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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
Updated: 5 hours 51 min ago

05/16/2017 - Social Media Marketing Trends 2017

Tue, 2017-05-09 20:00
What does Google want? What does Facebook want? Technology changes so quickly that it's difficult for small businesses and non-profits to know what strategies to use to build successful social media marketing campaigns. Attend this workshop to hear what's trending in online marketing and how it will impact your business strategy in 2017.

We are surrounded by technology, and that technology has changed the ways that businesses and consumers interact.  The changes permeate all aspects of business: running operations, designing and building products, overseeing human resources and education, tracking performance and making projections and strategies.  More than those, however, marketing is one of the areas most impacted by the rise of technology in recent years.Taking advantage of that technology and the avenues it creates for engagement between brands and consumers is at the heart of digital marketing.

Topics we will cover:

  • Digital marketing – it can no longer be ignored
  • Content marketing – it’s more important than ever
  • Targeting + Segmentation = Personalization
  • Mobile (experience and advertising)
  • Beyond big data – make decisions
Intended Audience: This workshop is intended for people who want a basic understanding about how to use social media to promote their businesses and for those with intermediate knowledge who want a refresher. Others with advanced skills are welcome.
Sponsored by the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce, Constant Contact, and Hal Holmes Community Center.

05/16/2017 - Hands-On Training with Constant Contact

Tue, 2017-05-09 20:00

Bring your laptop, roll up your sleeves and get ready to create your own branded email marketing template in this optional training session!

Key concepts that we will cover in this workshop:

  • Setting up your Constant Contact account*
  • Creating an email campaign and editing a template
  • Branding your emails with your logo, colors and photos
  • Creating content that people want to receive and read
  • Importing your email list into your constant database
  • Getting new subscribers by adding sign-up boxes to your website and emails
  • Tracking, interpreting, and measuring your results

Please note this important information about Part 2:

*This session will only be valuable if you have a Constant Contact account. If you don't have a Constant Contact account you can sign up for a free trial account - no credit card required - that you can cancel after the workshop if you wish. Or, wait until the workshop to hear about an incredible offer to purchase a Constant Contact account that will be exclusively available only at this workshop

Sponsored by the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce, Constant Contact, and the Hal Holmes Community Center.

Participants must bring a laptop computer as tablets and smart phones will not work for this training. 

05/11/2017 - 14th Annual World Languages Day

Mon, 2017-05-08 20:00
Expand your world view through an exploration of language around the world at CWU’s 14th Annual World Languages Day. On May 11 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the SURC, attendees will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in culture and language. This event is free and open to the public. The seven languages taught at CWU will be represented, including Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and American Sign Language (ASL). Additional event highlights include “Dancing across the Seven Seas; Life on Board a Cruise Ship” and “Iran: Misunderstood Ancient Culture of Mysticism and Poetry.” During the event, presentations and performances will be held in various locations throughout the SURC. Attendees can expect informal sessions centered around language barriers, socio-political hurdles and fun games to experience language firsthand.

05/15/2017 - Solar Energy Open House

Mon, 2017-05-08 20:00
Solar Energy Open House. TUUSSO Energy and the Chamber are sponsoring an open house on solar energy featuring displays, demonstrations and information about this rapidly-expanding energy source. Participants include City of Ellensburg Energy Department, Kittitas County Public Utility District, Puget Sound Energy, One Energy LLC, Ellensburg Solar and several others. Monday May 15 at the Armory Building, Kittitas County Fairgrounds, 4:30-6:00 pm.

05/11/2017 - Early Learning Coalition STEM

Sun, 2017-05-07 20:00
Come explore fun STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities for children up to age 5 (older siblings welcome too)!

Developmental Screening available too!

05/12/2017 - Yakima River Canyon Bird Fest

Sun, 2017-05-07 20:00
Come bird with KEEN for 3-days during the second weekend of May and discover the natural beauty of Central Washington State! Kittitas County features diverse and spectacular habitats ranging from snow-capped mountains, thousands of acres of public forest, lush riparian corridors and endangered shrub-steppe open space. The Yakima River Canyon is an Audubon Important Bird Area (IBA) with some of the highest densities of passerines and birds of prey in the State, some of them obligates to the shrub-steppe habitat. The Yakima River Canyon Bird Fest will offer expert-led field trips, vendors, extended field trips, lectures and keynote speakers, social events and music, and a plethora of bird watching during early spring! Yakima River Canyon Bird Fest will run concurrently with KEEN’s 18th Annual Get Intimate with the Shrub-Steppe event. Running these two events concurrently will allow birders the opportunity to learn about wildflowers, geology, keystone species like Bighorn sheep and endangered salmon. 

05/12/2017 - Parent's Night Out with Camp C-Woo

Sun, 2017-05-07 20:00
Take a night off and let our trained Camp C-Woo counselors supervise your kid(s), making for a fun evening for everyone. Registration is $20. Camp C-Woo is intended for children ages 6 to 11. Parent's Night Out runs from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Limited spots available, RSVP today by emailing!

