Chamber News
March GreenDrinks
April Luncheon
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
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Q: After the mask mandate ends on 03/12, what will the mask policy be at your business?
Member Spotlight
Future Homes of Bremerton
Check out our video spotlight on Future Homes of Bremerton! Future Homes of Bremerton provides affordable housing options to residents of the Olympic
Peninsula. Located in Gorst, they have a show room of about 8-10 model homes and a full development team to help anybody get into a new home. Meet the owners in our new video here.
WE WANT TO PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS
Bring us your flyers, pamphlets and business cards for our office and business center!
Business Updates
Employment Security Department (ESD) Training Opportunities
The South Kitsap Chamber is working together with the Employment Security Department to bring you SharedWork/Business-Friendly Programs with an important business webinar series.
The series runs once a month training/informational webinars for the next five months, and 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 Training Opportunities Page
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
The Employment Security Department SharedWork/Business-Friendly Programs feature this important business webinar series. The webinar series provides program overviews and highlights the requirements and resources, and the most current information for businesses. This valuable information will help businesses make informed decisions for their operational effectiveness, stay resilient and thrive during the ebb and flow of economic cycles.

The webinar features the SharedWork program and labor market and economic information for the resilience of new and existing businesses.

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.
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.
New Port Orchard Covid Testing Location
A new COVID-19 walk-up test site opened Wednesday, March 16 in South Kitsap at 7070 Bethel Burley Road SE (Grace Bible Church parking lot), offering PCR testing at no cost, with results available in one to two days. Registration is available online and at the site.
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. 
Gorst Project Receives $74.298 Million
The Washington State Legislature provided $74.298 million to fund the initial critical design, environmental and Cultural Resources work necessary to build the project. 
A Gorst Coalition meeting will be scheduled soon to provide more information on Federal and State funding efforts.
While they have made substantial progress, much work needs to be done to make certain the Gorst Corridor Project is finally built. 
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
South Kitsap Chamber Of Commerce
360.876.3505
1014 Bay St. #3 Port Orchard, WA 98366