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SEQUIM-DUNGENESS VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Annual Report 2012

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2012 has proven to be another year of success for the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce. This success is due to our committed staff, fabulous volunteers and supportive Chamber members. It has been my pleasure to work with dedicated Board of Directors, who have given their time and expertise to help the Chamber reach their goals and fulfill our mission. One of our goals this year was to enhance our proactive efforts for the tourism industry, which brings more dollars to our community and businesses. With the generous donation of downtown space from Brown M. Maloney, the Visitor Information Center added a second location downtown during the summer months providing information to hundreds of visitors. A Tourism Committee also was formed, which works closely with Barbara Hanna from the City of Sequim. Stay tuned for an exciting event that is being planned for 2014! Another goal was to reach out to our membership with benefits of being a Sequim Chamber member. Our Board of Directors personally delivered several membership plaques explaining the many benefits of being a member. We have enjoyed meeting and educating our members all year long. I encourage members to get involved in some way with the Chamber activities, whether it is attending a luncheon or after-hours event to network with other business owners, sponsoring a luncheon or other Chamber event, joining a committee, or one of the many other opportunities that will make a positive impact for you, your business and the community. Serving as President for the past two years of the Sequim Chamber has truly been a wonderful experience and growth opportunity for my professional development. I am pleased to introduce Phil Castell from Castell Insurance as the incoming President for 2013. Phil already has proven his commitment to Sequim and I am confident his enthusiasm and passion will lead the Chamber to continued success and support. Thank you for the privilege of serving our community. Working together does make a difference. Sequim truly is a spectacular place to live and I wish everyone a successful 2013. — Past President Christy Rookard

Member Benefits Chamber membership in 2013 offers a host of networking, marketing and educational opportunities including: • Brochure Display at the Visitor Information Center – Center is open 7 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. • Website listing – Members are put onto the www. sequimchamber.com website without extra cost. Over 167,000 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 the 500 pieces to be inserted • Newsletter announcements/articles — Members may

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submit information about an event or business update to the Chamber office which may be included without charge as membership news. Newsletter reaches over 7,000 households through the Sequim Gazette’s distribution. • E-mail News/Announcements – Doing something new? Let other Chamber members and the community know through e-mail news and event notices. Advertising opportunities on left side-bar are now available. Contact the office for more information. • Relocation Inquiry List – 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 $75. • 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 help to boost your exposure in the community. • Luncheon Sponsorship – 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 plus a gift for a business card drawing. • Networking Opportunities: Luncheons – 2nd & 4th Tuesdays monthly at Sunland After-Hours – monthly at different business locations 6th Business 2 Business Expo — 3rd week in October Training opportunities planned throughout the year.

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A look back and a look forward to 2013

Grab your binoculars and come to Olympic Birdfest 2013 April 5, 6 & 7 in Sequim, WA A bird watching vacation for beginners to experts, from leisurely strolls to active hikes, You can bird for a few hours, or all day … from the dawn chorus to the evening owl prowl. We will wake you with coffee, nourish you with locally grown organic food, and celebrate a traditional salmon bake. Enjoy the show from guided birding trips, boat tours, salmon banquet, and many other presentations. Our festival has a full slate of extraordinary offerings waiting for you to enjoy.

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Serving as Executive Director of the SequimDungeness Valley Chamber is a very robust yet rewarding position! I feel incredibly honored to represent the Sequim Chamber and our wonderful community. It is with much sincere appreciation I thank the Chamber Board, our awesome members, devoted staff and bighearted volunteers for their dedication of time and energy and support to the Chamber in 2012. As we enter the new year, we welcome two new board members: Mark Couhig of the Sequim Gazette and Joshua Fox of Platt Irwin. We also say goodbye to a few incredibly devoted individuals. Heartfelt appreciation goes to our outgoing board — members: Bill Littlejohn, LizBeth Harper and Bill Thomas – their contributions were many. We are so fortunate to live in a community with endearing, devoted and compassionate members. Thank you; we couldn’t do it without you! As we continue to face a challenging economic

environment, we are all attempting to do more with fewer resources. This requires business owners to become more creative in how they run their business and forces them to look closely at every dollar spent. Despite that, I am proud to say we added 52 new members in 2012, taking our membership to 446. 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 through challenging times and situations, cultivating a very cohesive and strong bond through our committees and projects; an example being the recent Hometown Holiday events and Shopping Local focus in December. 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 combining donations for three gift basket giveaways! The 6th annual Business 2 Business Expo was yet again a resounding success thanks to the support of our event sponsors, vendors, attendees and the Chamber board volunteers and staff. 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 2012 proved to be a wonderful experience for the host families and students. After last year’s absence from sending any student ambassadors to Shiso, Japan, because of the earthquake that hit the island, Sequim has renewed the program by receiving 14 Student Ambassadors and three chaperones from Shiso City. Mayor Ken Hays welcomed representatives from the Shiso Board of Education and the Japanese Student Exchange Group on Sept. 21. Sequim sent eight students

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Citizen of the Year Award The Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce was very pleased to announce Dick Hughes as the 2011 Citizen of the Year. Hughes was nominated for his involvement and talents benefiting many community programs including the Sequim Education Foundation, Sequim Wolf Pack Youth Football, Sequim Middle School and High School Interact Clubs, Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic and Sequim Noon Rotary Club. 2011 Community Service Awards were presented to Dr. Cynthia Martin and Donna Tidrick with special thanks for their outstanding dedication to our community: A committee of previous recipients selected the top three finalists from a pool of Sequim citizens nominated by members of the community. Finalists are chosen Dick Hughes based on their history of outstanding volunteer service to the Sequim community. The Chamber and its members and family of the honorees honored Hughes, Martin and Tidrick at its annual Citizen of the Year Luncheon on Feb. 28, 2012, 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 Cynthia Martin 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, Donna Tidrick 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 2012 will be announced on Feb. 26 at the Chamber’s luncheon to be held at Sunland.

