KONP's on new FM frequency; chamber meetings this week; and other North Olympic Peninsula business briefs
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Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce — Weekly luncheon meetings normally are held Mondays at noon in the second-floor meeting room of the Red Lion Hotel, 221 N. Lincoln St.
However, the chamber won't meet this Monday because of Presidents Day.
It reconvenes Feb. 25 with a program from the Clallam County Family YMCA.
Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce — Weekly luncheon meetings normally are held Mondays at noon at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St.
However, the chamber won't meet this Monday because of Presidents Day.
It resumes its usual schedule Feb. 25 with a program on Jefferson Community School.
Forks Chamber of Commerce — Luncheon meetings are Wednesdays at noon at JT's Sweet Stuffs, 80 N. Forks Ave.
This Wednesday's speaker (Feb. 20) will be genealogist Virginia Majewski of the Clallam County Genealogical Society.
Lunch costs $8; a bowl of soup, $4.75; and a cup of soup, $4. The entree will be seafood Alfredo.
Port Angeles Business Association — Breakfast meetings are Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. at Joshua's Restaurant, 113 -DelGuzzi Drive, Port Angeles.
The featured speaker this Tuesday will be Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict on law-and-justice funding.
There is a $2.16 minimum charge by Joshua's for those who do not order breakfast.
North Hood Canal Chamber of Commerce — representing the “Emerald Towns” of the Hood Canal, Quilcene and Brinnon — meets at 5:30 p.m. on the third Monday of the month, alternating between Quilcene and Brinnon community centers.
This Monday (Feb. 18), Wally Lis, superintendent of the Quilcene and Brinnon school districts, will discuss “The State of the Schools in South (Jefferson) County” at the Quilcene Community Center, 294952 U.S. Highway 101.
All the above meetings are open to the public.
KONP radio moves to new FM frequency
PORT ANGELES — Radio KONP, which has simulcast its programming on the FM band since 2008, has changed its frequency to 101.7 on the dial.
“We were able to increase our authorized power for the FM by moving to another frequency,” said KONP General Manager Todd Ortloff.
“We felt it was a good opportunity to increase our service to the area, especially with so many people listening on our FM channel.”
KONP continues to broadcast at its original 1450 AM. It has operated on that frequency for 68 years.
Ortloff said KONP was the first AM station in Washington state to get special Federal Communications Commission authorization to simulcast AM programming on an FM translator.
Translators normally are reserved for repeating FM station programming.
It broadcast its FM signal at 102.1 megahertz until Friday, when the switch to 101.7 was made.
Register by Wednesday for seminar
PORT ANGELES — The Lower Elwha Klallam tribe will host a free business seminar, “Marketing Your Business Effectively,” on Wednesday. Feb. 20.
The event will be held at the Elwha Heritage Training Center, 401 E. First St., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Clarity Enterprises Inc. will lead the seminar.
Registration to 360-417-8545 is required.
PORT ANGELES — KeyBank will host its monthly Key4Women event at its Port Angeles branch, 1633 E. First St., on Wednesday, Feb. 20.
Networking begins at 7:30 a.m., with the presentation beginning at 7:45 a.m. The event will run approximately one hour.
Brian Kuh, business lender for Craft3, will lead this month's discussion about alternatives to traditional business lending options and the role of community development lenders.
Craft3 provides loans and assistance to entrepreneurs, nonprofits, individuals and others who don't normally have access to financing.
Key4Women is a networking and educational group that is focused on both women business owners and women in business.
Open to the public, it meets the third Wednesday of each month.
For more information, phone the Port Angeles KeyBank branch at 360-452-4554.
CARLSBORG — Jac Osborn, owner of By Design Group, recently trained to become a Certified Aging In Place, or CAPs, remodeler.
CAPs graduates are trained to work with older adults to renovate their homes for “aging in place,” addressing code issues, safety and remodeling costs.
By Design Group's showroom is located at 11 E. Runnion Road, and hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
For more information, phone Osborn at 360-582-1843.
Life coach trains
PORT ANGELES — Life coach Mindy Amita Aisling was in Los Angeles recently to study with best-selling author Bruce D. Schneider.
Schneider's books include Relax, You're Already Perfect and Energy Leadership.
He is considered a world leader in the field of human potential and consciousness, Aisling said.
His creation, the Energy Leadership Index (ELI), is an assessment that enables individuals and teams to hold up mirrors to their perceptions, attitudes, behaviors and overall capabilities.
For more information, visit www.amitacoaching.com or phone 360-393-8992.
Heartline's new location
PORT ANGELES — James and Denette Ellis and their son David, joined by the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, cut a ribbon during a grand opening ceremony recently for The Heartline Inc.'s new location, 4001 Tumwater Truck Route in Port Angeles.
The business offers batteries for autos, tractors, boats, motorcycles and more along with bark, rock and soil products and a line of commercial fishing tackle.
Hours of operations are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Phone 360-452-3157 or search “The Heartline Inc.” on Facebook.
Kitsap Bank profits
PORT ORCHARD — Kitsap Bank recently announced year-end earnings for 2012, with profits for the 12 months totaling $7.8 million, the highest earnings level in four years.
Assets for the bank now total $922 million, up $17 million, while nonperforming assets have continued to decline and are only 0.5 percent of total assets — one of the lowest ratios of any bank in the state, according to a news release.
Kitsap Bank has North Olympic Peninsula branches in Port Angeles, Sequim, Port Hadlock, Port Ludlow and Port Townsend, plus a Port Townsend loan office.
PORT ANGELES — Port Book and News, 104 E. First St., has new hours of operation.
The bookstore is now open Mondays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, visit www.portbooknews.com or phone 360-452-6367.
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