BUSINESS — Sequim Job Fair slated Friday . . . and other business news briefs
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Sunfield fifth-grader Henry Van Loon sits in the Sunfield office lobby at the school computer donated by Intellicheck Mobilisa to the Sunfield Farm & Waldorf School.

By Peninsula Daily News staff

Sequim Job Fair slated Friday
SEQUIM — Home Depot is hosting a third annual Sequim Job Fair at the Boys & Girls Club of Sequim, 400 W. Fir St., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28.

Some of the organizations attending will be Clallam Bay Corrections, Costco Wholesale, Dungeness Memory Courte, The Home Depot and Office Depot.

The event is open to the public, and help is available for individuals exploring employment opportunities in the area. For more information, phone Sara King of Home Depot at 360-582-1620, ext. 077.

PT-based firm gives computers to school

PORT HADLOCK — Intellicheck Mobilisa recently donated two computers to local nonprofit Sunfield Farm & Waldorf School.

The computers will help Sunfield coordinate the business side with school operations, a news release said.

“When there is an opportunity to help out a local Jefferson County business, I see it as our duty to do so,” said Nelson Ludlow, CEO of Port Townsend-based Intellicheck Mobilisa.

Sunfield offers educational programs for all ages, including a Waldorf-inspired grade-school program for preschool through eighth grade.

The school's mission includes serving the greater community by opening its biodynamic farm to local schools and other organizations.

“We are really grateful for this donation from a local company that sees a need and fills it,” said Tim Whyte, a volunteer at Sunfield. “These new computers will allow us to better serve our students by making our administration more efficient.”

Intellicheck Mobilisa sells wireless technology and identity systems to government, military and commercial markets.

PT High School students at business leaders competition

PORT TOWNSEND — Thirty Port Townsend High School students recently traveled to Bainbridge Island High School to compete in the annual Future Business Leaders of America Peninsula Region Competition.

The results:

First place: Megan Juran, Megan Lee and Baili Shaw, hospitality management; Trisha Reeves, computer applications; and Hana McAdam, business procedures.

Second place: Payton Wood, business procedures and word processing; Natalee Taylor, desktop publishing; and McAdam, management decision-making.

Third place: Reeves, business law; Shaw, business procedures; and Lane Hill, Lilian Kelly and Alex Marx, hospitality management.

Fourth place: Amelia Hemsley, Accounting I; McAdam and Annalise Rubida, desktop publishing; and Molly Force, help desk.

Fifth place: Wood, business law; Sayaka Roth, FBLA creed; Frances Sheldon-O'Neal, health care administration; and Reeves, impromptu speaking.

Chimacum High School student Orion Weller, who is a member of the Port Townsend High FBLA chapter, as there is no current chapter in Chimacum, placed in the following: business calculations, first place; personal finance, first place; and economics, second place.

A top-five finish in any event at the regional level qualifies the student to compete in that event at the FBLA State Business Leadership Conference from 
April 17-19 at the Westin Seattle Hotel.

PA High School students at business leaders competition

PORT ANGELES — Twenty-five members of Port Angeles High School's Business Leaders of America competed Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Future Business Leaders of America's Peninsula Region Competition at Bainbridge High School.

The conference qualifies students to attend the Washington State Business Leadership Conference from April 17-19.

Students placing at the regional conference were:

First place: Isaac Sussman, intro to parliamentary procedure; Nick Fairchild, Justin Moon and Jordan Shepherd, sports and entertainment management team.

Second place: Madison Drew, health care administration; Silas Johnson, accounting II; Chase Sharp, cyber security and networking concepts.

Third place: Silas Johnson, insurance and risk management.

Fourth place: Andrew Horbochuk, business law; Annika Pederson, impromptu speaking; Chase Sharp, computer problem solving.

Fifth place: Grace Best, accounting I and spreadsheet application.

Workplace safety talk scheduled

PORT ANGELES — The Department of Labor & Industries is offering a workshop to inform employers about preventing accidents in the workplace.

The “Accident Prevention Program” will be held at the Labor & Industries office, 1605 E. Front St., from 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 12.

An RSVP is required by March 10.

Washington state law requires employers to develop and implement a written safety program tailored to their work site hazards and needs.

This workshop is an overview of the basic steps to developing an effective accident prevention program.

It is designed for all employers who need help writing or revising their safety program.

To RSVP, phone 360-417-2701.

PT Main Street
PORT TOWNSEND — Eighteen local businesses and the city of Port Townsend contributed to the Port Townsend Main Street Program through the Main Street Tax Credit Incentive Program in 2013.

This program gives Port Townsend and Jefferson County businesses the opportunity to put a portion of their state business and occupation tax dollars to work locally through the work of the Main Street Program.

In 2014, $1.5 million in tax credits is available statewide. Approvals are given each year on a first-come, first-served basis as of Jan. 1.

