Seminar on changes in workers compensation

OMAK – Representatives from the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries will be holding a seminar for small businesses on Dec. 9 in Omak.

They will talk about the 2009 changes in the state workers compensation system, how to minimize your costs, what to expect if you’re audited and what services and support are available for small businesses.

Speakers will be Ron Langley, L&I’s small business liaison from Tumwater; Shannon McNutt, Central Washington Field Audit Program Supervisor; and Mark Mayer, Central Washington Collection Program Supervisor.

The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 11:00 Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the Koala Street Grill, 914 Koala Ave., in Omak. Contact the Economic Alliance for any questions or to pre register at (509) 826-5107.

The seminar is sponsored by the Economic Alliance, Worksource Okanogan, Omak Chamber of Commerce, Wenatchee Valley College at Omak and the North Central Washington Business Loan Fund.

About Gary DeVon

Gary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He has a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.

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