Monday, December 13, 2021
Important News for You
Look for Dale in these locations this week and post
a selfie with him to your social media using #gnomeontheroam
for a chance to win a grand prize of a trip for 2
to Alderbrook Resort & Spa!

Monday, December 13th
Old Town Silverdale

Tuesday, December 14th

Wednesday, December 15th

Thursday, December 16th

Friday, December 17th

Belfair Field Trip

Saturday, December 18th
Chamber News
Check out and like the
Chamber Holiday Luncheon
December 21, 2021, 11:30 am
Join us as we celebrate the end of 2021 with our friends from the Bremerton Chamber of Commerce with great food, lots of networking, an ugly sweater contest, carols and more!

Be sure to bring cash for our raffle benefitting
The Coffee Oasis' Family Christmas Project.
Week One of Chamber's Gnome on the Roam
Have you answered our weekly
survey question yet?
How has the holiday shopping season been
for your business so far?
Answer Below
The same (as pre-COVID holiday shopping seasons)
Better than ever before
Sales are slightly above the norm
Sales are slightly below the norm
Sales are well below what they should be
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 Members - Welcome!
December Member of the Month
Fairway Independent Mortgage - Kitsap
9307 Bay Shore Drive NW, Suite 100
Silverdale, WA 98383
(360) 731-3458
Admiral Theatre Film Series Presents:
The Polar Express
Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 7:00 pm
This film is included in the Admiral Theatre Film Series, sponsored by Caffé Perfetto and Huddleston, McKenzie & Associates CPAs. No dinner service at this film. Concessions and the bars will be open.

On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.

This film is generously sponsored by Law Office of Lynn K. Fleischbein, P.S.
Silverdale Rotary Offers Duck Buck Grants
Non-Profits Encouraged to Apply Now
The Rotary Club of Silverdale is proud to work with community partners to better serve our local community through the funding of Duck Buck Grants to area non-profits. We hope to assist as many organizations as possible with Rotarian labor and/or funding!
New Year's Eve at the Roxy
Party in Quincy Square
Admiral Theatre's New Year's Eve Celebration
Tickets on Sale Now

Do you have news you'd like to share about your business or organization?
We'd love to share! Please send information to Irene at the Chamber!

Member Spotlight
The Point Hotel’s design is rooted in a style known as Coast Modern, an adapted contemporary design that has been modified for the Northwest region. The hotel takes these elements to create a unique expression based on this Coast Modern tradition, adapting key architectural ideas from the longhouse and other traditional tribal architecture with the all-cedar plank construction that is historically known to the Port Gamble S’Klallam.

7989 NE Salish Lane
Kingston, WA 98346
(360) 297-0070
Education Committee
Member Education & Training Resources
Developing and Promoting Your Product
or Service to Sell More
Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 10:00 am
You’ve developed a wonderful new product or service. Great! Now you need to find customers and get them to buy it. You do that by identifying your target market, creating your value proposition, then by creating a promotional plan.
This interactive workshop helps you create draft versions of these for your business.

In this Part 1 of our Marketing workshop series, we start by helping you identify your target market. These are your best potential customers and knowing them helps you create a better product or service. It also makes all your promotional efforts more focused and effective.

We show you how to finalize the design of your product or service and make sure it’s right for your target market. Then we take you through how to create a value proposition that perfectly captures the unique value your product or service brings to your customers. Next you have to build your marketing message. That’s the information for your brochures, websites, and anything else you use to sell your product or service. We will also review a number of promotional methods and help you draft a promotional plan for your business.

This workshop focuses on hands-on exercises to help you create a target market, value proposition and promotion plan for your business.

Workshop Fee: $50
Registration Open for AWB's 2022 HR & Employment Law Webinar Series
AWB’s popular online series offering affordable human resources continuing education with accreditation will return in 2022.

This six-month HR & Employment Law webinar series runs from Feb. 2 to July 13. It covers common HR & employment law topics, from wage and hour law to performance evaluations and how to put together an employee handbook. Washington’s top law firms will give you –the employer – everything you need in your HR & employment law toolkit.

All webinars will be at 11a.m. PST and will run 90 minutes, including ample Q&A time.

Each webinar purchased includes a wrap-up package that will include all webinar materials, video link and sample documents when applicable. Continuing Education credits available upon request.
Government Affairs Committee
State Supreme Court Signs Off
on Redistricting Commission Maps
On Friday the state Supreme Court said that the Washington State Redistricting Commission “substantially complied” with its legal deadline to create new legislative and congressional district maps. The unanimous decision was a surprise and a dramatic turn of events, the Northwest News Network reports, since most observers had presumed that the commission missed its Nov. 15 deadline.

Still, the high court did not weigh in on the constitutionality of the maps themselves, which could still be challenged under the state Open Public Meetings Act or the federal Voting Rights Act. The Washington Observer takes a deep dive into this ruling and the maps themselves.

Courtesy of the Association of Washington Business.
Democratic Leaders Call on Gov. Inslee
to Delay LTC for One Year
Three months after an AWB-led coalition made the request, Democratic leaders in the state Senate sent a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee last week, asking him to put a one-year delay on implementation of the tax for a new state-run long-term care insurance program. On Thursday, Inslee said he is looking at ways to pause the tax.

Inslee said he doesn’t have authority to take unilateral action, but he’s looking at how to pause collection of the tax to give legislators time to address issues that have been raised about the program.

In September AWB led an effort to bring together a diverse collation of labor unions, businesses, employer advocates and local governments – more than 200 signatories – to send Inslee a letter asking him to pause the program. AWB opposed changes made to the bill earlier this year and asked for the pause so problems with those changes could be addressed.

