Join Powell Jones, the Executive Director of the Dungeness River Nature Center on CWC

Join Powell Jones, the Executive Director of the Dungeness River Nature Center on Wednesday’s Coffee with Colleen as he Shares Details about the Significant Expansion of the River Center and the Remodel of the Existing Facility

We’ll discuss topics such as:
Why was this project needed?
What does the project include?
Are the grounds and the building a public resource for all?
What is the role of the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society?
What is the role of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe?
What is the relationship with the Olympic Discovery Trail Coalition?
Can groups lease the facility for events?
What is the cost?
How many people does the Dungeness River Nature Center employ?
How are the employee’s salaries funded?

Please Join us on Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89474510306?pwd=VlIrRHh5RG1nYVh3V3JXRzFSMmRodz09 
Meeting ID: 894 7451 0306
Passcode: 187447
One tap mobile+12532158782,,89474510306#,,,,*187447# US (Tacoma) 
Dial by your location – 253 215 8782 (Tacoma)

Upcoming Guests:
June 29–Sean Worthington & John Purvis from Clallam PUD discuss the Transformers Supply Chain Issues
July 6 – Representative Derek Kilmer
July 14 – Marsha Massey on Tourism data in Clallam
July 20 – Jamestown EDA on new Developments
July 27 – Olympic Game Farm – Robert Beebe
August – First Federal Community Foundation
August – Bill Dowling from Olympic Workforce Development Council

Photography Notice: Be aware that by participating in the Clallam EDC’s event, “Coffee with Colleen,” you are automatically authorizing the Clallam County Economic Development Council and its employees and agents to use your name, photograph, voice or other likeness for purposes related to the mission of EDC including but not limited to publicity, marketing, websites, and promotion of the EDC and its various programs.
Wallet Hub’s Recent Reports on Washington State’s Economy: WASHINGTON RANKED AS NATION’S STRONGEST STATE ECONOMY Great news for Washington: in a new WalletHub report, our state ranked number one as having the overall strongest economy. The report factored in 28 key indicators of economic performance including change in GDP, exports per capita, and startup activity.
Here’s a link to the full story.
Here’s how we fared (1=Most Equality; 25=Avg.)
Racial Equality :11th
Median Annual Income: 9th
Labor-Force Participation Rate:7th
Unemployment Rate:10th
Poverty Rate:1st
Homeless Rate:1st
Share of Unsheltered Homeless:22nd
To view the full report on our state’s racial equity visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/state-economies-with-most-racial-equality/75810/
Grants…
OPEN Now – Festival & Events Grants: The Washington Department of Commerce, in collaboration with the Washington Festivals and Events Association (WFEA) and Arts WA, is administering a $3.5 million grant program to provide festivals, events and celebrations across the state with relief disruptions caused by COVID.
This grant program supports “legacy-level” community events, festivals, civic and holiday celebrations, cultural and heritage events, music festivals, and street and arts fairs in communities with populations of 100,000 or less. Funding supports the 2022 calendar year.

Grants are designed to either restart and stabilize “legacy-level” festivals and events suspended in 2020 and 2021, recover from disruptions and losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, or both. Covered expenses include deposits on infrastructure (security, temporary fencing, staging, lights, sound equipment, etc.) and staff and labor costs. Grants range from $5,000 to $35,000. Award amounts are based on need and demonstrated losses. “Legacy-level” is defined as established festivals and events that have been held for five years or more in a community.

As of April 2022, recipients of grants using federal funds are required to have a Universal Entity Identifier (UEI), which replaces the DUNS Number. If you don’t have one yet, you may want to apply now. You can apply for the grant without one, but will need an UEI if you are a grantee.

The application period closes July 1 at 5 p.m.
Download Grant Guidelines: HERE
Ready to apply? Go to the Application Portal.
STILL – COMING SOON – Working Washington Grants: Round 5
$70 million was appropriated by the legislature for the next round of Working Washington Grants: Round 5, with $45 million of the appropriation directed to eligible businesses and nonprofit organizations in the arts, heritage, and science sectors, including those that operate live entertainment venues. $25 million will be directed at most other sectors, including hospitality, fitness and personal services.

Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria, with additional details to be shared in the coming weeks:
Active for-profit or non-profit business or organization, with a UBI or EIN number, and physically located in Washington State.
Be able to demonstrate financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak
Have been in operation prior to December 31, 2020
Have not reported annual gross receipts of more than $5,000,000 in calendar year 2019
Minimum total revenues of at least $10,000 in 2019 or 2020.
Have not permanently closed or intend to permanently close in 2022
Applicants must apply for one business only. Those with multiple entities should apply on behalf of their largest or most impacted business.
Have expenses that are necessary to continue business operations and the expense is not a federal, state, or local tax, fee, license, or other government revenue
Have experienced a reduction in business income or activity related to COVID-19 or as a result of state or local COVID-19 related public health measures
Adherence to all required COVID-19 public health measures
Self-attest that the expense is not funded by any other government or private entity

