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■ Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce — Twice-monthly luncheon meetings are held on the first and third Mondays at noon in the second-floor meeting room of the Red Lion Hotel, 221 N. Lincoln St.
This Monday’s luncheon will feature as speakers Jim Hallett, president of the three-member Port of Port Angeles board of commissioners, and Ken O’Hollaren, the port’s interim executive director.
O’Hollaren has been extended a contract by the three port commissioners to be permanent executive director.
Tickets for the luncheon 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 featured speaker will be Emily Ingram, home mortgage consultant for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage of Port Townsend.
She will discuss the state of real estate and lending in East Jefferson County.
The meeting sponsor will be Hope Roofing and Construction of Port Townsend.
Lunch at $8 will be served by Subway.
■ Forks Chamber of Commerce — Luncheon meetings are Wednesdays at noon at JT’s Sweet Stuffs, 80 N. Forks Ave.
This Wednesday’s meeting will be the chamber’s regular first-of-month business meeting and will feature a general discussion.
Lunch costs $8; a bowl of soup, $4.75; and a cup of soup, $4. The entree is lasagna.
■ Port Angeles Business Association — Breakfast meetings are Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. at Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 DelGuzzi Drive, Port Angeles.
The program for this Tuesday is researcher Peggy Norris, a PABA member, discussing Port Angeles’ 1953 All-America City designation by the National Civic League and the community study leading to it.
There is a $3 minimum charge by Joshua’s for those who do not order breakfast.
Fort Worden Advisory Committee names new member
PORT TOWNSEND — The Fort Worden Advisory Committee recently voted Port Townsend resident David Given to a three-year term on the 17-member committee.
Given holds a doctorate in water resource management from the University of Washington.
He retired in 2010 from a 32-year career with the National Park Service, where he most recently was deputy regional director for the Midwest region in Omaha, Neb.
The Fort Worden Advisory Committee also voted Port Townsend resident and veteran committee member Ron Kubec to another three-year term.
Kubec has been active at Fort Worden State Park and with the committee for several years, and he has worked closely with the Port Townsend Public Development Authority.
Committee meetings are held in the Jean Dunbar Room in the park headquarters building at noon the third Thursday of each month. They are open the public.
PORT ANGELES — Bliss Hair Design, 501 E. First St., has announced the return of full-time service by Kalyn Roberds, a hairstylist who has been in Seattle for several months.
For more information, phone Roberds at 360-461-4303.
SEQUIM — David “Coastal” Kruth of RE/MAX Fifth Avenue, 560 N. Fifth Ave., recently completed the Residential Real Estate Financial Analysis Program as part of the coursework in obtainment of the nationally recognized Certified Commercial Investment Member designation from the CCIM Institute.
As a result, Kruth said, he will be able to better assist his real estate investor clients with the financial analysis required in buying and selling investment properties, including single-family homes, condos, duplexes, fourplexes and small commercial properties.
Kruth can be reach be reached at 360-808-4444 or email@example.com for questions concerning real estate investment portfolios.
Health provider recognizes employees
PORT ANGELES — Olympic Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Eric Lewis and the medical center's board of commissioners recently recognized six employees at its February board meeting.
Rob Gale, construction carpenter; Ronda Anderson, espresso operator; David Rudzinski, security officer; Michael Loucks, laboratory customer service supervisor; Randi Lelle, medical assistant; and Lacey Wilson, RN, each received acknowledgement for their respective work.
In the past few months, several managers have also received recognition by Lewis.
Three managers — Holly Wickersham, operations manager for Olympic Medical Physicians; Graciela Harris, director of nutrition services; and Tanya Rutherford, director of the medical/surgical/pediatric unit — received recognition in November, December and January, respectively.
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