The Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

April, 2011 -  Issue 3
In This Issue
Member Happenings
Quick Links
University Center of Puget Sound
Featured Member of the Month
April Business After Hours Mixer
New Member Welcome
Chamber Request Nominations for Annual Business Awards
Mayor Jon Nehring, Mel Sheldon and Snohomish County Councilmember John Koster to Present Presidential Service Awards
Member to Member Discounts
Brown Bag Lunch Seminar
7 Day Exotic Western Caribbean Cruise
Members in the News
April Business Before Hours
Our Partnerships
Join Our Mailing List!
Member Happenings

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March 22nd - April 23rd



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  The Soroptimist's Annual Junktique/garage sale will be April 16th at the Jennings Park Barn.


Save the date!! The hours will be 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.   Lots of great treasures to be found!   Proceeds from this sale will be used in helping our community and local programs.  For information call  Renae @ 425-971-0031  




Easter Egg Hunt

April 23rd


Kids, the scramble for eggs is on again during the annual Easter Egg Hunt, and you're invited! This fun event for the entire family will feature more than 10,000 plastic eggs filled with candy and prizes hidden in and around Jennings Memorial Park Rotary Ranch. Limit 8 eggs per child.

Participants are asked to bring a canned food item for the Marysville Food Bank. For more details please call (360) 363-8400. Additional parking is available until noon at Marysville Middle School, 4923 67th St. NE. Please leave pets at home.




White Owl Arts Video Production Services invites

Chamber Members to come help us celebrate more 

than 6 years in business  


We are currently

planning several open house events this year in Snohomish County.  Door prizes, appetizers, & business-to-business networking activities are on the agenda, so be sure to bring your business cards!


Come get your questions about including video in your marketing plan answered, while getting to know or meeting up with other business people in our community.


Drop by any time on:

May 12, 11am to 7pm in Smokey Point

June 16, 11am to 7pm in Marysville


Please visit the Calendar page at or

call Diane at 360-653-6726 for details.



Comcasters will be out in force on April 30th in the Sky Valley


We are committed to helping the local community and to those who are less fortunate. 


Come and join us for the 10th anniversary of Comcast Cares Day on April 30th.  This year we will be helping the Sky Valley Resource Center in Sultan. 

Sky Valley Resource Center offers hope and resources to the residents of Skykomish Valley employing 19 staff members to assist individual and families with a number of needed services.   Services offered include a preschool, a senior center and a food bank.

We will be assisting with their Senior Center, Preschool, the Sultan Food Bank and working on a Playground.  There are plenty of things to do both indoor and outdoor.  Hope to see you there!  



PUD Launches Time to Play!


Everett, WA - It's time to play! Snohomish County Public Utility District has launched a lively new campaign to alert customers to a broad range of programs and resources for energy-savings, electrical safety, storm preparedness and other valuable information.


The year-long Time to Play campaign features games, puzzles, contests and other fun, interactive activities for PUD customers. Visit the PUD online at for games, riddles, quarterly prize drawings and a free "super-duper, loads of fun" activity calendar!


Some of the highlights in the coming months include:


Online drawings - Visit the PUD website on Jan. 28, April 14, July 13 and Oct. 12 to enter a drawing for a basket of energy-saving goodies.


Photo Contest - Download and print the PUD Conservation Sensation boy from the PUD website and then send the utility a creative photo of him in a unique or faraway location. All entrants will receive a deck of conservation playing cards. Look for the best photos online.


Name Our Recreation Site - Help the PUD name its newest recreation site at Spada Lake, site of the Jackson Hydro Project. Vote online, by March 31, at


Games & More - Throughout the year, the PUD will engage customers in interactive games, puzzles, riddles and more. Look for more in utility publications and online.


For more information, visit the PUD website at



Everyday Steps to Help Lower Your Cancer Risk


Eating right and exercising can do more than help you shed pounds. They're also among the steps you can take to help lower your cancer risk:


1.    Get regular cancer screening test

Regular screening test can catch some cancers early, when they are more treatable.  With a few cancers, these tests can even prevent cancer from developing in the first place.  Talk with your Doctor about the tests for Colon, Prostate, Breast, and cervical cancers.



2.    Control your weight

Being overweight or obese is a risk factor for many cancers, including Breast, colorectal, uterine, esophageal, and Kidney.  You can control your weight by exercising and eating more healthfully.


3.    Exercise Regularly

Physical activity has been shown to lower the risk of several types of cancer, including breast prostate and colon cancer. It also reduces the risk of other serious diseases like diabetes and heart disease.  The American Cancer Society recommends adults get at least 30 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity on 5 or more days a week; 45 minutes to an hour is ideal.


