Our 2014 Visitors Guide is Out!
The official 2014 Greater Newport Area Visitors Guide has hit the shelves (and the web)! Everything you need to get the most out of our area - full calendar of events, area maps, things to do, member directory, photos, fun color commentary that makes you feel like you're at home in our area already and more! Grab a copy at our Visitor's Center or at Chamber member businesses around town or view it online here. We hope you see why we are proud to live, work and play in the Greater Newport area - come join us!
To Every Time There Is A Season………….A season of change has come to the Cottage Garden Nursery. After 25 years, and we would like to give someone else the opportunity to purchase it all and make it your DREAM.
Please visit our website: www.cottagegardennursery.com for more pictures of the garden. To view the house and greenhouses, please visit this link:
Dear Chamber Member;
It’s that time of year again; time to nominate your favorite business for the ‘Chamber Awards of Distinction’ for the time period November 1st 2012 thru October 31, 2013. Please nominate the business(es) or person (people) you would like to see win in the categories listed below (remember you can vote for yourself).
Business of the Year
The established business that best demonstrates the values of the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce. (The Chamber is organized for the purpose of advancing the commercial, industrial, civic and general interests of the Newport area.)
Event of the Year
The best area event.
Community Partner of the Year
The non-profit or support organization that consistently supports the Newport area and its businesses.
Best New Member
The new business/member that best demonstrates the values of the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce.
Citizen of the Year
The Newport Area citizen that consistently supports the Newport area and its organizations.
Best Customer Service
The area business that consistently demonstrates excellent customer service.
The area business with the best storefront.
Nominations can be mailed to the Chamber office (Visitor’s Center) P.O.Box 2006 Newport, WA 99156, emailed to email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off at the Visitor’s Center Wed. – Sat. noon to 4pm.
DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS APRIL 19TH 4:00 PM
Pend Oreille Valley Relay For Life
The Pend Oreille Valley Relay For Life is planning another a great year for the area August 8 & 9 at Newport High School. Please visit www.relayforlife.org/pendoreillevalleywa for more details.
Believe it or not it’s time to think Rodeo! The biggest weekend of the year, this two day event begins Friday, June 27th, The Grand Parade through Town will be Saturday, get your parade entry form here – Parade Entry Form and get it mailed back to us to ensure your entry. For more information call Ray Hanson at 360/770-1180360/770-1180.
Pend Oreille Players Seeking Board Members
The Pend Oreille Players association is seeking board members. We are looking for individuals with interest in children's educational programs and the business end of running The Pend Oreille Playhouse. Meetings are the first Wednesday of each month. If you are interested please contact board president Donna Maki at 509-447-9900 or 509-671-1442.
Color Palette for Downtown Newport Unveiled
Sample "Before and Afters" and full range of color palettes presented
At our June Members' Meeting, designer Marti Kellogg, ASID unveiled the recommended color palette for downtown Newport, designed to better unify our downtown core to make our area more attractive to visitors, tourists and locals alike. This was part of the grant for downtown beautification that the Chamber had applied for from the POC EDC.
Marti has been in the industry for over 30 years and her first introduction to Newport was transforming Club Energy from it's previous white, purple and bright blue colors to its current timeless, classical look.
Using primarily colors from Benjamin Moore's Historical Collection, she presented almost 20 colors that were neutral enough to work with all the existing colors in our downtown, yet complimentary enough to work with each other and create a more cohesive and attractive downtown. The recommended color palette is shown.
To view some of the "Before and After" photographs of some sample buildings and touch and feel large paint samples of the colors shown, please contact us at email@example.com or stop by our Visitors' Center.
Who will be the first to follow Club Energy's lead towards a more attractive and unified downtown core? Update: Griffin's Furniture is transforming its storefront - wow, what an improvement! Okay, who's next?