2023 Fall BIPOC Business Forum

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Featured speaker: Jenefeness Franke, MBA

Award-Winning Coach, Visionary, Educator, Author, Entrepreneur and Speaker, Jenefeness Franke provides commercial financial planning  that focuses on financial wellbeing. She helps businesses achieve profit maximization, revenue stream expansion, manage risks, improve credit and cash flow.  Jenefeness was recognized by the Washington State University as the 2021 MLK Jr Distinguished Service Award recipient for displaying altruism and being dedicated to community. Learn more at fiscalfinesse.net 

Networking & Resource Tables: 5:00-5:30 pm and 7:30- 8:00pm. Program runs from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. 

Other highlights:

Panel Discussion: Access to Capital featuring representatives from Business Impact NW, Craft3, Chase Bank, Connections Credit Union, Kitsap Credit Union, and Peninsula Credit Union  

Listening Sessions - Your business financing challenges? Creative Solutions and advice from lenders & business counselors

Resource Fair - Connect with local and regional lenders and business experts

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


There is no cost to attend this event.  Register now!



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


Please join us in thanking our event sponsors: