My Great New Life: Air Force veteran protects people in high places

Jon Anderson, Military Times When Matt Paulk was a kid growing up in rural Georgia, you could usually find him dangling from somewhere high above the ground. Whether it was the rope-lashed tree fort he and his friends built or climbing to the tippy top of the 50-foot pecan trees, he loved getting up into the high places. That’s not to say he didn’t have […] Read more »

Decision Makers Breakfast – 2016 Economic Forecast Presentations

A big thanks to all of the presenters and attendees who made this morning’s Economic Forecast event a success! In case you missed it you can view John W. Mitchell’s 2016 Economic Forecast presentation here. Also, available Kristine’ Reeves, Executive Director of the Washington Military Alliance presentation The State of the Military & Defense Sector. Be sure to watch and share the newest additions to our […] Read more »

KEDA’s September News & Events

Read KEDA’s September  News & Events  for information on: KEDA’s signature Fall Event, Decision Makers II featuring “The State of Real Estate – Kitsap’s Competitive Advantage” Kitsap Business Forum BE$T Business Education Support & Training KPUD Fiber Optic Survey New Venture Women Veteran Entrepreneur Boot Camp and more!!! Read more »

SBA presents free training on SBA 8(a) Business Development Program specific to tribally-owned companies

The Small Business Administration’s’ Office of Native American Affairs (SBA ONAA) will be presenting free training seminars on the SBA 8(a) Business Development Program specific to tribally-owned companies and Native American Entrepreneurs on July 14th and 15th in the Seattle area. SBA ONAA 8(a) Business Development Training Date:   July 14, 2015 Time:    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Cost: FREE Location: Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort 15347 Suquamish Way […] Read more »

Washington PTAC June Newsletter

Click here to read Washington PTAC’s June newsletter. Highlights include: Advice for prepping for Meet the Buyers events Biz Opps Upcoming Government Contracting Workshops and Events Featured Event: The Proposal Series   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 »

SBA presents: Who’s Not in Your Network But Should Be?

Meet face-to-face with the people helping small businesses start, grow and succeed. The Kitsap community has a great number of resources for entrepreneurs and small business owners to tap into. Are you connected to the local – and often free – business resources and people who can help your business grow? Join us at this meet-and-greet event March 13 to learn about the free resources […] Read more »

Understanding the Scope, Process of the Federal Marketplace in Kitsap

FEDERAL CONTRACTING – Steve Shapro Because of the presence of large Navy bases in our local area, Federal contracts are an important part of our local economy.   During the last Fiscal Year ending 30 September, over $172 million in contracts were awarded to companies with Kitsap County addresses by Government agencies and the military services.   Local businesses need to understand this marketplace if […] Read more »

Register Now! Decision Makers II – The Changing Face of Central Kitsap

Join us Thursday, October 23rd – 3:00-6:00pm at The Best Western Silverdale Beach Hotel in Silverdale when KEDA presents “The Changing Face of Central Kitsap” featuring Elizabeth Court, PhD, Senior Planner/Demographer, Kitsap County Department of Community Development. Other program highlights include: Change Agents a panel discussion moderated by Chris Rieland, CEO & President of Pacific NW Title, featuring the developers and leaders behind CK’s biggest development projects […] Read more »

Kitsap Bank honored as a 2014 corporate philanthropist

The KPBJ Kitsap Bank was recently recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal as a 2014 Corporate Philanthropist. This recognition, which is part of the Business Journal’s Corporate Citizenship Awards, honors businesses that “do well by doing good.” Since 2008, the Business Journal has been publishing the “Corporate Citizenship: Business of Giving” special report, in which researcher Bonnie Graves surveys area companies about their cash […] Read more »