State of the Sector Community Report 2023

Since 2021, Bainbridge Community Foundation (BCF) has taken a more in-depth approach towards analyzing community needs and produced a State of the Sector Community Report. In particular, these reports use original data collected by BCF through its Annual Nonprofit Survey and Sector Gatherings combined with …

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Waste Reduction Cup Fee Repeal on Bainbridge Island

Cup Fee Repeal Headlines Business Waste Reduction Changes at August 8 Council Business Meeting

UPDATE 09/12/23: Council unanimously voted to approve the proposed changes and updates to the Waste Reduction Ordinance – effective 09/27/23 – so the cup fee is officially repealed… UPDATE 08/09/23 – Council voted unanimously at the August 8th meeting to move the proposed ordinance updates …

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Housing Options To Meet Affordability Challenges. Image courtesy City of Bainbridge Island.

Planning Commission Unanimously Backs Housing Action Plan, Adds Recommendations

Commissioners Decide Plan Represents Best Practices Road Map for Addressing Affordability & Lack of Housing Diversity Bainbridge Island’s Draft Affordable Housing Plan was recommended without reservation by the planning commission at its meeting May 25th. All 7 members unanimously backed ECONorthwest’s draft plan and its …

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Affordable Housing Bainbridge Island Housing Action Plan

Housing Action Plan Is Critical Element To Address Decades-Old Bainbridge Issue

Crucial Planning Now Underway To Support Population Growth, Affordability  Housing has long been said to be a priority on Bainbridge Island. It’s been studied and re-studied throughout recent years, policies have come forward only to die before being enacted, though our community land trust – …

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PFAS The Forever Chemicals

Washington State, Bainbridge Island Aim To Eliminate Forever Chemicals

Local PFAS Timelines Among Most Progressive, Aggressive In The Nation There’s A LOT happening in the world of consumer packaging and waste in the State of Washington and at the City of Bainbridge Island these days. In addition to the local waste reduction and food …

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Bainbridge Chamber After Hours - Paula Weissinger State Farm Insurance

Event Recap: Chamber After Hours at Paula Weissinger’s State Farm Insurance – January 2023

Paula Weissinger and her team at State Farm Insurance on Knechtel Way in Winslow graciously hosted a sold out crowd of 60+ Bainbridge Chamber members at the first After Hours member mixer of 2023 on Thursday January 26th. Conversation flowed across the building’s impressive fireplace-centered …

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The Manor House Pleasant Beach Village

Event Recap: Chamber After Hours at The Manor House – December 2022

Event Manager Robert Freitag and his team at Pleasant Beach Village at Lynwood Center hosted a sold out crowd of 60+ Bainbridge Chamber members at the last After Hours member mixer of 2022 on Thursday December 7th. Guests flowed through the beautifully-decorated indoor/outdoor space at …

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David and Sonya Bennett at the Marshall Suites - Bainbridge Chamber After Hours

Event Recap: Chamber After Hours at The Marshall Suites – November 2022

General Manager Christine Cochran and her team at The Marshall Suites on High School Road hosted around 50 members at the Chamber’s After Hours on  Thursday November 17. Personal tours of the Marshall Suites newly renovated rooms were offered, complementary wine courtesy of Eleven Winery and …

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Mickey Molnaire Andrea Addington Chamber After Hours KiDiMu

Event Recap: Chamber After Hours at KidiMu – October 2022

Sipping on potions and snacking on Halloween-appropriate offerings took place at KiDiMu (Kid’s Discovery Museum) during last week’s Chamber After Hours. Guests mingled, decorated mini pumpkins, and of course sampled the Museum’s various playrooms! Around 50 friends and Chamber Members spent the evening bidding farewell …

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