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February 2016

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Chamber Luncheons

Reserve a table at the Clallam County Hiring and Resource Event scheduled for March 23 at the Vern Burton Memorial Community Center from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Set up is at 9:30 a.m. Full and half tables are available at no cost. RSVP to pvareladaylo@esd.wa.gov or call 457-2128, or bgibson@ esd.wa.gov, 457-2117.

Feb. 9, 11:45 a.m., Luncheon at Sunland

Program: Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber Annual Membership Meeting Sponsored by: Wright’s Home Care Agency

Welcome to Our Newest

CHAMBER MEMBERS! The Rockfish Group

RSVP by noon Feb. 8. Lunch is $15.

Feb. 23, 11:45 a.m., Luncheon at Sunland

Program: Sequim Citizen of the Year Unveiled! Master of Ceremonies: Bill Littlejohn Sponsored by: Payne Law, PS — William Payne, Attorney-at-Law RSVP by noon Feb. 19. Lunch is $20.

After Hours

Ribbon Cutting! Rain Shadow Integrative Medicine, owned by Carolyn DeSalvo, M.D., celebrated its recent Chamber membership with a ribbon-cutting ceremony! An openhouse, located at 346 N. Sequim Ave. followed, which showcased the beautifully remodeled building with tours and an introduction of services offered. Rain Shadow Integrative Medicine is a unique, personalized medical practice providing comprehensive medical care for women, integrating the best of conventional medicine and evidence-based alternative therapies to achieve optimal health. For more information, visit www.rainshadowintegrativemedicine.com or call 360-504-3243.

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Sequim Guild is hosting a wonderful luncheon and afternoon of playing bunco at noon Feb. 19 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave. Many silent auction items will be available and great prizes, too. All proceeds go to the Seattle Children’s Hospital’s uncompensated care fund. For more information, contact Nan Burris at nanburris0@ gmail.com or 582-0629.

Omega Business Center Feb. 16 • 5-7 p.m. The Shipley Center 921 Hammond St. • 683-6806 Please join us for the After Hours Event. Refreshments will be served and a business-card raffle also will be held!

The new owner of Omega Business Center, Randy Kientz, would like to thank Alan L. Davis for building such a strong tax and accounting business over the past 42 years! Randy also looks forward to bringing the same level of quality and professionalism to Omega Business Center. Randy has prepared taxes for the past 10 years and also worked for the IRS. He brings an enthusiasm to the field of taxation and enjoys helping businesses and individuals with their unique tax challenges. Recently, Randy moved to the Olympic Peninsula from California. He is very happy to be part of Sequim and plans on contributing to the community for years to come. See ANNOUNCEMENTS, page 2

PO Box 2337, Poulsbo, WA 98370 Phone: 360-930-9892 Website: www.rockfishgroup.com E-mail: info@rockfishgroup.com The Rockfish Group is a collective of talented professionals with a common mission: to offer branding, marketing, PR, graphics, social media and program development solutions to our clients’ biggest problems.

Cindy Marie Photography

Cindy Marie Kern, owner 4629 Happy Valley Road, Sequim, WA 98382 Phone: 406-281-0730 Website: www.cindymariephoto.com • E-mail: cindy@cindymariephoto.com Cindy Marie Photography is based in Sequim and offers professional services including family portraits, commercial portraits, high school senior portraits, pet portraits, wedding photography, product photography, as well as event coverage. Cindy Marie Photography also offers photography classes for people of all ages and skill levels.

Kiwanis Club of Sequim-Dungeness

Philomena Lund, President PO Box 3503, Sequim, WA 98382 E-mail: mary.boden84@gmail.com A local service club focused on serving the needs of children and families, under the banner of Kiwanis International. The club meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. at Mariner Café.

Join the Sequim Merchant Group! The next Merchant Meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Feb. 17 (location varies). The Merchant Meeting is open to all businesses in Sequim and is not limited to the downtown core. Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce membership is NOT required. These meetings involve planning for holidays and various events to support retail trade in Sequim. Please join us — we’re a fun group! Please e-mail info@sequimchamber.com or call 683-6197 to be added to our contact list or to learn more information.

