Volume 11 Jan, 2023

Your weekly news & updates
Keep up to date with all of the events and happenings in the Sky Valley at our website SkyValleyChamber.com
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Thank you to our 2023 Annual Sponsors

Upcoming Chamber Networking Events

Take advantage of our upcoming events.

To see more happening, check out our event calendar on our website

Event Calendar

Chamber Lunch Registration
After Hours Registration

24th Annual

Sky Valley Community Awards &

Random Acts of Kindness Awards Celebration!


February 3, 2023

5:30 pm Social          6:30 pm Program

The Sky Valley Chamber Board is excited to announce the opening of submissions for the Community Awards.

Reflecting over this year we know there have been some pretty amazing contributors in our community quietly making meaningful changes.

Here is your opportunity to honor and share their work through your civic, non-profit, and community group with everyone in the Sky Valley.

Submissions and Nominations for the citizen of the year are accepted through Jan 27, 2023

We will be honoring those submitted for the specific organization award, a random act of kindness award, and announcing Citizen of the Year at our Hybrid Event on February 3rd at the Startup Event Center.

Nominations are $20 to cover the costs of producing the event.

More information, Nomination forms, payment, letter submissions, and uploads are available on our website.

COMMUNITY AWARD | Sky Valley Chamber

Registration is now open for 2023

Sultan Farmers Market

The Sultan Farmers Market was started in 2021 by a group of locals who wanted to create a community venue to showcase all the farmers and artisans in the Sky Valley.

Every week the market brings all fresh and locally produced and handcrafted items. 

Our Youth Market weekend is the First Saturday of the Month; young entrepreneurs, ages 8-18, are offered a discounted rate to join the market to sell their goods in a safe, fun environment.

Join us

For immediate release: Bolt Creek Fire Fundraising Updates

In an unprecedented emergency event, on September 10, 2022, at 5:10 am, a wildfire started in the foothills near Skykomish, Washington, and quickly spread through the surrounding forest area. The Bolt Creek Fire continued to burn over the next six weeks, threatening the surrounding communities and the US 2 Highway corridor. The fire consumed almost 15,000 acres of land. The impacts from this fire will be felt for years to come, but most acutely by our businesses as they endured road closures and loss of access to the recreation areas that draw the recreational tourism that fuels this beautiful scenic byway.

On behalf of the Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce and our partners Economic Alliance Snohomish County, Coastal Community Bank, The Boeing Company, Puget Sound Energy, Angel Of The Winds Arena, City of Sultan, Washington - Government, Crosswater Community Church, and Private Donors, we are pleased to report that we were able to award twelve businesses/organizations a grant from the private funds raised in support of Sky Valley businesses. Each company was awarded $1500.00 to help them recover from the impacts of the fire and highway closures. In addition, with early funds, we could provide direct assistance to citizens during the fire evacuation period who needed help with lodging, food, gas money, etc.

We have also worked with other agencies, Snohomish County DEM, City of Monroe, WA, Washington State Department of Commerce, U.S. Small Business Administration, Washington Emergency Management Division, and the Governor’s Office to get our area designated an Economic Disaster Relief Area, which allows the area businesses access to apply for low-interest SBA loans. https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/

The Sky Valley Chamber, along with our partners, stepped up to bring attention to the region, our community, and the impacts of the fire and highway closures on our business community. We are grateful for the support and generosity of the outstanding citizens of Washington.

Thank you to our Renewing Members for 2023

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  • Alderleaf Wilderness College
  • Annie's Fix-It Guy LLC
  • Burch and Sons Construction LLC
  • Cascade Health Clinic
  • Crosswater Community Church
  • Curtson Distillery
  • E & T After Hour Repair
  • Pixie's Embroidery for the Soul
  • Espresso Chalet
  • Flowers By Karen
  • Franz Bookkeeping
  • G2GRentals, LLC
  • Gold Bar Geek
  • Highway 2 Collectibles
  • Hometown Values Savings Magazine
  • Ingrid Wallace Real Estate
  • JB Fitness
  • KandR Home Realty LLC
  • Kellie's Kaffeine
  • Kossian Farms
  • Northwest PK Solutions, LLC
  • Planned Solutions LLC
  • Wild Sky Ranch
  • Nighthawk Lodgings LLC
  • Gray Bridge Wedding Venue
  • Coastal Community Bank
  • Silver Maple Farm

