Volume 11 Mar, 2023

Your weekly news & updates
Keep up to date with all of the events and happenings in the Sky Valley at our website SkyValleyChamber.com
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Thank you to our 2023 Annual Sponsors

Upcoming Chamber Networking Events

Take advantage of our upcoming events.

To see more happening, check out our event calendar on our website

Event Calendar

After Hours Registration
Chamber Lunch Registration

Sky Valley Volunteer and Community Information Fair

Join us for the first 2023 Volunteer & Community Information Fair on March 22 from 5:30 - 7:30

This is a great opportunity for organizations and civic groups that operate in the Sky Valley to share with the community what you do and what your organization is all about.

Interested in having a table at the event? Reserve your spot by registering here


Small Business Disaster Relief grants

Applications due March 31

 The Washington State Department of Commerce, has launched the Statewide Small Business Disaster Relief Grant, providing funding for damages from disasters experienced from October 2021 to the present.

A total of $9.7 million is available. Eligible disasters include natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes, wildfires, or comparable ones, and human-caused such as major utility disruptions resulting in property damage or prolonged outages.

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2023.

Eligibility Requirements

• Annual gross receipts of $5 million or less

• A reduction in business income or activity as a result of a natural or comparable human-caused disaster

• State business license, proof of address, W-9, 2019, 2020, and 2021 tax returns, and documentation of receipts provided as backup part of reimbursement requests

Eligible Reimbursements

• Payroll

• Utilities & Rent

• Marketing & Advertising

• Building improvements or repairs

• Replacing damaged inventory and equipment

• Other operational and business expenses related to qualifying disaster

 Provides funds for damages from disasters experienced from October 2021 to present

Special Instructions

 For Snohomish County

Under the “ADO Information” section, enter “Economic Alliance Snohomish County” as the ADO Name. Enter the below information under the “ADO Representative Contact Info” section: Wendy Poischbeg, [email protected], and 425-248-4225.

 Fill out the rest of the form with your information.


Email Wendy Poischbeg if you have questions about this program.

For King County


NW Washington Disaster Grant Applicants

Those who have applied for NW Washington Disaster Grant are also eligible to apply for this new statewide grant. However, you cannot double dip on funding, meaning you cannot receive funding for damages that have already been awarded funds. Feel free to email us if you have questions about this. 

Washington State Department of CommerceStatewide Disaster Relief Grant Application – BUSINESS (smartsheet.com)

WA Hospitality Grants

The application portal will open on the morning of March 14, 2023.

This program will award one-time grants to eligible restaurants, hotels, motels, and other small hospitality businesses in Washington State that were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 public health crisis.

A portion of the available funding will be set aside specifically to reimburse lodging establishments that experienced losses during the state’s eviction moratorium pursuant to the governor’s proclamations. 

“Lodging establishment” refers to a hotel, motel, or similar establishment taxable by the state under chapter 82.08 RCW with 40 or more lodging units.

Actual eligible losses include:

• Room charges not paid by persons who stayed during the moratorium,

• Any legal expenses incurred by lodging establishments as a result of the moratorium, and

• Any repair expenses directly attributed to damages to rooms.

Additional information and detailed eligibility information can be found on our website: WAHospitalityGrants.com 


Grants to Organizations

FY24 Creative Project Grant / apply by March 15

FY24-FY25 General Operating Support: Sustaining (small to midsize groups) / apply by March 15

FY24 General Operating Support: Emerging/apply by March 15

FY24-25 General Operating Support: Sustaining (large groups) / opening April 11

FY24-25 Art Service Organization Support / opening April 11

Easter is fastly approaching us. We are super excited to announce that we ARE DOING the Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt. The Easter egg hunt will be on April 8th the event will go from 10 AM to 12:30 PM it will be held off of Main Street and First Street down at the gazebo. This event is made possible by candy donations, many volunteers, and your participation.

If you or your group/organization would like to participate by having a booth for the block party, it starts at 10 am. Set up starts at 8 am, and you must be in place with all vehicles removed by 9:45.

