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July 2011

Luncheon Speakers Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce luncheon meetings are held at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St., at noon each Monday, federal holidays excluded. Everyone is welcome!

July 4 – No meeting. Happy Independence Day! July 11 – Leif Hansen

Leif Hansen of Spark Social Media presents: “Social Media Marketing: What works, what’s hot and where are we going next?”

July 18 – Rogers Weed

Rogers Weed, director of the Washington State Department of Commerce, is charged with retaining the jobs and companies we have in our state today and attracting new ones. Hear what the Commerce Department is doing for you.

July 25 – No meeting due to an Elks event.

The Young Professionals Group has formed to promote networking among the younger entrepreneurs in Jefferson County. Above is a Gallery Walk event at Artisans on Taylor. Photo by Rachel Ganapoler

Young Professionals Network rolling By Jordan Eades Our Executive Director, Teresa Verraes, talks about Port Townsend as “one of the last best places.” I can attest to that. Seven years ago, I journeyed from Madison, Wis., to Port Townsend. PT was enrapturing and sometimes exasperating! It’s not easy making a go of it on the Olympic Peninsula. Many of us have struggled to provide for ourselves and our families. I have watched too many of my friends and fellow entrepreneurs not survive economically and leave for bigger cities. I joined the Chamber board with the intent to give back to my community and to help create positive change for the future. I also wanted to create a space for young professionals to have more of an influencing voice and hand in the direction of Jefferson County. To do so, we had to

be pro-active in creating opportunity for ourselves and for each other in this challenging economic environment. It was out of our collective desire to connect and to see our businesses thrive that the idea for a program for the young professionals of Jefferson County evolved. Over the last six months, the Chamber has facilitated conversations to better understand the needs of the young professionals and entrepreneurs in Jefferson County. In our “Test Labs” (information gathering sessions which have helped create the platform for the young professionals network) we learned that our young professionals are craving more real-time connection with each other – connection that goes beyond a Facebook page or the Linked-In network. We want to know the faces of our peers – to gather together, share our stories and help each other succeed personally and

professionally. Ultimately, we feel that this new platform created by the Chamber will help facilitate the deeper connection sought by our young professionals. What is the Young Professionals Network (YPN) all about? The Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network is comprised of under-45 entrepreneurs and business professionals within Jefferson County. Through a variety of different programs, YPN helps participants build business networks and community, share resources and experiences, develop professionally through educational opportunities, combine goals for advocacy, contribute to economic development and leverage influence in the county’s future. The Chamber and supporting entities Continued on Page 2


Community events 1 1-3 1-3 2 2-3 3-10 4 5 8 8-10 9-10 13 15 16 16-17 17-24 22 23-24 24-31 29 29-31 30-31 31-Aug 7

Free Fridays at the Fort Centrum’s Voiceworks Goldwing Motorcycle Tour Gallery Walk Olympic Music Festival Centrum’s Festival of American Fiddletunes Fireworks at Fort Worden 1st Tuesday Salon, Rose Theatre Free Fridays at the Fort Hadlock Days, Port Hadlock Olympic Music Festival Port Ludlow Garden Tour Free Fridays at the Fort Airport Daze Olympic Music Festival Centrum’s Writers’ Conference Free Fridays at the Fort Olympic Music Festival Centrum’s Jazz Festival Free Fridays at the Fort Festival by the Bay, Port Ludlow Olympic Music Festival Centrum’s Blues Festival

Upcoming events

8/12-14 8/20 9/3-5 9/9-11 9/17-18 9/23-25 10/1-2 11/5-6 12/3 12/6

75th Annual Jefferson County Fair Uptown Street Fair Sizzling Summer Sidewalk Sale 35th Annual Wooden Boat Festival 9th Annual JeffCo Farm Tour 12th Annual Port Townsend Film Festival Kinetic Sculpture Race 6th Annual Woodworkers’ Show Community Tree Lighting Girls’ Night Out

YPN: Rolling Continued from Page 1 such as Team Jefferson believe that creation of the Young Professionals Network is an important investment in the future of Jefferson County. The hope is it will attract and retain modern, innovative thinkers who will invest in the area, strengthen the local economy, care for the community, and define Jefferson County’s future with the next generation of leadership. What’s next for the YPN? We are really excited to roll out the new YPN programs! Coming up is “Count Me In!,” the first YPN mixer on Wednesday, July 27 at the Cotton Building in Pope Marine Park. At this point, we know there are more than 100 young professionals in Jefferson County, and we believe there could be double or even triple that number. The mixer will be our first attempt to gather as many young professionals as possible in a single Northwind Arts After Hours Mixer environment. It will be enChamber members and guests enjoy the food and art at the lightening to see just how June After Hours Mixer at Northwind Arts Center. Mixers are many of our generation a great opportunity to learn about local businesses and make are living and working contact with fellow business leaders.

