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Sequim Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce

Annual Report 2014

INSIDE: • Meet the Board of Directors • Chamber Member Benefits • Festival Updates

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The Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce has a mission to actively promote, educate and support the business community, to maximize a healthy economy and provide community leadership.

It has truly been a pleasure to work with the Chamber staff and wonderful volunteers at the Visitor Information Center (VIC). I would like to publicly thank Jeri Smith for her 16 years as office administrator and wish her and Ron all the best in their much-deserved retirement. For such a small community, it is amazing how many wonderful folks give their time and energy to the Chamber. There is not much going on in the community that either the Chamber or a Chamber Board member is not involved in to some level or another. I was very fortunate to have Christy Rookard as my Past President, who always offered words of wise counsel and was willing to cheerfully do any task asked of her. This is the role I shall emulate for our new President, Diane Fatzinger. Diane works in merchandizing at Co-Op Farm and Garden, so if you have not had chance to meet her, I am sure you will at upcoming Chamber events. The volunteer Board is comprised of a wide variety of folks, from business owners, managers, self-employed people and regular employees.

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Serving on the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for the past five years has been an invaluable experience. This experience has given me a strong appreciation of the time and effort that Board Members commit to not only at the Chamber, but in all volunteer Board member positions in our community. One thing in particular stands out most to me: the old adage, “You get out of something, what you put into it.” My advice to the upcoming Board and Chamber members is to involve yourself. There are so many choices. Join a committee, attend a luncheon or After Hours event to network; take advantage of the marketing opportunities through the Chamber website, publications and visitors center; volunteer your time and expertise, and most of all-have fun! You will reap the rewards accordingly. Thank you to all who have supported me and the Chamber during my tenure on the Board. I believe the Chamber does good things for our community and I look forward to staying involved as a member. Christy Rookard

As a Chamber, we are all inclusive and anyone is welcome to participate in meetings and events. The Chamber also has an informal group of members who are “Courtesy Board members.” They are welcome to attend all board and committee meetings, with the exception of the Executive Committee meeting. Their opinions can be voiced; they have all the same rights of the Board members, except they can’t vote. This role is a great way to learn more about the Chamber and can easily fill a vacant position if one becomes available; it is invaluable to have a person who is familiar with the Chamber Board ready to fill a role. Whether you are not a member, or just pay your dues and don’t attend lunches or other networking events, or if you are highly involved, please consider joining the Board as a Courtesy Board member. Phil Castell

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Newsletter announcements/articles

Members may submit information about an event or business update to the Chamber office which may be included without charge as membership news. The newsletter reaches over 7,000 households through the Sequim Gazette’s distribution.

Newsletter/E-mail Announcements/Facebook/Twitter

Doing something new? Let other Chamber members and the community know through the Chamber newsletter, e-mail event notices and Facebook. Advertising opportunities are Chamber membership in 2015 offers a host of available. Contact the office for more information. networking, marketing and educational opportunities including:

Relocation Inquiry List

Brochure display at the Visitor Information Center

The center is open seven days a week, 360 days per year. Knowledgeable volunteers greet nearly 25,000 visitors each year, giving directions and suggesting things to do and places to go.

Referral List

Members are put onto the Chamber’s contact list. This list is available upon request to other Chamber members and is not sold to any other agency.

Purchase the list of people contacting the Chamber for relocation information. This monthly e-mail list is available to members for a yearly cost of $125.

Grand Opening/Open House/After-Hours

Want to invite the community to visit your business? We can help you by providing advertising, ribbon and scissors, and a picture in the Chamber newsletter to help to boost your exposure in the community.

Luncheon Sponsorship

Website listing

Members are listed on www.sequimchamber.com website without extra cost. Over 26,000 unique visits have been logged within a year.

Web Picture with web listing

Place a picture with your text listing in the membership directory on www.sequimchamber. com. New: $50 per year for one picture or $100 for 2-4 pictures. Give your listing extra pizzazz!

Website Button Advertising

Give your business a front page advantage by purchasing a button ad on www. sequimchamber.com. The cost is $50 per month – Discounted to $500 per year for a full one-year subscription.

Website Business of the Month

Highlight your business on the front page for only $75!

Newsletter Inserts

Place a brochure into the Chamber’s monthly newsletter. The cost is $75 and you provide

Be featured in the monthly newsletter and e-newsletters. You will have 5 minutes to tell members about your business, new products or services. Cost: $75 sponsorship (or $100 which includes lunch for two) plus a gift for a business-card drawing.

Networking Opportunities:

a) Luncheons – 2nd & 4th Tuesdays monthly at Sunland, b) After-Hours – monthly at different business locations, c) Annual Business Showcase — 3rd week in October, d) Training opportunities planned throughout the year, e) Networking breakfast meetings on 1st and 3rd Thursdays.

New in 2014

Online payments can be made on the website, www.sequimchamber.com. Convenient and easy! Where else can you advertise and promote your business so reasonably? Payment plans are available and the Chamber now has the ability to accept Visa or Mastercard via telephone or online at www.sequimchamber.com. We look forward to working with you in 2015. If you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to call.

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A look back and a look forward to 2015 The Sequim Chamber just closed the books yet again on another very successful and eventful year. It goes without saying that serving as Executive Director of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber is a very robust role; however, a rewarding position to fulfill in our community! It is with much appreciation I thank the Chamber Board, our awesome members, devoted staff and bighearted volunteers for their dedication of time, energy and support to the Chamber in 2014. As we enter the new year, we welcome three new Board members: Jim Weatherly, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe; Heather Wells, Sound Community Bank, and Debra Pitts, of Ballymore Consulting. We also say goodbye to our Board Member of the Year in 2013, Christy Rookard – First Federal; and Michele Sorrentino of Sound Community Bank as they completed their terms in 2014. We are fortunate to live in a community with endearing, devoted and compassionate members. Thank you; the Chamber and Visitor Information Center couldn’t exist without such devoted individuals. It is this Chamber’s mission to advance and promote business by providing a forum to address issues and to unite and support our membership and community through programs, events and services. This year we’ve done just that by working together, cultivating a very cohesive and strong bond through our committees and projects. In addition, we added 54 new Chamber members to the roster. The Sequim Merchants group committee banded together and worked hard to beautify our downtown for the holidays, once again creating a tree-lighting ceremony and events related to Santa’s arrival, as well as supporting our retail sector in a “Shop Local” focus! The 8th annual Business Showcase Expo with the theme “Passport to Success” was a resounding achievement thanks to the support of our event sponsors, vendors, attendees and the Chamber Board volunteers and staff who worked tirelessly on refocusing this event. This expo provides a unique forum for Chamber members to showcase their products and services to the community and to network with valuable

local resources. The Shiso City Sister city visit in 2014 proved to be a wonderful experience for the host families and students. In September, 10 students traveled to Sequim from Shiso, Japan, staying with host families and attending classes at Sequim High School while their three chaperones were escorted to local sites and provided tours of Sequim schools, medical facilities and a retirement community. In October, seven Sequim students embarked on a nine-day tour of Japan culminating in a visit to Shiso where they were guests of the very students they had hosted in Sequim. Student recruitment already is under way to recruit eighth- and ninth-graders for 2015’s exchange program. And to round out the year, the Sequim Community Chorus blessed the community again with its 30th annual performance during the Christmas holidays. The Chamber continued its marketing efforts through social media, providing onestop information on the Chamber website and Facebook pages. The updated Chamber website and event calendar have proved to be an excellent tool in providing faster search abilities, adding a new mobile site last year, and the ability to offer online payments via our website as well. I also would like to extend thanks and appreciation to the 119th Sequim Irrigation Festival Royalty Court: Queen Katey Tapia, Princess Judi Villella, Princess Kaylee Ditlefsen and Princess Kristina Holtrop, for their dedication and service to the festival, the Chamber and the entire community throughout the year. This court served with poise and professionalism as wonderful ambassadors for Sequim while attending parades and events throughout Western Washington. In addition to expanding the successful activities and events of 2014, the Chamber committees have some exciting new ideas and opportunities to launch. Please remember, anyone is welcome to participate in one of our committees. Please see page 8 for a list of opportunities to get involved! Again, working together makes a huge difference and creates community of which everyone benefits. Shelli Robb-Kahler, Executive Director

