Congratulations to KEDA Economic Development Champion award winners!

  Economic Development Champion Lifetime Achievement Dr. David Mitchell, president of Olympic College, was given a Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing his longtime collaboration with business leaders in creating relevant academic programs that prepare young people and those who are changing direction in midlife. His unflagging leadership brought WSU and WWU to Kitsap as part of their 2+2 programs Economic Development Champion – Public Sector Congressman Derek […] Read more »

KEDA Annual Meeting presentations available now!

The 36th Annual Meeting of the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance draws record crowd! KEDA Board Chair Ben Anderson, CEO of Art Anderson Associates Naval Architects, welcomed nearly 2oo business and community leaders to hear Congressman Kilmer speak to the intersection of KC & DC, and the dynamics of  The 115th Congress. Executive Director, John Powers and Business Development Director reviewed the KEDA 2016 Annual Report and […] Read more »

Third Generation Kitsap Business Owner Elected KEDA Board Chair

Ben Anderson, Art Anderson Associates, elected Chair for Kitsap Economic Development Alliance Board of Directors The Kitsap Economic Development Alliance celebrated 2015, looked forward to 2016 and beyond and elected new members to their board of directors at the March 30, 2016 Annual Meeting.  The elections also included a new officer slate of: Ben Anderson, Art Anderson Associates – KEDA Board Chair Monica Blackwood, Rice […] Read more »

July Kitsap Business Forum: Meeting Workforce Needs – Today & Tomorrow

Meeting Today’s and Tomorrow’s Labor Needs to Be Discussed in the Next Kitsap Business Forum July 14th 7:30-9am Kitsap Conference Center, 3rd Floor RSVP now!  The Kitsap Business Forum will present “Meeting Our Workforce Needs Today and Tomorrow” on July 14. David Bryant Mitchell will lead a discussion with several of Kitsap’s key workforce stakeholders: Wendy Brant (SAFE Boats International), Matt Linkemeyer (Applied Technical Systems), Julie […] Read more »

Julie Tappero Honored as South Puget Sound Woman of Influence

“It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot harder to make a difference.” Julie Tappero, founder/CEO of Gig Harbor-based West Sound Workforce and a 2014 “Woman of Influence,” credits retired TV newsman Tom Brokaw for that inspirational quote on her computer. It is clear that placing more than 5,000 individuals into new jobs in Pierce and Kitsap counties over the 16 years since opening […] Read more »

Register now! Kitsap Business Forum: How Find, Hire, and Train the Best

  May 13th, 7:30-9:00 AM Morgan Stanley Conference Room (2011 Myhre Rd, Ste 301, Silverdale, WA 98383 Map) Kitsap has a depth of talent not seen in many markets. Yet many business leaders struggle to find the right people to fill their team. To help you get the continue developing the best team, Julie Tappero, CEO for Westsound Workforce, Monica Blackwood, Principal at Rice Fergus Miller, and Samantha Powers,Director of Continuing […] Read more »