BUSINESS BRIEFS — Business meetings this week on North Olympic Peninsula . . . and other local business news

Peninsula Daily News

ALL OF THESE business meetings are open to the public:

■ 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 speakers are Todd Ortloff, Steve Burke and Todd Gubler on the progress of “PA United” meetings between Port Angeles' three business groups.

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 speaker is Erica Delma, executive director of the Jefferson County branch of the Olympic Peninsula YMCA. The meeting sponsor will be the Rhody Run.

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 speaker is Forks City Attorney/Planner Rod Fleck. He will update the chamber on the Rainforest Arts Center project.

Lunch costs $8; a bowl of soup, $4.75; and a cup of soup, $4. Tomato and olive bistro is the entree.

■ 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.

The group will meet this Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the Brinnon Community Center, 306144 U.S. Highway 101 in Brinnon.

Featured speaker is Jefferson County Commissioner John Austin.

He will discuss human and economic aspects of county government and field questions from the audience.

■ 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 program features Diane Schostak, executive director of the Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau.

There is a $3 minimum charge by Joshua's for those who do not order breakfast.


New events producer for lavender group

SEQUIM — The Sequim Lavender Farmers Association has hired David Doxtater and his event-producing firm, The Workshop of Seattle, to produce the Sequim Lavender Farm Tour & Fair.

The fair is part of three-day Sequim Lavender Weekend in July.

Sequim Lavender Weekend — which includes the Sequim Lavender Festival — is co-produced by the farmers association and the Sequim Lavender Growers Association.

Doxtater takes over responsibilities that had been handled by Scott Nagel, a Port Angeles-based event producer who had served as executive director of the farmers association for the past three years. He left the group in September 2013.

Doxtater, a Bainbridge Island resident with family in Sequim, founded The Workshop in 1997.

He has produced hundreds of Northwest events, from cultural grand openings (McCaw, Benaroya Hall and Safeco Field) to fundraising galas, theatrical events and major firework shows.

“We are excited to have the fresh perspective and experience that Dox brings to the table as we improve and grow our annual event, showcasing our six unique and picturesque lavender farms and our great vendors,” said Paul Schiefen, owner of Jardin du Soleil Lavender Farm.

For more information about Sequim Lavender Weekend, scheduled for July 18-20, click on

Project proposals

OLYMPIA — Olympic National Forest is soliciting proposals for Title II projects to be initiated in fiscal 2014.

Title II projects are designed to enhance forest ecosystems, restore and improve water quality and land health, or improve the maintenance of existing infrastructures.

By law, projects must be located on national forest land or provide benefit to resources on national forest lands.

Past projects have included watershed restoration, stream stabilization, invasive-plant treatments and road maintenance.

The Olympic Peninsula Resource Advisory Committee will review proposals and recommend projects for funding.

Applications must be submitted by March 28.

Submission forms are online at

Hard-copy submission forms are available at the supervisor's office in Olympia, 1835 Black Lake Blvd. S.W., and at district offices in Quilcene (295142 U.S. Highway 101 S.) and Forks (437 Tillicum Lane).

Submit completed forms to Bill Shelmerdine at

Hard copies can be mailed to Olympic National Forest, Attn: Bill Shelmerdine, 1835 Black Lake Blvd., Olympia, WA 98512.

For more information, phone Shelmerdine at 360-956-2282 or visit

See's candy sales

SEQUIM — See's candy sales have found two new homes in town.

On the west end, See's is being sold at Lost Mountain Country, 609 W. Washington St., No. 6, a few doors down from where it was in the J.C. Penney Plaza.

On the east end, See's candy is being sold at Heather Creek, 122 W. Washington St., across the street from Pacific Mist Books.

See's will continue to be sold at Pacific Mist Books, 121 W. Washington St., until the end of this month, when the store will close.

Soroptimist International of Sequim sells the candies as part of its fundraising.

Serenity House anniversary sale

SEQUIM — The two Serenity House thrift stores will celebrate the first anniversary of the Sequim store's move to 551 W. Washington St., below the grain elevator tower in Serenity Square, with customer appreciation events Saturday and Sunday, March 29-30.

The Sequim store and its sister shop at 502 E. First St. in Port Angeles will feature in-store special offers and 50 percent off sales on items with yellow or red tags.

On March 29, both stores will serve cake and coffee, accompanied by live musical entertainment from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and will feature door prize drawings throughout the day.

Both stores are open every day except major holidays, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.

For sale and promotion details, visit

Last modified: March 15. 2014 7:57PM
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