Chamber News
Ad Sponsors WANTED for Upcoming Newsletter!!
Beginning this April, the Chamber will be sending out a quarterly, PHYSICAL, newsletter to all our members.
We are seeking Ad Sponsors for these newsletters.
You can purchase an ad for $75/quarter or $250/year.
For more information, contact Matt at the Chamber office 360-876-3505
April Luncheon
TWO WEEKS AWAY!
Marketing Small for Gigantic Returns
Join us April 14th as Tory Felkey guides you in
dominating 2022 with your Marketing Strategies
 
Hosted by First Christian Church
Catered by That One Place

A little more about our guest speaker:
Kitsap Business Survey
Employers face many challenges now -- inflation, supply chains, taxes and regulations. We'd love to hear from you. Please take a moment to fill out this survey of state employers. The survey comes from the Association of Washington Business.
Our chamber is a member of AWB's Grassroots Alliance, a coalition of more than 100 chambers of commerce working together on common economic development goals.
The survey is anonymous. Results will help tell lawmakers, and the public at large, about the challenges that employers face now.
Thank you for your time, and please don't hesitate to reach out with questions.
Last weeks results...
They're Back!!
To be fair, they never really "left" us...

But, our friends at Fine Arts Litho had some communication issues for a little while.
If you contacted them over the last couple of weeks, your communication may have been lost. Please reach out to them again!

Their new email and web hosting server is up and running... All online services are available.
·   2022 Catalog download
·   Online ordering
·   Artwork uploads
·   Mailing Services quotations
·   Trophy & Awards Catalogs

Please update your records to reflect their new email addresses:

Member Spotlight
Increasing productivity and profitability for your business is the mission of Next Level Teams. Tish VanRavenhorst will work with you one on one to identify the challenges in your business and help you to overcome them to take your business to the "Next Level".

Chamber Matt met with Tish to talk about how she can help your business...
Watch it HERE
Business Updates
AWB's Legislative Session Review
AWB highlights ‘the good, the bad & the ugly’

How did employers fare in the 2022 legislative session? Check out AWB's recent webinar to learn more. 
Washington State Data & Research Tools
The Office of Financial Management has some great tools available for public use that outline some key demographics for Kitsap County, and the rest of the State. 

Here you will find a collection of links to information about Kitsap County in the areas of criminal justice, demographics, the economy, local government finance, and human services.
Proposed Best Management Practices Ordinance for
Kitsap Businesses
Kitsap County is directed to build a program that requires businesses take measures to stop pollution before it enters the stormwater system. This is mandated by Department of Ecology’s Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit.
Who does this ordinance affect?
All pollution generating businesses operating within unincorporated Kitsap County will be required to follow the ordinance. Examples of business that will be required to implement BMP's include, but are not limited to:
  • Automotive bodywork and repair
  • Mobile businesses
  • Gas stations
  • Food service establishments
  • Dry cleaners
  • Grocery stores
  • Businesses with fleet vehicles

If your business is located within the city limits of Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, Port Orchard or Poulsbo, refer to that city's code for their specific ordinance.
2022 South Kitsap Chamber Employer Resources Webinar Series kicks off with SharedWork and Labor Market and Economic Analysis
Business-friendly programs 2022 lunch-and-learn webinar series
The monthly webinar series for businesses/employers kickoff is at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 21. The first webinar in 2022 features labor market and economic information for new and existing businesses.
Learn the latest developments of two important programs businesses need to know about for their operational effectiveness and to thrive.

Date: 4/21/2022
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (PST)
Fee: No Fee
What you’ll learn about Labor Market and Economic Analysis services:
• How labor market information helps with business decision making.
• Data + analysis = informed decisions.
• Using the LMEA website to find what you need.
• Answers to the most common LMEA questions and much more.
• Who are regional economist and how they can help.
What you’ll learn about the SharedWork program:
• Steps to enroll in SharedWork program.
• Business eligibility and program benefits.
• How a workplace can improve with the SharedWork program.
• Answers to the most common SharedWork questions and much more.
Each month, learn about the benefits of state-funded programs focused on helping businesses and employers to grow and prosper. 
Each webinar is sponsored with the SharedWork program and WorkSource Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap counties for a local flavor.
Each webinar touches on important business topics including:
  • Labor Market Information
  • Tax and Wage
  • Paid Leave
  • Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) & Federal Bonding
  • Washington CARES Act
To learn more or register for a session visit our
Member Only Discounts!
120” (full page) = $750 regular price MEMBER PRICE $637.50
60” (1/2 page) = $475 regular price  MEMBER PRICE $403.75
30” (1/4 page) = $250 regular price  MEMBER PRICE $212.50
 15” (1/8 page) = $125 regular price  MEMBER PRICE $106.25
Please contact Harmony Liebert for more details!
360-460-5795 (cell) hliebert@soundpublishing.com
If you have a promotion you would like to offer exclusively to Chamber members give Matt a call at the Chamber office.
WE WANT TO PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS
Bring us your flyers, pamphlets and business cards for our office and business center!
Community Updates
Mayor Rob Putaansuu Asks Public to Submit a Word that Celebrates Port Orchard
Mayor Rob Putaansuu and the City of Port Orchard opened up an online survey that invites the public to suggest ideas for ‘one word’ that celebrates Port Orchard. This word (or words) could be incorporated in the exterior design of the upcoming Port Orchard Community Event Center & Library facility that will occupy the current location of Kitsap Bank on Bay Street.
The ‘One Word’ public input survey is open to all who would like to participate 
until April 10th.
Olympic College 2022 Job Fair
The Job Fair is on Wednesday, May 4th from 12:00 to 3:00pm in Building 10 – Bremer Student Center.
Basic registration is $150 which includes a 6- or 8-foot table, two chairs, and a white tablecloth. You will also receive a light lunch and a variety of advertising in the community and on campus.
You may also choose additional advertising in the Career Center Job Fair Booklet in $25 increments, according to the size of the ad.
Registration is through Eventbrite. Please follow the link and click the Register button. When selecting your ticket type, choose “Employer Table.” You may then expand the add-ons section to select an advertising option if you’re interested in advertising in our Job Fair Booklet. 
Hiring Event with PSNS Contractor,
Craft and Technical Solutions
WorkSource Kitsap will be sponsoring a Hiring Event with PSNS Contractor, Craft and Technical Solutions on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, from 10:30am am to 2:30pm. Interviewers will be on site to interview interested candidates for numerous positions.

To be considered, take a moment to review the flyer and get registered in our database as a "Job Seeker" at www.worksourcewa.com. Bring a resume that is targeted towards your position of interest.

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please feel free to contact us at 360-516-1001.
Lady Washington Returns to Port Orchard
Lady Washington is coming back to Port Orchard this month and will be open for public tours and sailings on the dates below. 

March 25-27
  • Deck Tours 11am – 2pm
  • Sailing 5pm – 7pm
 
April 1 & April 2
  • Deck tours 11am – 2pm
  • Sailing 5 – 7pm
 
Tickets for Sailings
  • Adults - $70.00
  • Kids under 12 - $50.00
 
Book sailing tickets at: historicalseaport.org
Save The Date!!
South Kitsap Chamber Of Commerce
360.876.3505
1014 Bay St. #3 Port Orchard, WA 98366