BUSINESS BRIEFS: Port Angeles massage workshop set for March 14; Affiliate of Distinction given

PORT ANGELES — Licensed massage therapists (LMTs) can earn two continuing education credits at a workshop called “Activating the Inner Core Muscles,” from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 14 at First Presbyterian Church.

Pat Mortati, a yoga instructor from Sequim, will lead the session held at the church, 139 W. Eighth St., on how to increase awareness of the body’s inner core muscles for massage therapists and their clients.

Participants will be shown, using yoga poses, how to activate the inner core in breathing and for stability in all movements and balance.

A $5 donation covers costs.

Event planners encourage attendees to wear comfortable clothes and to bring a mat or blanket.

For further information, contact Pat Carter at 360-457-0333 or email or Darla Workman at 360-417-5257 or email

Distinction given

SEQUIM — Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County has been recognized as an Affiliate of Distinction for fiscal years 2015 and 2016 by Habitat for Humanity International.

It was one of 23 organizations recognized.

Those considered were reviewed by four criteria, including building a sustainable organization, building community impact, building sector impact and building societal impact.

“This is a first for Habitat Clallam County, and we couldn’t be more excited by this recognition by Habitat for Humanity International,” said Cyndi Hueth, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County.

The Affiliates of Distinction program was established by Habitat for Humanity International to honor local Habitat organizations that meet or exceed best-practice standards and to uphold their work across the Habitat network, according to a news release.