Business Briefs – Sept. 2, 2011

Kevin Hines earns Blacks in Government award

Kevin Hines earns Blacks in Government award

Kevin Hines, with Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division at Keyport, was awarded the 2011 Blacks in Government Navy Civilian Meritorious Service Award Aug. 23 at a ceremony in Boston.

Hines became involved with NUWC Keyport’s college recruiting effort in 2009 and focused his attention on enhancing existing relationships with Prairie View A&M University in Texas, a historically Black college. He has worked closely with recent hires from the college to help them adjust to the local community and provide support such as finding housing.

“His innovative approaches to recruitment, personal involvement with the students and staff, and his mentoring new hires from Prairie View have had a significant impact on increasing diversity and retention of these new members to our workforce and community,” said Capt. Stephen E. Iwanowicz, commander, NUWC Keyport, in a statement.

New environmental law and regulation program to be offered

A new environmental law and regulation certificate program will be offered at the University of Washington — Tacoma’s Key Bank Professional Development Center beginning at the end of the month.

After being admitted to the program, students must successfully complete a series of three courses over nine months. Classes for the first course begin Sept. 28 at the Tacoma campus.

Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of regulation at the nation, state and local levels with a focus on laws that influence natural resource development.

For more information, visit or call (253) 692-4618.

Add to Heart Photography open house

Laura Zander, of Add to Heart Photography, will host an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 17 at her studio located at 3475 NW Byron St., Silverdale. The event is open to the public.

The open house will give people an opportunity to visit the studio, meet Zander and view some of her work.  Add to Heart Photography specializes in wedding, boudoir, maternity and newborn photography and is by appointment. For more information, visit

Dept. of Revenue offers free tax workshop in Bremerton

The state Department of Revenue will  host a free workshop for new and small business owners from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 at the Sheridan Park Community Center, rooms B and C, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton.

The workshop will cover Washington excise taxes, reporting classifications, deductions, tax incentives, sales tax collection and record-keeping requirements

To register, visit or call (800) 647-7706 as space is limited.

Harrison Medical Center earns designation

Harrison Medical Center has earned the Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement designation by Regence BlueShield in Washington, according to a statement.

After an evaluation process, 13 hospitals in the state earned this designation for quality care. Medical facilities voluntarily submit clinical data to establish they meet selection criteria, which includes surgeons with board certification, an established knee and hip replacement program, pre-operative patient education, among other criteria.

For more information on the designation, visit

Paul Davis Restoration open house at new Bremerton office and warehouse

Paul Davis Restoration of Olympic Peninsula will hold an open house from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 at the company’s warehouse, 5538 Cruiser Loop SW., Bremerton. The open house is free and open to the public.

Tours of the facility and demonstrations will be set up to display the company’s work in emergency mitigation, restoration and remodeling. Refreshments, giveaways and a raffle will be offered.

The new facility is approximately 8,400 square feet and is located in Olympic View Industrial Park near State Highway 3. The company was started by John Elliott with Ray and Tammy Heauser and has been serving the area since 2007.

Northwoods Lodge receives 13th perfect survey rating

Northwoods Lodge in Silverdale has received a deficiency-free rating outcome for its annual state survey inspection, according to a statement.

This is the 13th perfect state survey score for the nursing and rehabilitation center. Representatives from the Aging and Adult Administration and the Department of Social and Health Services recently conducted the survey unannounced, which included interviews with residents, caregivers and administrative staff as well as conducting medical records reviews.

For more information about Northwoods Lodge visit or call (360) 698-3930.

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