4.    Eat Healthfully

Eat at least 5 servings of vegetables (including legumes) and fruits each day.  Aim for at least 3 servings of whole grains each day.  Cutting back on processed and red meats may also help reduce the risk of colon and prostate cancers.


5.    Stop Smoking

Smoking damages nearly every organ in the human body, is linked to at least 15 different cancers, and accounts for some 30 percent of all cancer deaths.  Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for yourself and for your loved ones.


The American Cancer Society offers programs and services that can help you stay well and get well.  Contact us anytime at 1-800-227-2345 or visit




Hope! Our Reason to Relay.

You'd be surprised how many of your friends, neighbors, and loved ones have been touched by cancer. Imagine what you could accomplish if everyone came together, if only for one day, united in the fight against cancer.  


Share the Relay For Life experience with someone close to you!

Relay For Life of Marysville/Tulalip

June 11-12th, Noon - 9:00 AM


Visit our Relay page on the web:


For more information Contact Mo or Jessica:    


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University Center of North Puget Sound

The University Center of North Puget Sound is conveniently located on Everett Community College's campus and offers over 25 baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Program areas include: business, education, engineering, nursing and social sciences.  


The University Center offers on-campus, on-line and hybrid courses with classes scheduled afternoons, evenings and weekends. Degrees are offered by:


Western Washington University 

Central Washington University

Eastern Washington University

The Evergreen State College

Washington State University

Hope International University

Saint Martin's University

University of Washington - Bothell

University Center of North Puget Sound

Eight Universities 

Endless Opportunities

2000 Tower Street,

Everett, WA 98201





We plan to offer weekly seminars for our "Brown Bag Lunch" series on a variety of topics whether it be social networking, auto repair for dummies, fitness or health related topics, advertising, ...the possibilities are endless!   


So we are looking for business owners or their staff who are experts in their particular industry to share their knowledge with fellow Chamber Members.    We just need YOU to share your knowledge with others. 


In return for your time and expertise, you will have an opportunity for networking and meeting potential clients for your business.... what better way to gain customers than by demonstrating  expertise in your field ?


Please contact Cyd Leahy at (360) 659 - 7700 or email her at if you would like to facilitate a Wednesday Brown Bag in the Chamber Conference Room  from 11:30am-1:00pm or if you have ideas or topics that might be of interest to our Chamber business community.  

"Featured Member of the Month"


Quilceda Family Dentist

in Quilceda Village near Walmart and Tulalip Casino

Across from Bank of America



Quil Ceda family dental would like to extend a warm welcome from our Dentist and staff to you and your family. Dr.Ron Sebastian graduated from Case Western School of Dental Medicine in 1992, and has been delivering quality patient care to children and adults.

Our caring, friendly and professional staff make every effort to provide you and your family with a comfortable pleasant experience.Our beautiful office has state of the art equipment, for example, we use digital x-rays which show more detail and minimize radiation to the patient, in addition, we offer wide comfortable patient chairs and TV's in each operatory on the wall for viewing.

Our patient rooms or operatories are comfortable with enough room so the patient is free to relax and stretch out. Children may watch Disney, and Nickelodeon channels, while adults may enjoy their favorite sports, news or drama. We provide dental care for the entire family, including preventative services for children, as well as, restorative, prosthetic, and cosmetic procedures for adults. We look forward to seeing you.

April Business After Hours Mixer 


We are pleased to invite you to attend April's  Business After Hours Mixer at Precision Collision Auto Body!

April 21, 2011

5:00 pm -7:00 pm 


Join us for an opportunity to network, enjoy yummy treats and learn more about their state of the art  facilities and services offered at Precision Collision Auto Body.


Extend your networking circle - bring your business cards & brochures and have some fun!!


16125 Smokey Pt. Blvd.

Marysville, WA 98271

(360) 657-4411 

Welcome New Members 

We would like to thank our newest Chamber Members!


Cascade Service Solutions, LLC   

Mikal Bell  

(206) 395-4652 


Nordstrom Heating & Air, Inc.  

D. Jason Nordstrom  


Red Hummingbird Media
Kara Briggs
(360) 386-9024

Sound Drug Testing
Laura Moody
(425) 931-2606

Thank you and we look forward to working with each and every one of you!  

MTCC Request Nominations for Annual Business & Community Leadership Awards  

Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce requests Nominations for 2010 Annual Business & Community Leadership Awards    

The Chamber's annual Leadership Awards program celebrates businesses or individuals who best represent the qualities described below for each category.  We are seeking nominations of those who epitomize excellence in our communities.


