Kitsap Business Briefs

Kingston Roasters 

Certified Organic


CB’s Nuts, the locally-owned, small-batch roaster in Kingston, has been certified as organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The state Department of Agriculture’s Organic Food Program conducted the in-depth organic certification evaluation process on behalf of the USDA National Organic Program.

CB’s Nuts sources conventional raw peanuts from Texas and organic raw Valencia peanuts from Sunland, Inc., in New Mexico. The raw products are roasted in CB’s Nuts’ certified organic facility and delivered to retail outlets across Washington and Oregon, including Central Markets, Town & Country Markets, Whole Foods, Metropolitan Markets, Haagen Stores, Top Foods, Thriftway, Red Apple Markets, Madison Co-op, PCCs, Sno-Isle Co-op and the New Seasons Stores in the Portland area.

CK Veterinarian
Buys NK Clinic


Dr. Craig Adams of Silverdale has purchased Poulsbo Animal Clinic and will continue to offer small-animal veterinary medicine, surgery and dentistry in North Kitsap.

Craig and his wife, Dr. Bethany Adams, both graduated from Washington State University of the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. They moved to Kitsap County in 2004 after spending a year in Champaign, Ill., where Craig worked in private practice and Bethany completed an internship in medicine and surgery.

For the past five years, Craig practiced at Kitsap Veterinary Hospital in Port Orchard, and also created a fish veterinary business in his spare time. Bethany practiced at VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital in Poulsbo for several years, but currently is staying at home with their young children.

Poulsbo Animal Clinic is located in the Poulsbo Village Shopping Center, 19494 F Seventh Ave. NE, and is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. They plan an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 28. Reach them at (360) 779-4640.

Certification Allows More Patients for Bremerton Facility


Ashley Gardens, a memory care community in East Bremerton, received certification from the state Department of Health to care for additional residents. The facility now can care for up to 40 residents. “With the growing need in our community, we are pleased that we could expand our ability to care for Bremerton seniors,” said Connie Larkin, interim executive director. 

Poulsbo Company
Named Safest


Poulsbo’s General Construction Company was named one of the safest construction companies in America after placing first in the heavy division of the Construction Safety Excellence Awards from the Associated General Contractors of America.

General Construction Company was recognized for the strength of its safety program and its safety performance during 2008 at the AGC’s 90th annual convention in San Diego, Calif. Award winners were selected by a panel of distinguished construction safety professionals from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

On the Job

Rand Riedrich has been appointed president-elect and Michael Strube vice president of the Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce. Riedrich is a certified business adviser with the Olympic College/Small Business Development Center and Strube is a membership marketer with Costco-Silverdale. Patti Kirkpatrick, Port Orchard city clerk, Jay Seaton, financial adviser with Edward Jones Investments, and Dave Foote, executive director of United Way of Kitsap County, were appointed to the chamber board of directors to fulfill unexpired terms.

Peter Phibbs has been hired as pottery class instructor at Claywerks Ceramics & Pottery Studio in Bremerton. He comes from the Colorado Mountain College in Aspen, Colo., where he was head of the Ceramics Department.

Art Castle, executive vice president of the Home Builders Association of Kitsap County and secretary of the Kitsap Home Builders Foundation, has received a certificate from Washington State University for a Low Impact Development Technical Workshop series. It is based on attending each of the four two-day workshops in the series and completing a test on each segment of the series and a final test. 

Dan Weedin, a Poulsbo-based consultant and trainer and president of the Rotary Club of Poulsbo-North Kitsap, was a facilitator at the Rotary Pacific Northwest President-Elects Training program earlier this month in Seattle. Weedin was responsible for training 29 presidents-elect to help them improve their leadership, communication, and team building skills. Weedin is the current president of the Rotary Club of Poulsbo-North Kitsap and has been a Rotarian since 1993.


March 21

What: A first-time homebuyer class will be held March 21 by the Kitsap Housing Coalition in conjunction with the Washington State Housing Finance Commission and the Bremerton Housing Authority. The five-hour course is designed to educate prospective home buyers on the home buying process, available assistance programs, credit repair, planning and budgeting, how to choose a realtor and negotiating. The course is required for many available first-time homebuyer and down-payment assistance programs. The certificate issued is good for two years. 

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Westpark Community Center, 76 Russell Road in Bremerton.

Cost: Free.

Reservations: Seating is limited; contact Melanie Rowe at Kitsap Credit Union, (360) 662-2056 or e-mail her at


March 25

What: The Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce will hold a progressive business after hours gathering March 25. It provides an opportunity to network and enjoy refreshments.

When: 5 to 7 p.m.

Place: Solid Rock Cafe, Debbie Macomber’s A Good Yarn Shop, Springhouse Dolls and Gifts and Victorian Rose Tea Room, all at 1140 and 1130 Bethel Road across from the Port Orchard Post Office. 

Info: Call (360) 876-3505.


April 21

What: West Sound Technology Association and Kitsap Economic Development Alliance will co-host “A Visual History of the Puget Sound Tech Industry.” Puget Sound is home to thousands of thriving technology companies in a variety of sectors including software, aerospace, digital media, medical devices, telecommunications, Web services and more. Guest speaker will be Ken Myer.

When: 8 to 10 a.m.

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

Cost:: $20 for KEDA and WSTA members; $25 for non-members

Info: West Sound Technology Association, P.O. Box 1102, Silverdale, WA 98383

Kitsap Sun staff

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  1. Fuller details about the April 21 event:

    The Puget Sound is home to thousands of thriving technology companies in a variety of sectors including Software, Aerospace, Digital Media, Medical Devices, Telecommunications, Webservices, and more.

    In a joint project with Virginia Tech and Seattle University, the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) has created a poster which illustrates a portion of the industry by focusing on the movement of founders from six key institutions along with venture capitalists, supporting institutions, and many of the larger technology businesses located in the region.

    Data was gathered through an online survey of technology firms in 2007-8 along with additional firms identified from various listing such as the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2008 Book of Lists, the Seattle Startup 2.0 list, the Xconomy gaming cluster list, and primary research. This project is part of a larger Virginia Tech project that examines the emergence of high-tech regions.

    West Sound Technology Association (WSTA) and Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) will co-host a special event featuring CEO Ken Myer, who will discuss the above project and the resulting map. Attendees will receive a free copy.

    Registration fee includes map and breakfast. Sign up at

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