May - Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce



May - Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce
Thanks to all who visited
the 3rd annual Inland
Northwest Outdoor Show!
Thank you to everyone
who attended the Welcome
Back Legislative Luncheon!
Thank you for making the
Chamber Spring Break the
most successful ever!
12 pm
May 11
May 30
MAY 2011
Co-Chairmen Don Montgomery
and Dave Pankey discuss the
Chamber’s values
May - September
5-9 pm
1st Thursday
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Alive After Five
Starts This Month!
Kristin Kemak invites you to the
Recreation & Tourism Conference
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See the newest businesses to
join the Chamber
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Alive After Five is an outdoor business expo
with vendor booths, musicians, food and local
entertainment along Sixth Street in downtown
It is held on the first Thursday of the month, May –
September, from 5 – 9 PM.
Check out the Chamber’s website, at www., to download a vendor form!
On the homepage, click the “Alive After Five” link the
the scrolling menu bar.
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Find out about the events going
on in May
Thursday, May 5
We’ll see you at the first event on Thursday, May 5!
Save with discounted rates from
these chamber members
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[email protected]
509.751.8767 FAX
Our Values
A lot of work has gone into the creation of our new chamber. We have new by-laws, new vision and mission statements,
and new values and value statements. Value statements provide guidelines for directing our actions going forward.
They are so important to our organization; we thought we should share them with you here.
Integrity: We maintain unwavering professionalism and adherence to our values, our mission and our vision. We
build credibility and trust with our membership, throughout our community and beyond. Our Values, Mission
and Vision set the standard for chamber’s performance, how the staff and board conduct the daily activities
and make decisions on behalf of the chamber.
Don Montgomery
Co-Chairman, Lewis Clark
Valley Chamber
Waddell & Reed
Leadership: We demonstrate our role as the business leader of our community. Significant issues affecting
the valley’s business community on both sides of the river will be addressed by our board. For some issues
we might survey our membership. For others we might investigate and share our findings. Some issues may
require immediate action by the board or executive committee. We will ensure that all of our decisions and
actions are made carefully, with prudence and adherence to our mission, vision and values.
Accountability: We deliver on our promises and we accept responsibility, individually and collectively, for
our actions and decisions. We are first and foremost accountable to our membership, to ensure their chamber
is bringing maximum value to their investment.
Community: We are a substantial voice of the community and hold community related issues in the highest
regard. Sense of community and cooperation were paramount to the creation of this new chamber. We want
to continue acting on these notions in hopes that our actions will be contagious and spread to other like entities
throughout the Valley and beyond.
Dave Pankey
Co-Chairman, Lewis Clark
Valley Chamber
Regence BlueShield of Idaho
Representation: We are committed to serving our membership before ourselves. We represent the business community
of our membership in its entirety and not our own special interests. The merger is an example of this. Our membership
provided the directive, voting 90 percent in favor. We made it happen in spite of sacrifices required by both sides.
Financial Responsibility: We strictly adhere to our budget, ensuring the chamber’s activities are administered with maximum efficiency
and our members’ investments reflect the greatest value. We placed a great deal of effort into making sure our budget for 2011 was realistic and
met the needs of our membership. It wasn’t easy with it being the first year however we have confidence in our own accountant MaryAnn and
others who helped us create the budget.
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Jim Bennett, Lewiston’s new city manager to the community. We are very excited about the
fresh new and creative ideas Jim brings and we are looking forward to working with him to create a vibrant business environment and quality
way of life in the Lewis Clark Valley. Welcome to the Valley Jim!
As expected, the merger has resulted in increased participation at some of our chamber events. A recent example was our Spring Break Dinner
and Auction. We would like to extend a special thanks to all our members who attended our signature fundraising event and contributed to a
record breaking attendance. We would also like to acknowledge the long hours and hard work by the committee that resulted in this amazing
Another major chamber event, the Inland Northwest Outdoor Show (INWOS), was also very successful at drawing large crowds during its three
day run. The INWOS committee meets continually throughout the year to ensure the event successfully showcases the area’s unique outdoor
sporting activities. We would like to extend a special thanks to all who attended this year’s INWOS and especially to the INWOS committee for
your time and commitment to this important chamber event.
These two events came together at the same time and even
shared an overlapping evening. In spite of the timing, both events
were a success. We would like to recognize the dedication by
Kristin and Hailey for their long hours and hard work on these
events. Congratulations and thank you for your outstanding
Thank you
Don & Dave
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MAY 2011
Elite/Visionary Leaders
Diamond/Corporate Leaders
Platinum/Business Leaders
Media Sponsors
“A Professional Touch With Care”
Brent “Chip” W. Wahlberg, Jr., P.T.
(509) 758-8510
1625 5th Street Clarkston, WA 99403
MAY 2011
Tourism Time
This week is an important week for the Valley’s tourism industry. Lewiston is hosting The Idaho Conference on Recreation
and Tourism: The New Age of Tourism, May 3 – 5 at the Red Lion Hotel. As a community, we must look for better ways to
serve and attract visitors. We cannot rely on “Well, that’s the way we’ve always done it.” The Hells Canyon Visitor Bureau,
with many others, has worked hard on planning this event for our community.
Tourism extends beyond hotels, restaurants and jet boat excursions – it includes our downtown shops, gas stations
and even our big box stores.
Are your employees prepared for out of town guests? Are you utilizing social media appropriately and to its capacity?
I hope you can find time to attend this worthwhile event. Registration is only $175 and below is a list of the daily
Kristin Kemak
Lewis Clark Valley Chamber
Tuesday, May 3
• Idaho Travel Council – Grant presentations
• Networking at the Opening Night Reception —Connect with colleagues and friends
• Historic evening in Pioneer Park – Celebrating Lewiston’s 150th Birthday (you are encouraged to dress in 1860 attire)
Wednesday, May 4
• Keynote presentations from Roger Brooks, “The New Age of Tourism: Is it working for You”’ and “You Must Jettison the Generic”, blends the
metamorphosis of the business of travel with seven things you need to do in this crucial age of specialization.
• Keynote, Todd Skelton, “How to handle your online reputation management”, how to use reviews as a sales tool and create a positive communication
environment with our users.
• Luncheon keynote, William Bakker, takes you on a journey of discovery; exploring how the modern traveler researches, plans, and books travel in
this age of new media.
• Field Trip sessions with experts in the subject of Culinary, Geology, and Native American studies.
• ICORT’s Signature Evening Event – Idaho Preferred: local food showcase. Sample the best food, wine and spirits from Lewiston’s backyard.
Thursday May 5
• A keynote presentation from DR. H. Cordell, “Demographics, Recreation Use Patterns, and Visitor Preferences Affect Tourism in the U.S. and the
Intermountain West”, will discuss outdoor recreation supply and demand, trends, and futures throughout the U.S. and the region, based on
the National Survey on Recreation and the Environment.
• Breakout Sessions with expert DR. H. Ken Cordell along with DR. Don English’s research- Outdoor Recreation Trends and Economic Impacts in Idaho;
Sonna Lynn Fernandez - The Futurist Report, Moving into the Future; Leah Clark, Moya Shatz and Wendi Haught - Best practices to create a unique
“Foodie Destination ; William Bakker & Rodney Payne - SM101: The Anatomy of Social Media.
• Governor’s Take Pride in Idaho Awards and Luncheon
To Register:
Renewal Day is
an absolutely
day. It’s a day
of new and old
old and out of sorts. We lose touch
with friends and loved ones. For
whatever reason, we let it go. Today
is the day to renew, rejuvenate, and
bring the spark back to it.
Renewal Day isn’t limited to
renewing relationships, though.
Renew your hair color or style, the
shine on your car or your favorite
magazine subscription.
MAY 2011
Express Employment Professionals and the
LCSC Business Division
Refresh Leadership Live
are proud to present this exciting opportunity to join
business leaders from throughout our community for a
special event featuring speakers who have built
distinguished careers based on the principles of
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Leading in the New Business Reality
Presented by Ken Blanchard, author, speaker and business consultant, known as
one of the most insightful, powerful, and kind individuals in business today.
During his presentation, Blanchard will discuss the challenges leaders face in
keeping people focused, productive, and motivated to create an aligned
organization that can move nimbly yet boldly toward the future.
Victory Through Teamwork and Leadership
Presented by Peyton Manning, undoubtedly one of the best quarterbacks in NFL
history who lead the Indianapolis Colts to victory in Super Bowl XLI.
Manning will share some of the insights he has learned over the years about
leadership, teamwork, and success – both on and off the football field.
