BAINBRIDGE BUSINESS NEWS
GET YOUR DUCKS IN A ROW FOR A COBI BUSINESS RECOVERY GRANT
Applications open Friday March 12 through Sunday March 28.

Each business is eligible to receive up to $10,000 from a total of $200,000.

Grant administrator Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) hosts a free webinar tomorrow to answer all questions.

HELP FOR LOCAL SHUTTERED VENUE OWNERS ON THE WAY
New SBA reference materials and videos available to prepare businesses for new grant program providing emergency assistance to venues closed due to the pandemic.

VACCINE SCHEDULE REVISED
Teachers and school staff are eligible right now. Front-line workers like firemen, grocery clerks, and others in critical congregate settings slated for eligibility on March 22.


TOMORROW! LEADERSHIP KITSAP PRESENTS HINDSIGHT 2020

Local community industry leaders share their business lessons learned.
Wednesday March 10 from 11:45am to 1pm

Presented live via Remo (plan on arriving a few mins early to find your way around this new online event platform)

Panelists:
Clif McKenzie - CEO, Watson Furniture Group
Kristin Tollefson - Education & DEI Dev Director, BIMA
Bill Weymer - CEO, Town & Country Markets
Dr. Gib Morrow - Kitsap Public Health Officer
Moderated by Jennifer Yeaman, Process Improvement Manager PSNS & IMF

Sponsored by Kitsap Regional Library Foundation & Town & Country Markets

NOMINATE YOUR FAVORITE YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON

Leadership Kitsap’s 20 Under 40 awards recognize exceptional leaders under the age of 40 who have become dynamic trailblazers in the greater Kitsap business community.

Nominations are open through Monday, March 15.

KEEPING AN EYE ON OLYMPIA
Gain insight on how proposed state bills may impact your local business.

WRA Webinar
Thursday, March 11 at 9am

KITSAP COVID UPDATE
Disease rates continue to drop in Kitsap County. Our cases-per-100K over the past 14 days is 59.9, the lowest since October 27, 2020.

Washington State was ranked as the best state in the nation by U.S. News & world Report in a new report release yesterday. Washington has held the top ranking since 2019.

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBER
FINDERS KEEPERS
From Singapore and Shanghai to Bainbridge Island...

Private chef Sok Featherston offers luxurious contemporary Asian cuisine with delivery island-wide.

CHAMBER NOTES
WE ARE YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce was formed in 1927 and during our long history of independence, we have never been a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

We are a proudly member-based local organization, entirely focused on local challenges and solutions.

Millie Woodward once served as secretary of our board, one which reflects the values of our members and our community, and often may not align with those of the U.S. Chamber.

FREE THERMOMETERS NOW AVAILABLE TO ALL ISLAND NONPROFITS

Updated CARES rules now allow our local Nonprofits to receive free Non-Contact Thermometers (though Sole-Proprietorships are still excluded).

We have a very limited supply available on a first-come, first-served basis. Email us to reserve one, with preference given to Nonprofits. You will need to provide us with your valid UBI to receive one.

ALL island businesses and organizations are still eligible for free disposable masks for your staff and customers thanks to funds from the City and private citizen groups.

To grab some, just email the Chamber - we are here to help...
ISLAND EVENTS
2021 ANNUAL BAINBRIDGE ISLAND ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE
The Future of our Forests: Bainbridge & The Climate Crisis

All Sundays in March,
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free admission

Presented by the Association of Bainbridge Communities