Business briefs — Oct. 21, 2020

  • Wednesday, October 21, 2020 1:30am
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Windermere hosts pumpkin carving contest

The two carvings with the most “likes” in the Windermere Real Estate Pumpkin Carving Contest this October each win a $100 gift card.

To enter, email a photo of your carved pumpkin to by Oct. 23. Then, vote for your favorite pumpkin on WindermereSequim.

Call 360-683-4844 for more information.

Amma’s Umma a finalist in Edg3 competition

Voting kicks off Oct, 26 for the Kitsap Bank small business Edg3 grant program.

This year’s seventh-annual competition features eight Western Washington finalists including Amma’s Umma, a boutique in Port Angeles and the lone Clallam County entry.

Voting is open through Nov. 6 at

Entries vie for one of several awards, including a $25,000 edg3 Fund Grand Prize, a $10,000 Innovation Award, a $5,000 Community edg3 Award and a $5,000 Public Favorite Award.

The Kitsap Bank program supports small businesses in Western Washington making an impact on their communities, and this year will recognize those demonstrating innovation and resiliency during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more about Amma’s Umma at

Sequim Bee Farm was awarded the 2018 Edg3 Fund Grand Prize.

Grants available for local businesses

The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is accepting applications for business grants for large-scale events, projects or infrastructure improvements from monies received from a consumer tax on lodging.

Clallam County’s Lodging Tax Fund is the primary source of county funding for activities, operations and expenditures designed to increase tourism in the unincorporated areas. Additional funding opportunities will also be considered in March.

Applications may be submitted by any nonprofit entity, any public entity or any group of eligible organizations.

To apply, contact the Clallam County Board of Commissioners’ Office at 360-417-2256,, or online at

Applications/requests must be received at 223 E. Fourth St., Room 15O, Port Angeles WA, by noon, Friday, Nov. 6.

PNW Express Shopping & Delivery offers local services

A locally-owned business in Clallam County, PNW Express Shopping & Delivery started when the COVID-19 pandemic emerged to help locals struggling to do regular errands.

The business offers services from grocery shopping, picking up take out, getting mail, dropping off bills and other local errands, as well as picking up individuals from the ferry.

See, email to or call 360-775-9344 for more information.

Boyd earns state professionalism award

Jeff Boyd, a founding partner of the Seattle-based firm Nelson Boyd, PLLC, has been awarded the Washington State Association for Justice Professionalism Award.

The award is presented to a lawyer who “by conduct and leadership, promotes professionalism and brings dignity and pride to the legal profession by promoting civility, courtesy and honor among lawyers.”

Boyd is a partner in Nelson Boyd, PLLC and Boyd Trial Consulting which is based in Seattle and has an office in Sequim.

Nelson Boyd focuses on the areas of personal injury, insurance litigation and legal malpractice.

Find more information at

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