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Celebrate! Potluck Dinner with Live Music

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Ancestry Cellars host the November Manson Mingle

Jason Morin, owner of Ancestry Cellars in downtown Manson opened the doors of his business and hosted the November Manson Mingle on the 15th starting at 6:00. The Green Dot Sub Shop brought a platter full of veggies and another with their wonderful subs…..we didn’t ...

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Manson American Legion Supports Manger Mall

American Legion Post 108 in Manson enjoyed two events to highlight veterans in our community and then gave back to our community in a big way! They gave it all November 9 the students at Manson High School held a Veterans Day breakfast starting at 8:30. The student lou ...

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October Manson Mingle – Networking 101

The Manson Chamber of Commerce developed the Manson Mingle to give local business owners and community leaders a venue where they could gather at a tranquil and friendly event and get to know each other, share information and develop comradery, the spirit of loyalty an ...

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A Night to Remember 2017

“A Fantastic evening” was just one of many positive comments I heard at the 3rd Annual “A Night to Remember” sponsored by the Manson Chamber of Commerce. Besides enjoying a wonderful dinner and having a ton of fun the main purpose of the event is to recognize a ...

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Manson Chamber of Commerce Board Positions Open

As we approached the end of the 2017 tourist season in Manson and the Chelan Valley it appears by all accounts it was a good year for business. A contributing factor to this success is the efforts of the Manson Chamber of Commerce and their five Board members. I begin ...

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Music, Music and More Labor Day Weekend in Manson

With temperatures in the high nineties for Labor Day weekend local businesses have gone all in to make this a funtastic weekend for visitors, with many venues for your enjoyment while in Manson, Washington. Be sure to look for the brand new Manson Chamber of Commerce ...

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Harmony Meadows holds Grand Opening

Not only was it a very special day for Jacquelyn and Jeremy Jaech, owners of Harmony Meadows Tennis and Event Center, their Grand Opening was an amazing addition for all of us living in the Chelan Valley. The Harmony Meadows Doubles Championship highlighted the day. Th ...

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Rio Vista, new coffee stop in Manson

Ric and Kelsey Chavez purchased the building that currently houses Rio Vista at the Cabin two and a half years ago and have been working hard making it into a successful business. Part of their long term plan was to add a building that could serve great coffee to the f ...

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Grand Opening at Cheval Cellars

“It’s been a long time coming but well worth the wait,” said Marcus and Trie Smith talking about the Grand Opening of their tasting room in downtown Manson that took place on July 22. “We plan to make this a fun place for the entire family. We will offer bocce ...

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Manson Hydrofest Sponsorship Opportunities

We are very pleased to announce the very successful Manson Hydrofest will return this year (4th Annual) and take place September 30 through October 1 on Manson Bay and you have an opportunity to be part of the event as a sponsor. Be sure to purchase a Pit Pass to get u ...

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WineGirl Wines Expands – Again!

December of 2015 WineGirl Wines expanded from its home base in Manson and launched a tasting room in Leavenworth. Winemaker Angela Jacobs and Todd Link also expanded their family with the arrival of their daughter Brooklyn Renée Link on August 11, 2016. They are again ...

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Ancestry Cellars makes a move

Jason and Erin Morin, owners of Ancestry Cellars located in the Wine Warehouse District of Woodinville, Washington, where they share production space with two other wineries opened a tasting room in Manson last year. When asked why Manson Jason says they love our commu ...

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New Banners go up in Downtown Manson

A big thank you to Dale England and his crew from the Manson Kiwanis Club for taking down our Apple Blossom banners and replacing with our spring banner that features the Manson Chamber of Commerce logo. The Kiwanis Club changes out banners four to six times a year an ...

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Glass to Sand – Amazing!

Thanks to Judy Dai, President of the Manson Chamber of Commerce, people in the Chelan Valley were made away of a new concept in recycling with a demonstration taking place in the Manson Village Center parking lot on May 24 at 10:00. Fred Phillips, Don Phelps, Ron Trick ...

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2017 Rat Rod Car Show a Fun Event

The 2nd Annual Manson Rat Rod Car Show sponsored by the Manson Chamber of Commerce  kicked off early Friday afternoon, May 19 at WineGirl Wines located at 222 East Wapato Way. Mike Coleman and Brian Patterson run early check in at WineGirl Wines. A great evening to en ...

