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Saluting Women Leaders Community Banker, Mari Greshowak and Executive Director, Cheryn Weiser deliver caring community resources to their Island neighbors. Thank you!

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“Coldwell Banker Bain has been helping buyers and sellers with their most important investments in the Pacific Northwest since 1972. We understand that real estate is more than just a business transaction. It’s an essential part of building a safe, happy, and prosperous life,” “Coldwell Banker Bain has been helping buyers and sellers with their most important LANAinTHOMPSON investments the Pacific Northwest since 1972. We understand that real estate is more than PRINCIPAL MANAGING BROKER just a business transaction. It’s an essential part of building a safe, happy, and prosperous life,” LORI CLARK

LANA THOMPSON PRINCIPAL MANAGING BROKER

It is my mission to take the stress of selling or purchasing a home off your shoulders by helping you to understand the process so there are no surprises and to be available to you when you have questions LORI CLARKor concerns. I do the best I can to work around your schedule regardless It is my mission to take the stress of selling or purchasing a home off of what your hours might be. I hope the quality of service you get from your shoulders by helping you to understand the process so there are me puts you at ease so you are confident with the decisions you make. no surprises and to be available to you when you have questions or concerns. I do the best I can to work around your schedule regardless of what your hours might be. I hope the quality of service you get from me puts you at ease so you are confident with the decisions you make.

Saluting Women Leaders Community Banker, Mari Greshowak and Executive Director, Cheryn Weiser deliver caring community resources to their Island neighbors. Thank you!

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• Whidbey Island Women in Business •October • 2018

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Bonnie Wallin, CISR Elite

WOMEN OF FINANCE

Shelli Trumbull CIC, ACSR

Personal Lines Account Manager

Leavitt Group Northwest

31650 State Route 20, #1 Oak Harbor 360-675-5916 800-726-8771 www.leavitt.com

Bonnie has been in the insurance industry for 19 years and is a Whidbey Island native. She started her career at Koetje Agency in 1999 which is now Leavitt Group Northwest. Bonnie specializes in personal lines insurance such as home, auto, umbrella and recreational vehicles. When not working, she enjoys traveling and participating in community events.

WOMEN OF FINANCE

WOMEN OF FINANCE

Sue Blouin CIC, ACSR

Insurance Agent

Leavitt Group Northwest 31650 State Route 20, #1 Oak Harbor 360-682-2162 leavitt.com/northwest/cascade

Insurance Agent

Shelli has recently merged Cascade Insurance Agency with Leavitt Group Northwest. She is still your Local Insurance Agent. She has over 30 years experience helping clients with their personal and business insurance needs. Shelli is excited to once again be working with Sue & Bonnie. She is also happy that her clients will have access to the additional services and insurance companies that Leavitt has to offer.

Leavitt Group Northwest

31650 State Route 20, #1 Oak Harbor 360-675-5916 800-726-8771 www.leavitt.com

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WOMEN OF FINANCE

Harriet Berg, EA

When you need a trusted advisor that believes in doing what’s right, team up with Lauren Pool, (lpool@SaviBank.com) Vice President and Freeland Branch Manager at SaviBank.

Enrolled Agent • Financial Advisor ¡ Investments and IRAs ¡ Retirement Planning

Saluting Women Leaders Community Banker, Mari Greshowak and Executive Director, Cheryn Weiser deliver caring community resources to their Island neighbors. Thank you!

2171 W. Beach Rd. Oak Harbor 360-929-0495

www.harrietberg.com (360) 331-1344 1737 Main St, Freeland coastalbank.com Member FDIC

Sue has been a licensed insurance agent for 44 years serving Whidbey Island. Sue has been with Leavitt Group (formerly Koetje Insurance) for 30 years. She is experienced in writing all lines of insurance including business, contractors, bonds, auto, home, motorcycle, boat and recreational vehicles. Sue specializes in commercial insurance. She welcomes and looks forward to handling the insurance needs of the Island County community where she has been a resident since 1969. Please give Sue a call.

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At Whidbey Island Bank, we build our relationships around an understanding of you and your goals. Our bankers value the entrepreneurial spirit and recognize the potential in your business.

