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Shaped on all six sides


Andy Stewart of Emerald Marine participated in the Classic Mariners Regatta June 4th and 5th on Windsong. In conversation about the marine trades, he mentioned this little film that has been around for a while now. Video like this is a great way to advertise but more importantly, to preserve our industry by inspiring the …

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More Business & Marketing Classes


The EDC sent out a schedule for some classes being offered by SCORE in June (15-18th) . Instagram Essentials, Become a Facebook Master, Developing and Promoting Products and services, Pricing to sell online, Successfully starting a new business   Instagram Marketing Essentials June 15, 2022, 10:00am – 12:00pm PDT A great Instagram feed reinforces your …

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Port Commission Meetings


JUNE 8th 2022 If you miss the meeting, you can listen to the audio as soon as it is posted on their meetings page: https://portofpt.com/about-us/port-commission/meeting-minutes/ 6/8/22 Regular Business Meeting 1 p.m. Packet Agenda Public Workshop 9:30 a.m. Agenda Upcoming Port Commission Meetings: Date                   Meeting & Time June 22  —  5:30 p.m. Meeting

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LION: What is it?


If you have heard of LION, the local investing group, but never really understood it, here is a chance to learn. June 16th Noon to 1:00pm Guest speaker, Earll Merman from LION, will join the EDC Team Jefferson’s monthly Resource Roundtable to share LION’s local investing philosophy.  More info and to register for this zoom …

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50 Years of Sawdust and Varnish


In September of 2020, Rainshadow Journal published a piece by Ernie Baird; 50 Years of Sawdust and Varnish. In keeping with creating an archive of Our Stories, Here is the link. https://rainshadownorthwest.com/2020/09/30/50-years-of-sawdust-and-varnish/   Currently our own Diana Talley is a contributor on the Rainshadow Journal/Diana Talley as well. Check it out!    

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Classic Mariners Regatta- 2022 a memorable weekend


June 4th and 5th were memorable racing days with strong wind on Saturday and torrential rain on Sunday. Read about it on the PT SAILING ASSOCIATION’s results page. I want to congratulate PTMTA Board Member Sarah Kolbeck for her first place overall in the Thunderbirds class.  https://ptsail.org/ will be posting lots of pictures. Anyone who …

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Planning Ahead for Disasters


June 17th – Chamber Café Willie Bence, Director Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management As a business owner or manager, do you know what steps to take to protect your business from emergencies? If there is an earthquake? Tsunami? Blizzard? If the power grid goes down? If an area floods? Rockslide? Mudslide? Wide temperature swings? …

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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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Business & Financial Classes and Workshops


The EDC sent out a schedule for some classes being offered by SCORE in June. Financial Basics for new small businesses, What to know before you hire or fire your first employee, Top automation tools and tech for small businesses…. Financial Basics for New Small Businesses June 6, 2022, 1:00pm – 4:00pm PDT You’re starting …

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Show up for our local Seventy/48 racers


Below is the schedule of events for the Seventy 48 and R2AK. There are many local boaters and friends entered in one or the other or both. Some are on locally designed and/or built boats. Cheering on the Seventy 48 racers as they arrive after rowing or paddling 70 miles through our crazy currents and …

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PTMTA booth crew needed for Wooden Boat Festival


The PTMTA will have a 10×10 booth at this year’s Wooden Boat Festival September 9, 10, 11. Set up is on the 8th. Marine Trades participation at our local festival is how we keep it local so please claim your part in the spirit it was first started. Pat Mahon is the 2022 “team leader” …

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BMP’s = an open working waterfront


Kimberlie Webber, the Port of PT’s “Environmental Officer”, gave a presentation to the PTMTA board in May. She wants to get the word out that she is here to help and to educate, not to police our boat yard. Keeping hazardous materials from escaping into the air and into the ground is critical for the …

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Maritime Office spaces for rent


The Port of Port Townsend has ads in the Leader for office space in Point Hudson (132sf+90sf storage) and upstairs in the Nomura Building at Boat Haven. Ideally, these offices should be filled with Maritime related businesses and organizations. If you know of someone, please spread the word. The PTMTA has had discussions about maritime …

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GreenWave is hiring


Perhaps you know someone for this position in a growing maritime organization with an important environmental solution. Hiring an ELearning Consultant GreenWave is looking for an Elearning Consultant to audit and provide strategic guidance on the future roadmap of our new Ocean Farming Hub. Read the full RFP » Click map to visit GreenWave.org More related …

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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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Local Catamaran to attempt NW Passage


PTMTA member, Turn Point Design, has sold their catamaran- Felix! The boat was designed by Brandon Davis and built by his team here in Port Townsend as a participant in the R2AK events. The new owners are Beto Pandiani and Igor Bely who will sail the Northwest Passage (Alaska to Greenland) this summer! The last …

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PTMTA Board Meeting


May 24th, 5:15 PM at the Nomura Building on Benedict Street Port Townsend. Members are welcome. Masks recommended. No guest speakers schedules.

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20% ads revisited: Brad Seaman


20% ad Public Awareness Campaign created by Bill Curtsinger and Gwendolyn Tracey from 2018-2020. Honoring our NWSWB and all of the alumni keeping these skills and traditions alive.

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All in the name of Fresh Fish Quality-webinar


FREE WEBINAR All in the Name of Fresh Fish Quality Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 12:00 ET / 9:00 AM PT Consumers have changed their attitudes and values towards seafood and how it is caught, processed and purchased in our local markets and we owe it to them to provide the freshest product possible for …

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