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Sequim Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce

Annual Report 2017

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PRESIDENT’S REPORT:

The Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce has a mission to actively promote, educate and support the business community, to maximize a healthy economy and provide community leadership.

Greetings fellow Sequim Chamber members and citizens of Clallam County. I am honored to have served this past year as your Sequim Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce President. I was surrounded by a professional team of board members and partners that truly made the experience both enjoyable and memorable. I also want to thank the amazing Chamber staff consisting of Shelli Robb-Kahler, your Executive Director, and Melanie Sands and Kassie Dotlich who have been so supportive in my role as president. I’m proud to know that the board and Chamber staff have dedicated time and energy into understanding what our members need in regards to their membership benefits. Not all members are equal in regards to what they see as a benefit to being a Chamber member and knowing that. We did a lot of work this past year understanding that better which will be a win-win for our members and the Chamber alike. I also want to acknowledge our incredible Visitor Information Center volunteers. I personally know that when I send a client there that they will receive a wealth of information about the businesses and area. If you don’t have information in the Visitor Center and you are a member, I encourage you to do so. I’m going on my 4th year as a board member and am happy to discuss all the great benefits of serving on the board for this Chamber, if you are so inclined to throw your hat in the ring! You are surrounded by like minded citizens who truly want to make a difference for the businesses in this town. Every decision we make takes much discussion and we never want to lose sight of what will be in your best interest as a member of the Chamber. Here is to a great 2018! Nell Clausen, Chamber President

PAST PRESIDENT’S REPORT: As I enter into my last year on the Sequim Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors I have taken the time to reflect upon the last 3 years, as it shows how amazing and committed our staff, members and community are. Being fairly new to the community, and having experience with the Chamber of Commerce in my prior town, I took the opportunity to start attending Chamber events. It was through these events that I was able to meet some incredibly dedicated people. I was then invited to help with putting up lights for Hometown Holidays and there I met even more dedicated community members who welcomed me with open arms and helped me realize that Sequim was truly a special place. This all eventually lead to my serving as a Chamber Board Director. We live in an amazing community and the Chamber of Commerce is a very big part of what makes it special. This past year has been a difficult one as the Chamber and Community have lost some very close friends. But even through these difficult times, that continued value of community has shined through. My family and I know now that Sequim is our forever home and the friends I have gained and people I have met through my term on the Chamber Board have help solidify this. It has been an honor to serve on the board and to work with some amazing board members over the years. Thank you for the privilege of serving our community. I wish everyone a successful year!

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Tourism-related members may advertise in an outdoor Open 7 days a week, 360 days per year. Our knowledgeable Members have the opportunity to list their upcoming volunteers greet nearly 20,000 visitors each year, giving events on the Chamber website. These events are linked in kiosk at the Visitor Information Center for a yearly cost of directions, and referring them to your business or organization. our weekly E-News and if submitted by the monthly deadline, $200 for a small space or $400 for a large space. they are printed in our newsletter.

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Give your business a front page advantage by purchasing Members are listed on the Chamber website. Over 46,000 ACCESS TO THE MEMBER INFORMATION CENTER (MIC) a button ad on the Chamber’s website. The cost is $50 per unique visits are logged yearly. Add a picture/logo with your Members have the exclusive access to our Member month – Discounted to $500 per year for a full year. text listing. $50 per year for one picture or $100 for 2-4 Information Center with added tools and benefits. pictures.

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Purchase the list of people contacting the Chamber for including bimonthly Chamber Luncheons, monthly After Members may submit information about an event or Hours events, bimonthly Networking Breakfasts, an annual relocation information. This list is sent monthly via e-mail business update which may be included without charge Business Showcase Expo, and other training/education for a yearly cost of $100. as membership news. The newsletter reaches over 6,000 opportunities throughout the year. LUNCHEON SPONSORSHIP households through the Sequim Gazette’s distribution. Be featured in the monthly newsletter and e-newsletters. GRAND OPENING/OPEN HOUSE/RIBBON CUTTING NEWSLETTER INSERTS Want to invite the community to visit your business? The As a sponsor, your business or organization will have 5 Members may place a brochure into the Chamber’s Chamber can help you by providing advertising, ribbon and minutes to tell members about your business, new products or monthly electronic newsletter. The cost is $75, you provide scissors, and a picture in Chamber newsletter help to boost services, and have a display table. Cost: $125 which includes one free lunch. Please provide a gift for a business card the .jpg or .pdf or .doc (350 KB max) and we email out to over your exposure in the community. drawing (approx. $25 value). 650 email addresses.

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A look back... a look forward to 2018 The Sequim Chamber just closed the books yet again on another very successful and eventful year. It goes without saying that serving as Executive Director of the Sequim Dungeness Valley Chamber is a very robust role; however, a rewarding position to fulfill in our community! It is with much appreciation I thank the Chamber Board, devoted staff and bighearted volunteers for their dedication of time and energy and support to the Chamber in 2017. As we enter the New Year, the membership voted in four new Board members: Steve Perry, Peninsula Daily News and Sequim Gazette; Emily Sly, North Olympic Library System-Sequim Branch Manager; Ray Chirayath – D.A. Davidson & Co.; and Dr. Andy Pocock-Adventa Dental. We said goodbye to Board Members Heather Souza of Sound Community Bank; Jim Weatherly of Washington State Department of Social & Health Services, and Kaylene Byrne of BrokersGroup Real Estate Professionals whose 3 year-terms ended in 2017. We are fortunate to live in a community with very devoted and compassionate members. Thank you; the Chamber and Visitor Information Center couldn’t exist without such devoted individuals. It is this Chamber’s mission 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. This year we’ve done just that by working together, cultivating a very cohesive and strong bond through

our committees and projects. In addition, we added 49 new Chamber members to the roster. The Sequim Merchants group banded together and worked hard to beautify our downtown for the holidays, once again creating a tree-lighting ceremony and events related to Santa’s arrival, as well as supporting our retail sector in a “Shop Local” focus! The 11th annual Business Showcase Expo with the theme: “Experience the Crown Jewels of Sequim” was a resounding achievement thanks to the support of our event sponsors, vendors, attendees and the Chamber volunteers and staff who worked tirelessly on this event. This expo provides a unique forum for Chamber members to showcase their products and services to the community and to network with valuable local resources. The Shiso City Sister city visit in 2017 proved to be a wonderful experience for the host families and students. In September, ten students traveled to Sequim from Shiso, Japan, staying with host families and attending classes at Sequim High School while their three chaperones were escorted to the Friendship Garden at Carrie Blake Park and provided tours of Sequim Schools among other local areas of interest. In October, Sequim students embarked on a nine-day tour of Japan culminating in a visit to Shiso where they were guests of the very students they had hosted in Sequim. Student recruitment is already underway to recruit 9th graders for 2018’s exchange program. And to round out the year, the Sequim Community Chorus blessed the community again with its 33rd annual performance during the holiday season.

The Chamber continued its marketing efforts through social media, providing one-stop information on the Chamber website and Facebook pages. The Chamber website and newly integrated Chamber management software has proved to be an excellent tool on many levels, as well as to provide the ability to increase and strengthen our services to its members as our community continues to grow. Our website now provides more effective search abilities, a user-friendly mobile site, and the ability to offer on-line payments via our website as well. The Chamber continues to provide both a monthly paper newsletter, provided to everyone who subscribes to the Sequim Gazette, as well as several communications every month, to its members via our electronic newsletter, all in an effort to showcase and support its members. I would also like to extend thanks and appreciation to the 122nd Sequim Irrigation Festival Royalty Court: Queen Karla Najera, sponsored by Sunny Farms Country Store; Princess Abby Norman, sponsored by BrokersGroup Real Estate Professionals; Princess Alison Cobb, sponsored by RE/Max Prime Real Estate, and Princess Emily Straling, sponsored by First Federal Savings and Loan for their dedication and service to the festival, the Chamber, and the entire community through the year. This court served with poise and professionalism as wonderful ambassadors for Sequim while attending parades and events throughout Western Washington. In addition to expanding the successful activities and events of 2017, the Chamber committees have some exciting new ideas and opportunities to launch. Please remember, anyone is welcome to partake in one of our committees, please see page 8 for a list of opportunities in which you can get involved! Again, working together makes a huge difference and creates community of which everyone benefits.