Jeffery C Pleet, ChFC®, CLU® Supporting Women in Business Financial Advisor www.edwardjones.com

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CELEBRATING WOMEN IN BUSINESS

630 Southeast Midway Boulevard Oak Harbor, WA 98277 360-679-2558 OF FINANCE

Michelle Hezel and Jenny Staats Branch Office Administrators

1592 Main Street Freeland, WA 98249 Phone: 360-341-4556

Whether you want to plan for retirement, save for college, or have estate considerations, we can help you achieve your financial goals. Michelle Hezel and Jenny Staats, Branch Office Administrators along with Kevin Lungren, Financial Advisor, work together with you to develop an investment strategy personally tailored to meet the needs of you and your family. How can we help you? Let’s talk.


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WOMEN OF FINANCE

WOMEN OF FINANCE

J. Johnson Insurance, llc Naomi DeMartini Insurance Agent

Naomi is an island native who enjoys providing clients with guidance on navigating a complex insurance marketplace. She specializes in Life and Health.

Independent Agent

1635 Main Street, Suite A7, Freeland 360-341-1848 www.jjinshealthchoices.com

Naomi is licensed, certified and holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Services. If you would like a local agent, have questions on your current policy, or would like to explore available options, please contact Naomi at (360) 341-1848 or jjinsure@whidbey. com.

WOMEN OF HEALTH

ISLAND PILATES CENTER

We are a team of four Women in Business and we know what’s important to us: our families, this community and our clients. We take the time to understand what’s important to our Edward Jones clients and we partner together their lives to Jefferythroughout C Pleet, ChFC®, CLU® help them stay on track to meet Financial their goals. Advisor

Kathy Craven • Craven Insurance

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What’s important to you? 630 Southeast Midway Boulevard

Craven Insurance, family run personal and commercial insurance since 1955.

Melissa Cates, AAMS®, Financial Advisor Oak Harbor, WA 98277 360-679-2558 Kristi Price, Financial Advisor Christine Knapp and Diana Bedford, Senior Branch Office Administrators

For a personal interview with Kathy Craven, Home, Auto and Boat; or Bob Craven, Commercial Business and Bonds — just call 360-341-7200.

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WOMEN OF HEALTH

222 Anthes Ave, Langley • Celebrating 10 years in business!

Dr. Kristine Jarrell has provided exceptional audiology care for children, adults and seniors on Whidbey Island for over 20 years. She specializes in helping individuals and families cope with hearing loss by creating affordable, customized hearing solutions. 20 NW Birch Street Coupeville, WA 98239

Nicole Falso, Karla Crouch, Megan Kramer, (pictured) Lisa Rogers, Katelyn Lodell, & Abi Tschetter have all been trained in the contemporary method of Pilates, STOTT PILATES™, which incorporates mordern principles of exercise science into the original method designed by Joseph Pilates. As a collective IPC offers beginning to advanced reformer, chair & mat classes as privates, duets or small groups.

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www.islandpilatescenter.com WOMEN OF RETAIL Josh Hauser, owner Nancy Welles, manager Shelley Marsanyi, marketing We have loved being your bookstore for more than forty years, watching our community change and grow. Our customers have grown up with us and are now bringing their children and even grandchildren to be introduced to the joy of books. Your interests and tastes have informed our decisions and helped us become “your bookstore”. We can help you find a title, select a gift, or experience the thrill of a new discovery. We’d love to know what you’re reading!

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209 First Street, Langley • 221-6962

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WOMEN OF RETAIL As we bid farewell to Kathy McCabe,

As we bid farewell

Debbie Wilkie, owner and her daughter Melody

Wilkie

Critters & Company has been owned by the Wilkie family since December 2015, when it was purchased from the previous owner, James Dunn. Debbie works as the store manager, and can usually be found behind the register. Melody, 14, has been helping out at the store ever since she was little. When she’s not taking care of the critters, she can be found playing softball, pitching for the Coupeville Wolves. Stop by the store to check out what critters are there!

