Category Archives: Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal

Mora Iced Creamery opening new factory

Mora Iced Creamery owner Jerry Perez in the new production facility that is under construction in Poulsbo on Friday, March 27, 2015. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Mora Iced Creamery owner Jerry Perez in the new production facility. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

Update: Apparently the ribbon cutting ceremony is invite-only. Apologies to anyone who put it on their calendar. 

After 10 years in business, Mora Iced Creamery is ready to go big.

The small-batch, artisnal ice cream maker will debut a new Poulsbo factory on Saturday.

At 10,000-square-feet, the facility isn’t huge. It is, however, a significant step in the evolution of the company.

Mora plans to begin offering franchises this summer, with the aim of creating 40 to 50 new locations over the next five years. The Viking Avenue factory will help Mora keep up with demand from new shops, while supplying wholesale to grocery stores and restaurants.

Mora’s original Bainbridge Island production facility could only meet the needs of the three shops in Poulsbo, Kingston and Winslow.

The Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal recently wrote about Mora’s expansion plans. You can find that story here.

October Business Journal highlights nonprofits

The October issue of the Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal is out and this month’s edition spotlights the value of nonprofit organizations, beyond just their charitable contributions.

  • Contributor Rodika Tollefson examines the importance of nonprofits as employers. She notes the YMCA added close to 300 jobs since opening its Silverdale facility.
  • Terri Gleich writes about REI’s support of local conservation groups, and how philanthropy fits into the outdoor retail giant’s business philosophy.

You can read the digital version of the journal here, peruse the KPBJ website, or pick up a paper copy at the Kitsap Sun office in Bremerton.