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North Shore Bible Church – A New Look

North Shore Bible Church was founded by five couples from Manson in 1979. At the time of NSBC’s founding, a young seminary student named Craig Rayment was living in Tacoma and found out through a friend that NSBC was looking for a Pastor. In 1980, Craig served as an ...

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May Manson Mingle – an Amazing View

It had been two years since I last visited Four Lakes Winery high atop a hill that overlooks Chelan, Wapato, Roses, and Dry Lakes.……breathtaking!! If you’ve not made the journey up “Karl’s Hill” be sure to do so this year. They are located at 4491 Wapato La ...

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FiRE………A Good Thing?

Picture a cold evening camping, enjoying the great outdoors. Hot dogs and marshmallows cooking over an open fire, sparks twinkling in the night and you feeling nice a warm. Fire is a good thing……right? Or you may remember the Chelan Complex Fire and First Creek Fi ...

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MVP Vintners Approach First Year

I recently sat down with Pete Mathews, co-owner with wife Heather of MVP Vintners located at 150 Wapato Way in Manson. I was there as a representative of the Manson Chamber of Commerce to check in and see how things were going as they approach their first year in busin ...

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5th Annual Soaring into Spring a success

It was defiantly kite weather for the 5th Annual Soaring into Spring event sponsored by North Shore Bible Church held on Sunday – April 30 at Singleton Park in Manson. North Shore is a member of the Manson Chamber of Commerce who helped promote the event. People star ...

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Radiance Winery Opens Tasting Room in Downtown Manson

Jeff and Jenn Crowder pressed their first grapes in 2012 and two years later bottled their first bottle of wine. That was an amazing moment for Jeff, winemaker and owner of Radiance Winery. Jeff spent two years at Washington State University taking classes in their Eno ...

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Canvas by the Lake – A new name, a new direction

In 2015 Sandy Day open the doors of End of the Road Rustique at 86 Wapato Way in downtown Manson, a store that held many treasures you couldn’t find anyplace else. In her second year of operation she added fun painting events where you could, without any talent be ta ...

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April Manson Mingle a Fun Event

A big thank you goes out to Kelly King, owner of the Sunset Bar and Grill and his crew for hosting the April Manson Mingle sponsored by the Manson Chamber of Commerce on April 19. Twenty Chamber members attended the event and enjoyed several trays of appetizers provid ...

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Fly Wenatchee-Destination San Francisco and Beyond

To recruit a non-stop San Francisco Bay Area Flight to/from Pangborn Memorial Airport in East Wenatchee, WA, airlines must see broad community support, including proven demand. Current flight data shows the demand, so now we must show community support. Pledge Now to ...

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What We Discovered!

“We now realize and understand the importance of having a Home Watch Service!” We had Lake Chelan Home Watch taking care of our home in Lakeside this winter and we are very glad we did. The first thing they discovered was an ice dam forming on our roof ...

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Spring Cleaning – Manson Style

April 17, 2017 Press Release from Manson Chamber of Commerce CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS ADOPT A HIGHWAY CLEAN UP IN MANSON APRIL 29, 2017 Please mark your calendar for April 29, 2017 to help with an important Adopt a Highway Event in Manson. The melted snow has revealed a gr ...

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March Mingle Madness

The March 15 Manson Mingle hosted by Rootwood Cider in the downtown Manson taproom was a great event to taste the ciders on tap and to network with other Manson business people. As always the Mingle is a great way to relax and enjoy visiting and to learn a bit about t ...

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Anything for Amalia painting fundraiser

Canvas By The Lake is happy to announce a very special fundraiser. The Samaritan Riders have decided to sponsor Amalia Birrell, a 3 year old that has been diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma.  She is being treated at Seattle Children’s Hospital.  Her family of five ...

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The Vacation Life

Nothing is predictable and this is especially true if you have a vacation home. So much can happen when you are not here! We have seen it all and you’d be surprised at what does actually happen. Why take a chance on your special piece of paradise when you have an ...

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Cheval Cellars: Going to the Dogs – It’s a Good Thing

 – April 1, 2017 Lake Chelan area Winery, Cheval Cellars, is about to open their doors to the public after more than a decade of growing grapes in the valley. Coupling modern wine-making technology with profound respect for classic wine-making traditions the win ...

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Manson Parks is now hiring!

Manson Parks is now hiring for three seasonal positions; Park Aide, Secretary, and Campground Host. See our website for details: www.mansonparks.com! ...

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How Safe Is Your Dock?

Many of the older docks on Lake Chelan were built with non galvanized steel columns. Over the course of time, these columns have continuously corroded (oxidized) as lake levels drop every year exposing these structural elements to the atmosphere. There are three main ...

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February’s Manson Mingle Had Notes of Exciting Events Coming to Manson This Year!

Another great evening of fun and fellowship was had at February’s Manson Mingle. The evening was hosted by Rio Vista Wines at their tasting room in downtown Manson. The 20 or so community members in attendance enjoyed tastes of the fabulous Rio Vista wines paired ...

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Scholarship Program

This year two $500.00 scholarships will be awarded to graduating Seniors. Who can apply for the scholarship? A Senior attending Manson High School OR a Senior Home-Schooled student living with the Manson School District. A Senior attending Chelan High School OR a Seni ...

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Why Vacation Homes Have Greater Risks!

Did you know that by not routinely operating and maintaining your appliances, you are actually reducing the lifespan and incurring more service calls?  So what are your options when you have a vacation home? Read More   ...

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December’s Manson Mingle Showcased Ventimiglia Cellars

It is great to gather as a community, and December’s Manson Mingle was no exception. About 20 folks from Manson’s business community gathered at Ventimiglia Cellars newly opened tasting room in downtown Manson. Hosts Ron and Shauna Ventimiglia graciously s ...

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Who is Occupying Your Vacant Home?

As the cold weather has set upon us, our vacant or vacation homes are being occupied by unwanted guests such as squirrels and mice. We have seen an increase in this type of activity this year. These rodents are looking for both warm spaces to seek shelter as well as fo ...

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Santa Arrives in Manson

Santa and Mrs. Clause arrived in Manson aboard Dale England’s helicopter at noon, Saturday – November 26, right on schedule. This kicks off the 2016 “Village of Lights” for Manson and it will run to the end of Winterfest on January 22, 2017. This is a wonderfu ...

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Manson’s Emergency Plan Moves Forward

After the devastating fires that ravaged the Chelan Valley in 2015 a small work group was put together by Jeff Conwell, Manson Chamber of Commerce board member and owner of the Green Dot Sub Shop in Manson. Their mission was to develop an emergency plan for Manson, Was ...

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Manson Mingle November 2016

MVP Vintners was filled to maximum capacity for the Manson Mingle on November 16. The event hosted by Pete and Heather Mathews got underway at 6:00 pm and by 6:30 there were 35 people busy networking. The Manson Mingle, sponsored by the Manson Chamber of Commerce was d ...

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Holiday Sale throughout entire store

It’s the best time of year and we are ready for Christmas!   Come on in and see what you can find to put under the Christmas tree.  We have local artists that have made some wonderful items for your interior and exterior.   This store has been created by local ...

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Veterans Day in Manson, Washington

There are many reason to live in small town American like the absence of traffic jams, no stop lights, people wave as you drive by with more than one finger and a sense of peace not found in the large cities. Living in Manson, Washington offers even more with the beaut ...

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Employment Opportunities!

We are currently looking to fill the following positions: Manson Park & Recreation Director (closes January 1, 2017) Wapato Lake Campground Host (open until filled) Please visit our website for details! http://www.mansonparks.com/get-involved/employment-opportunit ...

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Trunk or Treat a great community event

According to Pastor Craig Rayment the 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat exceeded expectations in every way this Halloween. The North Shore Bible Church’s parking lot held a record 38 vehicles ready to hand out candy to about 350 kids and grown up kids. “Many folks put in a ...

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A Night to Remember Thank You

The 2nd Annual Night to Remember sponsored by the Manson Chamber of Commerce was a huge success thanks to the many people and organizations that took part. The Manson Chamber Board wishes to thank the following for their support. Jeff and Debbie Conwell Lakeland Vet Cl ...

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Manson Hydro Fest a Success on Many Levels

It was a cool beautiful 50-degree morning in Manson, Washington Saturday – September 24 and activity at Leffler Field was light at 7:00 AM. Many of the Hydro Fest participants were set up there with their RV’s. Most came on Friday and others arrived Saturday mornin ...

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PORT OF CHELAN COUNTY PLEDGES FUNDING FOR CHELAN WATER LINE EXTENSION

The Port of Chelan County Commissioners approved by resolution to pledge $465,000 as match for a City of Chelan grant application to extend the city water line to the Lake Chelan Airport. The Port’s decision was based upon the need for fireflow at the airport to allo ...

