Community Organizations We Love
Where Stories Run Free… FreeValley Publishing connects readers and writers. We aid independent authors in the journey from Story to Publication and in encouraging book sales the way they’ve always imagined. Their Vision, Their Books. Stories for all!
FreeValley Publishing was formed in the spirit of an arts co-op. A group of writers affiliated with SnoValley Writes! were working toward publishing and marketing their own books. While sharing experience and ideas, they realized there was much to be gained by moving forward as a group. FreeValley encourages writers–and that means you!–to develop and market their own work with support and advice from fellow-writers. It provides a network for promotion and interaction with our community to move toward mutual success. Our success is sharing our stories with you. Feel free to linger in the Valley and read awhile…
Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce
Over the last year The Chamber has made changes to deliver more value to you. Here are just a few examples:
- A new and robust website at snovalley.org generating thousands of visits per month and an equally valuable mobile version of the website.
- A two-fold increase in The Chamber’s Social Media reach
- More impactful events
- An innovative Ambassadors Program
- An energetic Valley Young Professionals Group
We are a peer writing work group, established at the end of August 2008. Our goal is to move everyone ahead in advancing their literary art. Writing is a skill and a craft — we will work on both aspects of this. Whether your goal is to write a memoir, have a book published or even just read your poem at your brother’s wedding — this group is one to inspire, teach, support and help improve Snoqualmie Valley writers.
What We Do:
During our work sessions, we follow literary craft discussion topics and exercises. At our best, we will offer mutual encouragement, amicable competition, stimulating discussion, practice in critiquing, and support in the more challenging steps of craft progression (ala the ever elusive publishing process). We will tackle everything from mechanics, how to find time to write, inspiration, to how to give a pitch to an agent or write a synopsis. We meet twice every month as well as do one or two “literary” field trips every quarter. We have a busy online community who is joining us from more remote locations. If you are interested in participating virtually, let us know and we’ll get you engaged; but, otherwise, we’d love to work with you in person!
To identify, develop and promote the talents of artists and writers in the Snoqualmie Valley, and to provide a forum for the expression of their talents. Additionally, to raise literary awareness and education in the valley via outreach to our community.
Washington State Chapter Community Associations Institute
America’s leading advocate for responsible communities
Community Associations Institute (CAI) is the only national organization dedicated to fostering vibrant, responsive, competent community associations. Our mission is to assist community associations in promoting harmony, community, and responsible leadership. We believe that by giving board members, managers, and homeowners the knowledge to better run their associations, they can turn “owners” into “neighbors,” increasing harmony, and leading to more prosperous, safer communities.
Putting unity into community
CAI was founded in 1973 as a multi-disciplinary non-profit alliance serving all stakeholders in community associations. We provide education and resources to America’s 231,000 residential condominium, cooperative, and homeowner associations, and to the professionals and suppliers who serve them. CAI members include all types of association-governed communities, such as condominium and homeowner associations, cooperatives, and planned communities of all sizes; individual homeowners; community managers and management firms; builders and developers; accountants, attorneys, lenders, insurance providers, reserve specialists, and other providers of professional services; public officials; and product and service suppliers-all working together to create more livable communities.
If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact us directly.
Phone: (425) 778-6378
Fax: (206) 770-6123