Flower baskets Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! To all businesses, organizations and individuals who sponsored a Sequim flower basket! Each year, Chamber board member Emily Westcott works in collaboration with the Sequim School District agriculture class and the City of Sequim to create more than 100 flower baskets to decorate downtown Sequim. The agriculture class selects the flower theme, buys the seeds and starter plants, and prepares the baskets. The city crews install the baskets and then water and fertilize the baskets until nature dictates their removal. From May through September, visitors from around the world and local residents enjoy these prolific blooming baskets. The program has been under way for more than 20 years and is a shining example of teamwork! The proceeds from the sponsors also fund the annual holiday lights that magically appear each year at the Bank of America Park and Centennial Place at the corner of Sequim Avenue and Washington Street. This magical corner plays host to Santa, Mrs. Claus and the Irrigation Festival Royalty elves each year along with the musical talent of the Sequim City Band and a host of other entertainment. In addition to the baskets and holiday lights, sponsorship of the baskets contributes to a variety of events designed to encourage visitors to shop in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley area. The Chamber extends its sincere appreciation to all flower basket sponsors and their support for the program which significantly contributes to maintaining the hometown atmosphere we enjoy! ANNUAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REPORT FOR 2014

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Sequim Irrigation Festival winner Laura Friedkin. Jessica German, a fifth-grader in Eric Danielson’s class at Helen Haller Elementary School, created the winning festival button design during a contest open to all elementary students. The Royal Court of Queen Katey Tapia and Princesses Judi Villella, Kaylee Ditlefsen and Kristina Holtrop represented the Irrigation Festival and the city of Sequim in parades, civic events and festivals throughout the year with professionalism, dedication and high spirits. They made appearances around town to represent the Irrigation Festival, traveled with the float around Western Washington to other community parades and also performed community service in the area. Preparations are now being made for the 120th Sequim Irrigation Festival. The theme “120 Fun a Plenty” will be used throughout the festival. The 2015 logo was again created by logo designer Laura Friedkin. This year’s festival button contest is open to the elementary school students and the winner will be announced in early 2015.

The Irrigation Festival started as a celebration of the irrigation ditches that brought water from the Dungeness River to the valley. It was as much a commemoration of the ditches as it was of the community that made it happen. Ever since that first picnic in 1896, the Sequim Irrigation Festival has been a celebration of, for and about this wonderful community in which we live. The Sequim Irrigation Festival, the longest continuously running festival in Washington, spans two weekends in early May and most of the events are free to the community and visitors. The festival has grown over the past few years and it is all due to the generosity of the businesses and individuals of the Sequim/Port Angeles area. While the Irrigation Festival is a community festival that is overseen by the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce, it receives no funding from the Chamber. The festival is fully self-supporting and relies on sponsorships, donations (both monetary and in-kind), fundraising and the many volunteers who help the festival to make it successful. The 2014 Sequim Irrigation Festival theme was The festival buttons will then be sold by the fifth-graders “Mountains to Sea … A Pristine Place to Be.” from the Sequim School District in late March. The 2014 logo was created by logo design contest The Grand Marshals for the 120th Irrigation Festival

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are Joe and Tawana Borden. The Sequim Pioneer Association selected Art Rogers and Helen Bucher as the Grand Pioneers and Jeff Shold and Margie Russell-Lester as the Honorary Pioneers. The building of the new float to represent the theme began after the last parade in October and will be ready for the first parade in mid-April. Additionally, the search for the 2015 royal court began in November and culminates in mid-February with the royalty pageant. This scholarship event selects the high school students that will represent Sequim around Western Washington at the parades they attend. At the end of March, the Kick Off Dinner and Auction will be held as a fundraiser for the festival, where donated items and the festival pins are auctioned. The 120th Sequim Irrigation Festival will take place during May 1-10, with many events; most which are free. • Crazy Callen Weekend in Downtown Sequim (May 1-3) including the First Friday Art Walk, Crazy Daze Breakfast, Kids Parade and Street Fair • Grand Finale Weekend in Downtown Sequim (May 7-10) including the Grand Parade, Car Parade and Show n’ Shine, Logging Show, Strongman Competition, Carnival and Dungeness River Center Run • Additionally the Sequim High School Operetta and the Sequim Arts Juried Arts Show run the entire length of the festival The Irrigation Festival website is a great source for current information about festival events, royalty, pioneers and history. All members of the community and visitors to the area are invited to join in the festivities! If you are interested in getting involved with the festival committee, contact festival director Deon Kapetan at 461-6511 or via e-mail at Info@IrrigationFestival.com. The Irrigation Festival committee meets on the first Wednesday of the month at the Mariner Cafe. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 6 p.m. Don’t forget to like the festival on Facebook and to check out the festival’s website at www. IrrigationFestival.com.

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Community Events and Festivals ... and energy to assisting visitors, selling festival farm entry buttons and commemorative posters, answering questions, giving directions and doing their best to make each and every visitor feel very welcomed in our unique community. The Sequim Community Choir celebrated its 30th anniversary in December 2014 and performed its annual Christmas concerts to full houses of local residents and community visitors.

Posting of 2015

Community Events: Contact the Chamber to find out how events for your local clubs and organizations may be added to the Calendar of Events on the Chamber’s website and posted at the Visitor Information Center! For up-tothe-minute information on community events and festivals, be sure to visit sequimchamber.com for more information. The Sequim area is blessed with an abundance of events and festivals throughout the year. Each event contributes its own unique value to our community as a great place to live. These events and festivals not only bring in visitors to support our local economy, they also provide our residents with enjoyable activities and entertainment, enriching our lives as we take the opportunity to meet our neighbors and make new friends. May 2014 hosted the 119th Annual Irrigation Festival to Sequim — “Mountains to Sea … A Pristine Place to Be.” As the longest continuous festival in Washington, the Irrigation Festival honors both our pioneers who had the foresight to call Sequim home but also the initiative to bring irrigation to the land to support our growing community. May 2015 will host the 120th Irrigation Festival with the theme of “120 — Fun A Plenty.” As a Chamber-sponsored community event, everyone is encouraged to participate and enjoy the festivities! Lavender Weekend, produced by the Sequim Lavender Growers Association and the Sequim Lavender Farmers Association, continues to be the largest tourist-destination festival in the Sequim area and has earned Sequim the official designation as “The Lavender Capital of North America®.” Each and every July, more than 20,000 people visit the lavender farms on tour as well as participate in the multitude of events taking place during that third weekend of July. From street fairs to car, driftwood and quilt shows, art tours and free musical entertainment on every corner, there were festival activities for every member of the family to enjoy. Nowhere else in this part of the world offers these events and rural attractions during the third weekend in July. Several Chamber members participate in the farm tours and activities and the Visitor Information Center is especially busy during July. The Chamber staff and volunteers contribute substantial time ANNUAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REPORT FOR 2014

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2014 Committees Business Showcase Expo

Meeting Date: As needed The Eighth Annual Business Showcase Expo was a tremendous success! See page 12 for more complete information.

Merchant’s Group

Co-chairs Vickie Oen and Liz Harper The Sequim Merchants Group committee meets the third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m., locations alternate each month between different host merchants. The Merchants Group once again has continued to grow in attendance. Chamber membership is not required, and if your business is interested in becoming involved, call the Chamber to be added the e-mail list. Among the many successful projects the group accomplished are the following: • The mystery game called “Whodunnit”? which was patterned after the game “Clue”, took place for the second year in a row during January’s First Friday. The game helped to create a fun night of late shopping which encouraged shoppers to visit a variety of stores. The theme was “Amelia Airheart” with Emily Westcott as the principal character. The prize included a two-night stay at the Purple Haze Lavender Farm House, a mystery book from Pacific Mist Books, an oil painting set from The Colors of Sequim, a 5-inch dessert cake from That Takes the Cake, two silver coins from the city’s centennial and gift certificates at Wind Rose Cellars, Solar City, Domino’s Pizza, Sunshine Cafe and Nourish Cafe. It proved once again to be very successful and has now become an annual January event. • In March, once again several of the merchants put together gift bags that were presented to the Irrigation Festival Royalty at their annual Kick-Off dinner. This also has become a yearly tradition. • In April the merchants put on another fun game designed to encourage shoppers to visit a variety of stores with “Birdfest Birdquest.” In partnership with the Dungeness River Audubon Society and the art class at Sequim High School, 10 stores hosted a “bird sculpture” created by the students. There was a game card that required participants to match the bird with the correct store. This was a very successful event and great exposure for the art students as well. The winner won a “birds-eye” view flight with Emily Westcott. The Merchants group looks forward to continuation of this as an annual event. • May brought the Irrigation Festival in which the merchants displayed student art entries for the festival’s button contest. Many families visited downtown stores in order to see their child’s artwork on display. Merchants and families alike enjoyed the moving of the Kiddies Parade back to Washington Street. • In July, during Sequim Lavender Weekend, the merchants decorated the bus stops in downtown Sequim and spruced up the down town with the addition of 150 lavender flags. Many visitors and Sequim residents commented on how festive the downtown looked. • In October, the merchants opened their doors to all the wonderful trick ’o treaters and gave away bucketfuls of candy! • The Saturday after Thanksgiving the merchants welcomed Santa and Mrs. Claus to town at Centennial Place, by very large reindeer — complete with a great tractor and sleigh. With the help of the City of Sequim (and a lot of help 8