Attitude: The Winning Edge
Presented by Walter Bond, business expert, broadcaster, and former professional
athlete who played for the Utah Jazz, Detroit Pistons, and Dallas Mavericks.
Bond will discuss just how important attitude can really be to your organization.
He’ll show you how to eliminate the "stinking thinking" that prevents people from
perceiving and using every situation to their advantage and from working to their
full potential.
Registration & Pre-payment are required. For more information
and to register, contact the Lewiston/Moscow
Express Employment Professionals office today:
Tedi Roach, SPHR
Address: 624 Bryden Ave., Lewiston, ID 83501
Phone: (208) 743-6507 or (208) 883-0934 Email: [email protected]
8:00 AM Registration Opens
9:00 AM Welcome and Introduction
9:10 AM Ken Blanchard, Guest Speaker
10:05 AM Break
10:20 AM Peyton Manning, Guest Speaker
11:15 AM Break
11:30 AM Walter Bond, Guest Speaker
12:25 PM Adjourn
Selway Room
Williams Conference Center
Lewis-Clark State College
500 8th Ave., Lewiston
Lcsc Center for Arts & History
Location: 415 Main Street, Lewiston
For more info, visit or call
Cupcakes: A sweet treat for a
sweet cause
May 2 - 6
Location: Sugar Mammas, 504 Main Street, Suite
210, Lewiston
Experience the most delicious and flavorful
“cuppies” in the Valley and support the Nez Perce
County Employees & Friends Relay for Life Team
in finding a cure for cancer.
When you purchase a decadent vanilla, chocolate
or strawberry-lemonade flavored cupcake during
the above dates Sugar Mammas will donate 1/2
the proceeds to the American Cancer Society.
For more info, call 208.553.1080.
Free asotin county home
composting workshop
Tuesday, May 3
Time: 6 – 8 PM
Location: Walla Walla Community College,
Multipurpose Room
The basics of composting will be covered in this
workshop. Composting is nature’s way of recycling
organic matter. Compost enhances your soil
and reduces the amount of wastes ending up in
landfills. For more info or to register, call the WSU
Asotin Co. Extension Office at 509.243.2009 or
[email protected]
Lcsc Alumni Association
awards celebration
Wednesday, May 4
Time: 6 PM
Location: Sage Baking Company, 1303 Main St.
The Lewis-Clark State College Alumni Association
will hold its annual awards celebration on May 4.
The event is free and open to the public, but those
planning to attend are asked to RSVP to the LCSC
Alumni Relations Office at either 208.792.2151 or
[email protected]
Each year, the Alumni Associations honors
individuals, both LCSC alums and non-alums,
who have made an impact at LCSC or in the
community. Those individuals who will be
recognized are Mary Lou Gruber, Chip Damato,
Dick Hilding, Mike Thomason, Laynie McClain, R.
Richard Sampson, Greg Godwin Ell Mae Keatts,
and Ken Sanman.
MAY 2011
Valley art center: “Going to
the Cats”
Opening reception May 5 / Exhibit open thru
May 28
Time: 5 - 8 PM
Location: Valley Art Center, 842 6th St. Clarkston
Stop by the Valley Art Center to check out May’s
show “Going to the Cats,” feline art by regional
First Christian Church FREE
Community Supper
Every Thursday
Time: 5:30 – 7 PM
Location: First Christian Church
First Christian Church hosts a FREE Community
Supper every Thursday. It is free and open to
everyone. The supper consists of bean soup and
bread or cornbread, and whatever the cook or
helpers care to also serve. Coffee, milk, water,
and juice are also provided. We chose Thursday to
do this as the other soup kitchens and meal sites
were not serving a meal on Thursdays. This helps
close that gap. For more information, contact the
church at [email protected] or 758.2943.
Comedians Cooch & Rodriguez
join silent theory for cinco de
mayo event
Thursday, May 5
Location: Boomer’s Garden
Comedians DJ Cooch and Nester Rodriguez, along
with the band Silent Theory, will perform at
Boomer’s Garden in Lewiston on May 5 as part of
a special Cinco de Mayo event sponsored by the
Lewis-Clark State College Warrior Entertainment
Tickets for the event can be purchased in Room
218 of the LCSC SUB, or the GNC store in the
Lewiston Center Mall. Tickets are $10 for VIP and
$5 for general admission. Tickets also will be
sold at the door, but prices go up to $12 and $7,
For more than a decade, Cooch has been traveling
the nation as a DJ/remixer and an M.C. He added
comedy to his repertoire in 2004 and now is a
hit as a stand-up comic. Rodriguez touts himself
as a Puerto Rican comedian who has a unique
and funny view of life. Silent Theory is a Pacific
Northwest rock band that was founded in 2008.
Recently the group has been signed by Turkey
Vulture Records and featured in MTV’s 2010
season of “Cribs”.
For more information on the Cinco de Mayo
event, contact the Warrior Entertainment Board at
Asotin County Library Book
Friday, May 6, 1 – 5 PM
Sat. May 7, 9 AM – 3 PM
Location: Asotin County Library, 417 Sycamore
St. Clarkston
The Friends of the Asotin County Library is
holding a book sale this month! Books for adults
and children, fiction and non-fiction, as well
as video and audio materials will be on sale at
bargain prices. The Friends of Asotin County
Library will use the proceeds to support children’s
programming and special library projects.
Jazz music at the dahmen barn
Saturday, May 7
Time: 7:30 PM
Coeur d’Alene musician Doug Porter will play jazz
favorites as well as songs he has written. The cost
is $7 at the door. Artisans at the Dahmen Barn
is on highway 195 in the big white barn behind
the famous iron wheel fence. For more info, visit or 509.229.3414.
Mother’s day dinner at the
High Country Inn
Sunday, May 8
Time: 5 PM Social Hour / 6 PM Dinner
Location: The High Country Inn, Ahsahka, ID
Cost: $49.95 per couple, plus tax and gratuity
A special Mother’s Day Dinner will be held
Sunday, May 8, at 5 pm at the beautiful High
Country Inn outside of Orofino, on the way to
Dworshak Dam. Also, the Community Spring
Cantata will perform at St. Theresa’s Church
that same weekend, with the final performance
that afternoon, so a combined outing could be
planned, to enjoy the concert and then be treated
to dinner at the inn!
For more information or to make reservations,
contact Jo Moore at [email protected]
You can also visit
Beatles Tribute Band at the
clearwater river casino
Sunday, May 8
Time: 6 PM
Location: Clearwater River Casino Event Center
Beatle’s Tribute: British Export: Come listen to the
sounds of the legendary Beatles! A great gift for
MOTHER’S DAY! You can purchase dinner (Chicken
Entrée) and a concert or just the concert. Concert
tickets are $30 Front Row, $25 Premium Reserved,
$20 Reserved, $10 General Admission. Dinner
passes are $10 per person. Tickets available at
ADtober fest! beer, brats,
branding & Blues
Thursday, May 19
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Riverport Brewery
Cost: $15 members, $18 non-members
Come learn about the world of Beer Branding with
Oceania Eagan from Taphandles, Inc., Seattle.
Blues by The Simon Tucker Group Brought to
you by LCVAF’s Ad Club RSVP to [email protected]
Junior Ranger Program at
Hells Gate
Saturday, May 28
Time: 9 AM
Location: Lewis & Clark Discovery Center, Hells
Gate State Park
Hells Gate State Park is hosting another Junior
Ranger Program! The program is designed for
kids of all ages. Participants will learn about
spring flowers and other interesting facts. For
more info, contact Hells Gate at 799.5015.
No Diet Day
encourages us
to appreciate
the bodies we
have. We need
to recognize
that people
come in all shapes and sizes, and
that’s okay.
This is a good day to reassess and
evaluate your weight management
goals and perspective, and to
make sure your efforts to be thin
don’t come at risk to your health.
If you still want to continue to diet,
use this day as a one-day break!
Chamber Spring
Thank you to all that attended and supported
the Lewis Clark Valley Chamber’s Spring
Break Dinner and Auction on Friday, April 8
at the Quality Inn & Suites. Everyone had a
fabulous time! We grossed more money this
year than we ever have in years past. Thank
you for your generous contributions, the
funds raised help sustain a strong and vital
Thank you to our Corporate
Table Sponsors
Bank of Whitman
Banner Bank
Joyce Keefer – Century 21 Price Right
Community Bank
H & R Block
Inland Cellular
Northwest Media Productions
Port of Clarkston
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
St. Joseph Regional Medical Center
Tri-State Memorial Hospital
Twin Rivers Physical Therapy
Waddell & Reed
Thank you to the following
businesses that donated to the
live & silent auctions
…and BOOKS, too!
