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Sultan, WA 98294


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PO Box 46 
Sultan, WA 98294
10-4 Mon-Fri, 10-1 Sat
Phone: 360-793-0983
Fax: 360-793-3241

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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!

Sky Valley Chamber Weekly Newsletter 

March 1, 2018

Next Chamber Meeting March 7, 11:45 am at Sultan City Hall Community Meeting Room

RSVP for Chamber Lunch! We will be having delicious beef enchiladas with rice & beans from La Hacienda in Gold Bar. Lunch is $10 and is payable at the meeting.

Our speakers will be Leona Rehm and Sarah Lunstrom

Presentation: “Taming the Inner Shrew”  How to mitigate negative self-talk and use it to the benefit of your businesses.

We all have a negative voice that whispers or screams messages which derail or paralyze us in business and home.  For some of us it has gone unchecked for so long that its messages are now non-verbal.  This “Inner Shrew” works to keep us playing small, inconsequential, even invisible.  Sometimes we become aware and over-compensate which accomplishes the same end results – lost sales, lost opportunities, and more fodder for the Shrew to remind us what failures we are.

I would like to offer some tried and tested tools for turning the Inner Shrew from critic to friend, and even strong supporter for greater success.

Sarah Lunstrom will be sharing about the Take the Next Step program. It’s an amazing program designed to help people struggling with homelessness. Their Drop-in Center has an average of 5,500ish visits per year, and about half of them are homeless.  The other half are regular families who need help filling the gap!  A Drop-in Center is just one of their programs.  There’s also Kidz Club after-school program, Student Leadership Program, Growing Together teen mom support program, Community Dinners, and the Monroe Cold Weather Shelter. 

Healthy Communities Grant

The VOA Sky Valley is working toward securing a Drug-Free Communities Support Program grant for our valley. The Drug-Free Communities Support Program (DFC) is a Federal grant program that provides funding to community-based coalitions that organize to prevent youth substance use.  The estimated Award Amount: Up to $125,000 per year.

By statute, the DFC Support Program has two goals:

  1. Establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies, as well as federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth.
  2. Reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse.

Since the passage of the DFC Act in 1997, the DFC Program has funded more than 2,000 coalitions and currently mobilizes nearly 9,000 community volunteers across the country. The philosophy behind the DFC Program is that local drug problems require local solutions.  With a small Federal investment, the DFC Program doubles the amount of funding through the DFC Program’s match requirement, to address youth substance use.  Recent evaluation data indicate that where DFC dollars are invested, youth substance use is lower.  Over the life of the DFC Program, youth living in DFC communities have experienced reductions in alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana use. 

The coalition must demonstrate that members have worked together on substance abuse reduction initiatives for a period of not less than 6 months at the time of submission of the application, acting through entities such as task forces, subcommittees, or community boards. The coalition must also demonstrate substantial participation from volunteer leaders in the community. We will be hosting our first meeting of this Coalition in May. The following are the sectors requiring representation for us to qualify to apply for the grant: 

  • Youth (persons under 18 years of age) 
  • Parents 
  • Business community 
  • Media 
  • Schools 
  • Youth-serving organizations 
  • Law enforcement agencies 
  • Religious or fraternal organizations
  • Civic and volunteer groups 
  • Healthcare professionals 
  • State, local or tribal agencies with expertise in the field of substance abuse
  • Other organizations involved in reducing substance abuse

Into which of these sectors do you fall? Are you open to supporting our effort to reduce substance abuse among Sky Valley Youth?

Public Records Act Clarification from Rep. Carolyn Eslick

Actually, I voted to do exactly the opposite. I voted to make my correspondence with lobbyists public but not your constituent emails to me. In fact, I will never disclosed to the public any information you, as a private citizen, send me.

With respect to the public records bill, there is quite a bit of misinformation out there coming from all forms of media and they are leaving out the important details. The media is mad because before this bill’s passage they were suing us. Here is the real story. 

