North Kitsap Business Briefs

Business updates from around the North Kitsap region.

Poulsbo Farmers Market gets support from Mor Mor Bistro

The Poulsbo Farmers Market will receive 5 percent of all revenue generated from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mor Mor Bistro & Bar every Wednesday in June through a unique community partnership program called Mor For a Difference.

The Mor For a Difference program supports community-based, non-profits and charitable organizations through the donation of 5 percent of lunch sales every Wednesday for an entire month.

Previous Mor For a Difference recipients include the Kathleen Sutton Fund and the North Kitsap Optimist Club. In addition to the Poulsbo Farmers Market, upcoming recipients include the Marine Science Center, which will be the featured organization in July.

“The Poulsbo Farmers Market shares our commitment to the community, local businesses and the freshest food possible, and we are thrilled to give back to them through the Mor For a Difference program,” said Laura Nesby, co-owner of Mor Mor.

For more information about the Mor For A Difference program, or to make your reservations for lunch in June to support the Poulsbo Farmers Market, contact Laura Nesby at

For more information about the Poulsbo Farmers Market visit or call Jackie Aitchison, market manager at (360) 779-6720.

KCU board chooses Thomas

The Kitsap Credit Union Board of Directors recently elected Terry Thomas as the new supervisory committee chair.

The board of directors and supervisory committee is governed by voluntary leadership that represents the interests and values of Kitsap Credit Union members.

Thomas completed his bachelor’s degree in business administration from City University in 1980. After 37 years of service Thomas retired from a rewarding professional career in civil service at the Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor. He is now a project manager at Paladin Data Systems in Poulsbo.

“I want to contribute to the community that I have grown to admire. I believe strongly in the 16 branch offices,” Thomas said.

Kingston Kiwanis to host berry sale

It is that time of the year again for the Annual Greater Kingston Kiwanis Club Berry Sale.

Every year the club sells fresh Skagit Valley Food Alliance Certified berries packed in their juice with no added sugar.

The funds raised by the club support the community with funding to the North Kitsap Boys and Girls Club, funding two $2,500 scholarships for graduating high school seniors, children’s Halloween and Christmas parties in Kingston plus many other local community service projects.

All the money earned is spent in the North Kitsap area to support youth and seniors.

The berries are picked up at American Marine Bank in Kingston. Windermere Real Estate and American Marine Bank of Kingston will be serving free, fresh berry shortcake during the pickup hours. Order forms can be printed out online at

Forms are also available at the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce office or at the following business locations: Kingston branch of American Marine Bank, Kingston Branch of Kitsap Bank, Windermere Real Estate Kingston, John L. Scott Real Estate, Kingston Tax Service and Olympic Printer Resources Inc.

For more information on the Greater Kingston Kiwanis Club berry sale, call Dave Muller (360) 620-4299.

Poulsbo massage therapist contributes to textbook

Aquatic therapy for the treatment of pain is the subject of a chapter written by Doug Kinnaird, LMP, of Poulsbo, for a new textbook, “Integrative Pain Medicine: The Science and Practice of Complementary Medicine in Pain Management.” The book, which Andrew Weil, MD, describes as “the definitive guide to integrative pain management,” was edited by Harvard Medical School faculty members Joseph F Audette, MD, and Allison Bailey, MD, and published by Humana Press.

Kinnaird who practices therapeutic massage at Bainbridge Athletic Club, said his chapter discusses the history of therapeutic use of water and a list of resources for practitioners and patients, plus a bibliography compiled by his collaborator Bruce E Becker, MD.

The textbook is available directly through Humana Press or most online book sellers.