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Sequim Irrigation Festival The Irrigation Festival started as a celebration of the irrigation ditches that brought water from the Dungeness River to the valley. It was as much a commemoration of the ditches as it was of the community that made it happen. Ever since that first picnic in 1896, the Sequim Irrigation Festival has been a celebration of, for and about this wonderful community in which we live. The Sequim Irrigation Festival, the longest continuously running festival in Washington State, spans two weekends in early May and most of the events are free to the community and our visitors. Our festival continues to grow and evolve over the years and it is all due to the generosity of the businesses and individuals of the Sequim/Port Angeles area. While the Irrigation Festival is a community festival that is overseen by the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce, it receives no funding from the Chamber. The festival is fully self-supporting and relies on sponsorships, donations (both monetary and in-kind), fundraising and the many volunteers who help the festival to make it successful. The 2017 Sequim Irrigation Festival theme was “122 Skies of Blue”. The 2017 logo was created by graphic designer Laura Friedkin. Madison White, a local 5th-grader created the winning festival button design during a contest open to all elementary students. Our Royal Court Queen Karla Najera, Princess Abby Norman, Princess Alison Cobb and Princess Emily Straling represented the Irrigation Festival and the city of Sequim in parades, civic events and festivals throughout the year with professionalism, dedication and high spirits. The 2017 court each individually achieved over 400 hours of community service throughout their reign. This included making appearances around town to represent the Irrigation Festival, traveling with the float to other community parades around Western Washington and Victoria B.C., organizing a pie sale for the benefit of mental health services for our youth and visiting some special guests at Children’s Hospital in Seattle. The Grand Marshal for the 122nd Irrigation Festival was Sequim High School Teacher, Vern Foskett. The Sequim Pioneer Association selected the following for 2017: Beverly Cays Hendrickson: Grand Pioneer Grand Pioneer Stephen K. Olts, Honorary Pioneer Norma Govan Knapman Topness and Honorary Pioneer Ron Parrish as their 2017 Pioneers. 6

Planning and building for the 2018 Irrigation Festival has already started. The building of the new float to represent the theme began after the last parade in October and will be ready for the first parade in mid-April. Additionally, the search for the 2018 royal court began in September and culminates on February 10th with the Royalty Pageant. This scholarship event selects the high school students that will represent Sequim around Western Washington at the parades they attend. Next, the Kick Off Dinner and Auction takes place on March 23rd, a fund raiser for the festival where donated items and the festival pins are auctioned. The 123rd Sequim Irrigation Festival will take place during May 4-13, with many events, most of which are free. Crazy Callen Weekend in Downtown Sequim (May 4-6) • First Friday Art Walk • Crazy Daze Breakfast • Kids Parade • Driftwood Art Show • Innovative Arts and Crafts Show • Sequim High School Operetta Grand Finale Weekend (May 11-13) • Grand Parade • Car Parade and Show n’ Shine • Logging Show • Strongman Competition • Carnival • Historical Walking Tour Preparations are now being made for the 123rd Sequim • Family Fun Run Irrigation Festival. The theme “123 Come to Sequim with me” • Boys and Girls Club Golf Tournament will be used throughout the festival. The 2018 logo was again created by logo designer, Laura Friedkin. This year’s festival The Irrigation Festival website is a great source for button contest is open to the elementary school students and the winner will be announced in early 2018. The festival current information about the events, festival committee, buttons will then be sold by the 5th graders from the Sequim royalty, pioneers, and history. All members of the community and visitors to the area are invited to join in the festivities! If School District in late March. The Grand Marshal for the 123rd Irrigation Festival has you are interested in participating on the Festival Committee, been selected and the board is pleased to honor our local contact Deon Kapetan, Festival Director at 360-461-6511 or Sequim Middle School Teacher, Dave McInnes. The Sequim via e-mail at Info@IrrigationFestival.com. The Irrigation Festival committee meets on the first Pioneer Association has selected the following for 2018: Grand Pioneer Wilma Rhodefer-Johnson, Grand Pioneer Don Ellis, Wednesday of the month. For location and time information Honorary Pioneer Ross Hamilton and Honorary Pioneer please contact Deon. Don’t forget to “like us” on Facebook and to check out our website at www.IrrigationFestival.com . Lorelle Agostine as their 2018 Pioneers. ANNUAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REPORT FOR 2017


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Committees BUSINESS SHOWCASE EXPO

Meeting Date: As needed The Eleventh Annual Business Showcase Expo was a tremendous success! See page 9 for more complete information.

MERCHANT’S GROUP

Chair: Kaylene Byrne & Vickie Oen The Sequim Merchants Group met six times last year on the third Wednesday of the month during the months of February, April, June, August, October and November. Meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. and locations alternate each month between different host merchants. Meeting dates for 2018 will be announced soon! The Merchants Group once again has continued to grow in attendance. Chamber membership is not required, and if your business is interested in becoming involved, call the Chamber at 360-683-6197 to be added the e-mail list. Many successful projects the group accomplished are as follows: • In March, Theresa from Solar City helped facilitate the donation of gift bags filled with items from local merchants to be presented to the Irrigation Festival Royalty at their annual Kick-Off dinner. This has now become a yearly tradition as a way of thanking the Royalty who so beautifully represent us all over our state! • In April, the merchants put on a scavenger hunt with the help of Gretha Davis, a very dedicated and appreciated volunteer, called “Birdfest Birdquest” which was designed to encourage shoppers to once again visit a variety of stores. In partnership with the Audubon Society and the art class at Sequim High School, twelve stores hosted a “bird sculpture” created by the students. There was a game card that required participants to match the bird with the correct store. Gretha partnered with the Sequim High School senior class and 822050955

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funds were raised for their graduation party as well. This was a very successful event and great exposure for the students. The Merchants group looks forward to continuation of this as an annual-partnership event. • May brought the Irrigation Festival in which the merchants displayed student art entries for the Festival’s button contest. Many families visited Merchant’s stores in order to see their child’s artwork on display. Merchants and families once again really enjoyed having Family Fun Day and Kiddies Parade back on Washington Street. • In July, during Sequim Lavender Weekend, the merchants decorated the bus stops in downtown Sequim and spruced up the downtown with the addition of 150 lavender flags. The weather was amazing and we once again received many positive comments on how festive and welcoming the downtown looked! • In October the merchants opened their doors to over 1,000 wonderful trick ’o treaters and gave away bucketsful of goodies! the turnout this year was the best ever. • The Saturday after Thanksgiving, Santa Claus arrived in the heart of Sequm to Centennial Place in a horse-drawn carriage, pulled by amazing Belgium’s provided by Jim Bower Logging. Thanks to Emily Westcott and her many elves, the most beautiful tree we have ever had was decorated by wonderful volunteers with thousands of lights. There was music, entertainment and family-friendly activities all day long with hot chocolate and warm treats provided by our local Boy Scout troop. A tree lighting ceremony and lightcounting contest complete with gift certificates from many of Sequim’s merchants also took place. Once again, there was a tractor parade that followed which was loved by all. On that same Saturday, many of the merchants hosted open houses complete with holiday refreshments and special prizes or sales to encourage shopping local. This same weekend was the kick-off of the “Elk on a Shelf” scavenger hunt for children ages 0-15 with prizes generously donated by The Co-Op Farm and Garden and Gateway Mortgage. The game was well received and with 20 merchants participating was once again deemed a great success! Interested Chamber members or individuals are welcome to join the committee and help us plan for 2018 and beyond.

seems to get bigger and better every year! Forty one of our community’s business gems participated with displays and details of their products and services. Over 150 community members and fellow business owners got the royal treatment throughout a fun and educational evening while sampling good food, playing games and learning how to take their business to the next level. Special thanks to our sponsors and the volunteers, staff and board members who made it all possible!

IRRIGATION FESTIVAL COMMITTEE

Chair and Appointee to Chamber Board: Deon Kapetan Meeting Date: First Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., dinner 6 p.m. meeting (location varies) The Committee organized and executed yet another very successful festival — their 122nd! Please see page 6 for a complete Irrigation Festival report!

