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The United Way of Kitsap County is under new leadership this year. David Foote, Executive Director, enthusiastically leads his Loaned Executives in asking Kitsap County businesses to help fund 31 nonprofit health and human service agencies that depend upon community giving. read more »


Her passion for art is advocated by her business savvy. read more »


“American Financial Solutions is the biggest credit counseling agency in the country,” said Cuba Craig, president and CEO. “We have agreements with over 70,000 creditors. They lower the interest rates for our clients. Clients then pay us one monthly payment that we allocate to their creditors.”

Peter Ku, chancellor of the Seattle Community College District, asked Craig to start up American Financial Solutions. read more »


“I have a great job,” said Stacey Ames, marketing director for the Kitsap Mall in Silverdale. “My life is great!”

Ames has worked as the marketing director of Kitsap Mall for three years. The Macerich Company employs her. The company is a real estate investment trust, one of the largest owners and operators of regional malls in the United States — and the largest in the Western United States. The company operates 56 malls and 21 community centers in 21 states. read more »


“I love what I do, dealing with people,” said Maggie Brewton-Height, owner and agent of the Brewton-Hight Insurance Agency, Inc., in Silverdale. “I care about people and want to do the right thing. I am committed to customer service.”

She and her staff have built long-term relationships with their clients, helping families and friends to realize their dreams.

“We give financial security and peace of mind,” Brewton-Hight said. read more »


“I gave a speech in Moscow, Russia, on how to increase foreign investment in the Siberian region,” said Susan Veach of Accountability Plus, Inc., in Port Orchard.

Her accounting expertise opened the doors to contracts in Honduras, the Philippines, Guatemala and Mexico. In the Pacific Northwest, she teaches QuickBooks. She is an authority on forestland tax management.

Veach’s credentials include a bachelor’s in accounting and 20 years’ experience in the accounting industry. She worked for a general contractor as a controller in Auburn, Wash. read more »


The fiddle leaf fig was her greatest challenge.

“A builder hired me to keep the 25-foot, fiddle leaf fig alive during a three-month remodel, in the middle of winter,” said Lori White of Baskets of Beauty in Silverdale.

The plant was 20 years old, the owners’ pride and joy. It grew three stories tall, from the basement to the second-story entryway. read more »


“I am a hands-on and self-starter,” she said. “I have worked in the field of development, specifically public relations, business development and fundraising. Building relationships is tantamount to successful development.”

Hails began her job as executive director in June 2002. She is responsible for identifying chamber and community needs and designing a program of work to meet these needs. She constantly evaluates the program. read more »


“Due to the recession, pending war, ferry increases and gas prices, people are buying products that make them feel good,” said Linda Allen, owner of the Fox Paw in Winslow on Bainbridge Island.

Although Allen said that she sells everything but food and gasoline, the big sellers now are cards, books, music, body products and lingerie. read more »

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