BBC Friday 30 September 2016 – “Your Board Of Directors” XLR8 Kitsap

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me scurvy seadogs, as serial entrepreneurs, we’re all business wise!

So invite your friends and associates to come join us for this exciting non-virtual non-cloud event in real time and real space…and another delicious cup of BBC!

BBC@OfficeXpats – 403 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Is., Upstairs At the Pavilion

OfficeXpats7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 “Your Board Of Directors” – XLR8 Kitsap
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

Sincerely,
BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC

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Other Really Big BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

TheChannelTHE CHANNEL (thechannelbainbridge.com), Bainbridge Island Chamber Newsletter is published quarterly, with free print copies and an interactive online version. Let the Chamber know what you think, and what else you might like to see:info@bainbridgechamber.com

BIComm_100dpi_200px_RGBThe Bainbridge Island Brand and website filled with valuable resources and local Island news, events, and business cool stuff: Go there. Be cool:bainbridgebusinessresources.com.

REMINDER – For BBC Regular Members: Sign up on our Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List. As BBC Regular Members, make your business/contact info available for the BBC community and website. Follow link (form courtesy of Annette Walker) & fill out List contact info:http://bit.ly/1mZGKfR

Special thanks to our friends at Toastmasters Bainbridge. Two clubs on the Island: The Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org and The Evening Editionuspeakeasy.com.

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BBC Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridge.com
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Kitsap SCORE kitsapscore.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Space Craft – Performance Arts Space Station On Earth SpaceCraftPresents.org
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association bainbridgedowntown.org
Kitsap County Emergency Management kitsapdem.org

BBC Friday 23 September 2016 – Smashing Ideas! w/ Antonio Holguin

antonioholguinJoin us this BBC Friday for a fascinating journey into the world of Smashing Ideas – with creative ideationist and Design Director, Antonio Holguin (very significant other to delightful BBC regular Rowena Holquin, Universal Associate, Umpqua Bank, and artisan-owner of Bella Eva Soaps).

“Your Catalyst for Change. Since 1996, Smashing Ideas has helped our clients plan, create and evolve the most engaging digital experiences possible.” [smashingideas.com/about/]

smashingideaslogoMotivational UX™Motivational UX  (“user experience“) is a customer-centric approach to innovation that applies decades of multi-disciplinary research in behavioral psychology, user experience, and game design thinking to technology solutions. Contact: smashingideas.com  /  antoniothegreatest@gmail.com

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Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me scurvy seadogs, as serial entrepreneurs, we’re all business wise!

So invite your friends and associates to come join us for this exciting non-virtual non-cloud event in real time and real space…and another delicious cup of BBC!

BBC@OfficeXpats – 403 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Is., Upstairs At the Pavilion

OfficeXpats7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 “Smashing Ideas!” w/ Antonio Holguin
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

Sincerely,
BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC

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OfficeXpats_logoBIFireworks-179x30022 September 2016, Double Bill: OfficeXpats 5th Anniversary Celebration & Chamber After Hours, 5:30-7:30 PM. Woo Hoo! OfficeXpats will be open to the wider community for great snacks, drinks, maybe a champagne toast thrown in. Expect a good crowd for networking or just feeling the energy and community! More info on OfficeXpats Event On Facebook.
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Other Really Big BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

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22 September 2016, Thursday, West Sound Technology Association annual Western Washington Summit @ Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort. This year’s theme is “Building Cross Regional Partnerships: Active Plays for Opportunity and Growth.”  Keynote speaker: Michael Schutzler, CEO Washington Technology Industry Association. Begins at 10:30 AM. For more Info & to RSVP: westsoundtechnology.org.

24 September 2016 – The Kitsap Chordsmen & Main Street present A Roegiers & Hemingway Production, “House Rules.” Two shows, 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Bremerton High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets: $15-$25. singkitsap.org (360-337-7464).

TheChannelTHE CHANNEL (thechannelbainbridge.com), Bainbridge Island Chamber Newsletter is published quarterly, with free print copies and an interactive online version. Let the Chamber know what you think, and what else you might like to see:info@bainbridgechamber.com

BIComm_100dpi_200px_RGBThe Bainbridge Island Brand and website filled with valuable resources and local Island news, events, and business cool stuff: Go there. Be cool:bainbridgebusinessresources.com.

