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Aug 23, 2017 — by: Chrystal Vaughan

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Aug 11, 2017 — by: Chrystal Vaughan

Total Solar Eclipse 2017: Part Five of Five (The Recap)

The sky is falling, the sky is falling! Okay not really. But how weird is this eclipse business going to be? I mean, let's think about it...

Moon: "Hey Sun, you're in the way."

Sun: "Um,'s my turn to play with the sky. You're supposed to be asleep."

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Aug 3, 2017 — by: Chrystal Vaughan

Total Solar Eclipse 2017: Part Four of Five

We're almost at the finish line, Chamber-verse. The eclipse is only a couple short weeks away. Are you ready!? Let's are a couple of checklists to make sure you're on top of things.

Watching the Eclipse from home:

  • Complete all shopping the week before
  • Have drinking water (just in case)
  • Vehicles filled with gas the week before
  • Prescriptions picked up
  • Grocery shopping completed the week before
  • Pets/livestock have a safe place
  • Eclipse glasses on hand

Business Eclipse Checklist:

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Jul 18, 2017 — by: Chrystal Vaughan

Total Solar Eclipse 2017: Part Three of Five

I know what you're thinking, Chamber-verse. This, again?!


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Jul 7, 2017 — by: Chrystal Vaughan

Total Solar Eclipse 2017: Part Two of Five

To recap our last conversation (super one-sided, I might add!) the TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN is happening on August 21st, 2017. I may have mentioned it in passing, I dunno. But I seem to recall thinking out loud, "What a terrific opportunity for local businesses to make some serious cashola, given that about a million people are coming through here to see this phenomenon." You know, because of the path of totality.


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Jun 21, 2017 — by: Chrystal Vaughan


Total Solar Eclipse 2017: Part One of Five

Maybe you’ve heard of the small event known as the TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN happening on August 21st, 2017 but if you haven’t…well, there’s going to be an eclipse on August 21st this year. Why is that important? Here are a couple of statistics and factoids to help you grasp the bigger picture:

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Jun 1, 2017 — by: Chrystal Vaughan

Hello Chamberverse! It's been a little while since our beloved web comic has made an appearance (I know...I should let other people tell me if it's beloved or not). So here, for your viewing pleasure and to tie in with our upcoming Hula Palooza Putting Challenge  (where you should totally come see me make a fool of myself), I give you...


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May 16, 2017 — by: Chrystal Vaughan

Hello Chamber-verse! Today we have a guest blogger, offering up some truth and wisdom about small businesses in Klamath. May is National Small Business Month, did you know that? I didn't either but I should have. So check this out: if your business wasn't in this article, give yourself a shoutout in the comments! We want to hear from you, business owners...which of these tips helped you the most? Let us know!

Okay, take it away Beth!


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Apr 27, 2017 — by: Chrystal Vaughan

Hey Reader(s)'s been a while, hasn't it!? I've been super busy working on getting the word out about Leadercast 2017. As with a lot of things I throw out there at you, I'm guessing you might be wondering that that is...and because I think it's important, I'm gonna tell you.

Leadercast is a live broadcast from Atlanta, GA. What that means is, the people are in Georgia (where the Walking Dead is filmed, in case you didn't know) and then their words are broadcast all over to host sites. You remember that scene from Independence Day, where Jeff Goldblum is explaining how he's going to give a computer virus to the mother ship, and then it will filter down into the smaller ships and then they'll all have it? (if not, it's pretty good, so here you go):

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Mar 30, 2017 — by: Chrystal Vaughan

Seventy-two years ago, these hands typed the words on these pages. Things were much different then; the country was reeling from the effects of the war and families were torn apart by circumstance. These are the hands of a student, wife, and mother. They are also the hands of a clerk for the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce. These are the hands of Effie Vanderhoff, reunited after so long with the work she performed as a young woman.


The official end to the war was September 2, 1945. By then, Effie Botens had already graduated from Klamath Union High School in June and was hired the very next day by the Chamber.  She worked in the offices on Main Street, and was the secretary for Jim Stillwell (today Jim is 97 years old), President of the then Junior Chamber of Commerce, a group of young businessmen who performed the roles our current Ambassadors perform today.

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