SHISO SISTER CITY COMMITTEE

Chair: Pete Tjemsland Representative appointee to Chamber Board: Gloria Dahlquist Meetings: Please join us on the Second Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sequim Civic Center. This year we will celebrate the 25th anniversary of our organization since the signing of the charter to establish our Sequim Shiso Sister City Association. The association was founded in 1993 for the purpose of promoting mutual and everlasting friendship between the two cities, Sequim and its sister city, Shiso in Japan. This is accomplished by hosting the annual education exchange of ninth-grade students from Shiso, Japan, and ninth grade students from Sequim schools. Other exchange purposes involve teaching Sequim students about Japanese culture, history, and language through first-hand experiences; broadening the student perspective of international relations; planning, preparing and participating in international travel; sharing experiences with family, classmates, teachers, and the community. Last September, Sequim hosted 10 students and 3 chaperones from Shiso City. The student ambassadors for this year will need to fundraise over $2,500 each to offset their expenses for their trip to Japan. Annette Hanson, 360-670MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE 6774, is the Education Committee Chair of the exchange Chair: Jeff Anderson program and has already started recruiting students for the In 2017, the Membership Committee continued the work 2018 exchange program. Donations to the students from the of designing new membership packages based on the needs community are always welcomed. and attributes of our members. Utilizing past survey data, The association works diligently to maintain the beautiful the expertise of Chamber staff and valuable input from our and tranquil Sequim-Shiso Friendship Garden which is located members (including a mid-year focus group), we developed at Carrie Blake Park. Our association Garden Committee, four options for consideration. We will work with the Chamber including Jesse Rhude, George Kennedy, Jan Danford, and board and staff to refine the details and pricing of these options. other members and volunteers have worked hard to improve We ended 2017 with 454 members, including 49 new mem- the garden by cleaning the island and the large stone lantern, bers, but fell just short (within five percent) of our budgeted maintaining walk paths, reeds removal, and continues the membership revenue goals. It is through membership dues long-term plan to build a Japanese Sand Garden. If you would that the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce is like to volunteer or help contribute to Sequim’s Japanese able to accomplish the work of actively promoting, educating Friendship Garden please contact our Friendship Garden and supporting the Sequim business community. Committee member Jesse Rhude, at 360-681-3818. “Experience the Crown Jewels of Sequim” was the theme Please take the opportunity to view the beautiful display for this year’s 11th Annual Business Showcase. The exhibi- of Japanese cultural gifts given to our city over the past 25 tion and networking event was a huge success — it just years while visiting the downtown Sequim Civic Center. ANNUAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REPORT FOR 2017


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For the eleventh year in a row, the Business Showcase – themed “Experience the Crown Jewels of Sequim” was a resounding success! 41 local businesses and restaurants participated in the October 2017 event. The evening’s format provided educational Chamber benefit exhibits, as well as being a fun-filled event, with many vendors providing games and prizes that coincided with the royal theme. This annual event highlights the abundance and quality of our local businesses and many great connections are always made during the evening’s event. The Business Showcase could not take place without the wonderful help from our sponsors who in 2017 were: Diamond – Sequim Gazette (11th year!) Ruby – The Lodge at Sherwood Village, Sherwood Assisted Living, and 5th Avenue, and First Federal Sapphire – Sound Community Bank, Discovery Memory Care, Evergreen Home Loans, McCrorie Carpet One, The UPS Store, and Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County. Plans are already underway for the 12th annual Expo that will be held on Oct. 23. This evening is touted as the best networking event on the peninsula, so call the Chamber and reserve your place for 2018 as 2017 was sold out and had a waiting list to participate!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! To all businesses, organizations and individuals who sponsored a Sequim flower basket! Each year, Chamber board member Emily Westcott works in collaboration Colin Kahler Photography with the Sequim School District agriculture class and the City of Sequim to create more than 100 flower baskets to decorate downtown Sequim. The agriculture class selects the flower theme, buys the seeds and starter plants, and prepares the baskets. The city crews install the baskets and then water and fertilize the baskets until nature dictates their removal. From May through September, visitors from around the world and local residents enjoy these prolific blooming baskets. The program has been under way for more than 20 years and is a shining example of teamwork! The proceeds from the sponsors also fund the annual holiday lights that magically appear each year at First Security and Centennial Place at the corner of Sequim Avenue and Washington Street. This magical corner plays host to Santa, Mrs. Claus and the Irrigation Festival Royalty elves each year along with the musical talent of the Sequim City Band and a host of other entertainment. In addition to the baskets and holiday lights, sponsorship of the baskets contributes to a variety of events designed to encourage visitors to shop in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley area. The Chamber extends its sincere appreciation to all flower basket sponsors and their support for the program which significantly contributes to maintaining the hometown atmosphere we enjoy!

Working Together to Serve Our Community With Care Sequim Health and Rehabilitation is helping to keep our community working by currently employing 160 staff members and offering relocation assistance for qualifying positions to help bring new residents to the area. We work directly with the Peninsula College nursing program. We also offer free CNA classes to all qualified applicants.

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1st Security Bank Darcie Senf is a true Washingtonian, born and raised in Port Angeles. Darcie’s family represents five generations all living in Clallam County. She has been in the banking industry on the peninsula for the past 28 years starting with Seafirst Bank. In 2006, she took over the role of branch manager for Bank of America in Sequim. In January 2016, Bank of America transitioned to 1st Security Bank of Washington and Darcie assumed the role of branch manager there as well. She is passionate about giving back to the community and 1st Security has allowed for a lot more community involvement. She and her team look forward to doing incredible things in the communities they love.

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BRIAN JACKSON, PRESIDENT ELECT

Home Instead Senior Care Brian grew up in a family business in California. His parents purchased a Merry Maids franchise when he was 13 years old. He started at the bottom. He did laundry, hang door hangers, scrubbed floors on his hands and knees. He did whatever it took to get the job done. Brian went off to college and his Dad asked him to return to help run the family business. Brian’s parents decided to step back from the company. SHENNA YOUNGER, PRESIDENT Brian led the company to purchase an adjoining territory and grew the two franchises First Federal Shenna Younger — Bank Manager, Community Activist, and Mom to become the second largest operation in the Merry Maids organization. In 1996, Brian found a more meaningful way to serve others. He purchased 2 franchises of extraordinaire. She wears more hats than a hat salesman at a street fair! First, there’s her banking hat; she’s been in banking for over 20 years Home Instead Senior Care. He successfully ran the two businesses together for many years. and is currently the Branch Manager of the First Federal branch on Sequim In 2015, he and his wife decided to move to Sequim to purchase the Home Instead Senior Avenue. She’s also been in management at Union Bank and Sterling/ Care serving Clallam, Jefferson, and Island counties. They have now sold their businesses Umpqua Bank of Washington. Helping her customers achieve their financial in California and are proud to be 100% in Washington. He currently employs over 87 people in our local community. goals and dreams is her passion. Along the way Brian has learned many things. His employees make all of the difference Then, there are her community hats; she’s been on the Sequim Chamber Board, the Sequim Chamber Ambassadors, the Irrigation Festival Board, Citizen’s for Sequim Schools, in how they are able to serve our clients. Brian has lobbied for business issues at a Federal, State, and Local level. He understands that business owners must be good stewards of the the Helen Haller PTO, and a volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club. And, of course, she wears her family hat with pride. Shenna and her husband Joe, along communities they serve. Brian knows the struggles of trying to stay in the black and being with their three children, live in Sequim and enjoy snow skiing, hiking, and traveling. sure that you have enough money to cover payroll. Brian understands the challenges of Shenna has one daughter attending Washington State University, and two tweens at Sequim complying with labor law and business codes. His vision for the Chamber of Commerce is to see it continue to promote positive business Middle School. growth in our community. He would also like to see it add programs that help to educate business owners on better ways to grow their businesses and stay up-to-date on current NELL CLAUSEN, PAST PRESIDENT regulations. Brian feels that one way that the businesses can ensure that law makers Realtor, RE/MAX Prime Nell and her husband Scott made the decision to move to Sequim in understand how laws will affect small business in our community and our State is by sharing 2003. They feel so very fortunate to live in this community and continue their stories and inviting them to our business so that they truly understand the issues. to enjoy all that it has to offer. Nell grew up in Issaquah WA and has been RAY CHIRAYATH in sales and marketing her entire life. She currently works as a real estate Ray Chirayath was born in India and has lived in various parts of the broker with RE/MAX Prime in Sequim. Her community service includes world. His wife Marion, who is a Hematologist/Oncologist, moved to the being a Rotarian since 2003, working with Welfare for Animals Guild (WAG), United States 22 years ago. In August 2014, he moved to Sequim. Ray works volunteering at the annual Lavender Weekend, and serves as the Membership chair for the as a Financial Advisor, servicing clients in Sequim and the surrounding League of Woman Voters. continued areas, based out of an office in Port Angeles. As a muscian, he participates Nell has worked with the Sequim Chamber of Commerce since moving here in 2003 as with and supports the Peninsula Singers and Port Angeles Symphony. His a representative of various sales and marketing positions with different companies. Nell hobbies besides music are tennis and woodworking. Ray is convinced that understands the value and the commitment the Chamber has to represent the area for both in life, some of us are presented opportunities that others are not. He considers himself one the local businesses and for tourists who visit Sequim. of the more fortunate ones, and with this comes the obligation that we give back in return. Ray volunteers on several boards such as Port Angeles Education Foundation, WA and the JEFF ANDERSON, MEMBERSHIP CHAIR United Way, as well as being an active Rotarian with the Sequim Sunrise Rotary. Olympic Medical Center Jeff Anderson, marketing manager for Olympic Medical Center (OMC), BRANDINO GIBSON grew up in Spokane and moved to Seattle to attend the University of Worksource State Employment Security Department Washington, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science. He also In November 2014 Brandino became a Sequim Dungeness Valley holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Eller College Chamber Courtesy Board Member giving him valuable experience working of Management at the University of Arizona. He moved to Sequim in 2008 with the Board of Directors. This eventually led to his appointment to fill a after visiting family in the area on a regular basis for many years. He and vacancy as a full board member. During this time he has been a very active his wife, Nicole, have two children, Evan and Emma. Jeff and his family feel fortunate to member, attending and assisting in numerous Chamber Events. live in this wonderful community, full of friendly people and natural beauty. Jeff is proud Brandino is the Supervisor for WorkSource Clallam and Jefferson County to represent OMC, and he is excited to contribute his skills to support the mission of the where he finds the opportunity to help both job seekers and employers find a perfect match Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce. 10

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Board .... continued from page 10 very rewarding. Prior to moving to Sequim in 2010, Brandino was Director of Lake College in Yuba City California, responsible for the day to day operation of an accredited vocational school. Working for a business that was community connected, he found it imperative to be part of the Yuba Sutter Chamber of Commerce. Brandino joined the Chamber as an Ambassador in October 1997 and continued as an Ambassador until moving to Sequim in 2010. Community involvement has always been very important to Brandino. In April 2013 he was an integral part of starting Sequim FC, Adult Soccer League in Sequim which has grown to over 200 participants providing a healthy activity while building strong community connections. He is also very active with local school activities. He is extremely honored to serve another year as a board member.

