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Kitsap Referrals is welcoming new members to join its networking group of business professionals. Kitsap Referrals is a venue for local business men and women to make professional contacts and generate referrals and help provide quality service to each other and the community. Guests are encouraged to attend a future meeting to learn more about the organization. The group meets every Tuesday from 1-2 p.m. at the Poulsbo Library located at 700 NE Lincoln Road with free lunch served for guests. For more information on this group, visit www.kitsapreferrals.com. To RSVP, call Dawn Tobel at (360) 271-1762 or email Steve Komar at skomar@farmersagent.com.

ACCEPTING NEW MEMBERS

Kitsap Referrals is welcoming new members to join its networking group of business professionals. Kitsap Referrals is a venue for local business men and women to make professional contacts and generate referrals and help provide quality service to each other and the community. Guests are encouraged to attend a future meeting to learn more about the organization. The group meets every Tuesday from 1-2 p.m. at the Poulsbo Library located at 700 NE Lincoln Road with free lunch served for guests. For more information on this group, visit www.kitsapreferrals.com. To RSVP, call Dawn Tobel at (360) 271-1762 or email Steve Komar at skomar@farmersagent.com.

AUDIOMAGUS OPENS

KINGSTON SHOWROOM

Audiomagus.com, the ground-breaking online retailer of high-end low-cost audio products, has opened its showroom in Kingston.

“Offering award-wining products that deliver high-end performance at down-to-earth prices, Audiomagus is at the front of a major shift in the stereo audio market,” company president Mike Wyatt said. “Our products deliver performance equal to systems that cost 10-times – or more – the price. We are a little company trying shake things up.”

Audiomagus is based in Kitsap County, but the company’s sales are worldwide.

The show room and listening room are open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The location is 26343 Bond Road NE, Suite 102, Kingston, WA 98346, in the Kingston West Industrial Park.

For more information, call (866) 808-9567 or go to www.audio-magus.com.

MOONEY TO LEAD PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AT WATSON FURNITURE GROUP

Cia Mooney, formerly vice president of product development and launch at Brayton International, has joined Watson Furniture Group as vice president of product development. Mooney adds a wealth of experience, insight, and recognition to her new company.

In her previous position, Mooney directed Brayton’s new product initiatives in the contract and healthcare furniture markets, collaborating with distinguished architects and designers including Laurinda Spear, Pearson Lloyd, Alison Spear and EOOS. During her time there, Brayton received 18 industry design awards, including Good Design, Roscoe, Adex, Nightingale and Neocon Editor’s Choice for Innovation.

Prior to joining Brayton, Mooney worked as an industrial designer on projects ranging from aircraft interiors and consumer products to museum planning and exhibition design in the US and abroad. In 1993, after working in the Milan studios of Ettore Sottsass and Aldo Cibic, she established her own studio in Miami, Florida.

Her furniture and lighting designs have been exhibited at the Salone del Mobili, Euroluce and the Milan Triennale. She has designed consumer product ideas for industry giants Siemens, Corning and Artemide; automotive interior concepts for Fiat; and exhibition designs for the Aerospace Museum in Los Angeles; the Science Discovery Museum in Acton, Massachusetts; Motorola’s corporate museum in Beijing, China; and the corporation’s high technology installation at The Epcot Center in Florida.

Mooney received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and Milan’s Domus Academy, respectively. She has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design and Miami’s Design + Architecture Senior High School. She currently serves on the Design Advisory Board for the Savannah College of Art + Design.

LIBERTY BANK’S UHLIG COMPLETES NATIONAL COMPLIANCE SCHOOL

Paul A. Uhlig, Chief Operating & Compliance Officer, Liberty Bank of Washington, recently completed the American Bankers Association National Compliance School held in Miami, Fla.

Considered the premier compliance program in the industry, Uhlig’s completion of the graduate level program with ABA is an indication of the type of services Liberty Bank intends to offer its clients when it opens later this year.

“The commitment to professional training by the senior staff and the board of directors at Liberty Bank is uncompromising,” explains Uhlig. “The level of our commitment to compliance and knowledge of regulations is a direct reflection on the security our clients will have in banking with us.”

The ABA National Compliance School is the leading educational forum for bank regulatory compliance professionals. It is a professional program that develops technical skills and strategies for success in the regulatory compliance arena.

“Paul’s completion of this highly regarded program brings Liberty Bank of Washington one step closer to serving the Kitsap Community the way we envision,” explains Bill Fogarty, CEO of the bank in organization. Scheduled to open to the public in early summer of 2008, Liberty Bank’s application as a new community bank is currently under review by the FDIC and the state of Washington.

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