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November 2011

First Federal puts community first 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!

Nov. 7 – Employing disabled panel

A panel of employment specialists will speak to the benefits of hiring people with disabilities. The panel will include: Anna McEnery, DD Coordinator from the Jefferson County Developmental Disabilities Program, Cheryl Spector, Job Developer from Concerned Citizens, Gary Novak, Case Manager from McEnery Jefferson Mental Health, Iris Wehrle, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Paul Vertrees, DVR Vocational Supervisor from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, and Lisa Falcone, Program Manager from Skookum. Ajax Café is the sponsor.

Nov. 14 - Shelly Randall

Shelly Randall reports on the diverse sustainability initiatives in Jefferson County that are drawing regional and national attention. She is a communications consultant and blogs at


Nov. 21 - Judith Alexander

Judith Alexander of Local 20/20 will facilitate a special hour-long program featuring roundtable discussions on how Jefferson County is moving toward sustainability in the areas of food, energy, waste, local investing, climate action, etc.

Nov. 28 - Angela Bennink

Angela Bennink of NoaNet will talk about broadband in rural communities and how NoaNet has worked to bridge the technology divide. Switch Tactical Marketing is the sponsor.


At First Federal, we take an active role in the communities we serve. Recognizing that improving economic vitality and quality of life is in the best interest of our customers, our employees, and our company, we are committed to sharing our time, talents, and other resources to meet community needs. For a bank to be strong, it must be well-capitalized. First Federal is extremely strong and has nearly two times the capital required by bank regulators to be considered well-capitalized. This capital position gives us an uncommon level of strength and stability and is why First Federal is such a strong community-based bank. As the only locally-owned community bank on the North Olympic Peninsula, no other bank can do what we can do. We’re committed to making your community a better place to work and live by supporting those events and activities that are important to you. By choosing to bank at First Federal, you’re making a difference in your community. We’re constantly looking at new ideas to spur progress within the bank and the peninsula as a whole. We’re committed to this area, so we want to help families find plenty of opportunities here – to live, work and prosper along with us. By reinvesting into our

The staff at First Federal is proud to be working at the only locally-owned community bank on the North Olympic Peninsula. “Our independent spirit shows up in the way we do banking. We’re able to make our own lending and operational decisions right here at home.” communities, we’re inspiring For us, giving back to the within, focusing on helping others to do the same. community is a walk in the people on a highly individual Our independent spirit park. It’s a stroll down the basis. We connect with our shows up in the way we do coastline. It’s a hike up a customers, who are most banking. We’re able to make mountain. That’s because likely our neighbors, too. We our own lending and operawhen we make an investment, listen - intently. We see how tional decisions right here at it’s made right here within we may best serve their needs, home. This freedom gives us our own hometown. Profits and know a true community the tremendously refreshing are reinvested into what we is made up of a multitude of ability to be flexible with our love and hold dear about our meaningful, individual relacustomers, answer questions Northwestern lifestyle. We’re tionships. faster and respond in a more making smaller, significant Like our neighbors, we’re personal way than our comcontributions, too. Every day. passionate about this area. So petitors. We value community We invest our time and we let that pour over into our and the pursuit of individual energies into both big endeav- style at First Federal. We’re a dreams – and it’s evident ors and small. In addition to constant source of innovation, within every transaction and building up our community’s encouraging the contributions personal connection we make best features, we pay special of everyone and maintaining a with our customers. attention to building from Continued on Page 2

VIC volunteers go touring By Karen Anderson Now that the peak season has come to its close, and activities have slowed, we are back on the Familiarization Tour band wagon, where chamber volunteers visit businesses to acquire a wide knowledge of our community when visitors ask for advice. The off-peak season is the perfect time to have your Fam Tour. Indeed the summer is when you want the Visitor Information Center (VIC) to send tourists your way, but it’s hard for business owners to focus on volunteer tours when they are catering to throngs of visitors. So we knew that the month of October and the winter months ahead were our time to reconnect with Chamber members. We headed out to Dell’s Guest House on North Beach first. Dell Craig has been running her little vacation rental for the past five years. One block from the beach and across the street from Fort Worden, Dell’s basement getaway welcomes you with warm, wood floors and large, bright windows. Dell has combined the charm of the Victorian days with the modern technologies of today. Sip tea from the china tea cups and saucers while browsing the internet on WIFI or watching the flat screen TV. But we doubt that you’ll be spending too much time inside while staying at so near two major Port Townsend attractions and being along the bus route bringing you to and from the downtown and uptown historic areas. After 12 years of living at North Beach, Dell loves her neighbors and meeting new people. Maybe her next acquaintance will be you! Kids and pets are welcome! Her address is 510 56th St., and phone is 360-385-3783. Just a short drive from Dell’s Guesthouse in the

