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Shelton High School presented Cooper Studios with a plaque in appreciation of their continued support of Shelton Athletics.
Hood Canal Communications reminds us to be aware of scams: calls from outside the United States are not HCC employees. If you are unsure if the call is legitimate, hang up and immediately call the local office.
The North Mason Chamber of Commerce hosted a free "Welcoming Ways" Customer Service Training at Our Community Credit Union - Mt. View Branch on Wednesday, June 5, 10:00 AM -12:00 PM.
Richard Beckman Realty Group celebrated 12 years in business last week!
Chief Darrin Moody and the City of Shelton's Police Department led the Mason County Law Enforcement Torch Run through downtown Shelton in support of Special Olympics Washington.
Stop by Alderbrook Resort & Spa to see Mason County Historical Museum's new mini-exhibit "Art and Whimsy on the Hood Canal - Orre Nobles and Olympus Manor."
Everyone you meet is a possible customer. Prepare your staff to maximize that moment with Customer Service Training. Several dates and times are available; you can choose Tuesday, May 14 & May 28 at Alderbrook Golf & Yacht Club or Our Community Credit Union Mt. View Branch on June 5.
Celebrate Mother's Day and the fabulous women in your life with a PNW brunch, yacht cruise, and spa treatment at Alderbrook Resort & Spa or Little Creek Casino Resort has Mother's Day Pampering Specials and gift certificates available also.
Habitat for Humanity of Mason County celebrated the completion of House #29. They plan to finish renovations on House #30 and break ground on House #31 in the near future. You can volunteer; learn more here.
The Professional Photographers of Washington's Spring Conference awarded Cooper Studios as the Portrait Photographer of the Year! They also picked up awards for Best Portrait of a Child and Best Portrait of a Man.
Don't miss the Spring Fashion Show hosted by Alderbrook Golf & Yacht Club featuring Cameo Boutique & Wine Shop on Thursday, May 16. Tickets may be purchased by calling the clubhouse at (360) 898-2560, ext 2.
Shelton School District anticipates a deficit of nearly $5 million in the 2019-20 budget. See their recently published frequently asked questions.
Mason PUD#3 received funding from Washington's Community Economic Revitalization Boards program to bring broadband to over 500 locations through its "Fiberhood Program".
Are you in need of Washington State legal notices forms? You can find them at The Shopper.
The Squaxin Island Tribe and Shelton School District developed and signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work toward closing the opportunity gap and increasing graduation levels for Native American students.
Does your yard or garden need a makeover? Brady Trucking & Landscape Supply is having a sale on medium bark at $19.95/yard through this Saturday, May 18.
Summer learning is almost here! Mason County 4-H invites youth ages 8 - 12 to participate in summer fun and learning at 4-H Summer Day Camp where creativity, activity, and learning take place and help to bridge the summer learning gap. Pre-registration is required.
It's your last chance to purchase tickets for Waves of Perfection - A Culinary Journey on Saturday, May 18, at 4:30 PM, hosted by Squaxin Island Museum Library and Research Center. Tickets can be purchased online.
Did you miss out on the Google Livestream event-Driving Your Business with Google Ads? You can view the stream in its entirety on Google's Youtube channel.
President and CEO of the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound Norma Schuiteman announced her retirement for the end of September 2019.
Mason County Forest Festival is coming soon! Festivities begin Thursday, May 29, and conclude Sunday, June 2. Buttons and pre-sale carnival passes can be purchased at the Chamber office. Learn more about this year's diamond anniversary in the commemorative program.
The patio is now open at Smoking Mo's. Visit them Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM.
May's Education in Mason County luncheon was packed with updates. If you weren't able to attend, or didn't jot down every figure, you can view the presentation online.
It is looking like another warm and dry summer with higher than normal fire danger. Please take time to prepare your home for a wildfire. There are a number of ways to reduce your fire risk and increase your home survival.
To celebrate National Public Works Week the City of Shelton and Our Community Credit Unionhave partnered to #FillATruck with toiletries and non-perishable food items for Saints' Pantry and Turning Point Survivor Advocacy Center. Check out how and where to donate.
MACECOM 9-1-1 shared a video to remind visitors of the High Steel Bridge to follow safety precautions and read signs.
Mason County burn ban will take effect Thursday, May 23, at 8:00 AM. It will most likely stay in effect for the remainder of the summer season. View the restrictions and details.
Senior Services for South Sound has tours open to adults of all ages. For information on upcoming trips, call (360) 586-6181 ext 126.
The Attorney General's office released a flyer about the Fair Chance Act which protects job applicants with a criminal record so they may compete for job opportunities.
Curious about road construction updates? The City of Shelton has updated current traffic revisions and road closures in the downtown area on their website.
Mason Transit Authority is providing free transportation to and from the The Salmon Center for Music On The Estuary on June 22.
My Painted Heart is merging with The Shopper on June 1. Nicole will join the team and provide a wider range of clothing and promotional products with no minimum order and faster turn-around times.
The new official visitor guide for Shelton, Hoodsport, Union, and Belfair, Wild Side of Washington, is available from Explore Hood Canal.
Wondering what's happening in Belfair? Stage one of the Belfair Mobility Plan is wrapping up, with new sidewalks, crosswalks, a new signal, and turn lanes. The Belfair Bypass/State Route 3 Freight Corridor project is funded and will begin in summer 2019.
Our Community Credit Union presents the Love INC of Mason County Golf Tournament's "Golf Balls from Heaven" Ball Drop on Monday, July 15 at Alderbrook Golf & Yacht Club's 18th Hole. Tickets are available now for $10.00 per ball at the Love INC office.
Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics will permanently close Mountain View Dr between Govey Dr and Sherwood Ln starting on Monday, June 3. The closure will allow for a new clinic, increased parking, a decrease vehicle traffic, and allow for future projects.
The Economic Development Council of Mason County and Shelton School District hosted its 6th annual Business Plan Competition, with the top six business plans submitted receiving a full scholarship, with college credits, to Washington Business Week at Seattle University.
Shelton Timberland/William G. Reed Public Library's summer program begins June 1 and runs through the end of August. Check out the activity line up and register your child to participate!