REMINDER – For BBC Regular Members: Sign up on our Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List. As BBC Regular Members, make your business/contact info available for the BBC community and website. Follow link (form courtesy of Annette Walker) & fill out List contact info:http://bit.ly/1mZGKfR

Special thanks to our friends at Toastmasters Bainbridge. Two clubs on the Island: The Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org and The Evening Editionuspeakeasy.com.

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BBC Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridge.com
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Kitsap SCORE kitsapscore.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Space Craft – Performance Arts Space Station On Earth SpaceCraftPresents.org
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association bainbridgedowntown.org
Kitsap County Emergency Management kitsapdem.org

BBC Friday 16 September 2016: “Island Power” – Right For Bainbridge?

islandpower3cIs Island Power Right For Bainbridge? Get the full story from Jane Lindley and Steve Johnson, co-founders of Island Power.

Island Power is an initiative to put a measure on the next possible ballot to create a municipal electric utility. Greener power, local control, jobs: “…there is a clear and compelling relationship between public ownership and the ability of communities to get off of dirty energy.” (Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything.)

janelindleyJane Lindley is also the past president of Sustainable Bainbridge.  Bainbridge resident for over 20 years, Jane has volunteered for the past 5 years for a number of local nonprofits, including Bainbridge Island Land Trust, Great Peninsula Conservancy, and Arms Around Bainbridge. Prior to that Jane worked as the Director of Development and Operations for a software company outside of Boston, MA. Jane on LinkedIn linkedin.com/in/superwebgroup

steve_smStephen Johnson was for 23 years the executive director of the Washington Public Utilities Districts Association, the state’s leading public power advocacy organization. Prior to that he taught political science for 11 years at the University of Alaska. He’s lived on Bainbridge Island since 1986. Island Power: island-power.org. Facebook: facebook.com/bainbridgeislandpower.

There should be plenty of time for discussion and Q&A. Bring your BBC brains, your questions, and your creativity. ….Aaaaa, brains!

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me scurvy seadogs, as serial entrepreneurs, we’re all business wise!

So invite your friends and associates to come join us for this exciting non-virtual non-cloud event in real time and real space…and another delicious cup of BBC!

BBC@OfficeXpats – 403 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Is., Upstairs At the Pavilion

OfficeXpats7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 “Island Power” w/ Jane Lindley & Steve Johnson
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

Sincerely,
BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC

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5 Years Of OfficeXpats Coworking On Bainbridge!

OfficeXpats_logoBIFireworks-179x30022 September 2016, Double Bill: OfficeXpats 5th Anniversary Celebration & Chamber After Hours, 5:30-7:30 PM. Woo Hoo! OfficeXpats will be open to the wider community for great snacks, drinks, maybe a champagne toast thrown in. Expect a good crowd for networking or just feeling the energy and community!
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Really Big BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

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17 September 2016 Saturday – Oktoberfest Lynnwood (starting at 2:00 PM): A Bainbridge Chamber and Treehouse Cafe spectacular! $20. Adults-over-21 event. Info at: treehousebainbridge.com.

WSTAsm22 September 2016, Thursday, West Sound Technology Association annual Western Washington Summit @ Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort. This year’s theme is “Building Cross Regional Partnerships: Active Plays for Opportunity and Growth.”  Keynote speaker: Michael Schutzler, CEO Washington Technology Industry Association. Begins at 10:30 AM. For more Info & to RSVP: westsoundtechnology.org.

24 September 2016 – The Kitsap Chordsmen & Main Street present A Roegiers & Hemingway Production, “House Rules.” Two shows, 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Bremerton High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets: $15-$25. singkitsap.org (360-337-7464).

TheChannelTHE CHANNEL (thechannelbainbridge.com), Bainbridge Island Chamber Newsletter is published quarterly, with free print copies and an interactive online version. Let the Chamber know what you think, and what else you might like to see:info@bainbridgechamber.com

BIComm_100dpi_200px_RGBThe Bainbridge Island Brand and website filled with valuable resources and local Island news, events, and business cool stuff: Go there. Be cool:bainbridgebusinessresources.com.