from Emily Westcott and her elves) a large tree was beautifully decorated with hundreds of lights. The downtown merchants held a tree-lighting ceremony and light-counting contest complete with gift certificate from many of the stores. On that same Saturday many of the merchants hosted open houses complete with holiday refreshments and special prizes or sales. • The merchants also kicked off a new scavenger hunt on Dec. 6 for children ages 5-12 called “Elk on the Shelf” which was a play on “Elf on the Shelf” with prizes for the three age groups being donated by local merchants, The Co-Op Farm and Garden, Colors of Sequim, Dungeness Kids, Dungeness River Audubon Society, Remote Control Hobbies and printing services by UPS. The game was well received and with 20 merchants participating was deemed a great success! Interested Chamber members or individuals are welcome to join the committee and help us plan for 2015 and beyond.

Membership Committee

Chair – Theresa Rubens Members: Christy Rookard, Carol Pope, Heather Wells, Steven Humphrey and Mark Couhig Meetings: Wednesday proceeding Board meeting (2nd Thursday) at 3 p.m. This has been an amazing year in Chamber Membership. While the committee took its action plan seriously to streamline the active and non-active members, while touting the features and benefits of being a Chamber member, we now have a better picture of the Chamber’s true business membership. The committee was very successful at reaching out to all new and renewing members during its plaque deliveries and made the time to speak one-on-one with most of those businesses. In addition, the staff and Board members had a great time meeting new members and being a visible part of the community we all love so much. This year’s 8th Annual Business Showcase, formally the B2B, was a grand success. The theme was the “Passport to Success” and with the change in format, the educational Chamber Benefit exhibits and the interaction with all the vendor businesses, the Chamber couldn’t have asked for a better response. It was an amazing opportunity to further educate the businesses more about the features and benefits of being a Chamber of Commerce member. The Chamber is fortunate to have an active and supportive team of Board members and along with the staff, know the importance of the Chamber of Commerce’s Vision and Mission Statement — which is to actively promote, educate and support the business community. The Chamber’s hope is to see the membership continue to grow in the community.

Tourism Committee

Committee Members: Linda Barnfather, Shelli Robb-Kahler and Barbara Hanna (City of Sequim). With the wonderful weather of springtime and the comfortable temperatures of summer, Sequim has been the envy of the nation. As a result, we experienced another significant increase in LTAC revenue and had an outstanding tourism season. Our Tourism Committee is hard at work making sure we can hit these numbers again. Over the past year, the Tourism Committee has been working on the idea of an Outdoor/Adventure show and expo. We attended a larger Adventure Expo in Seattle in order to assess if we were heading in the right direction for our area.

After careful consideration, the Chamber has decided not to pursue an Adventure show at this time. The Chamber would need more volunteers and community participation than we think we can deliver and felt that we would hold off for now; however, we always will be vigilant about identifying the best opportunities for tourism and travel to Sequim. The committee continues its focus on Sequim as a wedding destination. This year Sequim has been the subject of great press in many national publications. Sequim also is beginning to enjoy a bit of fame with popularity of the book, “Boys in the Boat.” We’re anticipating another surge in visitors from this very positive press and promotion. We always are welcoming new committee members and new ideas. We’re looking forward to another record season.

Finance and Fundraising Committee

The Finance Committee is responsible for the budget for the Chamber and Visitor Information Center. Each year the Executive Committee completes a review of the revenues and expenditures, including a determination of cost allocation for those expenses incurred as part of the operation of the VIC. The Fundraising Committee developed new events and programs to benefit the Chamber and provided support for its ongoing operations in 2014, including themed dances, raffles and events. Interested Chamber members or individuals are welcome to join the committee and help us plan for 2015 and beyond.

Irrigation Festival Committee

Chair and Appointee to Chamber Board: Deon Kapetan Meeting Date: First Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. dinner/6 p.m. meeting at the Mariner Cafe The committee organized and executed yet another very successful festival – their 119th! Please see page 6 for a complete Irrigation Festival report!

Shiso Sister City Committee

Chair: Pete Tjemsland Appointee to Chamber Board: Genaveve Starr Meetings: Second Thursday at 1:30 p.m. City of Sequim Public Works The Sequim-Shiso Sister City Association fosters a friendship and cultural/educational exchange relationship with the city of Shiso, Japan. New members are welcomed. Sequim-Shiso is one of the last few sister city organizations that remains active in Washington. This year the association participated in the Sequim Irrigation Festival Parade and had booths in the Irrigation Festival and Sequim Lavender Weekend. In September, 10 students traveled to Sequim from Shiso, Japan, staying with host families and attending classes at Sequim High School while their three chaperones were escorted to local sites and provided tours of Sequim Schools, medical facilities and a retirement community. In October, seven Sequim students embarked on a nine-day tour of Japan culminating in a visit to Shiso where they were guests of the very students they had hosted in Sequim. Chaperones were Eric Lewis, Mayor Candace Pratt and former mayor Laura Dubois. The Friendship Garden at Carrie Blake Park, which is maintained by Sister City association members, recently was improved when the pavilion was refurbished, benches were replaced, the bridge repaired, the stream cleared and the “island” cleaned — with assistance from local citizens and the Rotary Club. ANNUAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REPORT FOR 2014


Meet your Chamber Board of Directors for 2015 Diane Fatzinger, President

The Co-op Farm and Garden Diane is a farmer’s daughter and was born and raised on a wheat farm/ cattle ranch in Eastern Montana. Her mom, her two sisters and herself were her dad’s “hired” help. In high school, she played basketball, sang in choir and other select vocal ensembles. Diane went on to the University of North Dakota-Williston Center and graduated with an Associate of Arts degree in education; she played varsity volleyball and basketball. Diane continued her education and athletic career at Minot State College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in K-12 physical education and a minor in psychology. Diane soon discovered teaching was not to her liking. The farm kid in her led her to the do-it-yourself/ home improvement industry. She worked for Menards, a Midwest-based DIY chain, Homebase, a West Coast home improvement chain and Justus Lumber, a 100-year-old family owned lumberyard. Diane also has worked as a carpenter, assisting in the construction of three houses. Diane works for The Co-op Farm and Garden True Value store, and has been with it for the past 12 years. Diane moved to Sequim in 2000. She had hiked and camped in this area and was drawn here for the beauty and small-town feel of Sequim, and is very glad she did! Diane enjoys hiking, biking, woodworking, photography, gardening, reading and walking with her dog. Diane enjoys being a part of the Chamber’s Merchants Group and hopes she can continue to encourage and inspire local businesses to find new ways to bring shoppers to their stores and this town.

Phil Castell, Past President

Castell Insurance In the mid-1990s while living in the Seattle area, Phil began a search for a place less crowded where he could continue to grow his business in an enjoyable environment with friendly people. Needless to say Sequim won the search hands down. He found the only thing more amazing than the people he met was the wonderful effect of the rain shadow. Driving home from Sequim in brilliant sunshine to the typical Seattle weather was the clinching factor. Phil attributes the friendliness of the people to the fact that the vast majority of people in Sequim were newcomers themselves at some point and they go out of their way to make new residents feel welcome. Phil said that every member of the community is a voice for the Chamber of Commerce in extolling the virtues of the area and doing business here. He feels privileged to serve as a board member.

