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2012

North Whidbey’s

Published as a supplement to The Whidbey New-Times


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North Whidbey Who’s Who In Business • APRIL 25, 2012

Index

Allstate Insurance............................................................................................2

New Leaf.............................................................................................................7

Burley Funeral Home.....................................................................................3

North West Cabinets & Countertops.......................................................6

Cascade Insurance Agency..........................................................................3

Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce........................................................6

El Cazador..........................................................................................................3

Tradewinds Insurance Agency...................................................................6

Family Dermatology.......................................................................................3

Wallin Funeral Home.....................................................................................7

Hearing Health Services...............................................................................2

Whidbey Island Bank.....................................................................................8

Island Family Hearing....................................................................................4

Whidbey Avenue Dental Care....................................................................7

Island Handyman............................................................................................5

Windermere Real Estate...............................................................................6

Jason’s Lawncare.............................................................................................5 Jewelry Gallery, The........................................................................................4

Farmers markets boost Whidbey economy..........................................4

Land Title Escrow Company.......................................................................7

Allstate Insurance

From left to right : Leslie Wheeler, Matt Iverson, Kristy Miller, Kim Jaeger, Mimi Iverson-Johnson Our family has partnered with Allstate for years to help people with their insurance needs – from homes and auto to boats and life insurance. Our quality, service-oriented agency is not only owned and operated by a family, our customers tell us we make them feel like family too. As the owner of a small business, we understand the importance of building a solid foundation for the future and developing long-lasting customer relationships. That’s why we are committed to offering you the same level of service we would expect from our own business dealings. When you leave our office, we hope you’ll feel confident, informed, assured and satisfied in your choices. The way you should feel. Call us or stop in for a complimentary policy review and let us take the guesswork out of insurance.

Iverson Insurance Agency, Inc. 360-675-5978 • 800-344-5978 466 NE Midway Blvd., Oak Harbor

You’re in good hands.

Hearing Health Services

Dr. Kristine L. Jarrell, Audiologist Kristine L. Jarrell, Au. D. has been providing audiology services for children, adults, and seniors here on Whidbey Island for 16 years. In July of 2011 she purchased Hearing Health Services, established in 1999, which is conveniently located in Coupeville. By owning her own business, Dr. Jarrell is now able to offer her patients the type of care that is focused on individual needs and finding affordable solutions for their problems. She is sensitive to how hearing loss affects her patient’s lifestyle and takes pleasure in providing them with gentle, heartfelt care in a comfortable environment. Call her for an evaluation or stop by the office, she will be happy to help you hear again.

(360) 678-1423 107 S Main St, Ste A102, Coupeville, WA 98239 www.coupevillehearing.com


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Welcome From The Rodriguez Family Alonso, Natasha, Jose, Pepe Jose and his wife Natasha Rodriguez proudly lead El Cazador inspired by his parent’s original vision of great food, atmosphere and service. El Cazador continues to be family owned and operated. Head Chefs and Uncles Alonso and Pepe craft all their foods from scratch, producing small fresh batches daily. August marks El Cazador’s 30th anniversary in Oak Harbor. The month-long celebration will include birthday cake and live Mariachi every Friday. Visit El Cazador to satisfy your cravings for delicious Mexican Cuisine!

(360) 675-6114 32195 SR 20, Oak Harbor www.el-cazador.com

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Cascade Insurance Agency Shelli Trumbull & Kyla Garden

Local Independent Agent With Over 25 Years Experience

Home • Auto • Business Cascade Insurance Agency is an Independent Insurance Agency which currently represents Travelers, Pemco, Safeco, Oregon Mutual, Progressive, and more. They will provide comprehensive coverage at competitive pricing. They do the insurance shopping for you.

(360) 682-2162

404 S. Main Street, Coupeville www.cascadeinsuranceagency.com www.Facebook.com/CascadeInsurance

www.facebook.com/ElCazadorWhidbey

Ask us about our referral program!

Our Families are Precious to us...

So are Yours. The last thing you want to do is put your family, friends, and relatives in an unexpected financial position.

Plan your own funeral in advance. It provides peace of mind and relieves your loved ones of unnecessary concerns.

Burley Funeral Chapel

Jim Haddon-Manager, Linda Haddon-Advance Planning Cathy George-Office Manager Contact us today, to learn more about prearranging.

