For more than 90 years, the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce has been a cornerstone of the local business community. Through our public and member events we have forged relationships that have held strong for decades. Our close partnerships with local organizations, both charitable and business related, have allowed us to further the efforts of our economic development on the Island.
As an unusual combination of business member-driven non-profit, community hub, visitor center, and state licensing facility, the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce sits at the nexus of many aspects of Island life. We are advocates for our members, service providers to our community, and ambassadors for our island.
The Bainbridge Chamber supports local business by providing community exposure, networking, advocacy, marketing opportunities and educational resources.
In accordance with the Governor’s directives, the Chamber offices, licensing and visitor desks are currently closed to public entry.
Our vehicle and vessel licensing desk remains open Tuesday-Friday from 9am to 1pm and from 2pm to 5pm, with all transactions to be completed at the door.
Customers need to remain outside the building and are politely asked to maintain appropriate social distancing.
If possible, renewing your vehicles and boats online via dol.wa.gov, then electing to pick up your tabs at our office (or having them mailed to you) will expedite your experience.
Our DOL agency does not offer any services related to personal driver’s licenses or enhanced driver’s licenses — the nearest offices are in Poulsbo and Bremerton.
We are not able to offer fishing and hunting licenses and same-day Discover Passes at this location at this time (but hope to be able to resume doing so sometime in May).
There always have free island visitor maps and brochures available in racks near our front door (and we hope to re-open our Visitor Desk sometime in May).
Help with obtaining and renewing U.S. passports is available at the City of Bainbridge Island Municipal Court location in Rolling Bay.
Chamber staff may be working remotely. We are only able to check telephone messages infrequently. Please use email to contact us.
For the latest updates:
- US Center for Disease Control (CDC)
- Latest Updates from Washington State Governor’s Office
- Latest Updates from Kitsap County Public Health
- City of Bainbridge Island
Business Resources for COVID-19
We’re posting more links to information for businesses and employees and updating them frequently on our Business Resources page.
Island Volunteer Caregivers (IVC) is providing shopping and delivery of groceries and prescriptions for Bainbridge residents. Call 206.842.4441 or email [email protected] if you need assistance or would like to volunteer.
The WA Department of Financial Institutions provides financial resources for WA residents impacted by COVID-19. Website here: https://dfi.wa.gov/coronavirus/financial-resources?fbclid=IwAR2sioJpJ7keWb
Disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance continue to be available.
The Bainbridge Island General Store Is Open For Business!!!
The Bainbridge Island General Store is designed to make it easier to shop local for the holidays and beyond. It is open to all local retailers and product creators with a Bainbridge Island business license and a 98110 or 98061 business address.Created to showcase the best of Bainbridge by pulling together representative items from island retailers, artists, artisans, and more, the General Store gives a quick overview of what can be found in the stores, studios, workshops, and more of Winslow, Rolling Bay, Lynwood Center, Fletcher Bay, Day Road, and beyond.
It is there to help you find what you need and then pass you through to buy directly from our local businesses.
The Bainbridge Island General store is being launched as a public benefit campaign to assist the island’s business community, with partners Chemistry Productions, the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island, Bainbridge Island Downtown Association and Visit Bainbridge Island.