Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce

a weekly digest for bainbridge business owners and our island community

Our DOL Agent will be out until Thurs, July 20.

You can still pick up registration renewals and purchase fishing/hunting/crabbing licenses from Chamber staff as usual


Chamber staff and a volunteers at the 2023 Grand Old 4th

Photo courtesy of Kelsey Bernert (Wilder Pacific)

A Grand Old THANK YOU for Making Bainbridge's Largest Community Event Amazing!


With warm weather, wide smiles and initial estimates of 18,000-20,000 attendees, the 2023 edition of the Grand Old 4th of July was a huge success – and so much fun – thank you Bainbridge Island!

We had 70 different local groups participate in the mile-long hometown parade, 89 classic vehicles featured in the car show, and 85 different vendors in the street fair. None of that would have been possible without our amazing team of more than 75 volunteers, ably led Chamber staffers Jessica Perkins and tj Faddis.

Big thank you’s to all our event sponsors and partners for their support in making the island’s big day out so grand:

Grand Old 4th Event Partner: The City of Bainbridge Island/BIPD/BIFD

Grand Old 4th Hometown Parade Sponsor: First Fed

Street Fair Sponsor Far Bank Enterprises

Kids Zone Sponsor The Marshall Suites

Classic Car Show Sponsors: Modern Collision, Green Light Garage, Island Center Auto, Rolling Bay Automotive

Live Music Stage Sponsor: Bainbridge Performing Arts

Beer + Wine + Cider Garden Sponsor: Bainbridge Brewing, Eleven Winery, Sisters’ Cider House

Additional Sponsors include: Bainbridge Disposal, Town & Country Markets, Puget Sound Energy, ACE Hardware, Zero Waste, John L. Scott Real Estate, m52gear, Senior Center, Hyla School, Bloedel ReserveBainbridge Youth Services

Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District & Wilder Pacific

Grand Old 4th Photo Gallery

You're Invited: COBI's Winslow Subarea Plan Public Workshops

Thur July 20, 6 - 8pm

This is the community's chance to provide their thoughts and future guidance with regard to the future of the entire Winslow Area.

Learn more about the importance of updating the Winslow subarea plan from the Chamber's recent online article.

Join in to the meeting person on July 20 at City Hall or on Zoom on July 26 at 6pm.

Learn More from COBI

Bainbridge Community Foundation Awards Record $561,492 Grants

Bainbridge Community Foundation’s (BCF) 2022 Community Grants Cycle awarded a record-setting amount of $561,492 in grants to local nonprofits.

BCF gave awards to five organizations for prioritizing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Social Justice (IDEAS) as part of their applications, along with a Catalyst Awarded to BYS for providing a critical service to our community.

In addition, BCF awarded the Klasky (Trustees’) Award to Bainbridge Prepares - a nonprofit for working closely in partnership with others.

More Details in The Review

A rendering of HRB's Wintergreen Townhomes

Island Insights: HRB Shares How Housing Action Plan Helps Community

Maggie Rich, Housing Resource Bainbridge (HRB) Public Policy Specialist, shared their thought on city council adopting the Housing Action Plan (HAP) in June 2023 in her guest column.

, but also the care and precision of the three technical recommendations that suggest that HAP implementation will be strategic.

HRB hopes to see that creativity, collaboration, and discipline it’s going to take for the city to follow through on its promise to once and for all tackle a housing crisis that threatens to undermine so much of what we hold dear on Bainbridge.

Read the Whole Article from HRB

Best of Bainbridge Island Voting Kicks Off

The top 5 businesses have been nominated will now move on to the voting round from July 10 through July 23.

You are welcome to vote once per day.

Don't forget to vote for The Grand Old 4th of July for your favorite Annual Festival.


Winners of the voting round will move on to a final round to compete in the Best of the Best KITSAP against South Kitsap, Central Kitsap, and North Kitsap. 

Vote for Best of Bainbridge!


