Business Briefs

Costco welcomes new hearing aid specialist
Sequim Costco, 955 W. Washington St., hosts a meet-and-greet to welcome new hearing aid specialist Daniel Malmberg from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10. There will be refreshments and an opportunity to schedule a free hearing test.
Malmberg and his family have moved to the area from Issaquah.
Hearing Aid Department hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Avamere hosts laughter therapy workshop

Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim hosts a laughter therapy workshop, “Laughter Enrichment,” with Sharon McIntyre, ACC, at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at 1000 S. Fifth Ave., Sequim. The free workshop is open to the public.

Seminar on pruning
Peninsula Nurseries, 1060 Sequim-Dungeness Way,
Sequim, hosts a free seminar on pruning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11.
R.T. Ball of Evergreen Enterprises will discuss fruit tree pruning, small fruit pruning and recognizing pest and disease on fruit trees.
For more information, call 681-7953.

Nash’s hosts canola oil tasting

Nash’s Farm Store, 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way,
Sequim, hosts a free sampling of certified organic canola oil from Snohomish County from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9. Kevin Fullerton of Pacifica Marine will demonstrate recipes with the cold-pressed oil.
A class on healing with whole foods is presented the same day at 1:30 p.m.

Clausen completes training

Nell Clausen, custom home sales representative for Estes Builders, recently completed training on Universal Design and “Meeting the Needs of an Aging Population,” including products and design trends that will allow clients to stay in their homes as they grow older. Call Estes Builders at 800-630-4399 or visit

Thrivent hosts financial workshop

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans hosts a free workshop to help participants incorporate their personal and financial values. “My Life, My Plan” runs from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 132 E. 13th St., Port Angeles. It is presented by Stephen C. Moser and Lisa H. Pierson of Thrivent Financial in Sequim.
A light complimentary dinner will be served and child care will be available.
To register, call Thrivent Financial at 681-8882 or e-mail

Flamingo Fitness opens in Sequim

Certified personal trainer Grace Lambert has opened Flamingo Fitness, a studio for individuals and small groups who want help improving their physical fitness.
Most of what clients learn at Flamingo Fitness can be done at home with a minimum of exercise equipment. Lambert also is trained in performance training for seniors, though she works with clients of all ages.
To learn more, visit To schedule an appointment, call 683-2082 or e-mail

Three Crabs re-opens

After its midwinter hiatus, Three Crabs Restaurant, 11 Three Crabs Road, Sequim, opens again for business at noon, Friday, Feb. 10. The restaurant celebrates Customer Appreciation Day that day.
Live music is available weekly.
Call 683-4264.

S&P ugrades PUD rating to A+

Standard and Poor’s Rating Services has raised Clallam County PUD #1’s rating from “A” to “A+.”
The upgrade is for the PUD’s 2008 insured electric system revenue bonds and includes an outlook of “stable,” according to S&P, because “of a history of sound financial performance; the capacity to provide sound financial coverage of financial obligations added in 2010; and long-term power supply arrangements.”
For more information, visit

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