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2014

IN THE LOOP

HONORING COMMUNITY MEMBERS

Awards winners announced at the annual Chamber Gala – 6

LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

Chamber outlines business priorities for 2014 – 18

PAUL BUNYAN WILL BE PROUD

Forest Festival hosts 2014 Stihl® Timbersports® Professional Western Qualifier– 23

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Community space available in historic downtown Shelton In early 2015 Mason Transit Authority will have space available at the newly renovated Armory facility at 601 W. Franklin Street. recreational and event spaces Retail/commercial space on Franklin Street (with 21 stations) Conference rooms Office/program spaces (1st & 2nd floor)

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We are excited to bring this opportunity to consolidate a variety of programs and organizations. With a renovated space, the T-CC can offer spaces to these resources as well as micro-businesses and job training. The facility will link transportation (bus, cycling, and walking) and provide a central location where people of all ages can come to meet to receive services, recreate, learn and socialize, making their connections through public transit. Additionally, the T-CC will offer a venue for: • Community and Transit information • Technology training • Public gatherings, classes and meetings • Youth and senior programs

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Athletics and active program Social and human services offices Private business enterprise Disaster relief shelter location.

You can go anywhere from here.

All interested parties should contact:

Kathy Geist Transit-Community Center Manager, Mason Transit Authority phone: 360-432-5754 | kgeist@masontransit.org

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Been there, doing that Heidi McCutcheon | Executive Director

SHELTONMASONCOUNTY

So much was accomplished in 2013! As you’ll see in Melanie and Brian’s messages, we had a successful year in achieving our goals. I find the nice thing about setting goals is that in everything we consider doing at the Chamber, I can question myself: does this fit into our goals? And if it doesn’t fit into our goals; does it inhibit our ability to achieve those goals? It amazes me how easily these two questions can clarify a decision.

2014 BOARD OF TRUSTEES PRESIDENT

Brian Kelly| Miles Sand & Gravel

It doesn’t seem that it’s been four months since our Golf Tournament, but then, time flies! You can check out page 16 to see the results (the competition was fierce!). I love to hit the greens and I’m considering putting together a golf league for the upcoming spring/summer. A little golf, a little networking, an excuse to get to know others with the same hobbies… I’m thinking maybe every other week at various courses within Mason County. Get in touch with me if you’d like to join in.

Our membership continues to grow and new entrepreneurs continue to open up shop. Take the time to stop in and check things out. Better yet, buy something! Many people don’t make the connection that shopping locally supports our community. The money you spend here goes toward employee’s wages, kid’s sports teams, and many other programs. Did you know that studies show our small businesses are 250% more likely to support our community? Support our businesses so they can keep their doors open.

Our Gala was just weeks ago – what an event! Little Creek Casino Resort again pulled out all the stops with their sponsorship and support. This year the menu was a five course meal with wine pairings, my favorite course was the seared scallops. Yum! Melanie Bakala of State Farm Insurance started us out with a “Toast to 2013” and we raised our glasses to join in, courtesy of Quinault Beach Resort, the evening’s wine sponsor. The beautiful programs, menu cards, tickets… all the printed materials – were supplied by The Shopper. If you haven’t seen their print work, you should definitely stop in to see what they are able to do. From design work to the print itself, it’s pretty spectacular.

Our Board of Trustees is also growing – this year we welcome Wes Taylor of Taylor Shellfish. Wes has experience working in both government and for profit as he worked for the WSDOT accounting department and spent years working in public accounting. He and his wife, Brittany, are expecting their first child this spring and in his spare time, Wes also serves on the Mason County Economic Development Council. Wes joins a team of dedicated business leaders on the Chamber Board who provide the vision for the Chamber and provide direction on how to best support our members. I am proud to work with each of the board members as we continue in our mission to encourage and maintain a vibrant business community, promote tourism and facilitate economic development.

At the Gala, we announced our nominees and the winners of our annual awards. I wish that I could give each nominee an award as they are all very deserving. I was so pleased to see those whom our Chamber members selected to honor this year. You can see their photos and biographies on page 6. We also announced the travel opportunity for 2014: Scenic Ireland! No, you don’t have to own a business or be a Chamber member to attend. Some say that travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer. With the wealth of experience, understanding of other cultures and the realization of just how good we have it, I tend to agree. Check out page 20 for more information.

On a final note of what was accomplished in 2013, I’m proud to tell you that I officially graduated from WACE Academy. Academy is an interactive 3-day (three year) training program on chamber management essentials designed for today’s chamber executives and staff professionals. During the time spent to earn the degree, I have met great colleagues from British Columbia to Colorado who have been a great source of ideas, been willing and ready to share best practices, offered their support and whom I am proud to call my peers. With this beginning to 2014, it seems the sky is the limit!

PAST PRESIDENT

Melanie Bakala| State Farm Insurance

VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING

Kelley Crabtree | Maple Glen Senior Living

VICE PRESIDENT OF MEMBER SERVICES

Janene Bandes | Pier 101 Gift Shop & Boutique

TREASURER

Rick Verbarendse | Alderbrook Golf & Yacht Club

TRUSTEES

Steve Andrewski | CareerQuest Herb Baze | Black Star, The Strip Steakhouse Russ Denney | Pantorium Cleaners Jill Himlie | Windermere Real Estate/Himlie Inc. Brian Kelly | Miles Sand & Gravel Rod Olsen, Jr. | Olsen Furniture Company Jennifer Owens | Peninsula Federal Credit Union Patty Ayala Ross | Timberland Regional Library Wes Taylor | Taylor Shellfish

CAUGHT IN THE Building on the Momentum; Goals Made and Goals Met Chamber EVENTS

AWARDS announced at Gala

Congratulations local businesses SCENE AND HEARD around the Bight GOLF Tournament results LEGISLATIVE preview IRELAND trip

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MEMBER DIRECTORY

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Building on the momentum; goals made and goals met Brian Kelly | Operations Manager, Miles Sand & Gravel 2014 President of the Chamber Board

First, I would like to thank those that have come before me building a foundation which has strengthened and solidified the Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce. Past Presidents, Board Members, and Executive Directors have been committed to serving the Chamber at the very highest levels and have done a marvelous job. Having been a Board Member, President Elect, and now President of the Board of Trustees, I can say without hesitation that this Chamber is represented by some of the most talented and committed people I have worked with in over 36 years of professional and business experience. Did you know that our Executive Director, Heidi McCutcheon, routinely receives calls from other Chambers of Commerce seeking advice on a myriad of topics? Generally these inquiries relate to how our Chamber has continued to grow and prosper during difficult business climates. They desire to know how we blaze trails of innovation that energize and strengthen our ability to serve our members. Our Past President Melanie Bakala implemented some attainable strategic goals in 2013 which could be measured monthly.

In practicality, these goals seemed simple and straight forward, but in real terms of actual practice they were immense in their effect. Now, Melanie is much to humble to toot her own horn, but by joining with Heidi, the Board, and the Chamber staff, she achieved each and every one of these goals. First hand, I have witnessed an energized membership grow in size and participation. Monthly Membership meetings have flourished and become more vibrant, Business After Hours events have become so very popular (with the exception of one event which happened to be scheduled as the Seahawks played) that waiting lists have been created as events sponsorships have booked up. Finally, I am very pleased to report that your Chamber is operating in the black.

As I write this I am reminded of our Chambers Mission Statement; to encourage and maintain a vibrant business community, promote tourism and facilitate economic development. Those mission words maintain and vibrant were clearly supported and enhanced by the goals of 2013. In closing, I have a few goals of my own for 2014 and have outlined them for the Board of Trustees, who adopted them at the January Board Retreat. In the coming months I hope to report in greater detail about those goals and how we are achieving them.

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Promoting local communication Melanie Bakala | State Farm Insurance Past President of the Chamber Board Shelton-Mason Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees had three primary goals for 2013. I’d like to share how we fared in our efforts. Improve communication

Improve our education and communication of the benefits the Chamber provides to our members with the goal of growing our membership to 368 members by the end of 2013. We recognized that our members are busy running their business, and don’t always have the time to seek out the benefits. We determined that we needed to be more strategic in our communication with our members and we convened a strategic communications committee that came up with ideas for being more effective in our communications through the BIGHT, Facebook, and our weekly eBlasts. The result was a growth in our membership to 358 members – 97% of our goal. The board is pleased with this result, and the marketing committee will continue efforts in improving communication with our members.

Focus on operating in the black

As businesses struggled with income and growth over the past few years, the Chamber also found itself dipping into reserves to keep forging ahead. As we saw improvement in the economy, we decided it was time to buckle down turn things around.

Through strong financial guidance from our finance committee, and the successful introduction of the BIGHT quarterly community magazine, we are pleased to tell you that we accomplished this goal and are moving in the direction to be able to focus on growing your Chamber.

President’s Circle Platinum level

Increase participation in events by 10%.

More engaged members mean more participation in our Chamber events. In 2013, while attendance in the monthly membership meetings decreased, the participation in our larger events – the Annual Gala, our Auction, The Business Expo and Bite of Shelton, and our Golf Tournament – all experienced a significant increase in attendance. We also saw an increase in attendance in our monthly Business After Hour events. The best part about having these goals is that when we sat down to plan for 2014, we are able to build on our successes from last year, and also make plans to make improvement in the areas that need it. I am very proud of the accomplishments of our Chamber this year – due to the efforts of our Chamber Executive Heidi McCutcheon and Office Manager Deidre Eaton, and the leadership of our Board. 2014 is looking to be a banner year for the Chamber and Mason County businesses!

Upcoming Chamber Events

March 6 Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening 4:30 PM Pacific Northwest Auctioneers Showroom 831 W Golden Pheasant Rd Shelton

March 20 Getting to Yes Workshop/ Member Forum 12:00 – 4:30 PM Mason PUD#3 Skookum Room 2621 E Johns Prairie Rd, Shelton

March 7 Coffee & Conversation with Executive Director Heidi McCutcheon 7:30 – 8:30 AM Roosters Family Restaurant 3001 Olympic Hwy N, Shelton

March 24 Facebook for Business: 101 & 301 12:00 – 1:00 PM Olympic College 937 W Alpine Way, Shelton

March 12 Business After Hours Member Networking Social Maple Glen Senior Living 5:30 – 7:00 PM 1700 N 13th Loop Rd, Shelton

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April 9 Business After Hours Member Networking Social Our Community Credit Union 5:30 – 7:00 PM 2948 Olympic Hwy N, Shelton To RSVP or for more information visit sheltonchamber.org or call (360) 426-2021.

April 7 Coffee & Conversation with Executive Director Heidi McCutcheon 7:30 – 8:30 AM Roosters Family Restaurant 3001 Olympic Hwy N, Shelton

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Gold Level

Clowns Unlimited, Inc. Columbia Bank Heritage Bank Mason County Taxi Miles Sand & Gravel Shelton Dental Center Shelton Dental Excellence

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2013 award winners announced at annual Gala Annually the Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce hosts members and the community at the Awards Gala presenting the prestigious Business of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and President’s Choice awards. The semi-formal event, presented by Premier Sponsor Little Creek Casino Resort, began with a word from sponsors, after a Toast to 2013 by Awards Sponsor, Melanie Bakala, State Farm Insurance. The sold out crowd enjoyed a delectable five course meal, the menu ranging from seared scallops to Wagyu beef expertly paired with wines by Little Creek’s grand sommelier. The wines were provided by the sponsorship of Quinault Beach Resort Casino, much to the crowd’s delight. Everything from the menu cards outlining these specialties to the table numbers and place cards were beautifully created by The Shopper, the event’s Media Sponsor. The Chamber’s executive director Heidi McCutcheon presented the annual State of the Chamber Address which hit on the highlights of 2013. This year, many of the Chamber’s sponsors provided giveaways that coincided with the presentation. The evening progressed with the Honorable Victoria Meadows presiding over the 2014 Installation of the Board of Trustees and with appreciation to outgoing board member and past president Drew MacEwen. photos: Cooper Studios (See page 3 for a list of the 2014 Board Members.)

As the event wrapped, all of the nominees were honored and the winners for the 2013 awards were announced by McCutcheon and Bakala. McCutcheon says, “We are so fortunate to have an abundance of businesses and organizations who strive to make Mason County a better place to live, work and play. Again this year, I know the recipients of our awards truly reflect this character. Our community is a better place because of them.” Taking home top nods were Business of the Year Cameo Boutique, Citizen of the Year Patti Case, Volunteer of the Year Sue Patterson, and President’s Choice Hood Canal Communications. Business of the Year honors the business that made the most significant contribution benefiting the Mason County business community over the past year.  Any size business is eligible as the Chamber recognizes overall contributions improving our community and the business climate. This year’s nominees included Cameo Boutique & Wine Shop, Cogent Construction, Green Diamond Resource Co., Hama Hama Oyster Co., Hiawatha Evergreens, Peninsula Credit Union, Shelton Timberland Library, and Simpson Lumber Co.

Gary and Pam Hanson,Cameo Boutique photo: Cooper Studios

The award went to Cameo Boutique & Wine Shop in Union, owned by Pam & Gary Hanson. Gary is a Consulting Forester and serves wine samples at the boutique on weekends. Pam is an 1971 Shelton High graduate and she opened Cameo in 1983 after working at local financial institutions for more than a decade. The Hansons and Cameo are active in the community and continue to support charitable events and groups year after year. They are heavily involved at Harmony Hill; Pam is also currently sitting on their Advisory Board. Pam & Gary live in Union and are members of the Union Tourism Association, of which Pam has served as president.

