April - Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce


April - Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce
Which chamber member
did the ambassadors
surprise this month?
Thank you to everyone who
attended the Annual
Ag Banquet!
Thank you LCSC Dental
Hygiene Clinic for hosting
Business After Hours!
12 pm
April 13
April 21
APRIL 2011
Co-Chairmen Don Montgomery
and Dave Pankey discuss regionalizing our community
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Kristin Kemak says Spring is in
the Air!
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fun for the whole famIly!
exhibitors • Drawings & raffles • Door prizes • fooD & drink vendors
There’s plenty to do for the whole family at this year’s Inland northwest
outdoor show. From helicopter rides to interactive booths and displays, there
won’t be a shortage of informational & entertaining things to do. You can even bring
in your game trophy to have it scored by Northwest Big Game, Inc.!
Find out about the events going
on in April
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• boy scout jamboree
• children’s scavenger hunt
• dutch oven cook-off
3pm - 8pm
Save with discounted rates from
these chamber members
• children’s archery shooting
• fly tying
• petting zoo
9am - 8pm
9am - 5pm
nez perce county fairgrounds
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children (6-15)
adults (16-54)
seniors (55+)
receive $1.00 off when you bring one food item as a
donation to the food bank!
See the newest businesses to
join the Chamber
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for more information visit:
[email protected]
509.751.8767 FAX
Regionalize Your Economy
“Regionalize your Economy” was the unofficial theme at this year’s Northwest Chamber Leaders Conference. The
conference was held March 12 – 14 in Coeur d’Alene and was well attended with 89 chamber leaders from Washington,
Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Canada. The speakers were engaging, the content was enlightening and
at least one message was clear, “if you want your community to flourish in these difficult economic times, stop
wasting your resources competing with your neighboring communities and start applying your efforts towards
uniting and growing your business economy regionally.”
One speaker talked about branding your region. Another speaker went on to explain how business economies
these days are regional and your chamber needs to adjust its efforts to accommodate that fact. Well, hearing
this was very reassuring to us. In fact, we were somewhat elated to hear that our efforts during the last several
months are right in line with the words these experts are saying. When it came time to tell our story at the
conference, it was a big hit to say the least. It feels good to say we are branding the Lewis Clark Valley.
Don Montgomery
Co-Chairman, Lewis Clark
Valley Chamber
Waddell & Reed
Dave Pankey
Our Community Outreach program is another way in which we plan to emphasis the Lewis Clark Valley as
a regional economic brand. We will partner with and support Valley entities such as the ports, the cities,
CEDA, SEWEDA, Valley Vision, Beautiful Downtown Lewiston, Hells Canyon Visitor Bureau, and many more.
With a chamber board member assigned to each entity, we will be searching for synergetic opportunities as a
community to enhance our capabilities in bringing a positive impact to our business economy and quality way
of life in the Lewis Clark Valley. The chamber will serve the community as the hub of this effort.
Thank you
Don & Dave
Co-Chairman, Lewis Clark
Valley Chamber
Regence BlueShield of Idaho
Skinner Sports
Academy Opens
On Friday, March 11 the Chamber Ambassadors celebrated the
grand opening of Skinner Sports Academy with a ribbon cutting!
Be sure to stop by and check out the fabulous facility. They’re located at 2015 8th Avenue in Lewiston.
And yes, that is our very own President/CEO Kristin Kemak in the batting cages!
“A Professional Touch With Care”
Brent “Chip” W. Wahlberg, Jr., P.T.
(509) 758-8510
1625 5th Street Clarkston, WA 99403
APRIL 2011
LCYP Celebrating
Christmas in April
Last month, LCYP met at Rowdy’s for dinner. More members
volunteered to help with the Inland Northwest Outdoor
Show and the Spring Break Dinner & Auction. We hope to
see you all at both of these events!
Kevin is contacting rafting companies...so be looking for an
upcoming email with possible dates for a trip this summer!
Since we did such an informal get-together during the
holiday season, we decided to have our Christmas party in
April! The plan is to have an ugly Christmas sweater party at
a local bowling alley! Heather is checking dates to make sure
we don’t overlap on a league night, so watch for her email!
The group is open to anyone ages 21 – 40. If you are a young
professional interested in being part of this dynamic group,
please join us on the first Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm.
For more information on the group, check out our blog at www.
clarkstonchamber.org under the Chamber Forums.
Financial Literacy Month at the Library
April is Financial Literacy Month and the Lewiston City Library is presenting
several free workshops on retiring well and making smart investing choices. An
online seminar will be held April 8 at 9 am. Register in advance at cityoflewiston.
org/library. The webinar will also be available to watch at your convenience the
following week.
Get Retirement Ready! Thursday, April 14 - “It’s More Than Money: Add Life to Your
Years” helps you learn the ingredients for retiring well. Attendees will get tips fro
successful retirees and learn how to set SMART retirement goals. Thursday, April
21 - “Crunching the Numbers” will help you learn how to determine the amount
of income needed in retirement, the importance of yearly assessing your net
worth and an overview of Social Security and Medicare benefits. Thursday, April
28 - “Taking (Some of) the Mystery Out of Investing” focuses on how to assess
your investment risk tolerance and make investment choices. Learn how to select
a financial planner and avoid scams and needlessly expensive financial products.
These three seminars are held in Lewis-Clark State College’s Meriwether Lewis
Hall, Room 100 beginning at 5:30 pm.
Tuesday, April 26 -”Investment Fraud: Protect Your Nest Egg” will help you avoid
becoming a victim and help you learn tactics used to scam you. This seminar is
held in the Lewiston Community Center at 5:30 pm.
Complimentary refreshments and door prizes. Register online at www.
cityoflewiston.org/library or call 208.743.6519, ext. 104. The seminars are made
possible by University of Idaho Extension, Idaho Department of Finance and
Smart Investing @your library® (a partnership between American Library
Association and FINRA Investor Education Foundation).
17500 Nez Perce Road,
For your continued investment and
belief in the Lewis Clark Valley Chamber
Last month, the Ambassador Committee recognized the staff with Nez Perce
Tribal Tourism for their continued investment in the Lewis Clark Valley Chamber.
The “Chamber Coffee Break” is a program developed by the members of the Ambassadors Committee. A lucky chamber member is
randomly selected and delivered fresh coffee and donuts by the
Ambassadors on the fourth Tuesday of each month.
Special thanks to The Steamery for donating their fantastic coffee
and Albertsons for donating the donuts!
Join the Chamber Mobile
Alerts Group
Text LCVC to 87940 to join the Chamber’s Mobile
Alerts Group. Through mobile alerts, you will be
notified of upcoming Chamber events straight
to your phone! Only one text message per
week max.
Walk Around Things Day is an
important day to avoid problems and
risks, by simply walking around the
potential problem.
You wouldn’t walk under a ladder,
would you? Then, it is also wise to
walk around objects that pose risk or
“Walk around things” can also be used figuratively. It is wise
to walk around, or avoid, topics, issues and problems that
are sticky and are not readily solved.
If ever there was a day to “Walk Around Things”, it is today!
APRIL 2011
Spring is in the air!
Break out the sunshine, shorts and shades (or tissues and Benadryl if that means spring to you). What a busy season we have
before us.
This week, let’s Refresh the Valley! Step outside your business’ front door; take a look at your sidewalk, windows
and doors. I bet they could use a bit of dusting, sweeping and washing. Freshen up your flower pots that have sat
empty from the cold winter and bring in some color. Wrap up with the week with Beautiful Downtown Lewiston at
Brackenbury Square on April 9 from 8 am -10 am to clean, plant and paint – we live in a beautiful community, let’s
work together to keep it that way.
