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Laurence KerrLaurence Kerr, a former career member of the U.S. Senior Foreign Service was a history teacher at West Sound Academy in Poulsbo and college counselor for Upper School students from 2009 through 2012, has joined the school’s board of trustees. The board is a group of volunteer parents and community members who are responsible for policy decisions, financial oversight and governance of the private school’s affairs.

“We’re extremely pleased that Larry will be joining the board of trustees,” board chair Jeffrey Uyye said. “The global perspective his long service with the State Department brings, along with his familiarity with WSA as a former teacher, fits perfectly with our vision of WSA as an IB World School.” read more »

 

Physical therapists Monica Schutt and Emily Durban will join the staff at New Motion Studio on Bainbridge Island.

Schutt has a doctorate of Physical Therapy from Slippery Rock University and is a nationally certified pilates instructor. Durban received her doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of Puget Sound.

The studio’s class schedule is at www.newmotionpt.com.

 

A Kitchen That Works LLC of Bainbridge Island has been awarded “Best of Houzz for Customer Satisfaction” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design, for the second year in a row. A Kitchen That Works, owned by Molly McCabe, is a full-service residential design-build firm specializing in kitchen and bath remodeling.

The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2013. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 16 million monthly users on Houzz. read more »

 

Kelly DeisTurning Point Financial, a Bainbridge Island and Seattle-based regional professional services firm, has changed its name to Soundpoint Consulting to better reflect its focus on strategic, operational and financial management services. The name change coincides with the launch of a new website (www.soundpointbusinessconsulting.com) and the accreditation of company founder Kelly Deis as a Certified Valuation Analyst.

According to Kelly Deis, “the mission and focus of the new firm, Soundpoint Consulting, will remain the same. In addition, we are broadening our service capacity in the area of business valuations.” read more »

 

Evergreen Home Loans has announced that Amber Page has been hired to join the recently opened Silverdale branch as a mortgage banker. She has been in the mortgage industry since 2005.

Evergreen’s Silverdale branch is located at 2021 NW Myhre Road, Suite 112. Evergreen is a direct lender with regional offices in several Western states, and provides financing solutions for homebuyers while working locally with real estate professionals.

More information can be found at www.evergreenhomeloans.com.

 
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Cari BlossomLeslie HaysKitsap Bank announced the promotion of Leslie Hays to Vice President and Training Officer. Hays is a longtime employee, staring with Kitsap Bank in 1989. In January 2006, she was promoted to Assistant Vice President. Prior to moving into the training function in 1996 she worked in retail operations. Hays attended the Washington Bankers Association Executive Development Program and for a number of years she has represented Kitsap Bank on the WBA Education Committee. read more »

 

Rob SmithThe Seattle-based Puget Sound Business Journal announced Monday that it has appointed Rob Smith as its new editor-in-chief. Smith currently serves as editor of the Portland Business Journal (PSBJ). Both papers are owned by American City Business Journals, which is based in Charlotte, N.C. It is a unit of Advance Publications.

Smith succeeds George Erb, who left the Business Journal late last year. Smith will take the helm in Seattle sometime in late March.

“I’m excited about naming Rob as our new editor-in-chief. He knows the Pacific Northwest, and his expertise, professionalism and leadership skills make him the perfect person to lead the news organization in the next chapter,” said Puget Sound Business Journal Publisher Gordon Prouty. “I’m excited about what the newsroom will accomplish.” read more »

 

A Kitchen That Works LLC of Bainbridge Island has been awarded “Best of Houzz for Customer Satisfaction” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design, for the second year in a row. A Kitchen That Works, owned by Molly McCabe, is a full-service residential design-build firm specializing in kitchen and bath remodeling.

The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2013. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 16 million monthly users on Houzz. read more »

 

Doña Keating, president and CEO of consulting firm Professional Options and a member of the Olympic College Foundation Board, has funded two new student scholarships.

The Student Leadership Scholarship is for a student who is or will be attending Olympic College and who actively participates in a leadership role within a campus student organization or club and/or is significantly involved in the local community.

A Computer Information Systems (CIS) Scholarship will go to an OC student who intends to study in the field of computer information systems. read more »

 
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