Welcome to Sequim & The Dungeness Valley
We represent the business community of Sequim (pronounced “Skwim”), a quiet town located in the rain shadow of the Olympic Peninsula on the shores of the Salish Sea.
Our mild climate has supported generations of farmers and more recently earned us the title of "Lavender Capital of North America.”
A small, vibrant downtown, the area’s famous Dungeness crab and Chinook salmon, and abundant recreational opportunities create year-round opportunities for shopping, dining, and exploring.
SEQUIM SMALL BUSINESS RENT RELIEF PROGRAM 2022
Grant Applications will be accepted until the funding pool for this grant is exhausted.
Eligibility Requirements Include:
- Business must have fewer than 50 employees
- Business must have a current Washington state business license with City of Sequim endorsement
- Business must be physically located within the city limits of Sequim
- Business must have been in operation for at least six months before date of application and have a business plan
- Business must be current on all State and City regulatory requirements
- Business must have experienced a loss of income due to COVID-19 or increased costs as a result of inflation and/or supply chain issues
- Business must demonstrate that their rent payments are in arrears by at least two months
- Business must demonstrate that no eviction for nonpayment of rent will occur within the 60-day period following receipt of a grant award
- No franchise or business owned or partially owned by an individual or immediate family member, manager, or director of the Chamber Executive Committee or a Sequim City Councilor or employee are eligible for this grant
- Businesses may only receive assistance under this Program once
The Sequim-Dungeness Valley is the year-round home to about 100 Roosevelt elk that that roam throughout the area, grazing in fields, on lawns, in the nearby forests.
The Dungeness River is one of the steepest rivers in the United States as it plunges from its headwaters at 7,000 feet in the Olympic Mountains to its mouth at Dungeness Bay and into the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
New Dungeness Light Station
For more than 150 years, the New Dungeness Light Station has kept watch over the Strait of Juan de Fuca north of Sequim.
Sequim Bald Eagles
Bald eagles are year-round Sequim residents that are common sights in the nearby Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, which is home to more than 250 bird species.
From our Community
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