Chamber News
Special Member-Only Benefit: Comprehensive, Affordable
Employee Benefits from Business Health Trust
You may be missing out on high-quality health coverage at lower costs. Get a free quote from our partner: Business Health Trust.

Even if you have already renewed your benefits for 2022-2023, you can still get a comparison quote.

South Kitsap Chamber members can save up to 10 – 20% on affordable medical, dental & vision plans from providers like Premera Blue Cross, Kaiser Permanente and more.

Business Health Trust offers:
• Medical
• Dental
• Vision
• Employee Assistance Program
• Life/AD&D/Voluntary Life/Disability
• Voluntary Personal Accident
• 401(k)
• Property & Casualty Insurance
• HR Tools & Resources
• Additional small business savings: Passport Corporate Membership,
savings on ORCA cards, IT services, credit card processing, and more.
February Luncheon
Join us to hear the Fathoms o' Fun Royalty contestants share their speeches for the pageant.

This month will be hosted and catered by
Stafford Ridgemont Senior Apartments
2049 Pottery Ave.
Please register early so that we can have a headcount for catering needs.
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Coulter Creek Heritage Planning Meeting
This next phase in developing the master plan outlines access points to the park, trailheads, trails, and other active/passive recreational areas. 

January 30, 2023 (6:00 – 8:00 pm), Calvinwood Lodge at 6838 Calvinwood Road SE, Port Orchard, WA 98366 (Lodge Near Wetland Complex). This will be a night of discussion as we present information on developing a formal master plan for the properties that make up the Coulter Creek Heritage Park in South Kitsap.

Before the meeting, you're invited to attend a facility tour from 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm.

Recording of meeting #1 can be accessed online by clicking here.
Recording of meeting #2 can be accessed online by clicking here.
For questions or more information, please email
State of American Business
Last week, the U.S. Chamber held its annual State of American Business event, where CEO Suzanne Clark discussed the business community’s priorities for the new year.
Click here to watch the event, and click here to read the full text of Suzanne Clark’s remarks
Lawmakers' could be economic champions
Kris Johnson, president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s chamber of commerce and manufacturers association, recently shared an article in the Kitsap Sun breaking down lawmakers' opportunities to renew the economy in 2023.

With employers expressing concerns of a recession this year, Kris lays out what legislators will be facing during this legislative session.

See full article here.
Childcare in Washington Hits the Legislation
Lack of Childcare for employees is consistently ranked among the top ten issues for Washington employees. When people can't find affordable childcare they leave jobs or turn down job opportunities.

This is an issue for families and employers, costing Washington businesses billions in employee turnover or missed work.
Holiday Sound Publishing Opportunities
Upcoming Events
United Way - Lifting Spirits
Comedy Night at Whiskey Gulch
Tickets are $50 per person. Event: February 13th, 6-10pm(ish)

A past winner of both the Seattle International Comedy Competition and The Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta, Gabriel has made numerous television appearances including Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, Nickelodeon's Nickmom Night Out, Laughs on FOX,

and Inside Joke with Asif Ali streaming on Amazon Prime Video. He has also performed at the HBO Comedy Festival in Las Vegas and his Dry Bar Comedy Special “A Third of The Room” has been viewed millions of times online.
(Please note: The event for is for 21 and up and the upstairs event space is not ADA accessible.)
Doors open at 6pm for an included buffet style dinner to start the evening. The full bar will be open from 6pm to close. +
Comedy begins at 7pm with our opener Quinn Fitzgerald followed by the very funny and talented Gabriel Rutledge.
Military Appreciation Day
South Kitsap Chamber Of Commerce
1014 Bay St. #3 Port Orchard, WA 98366