Kitsap business briefs

Rogerson to Retire
From Kitsap Credit
Union in March
Ron Rogerson, Kitsap Credit Union senior vice president and chief marketing officer, will retire March 1.
Before joining the credit union, Rogerson worked for KBRO-AM and FM radio, including a stint as station manager, and was the play-by-play voice of local high school sports for more than 10 years. He also has been a local business owner and held key positions at two other area financial institutions.
Rogerson has been a member of the Silverdale Rotary for more than
20 years, is a former Olympic College trustee, is a past president of the Kitsap Mental Health Foundation Board of directors and the Kitsap-Bremerton Athletic Roundtable.
“My over 14-year tenure at Kitsap Credit Union has been the most gratifying, rewarding, exciting and fun experience of my over forty year professional career,” Rogerson said. “ Oh, what a fantastic ride it has been!”
Business Calendar

Jan. 8
What: Washington Community Alliance for Self-Help will hold an orientation Jan. 8 for an eight-week winter business development training class that begins Jan. 11 in Bremerton. The training is free to low-income households, and the only charge is $40 for the course workbook. Topics for the business training include learning how to start your business, from licenses, taxes, insurances to managing time. Class sessions also cover developing the business concept, sales and marketing, calculating the break-even point, learning cash flow techniques, developing pricing, preparing financial statements, designing sales and marketing plans.
When: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: The Communitas Building, 920 Park Ave. in Bremerton.
Pre-registration & Info: E-mail to or call (206) 914-4824 or (360) 698-4088.

Jan. 12
What: Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce will meet Jan. 12 for its monthly luncheon with Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson discussing Poulsbo in general.
When: 11:30 a.m. networking; noon luncheon.
Where: Kiana Lodge, 14976 Sandy Hook Road in Suquamish.

Jan. 13
What: Jay Manning, a South Kitsap native and chief of staff to Gov. Chris Gregoire, will speak at the Jan. 13 membership luncheon of the Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce. He will update members on the state budget.
When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: McCormick Woods Banquet Room in Port Orchard.
Cost: $20 prepaid for members or $22 at the door; $22 for non-members.
Reservations: Required by Jan. 11 online at or by calling (360) 876-3505.
Kitsap Sun staff

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