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Six citizens were nominated for the 2013 Citizen of the Year award, which honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to enhance the business community and the community at large and who have given freely of their time, talent, energy and expertise. The nominees were Patti Case, Amy Cooper, Xinh Dwelley, Caroline Rich, Terri Shaw, and Barb Weza. Patti Case took home the 2013 award. Patti is a key member of the Mason County community – both professionally and personally. After graduating from Shelton High in 1975, she earned degrees at both the University of Washington and the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Leadership Program before taking a position Patti Case at Green Diamond photo: Cooper Studios Resource Company. In addition to her demanding role as Green Diamond’s Public Affairs/Regulatory Manager, Patti gives an enormous amount of her time to the service of others – often in leadership roles. She has served on the Boards numerous local organizations and various industry advocacy groups; she has also served on the Chamber’s Board of Trustees, including two terms as President. Volunteer of the Year nominees are recognized for their contributions to the Chamber's programs and activities. These volunteers have given their time, talents, energies and expertise in an effort to enhance the business community and the community at large. Lisa Brengan, Julie Nichols, Sue Patterson, and Lisa Woodard were nominated this year. This year’s volunteer honoree, Sue Patterson, has served on many Chamber committees from auction planning to beautification – for which her Flower Dough bake sale has become a staple of the annual campaign. In addition Sue Patterson to her participation photo: Cooper Studios at the Chamber, she is a champion for several local charities, volunteering for Senior Services for South Sound as a Board member and for their Bright Lives Fundraiser, chairing MGH Foundation’s Fantasy Forest for many years, co-chairing a table for Turning Pointe’s “Power of the Purse,” baking her famous treats for the United Way dessert auction, and so much more. Sue finds time to do all of this while working at Sage Book Store and caring for her parents. (continued on page 8)

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(continued from page 7) Lastly, in continuation of the tradition created by Past President Drew MacEwen, the President’s Choice award was bestowed on a member of the Chamber. In 2013, President Melanie Bakala selected Hood Canal Communications to receive the honor. She said: “Hood Canal Communication’s dedicated staff & management team contribute countless hours to non-profits, while the company itself provides financial and physical support to local organizations year round. This year, they even “saved Christmas” by donating their equipment and manpower to assist the Chamber and the local Kiwanis clubs by hanging the holiday decorations just three days before the parade.

Hood Canal Communications, photo: Cooper Studios

Their approach to business and their approach to each day demonstrate exceptional commitment and high spirits! A pillar in the community, they strive to provide serve the community as well as they their serve their customers – and that is high praise.” The entire Awards Gala was an exquisite affair, celebrating another momentous year. Keeping in tradition with past years, Cooper Studios was on hand to capture the evening’s events and photograph our winners. To see more of their gorgeous photos from the event, please visit sheltonchamber.org/awards or visit our Facebook page.

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Say goodbye to LOCAL BUCK$

“Dr. Busacca & his team understand and care about my fears.”

Kelley Crabtree | Maple Glen Senior Living Chamber Board VP of Marketing

In September of 2011, the Chamber rolled out a program called LOCAL BUCK$ to further encourage Mason County residents to shop locally. LOCAL BUCK$ were sold in increments of $5, $10 & $20 and worked the same as a gift certificate at more than forty participating businesses in Mason County. Due to a lack of participation and the fact that many of LOCAL BUCK$ were not being redeemed, a survey of Chamber members was conducted to gauge the commitment to the program. Most respondents stated that they were only participating as a show of support for Chamber programs. An overwhelming amount of the respondents stated the LOCAL BUCK$ program added little value to their business and more than 55% stated that they themselves had never used LOCAL BUCK$. As the results of this survey indicate the low value to our members, the Chamber will be discontinuing the LOCAL BUCK$ program. If you are in possession of LOCAL BUCK$, they will continue to be redeemed at the Chamber office though June 30, 2014. Though this program ultimately missed the mark, the Chamber stands behind the benefits of shopping locally and promotes several ‘Shop Local’ campaigns throughout the year. We market these campaigns in the BIGHT as well as through the Chamber website, weekly electronic newsletter and Facebook page. For more information, go to sheltonchamber.org/ shoplocal.

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MGH Ankle & Foot (360) 427-0366 MGH Eye Clinic (360) 426-8717 MGH Family Health (360) 426-3862 MGH Hoodsport Family Clinic (360) 877-0372

MGH Mountain View Women’s Health (360) 426-0955 MGH Oakland Bay Pediatrics (360) 426-3102 MGH Olympic Physicians (360) 426-2500

MGH Shelton Family (360) 426-2653 MGH Shelton Orthopedics (360) 427-0663 MGH Surgery Clinic (360) 426-4142

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Shaping the Chamber’s future

SKOKOMISH TOURISM

Patty Ayala Ross | Shelton Timberland Library

Chamber Board of Trustees An all-day meeting can be a real drain for busy business owners and managers in terms of both time and concentration power. However, the Chamber Board Retreat held on January 6 proved just the opposite. Board members came away revitalized and ready to lead Chamber efforts in the New Year.

A Lighthouse on Hammersley

The retreat was held at the scenic A Lighthouse on Hammersley Bed and Breakfast which turned out to be an ideal setting for the Chamber Board to really dig in. 2013 goals were reviewed and discussed at length. We reached two of the three goals, and just missed the third. Go to page 5 for an in-depth review by past president Melanie Bakala.

The possible effects any change might have on the organization and the membership has been considered at length. Focus groups have been hosted and the membership has been sampled for opinions on the new tiered plan. Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, so the Chamber Board has decided to move forward with the plan.

The board also reviewed the ongoing work of present committees, elected its 2014 officers, heard from the incoming president Brian Kelly, reviewed potential new board members and discussed staffing matters. The board also spent some time brainstorming the potential reasons behind low attendance at recent membership meetings and is hopeful that it will rise in the near future.

Under the new system some benefits remained or were changed, many were created, and some others were removed altogether. Adopting the tiered benefits system is a significant change for our members but with it comes great benefit. The transition will be phased and allow plenty of time for adjustment.

Tiered membership dues were also under intense discussion. The Chamber plans to roll out this new structure to members in mid-2014. Consideration towards changing to tiered dues began in 2010 as the membership committee looked at other organizations who have made a successful transition.

Friday, March 7 will launch a new one-hour morning program “Coffee and Conversation” with the Chamber’s executive director Heidi McCutcheon. Simply put, you are invited to share coffee and conversation with Heidi and fellow Chamber members. Throw out your ideas, gain insight, get advice, and share your perspective on what’s happening in the business community. Want to know more about what

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All in all this was an important day and a great use of time! Reviewing the accomplishments of last year, discussing ongoing Chamber business and setting new goals—all at such a serene Mason County location—was the perfect prescription to remind members of the important work of the Chamber as the group charges ahead in 2014.

Coffee and Conversation offers time with Chamber director Your time is valuable and there certainly isn’t enough of it. You are busy making decisions, meeting with clients, working the till, and generally running your business. There certainly isn’t enough time to share your triumphs and challenges or build relationships within the community to make your business stronger. Or is there?

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that new development up by Walmart? What does the Chamber Board think about the new city water pressure system options? Is our economy better or worse than it was last year? Coffee and Conversation is a free Chamber member benefit held on the first Friday of each month from 7:30-8:30 AM at Roosters Family Restaurant. This informal event series will replace Good Morning Mason County and take on a new format. A no-host breakfast is available; please place your order upon arrival. Reservations are not required. As with all Chamber activities, non-members are welcome to experience up to three events without obligation to join. If you have questions, please contact the Chamber office at info@sheltonchamber.org or (360) 426-2021. 11

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Better On You & The Gallery Grrlz

Congratulations to these local businesses!

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The end of 2013 was a banner time for ribbon cuttings! We saw grand openings, new locations, and expansions for many of our members.

We welcome our newest Chamber members:

Adept Law PLLC (Attorneys & Legal Services); Arcadia Salon (Salon & Spa); Computer Creations NW (Computers & Technology); Dover Point Designs (Interior Design/Window Treatments); Duncan & Associates Insurance Brokers, Inc. (Insurance); Gateway Christian Fellowship (Non-Profit & Community Organization); Hall Equities Group (Real Estate); Hood Canal School District (Education); Horton Environmental, LLC (Fire & Water Damage); Josiah Rowell For State House (Elected Officials/Political Candidates); Commissioner Terri Jeffreys (Elected Officials/Political Candidates); Mason Area Fair Association (Non-Profit & Community Organization); Mason County Youth Baseball Association (Non-Profit Recreation & Community Organization); Mason General Hospital Olympic Physicians (Health Care); Olympic Stove & Spas, Inc. (Heating/Ventilating/Air Conditioning); Rockin Chocolate (Bakery); Safe Stride LLC (Cleaning Services); Shelton Kings Cheer (Non-Profit Recreation & Community Organization); Sweet Shack Bakery & Tea House LLC (Bakery); Sylvan Pet Lodge (Pet Services); The Creative Office (Office Equipment & Supplies); and Zeppelin Shipping & Technology Center (Computers & Technology; Shipping & Mailing Services). See the directory on pages 30-39 for a complete list of members.

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BUSINESS AFTER HOURS Business After Hours social events always boast good food, great friends, and outstanding networking! Take a look at our fall events:

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September 11 hosted by Skookum Rotary

October 9 hosted by Mason PUD#3

November 13 hosted by John L. Scott

December 11 hosted by United Way of Mason County

Business After Hours is a free networking social for Chamber members and Friends of the Chamber. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet new people and network with other business owners, community leaders and elected officials. Our upcoming event is hosted Maple Glen on March 12.

Interested in becoming a chamber member?

The purpose of your Shelton Mason County Chamber of Commerce is to encourage and maintain a vibrant business community, promote tourism and facilitate economic development in your community! Apart from creating great networking opportunities – your Chamber staff and volunteers are always busy strategizing on how to make Mason County a better place to live, play. Through Advocacy, Promotion and Education your Chamber works hard to connect businesses with the community. For less than $16 a month your small business can be a part of this energy and enjoy all these benefits. Interested in participating for personal enrichment rather than business? Individuals are encouraged to join as “Friends” and enjoy many of the member benefits. Want more information? Call (360) 426-2012 or visit sheltonchamber.org. Stop by the Chamber office at 215 W Railroad Ave, our staff would be happy to answer your questions!

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King 5’s Evening Magazine Health Link recently featured Harmony Hill Retreat Center.

Awnaroll Painting gave the Mason County Historical Society’s museum a fresh outlook with a new coat of paint.

Rep. Drew MacEwen was appointed to the 777X Legislative Task Force with the goal to encourage Boeing to expand and retain jobs in Washington State.

Family-owned Hama Hama Co. earned the 2013 Hood Canal Environmental Achievement Award. Recently the farm was visited by a herd of local elk.

Mason County Sheriff’s Office was named State of Washington Marine Law Enforcement Program of the Year for 2013.  Alpine Way Continuing Care Community welcomed new Executive Director Trudy Hendricks and said goodbye to long-time director Beth Johnston this November.

Shelton School District redesigned their website to make it more user-friendly.

Mason General welcomes Olympic Physicians and Hoodsport Family Clinic to its Hospital & Family of Clinics.

Shelton School District received a generous donation from the Squaxin Island Tribe. The $50,000 donation — $25,000 per year for two years — will bolster extra-curricular activities and benefit outdoor learning programs. Mason County Economic Development Council (EDC) welcomed new director Lynn Longan, after Matt Matayoshi resigned PUD#1 and PUD#3 both received first in to take a position as the place honors in their respective classes  Director of Business Develfrom the Northwest Public Power opment with the Lewis EDC.  Association. Skokomish Indian Tribe of Washington and Lucky Dog Casino donated more than $26,000 to local organizations. 

President Bill Brown of Green Diamond Resource Co. retired in December, with former Simpson officer Douglas Reed taking the reins.

Fir Lane Health and Rehabilitation Center received the 2013 recipient of the Bronze Commitment to Quality award.

First American Title opened up a new office located in Belfair.

Bill Taylor was inducted to the Oyster Hall of Fame this year at an annual Oyster Festival in Chicago, IL. (Photo: Keith Lazelle)

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Central Mason Fire & EMS’ medic, Abel, won best CPR of the Oregon EMS conference.

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The first ever Vendor’s Fair at Rockets and Rainbows raised money for Relay For Life.


In November, Shelton Timberland Regional Library hosted forty local authors who contributed to an anthology of poems, stories, essays, and even a graphic novel.  Check their schedule online or Facebook page for weekly community events like Writer’s Workshop’s and Wacky Science! Jan Morris Hardware Distillery Company

The doctors at Shelton Dental Excellence donated new computers to Shelton Preschool.

Jan Morris, owner of the Hardware Distillery Company in Hoodsport, was featured on the New York Times’ “Wealth Matters” column about how she converted her 401K into the creation of the distillery.

Hood Canal Communications, celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, saved Christmas this year. With only three days to go, they volunteered to hang the decorations for the parade and gave Shelton its Christmas cheer.

Affordable College Online awards Olympic College as the most affordable online college in Washington State.

The Shelton Farmers Market has announced their 2014 season as 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM on Saturdays, May through September. Both Mariano’s Fine Jewelry & Design and Case by Case Jewelers can create a “wish list” for their customers.

In less than one month, Harmony Hill Retreat Center raised more than $100,000 which will be matched 200% by one very generous donor.

