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CHAMBER NEWS—JUNE 2011

Madras - Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Joe McDonald~D&D Realty President Laura Crocker ~ Chachka Vice President Marvin Butler~OSU Research Secretary/Treasurer John Hatfield~JC Commiss. Jefferson County Tom Brown~Council City of Madras Laura Dudley~Council City of Culver Jeff Swanson~Council City of Metolius Hope Johnson~Chamber Crooked River Ranch Harry Taylor~Kah-Nee-Ta Warm Springs Gary Gruner ~ Gruner Chevrolet Bill Bellamy ~ Coldwell Banker Jim Leach ~ Living Hope CC Jesse Rodriguez-Rodriguez Landscape/Maintenance Chamber of Commerce Office Staff Executive Director Holli Van Wert Executive Assistant Helen Houts

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Another Chamber Awards Banquet has taken place with a huge success and we thank our sponsors and volunteers for all their support in making this another great event to archive in our files. If you see any of the following Sponsors, please tell them THANK YOU! Title Sponsors: Corporate Sponsors: Black Bear Diner Best Cleaners Carpet Cleaning Bright Wood CHS, Inc. / Garden Gate Flowers Coldwell Banker Dick Dodson Home Federal Bank Columbia State Bank Home Town Drugs Gary Gruner Chevrolet Les Schwab Tire Center Kah-Nee-Ta High Desert Resort Madras Bowl & Pizza See page 11 for further information about the Madras Medical Group Madras Pioneer Awards that were given to our businesses and Mid Oregon Credit Union R.B. Designs & Construction and our citizens in the area. We sincerely want Mountain View Hospital Wells Fargo Bank / Opal Day Spa to let everyone know we appreciate the reason High Desert Golf Cars / these awards are given to each of them. Table Sponsors: High Desert Trailers / So Spoiled Salon Without the new businesses; the established Bottom Line Bookkeeping Floyd A. Boyd Company businesses and the individuals that work so Mid Oregon Personnel Papa Murphy’s Pizza hard for their communities, we would have a Madras Property Management difficult time existing. Congratulations to all Madras Sanitary Service who diligently continue to give of themselves to Mountain Photo & Graphics the betterment of our entire area. We are all Inn at Cross Keys Station looking forward to another year and will be Don Martin / Tom Machala watching for businesses and individuals that Helmer C. Wallan /CRR Chamber of Commerce are potential award recipients. H&R Block Wm. B. Hoffman, Builder & Construction “THANK YOU” for your generosity and support with the 2011 Annual M~JC Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet!

Kah-Nee-Ta High Desert Resort & Casino will be moving their casino in the near future. The new casino will be Indian Head Casino. They started the ground breaking on May 31 of this year and hope to be done and operating in the new location by January of 2012. The new location is across from the Museum at Warm Springs, next to the Tee Pee Deli, on North Highway 26 in Warm Springs. The new facility will house a full restaurant, along with a Snack Bar. There will not be lodging at the new location; however it is only 14 miles to Kah-Nee-Ta Resort and 14 miles into Madras for accommodating lodging. They decided that by making this move the Casino would be closer to their customer base. There will be 500 new machines with 8 Black Jack table housed in the 40,000 square foot building, along with the restaurant and snack bar. The casino will be almost double in size from what it now is. It is the hope that this will bring more visitors to our area, which will help with the economy of Jefferson County. By being right along North Highway 26, travelers, visitors and local residents all will have easier access to the Casino and have a new restaurant to explore also. Congratulations to the Warm Springs residents and to Kah-Nee-Ta for this decision and a very positive move.

