Longtime Gig Harbor resident Scott Sabo is the CEO and founder of LaborWorks. He is passionate about his company which pairs workers with companies who need staffing. He and his wife Katie have four children, and three dogs and a hedgehog for pets.

Q. Your company helps pair workers with job opportunities. With many temporary workers on the low end economically, what does it mean to them to have the opportunity to earn a paycheck to help ends meet while trying to find permanent work?

A. I, along with my full-time staff, enjoy the social good we d...

Josie Hampton

Photo by Katrina Cardinal
Peninsula High School

November Athlete of the Month Josie Hampton says one of the things she enjoys most about playing volleyball is how mentally tough you have to be to play the game. “Hardly anyone scores a point in volleyball without someone else making a mistake, and a lot of the time you’re the one making the mistake,” she explained. “You have to be able to shake off things you do wrong in order to win.”


This was something that was a challenge to Josie when she first picked up the sport she has since g...

Table 47 at Ocean5 in Gig Harbor has some exciting news that is sure to excite your palate! The Table 47 team recently welcomed Chef Kyle Campisi as their new executive chef as of October 1.


Chef Kyle, as many chefs do, began his restaurant career as a dishwasher at The Tracy Castle, a wedding catering company in Wilkeson. While there, the chef, Scott Jones, took Kyle under his wing, inspiring him to pursue a career in the restaurant industry. “He taught me knife skills, organizational skills, the mother sauces and cooking techniques,” says Kyl...

2019 was set to be a year of excitement as Dr. Kandi Moller and husband Robert Loehr relocated to Gig Harbor to open their new practice—Eye Candy Optical. The couple arrived on June 14, with the office set to open mid-June. But on June 17, the day Kandi went to the new office to get the keys and meet with her landlord and employee, the unthinkable happened.


“My employee said I was complaining of arm pain, but I wouldn’t let her call 911,” says Kandi. “We left to go shopping, then bam! I fell to the ground right outside the door.”


She had suffer...

It's easy to feel at ease with Chris and Julie Thomson. In their kindness they offer coffee, take their time to hear about the little things, and in just a few minutes you feel at home. You feel heard. Like they really are listening, giving you attention as if yours are the only words to hear in that moment. Their care is the kind that they practice, every day, with the people in their circle. Even more warming is the heart behind their work in the community; work that stems from love, empathy and experience.


Most people know Chris as the chair...

When a person goes to college and gets a degree, they typically learn a great deal about their chosen field, hoping to find a good job, make a lot of money and live the perfect dream life. For one Spokane woman though, going from point A to point B has already happened in her 30-some years, but with a fascinating, and life-changing, twist.
Kumiko Love, an accredited financial counselor and the creator of The Budget Mom, was raised on a farm in Chewelah, Washington, and lived a normal farm-girl life. She grew up, went off to college where she ob...

Owning and operating your own business can bring about long hours and stress but also incredible triumphs and rewards. Much has changed in Gig Harbor over the past 50 years, but you’ll still find the iconic Beach Basket Gift Shop. We recently caught up with General Manager Kim Stokke to find out what it’s been like to have a family run business for half a century.

How did the shop get started, how has it changed over time, and what it is like today?

My family moved to Gig Harbor from University Place in 1969. My parents thought that there was a n...

As she has done so many times before, Nevin Harrison paddled her way to past the finish line and held up one finger to signify her victory.


Only this triumph had a much larger significance. Her win in the women’s 200-meter individual event last month at the world championships in Szeged, Hungary, propelled Harrison to earn her a spot on the US Olympic team to represent her country next summer in the newest Olympic sport in Tokyo.


Her journey to Japan began years ago on the calm waters of Western Washington, where the canoeist honed her skills a...

Gig Harbor resident Danielle DeMott is making an impact here in Gig Harbor. Danielle, who works in the escrow department at Fidelity National Title and is also a model, is living a life dedicated to community service, being involved with nonprofits and raising money for various causes. “Anything I can do to help everyone I can,” she says. Danielle is doing this, and more, through her title as Ms. West Coast.


Though Danielle began her journey in pageantry at age 2, in 2018 she decided to participate in her first adult pageant, which would give h...

Customer service, incredible care and compassion for their patients are at the forefront of Kitsap Audiology.
Owner Amy Becken, doctor of audiology, has been practicing in Bremerton for more than 26 years, having opened her office in January of 1993. She moved to Gig Harbor in 2006, and just recently opened her second location, having purchased Hear for Life Audiology this past month.


“I am humbled and honored that Bill and Marilyn trust me and my team to continue on with their legacy,” says Dr. Amy. “I have always wanted to have a presence in...

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