Monday, August 16, 2021
Important News for You
New Masking Directive Issued for Kitsap County
Dr. Gib Morrow, health officer for the Kitsap Public Health District, issued a new masking directive on Friday. Effective August 14, everyone 5 years of age and older in Kitsap County is asked to wear a face covering within indoor public spaces. 

This directive applies to indoor spaces that are open to the public, including retail, grocery stores, government buildings, and other businesses and places where members of the public can enter freely. It does not apply to indoor non-public spaces, including businesses, offices, and other places of employment with limited access. Employers in those settings should continue to follow current guidance and requirements from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries on worker safety.  

“I strongly urge all people in Kitsap County to voluntarily comply with this directive, and direct all businesses open to the public to continue implementing policies and procedures to ensure that their employees and customers wear face masks,” said Dr. Morrow. “We need everyone to take these steps in order to protect the health of our employees, customers, and our whole community.”

Chamber News
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Member News
WorkSource Kitsap
Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 10:00 am
Member Spotlight
Williams Flower & Gift - Silverdale
Williams Flower & Gift, formerly known as Flowers To Go, Inc., proudly serves the Silverdale Washington area. We are a second-generation, family-owned and operated floral design firm. We offer a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee, on every flower arrangement we design and deliver. If for any reason you don't love the arrangement we have delivered for you, simply contact one of our design centers. We will replace that arrangement with one of equal or greater value, absolutely free of charge.
Business Hours:
Monday to Friday - 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday - 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Located At:
9130 Ridgetop Blvd. NW
Silverdale, WA
(360) 692-4181

Education Committee
Heartbeat Throwback:
Keeping Your Business Secure in the Pandemic
The pandemic that has gripped the globe for the last year and half is still not done with us, and it's important for businesses to be aware of and take action against the myriad of tech threats that can damage their bottom line.

In this Heartbeat of Kitsap Podcast, originally airing in April of 2021, you'll learn how credential hacking, email phishing and the dark web are all becoming increasing threats to businesses. The global pandemic brought business a slew of challenges, not the least of which is fast-changing security issues. With many companies turning to remote ways of working, they’re increasingly relying on virtual activities like email, meetings, and remote access to systems. And each hold a unique set of security risks. This presentation will outline those risks as well as provide tips on how to mitigate them (and even remove some altogether).
Steve Treanor is the founder and CEO of Help Desk Cavalry which serves the Kitsap business community by providing full-scale technology and IT services. He is an honorably discharged disabled veteran as well as a native-born Kitsap County resident where five generations of his family still reside. In the US Army, Steve served as a Cavalry Scout, which is where the company’s name originates. Steve’s passion is helping other Kitsap businesses thrive through the optimization of technology and tools that they can afford. And GO HAWKS!
Member Education & Training Resources
Missed KEDA's August Digital Hour?
Watch the Recording Here
A Simple Process to Manage Your Time and Identify Which Items to Delegate
August 19, 2021, 10:00 am
The way to really grow your business, without increasing the amount of time you work, is to stay in your zone of genius, doing the work that you excel at, and delegating the rest. After all, when you try to do EVERYTHING, something or someone suffers.

In this interactive workshop, Laura Licursi of Elite Virtual Assistants and Lisa Crilley Mallis of Impactive Strategies will help you with the best practices for managing your time and a very simple process for identifying which items to delegate first.

You'll learn about:

  • Uncovering the key components of your ideal workday
  • Discovering exactly where you are spending (or wasting) your time
  • The #1 delegating mistake you don’t even know you’re making

NOTE: To receive the highest return from this workshop, track your tasks for a week, bring a pack of small post-it notes, download the Delegate Like a Pro Action Guide when you log into the webinar, and be ready to dig in!
Laura Licursi is the founder of Elite Virtual Assistants. Laura was a Virtual Assistant for almost 20 years before starting EVA in 2015 with a vision to empower people to live a life that is rewarding and fun.
Lisa Crilley Mallis is a productivity expert, recognized for providing practical solutions to everyday effectiveness and efficiency challenges.
KEDA September Events:
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Government Affairs Committee
Housing Action Plan & Implementation Grants
Call for Applications
The 2021 Legislature appropriated $5 million in new grant funding for cities to increase residential building capacity. The funding is available for cities to adopt new Housing Action Plans (HAPs) and to implement strategies from adopted HAPs or housing plans by June 2023. To distinguish this grant from the previous round of Increasing Residential Building Capacity grants, also known as HB 1923 grants, this round of funding will be called the “Housing Action Plan and Implementation (HAPI)” grants.

