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Chamber Newsletter Archive

The Chamber Newsletter sees our team try to distill down what we have recently learned, heard, or been a part of to create a weekly digest of news you can use when it comes to Bainbridge businesses, and our wider Island Community. You can expect updates/previews of what is under debate at Council Sessions, Planning Commission Meetings, and Special Hearings, alongside the Island’s latest openings, opportunities, events, and notable happenings.

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If your email inbox gets as full as ours, you may have missed one of our weekly editions of the Bainbridge Chamber Newsletter, and so we also provide a direct digital connection to recap our most recent news, updates, and releases in full:

1-24-2023
Chamber News: Double Public Hearing Night Tonight – Inn Moratorium & Islandwide Speed Reductions + Eagle Scout Flagpole Fundraising, Non-Motorized Eagle Harbor Project Feedback, Vote BI as Best Small Town in The West

1-17-2023
Chamber News: Waste Reduction Update, Transit Ridership Increase, Wilkes Rename Public Hearing + BI Japanese Memorial Wall Reopens, Welcome Conservatory Interiors, Commercial Property for Sale at Winslow Green

1-10-2023
Chamber News: Waste Reduction Feedback, More Car Registration Privacy, Wildcat Hits #1 + YoYo Poke Opens, MLK Day Celebrations, State Of The State Address

1-3-2023
Chamber News: Changes for 2023 – COBI Waste Reduction, Min. Wage Increase, Retirement Savings + First Friday Art Walk, Christmas Tree Recycling, Mochi Tsuki Event

12-20-2022
Chamber News: Parking Fines Are Back, Police Sting Would-Be Thieves, Speed Limit Reduction Propose + Best of Kitsap Winners, Holiday Events, Small Business Season

12-13-2022
Chamber News: Bainbridge Prepares Wins, Potential Inn Moratorium, Bay Hay Break In + Holiday Events, Chamber After Hours, Small Business Season

12-06-2022
Chamber News: Should COBI Buy FARS, Winslow Subarea Plan Presented, 2023 Cruise Schedule Announced + Chamber After Hours, Small Business Season Updates, Holiday Events & Music Truck Schedule

11-29-2022
Chamber News: GivingTuesday, Healthcare Help, COBI’s New Waste Reduction Regulations + BI Ride Focus Group, VBI’s Holiday Campaign, Elf on the Shop Shelf

11-22-2022
Chamber News: Small Business Saturday, So Many Holiday Event + Tree Lighting, Turkey Trot, Santa Comes to Town, Ice Skating and Sock Skating

11-15-2022
Chamber News: Housing Action Plan, Wastewater Re-use Project, BISD Faces Budget Cut + Skatepark Plans, Marshall Suites Wins, Fun Seasonal Events Ahead

11-08-2022
Chamber News: Police Station Redevelopment, New Skatepark Design, Public Hearings on COBI Budget, Redistricting + BI Reads For Justice, Wine On The Rock, New “Trees” Exhibition at History Museum

11-01-2022
Chamber News: Bethany Advances, Coquette & Roby King Updates, Election Special + ECONorthwest Island Housing Needs Assessment, Wildcat Screening, First Friday Art Walk

10-25-2022
Chamber News: Affordable Housing at Council + Planning Commission, St. Michael’s Public Meeting + Business Ambassadors Hit The Road, BI Ride App Updates, Halloween on Bainbridge

10-18-2022
Chamber News: Chamber Welcomes Jessica Perkins, Bethany Ordinance Vote Set, Wildcat to Screen at Lynwood + A Warning For Local Businesses, After Hours Recap, Halloween Preview

10-11-2022
Chamber News: Bethany Public Hearing, Mickey’s Fond Farewell, After Hours at KiDiMu +Last Minute Lodging Launch, Much Media Love For Bainbridge, Halloween Events Preview

10-04-2022
Chamber News: Best of Bainbridge, IslandWood at 20, Bethany Public Hearing + 2023-24 City Budget, A Place For Volunteers, Orcas in Blakely Harbor

09-27-2022
Chamber News: Chamber Hiring, BLIS Complex Sold, Winslow Mall Debated  + 2023-24 City Budget Presentation, KEDA Expansion, Amazon Business Grants, Housing Plan Input

09-20-2022
Chamber News: Bethany, Winslow Mall Public Meetings, Ferry Terminal Changes, Day of Preparedness + Hyla High, Speed Limit Changes, Best of Kitsap & a huge week of Island events

