Volunteer Profile: Twila Collins

Twila Collins is the Cat’s Meow of STP Last month the Chamber wrapped up its efforts with the Seattle-to-Portland ride that swoops through Centralia and Chehalis each year in July. COVID suspended the ride for two years making 2022 the first time since 2019 riders...

Lewis County Farm Bureau

The Lewis County Farm Bureau has been serving farm/ranch families for 102 years in Washington. They are an independent, voluntary organization governed by and representing farm and ranch families united for the purpose of analyzing agricultural related  problems and...

Port Of Chehalis – Southwest Washington Grain Project

Lewis County has a long-time heritage of farming and agriculture, with some farmers being the third or fourth generation to grow in Lewis County. For many years, these local farmers and growers have dealt with flooding and natural disasters, loss of processing...

Farmer Markets Promote Producers, Local Economies, & Healthy Communities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recognizes the economic and cultural impact of farmer markets every August through its National Farmer’s Market Week campaign.  This year Farmer’s Market Week is August 7 - 10.  Centralia and Chehalis each have their own...

America’s Heartland is all around us!

County and regional fairs across the state are just around the corner. Many of our thoughts turn to great fair food, rides, games and entertainment. Here at home in Lewis County, the Southwest Washington Fair is of particular importance to the agriculture community...

Hive 5 Bees Pollinates the Ag Industry

Agricultural businesses are an important part of the Washington State economy. This issue of Business Connections highlights some of the Ag efforts in Lewis County. In 2015 Washington State passed a bill that formally recognizes apariasts as farmers, granting them tax...

Greenbrier Companies: The hospital for freight rail cars

The Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce celebrates the diversity of businesses in our community each month by featuring member businesses. The history behind The Greenbrier Companies began in 1919 when the Gunderson brothers formed Wire Wheel Sales and Service as a...
Dianne Dorey

Ambassador of the Month: Dianne Dorey

As a lifetime Lewis County resident, attending Pe Ell High School and Centralia College, Dianne Dorey has seen our community change and grow over the years, and has made a positive impact in our community in many different ways. Dianne has served the county for 47 years as Lewis County Assessor…

Featured Business: Tiki Tap House

By Joseph Lambert, Guest Writer Chamber Ambassador and works for Calypso – a local company specializing in window washing, power washing, and holiday lighting As you stroll down the North end of Tower Avenue in Centralia an oasis reveals itself. You’ve arrived at Tiki...

Volunteer Profile: John Camenzind

Seattle to Portland, more lovingly known as STP, has been an area event for decades now. Thousands of bicycle enthusiasts prepare for and participate in this annual event in the Pacific Northwest. After 2 years on hiatus, the community is ready to come together again...

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Lewis County Farm Bureau

Lewis County Farm Bureau

The Lewis County Farm Bureau has been serving farm/ranch families for 102 years in Washington. They are an independent, voluntary organization governed by and representing farm and ranch families united for the purpose of analyzing agricultural related  problems and...

read more
Port Of Chehalis – Southwest Washington Grain Project

Port Of Chehalis – Southwest Washington Grain Project

Lewis County has a long-time heritage of farming and agriculture, with some farmers being the third or fourth generation to grow in Lewis County. For many years, these local farmers and growers have dealt with flooding and natural disasters, loss of processing...

read more
America’s Heartland is all around us!

America’s Heartland is all around us!

County and regional fairs across the state are just around the corner. Many of our thoughts turn to great fair food, rides, games and entertainment. Here at home in Lewis County, the Southwest Washington Fair is of particular importance to the agriculture community...

read more
Hive 5 Bees Pollinates the Ag Industry

Hive 5 Bees Pollinates the Ag Industry

Agricultural businesses are an important part of the Washington State economy. This issue of Business Connections highlights some of the Ag efforts in Lewis County. In 2015 Washington State passed a bill that formally recognizes apariasts as farmers, granting them tax...

read more
Greenbrier Companies: The hospital for freight rail cars

Greenbrier Companies: The hospital for freight rail cars

The Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce celebrates the diversity of businesses in our community each month by featuring member businesses. The history behind The Greenbrier Companies began in 1919 when the Gunderson brothers formed Wire Wheel Sales and Service as a...

read more
Ambassador of the Month: Dianne Dorey

Ambassador of the Month: Dianne Dorey

As a lifetime Lewis County resident, attending Pe Ell High School and Centralia College, Dianne Dorey has seen our community change and grow over the years, and has made a positive impact in our community in many different ways. Dianne has served the county for 47 years as Lewis County Assessor…

read more
Featured Business:  Tiki Tap House

Featured Business: Tiki Tap House

By Joseph Lambert, Guest Writer Chamber Ambassador and works for Calypso – a local company specializing in window washing, power washing, and holiday lighting As you stroll down the North end of Tower Avenue in Centralia an oasis reveals itself. You’ve arrived at Tiki...

read more
Volunteer Profile:  John Camenzind

Volunteer Profile: John Camenzind

Seattle to Portland, more lovingly known as STP, has been an area event for decades now. Thousands of bicycle enthusiasts prepare for and participate in this annual event in the Pacific Northwest. After 2 years on hiatus, the community is ready to come together again...

read more
Hiring in Lewis County

Hiring in Lewis County

Lewis County businesses are still facing many challenges post - Covid these days. Between low numbers of applicants, finding qualified applicants, and retaining employees- the difficulties are plenty. There are many available jobs even for people with minimal...

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We must make home ownership affordable and attainable!

We must make home ownership affordable and attainable!

Growing up, many of us heard home ownership was an essential part of the ‘American Dream.” I still believe that to be true. It is part of a family’s retirement planning, security, and stability. Unfortunately, that ‘dream’ seems less and less attainable with interest...

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