Business meetings on the North Olympic Peninsula this week, and other business briefs

By Peninsula Daily News staff

THIS WEEK'S BUSINESS meetings on the North Olympic Peninsula (all the meetings are open to the public):

Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce — Weekly luncheon meetings are held Mondays at noon in the second-floor meeting room of the Red Lion Hotel, 221 N. Lincoln St.

This Monday's speakers will be state Department of Transportation Regional Administrator Kevin Dayton and project engineer Jerry Moore on the U.S. Highway 101 widening project between Port Angeles and Sequim.

Luncheon tickets are $13 and can be purchased from the meeting room cashier.

Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce — Weekly luncheon meetings are held Mondays at noon at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St.

This Monday's speaker will be Port Townsend Mayor David King, who will discuss “What We Got Done Last Year, What's on the Boil for This Year and What's on Your Mind.”

Lunch will be catered by Subway.

Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce — Luncheon meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at noon at SunLand Golf & Country Club, 109 Hilltop Drive, Sequim.

This Tuesday's speaker will be Betsy Reed Schultz discussing the nonprofit Captain Joseph House Foundation she founded.

The Captain Joseph House — named for Reed Schultz's son, Army Capt. Joseph Schultz, who was killed in action serving in Afghanistan on May 29, 2011 — will be a place of healing and relaxation for the families of military men and women killed in action since Sept. 11, 2001.

Tuesday's meeting sponsor is Five Acre School.

Luncheon reservations closed Friday, but seats are available for those who are not having lunch. Coffee or tea is $3. Phone 360-683-6197 or email for information.

Forks Chamber of Commerce — Luncheon meetings are Wednesdays at noon at JT's Sweet Stuffs, 80 N. Forks Ave.

This Wednesday's session will be a joint meeting from noon to 2 p.m. with the West End Business and Professional Association.

The discussion topic will be rebuilding on the site of last year's fire that destroyed the former IOOF hall and an adjacent store building downtown.

Lunch costs $8; a bowl of soup, $4.75; and a cup of soup, $4. The entree will be corned beef.

Port Angeles Business Association — Breakfast meetings are Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. at Joshua's Restaurant, 113 -DelGuzzi Drive, Port Angeles.

The speaker this Tuesday will be Port Angeles School District Assistant Superintendent Michelle Reid, who will discuss the purpose and goals of a task force mapping the future of the school district and its aging buildings.

There is a $2.16 minimum charge by Joshua's for those who do not order breakfast.


Career workshop for 50 and older

PORT TOWNSEND — “Re-Tooling Careers,” the third of four presentations in the “Encore: Transforming Life After 50” workshop series, will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The free event will be at the Port Townsend Library Learning Center, 1256 Lawrence St.

Targeted for those between the ages of 50 and 69, the series is designed to be educational and inspirational for those contemplating getting back into the job market.

Peter Quinn and Carol Ann Laase will lead the workshop.

They will discuss how to bundle past experience and wisdom into job searching, and explore business options.

Quinn is the executive director of EDC Team Jefferson and CEO of the Quimper Mercantile Co.

He is also the co-owner with his wife, Anna, of The Writers' Workshoppe in Port Townsend.

Laase is administrative systems manager for the Olympic Area Agency on Aging and manages the Senior Community Services Employment Program, which provides re-employment training to people 55 and older who meet low-income and other guidelines.

She trained initially as a secondary education teacher and has experience in the retail, accounting and legal fields.

For more information, phone 360-344-3061 or email


Therapist certified

Emily Nguyen, a local physical therapist assistant, recently was certified in senior strength training by the International Weightlifting Association in Seattle.

She said she will use resistance therapy to help geriatric patients improve functional mobility and manage arthritis, osteoporosis, cardiopulmonary disease, diabetes, obesity or generalized weakness.

Nguyen's background is in outpatient physical therapy, with an emphasis on special needs, pediatric and senior care. She is also coordinator of the North Olympic Running Club, a training and motivation/support group for walkers, runners and joggers of all fitness levels and ages.

Nguyen graduated suma cum laude from the nationally accredited physical therapist assistant program at Green River Community College in Auburn.

For more information, phone Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy in Sequim at 360-683-3710 or in Port Angeles at 360-452-6216, or email


Spa owner retiring

SEQUIM — Barbara Brown will depart Tender Touches Spa on March 21 to retire.

Brown has offered skin-care services at the business for 13 years.

The spa was sold to Mona Gates.

Brown said she is grateful for the privilege to have served so many wonderful clients, looks forward to seeing people around town and will miss everyone she has worked with over the years.

Tender Touches will be relocating to 665 N. Fifth Ave. on April 1.

Gates, as new owner, will be operating as Tender Touches Spa at Cedar Creek.

