BUSINESS BRIEFS: Business relaunches with new name, look, website … and other items

PORT ANGELES — A longtime Port Angeles business is reframing itself.

Previously Karon’s Frame Center, the 17-year-old custom framing business at 625 E. Front St. has relaunched as Imagine It Framed with an updated facade and its first-ever website.

The owners, René and Larry Bauer, were winners of a Retail Boot Camp from Tru Vue — www.tru-vue.com — which manufactures high-end, UV-protective glazing in the custom framing industry.

The Retail Boot Camp prize was a consultation with custom framing business expert Ken Baur of KB Consulting, during which it became clear the Bauers had reached a critical point in their success, according to a news release.

“As owners of this business for six years, we realize we have a strong presence in this community,” René Bauer said.

“But our building and sign were in desperate need of updating, a website was long overdue and this was the perfect time to integrate the name we incorporated under over six years ago, Imagine It Framed.”

The Bauers worked with the building’s owners and the Port Angeles Facade and Signage Grant Program to complete the changes to the storefront.

The building features new windows and awnings, fresh paint in blue with white trim, and updated signage featuring the business name and logo.

The new website — http://www.imagineitframedwa.com/ — showcases the work Imagine It Framed has done and provides customers with information about custom framing and the design process.

Rookie of Year named in Sequim

SEQUIM — The Sequim Association of Realtors recently presented its 2016 Rookie of the Year award to Jonathan White of Schwab Realty Inc. at its annual awards ceremony.

White has been a Realtor since November 2015, is the author of an adventure trilogy and was a professional yacht captain and international entrepreneur.

He is also an incoming member of the board of directors for the Sequim Association of Realtors for 2017 and the president of BNI, a local business referal group.

White resides in Sequim with his wife Joell, a published artist.

New surgeon

PORT TOWNSEND — Edward Eissmann, MD, FACOS, has joined the Jefferson Healthcare Medical Center’s Orthopedic Clinic.

He is the second orthopedic surgeon to join, with a third scheduled to begin early next year.

An open house to welcome all three surgeons and the orthopedic medical team, as well as tour the new clinic, will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26.

Eissmann is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

He graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine, where he also completed his internship.

He did his fellowship in joint reconstruction arthroplasty at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Inglewood, Calif.

He has done over 4,000 knee and hip total joint replacement surgeries and will do revisions.

He has a wife and two sons, who are both in college.

The Orthopedic Clinic is located on the second floor of the new medical center building at 834 Sheridan St.

To make an appointment, call 360-344-0400.