Chamber News
Chamber Luncheon
$20 for Members
$25 for Non-Members
Please Register Early!!
TODAY!! FREE SharedWork Webinar - Paid Leave
The webinar features the SharedWork program and Paid Family and Medical Leave for business resilience.
What you’ll learn about the Paid Family and Medical Leave program:
  • Benefits and eligibility for workers to receive up to 12 weeks of paid time off.
  • Learn how employers can provide additional benefits, also called “supplemental benefits,” to their employees on top of the state’s Paid Family and Medical Leave benefits.
  • Notifying your employees about the benefit. ◦Under the law, you are required to inform your employees about the Paid Family and Medical Leave program by posting a notice in a place customarily used to post other employment-related notices.
  • How to calculate and collect premiums.

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 – FAQ employer questions.
July Port Orchard GreenDrinks
Kitsap County Cornhole Classic
Two ways to play cornhole in 2022
The Kitsap County Cornhole Classic is back for it’s 3rd year.
This year plans to be bigger and better than ever!

You can play in a preliminary tournament (see below for upcoming opportunities) for $20 per team. Place in 1st or 2nd
and win a trip to the Cornhole Classic on August 7th.

If you can’t qualify during a preliminary tournament your team
can enter directly in the Classic for $30 a team.

4 game Round Robin - Split Bracket Finals - $700 in Prize Money
Become a Chamber Board Member
The Chamber is seeking volunteers to run for board member positions!
For more information contact Matt Murphy at 360-876-3505
2022 Awards Gala Donations
We are currently seeking auction basket and raffle items for the 2022 Awards Gala.

If you are interested in donating large auction items, or smaller raffle items, please contact the Chamber Office.

Also... SAVE THE DATE! We are looking forward to seeing you there!
2022 Chamber Directory and Community Guide

For 2022 we are changing things up a little bit... By creating two publications.

The first publication will be a Community Guide, which will be undated and generic. It will contain information on the area, events, neighborhoods and other useful community information. We will be able to use this same publication for multiple years.

The second publication will be the Business Directory containing all of our members and services in it. This publication will be updated yearly.

Make sure that your business is represented!

Call Matt at the Chamber Office
Join us in welcoming these new members to the Chamber!

Happy to have you aboard!
Business News
New Chamber Blog: ADU Input
Accessory Dwelling Units

The Washington State Department of Commerce is seeking your input on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU). New amendments to RCW 36.70A.070 require local governments, in their housing element updates, to consider the role of ADUs in meeting housing...

Read more
Grocery Outlet Independence from Hunger
The month of July means that Port Orchard Grocery Outlet Independence From Hunger Food Drive is in full swing!!

This year The Coffee Oasis youth programs will be the charity of choice!!
During July, buy a $5 bag of food, or donate $5 or more in a single transaction and you will receive a coupon for $5 off a future purchase of $25 or more.
Head on down to our locally owned and operated Grocery Outlet and help feed the youth of our community.
Short Course on Local Planning
Washington State Department of Commerce is offering a overview of land use planning laws in Washington State in several free and open to the public, providing an introduction to comprehensive planning and plan implementation under the Growth Management Act.
It will also include a review of roles in planning and mandatory training on the Open Public Meetings Act for local government officials.
Thursday, 9/29
  6 - 9 pm
Tuesday, 10/25
  6 - 9 pm
Wednesday, 11/16
  1 - 4 pm
Thursday, 12/8
  1 - 4 pm
Working WA Grants: Round 5
In partnership with the Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA), the Washington State Department of Commerce will open applications for Working Washington Grants: Round 5 and Convention Center Grant Programs.

This program will offer one-time grants to small for-profit and non-profit businesses that have experienced financial hardship due to Covid-19 and related public health measures.

General Timeline:
  • August 17th – August 31st: Application portals will open. Application period will remain open for 15 days.
  • Early - mid September: Review of applications
  • End of September: Commerce will notify grantees and disburse funding

Make sure to register for a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number by August 1st, which is required to receive grants from this federally-funded program.

Information and links to the application portals can be found at
KEDA Seeks Economic Development Manager
KEDA is currently seeking to fill the position of Economic Development Manager.

Job description and application process can be found HERE.
Community News and Events
American Pickers to Film in Washington
The American Pickers are excited to return to Washington! They plan to film episodes of The History Channel hit television series throughout OUR area in October 2022.

AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on The History Channel. The hit show follows skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories
behind them.

The American Pickers TV Show is looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send us your name, phone number, location, and description of the
collection with photos to: or call (646) 493-2184
facebook: @GotAPick
Local Events
Port of Bremerton Airport
Port Orchard Waterfront
July 23, August 20, September 10
Port Orchard Waterfront
July 29-30
Mike Wallace Park
July 29 - July 31, 2022
“Old Town” Silverdale

July 31st
Port Orchard Waterfront
August 14
Port Orchard Waterfront

August 14th
Port Orchard Waterfront
August 20th
SKSLL Field Olalla

August 27th
McCormick Woods Bar and Grill

South Kitsap Chamber Of Commerce
1014 Bay St. #3 Port Orchard, WA 98366