Women fall into winter Wednesday at Encompass benefit

October 11, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 11, 2010

Women can get spoiled rotten at the Women Fall into Winter event, from 6-8p.m. Wednesday at Evergreen Ford, 1500 18th Ave. N.W.

Admission is free for women visiting the more than 60 area merchants, including those providing massages, waxing, hairstyles and manicures. Prizes valued at $50 will be given out every five minutes. Local restaurants will serve free samples, and wine-tasting and beer tickets will be sold for $5 each.

Entertainment will be provided by musicians and the emcee, comedian Todd Southwick.

Adventure Kids Playcare will offer free childcare nearby, at 775 Gilman Blvd.

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Evergreen Ford helps raise $3,560 for high school

June 22, 2010

Ford Motor Co. and Evergreen Ford partnered to help raise money in support of Eastlake High School as part of Ford’s Drive One 4 UR School program.

Eastside community members put pedals to the metal and helped raise up to $3,560 for Eastlake High School by test-driving select new Ford vehicles. Evergreen Ford worked with the school to host the one-day event May 22. About 178 people participated. For each participant who came from a unique household, Ford and Evergreen Ford donated $20.

Walk, run, spring into summer with a women’s night on the town

May 11, 2010

As the days get longer, it’s time to shape up, so on May 12 you’ll want to sprint to the Women Spring into Summer! event sponsored by Evergreen Ford of Issaquah.

“It’s going to be a really fun event with lots of great things to do,” organizer Lynn Rehn said.

“We’re really excited about any event that promotes local businesses,” Issaquah Chamber of Commerce CEO Matthew Bott said. “This event is really helping consumers rediscover some of the great businesses that we have here in Issaquah.”

Massages, nights out on the town with dinner, pedicures, drinks and cocktails — 60 Issaquah businesses are pulling out the stops to entertain the women who come to the event, Rehn said.

The free event runs from 6-8 p.m. at Evergreen Ford, 1500 18th Ave. N.W.

Each of the night’s sponsors has created gift packages worth $50 or more and there are so many prizes, Rehn said, she’ll give one, or several, away every five minutes during the two-hour event.

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Walk, run, spring into summer with a women’s night on the town Wednesday

May 9, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. May 9, 2010

As the days get longer, it’s time to shape up, so on Wednesday, you’ll want to sprint to the free Women Spring into Summer! event sponsored by Evergreen Ford of Issaquah.

“It’s going to be a really fun event with lots of great things to do,” organizer Lynn Rehn said.

“We’re really excited about any event that promotes local businesses,” Issaquah Chamber of Commerce CEO Matt Bott said. “This event is really helping consumers rediscover some of the great businesses that we have here in Issaquah.”

Massages, nights out on the town with dinner, pedicures, drinks and cocktails — 60 Issaquah businesses are pulling out the stops to entertain the women who come to the event, Rehn said.

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Chamber of Commerce launches shop-local effort

December 1, 2009

Local business leaders debuted the Shop Issaquah program last week, describing the effort as a way to support the economy, promote businesses and emphasize the role commerce plays in the city’s quality of life. Read more

Chamber members win awards for excellence

December 1, 2009

Rogue wins world’s best pale ale Read more

Cash for clunkers speeds sales at Issaquah dealerships

August 11, 2009

A car turned in as part of Cash For Clunkers sits in a lot alongside other clunkers waiting to be disassembled into parts within 72 hours. In order for a car to qualify for a rebate of up to $4,500, it must get 18 miles per gallon or less and be no more than 25 years old. Evergreen Ford dealers mark the cars so there are no mix-ups. By Adam Eschbach

A car turned in as part of Cash For Clunkers sits in a lot alongside other clunkers waiting to be disassembled into parts within 72 hours. In order for a car to qualify for a rebate of up to $4,500, it must get 18 miles per gallon or less and be no more than 25 years old. Evergreen Ford dealers mark the cars so there are no mix-ups. By Adam Eschbach

The federal Cash for Clunkers program has revved up sales at Issaquah dealerships Evergreen Ford and Michael’s Chevrolet of Issaquah. Managers at the dealerships said the program has boosted sales and generated excitement during what had been a lackluster year for the struggling U.S. auto industry.

At both dealerships, drivers are trading older pickups and sport utility vehicles for hybrids and other gas-sipping alternatives. The official name of the effort is the Cars Allowance Rebate Program, or CARS. Lawmakers created the program to boost auto sales and remove gas hogs from the roads.

Cash for Clunkers, as it is commonly called, hit the road July 23.

Under the program, buyers receive $3,500 or $4,500 toward a new fuel-efficient vehicle. The allowance depends on the type of vehicle a buyer purchases and the differences in fuel economy between the new vehicle and the so-called clunker. Vehicles traded through the program will be scrapped.

Cash for Clunkers has “added a dimension of excitement to the car business,” said Dan Warshawer, general manager of Michael’s Chevrolet. Read more

Model Ts to make stop at depot museum

July 7, 2009

One of two teams driving 1909 Model T Fords prepares to leave the starting line of the Ocean to Ocean Endurance Contest. Fifty-five Model Ts are recreating the route this summer, arriving in Issaquah on July 11.http://oceantoocean.ning.com

One of two teams driving 1909 Model T Fords prepares to leave the starting line of the Ocean to Ocean Endurance Contest. Fifty-five ModelTs are recreating the route this summer,arriving in Issaquah on July 11 http://oceantoocean.ning.com

In his youth, Greg Spranger enjoyed the thousands of tales his grandfather shared, especially those involving the family’s Model T Ford motor car.

“He described driving throughout the states, finding routes where there weren’t any roads and even ‘discovering’ California,” Spranger said.

As the head driver for an Indiana trucking company after the depression hit, Spranger said his grandfather was one of the first in the community to pack up the family and head west to start over in California.

So, it was a no brainer that Spranger jumped at the opportunity to act as liaison between the DownTown Issaquah Association and King County, organizing the local leg of an historical cross-country journey involving Model T Fords. Read more

Chamber of Commerce adds 63 new members

July 7, 2009

In just one month, the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce has grown by 63 new members. The goal had been 40. Read more

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