Uptown historic district is Morgan Hill Getaways. We were met at the Morgan Hill Cottage, one of the three rentals at this location, by owner Ann Raab, also owner of GreenPod Development. The Morgan Hill Cottage, atop the hill on Roosevelt, is quaint, quiet, and cozy with a sleeping loft directly under skylights. By day, choose from any of the board games or tours and maps exclusive to the Morgan Hill Getaways. By night, a seven minute walk will get you into the commercial area of Uptown. Just next door, across a manicured lawn, past a small serene waterfall, up the stairs, you’ll find a view to die for, aptly named the Morgan Hill View Loft. This room commands a view of the Strait of Juan de Fuca direct from a feather mattress. This is where you’ll find the map to the Morgan Hill Kissing Tour and a basket of romantic games for two. You’ll find people staying here who own cars which say ‘Just Married’ on the back window. Just down the stairs from there in the Morgan Hill House itself, is a floor of four sweetly decorated bedrooms all of which are decorated with local art. Everything within the Morgan Hill Getaways are non-toxic, with clean water, and only the ‘greenest’ supplies are used to keep this accommodation beautiful. The address is 606 Roosevelt and phone is 360-385-2536. We worked up an appetite from the beach to the hill. So we headed downtown to the Alchemy Bistro and Wine Bar, which Kris Nelson (Sirens Pub) acquired in February of this year. If you’re a local, some things may seem familiar, like the 1890’s San Francisco bar lining the southern wall of the restaurant, which came directly from Waterstreet Brewing when it was the

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VIC volunteers tour Dell’s Guest House.

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Public power talk coming on Nov. 9

The Jefferson County It’s bound to be on point Public and Professional for Jefferson County in the Energy Luncheon Program future. for 2011-2012 presents “Lessons from a SeventyThree-Year-Old Energy Co-op,” featuring Randy Cornelius, General Manager of Orcas Power and Light Cooperative . The presentation is set Alchemy Bistro and Wine Bar welcomed the VIC volunteers. for Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. at the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend. As Jefferson County recently voted to move to public power, Orcas Island is a nearby example of how local energy ownership, management and operations can work. Orcas Power and Light has been serving customers in the San Juan Islands for more than 70 years. It is a cooperative enterprise that provides all electric power to approxiMorgan Hill Getaways showed off its romantic accommoda- mately 18,000 residents on 515 Howard St. tions. several islands. Port Townsend, WA The Orcas Power and Town Tavern. Kris’ explawill satisfy even the pickiest Light Cooperative (OPAL(360) 379-5717 nation of transforming the European taste buds. CO) currently has more old tapas bar into the new The large wine selection than 11,000 owners all of Alchemy was inspiring. follows suit with the food whom are both San Juan With a revolving ‘Bites’ which is prepared by four county residents and cusmenu featuring inexpensive, culinary trained chefs who delectable foods from across continue and are encouraged tomers of the cooperative. So come and hear what Europe in addition to Pacific to push the culinary envelope. Northwest specialties, and Look for local oysters on the Orcas Power and Light has learned in its many decades lunch and dinner menus with half-shell in January! The entrees made from local address is 842 Washington St. of providing public power to a small rural community. and organic foods, Alchemy and phone is 360-385-5225.

