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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.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT: Wow, I can’t believe a year has gone by already. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as the Chamber President for the past year. 2016 has been a very busy year for the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce. The board has come together to accomplish several goals that were designed to support our growing membership. To start with, an Ambassador Program was started by Shenna Younger and is made up of Chamber members, volunteers, city employees and community members who dedicate their time to come out and support Chamber events as greeters and ribbon-cutting attendees. You’ll notice the Ambassadors as the ones adorned in purple at these Chamber events. If you’re interested in becoming an Ambassador, contact the Chamber or talk to an Ambassador the next time you’re at an event. Another new program is the “Shining Star” Business of the Month. This is an opportunity for Chamber members to nominate another Chamber member for their outstanding customer

service. We’ve had some amazing winners this year who have all felt honored to be nominated by their Chamber peers. I encourage you to submit your nominations to the Chamber office and I look forward to reading your nominations in the future. A popular program that was started this year is the Chamber Business Education Series. The attendance for this series has been amazing with great reviews from all in attendance. All workshops were taught by Chamber members and experts in their fields, and topics have included, “7 Steps to Marketing Success,” “How to Get More Search Traffic,” “Tax Implications of Being a Business Owner” and “How to Market Yourself and Motivate Others.” Attending several of these myself, not only did I learn a lot about each topic, but that we have some incredibly talented and knowledgeable people in our Chamber membership; these training opportunities continue in 2017. Lastly I’d like to thank the continued support of the Chamber staff and volunteers who operate the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Information Center. We are very fortunate to have a group of caring, knowledgeable staff and volunteers representing not only the Chamber of Commerce but providing information to those interested in learning more about this wonderful place we live. I look forward to seeing what the new year brings upon us and seeing you all at an upcoming event. Brandino Gibson, Chamber President

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This will be my final report for the Chamber as Past President. I have served on the Chamber Board for the past six years and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I have met many wonderful people who I might not otherwise have met and made some great memories. One that sticks out in particular, was emceeing the lunch where Mick Dodge of the National Geographic TV show “The Legend of Mick Dodge” was the guest. I can honestly say, you had to be there to believe it! I also learned a tremendous amount about attending, participating and finally running board meetings. Who knew there were so many rules that should be followed? I quickly learned the power that the small six-ounce gavel could wield. The Chamber Board is made up of folks just like you and me. Some are business owners; some are employees of large corporations, local small nonprofits and some individuals who just believe in participating. As I look back on the achievements and successes of the Chamber, a few items deserve mention. The Chamber staff has done a tremendous job this year with staff illness as well as a conversion to new computer software. Everything went far better than we could have hoped for. We are fortunate to have a wonderful group who truly work together as a team. The last mention is for the Chamber but also for the Visitor Information Center (VIC). The two are separate entities but where the line of separation is, I have a tough time finding it. The Chamber and VIC are intertwined so strongly and we are hugely fortunate to have over 55 dedicated volunteers who staff the VIC virtually every day of the year. They welcome visitors and provide information and local knowledge and help make a visitor’s trip to the Olympic Peninsula more fun and likely to return again. In closing, I thank you for your continued support of Chamber and remember the entire board are your friends and neighbors who have a vision to help promote local business and have fun along the way. Past President Phil Castell

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Doing something new? Let other Chamber members and the community know through the Chamber newsletter, email event notices and Facebook. Advertising opportunities on Center is open 7 days a week, 360 days per year. Knowledgeable volunteers greet nearly 20,000 visitors left side-bar are now available. Contact the office for more information. each year, giving directions and suggesting things to RELOCATION INQUIRY LIST do and places to go. Purchase the list of people contacting the Chamber for relocation information. This monthly email list is available to members for a yearly cost of $100. REFERRAL LIST Members are put onto the Chamber’s contact list. This list is available upon request to GRAND OPENING/OPEN HOUSE/AFTER-HOURS other Chamber members and is not sold to any other agency. Want to invite the community to visit your business? We can help you by providing advertising, ribbon and scissors, and picture in the Chamber newsletter to help boost your WEBSITE LISTING Members are listed on the www.sequimchamber.com website without extra cost. Over exposure in the community. 30,000 unique visits have been logged within a year.

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Give your business a front page advantage by purchasing a button ad on www. NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES: a) Luncheons — second/fourth Tuesdays monthly at Sunland, b) After-Hours — monthly sequimchamber.com. The cost is $50 per month — Discounted to $500 per year for a full at different business locations, c) Annual Business Showcase — third week in October one-year subscription. d) Business Education Series planned throughout the year, e) Networking breakfast meetings on first/third Thursdays. NEWSLETTER INSERTS Place a brochure into the Chamber’s monthly electronic newsletter for only $75. Where else can you advertise and promote your business so reasonably? NEWSLETTER ANNOUNCEMENTS/ARTICLES Payment plans are available and the Chamber has the ability to accept credit Members may submit information about an event or business update to the Chamber cards via telephone or online at www.sequimchamber.com. We look forward to office which may be included without charge as membership news. The newsletter reaches working with you in 2017. If you have any questions or comments, please don’t over 7,000 households through the Sequim Gazette’s distribution. hesitate to call.

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A look back ... a look forward to 2017 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 big-hearted volunteers for their dedication of time and energy and support to the Chamber in 2016. As we enter the new year, the membership voted in four new board members; Renee Rux, Olympic View Inn; Brian Jackson, Home Instead Senior Care, Jim Stoffer, Retired/Sequim School Board, and Colleen Robinson, Habitat for Humanity. Darcie Senf of 1st Security Bank was appointed to the board in 2016 as well. We said goodbye to board members Vanessa Fuller of the Dungeness River Audubon Center; Phil Castell of Castell Insurance; Caroline Smith of Olympic Mailing Services; and Tyler Sweet, of Sunland Golf and Country Club whose terms ended in 2016. We are fortunate to live in a community with very 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 69 new Chamber members to the roster. The Sequim Merchants Group 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 10th annual Business Showcase Expo with the theme: “Go for the Gold” 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 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 2016 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 the Friendship Garden at Carrie Blake Park and provided tours of Sequim schools. They also toured the Olympic Game Farm and the Dungeness River Audubon Center. In October, 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 underway to recruit freshmen for 2017’s exchange program. And to round out the year, the Sequim Community Chorus blessed the community again with its 32nd annual performance during the holiday season. The Chamber continued its marketing efforts through social media, providing one-stop information on the Chamber website and Facebook pages. The Chamber website and newly integrated Chamber management software has proved to be an excellent tool on many levels, as well as to provide the ability to increase and strengthen our services to its members as our community continues to grow. Our website now provides more effective search abilities and we recently have added a mobile site and the ability to offer online payments via our website as Call or stop by Tpaper oday! well. The Chamber continues to provide both a monthly newsletter, provided to everyone who subscribes to the Sequim Gazette, as well as several communications every month, to its members via our electronicLafayette newsletter, allCustom in an effortShutters to showcase and support its members. I also would like to extend thanks and appreciation to the 121st Sequim Irrigation Festival aren’t just your classic Royalty Court: Queen Victoria Hall, Princess Dana Nguyen, Princess Tatum Jensen and shutters. 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Sequim Irrigation Festival 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 our visitors. Our festival continues to grow and evolve over the 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 2016 Sequim Irrigation Festival theme was “121 Looking to the Future Through The Past.” The 2016 logo was created by logo design contest winner Laura Friedkin. Raquel Hermosillo, a local fifth-grader, created the winning festival button design during a contest open to all elementary students. Our Royal Court Queen Victoria Hall and Princesses Dana Nguyen, Hailey Kapetan and Tatum Jensen represented the Irrigation Festival and the City of Sequim in parades, civic events and festivals throughout the year with professionalism, dedication and high spirits. The 2016 court had an exceptional year as they each individually achieved over 500 hours of community service throughout their reign. This included making appearances around town to represent the Irrigation Festival, traveling with the float to other community parades around Western Washington and Victoria, B.C., organizing a day of fun activities at the Boys & Girls Club, fundraising and collecting food for the local food bank, bringing awareness 6

122 sKIES of blue 2017 SEQUIM IRRIGATION FESTIVAL to our local WAG (Welfare Animal Guild) and visiting the children at Mary Bridge Hospital in Tacoma. Preparations are now being made for the 122nd Sequim Irrigation Festival. The theme “122 Skies of Blue” will be used throughout the festival. The 2017 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 2017. The festival buttons will then be sold by the fifth-graders from the Sequim School District in late March. The Grand Marshal for the 122nd Irrigation Festival has been selected and the board is pleased to honor our local Sequim High School band director Vern Fosket. The Sequim Pioneer Association has selected the following for 2017: Grand Pioneer: Beverly Cays Hendrikson, Grand Pioneer: Stephen K. Olts, Honorary Pioneer: Norma Govan Knapman Topness and Honorary Pioneer: Ron Parrish as their 2017 Pioneers. Planning and building for the 2017 Irrigation Festival already has started. 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 2017 royal court began in September and culminates on Feb. 11 with the Royalty Pageant. This scholarship event selects the high school students that will represent Sequim around Western Washington at the parades they go to. Then on March 25, 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 122nd Sequim Irrigation Festival will take place from May 5-14, with many events, most of which are free. • Crazy Callen Weekend in Downtown Sequim (May 5-7) • First Friday Art Walk • Crazy Daze Breakfast • Kids Parade • Driftwood Art Show • Innovative Arts and Crafts Show • Sequim High School Operetta • Sequim Farmers Market • Grand Finale Weekend (May 12-14) • Grand Parade • Car Parade and Show n’ Shine • Logging Show • Strongman Competition • Carnival • Historical Walking Tour • Family Fun Run • Boys & Girls Club Golf Tournament The Irrigation Festival director. The Irrigation Festival website is a great source for current information about the events, festival committee, 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 participating on the Festival Committee, please contact 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. Don’t forget to “like us” on Facebook and to check out our website at www.IrrigationFestival.com. ANNUAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REPORT FOR 2016


Community Events & Festivals 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 2016 hosted the 121st Annual Irrigation Festival to Sequim — “Looking to the Future through the Past.” 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 2017 will host the 122nd Irrigation Festival with the theme of “122 Skies of Blue.” As a Chamber-sponsored community event, everyone is encouraged to participate and enjoy the festivities! Lavender Weekend, produced by the many wonderful lavender farms located in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley, 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 that take place during the third weekend of July. From street fairs to car, driftwood and quilt shows, art tours and musical entertainment, 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 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 and energy to assisting visitors, answering questions, giving directions and doing their best to make each and every visitor feel very welcomed in our unique community. Many volunteers assist on the lavender farms as well. The Sequim Community Choir celebrated its 31st anniversary in December 2016 and performed its annual Christmas concerts to full houses of local residents and community visitors. 

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event and great exposure for the art students as well. Prizes included a one-year membership to the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society, as well as bird puzzles, a birdhouse kit and a bird book. The Merchants Group looks forward to continuation of this as an annual partnership 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 once again really enjoyed having the the Family Fun Day and Kiddies Parade back on Washington Street. • In July, during Sequim Lavender Weekend, the merchants decorated the bus stops in downtown Sequim and spruced up the downtown with the addition of 150 lavender flags. The weather was amazing and we once again received many positive comments on how festive and welcoming the downtown looked; plus the weather was amazing! • In October, the merchants opened their doors to over 1,000 wonderful trick o’ treaters and gave away bucket fulls of goodies! The turnout this year was the best ever. • The Saturday after Thanksgiving, Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived in the heart of Sequim to Centennial Place in a fabulous vintage fire truck. With the help of the City of Sequim (and a lot of help from Emily Westcott and her elves) the largest tree we have ever had was beautifully decorated with thousands of lights. There was music and entertainment provided all day long with chili and hot chocolate provided by our local Boy Scout troop and a tree-lighting ceremony and light-counting contest complete with gift certificate from many of the stores. Once again there was a tractor parade which was loved by all! On that same Saturday many of the merchants hosted open houses complete with holiday refreshments and special prizes or sales. This same weekend was also the kick-off of the “Elf on a Shelf” scavenger hunt for children ages 0-15 with prizes generously donated by The Dungeness Kids Company, BrokersGroup Real Estate and WeDo Fudge. The game was well received and with 20 merchants participating, was once again deemed a great success! Merchants had fun over the holiday season decorating their windows for our annual window decorating contest judged by the Irrigation Festival Royalty. A hearty congratulation goes to this year’s winner Olympic Lavender Co. and a special thank you to our prize donator Sound Publishing! Interested Chamber members or individuals are welcome to join the committee and help us plan for 2017 and beyond.

Chair: Vickie Oen, Kaylene Byrne The Sequim Merchants Group meets six times a year on the third Wednesday of the month during February, April, June, August, October and November. Meetings are at 5:30 p.m. and locations alternate each month among 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 email list. Among the many successful projects the group accomplished is the following: • In February, the mystery game called “Whodunnit”? — patterned after the game “CLUE” took place for the fourth year in a row during January’s First Friday Artwalk. The game helped to create a fun night of late shopping which encouraged shoppers to visit a variety of stores. The theme this year was “The Case of the Chrome Key” and took place in the 1940s. The prize included a two-night stay at the Seaview Vacation Rental from Cedarbrook Lavender & Herb Farm, one cake decorating class from That Takes The Cake, a knitting class from A Dropped Stitch, two tickets  plus T-shirts to Purple Haze Daze from Purple Haze Lavender Farm, a 30 minute one-on-one class with MacTraders, “Sequim-Dungeness Valley” by Katherine  Vollenweider from the Museum & Arts Center, sea glass earrings of historic cobalt blue in sterling silver from West Coast Sea Glass, and more! • In March, Theresa Rubens from Solar City helped facilitate the donation of gift bags filled with items from local merchants that were presented to the Irrigation Festival Royalty at their annual Kick-off dinner. This has now become a yearly tradition as a way of thanking the royalty who beautifully represent Sequim all over our state! • In April the merchants put on a scavenger hunt called “Birdfest Birdquest” which was designed to encourage shoppers MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE:  Chair: Jim Weatherly. Members: Jeff Anderson, Brandino to once again visit a variety of stores. In partnership with the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society and the art class at Sequim Gibson, Deon Kapetan, Caroline Stuckey, Heather Wells and High School, 12 stores hosted a “bird sculpture” created by the Chamber staff. The Membership Committee meets the second Wednesday students. There was a game card that required participants to match the bird with the correct store. This was a very successful of every month at 3:30 p.m.

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Chair: Pete Tjemsland. Representative appointee to Chamber Board: Gloria Dahlquist Meetings: Please join us on the second Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sequim Civic Center. The Sequim-Shiso Sister City Association was founded in 1993 for the purpose of promoting mutual and everlasting friendship of the two cities, Sequim and its sister city, Shiso in Japan. This is done by hosting the annual education exchange of ninth-grade students from Shiso, Japan, and ninth-grade students from Sequim schools. Other exchange purposes involve teaching Sequim students about Japanese culture, history and language through first-hand experiences; broadening the student perspective of international relations; planning, preparing and participating in international travel; sharing experiences with family, classmates, teachers and the community. In September, Sequim hosted 10 students and three

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It was a transitional year in the Membership committee! The committee continued working on getting to know our current members a little better this year, including reviewing a 2015 survey sent out to our members to determine if expectations of being a member are being met, what we can do to improve the benefits of being a Chamber member, what challenges our members have in operating their business; and what topics our members are interested in learning more about at Chamber events. The committee worked in tandem with the Chamber President on educational programming for members throughout the year, meeting a request of members surveyed. Plans to continue expanding our Chamber membership, while maintaining and improving person-to-person touch-points that makes our Chamber relationships unique, are discussion items and focus in the new year.    “Go for the Gold” was the theme for this year’s 10th Annual Business Showcase. The event was a roaring success with a packed house full of amazing vendors and attendees, portraying their “gold” medal standards and service!  The Chamber is fortunate to have an active and supportive team of board members along with the staff, who 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.

