Join us May 17th for the 2023 BIPOC Business Forum!

Join us May 17th for the 2023 BIPOC Business Forum! Main Photo

10 May 2023

Inclusion, BIPOC, Small business

Join us May 17th at the Marvin Williams Center to be inspired, share your experiences, connect with resources and enjoy networking with fellow business owners and entrepreneurs! Complimentary appetizers, networking and resource fair begin at 5:30 and program gets underway at 6pm. There is no fee to attend this event.

May 17th 5:30-8pm

Marvin Williams Center, 725 Park Avenue, Bremerton

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What to expect

Featured Presentation - Building a Business of Value with business coach, mentor and consultant Will Waverly

Listening Sessions - What is going well for your business? Obstacles? What would be helpful to grow your business? Facilitated by Grant Twyman & Rachel Askew, NEXT Consulting Firm

Resource Fair - Connect with local, regional and state organizations and technical services providers 

Networking - Enjoy complimentary appetizers and a hosted bar while getting to know more about your community and the resources available to you.




5:30 – 6:00            Open to Attendees (Networking, Refreshments, Resource tables)

6:00 – 6:15           Welcome/Overview

6:15 – 6:45           KEYNOTE: Will Waverly, Building a Business of Value

6:45 – 7:30           Listening Session/Small Groups, hosted by NEXT Organization Consulting

7:30 – 8:00           Resource Introductions / Networking / Appetizers


Featured Speaker:

Will Waverly |

Building a Business of Value

Will is a solution-oriented business leader with expertise in business operations, process, strategy development, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work. He is committed to inspiring and empowering people with the knowledge and tools they need to courageously share their unique voice and expertise in ways that are clear, drives connection, and shifts culture. He writes, teaches, lectures, and facilitates in his unique “tell-it-like-it-is'' style.

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The event is presented by the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) in partnership with the Kitsap Small Business Development Center, Kitsap StrongNAACP Unit 1134 Bremerton Branch and the Up From Slavery Initiative. Funding provided in part by the Washington State Microenterprise Association (WSMA) thanks to a grant made by the Washington State Department of Commerce.


725 Park, Bremerton, WA 98337, US