Business group meetings this week and other business news briefs
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Breeanna Klahn, left, of Jim's Pharmacy presents a $576.37 donation to Mosaic President Scott Schaefer and his daughter, Jenny Schaefer. Mosaic (formerly known as SNAP — Special Needs Advocacy Parents) was the Port Angeles pharmacy's “Shop With Loyalty, Shop Locally” charity of the month. For March, Jim's is supporting The Answer for Youth, which provides a place for “at-risk” youths to hang out and learn basic life skills. Jim's Pharmacy, 424 E. Second St., is accepting donations of household items, clothing and food through the end of the month.

By Peninsula Daily News staff

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BUSINESS GROUP MEETINGS this week on the North Olympic Peninsula (all are open to the public):

Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce — Weekly luncheon meetings normally are held Mondays at noon in the second-floor meeting room of the Red Lion Hotel, 221 N. Lincoln St.

However, this Monday's meeting will be held at the Port Angeles Yacht Club, 1305 Marine Drive, at the west end of Port Angeles Boat Haven.

Featured speaker will be Jane Pryne, superintendent of the Port Angeles School District.

Luncheon tickets are $13 and can be purchased at the front door.

Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce — Weekly luncheon meetings are held Mondays at noon at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St.

This Monday's meeting will be Rhododendron Festival board member Christy Spencer and the 2013 Rhody Royalty: Queen Emma White Thunder and Princesses Corinthia Cardona and Megan Walsh.

They will discuss how to become a royalty candidate and the process that led to last weekend's coronation, as well as what's in store for them representing the Rhododendron Festival this year.

Monday's meeting sponsor will be Uptown Nutrition. Lunch will be catered by Subway.

Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce — Luncheon meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at noon at SunLand Golf & Country Club, 109 Hilltop Drive, Sequim.

This Tuesday's featured speaker will be Barbara Hanna, Sequim city communications and marketing director, on “Marketing Sequim.”

The meeting sponsor will be the Sequim Gym and Northwest Massage.

Luncheon reservations closed Friday, but seats are available for those who are not having lunch. Coffee or tea is $3. Phone 360-683-6197 or email for information.

Forks Chamber of Commerce — Luncheon meetings are Wednesdays at noon at JT's Sweet Stuffs, 80 N. Forks Ave.

This Wednesday's speaker will be Angelo Spandrio, a Sequim resident and veteran “solopreneur” who “plays forward” his success by offering free counseling to small-business entrepreneurs.

Lunch costs $8; a bowl of soup, $4.75; and a cup of soup, $4. The entree will be barbecue chicken.

Port Angeles Business Association — Breakfast meetings are Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. at Joshua's Restaurant, 113 DelGuzzi Drive, Port Angeles.

This Tuesday's speaker will be Port Angeles Community and Economic Development Director Nathan West on the city's waterfront development work. (See related story today, "Port Angeles waterfront project labor chock-full of local contractors.")

There is a $2.16 minimum charge by Joshua's for those who do not order breakfast.


Free coaching offered on job transitions
PORT ANGELES — In response to recent labor issues and layoffs on the North Olympic Peninsula, life coach Mindy Amita Aisling is offering free life coaching for anyone who finds themselves in transition with work.

“Transition can be really frightening,” said Aisling.

“Often, individuals in transition experience a loss of motivation, sadness, confusion or high levels of stress and conflict.

“Coaching can help not only manage these emotions, but it increases clarity, enthusiasm and focus while supporting goal development and helping to build a path to creating the life and work you desire.”

Aisling, a board-certified life coach, was trained by the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, which is accredited by the International Coach Federation.

Aisling coaches in-person at her downtown office at 223 W. First St., over the phone or via Skype.

For more information, visit or phone 360-393-8992.

Care certification
SEQUIM — Thrivent Financial for Lutherans representative Stephen C. Moser has been awarded the designation of Certified in Long-Term Care, a professional degree in the field of long-term-care planning from the Corporation for Long-Term Care Certification.

The program is independent of the insurance industry and focuses on providing financial-service professionals the tools needed to meet their clients' long-term-care needs.

Moser has offices at 803 Carlsborg Road, Suite A in Sequim.

For more information, phone 360-681-8882 or email stephen.moser@

Last modified: March 23. 2013 6:08PM
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