The Bainbridge Island Economic Council
will host government, transportation and high-tech experts at
its Bainbridge Island Economic Vitality conference Saturday.
The "Boats, Bytes & Buildings" conference is designed
to address where the island is headed.
The list of speakers includes U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee,
D-Bainbridge Island; Mike Thorne, chief executive officer for
Washington State Ferries; Richard Hayes, Kitsap Transit
director; Ed Stern, Poulsbo city councilman and supporter of
broadband initiatives; and Stan Finley, director of franchise
and government relations for Comcast.
Other local speakers will address island residential,
business and government projects. A tour of the island's
proposed Japanese memorial site is planned as well.
A continental breakfast and luncheon are available for
those who pay a $25-per-person registration fee. The
conference is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Bainbridge High
School lounge area.
Register by visiting Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce,
590 Winslow Way E, or by calling the chamber at (206)