WorkSource Mason County is hosting a Mason County Hiring & Resource Fair on Friday, May 31, from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the Transit-Community Center. There will be 48 total vendors and attendees should come with their resume's and ready to engage with potential employers.
Best wishes to Susan Ickes, Executive Director of Sound Learning, who has announced her retirement effective Friday, May 31. Congratulations to Shannon Klasell who will be stepping up to the role of Executive Director beginning June 1!
U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer reintroduced the Broadband for All Act which dovetails with Mason County PUD #3's Fiberhood program.
Craft Pie & Art Bar now serves espresso and if you bring your own coffee cup, you'll get 10% off your espresso drink. (Drinks are measured to 12 and 16 ounces, no matter the cup size!) One less cup in a landfill, same great caffeine kick... Win-win!
Are you using social media to help increase sales of your product or service? Take SBA's FREE online course for tips on how to utilize social media marketing to grow your business.
Be sure to check out Olympic College alumnae Beth Wolfe as she presents how to "create a life you'll love by blue printing and testing your dream. Train your mind for greatness, create a believing support system, bridge the gap of fear, and turn your failures into stepping stones to success." Don't miss this free presentation tomorrow, May 2 at 6:30 PM.
It's almost time to ride the rails! Vance Creek Rail Riders will open for the season on May 18.
Shelton Cinemas has the Summer Movie Monday line up set. Mondays June 24 - August 26 a family friendly movie will show at 11:00 AM. Admission is by donation only with concession specials to include $1.00 hotdogs, popcorn, and pop.
The Chamber is currently accepting content for the Summer Issue of Business Matters which comes out in June . If you have an expert article or want to advertise, sign up online or email Deidre. Reservations must be made by May 10, 2019.
Mason Fire District #4 has a new reader board on State Route 3 near Cole Road. Thank you to Our Community Credit Union, Squaxin Island Tribe, Sierra Pacific Industries, and Green Diamond Resource Company for donating to the cause.
Administrative Professionals Day was Wednesday, April 24!
You may be impressed to know that Turning Pointe Survivors Advocacy Center is one of the few shelters who open their doors to all family members, including pets. They are now hosting a Pet Food Drive to make furry companions more comfortable. If you donate to the cause through Bavarian Window Cleaning, you will be credited double the amount towards services like window/gutter cleaning, pressure washing, and more!
Shout out to Steph's Espresso for coordinating the Community Easter Egg Hunt. With the support from Fred Meyer, Domino's, and many other community members it was a huge success!
Opening weekend at Oakland Bay Marina was Friday, April 26. They celebrated with a potluck dinner at the clubhouse, and a series of events, including an ice cream social and a Boat Parade.
We welcome Communications Specialist Katie Diamond to Shelton School District.
Have you seen the Token Transit App that allows you to purchase and store your bus pass on your smart phone? You can also purchase a Summer Youth Pass for your child. Contact Mason Transit Authority for more information.
Shrimping season begins May 11 on Hood Canal (Marine Area 12). Additional dates are May 15, May 29, and June 1.
Mason County PUD#3 wins a second safety honor this month when they placed first in the Northwest Public Power Association's 2018 Safety Contest for their category. Earlier this month, they received the 2018 American Public Power Association's Safety Award of Excellence.
Vote for the best local places to escape in the Northwest and give your nod for hometown nominees Smoking Mo's for Best Road Trip Eats, Craft Pie & Art Bar for Best Treat Shop,and Alderbrook Resort & Spa for Best Waterfront Resort. You can also see regional nominees including the Olympic Peninsula 101 Loop for Best Motorcycle Ride, Hwy 101 from Hood Canal to the Coast for Best Road Trip, and Rocky Brook for Best Waterfall. Voting closes April 21, 2019.
IRS warns consumers of the 'Dirty Dozen Tax Scams' of 2019.
If you want to learn the game of golf in a casual and supportive atmosphere, check out Alderbrook Golf Club's New Golfer Orientation on April 20, 2019. You'll learn everything from how to swing your clubs and which club to select to dress code.
Don't forget! Tuesday is Trivia Night at Smoking Mo's hosted by Timberland Regional Library.
The annual Easter Coloring Contest! Pick-up a copy of The Shopper today for a chance to win prizes. The contest is open to children ages 3-10.
There's still time to order roses for delivery on April 25. Make sure to get your order in to Shelton Rotary by Wednesday, April 17.
Mason County PUD#3 and PUD#1 were honored with the 2018 American Public Power Association's Safety Awards of Excellence. Well done!
Through Saturday April 13, 2019, The Estate Sale is offering 25% off store-wide. Purchases of furniture, collectibles, and housewares support Senior Services for South Sound.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 the Cabin Tavern Bar & Grill is hosting a Bird Dog Whiskey Tasting to accompany their weekly Wednesday Steak Nights.
Skookum Rotary Club hosted their annual Science Fair at Oakland Bay Junior High to kick off Spring Break.
Stottle Winery's tasting room in Hoodsport announces their Spring Hours for wine tasting and are now open Fridays & Saturdays, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Save the date! Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics will host a Family Health Fair on Saturday, May 11 in celebration of National Hospital Week.
Alderbrook Golf Club announces their Spring New Golfer Orientation on April 20, 2019 where you can learn the basics of the game from what to wear down to how to swing your clubs.
Direct mail is once again trending as a means to reach consumers. Here's how to use it.
The Economic Development Council of Mason County announced that The Kellogg Company has sold local Stretch Island Fruit Company to Ferrero Rocher.
That's current! Mason County PUD#3 awarded local students for electricity-related science projects.
High school juniors and seniors with an interest in law enforcement as a career may apply to participate in the the 42nd Annual Kiwanis Youth Law Enforcement Camp.
Skyline Drive-In Theater is open for the season; find out what's showing and what's coming soon.
Shelton School District announces snow make-up days and makes all remaining early release days full days of school.
Peninsula Credit Union has published outcomes from January's Workforce Housing Summit.
Stottle Winery's 2014 Tempranillo won platinum in Wine Press Northwest recent awards.
A food and wine lover's dream: Waves of Perfection tickets are on sale now. All proceeds support Squaxin Island Museum & Research Center.
