Every month, business leaders come together to hear from and share with experts on how to grow, manage, and improve their businesses. All Forums are held at the Kitsap Conference Center from 7:30 – 9:00 A.M. (Click here for a map)

What Must Higher Education Do to Adapt to Tomorrow’s Reality?

July 14, 2015

Matt Linkemeyer, Applied Technical Systems; Wendy Brant, SAFE Boats;  Julie Tappero, West Sound Workforce; Candi Merrill, Western Washington University on the Peninsula; and David Bryant Mitchell, PMR Coaching & Consulting

Matt Linkemeyer, Applied Technical Systems; Wendy Brant, SAFE Boats; Julie Tappero, West Sound Workforce; Candi Merrill, Western Washington University on the Peninsula; and David Bryant Mitchell, PMR Coaching & Consulting

In July’s Forum, we will bring education and industry together to explore the changing needs of the market and how Higher Education is evolving to meet the demand. This will be a dynamic discussion about how your future workforce is being trained today. 

Panelists will include Wendy Brant, Safe Boats, Inc; Matt Linkemeyer, ATS; Julie Tappero, West Sound Workforce; and Candi Merril, Western Washington University. David Bryant Mitchell, PMR Coaching & Consulting, will facilitate.

The panel will answer:

  • What are the greatest labor needs in Kitsap today?
  • How are labor need changing in the foreseeable future?
  • What are the social and economic forces driving these needs?
  • How are employers and higher education filling the gaps?
  • What impact does this have on your business and your labor needs?

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What’s Happening in Kitsap with Healthcare?

Affordable Care Act, specialty centers popping up, Harrison expands and more

August 11, 2015

The Health Care landscape is changing daily! Our local panel of experts in healthcare will bring perspective to the many voices of the industry that affect us all. Glean insight from: insurance, hospital, public health, private practice and medical doctors. Learn what this means to you, your company and our community.
 

The Boomerang Effect:

The socialpreneurship movement and how it enhances your bottom line

September 8, 2015

We are looking at companies, like yours, who are making a difference with their profit and using it for good to help improve lives, communities and the world. How does this work with your company and how are you making a difference?
 

Kitsap’s Global Impact – Meet the Big Dogs:

Kitsap companies that have taken on the world

October 13, 2015

We hear global economy and global society often – so how can your business have a global impact? Meet and learn from CEOs and entrepreneurs who have taken their products and services not just regionally and nationally, but internationally. What lessons did they learn? What is the one thing you need to know to make a global impact?  

Digital Economy:

How do we thrive in an increasingly connected world

November 10, 2015

*Note: To be held at Clearwater Resort and Casino in Poulsbo. Please watch your email for further details.

As technology continues to accelerate, we seem inundated with information, communication methods, and distractions. How can you stay focused on what’s most important while staying relevant in our increasingly digital world? 

Global Café 2015:

Your impact on what’s to come

December 8, 2015

Come join us to celebrate the “Golden Nuggets of Learning” you’ve taken away during the 2015 Kitsap Business Forum meetings. Engage with other participants in a World Café Event as we gain insight from you on the topics for 2016!