The Port Orchard Chamber General Membership Luncheon is the second Thursday of each month, location varies. Each month we present a different speaker on subjects that relate to small and large businesses, the community, managers, employees and employers.
Each month the Chamber supports a local event, project or not-for-profit organization. Click here for a list of recent raffle recipients.
The public is welcome to attend, reservations are always required.
The meeting is $20 for members and guests of members when pre-paid by 5pm the day before the Luncheon and $25 for members and guests of members when paid at the door. Non-members must pay $25 in advance. Reservations can be made online. Please Go to the meeting month you are interested in.
June Chamber Luncheon
Thurs. June 13th, 11:15am
Port Orchard Pavilion
Dan Weedin, Toro Consulting
Creating a Crisis Prevention Plan for Small Business
June Raffle Recipient: Relay for Life of South Kitsap
July Chamber Luncheon
Thurs. July 18th, 11:15am NOTE DATE CHANGE-- THIS IS THIRD THURSDAY!
Cedar Springs Pavilion
Julie Tappero, Westsound Workforce & Kitsap Economic Development Alliance
August Chamber Luncheon
Thurs. Aug. 8th, 11:15am
Trophy Lake Golf & Casting
Speaker To Be Announced
September Chamber Luncheon
Thurs. Sept. 12th, 11:15am
October Chamber Luncheon
Thurs. Oct. 10th, 11:15am
November Chamber Luncheon
Thurs. Nov. 14th, 11:15am
December Chamber Luncheon
Thurs. Dec. 12th, 11:15am
The Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce has been supporting local businesses in the community since 1945. The Chamber, led by dedicated business owners and business leaders, invites you to join the chamber and become a part of the revitalization of Port Orchard and the collaborative partnership of the community.
The Port Orchard Chamber is a private, non-profit, membership-driven organization comprised of 330 business enterprises, civic organizations, education institutions and individuals.
Our Mission: " The Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce is a membership based organization of businesses and individuals working together to promote a favorable local business climate, encourage strong community leadership and support quality of life." The Chamber is governed by a 15 member Board of Directors.
Coreen Haydock serves as the Chamber's Executive Director. Haydock has been with the Chamber since 2007. She has 32 years of not for profit administration and volunteer experience.
Alisha Freeman serves as Administrative Assistant. A long time memer of the Port Orchard community, she ahs experience administrating not-for-profit organizations. She began working for the Chamber in May 2012.
Please take our Past Chamber Member survey here.
For a Port Orchard Chamber membership application--click here
For a copy of the Port Orchard Chamber 2013 Budget click here
For a copy of our Port Orchard Chamber By-Laws--click here
For a copy of the Port Orchard Chamber 2013 Legislative Objectives click here
For an application and program information on the the Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors-- click here
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For a pdf document of Port Orchard Chamber committees --click here
Each month the Port Orchard Chamber Spotlights a Member.
Spotlight on a Member-May 2013
Kim Cherry-Don Ryan
One Ten Lounge
Conveniently located at 110 Harrison Avenue (off Bay Street), the One Ten Lounge offers great food, hand crafted drinks, micro brews, and wine selections. Casual, yet classy, the One Ten Lounge is a great date place! It's also a great place to enjoy your friends and visit, listen to music or watch sports.
Don Ryan and Kim Cherry have owned and operated the One Ten Lounge for about eight years. Kim has a 35-year background in Food & Beverage, including all aspects from catering to fine dining, cooking and creating concepts, and all the while creating fabulous drinks. Don has been an entrepreneur for 20 years.
Kim's family moved to Kitsap County in 1966, and Don's family moved here from Tacoma in 1985. Both enjoy the NW scenery and ambiance of Port Orchard, stating, "We have everything here and want to enhance the current life of the town." They enjoy the outdoors, exploring new places, attending civic meetings, and hanging out with local friends.
When asked what they like best about the Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce, Don and Kim responded, "networking and meeting people with a common interest to improve and profit."
The One Ten Lounge has a wonderful new food menu, and a warm atmosphere with charm and class. The One Ten Lounge also caters off premise for any event. Reach them at 360-895-3079.
Jason Rodriguez is the store manager for The Sherwin-Williams Company, a service oriented coating supplier providing the best quality paints, stains, and finishes. The Sherwin-Williams Company is 147 years old. Founded in 1866, Sherwin-Williams is the oldest American based coatings manufacturer. The Port Orchard location has been open for 6 years, and is the only dedicated paint store in Port Orchard. Jason has been with the company for 12 years.