A good business plan guides you through each stage of starting and managing your business. Use SBA's business plan template to write a good plan quickly and efficiently.
Interested in helpful wellness information? Stop by Olympic College Shelton's "Spring into Wellness" fair on Tuesday, April 9 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.
Olympic National Park has begun repairs to Staircase Rd and hopes to reopen in time for Memorial Day Weekend. ONP is also encouraging the public to submit comments on its Wildland Fire Management Plan.
Are you wearing too many hats as a small business owner? Register for the SCORE webinar "Scale Your Business Through Outsourcing."
Edward Jones ranked highest in investor satisfaction with full service brokerage firms, according to the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study.
The City of Shelton Police Department recognized Ciara Paulsen as Police Officer of the Year and Krista Harper as Reserve Officer of the Year. They also swore in Officers James Belleville and Cody Barry.
Beware of a scammer posing as the Mason County Sheriff's Office through the Zillow app.
The Chamber is hiring an Administrative Assistant. The full job description and details on how to apply can be found at sheltonchamber.org/employment.
The City Council will take public comment starting at 6:00 PM, March 19, on the lease for the proposed Tiny Homes project.
Celebrate the first day of Spring at Dairy Queen with a free vanilla cone tomorrow, March 20.
Representative Drew MacEwen will host a telephone town hall Wednesday, March 20, from 6:00 - 7:00 PM to provide a short update on the 2019 legislative session.
The newest issue of the Chamber's Business Matters releases this Thursday, March 21. For advertising rates and more information on future issues, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ridge Motorsports Park unveiled its plans for its new Pacific Northwest Performance Center, with plans to open Spring/Summer 2019.
Duncan & Associates Insurance Brokers has moved from 2136 Olympic Hwy N to 1051 SE State Route 3, Ste G, Shelton.
Download your parade application for the 75th Mason County Forest Festival Paul Bunyan Grand Parade. Patti Tupper was introduced as the parade's Grand Marshall.
After over 20 years of volunteer service, Mary Anne Munson retired from Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics' information desk. She still serves on Mason General Hosptial Foundation's board.
Congratulations to the team at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services NW Real Estate Shelton for making the Berkshire Hathaway 2018 Honor Society for outstanding sales.
Sign your child up now for South Sound YMCA's 2019 Summer Camp.
Domino's is looking for reliable, high energy customer service representatives to join their team.
Reservations for Green Diamond Resource Company's Mason Lake Recreation Area are now available online. The $50 annual fee is processed online, payable to Green Diamond.
Nominations for King 5's Best of Northwest Escapes close this Sunday, March 24.
Miss last week's Google livestream workshop? You can view the presentation online.
Register now for the 5th Annual Tour de Mason Lake Bike Ride, benefiting the Karen Hilburn Cancer Fund of the Mason General Hospital Foundation.
Order beautifully boxed roses from any Shelton Rotary Club member to help benefit local youth programs.
We are sorry to share that Anna's Bay Center for Music associate director Dr. Martin Tobias passed away last month.
The Small Business Administration highlights contributions women small business owners make to the economy and communities.
Google is urging Chrome users to update their browser right away to patch a vulnerability.
City of Shelton is seeking applicants to fill vacancies on the Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee.
Stottle Winery is switching to their early spring tasting hours, Fridays and Saturdays, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, starting Saturday, March 16.
Easy as Pie Design wrote a feature article on productivity management for Fave Lifestyles.
Chuck Cox, father of missing person Susan Powell, will be the keynote speaker at Turning Pointe Survivor Advocacy Center's Power of the Purse.
Looking for a fun place to work and have a great personality? Lucky Dog Casino is accepting applications for bartenders.
Don't miss out on the consolidation sale as Treasures Thrift Store and Treasures Book Store merge into one store.
After four years of stellar leadership, Kristin Fabry stepped down as director of the Mason County Historical Society.
Senior Services for South Sound is seeking volunteer drivers for the Meals on Wheels program.
Got a project that needs a touch-up? Awnaroll Painting is looking to add work during the slow season.
Hood Canal Communications is seeking a full-time customer service representative.
Now is the time to submit your upcoming events for the Chamber's next issue of Business Matters.
Looking for a space in the sun to grow your vegetables? Applications are being taken until February 28th to rent a seasonal garden bed with Mason County WSU Master Gardeners.
City of Shelton announced dates for the 14th Annual Empty Bowls Project, a fundraiser for The Saints Pantry.
After recently undergoing a remodel and renovation, it was announced that Blondie's Restaurant is for sale.
Craft Pie & Art Bar will have new hours starting Wednesday, March 6, including a "Hap-pi" Hour starting at 3:14 PM.
Get tickets for the April 20 Chili Cookoff for a chance to win a 10x10 shed made of wood from the old first Street Pub Bowling Alley from Flippin' Awesome Renovations.
Congratulations John L. Scott Real Estate's Staci Nelson-Parker, Dawn Pannell, and Kristy Buck on receiving the 2018 John L. Scott for Excellence 2018 award!
Alderbrook Golf & Yacht Club is offering complimentary New Golfer Orientation Clinics Saturday, March 23, Monday, April 29, and Saturday, May 28.
WSDOT has selected Parametrix to design the long-awaited Highway 3 Bypass around Belfair.
Advertising space is available for the next issue of Business Matters. Reserve your spot today or email email@example.com for more information.
Get tickets now for Seth Walker in Shelton, benefiting the South Sound YMCA. Tickets are available at Smoking Mo's or online.
Domino's is seeking hardworking delivery drivers for dinner rushes, possible day prep, and closing shifts.
Shelton Cinemas is hosting a special showing of Bohemian Rhapsody Sunday, February 24, benefiting Anna's Bay Center for Music. Tickets are $6 and available at Shelton Cinemas.
This year's online visitor guide for Hood Canal was just released.
Nita's of Shelton now has custom shirts available for purchase.
Thank you MACECOM, Mason County PUD#3, Mason County Public Works crews, City of Shelton work crews, Hood Canal Communications utility crews, Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics employees, Central Mason Fire & EMS, and Mason Fire District #4 for your long hours of work during the winter storm to keep power up, roads clear, and utilities running.
WorkSource Mason County's February 15 event Unlocking the Hidden Talent Pipeline has been cancelled due to inclement weather.
Shelton High School's girls bowling team placed sixth overall at the 3A State Championships.
Congratulations Doug Darling, Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics' January employee of the month.
Looking for office space? Robert W. Johnson PLLC, has a 1,500 square foot space available for rent in downtown Shelton. Contact their office at 360-426-5870 if interested.
The February 12 Special Election includes school levies for Southside, Pioneer, and Hood Canal.
Great Bend Center for Music's performance of Peter + The Wolf is available to listen on the GBCM Soundcloud.
Attend an upcoming information session on the Nursing Assistant Program at Olympic College.
Construction on City of Shelton's Downtown Connector Project is scheduled to resume in late February after being put on hold for the winter season.
Our Community Credit Union's applications are now available. Graduating high school seniors in Mason, Grays Harbor, Thurston counties and Vashon Island are eligbile for seven $1,000 scholarships.
Each ticket sold to Great Bend Center for Music's Saturday, January 26 gala performance of Peter + The Wolf will support a week-long musical program for fourth and fifth graders in Mason County.
Register now for Joonbug Yoga's tension-relieving Roll and Release Yoga TuneUp Ball Workshop. This session works to relieve tension and pain from pressure points.
iFiber One News Radio featured Nita's of Shelton in an interview on the recent passing of Nita's founder and longtime owner Nita Bariekman, and how they will keep her spirit alive and well.
Community Lifeline and Crossroads Housing are hosting the Annual Point in Time Homeless Census, which will offer multiple free services to the homeless like food, showers, and shelter.
Mason County PUD#3 is moving its North Mason customer service office to Belfair's business core Tuesday, January 22.
Denny' Auto Service is offering complimentary lube, oil, and filter changes for government employees not receiving paychecks due to the federal shutdown.
Look ahead to February 8 for early Valentine's Day shopping at Cameo Boutique & Wine Shop's Valentine's Sip & Shop event. RSVP for this special event by February 5.
Get help sticking to your New Year's resolutions with common yet practical items found at Goodwill.
Submit your or your kids' inspired Doodle for Google entry by March 18 for a chance to win a $30,000 scholarship.
Guardian Property Management re-branded and is now operating as Mell Property Management.
New year, new yoga offerings! Register now for Joonbug Yoga's eight-class yoga sessions to start your year off with wellness and relaxation.
Droves of people took a dive at Hama Hama Oysters' Polar Plunge on New Year's Day, and for more than just a fresh start.
The Washington State minimum wage increased to $12/hour starting January 1, 2019. In 2020, minimum wage will climb to $13.50.
Voting ballots for the Annual Awards Gala and the 2019 Chamber Board of Trustees must be submitted to the Chamber by 5:00 PM Friday, December 21 to be counted.
The City of Shelton Council announced Jeff Niten as the new City Manager. Niten most recently served as Community Development Director for Ridgefield, WA.
The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound raised over $310,000 for local non-profits for their Give Local 2018 campaign.
Chris Hasek is Hood Canal Communications' December employee of the month. Keep up the good work!
Wittenberg CPA, PS shares all you need to know on the new 2019 Paid Family & Medical Leave laws.
2nd Street Design Studio hosted a holiday themed Business After Hours to close out the year. Check out some of the pictures on Facebook.
Great Bend Center for Music received a $1,500 sponsorship from Sierra Pacific Industries in support of the center's upcoming performance at Carnegie Hall.
Fill out an application today and receive information on some of The Salmon Center's many volunteering opportunities, including year round and seasonal hours.
Carol Melena is Exceptional Foresters Inc.'s November Employee of the Month. Way to go!
Thank you to Kristmas Town Kiwanis and Shelton Downtown Merchants for yet another amazing weekend of Holiday Magic!
The City of Shelton Police Department answered Mason County Sheriff's office with their own lip sync video at a launch party hosted by El Sarape III & La Cantina.
The Cabin Tavern Bar & Grill is starting up its renowned steak nights once again this Wednesday from 5:00 - 8:00 PM.
Josh Stottlemyer of Stottle Winery is featured in the latest issue of Washington Tasting Room.
It's never too late to graduate! Take new online courses from Olympic College starting in January to earn your high school diploma.
Sierra Pacific Industries is seeking a mechanical machine design engineer to work with their Fabrication Shop.
Register today for Hama Hama Oysters' New Year's Day Polar Plunge Party. Tickets are just $20 and will get you half a dozen oysters and also supports a great cause.
After a large anonymous donation, Harmony Hill Healing Retreat stepped up their Founder's 75K Challenge to 95K. Donate online.
Vote for our local businesses and Chamber members up for South Sound Magazine's Best of South Sound 2018.
Grab the new 2019 calendar from Mason County Historical Society with all their upcoming events marked for you.
Ensure your Christmas is merry and bright with 12 energy-saving tips from Mason County PUD#3.
Bavarian Window Cleaning donated $750 to Shelton School District to be used towards supporting homeless students.
Get your Paint Night tickets today for City of Shelton Police Department's fundraiser on Saturday, December 15 to support the reinstatement of their K9 program.
Richard Beckman from Richard Beckman Realty Group was named Realtor of the Year by the Mason County Association of Realtors. Congratulations!
Columbia Bank was awarded the National Association of Secretaries of State Medallion for their work on improving lives in Washington communities.
Hood Canal Communications is hiring for multiple positions including fiber optic cable splicer, and install & repair technician, and customer service representatives.
Pick up a Mason County PUD #3 calendar at any of their office locations as they celebrate 80 years serving Mason County.
Fill out this community questionnaire from Shelton Timberland Library and Hoodsport Timberland Library to help plan for the future.
Use your Peninsula Credit Union debit or credit card through December 31 to
Shop.Swipe.Win! Daily winners are selected every Wednesday for the previous week.
Find out how to become a certified Nursing Assistant at Olympic College by attending an informational session Thursday, December 13 or Friday, December 28.
Call Diamond Touch Landscape Services as a new customer through February 28 and receive a 10% discount on any service.
Have you wondered about donating to food banks? Here's how to do it right.
Mason County is seeking applicants to fill a position on the Civil Service Commission.
The deadline for teachers to apply online for grants from Community Partners Education Grant Program is December 31.
The City of Shelton shared the five finalists for City Manager position and announced the community open house to meet them this Thursday, November 29 at the Civic Center from 5:00 - 6:30 PM.
Mason County Historical Society is seeking new volunteers to oversee its annual car show. For more information, call Vern Honstein at 360-490-5187 or Charlie & Terry Holman at 360-426-7197.
Washington State L&I is requesting public feedback of a revised version of EAP exempt overtime employment rules. Submit your comments online or by email.
Congratulations to the Shelton School District Board of Directors for receiving the 2018 WSSDA Board of Distinction Award as well as the 2018 WSSDA Equity Award.
The Salish Cliffs Golf Club Grille will be closed for the winter, beginning on Saturday, December 1 until Thursday, January 31.
Consider donating to Turning Pointe Survivor Advocacy Center's Adopt a Room program this year and make their sheltering rooms warm and welcoming for residents.
The City of Shelton Council has announced five finalists for City Manager. A community open house will be held the evening of Thursday, November 29 to meet the finalists.
Take care of family holiday portraits on Saturday, November 24 by contacting Cooper Studios for a special discounted session on that day only!
The Windermere Real Estate Foundation is donating $25,000 to the California Community Foundation Wildfire Relief Fund.
The Hoodsport Visitor Information Center Christmas tree passes are on sale now so you can venture into the Olympic National Forest to harvest your own Christmas tree!
BEWARE: an email scam from Shelton Awards Program prompts businesses to pay for an 'award.' This program is not associated with the Chamber, nor any other local organization.
Senior Services for South Sound is offering beautiful, handcrafted wreaths from Lynch Creek Farm at discounted prices with the proceeds going to their Activities Program.
Thanks to Hood Canal Communications & Discovery, you have the chance to win a $500 sponsorship for a local event - of their choice! Current HCC customers and their employees can enter the contest.
Mason County PUD#3 Commissioners are considering a $75.5 million budget for 2019 that does not include an increase in local electricity prices.
Proceeds from tonight's trivia with Shelton Timberland Library at Smoking Mo's will go to purchasing complete Thanksgiving dinners for residents of Crossroads Housing.
Exceptional Foresters Inc. is accepting food item donations for local food banks and animal shelters as part of their "EFI Gives Back" program.
During the winter months at Alderbrook Golf & Yacht Club, play will begin on Hole #10.
Check out City of Shelton Parks and Recreation's fall and winter sports and activities for the whole family.
Here are the latest results from the General Election as well as a reminder that all political signs must be removed within 10 days of the final count.
Here are five budget-friendly holiday marketing ideas from the Small Business Administration.
If your business has received a bad online review, here are steps you can take to handle it
We have heavy hearts with the passing of Teresa Gilman this past week. This wonderful woman and incredible friend was a solid supporter of the Mason County community and a cheerleader of all things good. She will be greatly missed but never forgotten.
The City of Shelton Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 20, for the purpose of declaring real estate surplus to the needs of the city.
In a collaborative project between several shellfish organizations and growers, including Hama Hama Oysters and Taylor Shellfish Farms, researchers documented the value of of shellfish habitats.
Kristmas Town Kiwanis is collecting mittens, gloves, and hats at various Mason County locations for their Warm Hands Project.
Drop off new and unwrapped toys at Gillis Auto Center now through Tuesday, December 18 for Toys for Tots.
Several local non-profits are participating in Community Foundation of South Puget Sound's three-week Give Local event, ending November 20.
For each quote for car, homeowners, or renters insurance at their office through December 14, Bakala State Farm will be donating a turkey to local charities in Mason County.
King 5 News took a day trip out to Hama Hama Oysters for a feature story on the company's famous shellfish and oyster saloon.
Join Google in celebrating National Veterans Small Business Week this week and help veterans in the transition from military to civilian life.
Earlier this year, the U.S. retailers had their best sales quarter since 2004.
Awnaroll Painting Inc. is fundraising with a goal of $5,000 for new sleeping amenities for Turning Pointe Survivor Advocacy Center.
Looking ahead to Christmas time? Purchase a wreath from Senior Services for South Sound or order greenery decor from Mason County Christian School.
Check out all the participating businesses in this year's Halloween Spooktacular presented by Shelton Downtown Merchants. Bring your kids downtown on Halloween night for tons of spooky fun!
Peninsula Credit Union received the Members on Main Street Award from the Northwest Credit Union Association in recognition of best meeting the needs of their members.
iFiber One News Radio took a trip across Mason County to ask residents about Mason County PUD#3's fiber internet expansion into their neighborhoods.
After holding a series of public forums, the Port of Shelton Commission passed a resolution announcing intent to sell Oakland Bay marina.
Little Creek Casino Resort is accepting vendor applications for their Christmas Market November 23 - 25.
Congratulations Aaron Buechel on nine years with Hood Canal Communications!
Contact Sound Learning today to learn about their volunteer and tutor opportunities, including basic studies, ESL, and children's programs.
City of Shelton is accepting votes for the traffic box art wraps submitted by local artists.
Peninsula Credit Union is seeking a Lending Operations Supervisor and Real Estate Loan Officer.
Drivers are now able to use the newly completed Lynch Road acceleration lanes.
Small Business Saturday is coming up on Saturday, November 24. Get a jump start on the event with free, customizable marketing materials for your storefront.
Prepare for the coming winter with 10 tips to avoid high winter bills.
Submit feedback for L&I's draft policy on determining whether an employee is based in Washington and protected by the Minimum Wage Act by Friday, November 9.
State unemployment fell to a new low at 4.4 percent after an addition of 4,500 jobs last month.
The reservation deadline for advertising your business in the Chamber's Business Matters publication is Monday, October 22. For rates and more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for a taste of fall? Steph's Espresso just got in a new flavor: candy corn!
Homes for Our Troops is seeking volunteers to help landscape Marine Sgt. Milan Franklin's future specially adapted custom home.
