April 2016

New Members

Westside Chiropractic
Meg Ryan

Chunky Moose Photography
Sara O'Callaghan

Manette Yacht Club Bar
Rebecca Dove Taylor

Seeds of Grace
Karole Johnson

Olympic College
David Emmons

April Showers

I wanted to give you an update on what the DBA has been up to lately. This Summer's Rock the Dock is shaping up with headliners like Portland-base Prince tribute band Erotic City on the Fourth of July and Heart by Heart on July 9th - the band includes original Heart band members playing the music that got them into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. We are still looking for Sponsors at all levels to finish out the season.

Coming up on May 3rd is the KITSAP GREAT GIVE. A 24 hour day of giving to support Kitsap nonprofits like the Downtown Bremerton Association. [more]

Our recent and 25th annual St Patrick’s Day Parade was a huge success. A special thank you goes out to Gina Schulz for her work coordinating the event. We even had a fun pub crawl that evening bringing over 80 revelers to downtown.

We've had several very successful GreenDrinks events last month at the Roxy theatre with well over 250 guests and earlier this month with over 160 at the design & architecture firm of Rice Fergus Miller where we learned about B Corp certifications. Here’s a short video to learn more. In May we are looking at visiting the Kitsap Sun and touring the presses in the basement. DBA members are encouraged to donate door prize items.

Ladies Night Out is June 9th and there is still time to register to be a participating business. Last year's was fun and the organizers are hoping for an even better event this year. Go to our website to sign up.

Most of the board met this weekend for a half-day retreat to discuss where we are and where we should be going. We will be continuing this conversation at up coming member meetings.

Michael Goodnow, President

DBA Membership Update - April 2016