Last year's recipients were:

  • Business of the Year - Tulalip Resort Casino 
  • Elected Officials of the Year - Stan Jones, Tulalip Tribal Board  
  • Business Leader of the Year - Dr. Larry Nyland, Superintendent, Marysville School District   
  • Volunteer of the Year - Jim Johnson, Marysville Tulalip Visitor Center
  • Millikan - Howard Chairman's Award - David Toyer  

 "The Howard-Millikan Chairman's award is named for Mike Howard and Ian Millikan, past chairmen of the Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce, whose long standing commitment to the Chamber and leadership on business and community issues made a substantial improvement."  Caldie Rogers, President / CEO


Business of the Year:

  This award recognizes a member business that has made a substantial contribution to the Chamber and the greater Marysville Tulalip community.  Criteria for the award include leadership shown by its employees, community service/corporate citizenship/volunteerism, business growth, customer service, innovative business practices and adherence to high business and ethical standards.


Business Leader of the Year: 

This award recognizes a member who has made a substantial contribution to the Chamber and the greater Marysville Tulalip community.  Criteria for the award include community service/volunteerism, business practices and demonstrated leadership on local business and community issues.


Volunteer of the Year:

 This award recognizes a member or volunteer of the Chamber who has made a substantial contribution of time to the Chamber and the greater Marysville Tulalip community.


"The Chamber believes it is important to recognize the leadership and commitment businesses and individuals bring to the greater Marysville-Tulalip community in making it a great place to live, work and play.  In June, we will present our annual awards and give recognition to a business of the year, a business leader of the year, a volunteer of the year and an elected official of the year.  Additionally, the Chamber will be awarding its unique Howard-Millikan Chairman's award, an award that recognizes a long standing commitment to leadership excellence." 


The awards will be presented at a special Business Before Hours event on June 24, 2011, and will be filmed and broadcast on the City of Marysville's public access stations for 10 days after the event.  Nomination forms are available at the Chamber or downloadable from the Chamber website at and may be mailed to:


The Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce

8825 34th Avenue NE, Suite C, Tulalip WA 98270

Faxed:  (360) 653-7539




Deadline for nomination submissions is April 30, 2011, and the awards will be presented June 24.

  The 2011 Business Awards are proudly sponsored by Comcast


The Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce is an independent, non-profit, action agency committed to supporting and advancing the needs of the greater Marysville Tulalip area business communities. ###

Chamber Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Mayor Jon Nehring,  Mel Sheldon and Snohomish  County Councilmember John Koster to Present Presidential Service Awards at Chamber

Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon


April is Volunteer Appreciation Month!  Our annual recognition event will be held in the Conference room at the Chamber.  Certificates and "Presidential Service Awards" will be presented to our outstanding group of volunteers.  Thank you to the following volunteers who do so much to keep the Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Information Center running so smoothly:


John Campbell, Tom Peloquin, Carrie Wells, Jim Johnson, Tim King, Eleanor Hills, Lynn Rodewald, David Chin, Donna Leifer, Nancy Gronning, Carol Johnson, Inese Knepp, Lenore Neff, Darlene Weiss, Peter Schneider, Ingrid Schneider, Bobbie Cheesman, Rod Liming, Debbie Bedford, Dolores Rasmussen, Don Weiss, Betty Greene, Ernest Greene, and Trudy Downey  


Marysville Tulalip Chamber

8825 34th Ave. NE Suite C

Marysville, WA  98271


Friday, April 22, 2011

12:00pm - 2:00pm


Member to Member Discounts  

Roy Robinson


Over 5 years ago, Caldie Rogers, President and CEO of the Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce, negotiated a special auto and RV purchasing program exclusively for Chamber members, their employees  (including immediate family- parents, spouse and children).


This program provides special pricing on new and pre-owned cars, trucks, SUVs and RVs (in addition to rebates and other incentives).


Members are also assured the best possible finance and lease rates through 35+ banks and credit unions with no "finance manager" to "up charge" interest rates!  


For some time now, the Tulalip Tribe and Resort Casino employees and families have been taking advantage of it through their connection with the chamber and results have been very favorable.


No negotiation. No hassles. No "razzle dazzle". Period


For more information please contact:

Frank Graham

Internet-Business Development Manager

Direct: (360) 659-6236 - Ext. 3027 



Brown Bag Lunch Seminar Series


MTCC Presents Brown Bag Lunch Seminar: "How to Build a Facebook Fan Page" 



Chamber members are invited to attend a FREE seminar on the procedures for building a Facebook Fan Page.  The workshop is an opportunity for you to build your Facebook  Fan Page from the ground up.  However, if you already have a Fan Page,  advanced  topics will be covered.  This is a hands-on workshop that will be driven by your questions.  Bring your laptops if you have one and your ideas! The seminar will be taught by Sven Mogelgaard, MTCC Chamber member as well as Board of Directors, and Owner of ByteSlaves.


Topics covered will include:

Differences between profile Pages and Fan Pages

Differences between Fan Pages and Groups

Types of Fan Pages

Customizing your Fan Page

Promoting your Fan Page

Using Apps    


Conference Room     

Marysville Tulalip Chamber

8825 34th Ave. NE

Marysville, WA  98270  


Thursday, April 21, 2011

11:30am - 1:00pm   


Chamber Members:  Free

Non-Members: $5 


Pre-register by calling Cyd Leahy at 360-659-7700 or by e-mail to  Seating is limited to 25.  Bring lunch if you like.  Coffee is on us! 



Travel Leaders offers Unbelievable Rates for  7 Day Holiday Exotic  Western Caribbean Cruise



Carnival Cruise Line Exotic Western Caribbean 7 Day Holiday Cruise

Rooms starting at $478 includes port fees

December 3, 2011 through December 10, 2011


Carnival Liberty Cruise Ship

Now more than ever, a cruise to the Caribbean aboard the CARNIVAL LIBERTY is a vacation on one of the most spectacular ships at sea. Two new 650-square-foot "deluxe penthouse suites" - will be added to this already spectacular floating resort. With all of our newest amenities, including Carnival's Seaside Theatre -- CARNIVAL LIBERTY'S duty-free shops, delicious dining options, lounges and clubs, CARNIVAL LIBERTY is as much an attraction as the destinations themselves.  


Cozumel, Mexico  

Long before Cancun became a popular destination, Cozumel was well-known as a diving spot and home to the world famous Palancar Reef, which gives divers the opportunity to view thousands of brilliantly colored fish. Non-divers can kick back on a sun-drenched beach, or enjoy any number of seaside activities, such as shopping in colorful marketplaces or dining in an open-air café.



This tropical paradise promises adventure, both onshore and off. Crystalline rivers flow through impressive lowland jungles, home to a myriad of rare wildlife. Silky sand beaches, waving palms and colorful coral gardens are just part of Belize's natural wonders. Whether mountain biking through a lush rainforest or snorkeling with sharks, you'll experience things you've only imagined.


Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Grand Cayman, kissed by sparkling, turquoise waters, is a dream come true for water sports enthusiasts. You can snorkel with stingrays, go scuba diving, sail a catamaran, take in some sport fishing, or just mellow out along the powder-soft sand of the magnificent Seven Mile Beach. While you're there, don't forget to visit Hell, which is devilishly popular with senders of postcards.


Day        Port                                      Arrive                   Depart

Sat          Miami, Fl                                                           4:00 pm

Sun         Fun Day at Sea

Mon       Cozumel, Mexico                 7:00 am                5:00 pm

Tues       Belize                                    8:00 am                5:00 pm

Wed       Fun Day at Sea

Thurs     Grand Cayman                    10:00 am               6:00 pm

Fri          Fun Day at Sea    

Sat          Miami, FL                            8:00 am


Book early for this unforgettable cruise at an unbelievable price!  Rooms starting at $478 per person based on double occupancy and does not include air fare.  Rate includes port fees. Based on availability. Rates subject to change.


Contact Nate Maher at Travel Leaders for more information. 360-658-8500,  



Members in the News 


Press Release


Toyer & Associates, Inc. Receives 2011 Best of Everett Award  


U.S. Commerce Association™s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement


NEW YORK, NY, March 25, 2011 -- Toyer & Associates, Inc. has been selected for the 2011 Best of Everett Award in the Financial Advisory Services category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.


This is the first year that a business has qualified as a Four-Time Award Winner. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2011 USCA Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.


About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)


U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a New York City based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.


The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.


SOURCE: U.S. Commerce Association



U.S. Commerce Association






For Immediate Release

March 31, 2011

Contact: Superintendent's Office

Jodi Runyon



Marysville School District Receives $1 million OSPI Grant for Quil Ceda Elementary


Marysville School District is the recipient of a $1 million grant from the state to support Quil Ceda Elementary 'School Improvement.'


OSPI (Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction) had positive things to say about the district application."It was a very competitive process but Marysville has been recognized for their good work." Quil Ceda Elementary was one of six schools funded across the state. Many more applied.


The grants will be published on the OSPI and national websites as examples of successful grants.The district was very fortunate to be awarded a school improvement grant last year for Tulalip Elementary and Totem Middle School. Totem will be formally recognized by OSPI on April 27 for exceptional school improvement.


Superintendent Larry Nyland shared his thanks and appreciation to the Quil Ceda staff and the team who represented Marysville in the grant interview process: Gail Miller, Arden Watson, Sheryl Fryberg, Kristin DeWitte, Pixie Owyen, and Judy Albertson; and applauds Gail Miller, Assistant Superintendent, for her leadership in the grant process.


"A good day as we continue to learn from each other and build excitement about what is possible when we connect resources with good research and lots of community" says Dr. Nyland about the interview.



Central Office for Tribal Employment


The Tulalip Tribes provides hundreds of local jobs, many of them offered through the Tulalip Resort Casino and other business enterprises. Until now, applications for various departments were accepted at a number of different locations, but all that is changing.


A Central Employment Office, located in a modular building on the Tulalip Resort Casino campus adjacent to the RV parking lot, has been established as a one-stop facility for job seekers.


"We're proud to be able to offer a central location for applicants," said April Torres, Tulalip Tribes central employment director, "and our staff is excited to finally be together in one location."


The Central Employment office is open to accept all applications for Tulalip tribal jobs, including positions with Quil Ceda Village, Quil Ceda Creek Casino, Tulalip Bingo, and Tulalip Resort Casino Spa and Hotel. Both tribal members and non-members are invited to use the centralized service.


Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phone (360) 716-1562 for more information  




March 14, 2011


More than $100,000 Raised for Assistance with Energy Bills

PUD Customers & Employees Help Those in Need


Everett, WA - PUD customers and employees gave more than $100,000 last year to help people struggling to pay their utility bills.  The contributions, collected through two community programs, helped more than 1,000 customers in 2010.


Project PRIDE is a program funded through voluntary donations from PUD ratepayers and contributions to the Red Cross of Snohomish County.  The program assists low-income customers with their electric bills.  The Red Cross administers the program, keeping overhead expenses to a minimum. 


Another local program, Helping Hands, receives donations from PUD employees to assist low-income senior citizens with their utility bills.  Helping Hands raises funds through various means, including employee payroll deductions; a holiday bazaar fundraiser; coffee funds; book fairs and other events.  Snohomish County Human Services helps administer the program by identifying those in need and distributing checks to local residents.


Customers that want to contribute to the Project PRIDE program can use the card enclosed in utility bills or call Customer Service at 425/783-1000.

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April Business Before Hours

Business Before Hours

Proudly Presents


"State of the Tulalip Tribes Address"

Update from the Tulalip Tribes with Chairman of the Board,  

Melvin R. Sheldon Jr.

Friday, April 29, 7 am to 9 am  

10200 Quil Ceda Blvd, Tulalip WA  98271

RSVP - $23 or Non-Registered At the Door $28


Networking * Prize Drawings * Good Food *  Great People


Sponsored by:


1821 180th Street SE

Bothell, WA  98012  

(800) 592-9995


 Melvin R. Sheldon currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors having been reelected to that position in March 2011.  He has served on the board for three years.  He is currently a member of the Services Committee,  NICS Advisory Board,  and Citizens Committee for Marysville Schools ($100 million bond for new schools), and Co-Chair of the Boys and Girls Club Yearly Auction.   


Mr. Sheldon's accomplishments include helping to get Medicine Wheel tracking, contributing to business park and new casino development, and expanding the Veterans Center. Under his leadership, the Tulalip Tribes recently donated $1.26 million to the Marysville School District to help bridge the unprecedented cuts to their mid-school year budget.    Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring deemed the Tribes "trailblazers" for their reinvestment in the community. 


Mr. Sheldon has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Washington, is a Viet Nam veteran, and has worked as a commercial fisherman in Puget Sound and Bristol Bay, Alaska.  Mr. Sheldon's long term goals include building a new health care center, bringing a 4-year college campus to the Reservation, and helping the tribe meet the challenges of Retrocession.      



Don't miss this great event that will introduce you to over 100 potential new clients and business partners, provide valuable information, a great breakfast, and prizes.


 Tulalip Casino Resort Canoes Cabaret  

10200 Quil Ceda Blvd., Tulalip, WA


 Doors Open at 7 a.m. for networking and breakfast,  

program runs from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m.


Space is limited - Call or email your reservations today to save your seat!,

or call (360) 659-7700.


Cost is $23.00 per person if you pre-register, or $28.00 at the door.

Due to advance meal guarantees, we appreciate a 3 day cancellation notice on RSVP's.

 Registered guests who do not cancel in advance will be billed. Thank You



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Association of Washington Business

Washington Chamber of Commerce Executives

League of Women Voters

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8825 34th Avenue NE, Suite C, Tulalip, WA 98271 360-659-7700


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