Kitsap Business Briefs

On the Job

Jaqulyn Kyles, a marketing assistant with Kitsap Bank, has been named Employee of the Third Quarter for 2008. Kyles, a graduate of Eastern Oregon University, joined Kitsap Bank in 2007 and is described as a “true team player,” by Shannon Childs, Kitsap Bank senior vice president and marketing director. 

“Her commitment to Kitsap Bank has been evident this year as she worked tirelessly on a number of major projects, including helping us launch a newly redesigned Web site and commemorate the bank’s centennial year,” Childs said.

Silverdale Lowe’s
to Open on Friday


The Silverdale Lowe’s is scheduled to be open the day after Thanksgiving, to accommodate early holiday shoppers.

The store’s formal grand-opening ceremony is scheduled for a week later. 

The store is at 2221 NW Myhre Road, just behind Costco and across the street from The Doctor’s Clinic.

The store has 131,000 square feet of retail and garden space and generated 120 new jobs for the area, according to the company. Initial construction costs for the building were estimated at $12 million. 

The Lowe’s a few miles away on Highway 303, built in 2002, will remain open.

Silverdale Lowe’s will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Doggie Spa Opens
on Bainbridge


A grand opening for The Fluffy Ruff Dog Spa, 344 Tormey Lane NE, Suite 173, on Bainbridge Island, is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 2, according to owner Julie Rust, a graduate of The Paragon School of Pet Grooming.

Rust recently completed master groomer certification with the National Dog Groomers Association. She is an award-winning pet stylist, having competed in Atlanta; Charlotte, N.C.; Cape Canaveral, Fla.; and Olympia.

Reach her at (206) 842-3599 or at

Builder Adds Services for Homebuyers


Cutting Edge NW of Bremerton is expanding its services to offer home assessment services for people interested in having a professional builder accompany them through new construction walk-throughs or through existing homes for sale. 

The assistance would allow prospective homeowners to obtain a comprehensive list of items needing repair or replacement before finalizing a sale. The service is designed to provide buyers with information about the cost of repairs. 

The firm also will offer remodeling services and possible partial financing for approved homeowners in need of home repair.

Reach them at (360) 286-4264 or


Nov. 25

What: The Puget Rental Owner’s Association will host Mark Gjurasic of Public Affairs of Washington, who will give an in-depth legislative update and discuss residential and rental issues. All rental owners and the general public are invited.

When: 6 p.m. dinner; 6:45 p.m. president’s comments followed by the speaker.

Where: AA China Buffet, 3583 Wheaton Way in East Bremerton.

For More Information: Call (360) 479-1683.


Nov. 26

What: The Silverdale Chamber of Commerce will host Jon Pearson, president of the Central Kitsap Community Council, at its membership luncheon. He will provide an overview of the council’s work and upcoming projects. The Marine and Sailors of the Quarter will be recognized. It is open to the public.

The meeting will also feature a business showcase, highlighting businesses offering gift ideas for the holidays.

When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Silverdale Beach Hotel, 3037 NW Bucklin Hill Road in Silverdale. 

Reservations: Required in advance; call the chamber at (360) 692-6800 or visit The cost is $20.


Nov. 26

What: North West Business Connections, a local chapter of BNI, will have its weekly meeting. Member Tami Kelly, representing Pre-Paid Legal Services Inc., will be speaking on how to gain protection and peace of mind in the area of identity theft. Anyone interested in participating with a group of business professionals working together to expand their word-of-mouth referral business is welcome to visit. 

When: 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. 

Where: Bay View Java Coffee Shop, 1213 Bay Street in Port Orchard.

For More Information: Contact Marie Wohlert at (360) 876-5005. 

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