Kristin Kemak
Join us April 8 - 10 at the Inland Northwest Outdoor Show at the Nez Perce County Fairgrounds. This year’s show
features a children’s scavenger hunt, children’s archery range, petting zoo, dutch oven cook-off, and so much more!
There’s plenty to do for the whole family. Thank you ATK CCI/Speer for sponsoring this fantastic community event!
Lewis Clark Valley Chamber
You won’t catch me in the office on Friday April 8, I’ve Gone Fishin’! Please join us at the Quality Inn & Suites for our Annual
Spring Break Dinner and Auction. This year’s theme is Gone Fishin’. Tickets are only $35 per person and selling fast. Come play
in the fishing pond, catch up on a game of Sinkers and Bobbers and yes, bid on the live and silent auction items. It is sure to be a
great evening. Thank you to our wonderful committee, led by Joyce Keefer and Michelle Peters.
May kicks off our Alive After Five season in both Clarkston and Lewiston – get ready for a fantastic year, vendors are already pouring in!
Elite/Visionary Leaders
Diamond/Corporate Leaders
Platinum/Business Leaders
Media Sponsors
APRIL 2011
Lcsc Center for Arts & History
Presents: John Wood: On The
edge of Clearing
Exhibit through April 9
Location: 415 Main Street, Lewiston
Photographer John Wood will have more than
200 pieces of his work on display in his exhibition
“John Wood: On the Edge of Clear Meaning”
at three locations, including the Lewis-Clark
State College Center for Arts & History. Wood
introduced the use of drawing, collage and every
other technique he could get his hands on into his
photography. The use of this multimedia caused
an uproar in photography during the 1960s.
Also at the Center for Arts & History in Gallery IV,
Washington State University assistant professor
of Art, Sculpture Area Coordinator Nickolus Meisel
will have his sculpture work on display. Meisel
shows his work nationally and internationally and
in 2002 was added to Seattle’s Roster of Emerging
Public Artists.
For more info, visit www.lcsc.edu/museum or call
Dahmen Barn APRIL events
Saturday, April 2
Time: 10 AM – 4 PM
Always wanted to learn how to draw but were
afraid to get started? Well, “Back to Basics:
Drawing Techniques” is just for you! Artist Carrie
Vielle will lead a one day workshop for students
16 and older. The cost is $60 and pre-registration
is required.
Friday, April 8
Time: 7:30 PM
The Gefilte Trout Band will play Eastern European
folk music. 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 www.artisanbarn.org or
Annual LCSC International
Saturday, April 2
Time: 6 PM doors open / 6:30 PM program begins
Location: LCSC Williams Conference Center
feature diverse foods prepared by students from
around the world. The program will feature music,
a fashion show, traditional songs and dances, and
other individual performance.
Proceeds from the event will go toward the
International Student Scholarship fund. Tickets
can be purchased at the Information Desk
in the LCSC Student Union Building or in the
International Programs Office, located on the 800
block of 4th Street. Tickets will not be sold at the
door. Seating is limited and anyone wishing to
reserve a table should call 208.792.2321.
Travis Tritt Concert at
Saturday, April 2
Time: 7 PM
Location: Boomer’s Garden
Award winning country music singer Travis Tritt
will perform live at Boomer’s Garden on Saturday
April 2. Priced at $40 (all ages), $50 and $60 (21
and older), tickets can be purchased at Les Schwab
Tires in Clarkston, Colfax and Pullman and
Grangeville, Moscow and Orofino. Tickets can be
purchased in Lewiston at Kendall Dodge Chrysler
Jeep, Les Schwab Tires, Pacific Steel & Recycling
and Vig’s Health Food Store.
Over seventeen years, Tritt recorded eleven
albums yielding five Billboard number-one
singles; Help Me Hold On, Anymore, Can I
Trust You With My Heart, Foolish Pride, Best Of
Intentions. Tritt received two Grammy Awards
for Best Country Collaborations with Vocals,
four awards from the Country Music Association
and is a member of the Grand Ole Opry. More
information can be found online at www.
Asotin County Youth
Commission’s 10th Annual
Awards night
Wednesday, April 6
Time: 6 PM
Location: CHS Auditorium
Join the Asotin County Youth Commission as they
present the 10th Annual Youth Awards Night.
They’ll be honoring local youth who have made
a difference in our community. For more info,
contact Mark at 509.243.2009.
Tickets: $18 for adults, $12 for students in
kindergarten through college, and free to children
who sit on their parents’ lap and share a plate
with a parent.
The annual International Dinner at LCSC will
have the theme “The Best Bite of Your Life!”,
features dinner and entertainment by the LCSC
International Club. As in the past, the dinner will
APRIL 2011
Valley art center: “Faking the
Opening reception April 7 / Exhibit open thru
April 30
Time: 5 - 8 PM
Location: Valley Art Center, 842 6th St. Clarkston
Stop by the Valley Art Center to check out April’s
show “Faking the Famous,” copies, faithful and
otherwise of famous masters of art.
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.
Entrepreneur Workshops
Thursday, April 7
Time: 6 – 9 PM
Location: Pi-Nee-Waus Tribal Community Building
Conference Room, Lapwai
Financial Management: basic accounting for
businesses will be described. Learn the mechanics
of income statements, budgets and other
accounting tasks.
Tuesday, April 12
Time: 6 – 8 PM
Location: Pi-Nee-Waus Tribal Community Building
Conference Room, Lapwai
Next Steps: local resource providers will be on
hand to discuss how they can support you as you
move forward with your business venture.
Cost: $15 per workshop. Some scholarships
are available. For more info or to register,
contact Lorie Higgins at [email protected]
or 208.669.1480 or Ethel Green at ethelG@
nezperce.org or 208.843.7409.
Worksite Health &
Productivity Symposium
Friday, April 8
Time: 8 – 11:30 AM
Location: Tri-State Memorial Hospital
Asotin County Healthy Communities would like
to invite you to a Worksite Health & Productivity
Symposium offered FREE to our community. The
Health & Productivity Symposium is an event to
discuss the “Business Case for Employee Health”
and “Building a Culture of Wellness” to impact
productivity, safety and health care costs. Keynote
speaker will be Sheila Pudists, Worksite Health &
Productivity Specialist with the Washington State
Department of Health.
For more information or to register, visit http://
ac-hd.org/ or call Lori Lookabill or Lori Benton at
758.3344. Register by April 1. There will be no
registration at the door.
Clearwater River Casino April
Diamond Rio
Saturday, April 9
Tickets: $50 front row, $35 premium reserved,
$25 reserved, $20 general admission. www.
Thunder ’n Lightning MMA
Saturday, April 16
Tickets: $37.50 ringside, $30 premium reserved,
$20 reserved, $15 general admission
Check out our infamous combat in the cage! Meet
the famous BUD GIRLS!
For more information on Casino events, visit www.
Free Seminar to Help make 2011
the year for you!
Tuesday, April 12
Time: 1 - 3 PM
Location: Lewiston Community Center, 1424 Main
Don’t miss the second free seminar “Eat SmartMove More” Lower Cancer Risk on Tues. Apr. 12.
Gain information on the connection between
cancer and your diet, your dental health, and
your physical and emotional health. Attendance is
free, but space is limited. To register, call the UI/
Nez Perce County Extension office at 799.3096
or [email protected]. Workshops are in
partnership with University of Idaho Extension
and sponsored by Addus Health Care.
LC Ad Federation Event
Thursday, April 14
Time: 12 PM
Location: Red Lion Hotel
Cost: $15 members, $18 non-members
The Lewis-Clark Valley Ad Federation has an event
coming up! Their guest speaker will be George
Parker. George is an advertising legend. More
information can be found at www.parkersad.
com. For more info on the LC Valley Ad Federation,
contact Brian Kolstad at [email protected].
