Business News

$15M Spyglass Hill Apartments open in Bremerton

Josh Farley , Kitsap Sun BREMERTON — Jireh Soriano wanted to live in the place in Kitsap “where everything’s gonna be.” The Illahee resident would gladly shed his car for a walkable commute. He wants to live near the restaurants where he dines, the stores he shops, the pubs where he meets friends. On Friday, the 33-year-old and his girlfriend, Gem Masikat, signed a lease […] Read more »

WSDOT to fix bottleneck on southbound SR-3

Kitsap Daily News, Michelle Beahm BREMERTON — The bottleneck on State Route 3, between Bremerton and Gorst, is about to get fixed, according to Washington State Department of Transportation. “What we’re going to do is, we’ll use the existing highway’s footprint, and we’re going to extend the second lane of SR-3 … for about a mile,” said WSDOT spokesperson Doug Adamson. “This will provide congestion relief […] Read more »

Port Orchard apartments sell for $38 million

Minding Your Business, Tad Sooter , tad.sooter@kitsapsun.com A California company has acquired Port Orchard’s Arbor Terrace apartments for $38.15 million, according to Friday news release. Los Angeles real estate company New Standard Equities and an affiliate of Brixton Capital bought the 276-unit Sidney Avenue complex earlier this month. New Standard Equities also owns the former Bremerton Gardens apartments — rebranded as Sea Glass Village — and purchased Village Fair in Central […] Read more »

Central Kitsap projects a boon for local construction firms

Tad Sooter – Kitsap Sun Bond-funded proects will employ hundreds of workers. SILVERDALE — Two construction projects will keep 60 Stirrett Johnsen Inc. workers busy over the next five years, all within a 10-minute drive of the company’s home office. The Silverdale-based mechanical contractor has signed on to install plumbing at the Central Kitsap school campus and the Harrison Medical Center hospital in Silverdale, both slated for construction […] Read more »

Registration now open for KEDA 2017 Annual Meeting!

Early bird registration ends Thursday, March 9th March 31st, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm (Luncheon service begins at 11:00 am) Kitsap Conference Center at Bremerton Harborside Register Now! The meeting will provide you with our 2016 Annual Report of performance and financial condition, present the 2017 KEDA Priorities and Work Plan, and elect new directors to the KEDA board. KEDA will also honor this year’s […] Read more »

Economic Forecast Presentations

A record three hundred area business and community leaders, gathered on January 31st at the Kitsap Conference Center for KEDA’s 2017 Economic Forecast /Decision Makers Breakfast.  Crowd favorite, Dr. John W. Mitchell, of M & H Economic Consultants returned to deliver the keynote address, 91 Months, A New Cast & Old Issues. (Click the links below to view presentations.) The program also featured an update on Naval […] Read more »

IRS & FTC present FREE webinar for small business: Protecting Sensitive Business and Customer Information

Protecting Sensitive Business and Customer Information: Practical Identity Safety Practices FREE Webinar for Small Business Organizations and their members Presented by the Federal Trade Commission & Internal Revenue Service Wednesday, February 1, 2017 (click here for flyer) 1:00—2:00 pm Pacific Learn about identity theft, new imposter scams targeting businesses, cybersecurity practices to reduce your risk, data breach avoidance and response, and free resources to help you […] Read more »

Kitsap ends year with strong home sales, weak inventory

Tad Sooter, Minding Your Business Blog, Kitsap Peninsula Journal of Business A year ago we wrote about surging home sales, a shortage of listings and steadily rising prices. Twelve months have passed, but the storylines remain largely the same. Kitsap’s real estate market closed 2016 with strong sales, a depleted inventory and a higher median home price, according to numbers released by Northwest Multiple Listing Service. Pending […] Read more »

January Featured Events: Economic Forecast, Kitsap Biz Forum & more!

Click here to read about all of the great events happening in January. Be sure to register now for the 2017 Economic Forecast – Decision Makers Breakfast happening on January 31st. Early Bird registration ends at noon on January 11th. Visit http://dmb2017.bpt.me/  to register today Read more »

County creating plan to help Silverdale redevelopment

Tad Soorer, Kitsap Sun SILVERDALE — If county planners could redraw Silverdale they might sketch a town with more apartment buildings and fewer strip malls, more walking paths and fewer parking lots. But Silverdale isn’t a blank canvas. While the county’s new comprehensive plan laid out a vision for a denser, more walkable regional center, Kitsap Special Projects Manager Eric Baker said achieving those goals will require […] Read more »