When faced with adversity and overwhelming odds stacked against you and your business, how do you pivot and reinvent?

Hear how these two entrepreneurs dug deep, got creative and found very unexpected ways to save their business and turn things around.


Utilizing your values and culture to create meaningful change
Letting go of what was in favor of new possibilities
Inspiration on finding the tenacity and fortitude to push through adversity

Panelists Alisha Weiss and Monica Downen

Alisha Weiss is the founder and CEO of Skyhawk Press in Poulsbo. She is an engineer turned entrepreneur. Alisha is passionate about telling stories through products and creative graphic design. For the past decade, her company has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world to create high-performing apparel and merchandise as well as creating from-scratch brands to scale.

Monica Downen is the owner of Monica’s Waterfront Bakery & Café in Old Town Silverdale. She is a law enforcement dispatcher turned chef. Monica is passionate about creating positive experiences for others. Since 2006, her company has nourished the community through engaged relationships. With change all around, Monica believes the ability to adapt, flex, and go with the flow are superpowers everyone can embrace.