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Attention Please – Port Biz


As Marine Trades Businesses we need to pay attention to the Port’s Agendas & meetings as they are making decisions that impact all of us. Further, our commissioners rely on public feedback and that is best given before a decision has to be made so write to them politely and often. If we cannot attend …

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Wishcycling – FYI


Wishcycling is a great term. Who wants to see just how little is actually recycled. Some links below lead to great information about what Jefferson County is doing to address recycling. Here is a short article about “Wishcycling”. https://getpocket.com/explore/item/what-is-wishcycling-two-waste-experts-explain?utm_source=pocket-newtab Jefferson County has a lot of easy to understand information and recommendations about recycling on this …

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20% Public Awareness Campaign – The Bakkens


Our Stories Matter – revisiting our 20% Public Awareness Campaign posters created by Bill Curtsinger and Gwendolyn Tracy in 2019 and 2020.

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Apply Now for Classes


Starting October 2022 Enrollment Open for Boatbuilding and Marine Systems Applications are now available for classes starting October 2022. Enrollment interest remains high and classes are expected to fill quickly again this year. Submit your completed application by January 31st to be part of the first batch of applications reviewed by the Admissions Committee. If …

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Join the NWSWB Staff


Mission-driven team seeking new members If you or someone you know is thirsty for meaningful work with team members who value craftsmanship and hands-on education, there are three positions now open at the Boat School. We are seeking a Finance Manager, a Marine Systems Instructor, and a part-time Alumni Services Coordinator (preferably an alum). To …

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Categories = your resources Hub


If you have signed up for our weekly newsletter then you are part of making this new PTMTA blog a success. Thank you! This marine trades resource is growing and the Categories list on the right sidebar of the blog is an important tool. Jobs are not necessarily filled in a week. Shop spaces are …

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20% Poster – Kelly Watson


Our Stories Matter – revisiting our 20% Public Awareness Campaign posters created by Bill Curtsinger and Gwendolyn Tracy in 2019 and 2020.  

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Free KN95 masks


The Chamber has partnered with the Department of Emergency Management for the distribution of FREE KN95 masks to our Jefferson County businesses. They are yours for the asking. Please reach out to admin@jeffcountychamber.org or call Upuli 360.385.7869 to schedule your pickup. Curbside delivery is available.

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Job Posting: Bookkeeper at PT Shipwright’s Co-op


FULL-CHARGE BOOKKEEPER. Excellent bookkeeping position available, with benefits! Port Townsend Shipwrights Inc. has an immediate position available for a detail-oriented individual who can work autonomously in a growing marine business.  To be successful in this position you must have proven problem solving and analytical skills, AP/AR, account reconciliation, general ledger & month-end financial reporting experience.  …

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Marine Trades SHOP SPACE


PTR is looking for a marine trades business to share 800 square feet of separate shop space in our net zero, radiant floor heat, comfortable building.  This clean bright space is upstairs and has a water view.   The ideal tenant would be a trade such as canvas work or design but other uses can be considered.   Space …

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PT Yacht Club Scholarship Application


Applications are being accepted now for the PT Yacht Club sponsored scholarship to the NW School of Woodenboat Building. They say donations have been good so this is, as always, a great opportunity. See and share the flyer here: 2022 Scholarship Poster

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01/14/22 KPTZ Working Waterfront


To Listen https://kptz.org/?s=working+waterfront “Our boatyard and Port are one of the most unique places in the maritime world, considering that so many of its navigable tenants, great and small, have sailed, cruised, and fished our planet’s vast waters for decades and decades. This month, KPTZ’s Chris Bricker and co-hosts, Port Commissioner Pam Petranek and Port …

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Our local Women Boatbuilders…


Show up for our local marine trades.  The Women’s Boatbuilding Panel includes Diana Talley, Esther Whitmore, and Julia Maynard. You can click the image to get your tickets. January 20th on Zoom.

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Jobs at the NW Maritime Center


Year-round Positions: Current regular full-time and part-time job openings. If you’re passionate about what we do and eager to learn more, we’d like to meet you. To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to apply@nwmaritime.org. Include the job title in the subject line. Event Operations Coordinator Seasonal Positions: Seasonal full-time and part-time job …

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Classes from The Artful Sailor


We have so many great educational and skill based classes and workshops in this community. For the stitch minded, Consider contacting Pami-Sue and Emiliano.

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Ask-a-Commissioner-opportunity


Jefferson County County Commissioners Greg Brotherton and Kate Dean will be sharing a “State of the County” update at a Chamber Cafe Zoom on Friday January 21st at 10:00 AM. This is an opportunity to ask your commissioners questions directly. Your can learn more about this event and register to attend by clicking the image …

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Shop Space Listing


Address is 2730-C Washington St $610 a month for 600 sq feet. Has Access to the boat yard.   Month to month lease Tenant will need approval by the Port of PT, and must be engaged in boat building or repair. Contact Mark Jochems 360-301-1034.

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Swearing-In of Carol Hasse and Pete Hanke


The first 2022 port meeting is Wednesday, Jan. 12, 9:30 Workshop “Ceremonial swearing in of Commissioner Hasse”.  Also being sworn in is Commissioner Hanke starting third term! Show your support for our newest commissioner by attending. and 1pm Business meeting   Agenda Packet Here which includes instructions at the top on how to attend.: https://portofpt.com/wp-content/uploads/20220112-CommMtg-Packet.pdf …

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Port of PT JOBS


Updated 02.06.22 There are currently positions open at the Port Of Port Townsend. https://portofpt.com/about-us/employment/ Security Officer, Steve Springer is the new security officer. Hoist Operator II, Environmental Specialist, Filled:Kimberlie Webber is the new Environmental Specialist, Customer Service Representative, Kristian Ferrero is the new Harbormaster and the volunteer host at the Quilcene Marina Contact the Port …

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New EDC Director launches new series


Hosted by Cindy Brooks from EDC Team Jefferson, and features a team from the WA Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Click image to request the meeting link or: EDC Team Jefferson | 360.379.4693 | edcteamjefferson.org

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