BUSINESS BRIEFS — Effects of nonprofits topic of community conversation in Port Angeles . . . and other local business news

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PORT ANGELES — A community conversation with presenter Ben Klasky will be held in the Peninsula College Little Theatre, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 1.

The event is free and open to the public.

Klasky of Islandwood, a 255-acre outdoor learning center located on Bainbridge Island, will discuss the multimillion-dollar impact Clallam County nonprofit organizations have on communities and the vital role they play.

The Alliance for Leadership Programs has estimated that nonprofit organizations in Clallam County have a $45 million impact. This number is based on research from annual revenues reported by 100 of Clallam County's most active nonprofits with a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.

Klasky, prior to joining Islandwood, served as the executive director of Net Impact, a global organization of MBAs using the power of business to address social and environmental challenges.

For more information, phone 360-797-1338, email or visit

Equine rescue

PORT ANGELES — Eyes That Smile, an equine rescue, rehabilitation and placement center, has joined Petfinder, an online website for responsible pet adoptions.

The rescue shelter, based at 518 S. Liberty St., aims to help abandoned, surrendered or neglected horses; to help counsel, educate and assist horse owners in the proper care and management of their horse; and to offer professional equine-assisted therapy programs.

Petfinder, the largest database of adoptable animals on the Internet at, has been committed to animal welfare and rescue organizations dedicated to the cause since its founding in 1996, according to a news release.

Since its inception, the website has facilitated more than 21 million adoptions.

Petfinder is owned by Nestlé Purina PetCare Co.

For more information on Eyes That Smile, phone 360-457-4677 or visit

Estate seminar

SEQUIM — The Dungeness River Audubon Center will host “Is My Estate Plan in a Tangle?” this Thursday.

There are seats available for the 6 p.m. session.

The seminar is part of a series at the Audubon center in Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

Attorney Jan Tierney will offer tips and insight for helping to untangle often-confusing estate and financial planning questions.

For more information or to register, phone Sue Chickman at 360-477-4123 or email

New location

PORT ANGELES — Washington Marine Repair is moving to a new location: the former Straits Marine & Industrial building at 731 Marine Drive.

The new mailing address for the topside repair company is P.O. Box 1425, Port Angeles, WA 98362, and the new phone number is 360-452-7122. The new fax number is 360-452-7230.

In addition, parent company Vigor Industrial will open a new division in Port Angeles called Vigor Alaska.

For more information, phone John R. McQullian at 503-247-1980.

Nonprofit accredited

FORKS — Concerned Citizens has been accredited for three years for its community employment services, employment supports, job development and employment planning services programs.

This represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization, according to a news release.

Concerned Citizens' mission is to promote the quality, value and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served.

The nonprofit rents offices in Port Angeles and in Port Hadlock. Forks is the base for the agency.

For more information, phone Linda Middleton at 360-374-9340.


SEQUIM — Dr. Paul Thompson of Olympic Dermatology Clinic, 675 N. Fifth Ave., Suite 1-A, has been certified by the American Board of Dermatology.

Thompson has met the certification requirements established by the board, including residency training in an accredited program, successful completion of the certifying examination, and, if applicable, fulfillment of the requirements of the maintenance-of-certification program.

The clinic can be reached at 360-683-2198.

New Forks vet

FORKS — A meet-and-greet will be held for Forks' newest veterinarian, Dr. Patricia Dowell, at Forks True Value, 10 S. Forks Ave., from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 27.

Bring a leashed pet, meet Dowell and be treated to light snacks and gourmet dog treats.

Examiner certified

AUSTIN, Texas — Port Angeles resident Jill M. Jones has been awarded the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

In order to become a CFE, Jones has met a set of criteria and passed an exam.

Jones is currently the tribal gaming audit supervisor for the Jamestown S'Klallam tribe in Blyn.

Examiners have the ability to examine data and records to detect and trace fraudulent transactions, interview suspects to obtain information and confessions, write investigation reports, advise clients as to their findings, testify at trial, understand the law as it relates to fraud and fraud investigations, and identify the underlying factors that motivate individuals to commit fraud.

Tax workshop set

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles office of the state Department of Revenue will host a free tax workshop for new and small-business owners.

The workshop is scheduled in the Clallam Transit System Conference Room, 830 W. Lauridsen Blvd., from 9 a.m. to noon this Tuesday.

Participants will learn about Washington excise taxes, reporting classifications, deductions, tax incentives, sales tax collection and record-keeping requirements.

An informal setting allows participants to ask questions specific to their businesses, and all will receive a workbook and reference guide to department rules and regulations.

To register, visit the Department of Revenue website at or phone 360-417-9900.

KONP talk guests

PORT ANGELES — Here is this week's schedule for the 1:05 p.m. to 2 p.m. local talk show segment on KONP radio, at 1450 AM, 101.7 FM and on the Internet outside the Port Angeles area.

Station General Manager Todd Ortloff hosts the Monday through Thursday segments.

This week's scheduled lineup:

■ Monday: Merry Van Deusen of the Advocacy Team at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church discusses the Jammin' for Justice fundraiser. Funds will go to Volunteers in Medicine of the Olympics, MANNA and the Faith Action Network.

■ Tuesday: In the first segment, Erika Bergman, submersible pilot, engineer and underwater explorer, discusses her work with local students on an underwater robot and a fundraiser for her snorkel trip through the Arctic Ocean.

In the second segment, Tim Tucker, director of soccer at Peninsula College, and Andrew Chapman, head men's soccer coach, discuss the Rumble in the Rainforest Soccer Exhibition and the men's soccer team's back-to-back championships.

■ Wednesday: Pre-empted by the Seattle Mariners baseball game.

■ Thursday: Stacy Sutton discusses some upcoming events and programs to benefit veterans.

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