Category: Businesses and Community Resources

Community Grants Cycle Awards Record $561,492 in Local Grants

BCF signBainbridge Community Foundation’s 2022 Community Grants Cycle (CGC) awarded a record-setting amount of $561,492 in grants to local nonprofits, which greatly exceeds the previous high mark of $507,313 awarded in 2020. Not only was BCF proud to award these grants, …

New City Manager Blair King is Finding His Way and Getting Things Done!

Blair King Bainbridge Island City Manager For Bainbridge Island City Manager Blair King local governance is every thing.

“A city provides an array of services and is the closest (governmental entity) to the public,” he says unabashedly. “What drives me crazy is that people think the …

Don’t Miss the Rotary Auction, There’s a Good Deal for Everyone!

Rotary Auction of Bainbridge Island 2022 logoIf you’ve never attended the Bainbridge Island Rotary Auction and Rummage Sale, this may be the year to do so. Donations are up after the event was held mostly online over the past two years – due to the …

VOLUNTEER SHORTAGE THREATENS HOMETOWN PARADE & GO4 BEER/WINE GARDEN

HELP SAVE THE GRAND OLD 4TH - WE NEED YOU LOGO courtesy of the Bainbridge Island Chamber of CommerceHELP SAVE THE GRAND OLD 4TH!

The return of the traditional Bainbridge July 4th celebrations has been met by excitement, sponsorships, and large numbers of parade and street fair applications. 

Based on 40% more people attending Poulsbo’s recent Viking Fest …

Looking for a fun Volunteer Experience? Try the Rotary Auction.

Rotary Auction of Bainbridge Island 2022 logoWhat’s one of the most fun volunteer activities you can do on the island? Many would contend that it’s spending time “working” at the Bainbridge Island Rotary Auction.

Tonight (June 6) kicks off the start – and return to live …

American Legion Celebrates Memorial Day the Old Fashioned Way, With Ceremony!

American Flag image by Margaret MillmoreFor most Americans – and most islanders for that matter – the Memorial Day holiday is just another day off from work, and a chance to spend time camping, doing yard work, or hanging out with friends and family. But

Island Volunteer Caregivers Community Assessment Survey is Here – Learn How You Can Help!

Island Volunteer Caregivers logoIsland Volunteer Caregivers (IVC) is excited to announce the launch of its Community Assessment Survey called Growing Older on Bainbridge Island: A Community Survey to residents 65+ and older as well as those under 65 with a medical disability.

The …

Bainbridge Community Foundation – Growing a Vibrant Community for Generations to Come

What do trees and nonprofits on Bainbridge Island have in common? The answer: We have a lot of both. On the surface, trees and nonprofits are very similar as they are essential and beneficial to any community. However, just like …

City Manager Blair King to present at BBC on Friday!

Blair King, Bainbridge Island City ManagerBainbridge Island City Manager (bainbridgewa.gov) Blair King will be the keynote speaker Friday May 13 at the regular Bainbridge Business Connection (BBC) group meeting. The BBC is a loosely-knit amalgam of entrepreneurs and small business people who meet …

Entrepreneur Graeme Esarey’s Quest to Make Sustainable Outdoor Equipment is Impressive!

Graeme Esarey, owner and founder of IgnikGraeme Esarey, owner and founder of Ignik, a Bainbridge Island-based sustainable outdoor heating products maker, could be a character in a novel.

Moby Dick comes to mind, with a little bit of Around the World in 80 Days thrown …

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