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business journal DECEMBER 2016

Lighted Christmas Parade

Sponsored by ArtBeat

Ambassador Spotlight

Judy Broumley Nelly Broadcasting

Holiday Activites

This valley has many wonderful holiday events this season!

Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce w 502 Bridge Street, Clarkston WA



Mark Your Calendars 1 December


3 December shared coffee and Check out the pictures 6 We 11 donuts with the group of from our November characters last month! Business After Hours!

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Get to know November's Ambassador Spotlight!

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6th St. Clarkston, 4:30PM

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MEMBER LUNCHEON Rotary and Chamber, Quality Inn, 12PM

15 December

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS Elks Lodge, 5-7PM 3444 Country Club Drive, Lewiston

3 January



Connect with Us

Ambassadors Committee



Tag Us In Your Pictures! #lcvalleychamber

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An honorary branch of the Chamber whose members act as representatives at groundbreakings, 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 on the first Thursday of the month at 1PM at various member businesses. If you are interested in joining the committee, please email Kristina at december 2016

Message from the Chair The days are long, but the years are short.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Eric Justis, Chair Morgan Stanley

I believe any busy person juggling multiple duties can relate. It feels like we were just at the annual banquet where I received the gavel from outgoing Chairman, Scott Corbitt.

The Chairman of the Board role exposes one to the wide range of duties and responsibilities fulfilled by this Chamber of Commerce. Nick Bacon, First Vice Chair Our weekly and monthly events support member engagement in a visible way, and there is much Michael Gruben, Second Vice Chair going on behind the scenes that Inland Cellular squarely lines up with our vision of enhancing the business climate Scott Corbitt, Past Chair here in the valley. Committees Clearwater Paper Corporation such as Government Affairs, Natural Resources, Agriculture, and BOARD OF DIRECTORS Property Development regularly engage in discussions with Tim Barker/City of Lewiston Parks and Recreation experts and influential persons in Branden Beier/Alternative Nursing Services preparation to advocate for what Kammy Cox/Heartland Payment Systems is healthy for our members. Leisha Evangelho/Basalt Cellars

Jason Halstead/Clearwater River Casino Darcy Nelly/Nelly Broadcasting Katie Schnider/SEL Chad Smith/Lewis Clark Credit Union Heidi Swinehart/Red Lion Hotel Darce Vassar/St. Joseph Regional Medical Center Lonna Vopat/Elite Home Health & Hospice David Witthaus/TD&H Engineering CHAMBER STAFF Kristin Kemak/President, CEO Kristina Bickford/Director of Membership and Business Services Blake Harrington/Communications and Events Coordinator AMBASSADORS Amy Alonzo/Quality Inn & Suites Jon Davis/Rustebakke Veterinary Ash Fickenwirth/Cabi David Keene/CHAS Health Gina Lewis/HomeStreet Bank Jill Charpentier/Aflac Judy Broumley/Nelly Broadcasting Julie Crea/LCSC Kacey Sanders/Snake River Adventures Kammy Cox/Heartland Payment Systems Kelly Hunt/P1FCU Lorinda Bisso/Lindi's Music Notes & Primerica Matthew Shaw/Country Financial Mindy Meyer/My Architect Rachel Borders/Red Lion Hotel Rene Zenner/Washington Trust Bank Stephanie Herbert/American Insurance Tellan Lloyd/Zions Bank december 2016

Thanks to the volunteer members and chairs of these committees, we strive to stay plugged in to the issues relevant in our business community. A very hard working staff of only three full time superstars does an outstanding job of pulling everything together. I admire Kristin, Kristina, and Blake for their dedication and organization. Our ambassadors deserve big thanks also. From helping with check-in at luncheons and Business After Hours to volunteering at the Steelhead Derby, this stealthy group of volunteers shows up whenever and wherever to help out. Thank you to my business partners who have supported me spending so much time out of the office for a good purpose, and have carried more of the load this past year. Thank you to my wife and the babysitters down the street who often help get our young kids fed and in bed on the nights I’m at an after hours event. Especially with parenthood, the days are long, but the years are short. We recently held a strategic planning session at our annual board retreat and it was exciting to hear the positive way the directors wish to impact our community. This organization is only five years old as a merged entity of former Lewiston Chamber and Clarkston Chamber. Much maturity has occurred in those five years and we have our feet planted with great leadership in place. I have been excited all along about seeing Nick Bacon transition to Chairman in 2017. He puts in time to fully understand everything our board gets involved in and we anticipate a high level of dedication to the Chamber. As Nick led our planning discussions at the November retreat, it was very clear we have the right guy for the job. Happy Holidays to you and your families! It has been a pleasure, Eric Justis Board Chair valley business journal / 3


Experience December in the Valley 2 dec 6pm

3 dec


Flick and Float Watch "Jingle All the Way" at the Aquatic Center on an inflatable screen while families swim in the indoor natatorium. Tickets are $2. or 758-0110 Lighted Christmas Parade Join us as we celebrate the holidays in downtown Clarkston for the annual Lighted Christmas parade sponsored by ArtBeat!

