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Kit Hutchin and John Koval are Bainbridge Island Chamber's Business Couple of the Year

John Koval and Kit Hutchin, owners of Churchmouse Yarns & TeasKit Hutchin started knitting when she was seven years old. But it took her nearly 20 years job-hopping in various professions to figure out what she was meant to do.

Hutchin, co-owner of Churchmouse Yarns & Teas on Bainbridge Island along with husband John Koval, tried her hand at catering, bookkeeping and advertising.  read more »


The madness began the moment Ana Orselli and husband Jerry Perez opened their new ice cream shop last June in an alleyway location, just off Winslow Way, on Bainbridge Island.

The lines formed immediately and continued to stretch out the door all summer and fall as islanders, Kitsapers and tourists alike couldn’t seem to get enough of the Argentinean couple’s gourmet ice cream flavors and unique parlor atmosphere. read more »


CFA Officers, L-R
Walt Hannawacker, Charlie Frame,
Carolyn Frame
The two parties began serious merger talks one day in October when Carolyn Frame’s phone rang. After a few negotiating hiccups, which dragged the transaction out for several weeks, a deal was finally struck. “They came to us,” noted Charlie Frame. “It was very friendly. It made sense for our own volume.” read more »


Under normal conditions, Bainbridge Island is a wonderful place to shop, browse and nosh. But during the holidays, the island community is transformed into a glittery, festive wonderland. read more »


Ed Ellis, owner
San Juan Navigation If nothing else, Ed Ellis is an opportunist.
When the occasion opened up last year for Americans to trade with Cuba for the first time in more than 40 years, Ellis Bainbridge Island company became the first shipper under government contract to transport grain to Castro’s communist country. read more »


Business Person of the Year Luncheon
Come and fete Charlie and Carolyn Frame at the Business Couple of the Year Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. May 22 at Wing Point Golf & Country Club. Cost: $25. Registration, 842-3700.

Like so many people before them, Charlie and Carolyn Frame of CFA Northwest Mortgage Professionals first viewed Bainbridge Island from the bow of their boat. read more »

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