Business After
Hours Schedule
Business After Hours is held on Thursdays
unless otherwise stated.
April 21
Lewis Clark
Recyclers, Inc.
May 19
June 23
July 21
August 25
September 15
Engineering Group &
Port of Clarkston at
Granite Lake Park
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!
Lewiston Night Aluminum Welding
April 19 – May 19, Tuesdays & Thursday
Time: 6 – 9 PM
This 30 hour class is designed to specifically give students
basic safety, equipment and aluminum welding skills needed
in the welded aluminum boat industry. The class will be
limited to eight students. This instructor to student ratio
enables the instructor to spend one-on-one time with students
accommodating all skill levels. Course Fee: $599. Register today
by calling LCSC Workforce Training at 208.792.2388.
Lewiston Spring Cluster Annual AKC
Dog Shows
April 22 – 25
Time: 8 AM – 5 PM
Location: Nez Perce County Fairgrounds
Admission: Free, parking is $5 per day
The Palouse Hills Dog Fanciers and the Lewis-Clark Kennel
Club will be holding the Lewiston Spring Cluster Annual AKC
Dog Shows. The top dogs and handlers from throughout
the United States will be here to compete in conformation,
junior showmanship, obedience and rally each day. For more
information, call 798.9578 or visit www.lewis-clarkkennelclub.
9th Annual HR Conference
Special Leadership Session
Wednesday, April 27
Time: 2 – 5 PM
Location: LCSC Williams Conference Center
Cost: $15, includes all materials. Attendees will receive CEU’s
toward recertification (including PHR/SPHR)
HR Conference
Thurs. Apr. 28
Time: 8 AM – 3 PM
Location: Red Lion Hotel
Cost: $45 or $60 for both sessions.
For more information or to register, contact Tedi Roach at
743.6507 or [email protected].
Idaho-Washington Concert Chorale:
“Bach to Bernstein”
Friday, April 29
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: St. Boniface Catholic Church, Uniontown
Cost: Season: $30, Adult (at the door): $18, Adult (advance):
$15, Seniors: $12, Children (12 and under): Free, Students (with
ID): $5
Tickets are available online at www.IWChorale.org, by mail
(IWCC, Box 8112, Moscow, ID 83843), at the door or in advance
at one of their sponsors: Neill’s Flowers in Pullman, BookPeople
in Moscow, and Owl Pharmacy and Chevron Dynamart in the
Valley. For more info, call 509.432.4796.
Hells Gate State Park Community Yard
Saturday, April 30
Time: 9 AM – 6 PM
Location: Hells Gate State Park
Cost: $25 to reserve a spot, $5 entry fee into the park
For more info, contact Hells Gate at 799.5015 or hel@idpr.
Young Women of
Clarkston Winners
Jocelyn LejaMeyer was awarded the
title of Clarkston’s Distinguished Young
Woman Miss on Saturday, March 19 at
the Clarkston High School auditorium.
She received a $1,000 scholarship.
Jocelyn is the daughter of Dan and
Andrea LejaMeyer. Jocelyn also
received $100 each for the talent and
interview awards.
First runner-up is Josie Flerchinger,
daughter of Ron and Ana Rae
Flerchinger. She received an $800
scholarship. Second runner-up is Jill
Robinson, daughter of Edward and Pamela
Robinson. She won $600. Jill was also the
winner of the $200 scholastic award.
The $100 fitness award went to Ashlynn
Cseh, daughter of Kristi and Geoff Cseh.
The $100 self-expression award went to
Kellyn Zipse, daughter of Marilyn Zipse
and the late Wayne Zipse. Taylor Spooner,
daughter of Dustin Spooner and Jill Peters,
received $100 for the spirit award.
The Lewis Clark Valley Chamber would like
to thank all the businesses to graciously
donated to this year’s Distinguished
Young Women of Clarkston program. Your
contributions provided many scholarship
opportunities to the participants, as well as
a successfully program. Thanks again!
APRIL 2011
SAVE THE DATE: Early Childhood
Chestnut Center Dedication
You are invited to the dedication and open house of the Lewis Clark
Early Childhood Program’s newly constructed Chestnut Street Early
Head Start Center!
Friday, April 22
1260 Chestnut Street, Clarkston
10 a.m. dedication ceremony
10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. open house
Refreshments will be served
April Pools Day at the Aquatic Center
“April Pools Day”, a water safety awareness event, is Saturday, April 16 from
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Asotin County Family Aquatic Center.
The event will focus on anti-drowning and boat safety education.
The Coast Guard Auxiliary will be doing free boat inspections in the lower
parking lot, starting at 10 a.m. Children’s activities begin at 12:30 p.m. and
will include life jacket fittings, kayak rides, water treasure hunts and more.
Admission is free and everyone is encouraged to come in his or her
Natural Resource Committee
Meeting Minutes
March 15, 2011
The program consisted of speakers from the Nez Perce Tribe Forestry and Fire Management Division, who presented an informative program dealing
primarily with managing the Wildland Urban Interface.
Tim Droegmiller, Acting Fuels Planner for the Division, gave a brief overview of the organization which comprises a Fire Management Officer, 2
Engines, a Dispatcher, a Fuels Planner, and a Fire Prevention & Mitigation Specialist. The Division is directly responsible for activities on 112,000 acres
on the reservation, as well as coordinating with the Idaho Department of Lands and the C-PTPA, who provide services on the remainder of Tribal and
non Tribal lands in the Region.
The main focus of the Hazardous Fuels Reduction/WUI program is to remove and /or mitigate excess fuels around personal dwellings and outbuildings,
thereby creating defensible/survivable space through fuel removal and reduction, green space creation, and design and landscape considerations. It
also utilizes pre-commercial thinning of stands to remove excess inventory of under 6 inch material and brush, which is then mulched by excavators
& skid steers with mulching heads. Grazing, browsing and pruning treatments are also used. Several slides were shown of programs completed, as
well as illustrations from recent fires demonstrating the effects of fuel removal. Several examples of multi-jurisdictional cooperative projects were
shown, including the Tribe, Nez Perce & Lewis Counties, ID F&G, LOID, Parks & Recreation & others.
Kip Kemak, Fire Prevention & Mitigation Specialist described the Wildfire Prevention Plan components, the Public Fire Education program which
while primarily aimed at the elementary school level, also has an adult education component with displays at Fairs and other regional activities. He
also described how the Reservation land is broken down into three areas for analysis purposes, the Canyon, the Prairie, & Craig Mountain.
Kip also described the Fire Danger Status system, which is driven by a Remote Automated Weather System, which monitors atmospheric conditions
on the Reservation, providing input to the Fire Danger Classification.
The Port of Lewiston reported that a contract was imminent with Kiewit, the contractor for the Imperial Oil loads at the Port, for rental of an additional
7+acres for the loads. The Port will be clearing the area and gravelling it in the near future.
The Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce reported on a recently completed staff and officer training in Coeur d’Alene that consisted on several
workshops and panel discussions. The topics of interest included assessing Board member strengths to better manage assignments, as well as
transition training for incoming leadership positions. Considerable interest was evident from attendees as to the recent merger of our two Chambers,
and the challenges that it presented.
It was also requested that our Committee staff an informational booth at the upcoming Outdoor Recreation Show on April 7th, 8th & 9th.
The next Natural Resource Committee meeting, is scheduled for April 19th, 7am at Hazels Restaurant in Clarkston.
gnm for
Kip Kemak, NRC Secretary
Nez Perce Tribe Division of Forestry and Fire Management
APRIL 2011
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, April 13, 2011
noon – 1 PM
Quality Inn and Suites
Cost: $14
Sponsored by: Quality Behavioral Health
QBH will be presenting on general programs at Quality Behavioral Health including
our mental health program, chemical dependency program, mental health first aid
training, crisis intervention, drug and alcohol information classes, domestic violence
information classes, our Summer Youth Program and our 2nd annual Fundraiser.
