A big ‘thank you’ to our Valley readers and advertising partners

In 2023, Snoqualmie Valley Record brought you stories that celebrate the common bonds that connect the people, businesses, nonprofits and community groups of North Bend, Snoqualmie, Fall City and Carnation. In this past year’s print and digital pages, we hope you’ve been informed, enlightened, inspired, entertained or educated by coverage of the things that make our Valley unique and the people that help keep the Valley ticking.

As we tell the story of the Valley, the Valley Record continues to provide accurate, fact-based reporting that offers public scrutiny and oversight. The Valley Record’s local coverage by professional, experienced reporters and editors also need to be supported to ensure that we can provide valuable and unbiased journalism. And our readers and advertising partners up and down the Valley have stepped up to continue the Record’s mission by investing in our print and digital content. We appreciate and thank each and every one of our subscribers. Your support helps keep us going!

I’d also like to give a shout out to and thank last year’s advertisers. These great local partners branded their businesses and promoted their products, services and events on our digital and print pages. This too provides great support that continues our journalistic mission: First and foremost, warm thanks to our friends at the Casino Snoqualmie, as well as to the many other local businesses, nonprofits and community groups up and down the Valley that have supported local community news: All-Star Heating, Air Conditioning & Electric, Alyssa Sprague at Birches Habitat, Beth Traverso Real Estate Group, the Carnation Fourth of July Committee, Carnation Farms, Church on the Ridge, David Cook Real Estate Services, Carmichael’s Hardware & Variety Store, The City of North Bend, North Bend Block Party, Downtown Issaquah Association, Empower Youth Network, Art Gallery of SnoValley, Jonathan Pearlstein at Engel & Volkers Snoqualmie Valley, Snoqualmie Ridge Block Party, Fall City Community Association & the amazing Fall City Arts groups, Fall City Historical Society, Kevin & Laurie Hauglie and Anji Donaldson of the Kevin Hauglie Agency/Farmers Insurance, Fall City Days, Fall City Holiday Festival, Flintoft’s Funeral Home, Chickadee Bakeshop / Snoqualmie Pie Company’s Dorie Ross and Katie Podschwit and the Historic Downtown Snoqualmie Merchants Association, Sifu Johann Sasynuik at The Kung Fu Club Fall City/Issaquah, King County Council District 3’s Sarah Perry, Several Departments within King County, North Bend Les Schwab Tire Center, Level Up Acupuncture, Ben Cockman at Mount Si Sports & Fitness, King County Library System, Westlake Ace Hardware in North Bend, Encompass NW, Mount Si Family Dentistry, North Bend Festival Committee, North Bend Downtown Foundation, Festival at Mount Si, North Bend Block Party, North Bend Fitness, Twin Peaks Nutrician, Overlake Hospital & Medical Center, Red Oak Senior Residence in North Bend, Saints and Scholars Irish Pub and Francesco Ristorante Italiano & Francesco Montalto up on the Ridge, North Bend’s Sip, Suds and Si, Si View Metropolitan Parks District, Sigillo Cellars, Karin Simpson and the Simpson Group Real Estate, Sno-Falls Forest Theatre, Mountains to Sound Greenway, Snoqualmie Family Dental, Sherwood Korssjoen at Snoqualmie Ridge Storage, Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance, Snoqualmie Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, Nicole Wiebe, the Community Liaison / ‘Events Goddess’ at the City of Snoqualmie, Brian Davis & Alicia Messa at Snoqualmie Valley Real Estate, Snoqualmie Valley Youth Soccer, Snoqualmie Inn by Hotel America, Puget Sound Energy, Tanner Electric, Bonnie & Gary Remlinger at Remlinger Farms & Brewery, Snoqualmie Red, White and Boom, Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation, Snoqualmie Days Festival, Voyislav & Aleks Kokeza at the Snoqualmie Falls Brewery, Snoqualmie Valley Hospital, Friends of Snoqualmie Valley Trail & River, Richard Anderson at NW Railway Museum, Carol Wright and Rachel Charbonneau at Valley Realty Group, Visiting Angels of Snoqualmie Valley, our friends at Valley Center Stage, Snoqualmie Psychic Readings, and many more.

I urge you all to shop local and give these businesses and nonprofits a try.

I’d also like to offer my gratitude to the many Valley families from near and far that celebrated the lives and marked the passing of their departed loved ones in our obituary pages. These groups, businesses and nonprofits ran print or digital display ads, branded content online stories or targeted email blasts with us in 2023. We certainly appreciate their business and their trust and look forward to serving them in 2024. Each and every one of our readers and these local businesses, nonprofits and groups have my personal thanks for supporting the Valley Record and www.valleyrecord.com or by subscribing at www.valleyrecord.com/subscribe.

As we finish up the chilly end of the first month of 2024, I wish you and your families the very best in this still new year.

On the news side, if you have a hot tip, a great story idea, a comment or critique or a letter to the editor, please connect with me or our award-winning reporters and editor. We’d love to hear from you! Coming up, we have our annual Health, Wellness and Fitness pages in late February; and in March, a Sports Preview and a celebration of Valley Women in Business.

William Shaw is the general manager and publisher of the Snoqualmie Valley Record. Contact: william.shaw@valleyrecord.com.