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The Kiwanis Club of Sequim-Dungeness is now meeting at 5:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays at Mariner Café. All are welcome to come and get acquainted. Bring your enthusiasm for helping children and families and your ideas for new service projects. See front page for contact information.

Includes orange juice and Starbucks drip coffee to go! Please text your RSVP to Jan Orr at 360670-1055. Thank you to our Sequim Chamber member businesses!

Blue Whole Gallery

Featured artists of the month of February are Marilynn Evans, digital artist, and Janine Hegy, sculptor and jewelry maker. They will showcase their original work in the front Coffee with the Mayor Sequim residents can meet informally with windows throughout February. With beautiful Clancyofowner of Olympic Peninsula along with her staff , Chamber pieces, skillfully created from imagination theAndee new mayor Sequim, Dennis Smith, at Celebrations board members, celebrated Grand of Olympic Peninsula on and memories, Marilynn and Celebrations Janine will take 8:30 a.m. and Thursday, Feb. 18, at Adagiothe Bean and Opening September 25th. Olympic Peninsula Celebrations is located at 151 Ruth Place, Suite 1A, viewers to the world of fi ne art fi lled with joy. Leaf, 981 E. Washington St. The mayor will be What: New exhibit in February at 707-277-0480. a different published location each month, When:  Meet the Artists 5-8 p.m. Friday, along with a notepad to take notes, to listen to anyone who wants to chat, ask questions, Feb. 5 Where: 129 W. Washington St., Sequim express a concern or make a comment about Website: www.bluewholegallery.com the city the community. Contact TheorIrrigation Festival floatdsmith@ proudly work planning the many activities that will sequimwa.gov with questions. represented Sequim and the Irrigation Festival comprise the 2013 Irrigation Festival. You

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Morning Star Balloon Company at the Hoquiam Elks Grand Parade (part of can take part in many ways, from working Book the Basket Winter Hot Air Balloon Blue Mountain Animal Clinic the Hoquiam Loggers Playday) on Sept. 8 on festival planning in general or working on Special! Enjoy a scenic hot air balloon flight at Blue Mountain Animal Clinic announces and received the Grand Sweepstakes award! that February Pethowever, Dental Health Many peopleisareNational not aware; the float Month. We will be honoring Dental Month does not simply go back into the barn after by offering special pricing through the end of the Irrigation Festival. A dedicated team of February. Dr. Sharon Jensen wants to remind volunteers travels with the float to show the you that your pet’s teeth and gums should be colors at various festivals and parades around checked at least once a year by your veterinarian the state. Kudos to all who make this happen, to check for early signs of a problem and to keep from the float designers and builders to the your pet’s mouth healthy. Contact us for an truck drivers, chaperones, and of course our appointment! 457-3842. dedicated Royalty. The contest to Memory design the logo for the Dungeness Courte Care 2013 Sequim Irrigation Festival Dungeness Courte Memory Careisiscomplete hosting and a winner chosen. The logo a free “Grab and has Go” been breakfast for Chamber represents the 2013 themebusy of “Dancing members to honor Sequim’s business Th rough the Valley.” Keep your eyes peeled professionals. Stop by the lobby of Dungeness for theMemory logo to start popping up on ourDrive, official Courte Care, 651 Garry Oak website:7:30-9:30 www.irrigationfestival.com and17,on between a.m. Wednesday, Feb. Facebook sack page: www.facebook.com/ forour a homemade breakfast at no charge! SequimIrrigationFestival. We already are at

