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HYBRID FORMAT: Attend in-person or online

While attending Kitsap Business Forum is free, advance registration is required.

Doors open at 7:30 a.m. for in-person networking. Virtual attendees can join online at 7:55. The program starts promptly at 8 a.m.

Kitsap Business Forum will follow federal guidance along with state and local regulations for indoor gatherings.

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2020 has been described as the year of H-E-double toothpicks. With pandemic, business closure, unemployment, physical distancing, wildfire, civil unrest, political strife and so much loss, is it any wonder we’re collectively tired and feeling empathy overload? Where will we land?

During this Uplift Kitsap, South Kitsap Fire Chief Jeff Faucett will lead discussion about the realities of compassion fatigue within our various professions and how to better support our self and staff over the 2020 tipping point.


  • The difference between compassion fatigue, burnout, and general unhappiness
  • Signs, factors, and triggers of workplace compassion fatigue
  • Mitigation strategies and action planning for healthy organizations and people

Your Presenter

Fire Chief Jeff FaucettJeff Faucett worked his way up through the fire service ranks and became fire chief of South Kitsap Fire and Rescue on July 1, 2020, after 28 years of volunteer and career firefighter service. Chief Faucett holds a bachelor’s degree of Fire Administration and a master’s degree in Management and Leadership. He is currently the past president of the Leadership Kitsap Foundation. Chief Faucett has a passion for a strong healthy community, providing leadership for fire and life safety in our community, and preparing the next generation of fire and EMS personnel. Chief Faucett and his wife, Fawnda, have been married for twenty-six years. They have three children and will be grandparents in October 2020!

An access link and password will be sent to you after registering.

Created by the Kitsap Business Forum, Uplift Kitsap is a free interactive online series fostering strong and resilient business leaders.

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Niche and non-obvious businesses are plentiful and productive in the Kitsap region. This forum will spotlight the entrepreneurial spirit while sharing smart strategies for business success. We’ll feature a panel of enterprising locals who are innovating through their businesses and creating lives they love.


  • Startup stories from local entrepreneurs
  • Challenges and triumphs from the trenches
  • Staying motivated through the tough times
  • Dealing with success and intelligent growth


Kitsap Business Forum Panelists-2018-11

Steven Rabago, ZEO and Founder
Zimple Money

Jason Chow, Co-Founder
Chowren Toys

Robert Spearman, President and Co-Founder
Digitalis Education Solutions, Inc.

Doors open at 7 a.m. for morning networking. Enjoy coffee and breakfast bites compliments of Port Madison Enterprises. The program starts promptly at 7:30 a.m. and finishes at 9 a.m.

We hope you can make it. Teams are encouraged to attend together.


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