"By all these lovely tokens, September days are here.

With summer's best of weather and autumn's best of cheer."

~ Helen Hunt Jackson

September Luncheon

Clint Ostler will present some great news and provide information on the flight schedule between Port Angeles and Seattle.

You won't want to miss it!

Wednesday, September 13th

11:15 Networking

11:30 Member Announcements

11:45 Lunch is Served

12:00 Program Begins

You'll enjoy the best view in town

Upstairs in The Red Lion hotel


Advance Member Purchase* $18

Member Door Purchase $22

Non-Member $25

*PLEASE help us by registering in advance whenever possible. Our guaranteed catering count is due at noon on the Monday before the luncheon, so please register before then if you can.

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Upcoming Chamber Events

Clallam County Job Fair:

October 18th from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Early registration and premium booth placement available to Chamber members!

Email Leslie for more information - Events@PortAngeles.org

Community Awards nominations opening soon! So start thinking about all the awesome individuals, businesses and organizations that make a difference every day! They can't win if you don't nominate them.

The Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors election process will begin in October, so if you're interested, or know someone who is, let us know!

Email our Board President, Tommy Farris: Tommy@HikeOlympic.com

Amalfi Coast

Join us September 20th at 6:00 pm for a Zoom meeting to learn more details.

Email for Zoom Details

Volunteer Opportunity

Q. How long are the shifts?

A. Usually 3 hours, but we will work with your schedule.

Q. Can I volunteer with someone else?

A. Yes!! We encourage you to volunteer with a friend - or we can pair you up.

Q. What if I plan to be out of town during my shift?

A. No problem! Just let us know as soon as you know, and we'll find someone else to fill in.

Q. Will I have a training period?

A. Of course. One of our current volunteers will train along side you until you feel comfortable.

Q. What skills do I need to volunteer at the Visitors Center?

A. Genuinely like people, know our area in general, and love where you live!

Other fun facts:

  • The Port Angeles Visitors Center serves around 60,000 visitors each year (we're the busiest on the Peninsula!)
  • We're open 362 days of the year! Closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Email or call Carmen if you're interested or have more questions:



Health Insurance for Small Businesses

Business Health Trust was founded so that small businesses and non-profits in Washington could offer their employees the health benefits they need to stay competitive.

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The Biggest Watch Party on the Peninsula

United Way of Clallam County brings people together to build strong, equitable communities where everyone can thrive. To kick off our fundraising campaign, we will host a Seahawks game day watch party and celebration event featuring yard games, golf games, raffle, snacks, drinks, catered lunch, and entertainment by Seahawks resident rock 'n' roll piano duo Zechariah Valette. Join us!

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Washington State Small Business Fair

Biz Fair is a free, annual event for current and aspiring small business owners to learn about the programs, resources, and technical assistance available to help start and grow a small business. Biz Fair is the longest running all government and non-profit-run small business fair in Washington State. In 2023, there will be events in two locations on the same day.



Saturday, September 23, 2023



Pierce College, Puyallup

 Women's Club of Spokane, Spokane


Biz Fair attendees will have the opportunity to learn about valuable small business resources in the Exhibitor Resource Hall and attend educational seminars led by industry experts on a variety of topics including business planning, regulatory guidance, funding opportunities, and business management skills.


The event is a grass-roots collaboration of local nonprofit organizations and state and federal agencies. Attendance is free and open to the public. 

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Drink Wine AND Make a Difference

Olympic Medical Center Foundation will present the annual Harvest of Hope Wine & Dinner Gala, presented by Sound Community Bank at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 30th, at the Guy Cole Event Center in Sequim.

​The 20th annual gala will once again raise funds for local cancer patients being treated at Olympic Medical Cancer Center through the provision of services, programs and equipment.​

Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 5:45 p.m. Attendees will have an opportunity to help raise funds through the purchase of raffle tickets or live and silent auction items.

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Refresh Your Soul in Costa Rica

Did Someone Say CHEAP GAS??

Tourism Master Plan Town Halls

Planned for Olympic Peninsula

The Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau, in collaboration with MMGY NextFactor and its partners, is developing a five-year Tourism Master Plan, focused on creating a more predictable year-round economy. In considering how the tourism economy could evolve on the Olympic Peninsula, there will be four Town Halls offered across the peninsula on September 26 and 27, giving business leaders and residents a chance to voice their ideas, comments and to provide feedback. It’s important that tourism remains a vital economic driver while also enhancing residents’ quality of life.


“As this plan takes shape, it’s critical for all voices to be heard—especially the voices of our residents,” said Marsha Massey, executive director for the Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau. “We would like to hear from everyone, so we are inviting those who reside on the peninsula to participate in person in a Town Hall gathering to provide valuable input in the initial findings.”


The Town Halls will be held in Port Townsend, Tuesday, September 26, 10:00-11:30 am at the Fort Worden Commons; in Sequim, Tuesday, September 26, 5:30-7:00 pm at the Civic Center, City Council Chambers; in Port Angeles, Wednesday, September 27, 10:00-11:30 am at the Port Angeles Public Library; and in Forks, September 27, 5-6:30 pm at the City Council Chambers.


