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    Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce

    February 2018 Newsletter

    Chamber Events

    February Luncheon 2~28~18

    Tom ParkerChief Executive Officer of Snoqualmie Valley Hospital, will update us on the latest developments at our patient friendly and local Snoqualmie Valley Hospital.  He'll talk about the comprehensive list of services they provide the Valley, the honor and responsibility that comes with receiving a well deserved trauma center designation and updates on the hospital's work to find healthcare affiliation partners for the Valley.

    Encompass is our Table Sponsor this month!  They will provide an update as to their recent accomplishments and upcoming events! 
    Reserve your Spot!

    Business Education


    Rob Wotton, Jaime Cole & Tim Wagar

    "Ask the Experts Panel!"

    Wednesday, February 7th
    Umpqua Community Room
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

    Program description:
    Do you have burning questions in the areas of business banking, employment law or business law? If so, attend this Ask the Experts Panel and get the answers!

    To begin the program:
    • Rob Wotton, Store Manager with Umpqua Bank will share his best tips for business owners who want to maximize and optimize their cash flow
    • Jaime Cole, an attorney with Brown & Sterling P.S. will disclose what you need to know to avoid expensive litigation with employment matters and what to do if an employee decides to sue your company
    • Tim Wagar, an attorney with Brown & Sterling P.S. will provide information you need to know regarding business and estate planning
    To end the program:
    All three panelists will answer your questions specific to their area(s) of expertise. 
    We invite you to submit your questions to Monica@snovalley.org in advance of this program so that the panelists can come prepared to offer their best advice. 

    Expert panelists:
    Robert Wotton - Rob is proud to serve the business community through the Award-Winning North Bend, WA office of Umpqua Bank, which specializes in exceptional small business, nonprofit and personal banking. The Umpqua Community Room is host to the Business Workshop series, in addition to countless other community organizations!

    Jaime Cole - Jaime helps small to mid-size companies with their business & employment law needs in areas of federal and state-specific employment laws and employment litigation. She often assists employers with: workplace investigations; drafting and/or revising company handbooks and/or policies; conducting on-site trainings; conducting internal Human Resources audits; drafting severance and settlement agreements; defending employers involved in employment litigation; and drafting and/or reviewing non-competes.

    Timothy A. Wagar - Tim helps clients navigate unfamiliar territory. Whether it is deciphering complex tax issues, putting their affairs in order, or dealing with the loss of a loved one, Tim helps clients restore certainty in their own lives and plan for the future’s inevitable ups and downs.  His areas of law practice include:Taxation, Estate Planning and Probate, Business Advising, Transactions, and Exit Planning, Elder Law, Real Estate

    About your sponsor and host
    The Business Workshop is sponsored by the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce and hosted at the Umpqua Community Room. No membership or registration fees is required; although space is limited and pre-registration is recommended.

    One more thing....
    Guest presenters represent their own opinions without an endorsement. Our hope is that the Business Workshop provides both education and inspiration for attendees to take action on matters specific to their circumstances.
    Reserve your Spot!


    Thursday, February 15th
    Snoqualmie City Hall
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

    How to Build High Performance Teams

    You will learn a four-step process to attract, hire, onboard and retain employees who care about your business as much as you do...
    1. Actively listen to what employees really want and don't want
    2. Develop a model for predictably earning employees' trust and building relationship
    3. Deepen employee relationships resulting in high loyalty, effort and effectiveness
    4. Learn how building high performance teams increases both repeat and referral business



    Earl Bell is a business expert, success coach and trainer for company owners, leaders and organizations.  He is the author of Winning in Baseball and Business, Transforming Little League Principles into Major League Profits for Your Company.  Earl believes that business owners are the true heroes of our economy AND that competing in the game business should be fun.

    His super-power is having the ability to inspire and teach others how to effectively differentiate, build high performing teams and gain a competitive edge in the game of business. 

    Earl is a member of the National Speakers Association, Immediate Past President of National Speakers Association Northwest Chapter and board member at the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce.

    Reserve your Spot!

    Member News

    The Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce feels so fortunate to have over a dozen amazing nonprofits as part of our membership. We would like to highlight at least one each month to share not only the great things they are doing for our community, but also remind you of the invaluable resources we have within them.

    Our friends at the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network are doing so much to help our youth be connected to our community, feel valued and empowered to become contributing members of society. Please celebrate their cause, their efforts and their success by attending their Gala this month. What a great and perhaps more meaningful way to do a date night than on the 10th with your community friends and neighbors! 

    The Snoqualmie Valley Community Network (SVCN) is pleased to announce the fourth annual Heart of the Valley Gala on February 10th at the Snoqualmie Casino. The evening’s festivities start at 5:30pm with a social mixer and a raffle that includes a variety of exciting prizes and baskets of goodies. The mixer is followed at 6:45pm by a gourmet dinner prepared by the casino’s amazing chefs. The key note speaker will be Baly Botten, speaking about the power of community and the importance of prevention. There will be a short live auction that includes trips to Seabrook, Bali, Italy, and Africa. Dancing will begin after the program and a variety of music will be played upon request. Other highlights include the free Smile-for-the-Camera photo booth where attendees can take some silly (or serious) pictures and a jewelry raffle for a beautiful piece of jewelry.
    Proceeds from this event support the SVCN’s youth development programs in the Snoqualmie Valley. These programs include youth suicide and substance abuse prevention programs, youth leadership development, pre-employment skill development, mentoring, and more!


    Twin Peaks Nutrition and Wellness Center
    111 W. North Bend Way
    North Bend, Wa.  98045

    Now Offering ~

    Fitness classes include:                                        Nutrition & Wellness Services include:
    TRX and Zumba                                                    Nutrition & Wellness Consultations
    Personal Trainers                                                  Weight Optimization  
    Yoga                                                                      Hypnotherapy
                                                                                  Aromatherapy Reiki
                                                                                  Weight Optimization 

    Tip of the Month

    Are you looking for ways to connect with other Chamber Members?  Share upcoming events, advertise opportunities, explore ways you can support and promote each other? Watch this video to learn some simple steps on how to use your member login to maximize your Chamber Membership! 



    Are you doing something new and exciting with your business that you want to share? Submit your 'What's New' to monica@snovalley.org  and become a member highlight in a future newsletter! 
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    8086 Railroad Ave SE FL 2
    SnoqualmieWa 98065

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