Advanced Auto Glass
Alliance Title & Escrow
Art Beat
Asotin County Family
Aquatic Center
Atlas Sand & Rock Concrete
Avista Utilities
Backyard Attractions
Bank of Whitman
Banner Bank
Basalt Cellars
Best Western Rivertree Inn
Best Western University Inn
Big Country Radio
Bruneel Tire Factory
Body Health & Relaxation
Clinic, Becky Olinger
Cakes by Marcella
Cammie’s Salon
Clarkston Fire Department
Clarkston Heights Pharmacy
Clarkston Golf & Country Club
Clarkston Heights Market
Clarkston High School
Clarkston High School Metal Shop
Clearview Eye Clinic
Community Bank
Cutting Edge Credit Union
David Wilkinson, DDS
Delma Baker, Baker
Advertising Promotions
Don Brigham
DP Nails & Spa
Edward Jones – Christian Leer
Executive Cleaning Services
Friends of the Chamber
Fuch’s Flower & Garden Center
Gilbert’s Steamery
H & R Block
Happy Day Corporation
Hay’s Produce
Hazel’s Good Eats
Hells Canyon Rock
Hells Canyon Visitor Bureau
Hells Gate State Park
Holiday Inn Express
Idaho Beverage
Idaho Travel Sales
Inland Cellular
Inland Northwest Blood Center
Jilly Bean Catering Queen
Jim Hail
Joanne McQuary
Kathie Mattoon
La Bella Vita Medical Spa
Law Office of Thomas Ledgerwood & Brooke
Lewis-Clark State College
Activity Center
Lewiston Civic Theatre
Lewiston Photobooth
Lewiston Roundup Association
Limo Tyme Services by Mr. Hughes
Lochsa Lodge
Main Street Lighting
Malcom’s Funeral Home
Mary Kay Cosmetics,
Becky Coddington
Mercury Media
Merchant Funeral Home
Meyers-Folsom Dental Clinic
My Mechanic
Nez Perce County Historical Society
Northwest Leadership Strategies
Pacific Steel & Recycling
Papa John’s Pizza
Patt’s Garden Center
Poe Asphalt, Inc.
Printcraft Printing
Ridinger’s Photography
Riverview Marina
Roger’s Toyota Scion
Rooster’s Waterfront Restaurant
Rosie’s Ribs
Rouge Winebar
Ruff Around the Edges
Sattler Insurance
Schurman’s True Value
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
St. Joseph Regional Medical Center
Steel Dreams Fishing Guide Service
Sun Pest Management
Swiss Salon
Tami Meyers Photography
Timber Creek Grill Buffet
Travelland RV & Canopy
Treasure Mountain Gifts
Tri-State Memorial Hospital
Twin River National Bank
U of I Athletics
Vern Eide Motorcars
Village Centre Cinemas
Wanda Keefer
Washington State IMG Sports
Special Thanks To
Greg Craber, Master of Ceremonies & Slide Show
LeRoy Tipton, Auctioneer
Kelsey Grafton, Artist
Lewis Clark Valley Chamber Ambassadors
Lewis Clark Young Professionals
Jocelyn LejaMeyer, 2010 Distinguished Young
Woman of Clarkston
Josie Flerchinger, 1st Runner Up
Jill Robinson, 2nd Runner Up
Spring Break Committee Co-Chairs
Joyce Keefer, Century 21 Price Right
Michelle Peters, Hells Canyon Visitor Bureau
Spring Break Committee
Doug & Charlotte Higgins
Mary Lee Frazier
Gina Rinehart
Heather Coddington
Crystal Nelson
Lisa Byers
Greg Craber
Deby Lutes
Tami Randall
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Please extend a warm hand of welcome to the following company who joined the Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce. Be a good
partner…remember these companies when you do business.
Dr. Allen Ernster
Housecalls Clinic, PLLC
Family Medicine
1422 15th Street, Clarkston
Big John’s Rib House
801 Elm Street, Clarkston
509.758.1999 | [email protected]
Come on down to the house that’s round.
The tastiest ribs we’ve ever found, by the
plate or by the pound. So ye’all come on
Natural Resource Committee
Meeting Minutes
April 19, 2011
Jerry Myers, Chair of the Natural Resource Committee presented on the Headgate Dam fish passage modification alternatives proposed by the Salmon
Recovery Board in conjunction with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Headgate Dam is located in Headgate County Park on Asotin Creek. The
current fish passage does not meet Endangered Species Act criteria so the dam is in need of an updated fish passage. Six alternatives have been proposed:
1) Development of a roughened channel where the current channel exists. A roughened channel consists of a bed of large rocks.
2) A roughened channel on the right bank.
3) A roughened channel on the left bank.
4) Removing the dam and re-grading the channel.
5) Constructing a pool and chute fish-way, which is a concrete structure resembling stairs with a small opening in the middle for the fish to swim
through and slack-water on each side of the opening for the fish to rest.
6) Constructing a concrete fish-way on the left bank.
All plans have their pros and cons but after public input the preferred alternative is the roughened channel on the right bank. The Asotin County
Conservation District will now apply for grant funds for the Salmon Recovery Board to investigate the alternative.
Jerry announced that the gate replacement project at Lower Monumental Dam is complete. The project ran from December 2010 to March 2011 and cost
$13 million. The 700 ton gate was fabricated in three parts in Vancouver, WA and barged up the Columbia River to the dam. Also completed was the spalling
or flaking of the concrete walls of the lock using large machinery. This was done due to safety concerns from loosening and falling concrete off the locks
Jerry mentioned that some local fishing outfitters and retailers are concerned over the reopening of the spring Chinook fishery on the Lower Columbia
River. The concerns are over Chinook numbers passing Bonneville Dam not being large enough to sustain the Chinook fishery on the Snake River around
the LC Valley. The Committee discussed and will continue to follow the issue.
Wanda Keefer, Manager of the Port of Clarkston reported that there will be more log traffic due to demand from Korea, Taiwan and China.
Kristin Kemak, President/CEO of the Lewis Clark Valley Chamber reported that last weekend’s Inland Northwest Outdoor Show had around 3,000 attendees
and last weekend’s Spring Break Auction raised its largest amount ever.
The next Natural Resource Committee meeting, scheduled for May 17th, 7am at Hazels Restaurant, 601 Bridge Street, Clarkston.
Kip Kemak, NRC Secretary
Nez Perce Tribe Division of Forestry and Fire Management
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Helping Your Home Breathe
By Tom Lienhard, PE, CEM
Besides people and pets, there are many things in our homes that need clean fresh air to stay
safe and healthy, but stopping air leaks is an important step in making our homes energy
efficient. So, what is the right balance?
All homes need air to keep combustion devices like natural gas furnaces and water heaters
operating efficiently and safely, and to keep down moisture and mold, eliminate stale air, and
reduce contaminants from building materials like carpet, paint and drywall. According to the
Building Performance Institute, one air change of the entire house is needed every three hours.
Usually the air exchange occurs through doors and windows being opened as we use them,
from “air in-takes” in home or furnace duct systems, from fireplaces, and from using exhaust
fans in bathrooms and kitchens. Air is also exchanged through cracks or holes around windows,
doors and pipes, but you lose mechanically heated or cooled air through those openings. To
help make your home energy efficient, you should seal those and other air leaks by caulking,
adding insulation, painting and installing vapor barriers, among other measures.
No-cost or low-cost ways to ensure that your home is energy efficient yet has adequate air
exchanges are opening windows and doors when weather permits and using bathroom and
kitchen fans for limited times. Changing the filter on your furnace and air conditioning system
will help ensure they are operating efficiently and keeping the air in your home clean.
Another option is installing an energy recovery ventilator that exchanges indoor air with outside
air with minimal impact to your energy use. Also, installing a dedicated outside air duct (OSA)
that is connected to the main return duct on your furnace can ensure a fresh air source, allowing
you to be able to seal your home as tightly as you would like.
A certified Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) professional can help you
determine the best equipment for your home. A professional home energy audit can also give
you the exact figures and understanding you need to maintain the air quality in your home.
Tom Lienhard is a lead engineer at Avista. You can reach him with questions and comments at
[email protected]
Copyright © Avista Corp., 2011. All Rights Reserved.
Chamber Lunch Exchange: Are You Connecting?
You’re invited! As a member of the Lewis Clark Valley Chamber, you have a standing invitation to come have lunch with your fellow Chamber members.
Know someone new to the area? Guests are welcome and encouraged! Introduce new employees, supervisors, managers or community group leaders
from your business or organization.
