This week's North Olympic Peninsula business meetings — and business news briefs
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University of Washington professor Thomas J. Montine, left, recently discussed the latest in Alzheimer's disease research with more than 40 local health care providers at special dinner presentation at Park View Villas in Port Angeles. Montine, Alvord professor, pathology department chair and adjunct professor of neurological surgery at the UW, is pictured with John LeClerc, executive director of Park View Villas. The retirement and assisted living community hosted the event with Dungeness Courte Memory Care, Crestwood Convalescent Center and Sequim Health and Rehabilitation.

By Peninsula Daily News staff

EDITOR'S NOTE — All the business meetings listed 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 program will focus on the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula and its Mount Angeles branch in Port Angeles.

Featured speaker will be Janet Gray, the clubs' resource development director.

Luncheon tickets are $15 and can be purchased from the meeting room cashier. There is a $3 fee for those not eating that includes a beverage.

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 Bill Graham, Jefferson County Public Utility District resource manager, on broadband service in East Jefferson County. NoaNet, the Northwest Open Access Network, also will be discussed.

Lunch will be catered by Subway, and Monday's meeting sponsor will be Quimper Mercantile.

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

This Wednesday's gathering will salute the resumption of the Forks Logging and Mill Tours for the public with a presentation by logging historian Jack Zaccardo.

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

North Hood Canal Chamber of Commerce — Representing the “Emerald Towns” of the Hood Canal, Quilcene and Brinnon, the chamber meets at 5:30 p.m. the third Monday of every month, alternating between the Quilcene and Brinnon community centers.

This Monday's meeting will be at the Brinnon Community Center, 306144 U.S. Highway 101.

The featured speaker will be Rich Childers, shellfish manager with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, on the local shellfishing seasons and their local economic impact.

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

This Tuesday's gathering will be an open-discussion meeting to talk about topics “with an eye to future political issues facing our area that [PABA] may want to take a position on.”

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

Forks business mixer
FORKS — A Forks Chamber of Commerce/West End Business & Professional Association Business After Hours will be hosted by Eagle Repair & Towing, 570 Russell Road, from 
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Anna Rose and Frank Geyer recently purchased the business and will show the changes they have made during a tour of the shop.

Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be provided.

Attendees should bring business cards to exchange and enter for a drawing.

The next Business After Hours event will be held at JT's Sweet Stuffs, 86 N. Forks Ave., from 6 p.m. to 
8 p.m. Thursday, June 20.

Energy Lunch set
PORT TOWNSEND — This month's Jefferson County Energy Lunch program will feature John Miedema discussing production of biofuels and biochar with pyrolysis and the opportunities this presents for local energy storage.

The event will be at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St., from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Miedema is founder of the Pacific Northwest Biochar Initiative and Biological Carbon LLC.

A related workshop on biochar stove-building will be held at the Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this coming Saturday.

For more information on that workshop, visit

The monthly Energy Lunch programs are aimed at increasing awareness of how energy, energy technology and energy policy affect county life and business activity.

These brown-bag lunch talks are free and open to the public.

For more information, visit

Land surveyor opens new firm in Port Angeles
PORT ANGELES — Bradley Lymangrover has opened a land surveying firm in Port Angeles.

Lymangrover has more than 35 years of experience in this field and is registered as a state land surveyor and certified federal surveyor.

He has been the Olympic region surveyor for the state Department of Natural Resources and the survey manager for a survey/engineering firm.

Lymangrover is experienced in all types of surveys, including boundary surveys, topographic mapping, construction staking, hydrographic surveys, formal subdivisions, short plats, boundary line adjustments and agreements, elevation certificates and certified federal surveys.

He has testified as an expert court witness during several boundary disputes.

Lymangrover is a current member of the Land Surveyors Association of Washington, having served in the past as president of the local chapter.

He is a member of the Clallam County Permit Advisory Board, the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishing Club.

For more information, visit, phone Lymangrover's office at 360 457-5961 or 360-460-8916, or email

Firm adds new loan officer
SEQUIM — Cobalt Mortgage has announced the addition of Hayley McComas to its lending team.

McComas was appointed senior mortgage loan officer for the Sequim branch, 175 W. Washington St.

McComas brings more than 16 years of industry experience to her position at Cobalt Mortgage.

After completing her post-secondary studies in Virginia and Arizona, she began her career as a loan officer in 2004, and worked in the mortgage industry processing, underwriting, and funding mortgage loans.

She also has served in the real estate industry, working with title and escrow businesses.

“Her diverse and well-rounded knowledge of the mortgage industry makes McComas a knowledgeable and valuable asset to our company,” said Aimee Dennis, Sequim branch manager.

The mother of two children, McComas' outside interests include being an extreme sports enthusiast.

New bank role filled
SEATTLE — David DeBond has joined Sound Community Bank as business development officer.

A new position for the bank, the officer will partner with all five branch locations to develop new business relationships while fostering those existing relationships, Sound Community officials said.

DeBond has 14 years of banking experience.

Before joining Sound Community, DeBond held positions in retail banking, including relationship sales and management.

Sound Community has bank locations at 110 N. Alder St. in Port Angeles and 541 N. Fifth Ave. in Sequim.

Coordinator for Castell
SEQUIM — Julie Speelman has joined Castell Insurance as its administrative and marketing coordinator.

She has experience in marketing and program coordination with the Peninsula Daily News, Sequim Gazette and other businesses.

“I am fortunate to be joining such a respected and community-minded company that prides itself on personalized customer service,” Speelman said.

Said Phil Castell, owner of Castell Insurance: “Julie's experience and drive has already made her a key addition to the Castell Insurance family.”

For more information, phone 360-683-9284 or visit

Faster net surfing
PORT TOWNSEND —Wave Broadband has launched a new high-speed 50 Mbps (Megabits per second) Internet service.

Since Kirkland-based Wave purchased the Port Townsend cable system from Broadstripe Northwest early in 2012, the company has launched and enhanced services through upgrades of its fiber TV and Internet network.

Wave officials say Port Townsend residential and business customers can now surf the Internet, download large files such as video content, participate in online gaming and even watch streaming video faster and better than ever before.

Wave recently added more than 100 new channels to the Port Townsend cable system and said it plans other enhancements.

Customers can order this new Internet service by phoning 866-928-3123 or visiting the Port Hadlock retail store, 54 Belle St., from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Open for season
PORT ANGELES — Adventures Through Kayaking has opened for its 13th season.

The business offers daily sea and lake kayak trips, mountain bike trips and stand-up paddleboard lessons.

Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.

In addition to daily excursions, the kayak specialty retail store has one of the largest selections of kayaks available, including Perception, Dagger and the newly added Seaward and Nigel Dennis kayaks.

Adventures in Kayaking is located at 2358 W. U.S. Highway 101, part of Harbinger Winery.

For more information, phone 360-417-3015.

Pet food tore sets drawing

SEQUIM — Best Friend Nutrition is sponsoring a “Fabulous-Healthy-Tasty” fund-
raiser drawing to benefit Welfare for Animals Guild, Peninsula Friends of Animals and Spay to Save Mobile Clinic.

The public can visit the store, 680 W. Washington St., Suite B-102, to purchase tickets through Saturday, June 1. Entry tickets are on sale for $5 apiece and three for $10.

The total retail value of the 30 gift items exceeds $1,400. They are on display at the store.

Gift items are for both dogs and cats.

Three drawing tickets also will be a gift to those pre-registering for Best Friend Nutrition's June 1 “Reiki” educational program when attendees pay their $10 donation pet rescue fee to hold their seats.

Thirty drawing winners will be pulled and announced June 3.

Total proceeds will be split between WAG, PFOA and Spay to Save!

For more information, phone Best Friend Nutrition at 360-681-8458 or visit Best Friend Nutrition on Facebook.

Last modified: May 18. 2013 11:55PM
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