Skokomish Indian Tribal Enterprises are selling new, locally themed shirts!
Get tickets now to learn about "The Big 4" principles of leadership with Mason Fire District #4 at Fully Involved: Leadership with Mark vonAppen.
The Salmon Center is looking for volunteers to work event games for Harvest Fest on Saturday, October 20.
Pacific Mountain Business 2 Business board member Alissa Shay was recognized as one of South Sound's 40 Under 40.
Start a new Certificate of Deposit at any Peninsula Credit Union branch this month and they will increase your rate 1.00% from the published rate.
Railroad Tap Station celebrated its long awaited opening with a ribbon cutting! Check out some of the pictures on Facebook.
Mason PUD#3 hosted over 700 fifth graders to learn about all things electricity at the PUD 3 Energy Expo.
Exceptional Foresters Inc. (EFI) is currently hiring full time Director Support Professionals in Mason County.
Learn some great wintering tips on preparing your livestock for the cold weather from Tractor Supply Company.
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The Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council is accepting application submissions for its third annual Nancie Payne Workplace Excellence Award.
City of Shelton Council recognized members of Sierra Pacific Industries, Kristmas Town Kiwanis, and Mason County Master Builders for their work in restoring the iconic Shelton log monument.
Shelton School District has implemented two administrative changes.
Save the date for this year's Holiday Magic celebrations presented by Kristmas Town Kiwanis in downtown Shelton, Friday December 7 and Saturday December 8!
Flower baskets came down Friday thanks to Hood Canal Communications and City of Shelton. Their generous support along with program sponsors Shelton Kiwanis Club and Foundation and Taylor Shellfish Farms make possible the beautification program.
Place your Shelton High School sports portrait order online with Cooper Studios.
Thank you Domino's for donating a hot meal to the employees who brought down the beautification baskets.
Senior Services for South Sound is looking for you to volunteer for for special events.
Habitat for Humanity of Mason County celebrated the completion of House #27 with a dedication ceremony.
City of Shelton was awarded an additional $600,000 in funding from the Washington State Department of Ecology for the C Street Landfill Cleanup project.
Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere! October is pumpkin painting month at Craft so drop in, pick out a pumpkin, and paint for only $10-20 (depending on pumpkin size).
Have a look at the many fulfilling career opportunities available at Olympic College.
Mason County is seeking applicants to fill several positions on citizen boards.
Learn three simple statements to prepare in case of a fire for Fire Prevention Week.
Mason PUD#3's Joel Myer received the 2018 Lacy People's Lifetime Achievement Award for his commitment to the public power industry and work in the areas of marketing and communication.
iFiber One News Radio interviewed Keyhole Valley Brewing's Evan Puckett about their small, yet successful, nanobrewery operation and ranch location.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of SW Washington launched their MentorU program, which is designed to help high school students develop personal, academic, and career-specific skills.
City of Shelton is seeking artists to transform the traffic signal cabinets throughout the community into colorful works of art. The application deadline is Friday, October 12.
Learn the ins and outs of mortgage products at Clock Hours with Academy Mortgage - Brenda Thornbrue Wednesday, October 10.
RSVP today for Stottle Winery's 2018 Harvest Crush Experience on Saturday, October 13. Experience the smells, tastes, and sights of the 2018 harvest!
A Mason PUD#3 application was approved to bolster funding for Fiberhood programs in six Mason County communities with sub-par access to high speed internet.
The start of October signals the start of Union's month-long PumpkinFest!
Protect your business today by creating a cybersecurity preparedness plan.
Visit haveibeenpwned.com to see if your email has been part of any major data breach.
The nomination deadline for the Chamber's Best of 2018 has been extended through the end of September. Nominate who you think deserves to be recognized!
City of Shelton continues to work on several infrastructure improvement projects. See this week's traffic revisions and lane closures and follow the City's Facebook page for updates.
The deadline to register online to vote in the 2018 midterm elections in Washington is Monday, October 8. You can also register in person until the Monday a week before Election Day.
Congratulations Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics' August employee of the month, Harold Kropaczewski!
Federal, state, and local officials were on hand as Sierra Pacific Industries dedicated its Shelton mill.
John L. Scott Real Estate celebrated the beautiful renovations to their office with a ceremonial ribbon cutting! Check out some of the pictures on Facebook.
Tickets for Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics' Annual Denim & Diamonds fundraiser are on sale. Call (360) 462-3863 for tickets; the deadline is Tuesday, October 9.
Road work crews may close the US 101/Lynch Rd intersection in Taylor Towne for night work until October 6. Visit the WSDOT website for more information.
Go figure that not all Reality TV is based in reality. Keller Williams Realty - Scotty Mills offers you a reality check on five real estate myths.
Bring the whole family to the Clubhouse Restaurant at Alderbrook Golf & Yacht Club for their Fall Harvest Brunch Sunday, September 30.
My Painted Heart will be doing on-site printing at the Shelton Highclimbers football game this Friday, September 20. Ten percent of all sales go towards the Touchdown Booster Club.
Brady Trucking & Landscape Supply helped raise over $6,300 in donations to Community Lifeline, United Way of Mason County, Turning Pointe Survivor Advocacy Center, and Love INC of Mason County by allowing customers to donate 10% of their purchase to non-profits.
Hackney Family Dentistry now offers custom sports guards. Give them a call today to schedule a sizing.
September is Washington Careers in Retail Month. Learn more about the numerous fulfilling careers in retail from WorkSource Mason County.
Planning for next year's Mason County Forest Festival is underway and volunteers are needed! Go to the next meeting Wednesday, October 3, 5:30 PM at Rooster's Family Restaurant to learn how you can help.
City of Shelton has a new online registration program for Parks & Recreation.
Did you receive a call from "Google"? Hang up, because it is most likely a scam.
Smoking Mo's raised over $6,000 for HOST (Housing Options for Students in Transition) of Mason County at their Brew and Que Summer Block Party.
Shelton School District is initiating the Shelton Proud Campaign as a way of encouraging community pride.
If you haven't already purchased tickets for Water Sounds Native Art Auction & Traditional Dinner, buy online or call (360) 432-3839.
