Semi-Finalists Announced For Local Small Business Competition

The edg3 FUND — Kitsap Bank’s small business competition that recognizes local businesses devoted to the success of the community economically, socially, and environmentally — has announced this year’s 16 semi-finalists.

This year, Kitsap Bank received many applications from entrepreneurs in a wide range of industries from throughout Western Washington. “We are excited to have received applications from a number of very promising companies,” said Tony George, Kitsap Bank President and COO.

The 16 semi-finalists will move on to the semi-final round, where the public will vote on the winner. The semi-finalist companies are:

  • Bushel & Barrel Ciderhouse – Poulsbo
  • Cascade Hygiene – Bremerton
  • Grounded, LLC – Bremerton
  • Home Made Café – Port Orchard
  • Kayak Brinnon – Brinnon
  • KnifeForkSpoon – Gig Harbor
  • Little Gray Farms Escargots – Quilcene
  • Longship Marine – Poulsbo
  • Morel Compass Mushrooms and Company – Port Angeles
  • Mystery Bay Sails and Canvas – Nordland
  • Office Xpats LLC – Bainbridge Island
  • Saboteur Bakery Inc. – Bremerton
  • Set and Drift Shellfish – Port Ludlow
  • Slippery Pig Brewery LLC – Poulsbo
  • SpringRain Farm & Orchard – Chimacum
  • Vinder, Inc. – Port Townsend

“All of these innovative and hardworking business people are doing great things to promote a sustainable community, and we were honored that they invested their time and effort to join our contest,” said George.

Voting will take place online September 18 to 29 at, where the public can vote for their favorite company. Voting will assist in choosing the top five finalists who will go on to compete in a live competition on Thursday, November 16 at Harborside Conference Center in Bremerton. The five finalists will present to a live audience and a panel of judges who will chose a winner to leave with the grand prize of $20,000. They also will award a $5,000 Community edg3 Award to one business from the semi-finalists who best exemplifies the spirit of community.



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