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News Category: Announcements

National Fisherman asking for West Coast Highliner nominees


Honoring our commercial fisher-folk sure seems like a good thing to this blog editor. You may have received this already in your inbox but if not, please check it out.

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Welcome Abeli Marine Electric


We welcome new PTMTA member Jo Abeli of Abeli Marine Electric to our ranks. Thank you for making our marine trades industry and PTMTA voice stronger in Jefferson County through your business and your membership.

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Live event with Congressman Derek Kilmer


Event Invitation Chamber Community Connection with Congressman Kilmer .Join us and participate in our new format, the Chamber Community Connection. These gathering will be held regularly throughout the County at varying locations and times throughout the year. Currently, these will be held as live events, county health recommendations at time of the event will be …

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It is Trustee Nomination time


The Port Townsend Marine Trades Association is led by volunteers from the Maritime Community. The PTMTA Board invites maritime sector professionals of all ages to consider becoming a board member. While learning valuable skills, you can be a part of shaping the future of our industry. Please contact the PTMTA to learn more about becoming …

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Building our Lifeboat Fund


The PTMTA collects funds earmarked for our marine trades people who are dealing with injury or health crisis that interferes with their ability to work. We understand that many of our members are under insured and cash in the hand could pay a bill or buy needed groceries, and at the very least, communicate our …

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Boat Stolen from Commercial Basin


Notice from Bob Frank:  14ft Sealaker was stolen mid-week from the Commercial Boat Basin in the Port of Port Townsend.  Please keep an eye out!  

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We have a question for the marine trades community:WBF?


Since 1977, Port Townsend has hosted a wooden boat festival/symposium. Part of it is to celebrate beautiful boats, teach and inspire people about all things wooden boat, and to enjoy a weekend at Point Hudson with friends. Of course is it now a huge event that attracts boat lovers from all over the world and, …

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Gold Star – Open House Party 7/15


You are invited.

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Candidate forums-send in your questions by July 8th


  KPTZ joins the League of Women Voters-Jefferson County in encouraging everyone to vote, by presenting upcoming election forums, all broadcast live on KPTZ at 5:30pm for three consecutive evenings. Monday July 11 The two candidates for Jefferson County Sheriff: Art Frank and Joe Nole Tuesday July 12 Five of the 6 primary candidates for …

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Wooden Boat Festival for the PTMTA


Dear Members, We need volunteers for this year’s Wooden Boat Festival September 9, 10, 11. Set up, engagement with visitors, and final day tent break down are the main activities. Display business materials, brochure and business cards. Additionally, the Woodenboat Foundation would love for our booth to be interactive with samples, examples, mini demonstrations, etc., …

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Washington Sea Grant seeks your input for their Strategic Plan for the 2024-2027 program


The survey, linked below along with additional information, will remain open until June 15th. WA Sea Grant works to address important issues in, on, around our waters, for everyone.  Please take a moment to complete the survey, help drive their endeavors, and lend your voice to their agenda and goals.   https://mailchi.mp/uw.edu/help-shape-washington-sea-grants-strategic-plan?e=f746d81288

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JeffCo Recycling Changes-New Flyer


Changes coming to Jefferson County’s Recycling Program on June 1, 2022. Read the press release for more info. View the NEW 2022 Recycling flyer. Visit the Recycling Changes page to learn more. It is a good idea to print the flyer and post it on shop walls for easy reference. The marine trades deal in …

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JUNE 1st- Carbon Free Day


A reminder that Wednesday, June 1st, is Car Free day, and we encourage all employees to consider how they might get to work that day in a less car dependent way. All who participate and fill out a participation form by noon on June 6th will be entered into prize drawings. Local businesses have donated …

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Letter from Dr. Allison Berry


April 26, 2022 From: Jefferson County Public Health 615 Sheridan Street Port Townsend, WA 98368 360-385-9400 To: Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce 2409 Jefferson St A Port Townsend, WA 98368 (360) 385-7869 Dear Jefferson County business community, The COVID-19 case rate is at a high level and and has been rising since early March. So, …

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The Armory Building’s new tenant


Congratulations to Sea Marine for opening their new canvas loft in the Armory Building at Point Hudson.

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Sector feedback needed


Subject: Jefferson County Area Sector Analysis Process (ASAP) PTMTA Members; This is a county wide process and the more working folks we can get to voice their concerns and opinions the better: we need to balance out the results. “Jefferson County, WA is taking part in the Area Sector Analysis Process (ASAP), a community-driven tool …

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Sims Way Project Steering Committee- Joni Blanchard is in


Our very own Joni Blanchard is now on the steerage committee looking at the Sims Way Project/boatyard expansion/poplars and has written her considerations and seeks feedback from fellow marine trades. Well, I’ve allowed myself to be put on the Sims Way Poplar issue Steering Committee as one of the Port Stakeholders, representing myself as a …

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Calling all Maritime Women


Please Join us, friends and neighbors, for this Gathering and Photo 2022 for the Women Of Our Working Waterfront.       Friday, March 11th.   Photo on City dock at 4 p.m., the Cotton Building is open 3 – 6 p.m. to meet with old and new friends. For all the women who love …

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Our weekly PTMTA outreach


Dear Members, Due to a SCAM email surprise this week, and because legitimate member notifications are so important, we have opted all current members into this weekly email update as part of your membership. This newsletter is based on the week’s posts on our new blog. Our new PTMTA blog was created to reduce random …

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SCAM ALERT


Today an email showed up in the inboxes of our membership unbeknownst to the PTMTA board. Please DELETE IT. This scam was rather clever but it had a few red flags: The return email was not ours but looked like it could have been. Our Gmail is ptmarinetrade@ It was not signed by the secretary …

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