Business news — Feb. 5, 2020

  • Wednesday, February 5, 2020 1:30am
  • Business

Cedarbrook sets grand opening

Cedarbrook Lavender Gift Shop hosts a Grand Opening to celebrate in its new location, 120 W. Washington St., on Friday, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8.

The community is welcome to attend a Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting at 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 7, just prior to the First Friday Art Walk festivities.

Artist Ted Lund will be at the gift shop from 5- 8 p.m. during the Art Walk to showcase his turned wood creations that are made from salvaged maple, madrone and fruitwood trees from the Sequim area. Proceeds from the sale of these items go the local Kiwanis Club for projects benefiting children.

There will be refreshments available at the gift shop both days.

Call 360-683-7733 or see www.cedarbrook for more information.

Tourism project grant funds available in 2020

The Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau (OPVB) is seeking applications for qualified tourism marketing project grants, primarily targeted to off-peak season activities within Clallam County.

The grants support tourism marketing, collateral production, promotion of area festivals and events, and website development, primarily within Clallam County.

“Our goal is to help develop a more year-round tourism base, to better contribute to a healthy local economy by supporting qualified local activities which help draw overnight visitors to our area,” Marsha Massey, Executive Director of Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau, said.

Tourism Enhancement Grants are accepted four times during the year. Grant application deadlines for 2020 funds are: Feb. 7, April 3, Sept. 4 and Nov. 6. Bureau board approval dates (tentative) are Feb. 19, April 15, Sept. 16 and Nov. 18.

Grant guidelines and applications are available at Those organizations interesting in applying for a grant are encouraged to call Massey at 360-452-8552.

Funds for this grant program are derived from revenue generated by the hotel/motel tax on lodging facilities in unincorporated Clallam County. Lodging tax revenue is designated for the promotion of tourism to encourage long-term economic growth through tourism-related projects or events that attract overnight guests to the destination.

Trades expo set for Feb. 19

The Sequim School District hosts a Skilled Trades Expo on Wednesday, Feb. 19, when about 600 students will interact with local skilled trades company representatives. Each organization will have an ares to set up displays, interactive demonstrations, provide handouts and engage with students.

For more information or to RSVP a booth at the event, see or call 360-582-3260.

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