09-13-2022
Chamber News: Bethany Project, Business Waste Reduction, Speed Limit Changes all in front of council tonight + Local Artist Asks for Aid, New Bivalent COVID Boosters Available, RSVP for Modern Collision After Hours

09-06-2022
Chamber News: Winslow Mall Remodel Proposal, Creative District’s Bridge Festival, New Kitsap Housing Stats + New Bivalent COVID Boosters Available, RSVP for Modern Collision After Hours

08-30-2022
Chamber News: COBI Asks for Employer Input, Offers Grants, WSF Ferries Struggling + Kitsap Bank after hours gallery, T&C goes big, the Bainbridge/Guatemala coffee link, Bridge Fest coming

08-23-2022
Chamber News: Climate Smart Pledges, Bethany Housing, Highway Construction + Kitsap Bank after hours, bike for pie, creative district supports new stage

08-16-2022
Chamber News: Parade Winners, Community Survey, Affordable Housing Encouraged+ island cup crowds, ten-minute plays, kitsap bank after hours

08-09-2022
Chamber News: New Business Grants, Suquamish Solar, Multiple Chances to Help Shape State’s Future + big weekend on bainbridge: art, shopping, wine, pickleball & more

08-02-2022
Chamber News: Construction on 305, Wine Around The Rock, Studio Tour + music, movies & pickleball

07-26-2022
Chamber News: Affordable Housing Advances, Pleasant Beach Expands, Primary Election Looms + stay safe, have fun in the sun

07-19-2022
Chamber News: Records for Rotary & BCF, EVs for Bainbridge + summer events around the Island

07-12-2022
Chamber News: The Grand Old Photos, Pride on Sunday, Ferry Walkway Project + summer art market, WA takes on retail crime and new tsunami impacts revealed

07-05-2022
Chamber News: Thank you for a very Grand Old 4th + vote for best of bainbridge

06-28-2022
Chamber News: The Grand Old 4th Is Almost Here + full details on 4 big days to celebrate bainbridge, island volunteers step up to save the day

06-21-2022
Chamber News: The Grand Old Time is Now For Vendors, Parade Entries and Volunteering + 5-and-under vaccination clinic scheduled, road work looms, chris kattan sells out the Lynwood – twice!

06-14-2022
Chamber News: Grand Old Volunteer Time, Affordable Housing Advances, Chris Kattan Comes Back to Bainbridge + no-more-school-a-palooza , paper & leaf celebrates, medicare optimized, and a via rosa 11 gallery

06-07-2022
Chamber News: Affordable Housing, Best of Bainbridge, Bainbridge Pride, Grand Old Volunteer Time + Buxton Humor Award, Food & Drink Openings, Concierge Visits, Via Rosa Anniversary

05-31-2022
Chamber News: Celebrate Bainbridge Preview, Police Station Groundbreaking, Biz Ambassadors Program Renewed + kitsap comp plan, rotary pickups, work ready bainbridge, after hours @ via rosa

05-28-2022
Heads Up: Work Ready Bainbridge Deadline Looms – Employer Applications Must Be Submitted By EOD on Tuesday May 31

05-24-2022
Chamber News: Good Food, Great Young Artists, Time To Join The Ferry Debates + island celebrations, hollywood locations, work ready bainbridge, after hours @ via rosa

05-17-2022
Chamber News: Affordable Housing Advances, Workforce Shortages & More BRB Ferry Details + hollywood comes calling, work ready bainbridge, after hours @ via rosa

05-10-2022
Chamber News: Work Ready Bainbridge, Foot Ferry Idea Floated, History Reframed + business inclusivity training @ BIMA, after hours @ eleven, ribbon cutting @ bloedel

05-03-2022
Chamber News: GO4 Parade, 1-Way In Winslow? + new historical exhibition, female power fashion show, after hours @ eleven, ribbon cutting @ bloedel

04-26-2022
Chamber News: Affordable Housing, Wireless Coverage, GO4 Car Show + new historical exhibition, female power fashion show, after hours invite

04-19-2022
Chamber News: Great Gives, Ferry Hopes, EV Deliveries + police station construction, climate smart challenge, after hours recap

04-12-2022
Chamber News: GO4 Sponsors, Bainbridge Brewing Resists, Farmer’s Market Springs + after hours this thursday, haikus on display, skate park visions

04-05-2022
Chamber News: BPA Builds, Safeway Plaza Sells, Best of Kitsap Begins + gsba roundtable, olympic college foundation auction, rsvp for our april after hours

