BUSINESS BRIEFS: Callis plans move to First Street … and other items

PORT ANGELES — Callis Insurance recently acquired the Pacific Place office complex at 802 E. First St.

Andy and Amy Callis, who also own Callis at 806 South Vine, purchased the property in April to create room for their growing agency, according to a news release.

The agency plans to move operations from the corner of Eighth Street and Vine Street to the complex by 2019, after renovating the space once occupied by Olympic Bagel Co.

Renovations are expected to begin in June and finish by end of 2018, according to the release.

The current tenants of the complex include Edward Jones, Advantage Escrow, and Craft3 — all of whom will remain during the transition, the agency said in the release.

Callis is a local independent insurance agency that recently celebrated 70 years of business.

The agency offers auto, home, business, life and employee benefits to individuals, families, businesses and non-profits on the North Olympic Peninsula and throughout the state.

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: Kevin Hoult, Certified Business Adviser with North Peninsula Small Business Development Center, discusses “Startup Wipeout,” simple mistakes that will doom your business idea to failure.

David Sue, from the Kiwanis Club, discusses a fundraiser at C’est Si Bon Restaurant to benefit Camp Beausite, a camp for kids with special needs.

Tuesday: Mariners.

Wednesday: Mariners.

Thursday: Jenna Ziogas, Education Coordinator for the Dungeness River Audobon Center, discusses the upcoming events at the center, such as the monthly full moon event called “Learn by the Light of the Moon” and the educational bird series.

OMC manager lauded

PORT ANGELES — Olympic Medical Center employee Mindy Stephens, RN, BSN, received the hospital’s Leadership Award.

OMC CEO Eric Lewis recognized Stephens with the award for supporting the success of her unit and staff through consistent leadership and collaboration, according to a news release.

Stephens became manager of Olympic Medical’s Endoscopy and Short Stay Unit in February after overseeing the Short Stay and Post Anesthesia Care Units in 2017.

Stephens began working at Olympic Medical as an RN on the medical-surgical floor at Olympic Memorial Hospital in 2004.

First Federal awards $100,000 grant

PORT ANGELES — First Federal’s Community Foundation awarded a $100,000 grant to Bellingham-based PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation.

The gift will provide funds for advanced technology and facility improvements to the medical center’s Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab, as well as its capital campaign goal of $677,130.

The grant was received Nov. 1.

The electrophysiology lab upgrades supported by this grant will improve the cardiac imaging that is critical for diagnosing and treating electric activity of the heart, according to a news release.

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