As though you’d need more reasons, attending the luncheon provides business advocacy, networking opportunities and member-to-member referrals.
You’ll get to hear from informative speakers, and don’t forget, 50/50 drawings, Ray-isms, door prizes and Bizz Buzz.
The Chamber Lunch Exchange is generally held on the second Wednesday of each month at the Quality Inn at noon, unless otherwise stated. There’s
always something special going on – don’t be left out!
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
noon – 1 PM
Quality Inn and Suites
Cost: $14
Sponsored by: Avista NAIA World Series
Speaker: Ted Schnizel, SBA Financial Services
Su Brown will be presented with the 2011 SBA Financial Services Champion of the Year Award for the State of Idaho.
Speaker: Richard Provencher, manager of the U.S. Department of
Energy’s Idaho Operations Office
Speaker: Tina’s Hope for a Cure
Thank You! for April’s Lunch Exchange
We’d like to thank everyone who attended the Chamber’s Lunch Exchange on April 13.
We’d especially like to thank the gals with Quality Behavioral Health for their luncheon
sponsorship. Your contribution ensured a successful membership meeting.
We’d like to welcome the following new members to the Lewis Clark Valley Chamber: BFC
Executive Suites, LLC and Windows, Doors, and More. Thanks for coming!
Chamber members had the opportunity to hear from Layci Peer,
Sara Kern and Beth Robertson from Quality Behavioral Health (QBH).
The mission of QBH is to provide comprehensive, community-based
behavioral health services to adults, children and families. We learned
about all the great programs QBH has to offer and how they are helping
spread the word in April about sexual assault. For more info, visit http:// Thanks ladies!
Chamber members also had the opportunity to hear from Breanne
Durham, the Executive Director of Beautiful Downtown Lewiston.
Breanne gave an update on all the great things happening in Lewiston
and encouraged our members to get involved.
Our final speaker was Marilyn Whitney with Idaho National Laboratory.
She gave a brief update on what’s going on with INL. She also informed
our members that INL is giving CEDA $10,000 for the American
Manufacturer Network. Christine Frei with CEDA gave a little background
on the program and introduced the partnering organizations within the network. For more information, visit
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One of the many benefits of your chamber membership is cost savings and networking through member-to-member special offers. The
program features discounted rates on products and services from chamber members, for chamber members. When you take advantage of
these valuable products and services, you’re supporting your fellow members and your chamber.
If you are a member of the chamber and are interested in offering discounts to fellow members, please contact Hailey at 509.758.7712 or [email protected]
Event hosting
Lewis-Clark State College has meeting,
conference, and overnight accommodations available. We would like to invite
you to host your next event on our
campus. All chambers members will
receive a 10% discount on room rental
fees and overnight accommodations. For
more information, please call or visit our
website at
Winner of Motel 6 Quality Award for the
USA 2005. We have available an indoor
pool and hot tub, pool parties, Executive
Suites, and extra parking for your fishing
boat. Have company coming to visit
and need an extra room. Receive a 10%
discount off our low rates. We will leave
the light on for you.
One-month FREE machine rental and two
FREE bottles of water, when you give us a
try. (A $21 value)
Peacock Vaughn Insurance
914 6th St., Clarkston
lewis-clark state college
500 8th Ave. Lewiston
First Christian Church
840 10th St, Clarkston
First Christian Church in Clarkston has
space available for rent to any group. Our
schedule is fairly open as of now. The cost
to chamber members will be $25/meeting and $35/meeting if the kitchen is
used. We have a fully functioning kitchen
and a nursery, no worker provided. Also,
we are available for weddings for $350
for the building.
The Churchyard Inn
206 St. Boniface Street, Uniontown, WA 99179
[email protected]
Looking for a new place to hold your next
meeting, retreat, seminar or party? The
Churchyard Inn in Uniontown, WA offers a
beautiful, tranquil setting in the heart of
the Palouse for gatherings up to 30. Feel
like you are “away” but so close! Lunch
and dinner available. Seven rooms for
overnight accommodations. 10% discount
for chamber members.
Bambi’s Pound Puppy’s
1354 Pound Lane, Clarkston
[email protected]
$3 off any pet grooming service for
chamber members.
Bank of America Home Loans
301 D St., Lewiston
Bank of America Home Loans will
waive the appraisal fee (up to $500) on
purchase loans to all chamber members
and their employees.
MAY 2011
Motel 6
222 Bridge St., Clarkston
We are an Independent Agency that
has been providing insurance services
for over 40 years. We believe every
customer should receive personal service
from an Agency they can count on.
Contact us for a FREE insurance review.
chamber members.
Rock Art
904 6th St., Clarkston
20% discount on sale over $25 for chamber members. Discount does not include
diamonds, gold chains, gold nuggets or
any already discounted or sale items.
DJ Mobile Music
[email protected]
For chamber members, 15% off a rental
sound system in the Lewis/Clark Valley.
Outside areas, please call for rates and
based on availability. Discount not to be
used with any other offer or special. Call
today to reserve our rental sound system
for all your party needs!
Mercury Media Productions
$50 off a wedding or party DJ for all
chamber members. This package comes
with lights, music, a DJ, and a consultation session for your event.
Northwest Pure Bottled
Jiffy Lube
501 Bridge St., Clarkston
[email protected]
15% off Jiffy Lube Oil Changes for all
chamber members
Mercury Media Productions
$100 off a New Web site for chamber
members. Mercury Media Productions
offers web sites starting at just $250 with
the discount.
Sage Payment Solutions
Kammy Cox
1372 Bridge St. Clarkston
888.800.9935 Option 2, ext. 109
[email protected]
Call local chamber member Kammy Cox
for credit card processing at a special
discounted rate! She will waive your
application fee. Tell her you got her name
from this ad and save up to 50%. An easy
way to bring more dollars to your bottom
line profit margin in this economy.
15% discount for chamber members
seeking leadership and organization
development consulting and facilitation
services, including: annual Retreat Facilitation, Communication Audits, Leadership
Training and Organization Program
analysis & design.
Valued Merchant Services
A Registered ISO/MSP of Wells
Fargo Bank, N.A.
Bob Bingman
800-531-8575 Main Ext 354
[email protected]
Northwest Leadership
[email protected]
Sun Pest Management
1140 15th St., Clarkston
[email protected]
15% discount for chamber members for
soil sterilization, weed treatments and
just plain ol’ insect/spider treatments.
Executive Cleaning Services
613 Bryden Ave. Suite 107,
[email protected]
20% discount for chamber members on
all cleaning services including carpet
& tile cleaning, window washing, commercial janitorial, and hot water pressure
Chamber members take advantage of the
following services from Valued Merchant
Services: free no obligation rate analysis,
waive application fee, waive re-programming fee, and $50 off purchase of new
equipment. We strive to save merchants
10 to 25% off their current credit card
processing fees.
Jan McCoy Properties
200 Fair St. Suite #1, Clarkston
[email protected]
Attention chamber members! When you
purchase and close your home through
me, I will pay for your HOME INSPECTION
(up to) $275 (Home Inspector of your
choice). A fresh new approach to real
RC Technologies
725 Diagonal Street, Clarkston
20% off all labor costs to Chamber
Inland Northwest
Outdoor Show Huge
The Third Annual Inland Northwest Outdoor Show was April 8 - 10 at the
Nez Perce County Fair Pavilion. Thank you ATK CCI/Speer for being our
title sponsor again this year! We appreciate your support.
We had a great turnout this year with over 3,000 people in attendance.
We collected just over 1,000 pounds of food for the Idaho Food Bank,
that’s enough for 842 meals! The Twin River Back Country Horsemen
hosted a successful John A.K. Barker Dutch Oven Cook Off and the Boys
Scouts had a ton of activities for kids to get involved in.
Inside the fair building, attendees got to sample fudge from the Wallowa
Lake Fudge Company and have their horns scored by David Morris of
Northwest Big Game Inc. Children got to climb the Idaho Army National
Guard’s climbing wall, while their moms shopped around at B-Bar-E and
Sassy Gals.
There was something for everyone at this year’s Inland Northwest
Outdoor Show!
We’d like to thank the following who helped
make the Third Annual Inland Northwest
Outdoor Show such a success:
Title Sponsor: ATK – CCI / SPEER
The 70+ Vendors & Exhibitors that participated in the show
Karen Parks, Mark Bogar and the Twin River Back Country Horsemen
Marlene Schaefer, Rick Randall, Sam Curtis, and the Boy Scouts of America
Inland Northwest Council.
