Monday, November 8, 2021
Important News for You
Shop.Eat.Spend.Kitsap is putting together a gift guide to help make it easier for the Kitsap community to support local businesses during the holiday shopping season.

Do you have an item or product that you sell that would make a special holiday gift? We’d love to know what you're offering!

To be considered for inclusion in this special holiday shopping guide dedicated to promoting Kitsap-based businesses, please click HERE to submit information.
Kick off your holiday shopping season at the Silverdale Trails - support local Chamber member pizzeria favorite, MOD Pizza and the Silverdale Chamber with a tasty fundraising effort. Bring in this flyer or order online on December 7th and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Silverdale Chamber.

Thank you for supporting local business and the Silverdale Chamber!
Chamber News
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Have you answered our weekly
survey question yet?
In the current climate, which of the following attributes are important to you as a
consumer when shopping ONLINE?
The 6 Chambers of Commerce in Kitsap County are asking the same question of our members to provide both local and countywide insight into what our business community is experiencing. If you are a member of multiple Chambers, please complete only one Chamber's survey for your business each week.
Member News
New Chamber Members
November Member of the Month:
Kitsap Golf & Country Club
Whether you're just looking to play a round of golf on one of the PNW's premier courses, or you're looking for the perfect venue for that special event, look no further than Kitsap Golf & Country Club in beautiful Bremerton!

3885 NW Golf Club Hill Road
Bremerton, WA 98312
(360) 377-0166
Getting the Most from Your Member Portal
Silverdale Chamber of Commerce members can promote business or organization events by adding them to the Chamber's event calendar. Simply log into your GrowthZone account and click on the Events box illustrated below. Click ADD EVENT and submit your information - it's as easy as that!
Events submitted are reviewed and must be approved by Chamber Staff. Once approved, the event will appear on the Chamber's events calendar where hundreds of visitors access the website each month. The calendar is also searchable on the site and indexed by search engines. Submitting your events also helps the Chamber to share on other digital platforms and across social media.
Nite at the Roxy New Year's Eve
December 31, 2021, 8:00 pm

Do you have news you'd like to share about your business or organization?
We'd love to share! Please send information to Irene at the Chamber!

Member Spotlight
Proud "Main Street" members of the Silverdale Chamber of Commerce for more than 20 years, Ryan, Montgomery & Armstrong Inc, P.S. is a full-service law firm located in Silverdale. They offer services in a wide variety of practice areas and have built a reputation across Kitsap County for their legal expertise and commitment to community.
9657 Levin Road NW, Suite 240
Silverdale, WA 98383
(360) 307-8860
Education Committee
Kitsap Business Forum
Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 7:30 am
Member Education & Training Resources
National Restaurant Association Webinar
"Federal Vaccine Mandate:
What Does It Mean for Restaurants?"
Monday, November 8, 2021, 1:00 pm
Please join Shannon Meade, Vice President of Public Policy and Legal Advocacy at the National Restaurant Association, as she hosts a webinar with legal experts to review the ETS, including James Paretti, Jr. and Bradford Hammock, shareholders with Littler Mendelson. The discussion will also include the new EEOC guidance on religious exemptions that seeks to provide more clarity about how employers should regard requests for religious exemptions. 
Don't Fly with Blinders On:
Data Fundamentals for Small Businesses
Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 10:00 am
Would you drive full speed down the highway in a white-out blizzard? Probably not. But many of us fly nearly as blind in how we run our small business because we haven't taken the time to implement analytics.

Tracking and monitoring a few key data elements can help us know exactly where we are and recognize right away when things are changing. If you aren't sure how to begin or take the next step in your analytics journey, this talk will help you get started and improve how you use data.

Join founder Alexandra Mannerings from Merakinos, an analytics education and data services company devoted to small social enterprises and community organizations, to learn the fundamentals you need to succeed with data.

Webinar Cost: FREE
KEDA Digital Hour: Shop.Eat.Spend.Kitsap
Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 11:00 am
Government Affairs Committee
Kitsap County Elections Wrap Up,
Some Races Still to be Decided
Kitsap County elections wrapped up for the most part last week, as ballots were counted and results made public. For a full breakdown of how Kitsap voters cast their ballots, visit the Kitsap County Elections Page. Several races are still without final results though, as counts were close enough to require recounts.