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New EnjoyPT web site unveiled; holiday events coming soon By Christina Pivarnik Take a look at our shiny new, revamped and updated This is Port Townsend’s official tourism website and as such we’ve loaded it with stories and photos to appeal to visitors, inviting them to come and experience our beautiful city for themselves. We’ll be featuring seasonal things to do, festivals and special events, as well as places to stay, our local culinary scene, shopping and a page to encourage visitors to “stay and learn.” We’ve also created a section for meeting planners which is part of our overall marketing strategy to promote more conferences, especially during our shoulder seasons. There will be a total of six short videos interspersed throughout the site too, showcasing some Port Townsend area highlights. We encourage you to share your PT stories and photos as well. If you have a cool story or photo that you think would complement the website, please send it to me at Please send photos smaller than 2MB and stories no longer than 300 words. We reserve the right to edit and may not always be able to use everything that is sent in. Also, if you have any comments about the new website, we always love to

hear them…it’s an ongoing work in progress and your input is welcome. Special thanks to Keven Elliff, Jane Champion, Michael Delagarza, Steve Shively and Laura Brackenridge, all of whom were part of the team who created this new website. Holiday Promotion The City of Port Townsend and the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce are partnering with Main Street to help promote our holiday season in Port Townsend this year. We’ll be running advertising from Seattle to Portland, in newspapers and on the radio. Our theme is “Follow Me to PT and Enjoy our Hometown Holidays!” We’ll be offering a weekend getaway for two on The star of the show will be vintage fire truck Engine Number 3. It will also be featured on the holiday ornaments for sale around town and Santa will arrive at Haller Fountain on Engine Number 3 on Dec. 3. Here’s what we’re planning. Be sure to mark your calendars! nov. 1 to dec. 3 Enter the Hometown Holiday Sweepstakes by noon, Dec. 3 at participating stores for a chance to win a $500 shopping spree. You

must be present to win on Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. Two lucky people will win! (*Must be 18 or older to enter, some restrictions apply, details at Nov. 26 Port Townsend Merchants Holiday Open House “Small Business Saturday”—Celebrate local businesses! There will be caroling in the streets, instore treats and shops will be open later. Lexar Homes cut the ribbon at its facility recently with Chamber members on hand. Dec. 3 at 4:30 p.m. Treelighting and visit by Santa There will be caroling in the streets, in-store treats and shops will be open later. Santa will arrive on Engine Number 3 at Haller Fountain and the Sweepstakes winners will be announced. Dec. 15 to 23 Many shops will be open ‘til 7 p.m. and some even later. Dec. 31 First Night Celebration ( Christina Pivarnik is the Marketing Director for the City of Port Townsend.

Chamber contacts Chamber Staff

Executive Board

Executive Director Teresa Verraes

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 385-7869 VIC Manager Karen Anderson (360) 385-2722

Vintage fire truck Engine Number 3 will be featured on the holiday ornaments for sale around town and will deliver Santa to Haller Fountain on Dec. 3.

Chamber members helped cut the ribbon at Sideshow Variety and Max Grover Gallery.

Directors Jordan Eades Hope Roofing Chuck Russell Valley Tavern 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

Piper Diehl Ludlow Bay Wellness Spa Nancy McConaghy Coldwell Banker Bill Wise Team Jefferson Alex Viniski 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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Briefly... YPN mixer at AOT Nov. 30

YPN mixers are a great opportunity for Jefferson County young professionals to socialize and network in a relaxed atmosphere. Each month, you’ll have the opportunity to make more connections with other Young Professionals and grow your business networks! This month, we’ll be mixin’ it up from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at Artisans on Taylor Gallery, 911 Water St., the “Hottest little gallery on the Olympic Peninsula”. AOT is always entertaining and this mixer is sure to have a few surprises! Don’t miss out! No charge for members and $5 for nonmembers.

Young Professionals hear about co-working

Representatives from The CoLab (Frank DePalma, Heather Dudley Nollette and Leif Hansen), a Port Townsend Coworking space that is currently in development, will make a brief presentation at the YPN Test Lab on the basics and collaborative potential of coworking from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11. Come hear inspiring news about what’s cookin’ in the coworking world, locally and across the country! After the presentation, Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network will have the opportunity to share their ideas and vision for how to develop community, share resources and skills, create extended learning opportunities and have fun building our businesses together! Before the Test Lab, please visit and complete the CoLab’s online survey at  You can also join the CoLab group on Facebook at This event is open to anyone interested in learning more about the Young Professionals Network & the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce. No charge for members and $5 for non-members.