4 dec


2016 Christmas Love Benefit Concert Join the music teachers of the valley for a concert benefitting the Lewiston Civic Theatre. Silverthorne Theatre at LCSC

13 dec

Veteran's Appreciation Day Every 2nd Tuesday at All Happy Day Restaurants


Book Your Jet Boat Tour or Fishing Trips Today! It's that time of year again. Book your fishing trip with one of these amazing outfitters. Neet gift ideas? Want to thank your employee? A fishing trip would be a great gift.....

Breakfast with Santa Spend the morning with Santa at the Lewiston Community Center! 9:30-10am Tickets are $10. Breakfast, photos, holiday activities, entertainment and more! Kids two and under are free. 746-2313

10 dec

10 dec

Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan - Grits & Glamour Listen to these recording artists and performers as they grace the country format with style, flair, and undeniable talent that is captivating and timeless. Tickets are available now at

11 dec

Davenport Hotel Champagne Sunday Brunch Lewiston Parks & Rec take a group up to Spokane for a day filled with shopping and brunch at the Davenport Hotel



15-18 dec 7:30pm

LCT Presents: Nunsense Directed by Fred Scheibe, rated PG-13. Nunsense follows the crazy antics of five nuns from the Little Sisters of Hoboken convent. Quality Inn & Suites, 208-746-3401, for tickets

16 dec

Winter Glow Another trip with Lewiston Parks & Rec! See Spokane's Riverfront Park in its winter wonderland of lights and music.

18 dec

Christmas Concert and Sing Along Annual benefit concert for Interlink at the CHS Auditorium. TIckets are $10/each or Buy 3, get 1 free! or call 751-9143 Christmas Floral Arranging Class Amaze your friends and family by making your very own Christmas floral arrangement using new professional techniques. $50/each or $90 with a friend! Register by Dec. 13, 746-2313


20 dec


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Please extend a warm welcome to the following companies who joined the Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce. Be a good partner. Remember them when you do business.

Hampton Inn Lewiston Randi Fitzgerald, General Manager 2701 Nez Perce Drive Lewiston ID 83501 208.743.0893

Anchor Ingredients Co. Raychel Cook 5181 38th St. South, Ste. B Fargo, ND, 58104 701.499.5256

A supplier of raw ingredients to human and pet food industries.

Member Renewals



New Members

THANK YOU! Your membership in the Lewis Clark Valley

Chamber of Commerce is a symbol of confidence in the work of the Chamber and its volunteers. We sincerely thank our members who renewed their membership for their ongoing support. Please remember these companies when you do business! If you don't see your business listed here, please contact Kristina Bickford, Membership Services Coordinator at 509.758.7712 or

Bryden Canyon Golf Course 208.746.0863

Valley Medical Center, PLLC 208.746.1383 ext 62

Clearwater Propane Company 208.798.5220

Village Centre Cinemas Lewiston LLC 208.798.8080

H & H Business Systems, Inc. 800.635.1503

Waffles N' More 208.743.5189

Happy Day Corporation 208.743.0583 ext 20

Washington Trust Bank 208.750.7940

Kiwi Air LLC 509.751.9000

Weibler Financial & Retirement 208.798.7000

Lewiston Golf & Country Club 208.746.2801

Wendt Pottery 208.746.3724

Pacific Powertrain, Inc. 509.243.7878

Willow Center for Grieving Children 509.780.1156

Riverview Marina, Inc. 208.746.1412

Wilson, Dr. Dan, DDS 208.743.5032

ROTO - Rooter 208.746.4282

Windows, Doors, and More 208.746.9000

State Farm Insurance / Bruce Wyatt 208.743.6249 State Farm Insurance / Rebecca Knudson 509.758.0800

World Finance 208.743.2053 Zions Bank 208.746.0151

State Farm Insurance / Steve Forge 208.746.7052

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Coffee Break with

Inland Cellular was a booth winner at our 2016 Business Expo and Career Fair back in October, and so we surprised them with coffee and donuts courtesy of Albertson's in Clarkston! Thank you for your continued support throughout the year at our events, luncheons, and other community events! You are much appreciated! We hope you enjoyed your morning cup of joe!

Leadership LCVII: Retail & Economic Development Day LLCV2 had a busy Retail and Economic Development Leadership Day on Friday, November 11. The class started off at the Lewiston – Nez Perce County Airport. Presenters from Valley Vision, EMSI and the Lewiston – Nez Perce County Airport discussed the importance of economic development in the Lewis – Clark Valley. From there, the class traveled to Hillcrest Aircraft Co. and toured the company’s impressive facilities.

