Ted Marra , WEFI, LLC, will provide updates on the new Mill in Forks on CWC & Weekly Updates

Ted Marra, Project Manager, WEFI, LLC, will provide updates on the new Mill in Forks, Washington.
Ted Marra, Project Manager, West End Forest Industries, LLC will share information on the New Mill Project.

Mill Background: Last March the Sustainable Green Team, LTD (SGTM) purchased the former Interfor Mill property in Beaver, WA just north of the City of Forks to start up the new West End Forest Industries, LLC (WEFI) mill. The new mill will be located at the former Interfor sites at the City of Forks’ Industrial Park and the site in Beaver. The two sites will again work jointly to form the operations of the new mill.
The production facility will produce a wide range of dimensional and specialty lumber products at the Beaver sawmill location where SGTM has installed, modern, highly optimized process machinery for the sawmill operations and is in the final stages of receiving their permits. Additionally, SGTM is planning for a state-of-the-art MASS engineered timber production at the Forks Industrial Park featuring a highly automated production utilizing environmentally friendly, formaldehyde free, Nano Adhesive Technology safeguarding workers, end-users and the environment.

SGTM expects to source primarily Doug Fir and Hemlock from local landowners and the Department of Natural Resources for their WEFI mill. At full capacity, this mill will have a robust production capacity, with world-class productivity and lumber recovery, and a competitive product mix. In addition to selling lumber, the company plans to sell residual fiber products, including chips and sawdust, to local and international pulp and pellet plants.

Please Join us on Zoom:
Meeting ID: 894 7451 0306
Passcode: 187447
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Upcoming Guests:
September 21 – Holden Fleming, Housing Coordinator, City of     Port Angeles
September 28 – Regan Nickels, Sequim’s New School District Superintendent
October 05 – Josh Weiss, NOLA
October 12 – Lourdes Alvarado-Ramos, Director, Washington State     Department of Veterans Affairs
October 19 -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.
Dash Air Shuttle is excited to announce that Backcountry Aviation has received their FAA approval to operate scheduled intrastate flights. This allows Dash to now operate multiple daily flights within the State of Washington. We are now focused on resolving the DOT complaint filed by Kenmore Air. We’ve been asked by the DOT to respond to the latest complaints filed by Kenmore by 9/26. Hopefully a resolution will come soon thereafter.

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 …
Small Business Flex Fund Info Webinar September 22The Washington State Small Business Flex Fund is a new loan program for the smallest Washington businesses and nonprofits affected by COVID-19. To be eligible to apply, small businesses and nonprofits must employ 50 or fewer full-time equivalent (FTE) employees, have annual revenues of less than $3 million per year, and experience a direct economic disruption as a result of COVID-19.

Should you apply? What should you prepare if you decide to apply? 
This webinar will provide information about the loan program and application process and help you prepare to apply.

Some of the topics covered will be:
*The Flex Fund
*Loan Size
*Use of Funds
*Term & Interest
*Step by step in the pre-application portal and moving to the lender’s application
*What is and is not required to apply
*What will cause a declined application
SIGN UP FOR SEPTEMBER:https://wsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/login?event=99271888
Registration Deadline: 9/22/22 1:00 PM (PDT)Fee: No Fee
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: Protection Sept 13 | 1:00 p.m. Register here
Part 2: Authentication Sept 27 | 1:00 p.m. Register here
Part 3: Systems Oct 11 | 1:00 p.m. Register here
Part 4: Implementation Oct 25 | 1:00 p.m. Register here
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. https://wsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/99271918
ScaleUp Business Training: The path to seven figures begins here!
ScaleUp Business Training was designed to help established businesses increase profitability, build capacity, and spur growth.
Do you feel like you have no time outside of working in your business? Are you spending too much time on low profit activities? Have high maintenance clients taken over your schedule? Are you thinking of selling your business? Need help interpreting your fiscal drivers?
Class begins September 28, 2022, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

This program which normally costs $1,599 is currently provided at no cost to Washington State businesses through 2022, thanks to ongoing support from the Washington Department of Commerce.

Programa en Espanol: 

Este entrenamiento empresarial avanzada para empresas que han ido más allá del inicio y el lanzamiento. 
ScaleUp se trata de desarrollar capacidades, aumentar la rentabilidad y automatizar los sistemas empresariales. Este programa le mostrará cómo posicionar su negocio para la inversión y lo preparará para ese momento. 
Imaginatu negocio como ingreso pasivo a través de la sistematización:TrabajandoEN su negocio, NO trabajando para el negociao  Duplicaro triplicar los ingresos  Aumentode la distribución de los accionistas  Asegurara los inversores y la inversión  Tener unaestrategia de salida que asegure el MÁXIMO valor cuando vendas 
Entrenamiento Empresarial de ScaleUp, Tu negocio está listo, ¿verdad? Comienza el miércoles 28 de Septiembre  

Registro: https://wcwb.typeform.com/scaleupespanol1 Regístrese aquí: https://tinyurl.com/scaleupespanol
Other Good Stuff….
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
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 
Become a Member of the Clallam EDC by contacting our Business Relationship Manager
Lorie Fazio at lfazio@clallam.org

“We partner to make Clallam County a great place for businesses to thrive and people to live.By working collaboratively, we catalyze business leadership, nonpartisan problem-solving anddata-driven strategies to get results for Clallam County!”
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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