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chaperones from Shiso City. The 2017 student ambassadors will need to fundraise over $2,500 each to offset their expenses for their trip to Japan. Donations to the students from the community always are welcomed. Annette Hanson, (360-670-6774) is heading up the exchange program and already has started recruiting students for the 2017 exchange program. The association works diligently to maintain the Sequim-Shiso Friendship Garden at Carrie Blake Park. Recently our association Garden Committee and volunteers have improved the garden by cleaning the island, maintaining walk paths plus reeds removal, and has plans this year to build a Japanese sand garden. The SSSCA also supports the City of Sequim when hosting dignitaries and citizens from Shiso, Japan.

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.

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Realtor, RE/MAX Prime 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 broker with RE/ MAX Prime in Sequim. Her community service includes being a Rotarian since 2003, working with the Welfare for Animals Guild, volunteering at the annual Lavender Weekend and serving as the Membership chair for the League of Woman Voters. Nell has worked with the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce since moving here in 2003 as a representative of various sales and marketing

WorkSource State Employment Security Department In November 2014, Brandino became a SequimDungeness Valley Chamber courtesy board member, giving him valuable experience working with the Board of Directors. This eventually led to his appointment to fill a vacancy as a full board member. During this time he has been a very active member, attending and assisting in numerous Chamber events. Brandino is the supervisor for WorkSource Clallam and Jefferson County where he finds the opportunity to help both job seekers and employers find a perfect match very rewarding. Prior to moving to Sequim in 2010, Brandino was director of Lake College in Yuba City Calif., responsible for the day-to-day operation of an accredited vocational school. Working for a business that was community connected, he found it imperative to be part of the Yuba Sutter Chamber of Commerce. Brandino joined the Chamber as an Ambassador in October 1997 and continued as an Ambassador until moving to Sequim in 2010. Community involvement always has been very important to Brandino. In April 2013, he was an integral part of starting Sequim FC, Adult Soccer League in Sequim, which has grown to over 200 participants, providing a healthy activity while building strong community connections. He also is very active with local school activities. He is extremely honored to serve another year as a board member. continued next page

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Olympic Medical Center Jeff Anderson, marketing manager for Olympic Medical Center, grew up in Spokane and moved to Seattle to attend the University of Washington, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science. He also holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. He moved to Sequim in 2008 after visiting family in the area on a regular basis for many years. He and his wife, Nicole, have two children, Evan and Emma. Jeff and his family feel fortunate to live in this wonderful community, full of friendly people and natural beauty. Jeff is proud to represent OMC and he is excited to contribute his skills to support the mission of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce.

KAYLENE BYRNE, TREASURER

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 the St. Louis Public Schools District as an education mentor and along the Gulf Coast as part of the first emergency response team deployed during Hurricane Katrina. 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 as a volunteer counselor at Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp; gives input as part of the Community Taskforce on Sequim Library Expansion; cherishes Writers on the Spit open mic nights; and is a proud KSQM listener. He is an avid concertgoer, hiker, photographer, polar dipper, reader, road tripper, writer and lover of all things cheese.

HEATHER SOUZA

Sound Community Bank Heather Souza was born and raised in Sequim. She currently is a senior residential loan officer for Sound Community Bank in Sequim. She has been in the banking industry for over 17 years.  Over the years, she has earned numerous awards for high loan production and excellent customer service.  Heather previously served on the Membership committee for the Sequim Chamber before becoming a Chamber board member. She also maintains membership in the Sequim, Port Angeles and Jefferson County Association of Realtors as well as the North Peninsula Building Association.

BrokersGroup Real Estate Professionals Kaylene Byrne moved to Sequim as a teenager where she met and married her high school sweetheart Jubal. After years of working in retail and customer service, Kaylene earned her real estate broker license in 2005. In 2007, she COLLEEN ROBINSON joined with Deborah Norman and Hazel Ault to open BrokersGroup Real Estate Habitat for Humanity Professionals. At the end of 2009, Kaylene took the role of office administrator, Colleen Robinson was born and raised in Baltimore, Md. She moved to which has allowed her to spend more time with her young family. Kaylene has Sequim in September 1995 with her husband Craig, daughter Amanda and son a heart for her community and its future generations. She believes in BrokersGroup’s motto Ian. In the nearly 20 years here in Sequim, she has grown her family by fosterof “Making It Better for Someone Everyday.” She has been involved in various local children’s adopting three children, Desiree, Hayley and Zak. Colleen has volunteered for groups including the Sequim Children’s Hospital Guild, the Sequim/Port Angeles MOPS (Mothers many local organizations over the past 21 years, although not all at the same of Pre-Schoolers) group as well as currently serving as Olympic Peninsula Academy’s PTO time. These organizations include the Sequim Lavender Festival, Sequim treasurer. Kaylene and Jubal have a passion for supporting local industry and small businesses. Family Advocates, Citizens for Sequim Schools, City of Sequim Parks Advisory Board, North Working with the Chamber is a great opportunity for her to give back to local businesses and Olympic Foster Parent Association, Helen Haller and Greywolf PTAs, and Sequim Community work together to keep our community thriving. Church Youth Group to name just a few. Colleen is a member of Sequim Sunrise Rotary and currently serves as the Youth Services director. Colleen worked for the Sequim School District SHENNA YOUNGER, PRESIDENT ELECT for 8½ years in the Special Education Department as administrative assistant to the Special First Federal Education director and in January 2015, accepted a position as community outreach director at Shenna Younger is the branch manager for First Federal’s Sequim Avenue Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County. Colleen has a passion for giving back to the community branch. Shenna has been in banking for 19 years. Previously, she was the and feels that her experience and relationships with so many community partners will make manager for Union Bank as well as Sterling Bank in Port Angeles.  While her a great Chamber of Commerce board director. working in Port Angeles, Shenna was very involved in the community. She served on the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors DARCIE SENF for three years. She served on the Executive Committee as treasurer for two 1st Security Bank years. She also served as president of the Ambassador program for two years. She also volunteered Darcie Senf is a true Washingtonian, born and raised in Port Angeles. for the Serenity House, the Capitan Joseph House, Peninsula Young Professional Network and Darcie’s family represents five generations all living in Clallam County. She has TAFY. Since joining First Federal and getting to work in the community she lives, Shenna has been in the banking industry on the peninsula for the past 28 years starting started an Ambassador group for the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce. Shenna with Seafirst Bank. In 2006, she took over the role of branch manager for also is on the board of the Helen Haller PTO and Citizens for Sequim Schools. She has lived Bank of America in Sequim. In January 2016, Bank of America transitioned in Sequim for six years.  She recently got married to Joe who is a teacher at Sequim High to 1st Security Bank of Washington and Darcie assumed the role of branch School. She has a daughter who is a senior at the high school and a daughter and step-son who manager there as well. She is passionate about giving back to the community and 1st Security are fifth-graders at Helen Haller. Shenna’s family enjoys all the wonderful things Sequim and has allowed for a lot more community involvement. She and her team look forward to doing the Olympic Peninsula have to offer from hiking to skiing and beach-combing.   incredible things in the communities they love.