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Calendar of Events



Healthy Solutions noon-1 p.m., Sequim Transit Center - “Exercise for Core & Healthy Weight Loss” 5 First Friday Art Walk 5 p.m.to 8 p.m. Renne, 460-3023 5 First Friday Reception 5-8 p.m. Blue Whole Gallery, 681-6033 Museum & Arts Center, 683-8110 6 Oktoberfest 6-9 p.m. Masonic Lodge, Port Angeles 6, 13 Sequim Open Aire Market - 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Between Sequim & Second avenues on Cedar St. 3, 7, 10 Working on Wellness More info: pboo4d@gmail.com 7 Healthy Sundays 3-4 p.m. Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church “Powerful tools for caregivers” 9 Chamber Luncheon 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. RSVP, 683-6197 13 WOW 2012 Wellness Forums 2:30-3:30“The p.m.case of the chrome key” transpired on the First Friday Art Walk The 4th annual Whodunnit Downtown? Safe 8, Stretching for Seniors, OMCout Sequim Campuscrowd of characters. It turns out that Pirate Peggy Preston, on January 2016 and brought a colorful 16 sailor Chamber After Hours 5-7was p.m.the culprit and had possession of the chrome key the whole time! If you’ve rookie to Silverbeard, never come downtown to play the real-time, scavenger hunt-type game, then you will want to mark your For more details, 683-6197 calendar for January 7, 2017, so you findCenter, out WHODUNNIT DOWNTOWN?! 18 Fossil Freeway Exhibit Opening, MACcan Exhibit 5:30 p.m., www.macsequim.org leave their change as a tip, but at WeDo Fudge, 20 Jazz Dinner & Dance 6-10 p.m. the tips are donated to the Sequim Food Bank. High school band fundraiser. More details, 582-3264 This past year $175 was collected and on Jan. Action Property Management 20,27 Sequim Open Aire Market- 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 7 the money was donated. All funds donated Ameriprise Financial Between Sequim & Second avenues on Cedar St. Bauer Interior Design to the food bank go toward helping distribute 21 Healthy Sundays 3-4 p.m. Black Bear Diner food toDungeness SequimValley residents need. Annually, Lutheran in Church BrokersGroup the food bank operates on about $200,000 in “Portion Control” Budget Blinds monetary donations along with about $650,000 23 Chamber Luncheon 11:45 a.m. ‚ 1 p.m. Dungeness Courte Memory Care of in-kind donations. It helps feed more RSVP,food 683-6197 George Washington Inn than 2,100 families with the fi nancial support 23 Port Angeles Symphony 7-9 p.m. Holiday Inn Express of manyMark thoughtful organizations, Wendeborn,individuals, pasymphony@olypen.com Home Depot businesses, and local 23 Businesschurch 2 Businesscongregations Expo 5-7 p.m. Jose’s Famous Salsa foundations. help ensure Sunland GolfContributions & Country Club Land Title & Escrow Co. a 28 steady supply of concert important Sequim City Band 3-5 p.m. basic foods, Linda Hindes especially milk and eggs which are McNish, Sequim – Real Estate Brokerage Sequim High School auditorium (Free)very difficult to31obtain donation. Payne Law Firm Trickvia or Treating 3-5 p.m.See www.wedofudge. com. Downtown Sequim Merchants Peninsula Awards & Trophies Rotary Club of Sequim Sunrise Olympic Peninsula Arts Association DENTISTRY Sequim City Band Sequim Education Foundation Sequim Irrigation Festival Keeping pace with change Sequim Lavender Festival Sequim Redimix, Inc. R.E. “BUD” Davies D.D.S Sofie’s Florist Subway Sandwiches Dentistry for the whole family. The Lodge at Sherwood Village The Lodge Bed & Breakfast Teeth cleaning to teeth The UPS Store replacement. US Bank Washington Lavender Wave Broadband West Coast Sea Glass Wilder Auto 321 N. Sequim Ave., Suite C Your Girl Friday

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Volunteer of the Month!

Please join the Irrigation Festival for a fun night at the

“Fund the Float” Comedy Show February 6

at The Oasis Bar & Grill in Sequim Tickets are $30 which includes the comedy show, food and a drink of your choice. VIP tables are available. Doors open at 6 p.m., food served at approximately 6:30 p.m.; at 7 p.m. special guest Darren Stephens will open for comedian Kermit Apio who starts at 7:45 p.m.

JoAnn Sharts has been a volunteer at the Visitor Information Center for over 25 years! When asked how long she’s been volunteering here, JoAnn responds, “Well, about as long as this building has been here, I’ve been here.” JoAnn is being honored not only for her dependable support each and every Sunday at the VIC, but also for her dedication. She recently has undergone some health issues, and while she has had to have the occasional substitute, she is still as dependable as ever! JoAnn is quick to share a laugh, share her love for Sequim and to bring joy to all that she encounters. We especially appreciate JoAnn for her willingness to be our volunteer statistician; she keeps track of all of our volunteers’ hours and gives us a tidy report at the end of each year. We wouldn’t want to do it without you, JoAnn!

