This week's business meetings . . . and business news briefs
Clockwise, from top right: Dava McNutt, Sarah Wyant, Brooke Nelson, Norman Tonina.
By Peninsula Daily News staff
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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 scheduled speakers will be Port Angeles School Board Nov. 5 election candidates Sarah Methner and Debby Fuson, vying for the Position No. 1 seat, and Cindy Kelly and Mike McCarty, who are seeking Position No. 2.
Their appearance ends a three-Monday series of election forums by the Port Angeles chamber.
Luncheon tickets are $15 and can be purchased from the meeting room cashier.
For those not having lunch, there is a $3 participation fee 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 program will feature a discussion on the proposed home-rule county charter that’s Proposition 1 on the Nov. 5 ballot now before voters in the all-mail election.
Val Phimister will speak for the pro-Prop. 1 campaign.
Bruce Cowan will speak against Prop. 1.
Lunch at $8 will be catered by Subway. The meeting sponsor will be KPTZ-FM.
Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce — Luncheon meetings normally are held the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at noon at SunLand Golf & Country Club, 109 Hilltop Drive, Sequim.
There will not be a luncheon meeting this Tuesday because of the Sequim chamber’s Business 2 Business Expo later that day.
The Expo will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at SunLand. The event features local businesses showcasing their products and services,
Keynote speaker will be Gary Chandler, vice president of government affairs for the Association of Washington Business.
The Expo is free and open to the public.
Forks Chamber of Commerce — Luncheon meetings are Wednesdays at noon at JT’s Sweet Stuffs, 80 N. Forks Ave.
This Wednesday’s featured speakers will be Port of Port Angeles commissioner candidates Del DelaBarre and Colleen McAleer, on the Clallam County-wide ballot for the all-mail Nov. 5 election.
Lunch costs $8; a bowl of soup, $4.75; and a cup of soup, $4. The entree is enchiladas.
North Hood Canal Chamber of Commerce — Representing the “Emerald Towns” of the Hood Canal, Quilcene and Brinnon, the chamber meets monthly on the third Monday of the month.
This Monday’s meeting — to be held at the Quilcene Community Center, 294952 U.S. Highway 101, Quilcene — will feature a North Olympic Salmon Coalition representative discussing the economic opportunities and benefits of salmon recovery.
The chamber also will hold its annual meeting of members to elect directors for the coming year.
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 speaker will be Clallam Transit Manager Wendy Clark-Getzin.
There is a $3 minimum charge by Joshua’s for those who do not order breakfast.
Nonprofit VP tapped for First Federal panel
PORT ANGELES — Norman Tonina Jr., vice president of organization effectiveness at the Grameen Foundation USA, has been elected to the board of directors of First Federal.
Tonina has homes in Port Townsend and in Seattle.
Grameen is a global nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., “committed to freeing the world from abject poverty” through loans and technology.
A former Microsoft top executive, Tonina leads strategic initiatives to improve the foundation’s organizational effectiveness and coaches senior leaders to improve business performance. He is also a member of its five-person executive committee.
Tonina also is co-creator and faculty member of University of Washington’s Strategic Human Resources Leadership certificate program and teaches seminars at other universities focusing on human resources in business.
Tonina volunteers as the Fort Worden Public Development Authority treasurer in Port Townsend and is active in the greater Seattle area with school, park and youth sports groups.
Tonina’s “expertise in the field of human resources in business and his tireless civic contributions bring added leadership to our organization,” said First Federal Chairman Richard Kott.
Mini-bus, coach for charter in PA due to new pact
PORT ANGELES — All Points Charters & Tours has reached an agreement with Silver City Charters and Tours of Silverdale to position a 19-passenger mini-bus and a 49-passenger motor coach in Port Angeles.
The vehicles are available for charter for any destination or purpose in Jefferson or Clallam counties.
These two buses are in addition to the 12-passenger mini-bus operated by All Points Charters & Tours, a Port Angeles-based tour and charter company operated by Willie Nelson since 2005.
“This is the first time in many years that a motor coach has been located on the Peninsula, which can result in lower charter costs,” Nelson said.
For more information, phone Nelson at 360-460-7131.
Agent of the Month
PORT ANGELES — Brooke Nelson been named Agent of the Month for September by Coldwell Banker Uptown Realty.
The award recognizes the highest amount of business transactions in a month’s time.
