Suquamish Tribe: a vital part of our safety net

OPINION – The North Kitsap Herald The Suquamish Tribe has gifted $5 million to local communities since 2007. This year, $481,482 was gifted to 253 organizations. The funds come from Appendix X grants (Appendix X, section 14, of the gaming compact between the Suquamish Tribe and the State of Washington describes specific funds available for award to charitable, non-profit and Tribal community programs), as well […] Read more »

North Kitsap Schools Foundation awards nearly $60,000 in grants

SOPHIE BONOMI,  North Kitsap Herald Reporter  POULSBO — Farm-to-table projects. A traveling Tribal museum. Cigar-box ukuleles. A field trip to Seattle’s Benaroya Hall. The North Kitsap Schools Foundation is touching academics in the community one grant at a time. This year, 18 grants were awarded to teachers and schools in the North Kitsap School District. The NK Schools Foundation raised twice as much money this […] Read more »

First Federal Community Foundation awards $100k challenge grant to new Silverdale KRL facility

  The Sequim Gazette The First Federal Community Foundation announces the following grant awards to local nonprofits that are making a difference in its communities: Kitsap Regional Library Foundation: Awarded a $100,000 challenge grant for purchase of land for the new Central Kitsap library facility in Silverdale. Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County: Awarded a $10,000 challenge grant for renovation of Hospice House facility in Port […] Read more »

Blue Frog Solar honored as emerging manufacturer

The KPBJ POULSBO– Poulsbo company Blue Frog Solar has earned a Silver Award among Washington’s emerging manufacturers. The 2015 Washington Manufacturing Awards were sponsored by Seattle Business magazine, and presented at a gala event April 29 at the Boeing Museum of Flight. “It’s great to be honored as an up-and-coming manufacturer, more so for what it says about Washington’s thriving solar industry,” said Tim Bailey, […] Read more »

KEDA Board Member, Judy Eagleson, honored as YWCA’s 2016 Woman of Achievemnt

Known as a generous giver to her community, Judy Eagleson has served on a variety of boards including Harrison Medical Center’s Mathis Guild, the Kitsap County Home Builders Association, the Central Kitsap High School Alumni Association and the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance. Often times she takes on the leadership role and has run several successful fundraising campaigns. She began her career in hotel management but […] Read more »

KEDA’s April News & Events – read it now!

Do you receive KEDA’s newsletter? If not you are missing out on a comprehensive review of  Kitsap business and economic news, upcoming KEDA  and partner events, advice and management tips, and good news about our investor partners. Click here to sign up now! April’s newsletter includes information about: April Kitsap Business Forum Power Lunch Kitsap! Office Xpats Tuesday@Noon Pacific Northwest SAME Small Business Symposium West Sound […] Read more »

OC’s Air Washington Project Receives National Honor

Bremerton, Wash.- The Open Professionals Education Network (OPEN) recently featured the Air Washington project as an exemplary workforce training program supported by the $2 billion Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College & Career Training (TAACCCT) grant program from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Olympic College is a member of the statewide consortium, a partnership comprised of eleven community and technical colleges, seven Workforce development Councils, […] Read more »

Olympic College among top 10 best community colleges in nation

Bremerton Patriot Reporter by Michelle Beahm POULSBO — Olympic College didn’t win the money, but it sure won bragging rights. Every other year, the Aspen Institute picks 150 community colleges in the nation to consider for its prestigious Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. The 2015 award is only its third, but twice OC has been asked to apply for the honor. This year, OC […] Read more »

KEDA salutes Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Linda Brown, CEO, The Doctors Clinic

Linda Anne Brown, CEO of The Doctors Clinic and KEDA Board Member (2008 – 2015) was honored on March 19th at the 2015 KEDA Annual Meeting with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Economic Development: “For elevating the standard of healthcare in Kitsap County and enhancing the overall quality of life and economic opportunities for Kitsap residents. We honor your vision, leadership and commitment to the […] Read more »