The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce is a business organization with members throughout Jefferson County. We promote the business and economic well-being of our diverse community to benefit enterprises, large and small through advocacy, services, education, business exposure and promotional opportunities. The Chamber runs a Visitors Information Center along with our Tourism components for the County and the City. The Chambers values the quality of life in our community and encourages economic vitality.
We are seeking a dynamic, ambitious driven business development professional to advocate the positive aspects of Chamber membership and secure new members, sponsors and promotional tourism projects. The successful candidate must be a willing and highly motivated prospector and possess exceptional business development and communication skills. Key factors for success in this high-visibility role include a competitive spirit, coachability, ability to build long-term relationships plus the self-motivation and drive to meet established goals while managing time effectively.
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On Sunday, April 22nd, 135 community and business leaders, family, friends, and supporters gathered for the Chamber’s Annual Leadership Awards. Throughout the day we celebrated the impressive nominees in each category: Business Leader, Young Professional, and Citizen of the Year.
When we consider Jefferson County and what makes this a unique place to live and work there are many qualities that set us apart, however, the similarity that we saw on Sunday as we introduced our nominees, is perhaps the most remarkable: They, every single one, are all leaders who lift others up as they work to achieve their goals.
The Chamber is proud to announce that our new Executive Director, Arlene Alen has started!
Arlene comes to us directly from her role as the president and CEO of the Chino Valley Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center in Arizona - a position she held since 2014 - where she was responsible for economic development, marketing, tourism, community leadership, media and government relations, and placemaking.
Alen’s work in placemaking will be an especially exciting addition to the Chamber’s core commitment to building a thriving a resilient Jefferson County economy and community.
In 2015, Alen was named to the International Placemaking Leadership Council. She joined this cross-disciplinary group of Placemakers working in many diverse contexts in 55 countries worldwide all of whom share the passion and expertise for creating vital places. With community-based participation at its center, Placemaking capitalizes on a local community's assets, inspiration and potential and it results in the creation of quality public spaces and events that contribute to people's health, happiness and economic well-being. Placemaking facilitates creative patterns of use, paying particular attention to the physical, cultural and social identities that define a place and support its ongoing evolution.
Please help us to provide a warm welcome to Arlene!
In her life and work, Renee is committed to joyful embodiment. She believes that in order to do your best work, you need to be here. For her, this means being as present as possible in this human body with all its ups and downs, and it is her mission to help others do the same. She nourishes body and spirit through hands-on therapeutic bodywork and sound healing, to help you step into your greatest potential and fullest embodiment.
Renee moved to Port Townsend in 2001 to work at the Marine Science Center. She holds a B.S. in Marine Biology, but her greatest passion is the human body. She says, “When I landed in this little town, I found a mecca of healing practitioners from whom I could learn, and I have been studying ever since”. Renee graduated from Port Townsend School of Massage in 2010, and most recently completed Level 1 and 2 Acutonics™ training.
Mystic Monkey Yoga is a new yoga studio located on Sims Way in Port Townsend, across from the Food Co-Op and next to 1-2-3 Thai. Owner and Head Instructor Jason Calsyn came to Port Townsend with the intention of offering this community a dedicated yoga studio with a full schedule of classes, morning and evening, 7 days a week.
Mystic Monkey Yoga is a hot yoga studio, meaning the room is heated for classes. Depending on the class, the room temperature may be set anywhere from 80 to 105 degrees. The heat allows our muscles to relax and stretch more safely, focuses our minds, and gives us a sense of cleansing similar to a sauna. It also feels great during the cold winter months when it sometimes feels impossible to get warm otherwise!
A seasoned writer (The Wall Street Journal, The Paris Review, The Huffington Post, etc.), Emily Farache moved to Port Townsend in October of 2015 to work on her memoir about being a traveling art model for photographers.
Then, unable to find lingerie one day in Port Townsend (and, later, not much in Silverdale), she decided to temporarily halt working on her memoir and open up a boutique to serve Port Townsend, Jefferson County and Seattle with her finely curated selection of clothing, lingerie and accessories.
AFTER SEVEN YEARS AT THE HELM,
TERESA VERRAES TO LEAVE THE CHAMBER AT END OF 2017
BOARD LAUNCHES SEARCH FOR NEW DIRECTOR
The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Board announced today that the organization’s executive director, Teresa Verraes, plans to step down from her leadership post in 2018 to pursue a new career opportunity. The Board has initiated a formal search for Verraes’ replacement and is working with an independent search firm to manage that process.
“I can’t say we are completely surprised by this news,” says Chamber of Commerce board president Robert Birman, executive director at Centrum. “Teresa has been courted by many organizations over the past few years for good reason – she’s a highly-capable leader with great energy and superior interpersonal skills. The board knew this possibility was never a question of if, but when. I am sorry that the time has come now, but the board and I are happy for Teresa and we wish her nothing but continued success. We feel well positioned to continue to grow the Chamber in 2018.”
2017 Small Business Seminar Series
This year, The Business Guides has convened a team of area experts in the executive coaching, insurance, human resources, and banking industries to offer business owners a free seminar series focusing on some of the most challenging topics facing small business owners today. In 2017, four seminars will be offered from September through November.
Partners for the seminar series include: Craft3, Kristin Manwaring Insurance, Bob Podrat Executive Coaching & Consulting, and Full-Circle HR.
Registration is FREE - Space is Limited
All seminars will be held on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (note time change from last year) at The Business Guides training room, which is located at 1005 Lawrence Street in Uptown Port Townsend, WA, 98368.
Construction Crew Leader, Part-Time
Say Hello to your new favorite spot!!
Gear Head Deli
Owners: Larry and Debbie Williams
Our dream of brining to the public a fresh, locally sourced, farm to fork, made from scratch soups, salads, sandwiches, fish taco, burgers, we have elk burger, pulled pork and more was realized with our opening of Gear Head Deli on April 15, 2015.
Located in the heart of Quilcene WA, on Highway 101; on the Olympic Peninsula Culinary Loop, the building was originally a gas station. All of our sandwiches are named after a car or car part. Our visitors include neighbors from near and far, motorcycle and car clubs, hiker, bicyclers and vacationers. We smoke pulled pork, turkey breast, beef jerky and cheddar cheese. Our #1 selling sandwich is our Hemi-our specialty BBQ pulled pork sandwich, served with a side salad, made fresh daily. We make all of our soups and salads by scratch, with seasonal ingredients from local Quilcene farms. We have outside deck seating which overlooks a beautiful, dog friendly garden.
Dana Immigrated to the PNW from Sweden twenty years ago to Seattle, and ended up in Port Townsend in 2001. She is a fabulous singer who loves music and the outdoors. “Happiness to me is spending time with my family and friends and also caring for our environment & giving back”.
Giving back and improving the quality of life personally and for others are some of her goals in life. Over the last decade she was “giving back” working at Gray Wolf Ranch a local treatment center for adolescent males struggling with addiction. Currently she’s attending Western Washington University to get her bachelor degree in Human Services, and selling H2o at Home.
After decades of running a successful business in western Massachusetts, Lois A. Miskinis wants to offer her services in Port Townsend. It is difficult to put everything she does on a single business card.
When she began her business, she had one daughter 1 ½ years old. She started with bookkeeping/accounting services and taxes. In three years, she had two babies eleven months apart, a toddler and one of the busiest accounting firms in Franklin County. Eighteen years later, she added investments and financial planning to her repertoire. To this day, she is the only person in her area who can offer all these services under one roof. She has handled most vocations in service including but not limited to professionals such as Doctors and Attorneys and Contractors, Stores, Restaurants, Manufacturing plants, Non-Profit Organizations, Online Services and Sellers, Individual Proprietors, Partnerships, Corporations, LLC’s, and Trusts. She was certified as a CSA by the Society of Certified Senior Advisors. The certification is a rigorous standardized education program educating and supporting professionals working with aging seniors.