JIM WEATHERLY

RENEE RUX

State of Washington Olympic View Inn Jim Weatherly is the Port Angeles/Peninsula West End community Renee Rux, Olympic View Inn’s general manager, is an Olympic Peninsula services division administrator for Department of Social and Health Services. veteran that has served in many hospitality/tourism roles during her tenure He also serves on the National Association of Workforce Development here. While employed by the Quileute Tribe as the operations manager for Professionals board of directors, representing Region 10: Alaska, Idaho, Oceanside Resort, she served as the tourism liaison for the tribe on the Forks Oregon, Washington and Canada. Additionally, Jim is the owner of a research Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and implemented a customer service and consulting business specializing in grant writing and ARTrepreneurship training program for all tribal enterprises. She also was the general manager for Kalaloch Lodge, director of sales and marketing for Lake Quinault Lodge endeavors. Past partnership projects include Clallam County Economic Development Council, Olympic Peninsula Tourism Bureau and Catholic Community Services of Western Washington. and the Red Lion Hotel in Port Angeles where she was elected to the board of directors for the A constant contributor to community development, his previous positions include Jamestown Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce. Some of her other notable appointments had S’Klallam Tribe’s Social & Community Services, AmeriCorps director, Olympic Peninsula; FEMA her serving as the executive director for Grays Harbor Tourism, board member for the Olympic 10

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Peninsula Tour Association, Tax Advisory Board member to the Port Angeles City Council and Washington State Tourism Familiarization Tour representative. Renee has spent the past few years living and traveling in national parks throughout the Northwest. She was general manager in Mount Rainier National Park, operations manager in Kings Canyon National Park and manager in Denali National Park. While she has enjoyed her stint living and working in some of the most beautiful places in the country, she said, “The Olympic Peninsula calls to my heart and soul. It has been my home, my playground and the place I raised my children.” When Renee is not working, she enjoys hiking, golfing, fishing, snow shoeing and most importantly making memories with her children and grandchildren.

Schools; League of Women Voters Voter Crisis Committee. He serves on the Sequim Irrigation Festival board; is a member of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce (Individual Membership) Recipient, Certificate of Merit for Community Leadership and Service to Education, Washington Association of School Administrators. He’s also a Trinity United Methodist Church lay leader and Sister City chaperone for the Student Delegation Oct. 15 trip to Shiso, Japan.

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 BRIAN JACKSON performing in skits at Crazy Daze. She has demonstrated her organizational Home Instead Senior Care skills and spirit by co-chairing and then chairing the Crazy Daze Breakfast from Brian Jackson grew up in a family business in California. His parents 2000-2006. In 2007, she became the chair of the float display committee, which purchased a Merry Maids franchise when he was 13 years old. He started manages the parades that the royalty and float travel to around Western Washington. Then in at the bottom. He did laundry, hung door hangers, scrubbed floors on his 2010, she was eager to accept her current position of festival director and has never looked back. hands and knees. He did whatever it took to get the job done. Brian went off Deon and her husband Kevin moved to Sequim in 1990 and have been very active in the to college and his dad asked him to return to help run the family business. community and with the festival. Their two children have been involved in the festival from Brian’s parents decided to step back from the company. an early age as well. Deon is the sales manager at Cherry Creek Mortgage in Sequim. Brian led the company to purchase an adjoining territory and grew the Being a volunteer with the festival is “very rewarding and fun experience,” she said. She two franchises to become the second largest operation in the Merry Maids organization. is excited about her seventh year as festival director and sees lots of new ideas, committee In 1996, Brian found a more meaningful way to serve others. He purchased two franchises members and opportunities happening over the course of the next year. “We are always adapting of Home Instead Senior Care. He successfully ran the two businesses together for many years. to the needs of a growing festival by developing teams to better facilitate the festival,” she said. In 2015, he and his wife decided to move to Sequim to purchase the Home Instead Senior Care “The festival is all about the volunteers and the community. There are 22 committee serving Clallam, Jefferson and Island counties. They have now sold their businesses in California directors and lots of volunteers who help with each of these festival committees. Some of and are proud to be 100 percent in Washington. He currently employs over 87 people in our the newer formed teams within the festival committee have been vital to the success of the local community. festival. This includes some changes to this year’s festival with the newly revamped of Family Along the way Brian has learned many things. His employees make all of the difference in 5K Fun Run that we’re looking forward to rolling out. We are able to pull off such an enormous how they are able to serve its clients. Brian has lobbied for business issues at a federal, state event because of the countless volunteers along with the financial support of the many local and local level. He understands that business owners must be good stewards of the communities businesses and individuals. they serve. Brian knows the struggles of trying to stay in the black and being sure that you The Sequim Irrigation Festival is truly a community event. The festival also gives back to have enough money to cover payroll. Brian understands the challenges of complying with the community in many ways. There are the fun events to celebrate our heritage, as well as labor law and business codes. our involvement in other community services, such as the care packages for the troops. The His vision for the Chamber of Commerce is to see it continue to promote positive business royalty often led the charge for community involvement and 2016 was no exception as each growth in our community. He also would like to see it add programs that help to educate royal this year exceeded 500 hours or community service. They and the Festival Committee business owners on better ways to grow their businesses and stay up-to-date on current have participated in the Relay for Life, collections for the Sequim Food Bank and Toys for regulations. Brian feels that one way businesses can ensure that lawmakers understand how Tots and a special addition this year was added by visiting Mary Bridge Hospital in Tacoma.” laws will affect small business in our community and our state is by sharing their stories and Deon invites anyone who enjoys the festival events, likes working with a close knit team and inviting them to our businesses so that they truly understand the issues. doing something good for the community to consider joining the Irrigation Festival Committee.

JIM STOFFER

Retired Jim Stoffer and his wife and family moved here in 2002 as a Coast Guard assignment; home is where the Coast Guard sends you and they made Sequim their home. Jim has served as a volunteer and advocate for the Sequim School District since 2002. His daughter Sarah attended Sequim schools from grades 3-12 and is now a senior at Boise State University. His wife Diana works for Trinity United Methodist Church as the Faith in Action coordinator. Jim was originally from Nampa, Idaho; graduated high school in 1979; and attended Boise State University before joining the Coast Guard in 1980. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and an associate degree in psychology in 1993 from Columbia College. Jim retired from the Coast Guard in 2010 after 31 years of active duty service in afloat and shore-based units. He is the former Commanding Officer of USCGC Cuttyhunk out of Port Angeles and the USCGC Mustang in Seward, Alaska. Jim also served with Patrol Forces Southwest Asia in the Kingdom of Bahrain. His last assignment was as Liaison Officer; Afloat Training Group Pacific Northwest (he holds certifications as a Coast Guard Training Specialist in Leadership, Training, Total Quality Management; and Shipboard and small unit administration and management.) During three of Jim’s tours he served as the USCG Partnership in Education Coordinator for schools in Honolulu, Hawaii, San Diego, Calif., and Seward, Alaska. PIE is an education program that the Coast Guard partners with local schools through Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, known as STEM-based programs. Jim has been involved in many community organizations, including Helen Haller PTA/ PTO 2002-2005, Sequim Middle School PTA 2005; Girl Scout Troop leader 2002-2005, Sequim High School Choir Boosters president, Sequim High School Operetta Club production team, co-chair Sequim School District Facilities Committee, past president of Citizens for Sequim ANNUAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REPORT FOR 2016

GLORIA DAHLQUIST

Shiso-Sequim Sister City appointee to the board Prior to my recent retirement, for the past 13 years I had the privilege of serving the children of U.S. military personnel who live overseas, on U.S. Naval and Air Force bases. During this time I served as a school guidance counselor in the educational activities of the U.S. Defense Department. In this capacity I spent 11 years in Japan. First, I lived and worked at Atsugi Naval Air Station, located just outside of Tokyo, and lived in a very traditional Japanese house. Later, I transferred to Sasebo Naval Base, on the southern-most home island, called Kyushu. These employment postings allowed me to travel extensively, not only through the four Japanese home islands, but also through much of Asia. My adventures in the Greater Tokyo area were especially enjoyable, but after I grew weary of living in an urban area with 35 million people hustling about, I transferred to Sasebo Naval Base and thoroughly relished the quieter Japanese lifestyle on the southern-most home island of Kyushu. While living in Japan, I became fascinated with the Japanese history, traditions and culture. I began collecting antique Japanese Shinto, hino, warrior and geisha dolls, as well a host of other artifacts. For these reasons I am delighted to have an opportunity to serve as the liaison for the SequimShiso Sister City Association and the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce. In this capacity I look forward to sharing my knowledge and personal experiences with the children and citizens of Sequim, with anticipation in bringing an increased awareness regarding the beauty, simplicity and peacefulness of the Japanese society and culture. I also hope to highlight the vital role our ally, Japan, which is the third wealthiest nation of Earth, plays in maintaining world peace. 11


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SHELLI ROBB-KAHLER — EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

BUSINESS SHOWCASE

Shelli Robb-Kahler is a true Sequimite, born and raised in Sequim where she has lived her entire live other than a few years she spent in Seattle. There she attended school and took on a job that would be the beginning of her 30-year career in banking. Shelli joined the Chamber as executive director in April 2011 and is fortunate to work with dedicated Board of Directors who are passionate about their business community and devoted to its success. Shelli thoroughly enjoys being active in all of the many aspects of Chamber involvement and enjoys the vast variety her job entails, as well as working closely with business owners and organizations throughout the Sequim-Dungeness Valley. Shelli states, “Representing the Sequim Chamber and the community is an energetic task; however, it is a privilege and an honor to do so!” Shelli is married to her husband Marty and has two adult sons Brady Robb and Colin Kahler.

