Kitsap Biz Forum: Flourishing-Business as a Force for Good

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Date(s) - 12/12/2017
7:30 am - 9:00 am

Kitsap Golf & Country Club


Business Forum



Imagine a world where business shifts from being the “best in the world” to being “best for the world.” At the December 12 Kitsap Business Forum, local businesses will consider purpose alongside profit and hear how social impacts create value for the organization and the world. Flourishing: Business as a Force for Good will have a panel discussion as well as facilitated table conversations to share how local companies have integrated corporate social responsibility into strategic business decisions.   

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 About the Panelists

Panelists include Emily Olson, senior vice president of risk management at Kitsap Bank; Lisa Stirrett, artist and owner of Glass Arts Studio; and Shannon Bruce, CPCC, PCC, executive/team coach, and CEO of StoryBridge, Inc. Each has a compelling story of their force for good and how they chose their social responsibility path.


  • Stories from local companies (entrepreneurial, small, and large) using their businesses as a force for good
  • Perspectives on and mindset of business goals from profit to purpose with impact for the local community and beyond
  • Steps you can take to have your business flourish as a force for good

In addition, various other local businesses will host individual table conversations. Kathleen Gordon, executive director of Silverdale Chamber of Commerce, and April Ihde, relationship banker at Kitsap Bank, will facilitate the program.

Companies can make a profit while being a place that brings hope and optimism for the future. Join in this conversation with local businesses who will engage your mind, connect to your heart, and create an experience that calls forth action.

The Kitsap Business Forum is held at Kitsap Golf & Country Club, 3885 NW Golf Club Hill Road, Bremerton. Networking begins at 7 a.m. The program starts at 7:30 a.m. and finishes at 9 a.m. The forum is free. All interested in attending can register online at Attend the Kitsap Business Forum to hear from and share with experts on how to grow, manage, and improve your business.  All Forums are held at the Kitsap Conference Center from 7:30 – 9:00 A.M

Who should attend?

  • Business and Organization Leaders
  • Business owners who want to make a difference in the community
  • Business owners and managers who want to know economic development trends

The Kitsap Business Forum is organized by the Silverdale Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Excell Puget Sound, the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance and PMR Consulting. KBF is sponsored by Bremerton Area Chamber of Commerce, Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce, Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce, Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce and Kingston Chamber of Commerce.  The monthly event is hosted at the Kitsap Conference Center and parking is offered free by Anthony’s. Panera Bread provides coffee and bagels.

Program starts at 7:30 a.m. and finishes at 9:00 a.m.  Parking will be provided for Kitsap Business Forum attendees.

The Kitsap Business Forum presents experts to discuss and educate on the best business practices every month.

Reserve Your Seat Today!  or call: 360.692.6800