in Jefferson County. We have great sponsor support and fabulous raffle prizes, including a business development scholarship of $500, a stay at the Resort at Port Ludlow and much more! We’ll continue the mixers monthly. The successful YPN “Test Labs” will continue to act as a source for connection, and as a “think tank” where young professionals can come together to brainstorm about our business struggles and community issues. In the fall, YPN will offer courses on Marketing 101, market research, branding and social media, as well as a leadership seminar, which will discuss local opportunities for young professionals. This is an amazing time to be involved with YPN. Together, we can help keep Port Townsend, Port Ludlow and the Tri-Area wonderful places to live, raise a family and thrive. To learn more about the Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network, and to sign up on our mailing list, please email Jordan Eades: marketingsmith@gmail.com.

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Come and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow chamber members and guests Tuesday, July 12. We are confirming the exciting location - check website under events for details. Members free, Non-members $5.

Chamber Ambassadors group meets at the Silverwater

The Ambassadors Group meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on July 21 at the Silverwater Café, 237 Taylor Street, Port Townsend. Please contact the Chamber office to find out more about this fun program and how you can be involved, or to talk about having a ribbon cutting or celebration at your business. All members are welcome to be a part of the Ambassadors Group. This is an ever-growing, fun, social group that is getting together once a month at various member restaurants. Members spend some time talking about new businesses that can be welcomed or businesses that have something new going on that can be celebrated. Ambassadors are planning upcoming open houses and ribbon cuttings. The rest of the time is spent eating, drinking and laughing – and getting to know fellow Chamber members better. The Chamber would like to thank the following members for being part of this group: Sherry Kack, professional referrals (and organizer for the group); Carol Woodley, Hadlock Realty & Hadlock Motel; Heather Flanagan, certified life coach and Chamber membership director; Marilyn St. Clair, Victoria House; Mark Cole, Upstage Restaurant; Melinda Short, Oasis Daycare & Preschool; Mickey Davis, Subway; Nina Dortch, Holly Hill House; Nancy Tocatlian, T’s Restaurant; Sandi Bird, Life Care Center of Port Townsend; Vi Koenig, PT Laundromat & Car Wash; Viva Davis, Hadlock Realty; Riannan Clark, Jefferson Title Co.; Karen Anderson, Visitor Information Center; Karen Gale, Aloft Images; Pam Lampman, Wells Fargo; Jon Muellner, Windseye Design; and Marilyn Staples, the Green Eyeshade.

Meetings

Tuesday, July 5 - Coffee Talk, 8 to 9 a.m., Inn at Port Ludlow, One Heron Road, Port Ludlow. Young Professionals Network “Count Me In!” After Hours Mixer on July 27, 6 to 8 p.m. at Cotton Building, 607 Water St. Port Townsend, across from City Hall.

chiMAcuM corNer fArM stANd The Chamber Ambassadors and Visitor Information Center volunteers welcome new member Chimacum Corner Farmstand, located at 9122 Rhody Drive. Pictured are (from left) Vi Koenig, PT Laundromat & Car Wash; Laura Brackenridge, Chamber; Katlin Murphy, CCF; Teresa Verraes, Chamber; Tassie Mardikes, CCF; Kim Aldrich, Cobalt Mortgage; Katy McCoy, CCF; Carol Woodley, Hadlock Realty & Hadlock Motel; (back row from left) Dan Bishop, VIC; Jane Kopriva, VIC); Ann Bishop, VIC); Marilyn Staples, The Green Eyeshade; Richard Boyles, VIC; Pam Roberts, WSU; Karen Anderson, VIC. Join the Chimacum Corner Farmstand for its grand opening on July 2.

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New members pla, Angela Ellingford and Sherry Kack. You can find Shear Attractions at 211 Chimacum Road, Suite A, Port Hadlock, Wash. 98339. Open six days and evenings a week. 360-385-3953.