Vanessa Fuller, Secretary/Treasurer

Dungeness River Audubon Center Vanessa was born and raised in Port Angeles. She graduated from Bellingham Technical College in the Travel and Tourism Program in 2001 and worked in the tourism industry on the Olympic Peninsula since. She works at the Dungeness River Audubon Center but over the years she has gained experience working at the following businesses: Olympic National Park & Forest, Red Lion Hotel Port Angeles, North Olympic Peninsula Visitor and Convention Bureau and the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce. Vanessa has been involved with the planning of the following events: Dungeness River Festival, BirdFest, The Big Hurt, Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival, Sequim Lavender Festival, Jazz in the Olympics, Port Angeles 4th of July Celebration, Olympic Peninsula Senior Games,

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Meet your Chamber Board of Directors for 2015 A Taste of the Peninsula, Olympic Cycling Classic, Strait Thunder Hydro Races, Concerts on the Pier and Chamber activities. If she was not working for an event in Port Angeles, she probably was volunteering for it! Knowing the important role the Chamber plays in the community, she would like to serve as a board member to become more involved in Sequim.

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Linda Barnfather, Director

Olympic Peninsula Adventures Linda is a writer, photographer and world traveler. She is a lifelong resident of Washington and is still very captivated by its inherent natural beauty. When she is not photographing and writing about her life on the Olympic Peninsula, she can be found fully involved in the political world. She currently works as a senior executive legislative assistant to State Rep./ House Majority Whip Kevin Van De Wege. During her employment with Van De Wege, she simultaneously served former House Majority Leader Lynn Kessler for the last year of her term. Linda is past President of the Board of Directors for the Olympic Peninsula Visitors Bureau. She is also a Clallam Conservation District Supervisor, and a member of the League of Women Voters. She enjoys serving and promoting the SequimDungeness Valley. Linda is a graduate of Washington State University in liberal arts. In addition, she attended London University on an exchange program in Liberal Arts and Cultures. Linda also holds a certificate in non-fiction writing from the University of Washington. When Linda has down-time, she works avidly as a semi-professional photographer and has contributed to National Geographic. She focuses on capturing images of people, nature and lifestyles from around the world. Both, Linda and her husband, James, enjoy working on their farm and taking advantage of the recreational activities on the Olympic Peninsula.

Olympic Mailing Services After moving to Sequim in 1994, Caroline Stuckey recognized the need for a local mailing service. In 1997, after furthering her education in accounting, managerial finance and business management, she started Olympic Mailing Services in her home. The first order of business was to join the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce. Creating a home-based business allowed her to be home while raising her daughter, Erin. When Erin graduated high school and left home for college in 2001, Caroline relocated her business to downtown Sequim. Over the past 18 years, she has cultivated her business by forming strong bonds and friendships with her clients. Caroline brings an expertise to this board that she has acquired over the years from serving on various boards throughout the community: Sequim Chamber, Sequim Irrigation Festival, the New Dungeness Light Station Association, Jazz in the Olympics Society, Sequim Elks, the Museum & Arts Center, International Footprint Association (a nonprofit supporting all local law enforcement and protective services that also raises scholarship funds for youths entering those professions), SHS Band Boosters – further, forming this organization in 1999 and obtaining its 501(c)(3) status, and the Washington Neighbor’s Publishing State Geocaching Association. Mark is an old hand in the newspaper business, with more than 30 She is the creative brains and active hands behind the wildly successful Sequim Centennial years experience as a reporter, editor and publisher. After finishing college Geocaching event. This event showcased the history and culture of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley, in 1976, Couhig was hired as editor of the St. Francisville Democrat; the which is near and dear to her heart. Caroline serves on this board because of her knowledge weekly newspaper covering St. Francisville, La.  of the area, her relationships and liaisons among the many sectors of this community and her His great-grandfather was the editor of the same newspaper (then desire to see Sequim thrive. When she is not spending her time serving her community, she can called The Republican) before the Civil War. In 1984, Couhig and his wife, be found hiking, searching for geocaches, attending monthly book club meetings or enjoying quiet Linda, started Environmental Compliance Reporter, Inc. When they sold evenings at home. the business in 1995, it was a national newsletter firm with offices in four states and Washington, D.C. After selling the company, the Couhigs moved with their daughter Amelia to Angel Fire, N.M. In 2008 and 2009 Couhig was the editor of the local weekly, the Sangre de Cristo Chronicle. The Chronicle was named New Mexico’s “Best Small Weekly” both years he served as editor. The Sound Community Bank Heather Wells was born and raised in Sequim. She currently is a senior couple moved to Sequim in April 2010 to be closer to family. residential loan officer for Sound Community Bank in Sequim. She has been in the banking for over 16 years. Over the years she has earned numerous awards for high loan production and excellent customer service. Heather Sunland Golf and Country Club previously served on the Membership committee for the Sequim Chamber Tyler Sweet grew up in Langley, British Columbia, where he studied before becoming a Chamber Board member. She also maintains membership business marketing at Douglas College. While attending Douglas, Tyler in the Sequim, Port Angeles, and Jefferson County Association of Realtors met his wife, Stephanie, a Sequim native. They decided that Sequim was as well as the North Peninsula Building Association.  the perfect place to raise a family and moved to the area in 2004. Tyler was

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Heather Wells, Membership Chair

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Vickie Oen, Director

Purple Haze Lavender “Having been born and raised in this wonderful small town, I enjoy being a true ‘native Sequimite.’” The combination of great childhood memories and the special benefits that a small community offers are why my husband and I chose to stay and raise our two girls, in the beautiful Sequim valley. Being a small business owner of Race Street Auto Parts with my husband and working as the general manager for Purple Haze Lavender Farm for the past 10 years have given me a firsthand look at the challenges that face a small farm and a retail business in the Sequim community. I hope to bring to the Chamber Board an enthusiasm for all of Sequim and the great community that it is, but my particular hope is to work with my fellow small business owners to continue to create a vibrant downtown Sequim retail area that is not only a great place to visit, but a great place to stay and shop!” 10

hired at Sunland Golf and Country Club as the assistant golf professional, but it didn’t take long to work his way up the ladder to his current position as general manager. Tyler enjoys volunteering for his local Professional Golfers of America (PGA) chapter and serves on the Marketing and Education Committees. He was past chairman for the WWCPGA Patriot Golf Day supporting Folds of Honor. He also serves on the board for the Country Club Managers Association of America as team captain of the International Matches and member of the Tournament Committee. Tyler has a passion for helping youth learn about the game of golf. He raises money for members of the Boys & Girls Club to attend golf camp every summer and also facilitated the sponsorship and purchase of golf clubs for the B&G Club. Additionally, Tyler has served as a mentor for the Evens Scholarship program helping local Sequim High School students receive financial assistance for continued education. In his free time Tyler enjoys all of the best things Olympic Peninsula has to offer: crabbing, biking on the Olympic Discovery Trail, golfing, and spending time with his wife Stephanie and son Benjamin. ANNUAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REPORT FOR 2014


Meet your Chamber Board of Directors for 2015 Jim Weatherly

Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe

Jim Weatherly works within the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s community and social services department as the scholarship advisement/job training coordinator. He also serves on the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals Board of Directors, representing Region 10: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington; Canada and APO. Additionally, Jim is the owner of a research and consulting business specializing in grant writing and ARTrepreneurship endeavors. Past partnership projects include the Clallam Economic Development Council, Olympic Peninsula Tourism Bureau and Catholic Community Services of Western Washington. As the peninsula’s only Certified Workforce Development Professional (CWDP), a U.S. Department of Labor-endorsed national accreditation, Jim remains committed to helping unemployed and under-employed populations achieve their goals. A proven leader in community development, his previous positions include AmeriCorps director, Olympic Peninsula; FEMA Disaster Recovery Jobs Program Grant coordinator, Cities of Joplin and Springfield, Mo.; CDC HIV/AIDS Education and Outreach coordinator, State of Kansas; and Assistant statewide director of WorkForce Partnerships in Missouri. Jim also is an AmeriCorps alumnus, having served both in St. Louis Public Schools as an education mentor and along the Gulf Coast as part of the first Emergency Response Team deployed during Hurricane Katrina. Other volunteerism includes: Springfield Missouri Chamber of Commerce Board Mentorship Program, Community Partnership of the Ozarks Homeless Youth Task Force, Springfield-Greene County Library Advocacy Group, Missouri State University Legacy Leaders, Habitat for Humanity and American Red Cross. Weatherly grew up in the Ozarks, but has called the Olympic Peninsula home since 2012. Jim and his husband live in Dungeness, along with their three rescue pets: Dylan, Figaro and Bruce Springsteen. Currently, he spends his summers in Connecticut as a volunteer counselor at Paul Newman’s The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for children and families living with terminal illnesses; gives input as part of the Peninsula Young Professionals Network Leadership Team and is a proud United Way of Clallam County donor. He is an avid hiker, reader, road tripper, writer, concertgoer, photographer and lover of all things cheese.

