Kicking off the Bainbridge Chamber’s 2024 season of After Hours, a capacity crowd of 50+ members filled the island’s branch of
HomeStreet Bank on Thursday January 25.
The event was held in celebratory atmosphere, one that marked 10 years of business on Bainbridge from HomeStreet, as well as the announcement to business and community leaders that HomeStreet was merging with FirstSun/Sunflower Bank to create a new organization with combined assets of $17 billion.
Guests enjoyed delicious bites from
Bainbridge Thai, and sipped complementary beverages from event sponsors Eleven Winery (returning from 2023), and Bainbridge Brewing (new for 2024).
Before the crowd, Branch Manager Doug Leonard detailed the big news, while Senior Loan Officer Ryan Maxwell shared stories from the Bainbridge branch’s first decade on the island.
Thanks to HomeStreet for a wonderful night, and a generous gift bag for all the attendees – we are hearing that the cocktail book in particular was a big hit in many island homes…
Scroll through the gallery below to see the treats, party crowd, and visual summary of a great night out on Bainbridge…
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For details of upcoming editions of this monthly Chamber event, check out the After Hours page here at bainbridgechamber.com
HomeStreet Bank After Hours Gallery
HomeStreet Bank Bainbridge Branch Manager chats with colleague Mariam James and Blue Coast Web’s Ann Jessen
Randi Brown of Sisters’ Cider House/John L. Scott and Lori Sinclair of The Bainbridge UPS Store/Realogics Sotheby’s
Scenes from a party: Bainbridge Chamber After Hours at HomeStreet Bank
HomeStreet’s Doug Leonard and Ryan Maxwell address the crowd
Chamber President Stefan Goldby welcomes members to the 2024 After Hours ‘season’
Chamber VP Jessica Perkins with the fruits of After Hours sponsors Eleven Winery and Bainbridge Brewing
L-R: Coleen Turner (Bainbridge Learning Resources), Lia Swanson (BISD), Sara Suseyi (Suseyi Pro Moving Company), Samantha Christopherson (Bainbridge Event Rentals)
Jill Anderson (Starbucks) and Nancy Goll (Bainbridge Book Festival)
Ryan Maxwell (HomeStreet Bank) with Vickie Lawrence and Rachel Snelson (Pacific Northwest Title of Kitsap County)
Coleen Turner (Bainbridge Learning Resources), Cassandra Marie (Vitalize Kitsap), Matt Longmire (BPA), Loren Bast (Bainbridge Prepares)
Melissa Tanno (Kitsap Small Business Development Center), Amber Buell (Bainbridge Island Historical Museum)
Doug Leonard (HomeStreet Bank) with Stefan Goldby and Jessica Perkins (Bainbridge Chamber)
Kid Talk: Bainbridge Boys & Girls Club and Bainbridge Island School District in full flow
Erica Borg and Mike Walzl (Civic Allies Consulting) with Laura Liming (Tideland Magazine)
Guests enjoyed food from Bainbridge Thai
And drinks from event sponsors Eleven Winery and Bainbridge Brewing
Thanks to HomeStreet Bank for hosting and for the fun gift bags (modeled here by Chamber volunteer Derek Stabelfeldt)
Photo Credits: Anna Short, Stefan Goldby