Business briefs - April 29, 2011

Hospice of Kitsap County receives $1 million individual donation

In recognition of a $1 million donation, the Hospice of Kitsap County inpatient care center will be renamed the Fred Lowthian Hospice Care Center, the center’s board of trustees and Executive Director Jim Pledger announced last week.

The gift, from Sheila Lowthian, is the largest amount received from an individual in the hospice’s 32-year history, according to a statement. Lowthian made the donation so that the hospice can continue providing dignity, compassion and comfort to Kitsap residents coping with life-limiting illnesses.

Silverdale chiropractic practices celebrate their patients

Three Silverdale chiropractic practices came together March 29 to celebrate their patients for Patient Appreciation Day. The day also marked the opening of one of the practices, Integrated Chiropractic. It has been an annual tradition for Dr. Joe Christman of Silver City Chiropractic and Dr. Tony Lane of Lane Chiropractic to host a day of complimentary care. With Dr. Sean Joseph of Integrated Chiropractic, the three practices treated more than 120 patients, including 20 new patients, according to a statement.

New educational series offered by Silverdale Chamber

The Silverdale Chamber of Commerce has started offering a series of classes taught by members for other members and non-members. The classes are free and offer a chance for people to learn how to grow their businesses and to teach others. All classes are Fridays with a “Wake Up and Learn” session at 8 a.m. and “Brown Bag Seminars” at 11:30 a.m. On Friday, Carl Ekman of Emergency Preparedness will give a presentation titled “I Didn’t Think It Could Happen To Me.”

Build Your Business

The Kitsap Business Network meets every Tuesday, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., at the Coffee Club Diner, 417 Park Ave., Bremerton. For more information contact Dr. Tony Lane at (360) 613-0430, or go to

Kitsap Credit Union names board officers

Kitsap Credit Union’s Board of Directors announced the election of new executive officers, according to a statement. Wendie Johnson, a credit union member since 1990, is the new board chair. Bill Rumbold, who retired as captain from the Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps and has been serving the board as a volunteer for the past 14 years, is the new vice chair. Terry Thomas will serve as treasurer and has been on many union committees including the Invest Committee. Jim Rowson, will serve as secretary, and was Harrison Medical Center’s chief financial officer for 25 years.

Local Martha and Mary employee receives national recognition

Susan Rauch, activity director at Martha and Mary in Poulsbo, has been re-elected as president of the National Association of Activity Professionals earlier this month, according to a statement. Rauch has been the activity director at Martha and Mary for the past 14 years.

Doctors reunite at Poulsbo office

Sound Family Health announced last week the opening of its new office in the Cascade View Medical Center in Poulsbo, according to a statement. Doctors Charles W. Power, Mark C. Hoffman, Teresa A. Andersen and Brad L. Andersen are back practicing under the same roof at Olympic College Way NW, after two years of practicing at opposite ends of the county. The new location allows Sound Family Health to be part of a medical campus that includes an imaging center, specialists, in-house lab and ample parking. The practice specializes in family medicine and is currently accepting new patients. For more information call (360) 394-3500.

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