Business briefs — June 7, 2017

First Federal welcomes new hires

First Federal recently has hired Patrick Banasky as vice president, finance and budget analyst; Denise Ocana, as bank security officer; Grey Bowden as vice president, commercial credit analyst; JennyLyn Tran, as mortgage loan officer; and Marques Johnson, as mortgage loan officer. All have decades of experience in their fields.

Ashmore earns Realtor award

Jeff Ashmore of Miller &Ashmore, a Realtor Team at RE/MAX FIRST, Inc., in Port Townsend, has earned the prestigious RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award. This award honors successful agents who have earned more than $1 million in commissions during their careers with the company. Fewer than 23 percent of all RE/MAX Affiliates have earned this coveted award. He has been connecting sellers and buyers throughout the Olympic Peninsula for more than eight years.

Reach Ashmore at 360-531-4131 or

Open house set for Sequim Gym

Sequim Gym is celebrating several new programs with a week-long open house from June 12-17. There will be a grand re-opening celebration and ribbon cutting on Saturday, June 17. For more information, call 681-2555 or email

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