For the 10th year in a row, the Business Showcase — themed “Go for the Gold” was a resounding success! Forty-two local businesses and restaurants participated in the October 2016 event. The evening’s new change in format provided educational Chamber benefit exhibits, as well as being a fun-filled event, with many vendors providing games and prizes that coincided with the Olympics theme. 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 2016 were: Gold — Sequim Gazette (10th year!) Silver — The Lodge at 5th Avenue & First Federal Bronze — Sound Community Bank, Discovery Memory Care, The UPS Store, Evergreen Home Loans and Security Services Northwest, Inc. Plans already are underway for the 11th annual Expo that will be held on Oct. 24. This evening is touted as the best networking event on the peninsula, so call the Chamber and reserve your place for 2017 as 2016 was sold out and had a waiting list to participate!

MELANIE SANDS, FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATOR

Melanie Sands relocated to Sequim in 2014 from Jackson, Wyoming, where she worked more than 28 years for the Snow King Resort Hotel as their Human Resources Director. Her experience there supports the importance of tourism and sharing the beautiful community we live in. She joined the Chamber as their Financial Administrator in February of 2015. She and her husband enjoy gardening in the temperate climate Sequim offers, and the wonderful seafood this area provides. They have 3 grown daughters and 3 grand children.

JODI MINKER, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Jodi Minker has been the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce administrative assistant since April 2014. She has a bachelor of arts in psychology from Mills College, in Oakland, Calif., and since moving to Sequim in 2004, she has been an entrepreneur in the community building a skin-care business. Operating her own business has helped Jodi develop her skills in sales, marketing, management, training and recruiting. Jodi and her 12-year-old daughter like to attend and/or participate in many activities, especially those that involve performing arts, local sports and animals. Her passion for the community of Sequim, as well as for working with people, makes her a good fit for the Chamber and Visitor and Information Center.

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Chamber’s financial picture The Chamber Board of Directors adopts an annual budget to provide for the most efficient and productive use of revenues received by the Chamber throughout the year. 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 2016. The Chamber established exciting fundraising raffles that also focus on tourism in Sequim and neighboring communities. 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. ANNUAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REPORT FOR 2016


ANNUAL VISITORS 2016:

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January ......................................490 February ....................................591 March .........................................835 April ....................................... 1,041 May ........................................ 1,448 June ....................................... 1,996 July .........................................4,375 August .....................................2,384 September .............................. 1,730 October .......................................809 November ...................................563 December ...................................539 The Chamber and Visitor Information Center answered 4,663 phone calls in 2016 as well!

The Chamber staff and volunteers operate the Visitor Information Center (VIC) seven • Access to the Internet days a week with closures scheduled only for major holidays. Approximately 90 percent of Chamber staff coordinates the scheduling of 55 volunteers who contribute nearly 6,000 the Chamber’s building is allocated to the operations of the VIC. hours each year and serve nearly 20,000 visitors annually. Visitors arrive from all 50 states While some of our visitors arrive at the VIC at some point during their stay in Sequim, and countries from around the world including Canada, Argentina, Germany, South Africa, many others may not be staying in Sequim but merely passing through to Port Angeles or Italy, New Zealand, Thailand and Russia to name just a few! 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? Pictured, Volunteers of the Month 2016: Front row from left: Patti See, EB Van 3. Do you have a good map of Sequim? My GPS has me lost, can you help? Otterloo, Melissa Murray, Linda Schulz, Marcia Clockedile and JoAnn Sharts. Back row 4. We were passing through and wondered if it was worth stopping here in Sequim. from left: Linda Ogden, Montel Livingston, Frank Cimino, Susanne Anaya, Jeri Smith, 5. Looks like we need to spend more time here (or come back). What are our lodging options? Dan Schulz, Mike Murray and Colin Kahler. Even before they arrive in Sequim, visitors are accessing the services of the Visitor Regulars: Gail Anundson, Joe Bedard, Karen Blanding, Spencer Blanding, Frank Information Center via the Chamber’s website at www.sequimchamber.com or the city’s Cimino, Marcia Clockedile, Jean Collinson, Maya Cox, Dale Gustafson, Ed Johnson, website at www.visitsunnysequim.com by submitting e-mail requests for information or the Diane Kretschmer, Amala Kuster, Montel Livingston, Jean Martin, Neva Miller, Melissa mailing of a Sequim Travel Planner. The toll-free number, 1-800-737-8462, affords interested Murray, Mike Murray, Pat Nellis, Linda Ogden, Cathy Rawlins, Dottie Robertson, Cathy parties the opportunity to call the Chamber, speak to a staff member or volunteer and have Schau, Linda Schulz, JoAnn Sharts, Randy Skoglund, Jeri Smith, Ron Smith, Bill Swears, specific questions answered or needs fulfilled. Ellen Swears, Laurie Van Cleve, Vicki Walp and Joan Wright On their arrival in Sequim, visitors to the VIC are pleased to find: Alternates/Special: Suzanne Anaya, Bob Anundson, Joe Borden, Tawana Borden, • A facility that is clean and inviting, visible and accessible Georgia Bradley, Irene Burfitt, Susan Conley-Mueller, Carol Darby, Patricia Guthrie, • Happy greeters who are trained and knowledgeable Linda Hindes, Corrine Lookabaugh, Ken Olin, Dorothy Plenert, Patti See, Sally J. • Resources and information: visitor guides, travel planners, rack cards Tysver and Betsy Wilken. • Clean and stocked restrooms

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Mark Ozias Clallam County Commissioner

Will Purser Clallam Public Utilities District Commissioner Dennis Smith 2016 City of Sequim Mayor

Colleen M. McAleer Port of Port Angeles Commissioner

Lisa Bridge Sequim Farmers Market Manager

Citizen of the Year Award

The Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce was very pleased to announce Louie Rychlik, businessman and volunteer, as the 2015 Citizen of the Year. Rychlik was nominated by Judy Reandeau-Stipe. Louie was nominated for his dedication of time, talent and experience, as well as personal funding of anything that helps the community, as well as his never-ending effort to make life better for others. Louie is quoted as saying, “I want to give back to the community that supported my business, Louie’s Well Drilling, for over 40 years.” His involvement stemmed from constructing the BMX track for the county, sponsoring Music in the Park, his ongoing dedication to the Dungeness Schoolhouse continued care and elevator installation, as well as his tireless work and dedication to the Sequim Museum and Arts Center. Louie was quoted as the “go to guy” from start to finish of a desired change, whether it is for a small favor or a huge project. 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. 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 Sequim Citizen of the Year 2016 will be announced on Feb. 28 at the Chamber’s luncheon to be held at Sunland.

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 First Security 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!

