• November 2019 Member Spotlights

    October 28, 2019
    BOARD MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: PEGGY STOWE OF STOWES SHOES & CLOTHING

    Peggy is a lifelong resident of Skagit County. After graduating from Washington State University in 1982, she returned to Burlington to join her family business at Stowe's Shoes and Clothing. The business was founded in 1940 by her grandparents Harry and Clara Stowe and today the fourth generation, her daughter Ashley Stowe, is also active in the business. Peggy enjoys being involved in the community and has served on the chamber board since 1999. She is also on the Burlington-Edison Alumni Foundation board, co-chair of her church outreach committee, a past Tulip Festival board member, past Leadership Skagit coach and past Burlington Library board member. She has two grown daughters and two young grandsons who she enjoys spending time with. Peggy enjoys spending summer days with her family in the San Juan Islands.

    AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: LYDIA GUEL OF NW PLUS CREDIT UNION

    NW Plus Credit Union is a member owned not for profit financial institution. With six locations, nearly 30,000 nationwide ATM’s, mobile and online banking and a full service loan department NW Plus is focused on putting our members first and providing them with sound financial products and services. We are open to anyone who lives, works or worships in the State of Washington.
    Stop in to our local Burlington branch located at 115 Cedar St. and introduce yourself to our great staff. Lydia, our long time mortgage loan originator is there to assist you with your mortgage needs, Casey and Colleen.

    MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: RUTH EHRHARDT OF R&B BOOKKEEPING SERVICES LLC

    R & B Bookkeeping Services LLC
    “Comprehensive Bookkeeping with Integrity”

    What is “comprehensive bookkeeping”?
    Complete, including all elements or aspects of bookkeeping.

    We are committed to meeting all of your needs in bookkeeping so you will be able to promote and perform your business. We will adapt to your needs, you don’t have to adapt to ours. There is no job too small, we will meet with you to discuss your needs at no charge to you for the first meeting. “No job too small” could mean that you just may need to understand how to correct an entry in QuickBooks, or we can correct it for you so you can continue doing you own bookkeeping. We are here to help.
    We also offer full-service bookkeeping:
    •Accounts payable, which includes management of your vendors and payable responsibilities.
    •Accounts receivables, which includes management of your clients and/or customers that you provide products and services for.
    •Bank and credit card reconciliations.
    •Payroll with full service online cloud-based payroll.
    •Financial reports, which includes providing monthly reports, so you are always aware of the financial health of your company.
    •B & O, and sales tax report filing.
    As small business owners, we are very aware of all the challenges involved in being an entrepreneur in the State of Washington. We have owned and operated a retail store, a General Contracting Business, and a Bookkeeping business. Being self-employed and managing all the responsibilities of running a business and keeping up with the bookkeeping can be overwhelming when you don’t seem to have enough hours in the day to be “all things to all people”.
    We will partner with you to achieve your business goals for success.
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