REMINDER – For BBC Regular Members: Sign up on our Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List. As BBC Regular Members, make your business/contact info available for the BBC community and website. Follow link (form courtesy of Annette Walker) & fill out List contact info:http://bit.ly/1mZGKfR

Special thanks to our friends at Toastmasters Bainbridge. Two clubs on the Island: The Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org and The Evening Editionuspeakeasy.com.

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BBC Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridge.com
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Kitsap SCORE kitsapscore.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Space Craft – Performance Arts Space Station On Earth SpaceCraftPresents.org
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association bainbridgedowntown.org
Kitsap County Emergency Management kitsapdem.org

BBC Friday 9 September 2016 – Open Mic “Your Board Of Directors” Business Strategy Roundtable

AKG Perception 120 USB condenser microphone with SH 100 shock mountJoin us this Friday for another exciting – it has been awhile – BBC “Your Board Of Directors” business problem solving strategy roundtable.

So, it’s play/share/learn time. Bring your problems (business, not mental) to troubleshoot or ponder thoughtfully. The whole session will be for taking care of one another. We can also share some business learned wisdom and show-and-tell.

ThinkClubAnd there will be time to hone your elevator speech, brand tag-line, business description — and just pitch ideas and brainstorm with a group of fellow-travelers. A total mental adventure!

Last BBC Think Club – thinkologist Bill Ruddick’s THE 5 FACES OF CREATIVITY (google pdf doc) useful for strategy roundtabling.

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me scurvy seadogs, as serial entrepreneurs, we’re all business wise!

So invite your friends and associates to come join us for this exciting non-virtual non-cloud event in real time and real space…and another delicious cup of BBC!

BBC@OfficeXpats – 403 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Is., Upstairs At the Pavilion

OfficeXpats7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 Open Mic Business Strategy Roundtable
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

Sincerely,
BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC

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BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

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OfficeXpats_logoThis Coming Saturday, 10 September 2016 (noon to 4:00 PM): BUSINESS CONTINUITY WORKSHOP. A generous presentation by an emergency preparedness specialist on Business Continuity Planning. Business Continuity (BC) is to local businesses, and the local economy, what community emergency and disaster preparedness is to the local, state, and federal government. This introductory presentation and workshop focuses on individual business responses to disruptions that can realistically occur in Kitsap County. It will help you form a Business Continuity plan that fits your business contingency needs. Business Continuity is more comprehensive than disaster preparedness, accounting for any disruption to your business, which may or may not qualify as a natural or human-made disaster. OfficeXpats (officexpats.com). Open to the public as a community service. Donations accepted (recommended donation $50). Presented by Colleen Kragen, Emergency Preparedness Consultant,  For more info, and RSVP: colleen.kragen@gmail.com. LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/colleenkragen.

BIBrewingLogo39 September 2016 – Oktoberfest Bainbridge Brewing (2:00-9:00 PM). Special beers on tap and The Dog Wagon cooking up hot food outside. Rye & Barley will be playing traditional German Oktoberfest songs as well as their lively pub drinking songs 4:00-7:00. bainbridgebeer.com

BICC_oktoberfest-blue-e147007982682717 September 2016 Saturday – Oktoberfest Lynnwood (starting at 2:00 PM): A Bainbridge Chamber and Treehouse Cafe spectacular! $20. Adults-over-21 event. Info at: treehousebainbridge.com.

WSTAsm22 September 2016, Thursday, West Sound Technology Association annual Western Washington Summit @ Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort. This year’s theme is “Building Cross Regional Partnerships: Active Plays for Opportunity and Growth.”  Keynote speaker: Michael Schutzler, CEO Washington Technology Industry Association. Begins at 10:30 AM. For more Info & to RSVP: westsoundtechnology.org.