Nov. 1 – 8 to 9 a.m. - Coffee Talk at Resort at Port Ludlow

Nov. 8 - 5:30 to 7 p.m. - After Hours Mixer at Lexar Homes, 94 Kala Square, Port Townsend. Nov. 9 – 8 to 9 a.m. - Executive Board Meeting at VIC, 440 12th St., Port Townsend. Nov. 16 - 8 to 9 a.m. - Board of Director’s Meeting at Valley Tavern, 21 Chimacum Rd., Port Hadlock. Nov. 17 - 5:30 to 7 p.m. - Ambassador’s Meeting at Pedro’s Fiesta Jalisco, 10893 Rhody Dr., Port Hadlock.

The Young Professionals Network invited families to Finn River Farm for a mixer last month. Stay tuned for more network building mixers from YPN. 6 November 2011 Jefferson County Chamber Newsletter


Lyons presents College Night By Patience Rogge Are you or someone you know perplexed about the best college or technical school to attend? Find the solution to your quandary Nov. 2. Matt Lyons, coordinator of the Jefferson Education Center invites all East Jefferson County high school juniors and seniors and their families and friends to attend College Night 2011 on Wednesday, Nov. 2, starting at 6:30 p.m., at Chimacum High School Commons. Representatives from more than 25 universities, colleges and technical schools will be on hand to provide information about programs, degrees and financial aid. According to Lyons, not only the “usual suspects” like the University of Washington and its branch campuses, Washington State, Western Washington University, and Peninsula College but also the armed service academies, Yale, Cornell, and “some you’ve never heard of” will be present to answer questions and hand out literature. Lyons has been co-ordinator of the Jefferson Education Center (JEC) since August, 1999, following a career in military hospital administration and university and college teaching. His duties include finding the right program for the right student, he sees his role as a “catalyst for things to happen that wouldn’t happen.” Although his work is is focused on the typical client, an adult between 20 and 45 looking to get back into the job market, Lyons states he will work with any adult who contacts him. He will help clients apply for financial aid as well as counsel them on where to find the best programs to meet their

entailed finding providers of educational programs and rounding up enough students to fill the classes. Now, because of the rapid advance in the technology of how higher education is delivered, and because the recession has changed the profile of the client from the traditional student to a adult seeking to find work, Lyons finds the program has evolved. Universities, such as Old Dominion, Brandman, and WSU, export their programs technologically Matt Lyons has been coordinator of the Jefferson Education and don’t need a core of 20 Center (JEC) since August, 1999, following a career in military students for face-to-face hospital administration and university and college teaching. participation. A single student is all it takes to import any course at any time. career goals. All this service rural areas to try new Because the HEC Board is provided to the public at approaches, and serve faces elimination, fundno fee; support comes from the maximum number ing for JEC is only assured a grant by the state Higher of students as efficiently through June 30, 2012. Education Coordinating and quickly as possible. When asked how he sees (HEC) Board, which has In short order, Lyons was the future of his program, supported the program for hired, marketing began, the past 13 years. and service providers were Lyons can only answer JEC began as the vision contacted. The center was “bleak.” If the community will let this valuable service of a group of Jefferson first located on Quincy to its citizens die is now an County citizens who saw Street in Port Townsend, open question. the need for more and but moved to its current Lyons can be contacted better access to higher site in the Shold Business by phone at 360.379.4034 education and vocational Park, 209A W. Patison or email mlyons@pencol. training opportunities for Street in Port Hadlock in the people of our under2001. Initially, Lyons’ job edu. served, economically challenged rural area. Starting in 1995, they convened meetings, gathered political support,and outlined a proposal for hiring a consultant to evaluate the If you are We use situation. The HEC board a member of Twitter and awarded the contract to MGT of America, which the Jefferson Facebook to conducted a needs assessCounty showcase our ment and surveyed local Chamber of Commerce and members and bring you the employers to identify use Twitter or Facebook latest business news that is the barriers which faced local people seeking -- please follow us @ important to our members education beyond high JeffCoChamber on Twitter – so if you’ve got some school. In March 1999, and Jeff erson County news, a deal, a Twitter-only the Washington legislature funded $500,000 for Chamber of Commerce on special – tweet about it and a pilot project that could Facebook. we’ll help spread the word. be replicated in other