The spa will continue to offer the same products, mineral makeup and services in its new location.

Tender Touches Spa can be contacted at 360-681-4363 or by visiting


2 new auto techs

PORT ANGELES — Ryan Heskett and Gabriel Rosario have joined the staff of Wilder Auto Center as quick-lube technicians.

Heskett previously worked at the Walmart in Sequim and Rosario at a Sears in Montana.

Wilder Auto Center is located at 97 Deer Park Road.

Service hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.


Stylist moves on

SEQUIM — Lisa-Anne Lindley, formerly of Great Clips and Changes Salon in Sequim, has moved to Tiffany's Hair Salon, 484 River Road.

Lindley is a longtime resident, has been a stylist for six years and goes to frequent continuing education classes.

At Tiffany's, Lindley will provide haircuts, color services and perms, and has competitive pricing.

To make an appointment, phone 360-477-7097.


Aromatherapy care

PORT ANGELES — “Aromatherapy for Health Care Providers” will be presented in the Fairshter Room, Olympic Medical Center, 939 Caroline St., from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Marilyn Boerner will discuss the properties and uses of a variety of essential oils, aromatic essences that are extracted from plants, trees and flowers around the world.

Boerner is a certified aromatherapist, a member of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy and an instructor, natural perfumer and product formulator specializing in pain and trauma.

All health care providers are welcome. Licensed massage practitioners will earn two continuing education units.

A $5 donation will cover costs.

The event is presented by the Olympic Peninsula Massage Group.

For more information, email Pat Carter at or Darla Workman at


Aesthetician panel

PORT ANGELES — Bunny Cornwall, licensed aesthetician at Olympic Day Spa, recently attended the Esthetique SPA International conference in Vancouver, B.C.

Cornwall earned certifications in Hungarian massage techniques for instant face-lift and for nonsurgical face-lift through galvanic/micro-current/infrared technology with SAIAN Natural Clinical skin care.

Additional classes taken were reflexology for the face, management of hyperpigmentation/malasma and brown spots, and Thai steam herbal massage.

Olympic Day Spa is located at 332 E. Eighth St.

For more information, phone 360-565-8000.


Seven days a week for Nash's

SEQUIM — Starting April 1, Nash's Farm Store, 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way, will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

“This is no April Fool's joke,” said store co-manager Mary Wong.

“We are doing this in response to many customer requests for being open on Mondays.”

Nash's Farm Store features organic, local, GMO-free and gluten-free foods, including one of the largest local organic-produce selections on the Peninsula.


New Hi-Tech employee

PORT ANGELES — Art Jones has joined Hi-Tech Fire and Security, a division of Hi-Tech Electronics.

Jones has been installing, testing and servicing fire alarm and security systems for more than 25 years on the Olympic Peninsula.

He assists with fire, alarm, security and home audio/video needs.

Hi-Tech Fire and Security is located at 723 E. Front St. For more information, phone Jones at 360-452-2727.


Chiropractor trains

PORT HADLOCK — Chiropractor Michael Dam has been certified in traumatology by the Spine Research Institute of San Diego.

Dam was given advanced training to treat whiplash, spinal injuries and mild traumatic brain injuries, which are on the rise in the U.S. due to an increase in nonfatal vehicle collisions.

His training required insight into the physics of actual crash mechanics and the occupant kinematics — or motions resulting from the crash — as well as the latest diagnostic methods and treatments approaches.

Only 100 chiropractors receive this certification each year from the institute.

Dam's practice is located at 231 W. Patison St.

For more information, phone Dam at 360-385-4900 or email


Interns sought

QUILCENE — Center Valley Animal Rescue is looking for animal-care interns.

The facility, located on 32 acres in Quilcene, allows hands-on experience with a diverse group of animals from small domestic animals to large farm animals.

This opportunity also may include work with wildlife rehabilitation and release.

Internships at the center are offered quarterly and would be for a 20-hour minimum work week, including some weekend and holiday time.

Internships are unpaid.

Applicants must be age 18 or older, have a strong interest in animal welfare and be self-starters.

Interns with basic experience with companion animal and/or farm animal care are preferred.

Preference will be given to students considering a career in animal rescue or veterinary medicine.

Housing at the shelter is a possibility, and the facility is on a Jefferson Transit bus route.

Candidates can email Pat Todd at for a job description and application or obtain an application from


Agents of Month

PORT ANGELES —Marc and Pat Thomsen, the husband-and-wife real estate duo better known as “Team Thomsen,” have been named Agents of the Month for February by Coldwell Banker Uptown Realty.

The award recognizes the highest amount of business transactions in a month's time.

They have earned the honor four months in a row.

Team Thomsen can be reached at or 360-417-2782.

Last modified: March 10. 2013 1:38AM
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