30 S E Ely Street

Family Dermatology

Friendly and professional staff Family Dermatology is honored to offer the Whidbey Island community a full service facility located in Coupeville. We are a new, family-run business that saw a need for an office that could deal with all dermatology issues right here on the Island. Whether it be treatment of acne, psoriasis, hair/nail disorders, skin cancer, or even MOHS surgery, our friendly staff of doctors and nurses will be able to help you. We also administer botox and fillers.

Oak Harbor, WA 98277

360-675-3192

www.burleyfuneralchapel.com Serving families on Whidbey Island since 1962.

Phone: (360) 682-5024 • Fax: (360) 682-5749 205 South Main St., Bldg B, Coupeville www.familydermco.com


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Farmers markets boost Whidbey economy By NATHAN WHALEN Staff reporter

A yearly tradition that begins each spring provides a significant boost to the Whidbey Island economy. Farmers markets take place throughout Whidbey Island beginning in April and continuing through the summer before wrapping up in September and October. Those markets inject hundreds of thousands of dollars to the operations of Whidbey’s farmers, crafters and food producers. “I think they are a great way to call attention to local products and local producers,” said Jill Johnson, executive director of the Greater Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce. She added the limited hours and the limited days the farmers markets operate provide a “call to action” that encourages people to shop, which, in turn, stimulates the economy. “I don’t see a real downside to them,” Johnson said, adding the markets provide small business owners a place to sell their products. Many couldn’t afford a traditional storefront. The Coupeville Farmers Market opened in early April. It was the first market to start selling for the year. Other markets take place

Pam Mitchell of Pam’s Place Produce on South Whidbey, was busy selling spinach, arugula and other greens at a recent Coupeville Farmer’s Market. There are five markets on Whidbey Island that enhance the local economy.

Island Family Hearing Clinic Dr. Peter Keating, Audiologist

in Oak Harbor and Greenbank, with two in the Bayview area. During a recent visit, farmers were already on hand selling greens, potatoes and starter plants in Coupeville. In addition, the usual host of crafters, artisans and cooks were on hand to provide shoppers with a chance to buy a unique gift, get a great addition to their garden or enjoy a nice lunch. The farmers markets in Coupeville and Oak Harbor have achieved financial strength in recent years. Farmers market manager Peg Tennant noted Coupeville had its best year yet in 2011. In Coupeville, vendors sold more than $345,000 in 2011, which averaged to $12,800 per day and $3,200 per hour. The market attracted 20 farmers, 12 food processors, six cooks, 23 crafters and 43 nonprofit groups throughout 2011, according to information provided by Tennant. “Our market is a really, really great market,” said Lynda Eccles, executive director for the Central Whidbey Chamber of Commerce. She noted Coupeville’s market attracts people from across the island, along with riders from the Victoria Clipper when it docks at the Coupeville Wharf on Saturdays. Continued, PAGE 5 >

Gloria Carothers Owner

Dr. Peter Keating is a clinical audiologist who provides hearing testing and hearing aid services at Island Family Hearing Clinic. He is truly passionate about the field of hearing health care and has a drive to provide the best possible service to his patients. His dedication and compassion have been integral in his service to the Whidbey Island community for 10 years. Dr. Keating sees patients of all ages, from newborns to seniors. Visit www.islandfamilyhearing.com or stop by one of their two convenient locations.

Gloria Carothers came to Oak Harbor 55 years ago and is a graduate of Oak Harbor High School and Western Washington University. She has extensive gemological training and has been involved in the jewelry industry for the past 25 years. The Jewelry Gallery specializes in fine diamonds, colored gemstone jewelry, gold and silver. We are the area’s authorized dealer for Pandora®, recognized as one of the world’s most popular jewelry brands. We also offer custom design, expert repairs and appraisals. We are your LOCAL BUYER for gold, silver, coins, diamonds and estate jewelry. We sell vintage and estate jewelry, and welcome quality consignments. Doing business at the same location for over 20 years.

(360) 279-1229 380 SE Midway Blvd., Oak Harbor

360-679-3700 830 SE Pioneer Way Oak Harbor, WA Hours: Tues-Fri 11-5:30 Saturday 10-5

(360) 331-1415 5570 Harbor Ave., Suite B, Freeland

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In Oak Harbor, vendors sold more than $295,000 throughout 2011, which averaged to $14,700 per day and $4,927 per hour. Oak Harbor’s market attracted 23 farmers, 31 food processors, eight cooks, 30 crafters and 41 nonprofit groups throughout 2011. The markets are more than

a place to provide fresh food. They’re a place to find out what’s happening on Whidbey Island, to get involved with a favorite group, or just kill some time on a warm, lazy day. “It’s really become part of the community’s identity,” Johnson said of the farmers market experience on Whidbey Island.

