Having The Private And Public Sector Work Together For Positive Development
Welcome to vBBC, year2-week9, with special guest Ed Stern, who will give an overview of how all jurisdictions and multi-jurisdictional organizations (city/county/regional/state) work together to establish comp plans and distribute funds from federal and state.
Ed Stern ([email protected]) is a longtime Poulsbo city council member since 1997. Serving many capacities and boards, regionally and statewide, Ed’s particular focus has been economic development, with an emphasis on public broadband and higher education opportunities. He has also served as Liaison to the Suquamish Tribe since relationships were formalized in 2005.
In the private sector, Ed headed up a Financial Advisory branch office in the West Sound region, establishing in 1986 the first West Sound Edward D. Jones & Co and in 1996 Piper Jaffray & Co. In 2019 he sold his now-private consultancy and retired.
A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Ed majored in Special Education, with which he was employed in Livingston, Montana, before becoming that city’s first Community Development Director from 1978 to 1986. Ed brings a unique perspective of both private sector and public sector strengths and weaknesses, and how to pair the two together.
Notes from this week’s fascinating meeting: vBBC_Year2.9_14Mayl2021.
Be here – like virtually – be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurials, we all be business wise! Really.
So Invite your friends and associates to join this strangely virtual-in-the-cloud event in real e-time and real e-space … and another delicious cup of vBBC!
(vBBC OfficeXpats hosted Zoom link is in BBC Newsletter. If you wish to attend, contact Dave Kragen [email protected].)
Exciting BBC Notices, News, Events
13 May, Noon-1:03. Accelerate Kitsap Launch & Learn Thursday Business Workshop Events: “Google My Business” – w/ Tory Smith Felkey. Registration: eventbrite.com/e/google-my-business-an-important-overview-tickets-149235933695.
Fort Ward Armature Radio Club sponsors Island Blood Drive: Join with the Fort Ward Amateur Radio Club (FWARC) and other Bainbridge Island community groups to donate a pint of blood as we emerge out of the COVID pandemic. Looking for an October date for the event. Info flier: FWARC_PressRelease.pdf.
LARGE ART STUDIOS: “Large Art Studios at Day Road Industrial Park still has one studio available for rent to local artist.” Info at Steve Rabago’s FB page: facebook.com/groups/359999091592636/user/1019146202/.
“Peace Peloton” (w/ Doc Wilson). Peaceful demonstration on bicycles (peacepeloton.com). Sophia Conti’s 181 Black-owned businesses nationwide: websiteplanet.com/blog/
Bainbridge Island General Store (bainbridgeislandgeneralstore.
Washington Tourism Alliance ShowWaLove campaign: if your business serves visitors and offers an ecommerce gift card, you can sign up to have your business represented. Visit the WTA program at ShowWALove.com. See the campaign promotional video youtube.com. Washington State businesses can sign up to participate in the program at. Thank you, Chris Mueller, visitbainbridgeisland.org.
Kitsap Economic Development Alliance: New upcoming KEDA events! Kitsap Digital Hour, 1st Thursday every month, 11:00 AM. More info at: https://kitsapeda.org.
Compass And Clock Spring/Summer 2021 issue is out – compassandclock.com – Senior Info & Support Newsletter.
Honoring George Floyd & other victims of American systemic racism & police violence – the work for lasting change must continue: blacklivesmatter.com.
Bainbridge Recovers: bainbridgeislandcovid19.