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"Banner business starts in GreenbankAbsolutely Banners, a custom banner mail order business, is newly open in Greenbank on Christie Road.Owners Rob and Leslie Born made over 90,000 custom signs at their recently sold Oregon shop. They now specialize in computer-cut indoor and outdoor vinyl banners.In additional to providing speedy and personalized service, the company promises absolutely unbeatable prices, according to the owners. For information call 360-678-5992, or 888-633-1377.Whidbey home makes the bookA Freeland home designed by Langley architect Jean Steinbrecher appears in The New Family Home, a book just published by Taunton Press and written by best-selling author Jim Tolpin of Port Townsend.The home featured is a Scandinavian farmhouse built by Clinton-based Chrysalis Construction. Built-in beds are by Dick Kieffer of Langley. The book is available through local bookstores or at Sales associates awarded designationEleven Whidbey Island sales associates from Coldwell Banker Tara Properties have been awarded the Accredited Buyer Representation designation by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council, Inc. of the National Association of Realtors.They are Steve O'Sullivan, Joan McGraw, Dana Bieber and Kathleen Gardner of the Langley office; Tom White of the Bayview office; and Gary West, Mary Ann Nelson, Lawrence Wallace, Ed Adamson, Madonna Krekel and Leo Merculief of the Oak Harbor office.The designation demonstrates to clients that the agent has taken steps to continue his or her education in the field of buyer representation.Meanwhile, the Langley and Bayview offices of the company have been selected Premier Offices for the second consecutive year. The honor is the most impressive designation awarded to individual Coldwell Banker offices,' said Frank Meyer, president of Coldwell Banker Tara Properties.Business future shown in FreelandPeople interested in business in Freeland may want to attend the Freeland Subarea Planning Committee's open house Thursday, May 25 at 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church.The committee has been planning growth for over a year, and will unveil a land use map that includes several densities of business uses. The map also designates areas contemplated for multi-family dwellings. When finished, the Freeland plan will be forwarded to the Island County Commissioners for final action."

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