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2016 CHAMBER MEMBERS To learn more about these businesses or organizations, visit www.sequimchamber.com and search their listing! Castell Financial...................... (360) 683-9284 Castell Insurance..................... (360) 683-9284 Cherry Creek Mortgage Co. .... (360) 683-1515 Craft3........................................ (888) 231-2171 David R. McHugh, CPA ........... (360) 683-7931 Edward Jones & Co. ................ (360) 683-7204 EHL Insurance, Inc. ................ (360) 779-4448 Evergreen Home Loans ........... (360) 681-8419 First Federal ............................ (360) 683-3886 Fryer Insurance Agency .......... (360) 683-7988 Gellor Insurance ...................... (360) 683-3352 AUTOMOTIVE, MARINE & GAS: A-1 Auto Parts, Inc................... (360) 681-2883 H & R Block ............................. (360) 683-2553 Discount Tire............................ (360) 681-8670 Homer Smith Insurance.......... (360) 683-4970 John Wayne Marina ................ (360) 417-3440 Insurance Services Group ....... (360) 683-3355 Kettels’ 76 Deli & Carwash .... (360) 683-6226 Kanters, CPA............................ (360) 683-8732 Les Schwab Tire Center .......... (360) 683-7261 KeyBank of Washington.......... (360) 683-7924 Propane Northwest.................. (360) 337-9307 Kitsap Bank ............................. (360) 683-5599 Sequim Auto Clinic .................. (360) 683-1329 Olympic Mortgage Services .... (360) 477-1011 Wilder Auto .............................. (360) 452-9268 Omega Business Center .......... (360) 683-4149 Peninsula Mortgage, Inc.......... (360) 683-2429 Pierson Financial Group ......... (360) 912-2333 CIVIC & GOVERNMENT Clallam County Courthouse ... (360) 417-2233 Ray Chirayath/ D.A.Davidson & Co. .............. (360) 565-7511 Port of Port Angeles ................. (360) 457-8527 REO 1031 Exchange................ (360) 477-7037 Sequim Tax Service ................. (360) 683-2548 EDUCATION & SCHOOLS Boys & Girls Club of the Olympic Peninsula . Sound Community Bank......... (360) 683-2818 State Farm Insurance ............. (360) 683-2228 (360) 683-8095 Citizens for Sequim Schools.... (360) 460-5560 The Sterling Insurance and Financial Group ............ (360) 797-4004 North Olympic Library System(360) 683-1161 Olympic Music School ............. (360) 461-0904 US Bank ................................... (360) 683-3366 Parenting Matters Foundation(360) 681-2250 Washington Federal................. (360) 681-7485 Peninsula College .................... (360) 452-9277 Wells Fargo Bank..................... (360) 683-1166 Sequim Education Foundation (360) 649-6122 Sequim School District Office . (360) 582-3260 FOOD & WINE Adagio Bean & Leaf................. (360) 582-0024 Sequim’s Little Explorers Early Learning Center ......... (360) 681-8494 Alder Wood Bistro .................... (360) 683-4321 Applebee’s Neighborhood WSU Extension Grill & Bar ............................ (360) 683-9090 of Clallam County ................. (360) 417-2279 Bell Street Bakery ................... (360) 797-5983 Bella Italia................................ (360) 460-6929 FARM, GARDEN & LANDSCAPING Bishop Gardening Services, Inc.(360) 703-9300 Black Bear Diner ..................... (360) 504-2950 Cascade Bark ........................... (360) 582-9592 Blondie’s Plate ......................... (360) 683-2233 Clallam County Fairgrounds .. (360) 417-2551 Carlsborg Station/Blimpie ...... (360) 681-2290 Carlsborg’s Old Mill Cafe ........ (360) 582-1583 Community Organic Gardens of Sequim............................... (360) 582-1106 Dockside Grill .......................... (360) 683-7510 Dungeness Valley Creamery ... (360) 683-0716 Dominos Pizza.......................... (360) 582-1600 Graysmarsh Farm ................... (360) 683-5563 Double Eagle Steak & Seafood (360) 683-3331 Happy Valley Alpaca Ranch .... (360) 681-0948 Dynasty Chinese Restaurant.. (360) 683-6511 New Dungeness Nursery ........ (360) 681-0132 Hardy’s Market ........................ (360) 582-0240 Hi-Way 101 Diner .................... (360) 683-3388 Jose’s Famous Salsa ................ (360) 681-8598 FINANCIAL SERVICES & INSURANCE 1st Security Bank .................... (360) 683-1988 Las Palomas Restaurant ......... (360) 681-3842 Maggie May’s Espresso Ameriprise Financial & Outfitter ............................ (360) 775-8339 Services, Inc........................... (360) 582-3168 Nash’s Farm Store ................... (360) 681-6274 Bay House Bookkeeping Solutions, LLC ...................... (360) 507-8711 Nourish ..................................... (360) 797-1480 Bell & Futch, CPA ................... (360) 683-5290 Oak Table Café......................... (360) 683-2179 Bell Street Insurance .............. (360) 683-3397 Olympic Cellars Winery .......... (360) 452-0160 Caliber Home Loans ................ (360) 406-5281 Olympic Peninsula Wineries... (800) 785-5495

ART & PHOTOGRAPHY:

Cindy Marie Photography....... (406) 281-0730 Olympic Driftwood Sculptors.. (360) 681-2535 Olympic Peninsula Art Association ...................... (360) 681-0382 Ross Hamilton Photography ... (360) 683-6595 Shirley Rudolf .......................... (559) 439-8572 Susan Gansert Shaw, Visual Artist .......................... (360) 681-7181

The Cedars at Dungeness ......(360) 683-6344 The Emerald Northwest Grill and Public House .................(360) 504-2083 The Longhouse Market & Deli/ 7 Cedars Casino ...................(360) 681-6713 The Oasis Bar & Grill ............(360) 582-3143 Tootsie’s ...................................(360) 683-9524

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Olympic Restaurant Equipment, Inc.....................(360) 582-1050 Paradise Restaurant...............(360) 683-1977 Sawadee Thai Cuisine ............(360) 683-8188 Sequim Fresh Catering ..........(360) 683-8575 Subway Sandwiches & Salads(360) 683-8573 That Takes the Cake ..............(360) 565-6272

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2016 CHAMBER MEMBERS Rain Shadow Integrative Medicine .................. (360) 504-3243 Renew Massage & Spa ...................................... (360) 477-4772 Richard E. Davies, DDS, PS .............................. (360) 683-4850 Sea Siren Skin Care .......................................... (360) 207-1534 Sequim Chiropractic Clinic ............................... (360) 681-2414 Sequim Clinic for Acupuncture & Naturopathic Medicine .............................. (360) 683-0652 Sequim Family Dentistry .................................. (360) 681-8884 Sequim Gym....................................................... (360) 681-2555 Sequim Health & Rehab ................................... (360) 582-2400 Sequim MFR ...................................................... (360) 216-6088 Sequim Vision Clinic ......................................... (360) 683-3389 Sherwood Assisted Living ................................. (360) 683-3348 Sorensen Chiropractic ....................................... (360) 683-7911 St. Andrew’s Place ............................................. (360) 417-3418 StrongPoints Fitness .......................................... (206)356-9054 Tender Touches Spa at Cedar Creek ................ (360) 681-4363 Wright’s Home Care Agency ............................. (360) 457-9236 Your Massage ..................................................... (360) 670-7461 Zbaraschuk Dental Care ................................... (360) 683-3626 WeDo Fudge ....................................................... (360) 232-4656 Wind Rose Cellars ............................................. (360) 681-0690