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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 2012 hosted the 117th Annual Irrigation Festival to Sequim — “117 & Still Growin’ Green.” 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 2013 will host the 118th

Irrigation Festival with the theme of “Dancing Through the Valley.” 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 30,000 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, advice from gardening personality Ciscoe Morris 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 July weekend. 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, 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.

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Co-Chairs: Linda Barnfather, Bill Thomas and Barbara Hanna (City of Sequim) Meeting date: Third Tuesday of the month at 11 a.m. With the slowdown of the state’s economy, we’ve witnessed a real effort for some businesses to maintain their steady stream of incomes. From a tourism perspective, the upside of this has been the focus on stay-vacations or localized/regional tourism. As part of the Tourism Committee, that was formed out of our Chamber’s director retreat in January, the Tourism group is focusing on what we can do locally to keep those vital visitors coming to the Olympic Peninsula, namely the Sequim-Dungeness Valley. In May, we held a forum called “A Day in Sequim.” We featured the city of Sequim’s Communication Director, Barbara Hanna, local businessman Bill Thomas and board member Linda Barnfather. The main presentation featured “Branding an Image” and used the City of Sequim’s recent city logo upgrade as an example. Hanna led a great discussion on how complex it is to highlight a city’s icons and image, then compact this information down to an appealing graphic image. Thomas led an interactive discussion on customer service and the significance going one step further, in our competitive economic climate. Barnfather gave an audio/visual presentation on the highlights and assets of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley, reiterating why we live here and the importance of conveying our pride and helpfulness to our visitors. The presentation has been used for volunteer training at the Visitor Information Center. Moving forward, the Tourism Committee is meeting on a regular basis to develop an exciting addition to why people want to come and stay in Sequim. We have some great minds working on this project and we hope you will stay tuned for more information. Plus, we would love for all of you to be involved in tourism and promotion of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley.

Merchants Group: Co-chairs Lizbeth Harper and Vickie Oen The Sequim Merchants Group meets monthly on the third Wednesday of the month at Sunshine Cafe at 5:30 p.m. The Merchants Group had a very productive past year. Attendance improved due to increased communication with e-mails, leaflets and telephone calls. The group adopted a committee structure with several merchants and Chamber board members working together to complete tasks on different projects. Among the many projects the group accomplished were the following: • An improved third annual Merchant Fair that moved to the middle of Washington Street; provided outreach to include merchants who were not necessarily in the downtown core and arranged for the presence of the Irrigation float and Irrigation royalty for photos. • An increased presence in Lavender Weekend with a decorated downtown bus stop; the use of the lot at the corner of Sequim Avenue and Washington Street for music and refreshments and a livelier downtown with most stores staying open late during the weekend. • An enhanced plan for the upcoming holidays with a new strategy for the gift basket; most stores willing to participate in an open house planned for First Friday and an opportunity for people to donate to the food bank during the festivities. • The completion and distribution of the Fun Map, a joint project with the Merchants Group and the City of Sequim. • The purchase of the second set of seasonal flags to be hung in the spring in the downtown core. • Involvement in a downtown focus group with members of the Merchants Group working with Barbara Hanna to plan new streetscaping and signage for the core downtown area. • Increased number of stores open for First Friday making the downtown core alive and fun on the first Friday of each month.

Membership Committee: Chair – Phil Castell Members: Bill Littlejohn and Carol Pope Meetings: Tuesday proceeding board meeting (2nd Thursday) at 3 p.m. What a fun year 2012 has been with membership at the Chamber. After our annual retreat where goals were set, then came the work of implementing tools to help us reach those goals. Historically the Chamber membership has been between 440 and 460 members and so an ambitious goal was made to grow the membership to 500, an increase of over 10 percent. To make this goal visual as well as fun it was decided that we would call this goal the “Sequim 500” like the car race’s the Indy 500 and Daytona 500. Chamber staff created a very nice chart depicting a race track with paper cars assigned to each board member, so we could show the progress we made toward the goal. To assist in the goal of 500 members, emphasis was devoted to two different areas. First was to retain existing members, as an existing member, and secondly to attract new members. To those goals all board members did an admirable job. We gained new members at a decent pace but likewise lost members at a similar pace. By conducting reviews of why we lost members it was evident that the majority of losses were due to business closings and the majority of new members were due to new businesses opening. While it would be easy to point blame at the economy we also had a number of members who retired and to them we wish them all the best and a long and happy retirement. In closing, I consider the year to be a success, as we have gained some fantastic and enthusiastic new members. In addition I believe all the board members had a great time meeting new members and being a visible part of the community we all love so much.

Finance and Fundraising Committee: Chair – Joe Borden Fundraising members: Shawnna Rigg, Stephanie Sweet and Shelli Robb-Kahler Meetings: Second Wednesday of each month 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 provides support for its ongoing operations in 2012; including themed dances and the development of a commemorative brick wall that is still in progress. Interested Chamber members or individuals are welcome to join the committee and help us plan for 2013 and beyond.

