City of Bainbridge Island Site Assessment Review Will be Required starting in October

NOTICE: Beginning October 1, 2017, a completed Site Assessment Review (SAR) will be required prior to the submission of most Land Use or Building applications. In December 2016, the City Council adopted new stormwater regulations and policies related to Low Impact Development (LID) techniques, as required through the National Pollutant  Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit. The required SAR process (Chapter 15.19 of the BIMC) gives […] Read more »

Biz Opps: More contracting opportunities

Market Research Services:  Washington – General Administration Goods and Services https://fortress.wa.gov/ga/webs/bidcalendar.asp PO Box 41000; Olympia, WA 98504; (360) 902-7300  A – Market Research Services SOL Ref #: 6900-GC25025 Due Date: 09/01/17 Market research consulting to support of new initiatives in online education; including degrees, certificates, and various non-credit continuing and corporate education programs. For more information about this opportunity please contact the buyer directly. Seattle Center Monorail […] Read more »

Register for KITSAP-the next tech HOTSPOT?

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 »

Phone scam targeting PSE customers sees recent spike

PSE is working with customers and enforcement agencies By Janet Kim, janet.kim@pse.com BELLEVUE, Wash. (July 18, 2017) – Puget Sound Energy warns of a recent spike in a phone scam that targets residents and small businesses.  Since the start of July, PSE has received  nearly 200 reports of scammers trying to get money from customers, with six of those customers paying the thieves’ demands. Scammers use […] 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 »

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 »

Home buyers seeking relief from skyrocketing house prices look to Bremerton

Q13 Fox by Hana Kim BREMERTON, Wash. — Directly west of Seattle across the Puget Sound, developers are buzzing about Bremerton. “It’s becoming more desirable,” said Wes Larson, with Sound West Group. That’s why brokers such as Ben Hoefer, with John L. Scott Realty, is spending more time in Bremerton lately, showing homes to both first-time home buyers and investors. Hoefer showed us a waterfront […] Read more »

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Biz Opps: WSDOT Free Training & Biz Opps

Free WSDOT Contracting Training Video Links Recent WSDOT Support Services Training Classes – Project Agreements, Administrative Considerations For Bidding, Complete General Estimating, Complete Scheduling and Workflow Management *new Federal Prevailing Wage – Davis Bacon, Business Plan Development, Accounting & Understanding Financial Statements SCORE Small Business Video Tutorials Cash Flow – UW Tacoma VIBE Brown Bag Session EIW Contractor University Free IRS Webinars https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/webinars-for-small-businesses-1 Attention all Washington […] Read more »

Ferry schedules changing for Colman Dock work

Ed Friedrich  The Kitsap Sun “To safely and efficiently unload all of the sailings and maintain on-time performance, we need to modify the sailing schedules to provide more space between afternoon sailings where we have boats arrive and depart right next to each other.” Of the two routes’ 9.2 million riders last year, 4.9 million walked on.   The proposed schedule shifts the current 4:20 p.m. […] Read more »