Business news — July 26, 2017

Clallam EDC sets ‘town hall’ meetings

The Clallam Economic Development Corporation has announced an opportunity for Sequim area residents to take part in a local Town Hall Meeting, a discussion in support of local economic vitality, set for 4-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, at the Sequim Transit Center meeting room, 190 W. Cedar St.

“The Clallam EDC, a community-based nonprofit association, has a long history of supporting Clallam County businesses and job growth,” said EDC Executive Director Bob Schroeter. “But we want to do more. With that goal in mind, we are traveling throughout the county, holding Clallam EDC Town Hall meetings. It’s an occasion for us to learn about opportunities for economic development in our local area from those on the ‘front lines.’”

The goal, Schroeter said, is to examine what residents see as economic development opportunities here in Clallam County and what role they envision Clallam EDC taking in those efforts. A second town hall meeting is set for July 27 at the Clallam County commissioners meeting room, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. The first meeting was held in Forks on July 20. Call 509-701-3881 for more information.

Port of Port Angeles promotes Gase

At the end of May, the Port of Port Angeles promoted Dan Gase to the position of Real Estate and Business Manager from his part time, temporary role of Aviation and Aerospace Business Development Specialist he began in March 2017. As the Real Estate and Business Manager, Gase will manage commercial contracts, oversee the Real Estate Business Administrator position, manage a portfolio of 90 leases and recommend solutions regarding tenant and contractual issues. He also will develop and analyze port business opportunities.

SERVPRO recognizes local business

Claudio Gonzalez, Sr., and Dorothy Gonzalez of SERVPRO of Clallam and Jefferson County joined a group of high-performing franchisees who were recognized during an Awards Extravaganza event at the recent SERVPRO annual convention. SERVPRO of Clallam and Jefferson County received the Director’s Gold award.

“We have a dedicated group of disaster remediation professionals at SERVPRO of Clallam and Jefferson County, and we’re proud to accept this award on behalf of the entire team,” said Gonzalez said.

For more information about SERVPRO of Clallam and Jefferson County, contact Gonzalez at 683-0773 or, or visit

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