Kitsap Business Briefs

PO Chamber Picks
New Officers,
Honors Members
Port Orchard
The Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce recently honored members for outstanding work in their community and elected new officers for the coming year.
James Kelsey of James Kelsey Studios was named Chamber Ambassador of the Year and Dawn Jake of Peterson & Jake CPAs received the President’s Award for 2010. Dana’s Heating & Cooling Inc. was named SK Business of the Year. Dick Davis was chosen SK Man of the Year and Delilah Rene was chosen Woman of the Year.
Desiree Steffens was elected president of the chamber; Patti Kirkpatrick, president-elect; Barry Doll, vice president; Dawn Jake, treasurer; and Leah Wattree, secretary.
New board members Annette Crawford of Ridgemont Terrace, Bob Cross of Harrison Medical Center and Mallory Jackson of Custom Picture Framing are joining returning board members Larry DeBarthe of Kitsap Credit Union and Kim Punt of Alfred Interwest Insurance Co.
Silverdale Chamber
Announces Nominees for Accolades Awards
The Silverdale Chamber of Commerce has announced nominees for its Accolades Awards, with which it has honored members for 37 years.
Nominees include:
Business of the Year (sponsored by Oxford Inn and Suites): All Star Lanes and Casino, Naturally 4 Paws and Monica Waterfront Bakery. It is given to businesses which, through financial and in-kind resources, have made a significant impact on the Silverdale community’s economic and social well being.
Citizen of the Year (sponsored by Suquamish Clearwater Casino and Resort): Roy Lusk of Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue, chairman of the 9/11 Memorial project; Anita Bates, chairwoman of the Silverdale Dog Park Stewardship group; and Lynette George, organizer of the Kitsap County Blue Banner Program. Nominees are individuals who have made a significant contribution to developing a sense of community in Silverdale.
Paul G. Linder Service Award for Chamber Member of the Year (sponsored by Puget Sound Energy): Jackie Carr of Anytime Fitness, April Ihde of Kitsap Bank and Mike Walton, individual member. It recognizes a chamber member who has a significant record of service to the chamber and has given of their time talent and resources.
The awards will be announced at the chamber’s annual Glitz and Glamour Gala Dinner and Silent Auction Oct. 23 at the Kitsap Golf and Country Club. It is open to the community, but reservations are required. Call the Silverdale Chamber of Commerce at (360) 692-6800.
Island Business
a Finalist for
First Look Forum
InTheWorks of Bainbridge Island has been selected as one of 12 finalists in the Northwest Entrepreneur Network’s Fall 2010 First Look Forum to be held Tuesday at the Arctic Club Hotel in Seattle.
It was selected from a competitive applicant pool of more than 40 companies. InTheWorks will present its five-minute pitch to the Northwest’s top investors, angel groups and venture capital firms.
The firm has invented a super efficient catalytic technology that reduces hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and nitrous oxides emissions, increases fuel efficiency and power, muffles noise and reduces heat in combustion engines. The company’s first product, the AquaCat Marine Catalytic Converter, is designed to address strict emissions standards for marine gasoline engines as set by the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board.
For information, visit
Skookum Educational
Services Awarded
Second Option Year
Skookum Educational Services of Bremerton has won a second option year on its contract to provide grounds maintenance and janitorial services on Northwest Navy installations.
The contract is divided into two geographical areas of Navy Region Northwest: North Sound, which includes Naval Air Station Whidbey Island and Naval Station Everett; and the West Sound, which includes Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Naval Undersea Warfare Center-Keyport and Naval Magazine Indian Island.
The contract term is one base period with up to nine one-year options. This contract year began Oct. 1 and ends on Sept. 30, 2011.
On the Job
w Rhonda Edwards, broker and owner of Re/Max Town and Country in Port Orchard and Gig Harbor, has earned the Certified Distressed Property Expert designation, having completed training in foreclosure avoidance and short sales. Reach her at (360) 731-5988.
w Sherri Snyder of Coldwell Banker McKenzie Associates has received the “Real Estate Online Marketing Award of Excellence.” The award recognizes agents who consistently provide great marketing services on behalf of their buyers and sellers. It was presented in Seattle at a recent marketing and technology seminar. Reach her at (206) 550-5079 or e-mail her at
Oct. 13
What: The Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce will meet for an Oct. 13 luncheon with guest speaker Janice Miller addressing “Women in Transition.”
When: 11:30 a.m. social, noon luncheon.
Where: Marine Room, Sons of Norway Lodge.
Kitsap Sun staff

One thought on “Kitsap Business Briefs

  1. Hello–I have opened a new botique in Port Orchard, named JULIANA (all caps). We are having the Grand Opening on October 23rd and 24th.
    There is also a new restaurant, Simon, opening in our building. Is it possible to get a story or business announcement about this?
    Thank you,
    Sheri Bogataj
    store 360.895.8542
    cell 253.219.9852
    fyi on Facebook: JULIANA It’s a Great Little Store

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