Jason graduated with a Bachelors of Science from the University of Oregon in 2001. He was recruited by Sherwin-Williams shortly before graduation, and began working at the Auburn, Washington location in August of 2001. He transferred to the Silverdale store in September of 2002. In 2006 the company gave him the opportunity to open a new store in Port Orchard and the doors officially opened on December 4, 2006.
Born and raised on the southern Oregon coast, Jason grew up in the small town of Coos Bay, Oregon. In 1997, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he met his wife. The couple moved to Eugene, Oregon in 1998, where their son was born a year later. Jason's wife wanted to come to the Kitsap area to be nearer to her mother, who resides in Silverdale. The Sherwin-Williams Company afforded Jason the opportunity to relocate and provide a great life for the family and to meet some incredible people!
When asked what about Port Orchard he likes best, Jason says, "Port Orchard has a great small town community feel to it, and really reminds me of home. Walking down Bay Street in the evening, or enjoying one of the summertime concerts has an aesthetic appeal that you just can't find anyplace else."
Jason likes to go shooting and hiking with friends and family. He also enjoys golf, reading, and the occasional movie. He looks forward to summertime events like the farmers market and concerts here in Port Orchard.
As a member of the Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce, Jason notes, "There is truly a great sense of community. The welcoming nature and general support that we get from fellow Chamber members. Everyone seems to have a genuine interest in the success of each other's business."
Jason tells us that the Sherwin-Williams culture is all about customer service and product quality. If you need paint for any project, you will not have a better experience anywhere than Sherwin-Williams Port Orchard! Stop in at 1382 SE Lund Avenue, or call 360-874-7700.
The Port Orchard Pavilion Event Center offers a variety of spaces for all of life’s celebrations…weddings, seminars, retreats, proms, birthdays, reunions, and much more! If you need a space, the Pavilion has the place! Complete with a fully operational kitchen and lots of equipment and supplies (tables, chairs, wireless internet, audio/visual equipment, podium, etc.), the Port Orchard Pavilion has your event needs covered!
Joni Sonneman recently assumed management of the Port Orchard Pavilion. She is also the personal assistant for the building’s lease owner, Delilah Rene.
Joni grew up in Gig Harbor and moved to Port Orchard 17 years ago. Her favorite things about Port Orchard are the people and the beauty. Joni’s family has been active in church ministries for generations and she has had the great pleasure of meeting a lot of people through those ministries. She is a single parent of three children, with one still at home who will be graduating from South Kitsap High School this June. When she is not working, Joni loves to boat, ride her horse, and hang out with great friends and family.
When asked what she likes best about the Chamber of Commerce, Joni says: “the ability to network, meet new people, learn new things, and support other local businesses in their efforts to succeed.”
Joyce Scott is a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant. As such, she sells Mary Kay skin care, body care, fragrances, and color cosmetics, and teaches people how to care for their skin and fight the signs of aging. She can also help anyone who is interested in starting his or her [their] own Mary Kay business. Joyce has been with Mary Kay for almost two years [1 year, 9 months]. She was previously a computer programmer with a Bachelors & Masters Degree. She has been using Mary Kay products for over 19 years.
Joyce and her family moved to the area when her husband received orders to be stationed here over 3½ years ago. She likes Port Orchard’s small town atmosphere, and that everyone is so friendly. Joyce’s husband is a retired Chief Petty Officer. They have two daughters, Abigail (3) and Elizabeth (12½). They also have two dogs, Zoe & Rusty. When she is not working, Joyce enjoys spending time with family, knitting, sewing, and quilting.
When asked what she likes best about the Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce, Joyce says, “meeting new people and businesses.” She notes that, “Everyone is very friendly and helpful.”
KT Arthur is an agent at Reid Real Estate in Port Orchard, where she enjoys "fulfilling dreams by helping people buy and sell real estate."
Among KT's achievements are degrees in History and Anthropology. As one of the first female linemen in the Army, KT did a lot of government contracting, which is what brought her to this area. She likes Port Orchard for its small-town feel and that people are really trying to make a difference; and also, the fact that it is close enough to the city to experience it, as well.
