July 1, 2023
This Issues Topics:
2023 • ARTrails • BizzBuzz • Blue Skies Drones • Business Connections • Kitchens complete • Rainier Eye • Ultraviolet AI

ARTrails Open Studio Tour Guides available in July!

ARTrails artists are busy making art and setting up our show spaces for the ARTrails Open Studio Tour on September 16th-17th and 23rd- 24th. This tour winds all over Lewis County and brings visitors from far and wide to drive through our beautiful county, watch artists make art and BUY ART.

The Historic Centralia Train Depot will show each artist’s finest work in a gallery setting from September 16th-24th. The Gala will be held here on September 15 from 5:00 – 7:30. This gallery show is FREE and open to the public from 10:00 – 5:00.

The Open Studio Tour Guides will be available in July at local businesses, libraries, and the Chamber of Commerce. These Guides show the artists’ work and have a map to all our artists’ show location. We, the artists, look forward to seeing you in September!

Blue Skies Drones

In recent years, drones have soared to new heights, revolutionizing various industries and transforming the way we live. These unmanned systems have evolved from mere remote-controlled toys to powerful tools that provide endless possibilities across numerous sectors. From agriculture and delivery services to filmmaking and search-and-rescue operations, drones have proven their worth by enhancing efficiency, safety, and convenience in unimaginable ways.

One of the key advantages of drones is their versatility. Equipped with high-resolution cameras and sensors, they can capture stunning aerial footage, conduct surveillance, and monitor infrastructure. Additionally, drones have found applications in agriculture, helping farmers optimize crop yield through remote sensing and precision spraying techniques. Moreover, their ability to access hard-to-reach areas makes them invaluable in disaster management and search-and-rescue missions, saving lives in critical situations.

The integration of drones into industries has led to significant economic benefits. Delivery services, for instance, have witnessed a transformation with the introduction of drone delivery, allowing for faster and more efficient transportation of goods. In sectors such as construction and infrastructure, drones enable accurate surveying and inspection, reducing costs and improving project timelines.

Contact Blue Skies Drones to find out how you can use drones in your business. Call 1-844- 474-8833 or email dale.hylton@ blueskiesdronerental.com

Centralia Outlets: Enjoy Summer Savings

Summer is here! Which means the start of school is not too far off. Avoid the rush of back-to-school shopping and score discounts direct from name brands right now. Shopping at the outlets means getting your name-brand merchandise for less every day of the week.

Explore deep discounts at Polo Ralph Lauren Clearance, where already discounted items in the store are an additional 40% off. Shop athletic apparel and shoes from the Under Armour Clearance House because everything in the store is $50 and under. Don’t forget the big savings you can also score on athletic gear and more at Nike, New Balance, Skechers, Famous Footwear, and Hanes Brands Outlet.

If you are looking for summer swimwear, check out Aéropostale and Volcom before the season ends.

Ladies, if you are needing an update on your workwear, visit Chico’s and Lane Bryant to find the wardrobe staples you need and the seasonal trends you want. Don’t forget to accessorize with items from Kay Jewelers and Coach.

To view a full list of stores and store sales, please visit our website at www. centraliaoutlets.com or follow us on social media to get inside peeks at what’s new in the stores.

Greentree Construction LLC

After working for years in the union and in Seattle, in 2018 I decided to go out on my own. My Family & I have settled down here in Lewis County and absolutely love it. We are planting roots while making great connections in the community and serving the people of Lewis County.

We are a small family owned business providing commercial and residential construction services. Commercial demolition, T.I., multi-family housing renovations, single family home remodels and updates, and building maintenance. We have lots of experience working in the government, financial and secure sectors.

Give us a call or email today and let us take a look at your projects today.

Sean O’Neill
[email protected]

Kitchens Complete

Kitchens Complete is proud to announce our newest manufacturer partnership. We have added Founder’s Choice Cabinetry to our lineup. Founder’s Choice is Manufactured in Tacoma and offers flexibility for any space. With an expanding door style catalog, custom paint/stain options, and a wide variety of wood species to choose from, Founder’s Choice has options and flexibility to fit any home or business.

We have seamlessly added them to our lineup in a position that allows us the ability to serve our clients with the best products and the most finish options allowing us to design and adapt to any client’s wants and needs.

We are proud dealers of:

  • DeWils Fine Cabinetry
  • Founder’s Choice Cabinetry
  • Luban Cabinetry

With Lead times currently between 2 weeks for Luban and 6 weeks for DeWils and Founder’s Choice, quicker turnarounds are possible again.

Now is a great time to give us a call and schedule a free design consultation and estimate for any project you may have at 360-740-9144

My Infinite Moments Photography

I am a local full service photographer who specializes is high school seniors, but I also love family sessions & elopements. The most important thing to me is providing an exceptional customer experience!

Some may ask, what is a ‘full service’ photographer? As a full service photographer, I help you from the booking process all the way to the end delivering you beautiful heirloom products after your session, which I help your customize. All of my clients are offered an optional in-person consultation to help plan and prepare for your session including, location, wardrobe, and even hair & makeup prep. My high school senior clients also have a professional videographer on-site during their session. He provides a behind the scenes/ highlight video of your special day. This timeless keepsake is included in my senior experience!

My summer calendar is open for the Class of 2024, once the dates are gone they are gone! I am also taking inquiries for Family & Elopements! I am available for travel, fees will apply. Please reach out to me with any questions & take a look at my website for even more information.

Shalon O’Neill

Myinfinitemoments253@ gmail.com

Myinfinitemomentsphotography. zenfolio.com

The Paula Burrows Team brokered by eXp Realty

The Paula Burrows Team brokered by eXp Realty is a full-service real estate team led by managing broker, Paula Burrows. Our team of expert agents are committed to your real estate goals and we enjoy being a valuable part of our local communities!

Lewis County Residential Only Stats (Jan 2022 – Nov 2022):

Total Sold – 1,144 properties!

Average Sales Price – $422,704.00

Percent of List Price Received – 99.8%

The numbers above show that it is still a great time to buy and sell in our area!! Call (360) 520-4810 or visit www.pbthomes.com with any questions regarding real estate and your home’s value!

(Current as of December 01, 2022. All data from Northwest Multiple Listing Service)

Rainier Eye Opens

Dr. Mary Ferris and Dr. Angela Loeb are excited to announce their private practice Rainier Eye opens on June 19th. This fresh, new optometry clinic with a Pacific Northwest theme features an optical filled with unique, quality frames from independent designers. Focusing on local brands, staff, and services, Rainier Eye serves patients of all ages.

We believe the key to maintaining optimal vision begins with preventative eye care. Our

thorough comprehensive examinations are designed to provide you with the clearest vision possible and assess the health of your eyes. Our specialty services include Urgent Eyecare, Myopia Control (to prevent growing children from becoming more nearsighted), Specialty Contact Lens Fitting, and Low Vision Rehabilitation (for the visually impaired to maintain independence and the activities they enjoy).

Schedule your appointment at www.RainierEye.com or by calling (360)506-5544 and come join us for our Grand Opening on Friday, July 28th 4-6pm at 145 S. Market Blvd, Chehalis. We look forward to seeing you!

Rock River Events Announces “Flivvers at the River”

Rock to River Events partners with Gambler 500, HooptieX.com, Veterans Memorial Museum, and East Lewis County Chamber of Commerce to bring “Flivvers at the River” to Randle, WA. This event is the new home of HooptieX dirt track car racing and the Gambler 500 “Run Gifford Run” poker rally run.

It will be held August 5 & 6 at Milepost 114.5 on Hwy 12. The Rally Run is 8am-6pm on Saturday. HooptieX track racing is Sat & Sun from 8am-6pm.

There will be live music by “Camp 1 Road” on Saturday evening. There will be concessions and a beer garden both days. Breakfast will be available on Sunday morning. Spectator admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids/veterans/seniors. Weekend camping is available for $20. This is a benefit for the Veterans Memorial Museum of Chehalis.

For more information and to register for the racing, the rally, or camping, go to FlivversAtTheRiver.com or email [email protected]

Ultraviolet AI: “What is AI? The Simplest Tool Yet”

Ever heard of ‘Artificial Intelligence’ or AI? It’s a tool that can enhance your business creatively. Think of AI as a skilled assistant that can produce engaging content for your social media or draft a riveting newsletter for your customers. The best part? You can start benefiting from this assistant within a few hours.

AI isn’t just hype. It’s a long-term partner that reduces business stress, saves time, and minimizes errors. Plus, it unlocks a new dimension in your business – a completely new way of fostering innovation and creativity.

Want to know how AI can energize your business? Ultraviolet AI is here to make it easy to understand and beneficial for your operations.

For instance, this article was written by an AI.

Find out more at ultravioletai.com

Brigham Anderson

[email protected]

WSU Lewis County Master Gardeners

Growing and Caring for Hydrangeas, July 15th, 10am, Providence Place Demonstration Garden, 350 SE Washington Ave., Chehalis

A beautiful addition to any flower garden. Learn the secrets of changing color, caring for and pruning this beautiful and easy to grow ornamental.

Propagation with Softwood Cuttings, July 29th, 10am, Toledo Elementary School Greenhouse, 311 S 6th St, Toledo

Hands-on class using softwood cuttings. Each attendee will receive both the book Cuttings Through the Year (given at registration and needs to be read prior to class) and a cuttings box. Cost per attendee is $40 to cover materials and is due when registering. Each attendee is expected to bring their own hand clippers and samples for propagation appropriate in July (details in book).

Class emphasis is the hands-on aspects of which cuttings when, preparation of cuttings, making your own cutting medium, growing conditions, and transplanting cutting into pots or the ground. Each attendee should finish with a variety of cutting starts to grow at home.

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 Recycler Composters

SAVE THE DATE for our next Repair and Sustainability Fair, scheduled for this fall on September 23rd at Centralia College. A big thank you to our experienced fixers and sponsors, Windermere Centralia Real Estate Services, Department of Ecology and Zero Waste Washington. We are only limited in what we can fix by the skills of our volunteers. If you have repair skills or want to be involved, contact Jason Adams at [email protected]. or 360-740-1216 for questions or on being a Master Recycler Composter volunteer!

New Members

Please welcome the new members who joined in May

Ag West Farm Credit

Allure Medical Aesthetics LLC

Be-you tiful Boutique

Bigfoot Treasures

Chehalis United Methodist Church

Emporium Ayala

Freedom Custom Industries

Full Scare Entertainment

Insurance by the Woods

Kifer Construction

Ragamuffin Ranch

Saddle Bum Western Store

Summit Center for Child Development

Torino Cyclone

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