Next Chamber Meeting Feb. 4 – Special Guest” Nate Perea
The Sky Valley Chamber is focused on creating real value for its members by making networking opportunities pay off! To that end, we’ve invited Nate Perea to come and speak to our group at the February 4 meeting.
Nate is a great networking coach! It’s like all skills, you have to learn how to be good at it. 11:45 am at Sultan City Hall. Lunch will be provided by Old School BBQ and costs $10 (payable at the meeting). If you’d like to attend and have lunch please RSVP to email@example.com or 360-793-0983.
Open to everyone!
“Nate-Working: Become Powerfully Connected”
Networking is such an over-used buzz word. It’s lost its meaning. For many, it’s become something to avoid. For others it’s just a necessary evil, and everyone has “heard it all” when it comes to tips and tricks.
So why is it that top-tier networkers are thriving today more than ever?
Powerful Referral Networking is not just something “well-connected” people do on accident. The best of the best have a recipe that helps them network at a high level.
These top-tier networkers find opportunities in every interaction. Top-tier networkers know that with the generational shift in society there’s a new set of societal values emerging that impact the way they network. They have mastered the art of truly valuable follow up skills. Finally, top-tier networkers operate with authenticity as their core value.
In this presentation we’ll discuss techniques to become a powerful networker and overcome many of the common “obstacles” people face in networking. We’ll also touch on ways to differentiate sales from networking and why that’s important. We’ll make networking fun!
You won’t want to miss this presentation, especially if you’ve ever heard yourself say:
- “I don’t like networking…. It’s not fun selling to others and having them sell to me”.
- “I went to that networking event and didn’t get any value.”
- “When people ask me what I do, I have to give them my elevator pitch.”
- “No one ever follows up!”
Nate Perea is The Director of Membership Experience for The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties. Nate previously served as the CEO of The Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce and prior to that he held the role of Director of Membership Development at The Issaquah Chamber of Commerce. Before entering the Business Association industry, Nate has experience working in software, owned his own small business and managed sales teams for a start-up tech company in Bellevue. At every step of the way, he has honed his networking skills and believes that powerful networking is the key to success, no matter what career or life goals you have. Nate lives in Issaquah with his wife and three daughters ages 9, 6 and 2.
Sky Valley 2015 Dinner and Auction – April 4, 2015
Dear Friends of the Sky Valley,
The 24th Annual Sky Valley HOLLYWOOD themed Dinner & Auction will take place on Saturday, April 4, 2015. This is the primary fundraiser of the Sky Valley Chamber & Visitor Center and is vital to the continuing operations. This event brings business owners and community members together for a fun filled evening. It includes a silent auction, raffle, costume contest, live auction and gourmet dinner.
We offer two sponsorship opportunities. The Premier Sponsorship package is available for $550. These generous sponsors will enjoy 4 event passes, a customized business banner displayed in front by the auctioneer, promotion in the program, table advertising, a welcome banner at the entrance, which features your business and a two minute business presentation during dinner.
The second opportunity is the Spotlight Sponsor Package, offered for $250, which includes 2 event passes, a banner featuring your business over the silent auction table, table advertising and promotion in the program.
Another popular option for supporting our auction is to donate an item from your business.
We would be very grateful for a donation to feature in our auction.
We deeply appreciate your consideration and generosity. Let’s work together to support the Chamber including the Sky Valley Recreation & Planning group, which creates unique recreational opportunities; also the Innovative Partnership Zone which is working to strengthen and attract manufacturing while enhancing exciting tourism opportunities.
Debbie Copple Director
Did you know that kindness has side effects? Research has shown that kindness makes us happier, gives us healthier hearts, slows aging, makes for better relationships, and that kindness is contagious. Read “5 Beneficial Side Effects of Kindness,” by David Hamilton with the Huffington Post for the full story. We have provided you with a Random Acts of Kindness Toolkit to help spread kindness here at Snohomish County as well as our home and community.
Touring Washington by Electric Car
Check out the article and slideshow that recently ran in the Bend Bulletin, featuring the Cascade Loop!
October 31, 2014
The Sky Valley Chamber had a great year and 2015 is looking even better for our area. We have a lot to be grateful for! The economy is picking up according to our 171 members. We didn’t suffer any floods, landslides, wildfires or bridge collapses like some of our neighbors. The weather was the most beautiful I’ve ever experienced in the 28 years I’ve lived here. And the numbers of walk in visitors at the Center proved it! We outpaced much bigger visitor centers including Edmonds!
We sold $13,838.30 in Hunting, Fishing and Parking Passes to recreational guests so far this year. That represents over 400 customers. All of these customers had access to member and special event information.
The Event Guide Magazine was a big success! It was placed at businesses and VIC’s all around the Puget Sound and the Cascade Loop.
Tourism, especially outdoor recreation and special events are really showing signs of growth. The partnerships all around Snohomish County and the Cascade Loop have gotten stronger which really helps promote our assets.
Just a few of the assets we’re working to promote and/or build out:
- Wallace Falls is one of the top most popular State Parks in Washington.
- The Index Wall—People come from all over the world to climb here.
- Heybrook Ridge County Park—Major improvements are coming with the new trailhead.
- Osprey & Reece Park—Trail system maps
- New Equestrian Trailhead near Reiter in Gold Bar
- Steelhead County Park—a new campground that’s scheduled to be built in Sultan.
- New trails at the Reiter Foothills Off Road Area.
- Sultan Sportsmen’s Shooting Sports Park.