Visitor Information Center Property Management: Chair – Scott Clausen Meeting date: As needed This year has been a somewhat quiet one for the Visitor Information Center. We seem to be recovering from the economic issues of the country and are, once again, seeing more visitors to our beautiful town and valley. With our computers stabilized we finally replaced our copier. It was on its last leg and needed to go. We also had a reorganization of our racks which have made things a bit more accessible for our visitors. We really needed to paint the building and began that process. Due to the wet weather we have put the remainder of the project on hold until the dry weather returns. We conducted a general walk around of the facility and developed a list of work to be done in the coming year. We’re always looking for volunteers to help with our work crew. If you would like to help or offer suggestions, contact myself or the staff and we’ll see what we can do. A big shout out goes to all the volunteers at the VIC! We frequently receive many positive comments on their service to visitors. They are the main reason we are successful. On a sad note we said goodbye to Lynn Elliot as she moved from the area. On the plus side we gained a bright energetic face in the hiring of Stefanie Rotmark to fill the position. I would be remiss if I didn’t

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give kudos to those who stepped up in the past year. Marty Kahler, Joe Borden, Ron Smith and Bill Littlejohn have gone above and beyond. Derrick at Pacific Office Equipment was instrumental in getting us a copier we could afford and still complete our work. Thanks to you all and to those I might have forgotten. We look forward to a great 2013.

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 117th! Please see page 14 for a complete Irrigation Festival report!

Shiso Sister City Committee Chair: Pete Tjemsland Appointee to Chamber Board: Ron Farquhar The Sequim-Shiso Sister City Association meets the second Tuesday of the month at 5 p.m. from January-June and September-December in the Clallam Transit meeting room. The purpose of this committee is to support and strengthen the relationship between Sequim’s Sister City, Shiso, Japan, and the community of Sequim. This is done by hosting the annual educational exchange of ninthgrade students from Shiso, Japan, and ninth-grade students from Sequim schools. The association works diligently to maintain the Sequim-Shiso Friendship Garden at Carrie Blake Park and supports the City of Sequim when hosting dignitaries and citizens who visit from Shiso, Japan. After last year’s absence from sending any student ambassadors to Shiso, Japan, because of the earthquake that hit the island, Sequim has renewed the program by receiving 14 student ambassadors and three chaperones from Shiso City in late October. Sequim sent eight students and one chaperone in early November. The students raised over $3,000 to offset their expenses in 2012. Gail Sumpter is heading up the exchange program and already has started recruiting eighthand ninth-graders for 2013’s exchange program.

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Meet your Chamber Board of Directors for 2013 DUNGENESS VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

“Everything Under The Sun”

Phil Castell, 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.

Christy Rookard, Past President First Federal The past four years serving on the Sequim Dungeness-Valley Chamber of Commerce Board has been an invaluable experience. Having been born and raised in Sequim, serving in this capacity has been an opportunity to give back to the community that I love. After graduating from Sequim High School and attending Western Washington University, I returned to Sequim to marry my wonderful husband, Willy, and start a family. I have two beautiful daughters, Bailey and Alexis. Bailey is attending Peninsula College to earn a medical assistant degree and Alexis is a junior at SHS. Earlier this year, I celebrated 21 years of employment at First Federal. In my role as branch manager, I enjoy the relationships I have with my customers the most. With my career in the banking industry and personal family business experience, along with being a native of Sequim, I have the background to make a positive contribution to the Chamber board.

Scott Clausen, Secretary/Treasurer Peninsula Mailing Scott Clausen was raised in Iowa and Minnesota. After a career in military service he spent time in the education and private sectors. The Clausens fell in love with Sequim with their first visit and moved to this area in 2003. In 2005, they opened Peninsula Mailing and celebrate six years of operations in December. Scott continues to enjoy Sequim and believes our community is the best in Washington.

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Jason Stanek, Co-Chair Finance/Fundraising Jason was raised in the Twin Cities of Minnesota and received his bachelor’s degree in business at University Wisconsin-Stout. Jason has worked in the insurance industry coming up on seven years this April and with American Family Insurance for four of those years. Jason and his wife fell in love with the Olympic Peninsula and chose Sequim to open the Jason Stanek Agency in March 2012. Jason has been married to his beautiful wife Karly for four years and were expecting their first child in January.

Liz Parks, Co-Chair Finance/Fundraising Liz grew up in Jamaica, West Indies, and came to the United States with her family in 1970 to Miami, Fla. Liz became a proud U.S. citizen in 1976. Liz met her husband Richard in Seattle and they have been married for over 28 years. They have two children, Matthew, 26, and Katrina, 23. Liz moved from Miami to Sequim in 2001 for quality of life. She has been in real estate for 10 years and in April 2010 Richard and Liz bought the RE/MAX franchise in Sequim. Liz has served on the Sequim Sunrise Rotary board and also served for four years on the board of the Boys & Girls Club of the Olympic Peninsula.

Joe Borden, Membership Chair Individual Member When Joe Borden retired from Carquest, he chose to devote more time to his Chamber and Irrigation Festival activities. Borden is twice retired, having served 22 years in the Army, and is a life-time member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He and his wife, Tawana, moved to Sequim in 1986 to raise their two children, Chuck and Tawni. Six-time Irrigation Festival chairman, Borden has worked with the Chamber board for as many years and has worked with the Irrigation Festival for more than 14 years. He also is an instructor for the AARP Defense Driving Course and a proud member of the Patriot Guard Riders who attend services for our fallen heroes.

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, now teenage 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! ANNUAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REPORT FOR 2012


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Linda Barnfather Individual Member, Director As a native of Washington, Linda knows the issues that our state and communities are facing. She currently works as an Executive Legislative Assistant to state House Majority Whip Rep. Kevin Van De Wege. During her employment with Van De Wege, she simultaneously served former House Majority Leader Lynn Kessler, for the last nine months of her term. Prior to Linda’s work in the public sector, she successfully managed properties in the greater Sequim area. Additionally, Linda has worked with local land issues on a personal and professional level. Linda and her husband are small business owners of Barnfather Properties. 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. Linda serves locally on the board of directors of the Olympic Peninsula Visitors Bureau and the board of directors for the Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley. She is a member of the Clallam Economic Development Council and League of Women Voters, and volunteers at the Port Townsend Film Festival.

Theresa Rubens

Theresa Rubens is a native of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley and the thirdgeneration member of her family. She graduated from Sequim High School in 1979 and pursued a 25-year career in the family business of Restaurant Hospitality & Tourism on the Olympic Peninsula. She loves living in Sequim and enjoys talking to whomever will listen about the benefits of living in a small town! She now owns and operates her own small business and her husband is the general contractor of their construction company. Solar City recently celebrated its 11th anniversary in the downtown core. “I hope to bring to the Chamber of Commerce board a voice in which small-town life can be enriched so businesses can grow and prosper within the integrity of what Sequim is to so many of us, a gift. I would like to continue to encourage people to shop locally and with their local merchants, who work so hard to remain a vibrant retail core.”

Michele Sorrentino

Michele moved to Sequim 23 years ago from California where she and her husband, John, owned a small garment factory. Michele has lived in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and Spokane and finds Sequim to be one of the most beautiful and friendly places to live. Michele currently holds the position of assistant vice president and regional team leader at Sound Community Bank in the Sequim office. She has been in banking for 31 years and with Sound Community for 15 of those years. She has participated in the Irrigation Festival, Boys & Girls Club, Paint the Town, Relay for Life, Northwest Harvest, Oktoberfest , Lavender Festival and numerous golf tournament fundraisers. “I care about our community and feel it is a privilege to have an opportunity to assist the Sequim Chamber in serving our community.”

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Joshua Fox

Joshua was born in Grand Island, Neb., and received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2005 and a law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School — Litigation Concentration and Phi Delta Phi in 2008. Upon graduation from law school, he and his family moved to Omaha, Neb., where Josh began his legal career representing clients in Iowa and Nebraska in various civil litigation, real estate and insurance law matters. In 2011, due to their love of the outdoors, Joshua and his family moved to the Pacific Northwest and Josh joined Platt Irwin as an associate attorney. He is an active member of the community, currently serving as a board member of the North Olympic Land Trust and member of the United Way of Clallam County. Joshua is a member of the Washington State Bar Association; Nebraska State Bar Association and United States District Court for the District of Nebraska.

Deon Kapetan, Irrigation Festival Appointee to the Board Deon Kapetan is the Peninsula lending team manager with Sound Community Bank. Deon and her husband, Kevin, moved to Sequim in 1990 and have been very active in the community and with the Irrigation Festival for many years. She has been involved with the planning of the festival since 2000, including co-chairing and then chairing the Crazy Daze Breakfast from 2000-2006 and then in 2007 she became the chair of the Float Display committee, Their two children, CJ and Hailey, have been involved in the festival from an early age as well. She is excited about her new role as festival chairman and sees lots of new ideas, committee members and opportunities happening over the course of the next year. “We are adapting to the needs of a fast growing festival by developing teams to better facilitate the festival.”

Ron Farquhar, Shiso-Sequim Sister City Appointee to the Board

Ron Farquhar was born and raised in Compton, Calif., graduated from Brooks Art Institute of Santa Barbara, with a bachelor’s of professional arts degree. After serving with the U.S. Army, Farquhar operated his own photo studio in La Habra, Calif. In 1970, he entered the JC Penney management program and served with the JC Penney Company for 33 years with his last eight years of service here in Sequim. He and his wife of 44 years, Carol, retired in 2003. He served as a Sequim City Council member for six years and served as president of the Rotary Club of Sequim in 2005-2006. Farquhar is actively involved as a civil service police commissioner and chairman with the Shiso-Sequim Sister City program and serves as their appointee to the Chamber board.

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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 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. 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 it’s 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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Shelli is a true “Sequimite,” born and raised in Sequim where she has lived her entire live despite the 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 an awesome Board of Directors who are passionate about their business community and devoted to its success. She thoroughly enjoys being active in all of the many aspects of Chamber involvement. Shelli 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 a dynamic task; however, it is a privilege and an honor to do so!” Shelli is married to her husband, Marty, and has two sons, Brady Robb and Colin Kahler.

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Jeri Smith is a North Olympic Peninsula native who graduated from Sequim High School in 1967 and attended Peninsula College. She has been with the Chamber since 1999 and provides bookkeeping services and membership services for the Chamber. Smith also supervises and supports the Visitor Information Center volunteers and maintains the mountain of statistical information needed for our tourism-related reports. She served as the 2009 Irrigation Festival Grand Marshal and continues to provide ongoing support for the Chamber’s festivals and events.

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Stefanie Rotmark serves as administrative assistant to the Executive Director and is responsible for the maintenance of the visitor information publications and responds to the multitude and variety of calls and e-mails that are received at the Chamber each day. She also serves as the website and social media marketer, spreading the word about events and news for Chamber members. Rotmark is a newcomer to the peninsula, having moved here in the summer of 2011. She recently graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Washington State University online and has been with the Chamber since the fall of 2012. ANNUAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REPORT FOR 2012

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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 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 2012 Sequim Irrigation Festival theme was “117 & Still Growin’ Green.” The 2012 logo was created by logo design contest winner Laura Friedkin. Melody Workman, a fifth-grader in Sue Park’s class at Helen Haller Elementary School, created the winning festival button design during a contest open to all elementary students. Our Royal Court Princesses Amanda Dronenburg, Natalie Stevenson and Arianna Flores represented the Irrigation Festival