Pioneer School District has new flashing school zone lights thanks to Central Mason Fire and EMS.

McComb & Wagner move offices to a new location on the North side of Railroad Ave.

8,000 square feet of smoke free gaming space has been added at Little Creek Casino Resort.

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Golfers make second annual golf tournament a success

The third Annual Chamber Golf Tournament, presented by Title Sponsors Alderbrook Resort & Spa and Alderbrook Golf Course, was a great day of networking and golf – raising thousands of dollars to support Chamber events and program.

The day started off nicely thanks to Cart Sponsor Bakala State Farm Insurance and the whole day’s play was filled with fun by way of Hole-in-One opportunities provided by Olsen Furniture and Shelton Dental Excellence as well as on-course games, giveaways, and “purchasable advantage!” As comedian Dave Hill says, “Golf is the hardest game in the world to play and the easiest to cheat at.” Our licorice rope and other purchasable advantages made it a little easier for participants to uphold their moral character on the course.

Photo Sponsor Columbia Bank captured the fun as a full field of golfers turned out for this year’s best-ball tournament and at the end of eighteen holes (avoiding Sand Trap Sponsor Miles Sand & Gravel when possible!) the competition was fierce. An array of high-end golf clubs, accessories, and prizes were awarded to the top four teams following a gourmet salmon dinner prepared by Alderbrook Resort's executive Chef Lucas Sautter.

We had a tie for first this year (with a score of 50) going to Team Prudential Northwest Real Estate – Bob Buhl, Curt Creswell, Carsten Eisenbarth, and Steve Goins – and to Team Safeway – Andy Erb, Joey Etter, Eric Haws, and Joey Etter – with Team Alderbrook Resort – Jake Geist, Max Messmer, Jason Scheinke, and Shaun Tucker – taking third, just one stroke behind. The Longest Drive went to Andy Conklin from Windermere Real Estate; Carsten Eisenbarth claimed Closest to the Hole; and John Gray from ServPro picked up the KP.

The perfect place to live and play! Alderbrook is a member-owned golf course that is also open to public play. Our clubhouse includes a restaurant, bar and golf shop. We’re proud of the food at the Club~House Grille. It’s a great place to stop in for food and brews after golf or for small private functions. Golf course & dining facilities open every day for golf, tournaments and special events including: corporate outings, banquets and weddings. Memberships are available. Call now for information:

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Adventure We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to this year’s golf tournament committee: Justin Gravatt, Jake Geist and Jennifer Owens. They all worked diligently to ensure this year’s tournament was a memorable and valuable event. Thank you to this year’s hole sponsors: Arnold Smith Insurance, Cut Rate Auto Parts, Falcon Financial, Fir Lane Health & Rehabilitation,

Gateway Property Management, Green Diamond Resource Co., Heritage Bank, Hama Hama Co., Hood Canal Communications, Lake Cushman Golf Course, Les Schwab Tire Center Shelton, Maple Glen Senior Living, Mason County Title Co., Newman Family Chiropractic, Our Community Credit Union, Peninsula Credit Union, ServPro of Mason County, Shelton Dental Excellence, Shelton Liquor & Wine, and Windermere Real Estate/Himlie Inc.

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Enjoy world-class golfing and spectacular scenery at one of Mason County’s golf courses. Alderbrook Golf & Yacht Club 330 E Country Club Drive E, Union (360) 898-2560 This course is consistently rated as one of the top 25 courses in the Northwest for scenery and play-ability. The well-maintained par 72 course follows the natural contour of land. Currently Alderbrook Golf is offering a $29 winter special for 18 holes, a cart, with a hot dog meal (or $5 off an entree of your choice). Lake Cushman Golf Course 210 N Fairway Dr W, Hoodsport (360) 877-5505 Nestled in the forest of the Olympic Mountains above Hoodsport, Washington on the scenic Hood Canal, this course is 9-holes with dual tees which plays a challenging 18 holes. It has a wide open driving range, putting green and practice bunker. Enjoy beverages, snacks and hot dogs on the deck overlooking the putting green. The course is a nice walk or you can choose to rent one of the club’s Yamaha golf carts. LakeLand Village Golf Course 200 East Old Ranch Rd, Allyn (360) 275-6100 LakeLand Village Golf Course challenges players with numerous ponds and gaping bunkers, offset by views of the Olympics and Mount Rainier. At over 9,000 yards, this 27-hole golf course also offers driving ranges, practice chipping and bunker areas, as well as putting greens. The clubhouse serves lunch and dinner options on select days.

Lake Limerick Country Club 790 E Saint Andrews Dr (360) 426-6290 This quiet and picturesque course is surrounded by fir trees. Gentle hills and some sand make for a challenging and fun round of golf on this easy to walk course. Facilities include a restaurant and pro shop. Salish Cliffs Golf Club 91 W State Route 108, Shelton (360) 462-3673 Salish Cliffs Golf Club is a salmon-safe 18-hole championship golf course of the Squaxin Island Tribe created by award winning architect Gene Bates. The par 72 layout offers world-class golf and stunning Pacific Northwest views. Rates include greens fee, golf cart, range balls before play and tax. The restaurant at the clubhouse of Salish Cliffs offers great food at reasonable prices. Shelton Springs Disc Golf Course Intersection of Shelton Springs Rd & Wallace Kneeland Blvd masoncountydiscgolf.com This 18-hole course is located in the large watershed across from the Shelton Senior & Junior High Schools just off the southernmost tip of the Huff n’ Puff trail. It is the #1 rated disc golf course in Washington.

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The Washington Legislature, for the first time in several years, opened up the 2014 session on January 13 without a budget deficit to address. Still, the battle lines were immediately drawn in Olympia: Reform versus Revenue. The Chamber Board, together with the North Mason Chamber, once again developed a set of priorities to present to Senator Tim Sheldon (D-Potlatch), Rep. Kathy Haigh (D-Shelton) and Rep. Drew MacEwen (R-Union). Chamber members gathered the first week of January for the annual Legislative Send Off where these priorities were formally presented, and all three legislators fielded questions on a variety of issues.

Control in Olympia

The Democrats remain in control of the House and the Governor’s Mansion in Olympia. But the Majority Coalition is back in the Senate. This bi-partisan group formed just before the 2013 session, when two Democratic senators, Tim Sheldon (D-Potlatch) and Rodney Tom (D-Medina), joined with 23 Republicans to shift control of the Senate.

Chamber priorities

The 2014 priorities include a request to legislators that they follow the principle of “Do No Harm” to business. As the economy inches toward recovery, it is more important than ever to protect employers from excessive fees and onerous regulations. Next, the Chamber asked legislators to truly prioritize the activities of government, eliminate redundancies and reform regulatory systems before asking for new revenue. More specific priorities include: further reforms to the state’s unstable workers’ compensation system so that employers won’t be faced with higher rates (specifically expanding the “struc-

tured settlement” program that is a proven cost saver); protecting Mason County’s resource industries from increased taxes and regulations; and ensuring that rural communities aren’t forgotten in the discussions about a statewide transportation package.

Outlook for 2014 session

Transportation. From his seat as a leader in the Senate Majority Coalition, Senator Sheldon told Chamber members to look for Transportation as a big issue this session. While the Governor and House leaders support a 10 cent gas tax, Senate leaders continue to insist on significant reforms at DOT, especially in light of the 520 pontoon cracks and the more recent troubles with the Seattle tunnel project. Senator Sheldon pointed out to Chamber members that he does not believe Mason County residents want an additional 10 cent gas tax and he reiterated his position that any revenue proposal must come with significant reforms to ensure that taxpayers are getting the most for their tax dollar. Education. Legislators were surprised - just days before they gathered in Olympia - by a Supreme Court decision concluding that the state is not doing enough, fast enough, to fulfill its constitutional obligation to fully fund basic education, despite the additional $1 billion for basic education that lawmakers approved last year. This decision immediately resulted in tax increase proposals from the Governor and other Democrats. While the Majority Coalition Caucus leaders responded that reforms to the K-12 system to limit non-education expenses could reduce or eliminate the need for a major tax increase.

Rep. Haigh stated that her focus continues to be fully funding our education system, and will be at the center of the storm as legislators decide how to respond to the Court’s decision – which many believe to be overstepping the Court’s constitutional authority.

Minimum Wage

Governor Inslee and others are pushing for an increase in the minimum wage – perhaps up to $15.00/hr. This proposal is already seeing wide opposition from employers all over the state, given that Washington already has the highest state minimum wage in the country, $9.32 an hour.

B&O tax reform

In the opening week of session, Rep. MacEwen introduced a bill offering businesses relief from the state’s B&O tax, hoping to build on some of the momentum of the special session in November when lawmakers approved an incentive package to keep Boeing in Washington. Instead of the current structure of B&O tax and credits for certain industries, MacEwen’s bill (House Bill 2264) would give businesses a choice of three deductions from the B&O tax in each filing year: 1) costs of goods sold; 2) 30 percent of gross revenue; or 3) up to $300,000 in employee compensation. “I firmly believe we can fix our state’s economy by retooling how we tax businesses to compete seriously with other states and countries,” MacEwen said.

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Construction work began this month on the Washington National Guard Shelton Armory as Mason Transit Authority (MTA) repurposes the building into the Transit-Community Center at The Armory, at 601 W Franklin St, built in 1955 and purchased by MTA in 2006. The $10 million dollar project is funded by a combination of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and State of Washington grants supplemented with MTA funds and private donations. The construction effort begins with the removal of hazardous materials and demolition of the vehicle storage facility where tanks were housed.

The project is scheduled for completion in January 2015 and will house community events and programs for all ages. It will include a transit hub, refurbished gym, commercial-grade teaching kitchen, computer lab, conference rooms and leased program and enterprise space.

“This is exciting for Mason Transit Authority, the City of Shelton and Mason County!” said MTA General Manager Brad Patterson. “The Transit-Community Center will provide a centralized location where people of all ages can come to meet, receive services, recreate, learn and socialize, and make their connections through public transit. We look forward to opening the doors a year from now.”

According to FTA Administrator Peter Rogoff, this innovative project will be the first in the nation built to combine transit and community centers in one building. For details regarding available space, contact the project’s manager, Kathy Geist, (360) 432-5754.

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Travel to majestic Ireland

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson Again this year, the Chamber is proud to provide another exciting travel opportunity. October 26-November 2, 2014 a group from Mason County will fly to Ireland and arrive at the world renowned 5-star Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort.

Cliffs of Moher on the Clare Coast, Ireland

The very next day, it’s off to the Cliffs of Moher on the Clare Coast and a panoramic tour of Galway itself with free time to explore shops, cafes, and pubs. The following day is a free day to explore on your own before an excursion to the Dingle Peninsula on Day 5, taking in views towards Blasket Island Center. Day 6 will be take you to the Rock of Cashel and then to Kilkenny Castle, ending with medieval-style dinner and entertainment at Bunratty Castle. The following day you may choose to travel to kiss the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle or to enjoy the manor and a day of leisure. Then, it’s time to pack your bags and head home! You may extend your stay with two extra nights in Dublin, Ireland’s majestic capital, including a visit to Trinity College home of the Book of Kells, and the sights of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Connell Street.

This scenic, eight day trip costs just $2,599 pp and includes round trip airfare from SeaTac Airport, port fees, most taxes, lodging and transfers, all breakfasts and one dinner, as well as travel documents (you must supply your own passport). Not included in this price: Passport fee and/or travel insurance. These trips are open to the public; you need not be a Chamber member to attend. The additional Dublin package cost is $499 pp. Save $100 when you make your $450 deposit on or before April 1, 2014. For more information about the trip, visit sheltonchamber.org/ travel, check out our Facebook page, or call (360) 426-2021.

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What do the Seattle Seahawks and flower baskets have in common? Great community support! On Super Bowl Sunday, the employees at Mason County PUD#3 kicked off 2014 flower basket fundraising in a big way! Showing their support for both the Hawks and the Chamber’s beautification program, individual employees created a private pool committing $200 for each touchdown the Seahawks made at the Super Bowl. After an amazing game, the PUD#3 employees’ generosity converted the five Seahawks touchdowns into more than $1,000 in pledges for Beautification. What a great start to the spring season!

The $200 offsets the cost of materials and maintenance for the season – and citizens may choose to sponsor a basket in honor of a special someone or in memoriam of a loved one.

The lovely flower baskets that grace our streets during the summer would not be possible without our community’s involvement, like that of the PUD#3 employees. For many years now, the business community and individual sponsors have provided support to cover the tremendous costs associated with the installation and upkeep of the flower baskets, streetlight banners, and Christmas decorations. Gifts of any amount are greatly appreciated and all donations received are dedicated to beautifying our community. In addition to donations towards the collective project, flower baskets may be sponsored for $200 each.

If you would like more information on this program or to make a donation, please contact the Chamber at info@sheltonchamber.org or (360) 426-2021. Financial contributions may be mailed to PO Box 2389, Shelton, WA 98584 or dropped off at the Chamber Office at 215 W Railroad Avenue. Additional details are available online at www.sheltonchamber.org/beautification or you may contact any of the following committee members directly:  Ron Pannell, Steve Andrewski, Jill Himlie, Dr. Jim Grimes, and John Tarrant.

