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All too often our network of highways, pipelines, railroads, barges, ship terminals and airports goes unnoticed unless there is an accident.

For example, we don’t notice the trains delivering the chlorine that purifies our drinking water. We pay little attention to the trucks transporting gasoline for our cars and propane tanks for backyard barbecues. The fact is without trucks, trains, pipelines, barges, ships and airplanes, we couldn’t survive.   read more »

 

On July 5 and 6, our first GAMCON (Gaming, Anime and Music Convention — www.gamconvention.com/) is coming to the Kitsap Conference Center at Harborside in Bremerton. This local incarnation is similar to those which enjoy huge success in other parts of the country. West Sound Technology Association (WSTA) is a premier Kickstarter backer of this event, thanks to a generous donation on its behalf by Professional Options, a longtime WSTA supporter and sponsor. read more »

 

Later this year, Alan Mulally will leave Ford Motor Co.  On July 1, he turns the reins over to 53-year old Mark Fields, closing a storied career at Ford and Boeing.  

While he hasn’t divulged his plans, hopefully he will bring his talents to government.  Mulally inspires people with his confidence, humility and charisma. His turnaround of Ford has been spectacular.  read more »

 

We’re all familiar with car loans and home mortgages. They make it possible for consumers to make major purchases without paying cash up front. Responsibly done, everyone benefits — the purchasers, car dealers, autoworkers, realtors, construction crews and suppliers.

Uncle Sam does the same thing on an international scale with the Export-Import Bank.   read more »

 

 … the answer lies at the core of our purpose, passion, commitment to our communities’ future.

“To Survive and Thrive!” This was the overarching collective response of the economic development leaders gathered at our alliance’s recent board retreat when asked: “What’s our intention as economic development leaders — what’s the deeper purpose (the Big ”Why”) that is worthy of our best efforts to work together to develop our local and regional economy?” read more »

 

Imagine 350 college grads walking across the stage to receive their degrees in a ceremony with no valedictorian and no student honors.  That is exactly what the 2014 graduating class looked like when WGU Washington held its third graduation ceremony earlier this month.

Sounds unconventional and non-traditional?  It is, and intentionally so.   read more »

 

On May 6, 2014, our community created the largest day of charity ever in its history – the Kitsap Great Give.  On that day, over 2,000 people made donations to 200 local nonprofits totaling almost $540,000.  When you include the money donated by sponsors of the Great Give, the total amount of money raised for nonprofits was nearly $650,000!  We at Kitsap Community Foundation are grateful that the community allowed us to produce this amazing event. read more »

 

President Obama is expected to announce a new set of regulations to limit carbon emissions from coal-powered power plants — the nation’s single largest source of affordable electricity. The impact won’t hit just coal; these regulations will affect every energy user, including you.

According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Obama administration’s new regulations could drain $50 billion a year from the economy through 2030.   read more »

 

Imagine 350 college grads walking across the stage to receive their degrees in a ceremony with no valedictorian and no student honors.  That is exactly what the 2014 graduating class looked like when WGU Washington held its third graduation ceremony earlier this month.

Sounds unconventional and non-traditional?  It is, and intentionally so.   read more »

 
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