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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 118th Sequim Irrigation Festival. The theme “Dancing Through the Valley” will be used throughout the festival. The 2013 logo was again created by logo design contest winner Laura Friedkin. In addition to the logo design contest, a contest for the festival button is being held. The festival button design contest is open to the elementary school students. The winner of the button design contest is Naishia Madail. The festival buttons will then be sold by the fifth-graders from the Sequim School District in late March. The Festival Board is pleased to report that the Grand Marshal for the 118th Irrigation Festival will be Elaine Grinnell. The Sequim Pioneer Association has just selected the Grand and Honorary Pioneers and they are as follows: Grand Pioneers – Dr. Neil Cays and Esther Heuhslein Nelson. Honorary Pioneers: R.F. Harry Schlaffman and Nancy Jarmuth Smith. Planning and building for the 2013 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 2013 royal court began in November

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and culminated in late January 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. 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.

Deon Kapetan is the Irrigation Festival chairman. www.IrrigationFestival.com is a great source for 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, contact 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.

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For the sixth year in a row, the Business 2 Business Expo was a resounding success! More than 40 local businesses and restaurants participated in October 2012. The evening was a fun-filled event, with many vendors providing games and prizes. A keynote speaking opportunity was added in 2012 and Jennifer Clark, the local regional advocate for the Small Business Association Office of Advocacy, was well received by the audience. 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 2 Business Expo could not take place without the wonderful help from our sponsors who were: Gold – Sequim Gazette (6th year!) Silver – First Federal Silver — The Lodge at Sherwood Village/Sherwood Assisted Living/The Fifth Avenue Retirement Center and Olympic Ambulance. Bronze – RE/MAX Fifth Avenue Plans already are under way for the 7th annual Expo that will be held this October. This evening is touted as the best networking event on the peninsula, so call the Chamber and reserve your place for 2013!

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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-Dec. 31. The Chamber ended the 2012 budget year with an estimated net profit of $3,500. The Chamber is in good financial standing with sufficient reserves and fundraising goals established for 2013. 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 City Sister Program, Flower Basket/Retail Trade, Howard Wood Memorial Scholarship fund and the Sequim Community Choir. ANNUAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REPORT FOR 2012

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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 family 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 to experience the “Twilight” phenomenon, the West End, 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?

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January ......................................... 394 February ....................................... 693 March ........................................... 736 April ......................................... 1,110 May .......................................... 1,525 June .......................................... 2,422 July ............................................ 5,750 August ....................................... 4,133 September ................................ 2,744 October ..................................... 1,067 November ...................................... 601 December ..................................... 494

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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 800 number 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 65 volunteers who contribute nearly 6,000 hours each year and serve nearly 25,000 visitors annually. Visitors arrive from all 50 states and countries from around the world including Brazil, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Lithuania, Israel, Wales and Thailand to name just a few!

Esther Nelson started volunteering for the Chamber more than 20 years ago and, in addition to continuously updating the extensive resource materials for the volunteers, she provides valuable training f o r e a c h a n d e ve r y volunteer. Esther brings a wealth of professional experience and knowledge of local history to the Chamber. A native of Agnew, Esther graduated from Sequim High School in 1946 and worked for the State Employment Security Department for 32 years. She will be a Grand Pioneer during the 118th Irrigation Festival celebrated in May.

2012 Visitor Information Center Volunteers: Regulars: Gail Annundsen, Terry Brundage, Jean Collinson, Maja Cox, Sue Dannenbrock, Sandra Colly, Susan Doane, Joy Erichsen, Larry Fox, Theres Fillmore, Bob Forcier, Dale Gustafson, Patricia Guthrie, Barbara Hale, Jill Hay, Cathy Haycraft, Jack Hubley, Ed Johnson, Barbara Kellie, Amala Duster, Jean Martin, Don Myers, Carole Neidhardt, Pat Nellis, Esther Nelson, Judy Ogilvie, Keith Pardue, Pat Paynton, Jean Peabody, Laura Perryman, Brad Pringle, Ken Rausch, Cathy Rawlins, Peg Rinker, Linda Schulz, JoAnn Sharts, Donna Spalding, Ellen Swears, Bill Swears, Sally Tysver, Bill Volmut, Dottie West, Elaine Wright and Joan Wright, Alternates: Bob Anundson, Joe Borden, Tawana Borden, Irene Burfitt, Scott Clausen, Bob Doane, Heidi Eggebroten, Silvia Fox, Gerry Golightly, Burt Gruber, Faith Haynes, Joyce Johnson, Corrine Lookabaugh, Melissa Murray, Ken Olin, Patricia Reilly, Claudia Rose, Ron Smith, Joan Spillman, Jo A. Taylor, Emily Westcott, Colin Kahler and Dorothy Plenart Thank you for your service. If you enjoy meeting people from all over the world, meeting new friends and sharing information about our wonderful community, we would love to add you to our list of volunteers. For more information, contact Jeri Smith at the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce at 683-6197. 16

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Sequim Bible Church .............................683-4135 Sequim Center for Spiritual Living ...........681-0177 Sequim Community Church ....................683-4194 St. Luke’s Episcopal Church ....................683-4862 The Crossing Church .............................477-0609 Trinity United Methodist Church ..............683-5367 CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS ABATE .................................................683-8598 Clallam County Courthouse ...................417-2233 Clallam County Fairgrounds...................417-2551 Dungeness River Audubon Center ...........681-4076 Elks Lodge #2642 ................................683-2763 Friends of the Fields c/o North Olympic Land Trust .............417-1815 Kiwanis Club of Sequim-Dungeness ........681-0805 Korean Women’s Association .................582-1647 League of Women Voters of Clallam County ..............................681-8490 Morningside.........................................452-7919 New Dungeness Light Station Assn. ........683-6638 North Olympic Library System................683-1161 Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society .......681-4076 Olympic Peninsula Bed & Breakfast Association ...............417-6797 Parenting Matters Foundation .................681-2250 Port Angeles Marathon Association ........417-1301 Port of Port Angeles...............................457-8527 Rotary Club of Sequim ..........................582-9858 Rotary Club/Sunrise..............................683-3397 Sequim Bay Yacht Club .........................683-1338 Sequim Boys & Girls Club of the Olympic Peninsula ....................683-8095 Sequim Community Aid .........................681-3731 Sequim Community Foundation ..............582-0460 Sequim Education Foundation ................460-7465 Sequim Family Advocates ......................460-5560 Sequim Food Bank ................................683-1205 Sequim Masonic Temple ........................683-5330 Sequim Prairie Grange ..........................683-4431 Sequim Senior Activity Center ................683-6806 Sequim Valley Lions Club .......................457-5600 Soroptimist International of Sequim .........683-2535 United Way of Clallam County ...............457-3011

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2012 CHAMBER MEMBERS CLEANING SERVICES Maids N More .....................................582-3885 COMPUTER Albright Managed Networks LLC ............452-0310 N2 Solutions ................................. 360-232-4656 Sequim PC Users Group ................. 425-610-9058 CONDO/TIMESHARE Wyndham Vacation Ownership (Condos) .................................... 360-385-0524 CONSTRUCTION Allen & Charters Ent., Inc.......................461-1381 Allen Roofing .......................................681-6528 C & J Excavating, Inc. ...........................683-7741 Cornerstone Builders .............................683-8477 Estes Builders........................................681-4500 George E. Dickinson .............................683-8332 Home Improvement & Maintenance ........461-4686 K-3 Construction ...................................683-4059 L.P. Hanna Construction .........................452-1572 Legacy Homes ......................................683-3373 Timber & Iron Erectors ...........................670-6227 Town & Country Post Frame Buildings .................... .................................................... 425-743-1555 CONSTRUCTION SUPPORT Air Flo Heating .....................................683-3901 Allform Welding, Inc. ............................681-0584 Bill’s Plumbing ......................................683-7996 Blake Tile & Stone .................................681-2877 by Design Group, Inc. ...........................582-1843 Discount Cabinets of Washington ...........683-9171 H2O Plumbing Contractors, Inc. .............681-0379 Home Depot, The..................................582-1620 McCrorie Carpet One ...........................683-7500 North Peninsula Building Association ......452-8160 Peninsula Inspections & Audits LLC ..........457-1972 Power Trip Energy Corp. ................ 360-643-3080 Ralph’s Drywall ....................................683-7636 Rodda Paint .........................................683-6793 Sequim Electric LLC ...............................681-3794 Sherwin Williams .................................681-8675 Thomas Building Center .........................683-3393 CONSTRUCTION Wilson Remodeling ........................ 425-351-8344 DENTIST Cedar Creek Dental Center....................683-8683 Richard E. Davies, DDS, PS....................683-4850 Sequim Family Dentistry, Inc. ..................681-8884 Zbaraschuk Dental Care ........................683-3626 DENTURIST DentureCare, Inc. .................................681-7089 ENTERTAINMENT Sequim Olympic Lanes ..........................683-3500 EQUIPMENT RENTALS D & K Rentals .......................................683-4808 18

FARM & GARDEN Barton’s Tack & Boot Repair ...................683-7000 Dungeness Valley Creamery...................683-0716 Fat Cat Garden & Gifts .........................681-6832 Graysmarsh Farm .................................683-5563 Happy Valley Alpaca Ranch ..................681-0948 McComb Gardens ................................681-2827 Nash’s Farm Store ................................681-6274 Peony Farm ..........................................808-4099 The Co-op ...........................................683-4111 The Cutting Garden ..............................670-8671 Vision Nursery .....................................683-2855 FESTIVALS Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival .......452-6300 Olympic Music Festival ................... 360-732-4800 Sequim Balloon Festival .........................461-2202 Sequim Irrigation Festival .......................683-6197 Sequim Lavender Farm Faire ..................452-6300 Sequim Lavender Festival .......................681-3035 FINANCIAL Arthur Buhrer — Sequim Home Loans .....477-1011 Castell Financial ...................................683-9284 Eagle Home Mortgage ..........................683-2688 Edward Jones & Co. .............................683-7204 Peninsula Mortgage ..............................683-2429 PNC Mortgage.....................................460-5652 The Sterling Insurance & Financial Group ......................... 360-797-4004 TSYS Merchant Solutions .......................461-5196 FLORIST Sofie’s Floral & Plants ............................683-7949 FOOD/DRINK Olympic Springs, Inc. ............................683-4285 FUNERAL Sequim Valley Chapel ...........................683-5242 GOLF Sunland Golf & Country Club.................683-6800 The Cedars at Dungeness .............683-6344 ext. 5 GRAPHIC DESIGN Lobo Design .........................................582-1919 Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond/ unique as you.......................................460-3023 Sierra Graphics ....................................457-9088 GROCERY Agnew Grocery & Feed ........................452-2466 Sequim Grocery Outlet ..........................683-1466 The Longhouse Market & Deli .................681-6713 The Red Rooster Grocery .......................681-2004 HEALTH & FITNESS Anytime Fitness .....................................683-4110 Lifetime Wellness ..................................683-2464 Sequim Gym ........................................681-2555 Sequim Martial Arts ..............................683-4799

HEALTH & WELLNESS Morning Star Skin Care & Waxing .. 360-775-1701 Tranquility ..................................... 360-775-5940 HONARARY MEMBERSHIP Annette Hanson ................................................... HOUSING Elk Creek Apartments ............................681-0646 Suncrest Apartments I & II ......................683-5044 Suncrest Village Retirement Apartments ...681-3800 The Vintage at Sequim ..........................681-4018 INDIVIDUAL Ann Nichols .........................................681-2055 Emily Westcott ......................................683-0183 Esther F. Nelson ....................................683-7340 Joe Borden ...........................................683-3408 Linda Barnfather ...................................683-2412 Paul McHugh .......................................683-7433 Virginia O’Neil ....................................460-6692 Ron Smith ............................................683-7687 IN KIND Olympic Peninsula “Red Book” Telephone Directory ...................... 425-488-3211 Omega Business Center ........................683-4149 The Local Pages of WA, LCC .......... 888-249-6920 INSURANCE American Family Insurance/ Jason Stanek Agency ............................683-4200 Bell Street Insurance ..............................683-3397 Castell Insurance...................................683-9284 EHL Insurance, Inc.................................683-7966 Fryer & Sons Insurance, Inc. ...................683-7988 Gellor Insurance ...................................683-3352 Homer Smith Insurance ..........................683-4970 Jim Carl Insurance.................................683-3355 Mountain Valley Agency........................457-6630 State Farm ...........................................683-2228

MANUFACTURED HOME COMMUNITIES Parkwood Mobile Home Comm. ............683-8765 MARINA John Wayne Marina Ron Amundson, Harbormaster................417-3440 MARKET Sequim Open Aire Market .....................460-2668 MEDIA KONP Radio — 1450AM/102.1FM......457-1450 KSQM — 91.5FM ................................681-0000 Lawton Publications ........................ 509-534-1044 Olympic Wi-Fi ......................................681-7050 Peninsula Daily News............................452-2345 Sequim Gazette ....................................683-3311 Wave Broadband .................................452-8466 MEDICAL Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic..................................582-0218 Olympic Medical Center .......................417-7000 MEDICAL SUPPORT Assured Hospice...................................582-3796 Bridge Builders, LTD ..............................683-8334 Home Instead Senior Care .....................681-2511 Olympic Ambulance .............................681-4882 Rainshadow Home Services ...................681-6206 Donna Lodge — Sequim Chiropractic Clinic ....................681-2414 Wright’s Home Care Agency .................457-9236 MOVING Spaeth Transfer, Inc........................ 800-244-5071 MUSEUM Museum & Arts Center ..........................683-8110

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

MUSIC Grand Olympic Chorus .................. 360-797-1096 Olympic Music School...........................681-0232 Olympic Peninsula Men’s Chorus............683-3624 Sequim City Band .................................809-9989

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

NURSERY Clark Horticultural .................................460-9178

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 Farm.........................683-4475 Port Williams Lavender ..........................582-9196 Purple Haze Lavender ...........................683-1714 Sequim Lavender Company ...................582-1907 Sequim Lavender Farmers Association.....452-6300 Sequim Lavender Growers Association....683-6453 The Lavender Connection.......................681-6033

OFFICE EQUIPMENT Pacific Office Equipment/ Sequim Sales Group .............................417-3600

LEARNING CENTER Caring Hands Learning Center ........ 360-207-0173

PERSONAL SERVICES Damsel in Defense ......................... 360-907-6955

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

PHOTOGRAPHY Gary Hamburgh Photography, LLC ........................... 425-681-5083

OPTOMETRIST Sequim Vision Clinic .............................683-3389 William Wickline, OD ...........................681-3937 ORGANIZATION American Cancer Society ............... 425-322-1120 Clallam County Democratic Club ............683-4502 Sequim Pioneer Association ...................808-8641

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Julie Lawrence Studios .................... 360-402-6004 Phil Tauran Photography ................. 360-809-0043 Ross Hamilton Photography ...................683-6595 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Michael Hastings P.S. ............................681-0608 Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc./ Leonard Lewicki, Financial Advisor .........582-3168 Ruth Marcus — Writers’ Coach ..............681-2205 Heart & Soul Works ..............................582-1081 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Action Property Management .................681-4737 Landmark Property Mgmt., Inc................683-3338 PROPANE Propane Northwest ...............................683-5220 REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT McNish Sequim Account .......................683-6500 REAL ESTATE Bill Humphrey/ John L. Scott Real Estate .........................460-2400 Blue Sky Property Management ..............477-9361 BrokersGroup, Real Estate Professionals ........................681-8778 Coldwell Banker/Town & Country ..........683-6000 Diversified Real Estate Group .................683-4478 Heart & Soul Works ..............................582-1081 Heidi Hansen/Dave Stofferahn ..............477-5322 Jace Real Estate Company .....................683-9399 John L. Scott Real Estate .........................683-4131 Mark N. McHugh Real Estate.................683-0660 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 at RE/MAX Fifth Avenue ........................683-1500 Thomas E. Montgomery/ John L. Scott Real Estate .........................460-3796 U-Save Real Estate LLC ..........................681-4211 Windermere Real Estate/Sunland ...........683-6880 Windermere Real Estate/East.................683-4844 RECIPROCAL MEMBER City of Sequim......................................683-4139 Clallam County Sheriff’s Office ...............417-2460 Clallam Economic Development Council ............................457-7793 Forks Chamber of Commerce .......... 800-443-6757 Olympic National Park ..........................452-4501 Olympic Peninsula Tourism Commission ..452-8552 Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce .........................452-2363 Sequim Chamber of Commerce..............683-6197 U.S. Postal Service/Sequim Branch ........683-5501 Washington Chamber of Commerce Executives ................. 509-248-2021

Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center..........683-3344 RESEARCH Battelle Pacific NW ...............................681-3602 RESTAURANT Adagio Bean & Leaf..............................582-0024 Adrian’s Restaurant ...............................683-4432 Alder Wood Bistro ................................683-4321 Applebee’s ..........................................683-9091 Bella Italia............................................457-5442 Cameron’s Café & 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 Dupuis’ Restaurant ................................457-8033 El Cazador Restaurant...........................683-4788 Fortune Star Restaurant ..........................681-6888 Fresh Mixed Grill ..................................681-5124 Hi-Way 101 Diner ................................683-3388 Islander Pizza & Pasta Shack .................683-9999 KoTo Teriyaki & Sushi ............................681-3220 Las Palomas Restaurant..........................681-3842 Mariner Café .......................................683-1055 Oak Table Café ....................................683-2179 Paradise Restaurant...............................683-1977 Rainshadow Coffee Roasting Co. ...........681-0650 Sawadee Thai Cuisine...........................683-8188 Sequim’s Fresh Seafood & Smokehouse .....................................681-0664 Subway Sandwiches & Salads ...............683-8573 Sunshine Café ......................................683-4282 The Daily Grind ....................................452-1744 The Oasis Sports Bar & Grill ..................582-3143 Tootsie’s ...............................................683-9524

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TRANSLATION SERVICES Translation Marks .......................... 830-741-1677

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

TRANSPORTATION Clallam Transit......................................452-4511 Kenmore Air Express ............. 452-6371 ext. 2271 Olympic Bus Lines .................................417-0700 Rocket Transportation ............................683-8087

SCHOOL Five Acre School...................................681-7255 Mountain View Christian School .............683-6170 Old Dominion University................. 360-379-6795 Peninsula College .................................452-9277 Peninsula College Foundation ................417-6535 Sequim School District ...........................582-3260

TRAVEL Black Ball Ferry/M.V. Coho ...................457-4491 Expeditions NW ...................................452-6210 Susan Parr Travel/Bill Thomas ................457-4861

SECURITY Security Services Northwest ............ 360-797-8480

UTILITY Public Utility District #1 .................452-9771 ext. 3 Public Utility District #1 ..........................565-3231

RESTAURANT SUPPLIES Olympic Restaurant Equipment, Inc. ........582-1050

SENIOR SERVICES Olympic Peninsula Senior Resources 360-344-3433

RETAIL Banana Belt Kelly..................................582-0339 Bauer Interior Design.............................683-6338 Bear Creek Creations ..................... 360-775-0979 Cocoa d’Amici, LTD ..............................460-7000 Dungeness Kids Company .....................582-1700 Full Moon Candle Co ............................683-4450 J.C. Penney Co., Inc.................681-2833 ext. 200 Mike’s Bikes .........................................681-3868 Office Depot, Store #2696 ....................582-1913

SERVICES Declutter Lady................................ 360-504-2520 Shop & Play Olympic Peninsula..............461-9207

Help Support Sequim’s Children

RECREATION Dungeness Kayaking .............................681-4190 Morning Star Balloon Company ...... 360-601-2433 Olympic Game Farm ............................683-4295 Puget Sound Express ...................... 360-385-5288 ANNUAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REPORT FOR 2012

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Sunnyside Mini Storage.........................683-7660

Over the Fence .....................................681-6851 Pacific Mist Books .................................683-1396 Phillips’ Hallmark ..................................683-9786 Pondicherri...........................................681-4431 Remote Control Hobbies ........................681-0506 Sears Authorized Retail Dealer ...............681-3079 Sequim Consignment Shop ....................683-5333 Sequim Goodwill ..................................681-2635 Serenity House .....................................683-8269 Solar City Tesa Boutique & Tanning Retreat .................................681-7299 Walmart ..............................................683-9346 West Coast Sea Glass ...........................461-9560 Wild Bleu, LLC......................................681-8113 R & T Crystals.......................................681-5087

STORAGE All Safe Mini Storage ............................683-6646 Sequim Port Angeles Storage Solutions, LLC ...........................681-7867 Sequim Stow Place ...............................683-4628 Sequim Valley Center ............................683-3737

SURVEY Clark Land Office .................................681-2161 THEATER/STAGE Olympic Theatre Arts ............................683-7326 TITLE COMPANY Clallam Title Co. ...................................683-2000 Land Title & Escrow Company ................683-7281 Olympic Peninsula Title Co. ...................683-4170

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

WEDDING/SPECIAL VENUE Fern Hollow LLC............................. 360-504-2323 Olympic Peninsula Celebrations ...... 707-277-0480 WHOLESALE Costco Wholesale.................................406-2025 WINE Olympic Cellars Winery ........................452-0160 Olympic Peninsula Wineries ........... 800-785-5495 Wind Rose Cellars ......................... 360-358-5469

The Olympic Peninsula RV Parks Association ... would like to congratulate the Sequim Chamber of Commerce for another outstanding and successful year of leadership. Thank you to all the volunteers at the Visitor Center for being outstanding hosts to travelers passing thru the Olympic Peninsula. Olympic Peninsula RV Parks members hold to a higher standard in customer service and cleanliness while striving to provide safe and attractive parks. We are a non-profit organization whose member support promoting an outstanding Recreational Vehicle tourism experience on the Olympic Peninsula. Member parks are located in Brinnon, Poulsbo, Sequim, Port Angeles, Beaver, LaPush, Forks, and Hoquiam and other places along Hwy. 101.

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