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Western States Insurance Agency of Madras is a local, independent Insurance agency. They have 10 employees. They provides services ranging from personal property and casualty, commercial property and casualty, workers compensations, benefit planning and other risk management services. They work with over 50 different insurance companies to select and provide the best possible coverage. What you may not know is; Western States Insurance is Madras handles the insurance services for over 30 public entities including the City of Madras, Jefferson County and 509J School District. Western States Insurance of Madras was previously the Insurance Mart, owned by Mike McGowan. McGowan is still involved as the branch manager and has hired on his son, Matt McGowan, and Madras native, Pat Boyle. Both new hires are “young and energetic,” said Mike McGowan. “They are a great addition to our team.” Western States Insurance as a whole has over 30 branches in four northwest states. They are consistently one of the top 100 largest insurance agencies in the United States. Western States Insurance has brought national markets and the ability to find insurance solutions for hard to place businesses in our community.

From Senator Ted Ferrioli Senate Republicans offered the opportunity for action on jobs legislation during a Wednesday floor session this week. Republicans moved to bring Senate Bill 464 out of committee, which would end the artificially low harvest levels in state owned forests like Tillamook and require sustainable management of timber production for maximum public benefit. The motion failed on a party line vote. For the last few budget cycles, we have underfunded Oregon’s most important state services. Common sense policy changes like scientifically managing our state forests would mean more than $100 million more for our classrooms and local governments. Thanks to productive jobs in Oregon forests, local and state taxes on income and timber proceeds used to provide a steady stream of revenue to pay for important services. At its peak, timber taxes alone were bringing in $76.2 million a year to state coffers. In 2008, it was a paltry $10.2 million. Senate Bill 464 would direct the State Forester to manage state owned timber land like the Tillamook Forest for maximum public benefit and sustainability. This would mean harvesting and replanting timber according to the Oregon Forest Practices Act and in a way that maximizes revenue produced for state services and protects the forest for use by future generations. Managing state forests according to the standards of the Oregon Forest Practices Act could produce as many as 4,300 family wage jobs. There is a balance that can be achieved between family wage natural resource jobs and protecting the environment for future generations. These ideas aren’t mutually exclusive, but can work in harmony. State and federal policy changes over the last 30 years have slowly eroded Oregon’s natural resource based industries, like timber, that used to be a foundation of the state’s economy. In 1980, there were 405 timber mills operating in the state, providing more than 45,000 family wage jobs. Today there, are 108 mills employing 15,000 people.

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Madras Computers, LLC Star & Casey Todd, Owners 175 SE 5th Street Madras, OR 97741 541.475.3123 541.325.6673 E: star@madrascomputers.com Www.madrascomputers.com Penne Phifer Individual Member 212 SW 4th Street, Ste.#202 Madras, OR 97741 541.480.1643 ppfedora@gmail.com Tee Pee Deli Vesta Johnson 3240 Walsey Lane PO Box 541 Warm Springs, OR 97761 541.553.2568 Sheryle Denney Individual Member 6030 SW Sundance Lane Culver, Or 97734 503.665.6574 E: sheryledenney@msn.com Madras Cinema 5 Linda Benjamin, Marketing 1101 SW Hwy 97 Madras, OR 97741 541.475.3505 Showtime Line 503.819.0600 Special Events Line E: linda@madrascinema5.com Www.madrascinema5.com