“Is this place HAUNTED” you ask?! Take a journey into the darkened streets of Port Townsend where you just might encounter the ghosts who still inhabit them! With decades of metaphysical research, paranormal encounters, and a gift for storytelling, haunted historian Grymm Dupp leads the Twisted History Tour Team into the interesting and often disturbing past of our unique vintage seaport. By design, they do not shy away from the tormented tales of crime, debauchery and mayhem that shadow the past of the “City of Dreams.”
The Jewel of Port Townsend is the latest addition to the shops on Washington Street in downtown Port Townsend. The owner LuAnn Welch, relocated to Port Townsend in 2016 to spend more time here with her family and grandchildren. Having a love for jewelry and antiques, LuAnn decided to retire from her 33-year Real Estate career to pursue her creative passions and opened her own store.
The boutique style store opened in May 2017 with a unique and beautiful collection of jewelry, art, antiques and some collectibles. About 50% of the jewelry is Estate and Vintage fine jewelry while the other 50% is new jewelry. The store also features original art, woodblock prints, lithographs, unique pieces of antique furniture, sterling gift items, glassware, pocket watches, fountain pens, men’s collectibles and pre-Columbian pottery.
Come join us at The Fireside Restaurant at Resort at Port Ludlow on Sunday, August 27, for Outdoor Movie Night. Festivities start at 5pm, movie at 8pm. Enjoy the Tall Ships and Pirates of the Caribbean! We will be offering for Retail Sales out of The Fireside. Take your bottle of pirate themed brew back to your boat to watch the movie from our marina screen.
Castle Hill Shopping Center, For Lease, 1500 SF, high traffic and high visibility, HVAC, Handicapped Bathroom, Lighted Signage, present tenant moving to location within Center. Avail Sept.
Lighthouse Center, For Lease, 720 SF, incl reception, three enclosed offices, high visibility, great neighbors, Pacific Optical, UPS, Fountain Chiro and many more. Handicapped Bathroom. May remodel if necessary.
To enquire about either space contact porttownsendcommercialproperty.com or call 360-385-0819
Part time housekeeper
Kaitlin Chester is a marketing and communications consultant located on the Olympic Peninsula. She believes all businesses can grow by optimizing web presence and enhancing brand awareness through cost-effective measures. Kaitlin is passionate about creating comprehensive marketing strategy personalized for your business.
Kaitlin Chester Communications combines of marketing & advertising strategy, execution, content writing, social media, email marketing, web design, and more. Kaitlin partners with expert branding, graphic design, and photography professionals to provide small businesses the benefits of working with a large agency but at a fraction of the price, with personalized solutions to common problems.
Kateen Fitzgerald is a tree of many branches; design consultant, mentor, teacher, farmer, gardener, and mom.
After 20 years of teaching and mentoring she decided to create something more so in 2007 she purchased 40 acres of land near Port Townsend WA and built Compass Rose Farms, a bio-intensive family farm and homestead. Two years later in 2009 she began an internship program to teach land stewardship. Effectually, converting the farm into a Permaculture demonstration site, and in 2014 she founded The Dirt Rich School, a non-profit education program dedicated to “Empowering people to live in abundance and thrive in a changing world.” With The Dirt Rich School, she now manages the internship program, Permaculture design course, workshops, and volunteers.
Katherine Hansen is a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Best Homes in Port Townsend as well as a chamber member and ambassador.
Although a little over a year new to the area, her real estate career dates back to 1983, in Newport Beach CA. Her career has included acting, fitness, owning a Pilates studio, and selling real estate along the beautiful coast of Maine.
Born and raised in California, she enjoys living by the sea, walking on the beach with her dog Reggie, hiking, cooking, gardening, the arts, music, sailing, traveling, gathering with friends and family, all things nature, the qualities of small town life-style, which makes Port Townsend a perfect fit.
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Jefferson County began gatherings in 1993 in response to families affected by mental illness. NAMI is the largest national grassroots organization dedicated to helping those affected by mental illness. Its mission is to provide support, education, and advocacy for individuals living with mental illness, their families and caretakers.
The Jefferson County NAMI Affiliate currently offers twice monthly support groups for those with a diagnosed mental illness, from depression to schizophrenia, and for family members and caretakers. We also offer a monthly creative writing workshop for those affected by mental illness, and a yearly 12-week Family-To-Family education course designed to help family members learn more about their loved one’s illness and become a better support system.
Olympic Integrated Bodywork, PLLC
Advanced Therapeutic Massage and Wellness
Founded in 2016, Olympic Integrated Bodywork provides high quality alternative healthcare delivered by trusted providers.
We currently offer-
● Swedish & Orthopedic Massage
● Structural Integration
● Holistic Nutritional Consultations
● BEMER certified Vascular/Circulation Therapy
We are so pleased that Nathan Malmgren is our lucky 50/50 winner from our Old School 4th of July Raffle. Congratulations! Thank you to everyone who participated in our raffle, your support is what keeps Old school 4th of July free and open!
WSU Extension Regional Small Farms Program, Clallam Conservation District, Jefferson Conservation District and Roots of Resilience are proud to present a day-long workshop introducing Holistic Management!
Tuesday July 11th, 8:00am-4:00pm
Many Scholarships available for farmers and producers!
For more detailed information and to pre-register, please visit holisticmgmt.brownpapertickets.com
CALL/EMAIL YOUR LEGISLATORS IMMEDIATELY
Contact your legislators NOW and ask them to support SSB5251 to create a Statewide Tourism Marketing Program.
Tharinger, Steve (D)
Chapman, Mike (D)
Van De Wege, Kevin (D)
The bill will be considered by the Senate Ways & Means Committee early Friday and then on to the Senate and House floors.
We need to reach every legislator!
Tell them to Vote YES on SSB5251 to establish a Tourism Marketing Authority and the critical framework necessary to establish the statewide marketing program for Washington State.
VOTE YES on SSB5251
The structure of a Tourism Marketing Authority is necessary to ensure accountability and a return on the state investment.
Tourism impacts more than hotels, restaurants and destinations. It benefits retailers, outdoor recreation, state parks, ports and cities….and ultimately the taxpayers of Washington.
A statewide tourism marketing program would concentrate on bringing more tourists to Washington from outside the state and nation.
The Washington Tourism Alliance believes there is a minimum of a three-to-one return to the state treasury on investment for the proposed statewide tourism marketing program.
This return on investment will happen quickly. Unlike other state programs that may take years to show results, increased tourism will return the investment almost immediately.
Olympic Camping Rentals is up for sale. This home-based, part-time, turnkey business is in it's 7th year, continues to grow and is on track for the best year yet. We rent tent camping gear for campers going to the Olympic National Park and surrounding areas, though this business could be easily relocated to serve other destination areas. This is a turnkey business with everything in place; website, Facebook page, inventory, online forms and procedures. Virtually no competition and very low expenses. We run this out of part of a single car garage and this can be operated by one person. You’ll need laundry facilities and an internet connection. $5000 includes all inventory, website, forms, procedures, and consultation. Go to www.olympiccampingrentals.com to see what we offer and call me at 360-316-1445.
Exciting Entrepreneur Opportunity for a new Day Spa !
Tastes of Port Townsend
Get your tickets for Thursday, June 15, 2017
5-8 pm at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.
“Taste of Port Townsend” — Sample ~ Sip ~ Mingle…It’s going to be delicious
Is the speed and relibility of your internet connection costing you money?
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Originally from Canada but PT has been home for the past 20 years. I have always looked for ways for businesses to be more efficient and cost effective. The bonded internet service we offer does that. Any business that relies on the internet for conducting transactions can benefit from our service – reduced downtime, faster and more reliable service.