The Retail and Economic Development Day committee would like to thank all of the sponsors and presenters that made this an informative and successful day.


The class was provided lunch from Wayback Café by Inland Cellular. Representatives from Inland Cellular and Costco gave presentations about their companies, leadership styles and the importance of employee retention. Next it was on to Howell Machine for a presentation and tour of their Southport facilities. LLCV2 then went to the Diamond Shop and learned what it takes to run a successful family business. The day ended at Tomato Brothers with a Happy Day presentation and social followed.

Energy for Life.

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In The News Event Application Period is Now Open for Dogwood Festival

The application process is now open to any individual or organization interested in holding an event as part of next April’s 33rd annual Dogwood Festival of the Lewis Clark Valley. There is a $175 fee per event, which must be held during April 2017 to qualify. Applications will be accepted through Dec. 15. If the event application is accepted as a Dogwood Festival event, it will receive marketing exposure and promotion through the Dogwood Festival insert in the Lewiston Tribune, in media packets sent out, on posters, Facebook, Constant Contact, radio commercials, and on the Dogwood Festival website ( The Dogwood Festival is a celebration of arts, culture, and community during April. The festival is administered by Lewis-Clark State College’s Continuing Education and Community Events office. To apply or for more information on the Dogwood Festival, contact LCSC’s CECE business office at 208-792-2447.

Dr. Hanna Konarzewska, Cardiac Electrophysiologist Implants First S-ICD Dr. Hanna Konarzewska, Cardiac Electrophysiologist implants first S-ICD (subcutaneous implantable cardiac defibrillator). An ICD device monitors a patient’s heart 24/7, sending an electrical shock to the heart if it detects a life threntening heart rhythm in order to restore the heart to its normal rhythm, preventing sudden cardiac arrest. This device is different from a regular implantable cardiac defibrillator. The ICD lead, which senses the electrical activity in the heart, is tunneled under the skin to rest next to the heart on the breast bone, and a small pocket on your side houses the device. There is no need to access the vessels of the heart to place the leads as with a regular implated defibrillator – leaving the heart and the blood vessels untouched and intact. For patients, this means less lead related complications such as lead fracture, lead migration, or arrythmia, as well as, less opportunity for infection in high-risk patients as the heart remains untouched. A physician would help determine which device is right for each patient. For more information, visit en-US/products/defibrillators/emblem-s-icd-system.html Dr. Hanna Konarzewska is a Board Certified Cardiac Electropysiologist specilizing in diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and palpitations. Dr. Konarzewska implants

and manages devices such as defibrillators, pacemakers, and loop recorders to aid in diagnosis and management of these arrhythmias. St. St. Joseph proudly recognizes Dr. Konarzewska and her team at the St. Joseph Heart and Vascular Center, providing award-winning healthcare, right here in our region. For more information about this press release, please contact Christina Metcalf, Director of Marketing, Community and Volunteer Services at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. About St. Joseph Regional Medical Center St. Joseph Regional Medical Center is the largest full-service medical center providing advanced-level specialty healthcare in the region. Our commitment to providing exceptional care for our community means having highly skilled and certified physicians exceptional hospital team members, and a quality facility with the latest in medical technology. St. Joseph offers more than 120 board-certified physicians and providers, active in primary care and specialty practice. Our medical group collective of 56 providers represents 19 specialties, from primary and family practice, to breast imaging, oncology and cardiology. At St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, we are committed to personal care, and strive to enhance the quality of life of the community we serve through the promotion of health, by assuring compassion, sharing knowledge, providing technology, and communicating a love for what we do. St. Joseph Regional Medical Center – together in health.

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Visionary Leaders Elite Leaders

Corporate Leader Media Sponsors

Business Sponsors

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ARE YOU CONNECTING? You’re invited! As a member of the Lewis Clark Valley Chamber, you have a standing invitation to come have lunch with your fellow Chamber members at this month’s Chamber Lunch Exchange. Know someone new to the area? Guests are welcome and encouraged! Introduce new employees, supervisors, managers or community group leaders from your business or organization. As though you’d need more reasons, attending the luncheon provides business advocacy, networking opportunities and member-to-member referrals. You’ll get to hear from informative speakers, and don’t forget 50/50 drawings, Ray-isms, and door prizes. The Chamber Lunch Exchange is generally held on the second Wednesday of each month unless otherwise stated. There’s always something special going on – don’t be left out! DON’T BE LEFT STANDING, OR WORSE....HUNGRY! PLEASE RESERVE YOUR SEAT BY CALLING THE CHAMBER OFFICE IN ADVANCE!! 509.758.7712

Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce and Clarkston Rotary Wed. December 13, 11:30AM-1PM Quality Inn & Suites Cost: $17, includes lunch ***As a reminder, advance RSVP is due for all luncheons, and all other chamber events that have an entrance or ticket fee. After you have reserved your spot, we will plan on you being there. If you find that you will not be able to attend, please call our office at least 24 hours prior to the event to avoid being charged. If you must cancel after the 24 hour period, or do not notify our office of your absence, please expect to receive an invoice for the missed event. A one-time exception will be granted for medical emergencies for either you or a Family member.***

Upcoming Luncheons Lunch Exchange will be held at the Quality Inn & Suites in Clarkston through June 2017 and at the Red Lion Hotel from July - June 2018. Advanced RSVP is required, please call the chamber office in advance to reserve your seat. Sponsors are encouraged to bring visual aids, promotional items and to be creative with their 20 minute presentation. If you would like to get on the calendar to sponsor a luncheon, contact Kristina Bickford at the Chamber office today at 509.758.7712!