STEVE PERRY

Steve Perry was born and raised in Seattle and attended Washington State University. Steve has been married to Karen for the past 33 years, and has raised three boys, Daniel, Matthew and Justin. Steve started in the newspaper industry upon graduating from college in Mount Vernon at the Skagit Valley Herald and then moved to The Kitsap Sun in Bremerton for 12 years. He came to the North Olympic Peninsula in 2002 to guide the Sequim Gazette, Forks Forum and Homes/Land. After 9½ years, Sound Publishing purchased the newspapers on the Olympic Peninsula in October of 2011. Since then he has enjoyed working with a team at the Peninsula Daily News, Sequim Gazette and Forks Forum that is dedicated to put out the best community newspapers and providing clients with marketing tools to help them grow their business. One of the exciting parts of his job is creating new products that are relevant and appeal to our readers, whether in print or online.

her experience and relationships with so many community partners will make her a great Chamber of Commerce Board director.

EMILY SLY

Emily Sly is the Library Manager at the Sequim Branch Libary, part of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS). Working at the library allows Emily to do what she loves: build community connections, nurture curiosity about the world, and be of service to others. Emily began working for NOLS in 2009, when she was hired to create the volunteer program and manage the library’s Outreach to the Homebound Program. After developing a successful volunteer program, Emily was ready for a new challenge. In 2014, she was promoted to the Library Manager position, and joined in the effort to find a community solution to the crowded, undersized library building in Sequim. Emily and her family put down roots in the Sequim area seven years ago. Her oldest daughter attends Greywolf Elementary, with the younger one not far behind. Before moving to the Olympic Peninsula, Emily lived in Moscow, Idaho, where she received her bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Idaho.

JIM STOFFER

Retired – Community Volunteer Serving on our Chamber Board since 2017 and a Chamber member since 2014; I am originally from Nampa, Idaho. Our family moved to Sequim in 2002 on a Coast Guard assignment; home is where the Coast Guard sends you & we have made Sequim our home. My daughter Sarah attended Sequim Schools from 3rd-12th grade; graduated from Boise State University and currently resides in Anaheim, CA & works for Disney Corp. My wife Diana works for Coastal Farm & Garden and volunteers at Trinity United Methodist Church. DR. ANDREW POCOCK I retired from the Coast Guard in 2010 after 31 years of active duty service in afloat Advanta Dental and shore-based units; the Creed of the Coast Guard is to endeavor to be a model citizen in Born and raised in South Eastern Idaho, Andrew grew up raising cattle your community. I now serve as a community volunteer and advocate for our community and moving sprinkler pipes. He learned at a young age the value of labor and our school district. In 2015 I was elected to a four year term as Sequim School Board and the satisfaction that comes from building or accomplishing something Director. Along with serving as the District Legislative Representative; I was appointed through effort.  After graduating from High School he worked for the next to Washington State School Directors Association (WSSDA) Legislative Representative for summer in the mountains of Island Park Idaho, then left for Virginia for Director Area 4; WSSDA’s Trust Lands Task Force; and serve as WSSDA’s Representative two years as an LDS missionary.  When he returned home to Idaho he to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Healthy Forest Health Advisory Committee. attended Brigham Young University-Idaho where he graduated in 05’ with a BS in Biology I am a recipient of the Certificate of Merit for Community Leadership and Service and Chemistry.  He then moved on to further his education at the University of Colorado to Education, Washington Association of School Administrators & a recent graduate of School of Dental Medicine. Once graduated in 09’, he worked for a time in Colorado as an WSSDA’s Leadership Program. I have served on the Sequim Irrigation Festival Board; associate dentist, but shortly moved to Montana where he and a business partner developed Sequim Chamber Ambassadors; and as a Sister City Chaperone for the Student Delegation a multi location dental office serving rural Montanan’s.  In 2014 his family and he relocated Trip to Shiso, Japan in 2014; and was recently served as the Grand Marshal for the 2016 to Sequim, WA where he has been since.  Dr. Pocock owns and operates Advanta Dental Sequim Irrigation Festival. located on Sequim Ave, formerly owned by Gary Lang.  His wife home schools their 3 children in the mornings and then sends them to the public schools the second half of the day. The DEON KAPETAN, kids are heavily involved in activities such as Dance, Acrobatics, Karate, Scouts, Choir, and IRRIGATION FESTIVAL APPOINTEE TO THE BOARD  Piano lessons.  As a family they love to get out and hike, go to museums, and golf.  They look Gateway Mortgage Group forward to being a part of Sequim for many years to come. Deon Kapetan has been involved in the planning of the Irrigation Festival since 2000, but began participating in the festival long before COLLEEN ROBINSON that by performing in skits at Crazy Daze. She has demonstrated her Colleen Robinson was born and raised in Baltimore, MD.  She moved organizational skills and spirit by co-chairing and then chairing the Crazy to Sequim in September 1995 with her husband Craig, daughter Amanda Daze Breakfast from 2000 to 2006. In 2007 she became the chair of the and son Ian.  In the nearly 20 years here in Sequim she has grown her Float Display committee, which manages the parades that the royalty and float travel to family by foster-adopting 3 children, Desiree, Hayley and Zak.  Colleen has around Western Washington. Then in 2010, she was eager to accept her current position of volunteered for many local organizations over the past 21 years, although Festival Director and has never looked back. not all at the same time. These organizations include Sequim Lavender Deon and her husband, Kevin, moved to Sequim in 1990 and have been very active in the Festival, Sequim Family Advocates, Citizens for Sequim Schools, City of community and with the festival. Their 2 children have been involved in the festival from Sequim Parks Advisory Board, North Olympic Foster Parent Association, Helen Haller and an early age as well. Deon is the Branch Manager at Gateway Mortgage Group in Sequim. Greywolf PTAs, and Sequim Community Church Youth Group to name just a few.  Colleen Being a volunteer with the festival is “very rewarding and fun experience”. She is excited is a member of Sequim Sunrise Rotary and currently serves as the Youth Services Director. about her eighth year as Festival Director and sees lots of new ideas, committee members Colleen worked for the Sequim School District for 8 ½ years in the Special Education and opportunities happening over the course of the next year. “We are always adapting to Department as Administrative Assistant to the Special Education Director, and in January the needs of a growing festival by developing teams to better facilitate the festival.” of 2015 accepted a position as Community Outreach Director at Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County. Colleen has a passion for giving back to the community and feels that Board .... continued page 12 ANNUAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REPORT FOR 2017

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Chamber Staff SHELLI ROBB-KAHLER — EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

MEET YOUR CHAMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR 2018 The festival is all about the volunteers and the community. There are 22 committee directors and lots of volunteers who help with each of these festival committees. Some of the newer formed teams within the festival committee have been vital to the success of the festival. This includes some changes to this year’s festival with the newly revamped “Family 5K Fun Run” that we’re looking forward to rolling out. We are able to pull off such an enormous event because of the countless volunteers along with the financial support of the many local businesses and individuals. The Sequim Irrigation Festival is truly a community event. The festival also gives back to the community in many ways. There are the fun events to celebrate our heritage, as well as our involvement in other community services, such as the care packages for the troops. The Royalty often led the charge for community involvement and 2017 was no exception as each royal this year exceeded 400 hours or community service. Deon invites anyone who enjoys the festival events, likes working with a close knit team and doing something good for the community to consider joining the Irrigation Festival Committee.

