Business briefs

Simon leaving Issaquah Bank

The local branch of Issaquah Bank is saying goodbye to Karen Simon who is leaving the branch after five years of employment and relocating to the Issaquah office. Her last day will be June 15. Farewells are encouraged at Issaquah Bank, 139 Bendigo Blvd., North Bend.

Web designer opens doors

Dave Kallstrom, an award-winning graphic designer with Web design and print shop expertise, recently opened River Ridge Design Studio in North Bend.

Kallstrom recently moved to North Bend from the Midwest. He worked for many years at a graphic-design firm and advertising agency that has been recognized with national and regional awards for design excellence on projects that vary from logos to packaging.

Kallstrom's personal background includes computer illustration, offset printing, large format printing and Web design. Additional experience focuses on printing processes such as digital file preparation, digital output, paper and ink selection, press checks, billboards and silk screening.

To contact Kallstrom or River Ridge Design Studio, call (425) 831-4849 or e-mail

Investors gain with tax bill

Elaine Webber at the Snoqualmie branch of the Edward Jones financial investment firm is expecting tremendous impacts on her clients from the pension reform measures included in the tax bill recently signed into law by President Bush.

According to Webber, the new legislation offers several benefits to taxpayers and small business owners.

For more information on these and other benefits, call Webber at (425) 831-5026 or stop by her office at 8150-A Railroad Ave. S.E., Snoqualmie.

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