Annual Awards Banquet -No Luncheondecember 2016

February 8 Royal Plaza Retirement Center Quality Inn & Suites 12PM

March 8 Lewiston Civic Theatre

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Community Action Partnership We'd like to thank everyone who attended the November Luncehon and Bizz Buzz on Wednesday, November 9. We would especially like to thank Jesse Quintana and Angie Titus for speaking about all the amazing things Community Action Partnership does for members of this community. Thanks to alll attended members and to Quality Inn for the amazing lunch buffet!

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Thank You!

FOR ATTENDING NOVEMBER'S BUSINESS AFTER HOURS We want to thank everyone who came out to Business After Hours on Thursday, November 17th. The IC Crew is always a lively, fun group of people, who know how to entertain! There was amazing food and beverages, and of course, as usual, they gave away tablets, charging stations and more as door prizes! We even participated in the Mannequin Challenge! Thanks again to Inland Cellular for a super fun Business After Hours!

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Inland Cellular, 2612 Nez Perce Drive, Lewiston

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Thursday, December 15 5-7pm


3444 Country Club Drive, Lewiston

Business After Hours Mix business with pleasure! Join the Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce for an evening of networking with current or potential business associates at Business After Hours. Bring plenty of business cards, enjoy refreshments and door prizes. Join us at this free event for all chamber members and their employees.


February 16 HAMPTON INN

March 16

OPEN! 621 21st Street Lewiston ID

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2701 Nez Perce Drive Lewiston ID

Call 758-7712 to reserve!

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Simon Audiology & Tinnitus 1022 Bryden Ave, Lewiston 208.746.7022


On Tuesday, November 15, Simon Audiology & Tinnitus celebrated their new business by having a ribbon cutting at their office on Bryden Avenue in Lewiston. They are led by Anne Simon, AuD, the area's only independent hearing doctor. Dr. Simon has doctorate and master’s degrees in audiology, where she studied the diseases, anatomy, and function of the hearing system. If you're looking for a fully customized approach to overcoming your hearing challenges, you will be in the best of hands at Simon Audiology & Tinnitus. Contact them at 208-746-7022 to find out more about what they can do for you, or to schedule your initial appointment.

The Idaho Foodbank

Lorinda Bisso - Lindi's Music Notes & Primerica Jill Charpentier - Aflac Stephanie Herbert - American Insurance Tellan Lloyd - Zions Bank Judy Broumely - Nelly Broadcasting

On Thursday, November 3, The Idaho Foodbank cut a ribbon and celebrated its new north central Idaho facility with a ceremony for local business leaders and donors. This is the culmination of years of planning and effort. The new facility will provide programs and/or services to the 9 northern-most counties in the state. It will help the Foodbank, which has operated out of Lewiston since 1994, reach more people than ever before.


The Idaho Foodbank 3331 10th Street, Lewiston 208.746.2288

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities Any Hour Between 8AM–5PM LC Valley and multiple outlying area centers Main Office: 1816 18th Avenue, Lewiston, ID 208.743.6573 |

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Ambassador Spotlight

Meet Judy Broumley Q: Where do you work, and what do you do?

A: I work at Nelly Broadcasting, LLC and I am a Certified Radio Marketing Consultant. That means I work with clients to help brand and market their business. I write scripts and help with ad campaigns to promote my clients to the community using the power of seven radio stations to target their ideal customers.

Q: Where are you from?

A: I was born in Los Angeles, California and have lived in the LC Valley since 1991.

Q: What do you like most about living in the Lewis Clark Valley?

A: It has been a great place to raise my children. They have had the benefit of good schools and access to outdoor adventures. I love the sense of community and how giving and unselfish people are in the Valley. It's a positive place to live and we have felt very blessed to call the LC Valley our home.

Q: What is something not many know about you?

Q: What do you like most about being a LCVC ambassador?

A: Some of my family members have been doing genealogy research and I recently learned I'm a direct descendant of William Bradford, the leader of the Mayflower pilgrims. Through a family search program I found out I am related to famous people like signers of the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution plus 20 US presidents! That was pretty awesome to learn.

