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Embracing the community

Dr. Steven Inaba, DDS

Dr. Mark Walker has been caring for patients in Kent since he graduated from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in 1981. His friendly manner and sense of humor readily puts his patients at ease while at the same time delivering exceptional care. Dr. Walker values the trust relationship he develops with patients and believes in treating them as he wants to be treated. Throughout his years in Kent, Dr. Walker has taken countless hours of continuing dental education and invested in proven dental technologies. This combined with his years of experience insure his patients receive the best possible care. The joy of helping people maintain a healthy mouth and beautiful smile is what Dr. Walker loves about dentistry.


Dr. Josh Walker, DDS

Dr. Steven Inaba’s passion for dentistry lies in the ability to have a positive impact on a person’s quality of life. People are living long lives, and healthy teeth and gums play a significant role in the quality of those years. Proper prevention and good habits not only impact a lifetime, but generations to follow. Dr. Inaba graduated from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in 2005 and has been at Meridian Dental Clinic ever since. He’s dedicated far more continuing education hours than what is required by the state, and is a proud member of the American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, Seattle-King County Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry.

“It is exciting to wake up each morning and come to Meridian Dental Clinic…I love what I do! Empowering people to take control of their health and quality of life is rewarding.” Dr. Josh Walker earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Puget Sound in Business & Leadership while playing basketball for the Loggers and then went on to graduate from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in 2012. After dental school he completed a 1 year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital and Dental Clinic in San Antonio, Texas where he gained a tremendous amount of complex surgical and restorative experience while serving the needs of our nation’s veterans. In his commitment to continually provide the best care possible for patients, Dr. Walker is pursuing a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Josh Walker is proud to be part of the Meridian Dental Clinic team of highly respected dentists. 1105279

Dr. Mark Walker, DDS


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Since 1957 Pugerudes has designed, created and delivered beauty to the home. For three generations our family has provided quality custom window treatments, bedding, and upholstery as well as blinds, shades and shutters for the home. Not only do we have practical hands on experience, our degreed interior designers are sure to keep thebigger perspective in mind when helping you create the home of your dreams.


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Lifelike Dentures is a new family practice with deep roots. Denturist, Michael Holden, leads the practice. Michael grew up in the world of dentures. He inherited the profession from his father, Ken Holden L.D., who helped pioneer Denturism in Oregon and Washington. Michael graduated from the University of Oregon and attended George Brown Technical College, where he completed the Denturist Program. Michael became a licensed denturist in 2006. Since becoming licensed Michael worked at Natural Dentures where he ran offices in Salem, Corvallis and West Linn, OR. Michael loves helping patients who have been miserable and uncomfortable with their dentures, discover how comfortable and confident they can feel in their new dentures. On May 1, 2012 Michael and his family moved to Washington and started Lifelike Dentures in Kent. Michael is grateful to have learned and practiced the skill alongside his family. Taking from what he has learned, Michael, now enjoys running his own


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Let your star at Allegro!' Est 1996 • Located downtown Kent - Central Ave and Gowe ST • We love to support the community in any way we can! Perform at Kent Cornucopia, Kent Int'l festival, You, me we and more! • Allegro Alumni have gone on to be successful dancers, choreographers and teachers! • Allegro dancers have had many amazing opportunities such as lead role as Billy Elliot in London and Trinity placing 3rd on Abby's Ultimate Dance Experience Lifetime show • We provide lessons to all ages and levels! • Classes in: jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, stretch and strength, hip hop, tumbling, drama, musical theater, tiny tots and me and my shadow. 8 • Business in the Valley ~ Kent Reporter ~

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Kent Chamber staff from left to right: Susan Parker- Bookkeeper, Alex White – Administrative Assistant, Caren Crowley – Membership Director, Andrea Keikkala – CEO, Marge Williams – Administrative Assista

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New in 2014 We want to highlight a couple of new programs and exciting initiatives we are working on for 2014. If you haven’t visited our new website please make sure to do so! It is easier to use and showcases our community’s history and vibrant future. The Education Committee has set lofty goals for this year. Members funded a staff position at the President’s Gala to help reach those goals! In 2014 the Chamber launched the new education branding of: Manufacturing the Future: Bring the World to the Classroom. This tagline encompasses our three flagship education programs including the rebranding of Educate the Educator which introduces teachers, counselors and principals to our homegrown high tech and living wage manufacturing jobs located right here in our valley. Another exciting new adventure for the Kent Chamber is our LEAN transformation headed by Mike Moran a LEAN leader who is the GM of Cascade Gasket & Manufacturing. He has generously donated his time and knowledge. The core of our lean transformation is to maximize customer value  while minimizing waste. This will allow the Chamber to improve profitability, efficiency and service for our members. It is our goal to become a flagship LEAN administrative office which our members can tour and adopt best practices for their office. The Kent Chamber of Commerce continues to grow as we continue to build on the highest membership levels in the last 8 years. We want to thank the hundreds of businesses that invest in the Kent Chamber of Commerce annually. Contact Kent Chamber at 253-854-1770 or


These days, livability and economic vitality go hand in hand. In Kent, our relatively low home prices, gorgeous parks, reputable schools and expanding job base mean more people than ever are seeking out Kent as a place to open businesses and spread their entrepreneurial wings. The City of Kent enjoys a vibrant sense of community. It is a place where local government, private citizens and businesses are partners working together to provide innovative solutions. If you are not a member of the Kent Chamber of Commerce you are missing the opportunity to collaborate with some of the most influential community leaders! Make that call and become part of an organization that takes every opportunity to share resources, information and to connect all types of businesses. In today’s business environment, it is imperative the Chamber represents and protects our members by working hard to support every aspect of doing business in the Kent valley. Like many of the cities across the United States, our community has weathered challenging economic times, and yet we remain steadfast in our determination to move positively toward a better future. The Kent Chamber is the voice and ears of the community, responsive to its ever changing needs and concerns. We are the largest advocate for businesses in the community and continue to support them as a conduit for information. We also support economic efforts designed to strengthen and expand Kent with programs for a civic, social and cultural nature that are designed to increase the functional value of the community. At the Kent Chamber of Commerce, we bring the business community together in dynamic, profitable ways. Whether members are networking with one another, learning marketing tips, immersing themselves in issues that impact business, or tapping into an array of educational services, we give local business owners the tools to help them thrive.

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Business Special Section - 2014  


Business Special Section - 2014