TheChannelTHE CHANNEL (thechannelbainbridge.com), Bainbridge Island Chamber Newsletter is published quarterly, with free print copies and an interactive online version. Let the Chamber know what you think, and what else you might like to see:info@bainbridgechamber.com

BIComm_100dpi_200px_RGBThe Bainbridge Island Brand and website filled with valuable resources and local Island news, events, and business cool stuff: Go there. Be cool:bainbridgebusinessresources.com.

REMINDER – For BBC Regular Members: Sign up on our Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List. As BBC Regular Members, make your business/contact info available for the BBC community and website. Follow link (form courtesy of Annette Walker) & fill out List contact info:http://bit.ly/1mZGKfR

Special thanks to our friends at Toastmasters Bainbridge. Two clubs on the Island: The Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org and The Evening Editionuspeakeasy.com.

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BBC Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridge.com
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Kitsap SCORE kitsapscore.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Space Craft – Performance Arts Space Station On Earth SpaceCraftPresents.org
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association bainbridgedowntown.org
Kitsap County Emergency Management kitsapdem.org

No BBC This Friday 2 September 2016 – Labor Day Weekend

BBC is canceled this Friday for Labor Day Holiday Weekend.

© 2014 ClipArt Best - clipartbest.com - Download thousand of cliparts for free!Remember, this BBC Friday we will not meet – for the Labor Day holiday weekend. There is no BBC this Friday, September 2nd.

BBC will be back on schedule Friday September 9th.

Everyone have a fun and safe Labor Day Weekend. This announcement has been brought to you by the BBC management and unrelated homosapient staff.

Sincerely,
BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC

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BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

BIBrewingLogo39 September 2016 – Oktoberfest Bainbridge Brewing (2:00-9:00 PM). Special beers on tap and The Dog Wagon cooking up hot food outside. Rye & Barley will be playing traditional German Oktoberfest songs as well as their lively pub drinking songs 4:00-7:00. bainbridgebeer.com

BICC_oktoberfest-blue-e147007982682717 September 2016 Saturday – Oktoberfest Lynnwood (starting at 2:00 PM): A Bainbridge Chamber and Treehouse Cafe spectacular! $20. Adults-over-21 event. Info at: treehousebainbridge.com.

WSTAsm22 September 2016, Thursday, West Sound Technology Association annual Western Washington Summit @ Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort. This year’s theme is “Building Cross Regional Partnerships: Active Plays for Opportunity and Growth.”  Keynote speaker: Michael Schutzler, CEO Washington Technology Industry Association. Begins at 10:30 AM. For more Info & to RSVP: westsoundtechnology.org.

TheChannelTHE CHANNEL (thechannelbainbridge.com), Bainbridge Island Chamber Newsletter is published quarterly, with free print copies and an interactive online version. Let the Chamber know what you think, and what else you might like to see: info@bainbridgechamber.com

BIComm_100dpi_200px_RGBThe Bainbridge Island Brand and website filled with valuable resources and local Island news, events, and business cool stuff: Go there. Be cool: bainbridgebusinessresources.com.

REMINDER – For BBC Regular Members: Sign up on our Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List. As BBC Regular Members, make your business/contact info available for the BBC community and website. Follow link (form courtesy of Annette Walker) & fill out List contact info: http://bit.ly/1mZGKfR

Special thanks to our friends at Toastmasters Bainbridge. Two clubs on the Island: The Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org and The Evening Edition  uspeakeasy.com.

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BBC Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridge.com
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Kitsap SCORE kitsapscore.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Space Craft – Performance Arts Space Station On Earth SpaceCraftPresents.org
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association bainbridgedowntown.org
Kitsap County Emergency Management kitsapdem.org

BBC Friday 26 August 2016 – Business Storytelling w/ Cortney Wollaston, manager Rolling Bay Hall

Join us this Friday for another exciting installment of “Who am I this time?” This week’s question: “What’s this crazy Rolling Bay Hall?” with BBC space cadet and RBH Manager, Cortney Wollaston (of Space Craft fame).

