Business briefs — Dec. 19, 2018

  • Wednesday, December 19, 2018 1:30am
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Ferrellgas asks community to ‘share the warmth’

Ferrellgas is collecting new or gently used winter clothing for youths and adults for its “Share The Warmth” drive. Company representatives are seeking coats, hats, scarfs and gloves. Used items should be clean and in good condition.

Donations my be given to one’s Ferrellgas driver or dropped off at the office at 646. S. Third Ave., Sequim; the office is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Residents do not need to be a customer of Ferrellgas to participate in “Share The Warmth,” which runs through Jan. 11.

All donations will be given to local charities in Clallam County.

For more information, call Christine Paulsen at 360-683-9029.

Chamber installs kiosk

The Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Information Center at 1192 E. Washington St. is now “high tech” after recently installing a touch-screen kiosk to help visitors become more acquainted with Sequim and chamber members.


Jacobson named OMP operations manager

Olympic Medical Physicians recently promoted Samantha Jacobson to operations manager.

As a provider recruiter for the past year, Jacobson recruited 11 new providers to OMP and assisted Olympic Medical Human Resources in filling 46 staff positions.

Jacobson initially joined OMP in 2004 as a medical office assistant and became a clinical supervisor in 2016.

“Sam’s overall knowledge of OMP operations and process improvement methods made her the obvious choice for operations manager,” Operations Director Holly Wickersham said.

“In her new role, Sam will work closely with OMP administration to support program development, continued process improvement and change initiatives throughout our clinics.”

Rambow joins staff at Cole Aesthetic Center

Cole Aesthetic Center announced last week that licensed esthetician Krista Rambow has joined the staff in the company’s Sequim location at 541 Eureka Way.

“We are confident that Krista’s years of customer care in the medical spa industry will help us provide our patients with the optimal results they desire from the aesthetic services we offer,” Dr. Eric A. Cole said.

A licensed esthetician and spa industry educator since 2003, Rambow is experienced and certified in clinical procedures including laser skin rejuvenation and laser hair removal. She and her husband relocated to Sequim from Boise, Idaho, in 2017 to enjoy sailing and exploring the beauty found in the Pacific Northwest.

With facilities in Sequim and Silverdale, Cole Aesthetic Center provides a variety of cosmetic and reconstructive, surgical, nonsurgical and minimally invasive to noninvasive treatments. Practice manager Nicole Downeynotes that the business recently added a HydraFacial device, the the only practice on the Olympic Peninsula to offer those treatments. See

Quality Inn manager honored

Nancy Merrigan, general manager of the Sequim Quality Inn, 134 River Road, was recently recognized for her community service leadership at the 2018 Washington Hospitality Association Convention’s gala awards ceremony in Seattle. The WHA recognized that half of Merrigan’s staff are developmentally disabled adults from the Port Angeles’ Morningside organization.

In addition, Merrigan supports the American Cancer Society and the Welfare for Animals Guild. She is also active with the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce where she serves as a board member and leads the Ambassador team.

“I love that my job allows me to help others,” she said. “My Morningside employees are thrilled to be part of the work force, cancer patients receiving extended treatments become a part of our family, and the owners of the pets who stay with us appreciate what we do. These are a few of my passions that warm my heart.”

“One of my company’s core values is caring for our community. Nancy lives that commitment every day. We congratulate her,” said Sequim Quality Inn owner Bret Wirta.

The Sequim Quality Inn is owned and operated by Wirta Hospitality Worldwide.

Reach the hotel at (360) 683-2800.

Nancy Merrigan

Nancy Merrigan

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