Six Kitsap companies in running for $20k prize

Smithshyre Farm
Who wouldn’t give this guy $20,000? Smithshyre farm in Poulsbo.

Kitsap Bank announced 16 semifinalists its $20,000 edg3 FUND competition Wednesday, and the list includes six Kitsap companies.

Nearly 60 businesses applied, according to a new release from the bank.

It just so happens we’ve written about all the local semifinalists at one time or another. Here’s the list of Kitsap hopefuls, with links to our stories:

Coyote Woodshop, Bainbridge Island (Kitsap Sun story)

F.R.O.G. Soap, Bremerton (Kitsap Sun story)

Kitsap Fresh, Poulsbo (KPBJ story)

Lisa Stirrett Glass Art Studio, Silverdale (Kitsap Sun story)

Purpose Boutique, Bremerton (Kitsap Sun story)

The Smithshyre, Poulsbo (KPBJ story and Meegan Reid photo above)

A public vote will help narrow the field of contenders September. Five finalists will give presentations during a live event Nov. 12 at Kitsap Conference Center in Bremerton, and the winner will be announced the same day.

The edg3 FUND contest recognizes businesses that contribute to their communities economically, socially and environmentally.

See the rest of the semifinalists below:

— Aquor Water Systems, Seattle

— Bada Bean NW, Port Angeles

— Barefoot Athletic Company, Redmond

— Combat Flip Flops, Bellevue

— Community Supported Biocycling, Seattle

— Little Gray Farms Escargots, LLC, Quilcene

— Moonlight Farm, Quilcene

— Nurturing Expressions, LLC, Seattle

— OlyKraut, LLC, Olympia

— Propolis Brewing, Port Townsend

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