Kitsap Business Briefs

New Building Open at BAC
The Bainbridge Athletic Club’s new steel tennis building is up and running, giving the club five indoor tennis courts and more than 50,000 square feet of facilities.
The club has recently added other fitness spaces, and now features four studios, two major weight-training areas, and a variety of new weight and cardio equipment. The new building will allow for additional flexibility as the tennis courts will be available for alternative athletic uses for all ages at various times.
A grand opening event for the new building is scheduled from 6 to
8:30 p.m. Friday at the club, 11700 Meadowmeer Circle, next door to Meadomeer Golf Club.
E.K. Riley Investments Opens Poulsbo Office
E.K. Riley Investments of Seattle has opened a branch office in Poulsbo at 18467 Skog Court NE. The firm has offices in Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho and Arizona.
Investment Manager Ed Stern will provide full-range brokerage services, including bonds, stocks, mutual funds and insurance annuity contracts to support short- and long-term financial goals in accordance with savings, college and retirement plans.
Stern has more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry, specifically in the Poulsbo area. Lori Stern, who was previously employed with Kitsap Bank on Bainbridge Island, is Stern’s administrative assistant. Reach them at (360) 930-3234, or e-mail Stern at or visit
On the Job
w Licensed massage practitioner Tanya Gunby is now working with Kitsap Physical Therapy on Bainbridge Island. Call (206) 842-6288 for information or to schedule an appointment.
w Eugenie Jones has been named community relations and development manager for Kitsap Community Resources. She is widely known as a columnist whose work is syndicated nationally by Scripps-Howard News Service. Her columns appear locally in the Kitsap Sun and The Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal. Jones previously worked for defense contractors SAIC, McDonnell-Douglas, and successfully owned and operated a performance development firm.
w Rob Stevens is the new operations manager at Kitsap Mall. He previously worked at Armstrong Custom Homes, where he has been the lead project coordinator. With his extensive construction experience, he will work on the construction for new tenants, including Hale’s Alehouse, as well as other projects currently in the planning stages.
w Jennifer Crandall, Mark Eriksson-Humphry and Linda Shigaki have been hired by Washington Community Alliance for Self Help. The new staff will assist in the growth of the Kitsap microenterprise and business-training programs. Crandall will coordinate loan groups, Eriksson-Humphry is the new volunteer coordinator and Shigaki will work with clients to develop and grow their businesses.
Longtime local Kitsap mentor Bill Hoke will assist in part-time community outreach and Stuart Walton of Bainbridge Island, who has been with the CASH program in Kitsap for three years, will continue to teach the business development training classes offered free to the public. Walton will also teach the new veteran’s business training classes.
Jan. 30
What: The Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its fifth annual Healthy Living Expo, an interactive trade show with exhibitors, presentations and demonstrations on healthy eating, nutrition, fitness, cancer prevention, weight loss, safety and more. Organizations also will offer free health screenings, a bloodmobile, and activities for the kids.
Former Mariners pitcher and FSN analyst Bill Krueger, who is actively involved in the Autism Speaks movement, will discuss autism and its effects on children, based on his experiences raising an autistic child.
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Woodward Middle School, 9125 Sportsman Club Road, Bainbridge Island
Cost: Exhibitor cost is $200 for a 10-foot by 10-foot space. Cost for food court exhibitors and nonprofit exhibitors will be $80.
Info: or (206) 842-3700

Feb. 3
What: Schelley Dyess, an Edward Jones financial adviser in Port Orchard, is hosting a free 50-minute educational seminar, “Foundations of Investing.”
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: 2299 Bethel Ave., Suite 102, in Port Orchard.
Cost: Free, but space is limited.
Reservations: Call Trina Sanquist at (360) 876-3835.

Feb. 5
What: Custom Neon of Kingston will celebrate its 10th anniversary with an open house with cake and beverages, and a discount for all new orders placed. The firm specializes in the fabrication of neon pieces for business and residential use.
When: 2 to 6 p.m.
Where: Custom Neon, 5686 Minder Road, No. 206, in the westernmost section of Kennedy Business Park between Poulsbo and Kingston.
Info: (360) 297-0448, or
Kitsap Sun staff

Feb. 24
What: Liberty Bank of Washington is sponsoring a series of “Engaging Business” seminars beginning with the Feb. 24 session entitled “The Top Business Insurance Challenges for the Small Business Owner and How to Fix Them.” Other seminars will be held the last Wednesday of the month with an array of guest presenters on topics ranging from technological innovation in banking for your business to insurance information.
When: Noon to 12:45 p.m.
Where: Community board room at the Poulsbo branch of Liberty Bank
Upcoming: For future events, visit
R.S.V.P.: Contact Lora Haskins at or (360) 394-4759

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