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February Calendar of Events

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce is to advance and promote business by providing a forum to address issues and to unite and support our membership and community through programs, events and services.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Sequim-Dungeness Valley

1192 E. Washington St. PO Box 907 Sequim, WA 98382 Telephone: 360-683-6197 / 800-737-8462 Fax: 360-683-6349 Web site: www.sequimchamber.com E-mail: info@sequimchamber.com

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2016 Executive Committee Brandino Gibson — WorkSource of Clallam County – President Phil Castell – Castell Insurance – Past President Heather Wells – Sound Community Bank – Finance and Fundraising Debra Pitts – Ballymore Consulting – Membership Chair Tyler Sweet – Sunland Golf & Country Club – Treasurer

Directors Jim Weatherly – Department of Social Services Nell Clausen – Realtor/RE/MAX 5th Avenue Vanessa Fuller — Dungeness River Audubon Center Caroline Stuckey – Olympic Mailing Service Kaylene Byrne – Brokerʼs Group, Real Estate Professionals Shenna Straling-Younger – First Federal Jeff Anderson – Olympic Medical Center Deon Kapetan – Cherry Creek Mortgage – Sequim Irrigation Festival Appointee Gloria Dahlquist – Sequim Shiso Sister City Appointee

PARTNERS 2016 Dennis Smith – Mayor City of Sequim Lisa Bridge – Sequim Farmers Market Connie Beauvais – Commissioner Will Purser – Public Utility District No. 1 – Commissioner Mark Ozias – Clallam County Commissioner Bill Greenwood, Executive Director - Economic Development Council

CHAMBER STAFF Shelli Robb-Kahler – Executive Director Melanie Sands – Financial Administrator Jodi Minker – Administrative Assistant A Special Section of the

Feb. 1, 16 ♦ School Board Meeting, 5:15-7 p.m. School boardroom, 503 N. Sequim Ave. Agenda available in advance on district website. Time set aside for public comment. First 45 minutes for board to hear department reports. Contact Marilyn Walsh at 5823262 or mwalsh@sequim.k12.wa.us. Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 ♦ Wednesday Morning Bird Walk, 8:3010:30 a.m. Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road. Visit www. dungenessrivercenter.org. ♦ Open Mic Night at Nourish, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Nourish Restaurant, 101 Provence View Lane. Family friendly. Call 797-1480 or e-mail contact@ nourishsequim.com. Feb. 4, 18 ♦ Chamber Networking Breakfast, 7-8:30 a.m. Black Bear Diner, 1471 E. Washington St. Contact Steve Humphrey at 406-4684 or Steve@ ParnassusAnalytics.com. Feb. 5 ♦ First Friday Art Walk, 5-8 p.m. Downtown Sequim. Visit www.sequimartwalk.com. ♦ Sequim High School Senior Play, “What Is Love?”, 7-8 p.m. Sequim High School Auditorium, 601 N. Sequim Ave. Tickets at door $8 adult, $6 seniors/students with ASB card. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Contact Robin Hall at 582-3600 or rhall@ sequim.k12.wa.us. ♦ Atlanta Rhythm Section (ARS), 8-9:30 p.m. 7 Cedars Casino, Club Seven, 270756 Highway 101. Tickets $25 for 21 and over. Contact Judy Walz, 683-7777 or jwalz@7cedarsresort.com. Feb. 5-7, 12-14, 19-21 ♦ “I Do!, I Do!”, 7:30 p.m. (2 p.m. Sunday) Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave. Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt’s award-winning musical. Tickets $22 for adults, call 683-7326 or visit www.olympictheatrearts.org. Feb. 6 ♦ “Nesting”, 10-11 a.m. Dungeness River

Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road. Backyard Birding Series. Visit www. olympicpeninsulaaudubon.org. ♦ School Bond Walking Tour, 1-2:30 p.m. School boardroom, 503 N. Sequim Ave. A guided walking tour of facilities affected by bond passage, with Q&A. Contact Patsene Dashiell at 582-3264 or mdashiell@sequim.k12.wa.us. ♦ Sequim High School Senior Play, “What Is Love?”, 2-3 p.m. Sequim High School Auditorium, 601 N. Sequim Ave. Tickets at door $8 adult, $6 seniors/students with ASB card. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Contact Robin Hall at 582-3600 or rhall@ sequim.k12.wa.us. ♦ Symphony Concert No. 3, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Port Angeles High School Auditorium, 304 E. Park Ave. Tickets are $12 and up, age 16 and under free with adult. Final rehearsal at 10 a.m. is $5 individuals and $10 families. Visit www.portangelessymphony. org or call 457-5579.

Feb. 7 ♦ Art Reception, 1-3 p.m. The Gallery at The Fifth, 500 W. Hendrickson Road. Jeannine Rodenberger will be displaying watercolors all month. Contact Leslie Miller at 683-3345 or leslie@ thefifthavenue.com. ♦ Dance with The Cat’s Meow Band, 2-4 p.m. The Fifth Avenue, 500 W. Hendrickson Road. Dance or simply enjoy music with this group, including 3-piece rhythm section, saxophone and trumpet. Cost $5. Contact Leslie Miller at 683-3345 or leslie@thefifthavenue.com. Feb. 8-14 ♦ Precious Memory Program & Valentine Open House, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. KSQM, 577 W. Washington St. Listen to personal stories shared by your friends and neighbors. Reminisce from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and enjoy cookies and milk. Contact 681-0000 or office@ksqmfm.com if you have a story about a song that brings back memories or schedule coming to the studio to record it! Feb. 9 ♦ Election Day! Ballots for the Clallam County special election are due. Drop-box is at the JC Penney’s parking lot, 651 W. Washington St. Deadline, 8 p.m. https://wei.sos.wa.gov/county/ clallam/en/Elections/voterinformation. ♦ Chamber Luncheon, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunland Golf & Country Club, 109 Hilltop Drive. Annual Chamber Membership Meeting. Sponsor: Wright’s Home Care Agency. $15 for lunch, otherwise $3. RSVP due prior day at noon. Contact 683-6197. Feb. 10 ♦ WOW! Working On Wellness Forum – Consciously Cooking with Love, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave. Presented by Chef Kathryn Kitts, The Sweet Beginning. Sponsored by Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic, 582-2976.

Feb. 12 ♦ No school in Sequim. District office is open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 15 ♦ No school in Sequim, district office closed. In honor of Presidents Day. Feb. 16 ♦ Chamber Networking “After Hours” and Familiarization Tour, 5-7 p.m. The Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St. Get to know a local business with other local businesspeople. Contact 683-6197. Feb. 18 ♦ Coffee with the Mayor, 8:30 a.m. Adagio Bean & Leaf, 981 E. Washington St. Meet the new mayor of Sequim, Dennis Smith. Contact him at dsmith@ sequimwa.gov. ♦ Tips & Topics in Photography Class, 11 a.m.12:30 p.m. Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road. Learn to enjoy any style camera. Cost $10. Contact Sue Chickman or Marjorie Palmer at 681-4076 or organicallysue@ olypen.com. Feb. 19 ♦ Bunco, auction and luncheon, 12-3 p.m. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave. Hosted by Sequim Guild, all profits go to Seattle Children’s Hospital’s uncompensated care fund. Contact 6835932 or sequimguild@gmail.com. Feb. 20 ♦ Nest Box Building Class, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road. Material, tools and expert assistance provided. Take home new box to install. Pre-registration required. Cost $15 per person, with $2.50 discount if two or more. Call 681-4076 or visit www.dungenessrivercenter.org. ♦ George Washington’s Birthday Tea, 10:45 a.m.-4 p.m. George Washington Inn, 939 Finn Hall Road. Join George Washington as we celebrate his 284th birthday. Reservations required with limited seating. Cost $33.95 per person plus tax. Contact 452-5207 or info@georgewashingtoninn. com. Feb. 23 ♦ Chamber Luncheon, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunland Golf & Country Club, 109 Hilltop Drive. Join us for the annual Citizen of the Year ceremony. Sponsor: Payne Law, PS. $20 for lunch. RSVP by noon Feb. 19. Contact 683-6197.

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Special Sections - Sequim Chamber Newsletter, Feb 2016  


Special Sections - Sequim Chamber Newsletter, Feb 2016