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May 04

Erica Dial

A very special THANK YOU to all our sponsors and volunteers that helped make the 16th annual Hooked On Fishing Opening Day at Lake Wilderness Trout Derby a huge success. Despite the rain, hundreds of people (many of them kids) enjoyed camping in the park, eating at the Rotary food stand and fishing in Lake Wilderness. Please go to our FB page to see photos of the event and posts about the wonderful sponsors of this event. Without them, this event could not happen. Also another special thank you to the City of Maple Valley and the especially the Parks & Rec guys that helped with set up and tear down! We look forward to next year and having a brand new Beach House as HQ! FISH ON! read more

Apr 12

Erica Dial

Join us for the April Maple Valley Black Diamond Chamber Luncheon on Wednesday, April 18th from 11:30am to 1pm at the Lodge at Lake Wilderness. Our luncheon is sponsored by PSE and our speakers will be Black Diamond Mayor Carol Benson and Maple Valley Mayor Sean P. Kelly. They will give their respective "State of the Cities" presentation. And don't forget, April means Fishing Derby month! Be ready to bid on "Ruby", the famous glass fish (proceeds from auction go to pay for derby prizes) and the give away is your very own 2018 Derby sweatshirt and hat! See you there! $22/members or $27 non/members. Panera is our caterer this month. read more

Mar 28

Erica Dial

This year the Fishing Derby is adding a new feature to the weekend - the "Reel" Raffle! What is the "Reel" Raffle? Well, we will be selling Fishing Derby buttons (made by Tahoma High School's Advanced Marketing Class students) (See image) on Friday and Saturday. By purchasing a button, you will be entered in the "Reel" Raffle. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony at the conclusion of the Fishing Derby. What will the "Reel" Raffle prize winner receive? That's were you come in! The prize will be a giant basket full of Chamber Member prizes! Our goal is collect as many Chamber Member prizes to include in the basket. As an example, your business could include a coupon for a service, or something you might give for a silent auction item. Another idea might be to purchase something fishing/camping related and add your business card to the gift. Be creative!! We want to showcase all our members to the community! Items can be dropped off at the Chamber office anytime up until April 23. You can also bring it to the April luncheon. If you have questions or need help coming up with something to donate, call us at the Chamber! 425.432.0222 read more

Mar 16

Erica Dial

This month is chock full of information and learning. Looking for a place to host a work event? Rich from Rein Fire Ranch (our lunch sponsor) will have a presentation on his beautiful venue and how it can be used for business events. Tahoma's We The People will give a brief presentation and our guest speaker is Fire Chief Aaron Tyerman talking about what businesses need to know in an emergency. Our lunch will be catered by EJ's Custom Catering. See you at 11:30am at Lake Wilderness Lodge on Wednesday, March 21st! read more

Mar 16

Erica Dial

We are looking for a tagged fish sponsor for the upcoming 16th Annual Hooked on Fishing Trout Derby at Lake Wilderness Lodge on April 27-28. What is a tagged fish sponsor you ask? Well, first a little background. The Chamber has traditionally released a large tagged fish into Lake Wilderness the day before the derby starts. If that tagged fish is caught during the derby AND the person had bought a $5 Tagged Fish ticket, they receive a $300 cash prize. Pretty cool, huh?!? And, there is always a great photo op as we release the fish in Lake Wilderness (see photo below). As the Tagged Fish sponsor ($500), you will receive marketing recognition by way of a signage displaying your company's logo as the sponsor and you also get to "kiss" the fish prior to its release (we won't force you, though!). Your logo will also be on the tagged fish tickets that are sold prior to the event. And you will be recognized on the Chamber's Facebook page as a Tagged Fish Sponsor as well as all other promotional marketing materials the Chamber distributes prior to the event. If this sounds like something your company might be "hooked on" give Erica a call at the Chamber 425.432.0222 x101 read more


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