Celebrating a recent donation from WeDo Fudge to the Sequim Irrigation Festival are, from left, festival director Deon Kapetan, kickoff dinner/auction organizer Robin Bookter and Christina Norman of WeDo Fudge. Submitted photo

Celebrating a recent donation from WeDo Fudge to the Sequim Irrigation Festival are, from left, festival director Deon Kapetan, kickoff dinner/auction organizer Robin Bookter and Christina Norman of WeDo Fudge. Submitted photo

Business news — June 26, 2019

Sparks named Windermere director of operations

Dollie Sparks was recently named Director of Operations for the Windermere Sequim-East and Windermere Sunland Real Estate firms.

Sparks will oversee day-to-day operations of each office, coordinate marketing efforts and team-building, and provide broker technical assistance.

“Dollie’s exceptional organization and communication skills make her well suited to the role,” Windermere representatives said last week. With more than 15 years of experience in rental and business management, she also maintains a portfolio of more than 50 properties, including residential, commercial and multifamily units.

Reach Sparks, of Windermere Real Estate/Sequim-Sunland, 137 Fairway Dr., at 360-683-6880 or dolliesparks@gmail.com, or see www.sunland.withwre.com.

First Federal noted for philanthropy

First Northwest Bancorp, the holding company of First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Port Angeles, and First Federal Community Foundation announced that they were recently recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal as one of the top corporate philanthropists in Washington state.

Of the 25 midsize companies that made the Journal’s list, First Federal Bank and the foundation collectively contributed $1.01 million, and was ranked No. 3.

Together, these 25 mid-sized companies contributed $12 million to state nonprofits.

The combined contributions of the Bank and its Foundation to Washington non-profit organizations was acknowledged at the annual Corporate Citizenship and Healthy Community Champion Awards luncheon hosted by the Puget Sound Business Journal on May 23 at the Seattle Sheraton.

WeDo Fudge donates to Sequim Festival

WeDo Fudge recently donated $270 — 20 percent of the drive-thru sales from the month of May — to the Sequim Irrigation Festival.

The festival spans two weekends in early May and most of the events are free to the community and our visitors. “It is the community that makes the Irrigation Festival possible through sponsorships, donations (both monetary and in-kind), fundraising and the many volunteers who help the festival to make it successful,” Christina Norman of WeDoFudge said.

For information about the festival, visit www.irrigation festival.com. For more about WeDo Fudge, see www.wedofudge.com.

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