BUSINESS BRIEFS: Company owner earns tree-risk certification . . . and other local business news

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Brian A. Holland of Holland Tree Co. recently earned the International Society of Arboriculture Tree Risk Assessment Qualification credential by successfully completing a course and passing the exam administered the local chapter of ISA.

This is a voluntary program designed to test an individual's degree of knowledge in the field of arboriculture.

The ISA Tree Risk Assessment is the only ISA credential that requires individuals to take a designated course with both a written and field component to test their knowledge of tree-risk assessment.

To maintain the qualification, individuals must take the course and pass the exam every five years.

The credentialing program is designed to increase the standard of practice and safety in the tree care industry and promote the professional development of individual practicing arborists.

New consultant

PORT ANGELES — Shelly Barone is a new business development and staffing consultant at Express Employment Professionals, 1128 E. Front St.

A Washington native, Barone resides in Port Angeles with her husband, John.

Express Employment Professionals serves local businesses with both full-time and temporary staffing and job placement in addition to providing human resource services and consulting, according to their website.

For more information, phone 360-452-1253 or email

First employee

QUILCENE — Center Valley Animal Rescue has hired its first employee.

Alexa Thomas will help with the rescue's new expanded hours.

The ranch, located at 11900 Center Road, is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

By hiring Thomas and with the expanded visiting days, CVAR hopes to increase public awareness about the shelter's work and animal adoptions of rehabilitated domestic and farm animals.

Center Valley Animal Rescue is a “no-kill” animal rescue, adoption center and sanctuary.

It is able to accept animals that have been injured, sick or abused, and provide needed medical attention to get them rehabilitated and ready for adoption.

For more information, phone 360-765-0598 or visit

Meshnet discussed

PORT TOWNSEND — Leaders of the Seattle Meshnet Project will provide the program at this month's Jefferson County Energy Lunch at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St., from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The meshnet option is where all local interconnectivity is created with and through a cluster of independently operated computers or “nodes” that direct automatically encrypted messages to the proper local user of the “mesh” and provide private and anonymous links beyond the mesh to Internet sites and services.

The Seattle Meshnet Project is the most advanced meshnet in the United States, with 12 active nodes and 158 potential nodes.

The presentation also will cover the operation of the 12-year-old, 21,000-node Guifi Meshnet in Catalonia, Spain, that has developed to the point that optical fiber links are inside the mesh.

For more information, visit

Wonder challenge

PORT ANGELES — Kristin Halberg, a lifestyle coach specializing in “joy retrieval,” is celebrating two years of business on the North Olympic Peninsula by offering a free online challenge to the community this summer, “100 Days of Wonder.”

Joy retrieval is Halberg's blended method to increase happiness and abundance in a person's life, according to a news release.

Those who sign up for the online challenge will receive weekly inspirational messages and suggested activities to help “recapture the sense of childlike wonder,” according to the release.

There will be opportunities to ask questions and share experiences in an online forum.

For more information, visit

Deck options

PORT ANGELES — Hartnagel Building Supply, 3111 E. U.S. Highway 101, is hosting an informational summer deck event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 25.

Homeowners can see product samples and learn about composite decking materials and railing options from Evergrain, TimberTech and Azek.

Cedar decking and fencing, fiber cement siding, recyclable saw blades and several other related products also will be featured.

Representatives from Penofin and SuperDeck will provide information on wood stains, preservatives, cleaners and brighteners, and will offer $5 off single gallons of stain.

For more information, visit or phone 360-452-8933.

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: To be announced (repeat show).

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

■ Wednesday: Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict.

■ Thursday: Clallam County commissioners.

Last modified: June 14. 2014 4:04PM
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