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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:

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Soap maker opens store in downtown Bremerton

The maker of F.R.O.G. Soap has hopped to downtown Bremerton.

Laura Kneib had been crafting her recycled vegetable oil soap in her home on Ostrich Bay. Today she opened a store in a space on Fifth Street connected to the Admiral Theatre (and across the street from the Sun offices).

Kneib makes and sells her soaps in the store, which smells pretty amazing. She expects to expand into another space on Fifth soon. Once she’s established, Kneib will offer classes, demonstrations and soap making supplies.

The store hours are: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and closed Sundays. Contact Kneib at laura@frogsoap.com or 360-337-0934.

You can read my profile on her soap making business here.