Weekly News and Updates

Jennifer Burkhardt, Chief Human Resources Officer/General Counsel, with Olympic Medical Center to provide OMC Update.

Jennifer Burkhardt is the General Counsel and Chief Human Resources Officer for Clallam County Public Hospital District No. 2 d/b/a Olympic Medical Center where she has provided legal advice and human resources support since 2013. As a member of the senior leadership team, she leads several departments including Legal, Human Resources, Marketing & Communications, Education, Patient Experience, Security and Support Services.

OMC Update topics:
Site neutral and a victory for Clallam County health care – there is an opportunity to comment (I have attached the template letter here).Emergency department provider group transition and update. Workforce needs, recruitment and retention. The cost of travelers in health care and the affect on labor costs in Clallam County.
A brief note on monkeypox in our region.  Please Join us on Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89474510306?pwd=VlIrRHh5RG1nYVh3V3JXRzFSMmRodz09 Meeting ID: 894 7451 0306Passcode: 187447One tap mobile+12532158782,,89474510306#,,,,*187447# US (Tacoma) Dial by your location – 253 215 8782 (Tacoma)

Upcoming Guests:
September 14 -September 21
September 28 – Regan Nickels, Sequim’s New School District Superintendent
October 06 – Josh Weiss, NOLA
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 numberClick 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 haley.russell@flybca.com.

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: www.facebook.com/FlyDashAir
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
SIGN UP FOR SEPTEMBER:https://wsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/99271863
Registration Deadline: 9/7/22 8:00 AM (PDT)Fee: No Fee
                 Small Business Cybersecurity Training Series
Small Business Cybersecurity Training Series:
Small businesses are under cyber and data-breach attacks more than ever given the current climate. Cyber attacks happen every day, and for a small business they can be very costly and cripple business operations. Having your systems and information compromised is not only a direct threat to your confidential data, it can also ruin your relationships with customers and cause legal vulnerability. It is imperative to learn how to boost your cyber defense systems. This four-part training series was developed to help small businesses be cyber safe. The series will be a combination of cybersecurity presentation, subject matter expert panel and Q&A. Join us and become cyber safe today!

Part 1: ProtectionSept 13 | 1:00 p.m.Register here
Part 2: AuthenticationSept 27 | 1:00 p.m.Register here
Part 3: SystemsOct 11 | 1:00 p.m.Register here
Part 4: ImplementationOct 25 | 1:00 p.m.Register here
                                 Groundswell – September 2022
Groundswell – September 2022: Are you a member of the North Peninsula’s LGBTQ+ or BIPOC communities and looking to start a new business? Groundswell will help you quickly explore your business idea and connect to other resources to help you get your business launched. In eight two-hour group sessions, you will learn how to apply business fundamentals to assess whether your business idea is realistic and achievable and have opportunities to network with other successful entrepreneurs, volunteer mentors and business development resources in the Latinx community and beyond. Attendees are encouraged to attend as a team or group of family members. The program will introduce you to local entrepreneurs, mentors and business resources, and help you prepare to pitch your business for funding and other opportunities.

As a Clallam Business owner are you interested in setting up job tours, job shadows, paid internship opportunities that Morningside would pay for? If 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 webscorer.com,
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
Email Primary Contact: sbycrowrace@gmail.com
URL Host Website: sequimbayyacht.club
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/
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 LFazio@Clallam.org.
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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