OlyKraut advances to finals of business competition

Olympia sauerkraut business, OlyKraut, has advanced to the finals of Kitsap Bank’s edge3Fund small business competition. The winner takes home $20,000.

Kitsap Bank received about 70 business applications for the competition. That number was cut to 16 and then five, including OlyKraut.

The remaining business owners will pitch their businesses before a live audience and three judges at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Harborside Conference Center in Bremerton.

The other businesses in competition: Monica’s Waterfront Bakery & Cafe, Silverdale; Moonlight Farm, Quilcene; Pawzii Inc., Seattle; With Respect, Port Orchard.

The competition was created by Kitsap Bank to recognize business owners dedicated to growing their community economically, socially or environmentally, according to a news release.