Chamber News
Resources for Washington Businesses
Gain insights about SharedWork and WorkSource programs and services for a competitive workforce advantage. 

Hildo Rodriguez and Marcus Lane, South Kitsap WorkSource
Stephen Brediger, SharedWork

What you'll learn about WorkSource:
  • The role of WorkSource in your state and local community.
  • How businesses can get assistance from their local WorkSource and workforce business service teams.
  • What employers can gain by contacting WorkSource and rapid response before making workforce changes such as layoffs.
  • Using the statewide WorkSource locator to access business services.

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
Wednesday with WAGS
April 27th, 2022 at 5:00 pm
The Dock Bar and Eatery
Port Orchard Market
In Lieu of Greendrinks
this Month
We are supporting the Kurt Wagner Education Fund this month.

The Kurt Wagner Education Fund provides scholarships and classroom grants to local schools.

The cost for this event is $5.00 at the door.

Same great crowd, same great networking. Come on out and support this great cause!
Kitsap Business Survey
Q: When was the last time you reviewed your business listing on the chamber website?
Answer Below:
This month
30 days
60 days
Please send me information to update my listing
Ribbon Cutting and Open House
Join the Chamber and Mayor Putaansuu for an official Ribbon Cutting for Alchemy Wellness on May 9th from 10:00-11:00 am

Then join Alchemy Wellness again on May 13th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm -or- May 14th from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm for their Grand Opening/Open House.

Alchemy Wellness & PNW Yoga
118 Bay Street, Port Orchard
Welcome New Members
Please join us in welcoming these new members to the Chamber!
We're happy to have you aboard!
Bring us your flyers, pamphlets and business cards for our office and business center!
Business Updates
Organized Retail Theft - Resource Guide
In 2021, Washington State experienced the second-highest retail theft in the nation per capita!

Washington Retail Association has put together a new resource guide to help retailers develop strategies in their response to theft and organized retail crime.

The guide is available at no cost to all Washington State retail businesses.
Springing Forward! Virtual HR Conference
A joint event with West Sound Human Resource Management Association & South Puget Sound Society for Human Resource Management
Featuring two nationally-recognized speakers, Jill Christensen who will focus on recruitment/retention/company culture, and Kellis Borek will provide legal updates of current legislation and court cases affecting the employment law environment (Covid and non-Covid)
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 Mart Kellogg at (253) 857-5650 Or Jaclyn Williams at (253) 217-7971
Community Updates
2022 Cruise Ships Return to Port of Bremerton
Port of Bremerton announced earlier this week, that American Cruise Lines’ cruise ships will return to the Bremerton Marina six times in 2022.

Their ships visited multiple times in 2019 and 2021 on their Puget Sound cruises.
Photo by Chad Stockton
Save The Date for These Upcoming Events!!
South Kitsap Chamber Of Commerce
1014 Bay St. #3 Port Orchard, WA 98366