BUSINESS BRIEFS: Low-interest microloan applications due Oct. 15 in Port Townsend … and other items

Business items on the North Olympic Peninsula.

PORT TOWNSEND — Low-interest microloan applications through the Port Townsend Main Street Program are due Saturday, Oct. 15.

Priority will be given to business owners with shops in the commercial historic districts (Uptown/Downtown) that are experiencing a loss of business due to natural disaster, infrastructure failure, major equipment failure, etc.

Priority will also be given to impactful infrastructure projects that would benefit not only the business applying but neighboring businesses and the local economy as well.

For more information, email Rachel Williams at

Leadership award

PORT ANGELES — Olympic Medical Center executives recently recognized Deby King, administrative director of laboratory services, during the hospital’s September department management meeting.

King has taken on many roles and challenges for the organization during the past 10 years, the board said.

“Deby started with diagnostic imaging, where she successfully grew the service line while helping OMC transition to our affiliation with Radia as the provider of our current physician radiologist team,” said Scott Kennedy, MD, chief medical officer.

“Then in 2012, Deby became our first project manager for the Epic electronic health records implementation.

“Deby did a great job in this implementation and stabilization role, working with both OMC and Providence Epic leadership to coordinate and facilitate our Epic work and resources,” said Kennedy.

In April 2016, King became the administrative director for laboratory services and is currently overseeing the implementation of new hematology and chemistry equipment throughout the department.

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: Danetta Rutten and Cherie Kidd discuss the 95th anniversary of Soroptimist International.

Second segment: Mark Abshire, executive director of the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce; chamber board member Jim Haguewood; and Trevor Moawad, professional motivational speaker.

• Tuesday: Scott Nagel, executive director of the Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival, discusses the upcoming event.

Wednesday: Port Angeles City Manager Dan McKeen.

Thursday: Doug Nass, general manager of the Clallam County Public Utility District, and PUD Commissioner Will Purser discuss Public Power Week.

Second segment: Christy Wright of the Forest Storytelling Festival discusses the upcoming event.