Mason County has relaxed burn restrictions and is now allowing recreational fires.
Community Partners Education Grants are now open for local K-12 teachers, and made possible by Belco Forest Products, Green Diamond Resource Company, Hood Canal Communications, Shelton Dental Center, and Sierra Pacific Foundation.
Scenic Washington is hosting a Seriously Social Storytelling Workshop at Alderbrook Resort & Spa September 19 and 20. Registration is now open.
Bring your aluminum to be recycled at Bob's Tavern for Kristmas Town Kiwanis' Cans for Kids! Funds from recycling are used to support opportunities for kids in our community.
Smoking Mo's is seeking sponsors for next week's Highclimber Hoedown.
Alderbrook Golf Club is an official sponsor of the Traveler Trail Run on Saturday, September 29. To register for the fun and support the Olympic National Park, visit hoodcanalevents.com
The Best of Mason County voting is underway. See Shelton-Mason County Journal pages A-19 for details.
Vance Creek Railriders was recently featured by King 5 Evening. Check out the video!
Skookum Rotary is still seeking volunteers for OysterFest. The festival runs on volunteer power so contact the club today.
Thinking about moving out or selling your home and need a deep clean? Give So Clean & Green a call today to schedule a move-out clean for a top to bottom cleanse.
September is #NationalYogaMonth so take some time for some self-care with these fantastic classes and offerings from Joonbug Yoga.
Congratulations Exceptional Foresters Inc. August employee of the month Janey Worley!
Which individual do you believe has largely contributed to the Chamber's programs and activities, and devoted their time and talent to enhance the Mason County businesses community? Vote for Volunteer of the Year now!
Congratulations to the winner's of the Chamber's Annual Golf Tournament, Edward Jones - Eric Thompson's Hook and Faders, who tied Alderbrook Resort & Spa's Bogey Men at 27 under par at Alderbrook Golf & Yacht Club.
Head over to Goodwill Shelton's Labor Day Sale Monday, September 3 for 50% off all donated apparel, shoes, accessories, and furniture.
Turning Pointe Survivor Advocacy Center named Gina Blanchard-Reed as the new executive director.
Fred Meyer bids adieu to plastic bags as part of the company's Zero Hunger|Zero Waste commitment.
Do you need to improve on your putting, chipping, driving, or fairway shots? Take a lesson from one of Alderbrook Golf & Yacht Club's fabulous pros Sam Smith and Kyle Preston.
Have a look at Olympic College's Continuing Education classes for the 2018 fall quarter.
Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Southwest Washington welcomes new Mentoring Coordinator CYS AmeriCorp Member, Rachel.
Mason County Master Gardeners are in harvest mode! Eighteen volunteers have collected nearly 1,400 pounds of fresh produce for local food banks this year.
There is one week left to drop off kid-friendly, non-perishable foods at any Heritage Bank branch, or text "heritagehelps" to 41444 to donate.
Which individual do you believe has best given their time, talent, energy, and expertise to bolster the Mason County business community? Vote for Citizen of the Year now!
WSDOT will begin work on the Lynch Road intersection on Highway 101. The project project will expand acceleration lanes both north and southbound to help reduce the potential for collisions and improve traffic flow. The project is expected to be completed in the fall.
Mento's committed to donating $100,000 to Big Brothers, Big Sisters.
The Mason County PUD#3 Commission voted to support a bill that would allow tax credits for citizens in neighborhood groups and pay the shared cost of extending broadband.
Calling all current and aspiring small business owners! The Washington State Small Business Fairis September 29 at Renton Technical College.
USA Today named Skyline Drive-In Theater as the most underrated travel destination in Washington state.
Hood Canal (Marine Area 12) is open for recreational shrimping today and tomorrow, August 21 and 22, from 12:00 - 4:00 PM.
Which business do you believe has made the most significant contributions to the Shelton and Mason County business community? Vote for Business of the Year now!
Tickets are on sale now for Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics' annual Fantasy Forest.
Commissioner Kevin Shutty is now holding mobile office hours in Hoodsport.
City of Shelton and Mason County have implemented a complete burn ban, including recreation fires effective immediately. The WDFW has also issued a temporary statewide ban on target shooting.
Updated primary election results are available online, courtesy of MasonWebTV.
Congratulations Sarah Gronseth, Alderbrook Resort & Spa's Employee of the Second Quarter!
Register now to receive early bird pricing for the the Traveler Trail Run on Saturday, September 29 presented by Hood Canal Events.
Check out retirement options with our local financial advisors: Bowman Financial Group, Community Financial Center, Edward Jones - Armin Baumgartel, Edward Jones - Karen Schade, Edward Jones - Eric R. Thompson, and Falcon Financial, Inc.
Stop by Cali Cutz and donate school supplies for their School Supply Drive.
In this age of online and digital marketing, don't forget the value and benefits of traditional marketing methods for small businesses.
Were you unable to attend the Small Biz Summer School livestream? You can watch the presentation online, skim through the slides yourself, or download this handy one-sheeter.
Check out these fantastic volunteering opportunities with Senior Services for South Sound to make a difference in our community!
Check out this Hot August deal from Dermasuite Skincare. Every Tuesday through September is two for one brow waxes, and Facial Fridays are $20 off facial treatments.
Tickets are on sale now for New Community Church of Union's 13th Annual Salmon BBQ.
Make your way over to Olsen Furniture for the final hours of their Going Out of Business Sale.
Congratulations 2018 Community Expo Best Booth winner Maple Glen Senior Living and Golden Fork winner Smoking Mo's.
City of Shelton continues to work on several infrastructure improvement projects. See this week's traffic revisions and lane closures and follow the City's Facebook page for updates.
The Shelton City Council gave final approval on a long-term land lease agreement with South Sound YMCA to develop a new multi-purpose facility.
Neil's Pharmacy has gone digital! Download their new mobile app for 24/7 prescription refills, set reminders, and save on medications.
Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics welcomes neurosurgeon Ryan Halpin, M.D., to its surgery department, offering minimally invasive spinal surgery.
Take this education & workforce survey from the Association of Washington Business for input on work-based learning, early childhood learning, and closing the skills gap.
