Business briefs - Dec. 3, 2010

Strube elected to lead Bremerton chamber

The Bremerton Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors promoted Michael Strube to the position of executive director.

“Our goal of being far more active with our members on a daily basis has been very well received, and this will continue to be the core focus of our Chamber moving forward,” Shawn Cucciardi, president of the Board of Directors, said in a statement.

“This is an incredible organization, and I look forward to continuing my activities with the Chamber, and appreciate the support I have received from the Board and the community,” Strube said in the statement.

Free tax workshop for business owners in Bremerton

The Bremerton office of the state Department of Revenue is hosting a free workshop for new and small business owners on Thursday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Sheridan Park Community Center, Rooms B and C, 680 Lebo Blvd.

Participants will learn about Washington excise taxes, reporting classifications, deductions, tax incentives, sales tax collection and record-keeping requirements. All will receive a workbook and reference guide to Department of Revenue rules and regulations.

To register, visit the department website at or call (800) 647-7706. Space is limited. A complete schedule of workshops statewide, and a short streaming video version of the workshop in English and Spanish, is available on the site.

Cash for Appliances Washington money spoken for

Cash for Appliances Washington announced Monday that all rebate money has been committed to applicants.

Any applications received now will be placed on a waiting list, with no guarantee of a rebate, according to a statement. If any applications currently under review don’t qualify, those on the waiting list can receive rebates in the order their applications were received.

Cash for Appliances has contributed to at least $35 million in retail sales and provided more than $5 million in rebates to Washington residents who have purchased energy-efficient appliances.

For more details, e-mail or visit

Maxwell joins Realty Station Inc.

Becki Maxwell joined Bremerton’s Realty Station, bringing with her four years of experience in the real estate industry as well as a background in mortgage loans as a loan officer.

Maxwell has worked with several military families and is experienced with Veteran’s Affairs loans. She has lived in Kitsap County for over five years and is well acquainted with Central and North Kitsap. To reach Maxwell, please call (360) 204-1154.

Realty Station has been located in Manette and East Bremerton for more than 20 years.

Realty Station provides services to home buyers and home sellers, as well as property management.

Toy drive and open house

Northwest Therapeutic Massage & Wellness is holding a toy drive and open house to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its office at 9414 Ridgetop Blvd, Suite 103, Silverdale.

For every new unwrapped toy or $5 donation, donors will receive an entry in a holiday gift basket drawing.

There will also be refreshments, free hand massages, gift certificate specials, gift baskets, games for the children and more.

Call (360) 307-8010 for more information.

New organic cleaning service opens

Summers Breeze Organic Cleaning has opened a full service organic cleaning service, serving Silverdale and Bremerton.

The company offers a wide range of residential and commercial cleaning services including a deep cleaning “white glove” service designed especially for new real estate listings. The company provides free estimates. All cleaning is done using only organic products.

Contact Summers Breeze Organic Cleaning at (253) 820-8987, and the company website at

KCCDC is on the move

The Kitsap County Community Development Corporation, the local small business revolving loan fund, is relocating to 4312 Kitsap Way, Suite 103, Bremerton.

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