Join Rob Onnen, Certified Exchange Specialist on Coffee with Colleen & Weekly Updates

Join Rob Onnen, Certified Exchange Specialist, with Pioneer 1031 Company to Learn about the 1031 Exchange tax break and how to understand your situation and options with the replacement or sale of real estate!

Rob has years of experience working with dedicated professionals and understands the real estate business with all its financial and legal subtleties, and is educated in the 1031 exchange process.

Rob Onnen will cover 1031 Exchange topics:
What is a deferred exchange?
How must the replacement property be identified? 
What qualifies as like-kind realty under IRC section 1031?
Which real estate is not eligible for section 1031?
When is gain or loss recognized?
What time limitations apply? 
When may an exchanger receive money from an exchange?

Please Join us on Zoom: 
Meeting ID: 894 7451 0306Passcode: 187447
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Dial by your location – 253 215 8782 (Tacoma)

Upcoming Guests:
September 7 – Jennifer Burkhardt – Chief Human Resources Officer/General Counsel at Olympic Medical Center
September 14 – September 28 – Regan Nickels – Sequim’s New School District Superintendent
October 26 – Robert Beebe, Olympic Game Farm

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.
Are You Thinking of Applying for a Working WA Grant or a Hospitality Grant – Read Below – there is a NEW Requirement!

The federal government recently changed its requirements for businesses and organizations receiving federal funds in the form of grants. It no longer uses the DUNS (Data Universal Number System) and has shifted to a new system known as the UEI (Unique Entity Identifier).

As of April 2022, recipients of grants using federal funds are required to have a UEI, which replaces the DUNS Number. If you don’t have one yet, you may want to apply now. You may apply for grants without one, but cannot receive funds until you have an UEI. 
Download the Quickstart Guide to Getting a UEI number
Click here to apply for a UEI number
Applications Accepted August 17 – September 9:$70 million is available for the next round of Working Washington Grants: Round 5. In this round of Working Washington grants, available funds are set aside for specific targeted groups or sectors: 60% is identified for the arts, heritage, and science sectors, including those that operate live entertainment venues. 40% is identified for most other sectors, including hospitality, fitness and personal services. 

General Timeline:
August 17 – Sept 9: Application portal will be open for an extended period now
Early – Mid September: Review of applications
Late September: Commerce will notify grantees and disburse funding
Resources and Information About The Working Washington Grants: Round 5 (WWR5) Program:
Working Washington Grants Frequently Asked Questions
Working Washington Grants Round 5: Eligibility And Program Guidelines
Update on Operations: Dash submitted our response to Kenmore Air’s DOT complaint last Friday. We expect a response from the DOT will take a few weeks, but we are confident we presented a strong argument for dismissing the complaint.

Flight crew training has been ongoing, and we’ve begun training our customer service staff. Due to the Kenmore complaint, our FAA certification was delayed a bit, but we expect that to be completed soon. Finally, we’ve moved into our new hangar at the Port Angeles airport and welcomed aboard a new mechanic who will be based at CLM and longtime Sequim resident.

Join our Team: We’ve established our flight crew ‘pipeline’ and will be continuously recruiting pilots. If you (or someone you know) is retired and want to continue flying, our operating partner Backcountry Aviation (BCA) is looking for experienced Flight Crews. BCA provides pilots with an opportunity to continue flying past the mandatory retirement age. Since BCA is a CFR Part 135 scheduled air carrier, age is not a limitation, only the ability to maintain a First Class Medical.

Applicants must meet the requirements of FAA Part 135.243 regulations – beginning with a minimum of 1,500 flight hours and a ME ATP Rating. Full and Part-Time pilot positions are available. If you’re interested in flying for us, please send an email with your resume to Haley Russell at

We want to thank everyone for their patience as we work on getting up and running. We are very excited to serve the community!

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to visit us Facebook:
EVENTS: Free Training …
Got a Business Idea? Let’s Make it Happen!

Our Start Simple Course will help you quickly “kick the tires” on your new business idea. In just four 2-hour virtual group sessions you will learn to apply basic business concepts to know if your business goal is realistic and achievable. The course includes access to one of our Business Advisors for free one-on-one homework assistance and a final assessment of your completed Simple Start Plan.

Session 1 – The Foundation: Program Orientation, Readiness Mindset and Personal Finance
Session 2 – Opportunity Discovery: How You Bring Value to Your Target Market
Session 3 – Money In and Money Out: Projecting Sales and Costs
Session 4 – The Bottom Line: Projecting Cash Flow and Break Even

Start Simple Course Schedule: Due to COVID-19, all classes are now conducted virtually via video call. This course is available to residents starting businesses in our three service areas: North Cascades (Island, Skagit, and North Snohomish Counties)North Peninsula (Clallam and Jefferson Counties)Palouse (Whitman, Garfield, Columbia and Aston Counties)

Wednesdays 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. SEPTEMBER 07, 14, 21, 28

Registration Deadline: 9/7/22 8:00 AM (PDT)Fee: No Fee
As a Clallam Business owner are you interested in setting up job tours, job shadows, paid internship opportunities that Morningside would pay for? Is so keep reading:
Peninsula College’s Newsletter: Download Here
Reach and Row for Hospice Paddle Race Sponsored by the Sequim Bay Yacht Club
In 2018, after more than a quarter century as a sailing race to benefit Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, the event became Reach and Row for Hospice with the addition of a rowing and paddling race.
Join us Saturday, Sept.17, 2022 for the rowing/paddling race that’s part of our 30th Reach and Row for Hospice fundraiser. 

New for 2022: the Row For Hospice Regatta will feature a 5K out and back race course on the west side of Sequim Bay starting near the Mud Bay water entry point at John Wayne Marina. The course extends (2.5K) to a mark near Schoolhouse Point for the turnaround in a clockwise direction and the return north to the finish line.

Registration and Fees:
Pre-registration on
Registration deadline Friday, September 16, 2022, 12 noon.

Please bring completed Consent Form on the day of race. Complete waivers online/parent signatures required for those younger than 18.
Primary Contact: Linda Carlson
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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:
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!
Grow Your Small Business Through Government Contracting: Did you know the U.S. government is the largest customer in the world? It buys all types of products and services — in both large and small quantities — and it’s required by law to consider buying from small businesses.
The government wants to buy from small businesses for several reasons, including:
*To ensure that large businesses don’t “muscle out” small businesses
*To gain access to the new ideas that small businesses provide
*To support small businesses as engines of economic development and job creation
*To offer opportunities to disadvantaged socio-economic groups

SBA’s Contracting Guide will help you learn the basic requirements, types of contracts, and how to evaluate your small business to see if it has what it takes to win a government contract. View the guide HERE or contact Lorie Fazio at
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.

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