May 21, 2022 is Armed Forces Day

Thank you to all the men and women who serve our country
past, present and future.

Chamber News
We are very excited to announce that for our June 9th Chamber Luncheon, we are bringing back the NETWORKING LUNCHEON!!

Our Networking Luncheons are where members get the opportunity to showcase their business by purchasing a networking space. New members find the Networking Luncheons especially beneficial in introducing themselves and their business to the Chamber community. 

We are very excited to be able to offer these types of luncheon programs once again as they are well received and well attended… not to mention, quite fun!

Networking Tables are being offered to all Members for $50.

New Members for 2022 and Sponsors, please contact the Chamber directly to reserve your space. 
Chamber Member Training Session
Get the Most of Your Chamber Membership!
Getting the most out of your Chamber membership begins with learning what your membership offers, and how to take advantage of those benefits.
Come and learn about how to best take advantage of your Chamber membership!
Two training sessions will be available and held in the Chamber office May 17th at 8:00 am and May 26th at Noon.
Space is limited, so only the first 5 people that sign up will be included per session.
This training session is FREE to Chamber Members.
Port Orchard GreenDrinks
KCC Tournament
August 7th, 2022
Kitsap County Cornhole Classics
We are actively planning for the August 7th return of the Kitsap County Cornhole Classic.

Preliminary tournaments will be played May-July and
we are seeking preliminary tournament locations.

If you're interested in hosting a tournament, contact Matt at the chamber office and SHARE the news!
Kitsap Business Survey
Last call to participate in this survey...
Q: In your opinion, what are the most important challenges facing your business/organization today?
Welcome New Members
Please join us in welcoming a new member to the Chamber!
We're happy to have you aboard!
New Educational Opportunities on Chamber Website
We have recently added more training and educational opportunities on the Chamber website.
Included topics:
  • Workplace Dynamics and Organizational Culture
  • Start Simple Course
  • Small Business Cyber Security Webinar series
Bring us your flyers, pamphlets and business cards for our office and business center!
Business Updates
New Business Tip
Google is getting better at understanding location-based searches. This means that mobile and local SEO are becoming more important.

With Google stepping up its game for local searches, learn more about 'Near Me’ search options.

Check out this latest business tip...
Accident Prevention Program
Every employer in Washington State is required to create a written Accident Prevention Program (APP) to address the safety and health hazards found in their workplace. Many employers consider their APP as their cornerstone safety program.
Identifying hazards is the first step to creating an APP. Resources, like the Job Hazard Analysis or the Workplace Hazard Basics course, are available to help you with that task. Other tools include program templates that require customizing in order to meet requirements.
The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries has a great website that outlines the requirements of each APP and includes some templates. Take a few minutes to review this information and create a plan for your business.
2022 Best of Kitsap
Best of Kitsap 2022 has opened their online ballot advertising opportunities.
  • GROUP SPONSOR • $370
  • BALLOT LOGO • $105
For more information, contact Sound Publishing at 360-779-4464
Host a GreenDrinks!
Are you interested in hosting a
Port Orchard GreenDrinks?

Anyone can host a GreenDrinks event!

Find out what it takes to get involved!
Fathoms Parade is BACK!!
Fathoms is taking applications for their 53rd annual Grand Parade!

Entry applications are due by June 1st, 2022.

Parade is scheduled for June 25th at 6:00 pm.

Fill out the application HERE
Local Sponsorship Opportunity
Olalla Americana Music Festival
Saturday, August 20, 2022, will be the return of the best small-town, country-side festival, this side of the Cascades!

Celebrating with 9 bands of “Americana Music”, art & craft vendors, down-home country food, demonstrations...and much more.
Festival coordinators are actively seeking local businesses and community members to sponsor this very popular and well attended event. There are several sponsorship opportunities available to fit every budget.
For more information please contact Marty Kellogg at (253) 857-5650 Or Jaclyn Williams at (253) 217-7971
Upcoming Events
Save The Date for These Upcoming Events!!
Bay Street Bash is BACK!
Don't miss South Kitsap Rotary's 9th annual Fundraiser!

Saturday June 4th - 6:00 pm
  • Tickets only $50
  • Great food from Laura’s Le Garmache’
  • No Host Bars: Black Ring Spirits,
Silver City Beer and plenty of wine
  • Lot’s of Casino Tables and fun dealers from A Casino Event – Seattle
  • Prizes / Prizes / Prizes
  • Fun and Unique Silent Auction Items
  • Wine Toss
  • Photo Booth
  • DJ and room to dance!
  • And so much more!
Primary Beneficiary – Kitsap Mental Health Services
Or Contact any of the Friendly South Kitsap Rotary Members
Go Skate Day
Unity Skate Shop | Skateboards & Roller Skates

June 18th 12p-4p
Join us this year for Go Skate Day 2022 at the Port Orchard Skatepark!

It’ll be a fun filled day with a free BBQ, games, contests and live music! Come skate with us and celebrate the day!

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South Kitsap Chamber Of Commerce
1014 Bay St. #3 Port Orchard, WA 98366