Deb Snyder and the American Red Cross North Central Idaho District
SSG Micah House, SPC Andrew Enriquez and the Idaho Army National
Committee and Show Volunteers not previously listed
Lynn Moss
Tom Pfliger
Brett Roy
John Vorous
Mary McCollum
Marty Gangis
Betsy Thill
Sonya Preussler
Brad Preussler
Jessica Preussler
Tina Davidson
Dave Felkins
Jock Pring
Scott Corbitt
Heather Coddington
Carolyn Radakovich
Dawn Gwordske
Jeff Purcell
Kevin McNab
Don Montgomery
Todd Blamires
Pertty Swallows
Julie George
Jerry Myers
Dan Rudolph
Greg Craber
Katie O’Kelley
Lisa Byers
Kelly Grimboldy
Lee Ann Hancock
Sherri Skalicky
Jasen Skalicky
Karen Boyer
Gina Rinehart
Tami Randall
Deby Lutes
Jon Copeland
Kathy Brown
Mary Hizey
Richard Hizey
Chris Hizey
Misty DeBarbie
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Don Preussler with
ATK CCI/Speer. He was the 2009 -2011 Show Chairman. Don put in an
incredible amount of hours working on the Outdoor Show and we
couldn’t have done it without him. THANK YOU Don for your hard work
over the years, you will be missed!
Kerry Sanford, 4-H Program Coordinator, University of Idaho, Nez Perce
County and the 4-H Clubs Petting Zoo and Children’s Activities.
Archery Range Volunteers: Jill Green, Patty Leonard, Bob Johnson, Ken
Cornelia and Jess Stone
Idaho Fish and Game for the Archery and Fishing Equipment
Bob Reitz and Dan White of the Lewiston Morning Tribune
MAY 2011
Volunteer Day at the
Aquatic Center
Help the Asotin County Family Aquatic Center get the
Lagoon Waterpark ready for summer and earn free
The community volunteer day to help prepare the
outdoor Lagoon Waterpark is Saturday, May 7. There are
two three-hour shifts for participants to choose from: 8
to 11 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Jack O’Connor Center Fundraising Raffle
The Jack O’Connor Hunting Heritage and Education Center is raffling off a priceless
commemorative Model 70 270 Winchester rifle with a pre-64 action. The original,
one of Jack’s favorite firearms, was made for him almost 50 years ago by Al Biesen.
The reproduction we are raffling off is made by Al’s son Roger and his granddaughter
Paula. The attention to detail and fine craftsmanship that went into this rifle are
evident in the final product. You can see both the original and this reproduction at
the museum located within Hells Gate State Park. You can also purchase a chance
to win it. Tickets are only $25 each or five for $100. We are only selling one thousand
tickets! You can purchase them by phone at 743.5043 or at the museum. Bradford
O’Connor will draw the winning ticket at the museum on Sat. June 4.
All proceeds from this raffle will be used to support the museum and increase
opportunities for folks to learn about hunting, conservation and nature.
Volunteers will get one free waterpark admission for
working a three-hour shift, or three free waterpark
admissions for working both shifts.
Those ages 12-14 must have an adult volunteer with
Lewiston Taco Time Manager Receives National
Award Recognition
Amber Moore, manager of the Lewiston Taco Time, was awarded Manager of the Year by Kahala Corporation, the parent company of Taco Time.
She received a perfect score on her last store inspection and has averaged above 95 out of a perfect 100 on all inspections over the last three years.
The Lewiston Taco Time boasts the enviable record of having zero complaints reported.
Moore was presented a plaque at the quarterly meeting. She was nominated by her employer, Happy Day Corporation, for her enthusiasm on the
job, willingness to help everyone, profitability and overall leadership abilities.
Moore was also awarded Manager of the Year out of the 12 restaurants that Happy Day Corporation owns in the area.
“She’s a super manager,” says Bruce Finch, president of Happy Day Corporation. “She epitomizes all the traits that successful managers possess.”
Each year on Cinco de Mayo, the three valley Taco Time stores compete for the honor of selling the most tacos. In 2010, the Lewiston store reported
the highest sales volume for the day and sold the most Crisp Tacos, a total of 12,582.
“It takes a special crew to run these types of numbers,” said Pat Rogers, vice president of quick serve restaurant operations at Happy Day
Moore manages the highest volume store in the Taco Time company. She has worked for Happy Day Corporation since 2000 and has been general
manger since 2007.
Happy Day Corporation owns 12 restaurant locations in Lewiston, Clarkston and Moscow, an event center in Clarkston and Happy Day Catering.
The restaurants include Tomato Bros. Italian Restaurant and Steakhouse, Zany Graze, Main St. Grill, Southway Pizzeria and Deli, three Taco Time
locations, four Arby’s locations and a Moscow A&W.
MAY 2011
Save the Date
June 24, 2011
partnering with
Whiskers & Wags
Raffles, Silent and Limited Live Auction
Fine Wine & Gourmet Food pairings
Featuring six local chefs & Basalt Wines
For information or to order tickets or
personalized wine glasses:
[email protected]
(509) 243-1010
A Benefit For The Animals
Alive After Five
In Historic Downtown Clarkston
Providing a quality community event encouraging the spirit of friendship, family and a fresh look at a familiar place.
Join us for Clarkston’s 2011 Alive After Five on the first Thursday of each month. Mark your calendars:
May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug. 4, and Sept. 1 from 5 – 9 p.m. We will have vendor booths, musicians, food, and
fantastic local entertainment for your enjoyment along 6th Street in downtown Clarkston. Come on out and
join us for Alive After Five.
It is our goal to make your participation as fun and beneficial as possible. Registration and set-up starts at
3:30 p.m. along 6th Street in downtown Clarkston. The festivities will begin at 5 p.m. and close at 9 p.m.
Vendors will need to provide tables, lighting, extension cords (duct tape to cover cords) and some type of
If you are unable to attend the event, but would like to be a sponsor, donations are welcomed and
appreciated. If you have questions, please call the Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce at 758.7712.
Yes! I wish to participate in the 2011 Alive After Five. Confirmation will occur after receipt of payment.
Vendor spaces will be assigned in the order applications are received. A portion of the proceeds will go to
benefit the Heart of Clarkston’s lighting project in downtown Clarkston. (Please make checks payable to the
Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce)
Vendor Fee: $30 per month
Take advantage of the special vendor fee of $25 if you are participating in more than one event.
Please circle the months you plan to attend:
Amount Enclosed: _____________
Electricity Needed:
Yes (Limited Spaces Available)
Description of Items Being Sold:
(No second-hand products are allowed. If you are a food vendor, be sure to acquire the appropriate permits prior to the event.)
Please return forms to:
Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce
502 Bridge Street
Clarkston, WA 99403
[email protected]
Phone: 509.758.7712 | Fax: 509.751.8767
MAY 2011
Wildfire Awareness Month
The month of May is Wildfire Awareness Month as proclaimed by the Governors of Idaho, Alaska, Oregon, Nevada and California. Wildfires
increasingly pose a threat to our homes and communities as people move further into wildland areas. Even if you believe you don’t live in an area
at risk of wildfire even the smallest grass fire in a vacant lot next door or on the hillside behind your home can turn into a property-damaging
wildfire. Also, flying embers from wildfires have been recorded travelling as far as six miles from a wildfire. Soon, the weather will change and the
days will be long and hot with little rain. The dry spring weather is already taking its toll in Texas and Colorado with devastating wildfires scorching
over a million acres and destroying hundreds of homes in its path.
Whether at home or enjoying the great outdoors there are some basic tips you can use to protect you and your family from wildfire.
Tips for around the home include
• Ensure your shrubs and trees are trimmed at least 4 feet from your house and roof eaves.
• Keeping your lawn trimmed and watered.
• Store firewood, lumber and other flammable materials at least 30 feet from your home.
• Keep your roof and gutters clean and free of any leaves and debris.
• Enclose openings underneath decks, stairways and overhangs with 1/8-inch wire mesh.
• Plant fire-resistant plants around the home (non-resinous or high soap content).
• If
going to be dry and windy.
Tips for the great outdoors include
• Check the fire danger of the area you will be visiting to ensure you’re able to have a campfire.
• Build your campfire in an area clear from overhanging limbs, steep slopes, rotten stumps, dry
grass, logs and leaves.
• Keep your campfire small.
• Never leave your campfire unattended.
• Keep a bucket of water nearby when enjoying a campfire.
• Make sure your campfire is completely out and cold to the touch.
• If you’re using equipment such as OHVs or chainsaws check local fire restrictions to ensure they
can be used and make sure they have spark arrestors.