(360)341-1456 11042 State Route 525 · Clinton, WA 98236 Monday-Friday 9-6 • Saturday 10-5 • Closed on Sunday

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Carol brings over 35 years of experience running non-profits mainly in Africa and Asia. She is excited to re-grow her American Help us welcome Carol Squire who has taken over the helm of Good roots here on Whidbey Island and Cheer after the retirement of Kathy McCabe. is enjoying the energy of the Good community. Carol brings over 35 years Cheer of experience running non-profits mainly

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FAMILY FEATURES

ntrepreneurship is alive and well, even if the face of small business is evolving with the times. Autonomy in management and making dreams a reality are the reasons most cited by entre­preneurs looking to open a small business. Nearly half of all respondents in the annual The UPS Store “Inside Small Business Survey” said they’d be optimistic about opening a small business this year. Of respondents who hope to open a small business, top motivators include being their own bosses (38 percent), followed by believing in the power of their own ideas (17 percent) and creating their next career paths (15 percent). “The American Dream of owning your own business is still very much real, especially when compared to the rest of the developed world,” said Dr. Luke Pittaway, Ohio University College of Business Copeland Professor of Entrepreneurship. However, how Americans are choosing to open small businesses is where there may be a shift. “Consumer habits are changing,” Pittaway said. “That’s forcing Americans to consider how they open small businesses, whether it's focusing more on e-commerce than actual store fronts or focusing on selling to a local community or region instead of a broader national audience.”

Starting Your Own Start-Up

The process of launching a start-up can throw various unexpected obstacles your way, but there are numerous resources available to support a budding business. “We understand the challenges of small business owners and offer products and services designed specifically to help and support small businesses,” said Tim Davis, president of The UPS Store, Inc. “Small business owners are unparalleled in their passion for their businesses, and understanding that aspiration is critical to running a successful small business.” This action plan from the experts at The UPS Store can help you get you on your way to launching a successful start-up:

1. Analyze your target audience.

Start by performing extensive market research to understand your customers' core necessities. Assessing your target

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demographic gives you a clear perspective on how to serve the people in it.

2. Determine a legal structure.

Selecting the right legal structure ultimately determines how you handle income taxes and all government reporting requirements. Many small businesses fall under a sole proprietorship or limited liability company (LLC) while bigger entities may identify as corporations.

3. Establish your premises.

Choosing the right business setting could be the difference between a cost-effective start-up and a moderately expensive one. Your work space should fall within your monthly budget while still satisfying the needs of your customers.

4. Determine your budget and expenses.

Assessing your available funds enables you to prioritize and assign an appropriate amount to your business assets. This should include necessities for daily operations, as well as secondary expenses, such as traveling and meetings.

5. Develop a business plan.

Think of a business plan as a road map that indicates where your start-up stands and where it is headed. If you need funding, it’s also a great tool to articulate your ideas, philosophies and goals.

6. Set up a marketing plan.

Conduct an analysis of your business’s strengths and weaknesses to devise strategies and tactics that account for challenges and opportunities your business is likely to face. The scale of your marketing plan will likely depend on resources you have available and your target audience, but should feature a variety of tactics. Your plan should include printed materials like direct mailers, business cards, newsletters, flyers, banners and posters, as well as digital to cover things such as social media.

7. Be competitive.

Examine your competitors to determine the areas in which they thrive and see what makes them successful. Learn from the landscape to improve upon their strengths and gain an upper hand on their weaknesses. For example, implement various pricing models, such as special offers, coupons and rewards, rather than sticking with your initial, low price to remain competitive and profitable. With a carefully structured action plan, you can turn your start-up idea into a successful business. Find more tips for your small business at TheUPSStore.com.


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Know your audience. This is the cardinal rule of communication. Make sure you do your homework and know who you are addressing. This shows you value your listener’s time and feedback. Furthermore, insight about his or her philosophy in doing business can be extremely valuable during a pitch.

hen you’re launching a small business, there could be any number of reasons you may need to pitch your idea. You may be courting an investor, recruiting talent or even starting to market your product or service. Brevity is often essential, so learn how to concisely pitch your business like a pro with these tips:

Practice until it hurts. Take the time to practice your entire pitch, including answers to likely questions, until you know it inside and out. The more comfortable you are, the more likely you are to win someone over in a meeting.

Draw out the essentials. Reduce your pitch to a few digestible bites. Make sure you have an intro that is brief enough to get someone’s undivided attention then elaborate on your points, such as your top competitive advantages, and provide more detail about your business as a whole. Come to entertain. Add an entertainment factor to make your pitch engaging and memorable. Of course, you need substance to go along with style, but keeping your audience focused and doing something to stand out is essential. Anticipate questions. Prepare yourself to reassure concerned investors and flesh out subjects you may have kept brief for your presentation. Make sure to practice your answers so you sound confident. Grabbing attention is important, but you need to be able to back up your spiel.

