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Rotmark appointed to statewide economic board
The Washington State Department of Commerce has appointed Linda Rotmark, executive director of the Clallam Economic Development Council, to her first term representing the general public on the statewide Community Economic Revitalization Board.
CERB is Washington’s strategic economic development resource, focused on creating private sector jobs in partnership with local governments by financing infrastructure improvements. In addition to funding construction projects, CERB provides limited funding for studies that evaluate high-priority economic development projects.
Rotmark’s term on the 20-member board runs through Sept. 2, 2014.

Anne’s Sequim Antiques sets hours
Anne’s Sequim Antiques will be open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Friday and Saturday in October, November and December at 253 W. Washington St., Sequim.
The store will be closed if there is ice or snow on the ground. Call 683-8287.

Contract for erosion protection awarded
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract to Bruch & Bruch Construction, Inc., of Port Angeles, for $626,000 to conduct routine erosion protection work at Ediz Hook to protect the sand spit from erosion, maintaining protection of Port Angeles Harbor and the small boat basin from direct wave action and preserving access to the U.S. Coast Guard station. Work is expected to begin in November and conclude by February.

Olympic Restaurant Equipment announces fall hours
Olympic Restaurant Equipment Inc., 51 Dryke Road, Sequim, is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-
3 p.m. Saturday for the fall and winter; the store is available by appointment outside normal business hours. Call 582-1050.

First Federal offers free class on commercial credit
First Federal hosts a free class, “The 5 C’s of Commercial Credit,” presented by Mark Bowman, vice president and senior loan officer for the North Olympic Peninsula region of the Enterprise Cascadia.
Workshops are at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, at First Federal’s Sequim Avenue branch, 333 N. Sequim Ave., and at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Port Angeles east side branch, 1603 E. First St.
A light meal and beverage are provided. Call 417-3204 to reserve a space.

Kirsch Electric & Bill’s Plumbing hold surplus sale
Kirsch Electric, 503 S. Third Ave., Sequim, and Bill’s Plumbing, 425 S. Third Ave., hold a surplus sale on electrical and plumbing supplies from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. Other businesses in between will join in the sale.

Workshop for small timberland owners offered
Northwest Certified Forestry hosts a workshop on conservation options for small timberland owners from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Dry Creek Grange, 3130 W. Edgewood Drive, Port Angeles.
Speakers include Mike Cronin of Cronin Forestry, Scott Horton of the Washington Department of Natural Resources and Linda Mathe from the Clallam County Assessor’s Office.
Lunch and refreshments are provided. Tickets are $25 for one person or $40 for a family and preregistration is required. For more information, see, call Kirk Hanson at 360-316-9317 or e-mail

Department of Revenue offers free tax workshop  
The Port Angeles office of the Washington State Department of Revenue hosts a free workshop for new and small business owners from 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Oct. 18, 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. Attendees may ask questions specific to their businesses.
To register, visit or call 417-9900.

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