For more news on the 2021 election here in Kitsap, check out the stories below from the Kitsap Sun:

Urgent: Washington Retail needs opinions to guide advocacy efforts on behalf of Washington businesses. 

The federal government has issued emergency guidance that directs employers with more than 100 employees to require all employees to be vaccinated or adhere to strict testing protocols. Washington State will be issuing emergency rules to implement the guidance. That guidance could have additional conditions.
Military Affairs Committee
Toys for Tots Drive Begins
The Military Affairs Committee of the Silverdale Chamber is once again partnering with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for their annual Toys for Tots Kitsap drive. Donations can be dropped off at the Chamber Office, Suite B02, located inside the Kitsap Mall next to Macy's.
Business Resources
Washington Retail Urges Uniformity & Flexibility Implementing New OSHA Vaccine Mandates
In a letter to Governor Inslee last week, WR President and CEO Renée Sunde urged the Governor to refrain from deviating from OSHA’s emergency temporary standard (ETS) relating to President Biden’s vaccine mandate directives on companies employing over 100 employees.

Specifically, Sunde stated that WR believes Washington State should refrain from deviating from the ETS and provide flexibility in the timeframe for implementation of the emergency standards.

With data on COVID-19 case counts and vaccination rates, Sunde showed the lack of need for imposing more stringent standards on our state’s businesses, especially during the holiday shopping season. She stated, “Small and large retailers have been willing and active partners in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 throughout the pandemic.” Citing Washington State’s own Department of Health report published last week, Sunde added, “These efforts have worked. Only 7.4% of all reported outbreaks of COVID-19 outside of health care locations are attributed to retail settings.”

Reiterating her request for the Governor to adhere to OSHA standards, Sunde urged that the state should also refrain from lowering the minimum number of employees below 100 and keeping the option for weekly testing. Sunde added, “What works for one retailer might be unworkable in another retailer’s setting and, indeed, may inadvertently harm smaller retailers that are critical to the fabric of our communities.”
AWB: Public Comment Sought for
Possible Natural Gas Ban
The Washington State Building Code Council seeks public comment on two proposed changes to the State Energy Code for commercial buildings.

These proposals would ban the use of natural gas for space and water heating in new and retrofit commercial buildings. If passed, then after 2027, all new commercial buildings would only be able to use electricity for heating and hot water. This will significantly raise the cost of energy for commercial building owners and those costs will then be passed onto building tenants, often the local small and medium businesses that have been the hardest hit by Covid and form the core of many downtowns.

AWB is urging members to participate in the public comment period on Nov. 19 at the Building Code Council’s next meeting. The AWB needs members to show up and express their concern that these policies will put Washington’s economic growth at risk. AWB is happy to supply additional talking points and resources for members. Please contact Peter Godlewski at
Kitsap County News
Veterans Day Holiday Service
Effective Thursday, November 11 

Routed buses will operate reduced service schedules or may not operate on Thursday, November 11. Please see your route schedule for availability and times of service or use our route lookup online at:

Port Orchard Ferry will operate on a Sunday schedule 9am to 5pm.

Kitsap Fast Ferries will operate normal weekday service.

BI Ride will operate 9am to 6pm (after 4pm must be booked through app).

SK Ride will operate 10:25am to 4pm.

Kingston Ride will not operate. Kingston Ride Fast Ferry Commuter will operate normal weekday service.

Southworth Ride Fast Ferry Commuter will operate normal weekday service.

Nollwood Dial-A-Ride will not operate.

Purdy Connection will not operate.

Ride ACCESS? Call Customer Service at 1.800.422.2877 to find out details on their service.

There will be no Worker/Driver service. Some Vanpools may not operate; call your vanpool driver for information.

Kitsap Transit's Customer Service phone lines will be open from 8am to 4pm. The Customer Service Office at the Bremerton Transportation Center, Administration Office and ORCA call center will be closed.

Call 1.800.501.7433 with any questions prior to the holiday.
Mixed-Use Property Available in Silverdale
Built in 1968 as a motel, the Poplars Mixed-Use was converted to apartments in 2004. This well positioned asset is primed for a complete reposition from investors offering a heavy value-add potential. Both residential and commercial income is significantly below market, additionally, the Poplars Mixed-Use offers new ownership the opportunity to renovate interiors of all residential units.
The Kitsap Road Report is updated each week. This latest update was released on November 5, 2021.
Intermittent single lane closures with traffic control on sections of Seabeck Hwy NW for overlay and widening improvement project. 

