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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Chamber News: Grand Old 4th of July, Poster Winner Announced + New Hours for Waterfront Thrift, Bainbridge Senior Living Open House

Chamber News: New Ferry Dedicated Lane – Delayed, Sign Up for BYS Fun Run

Chamber News: New Ferry Dedicated Lane, Looking for GO4 Volunteers

Chamber News: Sign Up and Join Us for Grand Old 4th!

Chamber News: New Owners at Eleven Winery, Upcoming Road Work + Poetry Corners Live, July 4th Registration

Chamber News: Commuter Comfort Opens in Terminal, GO4 Poster Contest Open + Celebrate Mothers, Bainbridge is Blooming

Chamber News: Great Give Today, Grand Old 4th Application Open + April is Earth Month, Winery Alliance Expands

Chamber News: Madison Ave Project Begins, Grand Old 4th Registration + Roundtable with Rep. Nance, Kitsap Great Give

Chamber News: Transportation Budget Signed, Economic Future Forecasted + PSE Upgrades, Police Academy, Farmers’ Market Opens, March After Hours Gallery

Chamber News: Youth Meal Bags, Sign Up for BI Police Academy + Register March After Hours, Pavilion Fitness Opening

Chamber News: Kitsap Healthcare System Challenges, Child Safety & Reunification Event + KiDiMu Fam Jam, Madrona House Installs EV Chargers

Chamber News: Fix our Ferries Town Hall, Bus Stop Added at Coppertop + New DOL Hours, RSVP for After Hours, St. Paddy’s Events

Chamber News: Congestion Anticipated on 305, Rich Getting Richer + After Hours Photo Gallery, Q&A Session with Rep. Nance, & Local Events

Chamber News: Downtown Parking, State Transportation, New Water Regulations + New Affordable Housing Partnership, Nonprofit Community Insights

Chamber News: Short Term Rentals, Bridge Closures, Approved Levies + Hilary Franz Roundtable, Ba Sa Owners Expand

Chamber News: Housing, Transportation, Business Support + Roadwork, School Levies, & Remembering Sam Granato

Chamber News: New Ferry Walkway, Highway Work, School Levy Vote + Pool Renovations, Youth Meal Bags & Farewell to Autumn Salamack

Chamber News: Fix Our Ferries, Gift Card Legislation + School Levy Vote, New Judge Named, 100 Years of The Review

Chamber News: Affordable Housing Help, Ferry Service Town Hall + Short Term Rental Ordinance, Car Deck Loading, & a little BIRD

Chamber News: New Mayor, Deputy Mayor Confirmed + Police Station/Senior Center Options, New ED for Parks, Volunteers for Chilly Hilly

Chamber News: Support This Newsletter + Legislative Preview, Transportation Troubles, Local Events


Chamber News: Happy New Year + Member Updates, Island Events, & A Look Back at 2023

Chamber News: Holiday Transportation Updates: By Car, By Bus, By Boat + HRB Updates, Police Pursuits, Island Holiday Events

Chamber News: Winslow Way Crosswalk, Green Light Bike Lane, New Ferry Funding + The Review Turns 100, Small Biz Season, Island Holiday Events

Chamber News: Helpline Housing, Legislative Priorities, Compostable Products + Meet The Mayor, Small Biz Season, Island Holiday Events

Chamber News: GivingTuesday, Books For Kids, Council Talks Wastewater & Roundabouts + Chamber News: GivingTuesday, Books For Kids, Council Talks Wastewater & Roundabouts

Chamber News: ‘Tis The Small Biz Season, Ted Spearman Justice Center Grand Opening + Future of the School District, Holiday Events Overview

Chamber News: Hilary Franz to Run For Derek Kilmer’s Seat in Congress + New Justice Center Opens, Packed Agenda at Council Tonight

Chamber News: Election Day, Winslow Carjacking, Marion St Walkway + New BIPOC Business Resources, Subarea Plan Open House, Hometown Halloween Gallery

Chamber News: Happy Halloween, Save Green Light Garage, Interview with the Mayor + Remembering Sherry Appleton, Winslow Workshops, After Hours Gallery

Chamber News: Time to Vote: Council Candidate Interview & Forums + City Budget, Compostables Feedback, Halloween After Hours

Chamber News: Council Candidate Interviews, New Winslow Crosswalk + Best of Kitsap Voting, Compostables Feedback, Halloween After Hours

Chamber News: Roadworks on 305, Affordable Housing Subsidies, Childcare Challenges + Best of Kitsap Voting, COBI Candidates, Halloween After Hours

Chamber News: Best of Bainbridge Announced, Highway Project Update, Minimum Wage Hiked + COBI Candidate Forum, BPA’s Grand Re-Opening, BCD’s Bridge Festival

Chamber News: Housing, Lodging Dominate Council & Planning Commission Meetings + Kitsap Transit Expands, Innkeepers Gather, Comprehensive Plan Public Workshop

Chamber News: Winslow’s Future Imagined, State of Bainbridge Examined, Greg Nance Confirmed + Comp Plan Workshop, 12 Years of OfficeXpats, Innkeepers Gather

Chamber News: Ferrymageddon Update, Council Votes on Affordable Housing/Cup Fee Repeal/Inn Moratorium Tonight + Comp Plan Workshop, 50 Years of Modern Collison, and Thank You Chantelle

