Five small businesses are finalists in edg3 FUND competition

A winner will be selected Nov. 15 at Bremerton event

PORT ORCHARD — Kitsap Bank’s edg3 FUND Live event, which is the culmination of a competition between small-business finalists from Port Orchard, Bremerton, Port Angeles, Chimacum and Tacoma, will take place Nov. 15 in Bremerton.

The event is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Kitsap Conference Center, 100 Washington Ave.

The winner of the edg3 FUND award will be selected from the following five finalists: Compost Manufacturing Alliance, LLC of Port Orchard; HandiMaps of Tacoma; Kodama Farm and Food Forest of Chimacum; Sequim Bee Farm of Port Angeles; and Wood Originals, LLC of Bremerton.

The small-business winner will be selected as a result of its written proposal, feedback from business members in the community, a video presentation and interviews with the judges. The owners/operators of those businesses will each give a live presentation to the audience at the event. Shortly afterward, the winner of the award will be announced. The winning small business will take home a $20,000 grand prize.

A $5,000 cash prize also will be awarded to the business that wins the Community edg3 Award for best exemplifying community spirit and generosity of its time and expertise. The winner will be selected from the 15 small businesses that earlier were named semifinalists.

Tickets can be reserved at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3617964.

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