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Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce Newsletter - January, 2010  
In This Issue
Chamber Calendar of Events
President's Message
Timberland Bank presents the Jewels of Poulsbo
New Member Spotlights
Patron members
Director's Message
Membership Renewals
New Members
Westsound Expo - February, 2011
Back Page Ad winner:Taprock Restaurant
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2011 News
Holiday Inn is now GuestHouse Inn Poulsbo. 

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Sign up for our class on January 19, 2011 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Cost is $49.00 with checks payable to Kirsopp Consulting.  Please make your reservation by calling 360-779-4999.



Bayside Engravers is moving to 19735 - 10th Avenue, Suite N-103 (Off Hwy 305)   Grand Opening January 15th!  Closeout specials and fixtures on sale at the downtown location through February.  Some items up to 80% off.


Do you have the "Jewels of Poulsbo" marked on your Calendar?  Yes, it is the Community Awards Banquet this month.  Friday, January 28, 2011 at the Sons of Norway.  See below for more details.
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Calendar of Events:
January, 2011  
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - Awards Banquet Committee Meeting @ 10 a.m. in the Chamber office.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - Board of Directors Meeting, 7:30 a.m. @ The Greater Poulsbo Chamber Office.

Thursday, January 6, 2011 - Chamber Ribbon Cutting for In Motion Performing Arts, Studio, 20101 Front Street NE, Poulsbo.  4 p.m.  Please come and welcome our new member.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - Chamber Luncheon, Kiana Lodge, 14976 Sandy Hook Road, 11:30 a.m. for network, and lunch at Noon.  Speaker will be Becky Erickson, Mayor of Poulsbo.  Meet our new board members and new President, Tom Taylor.  This luncheon is sponsored by American Rose Bridal.  American Rose Bridal

Thursday, January 13, 2011  - Ambassador's Meeting, 9:15 a.m. @ Jak's Cafe on Jensen.
Thursday, January 13, 20101- Military Affairs Committee, 11:30a.m. at the Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce office.

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - Chamber After-Hours at Windermere Real Estate, Hwy 305 beginning at 5:30. 
Friday, January 28, 2011 - Community Awards Banquet, Sons of Norway.  Title Sponsor of this event is Timberland Bank.  Social at 6 p.m. and Dinner at 6:45 p.m.

Message from President Tom Taylor, January, 2011


Tom Taylor

Dear Members,


It is my honor and pleasure to serve as your Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce President for 2011.  I have been a member of this community since 1989 but my real commitment began six years ago, when transferring to the Kitsap Peninsula for business.  Through my business connections, I have been fortunate enough to meet and work with most businesses in Poulsbo as well as the greater Kitsap area.  My involvement with the boards of several additional organizations keeps me involved locally.


Over the past few years, the average business owner has experienced many challenges .  Coming from ownership of my own business earlier in my career, I understand the complex situation businesses find themselves in currently.  In 2011, we hope to see the light at the end of the tunnel, especially since we are fortunate to have a strong military presence and an active city government to assist in the growth of our economy.  The Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce offers solutions concerning membership and marketing to their members.  The goal of our chamber is to make businesses succeed and grow.  With the influence of our Suquamish neighbors, the Norwegian cultural experience and the modern growth of this generation we will certainly see the economic stability of our city continue.


During my year, I hope to enact more benefits that appeal to small business owners as well as making large businesses feel at home here in Poulsbo.  We would like to step out with a new slogan, "Pay It Forward Poulsbo."  If you are achieving your goals, give back with work through a service club or give a neighboring business some additional business.  Join the Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce's "Shop Local North Kitsap" program to keep our dollars in this community.


Poulsbo has a rich tradition of events and entertainment throughout the year.  Join in sponsoring one of these many events to grow community awareness.  Bring your families to the fun and traditions we share in Poulsbo.




Tom Taylor, President  

Community Awards Banquet - Friday January 28, 2011
Timberland Bank is the Title Sponsor for the 2011 Community Awards Banquet. The event will take place at the Sons of Norway Lodge on Front Street, downtown Poulsbo.  Ticket prices are $35 for an individual, $65 for a couple and $250 for a table of eight and are available NOW!  Place your order with anyone at the Chamber office - 360-779-4999 or email
Jewels of Poulsbo

New Member Spotlights


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Good Life Consignment is a store that accepts almost anything that is quality, clean, complete and reusable (except clothes and shoes).

