Join your friends and colleagues at the 3rd Annual Greater Newport Area Chamber GALA - Hawaiian Style on May 3rd. To reserve your seats simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Ticket price includes dinner, a couple of drinks and a whole lot of fun. Of course there will also be some great auction items for you to bid on to enjoy throughout the year.
Chamber Awards of Distinction
It's time to cast your vote to determine the winner in each category for our 2013 Awards of Distinction. Please vote for one finalist in each category. The survey will close at 5:00 PM on April 29th. Each person may only vote once.
Awards will be presented at our Spring Gala on Saturday, May 3rd at Pend Oreille Playhouse. If you are interested in attending this event and purchasing tickets, please contact the Greater Newport Area Chamber Office at 447-5812 or email us at email@example.com.
Congratulations to all the finalists and to the many more members who were nominated. Good luck to all and on to the voting...To cast your vote click on Chamber Awards.
Our 2014 Visitors Guide is Out!
The official 2014 Greater Newport Area Visitors Guide has hit the shelves (and the web)! Everything you need to get the most out of our area - full calendar of events, area maps, things to do, member directory, photos, fun color commentary that makes you feel like you're at home in our area already and more! Grab a copy at our Visitor's Center or at Chamber member businesses around town or view it online here. We hope you see why we are proud to live, work and play in the Greater Newport area - come join us!
Teck Announces Reopening of Pend Oreille Operations
Metaline Falls, Washington – Teck American Incorporated (“Teck”) announced today it will proceed with the reopening of Pend Oreille, an underground zinc and lead operation near Metaline Falls, Washington State.
“In light of an anticipated improvement in the zinc market, Teck is moving forward with the restart of our Pend Oreille operations, which will contribute to economic growth and jobs in the region,” said Dave Riggleman, Acting General Manager, Pend Oreille Operations. “We look forward to working closely with communities and other stakeholders in the region as we advance our plans to restart the operation.”
Regulatory and environmental permits are in place and the mine facilities have been maintained to support the restart of the Pend Oreille operation. 80 employees are currently working at Pend Oreille Operations and the workforce is expected to grow to approximately 240 employees during operation. The majority of positions will be filled by the end of 2014. First production is expected in the fourth quarter of 2014 with a mine life of five years at a production rate of 44,000 tonnes of zinc in concentrate per year, with the potential to extend the mine life further if deemed to be economically viable.
Pend Oreille Operations was placed on care and maintenance in early 2009 as a result of global economic conditions.
Teck American Incorporated is a wholly owned subsidiary of Teck Resources Limited, a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal, zinc and energy. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, Teck Resources’ shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TCK.A and TCK.B and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TCK. Further information about Teck can be found at www.teck.com.
To Every Time There Is A Season………….A season of change has come to the Cottage Garden Nursery. After 25 years, and we would like to give someone else the opportunity to purchase it all and make it your DREAM.
Please visit our website: www.cottagegardennursery.com for more pictures of the garden. To view the house and greenhouses, please visit this link:
Dear Chamber Member;
It’s that time of year again; time to nominate your favorite business for the ‘Chamber Awards of Distinction’ for the time period November 1st 2012 thru October 31, 2013. Please nominate the business(es) or person (people) you would like to see win in the categories listed below (remember you can vote for yourself).
Business of the Year
The established business that best demonstrates the values of the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce. (The Chamber is organized for the purpose of advancing the commercial, industrial, civic and general interests of the Newport area.)
Event of the Year
The best area event.
Community Partner of the Year
The non-profit or support organization that consistently supports the Newport area and its businesses.
Best New Member
The new business/member that best demonstrates the values of the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce.
Citizen of the Year
The Newport Area citizen that consistently supports the Newport area and its organizations.
Best Customer Service
The area business that consistently demonstrates excellent customer service.
The area business with the best storefront.
Nominations can be mailed to the Chamber office (Visitor’s Center) P.O.Box 2006 Newport, WA 99156, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or dropped off at the Visitor’s Center Wed. – Sat. noon to 4pm.
DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS APRIL 19TH 4:00 PM
Pend Oreille Valley Relay For Life
The Pend Oreille Valley Relay For Life is planning another a great year for the area August 8 & 9 at Newport High School. Please visit www.relayforlife.org/pendoreillevalleywa for more details.
Believe it or not it’s time to think Rodeo! The biggest weekend of the year, this two day event begins Friday, June 27th, The Grand Parade through Town will be Saturday, get your parade entry form here – Parade Entry Form and get it mailed back to us to ensure your entry. For more information call Ray Hanson at 360/770-1180360/770-1180.
Pend Oreille Players Seeking Board Members
The Pend Oreille Players association is seeking board members. We are looking for individuals with interest in children's educational programs and the business end of running The Pend Oreille Playhouse. Meetings are the first Wednesday of each month. If you are interested please contact board president Donna Maki at 509-447-9900 or 509-671-1442.
Color Palette for Downtown Newport Unveiled
Sample "Before and Afters" and full range of color palettes presented
At our June Members' Meeting, designer Marti Kellogg, ASID unveiled the recommended color palette for downtown Newport, designed to better unify our downtown core to make our area more attractive to visitors, tourists and locals alike. This was part of the grant for downtown beautification that the Chamber had applied for from the POC EDC.
Marti has been in the industry for over 30 years and her first introduction to Newport was transforming Club Energy from it's previous white, purple and bright blue colors to its current timeless, classical look.
Using primarily colors from Benjamin Moore's Historical Collection, she presented almost 20 colors that were neutral enough to work with all the existing colors in our downtown, yet complimentary enough to work with each other and create a more cohesive and attractive downtown. The recommended color palette is shown.
To view some of the "Before and After" photographs of some sample buildings and touch and feel large paint samples of the colors shown, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by our Visitors' Center.
Who will be the first to follow Club Energy's lead towards a more attractive and unified downtown core? Update: Griffin's Furniture is transforming its storefront - wow, what an improvement! Okay, who's next?