Business briefs

Businesses invited to join job fair
Local businesses are invited to participate in a job fair, sponsored by The Home Depot, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St., Sequim. There is no fee. RSVP to Sara King, 582-1620 or 206-790-3638, by Feb. 28.

Youth workshops set at Home Depot
The Home Depot, at 1145 W. Washington St., hosts free how-to youth workshops from 9 a.m.-noon the first Saturday of each month. The workshops are designed for children ages 5-12.
On March 2, Sequim’s branch hosts a how-to-build-and-paint a model race car. Call 582-1620.

Websites update language service
Marybel Marks’ language center, Translation Marks, now offers a new website and an educational tour of Costa Rica for youths 13-20. The site gives language class descriptions along with fees and schedules. Click “useful links” to practice French and Spanish for free. Marks will teach beginning Spanish classes at Peninsula College this spring as well.
The original website,, describes certified translation services and interpretation services in Spanish, French and English.
Reach Translation Marks at 123 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim, or at 775-6775.

Kuh joins Craft3
Business lender Brian Kuh has joined the lending team of Craft3 (formerly Enterprise Cascadia), a nonprofit community development financial institution which provides loans and assistance to nonprofits and individuals who don’t normally have access to financing. Kuh comes to Craft3 from Columbia State Bank where he served as a manager and commercial banking officer for the Olympic Peninsula region. Learn more at

Quality Inn is gold
The Quality Inn & Suites Hotel, 134 River Road, Sequim has earned a 2013 Gold Hospitality Award from Choice Hotels International Inc.
“The Quality Inn & Suites hotel’s commitment to excellence and outstanding guest service has earned it this well-deserved recognition as of the best hotels among the Quality brand,” said Steve Joyce, president and chief executive officer for Choice Hotels.

Nutritionist to speak at Nash’s
Culinary nutritionist and registered dietitian Dr. Monica Dixon presents “Change Your Diet, Change Your Life” at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at Nash’s Farm Store, 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way in Dungeness.
The free program covers research that the single most important lifestyle factor for good health over the long term is selection of food on a daily basis. Dixon covers the top 10 best foods that current science recommends for health and how to sort fact from fiction about food and health.

TIKI pet food party set for Saturday
Best Friend Nutrition: A health food store for pets! hosts a demo party for TIKI dog and TIKI cat canned foods from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at 680 W. Washington St., Suite B102, in Sequim. There will be an on-site sampling buffet, coupons, giveaways, door prize and Petropics representatives. Call 681-8458.

Barton’s Shoe amends hours
Barton’s Shoe Repair is open new hours — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday — at Barton’s Tack & Boot Repair, 865-E Carlsborg Road, across from the Carlsborg post office. Handcrafted belts and a range of leather/boot/tack services are available as well.

Open house at Hartnagel’s
Hartnagel Building Supply, 3111 E. Highway 101 in Port Angeles, hosts a free “Roofing Day Open House” from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 9.
Vendor reps and local roofing professionals from Diamond Roofing, Earth Tech Construction & Roofing, Emerald Roofing and S-N-S Roofing  will answer questions. For more information, call Steve Hoskins at 452-8933.
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