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PRINCE OF WALES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Chamber POWer229 Members Strong

Volume 23, Issue 8, August 2012

BOARD OF DIRECTORSPresident-Jan BushB-3 Contractors, Inc. belle@aptalaska.net

From the Presidents Desk:August is launch time for Membership Campaign! The Chamber year is October 1st through September 30th! The Renewal Packets have been mailed out or they will be hand delivered to some of our members in the neighborhood! There is a nice reward for quick turnarounds of renewals!! We thank the IFA for two vouchers for a round trip with vehicle. The first drawing will be held on September 1st for all the members who return the signed and remitted membership paperwork by that date. For every $100 or part thereof, each member receives one entry. All those returned by September 1st will be added to the IFA voucher #2 drawing to be held on October 1st. Double your chances and reply early! The packets contain a stamped return envelope to encourage a quick reply. Our office staff have prepared the membership applications and Island Guide Ad Contracts with each members current information. Write in the changes you want, sign, remit payment by check or go online to our website to use a credit card. Place in the stamped blue return envelope. Your packets contain information on our newest additional benefit to our members. We have subscribed to MYCHAMBERAPP, and our current members information has been uploaded. This will give our Island Residents and Visitors information literally at their fingertip when they download the free APP onto their mobile phones. Instructions are in your packets to access this benefit. Please email the office if there are any changes that need to be made to your listings.

Past President- John BrunsForest Products Task Force john.bruns.ak@gmail.com

Vice President-Budd BurnettHollis Community Council dbld@aptalaska.net

Secretary- Sharilyn ZellhuberArrowhead LP Gas/Arrowhead Transfer szell@ati.lynden.com

Treasurer- Kim SwainsonIndividual lilginch@hotmail.com

Director- Lynnette LoganFirst Bank-Craig Branch Lynnette.Logan@firstbankak.com

Director Janice LundColumbine Inn jlund@aptalaska.net

Director- Jeannie McFarlandMcFarlands Floatel/Baskets & Bullets floatel@starband.com

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Director- John MootsAlaska Power and Telephone john.m@aptalaska.com Newsletter Editor: Rebecca Chester Office Managers: Rebecca Chester And Sharon Brosamle

Weekday Office Hours: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM Saturdays: 8:30AM to 12:30PM PO Box 490 Klawock, Alaska 99925 Phone: 907-755-2626 Fax: 907-755-2627 info@princeofwalescoc.org www.princeofwalescoc.org

The Chamber continues to be very involved in planning for the fast approaching Southeast Conference. We have ordered WELCOME signs that we will pass out to all POW businesses in September for displaying in your windows prior to September 24th. The Chamber will also be supplying small notebooks/pens for the attendee packets. Please bring anything you would like to add to these 250 packets to the Chamber office which is the official gathering place for items!

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AUGUST EDIT I ONThis left hand column of the reformatted newsletter is dedicated to our sponsors who have paid for advertising and help the Chamber cover the costs of mailing and maintaining our email account and website. To become a sponsor and have your information appear here each month or for certain months of the year, call the Chamber office. We thank all of our sponsors for their support of this newsletter.

TABLE OF CONTENTSAUGUST OFFICE HOURS.............PAGE 2 AUGUST CHAMBER MEETING..........................PAGE 2 VOTER REGISTRATION INFO AND ITS A FACT.PAGE 3 THORNE BAY FARMERS MARKET... PAGE 4 HOLLIS FIRE DEPT RAFFLE, YARD SALE AND FARMERS MARKET PAGE 4 CHAMBER OFFICE WORKS! & AND NOW THIS.....PAGE 5 LETTER TO THE CHAMBER ......PAGE 6 POW VOCATIONAL & TECHNICAL EDUCATION CENTER REPORT . PAGE 6 MYCHAMBERAPP : NEW BENEFIT FOR MEMBERS .. PAGE 7 POW HATCHERY DERBY STATS......PAGE 7 BY THE SEA ARTS AND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL.....PAGE 8 UNDERGROUND MINING TRAINING....... PAGE 8 SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE PLANNING MEETING.... PAGE 9 PRINCE OF WALES ROAD CONSTRUCTION..... .....PAGE 10 IFA COMINGS AND GOINGS FOR JULY:2012, 2011, 2010 . PAGE 10 HEALTH FAIR AND MEMBERSHIP NOTE..PAGE 11 OUTLETS SOUGHT FOR AK AIR/PACIFIC AIR RAFFLE TICKETS . .PAGE 12 SE CONFERENCE BOARD INVITATION... PAGE 12 PITCHAPALOOZA....PAGE 12 POWCAC BOROUGH STUDY.... PAGE 13 AUGUST DATES .. PAGE 14

DHB RESTORATION, LLCCoffman Cove 907-329-2018 fax 907-329-2019

gwd2nd@douglasshomebuilders.com

www.douglasshomebuilders.com

General contractor specializing in remodeling, disaster restoration and new construction of both residential and commercial structures. 30 years-plus of experience with detail-focused approach to all aspects of work. Douglass also offers carpet and upholstery cleaning on all of Prince of Wales Island Boats and RVs too. Call for a free quote. 24 hour fire and flood service. Cell phone 907-2540672.

AU G U S T O F F I C E H O U R SSPECIAL NOTE: Hours on 8/6 til 8/10 will be 8:30AM to 12:30 PM due to vacation of office staff. The Chamber office in the Klawock Mall will be open during the rest of the month of August from 8:30AM to 3:30 PM on WEEKDAYS and 8:30AM until 12:30 PM on SATURDAY. Call Rebecca or Sharon if you need service at a different time!

CHAMBER BOARD AUGUST MEETINGThe Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will meet for its August meeting at noon on Wednesday August 15th at the AP&T Conference Room in Craig.2

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This from Tongass Fed. Cr. Union news letter:VOTER REGISTRATION Sunday, July 29 is the deadline to register to vote in Alaskas August 28 Primary Election. Tongass Federal Credit Union has voter registrars ready to assist you if you need to register or apply to vote by absentee ballot (mail). You must be 18 or become 18 within 90 days of registering, be a US citizen, and have proof of identification. CHECK IT OUT If you think youre registered, use this link to type in your identifier and see if you are listed with the Alaska Division of Elections. Its important to be sure your correct address shows because it determines which Alaska Legislative District you are in (Senate, House): https://webapp.state.ak.us/electionsLookup/JSP/VoterLookupMain.jsp You can register yourself online and read all about election information on the state website. Go to www.alaska.gov, select Lt. Governors Office from the Departments, then choose Division of Elections, or paste this into your computer browser: http:// www.elections.alaska.gov/ Other important dates this year: Aug. 28 Alaska Primary Election Sept. 2- Voter registration deadline for Rural Education Attendance Area elections Oct. 4 REAA elections Oct. 7 Voter registration deadline for General Election Nov. 6 General Election TFCU Registration: Come into our branches in Ketchikan, Metlakatla, Klawock and Thorne Bay to register in person or apply for absentee ballots. If you are on Prince of Wales Island, we ask that you call ahead to make sure Mary in Klawock and Amy in Thorne Bay are available to assist. TFCU is committing to voter registration as a service to our communities. Registration is open to the public. MEMBER APPRECIATION Were cooking up a big thank you and special event in August watch for details at your branch about mid-month. (Hint: food, loan deals and back to school).

Tongass Business Center907-225-9015 Fax 907-225-9014 1-800-478-9015 tbcktn@tbccenter.com www.tbcenter.com

Call for catalog. Office equipment and supplies, Sharp Copiers and faxes, printing and binding, newsletters, office furniture.

Hollis Adventure Rentals 907-530-7040 cell 425-766-8969 fax 907-309-6483harentals@comcast.net www.Harentals.com

AUGUST FUN FACTS

PO Box 1041, Craig, AK 99921 Car rental with kayak, boat and camping gear packages at the Hollis Ferry Dock. We also offer Skiff, Van, RV, Truck, and Fishing Gear rental at affordable rates.

Origin of Augusts name: August was the 6th month in the early Roman calendar, named after Julius Caesar Augustus. Augusts flower: Gladiolus. On August 20, 1630, Lemonade was first served in Paris, France. On this day in A.D 79, Mount Vesuvius erupted and destroyed the cities of Pompeii, Stabiae and Herculaneum. Full Moon on August 31st, which is also known as Dog Days Moon. August has two birthstones, PERIDOT and SARDONYX: Peridot is among the oldest known gemstones. It ranges from olive to lime green, sometimes with a brownish tinge. Sardonyx is a gem with white and brown bands and it is believed to have mystical powers: it eliminates negative thinking!3

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MORE THORNE BAY FARMERS MARKET INFORMATION !!!!Submitted by Jim McFarland

BE SURE AND ATTEND Aug. 3rd and 4th !!!! = The City of Thorne Bays 30 year celebration, The Thorne Bay Farmers Market, AND the Grand opening of the Thorne Bay Caf and the Grand Opening of the Alaskan Bear Factory. The Weekend of fun and activities will begin on Friday the 3rd with the beginning of the Thorne Bay Cafes GRAND OPENING!!! That day they will start doing breakfast for the first time beginning at 6am. Breakfast will be served from 6am to 11am. Their regular menu is served from 11am to closing at 7pm. Regular hours will be 6am to 7pm six days a week and 6am to 6pm on Sundays. The 30 year Celebration of the City of Thorne Bay being a City starts on Friday the 3 rd with an open house in City Hall from noon to 3pm. The business offices will close at noon when the Cake, Ice cream, Coffee, and ice tea will start being served. Stop in and visit with City personal and visitors anytime between noon and 3pm. The Farmers Market will be Aug. 4th under the tents next to the Thorne Bay City Hall from 10am to 4pm.