For the past two years Leif and his family have lived at Rosewind’s cohousing community and served Port Townsend in a variety of fun and creative ways, including starting the first “Walk Your Child to School Day” that inspired 400 students and family members from three local schools to walk to school together. Leif also is known for delivering highly engaging coaching and trainings, helping individuals and organizations grow to their full potential. His workSpark Social Media shops have been selected as with its creative team, has Shear Attractions Leif Hansen, who grew “best in show” for Seattle’s become a very popular spot This full service salon up in Port Townsend’s Bizjam conference, and he’s for all salon services. The has been attracting people “Arcadia” as a child, returns been featured on a variety from all over the county for professionalism, creativity of national media including and enthusiasm are evident to us after 25 years with 11 years. Owner Linnette his wife Anna and daughter NBC’s “Today” show, PBS from the minute you walk Rice says, “Shear AttracZinnia. online and the Los Angeles in. The salon has a great tions is a family institution Leif Hansen is a seaTimes. You can learn more taking care of thousands of reputation for talent and soned social media conabout these kinds of offerhospitality. Linnette’s adfamilies over the years.” ings by visiting SparkIntervanced color and haircutting sultant, trainer and online It was Linnette’s dream account manager. His action.com. training shows within her from when she was young Leif joined the chamber to become a hairdresser, and stylists. This excellent team primary business, “Spark because he is acutely aware is noted for excelling in de- Social Media,” helps busishe has fulfilled it! Thanks to her wonderful following sign, foiling, haircuts, color, nesses understand the power of the need for local busiof social marketing and to nesses and entrepreneurs and clientele-turned-friends, styling, and perming – as implement effective strateto support each other in the well as being a full service Linnette says this has been gies and “channels” (i.e. adventure of following and salon, including barbera great business for her. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitcreatively expressing their She comes from a long line ing, manicures, pedicures, ter, Youtube, blogs, etc.) to core passions in ways that waxing and iron work. It’s of community supportive contribute meaningfully to a great salon for getting the increase their online presbusiness owners in Port ence, authentically engage this community and beyond. girls together and having a Hadlock. their market and sell more Leif will be speaking at “hair affair gathering.” Linnette’s Shear Atproducts and services. Leif the chamber luncheon on Please join us in weltractions Salon has given offers a variety of services Monday, July 11 about the coming and supporting back to the community in and packages that range latest social media trends, this new Jefferson County so many ways. Attendees’ from strategic consulting to so make sure to not miss awesome hairstyles provide Chamber of Commerce him! the perfect final detail mak- member, Linnette Rice, and full account management, so you don’t have to hassle You can learn more ing events from graduations the Shear Attractions team with all the technical jargon about Spark Social Media of fine stylists: Carolyn to weddings flawless. For and details. by visiting sparksocialmeThorsen, Catherine Haa11 years Shear Attractions,

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dia.com and more about Leif by visiting SparkGuy. com. While he embraces the Internet, he says his favorite way to connect is still in person or over the phone. Feel free to call 206428-7626 or email leif@ sparksocialmedia.com for a free consultation.

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By donating 51 percent of the gross profit of your purchase, it helps pay a living wage to staff and suppliers, and maybe if enough people ask others to “please be good humans,” we can change the world. We only use socially and environmentally conscious vendors for our items. An example that most people would never know about is our credit card processor, Dharma Merchant Services. DMS donates 10 percent of its profits and charges everyone the same amount; every client is treated equally. Our main clothing supplier is American Apparel. Now, they have some racy ads, and tend to think skinny people are the most worthy, but – all products are made in America, are of the highest quality, and truly, you will not find a hoodie that feels more comfortable on the skin. We seek to use only vendors at this level of integrity, and will always evolve and change until we find the best fit in every category – philosophically, stylistically and comfortability. Other vendors include: Alternative Apparel, Badd Habit and Kitsap Bank (locally owned). We’re trying hard to stay out of this and let the movement happen organically. “Please be good humans” was founded after the idea came to us while driving to Continued on Page 6

