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Gov. Christine Gregoire has appointed Erik S. Rohrer of Forks as a trustee at Peninsula College. Rohrer is a judge in Clallam County District Court II in Forks and began his duties on Oct. 14.

Rohrer will serve a five-year term on the Peninsula College board of trustees. He succeeds Dennis Duncan of Port Angeles, who completed his second term in June. Trustees are limited to two five-year terms.

Rohrer, who received his J.D. from Willamette University College of Law, is a former assistant attorney general.

The Port Angeles office of the Washington State Department of Revenue is hosting a free workshop for owners of new and small businesses from 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the Port of Port Angeles Building, 338 W. First St., Port Angeles. Participants will learn about Washington excise taxes, reporting classifications, deductions, tax incentives, sales tax collection and record-keeping requirements. An informal setting allows participants to ask questions specific to their businesses and all receive a workbook and reference guide to department rules and regulations.

To register, visit the Department of Revenue Web site at or call 417-9900. A complete schedule of workshops statewide and a short streaming video version of the workshop in English and Spanish also are available on the Web site.

InsideOut Solutions, located at 436 S. Sequim Ave., is expanding and hired two new employees in the past 90 days.

InsideOut welcomes Kailey Lampert, a Web technician from Peninsula College and Katie Pate, an SEO technician with a degree in media studies and English from Scripps College.

InsideOut Solutions is a marketing company focused on destination travel locations such as cities, chambers of commerce, bed and breakfasts, inns and resorts. The company does both Web- and print-based marketing with clients all over the U.S., Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean. InsideOut has grown steadily since opening in 1995. Owners Patricia and Jim McCauley and Beth and Jeff Logan are longtime Peninsula residents with a deep commitment to the tourism industry.

Sequim Open Aire Market added two new community members to its board of directors.

Katie Irvin, an occupational therapist and new mother, is an enthusiastic fan of the market and supporter of its role in the community.

Magdalena Bassett, an owner of Blue Moon Lavender Farm, is also a graphic designer and a passionate cook who is looking forward to helping the market improve its marketing and outreach efforts.

A volunteer board of directors comprised of market vendors and community members manages the market, a Washington nonprofit corporation. Visit or call Mark Ozias, market director, at 360-460-2668.

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