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Design|Build 2021A

Small Business Series — Peninsula Paint Centers

A Paint Store for Any Job

To contractors, interior designers and homeowners, Ray and Diane Donahue could easily be called the king and queen of paint. The West Sound couple, who call Kingston home, own five paint stores, from Gig Harbor to Bainbridge Island, under the moniker of Peninsula … read more

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How to Build (or Rebuild) Your Emergency Savings

The new year provides an opportunity to reevaluate different aspects of your life, and that includes your budget and savings habits. Planning for emergencies by building  or rebuilding a savings account to withstand the unforeseen can increase confidence in your overall financial health … read more

Conservatory Coastal Home (Photo courtesy David Cohen)

Conservatory Coastal Home Expands Bainbridge Location

As the Chief Exploration Officer at The Content Scout, I am constantly in search of a spot to find that perfect gift and never tire of seeking out design inspiration for either my home or The Content Scout studios. And one of my … read more

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3 Tips for Landing a PPP Loan That Works for Your Small Business

COVID-19 has sparked unprecedented impact across industries and has changed the way almost every business operates. And while many of these businesses have probably sought funding in the past — whether business loans for expansion, venture capital to launch or otherwise — the … read more

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Study Shows Most Americans Optimistic About a Brighter Financial Future in 2021

As you’re planning out your 2021, one more essential item to put on your list is a financial checkup. According to Fidelity Investments’ 2021 New Year Financial Resolutions Study, more than two-thirds of Americans experienced financial setbacks in 2020, often from the loss … read more

The Berry Patch Kitchen Store

Fifty Years of Making Kitchens — And Cooks — Happy

She’s definitely the island’s small-biz matriarch. The Berry Patch Kitchen Store turned a half century old last year, and Jane Pomeroy, the longest-continuous solo owner of a Bainbridge Island retail shop, has been present ever since — unpacking boxes, rearranging displays and assisting … read more

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A Ryan M-1 NC2073 preserved airworthy in Pacific Air Transport markings at the Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum, Creve Coeur airport, Missouri. (Photo courtesy RuthAS, via Wikimedia)

How United Airlines Took Off from Gorst

Did you know that United Airlines took off from Gorst? Sounds a bit far-fetched; however, there just may be a bit of truth tucked away in there somewhere. Let’s go back and see if we can connect the dots. The story begins as … read more

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Young Entrepreneurs

Abby Fischer — Turning Passion Into a Business

Even as a young child, Abby Fischer loved watching baking shows and The Food Network instead of cartoons. “The creations they made blew me away,” the 16-year-old says. “The things they created were not just food but art. Being able to have a … read more

Home Office
Design|Build 2021A

Designing a Dedicated Home Office Space for Maximum Productivity

The way people work and conduct business has evolved from a traditional, brick-and-mortar platform (think factories and office buildings) to a less structured, more fluid environment. Many can now establish an office or workspace anywhere in the world and still conduct their business … read more

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