New stormwater regulations take effect December 31, 2016

(Port Orchard, WA) -Kitsap County’s Department of Community Development is revising development-related codes, and introducing a new stormwater management design manual effective December 31, 2016. The development regulation changes are prompted by the Washington State Department of Ecology requirement to integrate Low Impact Development (LID) principles and best management practices with local development requirements. The intent of the revisions is to make LID the preferred […] Read more »

Kingston farm named finalist for $20k edg3 FUND prize

Tad Sooter, Minding Your Business Blog, Puget Sound Blogs A Kingston cattle farm is the last Kitsap company left in the running for the $20,000 small business prize. Silver Creek Angus was one of five finalists Kitsap Bank announced for the prize last week.  The longtime family farm raises Black Angus cattle and sells beef. You can learn more about their operation in the video above. The edg3 […] Read more »

PPRC’s Regional Roundtable at Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort – Oct 25 and 26

The PPRC’s Regional Roundtable conference has provided Northwest businesses and agencies with valuable information and networking opportunities within the pollution prevention community. Bringing together professionals of all stripes – manufacturing specialists, industry leaders, researchers, and sustainability gurus – to explore ways to improve the environmental and economic health of our region. The 25th Annual Regional Roundtable will be held Tuesday, October 25, and Wednesday, October […] Read more »

Free edg3 FUND Informational Workshop!

Could Your Small Business Use $20,000? Kitsap Bank is holding a free informational workshop for anyone interested in applying for edg3 FUND. The workshop will take place June 29th at 10 am, Olympic College-Poulsbo Campus Room #119. Click here for flyer. We will cover: • Highlights of contest rules • The edg3 FUND competition process • FAQs • Tips for: social media promotion, articulating your business’ value proposition, creating your […] Read more »

Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe share in $600,000 in Environmental Job Training Grants

$600,000 in Environmental Job Training Grants Awarded to Three Pacific Northwest Organizations Program Provides Local Workforce Job Skills for Cleaning Up Communities and Reducing Pollution   WASHINGTON – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded grants totaling $600,000 to three organizations in Alaska and Washington.  These Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training grants were awarded to the Alaska Forum on the Environment, the City of Tacoma, […] Read more »

Conservation can likely meet power needs of Northwest states

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The electricity needs of Northwest states can be met in the next 20 years mostly through conservation efforts, with little need to construct new power plants, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council predicted. The Portland, Oregon,-based council recently issued its 20-year plan for meeting the energy needs of Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana. “By investing […] 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 »

Clean Energy Fund grant solicitations now open

Application materials are available for two new competitive grant programs of the Washington State Clean Energy Fund: Grants for Research, Development and Demonstration matching funds – These grants match federal and other non-state funds for the purpose of researching, developing and demonstrating new clean energy technologies. Commerce will accept grant applications through an online portal through February 29, 2016. Grants to Electric Utilities for Grid Modernization […] Read more »

Fort Ward barracks eyed for new project

Rachel Anne Seymour – The Kitsap Sun BAINBRIDGE ISLAND — A new project is being considered for the Fort Ward barracks. The proposed development is for a design school with workshops at the long vacant historic site. Jason McLennan, of McLennan Design, is the architect and man behind the idea for the Fort Ward project, which is in the very early stages. McLennan, an island […] Read more »

Who Will Win $20,000? Attend the Kitsap Bank edg3 FUND Live Event Nov 12th

Kitsap Bank Announces edg3 FUND Finalists Kitsap Bank has announced the five finalists in the second annual edg3 FUND Small Business Competition. These companies, chosen in part by a public vote, will move on to compete in the final phase of the competition, edg3 FUND Live, on Thursday, November 12th at 5:30pm at Kitsap Conference Center at Harborside in Bremerton. There, the finalists will present […] Read more »