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Meet the people, visit the shops, rediscover the place you call home home
he Valley Record’s annual Spotlight on Business, in the following pages, is both a great introduction to the people who have set up shop in our beautiful Valley, and a good reminder that you can often find what you need, right here at home. Spotlight on Business is an annual yearbook of Valley businesses, giving the people who work behind the counters and windows, and in the cubicles and corner offices of our businesses, a moment in the spotlight. Here in the Valley, we are all connected. The people on these pages are the owners, managers and employees who keep our communities running and working every day. They are also probably your neighbors, friends, or family, your fellow PTSA, service club, or congregation members, and your community. We hope you enjoy this tour of local businesses, and take the opportunity to get to know everyone inside a little better.
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Amber, Rafael and Gwendolyn Gasior were hang out at Si View Park during the North Bend Farmer’s Market.
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In July 2012, we added a drive-thru coffee stand, Wanted Espresso, to our gas station, Mt. Si Shell. Shopping locally is important to us, which is why we have partnered with several terrific local vendors: Pioneer Coffee, Steve’s Doughnuts and Rose Ridge Café & Deli. We also have a fantastic staff of experienced, friendly baristas that you will enjoy getting to know. Some unique items we offer are “Bacon In A Bag” (yes, just 4 pieces of delicious hot bacon!), “Bull Shakes” (Red Bull frappe) and “Muscle Mochas” (iced protein drink with 2 espresso shots). We want the locals to know that weekday traffic at the Interchange is not bad, come on out and give us a shot! Thank you! ~ Tessa & Bryan Wyrsch
Sabrina, Tami, Nikole, Jessie, Tessa, Christina & Vanessa (not pictured: Amanda)
We Appreciate Your Business Chaplins is a family run business. Our mission is to embody the spirit and culture of our auto makers, and personify the spirit of excellence in our store. We strive to provide the highest level of service for our customers. Whether you are buying, selling, or servicing your car, Chaplin's customer service approach will provide you with the peace of mind that your safety and satisfaction is our top priority.
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New look, shared outlook Under new ownership, remodeled George’s Bakery will look new, but keep the same community feel By CAROL LADWIG Editor
For the last month or so, North Bend has been different, missing something, but that changes this week. George’s Bakery, closed Jan. 5 for renovations, will re-open on Wednesday, all new, but almost all the same. The pastry destination and lunch stop on North Bend Way has been part of the city’s downtown for almost 90 years, and it really didn’t need changing, said new owner Steve Teodosiadis. He should know, too; he’s been shopping at George’s since 1983. “I know George’s Bakery from when George was here!” he says. George Macris, the namesake of George’s Buttercrust Bakery, started running the bakery in 1964, and operated it for several decades. A lot of people remembered George, and those people are the reason Teodosiadis wants to keep the bakery going, just as it was. “The staff is going to stay, the products are all going to be the same,” said Teodosiadis. “We’re not changing the recipes.” Joe McKeown, the baker and former owner is also staying, but his wife and bakery co-owner, Kathy Stokesberry, has officially retired. People will notice a few changes, but little that wasn’t there all along. A dropped ceiling was removed, and a row of windows along the original ceiling are now uncovered. They were part of the original construction, Teodosiadis said, based on photos of the building he looked up at the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum in North Bend. “The pictures showed that the windows had to be there,” he said, and they were probably walled over, both inside and out, some time after the 1940s. The “new” windows will provide more light in the bakery and, even though the bakery is surrounded by other buildings, a scenic view, too. Top, right, Carol Ladwig/Staff Photos; Middle, courtesy photo
Top: Georgia and Steve Teodosiadis, new owners of George’s Bakery, take a break from renovations for a photo. Middle: The Alpine facade of George’s Bakery was removed earlier this month during a remodel, to reveal a row of windows, right, from the original 1928 construction.
