Happy Valentine's Day from Clarity

Clarity's mission is to partner with you to create financial health for your small business or nonprofit. We know that one of the secret ingredients to happiness and good health is to cultivate gratitude. 

In this spirit, this Valentine’s Day we want to take a moment to celebrate and appreciate our clients, our colleagues, and our community. This is such a wonderful place to call home! 

We work with non-profits who inspire us and whose work we all benefit from.  We work with small businesses who are out there every day doing their best, improving their product or service, and growing our local economy. We partner with colleagues who are serving our community in interesting and valuable ways. And we LOVE living here. We know that so much of what makes it special and unique is the particular combination of your vision, ambition, and elbow grease.

Here are a couple of resources that can help you get grounded in gratitude...and perhaps, give your business or nonprofit a boost at the same time!  

Cultivating Gratitude, with Robert Emmons for Greater Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life 

Give Thanks: 7 TED Talks to Help You Conjure Massive Amounts of Gratitude 

Five Reasons Why Practicing Gratitude is Great for Your Business, by Rachel Craig 

And here is a great recipe for Chocolate Truffle Cookies!

Creative HR for Small Business & Communities

The heart and soul of an organization lies within its people. Our employees can be our most valuable asset, and providing effective human resource solutions is a critical function of any successful business entity. 


Satisfied employees generate a positive workplace, increase productivity and profitability, and contribute significantly and substantially to the success of the organization. Managing employees and human resources issues, however, can be difficult and challenging for smaller organizations, and attracting and retaining good employees can be difficult in smaller communities.  While the number of employees may be fewer, the number of issues, regulations, and laws that need to be dealt with, managed, adhered to, followed, and reported on are identical.

Candace Monroe of Clarity leads discussions around the Olympic Peninsula on HR outsourcing: ideas and creative solutions for small (and not-so-small) organizations and communities. Clarity offers a full range of HR solutions to suit individual needs and budgets. From assistance with recruitment through a full-service HR department-on-demand, outsourcing your HR function allows you to concentrate internal resources on your core business, and look outward for expertise. For more information Candace email Candace, candace@clarityei.com.


Upcoming Events

Tech Tuesdays at Jefferson County Library
Every Tuesday, Discussion 3-4:00 pm; Assistance, 4-6:00 pm
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock, WA 98339
Each Tuesday the library offers a two-part technology training session, beginning with a one hour discussion on a specific technology subject from 3-4:00 pm. The class is followed by drop-in individual assistance between 4-6:00 pm, where you can get help on any technology topic. Bring your device or practice on laptops provided by the library.

Local 20/20: Promoting Sustainability in East Jefferson County
Thursday, February 9, 2:30-4:30 pm
First Federal Bank Conference Room, 1321 Sims Way, Port Townsend, WA 98368

The monthly Local 20/20 Steering Council meeting is open to all and welcomes those interested in active involvement in Local 20/20 leadership. Newcomers are always welcome. If you'd like an orientation from 2-2:30 pm just before this meeting, please email Richard Dandridge at richard@l2020.org. Please park behind building, leaving customer parking for bank customers.

Jefferson Land Trust Conservation Breakfast: Creating a Place of Hope
Thursday, Feb 23, 2017, 8-9:30 am
Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St, Port Townsend, WA 98368

By protecting the land that sustains us, we can create a place of hope for the future. Jefferson Land Trust warmly invites you to an inspiring morning with coffee, breakfast and community.
The Land Trust is a grass-roots organization that relies on community support to save the local farms, forests, and wild spaces that are integral to the landscape and way of life in Jefferson County. This event is a chance to share a good meal and hear about the Land Trust’s conservation successes and upcoming opportunities. There is no cost to attend, but you might be inspired to join the Land Trust’s community of supporters and help save local places that matter. RSVP early to Caitlin at info@saveland.org or 360-379-9501 to save your seat and help ensure a local landscape of farms, forests, and wildlife forever!


Some Great News

Clarity's Shelby Smith and family welcomed baby Rigel on January 21, and we couldn't be more happy for them. Congratulations, Shelby!