The Legislature has always been exempt from the Public Records Act (PRA). Recently, we voted to expand what we disclose to the public. We voted to make all of our correspondence with lobbyists public; emails, texts, etc. And, we made our calendars public. You can now see who I meet with, when I meet with them and how often.

That we protected are your (constituent) emails to me. Often, I get emails from citizens disclosing very personal information – child rape of foster care kids, medical info and whistleblower info. Reporters wanted us to disclose those emails as well and we voted not to. 

 We also had to overturn a colossally silly court decision that said that the Legislature, collectively, is not an “agency” but that each of the individual legislators within the Legislature are “agencies”. That meant that as an individual legislator I had WAC writing authority. No individual should have the power to be an agency onto themselves, which the courts said we (state legislators) did. That had to be changed.


Rep. Carolyn Eslick

The Auction is Completely Sold Out!

Thanks to everyone for the support! We still have a lot of work to do and would be grateful for a donation from your business or organization. We are gratefully accepting donations to sell at the event! We’d be thrilled to have your business at this event! The theme this year is “Second Chance Prom.″ 

The Gold Bar Farmer’s Market is now taking applications for the 2018 season! 

The Farmer’s Market will start on June 2 and run every other Saturday through October 6. We are looking for vendors, farmers, artists, handmade gifts, jewelry, food trucks and sponsors for this year’s event. Vendors spaces are available for $25. For more information or to send in your application, please go to or email

At The Library
For more information on any of these events contact the Sultan Library at 360-793-1695 Ext 4301

Children and Families

Ready Readers Preschool Storytime
Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 3 to 5 years.  Supported by Friends of the Sultan Library. Mondays, 11 am

Little Science Lab
In partnership with Imagine Children’s Museum, join us for a 30 minute weekly science, technology, engineering and math program that encourages preschool-age children to explore the world around them. This program is developmentally appropriate for children 3-5 years. Due to supplies, space is limited to 30 children at each class. Wednesdays, 11 am

Tweens & Teens

LEGO Robotics
Build LEGO robotic models with working motors, gears, and sensors! This STEAM program develops and strengthens communication, collaboration and team-building skills. Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Ages 10 – 18. Tuesday, March 13, 3:30 pm – 5 pm

All Ages

Sasquatch: Man-Ape or Myth??
Learn about this mysterious and iconic Northwest creature, and weigh the evidence both for and against its existence.  Attendees are encouraged to tell their tales and share their experiences with this mysterious creature. Supported by Friends of the Sultan Library and Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau. Saturday, March, 24, 10  – 11 am


North Sound 211 – Community Service Table
A Community Resource Advocate with North Sound 211 offers free and confidential health and human service referrals as well as other resources in North Snohomish County.​ Thursday, March 8, 2 – 3:30 pm

Drop-in Job Help  – Where support for most job-match sites stops at the keyboard, WorkSource and Sno-Isle Libraries offer you access to career specialists who can help you with your job hunt. Let the WorkSource Team help you with answers to your job search, resume, career coaching and other questions you may have concerning getting back to work, finding a better job or advancing your career. Drop in and see a WorkSource specialist right here. Wednesdays, 2-4 pm

English as a Second Language (ESL)/English Language Acquisition (ELA) Conversation Café – Come, meet new friends, practice English conversation, and improve your speaking skills – it’s free! All sessions are facilitated by trained volunteers. All Adult English language learners are welcome! Open to the public. Conversation Cafe is sponsored by the BRIDGES Program, Everett Community College. Tuesdays, March 6, 13, 5:30-7 pm

Digital Downloads – Overdrive
Find out how to locate, borrow, and download books to your computer or mobile device. This class provides an overview of this popular service and the information needed to start enjoying it on your own. Bring your library card and device for hands-on help after the overview. Please pre register! Supported by Friends of the Sultan Library. Tuesday, March 20, 9:30 – 10:30 am