BUSINESS BRIEFS — Newcomers’ lunch is set for Sept. 2 in Port Angeles . . . and other items

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — The Newcomers’ September luncheon will be held at the Red Lion Hotel, 221 N. Lincoln St., on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

Socializing begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by a buffet lunch.

Patty McManus, marketing manager for Nash’s Farm, will talk about the fall bounty found in this area.

She will share tips on growing and harvesting organic vegetables and what grows best in the area.

She’ll also speak about the special programs, including the “weeder’s exchange,” that Nash’s offers.

Those interested should RSVP by noon Friday, Aug. 29, by phoning 360-504-2522.

Newcomers is a nonprofit organization on the North Olympic Peninsula that tries to help area residents get involved with local activities.

Contest finalists

PORT ORCHARD — A Quilcene company and four other finalists have been chosen for the inaugural Kitsap Bank edg3 Fund small-business competition.

The five companies, chosen by a public vote from a group of 16 semi-finalists, will move on to compete in the final phase of the competition, edg3 Fund Live, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at the Kitsap Conference Center at Harborside in Bremerton.

Selected as finalists:

■ Moonlight Farm, Quilcene

■ With Respect, Port Orchard

■ Monica’s Waterfront Bakery & Café, Silverdale

■ OlyKraut, Olympia

■ Pawzii Inc., Bremerton

At edg3 Fund Live, the finalists will present their pitches before a live audience and an independent panel of judges.

The winner will get $20,000.

Tickets for the edg3 Fund Live on Sept. 10 are available by going to (click on edg3 Fund).

The mission of edg3 Fund is to recognize entrepreneurs dedicated to growing their community in three ways: economically, socially or environmentally.

The bank received nearly 70 applications from entrepreneurs throughout Western Washington representing industries ranging from food/beverages and tourism to arts, education and agriculture.

Last modified: August 21. 2014 7:27PM
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