  • Peace Love Yoga
  • Romac Industries, Inc.
  • Russell Wiita
  • Ryan Fox Percussion Studios
  • Sultan Chiropractic Center
  • Sultan Pharmacy & Natural Care
  • VOA/Sky Valley Community Resource Center
  • Jared Ramey
  • Cascadia Inn Skykomish
  • Elite Print and Mail, LLC
  • Northwest Creations & Services
  • McDonald’s
  • Sky Artworks
  • Chris Berkeihiser
  • Snohomes Realty
  • Goldbar Nature Trails
  • Sultan Education Foundation
  • East Teak Hardwoods
  • Huston Camp & Conference
  • Majestic Fireworks
  • Hansen & Cogar, PLLC
  • PC SAR Computer Services
  • Wagley Creek Automotive
  • Monroe Parts House
  • Sno Isle Regional Library

Need to Renew?
Please check out our new website and log into your account.
If you have questions or problems please contact Melody Dazey by email at melody.dazey@skyvalleyvic.net or by phone at 360-793-0983

Business Classes, Discussions & Workshops

Thank you to the Flower Farms that joined us for our First Quarterly Round Table!

The Next Round Table for Flower Farms and Growers is April 19.


Feb. 22, 2023: Tax Planning & Reporting

This class is an important step toward building a better business. We’ll help you identify the tax reporting requirements for a small business and establish a plan to account for and pay taxes.

Register here

Economic Alliance of Snohomish County presents




Topic: We will be joined by representatives from Snohomish County Purchasing Department to discuss 1st quarter contracting opportunities and provide tips for small businesses looking to do business with the County.

We will also hear from Darling Nava Consulting to discuss the Mariner HS Project, for which bid packages will go out in early February. The project includes goals for local participation (20%) and small and diverse business participation.

PTAC will also present on their services and share a PTAC client success story.

Guest Speakers:

  • Bramby Tollen, Purchasing Manager, Snohomish County Washington
  • Darling Nava, Darling Nava Consulting
  • Cara Buckingham, PTAC Counselor
  • Marc Shafer, CEO Allied Global Logistics Outposts Worldwide Corporation

Plus, attendees will have a chance to ask questions.

Please RSVP to receive the ZOOM link – registered attendees will receive the link at registration and via email.

Community and Partner Events

Sky Valley Arts Council

Calling all Artists, Crafters, and Supporters!

Sky Valley Arts Council Meeting

Monday, January 30th, 6:30 pm at the Startup Event Center

14315 366th Ave SE

Sultan, WA 98294 (But it’s really right in the middle of Startup)

It’s been a long three years of isolation, but it’s time to gather again and celebrate all the amazing and creative people who call our Valley home! Please feel free to invite anyone you think would like to join the discussion.

We want everyone to bring info about all events they are aware of for 2023. We want to create a master list that we can share on our website to support all artists, crafters, and event coordinators.

We have some fun ideas/projects to bounce off of you. We are looking forward to getting to know you and the rest of our creative community! See you soon! Debbie Copple, 425-238-2651

Other Updates

Jobs & Careers

East County Housing Navigator 

Volunteers of America Western Washington - Sultan Campus

Any questions can be directed to Caroline Neal at cneal@voaww.org or by phone at 360-322-6988

The East County Housing Navigator is responsible for carrying out the Housing Navigation Services Project, funded under the Snohomish County Human Services Department. The ideal candidate will be able to manage and provide quality navigational services to an intense workload of homeless and imminently homeless families and individuals as assigned through the Coordinated Entry system. The Navigator will work in partnership with the Executive Director and associated East County social service providers to meet the project's established outcomes.

Full description and application

Romac has many openings at both their Sultan and Bothell Locations. Check out the link for current openings.

Wagley Creek Automotive is Looking for an Automotive Tech
Contact them at 360-799-1533
Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce