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located at:
320 Main Street
Sultan, WA 98294

 

Mailing Address:
PO Box 46 
Sultan, WA 98294
Hours:
10-4 Mon-Fri, 10-1 Sat
Phone: 360-793-0983
Fax: 360-793-3241
E-mail: 
debbie@skyvalleyvic.net

Chamber Membership:

The Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center is not a tax supported organization. We spend everything we generate on keeping the Visitor Center open and to support our business community. Our amazing group of volunteers make this possible! Please help us work to build a stronger business community and to become a liaison representing the Sky ValleyThanks to everyone who has renewed! We appreciate your support! We would like to take this opportunity to invite everyone else to join the Sky Valley Chamber and Visitor Center. We pledge to promote your business and the entire Sky Valley to the best of our abilities!


Gold Dust Days Youth Bike Event

I am writing on behalf of the Gold Dust Days Committee and Gold Dust Royalty. Every year at Gold Dust Days on Friday, July 27th evening we have a bike decorating booth in which the kids of the community can decorate their bikes or other wheeled items and then ride in a parade to share their decorated bikes.

This year we have decided to turn it into more of an event and besides the bike decorating we will provide bike safety with a bike rodeo, a bike exchange for those who need a larger or smaller bike or a child who can’t afford a bike, a raffle of bike items like helmets, bike bells, baskets, horns, etc., each child will receive a raffle ticket at no cost that participates of Friday and a goodie bag with some cool swag. The kids that participate will also get to ride in the big parade on Saturday this year.

Do to our community being a low-income area we are also hoping to get some bikes donated so our community members can nominate some children in the area that need a bike. No child should have to go without and it is great exercise for the summer.

I am asking you as an individual or business for your help in making this happen. We are looking for help in the following areas:

  • Items to be used to decorate the bikes
  • Items for the raffle
  • Items for the goodie bags
  • New bikes for those in need
  • Gently used bikes for the bike exchange
  •  Cash Donation to help where needed

We are very excited for this new event and look forward to hearing back from you on where you can help. If you have any questions you can call me at 425-238-0289 or email me at golddustroyalty@hotmail.comor contact Debbie Copple at the Sky Valley Chamber at 360-793-0983. Items can be dropped off at the Sky Valley Chamber in Sultan.

Thank you for your consideration in helping a great event!

Patty Baller
Event Chair and Director of Gold Dust Royalty


Welcome to Suk Kim, new owner of the Sultan Laundry!

Stop by to say hello and to see all the major improvements she has made already. The laundry is located behind the Evergreen Medical Clinic and the new JD Slicks. The Chamber is happy to welcome Suk Kim and her family to the Sky Valley and wish them many years of happiness.


Volunteer Stewardship Event at Stevens Pass

On August 1, 2018, the National Forest Foundation, Stevens Pass Mountain Resort and U.S. Forest Service will host a Friends of the Forest volunteer stewardship event to remove trash from the mountain slopes of scenic Stevens Pass. Volunteers will have an opportunity to ride a ski lift to reach cleanup areas.  Complimentary BBQ lunch is provided by the Stevens Pass Mountain Resort.  Volunteers must register by July 22, 2018. Volunteers should bring rain gear, bug repellant, and, in order to work on the steep slopes, wear ankle supporting boots with good traction (i.e. hiking or work boots). This year we will be giving some prizes to the finders of the most unique pieces of trash! More information and volunteer registration can be found on the National Forest Foundation website.

When: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 9:30 a.m. -2:00 p.m., check-in begins at 9:00 a.m. Volunteers must register by July 22, 2018.

Who:  150 volunteers and staff

Where: Base area of the Stevens Pass Mountain Resort

Directions: The base area of the resort is located south of US-2 approximately 2 hours from Seattle and 40 minutes from Leavenworth. From Seattle, take I-405 North to exit 23 (Highway 522) for Wenatchee/Monroe, then travel east on US-2 for 50 miles to the resort.  From Leavenworth, travel west on US-2 for 36 miles.   Park at the south entrance near the base of the resort.

Contact: Coordinate with Dayle Wallien (National Forest Foundation) at 206-832-8280.  

Learn more about the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest.


Sultan Swoosh 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

Mark your calendars and start practicing your jump shot! The Sultan Community Alliance (Alliance) and Sultan Youth Basketball (SYB) are busy organizing the second annual “Sultan Swoosh,” an all-ages 3-on-3 basketball tournament held on First and Main Street near Sultan’s River Park.  

This year’s Sultan Swoosh tournament takes place Saturday, July 21, 2018, so save the date! Registration is open now, for those interested in getting ahead of the game. Like last year, four-person teams are organized by grade level from third through eighth grade, and by skill at the high school and adult levels. The $40 entry fee ($10 per player) applies to teams in all age brackets. Sultan Swoosh offers a three-game guarantee to ensure that each team receives the opportunity to participate in multiple games. 

During 2017’s inaugural event, a total of 27 four-person teams in nine different age divisions battled it out on a five courts. Tournament participants, volunteers and spectators commended the Alliance and SYB for the well-organized, cohesive event. 

Sultan Swoosh was established as a way to build community, promote physical activity, and provide families with the opportunity to rediscover the Sultan they know and love. The event was built by volunteers and bolstered by donations from local businesses, with various service-oriented groups coming forward to help. 

The goal is to build Sultan Swoosh into a trademark, annual event, welcoming players from all over Sultan, Monroe and the greater Sky Valley region.

To learn more about last year’s event, please click here: https://ci.sultan.wa.us/sultan-swoosh-hailed-as-huge-success/. To watch a video from last year’s event, please click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sN3mtcJ4Zw. To register your team, click here: http://sultansports.com/sultan3on3/.


Employees Needed ASAP If you like working outdoors please go to OKIGOLF.COM to apply. Once on the site go to the Snohomish location and apply there.


The Skykomish Open Air Market—Save the Date

July 21, August 18, September 15, and the Holiday Market will be November 17, all from 11:00 to 3:00.

And just FYI, the Town Center where our depot and little train ride is located has named that area, “Depot Park” and the lovely strip of grass beside the tracks where we hold the Open Airs has been renamed, “Railroad Avenue Park.”  

Of course I am looking for vendors, space for many more, lots of competition.  Would so appreciate you putting the word out to your vendor lists and whatever you are able to do to include the Open Airs in your announcements and with your contacts.

The fee is still $10 for the summer for vending from one to all five markets.  


New Mobile App Rewards Exploration of Sky Valley in Northwest Washington State

The Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce has launched the free Sky Valley Insider mobile app, which rewards users for visiting unique points of interest throughout Sky Valley, which includes the towns of Skykomish, Baring, Grotto, Index, Gold Bar, Startup, Sultan and Monroe, WA. Once people use the app to collect points at various destinations, they can redeem those points for rewards at area businesses. Sky Valley Insider was created using the 468 Insider platform from 468 Communications.

“The Sky Valley has adventures for every season and for every type of travel,” said Debbie Copple, Executive Director of the Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce. “As if the natural splendor weren’t enough, The Sky Valley Insider app will reward both visitors and residents for exploring the valley and shopping at local businesses within our communities.” 

Sky Valley Insider is both a wayfinding tool and a gamified way to reward people for shopping locally. The app’s Explore button takes users to the map of Sky Valley, which has pins indicating the location of the area’s unique points of interest, from heritage sites to places for outdoor recreation.  Clicking on each pin on the map gives more information about that place. Locations are assigned a point value. Pushing the “Collect Points” button while physically visiting a location will add the location’s points to a user’s point total.

Points accumulated with the Sky Valley Insider app can be redeemed for goods or services at any of the Rewards locations listed in the app.

The Sky Valley Insider app is available now as a free download on the iTunes App Store and Google Play. Local businesses interested in offering a reward to increase traffic to their place of business should contact Debbie Copple at debbie@skyvalleyvic.net.


Congratulations to all the amazing citizens at Sky Valley Community Awards Celebration! 

Chamber Volunteers of the Year: Sue Martin & Carrie Weideman
Chamber Member of the Year: Den-Tri Corp. Sultan McDonalds
Business Revitalization Awards: KandR Home Realty Inc. and the Sultan Red Apple Market
Random Acts of Kindness Award: Steffany Sears



History Matters

We are reaching out to you, our community, to help us keep the Sky Valley Historical Society’s Sultan Museum open so that the Sky Valley’s history can continue to be told.

We believe that the Sultan historical Museum matters to the citizens of the Sky Valley, Here’s why:

The Sultan Museum has a vital story to tell…to school children, newcomers, and residents and tourists who visit each year.

Without our Historical Society our Sultan History will begin to vanish.

The society’s volunteers, have cataloged literally thousands of photographs, documents, and artifacts for research and display to help us keep our motto of “Preserving Yesterday for Tomorrow”.

Operating costs are covered through donations from community, selling Sultan History books, DVD’s, cookbooks, and membership dues.

Come visit the museum (located above the Post Office) at 4th & Main St., Sultan.

Open the first & third Tuesday, the third Saturday 1-4 pm, or open by appointment. 360-793-0534 or 360-793-1198. We look forward to hearing from you!

—Iris Jensen, President
Sky Valley Historical Society, PO Box 1074, Sultan, WA 98294



cascade-loop-videoHelp us Promote the New Cascade Loop Video!

The Cascade Loop promotion is getting a whole lot of traction online (we had nearly 10,000 views in less than the first week live!) but we want to be sure as many prospective travelers as possible are seeing it this winter, to help motivate their wintertime planning. Please consider linking to/embedding the video in your website and sharing it on your social media channels. Here is a link—thanks for helping! https://vimeo.com/146707469 


Touring Washington by Electric Car

Check out the article and slideshow that recently ran in the Bend Bulletin, featuring the Cascade Loop!