July is National Cell Phone Courtesy Month so read up on etiquette tips for phone usage in the workplace and other professional scenarios.
Election Day is one week away, so get informed on your primary election candidates. Return your ballot by mail or at drop box locations.
Economic Development Council of Mason County's executive director Jennifer Baria spoke to iFiber One News Radio on the importance of tourism in Mason County.
Meet, educate, and inspire your future employees and register for The Future of Mason County Career Expo presented by Olympic College and Shelton High School.
Seattle Shellfish CEO Jim Gibbons shared a look inside the effects of Chinese tariffs on geoduck clam farming.
Shelton's beloved Off the Walls Gallery will be closing Sunday, September 30, owner Shelley Barnett announced.
Professional and amateur artists are invited to apply for gallery exhibitions at the Shelton Civic Center Rotating Art Gallery. Applications are available through the City of Shelton.
It's not too late to register your girl for a one-of-a-kind adventure this summer with Girl Scouts of Western Washington. Sign up now!
Register now for the Shelton Performing Arts Alumni's Musical Theater Intensive. The workshops are taught by Shelton High School alumni.
It's wedding season, so be sure to check out Candy Wrapper Store's custom made wrappers and foils to give your ceremony's treats the perfect personalized touch.
County-wide burn and recreational fire restrictions are in effect in Mason County. Click here for the active burn restrictions and requirements for recreational fires.
U.S. Marine Sgt. Milan Franklin received a hero's welcome through downtown Shelton Saturday, July 7, and will soon be moving into his specially designed home this year. The house's framing lumber and windows were donated by Sierra Pacific Industries.
Here are the City of Shelton's traffic updates for the week of July 9 - 13.
Congratulations Sean Potter, American Workforce Group's June Employee of the Month. Sean even received a promotion!
Shelton Kiwanis Club is looking for a local talent to showcase at this year's Pancakes in the Park. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you know of someone willing to support a great cause!
Don't forget July 22 is CU4Kids day at the Seattle Mariners, with $5 from every ticket sold going to Seattle Children's Hospital. Purchase tickets here with the promo code "CU4Kids."
Do you have a green thumb? Join WSU Extension Mason County and visit six beautiful gardens in the area at WSU Master Gardener's Garden Tour Saturday, July 14 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
Congratulations Spencer Jones, Hood Canal Communications' July Employee of the Month.
Maple Glen Senior Living is seeking a Resident Services Director. Applicants may apply in person.
Join The Salmon Center Friday, July 20 at the Stream Team Auction and Dinner in support of the Stream Team Internship and Scholarship program. Click here for tickets.
Check out the awesome facelift to John L. Scott Real Estate's downtown location.
Keep those pearly whites strong at Shelton Dental Excellence's Dentistry from the Heart event, Friday, July 13. Patients can pick to undergo a free cleaning, filling, or extraction.
Unsure if one of your employees is thinking about moving on from their job? Check out these four signs your star employee is about to leave from Express Employment Professionals.
Being in business is exciting but also means facing challenges and risks every day. Minimize your losses with these 5 best risk management strategies.
Do you have a great idea to help make Washington workers and workplaces safer? If so, Washington State L&I's SHIP Grant Program is taking applications for a new round of grants.
Do you use Gmail for business or personal? Be sure to check out some of these 42 Gmail tips to help you conquer email.
Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics welcomes board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist Carey Martens, D.O. Monitor tech Michael Olels was also named MGH & FC's June employee of the month!
Taylor Shellfish Farms was featured in an article from food and dining guide Eater Seattle.
Turning Pointe Surivor Advocacy Center is hiring for an Executive Director that will lead and manage day-to-day operations.
Tygart Media is offering various sponsorship opportunities for its online show Mason County Minute, which spotlights businesses in Mason County! Submissions and story inspiration may be sent to Arla Shephard Bull.
Are you making any of these eight mistakes to avoid when planning for retirement from Bowman Financial Group?
The Economic Development Council of Mason County has appointed Communications & Marketing Director Jennifer Baria as its new Executive Director.
If you'd like to register for the 2019 MGH & FC Quality Care Golf tournament, call (360) 427-3623.
How many Hood Canal oysters can you eat on a hot summer day? Contact iFiber One News Radio to sign up for Alderbrook Resort & Spa's Thunder on the Canal celebration on July 3.
Stefan Winters of the Wild Felid Advocacy Center of Washington is holding a fundraiser for the center as his birthday wish! Donate today and see if we can reach his goal of $750.
Register now for St. Andrew's House's Work & Play For A Stay weekend event.
Mark your calendars for the construction groundbreaking of Shelton School District's new buildings at Shelton High School and Mountain View Elementary.
The Mason County Historical Society's 18th Annual Car Show is Sunday, June 24. Bring in your own antique, classic, hot rod, truck, or motorcycle and get registered the morning of.
Click here for traffic and transportation updates from the City of Shelton.
The Chamber of Commerce now accepts American Express, in addition to Visa or Mastercard, for credit card payments.
Dermasuite Skincare celebrated its grand opening in Shelton Friday, June 8 with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. Be sure to give owner Kathy Pettigrew a call for a skincare consultation or rejuvenation treatment.
Congratulations Girl Scouts of Western Washington's Sofia Ayalo of Troop 52894 for earning the Girl Scout Gold Award!
Through the month of June, American Workforce Group, Inc. is partnering with SafePlace to collect donations and hygiene products for domestic violence survivors.
Enjoy live music and a delicious menu at Alderbrook Resort & Spa's seasonal patio, now open daily.
Tozier Brothers Inc. has great deals for dad just in time for Father's Day!
Check out Tractor Supply Co.'s online-only daily deals for dad through Father's Day for the perfect gift.
Get in 18 holes with cart fees included for just $30 Fridays in June at Lake Cushman Golf Course. Must tee off between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM.
As it gets warmer, it will get drier! Help Capitol Land Trust water new plants at Bayshore PreserveThursday, June 14 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM or 12:30 - 3:30 PM.
Walmart is hosting a hiring event today at their Wallace-Kneeland Blvd location from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
Homes First is accepting applications for its Board of Directors. Email for more information.