Business briefs

Free tax workshop for small businesses
The Washington State Department of Revenue hosts a free workshop for new and small-business owners from
9 a.m.-noon Tuesday, April 19, at the Clallam Transit System conference room, 830 W. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.
The workshop covers Washington excise taxes, reporting classifications, deductions, tax incentives, sales tax collection and record-keeping requirements.
To register, visit or call 417-9900.

Reidel completes training
Co-op Farm & Garden employee Ellzie Reidel completed training in animal nutrition and product knowledge in the 2011 Animal Care Workshop and is designated a Purina Mills Certified Animal Care Advisor. Reidel has been employed at The Co-op Farm & Garden since 2007.

Chiropractic center adds providers
Carlsborg Chiropractic Center, 863 Carlsborg Road, Suite C, is now a provider for Cigna, Aetna, and Group Health Insurance. The office also provides care for Medicare, AARP, Premera, Regence, KPS and First Choice Health.
Hours are 1-7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-
3 p.m. Tuesdays and 1-6 p.m. Friday, closed Thursdays and Sundays. Call 683-4824.

New hours for Purple Haze
Purple Haze Lavender Farm Store, 180 Bell Bottom Road, Sequim, is now open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. The store offers a selection of lavender plants for spring planting needs. Call 683-1714.

Agnew store aids children
Agnew Grocery and Feed, 2863 Old Olympic Highway, is accepting donations to the Trey Green Guild benefiting Children’s Hospital.
In honor of Maxxon Bedford Ray, the grocery owners are donating 10 percent of all wine sales to the guild during April, which is National Organ Donor Month.
For more information, call 452-2466.

Free fraud seminar offered
Ed Brady, First Federal security and compliance manager, offers a free seminar on protecting small businesses and individuals from fraud and identity theft at 6 p.m. Monday, April 18, at 333 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim.
Brady will discuss common tactics used by fraudsters and share examples.
A light meal and beverage are provided. Call 683-3886.

Pet shampoo proceeds help shelters
Pacific Northwest Soap, based in Port Townsend, donates $2 to peninsula animal shelters for every product purchased in April and May. Additionally the company’s “Good Hair Day” pet shampoo is a permanent fundraiser for peninsula animal shelters.
Customers may benefit Friends of Forks Animals, Peninsula Friends of Animals, WAG Sequim, Center Valley Animal Rescue, Jefferson County Humane Society or Spay to Save. For more information, visit

Free melanoma screenings
The American Academy of Dermatology has designated May as Melanoma Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month to raise awareness of melanoma and urge Americans to examine their skin regularly for signs of this serious form of skin cancer. Free melanoma skin cancer screenings of about 10 minutes each will take place during the month of May at Paragon Dermatology, 558 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. Further information about preventing and detecting skin cancer is at

Garden Bistro delivers
The Garden Bistro, 104 E. Washington St., Sequim, delivers boxed lunches in the downtown core from Still Road to Priest Road and from U.S. Highway 101 to Old Olympic Highway. The menu is at, with daily specials at www. Call in orders to 360-809-0585.
Pick up dahlia tubers
Jan’s Country Garden, 344 O’Brien Road, Port Angeles, will open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, through Saturday, April 16, for customers to pick up their dahlia orders. The garden will be closed the next week and will reopen April 27-30. Dahlia tubers are available for purchase during this period; organic vegetable starts will be ready in May. To schedule an appointment to pick up tubers, call 452-8287.  

Estes Builders puts projects online
Local homebuilder Estes Builders has installed a construction software program that allows clients to view the progress of custom home projects online.
“This technology allows our customers to work with us together via the Internet,” said Nell Clausen, custom home sales representative. “We have three clients using the software and the feedback has been very positive.”



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