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SHELTON, WA | March 20 Mason County Concert Association presents Pavlo as he travels the world work ing audiences into a Mediterranean frenzy! Inspired by his own Greek father’s words, “Have the courage to do what you love and the drive to do it well.” Pavlo created his own record label and entered into the music scene as an independent artist –Single ticket price-$30.00. mccca.com

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KAMILCHE, WA | March 30 Little Creek Casino Resort presents Country Superstars, a fast-paced, concert event featuring a world-class live band and TRIBUTES to some of the biggest names in country music such as Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, Parton & Wynonna Judd! An unforgettable experience that treats audiences to America’s heartland. little-creek.com

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KAMILCHE, WA | May 24 Squaxin Island Museum Library and ToanOlympia Research Center hosts afternoon of& I-5 chocolate and wine. Tickets $25/30. squaxinislandmuseum.org

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3 WA | March 23 - 24 SHELTON, Sherwood Guild, a chapter of Mason General Hospital Foundation, will once again host this event at Xinh’s Clam & Oyster House at 6:00 PM. The evening will include a cooking demonstration and recipes from renowned seafood Chef Xinh Dwelley, plus dinner, dessert, and wine or beer. Seating is limited, so reservations must be made by Monday, March 17. Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased by calling MGH Foundation office at (360) 427-3623.

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THE 28TH ANNUAL SHELTON FIDDLE FEST

SHELTON, WA | April 5 District 5 of the Washington Old Time Fiddlers, in association with The Shelton High School Choir, are proud to present two shows at the Shelton School District Performing Arts Center. $10.00/ adult; $5.00/ student/child; $25.00 /family. sheltonfiddlefest.com


70th Forest Festival hosts 2014 STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Professional Western Qualifier Who ever said nothing happens in Mason County? Not only is the Forest Festival celebrating three score and ten, this year our area will be garnering national attention as our local businesses fill with contestants, media and spectators as Shelton becomes the location for the 2014 Stihl Timbersports Professional Western Qualifier, May 31. It’s promising to be an event big enough for Paul! Established in 1985, the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series assembles top lumberjacks from around the globe to compete. The Series is seen by over 20 million viewers annually in over 62 countries. Athletes compete in a variety of disciplines based on traditional logging skills to determine the best all-around lumberjack. Disciplines include Hot Saw, Single Buck, Springboard Chop, Standing Block Chop, Stock Saw and Underhand Chop.

The professionals in the Series compete in five regional professional qualifiers throughout America. This year the Western competition will occur in Shelton, WA. This Series Professional events will be broadcasted on ABC Network. Professional athletes will be competing for the chance to go to the U.S. championship right here in Mason County. Since 2011, with the growing popularity of the Series and growth

of international competitions, the U.S. Series has only been open to U.S. athletes in the regional qualifiers. The World Championship competitions are the venue for international competition. There are 40 total open slots, 8 from each region, for professionals looking to compete and qualify for the championship. Athletes are ranked, and then divided up with ten athletes per region based on ranking and home location.

The top four individuals from each region then move on to the championship venue. The top U.S. chop saw competitor advances to the World Championship competition in Holland. This year marks the 70th Annual Mason County Forest Festival. The 2014 theme is “Our Logging Legacy,” a fitting tribute for the host of the Series and an amazing opportunity to embrace and educate about our forestry heritage. (continued next page)

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(continued from previous page) The competition is an ideal fit for Forest Festival, which honors Mason County’s timber heritage. The Mason County Forest Festival originally begun in 1945 to combat the devastating effects of forest fire through raising awareness late in the spring before the hot dry weather began. The Festival honored the area’s logging history by showcasing the value of timber

to the community. As now, 70 years later, the event features a parade, royalty and Paul Bunyan. Today the Forest Festival event also encompasses a community run, forest court complete with a Paul Bunyan and Smokey the Bear, as well as a car show, logging show and carnival. The 2014 addition of the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series Profes-

sional Western Qualifier will garner national attention and is expected to infuse the event with renewed interest. The Mason County Forest Festival Association is a non-profit organization run by dedicated volunteers. This year more than ever community members are encouraged to get involved. No matter what your skills or interests the group has a vast array of tasks that need to be completed.

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From organizing and preparations leading up to the event to helping out the weekend of Forest Festival, volunteers are needed in the areas of button sales, float decoration, float driving, organizing the Grand Parade along with other tasks, that with your help the 70th Annual Mason County Forest Festival will be a memorable and amazing event for everyone – young and old, lifelong residents, and visitors alike.

Mason County Forest Festival parade, Shelton, May 1953, had over 30,000 attendees. Photo: Seattle Post-Intelligence; Photograph Collection, Museum of History & Industry

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The days are getting longer and the nights warmer. We start to consider the outdoor possibilities . With new plans for our gardens and dreams of paradise, it’s easy to forget to maintain existing gardens. We then find ourselves in the fall with another season gone by. We all love a beautiful garden but many lack either the time or energy (or both) to properly establish or maintain one. This is when it is time to consider getting help – here are a few thoughts on how to hire a landscape contractor. We have all heard the contractor horror stories. To help you in your search, here are a few questions you need to ask before inviting a contractor to your home. What is our annual maintenance budget going to be after we complete our garden? Consider your lifestyle and income, do you have the budget to maintain your oasis? How much should I invest in my garden? Think about the value of your home; how long you plan to stay in home. Do I need a landscape designer? A designer can help with plant heights, growth rate, symmetry. Do I want to complete project all at once? Or complete your project into stages and plan annual goals that are attainable. Is the contractor licensed and insured? If your contractor is not you can become liable if there is an injury on your property or if your property is damaged. Request a minmum of three refererences as well.

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Every gardener knows that purchasing soil and amendments for your garden can be tough on the pocket book. Why not make amendments from things that you would normally send to the landfill? Composting is a wonderful way to be green and give a present to your plants at the same time. Composting carries out part of the earth’s biological cycle of growth and decay. Plants grow by capturing the sun’s energy along with carbon dioxide from the air and nutrients and water from the soil. When plants die, they become raw materials for the composting or decay process. Microorganisms, insects, and other creatures convert the carbon from dead plants into energy for their own growth, releasing carbon dioxide into the air. They recycle the nutrients from

the decaying plants into their own bodies and eventually back into the soil, and the cycle begins again. If you are interested in learning more about composting, a Master Gardner’s workshop is being held Saturday, March 15, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Memorial building, container gardens and raised beds will be discussed. Cost is $10, pre-register at (360) 427-9670 Ext. 680 to ensure enough materials.

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Rachel Hansen | BIGHT Editor

With plenty of free parking and a myriad of dining options, a stroll down Shelton’s main street, Railroad Ave, proves to be a fun day with family, friends or out of town company! Have you been to Shelton lately? Next time you mail a package at the Post Office budget a couple extra hours to wander, and if not only for lunch, stop by one of the many great coffee stops. Your adventure begins at the intersection of Railroad and First. Check out the businesses in Mariano Plaza. Sage Book Store is a great place to wander “indoors.” Explore a new adventure in their shelves filled with new and hard to find treasures. Sage serves Raven’s Brew coffee and has a great selection of bakery items that change daily.

Take a walk on Railroad

New and familiar faces make our downtown a treat. Also in the Plaza is the Shelton special occasion institution – Mariano’s Fine Jewelry and Design. Check out gifts and desirable to suit every budget. If the great prices aren’t enough reason to shop local, the friendly service will be! Next door check out a new Chamber member, Zeppelin Shipping & Technology Center. Zeppelin is a new full service pack and ship store plus technology services including computer repair and sales. The next two blocks have diversions to attract every taste.

Beauty Bark, Soils, Aggregates, & More!

360-426-3132 Manufacturing and delivering quality products since 1982. 922 E Johns Prairie Road Shelton, WA

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From collectibles at Creekside Antiques to new and gently used children’s toys and clothing at Rockets and Rainbows, there’s sure to be something to delight! Case by Case Jewelers specializes

in Tahitian pearls. My kids love to stop by Nita’s Restaurant & Gallery and sit at the counter and for authentic milkshakes. The apple pie is amazing – but even more magical is the steel cylinder of extra

Artists area features classes at Better on You

Enjoying Nita’s strawberry shortcake.


milkshake to enjoy after you’ve recovered from your brain-freeze!

bother me when my 12-year-old used his for hockey instead!

Lynch Creek Floral is one of my favorites. Whether it’s gifts for friends or myself, they have everything from home accent items to jewelery, soaps, candies and flowers of course! This is a fantastic place to sit in the window with your Italian soda and people watch!

At the Post Office take a few moments to look up. The mural, “Skid Row” was commissioned by the national Public Works of Art Project in 1934. The egg tempura mural depicts oxen being driven by a logger representing the community’s long connection to the timber industry. It was the only one in the state completed on-site.

Bargain hunting? Treasures Thrift Store and Nifty Thrifty are great place to begin your search. Furniture, clothing, sporting goods, kid’s games – you never know what “treasure” you will find. We found tennis rackets and spent an afternoon on the high school courts. For a buck each it didn’t

Art supplies at Rockets and Rainbows

More great restaurants – southern cooking at Smoking Mo’s, steaks at The Strip Steakhouse, home cooking at Blondie’s, tasty seafood at Xihn’s Clam & Oyster House, a sandwich at the Sweet

Gifts at the Sweet Shack Bakery

Shack Bakery and Tea House, or sushi at Osaka’s Sushi and Asian Bistro – and more shopping! Better on You, operated by Kathy Geist – a woman with unstoppable energy and creativity – is run as a co-op with each artist sharing time to staff it. The back half features a gallery of local artists; the front is an amazing and eclectic selection of gifts and free trade clothing and accessories. Many items are made locally – including duct tape purses by 12-year-old crafter, Lily Dose – and everything is reasonably priced! Don’t take my word for it – take a stroll this afternoon and rediscover your hometown main street.

Lynch Creek display

Kathy Geist holds Seahawks colors scarves knit in Belfair. Kathy earnestly supports local crafters and artists.

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What makes a GREAT spring cleaning

What to look for in a deep clean

Emmanuel Reyes Owner/Operator of Bella Casa Cleaning Services

After being cooped up indoors for the winter, it’s time to fling open the windows, shoo away the cobwebs, and take on your annual spring cleaning. Many may not enjoy cleaning or may not have enough time to do it, but the truth is that anybody can clean. Now if we talk about proper cleaning, we are talking about a whole new level.

Bathrooms:

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Vents should be cleaned at least once a month

That takes time, experience, common sense, skills and A LOT of passion. If you are paying someone to do the cleaning for you and if they don’t have any of those must-have principles, you might not be getting your money’s worth. To assist you in this review, take a look at the deep cleaning checklist I’ve prepared in the right column.

Most cleaning companies train their staff to rotate these areas as follows; using a regular bi-weekly maid service as an example, a cleaning company would detail all bathrooms and the kitchen in one visit and then detail the dusting and vacuuming on the rest of the house or business during the following visit.

It is difficult – if not impossible – to maintain a house or commercial facility dust free and entirely clean at all times. If you take five minutes of your time to walk around your house or commercial facility and review the areas on the checklist, it will give you a general idea of what the rest of the building looks like. If you have a cleaning company that is taking the time to clean areas that are often overlooked by the owner or visitors, they will more likely do a great job at more visible areas.

These areas are where time, experience, common sense, skill and passion should come together. Any cleaning company applying these principles to their work will successfully maintain a clean and sharp house or commercial facility at all times. After checking the areas in your home or commercial facility on the deep clean list, you will realize if you are getting the desired results.

At Bella Casa Cleaning Services, we want to make sure that you hire the right cleaning company for your housekeeping needs. Use the adjoining top secret information and apply it to your home or business. If you have a great cleaning company taking care of you, congratulations! You should definitely keep them. If you only have a good cleaning company or are not sure how to properly check the areas above, give us a call, we will be more than happy to help.

Considering hiring a cleaning company? A cleaning company should properly vacuum, sweep, dust, and mop. Any cleaning company should at least do these basic cleaning tasks, but there is a lot more to cleaning than just that. When contracting a person or company for your housekeeping needs, make sure they have a cleaning plan for all areas that need to be detailed on a regular basis which is usually known as a “rotation system.”

The inside of the toilet bowl is clean, but have you checked the base of the toilet and the bottom of the toilet seat? Light fixtures, including light bulbs, should be dust free so the amount of dust should be minimal to none. If you are able to clearly see dust, it means that the vents have not been cleaned in well over two months, sometimes even years. Kitchen: Scrubbing down the backsplash is easy to miss while wiping down the counter but doing so means a cleaner, healthier prep space. Use the correct cleaners for your kitchen counters to ensure that they are properly cleaned and are important for surface maintenance (especially on granite or marble counter tops). When cleaning the outside of your kitchen cabinetry, consider thoroughly cleaning the inside as well. Throughout your home: Take the time to address your ceilings, removing spider webs, cleaning ceiling fans, chandeliers, light fixtures, can lights, vents, etc. Did you know? While spider webs can appear from one day to another, when looking closely you can tell whether it is new or old; a new spider web is really thin and can hardly be spotted when the light is shining against it and old spider web will be thicker and will usually hang a little lower due to the dust that it has collected making it a lot easier to spot even without light. Move furniture when cleaning your floors, both carpeted and hard surfaces. Slide your finger along the baseboards to check for dust and debris; baseboards should be cleaned at least once a month.

Check doors for food, make up, handprints, etc. Just like the spider webs, they can appear from one day to another and stay there for long periods of time.

What’s important is you.

360-426-3319

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Expo & Bite of Shelton will offer new location with more to see and taste

Contact Miles for all your sand, gravel & concrete needs.