“You can see Mount Si out the windows, almost all the way back,” said Teodosiadis, stepping off the distance from the storefront to the counters, mostly still in place at the back of the shop. Although the bakery gained a view, it also lost something, the Alpine façade that had been a prominent feature of many North Bend businesses in a move to increase tourism to the city. “It was the last one that was still around from that effort in the ‘70s,” said Teodosiadis. Inside, there’s new paint, new wainscoting, and a bit of furniture rearrangement, too. Some of the counters have been moved and a window display will be replaced by more seating. There will also be a subtle change to the bakery’s name. “My wife is Georgia, so it will be called Georgia’s Bakery,” Teodosiadis said. The Teodosiadis family had already owned the George’s Bakery building for about a year, buying it from Jean Macris, the widow of George and the owner of the adjoining Nature’s Marketplace. They hadn’t planned on running a bakery until McKeown and Stokesberry said they wanted to retire. “I wanted to keep it a bakery,” Teodosiadis said. “It was really important to us. We couldn’t find anyone willing to do it, so…” So he and Georgia, along with their four children, ages 23 to 12, decided to take it on. Neither of them are professional cooks, said Teodosiadis, but “first and foremost, I’m a good eater.” They, like Macris, are also Greek, and are considering adding such Greek specialties Spanakopita, and loukomades to the menu, eventually. For now, though, the menu is not going to look any different. SEE BAKERY, 14
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BAKERY FROM 13 “The doughnuts are good, the maple bars are good, the apple fritters are good, the quiche is good,” he said. “None of that is going away.” As Teodosiadis talks about the future, a small group walks by on the sidewalk. There’s scaffolding over the entire storefront, and two men are at work on the façade, but they peek in the window anyway, hopeful that the bakery is open. “Just being closed, you can tell people miss it,” Teodosiadis said. He’s seen a lot of that kind of thing, and is anxious to get the bakery re-opened.
Last week, he said, a cycling club rode up, and one of the members told him the Bakery was on their regular route. Later, a father and his young son came by. They told Teodosiadis that they always stopped at George’s on their way to the mountains, and again on their way back home. Teodosiadis hopes the community approves of the renovations, and the continuity. He plans to participate in farmers markets and the upcoming Jazz Walk, as always, and to offer local products soon. “To me, it’s not a drastic change,” he said. “We just want to be that bakery, where people come together.” George’s Bakery is located at 127 West North Bend Way, (425) 888-0632.
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George’s Bakery alums, Jean Macris, owner of Nature’s Marketplace and widow of George Macris, with Joe McKeown and Kathy Stokesberry, who recently sold the North Bend shop.
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The City of North Bend partnered with the Downtown Foundation, a 501c3 organization charged with revitalization and economic vitality of Downtown North Bend. From this partnership the North Bend Visitor Information Center and Mountain View Art Gallery (VIC) was created. Strategically located at the gateway to Downtown, the VIC hosts a full scale tourist information center and professional art gallery.
Edge Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation would like to thank the community for it’s strong support, which has allowed us to grow and thrive. We are grateful that we have been able to make a positive healthy impact in our patients’ lives. We offer physical therapy, sports therapy and massage therapy. We recently added a Regence massage contract, so now are able to take massage clients in the Regence network.
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Asked to describe myself, I’d say I’m a country boy at heart. I’m from a small town in Mississippi. The kind of town where everyone knows your name and every adult is your parent. My memory of life as a boy is of hot summer days playing in open fields, riding around on my great grandfather’s tractor, and doing what to this day has become one of my greatest passions… fishing! I love fishing. It’s a sport that’s taught me to be humble, the value of preparedness, patience and respect for nature. I left the rural south to live closer to my grandparents in Southern California. This is where my exposure to buying and selling homes began. My grandfather was a real estate broker. He owned and operated a small office and because it was located within walking distance from home, I could often be found there helping out answering the telephone. He enjoyed this work because he believed he made a difference in people’s lives. My grandfather also owned homes and at times worked tirelessly as his own handyman and gardener. I vividly recall getting up early Saturday mornings to help him go cut a lawn or repair a broken fence. Like him, I possess a strong work ethic. I came to Washington to attend college. After earning my bachelor’s degree in communication from Trinity Lutheran College in Sammamish, I decided to make Washington my home. It’s a place that’s enabled me to combine my worlds growing up into one. I joined John L. Scott to make a difference in people’s lives… a difference that I hope will enhance their happiness and well-being.
Along with their housecleaning business Paul and Stephanie take a great deal of pride in their professional, highly trained and, dedicated housecleaning staff.