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of various sales and marketing positions with different companies. Nell understands the value and the commitment the Chamber has to represent the area for both the local businesses and for tourists who visit Sequim.

Deon Kapetan, Irrigation Festival Appointee to the Board

Cherry Creek Mortgage Deon Kapetan has been involved in the planning of the Irrigation Festival since 2000, but began participating in the festival long before that by performing in skits at Crazy Daze. She has demonstrated her organizational skills and spirit by co-chairing and then chairing the Crazy Daze Breakfast from 2000-2006. In 2007, she became the chair of the Float Display committee, which manages the parades that the royalty and float travel to around Western Washington. Deon and her husband, Kevin, moved to Sequim in 1990 and have been very active in the community and with the festival. Their two children have been involved in the festival from an early age as well. Deon is the sales manager at Cherry Creek Mortgage in Sequim. Being a volunteer with the festival is “very rewarding and fun experience,” she said. She is excited about her continued role as festival director and sees lots of new ideas, committee members and opportunities happening over the course of the next year. “We are always adapting to the needs of a growing festival by developing teams to better facilitate the festival. The festival is all about the volunteers and the community. There are 22 committee directors and lots of volunteers who help with each of these festival committees. This includes some changes to this year’s festival with the development of “Crazy Callen Weekend” that we’re looking forward to rolling out. We are able to pull off such an enormous event because of the countless volunteers along with the financial support of the many local businesses and individuals. The Sequim Irrigation Festival is truly a community event. The festival also gives back to the community in many ways. There are the fun events to celebrate our heritage, as well as our involvement in other community services, such as the care packages for the troops. The Royalty often led the charge for community involvement. They and the Festival Committee have participated in the Relay for Life, collections for the Food Bank and Toys for Tots.” Deon invites anyone who enjoys the festival events, likes working with a close knit team and doing something good for the community to consider joining the Irrigation Festival Committee.

Ballymore Consulting Marketing, sales and business consulting are Debra’s passion. She has sold software, sponsorships and memberships. She has been vice president of marketing for a community bank, vice president of membership for a multi-state trade association and been a director of Strategic Alliances for a A second generation Washingtonian and resident of Sequim for more large software company. She has been a customer relationship management than four decades, Genaveve Starr worked as an administrative assistant consultant for KPMG/Bearing Point, is a certified project manager and before and after moving to the Olympic Peninsula; her last job was at now has her own consulting business, Ballymore Consulting. Ballymore Peninsula College. Consulting is a firm that advises businesses on the many aspects of growth. Now retired, Genaveve currently serves as a member of the Sequim The firm takes organizations from vision to execution to transition. Debra is active in the City Council and is on the boards of Clallam Transit and Sequim-Shiso community as chair of the Irrigation Festival Street Fair and is a member of the Sequim Sunrise Sister City Association. She also has pursued a passion for calligraphy and Rotary. Debra is enthusiastic about Sequim and looks forward to working with the Chamber. painting and since 1968 has executed commissions, exhibited work in regional galleries, taught calligraphy, and was a founding member of the Blue Whole Gallery. For years she has been an active volunteer in many community organizations and admits to being a “political junkie.” She is married to Karl Stokke and they have a daughter, Mara Stokke. Realtor/RE/MAX Fifth Avenue Nell and her husband, Scott, made the decision to move to Sequim in 2003. They feel so very fortunate to live in this community and continue to enjoy all that it has to offer. Nell grew up in Issaquah and has been in sales and marketing her entire life. She currently works as a real estate Contact the Chamber to learn how your business, club, or organization can add its broker with RE/MAX Fifth Avenue in Sequim. Her community service events to the Chamber’s website www.sequimchamber.com and calender of events, includes being a Rotarian since 2003, working with Welfare for Animals as well as posted in the Visitor Information Center. Guild and volunteering at the annual Sequim Lavender Weekend. Nell has worked with the Sequim Chamber of Commerce since moving here in 2003 as a representative

Genaveve Starr Shiso-Sequim Sister City Appointee to the Board

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The Chamber Board of Directors adopts an annual budget to provide for the most efficient and productive use of revenues received by the Chamber t h r o u g h o u t t h e y e a r. The board then monitors Chamber revenues and expenditures through a variety of reports provided at each monthly meeting of the Board. The Chamber’s fiscal year is based on the calendar year beginning Jan. 1 through Dec. 31. The Chamber is in good financial standing and made healthy additions to its reserves in 2014. The Chamber also has established exciting fundraising goals and ideas for 2015. As indicated in past years, it is important to note that the Chamber’s annual budget provides for separate accounting for the following activities: Chamber member services, Visitor Information Center operations, Irrigation Festival, Shiso Sister City Program, Flower Basket/ Retail Trade, Howard Wood Memorial Scholarship fund and the Sequim Community Choir.

For the eighth year in a row, the Business Showcase – a “Passport to Success” (previously known as Business 2 Business Expo) was a resounding success! More than 40 local businesses and restaurants participated in October 2014. The evening took on a new change in format and provided educational Chamber benefit exhibits, as well as being a fun-filled event, with many vendors providing games and prizes. This annual event highlights the abundance and quality of our local businesses and many great connections always are made during the evening’s event. The Business Showcase could not take place without the wonderful help from our sponsors who in 2014 were: Gold – Sequim Gazette (8th year!) Silver – The Lodge at Fifth Avenue/Sherwood Assisted Living/The Fifth Avenue Retirement Center, and First Federal. Bronze – Olympic Medical Center, Discovery Memory Care, The Red Book (O.P. Telephone Directory), and Sunland Golf and Country Club. Plans already are under way for the 9th annual Expo that will be held on Oct. 27. This evening is touted as the best networking event on the peninsula, so call the Chamber and reserve your place for 2015 as 2014 was sold out!

Chamber Staff Shelli Robb-Kahler, Executive Director

After almost a year of traveling across the country to their new destination, she and her husband have settled in and are remodeling S h e l l i i s a t r u e a home in Sequim. Welcome to the Chamber, “ S e q u i m i t e , ” b o r n Melanie! and raised in Sequim where she has lived Jodi Minker, her entire live despite Administrative the few years she spent in Seattle. There she Assistant attended school and took on a job that would Jodi has been the be the beginning of her 30-year career in Sequim-Dungeness banking. Shelli joined the Chamber as Va l l e y C h a m b e r o f Executive Director in April 2011 and is Commerce administrafortunate to work with an awesome Board tive assistant since April of Directors who are passionate about their 2014. She has a bachelor of arts in psychology business community and devoted to its from Mills College in Oakland, Calif., and success. since moving to Sequim in 2004, she has been Shelli thoroughly enjoys being active in all an entrepreneur in the community building of the many aspects of Chamber involvement a skin-care business.  Operating her own and enjoys the vast variety her job entails, as business has helped Jodi develop her skills well as working closely with business owners in sales, marketing, management, training and organizations throughout the Sequim- and recruiting.  Jodi and her 10-year-old Dungeness Valley. Shelli said, “Representing daughter like to attend and/or participate in the Sequim Chamber and the community is many activities, especially those that involve an energetic task; however, it is a privilege performing arts, local sports and animals. Her and an honor to do so!” Shelli is married to passion for the community of Sequim, as well as her husband, Marty, and has two adult sons, for working with people, makes her a good fit for Brady Robb and Colin Kahler. the Chamber and Visitor Information Center.

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Jeri Smith, Office Administrator

Melanie Sands relocated to Sequim approximately six months ago from Ja ck s o n , Wy o m i n g, where she worked more than 25 years for the Snow King Resort. retirement!