KT's husband was an Airborne Ranger. Her son, who was formerly a S.E.A.L., is now working for Cyber Command and working toward a doctorate in Counter Terrorism. Her daughter married a submariner, and is working on her doctorate in Kinesthetic Health. In her leisure time, KT enjoys skiing, working with dogs, shooting muzzle-loading rifles, gardening, cooking, traveling, reading, and horses.
Dick Vlist Motors Inc. is a family owned and family oriented business with an emphasis on providing a high quality product at a fair price. Having a smaller dealership gives them an opportunity to present only the nicest vehicles, hand selected for customers. Van Vlist's father Dick Vlist got started in the automobile business in 1947 after serving in the Navy. He purchased their current dealership over 44 years ago. Van has enjoyed being in the family business some 32 years ago. Van is an automobile enthusiast. All of his family has collected cars, trucks and motorcycles. He tells people when your interest revolves around cars, as does your livelihood, its almost like not having to work for a living!
Van and his brothers were born and raised here in Kitsap and when asked what he likes best about Port Orchard he says that small towns, like Port Orchard, in a lot of ways are like a big family-close knit and supportive of one another. He believes one plus of the community is that we are active with numerous festivals, parades and events that not only showcase our city to folks from other areas but also bring us as a community together as well.
Van and his wife Terri, have been blessed with 3 beautiful daughters and 2 grandsons. They live in South Kitsap and love it, can't imagine living anywhere else. When Van is not working he is usually enjoying one of his vintage cars, often working on his latest restoration project. When asked what he likes best about the Port Orchard Chamber, Van says the Chamber is one of the best friends a small business like his (and yours!) can have. With their expertise in marketing and networking capability, the Chamber is an important asset. Van would like Chamber members to know that like them, he sees the potential Port Orchard has to offer and looks forward to providing the best possible service to our community for many years to come. Call them at 360-876-4428!
November Spotlight on a Member
VitaGraphic - Helene Jensen
Helene has been a contractor since 1984 to present, at the Keyport Warfare Center, working for such companies as BAE Systems and McLaughlin Research Corp. When she began to have children she started VitaGraphics— a professional, quick, reliable, reasonable, guaranteed graphics design business that provides customers with the best possible solution to their graphic design needs. She has been doing this for 30 years. Helene graduated from South Kitsap High School and lives in Manchester with her husband of 29 years-Carl Jensen. She has two daughters Rachelle and Carlene who are both in college.
When Helene is not working she likes to travel, work in the yard—and importantly —she volunteers for Fathoms O’ Fun Association. She serves as the Royalty Director, Chair of the Port Orchard Party (coming up Nov. 10th!) and is their Graphic Designer. Helene is also a member of The Port Orchard Soroptimists and serves as their graphic designer as well.
Helene likes being a Chamber member because it draws her closer to local business owners and the community. The one thing she most wants you to know about her business is that she has worked with many different kinds of clients on brochures, banners, gflyers, business cards, logos and mucy more .She takes pride int working and listening to the customer and trying to create the image they wish to portray. Helene says she is fast, knowledgeable and can offer advice to help the customer save money and get the best possible results. Call her at 360-340-5064!
Plenty of people make confections, but according to Don Clawson “mine are exceptional!” Don and his family stand behind the candy that he puts his name on. Whether it is his sweet, buttery time-tested caramel (a four generation recipe) or his soft and smooth mouth watering fudge, or his ridiculously addictive toffee corn (some with bacon bits added!) Don’s Delightful Confections makes candy of the highest quality standards, using family recipes and old world candy making techniques.
Although Don’s business is only a year old he began making candy as young as five years old when he stood on a kitchen chair helping his mom stir caramel.
A career change brought Don to this area—he has a Bachelors Degree in Zoology and Chemistry and previously ahs worked as a Lobbyist, a Government Health Inspector and a Custodial Supervisor in Education. Don has 10 children and 21 grandchildren and when he is not making candy he sings in the Seattle Men’s Chorus and is the Rehearsal Manager for the chorus providing snacks during chorus rehearsal (yum!)
Don likes the great climate in our area and the opportunity to live in the country with privacy. He likes the Chamber for the opportunities it gives him to associate with members and network . To reach Don’s Delightful Confections call (206) 497-9417 or go to www.donsdelights.com!
Local natives Craig and Evalina Kenady have worked in restaurants for over 12 years. Almost two years ago, they opened That One Place, located at 1386 SE Lund Ave (behind the Bethel Ave. Kitsap Bank)—a great old-fashioned family diner that serves the best burger in town, and good breakfast too!