Janet St. Clair WOMEN ‘Women in Biz’ • 3.1666 X 4 • 09/18/2018 OFadPOLITICS

Find more resources to help get your small business off the ground at theupsstore.com/smallbiz.

WOMEN OF REAL ESTATE

Real Estate Broker

If you want a DOWN-to-EARTH broker, call me! I will apply the same work ethic and energy to your transaction that I would apply if it were my own home. I strive for your satisfaction throughout the process right up to reaching the final goal of either buying your dream home or selling the home you own. Working together, you can be assured that you will be treated professionally and with respect.

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WOMEN OF REAL ESTATE

Annemarie Catlett Broker/Realtor

Buying or selling a home is the largest investment most people will ever make whether a first-time buyer, upgrade, down size, vacation home or investment. Guiding buyers and sellers through this process step by step, creating a smooth transaction and positive end result is Annemarie’s mission with the unique goals of each of her clients in mind. Annemarie began her Real Estate career 15 years ago in California after spending many successful years as Director of Marketing and Events Manager in the corporate world. Real Estate quickly became her passion. She relocated to the Northwest area 5 years ago to be Direct: (360) 221-7588 closer to family and fell in love Mobile: (310) 613-0160 with life on Whidbey Island and 14596 State Route 525, Langley all that it has to offer.

PO Box 1601, Langley

annemarie@whidbey.com www.AnnemarieCatlett.com

“To give real service, you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money and that is sincerity, honesty and integrity.”

WOMEN OF REAL ESTATE

Julie Bean

CELEBRATING WOMEN IN BUSINESS MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Let’s make a difference in our community. I ask for your vote.

Have the materials to back it up. A written document is your chance to leave a lasting impression and elaborate on your major selling points. It’s also a chance to show your professionalism, so be sure to proofread carefully and package the information for a polished presentation.

Windermere Real Estate/South Whidbey cell: 206.601.8244 office:  360.331.6006 5531 Freeland Ave. Freeland, WA 98249 juliebean@windermere.com juliebean.withwre.com WOMEN OF REAL ESTATE

SANDY GILBERT

BROKER | REALTOR

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206-255-1615

sandygilbert@windermere.com

SandyGilbert.withWRE.com Windermere Real Estate/South Whidbey

Sandy Gilbert was lucky enough to spend time in her youth on Whidbey Island. She LOVED the beaches, bonfires, ferries, parades and festivals. Her mother, a broker from Seattle, set an example of how wonderful helping people buy and sell homes could be, whether in Seattle or on Whidbey Island. With all the fun and spirit Whidbey had to offer Sandy, with her husband Bill, raised their two children on South Whidbey. Sandy was a school teacher of math and science at the wonderful Langley Middle School for many years. It was only natural for her to become a Broker on an island that she loves. Sandy now lives in Coupeville, which makes it easy to go north or south on the island to easily meet your needs. Please give her a call, text or email and visit her website for additional information.

Sandra Menashe Broker, Realtor

Many Thanks to my Treasured Clients Your continued support over 30 years has helped me achieve an award winning, record setting year! It has been an honor to work with you and your referrals. I thank you, and appreciate the support and collaboration throughout the years, helping to make your dreams come true. Special thanks to Dalton Realty for helping me help you.

When Experience Counts Call Me 360-929-2368 sandym@whidbey.com 9546 SR 525, CLINTON WA 98236

WOMEN OF REAL ESTATE

My specialty is... listening to YOU! Everyone buys or sells a home, or investment property for that matter, with one objective in mind. 3 decades of managing and selling real estate has taught me this is a process; my job is to help you sort through your options and determine the best steps to make a plan, YOUR plan, to upgrade your life! Experience offers Perspective!