HEALTH & WELLNESS SERVICES

Anytime Fitness................................................. (360) 683-4110 Assured Hospice ................................................ (360) 582-3796 Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim ... (360) 582-3900 Blue Mountain Yoga+ ........................................ (360) 775-9078 Caregivers Home Health-Sequim .................... (360) 683-7377 Cascade Community Health ............................. (360) 504-3601 Creative Changes .............................................. (972) 345-2671 DentureCare Inc. ............................................... (360) 681-7089 Discovery Memory Care .................................... (360) 683-7047 Dungeness Courte Alzheimer Community ...... (360) 582-9309 Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic ... (360) 582-0218 Home Instead Senior Care................................ (360) 437-9884 Korean Women’s Association ............................ (360) 582-1647 Lavish Day Spa .................................................. (360) 797-5832 Lodge Chiropractic ............................................ (360) 681-2220 Olympic Ambulance .......................................... (360) 681-4882 Olympic Medical Center ................................... (360) 417-7000 Olympic Peninsula Senior Resources............... (360) 344-3433 Olympic Peninsula YMCA/Sequim Branch ..... (360) 477-4381 Olympic Psychiatric Care ................................. (360) 683-2344 Peak Performance Therapy............................... (360) 683-8331 Perfect Balance .................................................. (360) 797-3473

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Action Property Management .......................... (360) 681-4737 Beach House Waters Edge ................................ (206) 618-8158 Blue Sage Property Management .................... (360) 406-5252 Brigadoon Vacation Rentals.............................. (360) 683-2255 BrokersGroup Real Estate Professionals ........ (360) 681-8778 Dungeness Beach Retreat ................................. (360) 460-3448 Elk Creek Apartments ...................................... (360) 681-0646 Fifth Avenue Active Senior Living ................... (360) 683-3345 John L. Scott Real Estate.................................. (360) 683-4131 John Wayne’s Waterfront Resort ...................... (360) 681-3853 Judy Stirton, Realtor/BrokersGroup Real Estate Professionals .............................. (360) 460-9800 Landmark Property Management, Inc. ........... (360) 683-3338 Mark N. McHugh Real Estate .......................... (360) 683-0660 McNish Real Estate Brokerage ........................ (360) 683-6500 Michele Jaeger, Broker/RE/MAX Prime .......... (360) 582-6396 Nell Clausen, Realtor/RE/MAX Prime ............. (360) 912-0077 Park View Villas................................................. (360) 452-7222 Peter Black Real Estate .................................... (360) 683-4116 Professional Real Estate ................................... (360) 683-3564 Properties by Landmark ................................... (360) 452-1326 RE/MAX Prime .................................................. (360) 683-1500 Schwab Realty ................................................... (360) 683-4015

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Olympic Peninsula Title Co. ............................. (360) 683-4170 Olympic View Properties................................... (360) 683-3300 Pierson Contracting........................................... (360) 477-3790 Power Trip Energy Corp.................................... (360) 643-3080 Sequim Redimix, Inc ......................................... (360) 683-5680 Sequim Stow Place ............................................ (360) 683-4628 Sequim Valley Center ........................................ (360) 683-3737 Servpro of Clallam & Jefferson County ........... (360) 683-0773 Sherwin Williams .............................................. (360) 681-8675 Spaeth Transfer, Inc. ......................................... (360) 373-6101 Strait Floors, Inc. ............................................... (360) 683-4343 Sunnyside Mini Storage .................................... (360) 683-7660 Superior Services Window Cleaning ................ (360) 417-2950 Thomas Building Center ................................... (360) 683-3393 Town & Country Post Frame Buildings........... (360) 582-9365 Westerra Homes ................................................ (360) 509-0633

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B & B Family Lavender Farm .......................... (360) 504-2585 Cedarbrook Lavender & Herb Farm Gift Shop (360) 683-7733 Fat Cat Garden & Gifts ..................................... (360) 681-6832 Jardin du Soleil .................................................. (360) 582-1185 Lost Mountain Lavender .................................. (360) 681-2782 Martha Lane Lavender ..................................... (360) 582-9355 Nelson’s Duckpond and Lavender Farm .......... (360) 681-7727 Olympic Lavender Heritage Farm ................... (855) 683-4475 Purple Haze Lavender ...................................... (360) 683-1714 Sequim Lavender Company.............................. (360) 582-1907 Sequim Lavender Farmers Association ........... (360) 681-7532 Sequim Lavender Festival ................................ (360) 681-3035 Sequim Lavender Growers Association ........... (360) 681-3035 The Lavender Connection ................................. (360) 681-6055 Victor’s Lavender Farm and Nursery .............. (360) 461-5811 Washington Lavender ....................................... (360) 452-4877 Sequim Advisors, LLC ....................................... (360) 477-0837 Sequim Valley Vacation Rentals ....................... (360) 683-3565 Sinclair Place ..................................................... (360) 681-3385 Suncrest Apartments I & II .............................. (360) 683-5044 Suncrest Village Retirement Apartments ....... (360) 681-3800 The Lodge at Sherwood Village ........................ (360) 681-3100 Town & Country Enterprises............................ (360) 683-6000 Vintage at Sequim ............................................. (360) 681-4018 Windermere Real Estate/Sequim-East ............ (360) 683-4844 Windermere Real Estate/Sunland ................... (360) 683-6880 Windermere Sunland Property Management . (360) 683-6880 Wyndham Vacation Ownership (Condos) ........ (360) 385-0524

INDIVIDUAL

Annette Hanson-Poor ........................................ (360) 681-5146 Dennis L. Smith ................................................. (360) 477-4936 Diane M. Fatzinger ............................................ (360) 775-5952 Emily Westcott ................................................... (360) 670-6294 Esther F. Nelson........................................................................... George J. Noa ..................................................... (360) 808-9911 Jeri Smith........................................................... (360) 683-7687 Jim Stoffer.......................................................... (360) 775-9356 Joe Borden.................................................................................... Linda Hindes ..................................................... (360) 912-3273 Pam Leonard-Ray .............................................. (360) 912-3421 Scott Clausen ............................................................................... Virginia O’Neil ................................................... (360) 460-6692

LODGING & RV

Ambiance Bed & Breakfast .............................. (360) 683-2341 Bond Ranch Retreat .......................................... (360) 461-2156 Clark’s Chambers Bed & Breakfast Inn .......... (360) 683-4431 Colette’s B & B ................................................... (360) 457-9197 Days Inn & Suites Sequim................................ (360) 683-1775 Domaine Madeleine B & B ............................... (360) 457-4174 Dungeness Bay Cottages .................................. (360) 683-3013 Econo Lodge ....................................................... (360) 683-7113 Eden by the Sea ................................................. (360) 452-6021 George Washington Inn..................................... (360) 452-5207 Gilgal Oasis RV Park ........................................ (360) 452-1324 GreenHouse Inn by the Bay ............................. (360) 504-2489 Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sequim ............ (360) 681-8756 Juan de Fuca Cottages ...................................... (360) 683-4433 Lost Mountain Lodge ........................................ (360) 683-2431 Olympic View Inn .............................................. (360) 683-4195 Quality Inn & Suites at Olympic National Park(360) 683-2800 Rainbow’s End RV Park .................................... (360) 683-3863 Red Caboose Getaway B & B ............................ (360) 683-7350 Riverside House Guest Lodge........................... (360) 582-0339 Sea Cliff Gardens Bed & Breakfast ................. (360) 452-2322 Sequim Bay Lodge ............................................. (360) 683-0691 Sequim West Inn & RV Park ............................ (360) 683-4144 Sundowner Motel............................................... (360) 683-5532 Sunset Marine Resort ....................................... (360) 591-4303 The Lodge Bed & Breakfast.............................. (360) 681-3100 Tiny House Getaway ......................................... (360) 797-4845

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BPO Elks Lodge #2642...................................... (360) 683-2763 Captain Joseph House Foundation .................. (360) 460-7848 Clallam County Democrats............................... (360) 452-0500 Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County........ (360) 417-7543 Kiwanis Club of Sequim-Dungeness .......................................... League of Women Voters of Clallam County ... (360) 681-8490 New Dungeness Light Station Association...... (360) 683-6638 Newcomers’ Club of North Olympic Peninsula. (360) 681-3856 Olympic Community Action Programs ............ (360) 385-2571 Olympic Peninsula Bed & Breakfast Association(360) 452-2322 Port Angeles Marathon Association ................. (360) 417-1301 Rotary Club of Sequim ............................................................... Rotary Club/Sunrise .......................................... (360) 681-3845 Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce ................................... (360) 683-6197 Sequim Family Advocates ................................. (360) 477-2558 Sequim Food Bank............................................. (360) 683-1205 Sequim Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital .. (360) 582-0629 Sequim Masonic Lodge ..................................... (360) 683-5330 Sequim PC Users Group ................................... (425) 610-9058 Sequim Prairie Garden Club ............................ (360) 808-3434