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Tourism promotion hitting high water marks By Christina Pivarnik Marketing Director City of Port Townsend With a tourism industry of more than $50 million in Port Townsend, as stated in a recent study done for the city, tourism is an essential part of our local economy. And, of course, we all benefit when we work together. In that spirit of collaboration, here are some exciting things to share with you this month. Webervations As part of our 2011 marketing strategy, we are targeting small meetings and conferences of groups up to 250, especially during the off-season (October through April, Sundays through Thursdays). The first step toward achieving that goal was to build infrastructure. That included hiring Laura Brackenridge in January as a meetings and events coordinator. As you no doubt know, she is part of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce staff. It also included developing an online reservations system. After 18 months of extensive research, it was decided Webervations was the best option available at this time. This system achieves several things simultaneously. First, it allows Laura and the volunteers at the Visitor Information Center to see availability. It also shows

of the summer and will be inSeattle and Victoria Concreasing our marketing efforts cierge Familiarization Tour to encourage visitors to enjoy On May 31, we hosted these new vessels. nine concierges from Seattle and Victoria. They loved Port Marketing to Victoria Townsend, saying they can’t and southern Vancouver wait to come back and will be Island sending their guests. The Olympic Peninsula Tourism Commission, Story angles for travel of which the City of Port writers Townsend and Jefferson We’re looking for new County’s Tourism Coordinat- story angles and ideas for ing Council are members, has travel writers. These would had an advertising campaign go beyond simply promoting running in the greater Victoria our festivals and events to area throughout the month of focus on something unique June, targeting residents of behind-the-scenes that no southern Vancouver Island to one might know about. As an come and discover the Olym- example, it could be the story pic Peninsula. of inspiration that prompted The campaign focused the founder of an organizaprimarily on radio and print tion, festival, business, etc. to advertising and concludes launch it, or any other hidden The new Salish will join her sister ship Chetzemoka in July. The 64-car Salish will be the center July 1. Please welcome our “secrets” that would lure of a community celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at the Port Townsend Canadian visitors as we people to visit us. Please send ferry terminal. Photo by Christina Pivarnik anticipate greeting many of your thoughts and ideas to them to our area this summer. Continued on Page 6 bookings and availability for still a link to PTGuide.com on 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, the primary public meeting EnjoyPT’s lodging page that June 30, at the Port Townsend spaces in Port Townsend. shows all the accommodaferry terminal, which is open This will be essential as we tions in Jefferson County. to the public and will take start to market to meeting and For more information place in slip No. 2. The celevent planners. And perhaps about Webervations, please ebration will begin at 11 a.m. most importantly, it makes contact Laura at 360-385on the vessel’s vehicle deck us competitive in the online, 7869 or at admin@jeffcounwith remarks from dignitaries global marketplace and gives tychamber.org. and a tribal ceremony, folour prospective visitors an lowed by a vessel open house opportunity to book on the MV Salish ferry from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Web, 24/7. After nearly four years Washington State Ferries As of June 15, there are since Port Townsend has had hopes to have the Salish in 18 accommodations that two ferries in operation beservice for the Fourth of July have opted to be part of the tween here and Whidbey Isweekend, but will confirm Webervations system, which land, the new Salish will join the date at the conclusion of is on the lodgings page of her sister ship Chetzemoka on sea trials scheduled to wrap EnjoyPT.com. Please note the route in July. The 64-car up at the end of June. We are Promoting shopping in Port Townsend and visiting throughthat for those properties that Salish will be the center of a all thrilled to have two ferries out Jefferson County is the aim of marketing campaigns now opt not to participate, there is community celebration from on the route again for the rest under way. Photo by Christina Pivarnik

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Profile

Whitmire found niche in banking library’s planned expansion, she finds it extremely well thought-out and states Susan Whitmire, vice that if it were a commercial president, commercial loan enterprise, she would not officer of Kitsap Bank, is hesitate to finance it. bullish on the economy of “The whole board is Jefferson County. committed to not goDespite the challenges ing back to the voters of the past few years – the for operating funds. We weather, bridge closure, see our duty to be strong lack of ferry service, high guardians of the taxpayers’ gasoline prices, and the remoney. This is a product cession – she sees the busiwell worth the cost. We ness climate improving. would not have gone ahead “More and more busiwith putting the bond issue ness owners have been on the Aug. 16 ballot if coming in during the last we were not sure that the nine months to discuss new library district had sufprojects and expansions. ficient funds to operate the My job involves doing expanded facility.” anything that will facilitate Whitmire sees the Jefa business, a good fit for the lender and a good fit for Susan Whitmire’s career in banking began more than 25 years ferson County Library as ago as a part-time teller. Since then, she’s been involved ev- poised to service the needs the borrower.” ery aspect of the profession. of rural East Jefferson She expresses her County as the population admiration for the small point his wife Hanna took perfect job for me.” She grows, and feels that the business owners of the over. She was the first moved to Port Townsend expanded facility, along area, such as the merchants woman president west of seven years ago and when with the library’s bookon Water Street in Port the Mississippi – although Kitsap Bank purchased Townsend, who create jobs I don’t imagine there were Mariner Bank in 2006, she mobile and home library service, will answer these and persist no matter what. many east of the Missistook her current position. “Small business is not sippi given the time and Whitmire’s other love is needs long into the future. Susan Whitmire can for the faint of heart. I con- view of women’s abilities. libraries, and she combe reached at her office, sider it a total privilege to She served as chair of the bines both passions in 215 Taylor St. in Port work with them, and when board until her death in her service as chair of the Townsend, by phone at it is not possible to make a 1999, at which point her Jefferson County Rural 360-379-0123 or email at loan I try to help them find daughter Helen Langer Library District Board swhitmire@kitsapbank. the best solution for them.” Smith took over. Helen of Trustees. Having cast com. When asked about just stepped down as chair her banker’s eye over the hitting the glass ceiling in March of this year and in the banking world and her daughter Cydly Smith what role it has played took over. Our president in her career, Whitmire is James Carmichael and commented: “Working in he has been with the bank commercial lending has for over 30 years so there been challenging for a is a lot of longevity in this woman in the past, but I bank.” feel that once a woman Whitmire’s career in demonstrates a full under- banking began more than standing of such things 25 years ago as a partas construction projects, time teller, and has since people accept her as their involved every aspect of banker. Kitsap Bank the profession, including a started in 1908 and the long stint in international family that currently owns banking. “In college at UC us purchased the bank in Santa Barbara, I intended 1930. Frank Langer was to go into the foreign the president until his service. Then I fell in love death in 1952, at which with banking and found the By Patience Rogge

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Tourism: Publications feature area attractions Continued from Page 5 Christina@EnjoyPT.com. Regarding travel writers, here are some successes where Port Townsend has been featured over the past couple of months: •In the spring edition of Harbors magazine, published by Kenmore Air. • In the April issue of Via magazine, featuring Fort Worden and Finnriver Farm and Cidery, reaching more than 3 million AAA readers in Northern California, Nevada, Utah, Oregon and southern Idaho. • In the April issue of 48 North about the recent Boating Symposium hosted by the NWMC in March, reaching more than 80,000 readers. • In the May/June issue

of Journey magazine, with a two-page spread about the Kinetic Skulpture Race, reaching more than 1 million AAA readers in Washington and Northern Idaho. • In the May Edible Society magazine and blog. • In NW Meetings & Events magazine about Fort Worden, the Resort at Port Ludlow and the Olympic Peninsula. • In the Chilliwack Times (from the interior of British Columbia), May 19, about Port Townsend and the Olympic Peninsula. We anticipate a busy summer for visitors. Thanks to each of you for extending a warm welcome to them.

New members: Welcome Continued from Page 5 dinner one night. A mock website was built the next day, and from that point in late 2010, “Please be good humans” was a driving force in our lives. We are not in this to make money, as that is pretty unlikely, but it would be nice if one of us could work at the company. We have cats, friends and a

supportive family, without whom we could not have launched. We live in Port Townsend; we love, laugh, judge, rage, travel, work, talk – human stuff – but we’re trying, just like you. Change on… Buy some clothes; save the world. pleasebegoodhumans.com, Tobiyah Gulden McEnerney, co-founder, 360-774-0795.

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Tours take volunteers to accommodations, attractions By Karen Anderson As the weather gets warmer, Visitor Information Center (VIC) volunteers head out on various Familiarization Tours to better assist the droves of visitors who grace our VIC. For Chamber members from accommodations to museums to farms, VIC volunteers have either been there or are on their way. During Port Townsend’s busy summer months, finding a place to stay sometimes can be tricky. But we’re confident that the amenities folks will find out on Discovery Bay and further will make up for the drive into town for a festival. Chevy Chase Beach Cabins offer scenic views on quiet acreage. They’re one of the few local places with a pool to relax or play in. The main house and cabins have been around for more than a century and lovingly updated over the years. Most of the cabins are small versions of full houses, complete with kitchens, and a dog to run and play with you on the private beach. No extra charge for the dog. Joanna Camp, 360-3851270, chevychasebeachcabins.com. The Bay Cottage off of Discovery Bay Road is actually three sweet cabins with kitchens decorated in homey comfort. The terraced landscape means each cabin has a gorgeous view of the bay. A pair of kayaks next to steps leading downward invites you to the bay for an adventure on some of the warmest water in the area. Ed has perfected his cookie recipe, which has been a staple of the Bay Cottage since its beginnings. Those alone will keep you coming back. Ed Kirkpatrick, 360-385-2035, baycottagegetaway.com. Big Cedars Lodge may be off of Highway 19, but with its acres of private farm between the lodge and the road, guests hear nothing but

