Bainbridge Businesses Win!

January 10th, 2014

776705_t607This past year was a great one for many businesses on Bainbridge Island.  If you are a local or a frequent visitor of this town, then you’ve certainly noticed the influx of shoppers this year, especially during the summer months and holiday season!  Google recently revealed their 2013 eCity Award winners for each state in the nation, and they named Bainbridge Island as the number one online business community in Washington!!

It states on the website, “Bainbridge Island…has more than just epic scenery: its bakers, fudge-makers and artists are using the web to stay connected with visitors long after they’ve snapped their last photos”.

Bainbridge Bakers is one local business that has taken their presence online, and has ran with it.  Armed with a frequently updated Facebook page and Instagram account, owner Michael Loudon shares moments from important local events as well as images and updates on his bakery’s delicious food and drink.  Bainbridge Bakers is currently undergoing construction on their second location right by the ferry terminal in the Island Gateway complex.

Other businesses, in addition to their Facebook pages, are using ecommerce to stay connected with customers.  Eleven Winery, The Traveler, and we here at Parfitt Way (Pegasus Coffee House and the Harbour Public House)…these are just a few businesses that have made it easy for customers to shop for their products online long after they have taken the ferry back to the mainland.

2013 was indeed a great year for local business as you can also read about 2013 and indicators for 2014 on the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance Website

For more information on the eCity awards, visit