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Thanks Giving, a Thanksgiving Message from Bremerton Chamber of Commerce

Thanks Giving & Looking Ahead

November 12, 2020 / Denise Frey

Thanks Giving amidst it all

If there’s one thing (and there might only be one thing right now) we can all agree upon, it’s the fact that November should be a time of Thanks Giving. Despite a pandemic, social and political unrest, and stores being filled with Christmas merchandise immediately after Halloween, most of us want to turn our focus to friends, family and what the Thanksgiving holiday will look like this year in the middle of a pandemic.

The challenges of 2020 have been many. Those of us who are employed and business owners who have been able to weather this storm should and do feel gratitude. We have watched as others have lost their jobs and walked away from their businesses. Yet there are many who have survived and even thrived and there are new businesses springing up through the cracks of the sidewalk.

Strategic Planning Retreat

Bremerton Chamber of Commerce is going into what could be referred to as a Fall Frenzy of Planning. New Board Chairman David Emmons is bringing the board together later this month for a Strategic Planning Retreat. Those of you who have been involved with the Chamber over the past two years know that we’ve been focused on relevance and impact, adding depth to issue-related advocacy and bringing those issues to you directly for your input. We’ll be sharing the outcomes of the retreat with you in January and hope to engage you in both new and old ways!

As we focus on Thanksgiving this November, let’s be especially conscious of those who are continuing to deal with major challenges and loss due to the pandemic’s ongoing impact on local businesses and their employees. Employers, hang in there and continue to support your employees and let us know how we can help.

Image call to advertise with the Bremerton Chamber of CommerceThanks Giving: Our Commitment to Local

And let’s continue our commitment to shopping local whenever we can. Let’s support our local businesses that are still open and explore those that are opening now. Bremerton may be evolving but it will always be B-town!

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Thanks Giving, a Thanksgiving Message from Bremerton Chamber of Commerce

Thanks Giving & Looking Ahead

By Denise Frey | November 12, 2020

November 12, 2020 / Denise Frey Thanks Giving amidst it all If there’s one thing (and there might only be one thing right now) we can all agree upon, it’s the fact that November should be a time of Thanks Giving. Despite a pandemic, social and political unrest, and stores being filled with Christmas merchandise…

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Bremerton Chamber of Commerce Pivot Awards

LOCAL BUSINESSES PIVOT

By Denise Frey | October 2, 2020

October 2, 2020 / Denise Frey The Pulse of Local Businesses As we enter the seventh month of the COVID19 Pandemic of 2020, Bremerton Chamber of Commerce continues to keep its thumb on the pulse of local businesses.  Many of our businesses continue to persevere, displaying the same fortitude shown when they opened their doors…

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It’s NOT Just About Downtown!

By Denise Frey | July 19, 2019

No doubt about it, Downtown Bremerton is experiencing a renaissance. Not that long ago, Bremerton’s reputation was tainted with people still lamenting the migration of retail businesses from downtown Bremerton to the commercial oasis of Silverdale and the resulting impact both downtown and along the SR303 Corridor.

More recently however, the launch of Kitsap Transit’s Fast Ferry, our “still more affordable than Seattle” housing and the subsequent relocation of young professionals, families and businesses to Bremerton is causing quite a buzz. Investors are also paying attention to Bremerton. The designation of downtown Bremerton as a federal Opportunity Zone has attracted revitalization investment, the result of which we can see in the development of Quincy and Marina Squares. One might think that it’s all about what’s going on downtown.

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Bremerton Chamber of Commerce Summer Tourism

June means Summer and Summer means Tourism and Tourism means Business

By Denise Frey | June 1, 2019

Bremerton is cool (even on a hot day like today!) We who live and work in Bremerton know that. And now more and more people from other places are realizing that Bremerton is a cool place to visit as well.

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Why does the Bremerton Chamber of Commerce Host the Annual Armed Forces Day Parade?

Why does the Bremerton Chamber of Commerce Host the Annual Armed Forces Day Parade?

By Denise Frey | May 1, 2019

In order to answer that question, I’ll have to provide a little history.

First, there is no doubt that Bremerton is a proud Navy town! Bremerton was born in 1891, the same year as Naval Base Kitsap and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, and the two have been inextricably entwined ever since.

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Bremerton Chamber of Commerce. We've Been Springing Forward!

We’ve Been Springing Forward!

By Denise Frey | April 1, 2019

As I look back on the past six months I’m struck with how much we’ve been able to accomplish in such a short time. While some of our efforts are still in process, we’re already beginning to see impact.

Our Membership and Marketing Committees are in full swing and a new Member Ambassador Program will be launched soon. Our website is in the process of being redesigned and a new Chamber rack card has taken the place of an outdated booklet and is now being used for membership promotion.

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Bremerton Chamber of Commerce.Let's Give a Shout Out to our local Road Crews and Emergency Workers!

Let’s Give a Shout Out to our Local Road Crews and Emergency Workers!

By Denise Frey | February 1, 2019

In case you haven’t seen what’s been going on outside, Bremerton has been hit with a record level of snowfall and now we’re all dealing with the aftermath.

We know that many of our local businesses have not been able to open their doors and others are busier than ever with insurance claims and car repairs. Most of us have remained at home, off the roads and safe from the treacherous conditions.

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The New Year Welcomes Change for the Bremerton Chamber of Commerce

The New Year Welcomes Change for the Bremerton Chamber of Commerce

By Denise Frey | January 1, 2019

It’s a New Year and one that we expect to be full of change here in Bremerton and especially here at the Chamber of Commerce.

As you know, I’ve spent the last three months listening to a lot of you as you share your stories and perspectives as they relate to your relationship with the Chamber. We’ve sent out a survey to our entire membership, asking you questions that will help us determine how best to serve you in the coming months and years. I now know that many of you love the Chamber, attend our monthly luncheons regularly and believe you get a lot from your membership.

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