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Interiors by Anne -- Business Briefing

Anne MacArthur brings her expertise in design and reputation for artistic ability to a new home decor consulting business, Interior Arrangements by Anne MacArthur.

MacArthur has extensive corporate experience in customer service and large-group management. Her formal training includes graduation from the Residential Design Program of the Art Institute of Seattle, a Master of Science degree in organizational development, and a bachelor of science in nursing.

Information: 842-2253 or mjackanne@earthlink.net.

Ferguson here for biz lunch

Veteran island business consultant Norm Ferguson is the keynote speaker at the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon, 11:30 a.m. June 17 at Casa Rojas.

His presentation is “The Eight Hallmarks of a Successful Small Business.”

Ferguson is a trainer, speaker and consultant whose practice focuses on helping businesses improve their bottom lines using transformational leadership skills to create superior sales and customer service initiatives.

The luncheon is $12 for members and $14 for non-members. The public is invited. To register, call 842-3700.

For more information on Norm Ferguson, visit his website at www.normferg.com.

After Hours at Kardong’s

The Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce’s June After Hours event will be held at the office of Dr. Edward Kardong, Eagle Harbor Dental, 710 Ericksen Avenue, Suite 200.

Kardong is celebrating 30 years in business. The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 24. This free business networking event is open to the public.

For more information, call the Chamber at 842-3700.

Eat success for breakfast

The Bainbridge Island Professionals Breakfast meets 7 a.m. July 8 at Wing Point Golf and Country Club. Bob Linz will speak on “How To Set Rates For Business Success.”

All local operators of small or home businesses are encouraged to attend. Information: 842-3700.

Ainsley gets AMB award

Zach Ainsley of Bainbridge Island High School was one of three recipients of a $4,000 scholarship awarded by American Marine Bank.

Ainsley graduated with a 3.774 grade-point average. He was past class president, a volunteer coach and captain of the football team. He has applications out to several different colleges with plans to study business.

For the past seven years, American Marine Bank has been awarding $4,000 scholarships to seniors from high schools throughout Kitsap County.

This year, awards went to three outstanding students who were chosen based on their academic achievement, community or school involvement and financial need.

Other winners included Hillary Ann Marie Woods from Central Kitsap High School, who ranked fifth in her class of 385 students with a GPA of 3.973, and Daniel Gallagher of North Kitsap High School, who graduated with a 3.946 GPA.

Kudos for local chef

Personal Chefs Network, Inc. has named Abra Bennett this month’s “Pacesetter” for her success as proprietor of Bainbridge-based Rolling Bay Gourmet.

Having spent most of her adult life as a public servant in the environmental field, Bennett opened Rolling Bay Gourmet in 2001.

Said Bennett in a news release: “My love of cooking had far outstripped my family’s ability to consume all my creations. I wanted to cook new recipes all the time, but we just couldn’t keep up on the eating end of things...

“Now, as a personal chef, I get to cook all day long and make people happy. What could be better?”

For more information, go to www.personalchefsnetwork.com.

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