We Will Include the Link to Apply in Our Newsletters, Social Media and on Our Websites, ChooseClallamFirst.com and Clallam.org when the Grant opens.
Apply now for Building for the Arts grants: The 2023-25 funding round closes June 23The 2023-25 Building for the Arts (BFA) grant application is now open. These grants fund 33% of eligible capital costs up to $2 million for acquisition and major new construction of arts or cultural facilities. Learn more
COMING SOON – Convention Center & Event Supporter Grants: The Washington State Legislature has allocated $5 million for a grant program to assist businesses and nonprofits that are dependent to maintain their operations on the economic activity created through conventions and businesses that support events hosted in Washington state. Information regarding eligibility and criteria will be posted in our newsletters and on our websites ChooseClallamFirst.com and Clallam.org in the coming weeks.
Congratulations to the Three Entities Selected by Congressman Kilmer’s Community Advisory Committee to Be Considered for 2023 Community Project Funding Requests Totaling nearly $9M:

For More Information on the Federal Program and Selected Entities from other Counties, click HERE:
EVENTS: Free Training & Social Events – Online & In Person…
Nonprofit Training Workshop: Covering: How to Update Your Bylaws to Comply with the New Washington Nonprofit Corporation Act by Clallam EDC’s Board Chair, Jennifer Burkhardt, who in her fulltime role serves as Chief HR Officer & In-House Counsel at OMC Board of Directors/Staff responsibilities by Patty Hannah.

When: Thursday, June 30, 2022 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM PDT
Where: Dungeness River Nature Center1943 W Hendrickson Rd Sequim, WA 98382 For More Information Contact: Lorie Fazio, Business Relationship Manager Clallam County Economic Development Council lfazio@clallam.org360-457-7793
Register Now
Clallam EDC Members – Lefties Baseball Night: Take me out to the Ball Game!
Members Join Us Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at Civic Field to watch the Lefties take on the Nanaimo’s!First Pitch is at 6:35 PM.
All members will be our special guests on the deck behind 3rd baseline.
Please email our Business Relationship Manager Lorie Fazio to reserve your wristbands! lfazio@clallam.org
Register for the Lefties Game
Business Owner Workshop on How to Make the Child Care System Work for You and Your Employees:
From Email to Social Media…Marketing that Coverts Webinar: In today’s world, social media content is essential for connecting with potential customers. Content marketing is a proven strategy to generate ongoing traffic, build trust, and increase sales. However, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach for every business. Join us for this interactive webinar on creating digital content that will help you convert your audience into paying customers. After this webinar, you’ll be able to develop a strategic and achievable plan to stay connected to your audience, attract new fans, and promote your offerings — based on your unique strengths.
Date: 6/23/22Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (PDT)
Registration Deadline: 6/23/22 11:00 AM (PDT)
Fee: No Fee
Point of Contact: Washington SBDC Training
Program Format: Online Meeting (Live)Training Topics: COVID-19 General Support, Marketing/Sales, Social Media, Technology
Register HERE
Business Growth and Development Webinar: Could you use a boost to keep your business going and growing? If so, join us for this webinar designed to give business owners hope and options to survive and thrive in challenging and normal times. Topics include: cashflow management, managing debt, turnaround strategies, survival tips, exit strategies and more. 
Date: 6/28/22Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (PDT)Registration Deadline: 6/28/22 1:00 PM (PDT)
Fee: No Fee
Point of Contact: Washington SBDC Training
Program Format: Online Meeting (Live)Training Topics: Business Financing, Cash Flow Management, COVID-19 General Support, Managing a Business
Register HERE
Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is hiring a local Advisor in Port Angeles: Do you know someone that may be great for this important position? SBDC Advisors are employees of Washington State University.
Apply here: https://wsbdc.org/sbdc-business-advisor-multiple/
The Center of Inclusive Entrepreneurship (CIE) is hiring a Community Engagement Coordinator: This position will support our North Olympic Peninsula office. We’re looking for someone who can engage our stakeholders, funders and clients to build and nurture relationships and community. Dynamic, engaging and fearless are the key qualifications. Please share this with anyone you know who might be a good fit. Here’s the listing: https://www.cie-nw.org/careers
OTHER GOOD STUFF…
Dash is Hiring!
Be part of the Northwest’s newest regional airline! You’ll be joining an entrepreneurial start-up, with opportunity for growth and advancement. We’re looking to fill key Customer Service positions in Port Angeles and Seattle, WA. Our partner Backcountry Aviation is also still interviewing candidates for Pilots and Maintenance Technicians. Check out our Jobs Page to learn more.
Work Continues: Two aircraft are well underway with the necessary certification and overhaul work required to begin service later this summer. The third aircraft will be joining the other two in a week or so to finalize remaining repairs and inspections. Sneak peek to come on Instagram early next week.
Announcement Coming Soon: With the aircraft work well under way and productive and supportive meetings ongoing with the FAA, we’re hopeful that we are just a couple weeks away from announcing our start date and accepting reservations. To keep everyone updated, we will be documenting our progress with regular updates through Facebook and our new Instagram account.
IRS increases mileage rate for remainder of 2022: In recognition of the recent gas price increases, the IRS made this special adjustment for the final months of 2022 For the final 6 months of 2022, the standard mileage rate for business travel will be 62.5 cents per mile, up 4 cents from the rate effective at the start of the year!
Resources for Employer Health Insurance for Employees:
Are you looking to provide health insurance for your employees? Here are a few Washington State options! Business Health TrustOne Redmond 
Since 1981, the private, 501(c)(6) nonprofit EDC has been priority-focused on recruiting quality new businesses to Clallam County while retaining the existing businesses and assisting in expansion. The EDC supports companies in creating new jobs and to grow the economy and infrastructure of our rural county and Washington State.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s