Business briefs - Feb. 18, 2011

Club Gemini to become sports bar under new management

Club Gemini is under new management and in the process of becoming a daytime sports bar.

Michael and Amberly Hill took over the bar, at 4111 Wheaton Way, about three weeks ago.

The bar will host a grand re-opening with a live band from 8 p.m. to midnight Feb. 26.

Michael Hill said he plans to add TV screens throughout the building for a sports bar feel by day, while the bar will play country and rock music at night with DJs on the weekend and the occasional live band. There is also a new appetizer menu and a selection of five kinds of Silver City Brewery beers.

The move marks an effort by the club to rehabilitate the club’s image following a string of managers and a shooting in February of 2010.

Michael Hill is originally from south Seattle and has been in the bar industry for 20 years, including a stint as the manager of McCloud’s on Perry Avenue. Amberly Hill is from Seabeck.

Timothy Stimac welcomes new hair designer

Bremerton’s Timothy Stimac Salon on Fourth Street welcomes hair designer Donald A. Ward, who specializes in high-end fashion coloring and cutting.

He also does multi-color foiling, baliage and European shapes and razor designs.

Ward is taking customers Tuesday through Sunday. Bookings are available at (360) 792-9911 or online at

Manette spa voted ‘Best Massage’ in Western Washington

Rejuv Massage and Spa in Manette was voted Best Massage by voters in KING 5 and’s Best of Western Washington. Rejuv beat out 97 other nominees for the title.

“We are honored to be recognized not only by Bremerton, but by the voters of Puget Sound,” owner Julie Poston said in a statement. The spa won third place in the contest in 2008 and 2009.

Kitsap business tracks energy efficiency in buildings

A new business in Kitsap County aims to help home and business owners make their buildings more energy efficient and weather-resistant.

Peninsula Building Performance is owned by Grant Furness, a former commercial building project manager. The company offers infrared thermal imaging to detect moisture and heat loss in residential and commercial buildings. It serves the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas and the greater Puget Sound region.

The business performs infrared roof scans, block wall scans, moisture intrusion checks and heat loss surveys.

Furness is certified by Professional Thermographer’s Association and members of the Building Performance Institute and Performance Tested Comfort Systems. He is a graduate of the Washington Community Alliance for Self-Help business development training program and is an active member of the Washington CASH business support program in Kitsap County.

Peninsula Building Performance can be contacted at (360) 362-2299, and at

Harrison CIO earns healthcare leader distinction

Adar Palis, Harrison Medical Center’s vice president of administration and chief information officer, was named in Becker’s Hospital Review’s “Rising Stars: 25 Healthcare Leaders Under Age 40.”

Palis, 32, joined Harrison Medical Center in 2002 as a network engineer and was later named CIO of the hospital in 2005, becoming the organization’s youngest executive at age 27. His accomplishments include establishing a more customer-focused information technology department, constructing a modern data center, installing a new network infrastructure to include remote campuses digitizing X-rays and introducing free wireless across all Harrison campuses.

Palis graduated magna cum laude from Seattle Pacific University and holds six Microsoft technical certifications.

Becker’s Hospital Review is a national bimonthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems.

Local clinics offer free massage to help Relay for Life

Advanced Wellness and Rehabilitation of Silverdale is offering free workplace massages to local businesses who help them promote Relay for Life this year.

The massage therapists will bring updated information on the 2011 Kitsap County Relay for Life events and will ask participating businesses to sign off on their volunteer hours.

Those interested in donating can give $20 and will receive a $290 gift certificate to the clinic, which includes health screenings, massage and acupuncture. All of the proceeds will go back to the American Cancer Society.

To participate, call (360) 698-4411.

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