03-29-2022
Chamber News: 80 Years of Healing, Street Fair Sponsored, Sales Tax Increase + posters, pickleball, and a great first chamber after hours

03-22-2022
Chamber News: Parade Sponsored, Tax Breaks Confirmed, Ferries Back on Schedule + big public hearings for transportation, housing, and education this week

03-15-2022
Chamber News: Aid For Ukraine, Winslow Development, Ferries Plan Full Return + GO4 updates, chamber after hours, new member benefits

03-08-2022
Chamber News: New Housing & Education Projects, BI RIDE Updates, Restaurant Supporters + chamber announces return of in-person events, spaces for members, GO4 booking open

03-01-2022
Chamber News: GO4 Street Fair Call For Vendors + Bainbridge Growth, Groundwater & More + multiple new magazines launch, winslow commercial kitchen available

02-24-2022
Urgent Update: National Cybersecurity Alert – US Government warns of potential cyberattacks

02-22-2022
Chamber News: Grand Old Grand Marshals, Ferry Terminal Changes, New City Permits + business tax relief requested, updated kitsap economic outlook + covet for sale

02-15-2022
Chamber News: Grand Old 4th, Big Ferry Plans, Big Bay Hay News + covet for sale, island transportation & housing considered

02-08-2022
Chamber News: Master Plan Begins, Business License Data Breach, Police Request Reforms + meet the mayor, hope glows, wine on the rock

02-01-2022
Chamber News: Police Station Approved, Rotary Announced, Wintergreen Appealed + art walk, hope glows, wine on the rock

01-25-2022
Chamber News: Station Location, Long-Term Pause, Bridge Work + Pegasus, Ba Sa, That’s A Some in the news + events + island job opps

01-18-2022
Chamber News: New Mayor, Free Tests, Supreme Courting + Kilmer at COBI tonight, new business support resources

01-11-2022
Chamber News: Wintergreen Approved, Long-Term Care Confused, COVID Tests Freed + state of the state, waste reduction, omicron surge

2021

12-21-2021
Chamber News: Tax Delays, Job Growth, Holiday Cheer + minimum wage raises, island growth projections and more

12-14-2021
Chamber News: COBI Meetings, Business Funding, Holiday Events + affordable housing, ferry service, permit fee updates and more

12-07-202
Chamber News: Of Skating Rinks, Missing Links & Meetings Galore + affordable housing, business loans, redistricting and more

11-30-2021 
Chamber News: Delayed Care, Vaccine Mandates & Holiday Cheer + affordable housing, permit fees, redistricting and more

11-23-2021
Chamber Thanksgiving Special: of members, gratitude, and holiday fun

11-16-2021
Chamber News: Of Holiday Promotions, New Council Members & Ordinances + business assistance, education, and member events

11-09-2021
Chamber News: Waste Reduction, Tax Relief, Election Updates + business education, 30-year anniversaries, vaccination clinics

11-02-2021
Chamber News: City Council Elections, Waste Reduction Updates + business education, global entrepreneurship, member events tonight!

03-23-2021
Chamber News – More Vaccines, Grants, & Assistance Available – Get your shots, COBI Grants, and consider supporting a new Island Foundation

03-17-2021
Chamber Update: Island Retail, Food Service Employees Now COVID Vaccine-Eligible – All public-facing employees not able to work remotely now able to book appointments

03-16-2021
Chamber News – Restaurant Recovery & More Funding – Recovery Assistance, COBI Presentations, Proposals & New City Manager

03-15-2021
Chamber News: COVID Updates – Phase 3, Tier 2, Island Vaccination Location – Progress against Pandemic announced on all fronts…

03-09-2021
Chamber News: COBI Business Grants – Ready, Learn, Apply! – Also Shuttered Venue Grants, 20 Under 40 Awards, Hindsight 2020, and much, much more…

03-05-2021
Chamber Update: Apply! Apply! Apply! for PPP Funding

03-02-2021
Chamber News: COBI Approves Small Business Grants Program – Events, Events, Events! Learn more about recovery funding, business insights + a local discount for coffee

02-23-2021
Chamber News: New Opportunities for PPP Loans – Listen up, very small businesses!

02-17-2021
Chamber News: Grab Lunch Today With Rep. Kilmer – Of Phase 2, KEDA, Thermometers & more

02-10-2021
Chamber Update: Inslee Announces Small Business Tax Relief 

02-09-2021
Chamber Update: Verizon Small Biz Grant Application Closes Tonight