GLORIA DAHLQUIST SHISO-SEQUIM SISTER CITY APPOINTEE TO THE BOARD

Prior to my recent retirement, for the past thirteen years I had the privilege of serving the children of U.S. military personnel who live overseas, on U.S. Naval and Air Force Bases. During this time I served as a school guidance counselor in the educational activities of the U.S. Defense Department. In this capacity I spent eleven years in Japan. First, I lived and worked at Atsugi Naval Air Station, located just outside of Tokyo, and lived in a very traditional Japanese house. Later, I transferred to Sasebo Naval Base, on the southern-most home island, called Kyushu. These employment postings allowed me to travel extensively, not only through the four Japanese home islands, but also through much of Asia. My adventures in the Greater Tokyo area were especially enjoyable, but after I grew weary of living in an urban area with 35 million people hustling about, I transferred to Sasebo Naval Base, and thoroughly relished the quieter Japanese lifestyle on the southern-most home island of Kyushu. While living in Japan, I became fascinated with the Japanese history, traditions and culture. I began collecting antique Japanese Shinto, hino, warrior, and geisha dolls, as well a host of other artifacts. For these reasons I am delighted to have an opportunity to serve as the liaison for the Sequim-Shiso Sister City Association, and the Sequim Chamber of Commerce. In this capacity I look forward to sharing my knowledge and personal experiences with the children and citizens of Sequim, with anticipation in bringing an increased awareness regarding the beauty, simplicity, and peacefulness of the Japanese society and culture. I also hope to highlight the vital role our ally, Japan, which is the third wealthiest nation of earth, plays in maintaining world peace. 12

Shelli is a true “Sequimite”, born and raised in Sequim where she has lived her entire live despite the few years she spent in Seattle. There she attended school and took on a job that would be the beginning of her 30 year career in banking. Shelli joined the Chamber as Executive Director in April 2011 and enjoys working with dedicated Board of Directors who are passionate about their business community and devoted to its success. Shelli takes great pleasure being active in all of the many aspects of Chamber involvement and enjoys the vast variety her job entails, as well as working closely with business owners and organizations throughout the Sequim-Dungeness Valley. Shelli states, “Representing the Sequim Chamber and the community is an energetic task; however, it is a privilege and an honor to do so!” Shelli is married to her husband Marty, and has two adult sons Brady Robb and Colin Kahler.

MELANIE SANDS, FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATOR

Melanie Sands relocated to Sequim in 2014 from Jackson, Wyoming, where she worked more than 28 years for the Snow King Resort Hotel as their Human Resources Director. Her experience there supports the importance of tourism and sharing the beautiful community we live in. She joined the Chamber as their Financial Administrator in February of 2015. She and her husband enjoy gardening in the temperate climate Sequim offers, and the wonderful seafood this area provides. They have 3 grown daughters and 3 grand children.

KASSIE DOTLICH, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Kassie Dotlich moved to Sequim with her family in 1999 in support of her parents who started their own small business. Since graduating from Sequim High School in 2005, she has continued to work in this community and has grown to appreciate small town life. She joined the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce staff in July of 2017. Her position as the Administrative Coordinator has allowed her to utilize her communication and graphic art skills as well as connecting her more closely to the community she loves. Kassie enjoys being outdoors and all of the activities our “backyard” offers, including walking the Olympic Discovery Trail with her dog, Indiana. She takes pride in, and appreciates living in Sequim, and all that it has to offer as part of the Olympic Peninsula.  

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Mark Ozias Clallam County Commissioner

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Will Purser Clallam Public Utilities District Commissioner

Colleen M. McAleer Port of Port Angeles Commissioner

Bob Schroeter Clallam County EDC

Dennis Smith 2017 City of Sequim Mayor

Gary Neal Sequim School District Superintendent

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CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD The Sequim Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce was very pleased to announce Dave Bekkevar, business owner and community volunteer, as the 2016 Citizen of the Year. Nominated by Judy Reandeau-Stipe, she states: “Dave stands out as a member of the community who continues to give on many levels & follows the values set by generations of his family; service to others comes naturally to this descendant of two Sequim Pioneer families. Dave Bekkevar is a long-time member in good standing with the Sequim Elks Naval Lodge, the Sequim Prairie Grange, Masonic Lodge, and the Sequim Valley Lions Club. He is a longtime supporter and participant in the Sequim Irrigation Festival parade and was the driving force behind the creation of the Logging Show for more than twenty five years. Dave has given countless hours of his personal time, along with financial support toward the success of the Logging Show with no expectation of remuneration of this great annual community event.” In 2007, the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce established the Bill & Esther Littlejohn Humanitarian Award

to honor and recognize individuals who have made a significant financial contribution above and beyond their MANY contributions of community service, time, and dedication. This award is not presented annually, but rather chosen through the application process as the Committee deems appropriate. Last year the Chamber was very honored to award the 2016 Bill & Esther Littlejohn Humanitarian award to Dave and Patsy Mattingley! Nominated by Patsene Dashiell, she states: “Dave and Patsy Mattingley want to make Sequim a better place to live, and for the past twenty years, they’ve devoted their talents, time, and treasures to that

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ANNUAL VISITORS 2017:

January ......................................435 February ....................................514 March .........................................673 April ....................................... 1,143 May ........................................ 1,413 June ....................................... 2,014 July .........................................4,919 August .....................................2,792 September .............................. 2,022 October ....................................1,007 November ...................................623 December ...................................745

The Chamber and Visitor Information Center assisted approximately 4,000 phone callers; experienced over 46,000 website visits and reached over 2 million facebook viewers in 2017 as well!

The Chamber staff and volunteers operate the Visitor Information Center (VIC) seven • Access to the Internet days a week with closures scheduled only for major holidays. Approximately 90 percent of Chamber staff coordinates the scheduling of 48 volunteers who contribute nearly 6,000 the Chamber’s building is allocated to the operations of the VIC. hours each year and serve nearly 20,000 visitors annually. Visitors arrive from all 50 states While some of our visitors arrive at the VIC at some point during their stay in Sequim, and 65 different countries from around the world including Dominican Republic, Uruguay, many others may not be staying in Sequim but merely passing through to Port Angeles or Egypt, Yemen, and French Guyana to name just a few! Hurricane Ridge, heading to Forks or the West End and the ocean beaches, heading toward Seattle or exploring our area during their stay elsewhere on the peninsula. Others still are trying to decide where to stay, how long they should stay and what to do while they are here. And that’s where our staff and volunteers can help! In addition to providing staff support for telephone calls, travel planner mailing and e-mail responses, the Chamber staff and volunteers provide information at the VIC to encourage visitors to: 1. Stay in Sequim 2. Extend their stay in Sequim 3. Return to Sequim for another visit 4. Encourage friends and families to visit Sequim 5. Change their plans and stay in Sequim Some of the frequently asked questions/requests are: 1. What’s a good place to stay here in Sequim? 2. So what is there to do here in Sequim? 3. Do you have a good map of Sequim? My GPS has me lost, can you help? 4. We were passing through and wondered if it was worth stopping here in Sequim. 5. Looks like we need to spend more time here (or come back). What are our lodging options? Even before they arrive in Sequim, visitors are accessing the services of the Visitor Regulars: Amala Kuster, Betsy Wilkin, Cathy Rawlins, Charlotte Frazier, Dale Information Center via the Chamber’s website at www.sequimchamber.com or the city’s Gustafson, Diane Kretschmer, Dottie Robertson, Ed Johnson, Ellen Swears, Frank website at www.visitsunnysequim.com by submitting e-mail requests for information or the Cimino, Gail Anundson, Georgia Bradley, Jean Collinson, Jean Martin, Jeff Tinglestad, mailing of a Sequim Travel Planner. The toll-free number, 1-800-737-8462, affords interested Jeri Smith, Joan Wright, JoAnn Sharts, Karen Blanding, Laurie Van Cleve, Linda parties the opportunity to call the Chamber, speak to a staff member or volunteer and have Shulz, Maja Cox, Marcia Clockedile, Melissa Murray, Montel Livingston, Neva Miller, specific questions answered or needs fulfilled. Pat Nellis, Randy Skogland, Ron Smith, Spencer Blanding, Vicki Walp. On their arrival in Sequim, visitors to the VIC are pleased to find: Alternates & Special Assignment: Bob Anundson, Carol Darby, Corrine • A facility that is clean and inviting, visible and accessible Lookabaugh, Colin Kahler, Dan Shulz, Emily Westcott, Irene Burfitt, Joe Borden, Ken • Happy greeters who are trained and knowledgeable Olin, Mike Murray, Patricia Guthrie, Pattie See, Sally Tysver, Suzanne Anaya, and • Resources and information: visitor guides, travel planners, rack cards Tawana Borden. • Clean and stocked restrooms