Q: What is your favorite chamber event and why

We appreciate Judy and all she does, volunteering for committees or events with the Chamber and in the community. You will almost always find her at our monthly luncheons and our Business After Hours!

A: I enjoy associating with my fellow Ambassadors, learning about their businesses and working together to support the Chamber. A: I like the Steelhead Derby! My husband is an avid fisherman and it's fun and exciting to gather with others who appreciate this amazing event.

r e n r o C s ' Lola

December 2 is National Mutt Day I didn't know 1/2 of these holidays existed, and I certainly didn't realize there was a National MUTT Day! I will say, some of my best friends are a mix of a few different breeds and they are some of the best dogs out there! They say "adopt, don't shop" and I firmly believe that good animals can come out of shelters, just as much as I believe you don't have to be a pure bred to be a great dog. The word "mutt" isn't normally used in a positive light. I say, let's change that! Let's be proud that we are a combination of mixed breeds. Wow. This is starting to sound like it could be translated to humans, dontcha think? Let's celebrate our differences, not allow them to divide us. We are all beautiful in our different ways and we certainly all have our differences, even when they aren't physically apparent.

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*Lola Rae is the official Chamber dog, her owner is Blake, our Events and Communications Coordinator. Stop by anytime to give Lola some love!

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Last Chance for Obamacare Subsidized Medical Insurance It may take as long as two years for the Trump / Republican repeal of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) to fully unwind the program. So, this may be the last chance to renew or purchase individual medical insurance under the Affordable Care Act at subsidized premium rates. The 2017 deadline to apply for coverage is December 15th for coverage to begin January 1, 2017. Open enrollment does not end until January 31, 2017 for coverage to begin on March 1, 2017. Anyone who needs or is covered under an Individual medical plan must shop the Health Exchange Marketplace now during ACA Open Enrollment. AMERICAN INSURANCE provides free assistance to individuals and employees of small groups who need to understand their medical options, qualify for premium subsidy, and quote all available plans for consideration. You may contact our certified health agents, Dave Root, Tim Gleason or Mike Everett at (208) 746-9646, email, or Contact Us online at to make an appointment or for more information about individual or group health insurance.


The Idaho and Washington departments of insurance recently released the final 2017 premium rate increases for all individual and small group health plans. In central Idaho, most plans are increasing by around 20 percent, while a few plans are decreasing in their costs. In Washington, silver plans will increase less than four percent. During last year’s Open Enrollment, more than 56 percent of all QHP customers enrolled in a silver-level plan.


This year insurers are making significant adjustments in their contracts with provider networks to control costs. Some of those adjustments are leading to smaller networks and larger out-of-network costs. To help consumers understand the network changes, the Idaho Department of Insurance worked with Idaho’s state-based marketplace, Your Health Idaho, to develop network size indicators of “Basic,” “Standard,” and “Broad.” AMERICAN INSURANCE and the Idaho Department of Insurance both encourage consumers to carefully review the out-of-network provisions of their plan. You may contact our certified health agents, Dave Root, Tim Gleason or Mike Everett at (208) 746-9646, email, or Contact Us online at to make an appointment or for more information about individual or group health insurance. When Insurance Companies Compete, YOU WIN!

Save Time At YearEnd By Getting Your Payroll Records in Shape Now The year is almost over. The time for falling leaves is at an end and it’s time for you to turn your attention to holdiay treats, pies, and payroll reports. Here are three tasks to complete as the fourth and final quarter of 2016 continues. •Review worker classifications. Business relationships can change over time, and you want to be sure that workers you have been treating as independent contractors still fit that description. Reassess using the three sets of common factors: behavioral control, financial control, and your business relationship. Document your answers and your final decision. While you're completing your review, check Forms W-9, "Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification." Are the forms in your files upto-date? If not, request a Form W-9 before yearend so you can properly report the payments your business made to an independent contractor during the year. You'll use Form 1099-MISC to report those payments. Having the correct information on hand is especially important this year, because the due date to issue and file Forms 1099-MISC for 2016 is January 31, 2017, if you are reporting nonemployee compensation in box 7. •Add up your full-time employees. If you're an "applicable large employer" under Affordable Care Act rules, you may have to report information to the IRS. You meet the definition if your business had an average of at least 50 full-time employees during the prior year. That number includes full-time equivalent employees, so be sure to count carefully. Contact us for details on making the determination. •Clean out old files. In general, federal requirements say you'll need to keep payroll records for a minimum of four years. Four years from when? You start counting from the due date of the employee’s personal income tax return (typically April 15) for the year in which you withheld payroll taxes from the wage payment. You may need to hang on to certain types of records for a longer period, and your state may have different guidelines. Keep an inventory list of the records you dispose of, and shred documents that contain personal identifying information. Do you have payroll questions? Give us a call. We're happy to help. Su Brown & Associates

Shawn D. Sullivan CIC - VP

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For more information or to sign up please contact the Chamber at (502) 758-7712. SPACE IS LIMITED. SIGN UP EARLY TO SECURE YOUR SEAT! Edinburgh is one of the great city destinations in Europe and a highlight of any visit to Scotland. Edinburgh will be our home for 7 nights. It is the inspiring capital of Scotland, where centuries of C I Destinations presents history meet a vibrant, cosmopolitan city in an unforgettable setting. Discover stunning scenery, Hotel Holiday striking architecture, fineScenic food, andScotland/One the beautiful coast and countryside. This ancient capital is now with the Lewis Clark Valley Chamber Commerce home to the new Scottish Parliament building completed in 2004.ofEdinburgh bristles with a spectacular collection of must-see buildings fromDeparting atop CastleOctober Rock. The imposing fortress of Edinburgh Castle 4, 2017 (parts of which date from the twelfth century) looms over the skyline and offers panoramic views over the city and surroundings. At the opposite end of the bustling Royal Mile lies the *On of $33Palace 9 l Jan 9 if bo y Holyroodhouse, official Scottish residenceHIGHLIGHTS: of the British monarch. Perfect for exploring on foot, the uar y 31 oked by , 20  Edinburgh atmospheric Old Town and the Georgian New Town form a living UNESCO World Heritage 17 site.

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Royal Yacht Britannia


St. Andrews

Stirling (optional)

Floors Castle


Wallace Monument

Melrose Abbey

Please call the Chamber for more information at (502) 758-7712.

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C I Destinations “The difference is in the details”

The Lewis Clark Valley Chamber presents Scenic Scotland/One Hotel Holiday Day 1&2 - Depart USA - Depart from the U.S. on an overnight flight to Scotland. Arrive at Edinburgh Airport and meet your English speaking guide. Tonight enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D) Day 3 - Edinburgh - Today is yours to enjoy a panoramic city tour of Edinburgh. Entrance to Edinburgh Castle is included. Afterwards, depart for a walk on the Royal Mile and a visit to St. Giles’ Cathedral. This afternoon we will visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse. (B) Day 4 - Edinburgh - This morning, depart for Leith for a visit of the former Royal Yacht Britannia. Return to Edinburgh City Centre and enjoy the balance of your day at leisure. (B) Day 5 - Glasgow - This morning, enjoy a panoramic Glasgow City Tour. We will also visit the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. This evening enjoy dinner and entertainment at Jamie’s Scottish Evening, the longest running show of its kind in Scotland. Enjoy the finest of traditional Scottish music, song, and dance. (B,D). Day 6 – Falkland & St. Andrew’s - You will travel North of Edinburgh today. Enjoy a short stop to enjoy the spectacular nineteenth century Forth Rail Bridge. Continue to Falkland and visit Falkland Palace. Next stop is the old town of St. Andrew’s, which is famous for its golf courses. Enjoy a city tour before having some free time for lunch and exploring the city at your leisure. Afterwards you will visit St. Andrew’s Castle and Cathedral. (B) Day 7 - Today, you can enjoy a day at leisure in the amazing city of Edinburgh, or perhaps you would like to enjoy an optional day trip to Stirling Castle. (B) Day 8 - Kelso & Melrose - Travel in the southern direction to the Scottish Borders. Visit Floors Castle, the largest inhabited mansion in Scotland. Continue to Melrose and visit Melrose Abbey. (B) Day 9 – Edinburgh - USA: This morning transfer to the airport for your return flight home, taking with you many wonderful memories of Scotland. (B)

INCLUSIONS  Round Trip Airfare  Airline Fuel Surcharges, Taxes and Fees  7 Nights First Class Hotel  9 Meals (7B, 2D)  Sightseeing Per Itinerary  Admissions Per Itinerary  Professional Tour Manager  Baggage Handling  Hotel Transfers

HIGHLIGHTS:  Edinburgh  Royal Yacht Britannia  Falkland  St. Andrews  Stirling (optional)  Floors Castle  Glasgow  Wallace Monument  Melrose Abbey

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Departing October 4, 2017 Please call the Chamber for more information at (502) 758-7712. Space is limited. Sign up early to secure your seat!

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Manifesting your Vision Was 2016 everything you wanted it to be? Not just sales and business success, but overall? Did you accomplish your goals? Did you set goals or create a vision of what you wanted to manifest? The truth is, most of us strictly live moment to moment, dealing with the good, the bad and the ugly of the day. We stay “Busy” getting kids off to school or daycare, work, homework, dinner, bedtime, laundry, housecleaning, yard work, rushing from work to home. At work you may have some pretty awesome ideas to make a difference but you’re so busy, dealing with customers, employee’s, bosses, keeping appointments, writing reports, making the sale, losing the sale and covering your ass. All the while wishing you could have a more stress free and fulfilling life.

So where to start? If you have no idea what exactly it is you really want to manifest in your life and career, here is my Christmas Present to you this fine year. Take out a sheet of paper…but first, make sure you are in a quiet space were you will be uninterrupted for maybe an hour or more. Yes, you can….You deserve this time! There are 5 major areas in our life, yes there are more, but these are the Top 5. I want you to just Vision what it would be like if you had it just the way you want it. Not – HOW but just the vision. Get as detailed as you possibly can. 1. Body/Health 2.Love/Relationship -Friends and Family 3.Business or personal wealth - Abundance 4.Your “Impossible Dream” You know, that thing you say…”If only I could, I would” 5.Service – sharing your success, wisdom or knowledge with others

I am often asked how it is that I can be so “Busy” running my own business, public speaking, taking care of my family, that include two wonderful stepsons, volunteering, having an abundance of personal quite time and time to spend with my friends and not be stressed? I tell you it’s as simple as having If you did this exercise, Congratulations! You are on your way a crystal clear vision of what I want my life to be. to manifesting the life you want! Just doing this one thing is a great achievement. Right now do not focus on the how! (Breaking News!! I need to make a confession. My every single Focus on the outcome and the How will often create itself as day is not without stress. I have bad days too. But when I get you take action and reach for your goal. to that overwhelm, I pull out all the tools in my toolbox and build a bridge to get over it. Sometimes it may take me a few There are many more tools and techniques to bring about the days to construct it, but often it just takes hours or even just change you want. This is merely the first very big step! It’s a few minutes to build that bridge, but I always get over that difficult to move forward if you do not know your destination. bridge and settle in on the other side of joy.) I wish you a very Happy Holiday Season! And the greatest of all that you wish for! Blessing and love to all! Let me ask you, if money were not an issue, what would you be doing right now? Often the answer is; “I have no If this article inspired you, visit and like my Facebook page! idea!” I understand that creating that vision is sometimes the toughest part. I want to help you with that. The Buddha said; “A happy person is not a person in a certain This article contributed by: Wendie Kause, owner Kause set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain Success Management 208.305.6184 or attitude.” I completely agree. However, I would add…. “And a clear vision of their true desire. “

Continuing Education LCSC Flagging & Traffic Control December 12, 4-8pm LCSC North Lewiston Training Center 1920 3rd Ave N, Lewiston Fee: $99 Join us for this 4 hour course to become certified to flag on roadways in multiple states. For more information, contact: Andrea, 208.792.2388, or visit

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2016 Clearwater Snake Steelhead Derby MAJOR SPONSOR








Sponsored by Karl Tyler's Lewiston Chevrolet Overall Derby Winners 1st Place $1500 Robert Bass 19.15lbs Colbert, WA

2nd Place $750 Bryan Winkleman 18.73lbs Lewiston, ID

3rd Place $500 Robert Bass 17.07lbs Colbert, WA

FishSkins Winners 1st: $500 Robert Bass, Colbert, WA 2nd: $350 Darin Copenspire, Clarkston, WA 3rd: $200 Michael Tobin, Spokane Valley,WA

Overall Youth Winners (Prizes are awarded in North 40 gift cards)

1st $100 Cole Tenny 15.70lbs Nine Mile Falls, WA 2nd $75 Tyler Slaybaugh 14.60lbs Pomeroy, WA 3rd $50 Tyler Slaybaugh 14.10lbs Pomeroy, WA Plus Youth Daily Winners We also awarded over $3600 for our Daily Winners and Mystery Fish Winners

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In the News

Click here to read the November 2016 Port Report to learn more about the Columbia Snake River System and what it means to all of us, for updates on Port projects and tenant news, and to see great photos of Clearwater Paper’s digester delivery by barge in September.

Palouse Choral Society Announces Auditions The Palouse Choral Society is inviting members of the singing public to join them for auditions both for the Children’s Choir and the adult chorale in early January, 2017. Children’s Choir auditions will be held Saturday, January 7 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at a location to be announced. Interested families should read the schedule at the following link:

The Chorale auditions for adults will be held Sunday, January 8 beginning at 2:00 p.m., location to be announced. Interested singers should read the schedule at this link: w w w. p a l o u s e c h o ra l s o c i e ty. o rg/w p - c o n te n t/ uploads/2016/11/2016-2017SeasonSchedule.pdf and fill out and submit the application form at this link:

w w w. p a l o u s e c h o ra l s o c i e ty. o rg/w p - c o n te n t/ uploads/2016/11/2016-2017CCSeasonSchedule-1.pdf The Palouse Choral Society along with the LCSC Choir will perform the Levin edition of Mozart’s Requiem on April 7 and fill out and submit the application form at this link: and 9, 2017. Artistic and Music Director Dr. Sarah J. Graham is opening the January 9 and January 23 rehearsals (7:30 p.m.) at Trinity Lutheran Church in Pullman to any singers The PCS Children’s Choir will hold a concert on Sunday, who may want to join the group. Tenors and basses are April 2 at 4:00 p.m. in Moscow’s 1912 Building. especially encouraged to audition. An additional afternoon of auditions will be held on Sunday, January 29 beginning at The concert is free and open to the public. All are welcome 2:00 p.m., location TBA. and encouraged to attend!

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Member-To-Member Specials

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CHILDREN AND FAMILIES Family Storytime: Fridays at 10:30am Listen to stories, learn fingerplays & create a craft. TEENS & TWEENS Games Unplugged: Board Game Saturday! Play classic board games or bring a game to share. Open to teens & adults. No registration; drop-in at Upstairs Gallary. 12/3, 1pm Discover Bee-Bots. Program these little robots to move in several directions at your command. All teens welcome; meet in the Meeting Room. All teens welcome; meet in the meeting room. 12/10, 2PM ADULTS

Marketing Matters -BY JUDY BROUMLEY

Saying Thank You There is nothing quite like knowing you are loved and appreciated. I recently picked up my Granddaughter, Violet, at the train station. When she caught sight of me, she ran into my arms with a big leap and told me she loved me. Then she told a stranger, Grandma Judy is my best friend! Wow, what a way to warm my heart. All kinds of good feelings swelled inside of me and I surrounded little Violet with my love, too. I know our customers aren’t quite like family, but they do respond very positively when we express our appreciation to them and in turn, they show good will toward us.

Adult DIY Night: Make & customize your own hot cocoa mix. Adulting done right—YUM. All adults welcome; meet in the Meeting Room.

As the holidays are upon us and we focus on spreading good cheer, here are some thoughtful ways to show customer appreciation.

Coffee & Books: Read & discuss My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrick Backman. Everyone is welcome. 12/9, 10AM

1. A Hand Written Thank-You Note. Years ago thank-you notes were very common place and always a sign of good manners, today a real, hand written thank-you note is, well, noteworthy. In the fast-paced world of texts, emails and posts a real card that comes in the mail that you can hold in your hands is rare. Sentiments of appreciation that come from the heart are truly memorable and cherished. Personally thanking your customers will go far to convince them you sincerely appreciate their business and support.

Just Add Color: Drop-in coloring sessions for adults. Coloring sheets & colored pencils provided. 12/28, 5:30pm Library Board Meeting: Open to the public; meets in the Library Meeting Room, November 16, 5pm Local History: The Local History & Genealogy collection is open to the public every Tuesday & Thursday, 3p—5p. 411 D Street, Lewiston ID 208.798.2525 Mon-Wed 10am-8pm Thurs-Sat 10am -5pm *FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE: December 2 from 10am-4pm December 3 from 10am-2pm in Library Basement

2.VIP Status. Loyal customers are the life line of your business. Why not elevate them to VIP status? It could be simply giving them advance notice of a major sale, giving them 10% off a purchase on their birthday or a surprise $5 gift card to a coffee shop or restaurant. 3.Learn and use your customers first name. This shows that they matter enough to you that you want to get to know them. Everyone’s favorite sound is the sound of their first name. Use it and it can open doors. 4.Create a Customer Appreciation Day or Week. Thoughtfully prepare an event that thanks your customers. You might give them a preview of a new product or upgrade, give them a discount on a product or share with them some company swag with a purchase. You can hold a special after-hours event or feature a ‘customer of the day’ post with their photo on your Facebook page. There are many ways to say ‘thank you’. The very best are those that are personalized and received warmly by the recipient. Imagine how you would feel if your customers greeted you with the loving exuberance of a child? Showing customer appreciation is a great way to start. For more information on marketing your business, please contact me.

Radio Marketing Professional at Nelly Broadcasting, LLC.

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december 2016 MONDAY









Ambassador’s Meeting, Main Street Grill-1PM

Lighted Christmas Parade, 4:30PM Sponsored by ArtBeat













Coffee Break, 10AM

Gov't Affairs Committee Meeting, 12PM, China Inn

Asotin Co. Commissioners Asotin Courthouse Annex Building 9AM


Nez Perce Co. Commissioners Brammer Building 1:30PM




Asotin Co. Commissioners Asotin Courthouse Annex Building - 9AM Nez Perce Co. Commissioners, Brammer Building 1:30PM Lewiston City Council Meeting, LCSC Telecommunications Classroom - 6PM Clarkston City Council Meeting, City Hall 7PM



Member Luncheon Clarkston Rotary and LCV Chamber Quality Inn, 11:30am 


Nez Perce Co. Commissioners Brammer Building 1:30PM



Business After Hours,

Elks Lodge, 5-7PM


Asotin Co. Commissioners Asotin Courthouse Annex Building 9AM

Chamber Board Meeting, 12PM Red Lion Hotel



Executive Comittee11:30am Natural Resource Meeting, Quality Inn - 12pm










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