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02/25/2021 - Hospice Friends 25th Annual Tree of Love

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Thu, 2021-02-25 14:16
Dear Friends, Will you be one of 7000 people to bring light into people’s darkness this year? Hospice Friends is hosting our 25th annual Tree of Love Remembrance Celebration to show our unconditional love and unity with our community. We respectfully request your support to honor those we lost last year. Families who want to remember a loved one for 2020 Tree of Love The Tree of Love event is our way of providing time for people who have lost a loved one to come together combining tradition and an online format. It will be in February, the month of Love, because this can be a difficult month after a loss. There will be one Tree of Love Event Online on Friday, February 26th, 7 p.m. with a link on the website If you would like to honor your loved one, please provide a picture (preferably one that does not need to be returned) with their Full Name, Date of Birth (DOB), and Date of Departure (DOD) by February 12th, 2021. We will read the names of those remembered. To honor our tradition, we will light the Tree as a symbol of all the loved ones that have passed and light a candle, too. When we make the announcement during the event please participate with us by lighting a candle at your location and send your pictures to the night of the event. We will post these on our website and social media to show our love and unity. People/Businesses interested in Sponsoring Hospice Friends 2020 Tree of Love We are looking for 7000 people in the community to do a one-time donation of $25. We understand that for some people this is not possible while others may be able to do more; whichever your situation, your help is greatly appreciated! This will ensure we are fully funded for this year and able to continue our mission to provide services free of charge to the terminally ill, the frail elderly, those with a chronic medical condition, and those with a short-term medical need in Kittitas County. We have enclosed the sponsorship form for you to send with a check to Hospice Friends. We request commitment from our sponsors by February 12th, 2021, to ensure adequate time for recognitions for sponsors in the program, on our website Sponsorship page, and for the Business Sponsorship banner, displayed at the event. Thank you posts to sponsors will be on social media, as well. After the event, the Sponsorship Banner will be displayed in our office throughout the year. Sponsor representatives are encouraged to attend the online event. Please let me know if you have questions. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your ongoing support and love. Warmly, Ms. Mique (McKay) Boner Executive Director

02/23/2021 - SBDC Creating a Strong Brand Identity & Implementing Your Brand Strategy

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Mon, 2021-02-22 15:30

We all hear the word “branding” a lot these days…but what does it really mean? This webinar will address what kinds of things you’ll want to be thinking about as you develop your brand identity, brand art, brand strategy, brand language, and your position in the marketplace.

We will also talk about how to shop for and work with potential designers, how to develop your brand guidelines, and how to implement these guidelines across multiple platforms.

The presenter, Liz Jamieson, is a Washington Small Business Development Center Certified Business Advisor.  Liz owned her own web site design and development firm and has extensive experience coaching entrepreneurs in marketing, business planning and leadership. See more about Liz at This training is offered as part of the partnership between the Washington Small Business Development Centers and the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce.

A Zoom link for the webinar will be sent prior to the event to those who register. SBDC's Zoom security protocols now require each participant have a Zoom account and be signed into their account from their computer or mobile device.


02/17/2021 - Industry Nights

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Tue, 2021-02-02 14:17

The Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce and its Government Affairs Committee are introducing a new virtual event series called Industry Nights. Industry Nights will allow specific industries in Kittitas County to speak with their Legislators, Senator Judy Warnick, Representative Tom Dent, and Representative Alex Ybarra in a round-table form of discussion. 


Those attending Industry Nights will be able to speak to the Legislators about their particular industry, what their plans are for 2021, how COVID-19 has affected their business, and where they see their industry heading. 


Industry Nights will kick off with a Zoom and Facebook live on February 17 at 5:30 p.m. with Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce CEO Amy McGuffin introducing this new program. Each Industry Nights event will occur every third Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Zoom from March until November. The series will then end with our annual Legislative Day on December 15.

Any additional questions can be directed to the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce Communications Manager Emily Masseth. 

Industry Nights Schedule:


Industry Nights

Industry Topics 

Date & Time


Introduction to Industry Nights 

February 17

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Zoom/FB Live

Small Business + Nonprofits

March 17

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Outdoor Recreation + Tourism + Hospitality 

April 21

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Education + Childcare

May 19

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Comprehensive Health + Mental Health

June 16

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.



July 21

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.



August 18

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


First Responders + EMS + Wildfire

September 15

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.



October 20

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Transportation + Aviation

November 17

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Legislative Day

December 15

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


01/17/2021 - Pigture Perfect Volunteer Work Party

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Wed, 2021-01-13 14:17
Bring your gloves and tools and get ready for a family-friendly day on the farm! Pigture Perfect invites anyone willing to roll their sleeves up and help us clean out the pig pens, and do a few projects around the sanctuary to come for a tour, plenty of piggy pets and to meet all of the characters that make up our rescue. We have over 30 pigs, a trio of miniature equines, farm dogs and a flock of turkeys, ducks and chickens who are always up to something! Plan for getting dirty so boots and work clothing is recommended. Children under 14 must be supervised by an adult. There will be opportunities to sign up for future volunteer shifts and donations straw, produce and financial donations to our fund at Ellensburg Veterinary Clinic and Old Mill are greatly appreciated!

04/28/2021 - DigiMarCon At Home 2021 - Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Wed, 2021-01-13 02:17
DigiMarCon At Home 2021 is your chance to ... – Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing, media and advertising industry. – Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level. – Network with thought leaders, collaborate with your peers and build your professional network. The 6th annual DigiMarCon At Home, the Premier Virtual Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference will be held April 28th to 29th, 2021, available live stream and on-demand. Join your peers online for 2-days jam packed with digital marketing best practices, latest trends, practical solutions, strategy and networking. Immerse yourself in topics like digital strategy, programmatic advertising, web experience management, usability / design, mobile marketing & retargeting, customer engagement, user acquisition, social media marketing, targeting & optimization, video marketing, data science & big data, web analytics & A/B testing, email marketing, content marketing, conversion rate optimization, search engine optimization, paid search marketing, geo-targeting, predictive analysis & attribution, growth hacking, conversion rate optimization, growth marketing tools, marketing & sales automation, sustainable growth strategies, product marketing & UX / UI and much, much more! At DigiMarCon At Home 2021, you will receive all the elements you need to achieve digital marketing success! Conventional thought will be challenged, new ways of thinking will emerge, and you will leave with your head, notebooks and professional toolkit full of action items and ideas to lead and supercharge your agency / team / account to even greater success. Be a part of DigiMarCon At Home 2021 and discover how to thrive and succeed as a marketer in a rapidly evolving digital world. See why people keep coming back year after year to this must-attend event! Register and secure your seat today. For more details visit

01/13/2021 - Social Media: How to Be a Savvy Consumer

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Wed, 2020-12-30 14:03
Disinformation, fake news, alternate facts: How do you sort through it all on social media? Join the League of Women Voters of Kittitas County for a lively, interactive program on how to become a savvy digital media consumer and producer. To attend the Zoom meeting, email Event will also be live-streamed. Visit for more information.


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