On July 17 the Business Expo & Bite of Shelton will open its doors at an entirely new location: the Shelton High School Minidome. The new location means that even more local businesses and restaurants can share their services, show their wares, and present their menus to the general public. “Though one could easily spend hours at the Expo discovering all the businesses offerings and amazing restaurants available in Mason County,” says Chamber director Heidi McCutcheon, “a quick stop can be just as successful. With several food vendors on site, people can just stop by for a quick lunch or dinner. It is absolutely enjoyable!” For the past thirteen years, the Business Expo & Bite of Shelton has connected our businesses with our community. This event offers residents a chance to check out local services, retailers, and restaurants in a fun, casual atmosphere. Vendors entertain and interact by hosting games, offering giveaways and drawing free raffles throughout the day and our restaurants prepare delectable bites of food for a great value. Guests who complete an event passport are entered to with a grand prize drawing of a basket full of the vendors’ items, gift certificates and merchandise. The event also calls for people to vote for their favorites to receive the coveted “Golden Fork” and “Best Booth” awards. Last year’s top honors went to Smoking Mo’s and Hood Canal Communications, respectively.

Former West Coast now Columbia Bank

Industrial, Commercial & Residential Since 1943, the Miles group of companies has supplied aggregate and ready mixed concrete in the greater Western Washington region.

Arnold Smith Insurance

Our mission is to provide top quality products and services to help our customers meet today’s challenging construction schedules and specifications. If you have a project in our service area, please call and we would be glad to provide a quotation for aggregate and ready mix concrete.

Brian Kelly

The 2014 Business Expo & Bite of Shelton will be held July 17 at the SHS Minidome from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM; admission and parking are free to the public. For more information visit sheltonchamber.org/expo or call (360) 4262021.

Shelton Manager

(360) 491-777, opt. 3 briank@gravelpits.com

Smoking Mo’s

Accounting: (253) 833-3705 FAX: (360) 426-3345 3100 W. Franklin St. PO Box 1637, Shelton, WA 98584

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CHAMBER MEMBER BUSINESS DIRECTORY Accountants/ CPA’s

Gardner Accounting (360) 426-8262 601 Railroad Ave PO Box 1760 Shelton, WA 98584

Everett L. Hughes EA

(360) 427-0427 everetthughes.com 821 W Railroad Ave, Ste D Shelton, WA 98584 PO Box 409 Union, WA 98592

Richard D. Thornbrue, CPA (360) 426-5667 424 N Fourth St PO Box 1156 Shelton, WA 98584

Vander Wegen & Associates, Inc., PS

(360) 426-1681 vanderwegencpa.com 911 W Railroad Ave PO Box 789 Shelton, WA 98584

Wittenberg CPA, PS

Agriculture

Skokomish Farms Inc. (800) 942-5363 skokomishfarms.com N Sunnyside Rd PO Box 557 Union, WA 98592

Appliances

Appliance Repair Plus

(360) 427-1202 1912 Olympic Hwy N, Ste 101 Shelton, WA 98584

Architects/ Building Design

David Mackey Residential Design (360) 426-8667 solar2.us 449 E Pointes Dr E Shelton, WA 98584

Foster & Williams Architects

(360) 426-0511 fosterwilliams.com 601 W Railroad Ave, Ste 100 PO Box 102 Shelton, WA 98584

(360) 426-0230 wittenbergcpa.com 329 W Railroad Ave Ste 200 PO Box 1783 Shelton, WA 98584

Arts & Culture Organizations

Hoss & Wilson-Hoss, LLP Attorneys at Law

Auto Body Shops

(360) 898-5000 annasbay.org PO Box 913 Shelton, WA 98584

Joe L. Snyder, Attorney

Auto Dealers

Legal Shield

(360) 426-5585 gillisautocenter.com 180 W Hulbert Rd PO Box 10 Shelton, WA 98584

Anna’s Bay Center for Music

Harstine Island Community Choir (360) 432-9940 harstinechoir.org PO Box 2243 Shelton, WA 98584

Peninsula Art Association

(360) 426-2999 hossandwilson-hoss.com 236 W Birch St Shelton, WA 98584 (360) 426-9100 125 N 5th St PO Box 1338 Shelton, WA 98584

(360) 432-5816 accesslegalinfo.com Shelton, WA 98584

(360) 898-0106 peninsulaartassociation.com PO Box 11 Shelton, WA 98584

Robert W. Johnson, PLLC

Attorneys & Legal Services

Whitehouse & Nichols, LLP Attorneys at Law

Adept Law PLLC

(866) 452-3378 adeptlaw.com 209 Fourth Ave E, Ste 200 Olympia, WA 98501 PO Box 554 Belfair, WA 98528

Goodell Law Inc., PS

(360) 426-6220 masonkitsaplaw.com 101 W Railroad Ave, Ste 1 Shelton, WA 98584 PO Box 1865 Belfair, WA 98528

(360) 426-9728 PO Box 1400 Shelton, WA 98584

(360) 426-5885 601 W Railroad Ave, Ste 300 PO Box 1273 Shelton, WA 98584

Auction & Estate Sales Pacific Northwest Auction Service

(360) 880-0231 pnwauctioneer.com 831 W Golden Pheasant Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Apex Collision Services (360) 868-2605 apexcollisionservices.com 1347 E Johns Prairie Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Gillis Auto Sales

Les Schwab Tires

(360) 426-3333 lesschwab.com 2505 Olympic Hwy N #300 PO Box 1277 Shelton, WA 98584

Vander Wal’s Garage, Inc (360) 426-8208 vanderwalsgarage.com 321 S Second St Shelton, WA 98584

Watson Diesel Repair, LLC

Automobile Maintenance & Repair

(360) 426-5255 watsondieselrepair.com 641 W Golden Pheasant Rd PO Box 2478 Shelton, WA 98584

(360) 358-3800 202 S First Street Shelton, WA 98584

Automotive Retail & Wholesale

D & L Automotive and Repair

(360) 426-2800 cutrateautoparts.com 128 S First St Shelton, WA 98584

Cary’s Tire & Repair

(360) 426-1467 2033 Olympic Hwy N PO Box 1760 Shelton, WA 98584

Gillis Auto Sales

(360) 426-5585 gillisautocenter.com 180 W Hulbert Rd PO Box 10 Shelton, WA 98584

Cut Rate Auto Parts

Bakeries

Sweet Shack Bakery & Tea House LLC (360) 462-4433 sweetshackbakery.com 627 W Railroad Ave Shelton, WA 98584 PO Box 522 Union, WA 98592

It was passion for food that started our business – a passion that keeps our clients coming back for seconds! Our menus are custom created to fit your occasion, style and budget. We take pride in making sure that our service is flawless and we promise creativity, accessibility, unparalleled service and outstanding food! We offer: • Full service catering and event planning •Personal chef services • Plated meals up to 25 guests & buffet meals for up to 75 guests Call now, 360-868-2872 or email heather@wildandwoodsy.com for a quote and enjoy the event!

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Banks & Credit Unions Anchor Bank

(360) 427-1970 anchornetbank.com 100 E Wallace-Kneeland Blvd PO Box 877 Shelton, WA 98584

Columbia Bank Hoodsport

(360) 877-5272 columbiabank.com 24341 N US Hwy 101 PO Box 38 Hoodsport, WA 98548

Columbia Bank Shelton (360) 426-5581 columbiabank.com 2307 Olympic Hwy N PO Box 1128 Shelton, WA 98584

Heritage Bank

(360) 426-4431 heritagebankwa.com 301 E Wallace-Kneeland Blvd, Ste 115 Shelton, WA 98584

Island Enterprises Inc.

(360) 426-3442 islandenterprisesinc.com 3591 SE Old Olympic Hwy Shelton, WA 98584

Mason County Master Builders (360) 534-9684 omb.org 1211 State Ave NE Olympia, WA 98506

North Mason Chamber of Commerce (360) 275-4267 northmasonchamber.com 30 NE Romance Hill Rd Ste 103 PO Box 416 Belfair, WA 98528

Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce (360) 426-2021 sheltonchamber.org 215 W Railroad Ave PO Box 2389 Shelton, WA 98584

Key Bank

Skokomish Indian Tribal Enterprises (SITE)

Our Community Credit Union

Cabinets/Doors/ Millwork

(360) 432-3380 key.com 410 W Railroad Ave PO Box 610 Shelton, WA 98584

(360) 426-9701 ourcu.com 526 W Cedar St PO Box 1670 Shelton, WA 98584

Peninsula Credit Union (360) 426-1601 pcfcu.org 521 W Railroad Ave PO Box 2150 Shelton, WA 98584

Bed & Breakfast

A Lighthouse on Hammersley Bed & Breakfast (360) 427-1107 lighthouseonham.com 292 E Libby Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Boat Sales

Verle’s Sporting Goods and Marine

(360) 426-0933 verles.com 741 W Golden Pheasant Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Book Stores Sage Book Store

(360) 426-6011 sagebookstore.com 116 W Railroad Ave, Ste 102 Shelton, WA 98584

Business Associations

Economic Development Council of Mason County (360) 426-2276 masonedc.com 2948 Olympic Hwy N PO Box 472 Shelton, WA 98584

(360) 877-2024 skokomishenterprises.org 19330 N US Hwy 101 Skokomish, WA 98584

Olympic Mountain Millwork (360) 432-2992 ommco.net 822 E Hiawatha Blvd Shelton, WA 98584

Casinos

Little Creek Casino Resort (360) 427-7711 little-creek.com 91 W State Route 108 Shelton, WA 98584

Lucky Dog Casino

(360) 877-5656 theluckydogcasino.net 19330 N US Hwy 101 Skokomish Nation, WA 98584

Quinault Beach Resort & Casino

(888) 461-2214 quinaultbeachresort.com 78 State Route 115 Ocean Shores, WA 98569

Catering

Wild & Woodsy Catering (360) 229-1388 wildandwoodsy.com Shelton, WA 98584

Cleaning Services Bella Casa Cleaning Services (360) 427-3548 bccswa.com 206 West H St Shelton, WA 98584

Big River Cleaning

(360) 877-2024 19330 N US Hwy 101 Skokomish, WA 98584

Robert E’s Carpet Cleaning (360) 427-6744 robertes.com PO Box 1603 Shelton, WA 98584

Retirement.

Safe Stride LLC

(360) 292-2939 449 E Mikkelsen Rd Shelton, WA 98584

How do you get there?

Coffee/Espresso Olympic Brew Crew (360) 434-2806 70 N Jessies Ct Hoodsport, WA 98548

Perfect Addiction Espresso

(360) 877-0117 280 N Mount WA Dr Shelton, WA 98584 PO Box 947 Hoodsport, WA 98548

Melanie Bakala, Agent 821 West Railroad Avenue Shelton, WA 98584 Bus: 360-426-2428 melanie@bakalainsurance.com

Steph’s Espresso

(360) 427-1290 2230 Olympic Hwy N Shelton, WA 98584

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Urraco Coffee Company (360) 462-5282 urracocoffee.com 628 W Cota Street PO Box 1214 Shelton, WA 98584

Computers & Technology Computer Creations NW

(800) 791-4856 computercnw.com Shelton, WA 98584

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State Farm, Home Office, Bloomington, IL

Generation D Computers & Technologies (360) 790-9222 generationd.us 131 W Railroad Ave Shelton, WA 98584

SoundPLAN International LLC (360) 432-9840 soundplan.com 80 E Aspley Ln Shelton, WA 98584

Zeppelin Shipping & Technology Center (360) 545-3301 zeppelinshipping.com 116 W Railroad Ave Ste 106 Shelton, WA 98584

Keeping our community connected.

www.hcc.net

360.898.2481

Serving Mason County since 1934

Construction & Contractors Auseth Construction, Inc. (360) 426-7368 6301 E Agate Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Chamberland Construction, LLC (360) 490-0143 681 W Lakeside Dr Shelton, WA 98584

Ebbe Properties

(360) 480-6660 ebbeproperties.com PO Box 542 Shelton, WA 98584

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EI. Kristyn & Son Construction, Inc.

(360) 432-3147 eikconstruction.com Shelton, WA 98584

Lighthouse Electric

(360) 427-4349 196 W Dayton Trails Dr Shelton, WA 98584

Rexford Homes

(360) 480-6660 ebbeproperties.com PO Box 542 Shelton, WA 98584

Watson Construction Co., Inc (360) 426-7626 2270 SE Cole Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Consultants

Proud to be a part of the community since 1890. Since Sol Simpson started the company over 120 years ago, Simpson Lumber Company LLC has been honored to continue his legacy. Listening to our employees and involving them in decision making has helped the mill be successful. Their ideas have increased productivity and improved the workflow. Thank you to our 240 employees and thank you to Mason County for being a great place to live, play and do business.

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Butkus Consulting, Inc. (425) 281-8113 butkusconsulting.com 290 E Fern Creek Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Sam Sevier, LLC

(360) 432-9201 mktechnology.com 4040 E Mason Lake Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Top Dog Etiquette

(360) 426-6162 topdogetiquette.com PO Box 447 Grapeview, WA 98546

Dentists

Steven H. Bowers DDS, PS

(360) 426-1664 drstevenbowersdentistry.com 717 W Railroad Ave Shelton, WA 98584 !

Affordable * Refrigeration * Cooling * Heating! Residential & Commercial - Heating, A/C, Water Heater Repair, Service, Maintenance, Installation Electric * Propane * Natural Gas * Oil * Ductless No hype or gimmicks, just honest, affordable service!

PUD1 & PUD3 Rebates up to $1,900 call to verify your situation

(360) 229-2139 www.archmechanical.com! Credit Cards Welcome * LBI #ARCHMMI902MN * Locally Owned & Operated in Shelton ! !