Jason’s Lawncare Jason, Annaleah and Arianna

Things are blooming at Jason’s Lawncare. It’s spring again and we’re back to work full time doing what we love in the place we love. Oak Harbor, on gorgeous Whidbey Island, has been our home for generations and we consider it a privilege to be a part of maintaining its beauty. You, our loyal community of clients and customers, voted us one of the top three companies in the “Best of Landscapers” division in the Best of Whidbey contest the last couple of years. Thank you! But we’re not going to be satisfied with that. We’re going to do our best to be your number one provider this year! As always, our focus is on excellent customer service and dedication to doing each job beyond expectation every time. Annaleah is growing like a weed and has become our unofficial “crew boss.” She’s proud to wear her very own company tee shirt and is excited about participating in this year’s Holland Happening parade. We will be handing out information for the grand opening of our storefront business where we have flower baskets, annuals, and lots of outdoor décor for sale. The shop is located near the intersection of Sleeper Road and SR 20. Just look for the decorated truck! We will be available to answer your questions on gardening, landscape projects, construction of all types and more. Orders are being taken now for custom Mother’s Day baskets. You can also visit us online at Jasons-Lawncare.com. Remember, our estimates are free and consultation services are available. Just call us to schedule a time. Nathan Whalen/Whidbey News-Times

Potatoes, greens and other rooted vegetables are being sold by Prairie Bottom Farm, which is one of the farms participating in the Coupeville Farmers Market..

We look forward to blooming with you this year!

(360) 679-7242 www.Jasons-Lawncare.com

Island Handyman, Inc. Home Maintenance, Improvements and Remodels

Specializing in Completing the “Honey-Do-List” Brian and Joanna Dernbach Brian Dernbach was born and raised in Oak Harbor. He is an Army Veteran who just couldn’t get the Northwest out of his system. He moved back to Oak harbor in 1996 and became a General Contractor. Brian, and his wife Joanna, started Island Handyman, Inc. in 2000 and never looked back. He takes great pride in providing his customers with honest, quality service and continues his construction education in order to keep up with the latest construction practices. Island Handyman, Inc. is located in Oak Harbor, and serves Island and Skagit counties. Island Handyman, Inc. does everything from your basic handyman duties “hanging pictures” to your general contractor duties “full remodel”. 24-hour Emergency Services Available.

Pressure Washing • gutter Cleaning • DeCks • roof rePairs • siDing • CarPentry Drain snaking • Moss reMoval • fenCes • oDD JoBs Lic./Bonded/Insured 360-240-0850 Phone/Fax Island County 360-424-4948 Phone/Fax Skagit County islandhandyman@comcast.net

360-240-0850


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Judith Zapanta-Borras

Managing Broker/Realtor “Serving Real Estate Since 1978 / Excellence in Reputation” For 34 years, Judith has helped hundreds of clients with real estate transactions. She provides professional service with honesty, reliability and dependability. Her knowledge and expertise assure constant consistent service. She is also dedicated and committed to the satisfaction of her clients. This has ranked her as one of the leading realtors in Oak Harbor since 1989. Call or see her today! (360) 914-7759 • (360) 675-1707 32785 SR 20, Suite 4 • Oak Harbor judith@whidbey.net judithzapanta@windermere.com www.judithzapanta.withwre.com

NorthWest Cabinets & Countertops Jim & Pam Longworth, not pictured Rob Sebo, and spring break interns Dillon and Olivia

Whidbey’s largest cabinet and countertop showroom with two full time designers on staff. Locally owned and operated, serving Whidbey Island with over 35 years of kitchen and bath experience. Offering complimentary design and estimates. We have been located in the heart of oldtown for 11 years. Come in and enjoy our hometown courtesy and service. WE ALSO MAKE HOUSE CALLS!

Cabinets & Countertops

(360) 675-4999 665 SE Pioneer Way, Suite 5 • Oak Harbor NorthWestCabinetsLLC.com

Tradewinds Insurance

Front row from left: Lorriane

Stecher, Rita Stephenson, Susanne Skilbeck, Joanna Kimmanee Back row from left: Al Koetje, Nancy Humphries, Robert Young, Cherita Koetje, Chris Spence

Your life is busy and complicated…our goal is to simplify it. After all, you have plenty of things to keep you up at night, insurance should not be one of them! Whether you need to insure your personal exposures…home, autos, RV, boat…your business…store, office, restaurant, construction company…or your family’s future financial security…life, health… we have the companies and experience to help you. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is available to meet in person, by phone or email to answer your insurance questions, provide you with a quote or help you determine if your coverage is adequate. Contact us today at 679-4949.

(360) 679-4949 31975 SR 20 • Suite 5 Oak Harbor www.tradewindsins.com

Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce

Strengthening Our Communities One Business at a Time The Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce is a vibrant community organization bridging together diverse business, non-profit and service groups. Our 480 members represent community leaders who are committed to nothing less than the continual improvement of the North Whidbey business climate and our Island quality of life. The Chamber offers access to small business support, public representation, business advocacy, networking, marketing opportunities, and relocation, visitor and referral services. They organize the Holland Happening and 4th of July celebrations and fund the community fireworks display. Director Jill Johnson and the team of Abbie Martin, Erika Jones, Elise Vogelman and Katie Salinas are proud to represent the communities of Oak Harbor and Whidbey Island.

(360) 675-3755 32630 SR 20, Oak Harbor

Oa Har or CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WHIDBEY ISLAND, WASHINGTON


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Wallin Funeral Home & Cremation Gary & Martha Wallin, Owners

New Leaf

Administration Team New Leaf holds five Federal contracts and employs over 120 people. As a proud member of the AbilityOne Program, almost 80% of our direct labor force and a significant number throughout our organization are people with disabilities. Our mission is to promote independence and quality of life through employment. New Leaf’s payroll last year infused over 4 ½ million dollars into the local community. 360-675-1989 660 SE Fidalgo Ave., Oak Harbor www.newleafinc.org

Gary Wallin, owner of Wallin Funeral Home & Cremation, LLC, is a licensed funeral director and embalmer and has worked his entire 50 year career in Oak Harbor. Feeling that a locally owned funeral home would best serve the needs of their community, Gary and his wife, Martha opened Wallin Funeral Home in November 2010. They offer a full range of funeral and headstone options, have an on-site crematory and reception center and provide advanced planning guidance. Gary and Martha work together to serve families in their time of need and to provide Service Beyond Expectation. “Funeral service is my life career and I consider it an honor and a privilege to serve my community”. In addition, Gary is completing his 12th year on the school board for the Oak Harbor School District and is a board member for Help House. Both Gary and Martha are past presidents and active members of the Kiwanis Club of Oak Harbor.

(360) 675 - 3447 1811 NE 16th Ave. Oak Harbor

info@wallinfuneralhome.com www.wallinfuneralhome.com

Whidbey Avenue Dental Care Luke Wezeman, DDS

Vote Best d Whid Of 5 Tim bey es!

Timothy Wezeman, DDS

and their 2012 dental team “It is my pleasure and honor to work with this group of professionals. Our vision at Whidbey Avenue Dental Care is to provide each patient affordable, top quality, comprehensive dental care in a comfortable environment. Patients with Whidbey Avenue Dental Care can expect access to quick response emergency care, an oral cancer screening included with each cleaning, customized craftsmanship by our in-house Master Ceramist, sedation dentistry, Invisalign®, implant technology, veneers and “green” technology such as digital x-rays and non-mercury fillings. We invite you to come and experience what other patients with our office have known for the past 33 years... our passion for service and concern for each patient make achieving a healthy, beautiful smile something to smile about!” -Dr. Luke Wezeman 926 E. Whidbey Ave, Oak Harbor, WA 98277 360-679-1581

Visit us online: www.drwezeman.com

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Land Title and Escrow Company

Front row, left to right: Debbie Tesch, Marissa Skaar, Clair Sorenson Middle row: Delilah Steele, Susie Thompson, Patty Fakkema, Joanne Skaar Back row: Barry Tesch, Holly Lucas, Jim Secrest, Mandy Murdock

Let us show you the difference in Title & Escrow companies! Land Title and Escrow has 5 locations to serve you in Island and Skagit Counties! All Title Companies are not the same.

Title Dept (360) 675-2246 Escrow Dept (360) 679-5055 (800) 829-5263 • www.ltco.com 1080 N.E. 7th Ave., Oak Harbor


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