The goal for the plan is to provide a framework for inclusive, values-based, responsible tourism development and promotion. It’s important that this plan balances the needs of local residents and businesses who rely on visitors for their livelihoods, as well as the visitors who experience our communities.


Everyone who lives or works on the Olympic Peninsula, or has a business in the area, is invited to attend the Town Halls and to participate in the residents’ survey. Please go to www.TinyURL.com/OPasks to offer your perspective, if you haven’t done so already.


The Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau is the officially recognized Destination Marketing Organization for the Olympic Peninsula and administers the Olympic Peninsula Tourism Commission, a collaborative marketing partnership of the major municipalities on the Olympic Peninsula of nine funding partners representing three counties (Clallam, Jefferson, and Mason), five cities (Clallam Bay/Sekiu, Forks, Port Angeles, Port Townsend and Sequim), and the Quinault and north coast beaches area of Grays Harbor County.


Upcoming Events For All Things Cabled Fiber & Yarn


The Second Weekend Art Opening at Studio Bob

The Sixth Annual Fiber Arts Exhibition Sponsored by Cable Fiber & Yarn

Saturday, September 9th from 5 - 8 pm with live music by Tin Sandwich and Guests. Opening Continues Sunday, September 10th 12 - 3 pm. Free, all ages, dog friendly, onsite bar with beer, wine, ciders, soft drinks, coffee and tea. “We define Fiber Art very loosely,” says MarySue French, one of the organizers of the event. “In previous years we had a wide mix of artwork including Spinning, Felting, Weaving, Quilting, Painted Silk, Knitting, Crochet, Costumes, Fiber Paintings, Fiber Sculptures, Needle Punched, Braided and Woven Rugs, Hats and even included driftwood art, and jewelry.”

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Attention Entrepreneurs!

Join Groundswell, our immersive business training program for makers and craftspersons, and turn your skills into a thriving business.

This course offers comprehensive guidance to unleash your entrepreneurial potential.

With training, mentorship, and networking opportunities, you'll gain the necessary tools to begin your business. In this course, you will make and sell a product while learning about how to turn that into a business.

The course includes access to free one-on-one homework assistance. Participants who complete the course and demonstrate a business idea that is realistic and achievable will receive free ongoing one-on-one counseling to help move the idea forward.

Mark your calendar for September 28th. Classes are held virtually Thursday evenings from 4-6 pm, with optional in-person events. Let Groundswell ignite your business journey and unleash your creative potential! Complete and submit the online application by September 20th. Up to 20 applicants will be accepted in the order received, so be sure to apply soon!

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September Happenings at Studio Bob

A Pop Up Show and Closing Reception: The 4th Annual Bring Your Own Erotic Art Show Saturday, September 2th, 10 am - 2 pm. This free show for adults displays art by local artists of all media including fiber, video, 2D and 3D works showcasing amateur and professional levels with the theme of Erotica. Christopher Allen’s interactive pieces, “Tabula Rasa, Adam and Eve” provide the viewer with a chance to express themselves with chalk markers on mannequins. Dog Friendly.

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Drink & Draw with IWANT-Improv Without A Net Troupe, Thursday, September 7th. Doors open at 6:30pm for the first pose at 7 pm. This popular monthly free event welcomes all ages, dogs and all artistic levels. Art supplies are provided or bring your own, refreshments including alcoholic and non are available for purchase onsite in The Loom Bar. Members from the Improv Troupe “IWANT" will perform a few Improv games and pose for three 20-minute poses.

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IWANT-Improv With A Net Troupe, Saturday, September 16th, Ages 13+ $10 Doors 6:30pm Show 7 pm. IWANT is back with a slew of new games and ready for some audience prompts. A fast paced show with intermission and refreshments available at the onsite Loom Bar. Onstage improv actors are Mark Valentine, Cat White, Shaina Rajala, Tom Shindler, Kailey Droz and Sarah Tucker.

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Out Loud Story Slam-Theme: “Left Out”. Friday, September 22nd, doors open at 6:15 pm, show starts at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $12 online and $15 at the door. Cash and card accepted. Storytelling returns to the Studio Bob stage with the theme “Left Out.” Perhaps you’ve been the one left out, or maybe you left something out. Be it an intentional omission, or an obvious slight, we want to hear from you! Everyone is invited to drop their name in the bag to share a five-minute true personal story on the theme. Of course, we need an audience, and everyone is welcome to come to listen, there is no pressure to be a teller.

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Call For Art- The Bring Your Own Blacklight Art Show

Local Artists have done an amazing job of bringing in art to Studio Bob from all media for our annual January Bring Your Own Art Shows and the annual Bring Your Own Erotic Art Shows as well as the fiber artists that answer the call to be in The Annual Fiber Arts Exhibition. We hope to see the same enthusiasm for the first Bring Your Own Blacklight Art Show in Dec. Art bring in dates are Dec. 6th, 3-6pm and Dec. 7th, 3 - 6 pm. Show will be on Saturday Dec. 9th, 5 - 8 pm and Sun. Dec. 10th, 12 - 3 pm.

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