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New Members Continued from page 4 Fins’ lunch and dinner menus use the freshest seasonal seafood varieties and local produce in addition to sandwiches, steaks, pastas, salads and poultry. Saul also owns Dream City Market and Cafe, located near Kala point, which serves breakfast and lunch seven days a week and is a full service catering company. As well as a casual atmosphere and dining experience, Fins has a full bar with infused martinis and an extensive list of local and European wines. During the spring and summer months, Fins is host to eleven outdoor tables overlooking the water with scenic views of the surrounding islands and both

the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges. We are very happy to make a new commitment to the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce. “Fins is a restaurant for the people of our community as much as for the visitors to our city. We feel a Chamber membership is the best way we can work together towards the goal of an economically healthy business and an enjoyable place to live and visit. Further, we look forward to the chance to shift the perception that Fins is only for celebration or special events by taking advantage of the networking opportunities and resources that the Chamber offers,” says General Manager Wendy

Golden Ocean Restaurant recently opened its doors.

Edwards. In addition to lowering their prices over the years to compete with the economic change, Fins offers half priced bottled wine on Tuesday evenings and happy hour all day throughout the entire restaurant on Thursdays. It also runs 3 to 5 p.m. seven days a week with half off selected appetizers, $5 well drinks and $3 pints. They also have a mailing list that can be joined through their website at which offers news, menu changes, and discounts. Fins Coastal Cuisine is open seven days a week. Lunch is available Monday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The afternoon menu is available Monday though Sunday 3 to 4:30 p.m. Dinner is served Monday through Sunday from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Golden ocean Golden Ocean Restaurant serves Chinese, Szechuan, and American food. Owner Yan Su and his family started their first Chinese restaurant in Oregon in 2005. After its success, they visited Port Townsend and knew they could open a thriving second restaurant here. Golden Ocean opened its doors at the 1111 Water Street in May 2011. Stop in for some authentic Chinese food or just grab a burger! You can eat in or take out seven days a week. For more information, call 360-385-5395.

Finding out what sustainability means to you and your town The Port Townsend area is becoming known as a sustainability hub, but what does that mean for business? What green jobs might be created right here at home? What are the entrepreneurial opportunities if we can brand Jefferson County as an eco-hub, and you can make sustainability part of your business’s mission? As part of our mission “Building Business, Building Community,” your Chamber has dedicated two back-to-back luncheon meetings in November to exploring this topic. We are excited about this educational and inspirational focus and hope you will join the conversation! On Nov. 14, independent sustainability reporter and communications consultant Shelly Randall will give us an overview of the diverse sustainability initiatives that are focusing regional and national attention on Jefferson County. The following Monday, Nov. 21, a special hour-long program features roundtable discussions on how Jefferson County is moving toward greater sustainability in key areas. Local 20/20 is lining up table hosts, providing background material and facilitating the discussions. What does “sustainability” mean? It’s certainly tied in with “resiliency,” or building fall-back strength

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with redundant systems. It has roots in “re-localization,” returning to an earlier ethos of meeting our socioeconomic needs close to home and mutually supporting each other’s enterprises. One widely accepted definition is meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Another way to think about sustainability is the wise use of scarce resources (including natural resources, money and time) with an eye to the future continuance of life on this fragile planet. Faced with the triple challenges of climate change, the decline from peak oil production, and global financial upheaval, it’s perhaps not so important that we all agree on one definition, but that we all take actions that move us toward greater sustainability — whatever that means for us personally. For example, it’s easy to make the connection between sustainability and solar PV systems that make electricity from the sun. Did you know that Port Townsend has the most solar PV systems per capita in the state? Port Townsend also has the highest number of registered Prius hybridelectric cars per capita in the state. The Port Townsend Food Co-op has 7500 active member-owners, one of the highest per-capita ratios in the state/country. Our county-wide farmers market organization, which promotes local food, and the Port Townsend Main Street Association, which promotes our historic business districts, are awardwinning models. Our local governments have adopted non-motorized transporta-

tion plans, monitored carbon emissions, and are considering a joint Climate Action Plan. Of course, Jefferson County still has a long ways to go toward sustainability, and that’s truly exciting. With change, comes growth and opportunity. One arena of tremendous opportunity is with the Good Food Revolution, as it is termed by Will Allen, renowned urban farmer and CEO of Growing Power, headquartered in Milwaukee. More than 500 people heard Will Allen speak at Fort Worden on Sept. 17. Studies show Jefferson County already spends 4 percent of its food dollars on locally produced food, while the national average is less than 1 percent. What would it mean to our local economy to make that percentage 20 percent by 2020? Citizens for Local Food recently formed with a similar mission to Citizens for Local Power, which successfully lobbied for Jefferson PUD’s purchase of our electric utility. Moving control of key life-support systems – like energy and food – into local hands makes our community more resilient in case of disaster, our residents more connected, our decisions more value-driven, and this place we call home more sustainable over time. Your voice is important, join the sustainability conversation in November! You can sign up for Local 20/20’s weekly e-mail announcements on sustainable goings-on in Jefferson County at (scroll to bottom of home page). Special Thanks to Shelly Randall for her contribution to this article.

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New members Jefferson County Chamber? “I have known Teresa Verraes for years,” Marcy said. “She is passionate, hard-working and willing to try new things. We share these qualities. Once the network of schedules for the Olympic Peninsula was completed, I could then offer GET HERE as a service to chamber members. Teresa took time to meet with me and discuss what I do. We agreed this was the right tool at the right time for our Jefferson County Chamber to activate GET HERE that guides our visitors to your businesses with ease.” Examples of businesses Roger Doughty is the proprietor of Wordsmith Corner. using GET HERE: http://www.finnriver. and could use help telling Wordsmith Corner it – to give me the opportu- com/index.php?page=farmRoger Doughty, Proprinity to introduce them to the visit#directions. etor http://visitberkeley. right words to achieve their As Mark Twain sagely com (scroll to bottom goals. observed, “The difference right). Contact me at Roger@ between the almost right GET HERE can be or by word and the right word is tomized for events with a calling (360) 774-1892. the same as the difference specific date and time. between a lightning bug and To add the one-click mJC lightning.” GET HERE, customized Marcy Jaffe is known as For more than 30 years icon, for your business I’ve been assisting individu- a transportation visionary. website(s) contact Marcy at als, companies and nonprof- Marcy started MJC to simits to find the right words to plify and display transporta- 360 379 1382 or visit http:// tion options for the public. tell their stories to friends, Ask Marcy about promoWhen Google and the public or funders. tional pricing for Jefferson Google Maps/Transit Writing is what I do best unfolded, MJC could fulfill County Chamber members! and enjoy most. You name this vision. MJC works it -- feature stories, grant locally to collect schedules Good man, inC. proposals, annual reports, Good Man, Inc. is loand manage data for an brochures or blogs -- and cally owned and operated integrated transportation I’ve been there, done that. serving Jefferson County You can check out a brief network on the Olympic established in 1954. Call the Peninsula. National Rural summary of my career and read a few of my published Transit Assistance Program Penguin for septic pumping, grease traps, tank locating, hired MJC to produce stories by going to www. online tools and videos for rural transit agencies so that For me writing has always they can create and manage been a learning experitheir schedules for Google ence. I find nothing more Maps. rewarding than tackling a Once the trip planning subject I’m unfamiliar with, data is fully tested, MJC interviewing leaders in the brings trip options to busifield, digging into research nesses with GET HERE-inand producing a product one-click by bus, airporter, that earns an enthusiastic ferry, bike or walk, without thumbs up from the client. ignoring an option to drive I invite business and using Google Maps. nonprofit leaders -- or anyWhy did MJC join the one who has a story to tell 4 November 2011 Jefferson County Chamber Newsletter