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Co-Rep Real Estate & Desert Peaks Golf Club Opal Day Spa Espresso Sarah & Chris Gannon, Owner Dean Ditmore, Manager Danny Zook, Owner 541.475.6368 Madras, OR 541.475.4677 Madras, OR Culver, OR 541.9546.6382 Rotary of Jefferson County Madras Drag Strip-Madras Madras Elk’s Lodge #2017 Drag Racing Association, Inc. Madras, OR 541.815.2211 Mardi Jorgenson, S/T James Love, Manager Madras, OR 541.475.6046 Madras, OR 541.408.0808 Culver Electric, LLC Collins & Susan Gilbertson Leroy H. Ellis Coldwell Banker Dick Dodson Madras, OR 541.475.7557 Individual Member Realty-Dick Dodson, Owner Madras, OR Madras, OR 541.475.6137 Towler Heating & Cooling Carroll & Tina Towler Bend Awards & Engraving Madras, OR 541.475.3975 Madras Body & Glass, Inc. John Lewandowski, Owner Jim Brown, Owner Bend, OR 541.389.9300 Madras, OR 541.475.3539 Partnership to End Povery Jim Schell/Karen Pringle Madras Employment Dept. Redmond, OR 541.504.1389 Round Butte Seed, Inc. Work Force/St. of Ore. Britt Spaulding, Manager Kathy Morales Culver, OR 541.546.5222 Beyond Words Spa & Hair Madras, OR 541.475.2382 Design-Michelle Stensgar/ Jodi Humes, Owners Quality Heating Carlos & Peggy Kemper Madras, OR 541.777.9114 David Hocker, Manager Individual Member Redmond, OR 541.923.4750 Madras, OR Cove Palisades Resort, Inc. Gary Popp, Owner Berg Air, LLC OSU Cascades Campus Culver, OR 541.546.9999 Rob Berg, Owner Katie Regan Madras, OR 541.475.4899 Bend, OR 541.322.3113 Eberhard’s Dairy Products Bob Eberhard, Owner CHS, Inc. Vocational Rehabilitation Redmond, OR 541.548.5181 Dean Boyle, Manager Services-St. of Ore. Madras, OR 541.475.2222 Jamy Jones Neighbor Impact Bend, OR 541.388.6336 Selef Sprag/Holly Hutton Madras Free Methodist Madras, OR 541.475.0442 Pastor Rick Russell Madras, OR

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J.C. Habitat Restore Manuel Tello, Manager Madras, OR 541.475.9722 Cove Palisades State Park Jeannette Bondsteel / David Slaght Culver, OR 541.546.3412

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We encourage any member of the Chamber of Commerce to contact us for an opportunity to join forces in a program called “Constant Contact”. This has been offered to Chamber members at a discounted cost. If you already are using this service, you can receive a discount just by being a member of the Chamber of Commerce. We are using this program now and welcome your inquiries as to who to contact for your service.

Quotes From Robin Sharma…………… Lead you first. You can’t help others reach for their highest potential until you’re in the process of reaching for yours. Copying what your competition is doing just leads to being second best. Lift your teammates up versus tear your teammates down. Anyone can be a critic. What takes guts is to see the best in people. Remember that the things that get scheduled are the things that get done. To double your income, triple your rate of learning.

The Annual Chamber’s 4th of July Party in the Park 2011 will be happening on Monday, July 4th in Sahalee Park in Madras. Starting the day will be the Todd Beamer 10K Run, followed by the All you Can Eat Breakfast and entertainment by the “Smokin’ Guns’ group for your enjoyment. After breakfast the big 4th of July Parade will take place. After the parade there will be fun and games for the whole family to take part in, so bring or wear, comfortable clothes. Everything from games for the youngest to contests and competitive races for the little bit older ones. Or, you can just come and enjoy watching everyone celebrate one of our more popular holiday events. If you want to put something in the Parade, just call, or come into the office and we will get you signed up. There are no entrance fees! All we ask is that you keep your entries community family orientated. Plan to have a great time in Madras at Sahalee Park on the 4th of July! Mark your Calendars!

Office: (541) 323-4900

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CHAMBER NEWS—JUNE 2011 Jefferson County Library Community Film Center Rodriguez Annex ~ 7:30pm ~ Free Friday, Friday, Friday, Friday,

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‘Departures’ Rated: PG13 ‘127 Hours’ Rated: R No Film this Week Rated: O ‘Letters Home From Iceland’ Rated: NR Located at: 134 SE “E” Street in Madras Refreshments available at all films For information visit www.jcld.org or call: 541.475.3351

Please join us in

“Celebrating Culver”

Date ~ June 18th Time: ~ 9:00am-3:00pm City Wide Yard Sales Kid’s Pet Parade @ 10:00am All-Business Sidewalk Sales Music in the Park Something to Think About……. We are obsessed with learning from our mistakes. But, why not allow our successes to multiply enough to crowd out the unsuccessful? Why not follow-up with our happy customers and ask why we made them happy?

