Choose Clallam First Campaign 2021

Clallam EDC would like to introduce Silas Crews!

Clallam EDC has hired Silas to bring the 2021 installment of Choose Clallam First social media campaign to support our local businesses and check in on any new pivot points you’d like to share.

This is a 100% free support resource provided to your local businesses due to Covid 19.

If you have ( or would like to nominate) a business in Clallam county to see a businesses’ story featured, email Silas directly at and make sure to check out our Covid Response page at

Clallam County will advance in reopening plan, allowing more restaurants to add indoor dining amid COVID-19

Beginning Monday, February 15th 2021 Clallam County will enter into Phase 2 of Governor Inslee’s Roadmap to Recovery!

What does that mean?·    

In Phase 2;
*Restaurants and indoor fitness centers can reopen indoor dining at 25%.     
*Sports competitions may also resume in Phase 2 with limited spectators.   
*Wedding and funeral ceremonies are able to increase their capacities from current limits as well.

Clallam County’s COVID-19 cases have been in the moderate range recently which means Clallam County has one of the lowest case rates in the state, along with Jefferson and San Juan Counties.

The Governor’s regionalized evaluation system, however, put Clallam and Jefferson Counties into a region with Kitsap and Mason Counties that have had dramatically higher case rates which prevented us from being able to open our restaurants and fitness centers.

To advance from Phase 1 to Phase 2, our region (Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap and Mason) had to show a 10% decreasing trend in case rates; a 10% decrease in COVID hospital admission rates; an ICU occupancy rate that’s less than 90%; and a test positivity rate of less than 10%.The region collectively has now achieved that.

*table is from the site:

Week of 02.01.2021

Join Commissioners Ozias, Johnson and Peach on Coffee with Colleen Wednesday Morning at 8am!
Our Commissioners will discuss Clallam County’s economy and their views on the Governor’s Roadmap to Recovery Phasing Plan. Our County CFO, Mark Lane, will also be joining us.
Please join us:
Join Zoom Meeting at 8 a.m., Wednesday Morning
Meeting ID: 818 7511 5879Passcode: 923050One tap mobile+12532158782,,81875115879#,,,,,,0#,,923050# US (Tacoma)
Olympic Peninsula Entrepreneur Network (OPEN)Monthly business meetups based on topics and industries – the Olympic Peninsula Entrepreneur Network (OPEN). Hosted by CIE, OPEN is a free platform where people come together to learn, share stories, collaborate, socialize, network and connect with local entrepreneurs. Explore a different topic each month, featuring:PanelistsIdeation sessionsNetworkingBusiness pitchesWorkshopsNext OPEN gathering: Thurs, Feb. 4th, 6-7pmTopic: Tax & Bookkeeping Tips w/ local panelistsRegister hereFind more details on OPEN here.
Mark the Date – Virtual Job Fair – Feb 16th
This Virtual Job Fair is focused on Clallam and Jefferson County Businesses and Job Seekers. The date is set for February 16th from 10am – 2pm.If you are a business owner and you would like to create you FREE booth to participate in an incredibly effective way to meet job candidates, contact Mike Robinson at
Doing Business with Our Local Governments
Infrastructure funding is expected to be at an all time high in the next few years! We’re here to help you get your small business ready to win these contracts.
Your EDC in partnership with the Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and USDoT Northwest Small Business Transportation Resource Center will be hosting weekly FREE technical classes for a month beginning on March 31st.
More information to follow. If you would like more information on these courses, please contact us at
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