HAPI applications are now open and are intended to encourage construction of additional affordable and market rate housing in a greater variety of housing types and at prices that are accessible to a greater variety of incomes (RCW 36.70A.600(2)).

Cities planning under the Growth Management Act (GMA) are eligible to apply for grants. This grant opportunity is prioritized for cities with populations over 20,000, which are eligible for grants of up to $100,000. Cities under 20,000 in population will be evaluated next for a maximum of $75,000 per grant award.

Applications are due by October 7, 2021 at 5 p.m. The applications require a proposed project scope of work and budget, answers to five core questions, and a letter of authorization and commitment from city leadership to complete the grant contract requirements by June 15, 2023.
Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue Thanks Community
Labor & Industries
Emergency Rule Adoption
The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is responding to the 2021 passage of Substitute Senate Bill 5254 (SSB 5254) regarding voluntary use of personal protective equipment (PPE) during a state of emergency, and Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5115 (ESSB 5115), also known as the Health Emergency Labor Standards Act (HELSA), This rulemaking creates new sections of WAC regarding public health emergency related reporting and notification requirements for infectious and contagious disease.
The emergency rule includes requirements for when there is a public health emergency for an infectious or contagious disease and as such, the requirements are applicable to COVID-19.

Under the emergency rule:

  • Employers with 50 or more covered employees at a workplace or worksite are required to report infectious or contagious disease outbreaks of 10 or more employees to L&I;
  • Definitions for Covered Employee, Public Health Emergency, Worksite or Workplace and Test- confirmed are included;
  • Employees are not required to disclose any medical condition or diagnosis to their employer;
  • Employers, except for certain healthcare employers, are required to notify employees in writing of potential exposures within one business day; and
  • Employees and contractors must be permitted to voluntarily use personal protective equipment.

Military Affairs Committee
Secure Your Booth Now!
2021 Military Appreciation Day
Saturday, September 25, 2021
Kitsap-area businesses are invited to attend the Silverdale Chamber's annual Military Appreciation Day, being held this year on September 25, 2021 at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. Join us as we welcome Active Duty, National Guard Reservists, Retirees and their families, with a special welcome to the new families of the USS Roosevelt.

This year's Information Fair and Carnival will include games, prizes, military displays, as well as inflatables for the kids. Space is limited for business displays, so sign up now to share information with the Kitsap military community!
Kitsap County News
Waste Management Responds to
County Commissioner Grievance
In response to a recent formal complaint filed by District 3 County Commissioner, Ed Wolfe, Waste Management sent a response this last week addressing the concerns and steps that are being taken to remediate them.

Waste Management, along with dozens of other industries across the country, is facing considerable labor shortages due to the ongoing COVID pandemic.

The Kitsap County Department of Community Development recently announced the launch of their new Permit Application Portal. Users submitting land use or building development permit applications are promised an improved application intake process featuring:

  • Real-Time Guided Application Process
  • User-Friendly & Intuitive Completion Process
  • Trackable Progress Status for Your Application
  • Streamlined Approach to Applying for Permits

Silverdale Road Updates
Bayshore Drive NW is closed at NW Bucklin Hill with local access only for businesses north of the Golden Tides II. Goldens Tides II and the Yacht Club Broiler plaza traffic will be detoured to Linder Way NW. 

Moderate delays continue with one lane alternating for private development sidewalk construction project on Silverdale Way NW between the Mall entrance and Kitsap Mall Boulevard NW through August 20th.
You are Invited!

Join Kitsap County at Upcoming Zoning Use Table Update Meetings!  
The Kitsap County Department of Community Development (DCD) is updating the Zoning Allowed Use Tables found in Kitsap County Code Title 17 ‘Zoning’, Chapter 17.410, and we want to hear from you.
To promote timely information sharing and transparency throughout the process, the County will host project updates via Zoom Webinar on Thursday, August 19, 2021, and September 16, 2021, at 5:30 pm. 

What is the Goal of this Update?
The primary goal of the Zoning Use Table Update is to reduce barriers to investment in Urban Growth Areas (UGA), Limited Areas of More Intense Rural Development (LAMIRD), and the rural commercial and rural industrial zones. 
The project will address:  
  • Housing Equity and Diversity
  • The project will encourage a wide array of housing product types within the various urban and LAMIRD zones, including addressing gaps in the land use categories and definitions.
  • Economic Development
  • The project will encourage economic development by:
  • Scaling land uses to streamline the level of permit review required.
  • Adding new land uses based on projects submitted to the Department and a comparison of other jurisdictions.
  • Making the Code Easier to Use
  • Finally, the project will improve predictability and ease of use for applicants and permit reviewers.

