Business briefs

A Big 5 percent

Shoppers at Big 5 Sporting Goods, 171 Valley Center Place, Carlsborg, can designate the Sequim Senior Activity Center to receive a 5-percent donation of the cost of purchases made through Thursday, Nov. 5.

A flier bearing a bar code to make the donation can be found at the center's Web site,, and printed to take to the store.

New nursing manager

Brenda Tassie of Port Angeles has been promoted to manager of nursing supervision and social services at Olympic Medical Center

Tassie has been employed at OMC for 20 years. She also will manage the house supervisor group that handles the staffing, admissions and overall administrative responsibilities during night and weekend shifts.

Tassie is responsible for 19 employees.

College receives grant

KeyBank Foundation awarded a $1,000 grant to the Peninsula College Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management program for program improvement and student scholarships.

The grant was presented to college President Tom Keegan and Mary Hunchberger, executive director of college advancement, by Steven Maxwell, new president of KeyBank, and Julie Hatch, manager of the KeyBank Port Angeles branch.

PUD workshop

The Clallam County Public Utility District board of commissioners will review the district's conservation programs and budgets for 2010-2011 at a public workshop starting at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, in the PUD headquarters, 2431 E. Highway 101, Port Angeles.

The agenda for the one-hour workshop includes establishing the PUD's 10-year and biennial conservation plus an opportunity for public comment on targets set.


workshop scheduled

A numerology workshop is offered from 9 a.m.-noon Thursdays beginning Oct. 29 at the Centre of Infinite Reflection, 144 Tripp Road, Sequim.

Four three-hour sessions are available for $65. All sessions are free to previous students.

Contact 360-808-2360 or http://berniceroberts.

McComb Gardens

sets winter hours

McComb Gardens, 751 McComb Road, Sequim, begins winter hours on Sunday, Nov. 1.

The nursery will be open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily.

Contact 681-2827, www., or

'Better Homes'

classes offered

"House as a System or Building Science 101" is taught from 8 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Nov. 3, at John Wayne Marina, 2577 West Sequim Bay Road, Sequim.

The cost is $20 for Built Green of Clallam County members and $35 for nonmembers.

"Selling Northwest Energy Star Homes" follows from 1-5 p.m. at the same location.

The cost is $30 for members and $40 for nonmembers.

Contact 800-539-9382 or ryama@northwestenergy

Veterans honored

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants offer United States veterans and active duty military a free meal on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11.

All diners with proof of current or former U.S. military service will receive a free entrée, from a selection of six, from lunchtime through the dinner hours at all Applebee's restaurants.

For details, visit www.

Wine tasting

reservations available

Dockside Grill's fall wine tasting dinner will be Tuesday, Nov. 10.

The seven-course meal features the Rosenblum collection.

Reservations are required.

Call 683-7510.

Nonprofits benefit

EdenScapes offers a new program called "Flowers and Plants Adorn."

Customers can visit 404 Shore Road, Port Angeles, or order over the Internet and choose a nonprofit designee.

The nonprofit they choose receives 5 percent of the sale, not including tax or delivery.

More information is available at www.tropicalplants, 417-0464 or 888-417-0461.

Noyes promoted

Nanette Noyes was promoted to the position of manager of environmental services and laundry at Olympic Medical Center. Noyes has been an employee at Olympic Medical Center since 2000. She manages more than 30 employees.

Gilles completes


Andrea Gilles, McCrorie Carpet One's newest sales professional, successfully completed Carpet One's advanced sales training in Dallas, Texas. Gilles works at the Port Angeles location, 547 N. Oakridge Drive.

McGarvie earns


Liane McGarvie, patient relations manager at Olympic Medical Center, earned the designation of "Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management." McGarvie, an employee with Olympic Medical Center for eight years, received a master's degree in health care administration this past summer.

JACE offers

real estate school

JACE The Real Estate Company has opened enrollment for real estate school.

Fundamental courses for people who want to start a real estate career and advanced training for established real estate agents are offered at discount rates.

The state-approved courses are part of an online education program supplemented by classroom training in

Sequim and Port Angeles.

Contact 360-565-2030 or

Stone company has new winter hours

Superior Stone Mfg. Inc., at 170 West Sequim Bay Road,

Sequim, has new winter hours.

The business is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and Saturday by appointment. Call 360-461-5949.

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