Peninsula Parts Supply awarded excellence ratingSEAVIEW - Peninsula Parts Supply earned the prestigious Five-Star Excellence award from NAPA for 2003. The criteria for the award includes sales growth, store presentation, wholesale marketing efforts and demonstrated commitment to the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence training and education. Winners received a five-day trip to Cancun, Mexico in April.

Rick Greene of Peninsula Parts Supply said the Cancun trip is a motivating incentive, but the real winners are the NAPA customers.

Greene said, "NAPA's Five-Star Excellence program is one of many reasons that NAPA Auto Parts stores consistently demonstrate a commitment to quality service." The phone number for Peninsula Parts Supply, located at 5016 Pacific Way in Seaview, is 642-3911.

Snyder, Hall step down from Bank of the Pacific boardLONG BEACH - Sid Snyder and Bob Hall attended their last Bank of the Pacific stockholders' meeting as directors on Wednesday, April 28. Both men stepped down after many dedicated years of serving on The Bank's board.

"I do not know of any two bank board members that have been more dedicated to the successful delivery of quality banking services to customers than Sid and Bob. At the same time, they provided substantial support and guidance over the years to The Bank's employees at all levels," according to Dennis Long, president of Bank of the Pacific.

Snyder was one of the original founding fathers of Bank of the Pacific. In 1969, he, along with other local businessmen met, and discussed the possibility of starting a community bank in Long Beach. Former Sen. Snyder went on to serve as chairman of the board of The Bank of the Pacific from 1971 until November 2000, and as vice-chairman until his retirement.

Snyder recently retired as Senate Majority Leader from the Washington State Legislature, where he had served since 1990. He and his wife, Bette, are long-time residents of the Long Beach area, and have owned and operated Sid's Market in Seaview since 1953.

Hall's involvement with The Bank of the Pacific began in 1979. Since then he has served as vice-chairman and director on the boards of both The Bank and its holding company, Pacific Financial Corp.

Hall is a private investor and partner in the Northwest Health Care Linen Co. in Bellingham. He is now retired, having owned and operated three convalescent homes in Washington state. He and his wife, Pat, make their home in Long Beach.

NPIA meeting set for next ThursdayOCEAN PARK - The North Peninsula Improvement Association will meet at 7 p.m., May 27 at the Ocean Park fire hall.

The North Peninsula Improvement Association was formed in 1997 when flooding problems caused property damage and hardships to many individuals. The general purpose of the organization is to help make community improvements. Anyone owning property north of the Long Beach city limits is eligible for membership. With registration of over 300 properties, membership is substantial.

For info, call 665-5858

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