February 29, 2024
This Issues Topics:
2024 • 888-4Plumber • Almost Maine • BizzBuzz • Blue Skies Drones • Centralia Outlets • Chehalis Staples • Evergreen Playhouse • February • Pro Tech Painting • Rainier Eye

New Format for The Monthly Chamber Forum!

Upcoming Forum speakers feature Publisher and Editor-In-Chief for The Chronicle

The first Forum for 2024 offers an interesting morning with speakers Chad Taylor, Publisher, and Eric Schwartz, Editor-In- Chief for The Chronicle. Join us for the new morning format at The Station located at 120 S. Tower Avenue in Centralia. Time is available for Chamber Members to share announcements. The February Forum is Thursday, February 8 with the doors opening at 7:30 am for those wanting coffee and to network. The program begins at 8 am and ends by 9.

The new format includes a mini-spotlight for members interested in a five-minute slot early in the program. To be considered email [email protected]

Chad Taylor Publisher
Eric Schwartz Editor-In-Chief

Save the date for future forums:

March 14

April 11

May 9

June 13

July 11

August 8

September 12 — NOON This is the Chamber’s Annual BBQ at Dick’s Brewing.

October 10

November 14

December — Happy Holidays! No Forum.

Business After Hours for February

The Refined Man

5 pm
217 N. Tower, Suite 101

The Refined Man is hosting February’s BAH. This is a great opportunity to network while experiencing their amazing salon.

Shawna Charboneau and Sheri Karl of The Refined Man.

Upcoming BAHs

March 21: Centralia School District

April 18: Dick’s Brewing 30th Anniversary

May 16: The Boys and Girls Club

June 20: Althauser, Rayan, Abbarno

July 19 (Friday): Visiting Nurses Golf Tournament

August 15: Centralia Point Assisted Living & Memory Care

September 19: ToledoTel

October 17: Chehalis School District

November 21: Annual Turkey Bowl!

December 19: Annual Ugly Sweater Contest!

Almost, Maine

Last weekend February 2 & 3 & 4th

Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn’t exist. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.

The Evergreen Playhouse

Home of 888-4Plumber

APD Plumbing and Mechanical Inc., is growing and it’s because of you! Recently with opening our new office on Lacey Boulevard we have added two new members to our family from our community. Recently hitting 10,000 miles on the new fully electric van, every mile saves our environment. We are here for all your plumbing needs. Our plumbers are licensed, bonded and insured. We can service, repair or replace that tankless heater or on demand water heater to gas water heaters. We offer a full range of plumbing services including toilet repair, drain cleaning, leak detection, or even just solving low water pressure. Clogged drains no problem! We have the best plumbers, with the best plumbing company. We are standing by at 8884-plumber.

The Bizzbuzz of The Year

In skies of azure, where dreams take flight,
A love story soars, both bold and bright.
Not roses nor chocolates, but a drone’s embrace,
Bringing joy and wonder, a love in open space.
With propellers humming, a sweet serenade,
Our hearts entwined in a mesmerizing cascade.
Silent whispers carried on wings of grace,
As the drone dances, leaving a trace.
Aerial kisses in the twilight air,
Capturing moments beyond compare.
In the language of circuits,
love is conveyed,
A union of souls in the vast arcade.
No boundaries above, just endless blue,
A love unfettered, strong and true.
The drone, our cupid,
flying high,
Mapping our love against the sky.
So, on this day of love, let us celebrate,
A connection formed in a futuristic state.
In the realm of drones, where love takes flight,
Happy Valentine’s Day, my heart’s delight.


Centralia Community Church of God is Hiring!

Centralia Community Church is looking for a full-time Daycare/ Preschool Director for their ministry, Happy Day Learning Center. The HDLC Director is responsible for overseeing all staffing, programming, and operations. Go to cccog.com/ work-with-us for job description and to apply.

WSU Lewis County Master Gardeners

Pre-Registration is required by 3pm on the Thursday before the workshop.

Propagating with Seeds, February 17th, 10am, Fort Borst Park Kitchen #1, Centralia

Come join us for a discussion about which seeds are best for saving and the methods for saving them, including drying, storing, and planting.

For more information, contact Jason Adams, Program Coordinator, WSU Lewis County Gardeners at

360-740-1216 or Jason.Adams@ lewiscountywa.gov

WSU Lewis County Master Gardeners

Pre-Registration is required by 3pm on the Thursday before the workshop.

