Business briefs

Child care/learning center opens
Sequim Caring Hands Learning Center, 191 West Sequim Bay Road, opens today Sept. 19. Center hours are 6 a.m.-
6 p.m. Call 360-207-0173.

Builders’ clients get an app
Estes Builders’ clients can now check the status of their projects from their smartphones.
“In addition to our online desktop version that provides 24/7 access, clients can now view construction progress photo updates, confirm their design choices, review cost updates and check in on the schedule milestones right from their smartphone,” said Nell Clausen, custom home sales representative. See or phone 800-630-4399.

First Fed hosts free shred events
First Federal will host four free community shredding events to help individuals dispose of sensitive documents in a secure way. LeMay Mobile Shredding will be on site to perform the service at no charge.
Participants may bring up to five bags or boxes per vehicle to the following events:
• Saturday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: First Federal Eastside, 1603 E. First St., Port Angeles.
• Saturday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: First Federal Sequim Village, 1201 W. Washington St.
Events in Port Townsend and Forks are scheduled in October.

Taylor Shellfish earns award
Taylor Shellfish Farms was among the winners of the 2012 SeaWeb Seafood Champion Awards at the 10th International Seafood Summit in Hong Kong on Sept. 6. The awards mark significant strides in improving practices and awareness of sustainable seafood. The company has been farming shellfish since 1890 and has several operations on the Olympic Peninsula. For more information, visit

Lahmeyer joins salon team

Gabi Lahmeyer has joined the team at JC Penney Beauty Salon, 651 W. Washington St.
She is available 1-7 p.m. Monday-Friday for cuts, colors, perms, waxing and manicures/pedicures.
Call 681-2833.

Tourism summit scheduled
The Olympic Peninsula Tourism Summit will be held Monday, Oct. 22, at the Red Lion Hotel in Port Angeles.
Those interested in being vendors or sponsors should call 452-8552. Follow updates on Facebook: Olympic Peninsula Tourism Summit.

Mathews chairs ed. committee

Levon L. Mathews of First Federal has been appointed Education Chair of the Washington Bankers Association. Mathews leads the 12-member Education Committee in creating professional development offerings, specialized leadership training and an education/human resources conference. Mathews has served as president and CEO with First Federal bank for the past three years.

Stewart named to council
Laurie Stewart, president and CEO of Sound Community Bank and former Sequim resident, has been appointed to serve as council member with the Community Bank Advisory Council. The council advises generally on Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regulation of consumer financial products or services and provide information, analysis and recommendations to CFPB.

Clark attends conference

Gordon Clark, certified arborist and owner of Clark Horticultural, recently attended the International Society of Arboriculture international convention in Portland, Ore. Clark observed climbing demonstrations and attended seminars in “Tree Problem Diagnostics” and “Structural Pruning Using ANSI Pruning Methods.” Call Clark at 460-9178 or e-mail
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