Hancock earns certified mortgage planner designation

The Hancock Mortgage Team at The Legacy Group recently announced that Mike Hancock earned the Certified Mortgage Planner (CMP) designation.

Hancock earned his CMP designation at the Mortgage Planner Summit 2008 earlier this month in Las Vegas. CMPs are trained in advanced wealth-building strategies that focus on understanding and managing real estate equity in order to meet financial goals and freedom.

Hancock has worked as a mortgage banker in Silverdale for the past seven years. He has more than 30 years experience in the real estate industry, having previously worked as a title officer, limited practice officer, real estate broker, builder, developer and land-use consultant.

The Hancock Mortgage Team is located at 9927 Mickelberry Road in Silverdale.

Connolly and Brewton-Hight inducted into Farmers’ ‘Topper Club’

David Connolly and Magaly Brewton-Hight, Farmers Insurance Agents in Silverdale, were inducted into the Farmers’ “Topper Club” of Farmers’ top sales producers. They were recognized by Farmers for their outstanding sales achievements in 2007.

For more information about Farmers, visit its Web site at

Brewton-Hight also achieved the company’s highest award to district managers and agents for “outstanding overall performance.” She joins a select group of fellow achievers as a member of the prestigious Presidents Council.

Presidents Council membership is attained by a small percentage of district managers and agents serving Farmers’ customers throughout 29 states and 202 people earned the honor to attend this year’s conference.

Presidents Council members will be honored at a conference held at the Bacara Resort and Spa near Santa Barbara, Calif.

Solvie appointed as Martha & Mary CEO

The Board of Martha & Mary approved the appointment of Chad Solvie as the new CEO, effective in September. Solvie has served as the administrator for the Martha & Mary Health & Rehab Center for the past seven years.

Solvie received a bachelor’s degree in long-term care administration and psychology from Concordia College and a master’s degree in organization & management from Capella University. He has 12 years of experience working in the not-for-profit healthcare administration field with the Good Samaritan Society and Martha & Mary.

Solvie is a graduate of the Leadership Kitsap program, recipient of the Kitsap Business Journal 40 Under Forty Award, serves as the current chair of the Kitsap Long-term Care Alliance and is an active member at First Community Lutheran Church in Port Orchard. Solvie and his wife, Melanie, have three young children.

Bill Brueggemann, who has served as interim CEO since the departure of Denney Austin earlier this year, will continue to assist the organization during the transition and the hiring of a new administrator for the Health & Rehab Center.

Olive Garden general manager honored among top restaurateurs

Dan Banales, general manager of Olive Garden in Silverdale, was presented with Darden Restaurants’ top honor — the Diamond Club Award. The award, now in its 11th year, is presented annually to general managers throughout North America who demonstrate outstanding results, delight guests with a genuine Italian dining experience and achieve top financial performance in the previous fiscal year. This is the second time Banales has received this recognition.

This year, Banales joins a group of 30 general managers selected from the 653 Olive Garden restaurants in North America. He recently joined fellow Diamond Club honorees and their guests for four days at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego.

The Silverdale Olive Garden is located at 3204 NW Randall Way and can be reached at (360) 613-0207.

CleanSpace receives high marks at convention

Gale Culbert, president of CleanSpace Northwest, Inc. of Silverdale, recently returned from the Team Basement Systems 2008 convention in Hartford, Conn. CleanSpace was recognized for its 5-year anniversary as a member of the Basement Systems Dealer Network and for being No. 10 in the nation for CleanSpace dealers in total sales.

Melvin Baird, System Design Specialist for CleanSpace Northwest, Inc. was awarded the “S 2 K Award” for sales excellence at the 2008 Team Basement Systems convention. Harley Moore, production foreman for CleanSpace Northwest, also attended the event.

For more information on CleanSpace Northwest, Inc., call (360) 698-0260 or (877) 698-0260. Visit the CleanSpace Northwest Web site at

Casteel joins National City Mortgage

Shirley M. Casteel joined National City Mortgage of Silverdale as a mortgage banker. She brings 21 years of experience and is knowledgeable in all areas of mortgage products including conventional, VA, FHA, custom construction loans and first-time homebuyers programs.

Casteel can be reached at (360) 271-0560 Monday-Friday or visit her Web site at

Kitsap REALTORS receive national recognition

The 1.2 million-member National Association of REALTORS recognized the Kitsap County Association of REALTORS for its activities to protect the natural environment.

