Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce Selects Billi Jean Gurnsey 2012 Woman of the Year

October 15, 2012

SEATTLE – On Friday evening at the Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce Installation and Awards banquet held at McCormick Woods Clubhouse, Wave Business Solutions’ Sales Manager Billi Jean Gurnsey was honored with the 2012 Woman of the Year award. Billi Jean’s strong commitment to her community made her a clear choice for this year’s award.

Billi Jean’s community activism in Port Orchard spans 17 years. Her Port Orchard civic legacy was born shortly after moving to the area; it didn’t take long for Billi Jean to become a board member of the Fathoms of Fun and through a lot of work and commitment, eventually became President in 1998. Her other posts include being on the board of United Way and the Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce. Billi Jean was instrumental in starting the annual Port Orchard Business Showcase event and recently coordinated and celebrated the 10th annual Business Showcase.

Paul Koss, Senior Vice President of Wave Business Solutions commented, “Everyone at Wave Broadband would like to congratulate Billi Jean for this top community honor.” Paul added, “Billi Jean is a perfect example of Wave’s commitment of supporting and embracing the communities we serve.”

Coreen Haydock, Executive Director of Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce said, “Billi Jean Gurnsey has been a helpful fixture at the Port Orchard Chamber for many years. She served on the board for nearly nine years and was board President in 2006-2007. Billi Jean was the Chairperson of the Chamber’s Murder Mystery Weekend for many years and also initiated the Chamber’s successful Annual Business Showcase. She has volunteered for many other organizations and events in the greater Kitsap community.”

Coreen added, “The Woman of the Year program was initiated by the Chamber in 1982 and its first honoree was Harriet Norwood. Billi Jean joins a long line of dedicated community volunteers and activists honored each year by the Chamber. A great friend of the Chamber and an excellent salesperson– we are proud to have Billi Jean as our 2012 Woman of the Year!”

Wave Business Solutions has been a member of the Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce since 2003 and is the premier provider of business-class services including video, true high speed internet and reliable phone service, to help businesses stay connected while curtailing their bottom line expenses.

Wave offers a reliable, dynamic, and local connection no matter the size of the business, to assist companies in a competitive environment so that they may grow their business, even in challenging economic conditions.

About Wave Broadband and Wave Business Solutions

Wave Business Solutions is part of WaveDivision Holdings, LLC, headquartered in Kirkland, Washington. Wave is a leading provider of video, internet and phone services, serving over 395,000 residential and business customers in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Sacramento markets.

Owned and operated by local industry leaders, Wave Broadband supports its customers with decades of cable know-how. Wave was recently recognized by CableFAX Magazine with the prestigious Independent Cable Operator of the Year award. Its mission is to provide all customers with the latest technologies and upgrades including advanced video services, true high speed internet, phone service, and customized Enterprise Solutions. In addition, Wave Business Solutions delivers a redundant 10G fiber ring that serves businesses of all sizes, from local government to well-known Fortune 100 companies and brands, with major fiber-optic hubs in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, Portland, and Seattle.

For more information about WaveDivision Holdings or Wave Broadband, visit www.wavebroadband.com.