All groups participating in the block party are asked to provide candy for the hunt or money for candy to reserve your space. Please sign up by emailing [email protected] . All the candy and/or money donations can be dropped off at Visitor Center by March 24th to ensure enough time to stuff the candy into eggs.


We want to encourage you to do an activity, so the kids can move from booth to booth with fun things to do to fill the time before the hunt.

Thank you for supporting our community!

Christine Kryger, Volunteer

Seeking Candy and Monetary Donations!

Sultan Shindig and Gold Dust Days

Now accepting applications for vendors

Tickets On Sale Now!

LUAU 2023

Dig out those great Hawaiian Shirts and join the Sky Valley Chamber for an evening of fun and fundraising.

We will have a fabulous dinner from Bubba's Roadhouse, featuring Fried Rice, Mac Salad, Asian Slaw, Lumpia & Kahlua Pork.

We will have a vegetarian option available.

Be sure to leave room for the dessert dash with gourmet and signature desserts.

(Encourage your table bid high, or you will wind up with Jell-O) 

The evening will feature a bar, raffle, games, silent and live auction. 

Tickets, Donation Forms, Sponsorship Forms, and more can be found on the auction website SVCC 2023 (ejoinme.org)

Registration is now open for 2023

Sultan Farmers Market

The Sultan Farmers Market was started in 2021 by a group of locals who wanted to create a community venue to showcase all the farmers and artisans in the Sky Valley.

Every week the market brings all fresh and locally produced and handcrafted items. 

Our Youth Market weekend is the First Saturday of the Month; young entrepreneurs, ages 8-18, are offered a discounted rate to join the market to sell their goods in a safe, fun environment.

Join us

Thank you to our February Renewing and New Members for 2023

Visit our Member Directory
  • Farmgirl Candle Company
  • Tree Tech NW LLC
  • RT Martial Arts
  • Scottish Thistle Farm
  • Evergreen Health Monroe
  • The Mt Index Sandbar
  • The Makings of Momma Maia
  • Wagley Creek Automotive
  • Pharm A Save Monroe
  • Outdoor Adventure Center

  • A Cabin On The Sky & A Stones Throw B&B
  • Edward Jones Investments
  • Diamond Plate Electrical Services LLC
  • Pest Control Northwest
  • Republic Services
  • Sierra Pacific Industries
  • Sno. Co. Fire District #5
  • Sultan Mini Storage
Need to Renew?
Please check out our new website and log into your account.
If you have questions or problems please contact Melody Dazey by email at [email protected] or by phone at 360-793-0983

Business Classes, Discussions & Workshops

March 22, 2023:

Record Keeping

This class will help you understand the benefits a small business derives from proper record-keeping and identify best practices, tools, and resources for your organization.

Register here

Thank you to the Flower Farms that joined us for our First Quarterly Round Table!

The Next Round Table for Flower Farms and Growers is April 19.


Community and Partner Events

Other Updates

Have something to share about your business? Send it to Melody

Jobs & Careers

Now Hiring

Volunteers of America Western Washington - Sultan Campus

Has several open positions.

  • East County Housing Navigator
  • Substitute Teacher
  • Sky Valley Support Specialist
  • Family Support Specialist (on-site)
  • Prevention Coalition Coordinator

Full job description and applications

Take the Next Step is hiring!

We're looking for another Navigator to add to our team!

Do you have a heart for helping others?

Check out the job listing here and see if you or someone you know might be a good fit! Please share!


Now Hiring for the Restaurant

Maria's Mexican restaurant is looking for an experienced server & cook for their Main Street Resturant location.

Contact Julio for more information or to apply

360-348-1040 or by email

Mountain View Diner

Join the team! We're currently looking for an experienced line cook with availability in the afternoons, evenings, and weekends. Stop by to fill out an application or drop off your resume. You can also email your resume to [email protected].

We're located at 1306 Croft Ave, Gold Bar, WA 98251.

Romac has many openings at both their Sultan and Bothell Locations. Check out the link for current openings.

Wagley Creek Automotive is Looking for an Automotive Tech
Contact them at 360-799-1533
Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce