Sno Falls Community Spotlights
Get to know our community.
Kings Quality Auto Repair, formerly known as Specialized Mobile Auto Care, was founded in 2008 by Gary King. Gary started out serving locals from the back of his Grand Jeep Cherokee in the Snoqualmie Valley.
Fast forward to today and Kings Quality Auto Repair still offers roadside mobile repairs, but has also expanded to the convenience of a full service shop. “I love meeting the customer and getting to know them, and helping them in any way I can on their vehicle needs. My customers take comfort in knowing that their vehicle will be done right the first time, every time with warranted, superior, quality work,” said Gary.
Gary’s dedication to his local community led him to Mama’s Hands, a WA organization that provides help, hope, and healing to houseless families and individuals in crisis. Gary regularly offers free auto repairs for those in the program, and enjoys providing further support whenever possible.
In addition to Kings Quality Auto Repair, Gary also founded Adventures in Sobriety, a North Bend nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people that have suffered with addiction. To learn more about Gary and your local community outreach, visit the links below.
• Kings Quality Auto Repair https://kingsqualityautorepair.com/
• Like Kings Quality Auto Repair on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/kingsqualityautorepair
• Phone Home https://mammashands.org/phone-home/
• Adventures in Sobriety https://www.adventuresinsobriety.com/”
Chris Garcia of Frankie’s Pizza knows the key for small business success: one must truly care about their community. The restaurants’ six locations support schools and local charities, often donating pizzas to high school concession stands, PTSA, and local food banks.
“We really believe it’s a two-way street,” Chris says. “You can’t just take from a community, making a living from them and not give back.”
A Snoqualmie Valley native, Garcia first began working at Frankie’s in 1989. Then in 2000, he became the owner. Frankie’s has been with Sno Falls since 2017. Chris appreciates the personal connections made through community organizations and shared values.
“Sno Falls has always been an active member of the community, and have been around in the Valley for so long,” Chris says. “Everyone is friendly, they’re excited to see you, you get to know them, and enjoy working with them.”
Thanks Chris! We’re happy to work with you, too.
Place a no contact order with Frankie’s Pizza, visit frankies-pizza.com.
Scott Greenberg started making wine as a hobby in 2004. Friends and family encouraged him (by buying all his wine), and he soon opened Convergence Zone Cellars in Woodinville. In 2014, Scott and his wife Monica (winery co-owner) moved to North Bend, and eventually, so did their wine operation. Shortly after, they opened a Business Checking account at Sno Falls.
“I like how Sno Falls’ service is so personal and I still get all the same online banking tools offered by larger banks,” said Scott.
Convergence Zone Cellars’s 2018 Drizzle Pinot Gris, 2018 Mistral Grenache, and 2018 Virga Red Blend are available on their website.
The Sno Valley Eagles have provided support to the Valley for nearly 50 years, exemplifying their motto of “people helping people”. They have hosted fundraisers, organized blood drives, and provided a space where locals can come together to support each other.
“It’s a really great group of people, all there for the same reason. We care about what happens to the community and have the ability to help those in need,” said Mary Hutter, a Trustee with the Sno Valley Eagles.
During Covid-19, their focus has been providing relief to those experiencing hardship from the impacts of the pandemic. Working with local food banks they have provided over 4,500 meals to those in need–entirely free of charge. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, members and volunteers prepare meals to be handed out, no questions asked.
Once it’s safe to do so, the Eagles’ event space will host live music, raffles, auctions, dance parties, and karaoke … all fundraisers for charities and local causes, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This space is also available for the public to rent (at a great price), with proceeds going towards Sno Valley Eagles initiatives.
Interested in lending your hands to others by becoming an Eagle? Apply for membership or visit the Sno Valley Eagles Club in person.
If you’d rather volunteer without joining, the Eagles would love to have you.
Email email@example.com or call 425.888.1129.
Donations toward this community work are always accepted.
Donations can be made via cash or check, in person at the Sno Valley Eagles Club (checks payable to “Sno Valley Eagles), via PayPal, or through Venmo (@snovalleyeagles).
To learn more visit SnoValleyEagles.com.