peace and quiet. The two-story, two-bedroom “cabin” was built completely from trees cleared on that very property. A sunny deck looks down on a forest-lined clearing containing a gazebo. A picturesque wedding ceremony comes to mind while viewing this beauty, but you get to have it all to yourself. Anne Schneider, 360-379-8752, bigcedarslodge.com. Solstice Farm Bed & Breakfast is a working farm on Beaver Valley Road. Jim and Linda built a barn in anticipation of owning a farm. They knew they wanted a B&B in addition to the farm, so they started building a house and tilling the soil. Five years later, the farm had taken off and the new house was ready for habitation. Today, Linda’s breakfasts consist primarily of meat and vegetables grown and harvested on their farm. The atrium looks out onto the sheep pasture where you can watch Jim and their Australian shepherd Meggie herd the flock. You can purchase their veggies at various grocery stores and markets in the area, and if you want to know more about farming during your stay, Linda is happy to put a shovel in your hand. Linda and Jim Rueff, 360-732-0174, solsticefarmstay.com. Walking into the Chimacum Corner Farmstand (CCF) you’ll find spinach from Solstice Farms. 2011 is the store’s first season in the historic dairy area of Chimacum, so, weather permitting, produce is finding its way there. The question is: Where is the best and the most locally produced? Coupling those two things is CCF’s specialty. Its secondary goal is to help build community among the farmers. Owners have big plans in the works, such as starting their own newsletter and expanding their deli. But for the moment, you can grab some

knowledgeable docents will the tip of Fort Worden, before keep your ears at attention the fort was a fort. Its still imwhile teaching about Hope, maculate Fresnel lens housed the orca skeleton that hangs firelight until 1935 when from the ceiling, or how it was electrified. The light the Olympic Peninsula was was shut down just a few formed. They may even be years ago for an automated able to tell you where it’s go- system that no longer needs ing, too. Founded by science to be manned. Visitors can educators instead of scientists, still go up the tightly spiraled both the Natural History Exstaircase to the old light, and hibit and the Marine Science the history of the lighthouse Center have fun and creative is still great. The Coast ways to teach children and Guard Auxiliary volunteers adults about the local marine are happy to share with you life. 360-385-5582, summer stories about shipwrecks, hours: Wednesday-Monday sunken treasure, submarine The Bay Cottage off of Discovery Bay Road is actually three 11 a.m.-5 p.m., ptmsc.org. nets, and what those giant sweet cabins with kitchens decorated in homey comfort and The Point Wilson Light- anchors at the top of the hill with beautiful views. house is still Coast Guard were actually used for. Open local coffee and relax near a and are committed to offering owned. It was originally built for tours Saturdays 1-4 p.m., in 1879 on Point Wilson, at May-September. window before getting your homeowners quality, stickshopping done. 360-372built homes. 360-379-1799, 0107, chimacumcorner.com. lexarhomes.com. The VIC receives a lot of The Port Townsend requests from people who are Marine Science Center and looking to move into a small, its Natural History Exhibit quaint, artsy community. have been local favorites Volunteers need information for years. A couple of hours about homes and services are easily spent on the pier provided for the person jutting from the beach at Fort who is ready to settle down. Worden, playing in the touch Lexar Homes, located at tanks and learning about Kala Square, focuses on the what lives in our local bay. “green” path we are heading Have you been fascinated down. All of their homes are by the whale’s song? Listen energy efficient, green build- to the hydrophone as a local ing technology, and custom pod passes through. On your designed to cater to their way out to the Point Wilson clients. They have been in the Lighthouse, stop by the Natu- The Port Townsend Marine Science Center and its Natural History Exhibit have been local favorites for years. area for more than 30 years ral History Exhibit where

Chamber contacts Chamber Staff

Executive Board

Executive Director Teresa Verraes director@jeffcountychamber.org

President Kim Aldrich Cobalt Mortgage Vice president Fred Obee The Leader Secretary Molly Force N.D. Prosper Natural Health Past President Kris Nelson Siren’s Pub Treasurer Kathryn Brady Brady Chiropractic

