Business news — June 19, 2019

Kitsap Bank ups prize for 2019 edg3 FUND competition

Kitsap Bank announced the sixth-annual edg3 FUND small business competition today with an increased grand prize of $25,000.

The edg3 FUND is the bank’s annual small business competition recognizing entrepreneurs dedicated to growing community in three ways: economically, socially and environmentally. An edg3 FUND informational workshop is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, at Olympic

College in Poulsbo; there is no charge or obligation. All interested parties are asked to register at

The edg3 FUND application period opens Monday, July 1, and runs through 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 31. Interested entrepreneurs and small business owners are directed to the bank’s website, www.kitsap, to access official rules and application.

Sequim Bee Farm won the $20,000 edg3 FUND small business competition in 2018.

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