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Spotlight on Business Seven Oaks Healing Center Mon-Sat 9am - 6pm Sun 9am - 1pm
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“Friendly, professional, and quick service. Recommend highly. “ ~ J.D. Snoqualmie “Excellent! Could not have been more flexible or more helpful.” ~ S.H. Fall City “This location was extremely well maintained. The employees were very helpful and competent.” ~P.D. Pasadena, MD. Snoqualmie Ridge Storage is phenomenal. I highly recommend them.” ~S.C. Redmond “Amazing how you worked with us. Thank you so much! Enjoy the day.” ~Mt Si Food Bank North Bend “Outstanding customer service. A+ experience every time!” ~S.C. Snoqualmie
As facilitators in your healing process we help you move towards health and balance, initiating pain relief and relaxation. Seven Oaks Healing Center began in 2000 offering light touch acupressure treatments and support groups, and in 2002, included therapeutic massage to the Joy Rene Coble LMP & Abbra Lee Wetzel-Harris LMP services. In 2013 Abbra Lee WetzelMA00017377 MA00023877 Harris joined her mother Joy, as office manager and massage therapist. They have expanded and offer services in Carnation and Desert Aire .
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Our restaurant serves up one of the best breakfasts in town and our lunch is awesome too. Thanks to all our locals who keep coming out to see us. We have some great new menu selections. If you are planning a golf tournament, birthday party, class reunion, wedding or any other celebration give Tracy, our Restaurant Manager a call at (425) 888-2150. Our location, customer service, food and view are top notch. The golf course is in top condition this winter and we are working hard everyday. We have introduced a new greens program to keep the greens rolling their best and have a fresh look in the golf show where we’d love to help you get your golf supplies for the new season.
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Originally this location was BUTTERS SHINGLE & SHAKE Co. and that’s how we got our name, OLE CEDAR MILL. Family owned and operated since July 1989. We provide climate controlled storage units. Also covered or uncovered RV storage. Security is important to us and we now have video surveillance. 24-hour onsite manager
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Bella Vita has been thriving in Snoqualmie for almost 15 years. We are a family friendly, full-service Salon and Spa. Our team of highly experienced stylists and therapist are dedicated to making your experience at Bella Vita Spa & Salon worth coming back for. Voted Best in the Valley many years running, we value our clients and consider you family. Come in to relax and unwind in our home away from home. You can find a full menu of our services at www.bellavitasnoqualmie.com.
Our primary goal is to provide you and your family the most comfortable, relaxing care we would want for our own families. At Rivertree Dental Care you will experience all that modern dentistry has to offer, including a comprehensive list of general, restorative and cosmetic dental care services to meet the needs of the whole family. We are focused on helping each patient achieve and maintain long term dental health and a beautiful smile.
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Network while playing slots The next Chamber After Hours is also the Valley Young Professionals Hangout, 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday Jan. 28, at Snoqualmie Casino. The event includes a free slot tournament, prizes, live entertainment, food and beverages. The Valley Young Professionals are dedicated to fostering an authentic culture for young professionals to connect, serve, and grow within the Snoqualmie Valley. Learn more at http://business.snovalley.org/events/details/january2015-chamber-after-hours-at-snoqualmie-casino-123.
Tailgate party on the Ridge Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts a 12th Man tailgate party, 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, in the Snoqualmie Valley YMCA parking lot. Show your Seahawks spirit and join in for the 12th Man costume contest, buy raffle tickets for Seahawks jerseys, and collect other free Seahawks swag. There will be lots of children’s activities, including carnival games and face painting. “It’s going to be a very kid-friendly event, with bounce houses, a football throw... it should be a lot of fun,” said Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lizzy Billington. Social media announcements of the tailgate party had produced 4,500 hits on the website over the weekend, which was more than the Chamber saw for its extremely popular Winter Magic ice rink in December, Billington said Monday, in a presentation to the Snoqualmie City Council.
Save the date: Chamber to co-host sustainability event Leading the Way to a Sustainable Valley is a lunch event planned for Friday, Feb. 20 at the Snoqualmie Ridge TPC. The event, co-hosted by the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Mountains to Sound Greenway and the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network, offers an open forum discussion with community feedback on creating a vibrant, economically successful Valley.
