Chamber Executive Director Imelda Dulcich to step down

March 5, 2015

The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce is losing a key administrative member.

Executive Director Imelda Dulcich announced publicly Feb. 11 that she is resigning from the chamber to focus more on the clients of her public relations firm.

Imelda Dulcich 2015

“I am privileged to have worked with so many wonderful members of the community in my work as executive director,” she said in a news release. “My joy has been working with the chamber board to help our members succeed by providing opportunities to build connections, increase visibility and learn through our educational events.” Read more

Editorial — Chamber director has big shoes to fill

March 5, 2015

We’re saddened to hear that Newcastle Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Imelda Dulcich will step down from her post.

Dulcich has single-handedly raised the profile of the local chamber, providing valuable social media promotion for its businesses and serving as a friendly community connector.

Her position was only part-time, but it was clear that Dulcich dedicated more effort and energy than her duties required.

Dulcich’s ability to recruit top-notch speakers made the chamber luncheons must-attend events. Because of her, the Newcastle business community got to hear from the likes of U.S. Rep. Adam Smith, King County Sheriff John Urquhart and King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg. Read more

Chamber Executive Director Imelda Dulcich to step down

February 11, 2015

NEW — 3:45 p.m. Feb. 11, 2015

The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce is losing a key administrative member.

Executive Director Imelda Dulcich announced publicly Feb. 11 that she is resigning from the chamber to focus more on the clients of her public relations firm.

Imelda Dulcich 2015

“I am privileged to have worked with so many wonderful members of the community in my work as executive director,” she said in a news release. “My joy has been working with the chamber board to help our members succeed by providing opportunities to build connections, increase visibility and learn through our educational events.” Read more

Candidates file for public office, August primary

June 5, 2014

Local voters will have to choose candidates in an August primary.

King County candidate filing week ended May 16 with more than two applicants in a race for the local Congressional representative.

U.S. Rep. Adam Smith (D-9th) seeks re-election against three challengers, one of which should be very familiar to Newcastle voters.

Former Newcastle resident Mark Greene, who last year unsuccessfully ran for Newcastle City Council, is one of the candidates who hope to unseat Smith. Greene now lives in Federal Way. Democrat Don Rivers and Republican Doug Basler also filed for the 9th Congressional seat. Read more

Chamber to host Rep. Adam Smith

May 10, 2014

NEW — 4 p.m. May 10, 2014

U.S. Rep. Adam Smith (center) visits the grand opening of Newcastle’s east portion of the May Creek Trail last September. Smith is returning to Newcastle May 14 to speak at the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce’s luncheon. By Christina Corrales-Toy

U.S. Rep. Adam Smith (center) visits the grand opening of Newcastle’s east portion of the May Creek Trail last September. Smith is returning to Newcastle May 14 to speak at the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce’s luncheon.
By Christina Corrales-Toy

The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce will host special guest speaker U.S. Rep. Adam Smith at its May 14 luncheon. Read more

Letters

May 1, 2014

New power line is bad for the community

Puget Sound Energy’s proposal to replace the current 115 kV overhead power line with 230 kV lines on taller poles does not consider the negative impact on our community. Overhead power lines do not belong in residential areas for the following reasons:

  •  Exposure to electromagnetic fields has been linked to increased rates of certain cancers, such as leukemia in children and cancers of the lymph and diseases of central nervous systems in adults.
  • Inhaling charged particles/pollutants around power lines has been linked to an increase in free radicals and many adverse health effects, such as cancer.
  •  interference with implanted pacemakers and defibrillators.
  •  power line noise. Read more

U.S. Rep. Adam Smith meets with local leaders, Newcastle constituency

January 14, 2012

 

U.S. Rep. Adam Smith, left, speaks with members of local and regional government and members of the public at an informal meeting at Newcastle City Hall in the Newcastle Professional Center on Jan. 14. By Christina Lords

NEW — 3:40 p.m. Jan. 14, 2011

Although congressional redistricting doesn’t shift the city of Newcastle’s representation from the 8th to the 9th Congressional District until 2013, U.S. Rep. Adam Smith says he’s already prepared to make his case of focusing on the still-sluggish economy, job growth and needed tax and education reform to his new constituency.

The congressman — whose district now spans the area south and east of Seattle, including Newcastle, Federal Way, Renton and Bellevue — met with about 75 local and regional government officials, business sector representatives and Newcastle residents at an informal gathering at Newcastle’s City Hall on Jan. 14.

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Newcastle to host U.S. Rep. Adam Smith on Jan. 14

January 9, 2012

NEW — 12:25 p.m. Jan. 9, 2012

A meet and greet for U.S. Rep. Adam Smith, Washington’s 9th Congressional District representative, will take place at 10 a.m. Jan. 14 at the Newcastle Professional Center.

Final drafts of the Washington State Redistricting Commission’s maps move the city of Newcastle from the 8th to Smith’s 9th Congressional District next year.

The event is free and open to the public.

Congressman Dave Reichert will represent Newcastle until the end of 2012, but Newcastle, Mercer Island and Bellevue will shift to representation from the 9th District in 2013.

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