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Apr 18, 2014 by

by Austin Bailey, Granite Falls Chamber of Commerce Secretary


Granite Falls Chamber of Commerce
General Membership
April 17, 2014 – 6:30 PM
GenCare Dining Room 

Members/Guests in Attendance:

Vervia Gabriel – Mountain Loop Express
Austin Bailey – New Light Photo. & Design
Jeanenne Hoyt – GraniteFalls KeyBank
Suzi Quillen – Perfectly Knotty
Jeff Quillen – Quantum Windows & Doors
Debbie Calloway – Relavink & C-Dub Auto Repair
Wendy Cox – Mac Special T’s & Pilchuck Promotional
Vicki Miller – Verease’s Hairway 92
Daphne Robert-Hamilton – Kaluhber, LLC
Lisa Owens – GenCare Lifestyle
Carl Cary – Granite Falls School Board
Trisha Broughton – Accounting Associates
Jude Anderson – Sno-Isle Libraries
David Bowman – Snohomish County Sheriffs

Jude Anderson welcomed all members present and called the meeting to order at 6:35 p.m. He thanked GenCare for hosting the meeting and providing dinner.

Members & Guests introduced themselves. 


Jude Anderson requested a motion to approve the meeting minutes from March 20th. Austin Bailey proposed a correction to last meeting’s minutes. Under the section, “Minutes”, add, “It was passed unanimously.” Jeanenne moved, Wendy Cox seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

Member Announcements:

Carl Cary announced the need for donations or assistance is keeping the district’s summer lunch program going. For the past three years, the district has received a federal grant for the summer lunch program, however, the district will not receive the grant for this calendar year.

Jude Anderson announced an upcoming event at the library: Kickstart Your Suburban Homesteading, May 10 at 1:00 p.m.

Austin Bailey announced the prelaunch of the Chamber Website Sponsorship program. He will be sending an email to the membership with all the information. More information can also be viewed on the Chamber website at:

Vicki Miller announced that she and another member of Verease’s Hairway 92 went to a hair convention and received numerous donations and gifts to go to the victims of the OSO Mudslide, together with a $2,000 check.

Debbie Calloway clarified that her business RelavInk is still active, but operating out of her home. RelavInk is now separate from Granite Station.

Daphne Robert-Hamilton announced that she has dissolved her business K9 Partnership and instead has opened Kaluhber, LLC a service related to coaching/training/instructing firearms, tactical self-defense and dog training work. She has also joined the Snohomish Keller Williams team as a Real Estate Broker.

Suzi Quillen announced that the Facebook Campaign will be starting soon and that members should update their online listings so that the Chamber has accurate contact information.

Featured Speaker – David Bowman, GF Police Chief – Snohomish County Sheriff’s

Chief Bowman gave a presentation about the changes in law enforcement. Bowman explained the different sections of GraniteFalls along with the Mountain Loop and the service each section would get. He also would like to see more neighborhood watches, and “People Police” happening more. He is working closely with the Mayor and City leaders to continue to impact GraniteFalls positively. Members stated that they felt a stronger police presence in the town.

Presentation ended at 7: 35.

Adopt-A-Block: Trisha Broughton reported that 10 businesses are signed up with the Adopt-A Block program. She handed out the necessary paperwork to those present who have expressed interest.  She reminded the members that those who sign up and adopt a block also receive a sign with their business name on it. The proposed Kick-off day will be at OneDay – June 14th.

Relay for Life: Trisha Broughton reported that Relay for Life of Granite Falls will be holding a Chili Cook-off on April 26th from 2 – 5 p.m at the Granite Falls Eagles;, all donations support the Granite Falls Relay for Life. Please attend and support a great cause. Winner of the cook-off will win a community gift basket. Submissions are a $10 donation for participants not registered for the July Relay event, but no charge to participants. They will also be having many more raffle baskets and a $10 wine grab. Also don’t forget the Relay for Life which will be from noon on July 19th to 10:a.m. on the 20th.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Suzi Quillen, seconded by Vervia Gabriel .

All approved. Meeting ended at 7:53.

Respectfully submitted,
Austin Bailey
2014 Secretary

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