The Chamber would like to thank Jeri for her 16 years of service and dedication to the Chamber and the community; we wish her a wonderful

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Annual Visitors 2014:

January ......................................508 February ....................................488 March .........................................815 April ....................................... 1,161 May ........................................ 1,489 June ....................................... 1,973 July .........................................4,762 August .....................................3,056 September .............................. 1,697 October ....................................1,014 November ...................................572 December ...................................558

Sequim Visitor Information Center The Chamber staff and volunteers operate the Visitor Information Center (VIC) seven days a week with closures scheduled only for major holidays. Approximately 90 percent of the Chamber’s building is allocated to the operations of the VIC. While some of our visitors arrive at the VIC at some point during their stay in Sequim, many others may not be staying in Sequim but merely passing through to Port Angeles or Hurricane Ridge, heading to Forks or the West End and the ocean beaches, heading toward Seattle or exploring our area during their stay elsewhere on the peninsula. Others still are trying to decide where to stay, how long they should stay and what to do while they are here. And that’s where our staff and volunteers can help! In addition to providing staff support for telephone calls, travel planner mailing and e-mail responses, the Chamber staff and volunteers provide information at the VIC to encourage visitors to: 1. Stay in Sequim 2. Extend their stay in Sequim 3. Return to Sequim for another visit 4. Encourage friends and families to visit Sequim 5. Change their plans and stay in Sequim Some of the frequently asked questions/ requests are: 1. What’s a good place to stay here in Sequim? 2. So what is there to do here in Sequim? 3. Do you have a good map of Sequim? My GPS

has me lost, can you help? 4. We were passing through and wondered if it was worth stopping here in Sequim. 5. Looks like we need to spend more time here (or come back). What are our lodging options? Even before they arrive in Sequim, visitors are accessing the services of the Visitor Information Center via the Chamber’s website at www. sequimchamber.com or the city’s website at www. visitsunnysequim.com by submitting e-mail requests for information or the mailing of a Sequim Travel Planner. The toll-free number, 1-800-7378462, affords interested parties the opportunity to call the Chamber, speak to a staff member or volunteer and have specific questions answered or needs fulfilled. On their arrival in Sequim, visitors to the VIC are pleased to find: • A facility that is clean and inviting, visible and accessible • Happy greeters who are trained and knowledgeable • Resources and information: visitor guides, travel planners, rack cards • Clean and stocked restrooms • Access to the Internet Chamber staff coordinates the scheduling of 57 volunteers who contribute nearly 6,000 hours each year and serve nearly 20,000 visitors annually. Visitors arrive from all 50 states and countries from around the world, Australia, Norway, China, Italy, France, Ireland and Israel to name just a few!

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2014 Visitor Information Center Volunteers: Regulars: Georgeanne Bradley, Terry Brundage, Frank Cimino, Scott Clausen, Jean Collinson, Maja Cox, Bob Forcier, Dale Gustafson, Clare Henson, Jack Hubley, Ed Johnson, Barbara Kellie, Amala Kuster, Susan LeBrun, Jean Martin, Carole Niedhardt, Pat Nellis, Esther Nelson, Keith Pardue, Ken Rausch, Cathy Rawlins, Linda Schulz, JoAnn Sharts, Randy Skoglund, Donna Spaulding, Bill Swears, Ellen Swears, Sally J. Tysver and Heike Ward. Alternates: Bob Anundson, Gail Anundson, Joe Borden, Tawana Borden, Irene Burfitt, Sue Dannenbrock, Sherie Dills, Bob Doane, Susan Doane, Heidi Eggebroten, Charlotte Frazier, Patricia Guthrie, Cathy Haycraft, Faith Haynes-Knowles, Linda Hindes, Em Hutchins, Colin Kahler, Corrine Lookabaugh, Melissa Murray, Judy Ogilvie, Ken Olin, Pat Paynton, Dorothy Plenert, Ron Smith, Bill Volmut, Dottie West, Emily Westcott and Joan Wright. 13


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Jim McEntire Clallam County Commissioner

Candace Pratt City of Sequim Mayor Sequim Marketing Action Committee

Citizen of the Year Award Will Purser Clallam Public Utilities District Commissioner

Colleen M. McAleer Port of Port Angeles Commissioner

Lisa Bridge Sequim Farmers Market Market Manager

The Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce was very pleased to announce Gary Smith of Maple Valley Farms (an independent dairy operation northeast of Sequim), as the 2013 Citizen of the Year. Smith who was nominated by Joe Holtrop. “Gary Smith has unselfishly devoted his life to making Sequim and the Dungeness Valley a better place; a better place to raise a family, a better place to farm and a better place for newcomers to move to. He was elected by his irrigation peers to lead them through challenging times of change in the world of irrigated agriculture. Under Mr. Smith’s leadership, the valley’s irrigation districts and companies have implemented conservation measures that have saved many thousands of acre-feet of irrigation water. These conservation achievements have resulted in increased flows in the Dungeness River, thus improved habitat for threatened and endangered salmon.” 2013 Community Service Awards were presented to Patsy Mattingley and Al Friess with special thanks for their outstanding dedication to our community. In addition, R. Leo Shipley was awarded the “Bill and Esther Littlejohn Humanitarian Award” for his significant donation of the 9-acre, 51-space Baywood Village mobile home community in July to the Sequim Senior Center, now known as the Shipley Center, for a donation valued at $1.7 million.

A committee of previous recipients selected finalists from a pool of Sequim citizens nominated by members of the community. Finalists are chosen based on their history of outstanding volunteer service to the Sequim community. The Chamber and its members and family of the honorees honored Kevin Kennedy, Friess and Larry Klinefelter at its annual Citizen of the Year Luncheon on Feb. 26, 2013, at the Sunland Country Club. Annually, the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce seeks nominations for and determines the Citizen of the Year under the following criteria: • Nominees shall be residents of Eastern Clallam County (primarily Sequim School District area.) • Nominees shall be persons who have performed outstanding service to the community. • Service rendered by nominees shall be above, beyond and generally outside the regular occupation of the nominee. • Two persons working jointly in a community project or projects may be nominated to receive a joint award. Groups of more than two will not be considered. Persons making nominations should bear in mind the foregoing guidelines, while fully understanding that the selection tribunal must, of necessity be the final authority. The annual standing deadline for nominations is Jan. 31 at 4 p.m. and applications are available at the Chamber office at 1192 E. Washington St. The Sequim Citizen of the Year 2014 will be announced on Feb. 24 at the Chamber’s luncheon to be held at Sunland.

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Sequim Bay Lodge .............................................683-0691 Sequim Econo Lodge ..........................................683-7113 Sequim Valley Vacation Rentals ............................683-3565 Sequim West Inn & RV Park .................................683-4144 Sundowner Motel ...............................................683-5532 Sunset Marine Resort ................................... 360-591-4303 The Lighthouse Keepers Cottage.......................... 681-2055 The Lodge Bed & Breakfast..................................681-3100 Wyndham Vacation Ownership (Condos) ...... 360-385-0524

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Bell & Futch, CPA ...............................................683-5290 David R. McHugh, C.P.A. ....................................683-7931 Kanters, C.P.A. ..................................................683-8732 Sequim Tax Service ............................................683-2548 Omega Business Center ......................................683-4149

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Lindberg & Smith Architects .................................452-6116 Sherry Grimes Designs ................................ 360-460-5303

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Blue Whole Gallery............................................681-6033 Colors of Sequim ........................................ 360-797-1772 Friends of the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center ..........457-3532 Olympic Driftwood Sculptors ...............................681-2535 Sequim Arts .......................................................681-0382 Susan Gansert Shaw - Visual Artist .......................681-7181

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A-1 Auto Parts, Inc. ............................................681-2883 Discount Tire......................................................681-8670 Les Schwab Tire Center .......................................683-7261 Sequim Auto Clinic.............................................683-1329 Wilder Auto ......................................................457-8511

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Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. ......................582-3168 Arthur Buhrer - Sequim Home Loans .....................477-1011 Castell Financial ................................................683-9284 Cherry Creek Mortgage Co ................................683-1515 Cobalt Mortgage ........................................ 360-808-1700 Eagle Home Mortgage .......................................683-2688 Edward Jones & Co. ...........................................683-7204 First Federal ......................................................683-7935 KeyBank of Washington ......................................683-7924 Kitsap Bank .......................................................683-5599 Peninsula Mortgage ...........................................683-2429 Sound Community Bank ......................................683-2818 The Sterling Insurance & Financial Group....... 360-797-4004 TSYS Merchant Solutions.....................................461-5196 Union Bank .......................................................681-2590 US Bank............................................................683-3366 VS Associates, Inc. ...................................... 360-912-2333 Washington Federal Savings & Loan ....................681-7485 Wells Fargo Bank ...............................................683-1166

