Business briefs

First time home-buyer class set

OlyCAP and Homeward Bound are offering a free class for first time homebuyers.

The free six-hour class runs at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The class prepares buyers for homeownership and familiarizes them with the home buying process and loan programs.

Topics include credit issues, budgeting, sales price negotiation, titles, escrow and the closing process.

To register, contact OlyCAP at 360-385-2571, ext. 6303 or 360-452-4726 ext. 6100.

Animals fundraiser at Lippert's

Present a coupon and Lippert's restaurant will donate 15 percent of the check to Peninsula Friends of Animals Wednesdays-Fridays Aug. 18-20 and Aug. 25-27.

Coupons will be available at the Peninsula Friends of Animals booth at the Paws in the Garden Show Saturday-Sunday Aug. 14-15 at Vision Landscape Nursery, 131 Kitchen-Dick Road, Sequim.

They also will be available at the organization's garage sale on Secor Road from Aug. 21-22, the Safehaven shelter, and Lippert's, 134 S. Second St., Sequim. Call 683-6727.

Chamber mixer planned

Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce holds an after hours mixer for members 5-7 pm. Tuesday, Aug. 17, at Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic, 777 N. Fifth Ave., Suite 109.

A business card drawing for a gift basket will be held.Wine and appetizers will be served. Call 683-6197.

Shop for wellness

Edna Floridio, owner of Let's Shop, 123 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim, will donate 20 percent of all sales made on Aug. 14- 15 to Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic.

Singer/songwriter/pianist Kate Lily performs 2-4 p.m. Aug. 14.

Call 683-2531.

Window replacement seminar

Hartnagel Building Supply, 3111 Highway 101 East, Port Angeles, hosts a free "Window Replacement Smart Home Seminar" at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17.

Milgard representative Carl Bridge presents benefits of replacing old, drafty windows and information about which types of windows and UV coatings qualify for federal tax credits and energy rebates.

At the seminar, window installers discuss the installation process and Bob Kajfasz from the city of Port Angeles explains a local energy rebate of $6 per square foot for qualifying windows and doors.

A rebate worksheet will be provided for those who bring a list of window sizes, to calculate the cost savings from energy rebates and tax credits. Call 417-8381.

Statuary moves

Stonecreek Statuary moved to 261566 Highway 101,


Concrete garden statuary and art are sold 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays during the summer. David and Colin Hiday own the store.

Call 681-3033.

Eisenstadt retires

Mark Eisenstadt, M.D., medical director at Peninsula Community Mental Health, has retired.

Dr. Eisenstadt was hired for the position in August 1985. He provided psychiatric evaluations, consultation with physicians and medication management. He also provided education and consultation to the medical staff and clinical treatment teams.

Peninsula Community Mental Health is at 118 E. Eighth St., Port Angeles. Call 457-0431.

Lewicki qualifies

Leonard P. Lewicki, a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial, qualified for the annual Circle of Success recognition program.

To earn this achievement, he established himself as a top producer in the company and achieved recognition in the areas of financial planning, client service, professional commitment and corporate values.

His office is at 224 W. Washington St., Suite 105,

Sequim. Call 582-3168.

LoBo Designs goes international

A formal agreement was signed between LoBo Designs of Sequim and Print Printers, Inc. of Houston, Texas, to develop an international printing consortium to market hard- and soft-bound books, catalogs, technical manuals, retail catalogs, consumer packaging and CDs/DVDs.

The joint venture will have branch offices throughout North America and abroad.

Call 582-1919 or visit

Health center picks new finance director

Peninsula Community Mental Health Center has hired Bill Hannan as its finance director. He holds a master's degree in business administration, with emphasis in finance, from the University of Southern California. Hannan was hired for the position after Diana Baum retired on June 30 after being with the agency for four years.

Jim Carl Insurance to change location

Jim Carl Insurance, after more than 25 years at the same location, is making a move.

The insurance company, long a downtown Sequim fixture at 136 W. Washington St., is moving two blocks west.

The new location at 369 W. Washington St. is the former location of North South Surf Shop.

According to owner and manager Trevor Campbell, the company plans on moving this Thursday and will be open for business the next day, Friday, Aug. 13. The company's mailing address of PO Box 2077 remains the same, as does the company's telephone number (683-3355).

Campbell said that the staff is quite excited and he noted the new location will have pull-in parking in front of the building. The Campbells purchased Jim Carl Insurance in January 2006.

Estes Builders

Quality manager Patricia Troxler and sales representative Nell Clausen completed training courses. They are employees of Sequim homebuilder Estes Builders.

Troxler completed a leadership and supervisory training course.

Clausen learned about women's personality traits and how to design a home that matches/reflects clients' individual tastes and personalities in Women Centric Design.

Founded in 1989, Estes Builders designs and constructs custom homes throughout the Olympic Peninsula.

A North Peninsula Building Association Built Green member since its inception and an Energy Star partner, the company also has received national accolades, including two National Housing Quality Awards.

Visit or call 683-8756.

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