Knowing these few tips will help keep you and your family safe from wildfire. Please take a moment
during the month of May and think about what you can do to protect you and your family against
For more fire prevention information or tips on how to “Firewise” your home contact Kip
Kemak, Fire Prevention & Mitigation Specialist, Nez Perce Tribe at 208.621.4621. You can also visit or for additional fire prevention and mitigation
Partner with the Sesquicentennial
events being run this year
in the Valley.
Logo used by permission of the Nez Perce
County Historical Society
Take advantage of the
Sesquicentennial and the
additional marketing that
is happening around the
MAY 2011
If a member of the public
or a visitor to the area
wears their Sesquicentennial $2 badge, they
get a discount on their
purchase from the business. The business
chooses the type of discount and we advertise it
in our press releases,
Lewiston’s Sesquicentennial Facebook page and
other vehicles that we
use to promote the Sesquicentennial. Be one of
the first few like Art
Beat Inc. who is providing
25% discount on purchases and be part of our celebrations in 2011. Join in
the fun while promoting
your business. A little
goes along way and it’s a
great way to learn about
how our community persevered 150 years ago!
Email or Call : Jacqui Gilbert
Community Development
Business After
Hours Schedule
Business After Hours is held on Thursdays
unless otherwise stated.
May 19
June 16
Engineering Group &
Port of Clarkston at
Granite Lake Park
July 21
August 25
September 15
October 6
Tumac Outdoor
October 20
Business Showcase
Community Bank
Showcase your business with a 2011
Business After Hours! Call the Chamber at
509.758.7712 to reserve your spot today!
[email protected]
(208) 746 1318 Ext 261
THANK YOU! Your membership in the Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce is a symbol of confidence in the work of the Chamber and its
volunteers. We sincerely thank our members who renewed their membership for their ongoing support.
A & R Construction, Inc.
(208) 746-3394
EmPro Employer Solutions, LLC
(208) 743-1571
Perfection Tire of Lewiston, LLC
(208) 746-4954
Aardvark’s Adventures
(509) 243-9404
Ewing, Russell A. Accountant
(509) 758-3231
Precision Machine & Supply
(208) 746-2621
Allergy & Asthma Tri-State Clinic
(509) 751-0600
(509) 758-3386
Red Lion Hotel
(208) 799-1000
American Red Cross/Blood Services
(208) 798-4613
Fidelity Escrow Company
(208) 746-0692
Doug Renggli
Art and Frame @ Kling’s
(208) 746-8379
Fisher Systems, Inc.
(208) 746-1071
Asotin County Blues American
Legion Baseball
(208) 746-9685
Gina Quesenberry Foundation
(208) 746-0511
Asotin County Family Aquatic Center
(509) 758-0110
B & F Power Vac
(208) 746-1461
Bank of America
(509) 758-5544
Baune, Douglas W., CPA
(208) 746-4744
Blue Cross of Idaho
(208) 746-0531
Bott & Associates, Architects
(208) 746-9871
CHAS - Lewis and Clark Health Center
(208) 848-8300
China Inn
(208) 746-7876
Clarkston Education Foundation
(509) 751-5531
Granite Lake Premier RV Resort
(509) 751-1635
Greg Kimberling Insurance
(208) 746-1326
The Hanger Mall
(509) 758-0604
Idaho Recreation Council
(208) 743-2616
Inland 465
(208) 743-6505
Dr. John Johnson, DDS
(208) 798-7955
Land Title of Nez Perce County
(208) 746-3513
Lewiston Roundup Association, Inc.
(208) 746-6324
McGreer & Company, Inc.
(208) 746-7478
Clarkston Heights Market
(509) 758-5431
Nez Perce County Historical Society
& Museum
(208) 743-2535
Community Bank
(509) 758-6878
Patt’s Garden Center
(509) 758-4104
Digital Barn Productions, LLC
(208) 743-5855
Pawn 1, Inc.
(208) 848-0125
River Chicks Antiques & Knicks
(509) 295-4246
Rock Art
(509) 295-4246
Strata Geotechnical Engineering & Material
(208) 882-1006
Sun Pest Management
(509) 758-5949
TaxMaster Income Tax, Inc
(208) 743-7136
TenderCare Children’s Centers
(509) 552-1315
Three Rivers Resort & Rafting
(208) 926-4430
Tumac Outdoor
(208) 743-4571
US Army Corps of Engineers - LGR NRM
(509) 751-0251
Valley Electric, Inc.
(208) 743-3419
National Tourism Day is a
day for municipalities and
tourism sties around the
country to promote their
area or region.
A great way to promote
your area is to hold
an event on this day, or make it a week-long
Look for travel deals today! Don’t just browse!
MAY 2011
Top Lending Partner of IdaMortgage Home Loans
in Lewis-Clark Valley!
1st Quarter, 2011
We are pleased to team with participating lending partners, like Mountain View Mortgage,
to assist homebuyers in Idaho through every step of the homebuying process.
We Make Home Buying More Affordable:
• 30-year fixed-rate Advantage loans that may be used
for purchase or refinance
• Down payment and closing cost assistance
• Finally Home!® Homebuyer Education classes
• Free housing counseling services offered statewide
about the
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Idaho Legislative Welcome Back Luncheon
Thank you to everyone who attended the Idaho Legislative Welcome
Back Luncheon on Tues. Apr. 12 at The Orchid Room in Morgan’s Alley.
Senator Joe Stegner, Representatives John Rusche and Jeff Nesset
provided our members with feedback about the 2011 Legislative
Session, shared information about committees they worked and
discussed their plans on during the summer months. They also talked
about issues/concerns that need addressed in preparation for the 2012
Legislative Session.
Special thank you to Happy Day Catering for providing a wonderful meal.
Safety Classes Offered by Clarkston Fire Dept.
Learn bystander CPR
According to the American Heart Association “about 92 percent of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital, but statistics
prove that if more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved. Immediate CPR can double, or even triple, a victim’s chance of survival.”
Citizen CPR classes are offered September through May, except for December, by Clarkston Fire Department Ambulance personnel at the fire
station, 820 5th Street.
The class takes approximately 2 hours and the cost is $3.00 for the AHA Heartsaver CPR class completion card.
Class size is limited to 12 participants. You must phone CFD to save a position in the class you want to attend; please phone 758-8681 during
business hours. The next classes are scheduled for April 30th and May 14th, from 9:00 to 11:00.
Learn How to Safely Use Your Extinguisher
Clarkston Fire Department Firefighter/EMTs will provide training for Clarkston
businesses on the use of fire extinguishers at your business or at the fire
station when requested.
CFD will furnish a propane fueled fire pan and water extinguishers so
participants learn how to use - then practice - operating an extinguisher in
30-45 minutes.
To learn more about fire extinguisher classes or to schedule a class for your
business please phone 758-8681 during business hours.
MAY 2011
It’s Friday the 13th!
Throughout most of recorded history,
the number 13 has been seen as an
unlucky number. If you live in fear
of the number 13, you suffer from
Triskaidekaphobia. But there are many
others who embrace Friday the 13th
and the number 13. They shrug off the superstition and go
buy a lottery ticket with the number 13 in it.
Hiring Temporary Staff Can be a Smart Move
With uncertainty still a major business concern, many companies are tiptoeing back into the employment market by hiring temporary workers.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of temporary employees — including independent contractors, on-call candidates, freelancers,
and other temporary or part-time workers — exceeds two million people in the United States. The skills of such workers often extend far beyond
traditional clerk and bookkeeping roles. For example, temporary employees might include chief financial officers, nurses, lawyers, accountants,
information technology professionals, manufacturing technicians, and retail staff.
The advantages of hiring temporary staff can be significant. If a key marketing manager goes on maternity leave or your resident techie packs her bags,
you may be able to find a temporary worker to fill the gap. Accepting an employee on a temporary basis allows you to evaluate that person’s skills,
performance, personality and general “fit” with your company before making a permanent offer of employment. In addition, recruiting/employment
agencies often test an employee’s skills, perform background checks, verify employment history, and handle payroll expenses, withholding taxes,
unemployment insurance, and worker’s compensation. In most cases, you won’t provide a benefits package for temporary staff, so such employees
may cost less over the short term. However, be aware that agencies often charge commissions in addition to hourly rates and may charge a separate
fee if the temporary worker is hired permanently.
If you’re considering the temporary employee option for your business, here are a few suggestions.
• Check out the agency. If possible, find an employment/recruiting agency that understands your business and specializes in the kinds of staff
you need. Discuss your goals and nail down all pertinent contract provisions including benefits (if any) to be paid, who will make final hiring
decisions, and how contracts will be terminated.