To participate in the Main Street Tax Incentive Program, businesses must first register each year with the Department of Revenue for the program, selecting the Main Street Program as recipient of funds.

Once approved by the Department of Revenue, contributions must be made directly to the Port Townsend Main Street Program by Dec. 31, 2014, to be eligible for the 2015 tax credits.

For more information, phone 360-385-7911 or visit and click on “Main Street Tax Incentive.”

For further information, contact Tina Flores-McCleese at 360-385-9963 or

Foundation grants

The Jefferson County Community Foundation, or JCCF, granted $181,500 to local nonprofit organizations in 2013.

“Our grants come from several types of funds,” said Doug Van Allen, JCCF board treasurer.

“While donor-advised grants can be awarded outside of the community,” he said, “95 percent were granted to nonprofits in Jefferson County in 2013.”

In 2013, a $6,000 grant was awarded to JC MASH and the Boiler Room as seed money to establish a free mental health clinic for at-risk teens.

Another source of foundation grants is through the JCCF Community Endowment Fund.

“This fund is our core fund,” said Herb Cook, foundation board president, “because the entire community is invited to contribute to the fund, which is now approaching $250,000.”

To learn more about opportunities to support the foundation and about grants to be awarded in 2014, visit or phone 360-385-1729.

New speech office opens in Sequim

SEQUIM — Dungeness Speech and Language, a pediatric speech therapy practice, has opened at 803-C Carlsborg Road.

Owner Dana Doss is a licensed speech-language pathologist with more than 25 years of experience, according to a news release.

Office hours are from 
9 a.m. to noon Mondays and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays.
For more information, phone 360-504-2033 or visit

Team Thomsen

PORT ANGELES — Marc and Pat Thomsen at Coldwell Banker Uptown Realty recently participated in the “Residential Real Estate Financial Analysis” course taught by the Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute.

The course is designed for real estate professionals who want to enhance their financial analysis skills for commercial and investment properties.

The course focuses on residential investments such as single-family rentals, multi-family units, condos and small commercial investment properties.

For more information, phone the Thomsens — known as Team Thomsen Realtors — at 360-417-2793 or email

Physical therapy

SEQUIM — Jason Wilwert, owner of Sequim Physical Therapy Center, 500 W. Fir St., has announced that Dr. Marsha Melnick and Dr. Will Hagan will be practicing at the center beginning in March.

Melnick will continue to treat those with neurologic and vestibular disorders.

She also will continue with her research in most effective therapeutic exercises for those with Parkinson's disease, as well as continue her teaching at University of California, San Francisco/San Francisco State University.

Hagan specializes in treatment of orthopedic problems and sports injuries, according to a news release.

Hagan also has expertise in custom foot orthotics and fatigue due to cancer treatments.
Melnick and Hagan formerly were with Therapeutic Associates Inc. in Sequim.

Sequim Physical Therapy Center can be reached at 360-683-0632.

Kitsap builder joins board of First Federal

PORT ANGELES — Craig Curtis, design leader with Miller Hull Partnership, has been appointed to the board of directors of First Federal.

“His expertise in the field of project management, team-building skills and business experience will be instrumental as we continue our focus on commercial real estate and business lending,” said chairman Stephen Oliver.

A 25-year employee at the Seattle office of Miller Hull, Curtis has been a partner since 1994.

He completed several building projects on the Olympic and Kitsap peninsulas, including the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend and the Kitsap County Administration Building in Port Orchard.

Curtis attended Washington State University, earning degrees in architecture and construction management.

He chairs the External Advisory Board for the Washington State University Center for Environmental Research and Education Outreach.

Curtis has been a Kitsap County resident for 22 years and has served on various committees for the North Kitsap School District and Suquamish community.

Free legal advice

PORT ANGELES — The “Law at the Landing” legal advice clinic will be held at The Landing mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave., from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 8.

The clinic is sponsored by Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers.

It will offer free, one-on-one consultations with volunteer lawyers to those who are financially unable to address legal issues — from child support, dissolution, custody and landlord /tenant matters to domestic violence, public assistance, creditor/bankruptcy, wills and estate planning and employment.

For more information, phone Shauna Rogers, executive director of Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers, at 360-504-2422.

Roofing exposition

PORT ANGELES — A free “roofing day” open house at Hartnagel Building Supply, 3111 E. U.S. Highway 101, will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 8.

The public can meet with roofing professionals from Diamond Roofing, Earth Tech Roofing & Construction, Emerald Roofing, Campbell Roofing and SNS Roofing.

The roofers can answer questions about residential and commercial roofing, skylights, composite and metal roofing, torch down and flat roofs.

A selection of roofing materials will be on display in Hartnagel's roofing showroom.

For more information, phone Hartnagel's roofing material specialist Kevin Hanson at 360-452-8933.

Last modified: February 23. 2014 11:31PM
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