When they are not working, the two love to ride their Harleys and 4-wheel. Evalina enjoys gardening in the spring and summer. Their favorite thing about Port Orchard is that even though the town is growing, it still has the "small town" feel.
Their family of four attends the Port Orchard Church of Christ. Their 20-year-old son is moving back home to help run the family business, and their 11-year-old daughter attends Sidney Glen Elementary.
Craig and Evalina tell us that the Chamber is a great business network for business owners. So check out That One Place – "a customer decorated form of a mancave" that serves great food in a pleasant atmosphere – and tell them the Chamber sent you!
Jody and Tammy are sisters and partners at one of Port Orchard’s newer boutiques-Lallie Mae’s Chalet. In their second year in downtown Port Orchard , 5 months ago they moved to 713 Bay St. into a bigger and more beautiful space! The business has been in operation for 4 years, but the first two years they had had operated out of several spaces at New2You! next to the Towne Square Center.
Lallie Mae’s Chalet is named after the sister’s grandmother, she spent years collecting and selling auction and estate sales. When the grandmother died, the sisters and five cousins divided up a huge collection of vintage pieces, bric brac, collectibles and material. Jody had told her grandmother that if she ever had a store she was going to name after her. The sisters started by refurbishing furniture pieces and recovering lampshades and benches with some of their grandmothers material. Lallie Mae’s is a collection of home deco, accessories, refurbished furniture, clothing and local art. When asked what they would like Chamber members to know, Jody said that her and her sister are two creative women who love what they do, love people and want to share with the community. They are particularly proud of their great customer service making their customers happy. They love being in downtown Port Orchard, think it is an awesome area to do business and they meet people from all over the world in their shop. Lallie Mae’s Chalet joined the PO Chamber a few months ago and they are also very active in the Port Orchard Bay Street Association, where Jody serves as Beautification Chair. Stop by Lallie Maes!
Ole Schow grew up locally and graduated from South Kitsap High School in 1985. His full-service pool and hot tub service and repair company – Ole’s Pool & Spa – has served Kitsap County for over 28 years. Conveniently located at the corner of Sedgwick & Bethel, Ole’s is here to satisfy all of your pool and spa needs—from first-rate pools and hot tubs to parts, supplies, service, and repair.
Ole is a family-minded business owner, whose top priorities are customer service and expertise. He has a Bachelors Degree in business administration, and previously worked at Boeing for two years.
Ole’s favorite thing about Port Orchard is that it is a small, community-minded town. When he is not working, Ole enjoys camping, fishing, and traveling with his wife and kids. His two teenage children both work part time in the business.
Integrity Information Systems, Inc. is a full service information technology solutions company specializing in helping small businesses with their technology needs, including servers, workstations, software, surveillance and multi-media solutions. The mastermind behind this dynamic business is family man and Chamber member Frederick Granado, with 30 years of experience working with electronics and computers. Frederick’s budding interest in technology began when he was 12, studying at the local library for his Amateur Radio license and building electronic circuits in his garage. His fascination eventually led him to a successful eleven-year career in the Navy, where he got his start as an Electronic Technician. Frederick moved on to work with many large companies, ultimately earning him a certification as a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. He now runs and owns his own company. He loves Port Orchard’s convenient location between Silverdale and Tacoma. He thinks it’s the perfect location to balance suburbia and city life, and his wife of 26 years agrees. Frederick and Sheila have two children that are already achieving great things in academia. When not with his family or at work, he enjoys taking his boat out and spending time with friends. Frederick joined the Chamber at the end of 2010 and likes the fact that there are many events and opportunities planned every month to meet and talk with other local business owners. Frederick will lead a free morning seminar in June on Microsoft Office for Chamber members. Call him at (360) 440-3257 if you have any questions or concerns about the technology infrastructure of your business (computers, network, wireless, printers and beyond) or if you would like to find out how to use technology solutions to become more productive, competitive and profitable