Bayshore Drive NW is closed at the intersection of Linder Way NW and Washington Avenue NW. Access to the Yacht Club Broiler is available via NW Bucklin Hill Road to Bay Shore Drive NW. Washington Avenue NW is closed between NW Carlton Street and NW Lowell Street. 

Crews are doing various maintenance activities at the locations listed below. Expect moderate delays between 5 and 10 minutes:

  • NE John Carlson Road from SR303 to Wembley (MO-WE)
  • NW Wildcat Lake Road from Holly to Holly (FR)

Expect moderate delays on Central Valley Road NE between NE McWilliams Road and NE Vena Street for private development utility work. Daytime closures from 7am-7pm with detours in place. Utility work is anticipated to last through November, 2021.
COVID-19 Updates & Resources
COVID-19 Vaccine Now Authorized & Recommended for Children Ages 5-11
OSHA Drops the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS): It's a "Shot or Test" Plan
Employers and company leadership groups across the United States have spent the last two months waiting for this. Speculating on what would be included. Listing out question after question. Implementing their own company policies based on the announcement from President Biden on September 9, 2021 when he issued a vaccine mandate on all companies with 100 or more employees.

Yesterday was the day the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) dropped, providing more insight into what employers need to do to help make sure they provide a safe workplace with respect to the COVID pandemic. Today (Friday, November 5th), that ETS becomes law for the next six (6) months.

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
Kitsap County Health District is now posting a regularly updated list of COVID-19 vaccine providers in Kitsap County. This list can be found here.
Community Information
November GreenDrinks
Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 5:24 pm
Support Local Theatres at Admiral Theatre Event
Friday, November 12 through Sunday, November 14, 2021
Bremerton Chamber Luncheon
Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 11:30 am
Guest Speaker:
Joe Morrison, Executive Director
Kitsap Economic Development Alliance

Joe Morrison joined the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance as Executive Director (KEDA) in late 2020. Prior, he built and ran the Municipality of Anchorage’s $12.7 million 49th State Angel Fund, an economic development initiative investing in Alaska startups through local fund managers and working to build the state’s entrepreneurial infrastructure. At KEDA, Joe focuses on offering the right blend of programs, partnerships and technical assistance to all of Kitsap in response to the COVID economic crisis. Joe holds a BA in English from Vassar College, an International MBA from Madrid's IE Business School, and has lived in Port Orchard since 2017. 

The luncheon will be held at the Kitsap Conference Center.
Nominate Local Stars for Leadership Kitsap's 20 Under 40
Help us identify business leaders under the age of 40 who are making an impact in business, philanthropy, and in their communities. Nominees should be top leaders in their organization and industry and demonstrate their commitment to the Kitsap community.
Nominees must be 39 years of age or younger through January 30, 2022 and work on the Kitsap Peninsula.
November 19, 2021
20 Under 40 Celebration
January 27, 2022
Kitsap Conference Center
Lace Up Your Running Shoes for the
Silverdale Rotary's Annual Turkey Trot
Thursday, November 25, 2021
Silverdale Chamber is an additional Donation Spot for CKSD Student Services Holiday Drive
Now through December 10, 2021
Silverdale Visitor Center
Day Trip from Silverdale:
Art in the Woods Returns to North Kitsap
Art In The Woods is a unique, self-guided studio tour taking place on the second weekend of November every year. Visitors are invited into North Kitsap working studios to meet the artists, see new work and view demonstrations - and purchase treasures.

Visit with talented professionals working in a variety of media. The studio sizes range from single-artist working environments to groups of artists in larger venues.

The tour is divided into five easy-to-access areas - color-coded on the brochure map.
A chum salmon tries to jump the log at the mouth of Chico Creek on Wednesday. MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN
November is Prime Time for
Salmon-Watching in Kitsap County
Kitsap Salmon Tours had a big weekend of events on Saturday, but there's still time to catch local streams filled with migrating salmon returning home to spawn in local streams. Learn more about events and our local salmon runs in the Kitsap Sun's coverage here.
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