If you were here at Vibe a few weeks back, you might have caught the sparkling Nancy Bos strike a pose in the hallway with hot property in her hands: a desk nameplate with an engraved “Like a Boss.” A vocologist, author, singer, voice-over artist, thought leader, musician AND part-time Vibe community host, Nancy greets everyone who comes through the door in a beautifully modulated voice.
To say that the Kitsap Bank edg3 FUND competition is inspiring is an understatement. Lucky for us, the Kitsap Bank edg3 Center calls Vibe Coworks home, making it uber easy to pop in and chat with Janet Silcott to learn more about her, the edg3 FUND competition and Kitsap Bank’s larger vision for what our region’s entrepreneurial future holds.
Last week’s Zero proof: Uncovering the potential of the booze-free drinking boom at Vibe Coworks was the ultimate #sobernotboring pre-funk to National Mocktail Week. Bringing together the most unlikely of voices to talk about something that’s been overlooked for far too long—the utter dearth of delicious, sophisticated drink options sans alcohol—Zero Proof was an open dialogue on the very leadership, innovation and cultural disruption that defines the community and entrepreneurial culture at Vibe.
With understated elegance, eyes as bright as crystal blue persuasion and an engaging warm-heartedness, Marnie Clark claims the elephant as her spirit animal. As the founder of National Mocktail Week, Marnie’s vision is all about inclusivity. “For those who don’t drink alcohol, whatever their reasons, I want them to be able to walk in anywhere and feel that they have choices that are fun and taste great. Everyone should be able to join in festivities, whether they’re out and about or at home. That’s why I started creating my own recipes. This is a whole new movement for celebrating the good life.”
In another life, Mary Mason may well have been one of those favorite, super-cozy sweaters you inherited from a loved one. Hip and a bit hippy-like; softened with comfort; quirkily colorful yet somewhat low-key. She’s also a statement for metamorphosis, which her new budding consultancy, The Mpath, embraces.
Ed Hallda is a study in contrasts: animated and reserved; quick on his feet and a quietly deep thinker; enigmatic and open; a would-be comedian/actor but a tech innovator by trade. He delivers witty one-liners along with stories that wrap you up, full of color, character and complexity.
With the help of Poulsbo City Mayor Becky Erickson, the Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce and nearly 300 other special guests, the Vibe Coworks Grand Opening Party was more than a just another ribbon cutting: it was a legit celebration of our move into The Centennial and all of the hard work, triumphs and shared achievements that have gotten us to where we are today. The pics are most certainly worth a share, but so too, are the remarks made by Vibe Cofounder and CEO Alanna Imbach.
Committed to the people and causes she cares about most, Kathryn Owen captures what makes human beings tick—and wildlife, too. As a professional evaluator, her job is to uncover the truth, and it’s one she takes seriously, helping people think clearly about what they’re hoping to accomplish and then figuring out how to make that happen.
Maggie, Maggie, Maggie Moore. Her name has a certain ring to it and, in person, she comes alive with all the bells and whistles of a committed professional. That’s because Maggie’s on the move to help make Olympic Community Health (OCH) a sustaining force—one to be reckoned with, providing strategic care and support services for the locals she and her team look out for across Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap counties.
Whether you’re changing jobs or launching a company, Brett Eddy is your go-to guy. With a spark of mischief in his eyes and a quick smile, he’s recognized for being an innovative business leader in the Kitsap County boom. Brett’s presence is intensely focused; he’s no nonsense. But he is also motivated by compassion for up-and-comers who are testing the waters of entrepreneurship.
We're big on real, authentic human stories about the people who make up our greater Kitsap community. Lucky for all of us, that community includes Magnolia Forest School founders and educators, Jenny Stokes and Brandyn Boyd, two of the West Sound's leading forest school educators.
All across the globe, startup ecosystems are exploding, with varying levels of success. Will Kitsap and the greater West Sound region be next? Many of us believe the answer can be yes.