Olalla boasts a gem by the name of Olalla Valley Vineyard & Winery. This local treat is a small vineyard and winery that specializes in local wines made from grapes and fruits grown in Olalla Valley. The winery is comprised of a Tasting Room, a 30 seat Gathering Room and the Winery. The Gathering Room is perfect for small occasions such as business meetings, bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties and many other occasions. Owners Joe and Konnie Serka are approaching their fourth year of success, making their wine with a technique that has been passed down through Joe’s family in Croatia for many generations. Before owning their business, Joe was an engineer and Konnie was a secretary/clerk. The two Gig Harbor natives have an exciting life outside of work with six children of their own, fourteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Konnie’s parents are also from Gig Harbor, where a city park was named after her father who was a PWO in World War II for four years. The Serkas have been Chamber members since late 2010 and appreciate the Chamber giving everyone an opportunity to network with other businesses. They would like fellow members to know, “Our Winery and Vineyard, although small, has all the amenities of a much larger establishment. We spend time with our guests, taking them on a tour of the vineyard, gardens and winery. We answer all questions and offer insight into the wine making process. We want our customers to come to a relaxed environment free of stress and obligations.” Sounds
Robert Siebert, originally from Los Angeles, owns and operates a local printing business by the name of GT Printing Services. His business caters to customers’ needs with jobs including, but not limited to: logos, brochures, business cards, menus, posters, photo enlargements, door hangers, billboards, vehicle graphics, boat names, stickers, show displays, laminating, postcards, A-boards, vinyl signs, letterhead, banners and various custom jobs. Robert has been mastering his craft for the past 4 years, but what really gives him a competitive edge in the industry is his background in marketing and advertising. His well-rounded business perspective allows him to fully understand the overall goals of a customer’s job and he takes pride in making businesses stand out. Outside of his company’s success, Robert excels as a family man. He enjoys spending as much time as possible with his lovely wife and two young children, ages 1 and 2, who “love getting into everything!” While love and adventure brought Robert to the Pacific Northwest, he says his favorite piece of Port Orchard is the “people.” GT Printing Services has been an active PO Chamber member for several years and taking advantage of all the “networking and opportunities to connect with other local businesses and organizations” is what keeps returning investment on Robert’s membership. He “appreciates the opportunity to serve Port Orchard,” and it is great to have him here!
Dr. Thomas Driver is one of the newest entrepreneurs to join the PO Chamber. In Port Orchard he owns three different businesses: Samaritan Scholarship Driver Foundation, a non-profit organization designed to provide scholarships for minority and underprivileged kids who cannot afford to go to college; Panther Professional Services, providing professional services in editing, business consulting and business training; and Animal Intelligence Software Incorporated, offering innovative veterinary practice management software. Dr. Driver, originally from Massachusetts, has been an entrepreneur for over 11 years with an impressive track record. He is a retired Navy Senior Officer in executive healthcare, management, leadership, process improvement, conflict management and HR with terminal degrees. He also possesses a Ph.D. in Management and Religious Studies, with an Executive Track Juris Doctor in Law. Dr. Driver and his wife have lived in the area for more than 30 years. Specifically, they enjoy the people and community here in Port Orchard over other surrounding areas. Outside of work, Dr. Driver likes playing the drums, traveling, doing research and riding his quad when weather allows. All three of Dr. Driver’s businesses are members of the PO Chamber, where he “was welcomed with open arms.” He would like readers and fellow Chamber members to know: “I am man of my word and a community servant. I uphold myself to this high standard personally and for my businesses.”
Winter is approaching in Port Orchard, but that doesn’t mean the sun isn’t shining somewhere! Sneak away to Papagayo Village, a unique boutique hotel, in the heart of Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste and experience Costa Rica living at its best. A visitor can do more than stroll on the beach and pick fruit from the tropical garden. Adventure seekers can zip line through the jungle canopy or take an ATV safari in a nearby forest. This vacation destination is run by Chamber member David Rill, of Rill Chapel’s Life Tribute Center in Port Orchard, and Puget Sound native Pastor Allen Cudahy, who now lives full-time in paradise but first served as senior minister of First Lutheran Community Church in Port Orchard for 20 years. Together, they have taken this gated resort into its second year of success and counting. David gives kudos to the Chamber for helping businesses have a stronger sense of belonging to the community. Pastor Cudahy sends a message all the way from Papagayo Village, “Chamber Members..you are invited to Costa Rica! It’s always summer and way easier to get here than you think. It’s a guaranteed no stress vacation. I will meet you at the airport and bring you the 20 minutes to Papagayo Village and let the good times roll!” Time to use those airline miles!