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DUCTLESS Mini-Split Systems Installation

Furnace/Heat Pump Room-by-Room Control

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(360) 426-9711 mysheltondentist.com 1525 Olympic Hwy N Shelton, WA 98584

Hackney Family and Cosmetic Dentistry (360) 426-1676 drhackney.com 1051 SE State Route 3 PO Box 398 Shelton, WA 98584

Shelton Dental Center (360) 426-8401 sheltondentalcenter.com 1829 Jefferson St Shelton, WA 98584

Shelton Dental Excellence

(360) 426-4712 sheltondental.com 1626 Olympic Hwy N PO Box 1248 Shelton, WA 98584 !

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William J. Busacca DDS PS

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* Restaurant / Food Service Equip. Repair (Hot or Cold) *

Dry Cleaners/ Laundromats

Pantorium Cleaners & Tailors

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(360) 426-3371 215 S Second St Shelton, WA 98584 !

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Education Hood Canal School District

(360) 877-5463 hoodcanal.wednet.edu 111 N State Route 106 Shelton, WA 98584

Olympic College

(360) 432-5400 olympic.edu/campuses /shelton 937 W Alpine Way Shelton, WA 98584

Shelton Highclimber Store (DECA)

(360) 426-4471 3737 Shelton Springs Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Shelton School District (360) 426-8231 sheltonschools.org 700 S First St Shelton, WA 98584

Sound Learning

(360) 426-9733 soundlearning.co 133 W Railroad Ave PO Box 2529 Shelton, WA 98584

WSU Extension

(360) 427-9670 ext. 680 mason.wsu.edu 303 N Fourth St Shelton, WA 98584

Elected Officials & Political Candidates

Griffey for State House (360) 551-8888 griffey4house.com PO Box 83 Allyn, WA 98524

Commissioner Terri Jeffreys

(360) 427-9670 ext. 419 terrijeffreys.org 411 N Fifth St Shelton, WA 98584

Representative Drew MacEwen

(360) 786-7902 houserepublicans.wa.gov/ drew-macewen 434 John L O’Brien Bldg POB 40600 Olympia, WA 98504

Assessor Melody Peterson (360) 426-9389 411 N Fifth St Shelton, WA 98584

Josiah Rowell For State House (360) 362-3257 josiahrowell.com PO Box 405 Union, WA 98592

Emergency Services Central Mason Fire & EMS

(360) 432-5170 mason5.org 122 W Franklin St PO Box 1910 Shelton, WA 98584

Mason County Medic One (360) 426-3403 mcmo.org 2019 Jefferson St 301 E Wallace-Kneeland Blvd #224-329 Shelton, WA 98584

Mason Fire District #4 (360) 426-7222 masonfire4.com 2970 SE Arcadia Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Employment Services Career Quest

(360) 427-7300 careerquest.biz 2026 Olympic Hwy N #201 Shelton, WA 98584

Total Employment And Management

(360) 456-0334 teamshome.com 4305 Lacey Blvd SE, Ste 25 Lacey, WA 98503

Equipment Rental Gateway Rental Center

(360) 426-1091 gatewayrentalcenter.com 2505 Olympic Hwy N, #200 Shelton, WA 98584

Events/Weddings All About Parties

(360) 426-8822 allaboutparties-olympia.com 2270 SE Cole Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Clown Extraordinaire

(360) 977-5946 clownextraordinaire.com 321 E Pickering Dr Shelton, WA 98584

Clowns Unlimited, Inc. (253) 893-7514 clownsunlimited.com 22018 72nd Ave S Kent, WA 98031

The Pavilion At Sentry Park

(360) 432-1022 sentrypark.com 190 W Sentry Dr PO Box 1066 Shelton, WA 98584

Evergreen Wholesalers

Mt. St. Helens Evergreens, Inc. (360) 427-5544 200 SE Clearwater Rdg Shelton, WA 98584

The Hiawatha Corp. (360) 426-4562 hiawathacorp.com 681 E Johns Prairie Rd PO Box 1227 Shelton, WA 98584

Excavation

Active Underground LLC (360) 426-9277 activeundergroundllc.com 2272 E Brockdale Rd PO Box 1552 Shelton, WA 98584

Kamin Excavation, LLC (360) 426-0003 kaminexcavation.com 680 E Johns Prairie Rd PO Box 2491 Shelton, WA 98584


Rob’s Excavating LLC (360) 426-6697 robsexcavating.com 1871 E Johns Prairie Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Financial Services Community Financial Center

(360) 432-5201 ourcu.com 2948 Olympic Highway N PO Box 1670 Shelton, WA 98584

Falcon Financial Inc. (360) 898-1199 falconportfolios.com 320 E Dalby Rd, Ste D PO Box 651 Union, WA 98592

Fire & Water Damage

Lake Cushman Golf Course

(360) 877-5505 lakecushmangolfcourse.com 3740 N Lake Cushman Rd Hoodsport, WA 98548

Lake Limerick Country Club

(360) 426-6290 lakelimerick.com 790 E St. Andrews Dr Shelton, WA 98584

Salish Cliffs Golf Course

(360) 462-3673 salish-cliffs.com 91 W State Route 108 Shelton, WA 98584

Government City of Shelton

(360) 432-5109 ci.shelton.wa.us Horton Environmental, LLC 525 W Cota St Shelton, WA 98584 (360) 490-6869 purifiedsolution.com 140 E Strong Rd Mason County Shelton, WA 98584 (360) 427-9670 co.mason.wa.us 411 N Fifth Street ServPro of Mason County Shelton, WA 98584 (360) 427-9332 servproofgigharbor.com PO Box 2238 Port of Shelton Gig Harbor, WA 98335 (360) 426-1151 portofshelton.com 21 W Sanderson Way Floor Coverings Shelton, WA 98584

Tupper’s Floor Coverings & Interiors, Inc. (360) 426-2499 tuppersfloors.com 1069 SE State Route 3 Shelton, WA 98584

Florists & Gifts Lynch Creek Floral (360) 426-8615 lynchcreekfloral.com 331 W Railroad Ave PO Box 310 Shelton, WA 98584

Funeral Services

Graphic Design Image in Action Design

(360) 427-5599 imageinactiondesign.com 213 SE Stotsbery Rd Shelton, WA 98584

(360) 427-9099 19390 N US Hwy 101 Skokomish, WA 98584

Golf Courses Alderbrook Golf & Yacht Club

(360) 898-2575 alderbrookgolf.com 330 Country Club Dr Union, WA 98592

Avada Hearing Care Center (360) 427-2423 avada.com 2020 Olympic Hwy N Shelton, WA 98584

Behavioral Health Resources (360) 704-7170 bhr.org 110 W ‘K’ St Shelton, WA 98584

Ear, Nose & Throat Associates SW

(360) 357-6314 ext. 120 entsw.com 128 Lilly Rd NE, Ste 202 Olympia, WA 98506

KWA Home Care

(360) 426-9700 kwacares.org 706 Cascade Ave, Ste A Shelton, WA 98584

Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics (360) 426-1611 masongeneral.com 901 Mountain View Dr PO Box 1668 Shelton, WA 98584

MGH Ankle and Foot

Woytowich Ad Design

MGH Eye Clinic

(360) 877-0033

(360) 426-2611 probuild.com 114 E Cedar St Shelton, WA 98584

Twin Totems Store

Health Care

1812 N 13th Loop Rd PO Box 1668 Shelton, WA 98584

Shelton Memorial Park

(360) 426-5254 61 W State Route 108 Shelton, WA 98584

(360) 426-7951 livinwell.isagenix.com PO Box 2445 Shelton, WA 98584

(360) 556-6205 joonbuggraphicdesign.com Shelton, WA 98584

Hoodsport, WA 98548

Kamilche Trading Post

Living Well, Inc./Isagenix

(360) 427-0366

(360) 426-4803 mccombwagner.com 703 W Railroad Ave PO Box 179 Shelton, WA 98584

Gas Stations/ Convenience Stores

(360) 545-4401 gonutrienow.com Shelton, WA 98584

Joonbug Graphic Design masongeneral.com

McComb & Wagner Funer- woytowichdesign.com PO Box 761 al Home and Crematory

(360) 426-2152 1605 Van Buren St Shelton, WA 98584

Greater Success LLC

Hardware/ Building Materials ProBuild

Tozier Brothers Inc. (360) 426-2411 110 Mill St Shelton, WA 98584

Health & Wellness

Acupuncture Solutions, Inc.

(360) 462-8087 acupuncturesolutionsinc.com 1635 Olympic Hwy N PO Box 2540 Shelton, WA 98584

Bright Tomorrows Hypnotherapy

(360) 463-1840 brighttomorrows.net 221 Railroad Ave, Ste 21 Shelton, WA 98584

(360) 426-8717 masongeneral.com 2300 Kati Court Ste C PO Box 1668 Shelton, WA 98584

MGH Family Health (360) 426-3682 masongeneral.com 1812 N 13th Loop Rd PO Box 1668 Shelton, WA 98584

MGH Mountain View Women’s Health Clinic (360) 426-0955 masongeneral.com 2300 Kati Court, Ste A PO Box 1668 Shelton, WA 98584

Get the care you need at home. Learn how a long-term care insurance policy can help you live life your way. Mike Oliver mike.oliver@mutualofomaha.com 360-463-4765

MGH Oakland Bay Pediatrics (360) 426-3102 masongeneral.com 247 Professional Way PO Box 1668 Shelton, WA 98584

MGH Olympic Physicians (360) 426-2500 olympicphysicians 237 Professional Way PO Box 1668 Shelton, WA 98584

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MGH Shelton Family Medicine

masongeneral.com (360) 426-2653 939 Mt. View Dr, Ste 100 PO Box 1668 Shelton, WA 98584

Connecting People to Communities.

MGH Shelton Orthopedics (360) 427-0663 masongeneral.com 939 Mountain View Dr Ste 130 PO Box 1668 Shelton, WA 98584

MGH Surgery Clinic

The Patty Wagon is pleased to be celebrating one year in Mason County! Thank you for being part of our Success! We would like to show our appreciation for your support! We invite riders to enter our monthly customer appreciation raffle!* Let us deliver you to your destination!

(360) 426-4142 masongeneral.com 1710 N 13th Loop Rd PO Box 1668 Shelton, WA 98584

Newman Family Chiropractic

(360) 426-3886 newmanfamilychiro.com 2211 Jefferson St PO Box 1701 Shelton, WA 98584

Health/Fitness

(360) 427-0202

Joonbug Yoga

(360) 556-6205 joonbugyoga.com 224 and 220 Cota St Shelton, WA 98584

Shelton Athletic Club (360) 426-1388 sheltonathleticclub.com 707 S First St PO Box 1658 Shelton, WA 98584

pattywagonmobility.com *ending Dec. 31, 2013

Shelton Butokukan Karate Club

(360) 427-0374 sheltondojo.com 2505 Olympic Hwy, Ste 160 PO Box 211 Shelton, WA 98584

Heating/ Ventilating/Air Conditioning

ARCH Mechanical, Inc. (360) 229-2139 archmechanical.com PO Box 2085 Shelton, WA 98584

Olympic Heating & Cooling, LLC

(360) 427-1107 lighthouseonham.com 292 E Libby Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Alderbrook Resort & Spa (360) 898-2200 alderbrookresort.com 7101 E Hwy 106 10 E Alderbrook Dr Union, WA 98592

Lake Nahwatzel Resort

(360) 427-4477 12900 W Shelton-Matlock Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Pirate’s Cove Caboose (360) 569-2799 greatgetaways.com 202 E Pirates Creek Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Robin Hood Village Resort

(360) 898-2163 robinhoodvillage.com 6780 East State Route 106 Union, WA 98592

Skokomish Park at Lake Cushman

(360) 877-5760 skokomishpark.com 7211 N Lake Cushman Rd Hoodsport, WA 98548

Super 8 Shelton

(360) 426-1654 super8shelton.com 2943 Northview Circle PO Box 267 Shelton, WA 98584

The Waterfront at Potlatch

(360) 877-9422 thewaterfrontatpotlatch.com 21660 N US Hwy 101 Skokomish, WA 98584

Insurance

Allstate Insurance Company Marcy Johnson

(360) 426-6393 allstateagencies.com/marcyjohnson 2215 Olympic Hwy N Shelton, WA 98584

American Family

Fournier Insurance Solutions

(360) 426-1641 fourniersolutions.com 625 W Railroad Ave Shelton, WA 98584

Mutual of Omaha

(360) 463-4765 mutualofomaha.com/agent/ michaeloliver 1230 Ruddell Rd SE Lacey, WA 98503

New York Life Insurance Brad Miller (360) 489-0770 2116 Caton Way SW Olympia, WA 98502

State Farm Insurance Melanie Bakala (360) 426-2428 bakalainsurance.com 821 W Railroad PO Box 2468 Shelton, WA 98584

Interior Design & Window Treatments Dover Point Designs (360) 451-2885 PO Box 4414 Olympia, WA 98501

WW Design Custom Window Coverings (360) 877-9375 wwdesigninteriors.com 81 Lake Cushman Rd PO Box 987 Hoodsport, WA 98548

Investments & Insurance

Community Financial Center

(360) 432-5201 ourcu.com 2948 Olympic Highway N PO Box 1670 Shelton, WA 98584

Edward Jones Armin Baumgartel Financial Advisor (360) 426-0982 edwardjones.com 821 Railroad Ave PO Box 1908 Shelton, WA 98584

Edward Jones Eric R. Thompson Financial Advisor

Olympic Stove & Spas, Inc.