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Top 10 Cleanest Lakes in the U.S. Including Our Own Lake Chelan

Click on the link below to read the news story!! https://www.vacationsmadeeasy.com/TheBLT/Top10ClearestLakesintheUS776.html?r=51740 ...

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A Vacant Home is a Vulnerable Home

As local homeowners start to head south for the winter or reduce the frequency of their second home use, these vacant homes are exposed to a variety of risks. Cooler weather tends to drive rodents such as mice and squirrels into shelter areas such as your home which of ...

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Woodstock 2016 a Huge Success

“The event went way beyond my wildest expectations” said Sharon Lukacs, Executive Director Chelan Valley Hope speaking of the Second Annual Woodstock Anniversary Concert held on August 27 at Watson’s Alpenhorn Café. “The weather couldn’t have been better and ...

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Now Open Seven Days a Week!

We are proud to announce that the tasting room will be open Daily from Noon-6PM for the remainder of the summer!  Now you can stop by and enjoy your favorite wines any afternoon that you choose! ...

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Green Dot Sub Shop adds NEW soft serve and froyo flavors!

Summer is in full gear and Green Dot Sub Shop has added some amazing new flavors! Stop by and try Coffee Kahlua, Fudge Brownie, or Apple Pie! Not to mention our other thirty flavors to choose from!  Green Dot Sub Shop! Yum Yum Gotta Have Some!! ...

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CR Sandidge Wines New Production Facility & Tasting Room Coming 2016-2017

We are very excited about the success and reception of CR Sandidge Wines by the visitors and communities of Chelan and Manson since our arrival in 2004.  Their support has resulted in our ability to purchase a 14 acre piece of ground complete with stunning views, supe ...

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The Kevin Jones Band is coming to Radiance Winery!

Be sure to join us this Saturday, July 30th from 3:00 to 6:00 for live music featuring one of the areas favorite groups – The Kevin Jones band.  Come early for a complementary hot dog off the grill.  Meet the family, learn more about our wines from our winemaker, ...

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Manson 4th of July Celebration a Crowd pleaser

Manson, Washington’s 4th of July Celebration 2016 is in the history books and like others in the past it was fabulous! We spoke with several local business owners and they all said it was a great weekend and they were happy to see the super turnout for the weekend fe ...

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Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards Celebrates 10 Years

Who would ever thought that someone (Judy) holding a Master of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Connecticut Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department and her hubby (Don) who holds a  Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Washington State Univer ...

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Manson Farmer’s Market – an institution!

The Manson Farmer’s Market was a vision of the Manson Grange in 1981. A sub-committee formed under the leadership of Ivan Morse, Meldred Lester and Ed Fischang and the rest is history. A local vendor, Juan Laberrigue says in the beginning there were less than ten boo ...

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THE BIG SHOW – Manson’s 4th of July Celebration

Manson, Washington really knows how to celebrate the 4th of July and it is truly a community event! Throughout the year money is raised that will provide a quality fireworks show over Manson Bay on Lake Chelan. There will be plenty to do beside the fireworks so come to ...

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New Release – After Noon Delight

The wait is over, let the pleasure begin! The new 2015 vintage of After Noon Delight is now ready, willing and able to delight you, after being sold-out since last year. This is a limited release of a delicious, small-batch 100% Orange Muscat, a wine that is delightful ...

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Manson 4th of July fund-raiser a huge success

It could not have been a more perfect night for the Stars and Stripes Barbecue and Silent Auction that took place on Saturday – June 25 at the Lake Chelan Winery. This one event raises significant funds for the amazing Manson 4th of July Celebration and fireworks dis ...

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Manson Bay Fireworks -The Tradition Continues

Hello Manson Supporters, We are fast approaching our next big event of the year and that is our annual 4th of July Fireworks Show in Manson Bay on Lake Chelan. This has been a long tradition that everyone looks forward to every year. Many family memories have been crea ...

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Ancestry Cellars Seattle Wine Awards Results

The results are in from the Seattle Wine Awards this week and we have several wines that received medals. 2014 Reminiscence Riesling — Double Gold (3rd Straight Vintage!) 2012 Provocant Red Blend — Double Gold 2012 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon — Gold 2 ...

