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Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce Newsletter - June, 2011


In This Issue
June Calendar of Events
President's Message
Your Patron Members
Director's Message
Membership Renewals
New Members
New Member Spotlights
Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament - Thursday, July 28, 2011

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Calendar of Events:
June, 2011 
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - Board of Directors Meeting, 7:30 a.m. @ Liberty Shores, Bay Room.
Monday, June 6, 2011 - Ribbon Cutting for Cardinal Media and Jak's Cafe's 4th Anniversary.  Event will be held at 5 p.m. at Jak's Cafe and patio.  

Wednesday, June 8, 2011- Chamber Luncheon at Sons of Norway Lodge.  Speaker is Silvia Klatman, the Public Affairs Officer at Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division, Keyport.  The topic will be local economic and demographic info and comparing them with other counties in Washington state.
Thursday, June 9, 2011 - Americana Music Festival Committee Meeting at The Loft Restaurant at 9:30 a.m.

Thursday, June 9, 2011 - Ambassador meeting at Jak's Cafe beginning at 9:30 a.m.  All chamber members wishing to join the Ambassador group are encouraged to come to the meeting.
Thursday, June 9, 2011 - Military Affairs Committee, 11:30 a.m. at the Chamber Office


Thursday, June 9, 2011 - Keys to Getting a Business Loan Workshop, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Elaine Jones will give tricks and tips to get your business loan for the first time.
Thursday, June 9, 2011 - Ribbon Cutting, Liberty Bay Botanicals, 19325 Jensen Way, 5 p.m.

Thursday, June 16, 2011 - Chamber After-Hours at Creative Countertops, 22285 Stottlemeyer Road, 5:30 p.m.
Monday, June 20, 2011 - Golf Committee Meeting, 8:30 a.m. at the Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce office.
Monday, June 20, 2011 - Marketing Committee meeting at 1 p.m. at the Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce office.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - Past President's Committee meeting @ Todd Tidball's office, 18887 State Hwy 305, 8:30
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - New Member Orientation 8:30 a.m. at the Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce office.  If you have recently joined our chamber you won't want to miss this informational session.

Message from President Tom Taylor, June, 2011  Tom Taylor


Oh happy day, summer is upon us and the event season has arrived.  Viking Fest was a huge success and brought a lot of new visitors from all the surrounding communities in Kitsap county.  This year the Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce had a fun float in the parade.  We passed out candy reminding folks of our Buy Local North Kitsap campaign. 

I'm personally looking forward to the upcoming 3rd of July celebration in downtown Poulsbo.   Organized by Viking Fest Corporation this event will take place at Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park.  Please come and enjoy the fireworks the committee has in shore for our community this year. Viking Fest Corporation is still short on sponsorships and would appreciate your contributions.  You make make donations at Viking Bank on Highway 305.  Come celebrate America's freedom.

We are continuing our growth in the Greater Poulsbo Chamber and look forward to even more new business's in our community.  I'd like to send out a big welcome to all our new members this month. I hope everyone takes advantage of our weekly E-Blast out to our members, it's a great way to advertise your business and reach out to the community at large.

The Greater Poulsbo Golf Classic committee is hard at work so this is the time to get your team's registration into the Chamber Officer.  Don't forget the American Music Festival to finish out the summer in September.  

I hope to see you all at our next luncheon on June 8th at Sons of Norway in Poulsbo. Have a great month and keep the faith.  




Tom Taylor, President  

GPCC Patron Members:
1st Security Bank; Margaret Bradshaw
Bank of America Home Loans; Ryan Christian
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 and Glenn Anderson
Fusion Creative Works; Shiloh Schroeder
Hare & Hounds; Bill Austin
Harrison Medical Center; Rhonda Brown
Hill Moving Services, Inc.; Kay Hill Cook
InHealth Imaging; Manfred Henne, MD
John L. Scott Real Estate; Frank Wilson
Kirsopp Consulting; Gale Kirsopp
Kitsap Bank; Mary Lou Agnon
Kitsap Physical Therapy and Sports Clinic; Claudette Wheeler
Kitsap Sun Newspaper; Mike Stevens
Liberty Bay Auto; Kevin Hogan
Martha and Mary; Chad Solvie
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; Shirl Nadeau
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; Deena Poole 
Viking Bank; Pam Whitt
Viva Publishing; John Vitale
Wells Fargo; Jennifer Crosset
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Director's Message:
As we move from the success of Viking Fest to SUMMER (we think) we look towards the many other events happening.  We have the 3rd of July celebration in Poulsbo, the Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic and the Americana Music Festival.  This is the time of year when we see our tourists come and spend money at our retail members.  We see store fronts filling up on Front Street in downtown Poulsbo, more activity in College Market Place and sun! 


