Business briefs: TaTu BBQ seeks donations to feed wounded military

TaTu BBQ will feed wounded military

Tatu BBQ of Kingston is looking for donations to treat 200 wounded soldiers at the USO Warrior Center in Landstuhl, Germany on July 4. Donations can be sent to TaTu BBQ, LLC 15575 Cedar Grove Road NE Poulsbo, WA 98370. If you feel more comfortable and would like a tax deduction mail your check to the American Legion P.O. Box 678. Poulsbo, WA 98370 and ear mark it for TaTu BBQ.

Tatu BBQ is located at 11133 NE Maine Ave, Kingston. For more information, call (360) 539-0429.

Natural lawn care workshop planned

A natural lawn care workshop will be from noon to 4 p.m. May 17 at Valley Nursery, 20882 Bond Road, Poulsbo. The $10 registration fee covers lunch and handouts. Sponsored by Natural Landscapes Project and supported by funds from Washington State Department of Ecology, the workshop is geared for landscape maintenance workers as well as interested homeowners who wish to create lively, healthy lawns without chemicals. For more information, call (360) 779-3806.

Edward Jones adds new employee

Sarah Foster recently joined the Poulsbo Edward ones office as a business office administrator (BOA) trainee.

“A BOA is not only responsible for the daily operation of the branch, but also must provide top-level client service and marketing support for my activities,” said Donna Strep, local financial advisor for the firm.

Strep said she was impressed with Foster’s office skills, efficiency and knowledge of the community.

“I know she will be a terrific asset to our team as we strive to provide our clients unparalleled personal service,” Strep said.

For more information, call (360) 779-7894.

Watson Furniture renews operations of product line

Watson Furniture Group of Poulsbo recently announced renewed operations of its recently acquired Magna Design product line. An office furniture designer and manufacturer, Magna Design had temporarily suspended operations in March of this year while seeking a buyer.

“We have been energized by this process and are excited to see production resume at Magna,” said Clif McKenzie, president of the Watson Furniture Group. “We’re committed to having production running again by April 1, and thanks to the combined efforts of our Watson and Magna teams, we have met that goal.”

From the Magna Design offices in Lynnwood, Wash., McKenzie is working closely with Tom Sehrer, Magna’s former President, who has agreed to stay on in a consulting capacity.

“Reassurance of existing customers is key during this transition,” said McKenzie, “Tom and his team have been in very close contact with their customers during these past few weeks and we are all working hard to meet their expectations and commitments regarding existing orders and delivery timelines.”

McKenzie expects to have the Magna Design plant running at full capacity by the beginning of May.

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Windermere Poulsbo Associate Earns Broker’s License

Kevin Hannah of Windermere Real Estate, Poulsbo, recently earned his associate broker certification. Hannah has more than 30 years experience as an accountant, controller, director of finance, CFO and business consultant working with privately-held firms both in the United States and Canada. He is a skilled financial professional with experience in small business development, negotiations and strategic planning.

A broker’s license is obtained by completing 120 hours of advanced real estate education and training within a five-year period, including instruction in real estate law, brokerage management and business management.

Eagles Nest celebrates new space

The Eagle’s Nest is hosting a grand re-opening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its new location, 18827 Front Street No. 2. Special guests Chenoa Egawa and Alex Turtle will perform songs and stories from 1-2 pm. Everyone is welcome but space will be limited. For more information, call (360) 779-7181 or

First time home buyer class offered

Windermere Real Estate/West Sound Inc. and Guild Mortgage Co., in conjunction with the Washington State Housing Finance Commission (WSHFC), is offering a free, first-time home buyer education class at 11 a.m. April 18 at Mont Clair Park Assisted Living Center at 1250 NE Lincoln Road in Poulsbo.

This five-hour class is required for first-time home buyers to take advantage of state sponsored assistance programs. Help is usually in the form of below market interest rates and/or down payment assistance. Also covered in the class are the home buying process, lending and credit scores, budgeting, the federal $8,000 tax credit and more.

For information, go to at For reservations call Terry Burns at (360) 649-3335. A light lunch will be served.

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