Port Orchard framing store thrives in niche

Mallory Jackson believes in keeping the customer satisfied, and she’s convinced it’s this commitment that’s helped to keep her in business while others in downtown Port Orchard have folded their tent and moved to some other town in order to succeed. As owner of Custom Picture Framing on Bay Street, Jackson, 47, has spent the past 13 years providing her customers a way to preserve their memories in a unique way.

Poulsbo spa rasies $1K for Earth Month | North Kitsap Business Briefs

A quick look at what's going on with North Kitsap businesses.

Ghandi’s in Silverdale to purchase care packages for troops

Gandhi’s, located on Mickelberry Road in Silverdale, will host the first of many special nights dedicated to the military Friday, July 4. The Indian restaurant will donate 50 percent of all sales that day to purchase and ship care packages to troops serving overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan.

National ‘hero’ helpline plants itself in Kitsap County

Joan Qvigstad is an assistant program director for Herocare, a nation-wide, non-profit dedicated to providing community heroes with free financial advice and discounted services, offered as a “thank you” for serving. Herocare, founded in 2006 by Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director Lane Houk in Florida, assists military service members, educators, health care workers, government employees and first response such as police, firefighters, paramedics and EMS personnel.

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Kitsap Credit Union recently named Jeff Wells as its new E-Business Manager. His position will ensure the efficient operation of internal and external Web sites while improving and innovating new services for its members.

West Sound Workforce head addresses Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce

Prevailing economic conditions have presented small businesses with a significant challenge with regard to acquiring and maintaining a capable staff, according to an address to the Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce last week.

Kitsap Credit Union announces board promotion | N. Kitsap Biz Briefs

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Kitsap Bank reports growth for Q1 of ’08 | Central Kitsap Business Briefs

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Port Orchard woman makes homes shine so owners can sell

To best explain her work as a home stager, Heather Cole evokes a scene from the movie “Titanic.” A fancy stateroom is shown after the devastation of water and age, when it suddenly transforms into its former glory. “I can walk into a room and see what can be done,” she said. “I can then pull resources from different areas, and will put the money where it will do the most good.”

If you collect it, chances are they sell it

Looking for Christmas ornaments? Turtle shells or homemade jam? Perhaps a soy candle or a Peruvian wool hat? The Crafters Gift Shoppe is a sure bet.

Blondies re-opens in SK with new outlook

To Lisa Marshall, it’s all about the people.

Slipping back into Bay St.

From salsa to comedy, they’re hoping to entertain you at Slip 45.

Rhodes tapped as KNG senior editor

Sound Publishing has announced that Jeff Rhodes, editor of the Port Orchard Independent, has been promoted to senior editor of the Kitsap News Groups (KNG), a division of Sound Publishing.

Musicians jazz up local java joint

By RACHEL BRANTStaff writerAfrican teas, Bolivian and Guatemalan coffees and worldly wines and beers are just a select few of the beverages served at The… Continue reading

A world under the sea

The Shark Reef moves to Ross Plaza.

Get your dogs and coffee here

Woody’s Hot Dogs and Espresso opens in Kitsap Mall.

Fresh fruits and veggies at your door

Silverdale family opens organic foods business.

A fine addition to Silverdale

By RACHEL BRANTStaff writerThe small, yellow house on the corner of Washington Avenue and Lowell Street in Old Town Silverdale is home to beautiful paintings,… Continue reading

Rocking into a new spot

Ted Brown Music moves to Plaza Road.

From cleaning rags to riches

Lighthouse Cove Property Management’s owner was its former housekeeper.