Storybook Tea launches



Storybook Tea & Boutique in Manette recently launched a Halloween fundraising donation campaign for local schools, daycares, churches, nonprofits and child-related businesses. Naval Avenue Elementary School was the first to advertise it with students.

For every costume ordered through Storybook Tea, the business will donate 25 percent of retail sales back to the school or organization of choice. Any local school or organization qualifies for cash back on the sales.

Some organizations that could benefit from the campaign are Kitsap Foster Care, school PTAs, Girl Scouts, local churches and preschools.

The online catalog and order form are available online at

Storybook Tea is located at 2015 Harkins St. in Manette and the phone number is (360) 479-3501.

Express Employment Professionals makes the 2009 Inc. 5000

Express Employment Professionals franchisee Wayne Sargent announced the company’s top rankings on the third annual Inc. 5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing, privately held companies.

Express ranked No. 14 on the 2009 Inc. 5000 list for revenue and No. 53 for gross dollars of growth, Sargent said.

The Kitsap County Express Employment Professionals franchise began operation in 1987. Express serves local businesses with expertise in evaluation and direct hire, temporary staffing, executive recruiting and human resources.

The Inc. 5000 list is a comprehensive look at America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs.

Despite the recession, the 5,000 companies that made the list reported aggregate revenue of $214 billion, up $29 billion from last year, with a median three-year growth of 126 percent. The 2009 Inc. 5000 companies have created more than one million jobs since those companies were founded.

For complete results of the Inc. 5000, visit

The Bremerton Express Employment Professionals office is located at 4545 Auto Center Way and the Poulsbo office is at 18851 State Highway 305. Businesses seeking employees may call the Bremerton office at (360) 479-4756, the Poulsbo office at (360) 697-5627 or visit the Express Web site at

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