05/12/2017 - Sip & Build

Sun, 2017-05-07 20:00
Mary Duke & Tabitha Klucking $37.50, $15 material fee Embellish wood house shapes using acrylic paint & mediums. Learn how to design a theme, emboss metal, apply collage papers and execute simple brush strokes to create one-of-a-kind whimsical houses. Wine, beer, and light snacks provided.

05/13/2017 - Cave B Wine Prize Ride

Sun, 2017-05-07 20:00
Join Cave B for an amazing ride with wine tasting at each check point! Enter to win prizes, relax at the end of the ride with a tasty lunch. Ride, wine tasting, 10 prize tickets and lunch. Games to win additional prize tickets. Silent Auction Items with proceeds going to Spirit Therapeutic Riding Center.

$45 - B.Y.O.H. (Bring Your Own Horse) $55 - Sign up after April 28. First Rider out at 10am, Last Rider out at Noon. Lunch will be from 1pm until 3pm. Prizes at 3:30pm.

Additional Packages Available:
Arrive Friday and/or Saturday Night. RV Overnight $35 Desert Yurt Stay $139.
Enjoy a Friday Night Cave B Italian Buffet Dinner Wine and Music $55.

05/13/2017 - Get Intimate with the Shrub-Steppe

Sun, 2017-05-07 20:00
Get Intimate with the Shrub-Steppe (GISS) is a day packed full of expert-led field trips, educational and hands-on science booths with great activities for kids. Bird whispering, snake-sneaking, geology, fish & bugs and more!  AT Umtanum Recreation Area 13 miles south of Ellensburg in the Yakima River Canyon Between 9am and 1pm on Saturday May 14th  (bird watching trip starts at 7:00 am)

05/13/2017 - Wildflower and Wind Power Walk

Sun, 2017-05-07 20:00
Explore the vast array of shrub steppe wildflowers at the Wild Horse Wind Facility. Enjoy the guided wildflower walks, presentations, displays, and wind turbine tours. In honor of Mother's Day weekend we will have special treats for any moms attending! Wildflower walks will also be offered mid-week by appointment from mid-April through May. RSVP Required:

10am Wind Turbine Tour
11am Wildflower Orientation
11:30 Wildflower Walk
1pm Mother's Day Desserts
2pm Wind Turbine Tour
3pm Wildflower Orientation
3:30 Wildflower Walk
*We will also have a booth at the Umtanum Rec Area from 9am-1pm on this date.

05/13/2017 - Bluegrass Concert at the Grange

Sun, 2017-05-07 20:00
The Swauk-Teanaway Grange presents their annual Bluegrass Concert on Saturday, May 13, with an outstanding young band from the greater Seattle area, “North Country Bluegrass.” North Country consists of young but experienced musicians – Norm Olsen, Kent Powell, Will McSeveney and Zach Top. Doors open at 6:30 pm, band takes the stage at 7:00 pm. The hall is located at 1361 Ballard Hill Rd, about 8 miles NE of Cle Elum near the intersection of SR 970 and Teanaway Rd. Admission is $10, kids under 12 years of age are free, finger foods will be provided.

05/10/2017 - KittitasWorks Job Club

Sat, 2017-05-06 20:00

05/09/2017 - Lunch & Learn: Discuss Family Leave Initiative with Rep. Manweller

Fri, 2017-05-05 20:00
The Chamber is hosting a very important Lunch & Learn with State Representative Matt Manweller, to discuss the Family Leave Initiative and how it will impact businesses. He needs to hear your opinions! 

This event is free, but please register!

05/09/2017 - DHC Miniversity - Migration: Rhetoric and Reality

Fri, 2017-05-05 20:00
Migration: Rhetoric and Reality Did you know that despite political rhetoric, immigrants from Mexico have a crime rate as low, and, in some research, lower, than non-immigrants. The U.S. Government has in more recent years treated the civil violations of immigration laws as criminal rather than purely civil. This “crimmigration” has been focused upon the Mexico/U.S. border, not the U.S. /Canada border. The history of U.S/Mexico border relations is important to understand to address the events and policies of today. Also, while the chaos and migration in the Middle-East is often presented as a consequence of non-state terrorism, nation-states in the Middle-East and elsewhere have been significant in creating the massive migration due to war and conflict. Join us in understanding these and other issues and possible solutions to these man made problems. May 9,16,23, and 30 at 5:30pm.

05/08/2017 - Ellensburg Community Values - change over time community activity

Thu, 2017-05-04 20:00
Join us for lunch or dinner and help us shape the future of our community. As the City of Ellensburg finalizes our community value statements we need to hear how these values have changed over time and how our community would like to see them in the future. The City of Ellensburg is updating our 20-year plan for future growth and development as part of that effort we have been asking community members what they value most about Ellensburg. We heard from over 800 community members and over 70 community members took part in writing value statements based on all the community responses. If you haven't had a chance you can share your input on the community value statements online at:


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