Chamber News: Ferrymageddon is Here, Wyatt & Madison Project Update, BAC Turns 75 + Comp Plan Workshop, International Pickleball Federation

Chamber News: State Senator Selected, $2.5M Grant Awarded, State Of The Community Reported + Ferrymageddon Prep, New Innkeepers Group, BI Comp/Subarea Planning

Chamber News: State Senator Selection, Highway Maintenance, Inn Moratorium Reconsidered + Hello Pia, Ferrymageddon Reminder, After Hours Sold Out

Chamber News: Affordable Housing, Trolling Bainbridge, Ferrymageddon Update + One Kitsap Vision, Be An Island Ambassador, After Hours is Sold Out

Chamber News: 25c Cup Fee Repeal, Pickleball Tourney, Remembering Helen Langer Smith + After Hours is Back, Colman Dock Update, Be an Island Ambassador

Chamber News: PacWesty in International News, Tonight is National Night Out, Mora Iced Creamery Sold + Chamber Needs Volunteers, BIMA Block Party, Troll Moving onto Bainbridge

Chamber News: Winslow Subarea Plan Committee Update, BIMA Block Party, Chamber Looking for Volunteers + Car Show Cruise In, A Troll Arriving Soon, National Night Out

Chamber News: Rotary Auction’s Success, Help Shape Winslow’s Future, Electric Lawn Tool Survey + Putt Putt Clash, Summer Concert Listings, BIMA Summer Art Market

Chamber News: A Grand Old 4th, Help Shape Winslow’s Future, BCF Grants, Best of Bainbridge + Bainbridge Pride, Council Candidate Forum, Summer Concert Listings

Chamber News: Local Transportation, Education, Housing Improvements On The Way + Kitsap Transit Workshop, BYS Parents Pledge, Grand Old 4th Updates

Chamber News: Upcoming Ferry Disruption, ED To Exit BPA, New Compost Bins + Transportation Workshop, Parade Entry Deadline Looms

Chamber News: Commissioner Rolfes, Exclusion Memorial Grant, Multiple Transportation Updates + GO4 Poster Winner, Restaurant Changes, Wildlife-Urban Interface Code

Chamber News: Housing Action Plan Advances, Best of Bainbridge Begins, Street Fair Vendor Applications Closes + New Chamber Map, Classic Car Show Back, After Hours RSVP’s Open

Chamber News: City Council Candidates, Moydell Leaving Bloedel, Housing Action Plan Public Hearing + New Exclusion Memorial Audio Tour, After Hours Gallery, Register for July 4 Car Show

Chamber News: Hot Topics at Council Tonight, Work Ready Deadline Today + Mother’s Day Weekend Events, July 4th Applications

Chamber News: A Night to Remember – Bainbridge Business Awards Recap + Work Ready Bainbridge Registration, July 4th Events Sign Up

Chamber News: Legislative Update, Work Ready Program, Coffee + Chat + GO4 $500 Poster Contest, Classic Car Show, Volunteer Sign-ups all open

Chamber News: 25c Cup Fee Reconsidered, Rolfes Runs for County Commissioner + Police Pursuit Bill Advances, Ferry Funding Needs Highlighted

Chamber News: Work Ready Bainbridge Kicks Off, Support Kitsap Great Give, Business Security Tips + Meet Bon Bon New Owner, Handful of Tickets Remain for Business Awards

Chamber News: July 4 Starts Here, Security Workshop for Businesses, County Commissioner 101 + April is Earth Month, First Friday Art Walk, Rockin’ Ruby’s Grand Opening

Chamber News: Housing Action Plan Explained, Single Family Zoning Debated + Business Security Workshop, New State Grants, Island Event Spotlight

Chamber News: Grant Opportunities, Pursuit Law Changes, Legislative 101 + Volunteer at the Chamber, Member Celebrations, Island Event Spotlight

Chamber News: Consumer Protection Week – Awareness is Key to Prevention + Meet 23rd District Legislators, Chamber Business Award Noms, First Fed Sponsors GO4 Parade

Chamber News: Come Chat With COBI, Jon Quitslund’s Hopes For Winslow, Chilly Hilly Photos + a Full Week of Local Events, and a User Guide to Council Meetings

Chamber News: WA Cares, Police Pursuit, Haggar Scribner Updates + A Chamber Guide To Local Government (Part 1)

Chamber News: New Project May Point To Future Of Winslow, Police Pursuit Bill Moving through State Legislature + Chamber Valentine’s Celebration, Chamber Map Ad Opportunity, 2023 Business Awards Tickets On Sale Now

Chamber News: No More Rooms At The Inn, Maybe More At The Senior Center, Help Shape Winslow’s Future + Valentine’s After Hours, Business Awards Tickets On Sale Now

Chamber News: Island Time Slows Down, Healthcare Group Forms, Bridge Delays Loo + Valentine’s After Hours, OfficeXpats Writing Workshop, First Friday Art Walk

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Urgent Update: National Cybersecurity Alert – US Government warns of potential cyberattacks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Chamber Thanksgiving Special: of members, gratitude, and holiday fun

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chamber Update: Apply! Apply! Apply! for PPP Funding

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

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

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

Chamber Update: Inslee Announces Small Business Tax Relief 

Chamber Update: Verizon Small Biz Grant Application Closes Tonight