Letter to the Editor

From your Chamber


They say April showers bring May flowers. We should have a garden of blooming glory soon. I can’t wait to admire and

smell them all. My grandchildren love to stop and smell every flower they see, they are surprised sometimes when one

does not smell. How can something that beautiful not have a fragrance to enjoy?

Our McKenzie Chamber Annual Board Meeting on April 10th at 1:00 at the Vida Windermere Office went off incredibly

well, despite the four inches of snow that fell the night before. Shoveling snow in April in Vida?

We had great turnout weather or not. Nineteen business folks, community members, and four kids, varying in ages

enjoyed a nice luncheon provided by the Chamber and furnished by the local venues. The Taste of the McKenzie was

the theme. Craigs Lucky Logger served Lasagna by their new chef. Vinnies Barbeque whipped up their famous Blue

Cheese Potato Salad. Ike’s Lakeside pizza provided three varieties of pizza. McKenzie Station and Espresso sent

marinated tri tip and rolls to make French Dips. Takada’s delivered a variety of chicken wings. Obsidian Grill sent their

specialty chicken wings as well. To give a sweet ending to a perfect luncheon the Vida Café made several types of

yummy pies.

Three gift cards were raffled off: the Blue-Sky Market, Leaburg Store, and Everyone’s Market.

All participants were asked to introduce themselves. Business members were asked to talk a little bit about their

business and how they are doing. Lots of new faces and new businesses are happening in the McKenzie Valley. Check

out our website to view all the new venues and the existing ones available to serve you year-round.

With our revised website it is easier than ever to renew your membership online and you will automatically be notified

when you need to make your next renewal payment to ensure you stay active as a member. Not a member? It is easy to

sign up and become one through our website or contact any of our board members to refer you to our great support

team to help you sign up and explain the benefits of being a member of the McKenzie Chamber of Commerce. As a

business member, you can enjoy many benefits to promote your business and build your own page on the site. A Perma

Flyer will be furnished by the Chamber to advertise your business at all three of our local kiosks. As a supporting

community member, we encourage you to attend our meetings, and voice your opinions so you may help us improve and

serve the community, businesses, and the entire area of the beautiful McKenzie River Valley in a better way.

Our monthly meetings are on the third Thursday of each month at 10:00 am via zoom. If you are not on our email list and

would like more information and updates from the Chamber, please feel free to contact any of our board members and

we will get you signed up and keep you informed. You may also want to be part of the Chamber’s Tourism Committee;

they meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 9:00 am via zoom. Contact Carol Tannebaum for more information.

Thanks for supporting and being a part of the McKenzie Chamber of Commerce.


Nadine Scott, president [email protected] 541-915-0807

Ken Engleman, Vice President [email protected]

Carol Tannebaum, Treasurer [email protected]

Judy Casad, Secretary [email protected]

Board Members: Chris LaVoie, Patty Starr, Mike Kruse


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