September 22, 2022

Chamber Businesses:
Sign On with Your Support
Please add your voice to our letter in
support of expanded ferry service in Kitsap.
Add your business name now!
In this week's Community Connections email, we shared information on an ask to Governor Inslee made by local leaders for expanded passenger-only ferry service on the Bremerton-Seattle route. Click here to read the letter endorsed by all Kitsap County mayors, County Commissioners, and legislators from the 23rd District. Bremerton Mayor Greg Wheeler has asked the Chamber and local businesses for their support - please let us know if we can add your business or personal name to our Chamber letter supporting this important ask for our region.

Does your business want to participate in the Chamber's Gnome on the Roam shop local program this holiday season? Contact David at the Chamber to sign up.

KEDA Announces New Hires
The Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (“KEDA”) has hired three new team members: One in economic development addressing county-wide issues in business retention and expansion, and two to fully staff its maritime autonomy and innovation program, “WAV-C.” 

James Davis joins KEDA as the organization’s new Economic Development Manager. He comes to KEDA after most recently serving as Business Development and ScaleUp Program Manager for Thurston Economic Development Council. Davis brings with him a strong background in program management, business development and community building.

KEDA’s other two new hires fully staff its innovation program in maritime autonomy, the Washington Autonomous Vehicle Cluster (“WAV-C”). A program at KEDA that’s funded by a $500,000 grant from the Washington Department of Commerce under its Innovation Cluster Accelerator Program, Seth Abelson joins WAV-C as the Program Manager helming the effort, while Rochelle LeMay is the Business Development Manager focused on growing membership and partnerships. 


Nominations Open: Inaugural GKC Business Awards Gala
We are now accepting nominations for the
Inaugural Business Awards Gala for the Greater Kitsap Chamber
Nominations are open until September 30, 2022

Tickets go on sale Monday, October 17, 2022

Time to Tee Up:
Last Call for Golfers
Thank you to our Sponsors - join them now!
Luncheon: September 28th
Business Resources for the Homelessness Crisis
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