2017 VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER VOLUNTEERS:

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ARTISTS/PHOTOGRAPHERS

Cindy Marie Photography................................. (406) 281-0730 Clear Image Frame and Photo ......................... (360) 681-7622 Emagineye Photo Booth .................................... (206) 909-2759 Olympic Driftwood Sculptors............................ (360) 681-2535 Olympic Peninsula Art Association .................. (360) 681-0382 Priscilla L Messner-Patterson ......................... (360) 477-4195 Ross Hamilton Photography ............................. (360) 683-6595 Shirley Rudolf .................................................... (559) 439-8572 Susan Gansert Shaw Studio - Visual Artist .... (360) 460-6563

ATTRACTIONS

Dungeness River Audubon Center ................... (360) 681-4076 Feiro Marine Life Center .................................. (360) 417-6254 GoXpeditions ...................................................... (360) 300-7544 John Wayne Marina .......................................... (360) 417-3440 Morning Star Balloon Co. ................................. (360) 601-2433 New Dungeness Light Station Association...... (360) 683-6638 Olympic Cellars Winery .................................... (360) 452-0160 Olympic Game Farm ......................................... (360) 683-4295

A-1 Auto Parts, Inc............................................. (360) 681-2883 Discount Tire...................................................... (360) 681-8670 Les Schwab Tire Center .................................... (360) 683-7261 Sequim Auto Clinic ............................................ (360) 683-1329 Wilder Auto ........................................................ (360) 452-9268

BANKS & LENDING

1st Security Bank .............................................. (360) 683-1988 Caliber Home Loans .......................................... (360) 504-0600 Cherry Creek Mortgage Co ............................... (360) 683-1515 Evergreen Home Loans ..................................... (360) 681-8197 First Federal ...................................................... (360) 683-3886 Key Bank of Washington................................... (360) 683-7924 Kitsap Bank ....................................................... (360) 683-5599 Olympic Mortgage Services .............................. (360) 477-1011 Peninsula Mortgage, Inc.................................... (360) 683-2429 Sound Community Bank................................... (360) 683-2818 Strait Business Capital ..................................... (360) 402-6939 US Bank ............................................................. (360) 683-3366 Washington Federal........................................... (360) 681-7485 Wells Fargo Bank............................................... (360) 683-1166

BED & BREAKFASTS/COTTAGES

Ambiance Bed & Breakfast .............................. (360) 797-3501 Clark’s Chambers Bed & Breakfast Inn .......... (360) 683-4431 Colette’s B & B ................................................... (360) 457-9197 Domaine Madeleine B & B ............................... (360) 457-4174 Dungeness Bay Cottages .................................. (360) 683-3013 Eden by the Sea ................................................. (360) 452-6021 George Washington Inn..................................... (360) 452-5207 GreenHouse Inn by the Bay ............................. (360) 504-2489 Juan de Fuca Cottages ...................................... (360) 683-4433 Lost Mountain Lodge ........................................ (360) 683-2431

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Red Caboose Getaway B & B ............................ (360) 683-7350 Sea Cliff Gardens Bed & Breakfast ............................................. (360) 452-2322 Sunset Marine Resort ....................................... (360) 591-4303 The Lodge Bed & Breakfast.............................. (360) 681-3100

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2017 CHAMBER MEMBERS Elementals ......................................................... (360) 461-3155 Parnassus Analytics .......................................... (626) 808-5493

BUSINESS/OFFICE SUPPORT

Brisk Printing & Stationery ............................. (360) 683-6319 Clallam Coworking ............................................ (206) 745-9660 Digital Guava ..................................................... (360) 207-1727 Express Employment Professionals ................. (360) 452-1253 EZ4U Bookkeeping ............................................ (360) 207-0048 InsideOut Solutions........................................... (360) 683-5774 MacTraders ........................................................ (360) 301-2738 Olympic Mailing Service ................................... (360) 681-3183 Olympic Springs, Inc. ........................................ (360) 683-4285 Peninsula Awards & Trophies .......................... (360) 683-8842 The Rockfish Group ........................................... (360) 930-9892 The UPS Store #5637 ........................................ (360) 582-9534

CHARITIES

Captain Joseph House Foundation .................. (360) 460-7848 Sequim Food Bank............................................. (360) 683-1205 Sequim Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital .. (360) 582-0629 United Way of Clallam County ........................ (360) 457-3011

CHOIRS, ORCHESTRAS & THEATRES

Olympic Peninsula Men’s Chorus .................... (360) 681-7761 Olympic Theatre Arts ........................................ (360) 683-7326 Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra .................. (360) 457-5579 Sequim City Band ............................................. (360) 207-4722 Sequim Community Orchestra ......................... (360) 460-7368

CIVIC & GOVERNMENT

City of Sequim ................................................... (360) 683-4139 Clallam County Court House ........................... (360) 417-2233 Clallam County Sheriffs Dept. Clallam County Courthouse .......................... (360) 417-2460 Port of Port Angeles ........................................... (360) 457-8527 WorkSource Clallam County ............................ (360) 457-2103

COMPUTER SERVICES AND OFFICE EQUIPMENT

Assai Tech........................................................... (360) 809-0838 Pacific Office Equipment Sequim Sales Group (360) 417-3600 SecureVP ............................................................ (360) 525-4315 Sequim PC Users Group ................................... (425) 610-9058

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Boys & Girls Club of the Olympic Peninsula .. (360) 683-8095 Citizens for Sequim Schools.............................. (360) 301-3221 Olympic Peninsula Academy Parent Teacher Organization......................... (360) 460-9962 Olympic Peninsula YMCA - Sequim Branch ... (360) 683-8959 Peninsula College .............................................. (360) 452-9277 Sequim Education Foundation ......................... (360) 649-6122 Sequim School District Office ........................... (360) 582-3260 Soroptimist International of Sequim ............... (360) 683-2535

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

FARM, GARDEN & LANDSCAPING

Cascade Bark ..................................................... (360) 582-9592

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EDUCATION & SCHOOLS

Morningside ....................................................... (360) 452-7919

CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN SERVICES & SUPPLIES

Your One Stop Auto Parts Store

Allen & Charters Ent., Inc. ............................... (360) 461-1381 Anderson Construction, Inc. ............................. (206) 459-6917 Bauer Interior Design ....................................... (360) 683-6338 Bekkevar Logging & Trucking ......................... (360) 683-3655 Bill Mair Heating & Air, Inc.............................. (360) 683-4245 Bill’s Plumbing & Sanikan ............................... (360) 683-7996 Blake Tile & Stone............................................. (360) 681-2877 Budget Blinds .................................................... (360) 582-9200 C & J Excavating, Inc. ....................................... (360) 683-7741 Cedar Ridge Properties ..................................... (360) 683-3300 Cornerstone Builders ........................................ (360) 683-8477 D & K Rentals .................................................... (360) 683-4808 Discount Cabinets of Washington .................... (360) 683-9171 Estes Builders .................................................... (360) 683-8756 George E. Dickinson Construction ................... (360) 683-8332 Home Depot ....................................................... (360) 582-1620 LP Hanna Construction .................................... (360) 452-1572 McCrorie Carpet One ........................................ (360) 683-7500 Miller Construction, LLC .................................. (360) 809-4830 Olympic View Properties................................... (360) 683-3300 Peace of Mind Home Inspections...................... (360) 215-0476 Peninsula Urban Forestry, LLC........................ (360) 819-3081 Pierson Contracting........................................... (360) 477-3790 Sequim Redimix, Inc ......................................... (360) 683-5680 Servpro of Clallam & Jefferson County ........... (360) 683-0773 Sherwin Williams .............................................. (360) 681-8675 Strait Flooring ................................................... (360) 683-4343 Thomas Building Center ................................... (360) 683-3393 Town & Country Post Frame Buildings........... (360) 582-9365 Tree-Kin Woodworks ......................................... (360) 930-9470 Westerra Homes ................................................ (360) 509-0633

Clallam County Fairgrounds ............................ (360) 417-2551 Community Organic Gardens of Sequim ......... (360) 582-1106 Dungeness Valley Creamery ............................. (360) 683-0716 Graysmarsh Farm ............................................. (360) 683-5563 Nash’s Farm Store ............................................. (360) 681-6274 New Dungeness Nursery .................................. (360) 681-0132 Sequim Farmer’s Market .................................. (360) 460-2668 The Co-op Farm & Garden................................ (360) 683-4111 WSU Extension of Clallam County .................. (360) 417-2279

FESTIVALS & FAIRS

Olympic Music Festival ..................................... (360) 385-9699 Olympic Peninsula Air Affaire & Sequim Valley Fly-in .................................. (360) 461-3950 Sequim Irrigation Festival ................................ (360) 683-3408

FINANCE AND RETIREMENT PLANNING

Ameriprise Financial Services........................... (360)582-3168 Castell Financial................................................ (360) 683-9284 Danielle Rivers - Edward Jones ....................... (360) 683-0605 Edward Jones & Co. .......................................... (360) 683-7204 Philip Trowbridge, Financial Advisor Edward Jones.................................................. (360) 683-0605 Pierson Financial Group ................................... (360) 912-2333 Ray Chirayath - D.A.Davidson & Co. ............... (360) 565-7511

FITNESS

Anytime Fitness................................................. (360) 683-4110 LifeBridge Wellness Services, Inc. .................... (206) 406-9688

GAS/FUEL

Carlsborg Station/Blimpie ................................ (360) 681-2290 Kettles 76 Deli & Carwash ............................... (360) 683-6226 Propane Northwest............................................ (360) 337-9307 The Longhouse Market & Deli 7 Cedars Casino .............................................. (360) 681-6713

GROCERIES, CATERING AND SUPPLIES

Cylinda McAlister.............................................. (360) 775-1682 Sequim Fresh Catering ..................................... (360) 683-8575

HEALTH, MIND & BODYWORK

Amara Spa / Kami Westfall Massage Therapy (760) 791-2971 Creative Changes .............................................. (972) 345-2671 DeeAnna Paskett, Hair Stylist ......................... (360) 683-0991 Lavish Day Spa .................................................. (360) 797-5832 Lodge Chiropractic ............................................ (360) 681-2220 Maha Methods ................................................... (360) 681-5362 Rain Shadow VoxxLife ...................................... (360) 204-4572 Renew Massage & Spa ...................................... (360) 477-4772 Sea Siren Skin Care .......................................... (360) 207-1534 Sequim MFR ...................................................... (360) 216-6088 Sorensen Chiropractic ....................................... (360) 683-7911 StrongPoints Fitness ......................................... (206) 356-9054 Sunrider, Intl...................................................... (360) 683-4265 Tender Touches Spa at Cedar Creek ................ (360) 681-4363 Terrific Transitions ............................................ (360) 582-1081 Violet Flame Medicine ...................................... (206) 445-3671

HOME HEALTH SERVICES

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2017 CHAMBER MEMBERS Korean Womens Association ............................. (360) 582-1647 Wright’s Home Care Agency ............................. (360) 457-9236

PRINTING

HOTELS/MOTELS

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

LoBo Designs ..................................................... (360) 582-1919

Econo Lodge ....................................................... (360) 683-7113 Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sequim ............ (360) 681-8756 Olympic View Inn .............................................. (360) 683-4195 Quality Inn & Suites at Olympic National Park (360) 683-2800 Red Lion Inn & Suites....................................... (360) 683-1775 Sequim Bay Lodge ............................................. (360) 683-0691 Sundowner Motel............................................... (360) 683-5532 Tiny House Getaway ......................................... (360) 797-4845

Action Property Management .......................... (360) 681-4737 Blue Sage Property Management .................... (360) 406-5252 Landmark Property Mgmt.,Inc. ....................... (360) 683-3338 Properties by Landmark ................................... (360) 452-1326 Sequim Valley Business Center........................ (360) 683-3737 Windermere Sunland Property Management . (360) 683-6880

REAL ESTATE

INSURANCE

Bell Street Insurance ........................................ (360) 683-3397 Castell Insurance............................................... (360) 683-9284 EHL Insurance, Inc. .......................................... (360) 779-4448 Fryer Insurance Agency .................................... (360) 683-7988 Gellor Insurance ................................................ (360) 683-3352 Homer Smith Insurance.................................... (360) 683-4970 Insurance Services Group ................................. (360) 683-3355 State Farm Insurance ....................................... (360) 683-2228

INTERNET/CABLE/TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Wave Broadband ................................................ (360) 452-8466

LAND & TITLE COMPANIES

Clallam Title Co. ................................................ (360) 683-2000 Clark Land Office .............................................. (360) 681-2161 Frontier Title & Escrow Co. Inc. ....................... (360) 683-7281 Olympic Peninsula Title Co. ............................. (360) 683-4170

LAVENDER

B & B Family Lavender Farm .......................... (360) 504-2585 Cedarbrook Lavender & Herb Farm Gift Shop (360) 683-7733 Jardin Du Soleil ................................................. (360) 582-1185 Lost Mountain Lavender .................................. (360) 681-2782 Martha Lane Lavender ..................................... (360) 582-9355 Nelson’s Duckpond and Lavender Farm .......... (360) 681-7727 Olympic Lavender Company ............................ (855) 683-4475 Purple Haze Lavender ...................................... (360) 683-1714 Sequim Lavender Company.............................. (360) 582-1907 Sequim Lavender Farmers Assoc. .................... (360) 681-7532 Sequim Lavender Festival ................................ (360) 681-3035 Sequim Lavender Growers Association ........... (360) 681-3035 The Lavender Connection ................................. (360) 681-6055 Victor’s Lavender Farm and Nursery .............. (360) 461-5811 Washington Lavender ....................................... (360) 452-4877

LEGAL SERVICES

Bell & Davis PLLC ............................................ (360) 683-1129 Grimes Law Offices ........................................... (360) 461-7194

MARINE

Captain Jack’s Northwest Island Charters ..... (360) 582-1292 Advanta Dental.................................................. (360) 683-5700 DentureCare Inc. ............................................... (360) 681-7089 Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic ... (360) 582-0218 Olympic Ambulance .......................................... (360) 681-4882 ANNUAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REPORT FOR 2017

PERSONAL SERVICES

Golden Nails Port Angeles ................................ (360) 457-6245 Linde-Price Funeral Service ............................. (360) 683-1649 Magnolia Cleaning and Home Services LLC .. (360) 565-6648 Olympic Laundry & Cleaners ........................... (360) 457-3315 Sequim Valley Chapel ....................................... (360) 683-5242 Superior Services Window Cleaning ................ (360) 417-2950 Your Girl Friday................................................. (360) 477-5428

PETS & ANIMALS

Blue Mountain Animal Clinic ........................... (360) 457-3842 Country Paws Resort......................................... (360) 582-9686 Dog Gone Groomer ............................................ (360) 683-5512 Happy Valley Alpaca Ranch .............................. (360) 681-0948 Hurricane Ridge Veterinary Hospital .............. (360) 681-0117 Olympic Peninsula Equine Network................ (360) 207-1688 Olympic Peninsula Humane Society ................ (360) 457-8206 Peninsula Friends Of Animals.......................... (360) 452-0414 Precious Life Animal Sanctuary....................... (360) 582-1437 Sequim Animal Hospital ................................... (360) 683-7286 Teri’s Paws and Effect ....................................... (360) 775-7578 Uptown Cats ...................................................... (360) 681-4770 WAG - Welfare for Animals Guild .................... (360) 460-6258

RECREATIONAL ATHLETICS

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Walk-In Clinics Same Day, Non-Emergency Services 840 N. 5th Avenue, Sequim (360) 582-2930 Monday–Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 907 Georgiana Street, Port Angeles (360) 565-0550 Open 7 Days a Week 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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MEDICAL HOSPITAL/CLINICS

Olympic Medical Center ................................... (360) 417-7000 Olympic Medical Center Foundation ................ 360-417-7144 Peak Performance Therapy............................... (360) 683-8331 Rain Shadow Integrative Medicine .................. (360) 504-3243 Richard E. Davies, DDS, PS .............................. (360) 683-4850 Sequim Family Dentistry .................................. (360) 681-8884 American Cancer Society .................................. (425) 404-2193 Dungeness Courte Memory Care Community (360) 582-9309 Sequim Vision Clinic ......................................... (360) 683-3389 Zbaraschuk Dental Care ................................... (360) 683-3626

BrokersGroup Real Estate Professionals ........ (360) 681-8778 Claire Koenigsaecker - RE/MAX Prime ........... (360) 460-4903 JACE Real Estate Company ............................. (360) 681-7979 John L. Scott Real Estate SEQUIM ................. (360) 683-4131 Realtor BrokersGroup Real Estate Professionals ................................................... (360) 460-9800 Mark N. McHugh Real Estate .......................... (360) 683-0660 McNish Real Estate Brokerage ........................ (360) 683-6500 Michele Jaeger Broker- Re/MAX Prime ........... (360) 582-6396 Nell Clausen - Realtor RE/MAX Prime............ (360) 912-0077 Peter Black Real Estate .................................... (360) 683-4116 Professional Real Estate ................................... (360) 683-3564 RE/MAX Prime .................................................. (360) 683-1500 REO 1031 Exchange.......................................... (360) 477-7037 Schwab Realty ................................................... (360) 683-4015 Sequim Advisors, LLC ....................................... (360) 477-0837 TOWN & COUNTRY Enterprises.................... (360) 683-6000 Windermere Real Estate Sequim-East ............ (360) 683-4844 Windermere Real Estate, Sunland................... (360) 683-6880

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2017 CHAMBER MEMBERS Sequim Bay Yacht Club..................................... (360) 582-9564 Sequim Picklers ................................................. (360) 681-3845 Sunland Golf & Country Club .......................... (360) 683-6800 The Cedars at Dungeness ................................. (360) 683-6344