With a company name like, “Personal Best Hypnosis,” it is no wonder the services offered here are intended to improve quality of life. Customers seek assistance for concerns like overcoming fears, quitting smoking, weight loss and gaining self-confidence. Their Port Orchard office is located at 7364 SE King Road, which is where you will find the town’s favorite certified hypnotherapist, Diana Labrum, who has been in practice for over six successful years. Prior to helping people recalculate their lives through hypnosis, Diana was calculating numbers in accounting. She was born and raised in the city of Seattle, but later moved to Vashon Island where she would remain for twenty-five years. Diana now enjoys the rural atmosphere and small town elegance of Port Orchard with her husband of thirty-five years. Together they have seven adult children. A few of her interests outside of work include attending community events, engaging in politics, reading and gardening. While Diana’s favorite part of being Chamber member is the ability to network and socialize at our great events, her favorite part of work is helping people better their lives. Stop by and talk to Diana about how hypnosis can work for you.
Joe Higbee is a Kitsap County native and local businessman who has built a reputation that radiates through online review sites and word-of-mouth referrals. He owns Talk’s Cheap Wireless in Port Orchard, which deals exclusively with Verizon Wireless products. Company services range from personal phone assistance to activations and upgrades. Before meeting success with communication services, this guitar and skiing enthusiast spent the first 18 years of his career exercising his talents at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Fast-forward and Joe now totes 17 years of phone industry experience and counting. He has cultivated a loyal customer base who happily raves about his ability to take care of their wide-range of wireless needs. Fans of Joe have been heard saying, “He effortlessly got me what I was looking for in a cell phone service plan. I felt he went above and beyond my expectations,” and “…he has always had everything I needed. Thanks Joe! You’re the man!” Through it all, Joe has stayed local because he enjoys our small town community and the pleasant people who reside here. He has been married for 27 years and has 3 musically inclined daughters. Joe has been an enthusiastic Chamber member since 2002 and appreciates the friendly staff and event opportunities they provide. Stop by Talk’s Cheap Wireless for all your phone service needs and prepare to leave his store as another satisfied customer.
We all love hearing success stories of folks living out the American Dream. Rachel and Kelly Smith are doing just that in beautiful Port Orchard. This local couple owns The Waters Restaurant located on Harrison Avenue off of Bay Street, which offers the public upscale all-American dining. Selections range from fresh crab cakes to burgers and fries. Even the prime rib is shaved in-house for their Philly cheese steaks and French dip. The restaurant has been open 4 great months and they plan to stay local because of the down-to-earth community and the beautiful atmosphere our town possesses. Rachel works full-time at the restaurant, while Kelly is still active-duty Navy. They have two children, 5 year old daughter Ava and 9 month old son Levi. As a family, they enjoy exploring the outdoors and traveling as much as their busy schedules allow. When asked what she likes doing when not at work Rachel jokes, “Sleeping!” due to the long hours she commits to the success of their business. Since joining the Chamber, they have had great experiences with networking, support from other businesses and help from the staff. Stop by The Waters Restaurant and meet Rachel and Kelly. Experience what this great family has to offer you and your family
Jay Seaton is a 5 year veteran of financial services and a local to our area. He works with Edward Jones Investments on 600 Kitsap Street, Suite 102 in Port Orchard. He provides assistance on a variety of financial needs, but specializes in business retirement planning, 401k rollovers and wealth management and distribution. He possesses a BA in Business Management and a minor in Finance. Jay taught aircraft systems for 10 years in VSAF before starting a financial services business in South Dakota 6 years ago.
So what brought Jay and his family back to Port Orchard? He says, "Small town, tightly knit community, on the water and no tornados, what else could you ask for?" His wonderful wife, Cami, is a pre-school teacher and together they are raising three boys. The youngest is still in pre-school, but the two older brothers attend Cedar Heights Junior High, where they play football and baseball.
When Jay is not at work planning clients' financial future, he coaches local youth baseball. When the season is over, he and his family pack up and head out of town for camping, fishing and golfing. "Family is really what's most important!" he states. Jay is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and proudly supports the organization, "The Chamber really cares about small businesses and wants to afford every opportunity to help them grow through networking and marketing." When asked to tell our Chamber members one thing about his business he said, "I see a lot of small businesses without retirement plans or business succession plans because the owner thinks they are costly or can't afford to contribute. Owners have many options to put money away and reduce taxes. Just ask me how! Contact Jay at 360-876-7358.
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