March 17, 2022
Kitsap Chambers Countywide Weekly Survey
How would you rate the usefulness of
these weekly Chamber Newsletters
for you and your business?
Select one:
Very useful
Pretty useful
Kind of useful
Not useful
Not useful at all
Bonus Q: What part of the newsletter do
you find most useful?
Results from Our Recent Survey:

After the mask mandate ends, what will the mask policy be at your business?
The Silverdale and Bremerton Chambers are committed to learning how best
to serve our business membership and community. Your participation
in poll questions like these help us to work better for you! 
Click here for the most recent
county data reported by
WSDOT Announces
Service Restoration Plan
As crew and vessel resources become available over time, WSF plans to restore full ferry service on a route-by-route basis. The plan takes into account COVID-19 impacts to its workforce, regular ridership and peak summer ridership, plus the ability to hire, recruit and train employees, and the impact of retiring staff, and lack of vessels due to aging fleet. 


It's Time to Really Start Talking Cybersecurity
At the risk of sounding like Chicken Little (you know the one who runs around talking about the sky falling) the current global “go-ings on” are the closest we’ll ever get to advanced warning that cybersecurity is something every business needs to worry about. Big or small, selling globally or just in your tiny town, if you do anything online, your data is in(potential) jeopardy.

State Relief for Hospitality Industry on the Way
Courtesy of the Washington Hospitality Association

Lawmakers approved a state budget that contains a HUGE WIN for the hospitality industry on the last day of the 2022 legislative session. The Washington Hospitality Association's continuous advocacy for businesses resulted in $160 million in assistance to the hospitality industry, conventions, arts sector and small businesses. Of that funding, $100 million is earmarked specifically for the hospitality industry, with $15 million dedicated to assist lodging properties that incurred costs associated with the eviction moratorium.

Another big win for hospitality – the budget includes $7 million to support lower liquor license fees through the implementation of HB 1359. This bill will reduce liquor license fees by 50% for those set to expire or issued between April 1, 2022, and Dec. 31, 2023.

Leadership Kitsap Class of 2023 - Apply Now!
Contact Us
If you need assistance, please contact us directly.