Also, we will present specifically on our Community Sexual Assault Program and
promote April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. We will be talking about ways to
support and get involved with QBH and our Sexual Assault Program.
Speaker: Idaho National Laboratories & Beautiful Downtown Lewiston
Thank You! for March’s Lunch Exchange
We’d like to thank everyone who attended the Chamber’s Lunch
Exchange on March 9. We’d especially like to thank Jenny Scott with
Northwest Leadership Strategies for your luncheon sponsorship. Your
contribution ensured a successful membership meeting.
We’d like to welcome the following new members to the Lewis
Clark Valley Chamber: Sterling Health Plans, Cherry Creek Mortgage
Company, Hopkins Structural Design Solutions, LLC, Peak Performance
Physical Therapy, The Paint Shop, An Event to Remember, and Gutierrez
Coaching and Consulting. Thanks for coming!
Chamber members had the opportunity to hear from Jenny Scott with
Northwest Leadership Strategies. Jenny was an instrumental leader
with the chamber merger and we really appreciate everything she
does. Jenny talked about her time as a Distinguished Young Woman and
offered up some advice and guidance for the high school ladies who joined us for lunch. She also talked about the TEN things that make a great leader.
For more info, visit www.nwleadershipstrategies.com. Thanks Jenny!
Chamber members also had the opportunity to have lunch with 19 Distinguished Young Women of Clarkston. Formally Junior Miss, the Distinguished
Young Women of Clarkston Program was Saturday, March 19 at the Clarkston High School Auditorium. The theme was “Traveling Life’s Highways.”
Thanks ladies, you all were fabulous and good luck!
We’d like to thank the following business for sponsoring the Distinguished Young Women of Clarkston’s lunches: Express Employment Professionals,
Interlink Volunteers, KLEW-TV, Clarkston Heights Market, USKH Inc., Twin River National Bank, Waddell & Reed, Sage Payment Solutions, Alliance Title &
Escrow, ATK CCI/Speer, Quad Cities Realty, QpINS.com, and Sattler Insurance. Thanks!
APRIL 2011
Energy Use – Myths versus Reality
By Tom Lienhard, PE, CEM
Most people are looking for ways to reduce their energy use, but sometimes what we do can
actually increase energy use. Do you know what is an energy myth and what is a fact?
Myth: It takes as much energy to reheat your home as you save when lowering your thermostat
while you’re away.
Reality: Setting your thermostat back a few degrees while you’re away or sleeping at night will
always use less energy than keeping the thermostat at a constant higher temperature. That’s
because of heat transfer – the difference between the temperature of your home and the
outside temperature. The colder your house gets in winter, the slower it loses heat. The warmer
you keep your home in winter, the more it can lose heat. The key is to seal air leaks in your
home, ensure adequate insulation and use a programmable thermostat.
Myth: If I use a high quality pleated filter in my furnace, I don’t need to change it as often.
Reality: The better your filter is at catching dirt, the more often you need to change it. Pleated
filters are more effective, arresting more particles than non-pleated filters. It’s a good idea to
change your pleated filter once a month to keep you furnace operating efficiently.
Myth: I use less energy when my freezer or refrigerator is empty.
Reality: A full refrigerator or freezer uses less energy because air is more difficult to keep cold
than the thermal mass of liquids and solids. An energy savings solution is to fill empty plastic
milk or water containers with water and place them in your freezer or refrigerator to the fill empty
Myth: Closing off vents and rooms will save energy.
Reality: Zoning or closing off rooms can save energy in a system where each room has its own
heating source and control. However, natural gas, oil and propane furnaces, as well as electric
heat pumps were designed to have all registers and grills open in order to operate efficiently. It’s
a good idea to check with an HVAC professional before closing off vents.
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.
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 hailey@
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 www.lcsc.edu/summerstays.
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.
APRIL 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
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
Ag Appreciation Banquet
Thank you to everyone who attended the Chamber’s 2011 Agriculture Appreciation
Banquet on Tuesday, March 1 at the Elk’s Lodge in Lewiston.
A very special thank you to Bill McCann, Jr. for being our fabulous Master of
Ceremonies for the evening.
We awarded two agriculture scholarships to local high school students. Our
$500 scholarship winner was Jessica Schlangen of Lewiston High School. Our
$1,000 scholarship winner was Scott McIntosh also from Lewiston High School.
Both students plan on obtaining an education that will benefit the agricultural
community after graduation.
We’d like to thank the Lewiston Roundup Royalty, Queen Allison Mushlitz and Princess Samantha Coe, for
helping seat our guests that evening.
We’d like to thank our premier table sponsors: Bank of Whitman, Columbia Grain, Les Schwab Tire Center,
Lewis-Clark Terminal Inc., McGregor Company, Northwest Farm Credit Services, Primeland Cooperatives, Troy
Insurance Agency, and Tumac Outdoor.
We’d also like to thank the following businesses for sponsoring our tables: ATK CCI/Speer, Avista, Banner Bank,
Big Country 97.7, Blue Mountain Agri-Support, Inc., Clearwater Paper Corporation, Grassland West, Inland 465,
Inland Cellular, Joe Hall Ford Lincoln Mercury Nissan, Jurgens & Co., PA, Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep, KLEWTV, LCSC School of Technology, Perfection Tire of Lewiston, LLC, Port of Lewiston, QpINS.com, Rain & Hail LLC,
Regence BlueShield of Idaho, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Stonebraker McQuary Insurance, Vern Eide
Motorcars, Western Appraisal, and Zions Bank.
Bill McCann, Jr., The Ag Banquet MC
We would like to recognize the Idaho Women in Agriculture who graciously contributed to the Lewis Clark Valley Chamber Ag Scholarship Fund.
Chamber President/CEO Kristin Kemak wrapped up the evening by talking about the importance of local agriculture and its impact on our business
community. She reminded everyone that the reason we have our Ag Banquet every year is to recognize our local producers’ hard work, long hours and
dedication to one of our nation’s most important industries – food supply. The Chamber is committed to supporting local agriculture and partnering
with the growers to make a difference in their business. In closing, Kristin thanked all of the producers in attendance, wishing them a prosperous 2011.
Spring Break Auction
DATE: Friday, April 8
TIME: 6 PM Social & Silent Auction 7:30 PM Dinner /
8:30 PM Live Auction
LOCATION: Quality Inn & Suites,
Mahogany Room
COST: $35 per person
Thank you to our Corporate Table Sponsors:
Bank of Whitman
Banner Bank
CENTURY 21-Price Right Joyce Keefer
Community Bank
H & R Block
Inland Cellular
Northwest Media Productions
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
St. Joseph Regional Medical Center
Tri-State Memorial Hospital
Tickets are available at the Chamber office. Buy them early, this event
EMCEE: Greg Craber
The Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Spring Break
Dinner & Auction is right around the corner! Not only is this one of the
largest annual fundraisers, bringing needed revenue to the Chamber for
events, advertising and operations throughout the year, but it is a great
event to attend with games, live and silent auctions, food and fun.
Don’t miss it!
APRIL 2011
Hells Gate Manager Mark Your Calendars!
Receives IDPR Award Lewis Clark Valley Chamber Poker Tournament
Saturday, May 14
1:30 PM at Lancer Lanes & Casino
State Park was recently awarded one of Idaho
Department of Parks and Recreation’s highest
awards, the Beth Durham Award. This award is given
to recognize a permanent field employee at any job
level who performs duties in a superior manner and
exemplifies in attitude and action those traits most
desired in a public park and recreation employee.
