relationships with peers in other organizations and sectors, learning new approaches to problem solving, and uncovering new resources they can call on in the future. Employees bring a better understanding of current and potential key leadership skills back to the office where they can apply them immediately. Participants become confident leaders by working on real world projects in teams with tight time frames and limited resources.

Leadership LCV4 Group on Arts & History Day

never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead American Cultural Anthropologist


825 sixth street clarkston wa 99403 509.758.7712 lcvalleychamber.org

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