Dear Chamber Member;
It’s that time of year again; time to nominate your favorite business for the ‘Chamber Awards of Distinction’. 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 (November 1st 2012 thru October 31, 2013)
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 (November 1st 2012 thru October 31, 2013)
The best area event.
Community Partner of the Year (November 1st 2012 thru October 31, 2013)
The non-profit or support organization that consistently supports the Newport area and its businesses.
Best New Member (November 1st 2012 thru October 31, 2013)
The new business/member that best demonstrates the values of the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce.
Citizen of the Year (November 1st 2012 thru October 31, 2013)
The Newport Area citizen that consistently supports the Newport area and its organizations.
Best Customer Service (November 1st 2012 thru October 31, 2013)
The area business that consistently demonstrates excellent customer service.
Best Storefront (November 1st 2012 thru October 31, 2013)
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, email to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or dropped off at the visitor’s Center Wed. – Sat. noon to 4pm.
DEAD LINE 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 you 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 360/770-1180.
Income Tax Assistance
Starting this Friday, Feb. 7th & every Friday in February & March there will be an AARP representative at the Hospitality House from 10am to 2pm to assist members with their income tax returns. No appointment is necessary, just bring your questions &/or paperwork & let them help you with your tax return.
Visitors Center Information Meeting
There will be a Visitors Center Information Meeting tonight (January 29th) at the Newport Eagles beginning at 5:00 pm. We welcome your input and guidance as we look to the staffing of the Newport Visitors Center.
Visitor Guide 2014!
With your overwhelming positive feedback and encouragement, we are excited to announce the Chamber will again be publishing our popular visitor guide. This is a very important marketing opportunity for chamber members. Many members told us that they had customers who visited them specifically because they read about them in this guide. The deadeline for making sure your membership is current is January 17, 2014. For more info, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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?