Lewis Clark Valley Chamber TGIF Golf Tournament
Friday, June 10
1 PM Shotgun Start at the Clarkston Golf & Country Club
Keep an eye out in the Chamber e-newsletter for more details and learn how your
business can get involved in one of these fun events!
Congratulations Marty!
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.
Gutierrez Coaching and Consulting
Jackie Gutierrez
94 Morgan Rd. Asotin
509.254.7018 | [email protected]
Executive coaching, strategic planning
& organizational development.
All-Ways Transportation
Delores Weza
2036 3rd Ave. North, Lewiston
[email protected]
From your door to your destination!
Specialized transportation service with
professional drivers – 24/7 & Holidays! ID
& WA Medicaid, Airport by Reservation,
Special Events, Recreational Shuttles.
Windows, Doors, and More
523 ½ Thain Rd. Lewiston
[email protected]
The Paint Shop
Cory Triplett
1022 Bryden Ave. Lewiston
[email protected]
Window, doors, installation. A full
line of windows and doors and
specialty items. ‘Where our doors
are always open’’.
Paint supplies. A full line of Benjamin
Moore paints.
Mike Thomason
[email protected]
US Rep. Raul Labrador
313 D Street #107, Lewiston
Individual member.
APRIL 2011
BFC Executive Suites, LLC
301 D Street, Suite A, Lewiston
[email protected]
Executive suites; office leasing. Rent
a large or small space, receive office
Quality Concrete Products
Jim Blinzler
3050 Wilma Drive, Clarkston
[email protected]
Products include full line masonry, small
manufactured stone veneers, natural
landscaping rock, retaining wall systems,
pavers, and more.
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
APRIL 2011
Lewiston’s Sesquicentennial Celebration
A century and a half ago, rivers separated pieces of land in this wild valley, but it didn’t take long for business entrepreneurs to figure out that rivers
were a road for supplies. Links from one side to the other of the Snake and the Clearwater were not easy, but desirable. Forward thinkers brought
ferries and steamboats, but it wasn’t long before movement from Lewiston to what is now Clarkston and back was a science--bridges--math and
engineering, just pure wisdom.
Then, like today, it was smart business to locate homes and businesses on both sides of the wild rivers even though buildings of any permanent
nature were illegal, a violation of the treaty trusts. From the 1860s on, ideas created the business and industrial community we know today. Every
business was a response to the needs of those seeking a fortune in gold.
Most business was opportunistic. People died; they had to be buried. Men came to town to celebrate wealth; they wanted to be entertained. Work
was dirty and hard; the baths were welcome precursors to a night in the bordellos and bars. Horses worked; horses were fed and groomed. People
were sick; some were cured. Families started to follow the men folk; churches and schools weren’t far behind. There were tasks to be done; it had
to be easier with new equipment. Mud was inches deep; wheels met the challenge. The pioneers had to eat; thus, butchers, bakers and planters of
Now, 150 years into the process of developing, the City of Lewiston challenges Chamber members to celebrate your successes and your potential.
Our history is a bit unorthodox and unconventional, but the constant is business. Business owners on both sides of the river and among the Nez
Perce tribe work hard to cash in on opportunities to make money.
The challenge during this Sesquicentennial year is to get new customers into each of the businesses represented by the Chamber. We hope you will
find ways to focus your advertising around Lewiston’s history (the Valley’s history). Find ways with coupons, advertising, discounts, special offers,
along with great products and service to entice new customer. We hope you will help us sell event buttons for $2.00 each and create special offers
to customers. As an example, Artbeat signed up to offer discounts and Clearwater Credit Union is giving away tickets to members to draw for $150
to be given away in honor of the Sesquicentennial on
our birthday, May 13th. You may even consider selling
the Sesquicentennial products developed by the city
as your contribution to our events—that’s how we
pay for what we do. We have sponsorships available
events being run this year the first few like Art
for events.
Partner with the Sesquicentennial
in the Valley.
We challenge you to put historical pictures of your
business on display. Email us—we can help with
ideas: [email protected]. Only good ideas and
energy link us to a bright business future.
The end of the workday has been special for 150 years.
It is additional challenge to get you to participate in
the events—they are often free. Consider family and
business picnics to include tours of the kiosks and
historical sites. Follow us in the local media; focus in on
the Sesquicentennial articles in the Tribune; connect
to [email protected]; or
find us on Facebook: Lewiston’s Sesquicentennial.
Business is not an added value, but rather at the core
of commemoration, colored by the tales of history.
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
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
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
[email protected]
(208) 746 1318 Ext 261
Les Schwab Ribbon Cutting
The Chamber Ambassadors had a ribbon cutting for Les Schwab’s
new location at 251 Thain Road in the Orchards on Saturday, February
26. Everyone had a great time! Be sure to stop in and see their new
location, it’s fabulous!
APRIL 2011
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.
4J Electric, Inc. dba
Engel Electric
(208) 746-5573
Alternative Nursing
Services, Inc
(208) 746-3050
Cable One, Inc.
(208) 746-3325
D & B Farm & Home Stores, Inc.
(208) 746-1368
Cannon’s Building
Material Center, Inc.
(208) 743-1541
D & D Repair
(208) 743-1880
AmericanWest Bank
(208) 743-0456
Century 21 – Price Right
Real Estate
(208) 799-2100
Applebee’s Neighborhood
Grill & Bar
(208) 746-8000
Century 21 Price Right –
Joyce Keefer
(208) 305-7401
Art and Frame @ Kling’s
(208) 746-8379
Church, John A. Attorney
(208) 743-6963
Asotin County PTBA
(509) 758-3567
City of Clarkston
(509) 758-5541
Asotin County PUD
(509) 758-1010
Clark Communication, Inc.
(208) 746-9671
B & I Computer Systems
(208) 746-5980
Clarkston Auto Parts NAPA
(509) 758-2596
Bachman Remodel and Repair
(509) 254-4601
Clarkston Education Foundation
(509) 751-5531
Backyard Attractions
(509) 751-9273
Bamboo Gardens
(509) 758-8898
Bank of Whitman
(509) 758-8660
Battles & Ells, P.A.
(208) 746-3681
Clarkston Physical Therapy
(509) 751-8666
Clarkston Veterinary Clinic
(509) 758-9669
Clearwater Credit Union
(208) 746-9836
Clearwater Paper Corporation
(208) 799-1781
Big Country Radio 97.7
(509) 751-0976
Colortyme - GHC Management
(509) 758-5416
Blue Mountain
Agri-Support, Inc.
(208) 746-6447
Computer Guy, The
(208) 746-8324
Brotnov Architecture
& Planning
(509) 758-2512
Broyles & Laws PLLC
(509) 758-1636
Creason, Moore & Dokken, PLLC
(208) 743-1516
Credit Bureau of
Lewiston/Clarkston, Inc.
(208) 743-1525
Howell CNC and Machine
(208) 743-7418
Idaho Women In Timber
(208) 799-8685
D.A. Davidson & Co.
(208) 743-0818
Inland Cellular
(208) 798-0245
D.L. Merrill and Associates, LLC
(509) 758-1580
Dermatology & Skin
Cancer Center
(509) 758-5141
Inland Solutions
(208) 413-4204
Interlink VolunteersFaith in Action
(509) 751-9143
(208) 676-1013
Intermountain Claims, Inc.
(208) 746-0342
DJ Mobile Music
(509) 758-3301
International Association
of Firefighters
(208) 743-7329
Dwyer Chiropractic Clinic
(509) 758-9214
Jack O’ Connor Hunting Heritage
& Education Center
(208) 743-5043
Eastgate Chiropractic
and Massage
(208) 743-0231
James E. Pierce, DDS
(208) 746-0204
Eye Care Specialists
(509) 758-8811
JPI Worldwide Inc.
