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)

Business Hacks:

Tricks, tips, tools and resources you’ll
wish you had known sooner!

May 12, 2015

*Note: This forum to be held at
Park Vista Senior Living in Port Orchard (Map)

Business Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts

Panelists: Megan May, Kitsap Regional Library; Tom Eckman, University of Washington; David Bryant Mitchell, PMR Business Coaching; and Kathy Cocus, Director of Business Development at Kitsap Economic Development Alliance

In today’s hectic business environment, keeping your team and your business ahead of the always changing trends, technology and research can be daunting.

May’s Kitsap Business Forum is designed to give business leaders a leap ahead with tricks, tips, tools and resources you were not even aware of. From research and resources to apps and shortcuts, our panel of experts will help you stay on top.

You will learn:

  • Resources to help you know and understand your customer, your industry, and your team.
  • Ways to easily reduce your costs and overhead.
  • Easy to use technology resources that will make you and your team more efficient and effective.
  • Tips and tricks to give you time back.

Engaged Leadership:

Leading beyond your business to impact the community

June 9, 2015

You are a leader, how are you leading beyond the walls of your company and what difference are you making to our community? Engage with our panel to learn how to make an impact.

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

July 14, 2015

There is no doubt that education is the path to career success. 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. 

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!