Ready to grow Sno Falls President/CEO has big plans for Valley credit union By CAROL LADWIG Editor
Maybe he’s joking, but when Tim Williams says he doesn’t sleep a lot, it sounds believable — he’s too busy. The banker and entrepreneur has spent the past six months, assisted by a staff of 25 mostly longterm employees, pushing out innovations and new products at Sno Falls Credit Union. He and staff will be doing more of the same through June, when he marks his first anniversary as the president and chief executive officer of the credit union. All of that work—a recently completed rebranding effort, the launch of a new website in December, the new checking account offering this month, the new computer system to be implemented in February, and the updated online banking system and mobile banking app expected in March—is really just a good start, though. “These things are just basically getting us caught up to where we need to be,” says Williams, a career
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goes back to the members in different forms,” said Williams, including larger dividends, lower loan rates, and no-fee services. Updates like the ones now in play at Sno Falls will help keep the facility competitive, but they aren’t always welcome, Williams says. “Change can be difficult,” he says, but “everything we’re doing is for the benefit of our membership.” None of the changes will involve staff, or locations (there are three branches, at the North Bend QFC, the Ridge Market on Snoqualmie Ridge, and the main office on Meadowbrook) although many of them should improve the organization’s
overall productivity. The new computer system, for instance, is “…going to allow us to be even better at service,” Williams said. “It’s going to allow us to be faster and more nimble.” It will also enable the facility, now well over the regional economic struggles of 2008, to expand. “We’re ready to start growing again, growing the asset base of the credit union, growing the membership,” said Williams. But rest assured, he says, “We’ll always be Valley focused.” Williams was hired last June to replace retiring CEO Linda Larion. Learn more about Sno Falls Credit Union at www. snofalls.com.
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banker and 20-year resident of the Seattle area. He moved to Washington from California, but he grew up in Albany, Georgia. After serving eight years in the Navy, he made his life in Washington, getting a degree in finance from St. Martin’s University, then serving in various leadership roles at Hometown National Bank, KeyBank, Verity Credit Union, and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle. He also owned a Ford dealership. Every day, he considers new possibilities for Sno Falls Credit Union, too. It’s strategic planning, tempered by business realities. “Some of the projects we’re doing take a year or a year and a half to do,” he says, “but we don’t have a year or a year and a half.” The modern world, he says, has changed banking for the better, in many ways, but it’s created challenges, too. For the 58-yearold Valley institution, the challenge is keeping their 6,000-plus customers happy —they are the owners, after all—while keeping up a stiff competition with other financial institutions. “It’s a balancing act, to be able to continue to offer the products and services that our older customers want, and the modern conveniences that younger customers want,” Williams said. Credit unions are owned by the members who bank there, and so, are not-for profit, like other banks. “Everything we make
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(206) 930-5387 • www.valleyprofessionalcleaningservice.com
Fred Seemann, Owner, Tammy Seemann, Co-Owner, Jeff Roth
43300 SE North Bend Way • North Bend Mon.- Sat. 9am-6pm • Sun. 10am-4pm
Collision Repair Secured Facility All work is guaranteed* Service with a smile We’ll work with your insurance to get your car back on the road.
GET YOUR DAY OFF TO A GREAT START AT HUXDOTTER. Enjoy the BEST Coffee, and service. We have breakfast sandwiches, burritos, melts, cookies, muffins, donuts, oatmeal and more. Don’t forget to try on our famous “Beast Mode” before the SUPER BOWL!
BEST OF 2014
Clayton, Kelly, and Jerry Moe.
(425) 888-4343 SNOQUALMIE, WA
HOURS: Mon-Fri: 5:00am-7:00pm Sat: 6:00am-7:00pm • Sun: 7:00am-6:00pm
101 W Park St • North Bend, WA
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(Parent Co: Duncan Family Enterprises LLC)
234 E. North Bend Way • North Bend
8150 Falls Ave. SE, Snoqualmie, WA 98065
Ken Hearing – Owner
22 • January 28, 2015 • Snoqualmie Valley Record
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2014 Chevy Silverado Truck of the Year We Appreciate Your Business
106 Main Ave N. North Bend • www.Chevyoutlet.com • 425.888.0781
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