Here's a quick look at the month:
> Thursday, Aug. 7, 5 p.m. Ribbon cutting. Carrie Goller Gallery, 18801 Front St., Poulsbo
> Tuesday, Aug. 12, 7:30 a.m. Kitsap Business Forum, Cavalon Building, Silverdale
> Wedneday, Aug. 13, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Chamber luncheon, Gateway Fellowship, 18901 8th Ave. NE, Poulsbo. Speaker: John Powers, KEDA. Sponsor: New America Funding. Luau menu and crazy shirt contest.
> Thursday, Aug. 14, 5 p.m. Ribbon cutting. Hudson Auto Center. 19955 Viking Ave. Poulsbo.
> Thursday, Aug., 21, 5 p.m. President's Happy Hour. Kitsap Bank, 19725 7th Ave. NE, Poulsbo.
REMINDER ON LUNCHEON FEES
Beginning last month, Chamber luncheon fees were increased by one dollar to $18 -- if you pay in advance. If you choose to pay at the door, the price is now $20. The changes were implemented because the Chamber is faced with rising food costs at Gateway, our luncheon host, and we had been absorbing costs for no-shows.
Because headcounts are needed in advance, please RSVP by no later than 4 p.m. the Tuesday prior to the luncheon. Cancellations must be received by no later than Tuesday (the day before the luncheon) at 9 a.m. to receive a refund. The Chamber must pay for luncheons in advance, and we had been absorbing costs for late cancellations. We do not have the budget to continue this practice.
Again, thanks in advance for your cooperation and understanding.
GREATER POULSBO ECONOMY
Greater Poulsbo is a deceptively productive economy. The north end of the Kitsap Peninsula is far less dependent on military spending and the aeronautics industry, which drive the central and southern portions of the county. Diversity is the common denominator, from the "big dogs" like Gravitec, Watson, Avalara, Trulife, Marine View Beverage, and Twiss Labs, to the unique entrepreneurships like Blue Frog Solar, Well Being Health Center, Valley Nursery, Orbea Signs and Marina Market.
We're best known for our vibrant, waterfront shopping district, but our economic drivers may also be found along the Highway 305 corridor, or in the Marketplace District (known to locals as Olhava), or in the vast Twelve Trees business complex, nestled in the trees along the Hood Canal.
"Business is booming in Greater Poulsbo is not a cliché -- it's a fact.
VELKOMMEN TIL POULSBO
Poulsbo, commonly referred to as"Little Norway on the Fjord," is full of breathtaking scenery and a great variety of attractions. Nowhere in the Pacific Northwest will you find this combination for visitors to enjoy in a weekend or for an extended stay. Nestled in a valley between majestic Olympic and Cascade Mountain ranges, this authentic Norwegian community invites you to experience nature's beauty, Scandinavian hospitality and old world charm. Combining that heritage with friendly businesses makes this area an enriching and captivating place to visit.
Explore the heart of Poulsbo on Front Street with its wonderful old murals, world famous bakeries, arts and crafts galleries, and specialty shops. Poulsbo also has several additional shopping areas that range from "big box" stores to small hometown shops in Poulsbo Village, along Highway 305 and Viking Avenue, and the Olhava area. Poulsbo hosts annual ethnic events such as Viking Fest, Scandia Midsommarfest and Yule Fest. See our event calendar for those dates.
Stop by the Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce office to pick up Chamber or Visitor information. You will find us at 19735 10th Avenue NE, Suite S100 (across the highway from Elmer's). Our chamber draws its strength from nearly 400 businesses, organizations, and individuals that support the association through their memberships.