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Brisk Printing & Stationery ...................................683-6319 Express Employment Professionals ........................452-1253 Olympic Mailing Service.....................................681-3183 Peninsula Awards & Trophies ...............................683-8842 Security Services Northwest ......................... 360-797-8480 Sunrider, Int. ......................................................683-4265 The UPS Store #5637 .........................................582-9534 WorkSource Clallam County............... 457-2129/457-2117

CASINO

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CHURCH

Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church .......................681-0946 Olympic Bible Fellowship ....................................683-6731 Sequim Bible Church ..........................................683-4135 Sequim Center for Spiritual Living.........................681-0177 Sequim Community Church .................................683-4194 Sequim Seventh-day Adventist Church ..................683-7373 St. Lukes Episcopal Church ..................................683-4862 The Crossing Church ..........................................477-0609 Trinity United Methodist Church ...........................683-5367

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ORGANIZATION

American Cancer Society ............................. 425-322-1120 Boys & Girls Club of the Olympic Peninsula ..........683-8095 BPO Elks Lodge #2642 ......................................683-2763 Clallam County Democrats ..................................582-3737 Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County ................681-6780 League of Women Voters of Clallam County ..........681-8490 Morningside ......................................................452-7919 New Dungeness Light Station Assn. ......................683-6638 Newcomers’ Club of North Olympic Peninsula..............................681-3856 North Olympic Library System .............................683-1161 Olympic Community Action Programs ............ 360-385-2571 Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society ....................681-4076 Olympic Peninsula Bed & Breakfast Association .... 452-2322 Olympic View Community Foundation ..................797-1338 Parenting Matters Foundation ..............................681-2250 Port Angeles Marathon Association ......................417-1301 Port of Port Angeles ........................................... 417.3371 Rotary Club of Sequim ........................................582-9858 Rotary Club/Sunrise ...........................................683-3397 Sequim Bay Yacht Club .......................................683-1338 Sequim Community Aid ......................................681-3731 Sequim Education Foundation....................... 360-460-7465 Sequim Family Advocates ............................ 360-460-5560 Sequim Food Bank .................... 683-1205 (Cell/775-6321) Sequim Masonic Temple .....................................683-5330 Sequim Prairie Grange .......................................683-7021 Sequim Valley Lions Club ....................................461-6090 Soroptimist International of Sequim.......................683-2535 United Way of Clallam County ............................457-3011 V.F.W. Post 4760 ...............................................683-9546

COMPUTER/Graphic Design

Albright Managed Networks LLC .........................452-0310 Clark Designs ............................................. 360-912-4320 InsideOut Solutions.............................................683-6499 Lobo Design ......................................................582-1919 MacTraders of Sequim ................................. 360-301-2738 Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond / Unique as You ......460-3023 Sequim PC Users Group .............................. 425-610-9058 Superior-Tech-Solutions ................................. 316-530-3787

CONSTRUCTION

Allen & Charters Ent., Inc. ...................................461-1381 Allen Roofing .....................................................681-6528 Cedar Ridge Properties ...................... 683-3300/452-1232 Cornerstone Builders ..........................................683-8477 Estes Builders .....................................................683-8756 George E. Dickinson Construction ........................683-8332 K-3 Construction ................................................683-4059 L.P. Hanna Construction ......................................452-1572 Lydig Construction, Inc. ................................ 425-885-3314 Town & Country Post Frame Buildings ............ 425-743-1555 Westerra Homes ......................................... 360-509-0633

CONSTRUCTION SUPPORT

Air Flo Heating ..................................................683-3901 Allform Welding, Inc. .........................................681-0584 America’s Elite Inc. .............................................912-1412 Bill’s Plumbing & Heating ....................................683-7996 Blake Tile & Stone ..............................................681-2877 by Design Group, Inc .........................................582-1843 continued next page ANNUAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REPORT FOR 2014


2014 CHAMBER MEMBERS HEALTH & WELLNESS

C & J Excavating, Inc..........................................683-7741 Clark Land Office ...............................................681-2161 D & K Rentals ....................................................683-4808 Discount Cabinets of Washington.........................683-9171 Home Depot ......................................................582-1620 McCrorie Carpet One ........................................683-7500 North Peninsula Building Association ....................452-8160 Power Trip Energy Corp ......................................643-3080 Sequim Redimix, Inc ...........................................683-5680 Sherwin Williams ...............................................681-8675 Strait Flooring ....................................................683-4343 Thomas Building Center ......................................683-3393

Creative Changes ....................................... 972-345-2671 Ideal Weight Loss & Wellness ............. 683-5673/683-4166 Lavish Day Spa ........................................... 360-797-5832 Mother Nature’s Touch ................................. 360-504-2819 Nerium International.................................... 360-775-7033 Peak Performance Therapy ..................................683-8331 Tender Touches Spa at Cedar Creek .....................681-4363

HONORARY MEMBER

Captain Joseph House Foundation ................ 360-460-7848 Annette Hanson .................................................681-5146

DENTIST

HOUSING

Richard E. Davies, DDS, PS .................................683-4850 Sequim Family Dentistry, Inc. ...............................681-8884 Zbaraschuk Dental Care .....................................683-3626

Elk Creek Apartments .........................................681-0646 Suncrest Apartments I & II ...................................683-5044 Suncrest Village Retirement Apartments .................681-3800 The Vintage At Sequim .......................................681-4018

DENTURIST

DentureCare, Inc. ...............................................681-7089

INDIVIDUAL

Diane M. Fatzinger ..................................... 360-775-5952

FARM & GARDEN

Photo by Colin Kahler Emily Westcott ...................................................683-0183

Community Organic Gardens of Sequim .............. -582-1106 Dungeness Valley Creamery ................................683-0716 Fat Cat Garden & Gifts .......................................681-6832 Graysmarsh Farm...............................................683-5563 Happy Valley Alpaca Ranch ................................681-0948 Nash’s Farm Store ..............................................681-6274 Owl Creek Gardens ...........................................582-0272 Peony Farm .......................................................808-4099 Roji Home & Garden ..........................................683-1078 The Co-op Farm & Garden ..................................683-4111 Clallam County Fairgrounds ................................417-2551

Clallam County Courthouse .................................417-2233

Esther F. Nelson .................................................683-7340 Jeri Smith ..........................................................683-7687 Joe Borden ........................................................683-3408 Mark Couhig .....................................................460-6115 Paul McHugh.....................................................683-7433 Scott Clausen ....................................................683-6446 Virginia O’Neil ..................................................460-6692

GOLF

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GROCERY

INSURANCE

FUNERAL

Linde-Price Funeral Service ..................................683-1649 Sequim Valley Chapel.........................................683-5242

GOVERNMENTAL

Sunland Golf & Country Club ..............................683-6800 The Cedars at Dungeness ................................ 683-6344x5

FESTIVAL

Olympic Music Festival ................................ 360-732-4800 Olympic Peninsula Air Affaire .......... 461-3950 or 670-6294 Sequim Irrigation Festival ....................................683-6197 Sequim Lavender Farm Fair .................................681-7532 Sequim Lavender Festival ....................................681-3035

Kettel’s 76 Deli & Car Wash................................683-6226 Costco Wholesale ..............................................406-2025

HEALTH & FITNESS

Anytime Fitness ................................................. 683-4110 Fit4life Studio ....................................................464-5231 Perfect Balance ..................................................797-3473

FLORIST

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2014 CHAMBER MEMBERS Insurance Services Group ...................................683-3355 Mountain Valley Agency .....................................457-6630 State Farm Insurance ..........................................683-2228

Sequim Gazette .................................................683-3311 Wave Broadband .................797-1519 or Mike - 797-0055

JEWELERS

Assured Hospice ................................................582-3796 Bridge Builders, LTD............................................683-8334 Caregivers Home Health-Sequim ..........................683-7377 Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic ...........582-0218 Faith By Choice Home Care ................................477-4422 Home Instead Senior Care ..................................681-2511 Korean Women’s Association ..............................582-1647 Lodge Chiropractic .............................................681-2220 My Choices .......................................................452-3300 Olympic Ambulance ...........................................681-4882 Olympic Medical Center .....................................417-7000 Sequim Chiropractic & Wellness ..........................683-8844 Sequim MFR ............................................... 360-216-6088 Sorensen Chiropractic ........................................683-7911 Wright’s Home Care Agency ...............................457-9236