RESTAURANT: DINE-IN

Alderwood Bistro ............................................... (360) 683-4321 Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar .............. (360) 683-9090 Bella Italia.......................................................... (360) 457-5442 Black Bear Diner ............................................... (360) 504-2950 Blondie’s Plate ................................................... (360) 683-2233 Carlsborg’s Old Mill Cafe .................................. (360) 582-1583 Dockside Grill .................................................... (360) 683-7510 Double Eagle Steak & Seafood ......................... (360) 683-3331 Dynasty Chinese Restaurant............................ (360) 683-6511 Highway (Hiway) 101 Diner ............................. (360) 683-3388 Jose’s Famous Salsa .......................................... (360) 681-8598 Las Palomas Restaurant ................................... (360) 681-3842 Mariner Café ...................................................... (360) 683-1055 Nourish ............................................................... (360) 797-1480 Oak Table Café................................................... (360) 683-2179 Paradise Restaurant.......................................... (360) 683-1977 Peninsula Taproom ............................................ (360) 504-3793 Sawadee Thai Cuisine ....................................... (360) 683-8188 Tedesco’s Italian Fresh ...................................... (360) 504-3821 The Emerald, Northwest Grill and Public House ............................................. (360) 504-2083 The Oasis Bar & Grill ...................................... (360) 582-3143

RESTAURANT: DRIVE-UP AND/OR WALK-UP

Adagio Bean & Leaf........................................... (360) 582-0024 Domino’s Pizza ................................................... (360) 582-1600 Hardy’s Market .................................................. (360) 582-0240 Maggie May’s Espresso & Outfitter ................. (360) 775-8339 Skye Raynor - Starbucks .................................. (360) 681-2449 Subway Sandwiches & Salads .......................... (360) 683-8573 That Takes the Cake ......................................... (360) 565-6272 Tootsie’s .............................................................. (360) 683-9524 WeDo Fudge ....................................................... (360) 232-4656

RETAIL & eCOMMERCE

360 Sporting Goods & Sports Performance Training .................................... (360) 683-8214 Banana Belt Kelly ............................................. (360) 582-0339 Birds of a Feather Farm, LLC .......................... (360) 477-4343 Blue Whole Gallery............................................ (360) 681-6033 Clear Water Bidets/Josslyn Streett Family ..... (360) 565-5418 Coastal ............................................................... (360) 683-2135 Cole’s Jewelers ................................................... (360) 683-3833 Costco Wholesale ............................................... (360) 406-2025 Dungeness Kids Company ................................ (360) 582-1700 Fat Cat Garden & Gifts ..................................... (360) 681-6832 Fieldnotes ........................................................... (360) 683-8208 Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures ............... (360) 797-1018 Full Moon Candle Co......................................... (360) 683-8377 Gateway Games and Hobby, LLC..................... (360) 683-8534 Grain Free for Life............................................. (360) 912-4312 Local Yarn Shop ................................................. (830) 765-0346 Mary Kay Independent Rep.............................. (360) 460-9631 Over the Fence ................................................... (360) 681-6851 Plaza Jewelers, Inc ............................................ (360) 683-1418 18

Sequim Dry Cleaning & Laundry .................... (360) 683-8212 Sequim Spice and Tea ....................................... (360) 683-2050 Sofie’s Floral & Plants ....................................... (360) 683-7949 Solar City Boutique ........................................... (360) 681-7299 The Bag Ladies of Sequim WA ......................... (801) 918-3202

RETIREMENT & SENIOR SERVICES

Assured Hospice of Clallam and Jefferson Counties ................................... (360) 582-3796 Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim ... (360) 582-3900 Bridge Builders, LTD......................................... (360) 683-8334 Caring Transitions of Kitsap-Clallam Co. ....... (360) 504-0287 Discovery Memory Care .................................... (360) 683-7047 Home Instead Senior Care................................ (360) 681-2511 Olympic Peninsula Senior Resources............... (360) 344-3433 Sequim Health & Rehab ................................... (360) 582-2400 Sherwood Assisted Living ................................. (360) 683-3348 Shipley Center ................................................... (360) 683-6806 St. Andrew’s Place ............................................. (360) 417-3418 Vintage At Sequim............................................. (360) 681-4018

RV PARKS

Gilgal Oasis RV Park ........................................ (360) 452-1324 Rainbow’s End RV Park .................................... (360) 683-3863 Sequim West Inn & RV Park ............................ (360) 683-4144

SECOND HAND/THRIFT

Around Again ..................................................... (360) 683-7862 Sequim Consignment Shop............................... (360) 683-5333 Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild Thrift Shop (360) 683-7044 Serenity House of Clallam County ................... (360) 683-8269

SECURITY

Pacific Sentinel, LLC ......................................... (360) 460-6507 Security Services Northwest ............................ (360) 797-8480

SENIOR LIVING

Fifth Avenue Active Senior Living ................... (360) 683-3345 Park View Villas................................................. (360) 452-7222 Sinclair Place ..................................................... (360) 681-3385 Suncrest Village Retirement Apartments ...... (360) 681-3800 The Lodge At Sherwood Village........................ (360) 681-3100

SERVICE CLUBS

BPO Elks Lodge #2642...................................... (360) 683-2763 Kiwanis Club of Sequim-Dungeness ................ (360) 477-4742 League of Women Voters of Clallam County ... (360) 457-2018 Newcomers’ Club of North Olympic Peninsula. (360) 681-3856 Rotary Club of Sequim ............................................................... Rotary Club/Sunrise .......................................... (360) 681-3845 Sequim Masonic Lodge ..................................... (360) 683-5330 Sequim Prairie Grange ..................................... (360) 683-5622 Sequim Valley Lions Club ................................. (360) 461-6090 Soroptimist International of Sequim ............... (360) 683-2535

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS & ASSOCIATIONS

Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County........ (360) 775-3742 Mary Hood - Sequim Valley Car Club .............. (360) 681-7422 North Olympic Library System (NOLS) .......... (360) 683-1161 Olympic Community Action Programs ............ (360) 385-2571

Olympic Peninsula Bed & Breakfast Association ...................................................... (360) 452-2322 Olympic Peninsula Wineries............................. (800) 785-5495 Parenting Matters Foundation and the First Teacher Program ..................... (360) 681-2250 Port Angeles Marathon Association ................. (360) 417-1301 Sequim Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce ................................... (360) 683-6197 Sequim Family Advocates - 501(c)(3) ............... (360) 477-2558 Sequim Prairie Garden Club ............................ (360) 808-3434 Shiso Sister City Association ............................ (360) 683-7637 WA State Native American Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault-WomenSpirit ......................... (360) 791-5771

STORAGE & MOVING

All Safe Mini Storage ........................................ (360) 683-6646 Sequim Stow Place ............................................ (360) 683-4628 Spaeth Transfer, Inc. ......................................... (360) 373-6101 Sunnyside Mini Storage .................................... (360) 683-7660

TAX SERVICES

H & R Block ....................................................... (360) 683-2553 Olympic Tax & Business Consulting LLC, CPA’s(360) 683-1125 Sequim Tax Service ........................................... (360) 683-2548

TOURS/TRAVEL

Cruise Planners Keith & Kathy Watrous ........ (805) 915-9117 Olympic Peninsula Adventures ........................ (360) 775-1102 Rainshadow Escapes ......................................... (206) 427-9496

TRANSPORTATION

Black Ball Ferry/M.V. Coho............................... (360) 457-4491 Clallam Transit.................................................. (360) 452-1315 Olympic Bus Lines ............................................ (360) 417-0700 Rocket Transportation, LLC ............................. (360) 683-8087

TRIBAL

Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe .............................. (360) 683-1109

UTILITIES

Public Utility District #1 ................................... (360) 452-9771

VACATION RENTALS/SHORT-STAY HOUSING

Beach House Waters Edge ................................ (206) 618-8158 Brigadoon Vacation Rentals.............................. (360) 683-2255 Dungeness Beach Retreat ................................. (360) 460-3448 John Wayne’s Waterfront Resort ...................... (360) 681-3853 Riverside House Guest Lodge........................... (360) 582-0339 Sequim Valley Vacation Rentals ....................... (360) 683-3565

WORSHIP

Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church ................ (360) 681-0946 First Baptist Church of Sequim ....................... (360) 683-2114 Olympic Bible Fellowship ................................. (360) 683-6731 Sequim Bible Church ........................................ (360) 683-4135 Sequim Center for Spiritual Living ................. (360) 681-0177 Sequim Community Church ............................. (360) 683-4194 Sequim Seventh-Day Adventist Church .......... (360) 683-7373 St. Lukes Episcopal Church.............................. (360) 683-4862 Trinity United Methodist Church .................... (360) 683-5367 ANNUAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REPORT FOR 2017


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