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Read the weekly Mass Email we send out from the Chamber Office, after the Newsletter is published. We will tell you what the object looks like in the email after we publish the newsletter, then you can look for the “Hidden Object” in that issue of the Chamber Newsletter. This contest is for Chamber Members only ~ we ask if you have won 3 times in a row, please wait a month, or 2, then try again to give others the op-

portunity. To report finding the object, PLEASE

CALL DURING OFFICE HOURS, which are 8am ~ 5pm, Monday ~ Friday. The prize is a free business card ad in next month’s newsletter, a value of $25, to the first caller. Congratulations to Spiffy’s Window Cleaners for finding the hidden object in the May issue. Good Luck to you in your quest of finding the Hidden Object-example shown in a special email

which will be sent out after the newsletter is published in June! Thank You! To everyone who attended the Annual

Awards Banquet at KahNeeTa Resort last month. The event was a huge success! On the horizon for Chamber events is the 4th of July “We the People” Celebration. The Parade will start at 11:00am, following the Breakfast and the Beamer Memorial 10K Run. Music will be in the Pavilion during the morning activities. Following the Parade the event will continue with contests and family competitions. The MAC Splash will begin at 4:00pm and go through the Sparkler’s Fireworks at approximately 10:00pm. Thank you all for supporting your Chamber of Commerce and its Members, as well as the events. Until next month………………..

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Madras-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce PO Box 770 274 SW 4th Street Madras, OR 97741 www.madraschamber.com Published by: M.JC~Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber of Commerce Coffee Cuppers will be every Friday morning at 8:00am. Check the Calendar of Events or our Website for where they are held. Members wishing to host a Coffee Cuppers, please call the Chamber at 475-2350/ Email: office@madraschamber.com Business After Hours will be Thursday, June 16th, 5:307:30pm. Co-Hosted by Gary Gruner Chevrolet & Desert Golf Club, 565 NW Adler St., North of Madras, South of the Airport. Members interested in hosting a Business After Hours. Call: 475-2350 or email: office@madraschamber.com

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Legislature Video Conference—Co. Commissioner’s Chambers—7:00am Coffee Cuppers & Ribbon Cutting at Hearthside Books at 566 SW 4th Street - Madras at 8am Grand Opening Open House - Hearthside Books, 566 SW 4th Street—Madras- All Day! Madras Cinema 5 - Soft Opening of Theater! Watch for times……in Pioneer Art Adventure Gallery Featured Artist’s Reception - 185 SW 5th Street - Madras - 5:30pm Congratulations to Culver & Madras High School Class of 2011! Graduation Day!! Coffee Cuppers & Ribbon Cutting at Nana’s Sugar Free Bakery,910 SW 97,# 203 - Madras - 8am Legislative Telephone Conference—Chamber of Commerce Conference Room—8am Flag Day! Display Your Flag! Welcome to the Oregon Good Sam’s Samboree at JC Fairgrounds! BAH-Hosted by Gary Gruner & Desert Peaks Golf Club at 565 NW AdlerSt-North of Madras-5:30pm Happy Father’s Day! Have a Very Special Day for Dad!! Madras-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting - 12:00pm - Conference Rm. 14 Girl’s Night Out - Mazatlan Restaurant—Madras 6pm - Call 541.460.0804 or 541.475.9371/RSVP Coffee Cuppers at Bright Wood in upstairs conference room, Industrial Park - Madras-8am Coffee Cuppers at Central Oregon Seeds at 1747 NW Mill Street - 8:00am M.O.C.A. Pancake Breakfast - 8:00-10:00am at Metolius Depot


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