Edward Jones Karen Schade Financial Advisor

Sunset Air

(360) 427-8005 sunsetair.com 5210 Lacey Blvd Lacey, WA 98503

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A Lighthouse on Hammersley Bed & Breakfast

(360) 426-9945 Insurance olympicheatingandcooling.com Berti S. Brodsky Agency Shelton, WA 98584 (360) 462-3261 insurance-agency.amfam.com/ Olympia Sheet Metal, Inc. wa/berti-s-brodsky/ (360) 491-1123 2104 Olympic Hwy N 2839 Marvin Rd NE Shelton, WA 98584 Olympia, WA 98516 (360) 877-5200 olympicstoveandspa.com 24202 N US Hwy 101 PO Box 1174 Hoodsport, WA 98548

BIGHT Shelton Mason County Chamber

Hotels & Lodging

Arnold Smith Insurance Agency, Inc. (360) 426-3317 arnoldsmithins.com 1535 Olympic Hwy N PO Box L Shelton, WA 98584

Duncan & Associates Insurance Brokers, Inc. (360) 426-3357 duncanins.com 2136 Olympic Hwy N PO Box 880 Shelton, WA 98584

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(360) 426-8054 edwardjones.com 301 E Wallace-Kneeland Ste 219 Shelton, WA 98584

(360) 426-4590 edwardjones.com 1051 SE State Route 3, Ste E Shelton, WA 98584

Jewelry

Case by Case Jewelers (360) 427-3130 casebycaseimports.com 221 W Railroad Ave, Ste C PO Box 2228 Shelton, WA 98584


Mariano’s Fine Jewelry & Design

(360) 426-5811 116 W Railroad Ave, Ste 108 Shelton, WA 98584

Landscaping & Supplies

Big River Landscaping (360) 877-2026 19330 N US Hwy 101 Skokomish, WA 98584

Brady Trucking & Landscape Supply (360) 426-0700 bradytrucking.com 922 E Johns Prairie Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Miles Sand and Gravel Company (360) 426-3345 milessandandgravel.com 3100 W Franklin St PO Box 1637 Shelton, WA 98584

Oakland Bay Landscape Services LLC

(360) 490-9187 oaklandbaylandscaping.com 301 Wallace-Kneeland Blvd # 224-121 Shelton, WA 98584

Mailing & Shipping Services Zeppelin Shipping & Technology Center

Marketing & Advertising

(360) 490-0616 mccartyandassociates.com 221 W Railroad Ave, Ste 6 PO Box 1488 Shelton, WA 98584

Massage Therapy Kaleidoscope Massage Therapy (360) 427-7461 1061 SE State Rt 3 Shelton, WA 98584

Media

(360) 943-1240 kgyradio.com 1700 Marine Dr NE PO Box 1249 Olympia, WA 98507

Coffee News

(360) 357-1000 coffeenewstm.com 6200 Capitol Blvd SE, Ste C Tumwater, WA 98501 PO Box 4008 Olympia, WA 98501

Mason County Journal

(360) 432-0310 110 W Metzler Mill Rd Shelton, WA 98584

(360) 792-9210 shelton-life.com 545 Fifth St PO Box 259 Bremerton, WA 98337

Marinas

MasonWebTV.com

(360) 426-8823 220 E Wilson Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Marine Supplies/ Products EZ-Pull Products

(360) 427-1122 ezpull.net PO Box 1307 Shelton, WA 98584

Verle’s Sporting Goods and Marine

(360) 426-0933 verles.com 741 W Golden Pheasant Rd Shelton, WA 98584

(360) 229-2234 masonwebtv.com Shelton, WA 98584

The Shopper

(360) 426-4677 shoppersweekly.com 2505 Olympic Hwy N Ste 220B Shelton, WA 98584

ThurstonTalk.com (360) 482-1671 thurstontalk.com 2962 Limited Ln SW Olympia, WA 98502

Mobile Home/ RV Park Blue Bear Park

(360) 426-3169 261 SE Craig Dr Shelton, WA 98584

Movie Theaters Shelton Cinemas

(360) 426-1000 sheltoncinemas.com 517 W Franklin St Shelton, WA 98584

Squaxin Island Tribe Museum

96.9 KAYO/KGY Radio

Mason County Life

Jarrell’s Cove Marina

(360) 426-1020 masoncounty historicalsociety.org 427 W Railroad Ave PO Box 1366 Shelton, WA 98584

Non-Profit & Community Organizations

(360) 236-1010 krxy.com PO Box 702 Shelton, WA 98584

Your complete hunting, boating, fishing and repair destination since 1948.

Mason County Historical Museum

(360) 432-3838 squaxinislandmuseum.org 150 SE K’Wuh-Deegs-Altxw Shelton, WA 98584

Manufacturing

(360) 898-2252 hood-canal-marina.com 5101 E State Route 106 PO Box 305 Union, WA 98592

Museums

94.5 Roxy

(360) 426-4412 masoncounty.com 227 W Cota PO Box 430 Shelton, WA 98584

Hood Canal Marina

(360) 426-4707 skylinedrive-in.com

McCarty & Associates, Inc. 182 SE Brewer Rd ‘’A Marketing Firm’’ Shelton, WA 98584

(360) 545-3301 zeppelinshipping.com 116 W Railroad Ave, Ste 106 Shelton, WA 98584

Lund Custom Machine

Skyline Drive-In Theater

Evergreen Rural Water of Washington (360) 462-9287 erwow.org 1051 SE State Route 3 PO Box 2300 Shelton, WA 98584

•Fishing tackle & gear •Hunting gear & optics •Guns & ammunition

•Marine accessories •Electronics •Parts & service department

741 West Golden Pheasant Road, Shelton, WA 98584 Phone: (360) 426-0933 Fax: (360) 427-0866

Toll Free: (877) 426-0933

Gateway Christian Fellowship (360) 426-2758 gatewaycf.com 405 S Seventh St PO Box 190 Shelton, WA 98584

www.verles.com

Goodwill Shelton

(360) 426-0838 tacomagoodwill.org 301 E Wallace-Kneeland Blvd Shelton, WA 98584

Harmony Hill Retreat Center

Your Local New, Used & Service Center

(360) 898-2363 harmonyhill.org 7362 E State Route 106 Union, WA 98592

Hood Canal Kiwanis Club hckiwanis.org PO Box 133 Hoodsport, WA 98548

Stop by & see us!

Kristmas Town Kiwanis (360) 426-2499 PO Box 777 Shelton, WA 98584

Mason Area Fair Association

(360) 482-2789 masonareafair.com Shelton, WA 98584

Mason Community Land Trust (360) 801-9998 mtclt.org 100 Forest Dr Belfair, WA 98528

Mason County Rodeo Association

We service and repair all makes, models & types of vehicles – foreign, domestic and motor-homes!

(360) 426-5585 • 1-800-365-4096 Gillis Auto Center West 180 Hulbert Road Shelton, WA (Railroad Ave. & 101 Interchange)

Sales: 800-365-4096 Local: 360-426-5585 Fax: 360-426-5935

Department Hours Sales: Monday - Saturday: 8:00am – 7:00pm Parts/Service: Monday - Friday: 7:00am – 5:30pm Open 2nd & 4th Saturdays Detail: Monday - Friday: 7:00am – 5:30pm

(360) 432-0145 masoncountyrodeo.com Shelton, WA 98584

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Mason General Hospital Foundation (360) 427-3623 masongeneral.com/foundation 2505 Olympic Hwy N PO Box 1668 Shelton, WA 98584

Mason Matters

(360) 427-9670 ext. 543 masonmatters.org 415 N Sixth St PO Box 1580 Shelton, WA 98584

New Community Church of Union (360) 898-7855 thenccu.org 951 E Dalby Rd PO Box 232 Union, WA 98592

Relay For Life Shelton relayforlifeofshelton.org PO Box 2150 Shelton, WA 98584

Saints’ Pantry

(360) 427-8847 saintspantry.org 214 S Second St PO Box 1064 Shelton, WA 98584

Senior Services for South Sound (360) 586-6181 southsoundseniors.org 222 Columbia St NW Olympia, WA 98501

Shelton Elks 2467

(360) 426-2322 sheltonelks2467.com 741 SE Craig Rd PO Box 220 Shelton, WA 98584

Shelton Farmers Market Association (360) 349-6066 sheltonfarmersmarket.com Third & Franklin Sts PO Box 1061 Shelton, WA 98584

Shelton Kiwanis Club (360) 426-0512 sheltonkiwanis.org PO Box 477 Shelton, WA 98584

Shelton Rotary

(360) 426-1601 324 W Cedar St PO Box 633 Shelton, WA 98584

Shelton Timberland/ William G. Reed Public Library (360) 426-1362 trlib.org 710 W Alder St Shelton, WA 98584

Skookum Rotary

(360) 426-8597 oysterfest.org PO Box 849 Shelton, WA 98584

BIGHT Shelton Mason County Chamber

St. David of Wales Episcopal Church (360) 426-8472 sdow.org 324 W Cedar St PO Box 339 Shelton, WA 98584

Sustainable South Sound

(360) 918-3740 sustainablesouthsound.org Olympia, WA 98507

Turning Pointe

(360) 426-1216 turningpointe.org 210 Pacific Ct Shelton, WA 98584 PO Box 11695 Olympia, WA 98508

Union Tourism Association

visitunion.com PO Box 623 Union, WA 98592

United Way of Mason County

(360) 426-4999 unitedwaymasonco.org 221 W Railroad Ave, Ste 12 Shelton, WA 98584

Washington Association of Sheriffs & Police Chiefs (360) 427-2000 waspc.org 428 W Birch St, Ste 5 Shelton, WA 98584

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Wild Felid Advocacy Center of Washington

(360) 427-4466 wildfelids.org 3111 E Harstine Island Rd N Shelton, WA 98584

Office Equipment & Supplies Empire Office Equipment, Inc.

(360) 491-1854 eoedigital.com 8300 28th Court NE, Ste 100 Lacey, WA 98516

The Creative Office (360) 754-1732 thecreativeoffice.com 721 Legion Way SE Olympia, WA 98501

The Shopper

(360) 426-4677 shoppersweekly.com 2505 Olympic Hwy N, Ste 220B Shelton, WA 98584

Optometrists

The Optical Shop of WA., Inc. (360) 427-7553 opticalshopofwa.com 2026 Olympic Hwy N Ste 102 Shelton, WA 98584

Painting Contractors

Awnaroll Painting Inc. (360) 427-4268 awnarollpainting.com Shelton, WA 98584

Flying Colors Painting Co.

(360) 359-6103 flyingcolorsshelton.com PO Box A Shelton, WA 98584

The Paint Machine

(360) 556-6201 thepaintmachine.com Shelton, WA 98584

Pest Control/ Removal

Mathis Exterminating

(360) 427-2411 mathisexterminating.com 1001 Cooper Pt Rd SE Olympia, WA 98502

Pet Services Adopt-A-Pet

(360) 432-3091 adoptapet-wa.org 940 E Jensen Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Haigh Veterinary Hospital

(360) 426-1840 81 SE Walker Park Rd PO Box 819 Shelton, WA 98584

Shelton Veterinary Hospital, Inc (360) 426-2616 104 E ‘J’ St Shelton, WA 98584

Sylvan Pet Lodge

(360) 426-3052 sylvanpetlodge.com 270 SE Spring Pl Shelton, WA 98584

Pharmacies Neil’s Pharmacy

(360) 426-3327 512 W Franklin St Shelton, WA 98584

Photography Cooper Studios

(360) 426-6646 cooperstudios.net 409 W Railroad Ave PO Box 38 Shelton, WA 98584

DJMdesigns Photography

(360) 285-3566 djmdesignsphotos.com 218 W Cota St, Ste 1 Shelton, WA 98584

George Stenberg Photography

(360) 490-6903 flickr.com/photos/georgestenberg 121 N Vi-Ken LN Hoodsport, WA 98548


Fresh seaFood Clams Mussels Goeduck Smoked Salmon Oysters (Shucked & Live) Shrimp (Frozen)

Delectable Foods with an Asian Twist Northwest Shellfish Specialties

Smoked Oysters Full Line of Clothing

Taylor Shellfish Products Fresh Daily Pasta • Chicken • Curry Dishes

360.432.3300

360.427.8709

Visit Our retail stOre Open Daily 10-6

Open Tuesday-saTurday • 5-9 Closed sunday & Monday

Tours by AppoinTmenT

130 SE Lynch Road • Shelton, WA 98584

Ta y l o r S h e l l f i s h . c o m Printing & Design Services Digital Printing

(360) 426-8628 120 S Seventh St Shelton, WA 98584

The Shopper

(360) 426-4677 shoppersweekly.com 2505 Olympic Hwy N Ste 220B Shelton, WA 98584

Promotional Materials/Screen Printing Crosswynd Design & Embroidery

(360) 791-3904 www.crosswynddesigns.com 181 W Kelly Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Bill Holman Rep. Newton Mfg. Co. (360) 427-6636 Shelton, WA 98584

Black Star

(360) 427-9614 blackstarprint.com 510 E Mason Lake Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Property Management Gateway Property Management

(360) 426-3988 gatewaypropmgmt.com 620 W Cota St PO Box 1997 Shelton, WA 98584

John L. Scott Real Estate (360) 426-3319 johnlscott.com/shelton 306 W Railroad Ave PO Box 70 Shelton, WA 98584

