BUSINESS BRIEFS: 30-year fete for Port Angeles business set Saturday … and other items

PORT ANGELES — Patricia’s Pet Shop will celebrate 30 years of business Saturday.

Members of the public are invited to drop by the shop at 501 S. Lincoln St. during regular business hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cookies and balloons will be handed out to attendees.

A raffle for a cat post and dog house will also be held.

Proceeds from raffle ticket sales will benefit the Peninsula Friends of Animals and Olympic Peninsula Humane Society.

For more information, call the shop at 360-457-6919.

Community awards

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Economic Development Corporation has announced the recipients of its 2018 Community Partner Awards.

The awards — Member of the Year, Nonprofit Partner of the Year and Public Sector Partner of the Year — were delegated during the annual member dinner on Feb. 23.

The event at the Red Lion Hotel began with U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer making opening remarks. Victor Gonzales of Victor’s Lavender was the keynote speaker.

The EDC member award was presented to 15-year member Bill Hermann of Hermann Brothers Logging & Construction Company.

Bill and his brother Fred started the company 50 years ago.

According to a press release: “ … today they are among the leaders in innovative logging and transportation of wood chip products in the Pacific Northwest.”

Olympic View Community Foundation’s Executive Director Leslie Lauren and board of trustees president Mark Ozias received the nonprofit partner award on behalf of Olympic View.

Olympic View collaborated with the EDC for implementing best-practices training, and networking opportunities for capacity building and economic development to the county’s nonprofit sector.

Joe Irvin, city of Sequim’s assistant city manager, accepted the public sector partner award.

The EDC renewed its relationship with the city of Sequim by participating during the city’s Business Retention and Expansion Program Business Blitz in October 2017, according to a press release.

JACE happenings

SEATTLE — Eileen Schmitz, Kimi Robertson and Lisa Divelbiss of JACE Real Estate Co. attended the Washington Realtors Business Symposium.

The symposium was held in March at the Sea-Tac Convention Center.

The three realtors attended three classes at the event. They were “Creating a Strategic Business Plan,” “Building your Business with Incredible Customer Experience” and “How to help a Buyer Client through the Inspection Process.”

All three classes where taught by real estate instructor Karel Murray.

Agents statewide attended the symposium.

Divelbiss also recently earned a Senior Real Estate Specialist Designation.

She attained the designation by attending a two-day seminar in Port Angeles, taught by Pili Meyer of Coldwell Banker Uptown Realty.

The designation course helps real estate professionals develop the business building skills and resources for specialization in the 50-year-old and older real estate market, according to a news release.

Schmitz, Robertson and Divelbiss can be contacted at 360-452-1210 or by email [email protected]

New stylist

PORT ANGELES — Stefani Sommers has relocated to Shear Elegance Salon.

She is available at the salon at 210 E. Fourth St., from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

She is available Fridays by request.

An area hair dresser for six years, Sommers’ services include men’s and women’s haircuts, facial waxing, pedicures and chemical services.

Sommers is taking new clients and walk-ins are welcome.

To schedule an appointment, call 360-457-7993.

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