Cole’s Jewelers ..................................................683-3833 Plaza Jewelers, Inc .............................................683-1418

LANDSCAPING

Cascade Bark ....................................................582-9592

LAUNDRY

Olympic Laundry & Cleaners ...............................457-3315

LAVENDER/HERB

Jardin Du Soleil..................................................582-1185 Lost Mountain Lavender ......................................681-2782 Martha Lane Lavender ........................................582-9355 Oliver’s Lavender Farm .......................................681-3789 Olympic Lavender Heritage Farm .........................683-4475 Purple Haze Lavender .........................................683-1714 Sequim Lavender Company .................................582-1907 Sequim Lavender Farmers Association ..................681-7532 Sequim Lavender Growers Association .................681-3035 The Lavender Connection ....................................681-6055 Washington Lavender .........................................452-4877

MEDICAL/MEDICAL SUPPORT

MOVING

Spaeth Transfer, Inc. .................................... 800-244-5071

MUSEUM

Clallam County Genealogical Society...................417-5000 Museum & Art Center .........................................683-8110

MUSIC

LOGGING

Sequim Farmers Market ......................................460-2668

Grand Olympic Chorus ............................... 360-797-1096 Olympic Music School ................................. 360-461-0904 Olympic Peninsula Men’s Chorus .........................457-5374 Sequim City Band ..............................................809-9989 Sequim Community Orchestra..............................681-5469

MEDIA

OFFICE EQUIP

Bekkevar Logging & Trucking...............................683-3655

MARKET

KONP Radio - 1450 AM & 102.1 FM ..................457-1450 KSQM - 91.5 FM ...............................................681-0000 Lawton Publications ..................................... 509-534-1044 Olympic Wi-Fi ...................................................681-7050 Peninsula Daily News .........................................452-2345

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Pacific Office Equipment Sequim Sales Group .......417-3600

OPTOMETRIST

Sequim Vision Clinic...........................................683-3389

William Wickline,Optometrist ..............................681-3937

PHOTOGRAPHY

Ross Hamilton Photography .................................683-6595

CONSULTANT/PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Ballymore Consulting ................................... 360-797-1453 Heart & Soul Works ...........................................582-1081 Pacific Sentinel, LLC ..................................... 360-460-6507 Parnassus Analytics ..................................... 360-504-2690

PROPANE

Propane Northwest ............................................683-5220

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Action Property Management ..............................681-4737 Landmark Property Mgmt.,Inc. .............................683-3338 Properties by Landmark.......................................452-1326 Windermere Sunland Property Management .........683-6880 McNish Sequim Account .....................................683-6500

REAL ESTATE

BrokersGroup, Real Estate Professionals ................681-8778 Heidi Hansen-Realtor ..........................................477-5322 John L. Scott Real Estate ......................................683-4131 Mark N. McHugh Real Estate ..............................683-0660 Nell Clausen - Realtor RE/MAX 5th Avenue ...........683-1500 Olympic View Properties .....................................683-3300 Peter Black Real Estate ........................................683-4116 Professional Real Estate.......................................683-3564 RE/MAX Fifth Avenue .........................................683-1500 Reality Homes Inc...............................................582-1502 Schwab Realty ...................................................683-4015 Team McAleer @ RE/MAX Fifth Avenue ................683-1500 Thomas E. Montgomery-John L. Scott Real Estate ....460-3796 Town & Country .................................................683-6000 Waves Waterfront Properties ........................ 360-385-6860 Windermere Real Estate, Sunland ........................683-6880 Windermere Real Estate/East ..............................683-4844

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Morning Star Balloon Company .................... 360-601-2433 Olympic Game Farm ..........................................683-4295 Sequim Aquatic Recreation Cntr (SARC)................683-3344 Dungeness River Audubon Center ........................681-4076

RESTAURANT/FOOD & DRINK/CATERING

7th Avenue Steak House .....................................683-4825 Adagio Bean & Leaf ...........................................582-0024 Alder Wood Bistro .............................................683-4321 Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar ..................683-9091 Baja Cantina .....................................................683-1794 Bella Italia ...........................................................457-544 Black Bear Diner ......................................... 360-504-2950 Blondie’s Plate ...................................................683-2233 Cameron’s Custom Catering ................................681-5060 Carlsborg’s Old Mill Café ...................................582-1583 Dockside Grill ....................................................683-7510 Domino’s Pizza ..................................................582-1600 Double Eagle Steak & Seafood ............................683-3331 Fortune Star Restaurant .......................................681-6888 Fresh Mixed Grill ...............................................681-5124 Hi-way 101 Diner ..............................................683-3388 Jose’s Famous Salsa ...........................................681-8598 Las Palomas Restaurant .......................................681-3842 Maggie May’s Espresso & Outfitter ............... 360-775-8339 Mariner Café.....................................................683-1055 Nourish ..................................................... 360-797-1480 Oak Table Café .................................................683-2179 Olympic Restaurant Equipment, Inc. .....................582-1050 Olympic Springs, Inc. .........................................683-4285 Paradise Restaurant ............................................683-1977 Sawadee Thai Cuisine ........................................683-8188 Sequim Fresh Catering........................................683-8575 Subway Sandwiches & Salads .............................683-8573 That Takes the Cake ...........................................565-6272 The Oasis Sports Bar & Grill................................582-3143 Tootsie’s ............................................................683-9524 WeDo Fudge ....................360-232-4656 or 360-477-1183

RETAIL

All Around Bikes ................................................681-3868 Banana Belt Kelly ...............................................582-0339 Bauer Interior Design ..........................................683-6338 Budget Blinds ....................................................582-9200 Casey’s Kettle Corn ............................................582-1138 Crab Daddy’s ....................................................461-6325 Dungeness Kids Company ...................................582-1700 Fieldnotes..........................................................683-8208 Hart’s Fine Books ...............................................683-8080 Local Yarn Shop .......................................... 830-765-0346 Olympic Mist Skin Care ............................... 360-912-3273 Over the Fence ..................................................681-6851 Pondicherri ........................................................681-4431 R & T Crystals ....................................................681-5087 Remote Control Hobbies .....................................681-0506 Sequim Consignment Shop ..................................683-5333 Serenity House...................................................683-8269 Solar City Tesa Boutique & Tanning Retreat............681-7299 ANNUAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REPORT FOR 2014

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RV PARK

Gilgal Oasis RV Park ..........................................452-1324 Rainbow’s End RV Park .......................................683-3863 RV Park Association of the North Olympic Peninsula ...........................452-7054

SCHOOL

Peninsula College ..............................................452-9277 Peninsula College Foundation ..............................417-6535 Sequim School District Office ...............................582-3260

SENIOR SERVICES

TITLE CO

Clallam Title Co. ................................................683-2000 Land Title & Escrow Company .............................683-7281 Olympic Peninsula Title Co. .................................683-4170

TOURS

Olympic Peninsula Adventures ...................... 360-775-1102 Puget Sound Express ................................... 360-385-5288

TRAVEL/TRANSPORTATION

Clallam Transit ...................................................452-4511 Olympic Bus Lines ..............................................417-0700 Rocket Transportation .........................................683-8087 Black Ball Ferry/M.V. Coho.................................457-4491

Olympic Peninsula Senior Resources.....................344-3433 Shipley Center ...................................................683-6806

TRIBAL

SERVICES

UTILITY

Cycle Hub - Mobile Bicycle Repair .......................477-8484 Your Girl Friday .......................................... 360-477-5428

STORAGE

All Safe Mini Storage .........................................683-6646 Sequim Stow Place .............................................683-4628 Sequim Valley Center .........................................683-3737 Sunnyside Mini Storage ......................................683-7660

THEATER/STAGE

Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe ..................................683-1109

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WEDDING/SPECIAL VENUE

Fern Hollow, LLC ......................................... 360-504-2323

WINE

Olympic Cellars Winery .....................................452-0160 Olympic Peninsula Wineries ...................... 1-800-785-5495 Wind Rose Cellars .............................................681-0690

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