Marchele Hatchner REALTOR®

360-320-3076 or 331-5976 marchele@cbwhidbey.com www.HatchWhidbey.com


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CANDACE JORDAN Cell: 206-391-0189 cjordan@whidbey.com www.CandaceJordanTeam.com

Whidbey Island South

216 1st Street, Langley C: 206.930.7316 O: 360.221.1828 cheryl@whidbey.com John L. Scott Real Estate

CHERYL KEEFE Broker/Owner

Just shy of 6 years ago here on the waterfront in Langley, I saw an opportunity to do things differently in real estate and am so thankful for the support of this amazing community. Our “Team Langley,” Anne, Dan, Dana, Elly, Heidi, Karen, Katrena, Kelley, Kim, Lisa, Morgan, Rachel, Stacie, Steve, Terri, and myself are committed to you, to providing the best

customer service possible, to continue to play an active role in giving to our neighborhoods and our community. John L. Scott, our 87 year old parent company’s mission statement is “Living life as a contribution,” which we embrace wholeheartedly. Stop by anytime, catch up on what’s happening in the local Real Estate market, the community, and enjoy, as we do, our vibrant seaside town where something amazing is always going on!

(360) 682 - 6275 715 SE Fidalgo Avenue, Suite 202 B, Oak Harbor, WA 98277 www.storybookrealestate.co SOUTH WHIDBEY ISLAND

“I am committed to helping you accomplish your real estate goals on Whidbey Island! Whether you are buying, selling or dreaming, I trust you will find me knowledgeable, enthusiastic and professional. Consistently among the top producing Realtors® on Whidbey Island, I look forward to listening and sharing my expertise.” 14596 State Route 525, Langley, WA 98260

WOMEN OF REAL ESTATE

AMY SNYDER has been in the real estate business both personally and professionally for twenty years. She has been a licensed real estate agent for five years and opened her own brokerage earlier this year. Amy’s passionate about helping new and seasoned homeowners alike to write chapters of their lives. RAEANNE LEONARD is newly licensed, however has thirteen years of real estate experience between property management and sales. As part of a military family, Raeanne understands the challenges families on the move can face- so she’s joined StoryBook to help make writing that chapter as smooth as possible. VANNESSA PARKER has been involved in real estate for three years. As a local to Whidbey and recently becoming a first time home buyer herself, she’s here to help make your experience magical and save your memories along the way.

WOMEN OF REAL ESTATE

Geri Morgan ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES

“Coldwell Banker Bain has been helping buyers and sellers with their most important investments in the Pacific Northwest since 1972. We understand that real estate is more than just a business transaction. It’s an essential part of building a safe, happy, and prosperous life,”

Realtor Broker®

For most people, buying a home is the largest investment they’ll ever make. “Whether it’s a move up, sizing down, retirement, investment, or a first time purchase; being a part of that is something I consider an honor,” said Realtor Geri Morgan. “I love the challenge in finding the right connection, in purchase or sale.”

LANA THOMPSON PRINCIPAL MANAGING BROKER

Whidbey Island is very versatile, so it stands to reason that the buyers and properties are as well, & every transaction has different elements. That’s just another reason to keep your fingers on the pulse of this unique market & the continuing education on law, finance, & real estate in general is a must.

LORI CLARK It is my mission to take the stress of selling or purchasing a home off your shoulders by helping you to understand the process so there are no surprises and to be available to you when you have questions or concerns. I do the best I can to work around your schedule regardless of what your hours might be. I hope the quality of service you get from me puts you at ease so you are confident with the decisions you make.

THE MAYO HOME TEAM – JACKI MAYO & ANYA MAYO The Mayo Home Team is a family business of licensed Realtors with over 30 years of experience in real estate. Our team of diverse agents provides you with an abundance of resources and abilities that an individual agent may not have. Our team thoroughly enjoys helping lovers of the Pacific Northwest make this beautiful part of the world their home.

415 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor 360-929-5910 gmorgan@whidbey.net www.gerimorgan.com

“Geri’s career of 33 plus years & island residency of 49 plus years is considered a benefit to her clients, but they also turn to her because of her integrity, & customer service. They know that she cares about her clients as well as her community.” Geri says “People don’t care what you know, unless they know that you care.” “In addition to being a fabulous realtor, my husband and I consider ourselves fortunate to regard Geri Morgan as a friend,” said past clients Hazel Thomas and Glen Lockhart, who moved to Whidbey from the Chicago area. “Through Geri, we were able to easily transition into the fabric of the community.”

WOMEN OF REAL ESTATE

Judith Zapanta-Borras Managing Broker, Realtor® SERVING REAL ESTATE SINCE 1978 A Reputation for Excellence!

SUSAN M c CUTCHEON

PCSing to NAS Whidbey? Just received your orders for your new duty station? Having been a military spouse for 18 years, I understand the exciting yet challenging process of a military move. As a Certified Military Relocation Professional I am prepared to TEAM UP with you to help NAVIGATE your RE transaction whether it be the purchase of your first home or prepping your current home to sell.

KELLERWILLIAMS REALTY Independently Owned & Operated

COLDWELL BANKER BAIN ANACORTES 3110 Commercial Avenue, Suite 101 | Anacortes, WA | 360.293.4511 ColdwellBankerBain.com/Anacortes

Cell 360-914-7759 Other 360-675-1707 32650 SR 20, Suite E101 Oak Harbor judith@whidbey.net jzapantaborras.kw.com

For 40 years, Judith has helped hundreds of clients with real estate transactions. She is a consistent producer because of her priority care for her customers needs and satisfaction.

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.


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WOMEN OF SERVICES

Hours: Tuesday Friday by appointment only.

I became licensed in 2008 and in 2010 I left for Utah and received continued education in advanced master esthetics. I specialize in high quality eyelash extensions, full service body waxing, lash lifts, and lash and brow tinting. I pride myself on high quality products and genuine service. I fully believe in quality over quantity. Each service I perform is based on each individual and their specific needs. I am very meticulous and extremely hard working. I want my clients to feel satisfied with their time and investments. I am honored to continue to work on so many returning clients and hope to grow myself and my business even further.

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We are the women of Matt’s Import Haven and we are breaking the mold of the male-dominated auto repair business! Vicky Hassrick, Megan Helgeson, Angie Hart and her dog Maria (the shop mascot) are three women (and a dog) who are working together to make a difference for our customers! Vicky, co-owner with her husband Matt, oversees all aspects of the business. Megan, our Service Advisor, provides the interface between our customers and our technicians. Angie, our Parts Manager, maintains our inventory and parts purchases. Maria provides emotional support and puppy love. Together Vicky, Megan and Angie help Matt’s Import Haven run smoothly like a fine tuned automobile. 6446 HARDING Ave., CLINTON * MONDAY-FRIDAY 8:30-5:00 360-341-3504 * mattsimporthaven.com

WOMEN OF SERVICES

WOMEN OF SERVICES

311 N.E. 3rd St., Coupeville 360.678.2273 • 360-321-6660

BEST OF

WHIDBEY READERS CHOICE AWARDS

Natasha Rodriguez . Co-Owner, Creative Director

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Natasha - Owner, Creative Direc I am proud to beRodriguez a second generation co-owner of our family owned and operated restaurant. My heartfelt goal has always been to ensure that our strong sense of family, scratch made foods, and tradition are reflected in every aspect of the El Cazador experience. These high standards remain as our center focus, along with our great sense of pride in serving our Whidbey Island community! 32195 state route 20, OAK HARBOR (360) 675-6114 We Deliver! el-cazador.com/order try our mobile app WOMEN OF SERVICES

Norrie A. Perreault

Cornelia Depalma Daycare Director

Cornelia is a an exceptionally talented and experienced Daycare Director. She has garnered many accolades and certifications along her career. Among many, Cornelia is credentialed as a Child Development Associate, STARS training for Child Care Providers, and Core Competencies for QRIS Early Achievers Professional Training. Cornelia has been a teacher at Careage Child Care Center for 4 years and has been the Director for nearly 2 years. She is dedicated and compassionate about providing a loving and caring environment for the children of Whidbey Island to learn and grow. Cornelia has been instrumental in spear heading the necessary training for Care Child Care Center Teachers to comply with Washington state Early Achievers program. As a result of her those efforts, Careage Child Care Center has received multiple grants from the program. Careage Child Care Center also plays a large role in the recreational therapy of the residents at Careage of Whidbey Nursing Home. Cornelia has been instrumental in overseeing the communities intergenerational activities programs. Careage is proud and appreciative to have a great leader in place for our Child Care Center.

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I am Julie, owner and licensed Esthetician at One Lash Thing. My office is located in my home town of Oak Harbor. I have owned and operated my business for 6 years and have been nominated top 4 Best of Whidbey the past 5 years.