Propagating with Seeds, February 17th, 10am, Fort Borst Park Kitchen #1, Centralia

Come join us for a discussion about which seeds are best for saving and the methods for saving them, including drying, storing, and planting.

For more information, contact Jason Adams, Program Coordinator, WSU Lewis County Gardeners at

360-740-1216 or Jason.Adams@ lewiscountywa.gov

Enjoy Great Savings Every Day at the Centralia Outlets

Shop the Centralia Outlets for a huge selection of name brands this season. With Valentine’s just around the corner, we know you will find something to put a smile on that special someone’s face.

Looking for something that piques the senses? Find a variety of perfumes, colognes, candles, and many more gift ideas to indulge in at Bath and Body Works.

Shop beautiful and fashionable jewelry at our Kay Jewelers Outlet for great gift ideas to fit every budget.

Find a great selection of high-quality bags and accessories for him and her at Coach.

Wondering what to buy for him? Shop Pendleton, DXL, and Polo Ralph Lauren for stylish shirts, cufflinks, wallets, belts, and ties.

Don’t forget to shop President’s Day weekend for great sales on the perfect sleepwear, robes, and slippers at Aeropostale, The Children’s Place, Gap Factory, and more.

New merchandise arrives daily at the Centralia Outlets. Be sure to visit often to find the best selection at even better discounts every day.

Visit our website at wwww. centraliaoutlets.com to see a full list of stores, or follow us on Facebook for great gift-giving ideas and updates on new merchandise.

Best Glasses Cleaning Method!

We’ve all been there — you notice your glasses are dirty right before an important meeting, and you reach for your sleeve to clean them. Why is this cleaning practice discouraged for eyeglasses?

The number one thing to remember when cleaning your glasses is that small particles and dust get onto the surface of your lenses, and rubbing off the dust, especially with the strong cloth or paper tissue, will scratch the lenses. The good news is that cleaning your lenses doesn’t have to be complicated. With the following simple cleaning steps, best care practices, you can enjoy

clear lenses longer.

Step 1: Wash your hands with lotion-free soap.

Step 2: Clean your lenses and frame regularly with water and a drop of mild liquid, lotion-free soap. Wash gently and rinse.

Step 3: Gently shake off water drops — dry your lenses with a soft, clean microfiber lens or lint- free cotton cloth. You don’t even have to rub; the drops will be transferred to the cloth in contact with the lens surface. Ask our optician for one!

Print With Staples!

Print more, save more at the Chehalis Staples store! Our team is here to help you create custom, high-quality signs, banners, flyers, posters and more for your business or events, save $20 when you spend $100, $50 when you spend $200 and $100 when you spend $300. More information can be found at design.Staples.com

Along with our amazing Print Savings Event, our stores new Tech Experience is the best way to explore and shop the latest and greatest from Apple, Bose, Nintendo and more, all powered up and ready to try. Freshly remodeled and stocked up to sell check out the new layout. Find out more at StaplesConnect.com

Pro Tech Painting is in full swing for 2024

What will the new year bring and far as color trends in painting?

Tone on Tone themes- Tone on Tone palettes are about to take over the homes inside and outside. When spaces play with colors within one family, they look sophisticated and effortlessly chic.

Shades of Green-A really dark forest green can read black while light mint green could read white depending on the lighting.

Bold Hues as Neutrals-Bolder hues can act as a neutral as well, khakis, marigold and rich purples like eggplant and plum.

Warm, Earthy color Palettes- Moody yet cozy neutrals complement the outdoor landscapes moving towards creams, browns, rusts and muted greens.

Moody Black- Expect to see kitchens and smaller bathrooms using this strong accent color as the main hue. Black is being more embraced by Homeowners because of the moodiness and appeal.

Alluring Pinks-We mentioned it before, sophisticated shades of pink are making their way into contemporary styles.

Soothing Blues-Calm and cool blues never go out of style. Blue rooms are both serene and energized.

When you are ready for a change, we are here to help.

Pro Tech Painting 360-643-9773

March Bizz Buzz

March Forum Thursday, March 14 • 8 am (networking begins at 7:30 am) The Station 120 S. Tower, Centralia Speakers: TBA Business After Hours Thursday, March 21 5 – 7 pm Centralia School District 813 Eshom Road, Centralia District 20 Legislative Updates Thursday, March...

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January BizzBuzz

New Format for The Monthly Chamber Forum! Starting in January, the monthly Chamber Forum is now a morning event with networking at 7:30 am and the program starting at 8. The event takes place at The Station in Centralia, offering a more casual experience. The program...

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