The Chamber & Team Jefferson partners to bring the voice of business to Congressman Derek Kilmer on June 2nd 2017. Key conversations revolved around access to housing, broadband, education, healthcare, mental illness, critical infrastructure, workforce & job creation. If you would like to be a part of a future conversation or have a need please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com.
Building Business, Building Community
Teri Nomura has joined forces with Eric Kerttula to bring you inPortTownsend.com. This website/blog aspires to be ‘an Inside Connection to Life in P.T.’ Teri is a Windermere Port Townsend Realtor and has been in that biz for 22 years. She became aware of Eric’s talent as a photographer when she hired him to take fabulous photos of new listings. The blog features some real estate info, but also stories about people, places, businesses, parks, dogs, food, and everything that makes Port Townsend tick.
Tanya’s lifelong passion is to improve the quality of human interaction and relationships. She is an intimacy coach, blogger, mother of five, and entrepreneur. She created Revel to teach Intentional Relationship skills and help people simplify and strengthen all of their communication and relationships.
Drawing from her life experience, 10 years of advanced training in personal development and leadership methodologies, and education and participation in Seattle’s sex positive culture, she helps people identify and attain their true relationship wants and needs.
The 40th Rhododendron Arts & Crafts Fair will be held on May 13th and 14th on Madison Street and the City Civic plaza downtown. Hours of the juried fair are 10am to 5 pm both days. The fair features many artists and crafts people from this area not usually seen at markets and artists from all over Washington and Oregon.
Local artists include Jim Stewart and his Damascus steel knives, painters Victoria Wickell,and Andrea Woods, Jeweler and nuno felter Haden Starbuck, stoneware artist Michel McCarteras well as , weaver Debi Breitbach, Solarwind Studio features gold and silver jewelry with precious stones, Namaste is selling handmade and dyed nuno felted dresses and scarves, Barry Crust and Scott Wampler return with awesome birdhouses, the bag ladies of Sequim return with their colorful felted slippers and purses from blankets and sweaters; Candy and Stephanie from Kingston show their fun stuffed creatures from sweaters.
Port Townsend’s PTeRider Receives Sustainable Future Award at Excellence on Main Awards Reception
SEATTLE – PTeRider, Port Townsend’s electric taxi and tour service, received the Sustainable Future award at Washington Main Street’s Excellence on Main Awards Ceremony on April 25 in Ellensburg, Washington. The ceremony was held in conjunction with RevitalizeWA, Washington State’s Preservation and Main Street Conference.
The Port Townsend Arts Guild will hold the 40th Rhododendron Arts and Crafts Fair on May 13th and 14th at Madison Street and the City Civic Plaza in downtown Port Townsend. Hours of the juried Fair are 10am to 5pm both days. We still have opportunities for woodworkers, metal and garden art, photographers, and potters to exhibit their work. The Port Townsend Arts Guild is a self supporting non profit arts organization for more than 46 years. Booth fees raised fund college arts scholarships for Jefferson County students and other cultural activities and our local financial or banks. To receive an application for this fair and 3 others, please see our website at www.porttownsendartsguild.org. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local 20/20, an all-volunteer grassroots organization located in East Jefferson County, WA, is dedicated to promoting self-reliance, sustainability and resiliency at a community level… moving us toward a lighter environmental footprint and a greater capacity to adapt to the challenges of climate change, peak oil and economic instability.
Our Mission Statement:
Working together toward local sustainability and resilience – integrating ecology, economy and community through action and education.
Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) is a Port Townsend-based nonprofit organization and a national leader in research, education and advocacy on organic seed. OSA’s mission is to advance ethical seed solutions to meet food and farming needs in a changing world. We believe seed is part of our common cultural heritage – a living, natural resource that demands careful management to meet food needs now and into the future.
400 Square Foot Office Space for Lease
Salmon Business Park (formerly Shold) in Port Hadlock.
Lease terms negotiable.
Shared bathroom, ground floor, large windows, easy and plentiful parking.
Some furniture available for purchase.
$440 month plus electric.
Ask for Nancy. 360-379-8051
Heidi Haney - Independent Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay
4076 Holcomb, Port Townsend
Hello! I’m Heidi Haney and I’m an Independent Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay.
My love for makeup, skin care and fashion started in my teens when I was starting a modeling career. I quickly learned that I enjoyed the “behind the scenes” and became a makeup artist for a high fashion photographer. I also taught runway and photography makeup at John Casablanca Modeling School in Portland, OR. After years of being a freelance makeup artist I was introduced to Mary Kay. I fell in love with the products, the company and the women I was surrounded by. I have now been a consultant with Mary Kay for 8 years.
SWEET RELIEF - RECREATIONAL CANNABIS STORE - PORT TOWNSEND, WA
Sweet Relief is here to help with your Cannabis needs! We are located on the ground floor level of the Pet Town Business Building, and have been up and running since November of 2016. We are also affiliated with Cannabis Coast, located in Forks, Washington! Sweet Relief strives to have a welcoming and inviting atmosphere, focused on customer satisfaction and offering high quality products to fit everyone's needs.
Steve Hiegel and Amy Recker are excited for Port Townsend Paddlesports' third summer in Fort Worden. Kayaking and stand up paddling are their passions and together with their two children, they get out on the water as often as they can.
Steve started kayaking almost 30 years ago. Paddling almost daily, he kept getting drawn back to the waves. Eventually, Steve earned a spot on the U.S. Surf Kayak team and began competing around the world. At home, he taught kayaking to help pay the bills. It was during one of his lessons that he met his future wife Amy. Now married and with two kids, it was time to settle down. They worked together managing a kayak shop in California until deciding to move to Port Townsend.
Spaces Into Places
Lynne Stryker, a certified kitchen designer, is a new member of the Port Townsend community. Her company, Spaces Into Places is a kitchen, bath and interior design firm based in Uptown. Her business helps transform people’s spaces into more functional and beautiful places. After receiving her 4-year degree in Interior Design from the Univ. of Minnesota, Lynne has been a successfully designing residential spaces for the last 15 years in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area prior to moving here.
Sarah Hadlock, CPA receives CFP® Certification and Joins Community of Advisors as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional
Sarah Hadlock, CPA, CFP®, Manager at The Business Guides in Port Townsend, WA has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) to use the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP® certification marks in accordance with CFP Board certification and renewal requirements.
President, The LYFE Enhancement Company
www.lyfeco.com email@example.com 206-932-1232
We only have a finite amount of time to create the happiness, the prosperity, and the solidarity we desire. Port Townsend and its sister communities are riding fairly high right now. There is much pride, much participation, much camaraderie, and much taking things for granted. My business is all about keeping people from getting complacent.
Washington Project Consultants, PLLC was created in 2014 by Marc Horton, PE. The firm’s mission is to provide clients with project support - from planning to implementation.
Marc is a native of Jefferson County and has now resides in the Cape George Community near Port Townsend. Marc has just finished his public service as the Director of Environmental and Engineering Services for the Port of Grays Harbor. Prior to that, his professional career spanned many years in the public and private sectors gaining environmental and regulatory experience at all levels of government and consulting. This experience has included18 years with the Department of Ecology including a period as Deputy Director for the agency managing delivery of the agency’s programs. In addition to government experience, he has worked as an environmental and engineering consultant for over 20 years.
The Chimacum Cannabis Company is your community partner for sourcing Jefferson County’s highest quality sustainably farmed and organically grown marijuana products. We are both a state-certified medical cannabis dispensary and recreational retail storefront. We are centrally located at Chimacum Corners next to the gas station in the blue farmhouse built as part of one of Jefferson County’s oldest scenic pioneer homesteads. We are a 100% locally owned and operated establishment and are proud and grateful for this opportunity to serve our amazing community in this way.