Nelson can be reached at Brooke.Nelson@ColdwellBanker.com or by phoning 360-417-2812.
PORT ANGELES — First Federal has named Sarah Wyant as assistant vice president, commercial relationship manager.
Wyant is responsible for building quality commercial lending relationships with business owners in Clallam County while providing lending support in other First Federal markets.
A graduate of Sequim High School, Wyant attended computer/technology classes at Peninsula College.
Her 12-year banking career has been spent at First Federal.
Prior to her appointment, she served as a commercial relationship manager’s assistant.
Wyant resides in Sequim with her daughter. She volunteers with the Boys & Girls Club and Habitat for Humanity.
PORT ANGELES — Physical therapist Dava McNutt of Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy recently attended the Washington State Physical Therapy Conference in Marysville.
She attended three day-long symposiums there: “The Pelvic Floor in Men’s and Women’s Health”; “Sport’s Concussion: Therapeutic and Medical Management”; and “ACL Injury and Repair: Physical Therapy Update.”
McNutt treats women’s health issues, breast cancer rehabilitation, balance and vertigo disorders as well as orthopedic dysfunctions.
She is a certified upper-extremity lymphedema specialist.
For more information, phone Therapeutic Associates at 360-452-6216.
Toiletry drive on
PORT ANGELES — Mittelstaedt Chiropractic & Massage employees are collecting toiletries for donation to individuals and families served by Serenity House of Clallam County.
Toiletry packets will include items such as towels, wash cloths, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, soap, shaving items and lotions.
Donors can place items in Mittelstaedt’s “Toilet Trees” box.
Towels, blankets, pillows must be clean and unstained.
Donations can be left at Mittelstaedt Chiropractic, 601 S. Race St., Suite C.
Pickups can be arranged by phoning 360-452-7636.
SEQUIM — Staff at My Choices Pregnancy Medical Center in Sequim have started training on a new ultrasound system.
“We are extraordinarily grateful to the Knights of Columbus and the 4US Organization who have once again presented My Choices with a new ultrasound system,” said My Choices Executive Director River Sussman
“This will be the second system these partnering organizations have provided. This new system provides the latest in color Doppler ultrasound technology.”
My Choices provides free, limited obstetrical ultrasounds to confirm accurate fetal age and viability of pregnancy.
The My Choices office is located at 640 N. Sequim Ave.
For more information, phone 360-681-8725.
Talk on paperwork
SEQUIM — Small-business owners and those who want to start a business are invited to learn the essentials of business paperwork management at a free seminar Tuesday, Oct. 29.
The talk will be at the Quality Inn, 134 River Road, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Co-hosted by Brenda Spandrio, also known as The Declutter Lady, and Angelo Spandrio, who runs the Solopreneur Hotline, the workshop is designed “to provide information, systems and solutions for paperwork management that can increase productivity, reduce stress and lead to more control over time, space and money.”
Seating is limited. To reserve a seat, contact Brenda Spandrio at 360-504-2520 or brenda@the
Open house set Thursday at PA clinic
PORT ANGELES — An open house is planned for 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the new offices of My Choices Pregnancy Medical Center, 824-A E. Eighth St.
After 20 years in a house not far from the new center, My Choices is now located in a professional medical suite.
The resources of this new suite allow My Choices to complete a process of medical accreditation, a spokesperson said.
Opened in 1984, My Choices serves the North Olympic Peninsula with free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds and other resources.
It also has a Sequim office at 640 N. Sequim Ave.
SEATTLE — The tax climate of Washington ranks sixth out of the 50 U.S. states, according to a new report by the Tax Foundation, a fiscal policy research organization.
The state’s ranking in the 2014 State Business Tax Climate Index was unchanged from 2013.
Oregon ranked 12th in the index, also unchanged from 2013.
The top 10 states in 2014, listed from first to tenth place, are Wyoming, South Dakota, Nevada, Alaska, Florida, Washington, Montana, New Hampshire, Utah and Indiana.
The 10 lowest ranked states in 2014, starting at 41st place, are Maryland, Connecticut, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Vermont, Rhode Island, Minnesota, California, New Jersey and New York.
The State Business Tax Climate Index, now in its tenth year, collects data on over a hundred tax provisions for each state and synthesizes them into a single score.
The states are then compared against each other, so a state’s ranking can rise or fall significantly based on its own actions and changes made made by other states, the Tax Foundation said.
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