Business briefing | June 14

New GM chosen for Fairbank Construction Special Services Division

Bainbridge-based Fairbank Construction Company has chosen Dave Clark to be its general manager of its Special Services Division.

Clark owned his own construction company for a number of years and worked for Fairbank on different occasions as a sub-contractor. This year he served as a superintendent overseeing field operations for Fairbank.

Special Services is the “smaller projects” division of Fairbank Construction that specializes in remodels, tenant improvements, additions and unique projects that require an extra level of expertise and attention. The division maintains a field crew of 20 with an experienced support staff in the office.

Storage company acquires new vehicles

Bainbridge Self Storage has acquired a pickup truck and cargo van that are now available for rental.

Previously, the company, which operates storage units and is also a U-Haul dealer, was forced to refer customers looking for a non-U-Haul vehicle to companies not located on the island.

"We've had a lot of requests for trucks and vans," said Self Storage Assistant Manager Todd Rosenberger. "Unfortunately, we've had to turn them away and send them to Bremerton."

Rosenberger said the truck, a Ford F-150, and the cargo van are ideal for small moves around town, and possibly shopping trips to places like Home Depot or Costco.

The truck and van will serve the needs of customers who have expressed their reluctance to rent a big, awkward, U-Haul truck.

"A lot of people seem to think the pick up and van are just a little more convenient," Rosenberger said.

For more information, call Bainbridge Self Storage at 855-9500

New arts and culture website to debut this month

A new arts and culture organization, Islanders4Arts will debut its website ( June 20. The intention of the website is to serve as an online cultural business directory with a calendar function for upcoming events.

The organization's board of directors plans to use the site as both a calendar/directory and a tool for businesses to implement viral marketing plans. Membership at the site is free for anyone who wants to get involved.

Construction and maintenance of the website has been fully funded by volunteers, according to a press release for the site.

To celebrate the debut of the site, the board of directors are hosing a free launch party on the Fourth of July at Waterfront Park. Beginning at 7 p.m., the band Handful of Luvin will play a free show.

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