Healing & Strength

Israel “Coach Izzy” Sanchez dedicates his life to studying the intricacies of body and mind to fulfill his mission: to help you live a joyous and pain-free life.

As one of the most experienced and proficient Fascial Counterstain practitioners in the world, Coach Izzy delivers an effective, powerful, but gentle treatment that has proven effective in cases ranging from pre/post-surgical care, acute or chronic pain, or sports injuries, to issues such as poor digestion, poor circulation, long COVID, MS, fibromyalgia, post-concussive care, and more.

Learn More from Coach Izzy!



Grand Opening Fieldstone Rolling Bay

Wed July 12, 2 - 7pm

You are invited to stop by Rolling Bay Senior Living and tour their premier living apartments, Gerald's Restaurant and other amenities.

Visit them at 10861 Manitou Park Blvd NE for live music, signature cocktails, and taste-testing.

Call to RSVP: 206-594-1010

Click for more info

Sounds of Summer: Fox & Bones

Wed July 12, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Gather with our community for a fun & free night out! The Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District is thrilled to present our annual Sounds of Summer concert series hosted at Battle Point Park. Join us every Wednesday to hear Portland-based folk-rock band Fox and Bones.

Click for more info

Candidate Forum: Affordable Housing

Thur July 13, 7pm

The city of Bainbridge Island has taken on the Housing Action Plan. The state is issuing directives about planning for population growth.

HRB Policy Specialist Maggie Rich will facilitate a community conversation with the 2023 candidates for City Council on their affordable housing policy ideas and their vision for Bainbridge Island. 

Details & Register for Free

Music on the Green: Close Enough

Fri July 14, 6 - 8pm

Music on the Green is back, from the end of June to the beginning of September, 10 bands will be performing at the Gazebo at Winslow Green.

More info from Winslow Green

Bainbridge Pride

Sat July 15, 12 - 8pm

Bainbridge Pride organization invites the community to hep us celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and its allies at the beautiful Bainbridge Island Waterfront Park.

Featuring: live entertainment, musical acts, drag queen performances, beer & wine garden, and vendor village.

Learn more about this event

Cruise Around Bainbridge Island on the Virginia V

Sun July 16, 1 - 5pm

View the panorama that is the Bainbridge Island waterfront as you cruise around it on the beautifully restored S/S Virginia V, the last of the “Mosquito Fleet” ships.

Watch the 1898 steam engine operate and pull the steam whistle in the pilot house.

Enjoy a delicious box of snacks from the deck of this historic vessel.

Get tickets and learn more

Kiwanis All Comers Track Meet

Every Monday thru August 14 at 5:30pm

The All Comers Track Meet – begins July 10, at the Woodward Middle School track.

Registration for the free event – aimed for runners of all ages – begins at 5:30 p.m., with races starting at 6 p.m.

The track meet includes 50, 100 and 400 meter dashes, a 50 and 100 meter hurdles event, a 4 x 100 meter relay, and the mile run that “everyone” can participate in.

Read more in The Island Wanderer

Putt Putt Clash

Sat July 22, 12 - 8pm

The 12 to 18 unique home-made courses will open to public play at Blackmouth Design, on Bainbridge Island: 7689 NE Day Rd W.

A $10 ticket gets you a golf ball, putter, score card, and a ballot. Tickets can be bought day of at the entrance, or online at Event Brite.

After playing, YOU get to vote on your favorite course.

Purchase your tickets & more info

For more Bainbridge Island events head over to the community calendar at


Business Info Brochure Racks:

Expanded capacity for 4x9" rack cards in our indoor and outdoor racks at both Ferry Info Kiosk + Winslow Way Info Desk.

Email For Details

Via Rosa Conference Room:

Seating for 10 people, a 50” video screen + giant whiteboard wall – Avail. for 60-minute or 120-minute sessions

Book the Room

PSE Spotlight Pop-Up Window:

Prime position 6ft x 6ft area comes with display stand, power, internet + 43" monitor - available for 2 or 3 week slots.

Book A Pop-Up

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