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Doc’s 3 to Open Soon

Ken (Doc) Hoyt owner of Doc House Coffee Company in Manson plans to open Doc’s 3 on June 6. Doc’s 3 is located on the grounds of the Colville Fuels Deep Water in Manson. They opened the station on April 15 and have been very active in our community and are ...

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CATCH OF THE DAY!!!

It is that time of the year again when the wasps are making their nests in sometimes the strangest of places. On this client’s home, the wasps decided to build their nest inside the plumbing vent. They have totally blocked the vent such that no or very little air ...

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Spring Maintenance

It is important to schedule out Spring Maintenance service on all HVAC systems to make sure these units are properly functioning before the hot weather arrives. You don’t want to be caught by surprise with a failing system in the middle of summer especially when ...

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Mountain Bike Map for Echo Ridge

The Echo Ridge Trail System contains over 26 miles of trails intertwined with roads. Originally designed for Nordic skiing and snowshoeing in the wintertime, hiking and mountain biking are popular activities spring through fall on Echo Ridge trails. There are wide, eas ...

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Manson Golf Ball Drop winners announced

The Manson 2nd Annual Golf Ball Drop took place at 1:00 at Leffler Field just after the Apple Blossom Parade. The event was co-hosted by the Manson Chamber of Commerce and the Manson High School football team. Team members, under the leadership of Coach Scott Ward, sol ...

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Manson Goes Digital

Stop by the Manson Village Center and check out our new digital kiosk which went live today. This is a new way of advertising news and events around the valley and in Manson at Lake Chelan. The Manson Chamber of Commerce partnered with Go Lake Chelan and Colville Fuels ...

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Free Wi -Fi in Manson

The Manson Chamber of Commerce at Lake Chelan now offers visitors Free Wi-Fi access. If you or your guests need a spot to relax, taste some wines, check email and surf the net, we now offer you the convenience of doing all these. So stop in, say hello while enjoying ou ...

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New Chamber Office

We now have an official sign on our new Manson Chamber office at Lake Chelan, courtesy of our newest winery Ancestry Cellars. The sign was created from an aged wine barrel head.  It is all about Weather-Water and Wine so stop by and say hello to both us and Ancestry C ...

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New Chamber Member Website Launched

Exciting News! On this past Saturday, we officially launched the new MoreToManson.com website to the business community. There were a number of business owners in attendance at the formal training offered by the site developer, Suitecode. There are many new and improve ...

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Green Dot Sub Shop Awards Second Franchise…to Chelan!

Green Dot Sub Shop proudly announces the awarding of their second franchise agreement to Cindy and Dave Sneesby of Manson, WA. The Sneesby’s both successful business owners and entrepreneurs, are excited at the opportunity bring Green Dot Sub Shop to the City of Chel ...

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Manson High School Recognized as one of Washington State’s Best!

Manson Chamber of Commerce proudly salutes and congratulates our Manson School District and Manson High School for being named as a top school in Washington State and the United States.  Please enjoy this report from our friends at GoLakeChelan.com http://www.golakec ...

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Green Dot Sub Shop Promotes Luis Vazquez to Manager

Green Dot Sub Shop owners, Jeff & Debbie Conwell promoted Luis Vazquez to the position of Manager of Green Dot Sub Shop in Manson. Green Dot Sub Shop, which opened April 1, 2012, hired Luis Vazquez going into their second summer season in 2013. “Luis is a very bi ...

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NEW SPRING HOURS at Green Dot Sub Shop!

Spring has sprung! Green Dot Sub Shop is now open Monday-Saturday 10AM-7PM and closed on Sundays! We’ve got you covered for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Not to mention over 30 flavors of soft serve! ...

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New Manson Chamber Website Offers New Features and Benefits to Members

The new www.moretomanson.com website is chock full of features for Manson Chamber Members. The updated site provides each member with their own exclusive page that they can manage and update. You can post news, events, pictures, video and more.  Additionally, the site ...

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Mountain View Lodge Frostynapped

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS (SNOW)MAN?   Hello Everyone, Mountain View Lodge in Manson is searching for Mr. Frosty. Witnesses say he was last seen on the corner of Wapato Way and Wapato Point Pkwy just lighting up the night for all to see. He has been described as a 6 f ...

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Manson is Stealing the Limelight!

Manson is Stealing the Limelight! For years, Manson, the “Village by the bay” as some say, has enjoyed a sleepy, quiet existence. But recently, there has been a new “vibe” a sort of transformation that embraces both the past and a new future. Wh ...

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