The Kitsap Association of REALTORS was prominently featured in the summer edition of REALTORS AE Magazine as a direct result of its position to oppose the industrialization of Hood Canal.

REALTOR AE Magazine can be found online at Select “Association Executives” followed by “New Issue of REALTOR AE Magazine Online.”

Cable honored with Founder’s Circle Recognition

Stampin’ Up! recently recognized local businesswoman Jeanna Cable with an invitation to attend the company’s annual Founder’s Circle weekend retreat.

Founder’s Circle members are the top achievers in several different Achievement Award categories, such as Top Personal Sales and Top Recruiting. Cable was honored in the Top Promotions to Senior Associate category out of demonstrators nationwide.

The top 10 achievers in this category receive a Founder’s Circle pin, a Founder’s Circle bag and a Tiffany Notes bracelet. They also were invited to join Stampin’ Up! Co-Founder and CEO Shelli Gardner in St. George, Utah on Sept. 17-20.

For more information about Stampin’ Up!, call 1-800-STAMP UP or visit the Web site,

Home Care Solution celebrates anniversary

Home Care Solution, Inc. celebrated its 12-year anniversary in Kitsap County.

The business also named Nancy Uvila its caregiver of the quarter.

Home Care Solution is a privately owned, state licensed ‘Home Care’ as well as a ‘Home Health’ organization that was created by current administrator Helen Adams in 1996. It serves Kitsap County and areas of Mason and Jefferson counties.

Home Care Solution staff provides care for 4 to 24 hours a day.

For more information, call (360) 307-8438.

Kitsap Bank hits milestone

Kitsap Bank achieved record asset and deposit levels at the end of the third quarter of this year, reporting total assets in excess of $815 million, which is up $44 million for the year to date, according to a Kitsap Bank news release.

Deposits also reached a record $639 million on Sept. 30. Kitsap Bank maintains its position as the largest bank in the county, with 19 percent market share, and continues to be profitable with earnings of $6.7 million through September. The bank reported total capital of nearly $81 million as of Sept. 30.

Silver City earns silver medal at beer festival

Silver City Restaurant & Brewery claimed a silver medal at the 2008 Great American Beer Festival. The top three winners in the competition’s 75 beer categories were announced Oct. 11 at the 27th Great American Beer Festival Awards Ceremony in Denver, Colo.

Silver City was recognized in the Old Ale/Strong Ale category for its 1999 brew “Old Scrooge” Barley Wine. The was Silver City Brewmaster Don Spencer’s fifth medal and first since 2006 when he won gold for his Gold Mtn. Pilsner.

For more information about the Great American Beer Festival and the 2008 winners’ list, visit the Web site

MacDermid returns to practice law

Rob MacDermid, the former president and managing director of the Silverdale law firm, MacDermid Liebert & Morgan, P.S., has returned to the practice of law.

After working the past four years in real estate as a real estate broker, MacDermid returns to the practice of law with more than 25 years of experience in the areas of business and real estate law.

MacDermid served as Kitsap County Superior Court arbitrator and Kitsap County District Court judge pro tempore. He is a member of the Business Law and Real Property as well as Probate & Trust sections of the Washington State Bar Association.

MacDermid spent six years in the Navy and served an additional 17 years in the naval reserves. He is a member and past president of the Silverdale Rotary Club. He also served as chair of the Central Kitsap Community Campus Task Force and taught for City University, Olympic College and the Central Kitsap schools.

Call MacDermid at (360) 710-9785.

Wade promoted at Guardian Security

Guardian Security of Silverdale announced the promotion of Michael Wade from lead technician to commercial and residential fire alarm and security system sales.

Wade has been in the industry on the Kitsap Peninsula for more than 15 years. He was an employee of Olympic Alarm when the company was purchased by Guardian Security Systems Inc. in 1998.

Contact Wade directly at (360) 990-2043 for information on fire alarm and/or security needs.

Kitsap Mall launches green gift card

Kitsap Mall in Silverdale recently launched a new “Give Green” Gift Card to benefit the environment.

The new program is a partnership between Kitsap Mall’s parent company, Macerich, and American Express to benefit American Forests, the nation’s oldest nonprofit citizen conservation organization, which is dedicated to growing a healthier world through healthier forest ecosystems.

Macerich is committed to contributing at least $100,000 to the organization through the new program.

Shoppers can buy the Give Green Gift Card at Guest Services in the mall and learn more at Kitsap Mall also offers a traditional gift card, the give Style gift card.

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