BUSINESS BRIEFS — Law at Landing free drop-in clinic Sept. 6 in Port Angeles . . . and other local business items

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers will present its next Law at The Landing, a drop-in legal clinic for the public, from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6.

Held quarterly at The Landing mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave., the clinic lets local residents address legal issues in free, one-on-one consultations with volunteer lawyers.

Law at The Landing is open to all, especially those who are financially unable to otherwise talk with an attorney.

Attorneys will be available to answer legal questions and direct people to local services that might assist them.

For more information, phone Shauna Rogers at 360-504-2422 or email

Get Tanked! opens

PORT TOWNSEND — Get Tanked! Spa & Boutique is now open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays at 1015 Water St., inside the Flagship Landing building.

Get Tanked! offers 90 minutes of floating in a sensory-deprivation tank. Its soundproof, lightproof tubs contain 200 gallons of water and 850 pounds of Epsom salt.

The buoyancy of the water allows customers to lie on their backs floating while their faces remain above the water. The goal is to provide complete relaxation for both mind and body.

Get Tanked!'s boutique carries apparel, jewelry, accessories and handmade glass beads.

The public is invited to Get Tanked!'s grand opening ceremonies Saturday, Sept. 13.

For more information, phone owner Francie Loveall at 360-390-4711, email or visit

New employers

PORT ANGELES — The state Department of Labor and Industries will hold a labor law worshop at its Port Angeles office, 1605 E. Front St., Suite C, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25.

To attend, register now by phoning 800-574-2829 or emailing The reference course number is 3-78-0087.

This free workshop is aimed at new business owners and managers.

Participants will learn about workers' compensation, quarterly reporting, critical claims management strategies, workplace safety and health requirements, wage and hour laws, and contractor registration rules.

The workshop also covers payroll, overtime, meal and break requirements, keeping records, the importance of paying for workers' compensation and the importance to a bottom line of managing claims.

For more information, phone Keith Johnson at 253-596-3834 or visit

New board member

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sequim resident Jim Weatherly has been elected to the board of directors of the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals, representing Region 10 (Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Canada).

The board's mission is to identify, implement and promote policies, programs and education that will improve the effectiveness of the workforce industry, which serves job seekers and businesses, and ensure its professionalism.

Board members serve without compensation or reimbursement of expenses.

Weatherly is the scholarship adviser and job training coordinator for the Jamestown S'Klallam tribe.

Previous jobs include special projects manager, Clallam Economic Development Council; disaster recovery jobs program grant coordinator, cities of Springfield and Joplin, Mo./FEMA; and assistant statewide director for WorkForce Partnerships in Missouri.

“Jim exemplifies the degree of professionalism and commitment to excellence that America needs,” said the association's executive director, Bridget Brown.

“He is an innovative leader with vast experience in creating successful relationships and partnerships that enhance services and promote quality improvement.”

Septics 101 class

SEQUIM — A Septics 101 class will be offered at the Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9.

The free homeowners' overview focuses on the what, why and how of septic system maintenance.

Pre-registration is required and available online at under “Online Services” or by phoning Clallam County Environmental Health at 360-417-2506.

As an alternate to the class, there is an online Septic 101 video available at the Environmental Health website,

Septics 101 is not the class to become certified to inspect one's own septic system.

Clallam County requires Septics 101 as a prerequisite for Septics 201, the do-it-yourself septic inspection class.

Nominate business

OLYMPIA — The nomination deadline is Sunday, Aug. 31, for the 2014 Corporations for Communities Award.

The award recognizes a Washington state corporation or business that contributes to the community by providing volunteer help on projects, donating money or supplies, or other actions that make a positive difference.

Nomination forms can be found at

Secretary of State Kim Wyman will choose one large and one small corporation from among the public's nominations.

Winners will receive a National Association of Secretaries of State Medallion.

Runners-up also will be recognized.

Anyone can nominate a business for the award. Any for-profit corporation, limited liability corporation (LLC) or limited partnership (LP) also is eligible.

Nominees need to be registered with the Secretary of State's Office and be in compliance with state and federal laws.

Winners will be announced by early October, with an awards ceremony taking place in Wyman's office later that month.

For more information about the awards program, contact program coordinator Patrick Reed at 360-725-0358 or

Cited for its free programs and scholarships, Jim's Pharmacy, 424 E. Second St. in Port Angeles, was named as one of two recipients of the 2012 Corporations for Communities Award.

Ruddell Auto Mall, 110 S. Golf Course Road in Port Angeles, received a 2012 honorable mention.

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