BUSINESS BRIEFS — Networking group plans Sequim seminar Thursday

Peninsula Daily News

SEQUIM — BNI, a networking organization specializing in business referrals among members, is holding a new-chapter seminar at the Black Bear Diner, 1471 E. Washington St., from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

Participants can network with business professionals looking to build their business by referral.

Attendees should bring business cards and be prepared to talk to other business professionals.

For more information about this event or BNI, phone Executive Director Micki Peak at 360-649-6589 or email micki@bnipnw.com.



Small businesses

PORT ORCHARD — Applications are being accepted for Kitsap Bank’s Edg3 Fund small-business competition.

The bank will award a $20,000 cash prize to a business that is having a positive impact on the community economically, socially or environmentally.

“We think there are a lot of innovative businesses with creative ideas in our local market that we don’t yet know,” Kitsap Bank President and CEO Anthony George said.

“With this competition, we hope to uncover some of these hidden gems, fund a creative, sustainable business idea and help to take it to the next level.”

The six-week application period runs through July 13.

To download the application and rules, visit www.kitsapbank.com/edg3-fund.

After the application period ends, semifinalists will be chosen, with public voting taking place through Kitsap Bank’s Facebook page.

Finalists will be selected by public vote to present their pitches at a live event Sept. 10 at the Kitsap Conference Center in Bremerton.

An independent panel of judges will determine the winner.

For-profit small businesses based in Western Washington are encouraged to apply.

The business needs to have a commitment to its idea and concept and make the case for how the prize money will give the business an edge, George said.

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