The Disco Bay Detour is the third storefront at the Local 101 complex in Discovery Bay at 282332 Highway 101, all opened by Greg Brotherton and many partners. Following and supported by its partners, Sea Change Cannabis and the Discovery Bay Village Store, Disco Bay Detour is trying to develop Discovery Bay to the benefit of residents, tourists, and musicians. Our team of builders included Casey Gribble, who created a great looking tavern, and Tom Brown, who developed the acoustics of the place and worked with Casey to make it sound as true as possible. Victor Paz, the manager of the Disco Bay Detour, is a host without parallel. He is working hard to foster a unique and inclusive environment at the Detour.
Aquor Water Systems manufactures revolutionary outdoor faucets and water connectors for residential, commercial, and marine applications.
An elegant solution to a universal frustration, the patented Aquor Quick Connect system eliminates the hassles and shortcomings of standard faucets. Forget screwing on garden hoses by hand -- Aquor outlets allow you to connect hoses in less than a second with a gentle twist, even under full water pressure. When finished, simply disconnect the hose and water automatically stops. 10% of homes in the U.S. have a major leak that waste up to 90 gallons of water per day. The outdoor faucet is usually a main cause for this.
Tired of your outdoor faucet leaking? Aquor outlets will never drip, leak, or spray, and are perfect for those in dry climates where every drop counts. We believe in convenience that lasts: creating high-quality, durable products that are designed to endure decades of use.
Chef Ly and his wife Nu Luong opened Shanghai Chinese Restaurant in its Point Hudson location in December of 1986. Chef Ly had worked as a chef in his native Vietnam before coming to the United States. After cooking in other Chinese Restaurants in Seattle and the Puget Sound for years, the opportunity to own his own restaurant brought Chef Ly and his family to Port Townsend. When they became old enough, sons Kiem and Jason joined their parents and the restaurant grew as a family business. From a young age, Jason’s strong interest in cooking grew over the years as he learned from his father and dabbled in culinary education while working as a Chef in multiple restaurants. After retiring in October 2016, Chef Ly and Nu left the restaurant under the ownership of their son Jason, his wife Cassidy, and their expanding family. We thank you many customers for the restaurant’s success over the past 30 years, welcome you to continue to enjoy lunch and dinner over the next 30 years.
We are located at 265 Hudson Street, Port Townsend (360) 385-4810. Closed Monday, Tuesday thru Friday open 11:00AM - 2:30PM, 4:30PM - 8:00PM.
What will it take for your new business to break even? Where is the best place to invest limited resources in order to grow your business? These are some of the questions that Rachel Williams, owner of Gift of Good Work, enjoys exploring with clients. Rachel helps business owners make smart, strategic decisions using tools ranging from spreadsheets to the Business Model Canvas.
Rachel has a diverse background, culminating in a down-to-earth and holistic approach to helping businesses thrive. She grew up working on her family’s organic farm in Everson, WA, and came to Port Townsend in 2008 as an AmeriCorps Vista with Habitat for Humanity, where she went on to work as Construction Manager. In 2013 she earned her MBA from Bainbridge Graduate Institute, where she was also a Teaching Fellow in Finance.
Dr. Dawn Reardon, a Naturopathic Physician, opened the Bear Root Apothecary and Wellness Center in 2015. This retail supplement store was formerly known as Uptown Nutrition, and Dr. Reardon established the wellness center services to combine Naturopathic Medicine, Massage, and Bodywork with this already thriving business.
Dr. Dawn Reardon is a graduate of Bastyr University, and prior to moving to Port Townsend in 2015, she owned a naturopathic clinic called Seattle Mind Clinic in Seattle, WA. She has a special interest in hormone balancing, neurotransmitter balancing, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, depression, digestive issues, autoimmune disease, detoxification, thyroid disorders, cardiovascular issues, chronic pain, mental health and can assist with natural treatment of many other common health conditions.
Dogs-a-Foot For Sale: Own your own piece of Port Townsend history. Over 30 years in the same location, generations fed and employed, area icon. There is no better way meet the amazing cast of characters that make up the Port Townsend area.
Seasonal business, great cash flow, best location in Port Townsend, Festival and Event Central. Serious inquiries only please.
music & lyrics by Linda Dowdell, book by Denise Winter and Linda Dowdell
Inspired by Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, SPIRIT OF THE YULE is set in Port Townsend, WA, in 1889, when this 'City of Dreams' was the center for much speculation - touting itself as the future 'New York of the West Coast' - due to the railroad a-comin'. Omniscient ghosts escort Scrooge, in this case a sharpshooting businesswoman, backwards and forwards in time, persuading her to change her evil ways, with local legend and lore of this notorious harbor town as the backdrop.
Performances Wed - Sun, Now - December 30
419 Washington Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Tickets and more info at www.keycitypublictheatre.org
Many performances have sold out, so check your calendar and buy tickets now!
Trust Me - YULE love it!
Meghan Mix, Eaglemount Wine & Cider
Eaglemount Wine & Cider Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Exciting Community Events
Port Townsend, WA, October 4, 2016: Eaglemount Wine & Cider celebrates its 10th Anniversary this October, and to commemorate this exciting milestone they are hosting special events and new releases each weekend of the month.
What: Eaglemount Wine & Cider 10th Anniversary Community Events
When: Saturdays & Sundays in October
Where: Eaglemount Wine & Cider’s Tasting Room at Arcadia, 1893 S. Jacob Miller Rd, Port Townsend, WA 98368
On October 8 and 9 Eaglemount hosts Sip & Listen from 1 to 4 pm. On Saturday, owners Trudy and Jim Davis will be on hand to chat about the last ten years, and wine and cider in general. On Sunday, the tasting room will feature live cello music. Wine and cider will be available for tasting and by the glass. New vintages of both Eaglemount Red and Ginger Cider will be released.
On October 15 and 16, from noon to 5pm, a special 10th Anniversary Edition of Cranberry Mead will be released.
VOICES FOR VETERANS - STAND DOWN 2016October 6, 2016 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.At the Clallam County Fair Grounds1608 W. 16th StreetPort Angeles, WA. 98363OPEN TO ALL VETERANSHomeless veterans, veterans in need & their immediate dependent family members.Hot Breakfast/Hot LunchEmployment ServicesBenefits CounselingHousing AssistanceHaircutsLegal AidHealth Screening - Medical/DentalFree Clothing/BeddingHygiene Kits & Outdoor EquipmentFor information & transportation call: Jake 360/797-1791Paul 360/640-0296Gary 360/390-5557FREE TRANSPORTATION—through Clallam and Jefferson Transit BusesEmail submitted by: Linda Hindes, volunteer (360) 912-3273
FALL CYCLE: LENT (Light at the End of the Tunnel) MICROLOAN FUND
APPLICATION DEADLINE OCTOBER 15, 2016
Port Townsend Main Street Program
Low Interest Loan Program for Port Townsend’s Commercial Historic Districts
The Port Townsend Main Street Program’s LENT Low-Interest Microloan applications are due October 15, 2016. These funds are a tool to offset some of the financial impacts businesses endure from emergency situations, although business development proposals will be considered. The funds are made available through the Port Townsend Main Street Program which fosters economic vitality and preservation of place within the historic business districts, while maintaining our small town quality of life.
PORT TOWNSEND, WA—Pirate ships, paddleboard test drives, a fleet of wooden boats, dancing, and music—in its 40th year the annual Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival is a weekend of fun for all ages.
You’re invited to join your colleagues from around the Olympic Peninsula and beyond for this year’s Olympic Peninsula Tourism Summit, October 27 and 28 at Fort Worden. Honoring the Authenticity of Place is the theme with an excellent line-up of speakers presenting their perspectives and experiences about what makes this area so compelling for visitors and locals alike.
We are the Masonic Lodge Located behind the Post Office on Franklin Street. We were Charted over 150 years ago (1859) with the Grand Lodge of The Oregon Territory and Grandfathered in as Lodge #6 When Washington became a State. Many of the early leaders of the area were Masons.
Is this your ticket! It is worth $1,100! If you have this ticket, please call 360-385-7869 or stop by the Chamber office (2409 Jefferson St., PT) with your winning ticket.
FRIENDS OF CHIMACUM SCHOOLS EDUCATION FOUNDATION
501 (c) (3)
P.O. Box 192, Chimacum, WA 98325
FOCS was created in 1994 to provide additional resources for our students and staff. These include activities, equipment, materials, and supplies that are not funded in the School District Budget. Our 16 member FOCS Advisory/Working Board donate time in their specific area of interest. These include:
Hello and welcome to San Juan Classic Day Sailing and Dirigo Sailing!
A family owned and operated sailing charter company, offering 2hr Afternoon and SunSet Sails, Half and Full Day Private Charters, Multi Day Private Charters and Scheduled Schooner Sailing Adventures from two beautiful locations in the Salish Sea; Port Townsend, Wa. and downtown Friday Harbor, Wa. on San Juan Island.
Jenny Jo Allen is a Psychic Medium, Reiki Master, Medical Intuitive and Crystal Whisperer.
Whether you’re looking for deep guidance or deep healing, Jenny is ready to help. Choose a Psychic Reading for clear guidance, or a Healing Session for masterful Reiki healing with Medical Intuitive Clairvoyant Visions.
Bernt Ericsen Excavating
Luckily for me, I’ve lived in Jefferson County for 42 years, from Quilcene, to Port Ludlow, to Chimacum and the past several years in Port Townsend. My wife, Dawn, and I raised two wonderful children, and we think often of their future here in the community.
As some of you may know, I own and operate Bernt Ericsen Excavating, Inc. and I have worked on many public works projects in the county. For the last 10 years my wife and I started investing our resources back into our community. We have partnered with various organizations like Habitat for Humanity, The Homeless shelter, The Jefferson County Fair and Expo, all three of the little league groups, The Rhody Festival, YMCA, Boy Scouts, Kiwanis and the Elks, but I feel the need to go further, and represent the needs of our residents and business community, by utilizing my background to shape our future.
From classic women's and men's haircuts, completely natural or totally outrageous color, highlights, balyage, hair straightening and blow drys, Melissa does it all and delivers fantastic results every time.
Just over a year ago Stephanie Selle moved her business, With These Rings, from Seattle to Port Townsend. At WTR Stephanie offers a unique workshop where she teaches couples how to make their own wedding bands.
Stephanie began her career by apprenticing with a local jeweler in her hometown of Wilmington, DE. She went on to study jewelry in at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and then moved to Seattle where she started her own jewelry line. In 2010 she became a jewelry instructor at North Seattle Community College where she fell in love with teaching. Her business has become the perfect way for her to combine these passions.
Two filmmakers have recently planted roots in Port Hadlock. Their company, BhT Films, is an extension of their passion for exploring social and environmental issues. Ben Tomson, BhT’s founder, is an ecologist-turned-director. During the past five years, he has directed a feature length documentary and many short commercial and narrative films, while working as a production manager and animator for the Digital Worlds Institute. Maggie Waala utilizes her production experience in both the studio and the field in combination with her journalistic education to coordinate the administrative details and keep the productions running smoothly as the team’s producer.
Walk into a workshop at CedarRoot Folk School and be surrounded by the sound of working hands and creative minds. CedarRoot, like other folkschools in the US and Europe, offer instruction in skills and arts through the guided practice of a master of the craft. This kind of learning is how education had been for most of our history…hand to hand. CedarRoot is part of a growing movement to instruct adults and children in the beauty and vitality of the rural arts that built our communities. Youth programs help deepen relationships with the natural world and Adult programs focus on skills for self-sufficiency and community resilience.
In October 2015 Elizabeth Richter opened Elizabeth Rose Salon, a place she has dreamed about for many years. Being a native to Port Townsend, Elizabeth has lived in a few different cities around the area before making her way back to our quaint town.
Peninsula Homecare Cooperative: New Hope for Seniors and Families
Choosing a caregiver for a parent or even for yourself is one of the most important decisions you’ll make during a certain time of life. The wrong person or the wrong corporate constraints or attitudes can make it a terrible, even dark experience. The right person with the right priorities can bring hope, stability and love.Investment Opportunities Network (LION). We also received expertise and grants from the
Smooth Transitions-Olympic Peninsula
Robin Abb is a newcomer to Port Townsend, in addition to the Chamber. She moved here from Niwot, CO where she owned a very popular consignment store, Rockin’ Robin’s: Retro and Resale. Imagine Wandering Wardrobe only with a Jukebox and dance floor! She was lucky to sell her store and condo and start her transition into her next chapter, living in the Pacific Northwest.
A presentation in Port Townsend at the
QUIMPER UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP
Access to preventive care, including preventive dental cleanings, was identified as one of the 4 major health priorities in Jefferson County in 2014. Come learn about the problem and how Sea Mar Community Health Centers and the Washington Dental Service Foundation succeed in providing needed care in other counties.
When: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 12:30 - 1:30PM
Where: Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
2333 San Juan Avenue, Port Townsend
KPTZ 91.9 FM’s Spring On-Air Fund Drive is set for April 11 through April 16.
From The Beatles to Beethoven, from nature shows to news, KPTZ is an important part of the Jefferson County community. KPTZ 91.9 FM is celebrating its fifth year on the air in 2016.
Your local community radio station will be having its Spring on-air fund drive from April 11th to the 16th. The goal is to raise $25,000. You can donate online 24/7 on the station’s secure website at www.kptz.org, or by calling 360-554-4430 during the fund drive.
As part of keeping it local and supporting local businesses, this year KPTZ is offering "thank you gifts" that are locally inspired for donations:
- $60 or $5/month a new KPTZ "I am KPTZ" t-shirt
- $90 or $7.50/month a Daily Bird Pottery special edition wine glass
- $120 or $10/month a $20 voucher for local breweries/wineries
- $120 or $10/month a KPTZ tote bag along with a voucher for the Port Townsend Farmers Market
- $240 or $20/month a $40 gift certificate to the Starlight Room (good for tickets and food)
It’s been an exciting year already for longtime real estate agent Holley Carlson who changed offices, hired a new assistant, and recently joined the Chamber.
Carlson has happily returned to Coldwell Banker where she got her start in real estate more than 17 years ago. The convenient downtown location of the new Coldwell Banker office, the company’s interactive website, innovative marketing systems, and high-tech features, are just a few reasons that Carlson decided to return home.
A Fare Story - We take care of your social media, so you can take care of your business!
After spending 20 years in the grocery industry working at small stores to running multi-million dollar establishments, Rodney decided it was time to start his own company. As a Port Townsend High School Graduate, Rodney left to explore the world. While still working; he was able to live on the east and west coasts, visit Asia, Central America, Europe, & almost every state in the United States. No matter where he was, he kept hearing the same story from businesses of all sizes: They are so busy doing great things, they don’t have enough time to tell everyone about it…enter, A Fare Story!
Getting There is Half the Fun
Starting in April 2016, Port Townsend visitors and locals will be able to hop in an all-electric Red Roadster for short-distance rides in town. PTeRider is owned by Kate Dwyer and Myron Gauger who hope to do more than make a modest profit and provide a few seasonal jobs. Aware of parking and transportation issues facing the city in the summer months, their goals include creating a fun and GREEN transportation option, reducing downtown traffic and relieving parking pressure, and supporting a walkable City.
Daniel Milholland is an event producer, artist manager, and owner of Thunderbull Productions. He was born and raised here in Port Townsend, where he continues to thrive and call it home. Daniel also worked for over 9 years for the performing group NANDA, and is a founding member of several annual traditions in Jefferson County including: BOOMFEST, Cake Picnic, the All County Picnic and the “Old School” 4th of July.
Heidi Mattern is a life coach certified by the International Coach Federation. She specializes in working with women to help them reclaim their purpose, passion and creativity. “When you hire me as your coach, we identify what you want most in life, and what seems to be blocking your path. You are in charge of the content of our sessions, as well as the pace of your growth and change,” Heidi explains. “Each session offers the opportunity to dive deep into self-inquiry and emerge with action steps. Even a single coaching session can create a shift in perception, but sustained positive change happens best when you commit to a series of sessions.”
Date: Thursday, March 10, 3-5 pm (lecture at 3; foundation meeting at 4)
Location: Tri-Area Community Center
Thenext monthlyJefferson County Master Gardener Foundation meeting is Thursday, March 10, at 3:00 pm, at the Tri-Area Community Center.
Humans and dogs are planet earth’s longest standing animal odd couple. While the human dog owner primarily uses her words to communicate, the pet dog is far more interested in gestures, body language and the hidden messages in our tone and facial expressions.
It’s no wonder then that our dog’s behaviors are often shrouded in a (furry) vail of mystery. And, while we maintain an extraordinarily special bond with humanity’s best friend, something still gets lost in translation when the time comes to establish rules and follow commands. Often enough, the most basic ingredients to a salient relationship with our dogs somehow remain just out of reach.
The Chamber welcomes new members Klein & Klein, Corporate and Nonprofit Consulting, though the firm is hardly new; indeed, Renee Klein and Jim Klein have been in business for more than 20 years, helping corporate and nonprofit clients in communications, development and leadership effectiveness. They offer consulting and training to a wide array of organizations across the country.
The firm provides leadership facilitation, visioning, strategic planning, corporate social responsibility and media/messaging support. They also work with clients on leadership dynamics, as well as campaigns and nonprofit development plans.
On March 19, the 2016 Women in Agriculture Conference will offer women in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Alaska a unique opportunity to gather in 31 different locations for a one-day event featuring knowledgeable speakers, inspiring stories, networking with other producers and practical advice for learning new skills.
This year’s event, “Power Up Your Communication, Power Up Your Farm” covers the topic of your communication style and how you use it to manage, motivate and influence people.
Your local business, farm or ranch may be eligible for grant funding for a renewable energy or energy efficiency system.
Carlotta Donisi, business specialist with USDA Rural Development will be leading a workshop on February 17th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Chimacum Grange, 9572 Rhody Drive, Chimacum, WA. The workshop will cover grant and guaranteed loan information as well as grant writing assistance. Please RSVP to Carlotta.Donisi@wa.usda.gov.
At 1st Security Bank, we take a personal approach to our work. We live in the communities we serve, which is why our branches are uniquely tailored to, and involved with, their communities. We believe that relationships make the difference, and that’s what sets 1st Security apart.
Welcome! My name is Sue Marie Martin. As a licensed, non denominational Ceremony Officiant, it would be my pleasure to help you create an inspirational, memorable, and affordable Ceremony. Whether religious, secular, traditional, or creatively alternative, private or shared with family and friends, your Ceremony will be unique and from the heart.
Greetings Jefferson county, my name is Brandon Matney, I am the new business owner of Tippy Top Tree Service. I began falling trees my graduation year in 2006. While attending college at Oregon State for engineering, my summers were filled with burning countryside as I faught fire throughout the lower 48 states. Throughout this experience I was deeply impacted by the knowledge, respect and understanding I gained for the trees and nature as a whole. Since then, many of my jobs have been geared toward saw work and has accumulated to nearly 10 full years of experience in the forestry/tree removal industries. I have opened my business in an effort to share my passion with the community as I see the need and importance of proper tree care due to storm damage that occures within the area. Over the years I have accumulated a unique set of skills that when combined with the correct equipment allows my accent and removal of some of the states largest and most dangerous trees. After working on the fireline, while living in Oregon, I crossed paths with a beginning rope crew and tree service owner much like myself. I agreed to be his groundsman and worked with him throughout that year, eagerly learning each technique he threw my way. This experience with the addition of two other great ropes crews that I have worked for has given me the knowledge to attack tree problems with a safe and respectful approach. Safety is always the first and most important concern, not only for myself and my crew but for the property and community as well.
“Plants all Master Gardeners Should Know” is the subject for this month’s educational lecture series. Master Gardener Bob Grindeland is the presenter.
Each year, WSU Jefferson County trains new Master Gardeners to be effective community educators in gardening and environmental stewardship. The WSU Extension Master Gardener Program is open to everyone with an interest in gardening and a willingness to use their knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm to make a positive impact on their local community.
Presented by the Federal Trade Commission & Internal Revenue Service
Thursday, February 11, 2016
9:00—10:15 am Alaska | 10:00—11:15 am Pacific | 11:00 am—12:15 pm Mountain
Speakers from the FTC and IRS will discuss:
- How businesses can avoid being victims of ID theft
- How businesses can protect themselves and their customers
- Who to contact/what to do if they suspect they are a victim of ID theft
- Ways IRS and FTC are combating ID theft
- Lessons from FTC cases about good data security practices for businesses
- Where to find ID theft resources on the FTC and IRS websites
Washington State University (WSU) Jefferson County Extension is hosting a free info session and Q&A discussion with Washington State Labor and Industries and the Farm Intern Pilot Project.
Wednesday January 20th
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Chimacum Grange, 9572 Rhody Drive, Chimacum, 98325
RSVP to Kellie Henwood, firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360) 379-5610 ext. 201
The WSU Jefferson County Master Gardeners are presenting another series of “Growing Groceries” class to the community. This class is for anyone who wants to learn how to grow fresh, nutritious groceries for healthier food and extending the budget.
Admiralty Distillers was born from the creative, and sometimes hasty mind of Jake Soule. Jake moved to Port Townsend to attend the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding almost 20 years ago. Many people in town have known him as a boat builder from when he had a boat shop at Point Hudson; or as a fisherman from his summers on a tender which travelled from Port Townsend to Alaska; or as a contractor for Soule Woodworking and Construction.
It’s all about trust
By Suzanne Michaels
Does your community trust your agency or company? What are you doing to build trust and establish an ongoing relationship with the residents of the community?
When clients come to me with a crisis, we can work together to launch a public relations campaign to make inroads, explain what went wrong, how damage is being mitigated, and what’s being done to ensure it does not happen again.
Jillian Rifkind L.Ac has been practicing acupuncture and Chinese medicine for over two years in the Peninsula and has cultivated a unique style, utilizing osteopathic listening methods to find areas of imbalance, and providing gentle but effective treatments.
OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced $5.539 million in grants to seven health care providers to develop additional facilities for short-term inpatient psychiatric detention services. The state’s investment is supported with another $93.3 million from other funding sources.
SEEKS NEW BOARD MEMBERS
The Friends of Fort Worden (“Friends”) is seeking qualified applicants to fill board
positions. Board membership is voluntary and the open positions are for2 year terms.
The “Friends” is a 501 (c) 3, non-profit organization that provides both financial and
volunteer support for park improvements and programs not funded by the state parks
system. The Friends of Fort Worden is one of seventeen Friends Groups supporting
Washington State parks and properties.
A Gates Foundation Workshop:
Lean Thinking for Non-Profits: Tips and Tools to Improve Your Performance
November 3, 2015
11:00 - 4:30 (Includes lunch)
Northwest Maritime Center
Port Townsend, WA
Port Townsend Weddings & Events is a full service wedding, party, and event planning and coordination business. We do weddings and day-of event management, destination wedding planning, elopements and officiant services, and catering and rental coordination.
Contractor, Danelle Greer has lived in Port Townsend for almost thirty years. "I have always love projects, big or small, anything pertaining to the home." Danelle and her husband John, bought their first home together, as an unfinished foreclosure. "We had to learn a lot, as quick as possible, in order to finish the house on time and to stay within the budget." "Specializing in rehabs and smaller projects, allows me to focus on recycling and responsibility, whenever possible. If I can keep materials from the landfill, that is always the intention."
In late July, 2015 Dr. Melissa Yaden, EAMP, LMP, AWP opened her doors after successfully moving her Eastern Wellness practice from Shoreline to Port Townsend. For over a decade Dr. Yaden has been studying and practicing in the fields of Acupuncture & Eastern Herbal Medicine, Massage, Ayurveda and Sound Healing, and melds these worlds together beautifully to form NW Healing Tree.
Washington State University (WSU) Clallam, Jefferson, and Kitsap County Extension in collaboration with Washington Sea Grant are offering 3 workshops to farmers, producers, and fishermen to assist in financial planning and direct marketing.
SAVE THE DATE
It’s déjà vu all over again.
Almost two years ago, partisan brinksmanship and grandstanding caused a 15-day shutdown of our federal government. National Parks closed. Thousands of our friends and neighbors working for the federal government were furloughed. Many others worked without a paycheck.
Did Congress learn any lessons from this mistake?
It appears the answer may be: NO.
JEFFERSON COUNTY MASTER GARDENER FOUNDATION MEETING, POTLUCK, AND LECTURE / “GRASSES: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY”
Date: Thursday, September 10, 6 -8 pm (Foundation meeting and potluck at 6; lecture at 7)
Location: Chimacum Grange
We want you at a special event on Thursday September 3- Mark your calendar and plan to attend. . .
September 3 is the kick off to this year's continued work and caring for the young people in our community-- to be there for our kids and their teachers! You can attend one or all of these programs FREE!! I know that you are a great partner and community leader-- you know how critical it is to ensure excellence in education in our community to attract and keep young families and entrepreneurs. . . this is an important event.
Set sail for the 39th Wooden Boat Festival September 11th- 13th, 2015
Port Townsend, WA-- A celebration of wood on water, the 39th Annual Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival is a weekend of fun for all ages!
Finnriver Cidery will be hosting cider tastings, good food and live music on September weekends at the new Cider Garden located off Center Road just south of the Chimacum crossroads. On Sunday of Labor Day weekend you can dance in the fields with Joy in Mudville and Matt Sircely! Hama Hama oysters on Saturdays and Dented Buoy wood fired pizza on Sundays. Learn more at www.finnriver.com
Sculptor Walter Massey’s self-guided course in the practical study of sculpture began in 1974 with pewter casting and moved quickly to metalsmithing. He came to favor copper, developing his own style of fabricating metal, which resulted in a sculpture series entitled “Birds of Prey”. His current work incorporates that style with the principles of repousse' creating Pacific Northwest Salmon images that are hand-forged, hand-hammered and literally carved into shape as sculptural repousse’.
Pastor Ron McClung
Peace Lutheran Fellowship is not a building or program, but a community of Christ followers sharing a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. Our mission is to Gather, Grow and Give it away!
Rayel and Holly Gossett have just relocated from Orcas Island and are excited to bring their skills and love of community & co-creating beautiful spaces to Port Townsend. Together, they own a family business called Unity Works ~
"From House to Home with Spirit."
Two years ago, Collin Klopfenstein purchased Port Townsend Air after having been one of their best students and customers for years. If fact, Collin actually started out as a pilot by taking one of their introductory ‘learn to fly’ lessons years ago. He was so enamored with flight after that, he quit his job as a Realtor in Sequim to concentrate on flying as a career. In just a few months he had earned his Private pilot rating and decided to purchase an aircraft in which to pursue his Commercial, and Instrument ratings. He did some research and decided it would be worthwhile to secure a plane he could also get his complex and multi-engine endorsements in as well. He shopped around for a while and ultimately ended up flying to Bridgeport Maine and purchasing a twin engine 1963 Travel Air and hiring a Multi-engine instructor to teach him the ins and outs of his new aircraft as they flew together across the United States at low altitudes back to Washington State, enjoying sights that almost nobody ever gets to see: The New York skyline at dawn at two thousand feet, the endless fields of grain in the American Mid-west, and flying through the Cascades passes at low altitudes with the mountains towering on either side to name just a few. He was amazed by how much this was a different kind of experience from that of big commercial jets and he resolved that more people should see America the Beautiful this way, after all, these amazing sights are things that passengers on airliners way up at Thirty four thousand feet would never see through their tiny little windows.
This year Loran Scruggs celebrates 11 years as a licensed acupuncturist here in Port
Kayak Brinnon, formerly Pleasant Harbor Paddle, is a boutique eco-tourism company offering Biologist-guided wildlife tours, kayak camping trips, kayak delivery, and hourly and multi-day kayak and stand-up paddle board (SUP) rentals on the Hood Canal.
For over 35 years, Jay Bakst has been helping companies better understand their operations and improve their bottom line. He completed his move to Jefferson County a year ago after finishing 7 years consulting to the Boeing Company in Renton. In his career, Jay has worked with companies large (Boeing, Weyerhaeuser) and small (Seattle Cold Storage, Emco Wood Products) and those in between.
The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County provides both financial and hands-on assistance to our community. Projects over the past few years have included: Construction of the new Jefferson County Library Bookmobile Barn, Scholarships to high school seniors, vocational and college students totaling over $21,000 in 2015, Sponsorship of Chimacum High School Interact Club, Construction of the Rotary Pavilion at H.J. Carroll Park, partnered in the construction of the Chimacum School Playground, Adopted Highway 116 near Port Hadlock for regular clean-up, Sponsorship of both inbound and outbound Rotary International Exchange Students, Sponsorship of the Chimacum High School Student of the Month Program, US Flag displays on holidays, and much more.
Bill Range has over 30 years’ experience in behavioral health. He graduated in 1983 from James Madison University with a Master’s Degree in Counseling. For over 30 years he has directed or supervised treatment programs in Michigan Washington New Zealand and Hawaii.
NY Times Cartoonist & Illustrator, Grant Snider
To Show In Port Townsend
Visit a Jefferson County Master Gardener Plant Clinic for answers to gardening questions and diagnosis of plant problems. Clients should bring in samples (in plastic bags) of plants, including stems, leaves, flowers, fruits or cones. Master Gardeners can also help you identify garden pests. Come is any Monday (through the end of September; except holidays), from 1-4, at the WSU Extension Office in Point Hudson; 380 Jefferson St. PT. A plant clinic table is also staffed the 2nd and 4th Sundays, at the Chimacum Farmers Market.
Jefferson County WSU Master Gardener Growing Groceries Classes
The Jefferson County WSU Master Gardeners are presenting a 2nd round of “Growing Groceries” classes to the community. This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to grow fresh, nutritious groceries for healthier food and extending the budget.
America’s Cup Tour to visit the Northwest Maritime CenterORT TOWNSEND, WA— As part of a national America’s Cup Tour, the schooner “America” will be here on Sunday, August 9, with opportunities for the public to tour the boat, view a free presentation, and go for an evening sail.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
For more information contact: Mari Mullen, Port Townsend Main Street Program
SHOP TIL 7 THIS SUMMER WITH EXTENDED HOURS!
Many merchants in the Port Townsend historic districts are planning on staying open until 7 PM on Friday and Saturday evenings this summer. Buskers are encouraged to play on Friday and Saturday evenings to contribute to a lively downtown. The extended hours will run through Labor Day weekend, which wraps up with the Summer Sidewalk Sale.
The following shops have signed up to stay open until 7 PM:
Help us spread the word! Join your neighbors in shaping Port Townsend’s Future
Topic: Planning for the Next 20 Years (2016-2036)
The City of Port Townsend is in the process of conducting a “periodic update” to its comprehensive plan and development regulations. The comprehensive plan is a 20-year planning document that sets the framework for the physical, social, and economic development of the City. In addition to updating to meet state mandated requirements, this is a great opportunity for us to check in with the public on key issues and potential policy responses. What are the most pressing issues facing our community? How can we address them? The input gathered from the Town Meeting will help form the work program for 2016 and beyond.
Location: Fort Worden Commons
Date: June 24, 2015
Doors Open: 5:30 pm
Meeting: 6:00-8:00 pm
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10th ANNUAL RAKERS CAR SHOW
June 22, 2013
Port Townsend Washington
Show time 8am to 4pm
Registration starts at 7:30am
Public entry at 9:30am $5.00 13 AND OVER, 12 & UNDER FREE.
For more information contact Rich Stapf Sr. at (360) 301-1199
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Vote for America’s Best Town
One of these 64 towns can be called the “Best Town Ever.” Crowning the winner will be up to you.
Picking the locations in our fifth annual Best Town Ever contest wasn’t easy. We looked for places with great access to trails and public lands, thriving restaurants and neighborhoods, and, of course, a good beer scene—all while excluding the winners and runners-up from the past three years to make room for hidden gems, underdogs, and towns on the rise. Plus, for the first time, we added a wild-card round, letting our Instagram followers nominate their favorite towns—Port Angeles, WA; New York, NY; Saugatuck, MI; and Roanoke, VA came out on top to snag the final spot in each section of our bracket.
Date:Thursday, June 11; 6-8 pm (Foundation meeting and potluck at 6; lecture and tour at 7)
Location: Chimacum Grange (not at Tri-Area this month)
“Favorite Plants from Kul Kah Han Native Plant Demonstration Garden” is the Jefferson County Master Gardeners Foundation June educational lecture series subject.
PORT TOWNSEND, WA - The 32nd Annual Classic Mariners Regatta will be held June 5-7 at the Northwest Maritime Center (NWMC). The event draws classic wooden boats from all over the state to race, rub elbows and celebrate wooden boats. The races are open to classic sailboats of all sizes, kayaks, dinghies and row boats. Wooden power boats are welcome to join in as spectators.
Click more to see the full schedule.
From sea to shining sea, our top picks for the most amazing American small towns to see this year.
Mary Jolley started Jolley Financial Services in 2006.
Festival by the Bay announces headline band for Saturday night July 25th from 8pm to 9:45pm.
When: Monday May 18, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM PDT
Where: Fort Worden Commons, Room A (200 Battery Way, PT)
The Jefferson County Community Foundation, in collaboration with the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to be able to bring Lynne Herer Smith, of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to Port Townsend on May 18th, 2015. Lynn will be accompanied by two colleagues from the Gates Foundation, Senior Business Analyst Jessica Hoffman, and Aiko Bethea, Deputy Director of Grants and Contract Management.
Radio Port Townsend launches “Care & Connect” campaign as community service
Jefferson County Master Garden Foundation April Lecture: “Plant Circadian Rhythms: Getting our Shifts Together to Improve Human Nutrition”
Thursday, April 9, 3 pm
Location: Tri-Area Community Center
Come join the fun at the Ajax Cafe Downunder Dinner!
Let our Legislators know how important Tourisim is to Washington State
Send an email to Rep. Steve Tharinger asking him to support SHB 1938
7 Cedars Casino will host a networking event for Jefferson and Clallam Counties young professionals, held at the resort’s Salish Room on Wednesday, March 18th, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The evening will bring together the North Olympic Peninsulas’ premier Young Professionals Networks; the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network and the Peninsula Young Professionals Network.
JCMGF MEETING / “Let’s Talk Chicken: Benefits and Drawbacks on Raising your own Birds” Thursday, March 12, 3:00 pm
The Fort Worden PDA and the City of Port Townsend is sponsoring a FREE Contractor’s Workshop, Tuesday, March 10th, 8:30-12:00, at the USO Building (Bldg 326) at Fort Worden State Park.
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Maritime Discovery Schools initiative town meeting February 18
Jefferson County Home & Garden Show
JCMGF MEETING / “Don’t Walk On By! Getting Ahead of Invasive Weeds” Thursday, February 12, 3:00 pm
“Don’t Walk On By! Getting Ahead of Invasive Weeds” is the Jefferson County Master Gardeners Foundation February educational lecture series subject.
Tyler Fordham came to Port Townsend for a visit on his first wedding anniversary. Both Tyler and Rachel thought the town, the views and the atmosphere were charming. Little did they know then that almost seven years later a dental practice would open up in their "dream town".
What started out as an idea, came to frution in what seemed no time at all. Local owner, Amy Jordan assumed ownership of Carol’s Laundromat in March of last year.
One year ago Yefim and Jane made the long drive from New York to Port Townsend. After spending a year in Beijing studying with their teacher Dr. Wang Ju Yi, they welcomed the clean air of the Olympic Peninsula.
Dominica Lord-Wood was a craftswoman for several years while living in the North East Kingdom of Vermont. When the weather became too severe, she headed west.
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Please note that this year tickets will NOT be available to purchase at the door.
All tickets must be pre-purchased as this years's brunch will include a seated meal and mimosas
National Wear Red Day. Send photos of your staff and business partners dress in red to firstname.lastname@example.org for posting on our web and facebook pages.
The nominations are in and we are pleased to announce the final nominees for the 2014 Business Leader of the Year, Young Professioanl of the Year and Citizen of the Year
Jolene Sunding and Marylou McKenzie have opened Seasons Hair Salon, located on the courtyard level of Park Place Building next to Haller Fountain.
Lecture – “Lessons Learned by Master Gardeners through their Growing Healthy Program”
“Lessons Learned by Master Gardeners through their Growing Healthy Program” is the Jefferson County Master Gardeners Foundation January educational lecture series subject. Thursday, January 8, 3-5 pm.
Growing Groceries Classes
January 30 - March 14, 2015; Six Friday nights and three Saturday afternoons
WSU Extension Office, Port Townsend
The WSU Jefferson County Master Gardeners are presenting a brand new “Growing Groceries” class to the community. This class is for anyone who wants to learn how to grow fresh, nutritious groceries for healthier food and extending the budget.
2015 Master Gardener Spring Training
March 5 through May 14, 2015; 9-3:00
Tri-Area Community Center, Chimacum
Each year WSU Jefferson County trains new Master Gardeners to be effective community educators in gardening and environmental stewardship. The WSU Extension Master Gardener Program is open to everyone with an interest in gardening and a willingness to use their knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm to make a positive impact on their local community.
Join the 4-H PT STEM Club, Dec 6th and 7th 11-7, Next door to Quimper Mercantile.
Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Farm Business Planning Wed Oct. 8 thru Dec. 17, 2014 6-9pm Including Sat Nov. 15th Financial Planning Seminar 9am-4pm at the Chimacum Grange* WSU Jefferson and Clallam County Extension will host the second course in the Cultivating Success series. During this course, participants are guided in developing a farm business plan they can use to help finance and guide a new enterprise or expand an existing farm-based business.
As a Dazzling Urbanite from the big city, Jessica Wright never expected to fall so quickly or so deeply in love with charming little Port Townsend. "I fought the desire to stay here so hard! I'm just used to the city, and have been moving frequently for a while. Settling down didn't make sense. But, it makes my heart happy, so here I am!" She says with a smile. When asked what she loves most about PT, her response was "Where do I start...
By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences
PULLMAN, Wash. – Women in Washington, Oregon and Idaho will gain practical advice for improving farm management skills and networking with other women producers at the 2014 Women in Agriculture Conference to be held at 28 locations onSaturday, March 15.
The conference is designed for women who have been farming for years as well as for new and aspiring farmers