Page 3 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - October 2015
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Enterprise Continue to Be Active in
Inter-Tribal C-Store Summit Group

The End of the Trail Stores are founding Pictured (L-R) are Chris Richardson, high-volume, low margin marketplace with a very
members of an inter-tribal trade association of CTE Managing Director; Manny Medina, demanding customer base in which convenience,
Tribally-owned convenience stores and fueling Senior EOT Store Manager; Chris value and service make the difference between
stations.   The Tribal C-Store Summit Group is a Klatush, EOT 2 Store Manager; Katie mediocre and superior results. Our EOT Stores
non-profit, non-political association.  The Group Bohocky, Tribal Summit Group Executive employ from the community with over 50 percent
began in 2009 when several Washington Tribes Director. dedicated tribal members, their spouses and other
met to discuss and share common issues and best Indians living in our community.  The stores
practices.   Chris Klatush adds, “I learn more about solving generate important taxes from cigarettes, fuel and
store issues during the Summit Group’s meetings in-store sales that support the Tribal Government
Since then, over 30 Tribes, mostly from than any other training or source because I’m to provide services to its members.  As such, the
Washington State, are active Group members comparing notes with industry leaders from quality peer support of other operators working
who meet three times annually for educational merchandising to human resources to security.”  in Indian Country provided at these meetings is
seminars, industry news, exclusive member priceless,” explained Chris Richardson.
promotions and networking.  The Group receives At the recent annual meeting on September 17,
its funding from member dues and sponsorships 2015, Chris Richardson was re-elected to the Tribal Summit Group’s Mission: 
from over a dozen regional and national vendors Summit Group’s Board.  “Our store managers
who support the Group’s mission.   need to be on the top of their industry, which is a To encourage economic success in Indian
Country by uniting tribes in the sharing
“We learn a lot from the Summit Group’s of best practices, building effective
educational seminars but also gain invaluable relationships with our partners and
insight from other Tribal store managers during leveraging the strength of our members.
our meetings,” says Manny Medina.  In the
pictureabove, the representatives from the Visit the Group’s web site:
Chehalis Tribe store management are presented
with their annual certificate of membership from
the Group’s Executive Director.      

Construction Is Completed On Community Center Playground Equipment Community
Halloween Party
Construction has with a sitting Best Costume Contests
been completed on area, barbecue, Saturday, October 31 Cake Walk
a 64 x 64 covered and drinking at noon
playground shelter fountain. This new Food, Fun and Prizes!!!
with cedar beams playground will
and overhead be protected from Haunted House opens Please watch flyer for more
lighting behind the the elements year at 2:00 PM information or contact Phillip at
Community Center. round.
To plan this 360-709-1752
project, staff met Thank you to or Leroy Boyd at 360-709-1787
with employees of Tony Medina, JJ
the Youth Program Shortman and all HALLOWEEN Trick-or-Treat from car to car in the
as well as youth of the staff over in October 31 Community Center parking lot!
themselves. Great Youth Services for Trunks open 3:00 to 5:00 PM
effort was made their involvement Bring you super heroes, princesses, for trick-or-treaters
to incorporate elements children with the planning process. Thank witches, ghost, goblins and pumpkins
wanted into the design. you to Bones for blessing the (After the Community Halloween Party)
playground on September 18. to
Features of this area include TRUNK or TREAT, BEST DECORATED TRUNK
rubberized fall material, swings, Children who attend the youth and bring your decorated car to COMPETITION!
climbing toy with monkey bars, a center after school have been
slide, and tether ball poles along enjoying it daily! COMPETE! Sign-up to park and decorate your vehicle
for a chance to win GREAT PRIZES
Vehicle sign-up at the Front Desk of
the Tribal Center, or by email or text to / 360-508-9027    Page 3
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