Chamber in Review
We meet each Thursday at a local restaurant for our Chamber no-host lunches. We often include guest speakers, and always include getting caught up on the news of what’s happening in the business community in the Grand Coulee area. This Thursday, October 17, we’ll be at La Presa Restaurant at noon and our guest speaker will be Kelly Steffens from Coulee Medical Center. Kelly will be talking about the importance of annual wellness checkups.
Local Clubs & Business Meetings scheduled for the week of 10/16 – 10/23
- The Senior Center bus makes a monthly “shopping trip” to Spokane on the third Friday of each month. This means that this Friday, 10/18, the bus will depart from St. Henry’s parking lot at 7:30am and return back there at 5:30pm. Stops along the way typically include North Town Mall, drop off/pick up service along downtown and Division Street, and Walmart in Airway Heights. If you’re interested in riding the bus, give Steve Phillips a call at 633-3087.
- The Grand Coulee Eagles Aeries board will meet on Tuesday, 10/22, at the Eagles Lodge. The meeting starts at 6:00 pm.
- Grant County Port District #7 has changed their October meeting date from 10/24 to 10/22. They will meet on the Tuesday, 10/22 at 4:00 pm at the Airport office.
- Coulee Dam will hold their town council meeting on Wednesday, 10/23, at Town Hall in Coulee Dam. The meeting starts at 6:00 pm.
You’ve got just one more day to take advantage of CMC’s Autumn Health Week! Our own local Coulee Medical Center is offering health screening and testing on October 15-17 from 7am until 10am. There will be special pricing on many diagnostic tests, and snacks and beverages will be provided. Remember that they only offer these specially priced tests twice a year, so if you miss it in October, these prices won’t roll back around again until May 2020. For more information, call the Medical Center at 633.1753.
We’re happy to announce that PK’s Culinary Prepared Meal Delivery Program is a go! Easy, convenient and delicious meals, prepared from scratch, and delivered right to your door. Find out what all the buzz is about by visiting their website at www.pksculinary.com. It’s as simple as setting up an account, ordering weekly on Friday and receiving meals delivered right to your door on Wednesday. Follow easy heating/cooking instructions and enjoy your dinner. What an awesome addition to our community!
As the weather cools, North Cascades Bank once again kicks off their annual Coats for Kids drive. Through the month of October, drop off a new or gently used coat at their Grand Coulee location. Don’t have a coat to donate? They’ll happily accept cash donations that will be used to purchase cold weather clothing for kids in need. Thanks North Cascades Bank for helping out our local kids.
Full Circle Acres is knee-deep into pumpkin season and they’ve got just the pumpkin you’re looking for. They’re offering pumpkins for the choosing, picking and buying on four dates in October. That means you’ve still got Sunday, October 20, and Saturday, October 26, to get out and buy your pumpkin. They’re located at 34258 Old Coulee Rd in Almira (three miles north of Almira).
The October Grand Coulee Community Blood Drive date has been announced. They’ll be set up in the Mobile Blood donation bus in the Coulee Medical Center parking lot on Monday, October 21st. You can donate blood between 1:30pm and 4:30pm. To make an appointment send an email to Donia Black at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Okanogan County Tourism Council is developing a county-wide Tourism Destination Master Plan. As part of the planning process, the project team will be holding workshop sessions with the public and stakeholders throughout Okanogan County to gather input on:
- Key tourism assets throughout the county and characteristics of these assets.
- Existing issues and problems within the current tourism network that need to be addressed by the plan.
- Strategies, ideas, and opportunities that could be explored in the plan.
The team will be in our area on Thursday, October 24, 2019, 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the Senior Center (203 Main Street, Grand Coulee). If you, or your business, relies on tourism, this is a meeting you should attend.
Tickets are now available to PK’s Culinary Harvest Wine Dinner. Experience a delicious 4-course gourmet meal cooked by Executive Chef Patty Davis. Each course will be paired with different wines and served in an intimate group setting. Tickets are available for Friday, October 25th and Saturday, October 26th and can be purchased at The Wine Bar on Main Street in Grand Coulee. For a complete evening menu and more information, check out their event listing on their Facebook page (PK’s Culinary).
Manntique’s in Wilbur will be holding their 15th annual Anniversary and Christmas Sale on October 25, 26 & 27 (Friday, 10/25, from 4:00pm-7:00pm, Saturday, 10/26, from 9:00am-5:00pm, and Sunday, 10/27, from 10:00am-2:00pm). They are offering 10% off all new Christmas items and 50% off Back Porch Christmas items. Check out their website (www.manntiques.net) and their Facebook page.
La Presa Restaurant will be returning to their winter hours beginning on November 1st. Their hours in November, December and January are Monday – Saturday, 3:30pm until 9:00pm. They will be closed on Sundays.
The LR Athletic Booster Club will be holding a fundraising Chili cookoff on Saturday, November 2nd at the American Legion Post in Electric City. They are looking for chili cookers/chefs to help with the event. Do you make a mean pot of chili? If so, they need YOU. Char Hania is coordinating those willing to help. Give her a call at 425.879.5835, and stay tuned to this newsletter for more information about the time and ticket sales for the event.
On Friday, November 8th the Wine Bar and PK’s Culinary are teaming up to offer a fun night of Sipping and Snacking. Chef Patty from PK’s Culinary will create a menu of 4 small plates to pair with 4 wines that The Wine Guys choose. Featured wines will be wines that are normally only available by the bottle. Sounds like a fun evening and no reservations are needed.
The Chamber of Commerce office is located at:
17 Midway Avenue, Grand Coulee
Office hours are:
Monday-Friday from 9:00am–5:00pm