certified maintenance and monitoring, riser installation, portable toilets. Good Man Inc is bonded and insured. Our regular customers value our quick response and friendly customer service oriented employees. When you need service and you need it done right Good Man, Inc. is the one to call! Good Man, Inc. joined the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce to support our community, customers and employees. Customers may contact us by calling 360-385-7155 Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or look us up on our web site, Dex phonebook, Dex online, or Facebook page Goodman Sanitation. Good Man, Inc. is located 2495 Cape George Rd, Port Townsend WA 98368. JaCk Worrell Longtime Shoreline resident Jack Worrell has literally been brightening the Northwest for decades as a lighting expert who’s lit many of Seattle’s Worrell most famous homes and buildings, including Paul Allen’s and the Bullit family’s.

The staff at Good Man Inc. is ready to roll. Jack is a very unassuming man, so there’s been little written or reported about him, although he’s wellknown among architects, builders, and designers. But KING 5’s Evening Magazine did a story on him back in ‘93, when his wife nominated him as ‘the best husband of the year. Jack started out as a window washer, but was determined to earn a better, more creative living for himself and his family. He made his first lamp in 1961, and through hard work and determination, eventually made lighting fixtures his exclusive business. You can still see many of Jack’s works around the region, including stunning light fixtures at Canlis Restaurant, the Rainier Club and the Four Seasons Hotel in Seattle.

Fins Located in the heart of historic downtown Port Townsend, Fins has been serving award winning Pacific Northwest cuisine since 2001. Surrounded with floor to ceiling windows, Fins provides a casual fine dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere with views of the Bay of Port Townsend and the surrounding islands. Created and owned by entrepreneur Joann Saul,

Moving beyond fears and doubts important to success By Heather Flanagan Becoming mired in our fears and self-doubts is one of the biggest obstacles to achieving success. Have you ever noticed that shortly after the excitement of coming up with a Flanagan brilliant idea, there are a whole host of fears and what-ifs to follow? Then you question yourself and doubt the brilliance of your idea and your ability to implement it. Then, instead of taking action, you focus on “Why?” Why am I so afraid? Why don’t I move forward? Could

it be self-esteem issues? Maybe I fear failure? Maybe I fear success? Maybe I need therapy? Thus the great idea takes its place on the atrophy (as opposed to trophy) shelf with other abandoned ideas and perceived failures. We use it as new evidence that we cannot live lives of passion and purpose. Yuck! I am here to tell you, there is another way. Fear and self-doubt just are. They are not going away and they do not mean anything. If you are going to wait for fear to be gone you will only end up doing things about which you are not that passionate. “But it’s not just fear, Heather. I have a track record of failures.” I am sure you do. I am sure you have a list

a mile long. You and me and Thomas Edison. We are all big failures. And we are all big successes but we don’t put much attention on that. (I cannot speak for Thomas Edison.) What if you kept a running list of things you succeeded at and used that as evidence of your future potential? But don’t throw out your list of “failures.” There’s gold in them hills! Within each failure is embedded a gold nugget of information. You have a choice to use your list of failures as a bludgeoning instrument for your self-worth, or as a rich information mine full of gold bullion. This goes for failed jobs, failed relationships, and failed businesses as well as

little disappointments along the way. There is information in successes too. Feeling bad or feeling good is extra. The lessons in each are essential. Instead of asking “why?” accept the fear and selfdoubts as givens and don’t dwell there. Take action. That action may involve getting more information about your idea to see if it is truly feasible. Because sometimes brilliant ideas are not yet viable and you don’t want to waste your precious time, energy, and life force. Also remember that your ego, from whom all fears and self-doubts are created, is as smart and clever as you are. However powerfully you have gotten in your own way in the past is how powerfully

you can do and achieve what you really want to now. Your ego just wants to “help” you by protecting you from perceived danger. (Much like my three-year-old wants to “help” me sweep by spreading the dirt all over the house.) So let it. Give it a new job that is aligned with your true desires. Tell it to be vigilant for any new possibilities that may cross your path. It likes to hunt. Your ego is not your enemy and you cannot get rid of it. A great way to address ego is to work with its natural proclivities. Does it like to criticize? Have it criticize any thoughts of stopping doing what you feel called to do. Does it like distraction? Have it read an inspiring

book. Does it need to be perfect? Tell it to aspire to excellence and that making mistakes is the best way to get closer to perfection. Listen to your ego with love. Welcome it as a small child who wants to help. Give it a truly useful job to do. Now fears and doubts become poignant signals that something is important to you. With your ego as wing man, you are unstoppable! Heather Flanagan is a business coach who helps her clients move past self-imposed barriers into greater accountability and success. Contact Heather at or visit her on the web: www.