In July at our luncheon we will be hearing more about the upcoming Babe Ruth tournament scheduled for 2012 and how that will impact our community.  August we will be updated concerning the mid-year state of our city by Mayor Becky Erickson, plus the results of the special session and budget issues in Olympia by Sherry Appleton.  Both great luncheon topics.


Watch for more information on the Greater Poulsbo Golf Classic in your weekly updates.  This is the time to send in your team's registration or drop it off at the Greater Poulsbo Chamber officer.  The American Music Festival which will be held at Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park this year on September 10, 2011.  Look for more information.


Adele Heinrich, Executive Director
Membership Renewals for since our last newsletter:

Almond Properties
Grounds of Change, Inc.
Hawkinson Law Office
Kitsap Alliance of Properties
Peninsula Community Health Services
Poulsbo front Street LLC
Poulsbo Massage
Sentinel Construction & Consulting
Sound Works Job Center
Toys Etc.
The Legacy Group
Viking Fest Corporatin
YWCA of Kitsap County

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New Members since our last newsletter:
Auto Glass Plus
Braces Inc.
Kitsap PUD
Liberty Bay Botancials
Little City Catering
SoundRunner Ferry
New Member Spotlights

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And that is what I love about Wealth Management.  Solid financial plans and diversified investment strategies are only the beginning.  Integrating advice and objective guidance that frees a client to choose hope over fear is most rewarding.  

Come to learn what Integrated Wealth Management can do for you!


Liberty Bay Botanicals is a shop locally owned and operated by long-time residents Christine & Jim Wingren. Christine's love of botanicals started early with a childhood in Miami Florida surrounded by Hibiscus and fruit trees.  Over the years of collecting books on Herbs and their uses in cultures dating back to ancient Egypt the idea for a business grew.

Originally started as Treasure Cosmetics, a line of all natural body products and color cosmetics, it quickly blossomed into a full line of Herbs, Spices, Teas and Salts from around the world.  A name change later to Liberty Bay Botanicals, it now has over 200 ingredients in-stock and counting.

Many hard to find items such as Herbal Chocolate Chai Tea and fresh blended aromatherapy oils are also on the menu.  Customers can choose from any of our house blends or have their wishes turned into a truly custom product.  We also offer wedding and event favors of dried lavender and rose petals or individual servings of Floral Teas.

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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today the next Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier will be named the USS John F. Kennedy.

The selection John F. Kennedy, designated CVN 79, honors the 35th President of the United States and pays tribute to his service in the Navy, in the government, and to the nation.

"President John F. Kennedy exemplified the meaning of service, not just to country, but service to all humanity," said Mabus. "I am honored to have the opportunity to name the next aircraft carrier after this great Sailor and inspirational leader, and to keep the rich tradition and history of USS John F. Kennedy sailing in the U.S. Fleet."

One previous ship, USS John F. Kennedy, CV 67, was named in his honor and was decommissioned in 2007, after nearly 40 years of distinguished service, including Operation Desert Storm.

The USS John F. Kennedy and other Ford-class carriers will be the premier forward asset for crisis response and humanitarian relief, and early decisive striking power in a major combat operation. The aircraft carrier and the carrier strike group will provide forward presence, rapid response, endurance on station, and multi-mission capability throughout its 50-year service life.

The Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce:

Staff:  Adele T. Heinrich, Executive Director
            Sandi Hunter, Administrative Assistant
Our Volunteers:  Bobbie Fahy, Donna Green, Pat Dibert, Matthew Olson, Robynn Rother, Marlene LaFave, Marlene Nilsson, Sue Daniels, and Bob Heinrich.
Mailing Address:    P.O. Box 1063, Poulsbo, WA  98370
Physical Address: 19351 - 8th Avenue, Suite 108, Poulsbo, WA  98370
Phone:    360-779-4999
Fax:         360-779-3115
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New Member Invitation:
Please feel free to bring a new member to any Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce Event and invite them to join. 
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