(509) 210-3023
Federal Express
(800) 238-5355
Keltic Engineering, Inc.
(208) 743-2135
Fry, Barbara A.
(208) 799-3030
Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep
(208) 743-9493
Garlinghouse Memorials
(208) 743-2471
Kuchmak, Mike
Guardian Angel, St. Boniface
(509) 229-3579
H & R Block
Downtown, Orchards, Clarkston
(208) 743-0222
La Bella Vita Medical Spa
Lewis Clark Animal Shelter
(208) 746-1623
Higgins, Doug and Charlotte
Lewis Clark Credit Union
(208) 746-7233
Holder Financial Services
(208) 746-9144
Lewis-Clark Kennel Club
(208) 798-9578
Hot August Nights, Inc.
(208) 746-0151
APRIL 2011
Northwest Pure Bottled Water
(509) 751-9305
Tumac Outdoor
(208) 743-4571
Owl Southway Pharmacy
(208) 743-5528
Twin County United Way
(208) 743-6594
Papa John’s Pizza
(208) 798-7272
Twin Rivers Physical Therapy
(509) 758-8510
Luper Automotive
(208) 743-3981
Premier Pulses
International, Inc
(208) 743-1600
University of Idaho Executive
MBA Program
(208) 885-0555
Martinson Insurance
(208) 743-3503
Quality Inn & Suites
(509) 758-9500
US Bank District
Clarkston, Orchards
(208) 799-2501
Melody Muffler & Hitch Center
(208) 743-1451
Reliant Behavioral Health
(208) 750-2673
Meyers-Folsom Dental Clinic
(509) 758-5011
ResCare HomeCare
(509) 758-2055
Miller Bros. Plumbing &
Heating, Inc
(208) 743-1574
Rick Woods Insurance
(208) 746-7046
Van Tassel, JR
Rick’s Family Foods, #2
(509) 758-6961
Waffles N’ More
(208) 743-5189
Rosie’s Ribs
(509) 751-7427
Wal-Mart Supercenter
(509) 758-8532
S.P.O.R.T. Physical
Therapy Clinic
(208) 746-7573
Wasem’s Drug
(509) 758-2565
Lewis-Clark Valley
Literacy Council
(208) 743-0680
Liberty Mart, LLC
(208) 746-3865
Licensing, Etc.
(509) 758-7761
Miracle Ear Center
(208) 746-8547
Moneysaver Ads & Printing
(208) 746-0483
Mr. Rooter of the Quad Cities
(208) 305-9451
Museum of
Winchester History
(208) 743-5690
Nez Perce County
Republican Women
(208) 746-2894
Nez Perce Eagles 631
Aerie & Auxiliary
(208) 746-7484
Nez Perce National
Historical Park
(208) 843-7051
North Central District
Health Dept.
(208) 799-3100
Best Entertainment
(208) 305-7625
Northwest Media Productions
(208) 746-8960
APRIL 2011
Sattler Insurance Agency
(208) 743-9426
Seubert’s Quality Home Care
(208) 743-1818
Shinn-Reimers TV & Appliance
(208) 746-5711
Steelman-Duff, Inc.
(509) 758-3357
Steve Wittman Construction
(208) 746-8895
Valley Car Sales
(208) 743-9371
Valued Merchant Services
(208) 743-9371
Wedgewood Terrace
(208) 743-4545
Westridge Apartments
(509) 751-1288
Wilkinson Orthodontics
(208) 746-0479
Willow Center for
Grieving Children
(509) 780-1156
Lumber Company
(208) 743-6900
Su Brown & Associates, PLLC
(208) 743-7790
TD&H Engineering; Thomas,
Dean & Hoskins
(208) 746-0938
Some avid golfers might suggest that
any and every day is Golfer’s Day. But
on this day, it’s official.
Three Rivers Resort & Rafting
(208) 926-4430
When Golfer’s Day falls on a week day,
it’s even more special. That means you
now have an excuse to take a day off
of work and go play a round ...or two.
Regardless of your score today, you know that a bad day on
the greens is better than a good day at work.
Trinity Property Management
(208) 503-7118
is officially here! It’s time for…
Show your community pride by volunteering for a morning of
planting, painting and cleaning up our downtown!
April 9, 2011
8:00 – 10:00 A.M.
Meet in Brackenbury Square
Bring gardening tools if you can!
Is Your Business Getting Paid On Time?
Small businesses regularly fail. In fact, fewer than 50% are still operating within five years of opening their doors. Why is the failure rate so high? Often
it’s because management hasn’t established and implemented a strong collection policy. Deadbeat customers walk away with goods or services for
pennies on the dollar, either making a small down payment and then “forgetting” to pay or ignoring obligations entirely.
Unless you collect all sales revenue when a product is delivered or a service rendered, your business is extending credit. In accounting terms, you’re
setting up a receivable, which is simply money that a customer owes you, whether that customer is an individual or another business. If a significant
portion of your revenue comes from receivables and those obligations aren’t converted to cash in a reasonable time, your company is headed for
How can you help ensure that your business gets paid on time?
• Be slow to extend credit. Consider getting a business credit report if a new customer is another small business. Require up-front payments,
COD deliveries, or large down payments until a customer has established a history of paying on time. Instead of waiting until the end of a project
to collect what’s owed, require installment payments when milestones are achieved.
• Provide incentives for early payment. It’s common to offer, for example, a discount to customers who pay when a contract is signed or goods
are delivered.
• Put it in writing. If you’re expecting payment for services or
goods delivered over time, don’t rely on oral agreements. Spell
out expectations clearly and put them in writing, including
payment terms. Before you start a project, agree on payment
dates, discounts for early payment, and penalties for late
payment. Reiterate those terms in your regular invoices.
• Follow up quickly. When a payment’s late, call or e-mail or
send a letter with a gentle reminder. Maybe the customer is
juggling bills and your payment is next on the list. Your goal
is to keep good customers and weed out deadbeats. Be
respectful, but firm.
• If necessary, be aggressive. Unfortunately, in some cases
you may need to hire a collection agency. They’ll take a big
chunk of your receivables (some charge as much as 50% of any
money collected), but at least you’ll get paid something. Don’t
be afraid to use such avenues if warranted.
After all, the success of your business depends on collecting
payment for your goods or services. Please call us at (208) 743-7790
if you have any questions
Su Brown & Associates, PLLC
77 Southway Suite B
Lewiston, ID 83501
contact: [email protected]
Hairstyle Appreciation Day celebrates
the uniqueness of all styles of hair. It
allows us to express our individuality.
Each generation creates its own
hairstyles, or come back to styles that
were popular years ago.
Perhaps the most famous hairstyle for
women was the “beehive” of the ‘50s. Celebrate today with
a new hairstyle.
APRIL 2011
Lewiston City Library Schedule
Lewiston Sesquicentennial Lectures
All events take place at the library unless otherwise specified.
“Tales of Pioneers and Perseverance”
Pajama Storytime presents “Puppy Dogs”, Tuesday, April 5th at 6pm.
Wear your favorite pajamas to this special story time and enjoy stories and
songs, and make a craft themed around these fun, furry friends.
A story time to howl about – “Puppy Dogs” Storytime, will have stories,
songs, and a little doggie craft this Wednesday, April 6, and Thursday,
April 7, at 10:30 a.m.
Our earth-friendly family event, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” will take place
Saturday, April 9, from 2-4 p.m. Learn while having fun; create an art
project using recyclables and watch your neighbors turn green with envy
(and earth consciousness).