As of Dec. 2, more than 430,000 workers in Washington had applied for an exemption – well above the 300,000 expected in the fiscal note for the bill. The program had only been fully funded through 2075 even at the original level of opt-outs; the higher rate of exemptions will further impact solvency, the Washington Research Council reports.
Military Affairs Committee
You can still bring your toy donations to the Silverdale Chamber of Commerce during regular business hours this week! Find us in the
Kitsap Mall just outside the entrance to Macy's.
Business Resources
Networking: Kitsap Alive After 5!
Thursday, December 16, 2021, 5:00 pm
Join us in December for Alive After 5 Kitsap! This FREE, FUN event is open to all businesses near and far who would like to network with one another while enjoying fabulous hor d'oeurvres and libations. Contest for best UGLY Sweater for this December event so be sure to come styling in your best!

Event admittance is sponsored by Keller Williams Red Banner Team & other local businesses (including Belfair Pop Sweets and Treats) and includes appetizers, live DJ (DJ Kyle with More Than Just Music) and two drinks per person. All guests must have ticket for entry. Secure yours today, as space is limited.
Kitsap County News
Public Hearing on Proposed Sales Tax Increase
to Support New Affordable Housing
Monday, December 13, 2021, 5:30 pm
A public hearing will be held December 13 during the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners' regular business meeting to take testimony on a proposed 1/10 of 1 percent sales tax increase to fund construction of new affordable housing in our communities. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Kitsap County Administration Building at 619 Division Street, Port Orchard and via Zoom at the link here. The draft agenda is available here.
The Kitsap Road Report is updated each week. This latest update was released on December 10, 2021.
Bay Shore Drive NW is closed at NW Bucklin Hill Road. Intermittent road closures on Washington Avenue NW for Sewer/Stormwater/Road improvement project.

Crews are doing various maintenance activities at the locations listed below. Expect moderate delays between 5 and 10 minutes:

  • Kingsway W near surrounding Development (MO-FR)
  • NE Athens Way between Johnson Rd NE & Sunset Ave NE (MO-FR)

Expect moderate delays on Towne Rd. NE at the intersection with Foster Rd. NE for PSE utility boring work. One lane alternating with flagger in place during work hours. Project is scheduled to be completed by Jan 29, 2022. 
COVID-19 Updates & Resources
AWB: Vaccine Implications Webinar
Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 11:30 am
AWB will hold a webinar on implications from the national and state vaccine mandates on Dec. 15 from 11:30 am to 1 pm. Speakers include:

  • Craig Blackwood, Department of Labor & Industries
  • Tim O'Connell, Stoel Rives LLP
  • Craig E. Leen, K&L Gates
WHA: Vaccine Mandate Podcast
The CEO podcast is a monthly podcast with Washington Hospitality Association President and CEO Anthony Anton. Click here for a summary of the December edition where Anthony discussed vaccine mandates, the Omicron variant, and more. Please be aware that we have updated some statistics and added resources for members that may be out of date in the audio version. You can watch the full episode on our YouTube channel or by clicking the button below
COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
Kitsap County Health District is now posting a regularly updated list of COVID-19 vaccine providers in Kitsap County. This list can be found here.
Community Information
Instant Replay: Ferry Town Halls
More than 100 people registered for a pair of Ferry Town Hall meetings last week, hosted by State Senator Christine Rolfes (LD 23) and State Representatives Tarra Simmons (LD 23), Drew Hansen (LD 23) and Emily Randall (LD 26). Attendees received valuable information straight from Washington State Ferry officials on the various steps they are taking to address inadequate service levels. Rewatch the town halls at the links below.
CKFR & Santa Visit
Central Kitsap Neighborhoods
December 10th to 19th, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Did you know that Santa rides a Central Kitsap fire engine? Over the next week in Central Kitsap, let CKFR be a part of your holiday season celebrations as Santa visits local neighborhoods to spread some holiday cheer.

December 17th
Illahee & North Perry

December 18th
Lake Symington & Lake Tahuya

December 19th
Fundraising Efforts Continue
for Illahee Forest Preserve
Visit Santa at the Kitsap Mall:
Tuesday Theme Nights
This year, go ALL OUT in your photos with Santa! We’re talking the whole family, your entire squad, and even your superhero, prince and princess alter-egos! It’s going to be your most memorable photo with Santa ever! PLUS, you can enter to win a FREE Santa Photo Package!
Silverdale Visitor Center
Roxy Presents: A Classic Christmas
Saturday, December 18, 2021, 3:00 pm
The Roxy is wrapping up its 80th-anniversary celebration with two classic Christmas movies: White Christmas and It’s a Wonderful Life, and a holiday reception with special guest Jeremy Arnold, commentator and film historian, guest host of Turner Classic Movies, and author of several books. Jeremy will be giving you a behind-the-scenes look at these two classic movies and will share with you his new book, Christmas in the Movies: 30 Classics to Celebrate the Season. 
Daytrip from Silverdale: Christmas on the Valley
Evenings, December 3rd - 23rd, 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Enjoy Christmas in the countryside at Dahlia Hill Farm's "Christmas on the Valley." Families will find a beautiful farm light tour, mini animal encounters, Santa photo sessions, gingerbread house contests and local vendors selling seasonal goodies.
Classic Christmas Movie Fun at
the Tracyton Movie House
December Retro Nights at the Tracyton Movie House have taken on a classic Christmas feel this month with your favorite childhood movies on the big screen.

Remaining December Schedule:

Wednesday, Dec. 15th, 6:00 pm

Sunday, Dec. 19th, 4:00 pm
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch
Stole Christmas

Wednesday, Dec. 22nd, 6:00 pm
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David Emmons
Irene Moyer
Director of Member Relations
Brenda Kelley
Tourism Coordinator
Marisa Acuna
Finance Manager