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2016 CHAMBER MEMBERS

Sequim Prairie Grange ..................................... (360) 683-5622 Sequim Valley Car Club .................................... (360) 681-7422 Sequim Valley Lions Club ................................. (360) 461-6090 Shipley Center ................................................... (360) 683-6806 Shiso Sister City Association ............................ (360) 683-7637 Soroptimist International of Sequim ............... (360) 683-2535 United Way of Clallam County ......................... (360) 457-3011 Washington State Native American Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault-WomenSpirit ......................... (360) 791-5771

EZ4U Bookkeeping ............................................ (360) 207-0048 Grimes Law Offices ........................................... (360) 683-0629 InsideOut Solutions........................................... (360) 683-5774 LoBo Design ....................................................... (360) 582-1919 MacTraders of Sequim ...................................... (360) 301-2738 Morningside ....................................................... (360) 452-7919 Olympic Mailing Service ................................... (360) 681-3183 Olympic Springs, Inc. ........................................ (360) 683-4285 Pacific Office Equipment/Sequim Sales Group (360) 417-3600 Pacific Sentinel, LLC ......................................... (360) 460-6507 Parnassus Analytics .......................................... (360) 406-4684 Payne Law, PS .................................................... (360) 683-4212 SecureVP ............................................................ (360) 525-4315 Security Services Northwest ............................ (360) 797-8480 The Rockfish Group ........................................... (360) 930-9892 The UPS Store #5637 ........................................ (360) 582-9534 TSYS Merchant Solutions................................. (360) 461-5196 WorkSource Clallam County ............................ (360) 457-2103

PUBLIC UTILITIES AND SERVICES

Olympic Wi-Fi .................................................... (360) 681-7050 Public Utility District #1 ................................... (360) 452-9771 Wave Broadband ................................................ (360) 452-8466

RECREATION & TOURISM

Best Friend Nutrition........................................ (360) 681-8458 Blue Mountain Animal Clinic ........................... (360) 457-3842 Country Paws Resort......................................... (360) 582-9686 Hurricane Ridge Veterinary Hospital .............. (360) 681-0117 Olympic Peninsula Equine Network................ (360) 207-1688 Olympic Peninsula Humane Society ................ (360) 457-8206 Peninsula Friends of Animals........................... (360) 452-0414 Precious Life Animal Sanctuary....................... (360) 582-1437 Sequim Animal Hospital ................................... (360) 683-7286 Uptown Cats ...................................................... (360) 681-4770

Cruise Planners/Keith & Kathy Watrous ........ (805) 915-9117 Dungeness River Audubon Center ................... (360) 681-4076 Feiro Marine Life Center .................................. (360) 417-6254 Friends of the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center . (360) 457-3532 Morning Star Balloon Co. ................................. (360) 601-2433 Museum & Art Center....................................... (360) 683-8110 Olympic Game Farm ......................................... (360) 683-4295 Olympic Music Festival ..................................... (360) 385-9699 Olympic Peninsula Adventures ........................ (360) 775-1102 Olympic Peninsula Air Affaire & Sequim Valley Fly-in .................................. (360) 461-3950 Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society ............... (360) 681-4076 Olympic Peninsula Men’s Chorus .................... (360) 681-7761 Olympic Theatre Arts ........................................ (360) 683-7326 Port Angeles Whale Watch Co........................... (360) 293-4215 Puget Sound Express ........................................ (360) 385-5288 Sequim Bay Yacht Club..................................... (360) 582-9564 Sequim City Band ............................................. (360) 207-4722 Sequim Community Orchestra ......................... (360) 681-5469 Sequim Irrigation Festival ................................ (360) 683-3408 Sequim Picklers ................................................. (360) 681-3845 Seven Cedars Casino ......................................... (360) 683-7777 Sunland Golf & Country Club .......................... (360) 683-6800 The Cedars at Dungeness ................................. (360) 683-6344

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

SHOPPING & SPECIALTY RETAIL

PERSONAL SERVICES & CARE

Bridge Builders, LTD......................................... (360) 683-8334 Kaboom Salon & Boutique ................................ (360) 683-2111 Linde-Price Funeral Service ............................. (360) 683-1649 Mary Kay Independent Rep.............................. (360) 775-6775 Olympic Laundry & Cleaners ........................... (360) 457-3315 Sequim Valley Chapel ....................................... (360) 683-5242 Terrific Transitions ............................................ (360) 582-1081 Your Girl Friday................................................. (360) 477-5428

PETS & ANIMALS

Albright Managed Networks LLC.................... (360) 452-0310 Ballymore Consulting ....................................... (360) 797-1453 Bell & Davis PLLC ............................................ (360) 683-1129 Bright Light Solutions ...................................... (844) 219-8260 Brisk Printing & Stationery ............................. (360) 683-6319 Clallam Coworking ............................................ (206) 745-9660 Company Gear ................................................... (360) 220-5192 Digital Guava ..................................................... (360) 775-2848 Elementals ......................................................... (360) 461-3155 Express Employment Professionals ................. (360) 452-1253 18

360 Sporting Goods & Sports Performance Training ....................................(360)-683-8214 All Around Bikes................................................ (360) 681-3868 Banana Belt Kelly ............................................. (360) 582-0339 Blue Whole Gallery............................................ (360) 681-6033 Clear Water Bidets ............................................ (360) 565-5418 Cole’s Jewelers ................................................... (360) 683-3833 Costco Wholesale ............................................... (360) 406-2025 Fieldnotes ........................................................... (360) 683-8208 Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures ............... (360) 797-1018

Full Moon Candle Co. ........................................ (360) 683-8377 Gateway Games and Hobby, LLC..................... (360) 683-8534 Grain Free for Life............................................. (360) 912-4312 Local Yarn Shop ................................................. (830) 765-0346 Nature’s Gifts ..................................................... (360) 797-1993 Over the Fence ................................................... (360) 681-6851 Peninsula Awards & Trophies .......................... (360) 683-8842 Plaza Jewelers, Inc. ........................................... (360) 683-1418 Sequim Consignment Shop............................... (360) 683-5333 Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild Thrift Shop(360) 683-7044 Sequim Farmers Market ................................... (360) 460-2668 Sequim Spice and Tea ....................................... (360) 683-2050 Serenity House................................................... (360) 683-8269 Sofie’s Floral & Plants ....................................... (360) 683-7949 Solar City Boutique ........................................... (360) 681-7299 The Bag Ladies of Sequim WA ......................... (801) 918-3202 The Co-op Farm & Garden................................ (360) 683-4111 West Coast Sea Glass ........................................ (360) 461-9560

TRANSPORTATION

Black Ball Ferry/M.V. Coho............................... (360) 457-4491 Clallam Transit System .................................... (360) 452-1315 Olympic Bus Lines ............................................ (360) 417-0700 Rocket Transportation, LLC ............................. (360) 683-8087

TRIBAL

Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe .............................. (360) 683-1109

WORSHIP

Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church ................ (360) 681-0946 First Baptist Church of Sequim ....................... (360) 683-2114 Olympic Bible Fellowship ................................. (360) 683-6731 Sequim Bible Church ........................................ (360) 683-4135 Sequim Center for Spiritual Living ................. (360) 681-0177 Sequim Community Church ............................. (360) 683-4194 Sequim Seventh-day Adventist Church........... (360) 683-7373 St. Luke’s Episcopal Church ............................. (360) 683-4862 Trinity United Methodist Church .................... (360) 683-5367

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