Hand Sanitizer & Masks Still Available
The Silverdale Chamber of Commerce still has hand sanitizer and N95 masks available for local businesses and organizations, courtesy of the Kitsap County Emergency Operations Center. Please contact the Chamber if you are in need.
COVID-19 Updates & Resources
Kitsap COVID Cases Exceeds 10,000
County Urges Citizens to Wear Masks, Get Vaccinated
PPP Loan Forgiveness Update
COVID-19 Vaccine
Boosters Recommended for Immunocompromised
Health care providers can now offer third doses of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to certain immunocompromised individuals following recommendations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practices (ACIP), and Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup.

While authorized vaccines have proven to be more than 90% effective in protecting against most variants, emerging data suggest people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems do not always build the same level of immunity compared to people who are not immunocompromised. The third dose is not considered a booster, rather an additional dose for individuals who did not adequately develop immunities with the initial two-dose series. A full list of conditions is available on the CDC’s website.

“A third dose of Pfizer or Moderna will provide those who need it extra protection and help shield some of our most vulnerable from the highly contagious delta variant,” said Secretary of Health Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH. “Science continues to show vaccines are the best tool we have to protect our communities and slow the spread of COVID-19.”

Community Information
County Names Gese as Next Sherriff

Kitsap County commissioners picked Undersheriff John Gese to fill out the term of retired Sheriff Gary Simpson Monday evening, saying they wanted to preserve continuity in the office that employs about 250 people and accounts for about half of the county’s general fund.

To remain in office, Gese will have to stand for election in 2022. He has been serving as interim sheriff since the start of July.

Bremerton Chamber Hosts
PSNS & IMF Commander for August Luncheon
Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 11:30 am
The Bremerton Chamber of Commerce invites all business members to their August luncheon on Tuesday the 17th from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Kitsap Conference Center. Membership luncheons are always a highlight of the calendar and this month they are especially excited to introduce guest speaker, PSNS & IMF Commander, Captain Jip Mosman.
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF) is Kitsap's largest employer and has been an important partner to local business since 1891.
At the August Membership Luncheon, you'll learn about what's going on and coming up at the shipyard, straight from PSNS & IMF Commander, Captain Jip Mosman, while you enjoy a fabulous lunch.
Membership luncheons are also great opportunities to network with other local business leaders. Non-members and the general public are also invited to attend.
Thursday, August 19th, 2021
Clearwater Resort Event Lawn | Show 7 PM
Tickets $10* | Ages 5+ | Seating Is Limited

Feelin’ Alright was formed in 2018 and was fast to get noticed by premier venues in Seattle area. From top Wineries, Theaters, and Casinos to the great Festivals of the Northwest, all of their shows have been high-energy providing a fresh offering to current Tributes. Channeling Joe Cocker is the adaptable Ed Tissue, a staple in the Northwest music scene who brings the dynamics and grit of Mr. Cocker to life. Witness this awe inspiring showband performing some of Joe Cocker’s greatest hits like You Are So Beautiful, With a Little Help from My Friends, Feelin’ Alright, The Letter and more.

Purchase tickets online at or in the Casino Gift Shop.

  • All Ages Welcome – Children 5+ must have ticket for entry
  • No outside food or beverages. Food & beverages available for sale at venue.
  • Face masks are optional for our fully-vaccinated guests. We encourage all guests to continue wearing masks based on your comfort level, vaccination status and for the safety of all. Please continue to practice safe social distancing when and where possible.
  • Lawn chairs & blankets welcome

*Security/Marketing will begin checking wristbands at 5pm. Anyone without a wristband will be asked to leave the Resort lawn.
Wine Walk Returns as Wine & Brew Fest
Saturday, August 21, 2021, 11:00 am
Silverdale Visitor Center
Wednesday, Aug. 25 - 10:00am to 9:00pm
Thursday, Aug. 26 - 10:00am to 9:00pm
Friday, Aug. 27 - 10:00am to 9:00pm
Saturday, Aug. 28 - 10:00am to 9:00pm
Sunday, Aug 29 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

Wednesday, Aug. 25 - 5:00pm to 11:00pm
Thursday, Aug. 26 - 12:00pm to 11:00pm
Friday, Aug. 27 - 12:00pm to 11:00pm
Saturday, Aug. 28 - 12:00pm to 11:00pm
Sunday, Aug 29 - 12:00pm to 7:00pm

$10.00 per carload
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Joe Barboza
Tourism Coordinator
Marisa Acuna
Finance & Operations Manager