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A rentable, cultural facility, Rolling Bay Hall offers a rare, intimate performance space ideal for public and private events. RBH also has some delightful work spaces and meeting rooms! Many of you may have known 10598 NE Valley Road as the Island Music Guild, and in recent years, as Space Craft. While these are highly valued tenants and renters, RBH is a shared space — and is available for you

This BBC Friday Cortney will share some RBH history, brag about current tenants, and describe ideal uses for businesses. “RBH is a start-up and aspires to rent with vision. What could make this approach sustainable? Can a rental facility build a brand? Do we vet public performances? Your BBC wisdom and ideas will be greatly appreciated!”

Rolling Bay Hall is affordable, intimate, and unencumbered by anything but your imagination.  RBHLoungeYou can visit RBH Thursday mornings from 9:00-11:00 for a walk-through, doughnut, and cup of coffee. Cortney Wollaston, rollingbayhall.com, 206.549.2581, info@rollingbayhall.com.

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me scurvy seadogs, as serial entrepreneurs, we’re all business wise!

So invite your friends and associates to come join us for this exciting non-virtual non-cloud event in real time and real space…and another delicious cup of BBC!

BBC@OfficeXpats – 403 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Is., Upstairs At the Pavilion

OfficeXpats7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 Stories From RBH, w/ Cortney Wollaston
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

Sincerely,
BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC

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BestWesternLogoBestWesternLogoBainbridge Best Western – The Linda Thurrott Story:  youtube.com/watch?v=0K0NNAhdafo

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BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

ChamberLogo201425 August Chamber After Hours (5:30-7:00 PM) – Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Parks & Recreation hosting this month at Fay Bainbridge Park. Public welcome! bainbridgechamber.com

TheChannelTHE CHANNEL (thechannelbainbridge.com), Bainbridge Island Chamber Newsletter is published quarterly, with free print copies and an interactive online version. Let the Chamber know what you think, and what else you might like to see: info@bainbridgechamber.com

BIComm_100dpi_200px_RGBCheck out the new Bainbridge Island Brand and website filled with valuable resources and local Island news, events, and business cool stuff: bainbridgebusinessresources.com

REMINDER – For BBC Regular Members: Sign up on our Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List. As BBC Regular Members, make your business/contact info available for the BBC community and website. Follow link (form courtesy of Annette Walker) & fill out List contact info: http://bit.ly/1mZGKfR

Special thanks to our friends at Toastmasters Bainbridge. Two clubs on the Island: The Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org and The Evening Edition  uspeakeasy.com.

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BBC Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridge.com
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Kitsap SCORE kitsapscore.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Space Craft – Performance Arts Space Station On Earth SpaceCraftPresents.org
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association bainbridgedowntown.org
Kitsap County Emergency Management kitsapdem.org

BBC Friday 19 August 2016 – Business Storytelling & Show-n-Tell

Join us this BBC Friday for Business Story-telling in the classic BBC tradition, featuring BBC Regulars Lori Newberg, freelance writer and artist, and Sandra Andrews-Strasko, “Empty Your Nest.”

LoriNewbergLori Newberg (aka freelance writer and former Corporate Wonk) is an emerging artist currently working on a project titled “Found In Translation.” The work’s inspiration derives from vintage photographs taken following WWII by her uncle, a reconnaissance photographer stationed in France, who later studied at the Sorbonne. Lori will exhibit the first three pieces in the series and talk briefly about the undertaking. She looks forward to our delightful feedback, creative ideas, and serendipitous support.  lorinewberg@me.com | linkedin.com/in/lori-newberg-60a85221

SandraAndrewsStrasko“So, you live with a messie? Tips to help keep the peace.”
(Based on Sandra’s upcoming article in Westsound Home & Garden magazine.) Sandra Andrews-Strasko started working as a professional organizer in 2003. Founding member and secretary of the local chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), in 2005 Sandra formed Empty Your Nest LLC (emptyyournest.com). Helping people with AD/HD who consider themselves “messies” or “chronically disorganized” is her specialty. Sandra is also a member of the Institute For Challenging Disorganization (ICD), where she is in the process of becoming a Certified Professional Organizer (CPO-CD). sandra@emptyyournest.com | 206-818-6472 | linkedin.com/in/sandra-andrews-strasko-748b0b13

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me scurvy maties, as serial entrepreneurs, we’re all business wise!