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Chamber members turned out in force to cut the ribbon on Cammy Brown’s Peninsula Legal Secretarial Services office in Port Hadlock.

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Community events November Community Events 1 1st Tuesday Salon 5 Gallery Walk 5-6 6th Annual Woodworkers’ Show 5-6 JeffCo Holiday Craft Fair, Fairgrounds 6 Daylight Savings Ends 8 Election Day VOTE! 11 Veteran’s Day 13 & 20 Arts & Crafts Faire, Tri-Area Comm Ctr 24 Thanksgiving 25-26 19th Annual Holiday Craft Sale 26 3rd Annual Holiday Craft & Gift Bazaar, Quilcene Comm Ctr 26 Merchants’ Holiday Open House, Downtown PT Upcoming Events 12/3 Community Tree Lighting 12/4 Victorian Holiday Tour of Homes 12/31 First Night 1/1 17th Annual Polar Dip in Nordland 1/21-22 4th Annual Tango Festival 1/27-29 8th Annual Strangebrew Festival 2/4 21st Annual Shipwrights’ Regatta 2/9-26 16th Annual Playwrights’ Festival 3/16-18 2nd Annual Spring Boating Symposium 3/16-18 30th Annual Kitemakers’ Conference 3/17 10th Annual JeffCo Community Garage Sale 3/23-25 Victorian Heritage Days 4/7 Farmers’ Market Opens! 4/11-16 Centrum’s Choro Series 4/28 15th Annual Kitchen Tour 4/28-29 12th Annual JeffCo EXPO 5/1-31 Art Wave 5/6 20th Annual Rhody Tour 5/14-19 77th Annual Rhododendron Festival 5/20 34th Annual Rhody Run

Proud to live and work here By Kim Aldrich Chamber President Jefferson County is an incredible place to live and work…but you already know that. We are known for the physiKim Aldrich cal beauty of the place, our innovation, craftsmanship, art and our opinions. Now we are also known for our food, a not so secret secret we have had for awhile. Graham Kerr, the Galloping Gourmet, blogged on EdibleSeattle,

“Only once have we ever had such an eye-opening experience as we are currently having on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, and that was in Reggio Emilia in central Italy back in 1966. The present day peninsula is a whole new slice of life in the making.” If you have not read this blog post, do so. It’s always great to have an expert’s compliment. A term Kerr uses in his blog is resilience. He says that is what is needed for our future in food, and he suggests the sustainable and organic farming and food production that is tak-

ing place here is the basis for just that. In hard times, innovation and resilience will get you through. At the Chamber, we are seeing lots of energy and creativity. We are seeing lots of new businesses, and we are seeing old businesses assessing their business model and partnering with their friends and neighbors to create something new and exciting. It’s about community. It’s about resilience. It is exciting and somehow familiar. In my early days in Jefferson County, Edensaw had just started, Enclume was just starting to get a

name for themselves, there was only one gallery in town and The Printery was in the space Pane D’Amore is in now. Most of us worked more than one job, the boat yard was quiet, Hasse and Company had not yet made the name for herself she has now and we all drove old cars. It was a time in which an idea could turn into a business and a business could grow into a success. Jefferson County is an incredible place to live and to work, and one of the incredible things about it is the people who have chosen to live here. I am proud to be one of them.

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Over 80 people turned out to mix and mingle at the Port Ludlow Village Mixer. Resort at Port Ludlow is hosting the Dec. 13 mixer. Join Port Ludlow members for what is sure to be another big turn out.

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The November 2011 Chamber of Commerce newsletter, as published by the Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader.