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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

More than 90,000 jobs in Kitsap at mid-year

Tad Sooter – Minding Your Business – Kitsap Sun Kitsap employers provided more than 90,000 jobs on average during the first half of 2017, marking a new mid-year high. The county boasted about 91,700 jobs in June and averaged 90,300 jobs since January, according to estimates from the state Employment Security Department. Kitsap gained about 1,500 jobs from the first half of 2016 to the […] Read more »

Average Kitsap apartment rent tops $1,200

Tad Sooter –  Minding Your Business  – Kitsap Sun Average rent for an apartment in Kitsap County topped $1,200 in the second quarter of 2017, according to a report from Tom Cain of Apartment Insights Washington. The average rent per unit increased 8.5 percent or $97 from the same period of 2016. Silverdale had the highest average rent in the Kitsap/Pierce/Thurston county region at $1,383. Read more>>   […] Read more »

Kitsap’s exceptional quality of life earns another top ranking in national rating index

Bremerton-Silverdale MSA  Ranks #6 in the Top 10 Arts Vibrant Medium Communities Southern Methodist University’s (SMU) National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) announces its third annual Arts Vibrancy Index, which ranks more than 900 communities across the country, examining the level of supply, demand, and government support for the arts in each city. The Bremerton-Silverdale MSA (Kitsap County) takes a unique approach to creating cohesion between […] Read more »

NBK earns 2017 Commander-in-Chief’s Installation Excellence Award

By Silvia Klatman, Naval Base Kitsap Public Affairs SILVERDALE, Wash. (NNS) — The Commander-in-Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence recognizes the outstanding and innovative efforts of the people who>operate and maintain Department of Defense (DOD) installations. The award is presented to the top military bases in each of the services and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). NBK was recognized as the top Navy base in […] Read more »

New affordable housing neighborhoods planned in Central Kitsap

Tad Sooter – Kitsap Sun SILVERDALE — A developer plans to bring 65 new homes to a property just east of Silver Ridge Elementary School in Silverdale. JWJ Group LLC partner Levi Holmes said the group’s Red Barn Lane development is aimed at bringing affordable homes to the area. The neighborhood will feature a mix of attached housing, such as townhomes, duplexes and triplexes, alongside three existing homes. “Theres a […] 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 »