So invite your friends and associates to come join us for this exciting non-virtual non-cloud event in real time and real space…and another delicious cup of BBC!

BBC@OfficeXpats – 403 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Is., Upstairs At the Pavilion

OfficeXpats7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 Business Storytelling
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

Sincerely,
BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC

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BestWesternLogoBestWesternLogoBainbridge Best Western – The Linda Thurrott Story:  youtube.com/watch?v=0K0NNAhdafo

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BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

ChamberLogo201425 August Chamber After Hours (5:30-7:00 PM) – Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Parks & Recreation hosting this month at Fay Bainbridge Park. Public welcome! bainbridgechamber.com

TheChannelTHE CHANNEL (thechannelbainbridge.com), Bainbridge Island Chamber Newsletter is published quarterly, with free print copies and an interactive online version. Let the Chamber know what you think, and what else you might like to see: info@bainbridgechamber.com

BIComm_100dpi_200px_RGBCheck out the new Bainbridge Island Brand and website filled with valuable resources and local Island news, events, and business cool stuff: bainbridgebusinessresources.com

REMINDER – For BBC Regular Members: Sign up on our Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List. As BBC Regular Members, make your business/contact info available for the BBC community and website. Follow link (form courtesy of Annette Walker) & fill out List contact info: http://bit.ly/1mZGKfR

Special thanks to our friends at Toastmasters Bainbridge. Two clubs on the Island: The Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org and The Evening Edition  uspeakeasy.com.

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BBC Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridge.com
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Kitsap SCORE kitsapscore.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Space Craft – Performance Arts Space Station On Earth SpaceCraftPresents.org
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association bainbridgedowntown.org
Kitsap County Emergency Management kitsapdem.org

BBC Friday 12 August 2016 – Chamber Roundtable “2017: 50 Years Of 4ths”

ChamberLogo2014This BBC Friday we’ll hold a special Strategy Roundtable for our delightful friends and founding BBC Regulars at the Bainbridge Island Chamber Of Commerce. Next Year 2017 holds some exciting anniversary events here on Bainbridge (barring emergency contingencies such as earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, tsunamis, or economic collapse, for which we are of course well prepared). MSH80_eruption_mount_st_helens_05-18-80-dramatic-edit

Specifically, the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce organized Grand Old 4th of July Celebration, Bainbridge Island’s biggest party, turns 50 (see the grandold4th.com  website). How can we prepare well ahead for this momentous (non-catastropic) event? How can we as a business community, a coworking community, an Island community, support our Chamber and other potentially involved groups (e.g. Rotary, The Downtown Association) to plan for this REALLY BIG ONE? 

TheChannelSo this BBC Friday let’s put on our colored thinking caps, Channel The Chamber (thechannelbainbridge.com), and brainstorm ideas for 2017. Hey, maybe we could bury the 50th Anniversary Winning Float in a 100 year time capsule. Or how about we bury Dave in a 100 year cryogenic time capsule. The possibilities are endless! 

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me scurvy maties, as serial entrepreneurs, we’re all business wise!

So invite your friends and associates to come join us for this exciting non-virtual non-cloud event in real time and real space…and another delicious cup of BBC!

BBC@OfficeXpats – 403 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Is., Upstairs At the Pavilion

OfficeXpats7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 Chamber Strategy Roundtable For 2017
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

Sincerely,
BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC

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BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

OXp_HomeOfBBC9 August 2016 – OfficeXpats Celebrates Global Coworking Day! Tomorrow, celebrate the global anniversary of coworking with FREE coworking all day long at OfficeXpats (8:00am – 5:30pm). Then at 5:00, Jason fires up the grill for a traditional BBQ on the deck. OfficeXpats will supply burgers (veg/meat) and drinks. You are invited to bring salads, sides, and sweets of any kind to share as well. More details on Facebook Notice!

