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Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce Newsletter October, 2011


In This Issue
October Calendar of Events
Small Business Tools on Line
President's Message
Patron members
Director's Message
Renewing Members
New members
New Member Spotlights
Office Max Chamber Coupon
Small Business Tools On Line:  Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. 
To be held at the Poulsbo Branch of the Kitsap Regional Library.

If you missed this seminar the first time it was presented, please put it on your calendar for October.  Come and learn about the FREE online resources that the library has to offer you and your business here in Kitsap County. 

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Calendar of Events:
October, 2011 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - Board of Directors Meeting, 7:30 a.m. @ Liberty Shores, Bay Room.
Thursday, October 6, 2011 - Ribbon Cutting for Ikinya Pharmacy, 20700 Bond Road, Poulsbo, 5:00 p.m.


Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - Chamber Luncheon at Kiana Lodge, 14976 Sandy Hook Road, NE., Networking at 11:30 a.m. and Lunch at noon.  Topic is "Bring a Friend to Lunch Day."


Thursday, October 13, 2011 - Ambassador meeting at Jak's Cafe 9:30 a.m.  Everyone is welcome who would like to know more about the Ambassador program.
Thursday, October 13, 2011 Military Affairs Committee meeting at the GPCC Office, 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, October 13, 2011 - Candidate's Forum at Poulsbo City Hall presented by the League of Women Voters.  6:30 p.m. - District 1 County Commissioner between Rob Gelder and Chris Tibbs, Poulsbo City Council Position between Connie Lord and Mike Dunphy.  North Kitsap School Board District 4 between Scott Henden and Val Torrens.


Thursday, October 20, 2011 - Chamber After-Hours at Liberty Bay Auto,  20201 Front Street NE, Poulsbo.  Time is 5:15 p.m.
Monday, October 31, 2011 - Historic Downtown Poulsbo Association will have their traditional Halloween Trick-or-Treat on Front Street for all the children of Poulsbo.  Front Street will be closed from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for everyone to come and enjoy.  Mark your calendar NOW!

Message from President Tom Taylor, October, 2011 

 Tom Taylor

As the year progresses I find myself yearning for my year to continue on and also looking forward to passing the baton to my replacement, Kathleen Haag.  We have accomplished many of our goals this year but are always striving to increase benefits and our visual presence in the community.  Our Board Members and Executive Director are always willing to answer your questions and listen to your ideas. 

As we come to the close of September, we are well into Oktoberfest which began on September 17, 2011.  A brief history of Oktoberfest let's us know that it traditionally begins the third Saturday in September and was started in Munich Germany on October 12, 1810.  Originally Oktoberfest was a festival and horse race arranged by Prince Ludwig to celebrate his marriage to Therese and has remained a German tradition.  In Germany during the three-week celebration they consume over a million pints of beer and hundreds of thousands of brats!  So if you are feeling a little thirsty and hungry be sure to patronize Tizley's Europub and get your German fix while saying hello to owners Tammy and Rob.  If German food is not you cup of tea, visit one of our many great restaurants that offer a wide variety of cuisine and beverages to satisfy your tastes.  Many of our restaurants offer beers from our local breweries as well as a fine selection of wines.

We encourage all of you to join us for Luncheons, After-Hours and most definitely the Ribbon Cuttings for our new members.




Tom Taylor, President  

GPCC Patron Members:
1st Security Bank; Margaret Bradshaw
Bluewater Artworks Gallery & Framing, Christy Camerer
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; Tammy Mattsen
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
Pre-Metco, Jack Archer
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
Tim Ryan Construction; Tim Ryan
Timberland Bank; Linda Lincoln 
Viking Bank; Pam Whitt
Viva Publishing; John Vitale
Wells Fargo; Jennifer Crosset
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Director's Message:


Fall is my favorite time of the year with the change in the colors of the foliage and the crisp morning air.  This past week has been busy with three Ribbon Cuttings from Washington Tractor to Snap Fitness and last night at Thor's Needle and Hammer.  The luncheon will be at Kiana this month and an After-Hours at Liberty Bay Auto.  We have five (5) new members and several we are working with who are opening their business.  Once they are settled we expect to have them join our Chamber.

Board Member Pam Whitt and I are planning some fun things for our upcoming luncheon.  This is "Bring a Friend to Lunch" day and we are encouraging all of our members to bring someone new to the luncheon who might be interested in learning more about our great Chamber!  Lunch for guests is only $10.00 this special time.

We are still accepting nominations for Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce Board Positions through October 31st.  Ballots will be available at the November election or mailed out to everyone later that week.  Please nominate anyone you would like to see serve on our board (with their permission, of course).

Be sure you print out the Office Max coupon for office supplies at the bottom of this publication.  Also mark your calendars for the HDPA's Halloween Costume and Trick-o'-Treat event on Front Street in Poulsbo Monday, October 31, 2011 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with the usual street closure.  The merchants will be excited to see everyone!



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


Action Training Systems
Anderson Denture/Dental Center
Creative Countertops
Crimson Cove
Gravity Payments
Harrison Medical Center
Hypnotherapy for Your Health
Jak's Cafe & Espresso
Jennings-Heins and Associates, Inc.
Kelley Simkins - John L Scott
Kitsap Kitchen and Bath Company
Liberty Bay Bank
Liberty Ridge Apartments
Montclair Park
Mr. Mop
Port Gamble General Store
Prowse & Company
Send Out Cards
Silverwood School
Taprock NW Grill
T&S Renovations LLC
U Buildit - Poulsbo
Willow Marine Services

Thank you to our loyal members for renewing each year.

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 Pizzo Construction  

Sounds Like Music
New Members since our last newsletter:
A Child's Dream
Crepe Nuvo
Norberg Painting
Poulsbo Media Group, LLC
Snap Fitness
Valholl Brewing Com
Washington Tractor
We appreciate all our new members, thanks for join us!
New Member Spotlights

POULSBO MEDIA GROUP LLC, (PMG) We have been established since 1996 and are located in Poulsbo.  Until now, we have been working as an electronics R&D subcontractor, exclusively to large companies.  We are now expanding out into our local community and the Olympic Peninsula to provide Electronic Engineering and Service Repair.  We are ready to support the needs of our community, providing the highest level of support and service.  With a personal touch, we offer a vast support of services and hope we become your valued business partner. We specialize in Computers/Networking, Professional Audio & Video.  Give us a call and let us be your IT professionalFor any electronic installation or service related requirement, contact Jim Hartley at (Cell) 360.908.0142 -

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The Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce:

Staff:  Adele T. Heinrich, Executive Director
            Sandi Hunter, Administrative Assistant
Our Volunteers:  Bobbie Fahy, Pat Dibert, Matthew Olson, Robynn Rother,  Marlene Nilson, Sue Daniels, Celcia Bentzinger, Nancy Matronic, 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
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!