We accept Housewares, Tools, Garden Equipment, Musical Instruments, Furniture, Antiques, Electronics, Horse & Farm Tack, Kids Toys & Furniture, Athletic Gear & Equipment, Dance wear & Shoes, Cleats, Pads, Motorcycle garb, Skis, Snowboards, etc.

What makes my business stand out? We strive to be a community based consignment store for a cause! Whether you need to add to your monthly income by consigning unwanted quality goods or raise money for your school, church, band, animal rescue, etc. we are there! You can ask your supporters to consign their items and when they are sold I will write your check to the cause of your choice on your behalf. At the end of the year you will receive a statement of your donations for your taxes. A year round fundraiser for your cause!

We also accept many items that you plan to dump ie; lawn mowers, wood dressers, bookshelves, things worth fixing, then we give them to local talent who restore them. These items are then brought back to the store for resale and 70% of the sale goes to that businessperson. This helps insure that all our items are in working order, we help a local small businessperson add to their income and help mother earth all at the same time. Keeping it all in cycle!

LeOnna Small is the sole owner and employee of her new business and was inspired to find a way to take care of her family in this tough economy but to do it with heart. Instead of filling up landfills and being more of a drain on the Earth, LeOnna wants to take those gently used items and put them back to use with a new purpose! Please visit her at 22279B Stottlemeyer Road, Poulsbo 98370. Hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 12-4. Closed Tuesdays. Store Phone: 360- 930-0416.  Alternative phone: 360-340-3208.


Eleven Winery, located on Bainbridge Island, is the husband-and-wife team of Matt and Sarah Albee (everything else), along with up-and-comers Cole (age 8) and Cameron (5). We believe that wine tastes better with a smile on your face, and the better the wine, the bigger the smile.  Our commitment to your happiness goes beyond the bottle, as we are also carbon neutral and we donate all of our after-tax profits to charity.


We produce a variety of red and white wines, and both red and white ports, about 1,500 cases altogether.  Our wines are made from grapes grown in eastern Washington, brought back to Bainbridge Island and made into wine here.  We have tasting room locations on Bainbridge Island at 287 Winslow Way East and in Poulsbo at 18827 Front Street.  The winery itself is open for tours and tasting 10 weekends per year.  More information at  Cheers!

GPCC Patron Members:
1st Security Bank; Margaret Bradshaw
Bank of America Home Loans; Rebecca Clifford
Central Market; Tom Hall
Columbia Bank; Gwen Hannon
Craig Benson Chiropractic Clinic; Dr. Craig Benson
Edgren, Hecker & Lemmon Insurance; Brian Edgren
Edward Jones; Todd Tidball, Glenn Anderson, and Donna Strep
Fusion Creative Works; Shiloh Schroeder
Hare & Hounds; Bill Austin
Harrison Medical Center; Rhonda Brown
Hill Moving Services, Inc.; Kay Hill Cook
Kirsopp Consulting, Gale Kirsopp
Kitsap Bank; Mary Lou Agnon
Kitsap Physical Therapy and Sports Clinic; Ron Mimaki
Kitsap Sun Newspaper; Mike Stevens
Liberty Bay Auto; Kevin Hogan
Martha and Mary; Chad Solvie
Nilsen's Appliance;  Bruce Nilsen
North Kitsap Herald; Donna Etchey
Paladin Data Systems Corportion; Michelle Dvorak
Poulsbo Inn and Suites;Terri Douglas
Prowse & Company; Brenda Prowse
Puget Sound Energy; Tom Brobst
Sentinel Construction and Consulting, Inc.; David Godbolt
Sons of Norway Lodge #44; John Walsh
Sounds Like Music, Inc.; Naveen Chaudhary
Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort;  Russell Steele
The Copper Works; Jack Archer
Tim Ryan Construction; Tim Ryan
Timberland Bank;  Linda Lincoln
Union Bank (Formerly Frontier Bank); Suzette Gould
Viking Bank; Pam Whitt
Viva Publishing; John Vitale
Wells Fargo; Jennifer Crosset
Whiskey Creek Steak House, Karan Ziarnick
Director's Message:
It is hard to believe that we are entering 2011.  So many things change throughout the year and time flies by so quickly.  As we are ending 2010 Donna and I are closing up the new 2011 Community Guide.  We hope to have it printed and out to local businesses by the third week in January.  Making sure that every member is listed correctly and all the additional information is correct is a time-consuming job.
January brings us the 2011 Annual Community Awards Banquet.  We are working on our nominations and you still have a few days if you wish to help us honor someone special.  Check out the website for the form, or just write a piece about someone you think might be very deserving of an award.
As we push on through the year we have the Americana Music Festival, our Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament not to mention 11 luncheons and After-Hours and new member orientations.  The Ribbon Cuttings are always fun, welcoming a new member into our midst. 
Our board of directors has several new members and a new executive board will be chosen quickly.  Tom Taylor our 2011 Chamber President is getting ready for his first board meeting and luncheon.  Tom is excited and it will be so much fun.
I want to include a Thank You to our volunteers who help Donna and I each day.  I want to say thank you to Donna for coming along at just the right time to fill an empty spot.  Things always happen for a reason they say, and Connie is having a ball creating fabric items and working in her garden.  Thank you to all the members who are so kind and generous and help with so many events and luncheons and to the Ambassadors who are our "greeting" force for every event.

May everyone have a Happy New Year, and prosper in 2011.
Adele Heinrich, Executive Director

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Membership Renewals for since our last newsletter:

Acupuncture and Wellness Center
Anderson Accounting Group
ARC of Kitsap/Jefferson Counties
Beach Glass Cottage
Christ Memorial Church
Dale Anderson
DME Auto Service
Dr. Craig Benson, Chiropractic Clinic
Edward Jones - Todd Tidball
Farmer's Insurance Agency
Hankins Home Repair
Hare & Hounds
Hearts & Homespun
Heritage Fireplace Shop
Hill Moving Services, Inc.
Indigo Plum, LLC
J. Christian Madison, Inc.
Kitchen Karousel
Kitsap Bank
Kitsap Humane Society
Martha & Mary
Montclair Park @ Haven Crest
Paladin Data Systems
Peninsula Escrow
Potlatch Gallery
Poulsbo Mortuary (Stone Chapel)
Poulsbo Village Shopping Center
Puget Sound Energy
Rebecca Erickson
State Farm Insurance - Barb Brenner
Suquamish Clearwater Casino
Tim Ryan Construction
Timberland Bank
The Nordic Maid
Watson Furniture Group
Westsound Work Force
New Members since our last newsletter

Eleven Winery
Marina Market - Reinstated
Portraitefx by Splashes of Color, LLC
Poulsbo Tea & Gifts
Westsound Expo - Thursday, February 17, 2011 
Registrations for the Westsound Expo are going very well.  Over 60 booths are occupied so please get your registration done in the next week or so.  Be sure that you mention you are a member of the Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce.  Your participation in this event is a benefit and will be well worth your investment.  We plan to sell out again this year.  For your registration form and sponsorship opportunities visit
Westsound Expo Complete the registration form at and send it to the Bremerton Area Chamber of Commerce for processing.  Once your registration has been completed, John Hunter will personally contact you with additional information to help make your Expo experience the Best Fun you ever had while Marketing and Promoting your Business to others!


Also, the Expo committee would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation to all our past sponsors who have helped make this event so successful over the past 3 years.  It is our hope that any businesses interested in helping to support this event as a sponsor, while elevating their presence at the event and within the community, will contact me or your local chamber for available information. Please read the attachment above for information regarding sponsorships including benefits.


For additional information, questions or comments please feel free to contact me or your local chamber.


See you at the Expo!


John Hunter

Westsound Business Expo Chairman

The Logo Loft Inc.

( Phone: (360) 394-5638
Fax: (360) 697-9651

* Email:


Silverdale, WA 98383


Rain Boots & Wine!
Join the Downtown merchants for Rain Boots and Wine!  Poulsbo's 2nd Wine Walk will be Wednesday, January 26, 2011 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the following participating locations:  That's A Some Italian Ristorante, The Loft @ Latitude 47, Sogno di Vino, Burrata Bistro and Mor Mor Bistro & Bar.  Cost is $10 and includes a wine glass and tasting at all participating locations.
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The Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce:

Staff:  Adele T. Heinrich, Executive Director
            Donna Dimof, Administrative Assistant
Our Volunteers:  Bobbie Fahy, Molly Wagner, Connie Tiedeman, Pat Dibert, Matthew Olson, Robynn Rother, Dina Penny, Linda Puttler and Bob Heinrich.
Mailing Address:    P.O. Box 1063, Poulsbo, WA  98370
Physical Address: 19351 - 8th Avenue, Suite 109, Poulsbo, WA  98370
Phone:    360-779-4999
Fax:         360-779-3115
New Member Invitation:
Please feel free to bring a new member to any Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce Event and invite them to join. 
Offer Expires: NEVER!