August 28, 2023
This Issues Topics:
2023 • August • Business Connections • July • Ribbon cuttings • Seattle-to-Portland • STP Welcomed at Penny Park
Rachael & Peter Atkinson, owners of Be-YOU-Tiful Boutique.

Be-YOU-Tiful Boutique Celebrates Opening with Ribbon Cutting August 25

been looking more Be-YOU-Tiful since June with the soft opening of a new storefront: Be-YOU-Tiful Boutique at 535 N. Market Boulevard. The official grand opening with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony takes place Friday, August 25, at Noon, and the public is invited to join the celebration. The boutique offers clothes for infants through adults and sizes extra small through 4x, creating an experience where moms, daughters, and granddaughters of any age can shop together.

The focus for Be-YOU-Tiful Boutique is cute, fashionable, comfortable, and affordable clothes in all sizes. “We encourage customers to let us know if there are items they would love to see us carry,” said Atkinson. For example, a customer mentioned they had difficulty finding nice slacks, so Atkinson now carries a few lines to meet this need. One of the many great advantages of shopping local is this type of customized service.

Vintage Vault 33 Officially Opens with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony August 11

Centralia welcomes another new business to its downtown on Friday, August 11 with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Noon. Come meet owners Carrie Cusano and Manuel Ontiveros. It’s a great day to explore all they have to offer! Located at 327 N. Tower, Centralia.

Chehalis Pharmacy Ribbon Cutting August 8

The Chamber is excited to participate in the upcoming and long-awaited Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Chehalis Pharmacy! The event takes place on Tuesday, August 8, at noon. The general public is encouraged to help them celebrate by attending. Located at 422 S. Market Blvd.

Centralia Mayor Kelly Smith Johnston applauded Zap Master Electrology owner Stephanie Fields as she cut the official ribbon for their Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on July 25.

Zap Master Electrology Celebrating with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on July 25

Zap Master Electrology celebrated the successful opening of its electrology school and salon by having the Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) host a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. The ceremony took place Tuesday, July 25, at Noon. Zap Master is located at 108 N. Tower Avenue in Centralia. Visit to learn more!

STP Welcomed Riders at Penny Park

We had a terrific team of Volunteers for the 2023 Seattle- To-Portland (STP) event on July 15. A special shout out to our wonderful Mayor Tony Ketchum and City Counselor Kate McDougall who both spent the entire day with us volunteering with luggage and other details. Mayor Ketchum even stopped by early Sunday morning to assist with the final cleanup! There were 5400 cycilsts in total. Those riders who stopped by Penny Park are often heading straight to Portland to complete 200+ miles and they all appreciate the hospitality shown by Chehalis and Centralia.

The Garage Hair Salon Ribbon Cutting

The Chamber is thrilled to be part of the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for The Garage Hair Salon located across the street from Penny Park at 1270 SW William in Chehalis. Shown here is owner Kindra Engler with her fabulous staff at the July 19 Ribbon Cutting.

Some of the Good, Bad, and Ugly

By Peter Abbarno20th District Rep. R-Centralia The legislative session adjourned, sine die, on March 7th - the constitutional 60-day deadline. Traditionally a “clean-up” session following the longer odd-year sessions, there were almost 25% more bills introduced this...

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The Aerie Ballroom

The Aerie Ballroom Restored Event Venues and Hotel RoomsGreat venues become even greater when they offer the full range of options including unique event spaces, excellent hotel accommodations, fine dining, and proximity to parking and downtown activities. Neil White...

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Riverside Golf Club and Bistro 

Riverside Golf Club and Bistro Ace in the Hole for Events & TournamentsRiverside Golf Club offers more than eighteen holes and 6155 yards of golf. They are also a year-round venue for events with six spaces available. Their rentals have been used for retirement...

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