Business briefs, Jan. 9, 2013

‘Dance Night’ series begins at 7 Cedars
The Olympic Express Big Band kicks off 7 Cedars Casino’s new “Dance Night” series from 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, in Club Seven. A two-for-one buffet is in the Salish Room. The series continues on the second Thursday of each month.

New staff, office at Cherry Creek
Cherry Creek Mortgage Co. announces a new staff member and the upcoming opening of a new Sequim office.
Jennifer Sweeney has joined Cherry Creek as senior mortgage consultant. Sweeney and her husband are longtime Sequim residents. She will be working at the new office, 564 N. Fifth Ave., which opens soon. Call 360-639-8800 or visit

Northwest Massage opens in Sequim
Northwest Massage and Holistic Healing Center has opened a new location in Sequim, partnered with Sequim Gym at 145 E. Washington St. Heidi Johnson will be a full-time massage therapist. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, with evening and weekend appointments also available. Call 417-6851 or visit

Local farmer speaks at conference
Sam McCullough, grain, equipment and vegetable manager at Nash’s Organic Produce in Sequim, presents “Growing Grains West of the Cascades” at the Cascadia Grains Conference on Jan. 12 at the STAR Center in Tacoma. The conference is organized by Washington State University.
McCullough and co-presenter Dr. Andrew Corbin, WSU’s Extension director in Snohomish County, discuss small grain production from research to retail and how farmers can incorporate grains into a diversified vegetable farming operation.

Get into the ‘Culinary Loop’
The Olympic Culinary Loop, a four-county culinary/agritourism organization, invites the community to learn more and start networking Monday-Tuesday, Jan. 14-15. A “Meet and Mingle” is from 7-9 p.m. Monday at Michael’s Seafood and Steakhouse, 117-B E. First St., Port Angeles. A “Lunch and Learn” panel is from 12:30-2 p.m. Tuesday at Cafe New Day, 102 W. Front St., Port Angeles. Reservations for either can be made at or by calling 360-440-7006.

Declutter new year with workshops
Brenda Spandrio, The Declutter Lady, hosts free workshops in January to celebrate the ninth annual Get Organized Month. Each of the three workshops will be given at two times — late afternoon and evening — and all will take place at the Quality Inn & Suites, 134 River Road, Sequim.
The workshop schedule follows:
Decluttering When You Don’t Know Where to Start: Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 3:30-4:30 p.m. or 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Conquering Computer Clutter: Thursday, Jan. 24, at 3:30-4:30 p.m. or 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Managing Paper Clutter: Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 3:30-4:30 p.m. or 5:30-6:30 p.m.
RSVPs are recommended. Spandrio can be reached at 360-504-2520 or at

Workshop covers retirement needs
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans hosts a free workshop, “My Retirement Matters,” to help people understand retirement options and find and identify steps to take based on their needs.
The workshop, with Certified Financial Planner Stephen C. Moser, is from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 132 E. 13th St., Port Angeles. To register, call Thrivent Financial at 681-8882 or e-mail A light complimentary dinner will be served.

Repair shop adds handcrafted belts
Ron Barton’s Shoe Repair and Tack & Boot Repair, 865 Carlsborg Road, now makes handcrafted leather belts for men: real leather, no paper fillers, any width, lined or unlined, stitched or not. The shop is open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Call 683-7000.
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