Latest from Washington PTAC – Government Contracting Biz Opps & Events

Bid Alerts from Washington PTAC: Flatiron West, Inc. – Request for Certified DBE Subcontractors & Suppliers for US 101 Coffee Creek Remove Fish Barrier Project in Shelton, WA .  Bids Due August 25 at 11:00am. Click Here for more information. Sailboat removal in Bellingham Bay, Visit WEBS and search 32098 Janitorial Services in Spokane. Visit WEBS and search K6272 Chief Joseph Dam Geotechnical Exploration. Visit […] Read more »

September Biz Forum discusses strategies for team motivation

September Kitsap Business Forum presents: FUELING MOTIVATION When You’re in the Driver’s Seat     September 12th 7-9am Kitsap Golf & Country Club People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing—that’s why we recommend it daily.” –Zig Ziglar Most of us keep plugging along . . . until we don’t. When you’re the leader, you must stay motivated to support those around […] Read more »

Starting a Specialty Food Business – Cultivating Success

Cultivating Success: a curriculum for local food systems “Starting a Specialty Food Business” August 21 @ 4:30 – 8:30 pm Olympic College, Poulsbo, Room 220   Sponsored by Farm Services Agency, WSU Extension Presented by  Kim Hoffmann, Washington State Department of Agriculture, with guest speakers. Learn about how you can start a specialty food business, including home-based production. Kim Hoffmann from the Washington State Department […] Read more »

KITSAP: The next tech HOTSPOT? Learn more at Decision Makers II

DMII 2017 informs & inspires with a focus on technology developments in Kitsap    REGISTER NOW FOR EARLY BIRD PRICING! Join us Thursday, October 26th – 3:00-6:00pm at Kiana Lodge for KEDA’s signature Fall event; Decision Makers II. Register now for early bird pricing! DMII 2017 will share information on technology developments in Kitsap with a focus on workforce and talent development, regional connectivity and […] Read more »

Upcoming government contracting classes and events!

Overhead Pricing   August 16th  9 am – noon KEDA Conference Room Overhead costs are often the highest price component of your proposal. What are the standards in creating pricing? The class is presented by KEDA’s PTAC counselor, Mary Jo Juarez, and Mona Carlson, a retired Government Contracting Officer with NAVFAC with extensive experience with contract/modification pricing and negotiations of construction contracts. Please pre-register here: https://washingtonptac.ecenterdirect.com/events/850777 […] Read more »

Bremerton ranked No. 9 in College Destination Index

Bremerton is getting a lot of attention recently, and it’s easy to see why. Nature surrounds the city, which has strong employers like Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility, excellent public transportation with Kitsap Transit, and award winning Olympic College. The American Institute for Economic Research recently ranked Bremerton No. 9 in the nation among small metropolitan areas in its College Destinations Index. It was […] Read more »

Olympic College purchase will ease parking crunch

Michaela Roman, Kitsap Sun As enrollment at Olympic College rises, parking at the Bremerton campus becomes more of an issue. To the college’s surprise, they have an opportunity to ease the problem. New Beginnings Church, just west of campus on the 1400 block of Ohio Avenue, sold their property to the school in June. The church building, previously First Baptist Church of Bremerton, sits between […] Read more »

August 8th business forum discusses the Gig Economy

        Attend the Kitsap Business Forum to hear from and share with experts on how to grow, manage, and improve your business.   More and more it’s about gigs, not careers, and projects, not jobs. What does this mean for your business and our community? How will YOU take advantage of the new economy?     August 8th – 7:30-9:00am Kitsap Golf […] Read more »

Business & government leaders celebrate Kitsap-King connection

Puget Sound delegation tour Kitsap economic drivers on two-day study mission cosponsored by Puget Sound Regional Council and Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Terry Asla  •  Kitsap Daily News BREMERTON — “Puget Sound is [no longer] a division, it’s a connection.” With those words at the July 5 inaugural celebration for the fast ferry, Bremerton Mayor Patty Lent defined what she called the new thinking […] Read more »

Olympic College’s new role in stopping cyber attacks and viruses

New cyber range will enable local students to receive top-notch training close to home Mark Krulish   Kitsap Daily News POULSBO — Creating partnerships and building connections over geographical boundaries were major themes during a presentation July 13 at Olympic College on training the next wave of cybersecurity professionals right in their own backyards. The development of a new cyber range — which will be housed […] Read more »