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 »

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 »

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 »

Local small business earns subcontract for privacy curtains

Bremerton manufacturer offers submariners privacy Ed Friedrich – Kitsap Sun BREMERTON — It’s curtains for coed Navy submarines. No, the integration of women into sub crews isn’t over. It’s hardly begun. Those really are submarine privacy curtains being manufactured at a Charleston business. Unique Experience Custom Embroidery is under contract to produce 175 curtains for entries, showers and bunks on the guided-missile sub USS Ohio. The Navy’s […] Read more »

Port Gamble feature highlights one Kitsap’s little jewels

What’s the deal with Port Gamble? The history & mystery behind this perfect little slice of Americana BY RACHEL BELLE for MY Northwest, KIRO Radio JULY 20, 2017 AT 5:16 PM The iconic church in Port Gamble LISTEN: What’s the deal with Port Gamble? The history & mystery behind this perfect little slice of Americana. Port Gamble looks like a movie set. More specifically, the movie […] 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 »

Vibe Coworks teams up with the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance

KEDA is proud to partner with Vibe Coworks – Kitsap’s newest and coolest coworking venture – and we are delighted with this fantastic feature in their latest newsletter.  Click here to learn more about how KEDA helps Kitsap businesses and startups! Click here to share the story and learn more about Vibe Coworks July 10, 2017  by Vibe Coworks There’s a new partnership in town, and it’s red hot. […] Read more »

Business Startups: Roadmap to register & license your business in Washington

Resources for starting your business Starting a business is a big decision. If you’ve never owned a business before, you may be unaware of all the things you need to do to get your business going. Careful planning and research will improve your chances of success. The Washington State Governor’s Office for Regulatory Innovation and Assistance (ORIA) helps people navigate Washington’s environment and business regulatory […] Read more »

Biz Opps: Small Business Outreach – BergerABAM

BergerABAM, a prime contractor, invites you to attend a small business outreach for upcoming Naval Base Kitsap project Attend this informational meeting on Wednesday, July 19th from 11am-1pm to learn about subcontracting opportunities for upcoming IDIQ RFP:  (Anticipated RFP August 2017) Please RSVP now! SMALL BUSINESS CATEGORIES NEEDED: Woman Owned Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small-disadvantaged HUB Zone AREA OF EXPERTISE: Architecture Survey Hydrographic Survey CADD/BIM Civil Engineering […] Read more »