Event Coordinator Laura Brackenridge admin@jeffcountychamber.org 385-7869 VIC Manager Karen Anderson info@jeffcountychamber.org (360) 385-2722

Directors Jordan Eades Hope Roofing Chuck Russell Valley Tavern Ron Ramage Quimper Inn Linda Streisguth Puget Sound Energy Judy Cavett FairWinds Winery Carol Woodley Hadlock Realty & Hadlock Hotel Debbie Wardrop Resort at Port Ludlow

Vi Koenig PT Laundromat Terra Tosland Worldmark Club Piper Diehl Ludlow Bay Wellness Spa Nancy McConaghy Coldwell Banker Kathryn Brady Brady Chiropractic Bill Wise Team Jefferson Alex Vinniski Ancestral Spirits Gallery

Dominic Svornich Kitsap Bank

Newsletter Advertising Sara Radka The Leader 360-385-2900 We welcome your submissions. If you have news to share, send articles and photos to director@jeffcountychamber. org or mail to 440 12th St. Port Townsend, WA 98368.

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one year anniversary Chamber Ambassadors helped Owl Sprit Café celebrate its one-year anniversary with a ribbon-cutting. Pictured (from left) are: Mickey Davis, Subway; Kim Hendricks, Owl Sprit coowner; Tina Fink, co-owner; Karen Anderson, VIC manager; and Vi Koenig, PT Laundromat & Car Wash.

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Pope Marine Park ribbon-cutting Mayor Michelle Sandoval cuts the ribbon for the opening of Pope Marine Park as part of the city’s Civic District celebration. In addition to the park, the new Salish Sea Circle sculpture and a new meeting space in the Cotton Building were dedicated in the City Hall neighborhood.

5 Year Anniversary Active Life Physical Therapy celebrates five years in Port Ludlow! In 2007, it teamed with Home Instead senior care to share office space. Michael Haberpointner, doctor of physical therapy/ owner, ran the practice until Carol Nugent came on board as office manager in 2008. Stephanie Beres followed in 2009 as office assistant. Physical therapist assistant Amber Prigger added her excellent patient care skills in 2010. This year, Amber had her acting debut with the Port Ludlow Village Players.

Who was Townshend? By Bill Conklin VIC Volunteer British General James Wolfe lay dead on the battlefield and his deputy, Colonel Robert Moncton, was too badly wounded to continue the British Army’s assault on the walled city of Quebec. The well-rested French reserves suddenly and unexpectedly attacked the British forces from the rear. It was still early in the morning of Sept. 13, 1759 on The Plains of Abraham, a short distance from the walled city, that Wolfe, second ranking brigadier, Lord George Townshend, rallied two battalions to form and face the French, a day-saving maneuver. Instead of attacking with a well-rested and ready force, French Colonel Bougainville retreated while the rest of the French army abandoned Quebec. Within days, on Sept. 18, Townshend signed the Articles of Capitulation of Quebec and the city was turned over to British control. In hindsight, this battle was the pivotal battle of the French and Indian War, or Seven Years War, as it was known in Europe. It was the deciding moment in the conflict between France and Britain over the fate of New France. In the wake of the battle, France’s remaining military force in Canada and the rest of North America came under increasing pres-

sure from British forces, eventually influencing the later creation of Canada and the United States. What if the French had defeated the British in Canada? New France would have claimed the area from the St. Lawrence River, across the Great Lakes, and down the Mississippi River to New Orleans. Napoleon Bonaparte probably would not have sold the Louisiana Purchase territory, which encompassed all or part of the 15 current states, to Thomas Jefferson in 1803, and those people living in the western United States today would be speaking French or Spanish. Townshend returned to England before the winter. Effective March 4, 1761, and was made a majorgeneral.In 1767, Townshend was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and held this post until 1772. He was promoted to general in 1782 and field marshal in 1796. Townshend had important artistic abilities and had been called “the first great English caricaturist.” He married twice and had 14 children. In the spring of 1792, Capt. George Vancouver was the first European explorer to sail into what is now called Puget Sound. He named the sandy spit below the bluff Port Townshend, after his friend the 1st Marquis Townshend (17241807). The rest of the story is Port Townsend’s history.


Chamber Newsletter - July 2011