Monday, September 13, 2021
Important News for You
Best of Bremerton & Central Kitsap
2021 Best Community
Community Volunteer
Local Charity Event
Outdoor Concert
Kitsap County Sheriff
Police Officer
Central Kitsap High School

2021 Best Food & Drink
Coffee/ Espresso
Happy Hour
Mexican Cuisine
Pizza Place

2021 Best Health & Fitsness
Fitness Center
Naturopathic Doctor
2021 Best Places
Physical Therapy
Hiking Trail
Live Music Venue
Tourist Attractions

2021 Best Services
Auto Repair
Bank/ Financial Institution
Dance School/Studio
Doggy Daycare/Dog Walker
Financial Planner
Heating and Cooling
Landscaping Services
Mortgage Loan Officer
Oil Change

2021 Best Services
Pet Groomer
Property Management
Real Estate Company
Real Estate Team

2021 Best Shopping
Storage Company
Art Gallery
Cannabis Business
Consignment Store
Eyewear Shop
Grocery Store/ Market
Jewelry Store
Pet Shop
Specialty Shop
Thrift Store
Window Display

Be watching in early October for the 2021 Best of Kitsap
To vote for the Silverdale Chamber members in this contest as well!
Chamber News
Check out and like the
September Member Luncheon
Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 11:30 am
Have you answered our weekly
survey question yet?
What days of the week is your
business currently open?
Answer Below
Please feel free to respond to this week's survey multiple times to capture
all of the answers that apply to your business.

The 6 Chambers of Commerce in Kitsap County are asking the same question of our members to provide both local and countywide insight into what our business community is experiencing. If you are a member of multiple Chambers, please complete only one Chamber's survey for your business each week.
Member News
New Chamber Member
Kitsap Bank Fall Shred Events
Silverdale - Saturday, September 18, 2021, 9:00 am to Noon
Kitsap Bank is pleased to partner with local food banks around the region, hosting Shred Events on Saturdays from 9:00 am to Noon during September and October. Bring your sensitive or outdated documents for safe destruction and disposal, and support your local food bank at the same time! All proceeds raised will go to local food banks. Monetary donations only, please. Maximum of 75 pounds of shred per vehicle. For more information, please click HERE.
Member Spotlight
Approachable, locally sourced, uncomplicated, bold flavors, occasional world influences; reflecting modern tastes of our community. The restaurant menus incorporate what is seasonal and local whenever possible and will source the highest quality, wholesome, raw ingredients producing scratch made meals. Food & beverages are graciously prepared, presented and served in an environment which offers extraordinary experiences.
2251 NW Bucklin Hill Rd
Silverdale, WA 98383
(360) 200-1995
Open Wednesday to Sunday, 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
Fridays and Saturdays Open Until 10:00 pm
Education Committee
One Day Virtual Event
Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Learn tools & strategies for starting or growing your business

Please join us Oct 12, 2021 for the 25th Annual BizFair to learn from experts on innovative and proven techniques for business.
BizFair is the longest running all-government and non-profit run event for Small Businesses in the state of Washington.

Event Highlights:
  • Digital Marketplace - Products and Services for Your Business
  • Resource Center - Information from government agencies and non-profits
  • Sessions & Workshops - 45 of them throughout the day
And it is FREE!
Kitsap Business Forum
Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 7:30 am
Member Education & Training Resources
September's Kitsap Digital Hour Replay
The Great COVID She-Cession
Did you miss last week's Kitsap Digital Hour hosted by KEDA? Catch this important discussion by area experts that was so big and so important, KEDA had to give it 90 minutes!
Washington Hospitality Association
Relief Programs in September 2021 - Info & Updates
The Washington Hospitality Association has compiled a brief list of programs created to help businesses and employees impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. This list is updated regularly to reflect the current status and ensure accuracy. It includes a status update on federal and state relief programs and tax credits provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Washington State Department of Commerce.  

Contact your tax advisor for more information on possible financial relief options for your business. Members of the Washington Hospitality Association also receive a 30-minute consultation each year with experts from WHA's Advisory Network. Simply call 800.225.7166 to connect.

Social Media Policies:
How to Start, and How to Evolve
Some studies show that close to 72% of Americans use at least one online social platform, 63% say their employer does not yet have a policy guiding employees on employer expectations. If your organization hasn’t yet set a company-wide policy on social media, you’ll want to get it done pronto. If it’s been a little while since an existing policy has been reviewed, you’ll want to take another look at it. A point to note: It is common that as the NLRB shifts, so too does the do’s and don’ts within this type of policy. Be cognizant of where that governing body sits at all times.