Improve your Spanish through informal conversation. All skill-levels and
newcomers are invited to attend Conversando for help with grammar and
assistance with our Spanish resources. Join us Tuesday, April 12, at 5:30
Join the Valley Bookies Book Club for a discussion about “Marcelo in the
Real World” by Francisco Stork, Tuesday, April 12, at 6:45 p.m. Copies of
this title can be ordered online or by stopping by the library.
Plant-lovers and aspiring farmers won’t want to miss “Gardens” Storytime.
Stories, songs, fingerplays, and a special craft project are part of this event,
Wednesday, April 13, and Thursday, April 14, at 10:30 a.m. Caution:
could cause compulsive planting!
Buzz on into Pajama Storytime! Buzzing Bees will be our theme for this
Tuesday evening, April 19, at 6p.m. Don’t forget those pajamas!
“Buzzing Bees” @ Storytime will occur this Wednesday, April 20, and
Thursday, April 21, at 10:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays,
and a honey-of-a-craft!
Conversando meets Tuesday, April 26, at 5:30 p.m. Improve your
Spanish-speaking skills through informal conversation, and visit our Spanish
section of the library. Questions, contact Ana at 743-6519 x-109. Newcomers
are always welcome!
Moss, and crocs, and gators, oh-my! Join us for “Down in the Swamp”
@ Storytime, and hear stories, sing songs, and create a work of art,
Wednesday, April 27, and Thursday, April 28, at 10:30 a.m. - down in the
swamp? No, at Lewiston City Library, silly!
Teens, ages 13-18, are invited to this social event involving social
networking: “Peeps & Tweets” will take place after-hours, Friday, April 29,
6-8 p.m. Contact and bring your friends.
Made possible with a grant from Valley Meals on Wheels
Lewis-Clark State College, Sacajawea Hall 115
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday, April 7
‘Gold Brought Them All: Lewiston’s Chinese, Italian, Jewish and Black
Speaker: Active in several local historical groups, Garry Bush is a coordinator
for the annual Chinese Remembering Symposium. In 2004 he completed
the National Park Service’s Camp of Instruction at Fort Clatsop OR and was
certified as a First-Person Living History Presenter. Trained as a Teacher
Consultant by the National Geographic Society, he owns and operates
Idahohistorytours.com, which offers “Ghost Tours,” walking excursions
through buildings in Historic Downtown Lewiston.
Thursday, April 21
‘Our Little Bit of Culture: Lewiston’s Theater & Entertainment Legacy’
Speaker: A former high school drama coach, Jacqulyn Haight is the
coordinator of the Children’s Studio Workshop in the summer for the
Lewiston Civic Theater. The workshop features children from 6 to 16 in a
full stage production. She is currently at work on Let Me Entertain You,
a comprehensive history of entertainment in Lewiston from 1862 to the
Sesquicentennial Kiosk Dedications
“The Better Angels of Our Nature”
Tuesday, April 12
Time: 11 AM
Location: Normal Hill Cemetery, 1122 7th Street, Lewiston, next to
More than 3 million men and women served in the Civil War (1861-1865),
which cost at least 620,000 lives. Thousands of Union and Confederate
veterans emigrated to the West. This cemetery is the final resting place for
more than 60 of those soldiers, represented here by four of their comrades.
Several others remain buried in unmarked graves in Pioneer Park.
“The Proudest of Pedigrees”
Friday, April 29
Time: 11 AM
Location: Normal Hill Cemetery, 1122 7th Street, Lewiston, Division 3, Rows
Idaho’s Jewish population has always been small, fewer than in any other
state. In Lewiston’s early days, its Jewish community prospered and left an
indelible imprint on the city’s business and entertainment heritage.
APRIL 2011
Sesquicentennial Opportunities for Businesses
1) Celebrate your business history:
a. Store window displays—being done in historical buildings
b. We will soon have an example for all businesses up on the city web
c. In your advertising
2) Celebrate the city’s history
a. Help us sell $2.00 event buttons
b. Come up with a discount or offering when someone wearing a button comes into your business
c. Plan company events around the advertised events. In Europe, company picnics are popular—that’s where we have interpretive kiosks.
d. Help sponsor a specific historical kiosk—about $800.00 An example is the one dedicated to the Rivers and Steam at the north end of Kiwanis
Park—contact: [email protected] or [email protected]
e. Offer in-house rewards for employees: employee health walks, etc. with some hint of 150, i.e. 150 hours of volunteer service recognition; 150
hours of exercise/walking in 2011.
f. Have a Sesquicentennial program in a group where you are a member—invite us. Contact: [email protected]
3) Take advantage of the moment to attract new customers
a. Bring in customers on days we have events planned or for a given week during the summer: It’s Culdesac day in
Lewiston/Clarkston restaurants.
b. Fourth of July special specials to coincide with the Old Fashion Picnic in the Park—we are hoping for 1-3,000 people that day.
c. There are vendor opportunities. Contact: [email protected]
4) Advertise with us
a. We have several dozen Sesquicentennial Products—talk to Laura VonTersch about offering them at your business—shirts, golf balls, coff travel
and beer mugs, Lewiston church stained glass stationery, etc.
b. Help us by decking out employees in Sesquicentennial shirts, etc.—see the products on line. Contact us and we make it easy. That would
really be great for May 13th—the commemoration of the 1861 birthday.
5) Follow us for events and to get the products to display/sell/purchase
a. [email protected]
b. Facebook: Lewiston’s Sesquicentennial
i. We already have pictures from the Native American Art Show; the book review of the Magruder Murders: This Bloody Deed; and the kiosk
dedication at the Confluence.
ii.Event reminders
c. Contact us with questions and ideas: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; and
[email protected]
Stained Glass of Lewiston
Commemorates 150th
Breathtaking photos of stained glass from various historic Lewiston churches have been
captured on film by Mike Ridinger. In commemoration of Lewiston’s sesquicentennial,
they are featured on notecards, bookmarks and posters for sale. They make a perfect
gift for yourself, friends and family or to keep as a souvenir. Bookmarks are available for
50 cents each; notecards are $1 each or packs of 6 for $5; and unframed 11x17 posters
for $5.
Stained glass from River City Church, St. James Catholic Church, Congregational
Presbyterian, St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Episcopal Church of the Nativity, Trinity
Lutheran and Lewiston Civic Theatre (formerly United Methodist Church/First
Methodist Episcopal Church) is featured on the different products.
Products will be available for sale at community events throughout the year and through Family Promise of the Lewis Clark Valley (720 16th Avenue
#41, Lewiston; www.familypromiselc.org; 208.798.3349). Sales benefit Family Promise of the Lewis Clark Valley.
Special thanks to our sponsors: Ridinger’s The Art of Photography, Northwest Media Productions and Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union.