• Prepare detailed job descriptions. Your temporary worker should know what’s expected upfront. For higher level employees, be sure to discuss and
document the scope of his or her responsibilities,
payment terms, and confidentiality agreements.
Know their rights. Temporary workers fall under
many of the same laws as full-time employees,
including statutes against discrimination and
harassment. So take care to provide the same kind
of work environment for all of your employees —
whether permanent or temporary.
For assistance with this or any of your business concerns,
contact our office. Skilled employees are a key to a successful
business. Please call us at (208) 743-7790 if you have any
Su Brown & Associates, PLLC
77 Southway Suite B
Lewiston, ID 83501
contact: [email protected]
No Dirty Dishes Day is a
reprieve from the daily pile
of dishes to wash and dry. We
perform the task of washing
and drying dishes daily and it
can be a chore.
You deserve a break from this
routine, and today is that day. The objective of this
day is to have no dirty dishes. It is not intended to
pile them up until tomorrow. So today, take the
family out for all three meals, and ice cream!
MAY 2011
Lewiston City Library Schedule
Lewiston Sesquicentennial Lectures
Grab Mom and bring her in for Pajama Storytime. We will have stories,
songs, and a special craft just for her, Tuesday, May 3, at 6:00 p.m.
“Tales of Pioneers and Perseverance”
Grab Mom and Grandma and join us for stories in honor of mothers
everywhere! “Mothers” Storytime takes place Wednesday, May 4, and
Thursday, May 5, at 10:30 a.m.
Want to improve your Spanish? Join us Tuesday, May 10 at 5:30 p.m. for
Conversando, a fun group in which you practice your Spanish through
informal conversation, and get grammatical help. We also have a variety
of resources available in our Spanish section. Questions, call Ana, 743-6519
Valley Bookies invite you to join them in discussing Michael Perry’s
“Population 485”, Tuesday, May 10, at 6:45 p.m. Refreshments provided.
Visit the library or order the book online to attain your copy.
It’s a whale of a tale at Storytime this week! Join us Wednesday, May 11,
or Thursday, May 12, at 10:30 a.m. for stories, songs, and a craft that is
anything but fishy.
Back by popular demand: Truck Town II Family Event. Bring the whole
gang to learn about trucks through stories and crafts, as well as by climbing
in one. Several city trucks will be available for you to experience. Join us
Saturday, May 14, 2-4 p.m., at the library.
Our final Pajama Storytime before summer sets in. We will serve up “Ice
Cream” stories, songs, and treats, Tuesday, May 17 @ 6:00 p.m.
Be sure to stop by our Smart Investing @ Your Library booth at “Live
After Five”, Wednesday, May 18, 5:00-8:30 p.m. We will have a variety of
financial information available.
Join us for a tasty serving of story time this Wednesday, May 18, and
Thursday, May 19, at 10:30 a.m. “Ice Cream” Storytime promises lots of
cool fun with stories, songs, and more!
This will be our last Conversando until autumn. Be sure to join us for some
Spanish-speaking fun this Tuesday, May 24, at 5:30 p.m.
Get ready for the NAIA with “Baseball Storytime”, Wednesday, May 25,
and Thursday, May 26 at 10:30 a.m. Catch some great stories, sing some
baseball hits, and create a craft that will be a real ball of fun!
We will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.
National Bike to Work Day is a great
opportunity to get some exercise, and to
save some gas.
This day was timed to coincide with
the arrival of warmer weather and
has inspired numerous bike rides,
safety inspections, “share the road”
promotions and more!
Bike to Work WEEK is also the third week in May.
MAY 2011
Made possible with a grant from Valley Meals on Wheels
Lewis-Clark State College, Sacajawea Hall 115
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday, May 5
‘A Confluence of Rivers and Steam: The Age of Lewiston’s Riverboats’
Speaker: Carole Simon-Smolinski taught history at Lewis-Clark State College
for many years and is now a full-time consultant and researcher and lectures
on Hells Canyon topics through the Idaho Humanities Council Speakers’
Bureau. With many titles to her credit, she is the author of the new book
Hells Canyon & the Middle Snake River. In 2010 she was honored with the
Esto Perpetua Award by the Idaho State Historical Society.
Thursday, May 19
‘Let’s Play Ball!: 150 years of Sports in Lewiston’
Speaker: President of the Nez Perce County Historical Society, Dick Riggs
was a long-time public school teacher, coach and district administrator. He
has written extensively on the history of the Lewis-Clark Twins.
Sesquicentennial Kiosk Dedications
“Women to Match the Frontier”
Wed. May 18
Time: 11 AM
Location: Pioneer Park, 203 5th Street, Lewiston
The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.” Among
Lewiston’s early residents were some very remarkable women, represented
on this display by four whose efforts still affect Lewiston today.
Dr. Fisher Joins Tri-State
Hospital Staff
Dr. James B Fisher has been in the
Lewis-Clark Valley for many years
providing family medical care and
internal medicine services to patients
from 16 years old and up.
Tri-State Medical Clinics welcomes
Dr. Fisher and his staff to the Tri-State
Medical Campus. He is located at 1119
Highland Ave, Ste. 1 in Clarkston.
He will be accepting patients beginning June 1. Most insurances, Medicare
& Medicaid accepted. Call 509-254-2708 for an appointment.
Sponsored by the LCSC Foundation, Alumni Association and Warrior Athletics
Lewis Clark Valley Chamber is invited to
ith the Pres
When: Friday, May 27th – 5:00-6:45pm
Where: President’s Backyard, 8th Avenue & 6th Street
What: Food, Fun, Friends and Great Giveaways!
Join in the fun as we celebrate the kick-off of the
55th NAIA World Series -- “Warrior Style”!
The party begins at 5 p.m. in the President’s backyard.
Hot dogs, chips, adult beverages and soda will be provided.
Admission is FREE for all alumni,
chamber members and friends of LCSC!
Sponsored by the LCSC Foundation, Alumni Association and Warrior Athletics
Lewis Clark Valley Chamber is invited to
ith the Pres
When: Friday, May 27th – 5:00-6:45pm
Where: President’s Backyard, 8th Avenue & 6th Street
What: Food, Fun, Friends and Great Giveaways!
Join in the fun as we celebrate the kick-off of the
55th NAIA World Series -- “Warrior Style”!
The party begins at 5 p.m. in the President’s backyard.
Hot dogs, chips, adult beverages and soda will be provided.
Admission is FREE for all alumni,
chamber members and friends of LCSC!
You are invited to join Lewiston’s Alive After 5 on the third Wednesday of each month! Mark your
calendars: May 18, June 15, July 20, and August 17. Join us for extended business hours, vendor
booths, farmers market, musicians, entertainment, food and more at Beautiful Downtown Lewiston’s
Alive After 5!
Registration and set-up start at 3:30 p.m., from 5th – 7th along Main Street. The event begins at 5 p.m.
and concludes at 8 p.m. Vendors must provide tables, chairs, shelter from weather elements, lighting,
and extension cords (must cover with duct tape) as needed for their booth.
All business and nonprofit booths are encouraged to contribute to the family atmosphere of this event
by providing an interactive element to your booth, like bean bag toss, fishing booth, or face painting.
No second-hand products are allowed.
Yes, I wish to participate in the 2011 Alive After 5! Confirmation will occur after receipt of payment.
Vendor space will be assigned in order of receipt.
Vendor Fee: $30
Special Vendor Fee: $25, eligible if participating in more than one event
Please circle the months you plan to attend:
Name: ______________________________________________________________________________
Address: ________________________________ City: ___________________ St: _____ Zip: _________
Phone: ______________________________ Email: __________________________________________
Electricity Needed: _____ YES _____ NO
Description of items being sold or activities planned: _________________________________________
Amount Enclosed: ______________
Please make checks payable to Beautiful Downtown Lewiston.
Return forms to:
Beautiful Downtown Lewiston
PO Box 617
Lewiston, ID 83501
Email: [email protected] | Phone: 208.790.1148 | Fax: 208.746.5595
MAY 2011
KRLC-AM Receives NAB Crystal Radio Award
KRLC-AM Lewiston, ID was awarded the National Association of Broadcasters’ Crystal Radio Award on Tuesday, April 12. Since 1987, the NAB Crystal Radio
Awards have recognized radio stations for their outstanding year-round commitment to community service.
