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KEDA and Excell Puget Sound join the Kitsap Business Forum

February 17, 2014 · Updated 8:57 AM

SILVERDALE — The Silverdale Chamber of Commerce and PMR Business Coaching and Consulting recently announced the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) and Excell Puget Sound will be partnering with them to expand the Kitsap Business Forum.

“We have had great success in bringing some incredible business programs to the Kitsap peninsula in 2013,” said Kathleen Knuckey, executive director for the Silverdale Chamber and co-founder of the forum. “Now that John (Powers), Kathy (Cocus), and Shannon (Bruce) are coming on board, we will be adding more dynamic speakers, panels and workshops for large and small businesses.”

In addition to the forum taking on new partners, the area chambers have agreed to support the effort. Those that have added their support are: Poulsbo, Port Orchard, Bremerton, Bainbridge Island and Kingston.

“We recently met with many key influencers in local business and have gained new direction and ideas for the forum going forward,” said Dave Mitchell, Principal with PMR and co-founder of the forum. “We will be moving beyond basic business intelligence and creating in-depth business education that will develop business leaders to improve communication, create collaborative teams and shift culture within their realm of influence. This will also create a uniting point for large and small companies throughout Kitsap.”

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management hosts the forums on the Cavalon Building’s third floor (2011 NW Myhre Rd, Silverdale) every second Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. with Panera Bread provides bagels and coffee.

More information on the forums and scheduled subjects can be seen at http://KitsapBusinessForum.com or by calling the Silverdale Chamber at 360-692-6800.


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