July 14, 2022

Chamber Weekly Survey
Would a foot ferry between Bremerton and Bainbridge Island help your business?
(Please choose one answer)
Yes, to attract more staff
Yes, to attract more customers
Yes, to attract both staff and customers
Only a little
No, it would not
Not as much as more ferries to Seattle
*Survey questions are run for 2 weeks to capture all of our readers.
The Greater Kitsap Chamber is committed to learning how best
to serve our business membership and community. Your participation
in poll questions like these help us to work better for you! 
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WA Supreme Court to
Hear Challenge to New Capital Gains Tax
The Washington State Supreme Court building as seen in Olympia on July 16, 2021. Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times
The Washington Supreme Court will decide the legality of the state’s new capital gains tax, bypassing the Court of Appeals, in a case with hundreds of millions of dollars of tax revenue on the line and the potential to overturn decades of state Supreme Court precedent.


6 Reasons Why a Facebook Group Can't Replace Chamber Membership
Some people think a chamber membership is all about networking and because of that they see it as obsolete. After all, you can just meet other business-people online, right? Search on Facebook and a number of business groups will come up, many geared to a certain profession or business size. No need to join the chamber, right?


How Fixing Our Worker Shortage Can Fight Inflation
From the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Concern for inflation is soaring among American consumers and business owners alike. According to our latest Small Business Index with MetLife, 88% of small business owners are concerned about the impact of inflation. Of those, 49% are very concerned, compared to 44% last quarter and rising from 31% in Q4 2021. 

Another top concern right now for business owners: the labor shortage. It’s one of the top issues we hear about from businesses across the country.  

But these aren’t two separate issues. The worker shortage is one of many contributing factors—alongside supply chain disruptions, strong demand, and monetary policy—fueling inflation. 


July Membership Luncheon & Education Carnival
There are still a few spots left to host a carnival booth! Contact
the Chamber to sign up now. We are also still collecting items
for our silent auction - participate now!
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