“At KRLC ‘Hometown Radio,’ we don’t just stand on a soapbox; we care enough to step into the fray. We care about the four little kids who gathered with us
to honor our flag, and then told us they lived in a tent and didn’t have winter coats. We care about the 9-year-old autistic boy who wandered from his home
one evening last summer. We care about the wives, children and loved ones of our servicemen who are thousands of miles away and desperately want to
hear their hero’s voice. We even care about the homeless dogs and cats that have been abandoned. And because KRLC cares, those four children - and 319
more - have winter coats this year, that 9-year-old boy was found within 10 minutes of our breaking news story, countless loved ones hear the voices of their
servicemen and women broadcast to them on birthdays, holidays and anniversaries and hundreds of helpless animals have found a home. Surprisingly,
these stories aren’t exceptions. For KRLC, patriotism, caring and giving are the rule. That’s because at Hometown Radio, we’re live and local in every way;
heart, soul and broadcasting. After all, this is our hometown, too.”
For more information on KRLC-AM’s accomplishments, contact Robert Prasil at [email protected]
About the NAB Show
The NAB Show, held annually in Las Vegas, is the world’s largest electronic media show covering filmed
entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. With nearly
90,000 attendees from 151 countries and more than 1,500 exhibitors, the NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace
for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless
nationalities, the NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace
content delivery to new screens in new ways. Complete details are available at
About NAB
KRLC Program Director, Crystal Primaky
and Station Owner/General Manager,
Robert Prasil
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters. NAB
advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters
to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at
Pictures from Chamber Spring Break
MAY 2011
Environmental Awareness Days 2011
Nez Perce Soil and Water Conservation District is needing volunteers for Environmental awareness
Days 2011,
The event will be at Hells Gate State Park on both Tuesday and Wednesday (May 17-18).
Volunteers will be asked to participate in one or more of the following duties:
1) Help with set-up/take-down
a. Involves setting up canopies (if outside), helping instructors with station set-up
b. Assist with take-down following the event
c. This position is needed from 7:00 am to 9:00 am and from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
2) Group Leader
a. This involves meeting with a group of students as they get off the bus, communicating
the rules of the event, and directing them from station to station throughout the day.
b. You will not need to teach a station, but will need to help with discipline as needed.
c. This position is needed from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
3) Rover
a. This position is needed to make sure the event runs smoothly. Rovers help instructors
and coordinator where needed.
b. This position is needed from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Lunch & drinks will be provided to all volunteers, along with coffee and donuts in the morning. Please
bring work clothes, raingear, closed toe shoes, sunscreen & a hat. Please dress appropriately for the
event. You will need to provide your own transportation to and from the event. Please contact me if
you would like to be a part of this years event!
Kayla Dau
Environmental Awareness
Days Coordinator
(208) 843-2931
(208) 791-3000 (cell)
[email protected]
MAY 2011
LC Early Childhood Program Chestnut
Center Dedication
On Friday, April 22 the Chamber Ambassadors and Board Members celebrated the
Lewis Clark Early Childhood Program’s Chestnut Center Dedication with a ribbon cutting!
Their new location is at 1260 Chestnut Street in Clarkston.
Business After Hours is a Chamber program
designed to help our members showcase their
We’ve only got three months left for 2011: May,
September and December!
Contact the Chamber office today to learn more
about hosting a Business After Hours.
Book Your Hells Canyon Jet Boat
Tours Today!
Hells Canyon is North America’s deepest river gorge
and it is right here in our backyards! Have family or
friends coming in to town this summer? Looking
for something adventurous and fun? Take them
up the Snake River into beautiful Hells Canyon. You
won’t be disappointed, and neither will they.
MAY 2011
Lunch Exchange Schedule
The chamber Lunch Exchanges are always held on the second Wednesday of the month at the Quality
Inn at noon, unless otherwise stated.
May 11
World Series
Speaker: Tina’s Hope
for a Cure, Idaho National
Laboratories, and SBA
Financial Services
June 8
Sponsored by: Lewiston
City Library. Bizz Buzz.
July 13
Sponsored by: Port
of Clarkston
Speaker: Rockin’ on the
August 10
Sponsored by:
Behavioral Health
September 14
Sponsored by: Twin County
United Way. Bizz Buzz.
October 12
Sponsor still needed
November 9
Speaker: Festival of Trees,
still needed
December 14
Chamber-Rotary Christmas
Sponsors are encouraged to bring visual aids,
promotional items and to be creative with
their 20 minute presentation. If you would
like to sponsor a luncheon, call the Chamber
office today at 509.758.7712!
The mission of the Lewis Clark
Valley Chamber of Commerce is
to work together to serve our
members and support a strong
economy through dynamic
programs, signature events and
strategic promotion
Challenge in June
Sponsored by:
Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit
Life Care Center of Lewiston
Save the Date! The Chamber’s TGIF
Golf Challenge will be on Friday,
June 10 at the Clarkston Golf &
Country Club.
This is a four-person scramble with
a shotgun start at 1 PM.
Keep an eye out in the Chamber
newsletters for registration forms!
Lewis Clark Valley chamber of commerce leadership and staff members
Board of Directors - Officers
Don Montgomery, Co-Chairman
Waddell & Reed
Dave Pankey, Co-Chairman
Regence BlueShield of Idaho
Lee Ann Hancock, First Vice Chairman
Quality Inn & Suites
Sherri Skalicky, Second Vice Chairman
Sattler Insurance
Tami Randall, Past President
Alliance Title & Escrow
Joe Arellano, Past President
Quad Cities Realty
Board of Directors - Directors
Rodger Koefod, Erb Hardware – 2011
Troy Ledgerwood, Credit Bureau of Lewiston Clarkston – 2011
Tedi J. Roach, Express Employment
Professionals – 2011
Dan Rudolph, Zions Bank – 2011
Todd Blamires, Art Beat, Inc. – 2012
Lisa Byers, Wasem’s – 2012
Scott Corbitt, Clearwater Paper, Co. – 2012
Donn Durgan, Syringa Bank – 2012
Tim Lynch, My Architect – 2012
Jerry Meyers, Natural Resource Committee –
Katie O’Kelley, ATK – 2012
Brett Roy, Inland Cellular – 2012
Michelle Witthaus, Northwest Media
Productions – 2012
Katelyn Woodbury, Tri-State Memorial Hospital
– 2012
Greg Craber, Mercury Media – 2013
Tina Davidson, SEWEDA – 2013
Joy Finch, Happy Day Restaurants – 2013
Deby Lutes, Bank of Whitman – 2013
Gina Rinehart, Banner Bank – 2013
Chamber staff
Kristin Kemak, President/CEO
[email protected]
Hailey Feider, Marketing & Events Manager
[email protected]
Mary Ann McNeely-Cooper, Business Services
[email protected]
Cathleen Blevins, Executive Assistant
[email protected]
MAY 2011
Contests Hole-in-One Prizes
Potlatch #1 Federal
Credit Union
Life Care Center of
4-person Scramble
Friday, June 10
1 pm - Shotgun Start
Clarkston Golf & Country Club
Dave’s Golf Shop
Mixed • Mens • Womens Teams
Printcraft Printing
Northwest Media
Main St. Grill • Zany Graze
Southway Pizzeria
Tomato Bros.
Appleside Storage &
Coldwell Banker
Tomlinson - Wilson Team
$75 per person (non-refundable)
Register by the end of the day on Friday, May 20 and receive two extra beverage tickets per person
Mixed teams must have at least 2 women. Womens’ teams must be 4 females.
Includes green fee, goodie bag, BBQ dinner, two beverage tickets
A pre-made deli sandwich and chips is available for purchase ($6.50)
Cart not included.
Call the Clarkston Golf & Country Club 509.758.7911 to reserve.
Tournament Entry Form
Early Registration: May 20, 2011. Entries close June 6 or when field is full.
Minimum team handicap of 50. Only one team member under 10.
Player Names
Address / Phone
Avg Score /
Players @ $75
❒ Check Enclosed
Deli Lunch @ $6.50
Mulligans $5 each (limit 2 per player)
Total Enclosed
❒ Please charge my VISA/Mastercard
Name on Credit Card
Card #
(last 3 digits on back of card)
Please return Entry Form and Payment to: Lewis Clark Valley Chamber, 502 Bridge Street, Clarkston, WA 99403
509.758.7712 • Fax 509.751.8767 •
• Ambassadors Committee,
Antonio’s, 1 pm
• Alive After Five,
6th Street, Downtown Clarkston,
5 pm
• Chamber Lunch Exchange,
Quality Inn & Suites,
12 pm
• Natural Resources Committee,
Hazel’s Good Eats,
7 am
• Lewiston’s Alive After Five,
Main Street,
5 pm
• Board Meeting
Red Lion,
12 pm
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