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Lee continues banking education

Jeanine Lee, Vice President/Marketing Manager at First Federal, recently graduated from the American Bankers Association School of Bank Marketing and Management held June 18-24 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel in Atlanta, Ga.

Lee has over 25 years experience in the financial services industry and has been with First Federal since 2011, beginning as a branch manager.

She is responsible for managing the marketing and promotion of First Federal’s products, services and people.

Business networking meet-up set for Aug. 14

BNI, a networking organization specializing in business referrals among members, is holding a New Chapter Seminar from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 14, at Stymie’s Bar and Grill at The Cedars at Dungeness Golf Course, 1965 Woodcock Road, Sequim.

Network with like-minded business professionals looking to build their businesses by referral, find out what it takes to start a new chapter and build referral relationships. Event organizers encourage participants to bring business cards, be prepared to talk to other business professionals about one’s business and to invite other business professionals to join the event.

For more information about this event or BNI, contact BNI Executive Director Micki Peak at 360-649-6589 or e-mail

Sweet earns mortgage license

Cherry Creek Mortgage Company congratulates Stephanie Sweet on satisfying all state and federal requirements to be awarded the coveted Mortgage Loan Originator license.

Sweet has been with Cherry Creek Mortgage since January 2013.

She may be reached at the Sequim office, 564 N. Fifth Ave., 683-1515 or e-mail at

Dahlias are in

Beginning Thursday, Aug. 14, Jan’s Country Garden, 344 O’Brien Road, Port Angeles, will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday for those interested in planting or picking dahlias. Dahlia bouquets also are available at the roadside stand. See

New Wave branch

Sequim Wave Broadband hosts a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new branch at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 1400 W. Washington St. Suite 108. The former office at 153 S. Sunnyside Ave. closed in July.

First Federal adds Wiley

First Federal announces Donn Wiley has accepted the position of Vice President, Director of Lending, representing First Federal in Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap and Whatcom counties.

Most recently he held the position of Senior Vice President, Team Leader of Lending, with Heritage Bank in Portland, Ore.

Wiley brings more than 30 years of extensive knowledge, training and background in lending management, client relationship development, portfolio diversity, loan structures and analysis.


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