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Program Director Oak Harbor Boys & Girls Club

Norrie A. Perreault has been serving the youth of Oak Harbor for over 18 years. As the Program Director for the Oak Harbor Boys & Girls Club, Norrie ensures all Boys & Girls Club programs are available to all youth and that every child feels safe at the Club. She does everything from mentoring youth, playing floor games and showcasing cards tricks to driving vans, mopping floors and mowing the lawn. She is devoted to the Oak Harbor Club and wants every child to call the club their second home. During her 18 years at the BGCOH, Norrie has achieved the Program Excellence Award through Boys & Girls Clubs of America, lead several Youth of the Year winners to the State level, started our Club Giving Garden, and is the leader of our Fine Arts program, SMART Moves program, Triple Play program, and teen mentoring programs. Stop by the Oak Harbor Boys & Girls Club during the after-school hours to check out amazing programs run by “Ms. Norrie” and all our amazing staff!

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360.678.7543

107 S. Main Street, Suite C102, Coupeville

7 S. Main Street, Ste. B Coupeville 360-678-7543

98 NE Barron Dr

PO Box 2577 • Oak Harbor

frontoffice@careageofwhidbey.com www.careageofwhidbey.com

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WOMEN OF SERVICES

branchbusinessservices.com frontdesk@branchbusinessservices.com

Introducing Amanda Camarena to our team. Dawn brings more than 28 years of accounting and administrative experience in both public and private sectors to her clients. Her business has been located on Whidbey Island for over 15 years. Our many clients have truly discovered peace of mind with all their business and office needs handled by Branch Business Services competent and friendly staff. Branch offers a number of services to you, including: Accounting, Bookkeeping, Telephone Answering Services and Secretarial Services, along with many other basic office services.

Premier Title

Back Row: Tina McLaughlin, Sarah Patton, Angela Rezentes, Heather Anderson Front Row: Sandy Engen, Lynette Lealwalcott, Sue Patton

770 NE Midway Boulevard, Oak Harbor WA 98277 P: 360-675-0733 www.ChicagoTitleNW.com

CHICAGO TITLE

With over 100 years of combined Real Estate, Lending, Title and Escrow experience, we have the knowledge and expertise to handle any type of Real Estate transaction. We would like to congratulate all of the Whidbey Island Women in Business on your accomplishments, and wish you continued success!

Oak Harbor Office Front Row: Left to Right: Yamell Rodriguez, Krystan Gaffney, Theresa Nelms Back Row: Left to Right: Justine Whan, Amy Shockley, Marie Purdy

LOC A LLY OWN E D

Freeland Office Kathy Enters and Nikki Enters

775 NE Midway Blvd. 5589 Harbor Ave., Suite C Oak Harbor, WA 98277 Freeland, WA 98249 360-240-9610 360-331-3353 www.premiertitlewa.com

of Island County Premier Title of Island County brings a blend of experience and friendliness to make you and your clients feel at ease during the closing process. It is our goal to keep you coming back with that next transaction be it Refinancing, Sale, or Purchase. We appreciate and thank you for your business, and for those that have not had the opportunity to give us a try, we welcome your business. Please let us help you with one of the biggest decisions you will make, but truly rewarding. “The pride of home ownership.” In our Freeland Office, Kathy has been closing escrows on South Whidbey for over 26 years. Her daughter, Nikki joined her in her endeavor to continue to provide the best customer service available anywhere. With Kathy’s knowledge and experience you know that your closing will run smoothly and on time. 100% Locally Owned and Operated


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We’re proud of the Women of Coldwell Banker Tara Properties

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for their hard work and commitment to their profession

Bayview Office

Tara Dodd Office Coordinator

Diane Lantz Broker

Katherine McDougall Broker

Gail Pierce Broker

Tiffany Burek Broker

Jessica Belshe Broker

Sharley Lewis Broker/Manager

Freeland Office

Marchele Hatchner Broker

Pam Mock Broker

Jean Henson Broker

Cathy Wilson Broker

Jen Knox Broker

Deborah Jones Broker

Judy Nichols Office Coordinator

Diane Reed Advertising/IT

Michelle Waltner Transaction Coordinator

Oak Harbor Office

Victoria Buerger Broker

Ann Campbell Broker

Elaine Taylor Office Coordinator

Jeanie Kieswetter Bookkeeper

Louvenia Ringuette Broker

Lynne Hunsaker Broker

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