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Free Downloadable spreadsheets


The EDC Team Jefferson has a list of spreadsheets you can download for free. These tools can be super helpful to new and established business owners.

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Art of Marine Survey Seminar April 29 – May 4, 2024


Reminder: The Art of Marine Survey Seminar is sponsored by Havorn Marine Services. Seminar will be held in Port Townsend over six days – April 29-May 4, 2024. Contact Lee Ehrheart for more information: Email: leehavorn@gmail.com Phone: 206-789-7043 See this flyer for details Marine Survey Seminar

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Recorded Small Biz Tax webinar


Feedback from members who participated in this recent webinar, was very complimentary. Check it out. It might be helpful as taxes are soon due! It is also early enough in the year to re-organize your record keeping to make it easier next year.

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Maritime WA stories: Beth Adams


“Women on the waterfront: Beth Adams” Click to read full story:

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Tuesday April 16 in Seattle. Fleet Recapitalization Conference.


  A brief overview of the conference and agenda can be found here.   “The 2024 Fleet Capitalization Conference will bring together representatives of the world’s most productive commercial fisheries in a forum dedicated to sustainable economic maximization of the Bering Sea and Distant Water Fisheries. We’ll discuss federal regulatory and policy environments, and their effect …

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NWSWB News March 6th 2024


Click the image to see the video, Scholarships info, scheduled classes, intensives, and events.

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Gig Harbor Crew School March 26-29th


  Click the image to learn all about it.

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NWSWB 2024-2025 Scholarships program


See this flyer with scholarship information.

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As of 1/1/2024 Beneficial Ownership Reporting requirement


Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting (BOIR) Beginning January 1, 2024, business entities that meet certain criteria must file a Beneficial Ownership Information Report to the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). Its purpose is to identify individuals with at least 25% ownership interest or control of the company. Learn More  ie: 01/23/2024 Please …

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Art of Marine Survey Seminar April 29 – May 4, 2024


The Art of Marine Survey Seminar is sponsored by Havorn Marine Services. Seminar will be held in Port Townsend over six days – April 29-May 4, 2024. Contact Lee Ehrheart for more information: Email: leehavorn@gmail.com Phone: 206-789-7043 See this flyer for details Marine Survey Seminar

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Upcoming SCORE workshops Feb 12, 14, 15, 17 and more


Low to No-cost workshops live webinars Strategies to Identify and Reach Your Target Customers – February 12, 2024 – 9:00am PST – Cost: $0.00 – Duration: 180 minutes – Language: English Cultivating a Business Mindset for Success – February 14, 2024 – 4:00pm PST Financial Basics for New Small Businesses – February 15, 2024 – 1:00pm PST – …

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Don’t forget: PT Yacht Club Scholarship applications open until FEB 6th


Maritime Scholarship Program Applications still open until February 6th Each spring the Port Townsend Yacht Club awards scholarships to individual students for study in a maritime educational program or college.  Approved fields include, but are not limited to: marine biology fisheries ship and/or boat building and repair ship operations, such as officer training other marine …

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NWSWB Shop talk video Fall 2023


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DOR Tax information resources


‘Tis the New Year and taxes are part of saying goodbye to the old year. Learn about Tax Incentives, Deductions, Credits, and Programs Understanding tax obligations can be challenging for a small business or a new business owner.  DOR has several educational resources aimed at assisting businesses with tax reporting responsibilities and questions. Industry Guides – Online guides …

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PT Yacht Club Maritime Scholarships deadline reminder: FEB 6th!


Maritime Scholarship Program Applications still open until February 6th Each spring the Port Townsend Yacht Club awards scholarships to individual students for study in a maritime educational program or college.  Approved fields include, but are not limited to: marine biology fisheries ship and/or boat building and repair ship operations, such as officer training other marine …

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Comprehensive small business info and printable guide


Our local EDC newsletter directed us to this website and this Small Business Guide page. It is worth exploring as small business entrepreneurs. Click to learn more

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PT Yacht Club Maritime Scholarship applications due by Feb 6th!


Maritime Scholarship Program Each spring the Port Townsend Yacht Club awards scholarships to individual students for study in a maritime educational program or college.  Approved fields include, but are not limited to: marine biology fisheries ship and/or boat building and repair ship operations, such as officer training other marine fields Awards are made to the …

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WA SeaGrant seeks King Tides photos – Citizen Science


Click image to learn more Washington Sea Grant seeks photographs from citizens to help document the effects of King Tides in different areas of our waterfront, and to help understand and plan for the effects of higher sea levels and other flooding events. Please post king tides photos to the MyCoast website or use the MyCoast app.  …

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Supporting Women in Commercial Fishing


Click image to read online The below portion of this article includes important links related to SAGE: (Seafood And Gender Equality) Below is not the full article. To get you up to speed, SAGE’s mission strategies for impact include community building and capacity development, education, and awareness raising around the issues and gender mainstreaming, which …

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WA Maritime Federations 2023 EIS


This is not the PTMTA’s study but one the state created for all of WA. https://www.maritimefederation.com/uploads/1/0/9/1/109194033/wa_maritime_impacts_2022_-_report.pdf  

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