APRIL 2011
Sesquicentennial Schedule Updates
Lincoln kiosk dedication
Steve Branting
Heritage House
Miranda House kiosk dedication
Steve Branting
Pioneer Park
Valley Chamber Awards
Lynn Moss
Association of Idaho Cities coin presentation and challenge to David Bieter
Dennis Ohrtman
City Hall Boise
Groundbreaking for Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
Mayor Poole
On Site
State of the Valley
Dennis Ohrtman
Red Lion
Dennis Ohrtman
Red Lion
Kiosk Dedication-Steamboat
Steve Branting
North end Kiwanis Park
Opening of Native Art Show
Ethel Greene
Valley Art Center
Community Leaders Meeting—6 pm
Lynn Moss/DO
City Hall
03/09-12/11 Native American Awareness Week—22nd Annual
Farren Penny; Ethel GreeneLCSC
Orchid awards for historical preservation
Lye Wirtanen
Cottonwood Museum
03/10-13/11 LCBCA Home Show
Production Staff/DO
Fair Building
03/12-16/11 Western RC& DConference—Conversation at the Confluence
Dennis Ohrtman
Red Lion
& Kevin Poole
Lecture Series #1
Steve Branting
LCSC-Sacajawea Hall
Lecture Series #2
Garry Bush
LCSC-Sacajawea Hall
Kiosk Dedication—The Better Angels of Our Nature—Civil War Veterans
Steve Branting
Normal Hill Cemetery
Lecture Series #3—Our Little Bit of Culture
Jacqulyn Haight
LCSC- Sacajawea Hall
Dogwood Festival
04/22-24/11 Art Under the Elms
LCSC Campus
The Proudest of Pedigrees—Lewiston’s Jewish Community 1862-1921
Steve Branting
Pioneer Park
Governor’s Conference on Recreation and Tourism
Red Lion
Laura VonTersh; Mary Minton; Garry Bush Pioneer Park
Lecture Series #4—A Confluence of Rivers and Steam
Carole Simon-Smolinski LCSC—Sacajawea Hall
Official City Birthday Party
Ohrtman/ Poole
Kiosk Dedication—Women to Match the Frontier
Steve Branting
Pioneer Park
4th Grade Rendezvous
Lecture Series #5—Let’s Play Ball! 150 years of Sports in Lewiston
Dick Riggs
LCSC-Sacajawea Hall
05/26 -06/03 NAIA tournament
Harris Field
Doing What is Best for Kids
Steve Branting
Pioneer Park
Lecture Series #6—What Are We to Receive for the Town of Lewiston?
Dr. Steve Evans
LCSC—Sacajawea Hall
Lecture Series #7—Educating the West: The Normal School Legacy
Dr. Marion Shinn
LCSC—Sacajawea Hall
06/23-24/11 Chinese Remembering
Old Fashioned 4th of July Picnic
Sheri Allen Pioneer Park
Cemetery Genealogy Tour
Betty Meloy
Normal Hill Cemetery
Alive After Five
Dave Pankey
Main Street
Weisgerber Beer Judging
Lecture Series # 8—Lewiston and the Great Seal
John Mock
LCSC—Sacajawea Hall
From Log Benches to Laptops: The Story of Lewiston’s Public Schools
Dr. Joy Rapp
LCSC—Sacajawea Hall
Celebration of 120 years of the Fire Dept
Cary Dingman
Pioneer Park
08/12-15/11 VietNam Wall
Private Sponsorship
08/22-27/11 Hot August Nights
Pioneer Park
Fall Organ Concert Series—4 weekends
Planning stage
Trinity United Methodist
7th Day Adventist
Church of the Nativity
09/07-11/11 Rodeo
Rodeo grounds
09/22-25/11 Nez Perce County Fair
Air Fair/Fly In
EEA & Stout Flying Service Airport
DeAnn Screback
David Pankey
Pioneer Park
History and Industry Event
Ohrtman/Poole—planning stage
Veterans Parade
Steve Orr
Main Street
Valley Chamber Gala
David Pankey/Joe Arellano To be determined
APRIL 2011
Chinese Remembering 2011
Lectures & Reception
William’s Conference Center • Lewis-Clark State College
500 8th Avenue • Lewiston, Idaho
$30/ Person
1:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Welcome & Introductions
1:15 - 2:15
The Chinese in Warrens Mining Camp
Dr. Sam Couch, Director, Historical Museum at St. Gertrude
2:15 - 3:15 pm
The Lives of Chinese Women in Early Idaho
Dr. Chuimei Ho
Chinese Secret Societies on the Northwestern
Frontier Dr. Bennett Bronson
Co-Directors, Chinese in North America Research Committee
3:15 - 3:30
3:30 - 4:30
A Most Daring Outrage: Murders at Chinese
Massacre Cove R. Gregory Nokes
4:30 - 5:30
We Once Had a Chinatown Dr. Alexandra Koelle,
Postdoctoral Fellow, Bill Lane Center for the American West,
5:30 - 6:00
Questions & Wrap-up
6:00 - 8:00 (at LCSC Center for Arts & History)
Lewiston’s Beuk Aie Temple Dr. Priscilla Wegars
Catered Reception & No-Host Bar
June 23 – 24, 2011
Catered Reception
Jet Boat Trip into Hells Canyon
Visit to Chinese Massacre Cove Site
Jet Boat Trip into Hells Canyon
A historically interpreted jet boat trip into Hells Canyon with
River Quest Excursions will visit sites once thought to have been
occupied by the Chinese, including Chinese Massacre Cove. A site
guide with maps will be available. Limited to 100 people. Includes
box lunch at China Gardens and refreshments throughout the day.
$120 / Person
8:00 to 8:45 a.m.
Meet at Hells Gate Marina, 4832 Hells Gate Road, Lewiston
Jet boats depart marina at 9:00 am sharp; return at 6:00 pm
Event Sponsors
Historical Museum at St. Gertrude, Lewis-Clark State College, LCSC Center for Arts & History, LCSC Speakers Bureau, Governor’s Lewis Clark Trail Committee, Idaho
Humanities Council, Idaho State Historical Society, River Quest Excursions, Hells Canyon Visitors Bureau, Lewis Clark Chamber of Commerce, Mandarin Pine Restaurant
Event Registration Form
Please register me for “Chinese Remembering 2011”
Attendance on
Jet Boat Trip
Limited to 100
I will attend:
 Lectures & Luncheon
Thursday June 23, 2011
$30 / Person
 Jet Boat Trip
Please make checks payable to:
Friday June 24, 2011
$120 / Person
Lyle Wirtanen,
208-816-8600 or
Historical Museum at St. Gertrude
465 Keuterville Road • Cottonwood, Idaho 83522 • [email protected] • www.HistoricalMuseumAtStGertrude.org
APRIL 2011
Thanks! LCSC Dental Hygiene Clinic for hosting
Business After Hours on February 17!
Network with your current or potential business
associates at this month’s Business After Hours.
Bring plenty of business cards, enjoy refreshments
and door prizes. Join us at this free event for all
Chamber members and their employees!
Lewis Clark
Recyclers, Inc.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
5 - 7 pm
Lewis Clark Recyclers, Inc
0334 2nd Street
APRIL 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.
April 13
Sponsored by: Quality
Behavioral Health
Speakers: Idaho National
Laboratories & Beautiful
Downtown Lewiston
May 11
World Series
Speaker: Tina’s Hope
for a Cure
June 8
Sponsored by: Lewiston
City Library. Bizz Buzz.
July 13
Speaker: Rockin’ on the
River. Sponsor still needed
August 10
Sponsored by:
Behavioral Health
September 14
Sponsored by: Twin County
United Way
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
SEL Project Kickoff Celebration
Please join us at a Project Kick-off
Celebration for SEL’s new Solution
Delivery Center in Pullman,
April 5, 2011
3:00 p.m.
Pullman Industrial Park
2440 Manufacturing Building
Directions: Travel North on Grand
Ave. Turn right on Terre View
Dr., then left on Hopkins Court.
Look for the signs. Tours of our
manufacturing facility will be
available. For information, contact
Tammy Lewis at 509-336-7030.
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]
APRIL 2011
• Ambassadors Committee,
Antonio’s, 1 pm
• Spring Break Committee,
Century 21 - Price Right,
12:15 pm
• Spring Break Dinner & Auction,
Quality Inn & Suites,
6 pm
• Refresh the Valley,
Brackenbury Square,
8 am
• Chamber Lunch Exchange,
Quality Inn & Suites,
12 pm
• Natural Resources Committee,
Hazel’s Good Eats,
7 am
• Lewis Clark Early Childhood
Chestnut Center Dedication,
1260 Chestnut Street, Clarkston,
10 am
• Board Meeting
Red Lion,
12 pm