Read Monica Blackwood's full column in the Kitsap Business Journal here. Monica is the President and CEO of Westsound Workforce with offices in Poulsbo and Gig Harbor.
Government Affairs Committee
September Kitsap Legislative Pulse
Thursday, September 23, 2021, 3:00 pm
Silverdale Chamber Joins AWB and
Other State-Wide Businesses in
Statement Voicing Concerns
with the Long-Term Care Act
WHA: Things You Need to Know
Restaurant Revitalization & Save Hotel Jobs Act
Kitsap County News
Bucklin Hill Closure Extended
Eastbound traffic on NW Bucklin Hill Road at Silverdale Way NW is closed from Tuesday, September 14th through Friday, September 17th between the hours of 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for a sewer improvement project.

To view detour routes click on the image below.
Resources for Local Veterans
Saturday, September 25, 2021, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Grab & Go Groceries Offered to Veterans 

Veterans and their families are invited to a Grab & Go event taking place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, September 25 at multiple locations throughout Kitsap County. This replaces the annual fall Stand Down, which is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Veterans can stop by any of the five locations to pick up free groceries:

Clothing is offered at only one location, Abraham's House, 312 N. Callow Blvd. in Bremerton. Other services and providers will not be available. 
This event is open to Kitsap County veterans and their immediate families only. Please provide a DD214 form, military retiree ID card, or VA card. Unaccompanied family members must bring a DD214 and proof of relationship.

The event is coordinated by the Kitsap Area Veterans Alliance and Kitsap County Veterans Assistance Program and Veterans Advisory Board

For more information, contact Sonja Miles, deputy director of Kitsap County Human Services, at, 360-337-4839.

To learn more about resources and emergency funds available through the Kitsap County Veterans Assistance Program, click here.
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
New Statewide Mask Mandate for
Large Outdoor Events
Gov. Jay Inslee announced a new statewide mask mandate for everyone five years of age and older regardless of vaccination status for outdoor events of 500 or more people. This new statewide policy goes into effect today, Monday, Sept. 13 and is similar to requirements that were put in place in King and Pierce counties last week.

New Enhancements to SBA's COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program
Last week, the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration announced major enhancements to the COVID EIDL program to better support small businesses impacted by the pandemic. Key changes include the following: 

  • Increasing the COVID EIDL Cap. The SBA will lift the COVID EIDL cap from $500,000 to $2 million. Loan funds can be used for any normal operating expenses and working capital, including payroll, purchasing equipment, and paying debt. 
  • Implementation of a Deferred Payment Period.  The SBA will ensure small business owners will not have to begin COVID EIDL repayment until two years after loan origination so that they can get through the pandemic without having to worry about making ends meet. 
  • Establishment of a 30-Day Exclusivity Window. To ensure Main Street businesses have additional time to access these funds, the SBA will implement a 30-day exclusivity window of approving and disbursing funds for loans of $500,000 or less. Approval and disbursement of loans over $500,000 will begin after the 30-day period.
  • Expansion of Eligible Use of Funds. COVID EIDL funds will now be eligible to prepay commercial debt and make payments on federal business debt. 
  • Simplification of affiliation requirements. To ease the COVID EIDL application process for small businesses, the SBA has established more simplified affiliation requirements to model those of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. 

More than $150 billion in COVID EIDL funding is still available through the end of the year.  

Plus, eligible businesses in low-income areas can apply for up to $15,000 in grant funding through the COVID EIDL Targeted Advance and Supplemental Advance programs. Interested businesses can apply for all three programs at once through one streamlined application. 
COVID-19 Vaccine
Olympic College will be hosting walk-in vaccination clinics on their Bremerton Campus on September 13th and 29th, as well as October 4th. Learn more about the clinics here.
Finding COVID-19 Vaccine Providers
Across Washington State
No matter where you are in Washington, the Vaccine Locator provided by Washington State Department of Health makes it easy to find and schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Homebound and need a COVID-19 vaccine? 
Fill out a secure online form to let us know if you or someone you know is homebound. Your answers will allow us to connect individuals to available County and/or State Mobile Vaccine Teams.

Need help? Call the hotline at 1-833-VAX-HELP (833-829-4357), then press #. Language assistance is available. You can also text your zip code to 438-829 (GET VAX) or 822-862 (VACUNA) for vaccine locations near you.

Need transportation? If you need transportation assistance to a COVID-19 vaccine site, please call Kitsap Transit's ACCESS service at (360) 479-7272 or (800) 422-2877. To make an appointment for a vaccination, please contact your health-care provider or the clinic. Find available appointments at

Due to waiting times at clinics, you will need to call ACCESS after you have received your vaccine to request a ride home. Kitsap Transit is waiving fares for these rides. Click here for office hours and locations.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines at
Community Information
Silverdale Visitor Center
Live Well Kitsap! Live Event
Saturday, September 18, 2021, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Contact Us
Have something to share? CLICK HERE to submit stories and
events for the Monday Morning Memo!
David Emmons
Irene Moyer
Director of Member Relations
Joe Barboza
Tourism Coordinator &
Operations Manager
Marisa Acuna
Finance Manager