Business Briefs

Deon Kapetan has joined Sound Community Bank as Peninsula Region lending team manager.

Kapetan will be responsible for managing the Clallam County lending team and work directly with real estate agents, builders and other clients.

She is located at the Sequim office, 541 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.

Kapetan is a 14-year veteran of the banking and residential mortgage lending business. She most recently was with Peninsula Mortgage in Port Angeles, where she worked the past four years. Previously, she held a variety of lending and banking positions with First Federal.

She is a member of Port Angeles and Sequim Association of Realtors, North Peninsula Building Association and Clallam County Economic Development Council.

Since 1999, Kapetan has been an active board member of the Sequim Irrigation Festival.

She also has participated as a board member and co-treasurer for the Jeff Caterina Foundation, assisting terminally and severely ill children of Clallam and Jefferson counties.

She lives in Sequim with her husband, Kevin, and two children.

Entrepreneurs with Ananda Massage Training Program for Transfers and Opt-In Access from Port Townsend; Umami Sea Vegetables and IMPACT Product Development & Marketing from Sequim; JumpinBeds from Neah Bay; and SEMinArts, Homeward Bound,, INC., Recesso, BSG Enterprises, Maria's Italian Ice, R Software Co., and the Port Angeles Farmers Market, in Port Angeles, will be judged on 15-minute business plan presentations at 3:30 p.m. today, April 22, at the Lincoln Center, 905 W. Ninth St., Port Angeles.

Six will advance to the final round of Entrepreneur Challenge 2009 at 3 p.m. May 13, with a $5,000 first-place award and two runner-up awards of $1,000.

The challenge is sponsored by Peninsula College Entrepreneur Institute and the Incubator @ Lincoln Center.

For more information, see or call Linty Hopie at 417-6504.

The Showcase hosts a free design seminar from 2-4 p.m. April 25 at 833 E. Front St., Port Angeles.

Trisa Chomica of Trisa & Co. Interior Design presents "Top Designer Shares Key Secrets to Create Your Own Home Spa." Chomica will share simple and affordable design secrets for dramatic results, including bath accessories, faucets and shower surfaces.

Chomica started her business in Port Angeles in 2004, bringing with her 15 years in the interior design and decorating industry. Visit or call 457-8582.

Baskin-Robbins ice cream shops nationwide host the third-annual "31-cent scoop night" from 5-10 p.m. April 29 at all shops, including 1611 E. Front St., Port Angeles.

During the event, all 2.5-ounce scoops of ice cream will cost 31 cents.

As part of event, Baskin-Robbins will make a $100,000 donation to the National Volunteer Fire Council's National Junior Firefighters Program.

That program serves as an umbrella for local junior firefighter programs nationwide that teach youths about volunteer emergency service and help prepare future firefighters.

The donation provides scholarships to outstanding junior firefighters and supports the National Junior Firefighter Program.

Call 452-7777.

Open stamping time is scheduled from 1-4 p.m. April 30 at Joan's Studio, 141 Mill Road, Sequim.

Stamps, card stock and inks will be available to make two or three cards for a fee.

Call 477-7928 or e-mail

A Future Builders Planting Party starts at 4 p.m. April 30 at the Future Builders development site on the 2300 block of West 10th Street, Port Angeles.

Take Eighth Street west to "I" Street, turn left and go down the hill to 10th Street; turn right and head west. Cross "N" Street, go about two more blocks. Linn Acres is on the left. Bring gloves, shovels and rakes,

Call 452-8160.

R & T Crystals, 158 E. Bell St., will celebrate its grand opening at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 22.

Owners Rick and Terri Williams will greet guests and educate the public on semi-precious gemstones.

Store hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.

Call 681-5087.

Henery's Garden Center celebrates its fifth anniversary with a "Spring Fling" event May 1-3.

Representatives from vendors including Gardener & Bloom,

Skagit Gardens, Monrovia, the Kingston Worm Farm and Stillwater Water Plants will showcase their plants and products and answer questions. Representatives from groups including the Master Gardeners, the Fuchsia Society and the Sequim Prairie Garden Club also will be available.

There will be a chance to win a hanging basket.

Food will be provided by The Sauer Kraut and coffee by the Cracked Bean.

Call 683-6969.

Estes Builders' safety manager Jason Chittick attended a two-day Construction Safety Day and OSHA workshop in Puyallup, presented by the Governor's Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board and the Department of Labor & Industries.

The training, which completes the annual OSHA/WISHA education requirement for Estes Builders, included electrical hazards, fall protection, OSHA on-site-visit training, personal protective equipment, ergonomics and conducting safety inspections.

Chittick plans to create a process to ensure the safety of Estes employees as well as other trade partners to meet the company's requirement of one training implementation per every eight hours of training completed,

Call 683-8756 or visit

Bryn Singleton is a new fitness instructor at the Clallam County Family YMCA.

Singleton is a certified personal trainer. She received her certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine in 2007. Singleton is a certified YogaFit instructor and teaches yoga at the YMCA. Call 452-9244.

The deadline for filing personal property listings with the Clallam County Assessor's Office is April 30.

Owners of assets associated with professional, service, retail, commercial and industrial enterprises or who have farm equipment are required to file an annual listing of personal property.

Household goods and personal effects or business inventories are exempt from taxation.

Failure to file a listing by April 30 is subject to a 5-percent penalty per month, up to a maximum of 25 percent.

New businesses or those that did not receive a listing can call 417-2203.

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