Kirk Building

(360) 477-9996 82 Peele Rd Pt. Angeles, WA 98363

Richard Beckman Realty Group, LLC (360) 426-5521 richardbeckmangroup.com 1729 W Railroad Ave PO Box Y Shelton, WA 98584

Real Estate & Development

Alderbrook Properties

(360) 898-0055 alderbrookproperties.com 871 E Beach Dr Union, WA 98592

Hall Equities Group

(925) 933-4000 hallequitiesgroup.com 1855 Olympic Blvd, Ste 300 Walnut Creek, CA 94596

John L. Scott Real Estate (360) 426-3319 johnlscott.com/shelton 306 W Railroad Ave PO Box 70 Shelton, WA 98584

John L. Scott Real Estate Dawn Pannell (360) 426-0512 1513 Northcliff Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Prudential Northwest Real Estate Shelton

(360) 426-9748 kevinc.pnwre.net 1781 W Shelton-Matlock Rd PO Box 6 Shelton, WA 98584

Richard Beckman Realty Group, LLC (360) 426-5521 richardbeckmangroup.com 1729 W Railroad Ave PO Box Y Shelton, WA 98584

Windermere Real Estate Keith Fuller (360) 490-3811 keithfuller.com 920 W Railroad Ave PO Box 714 Shelton, WA 98584

ReseRvations Recommended

221 West Railroad Avenue, Suite D • Shelton WA, 98584

XinhsRestaurant.com Windermere Real Estate/ Restaurants Himlie, Inc. Blondie’s Restaurant (360) 426-2646 shelton.windermere.com 920 Railroad Ave PO Box 729 Shelton, WA 98584

(360) 432-2777 628 Railroad Ave PO Box 717 Shelton, WA 98584

Recreation

(360) 426-7277 dairyqueen.com 221 N First St Shelton, WA 98584

Captain Lee, LLC (360) 490-8276 captainleellc.com PO Box 604 Union, WA 98592

Kapowsin Air Sports (360) 432-8000 skydive101.com 141 W Airview Way PO Box 1247 Shelton, WA 98584

Mason County Sportsmans Association (360) 427-1102 masoncountysa.com 521 W Business Park Rd PO Box 1122 Shelton, WA 98584

Mason County Youth Baseball Association (360) 463-7763 mcyba-shelton.com PO Box 1774 Shelton, WA 98584

Shelton Kings Cheer (360) 790-5732 726 Sunset Ct Shelton, WA 98584

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Dairy Queen

Domino’s Pizza

(360) 427-8700 dominos.com 134 N First St Shelton, WA 98584

Nita’s Restaurant & Gallery (360) 426-6143 325 W Railroad Ave Shelton, WA 98584

Osaka Sushi & Asian Bistro (360) 427-2625 osakaasianbistro.com 506 W Railroad Ave Shelton, WA 98584

Robin Hood Restaurant & Pub (360) 898-4400 therobinhood.com 6790 E State Route 106 Union, WA 98592

Roosters Family Restaurant (360) 426-7224 3001 Olympic Hwy N Shelton, WA 98584

Smoking Mo’s

(360) 462-0163 smokingmos.com 203 W Railroad Ave Shelton, WA 98584

Taqueria Las Palmas (360) 432-3220 116 E Cota St Shelton, WA 98584

Taylor Station Restaurant & Lounge (360) 426-8501 62 SE Lynch Rd Shelton, WA 98584

The Strip Steak House (360) 432-5844 405 W Railroad Ave Shelton, WA 98584

Xinh’s Clam & Oyster House (360) 427-8709 xinhsrestaurant.com 221 W Railroad Ave Shelton, WA 98584

Retail

Annie’s Quilt Shoppe (360) 427-6164 anniesquiltshoppe.com 2505 Olympic Hwy N Ste 220A Shelton, WA 98584

BIGHT Shelton Mason County Chamber


Retirement Communities & Assisted Living Alpine Way Continuing Care Community (360) 426-2600 alpinewayliving.com 900 W Alpine Way Shelton, WA 98584

Christmas Village (253) 581-9571 2650 N 13th St Shelton, WA 98584

Fir Lane Health & Rehabilitation Center

RICHARD T. HOSS ROBERT D. WILSON-HOSS

Serving Mason County Residents, Families and Businesses for Over 30 Years hossandwilson-hoss.com (360) 426-2999 HOSS & WILSON-HOSS, LLP

(360) 426-1651 firlaneskillednursing.com 2430 N 13th St Shelton, WA 98584

Maple Glen Senior Living (360) 427-0300 artegan.com 1700 N 13th Loop Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Shelton Health & Rehabilitation Center

(360) 427-2575 sheltonhealthandrehab.com 153 Johns Ct Shelton, WA 98584

Roofing Contractors

Cogent Construction Inc. (360) 427-3162 cogentconstructioninc.com 202 E Pine Street PO Box 675 Union, WA 98592

The Roof Doctor, Inc. (360) 427-8611 theroofdoctor.com 1131 Kamilche Ln PO Box 851 Shelton, WA 98584

Salons & Spas

2nd Street Design Studio Better on You

(360) 790-2843 413 W Railroad Ave Shelton, WA 98584 PO Box 604 Union, WA 98592

Cameo Boutique & Wine Shop

(360) 898-3200 cameoboutique.com 6871 E Hwy 106 Union, WA 98592

Creekside Antiques (360) 490-0376 209 Railroad Ave PO Box 1006 Shelton, WA 98584

Fred Meyer

(360) 427-2979 fredmeyer.com 301 E Wallace-Kneeland Blvd Shelton, WA 98584

Garage Sale Maniacs (360) 239-8472 122 W Cota St Shelton, WA 98584

Michael’s Meats

(360) 426-1659 michaelsmeats.net 1729 Olympic Hwy N Shelton, WA 98584

Nifty Thrifty Store (360) 427-0858 mcsac.net/page7 826 W Railroad Ave PO Box 1066 Shelton, WA 98584

Olsen Furniture

(360) 426-4702 olsenfurniture.com 414 W Franklin St Shelton, WA 98584

Pier 101 Gift Shop & Women’s Boutique

(360) 877-0009 24180 N US Highway 101 PO Box 656 Hoodsport, WA 98548

Rockets & Rainbows (360) 462-1310 221 W Railroad Ave Ste A Shelton, WA 98584

BIGHT Shelton Mason County Chamber

Shelton City Pawn, LLC (360) 432-0282 123 S Second St Shelton, WA 98584

Shelton Liquor & Wine

(360) 427-2168 330 W Railroad Ave Shelton, WA 98584

Skipworth’s, LLC

(360) 426-0875 stihlusa.com 1603 Olympic Hwy N Shelton, WA 98584

Treasures Thrift Store (360) 427-3858 treasuresthriftstore.org 305 W Railroad Ave PO Box 1585 Shelton, WA 98584

Walmart

(360) 427-6226 walmart.com 100 E Wallace-Kneeland Blvd Shelton, WA 98584

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(360) 426-2141 118 N Second St Shelton, WA 98584

Arcadia Salon

(360) 868-2318 salonarcadia.com 1400 Olympic Hwy S Shelton, WA 98584

Buben School of Beauty (360) 868-2942 bubensb.com 321 W Railroad Ave Shelton, WA 98584

Seven Inlets Spa

(360) 462-1772 seveninletsspa.com 91 W State Route 108 Shelton, WA 98584

Senior Services & Activities KWA Home Care

(360) 426-9700 kwacares.org 706 Cascade Ave, Ste A Shelton, WA 98584

Mason County Senior Activities Association (360) 426-7374 mcsac.net 190 W Sentry Dr PO Box 1066 Shelton, WA 98584

Senior Services for South Sound

(360) 586-6181 southsoundseniors.org 222 Columbia St NW Olympia, WA 98501

Washington State Senior Games (360) 754-4937 washingtonstateseniorgames.com PO Box 1487 Olympia, WA 98507

Septic Tanks & Systems/ Cleaning AAA Septic Tank Pumping

(360) 427-6110 2300 Brockdale Rd PO Box 1460 Shelton, WA 98584

Shellfish Growers

Hama Hama Company

Love INC of Mason County

(360) 462-5684 loveincmasoncounty.org 221 W Railroad Ave, Ste 10 Shelton, WA 98584

Sporting Goods

Heilig’s Hand Held Noise Maker (360) 259-1342 9011 Old Hwy 99 SE, #441 Olympia, WA 98501

Verle’s Sporting Goods and Marine

(360) 426-0933 verles.com 741 W Golden Pheasant Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Timber Companies

Beco’s Tree Service & Wood Carving (360) 490-2670 2253 E Johns Prairie Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Green Diamond Resource Company (360) 426-3381 greendiamond.com 215 N Third St PO Box 9001 Shelton, WA 98584

(360) 877-5811 hamahamaoysters.com 35846 N US Hwy 101 PO Box 250 Lilliwaup, WA 98555

Manke Lumber Co., Inc.

Little Skookum Shellfish Growers

Olympic Panel Products

(360) 426-9759 skookumshellfish.com 2262 SE Lynch Rd PO Box 1157 Shelton, WA 98584

Salish Seafoods

(360) 426-4933 salishseafoods.com 92 E Chapman Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Taylor Shellfish Farms (360) 426-6178 taylorshellfish.com 130 SE Lynch Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Signs & Banners Black Star

(360) 427-9614 blackstarprint.com 510 E Mason Lake Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Social Services EFI

(360) 426-0077 team-efi.org 2009 W Railroad Ave PO Box 669 Shelton, WA 98584

Habitat for Humanity Mason Co. (360) 426-8134 habitatmasonwa.org 216 W Cota St PO Box 1549 Shelton, WA 98584

(360) 426-5536 mankelumber.com 826 Fairmount Ave Shelton, WA 98584 (360) 432-5000 olypanel.com 204 E Railroad Ave PO Box 640 Shelton, WA 98584

Simpson Lumber Company, LLC (360) 427-4834 simpson.com 100 N Front St Shelton, WA 98584

Title Insurance First American Title Insurance Co. (360) 426-1626 firstam.com 215 W Railroad Ave PO Box Z Shelton, WA 98584

Land Title Co. of Mason County (360) 426-8288 landtitleco.net 930 W Railroad PO Box 327 Shelton, WA 98584

Mason County Title Company (360) 426-9713 masoncountytitle.com 130 W Railroad Ave PO Box 278 Shelton, WA 98584


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Jim’s Automotive, Inc

(360) 426-7167 jimsautomotiveincwa.com 2911 E Brockdale Rd PO Box 869 Shelton, WA 98584

Transportation Services Mason County Taxi

(360) 426-8294 masoncountytaxi.com 1517 Dickinson Ave PO Box 2422 Shelton, WA 98584

Mason Transit Authority

(360) 426-9434 masontransit.org 790 E Johns Prairie Rd PO Box 1880 Shelton, WA 98584

The Patty Wagon

(360) 427-0202 pattywagonmobility.com SE 581 Fireweed Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Travel Agencies

Utilities

Cascade Natural Gas Corp.

(888) 522-1130 cngc.com PO Box 344 Aberdeen, WA 98520

Hood Canal Communications (360) 898-2481 hcc.net 300 E Dalby Rd PO Box 249 Union, WA 98592

Mason County Garbage & Recycling

(360) 426-8729 masoncountygarbage.com 81 E Wilburs Wy PO Box 787 Shelton, WA 98584

Mason County PUD#1 (360) 877-5249 mason-pud1.org 21971 N US Hwy 101 Shelton, WA 98584

Mason County PUD#3 (360) 426-8255 masonpud3.org 2621 E Johns Prairie Rd PO Box 2148 Shelton, WA 98584

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Visitor Information

Caboose Visitor Information Center

(360) 427-8168 explorehoodcanal.com 230 W Railroad Ave PO Box 2389 Shelton, WA 98584

Hoodsport Visitor Information Center

(360) 877-2021 sheltonchamber.org N 150 Lake Cushman Rd PO Box 706 Hoodsport, WA 98548

North Mason Chamber of Commerce (360) 275-4267 northmasonchamber.com 30 NE Romance Hill Rd Ste 103 PO Box 416 Belfair, WA 98528

LinkTech Engineering (360) 463-0635 linktechengineering.net PO Box 370 Shelton, WA 98584

Wholesale

Northwest Market Supply

(360) 426-4881 123 W Railroad Ave 301 E Wallace-Kneeland Blvd, Ste 224-335 Shelton, WA 98584

Wineries & Distilleries

Hoodsport Winery, Inc. (360) 877-9894 hoodsport.com N 23501 US Hwy 101 Hoodsport, WA 98548

The Hardware Distillery Co.

(206) 300-0877 thehardwaredistillery.com 24210 N US Hwy 101 PO Box 129 Hoodsport, WA 98548

Walter Dacon Wines

(360) 426-5913 walterdaconwines.com 50 SE Skookum Inlet Rd Shelton, WA 98584

Interested in becoming a Chamber member?

Call (360) 426-2021 for more information on what resources we can provide that may help your business or group succeed. Visit the Chamber on the web at: sheltonchamber.org.

Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce (360) 426-2021 sheltonchamber.org 215 W Railroad Ave PO Box 2389 Shelton, WA 98584

Website Design

Image in Action Design (360) 427-5599 imageinactiondesign.com 213 SE Stotsbery Rd Shelton, WA 98584

(360) 589-3344 cruisingrivers.com PO Box 2117 Shelton, WA 98584

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