TheChannelTHE CHANNEL (thechannelbainbridge.com), Bainbridge Island Chamber Newsletter is published quarterly, with free print copies and an interactive online version. Let the Chamber know what you think, and what else you might like to see: info@bainbridgechamber.com

BIComm_100dpi_200px_RGBCheck out the new Bainbridge Island Brand and website filled with valuable resources and local Island news, events, and business cool stuff: bainbridgebusinessresources.com

REMINDER – For BBC Regular Members: Sign up on our Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List. As BBC Regular Members, make your business/contact info available for the BBC community and website. Follow link (form courtesy of Annette Walker) & fill out List contact info: http://bit.ly/1mZGKfR

Special thanks to our friends at Toastmasters Bainbridge. Two clubs on the Island: The Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org and The Evening Edition  uspeakeasy.com.

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BBC Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridge.com
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Kitsap SCORE kitsapscore.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Space Craft – Performance Arts Space Station On Earth SpaceCraftPresents.org
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association bainbridgedowntown.org
Kitsap County Emergency Management kitsapdem.org

BBC Friday 5 August 2016 – “BI Studio Tour” Sneak-Peek w/ Dinah Satterwhite

S16 bist-summer-logo-w-tag-red-bgThis BBC Friday we’ll be graced with special guest Dinah Satterwhite affording us a peek into the history and adventure of the Bainbridge Island Studio Tour. This year’s theme: The heart of local art!

Aug2015_BISummerStudioTour_smThe Bainbridge Island Studio Tour, founded in 1983 in an island artist’s home, quickly became a popular island tradition. Tour manager Dinah Satterwhite will speak briefly about the history of the Tour and bring us up to date with behind-the-scenes details.

Find out what it means to “jury” an artist at a big art show. Two additional artists — including delightful longtime BBC Regular Sylvia Carlton — will be on hand to share stories about the Tour and show-&-tell some of their work! There will be time for questions, and brochures will be available for this year’s event, August 12-14.

DinahSatterwhite_smcropDinah Satterwhite has been an artist in the Tour for 20 years, and the Studio Tour manager for 9 years. Dinah handles all details from publicity to budgeting, advertising to artist applications, brochure design and printing to hall rentals. She’s also a fine art photographer known for her brightly colored canvas wraps and metal prints of koi fish, regional landscapes, and abstract “painterly” work. Her photos, cards, and gift items can be found in galleries and gift shops on the West Coast, and locally at the BI Museum of Art and Poulsbo’s Verksted Gallery. A commercial photographer, Dinah specializes in corporate products and artwork, and she has fun working with interior designers and Real Estate home “stagers.” Before managing the Studio Tour, Dinah managed the Bainbridge Island Arts Walk, and in 1999 founded the Poulsbo Art Walk and managed it for many years. She also founded the Bainbridge Island Student Art Contest in 2000 and managed it for 14 years. Dinah is an accomplished pianist and piano teacher, and lives on Eagle Harbor with her husband, son, and mother. BI Studio Tour Website.

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me scurvy maties, as serial entrepreneurs, we’re all business wise!

So invite your friends and associates to come join us for this exciting non-virtual non-cloud event in real time and real space…and another delicious cup of BBC!

BBC@OfficeXpats – 403 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Is., Upstairs At the Pavilion

OfficeXpats7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 Sneak-peek “Bainbridge Island Studio Tour”
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

fallout2fallout2July 22 Handout, Good Health For Good Business, by Dr. Potter  Angela’sBusinessAndHealthTalk / DrPotter_Dave’sNotes

Sincerely,
BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC

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BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

TheChannelTHE CHANNEL (thechannelbainbridge.com), Bainbridge Island Chamber Newsletter is published quarterly, with free print copies and an interactive online version. Let the Chamber know what you think, and what else you might like to see: info@bainbridgechamber.com

BIComm_100dpi_200px_RGBCheck out the new Bainbridge Island Brand and website filled with valuable resources and local Island news, events, and business cool stuff: bainbridgebusinessresources.com

REMINDER – For BBC Regular Members: Sign up on our Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List. As BBC Regular Members, make your business/contact info available for the BBC community and website. Follow link (form courtesy of Annette Walker) & fill out List contact info: http://bit.ly/1mZGKfR

Special thanks to our friends at Toastmasters Bainbridge. Two clubs on the Island: The Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org and The Evening Edition  uspeakeasy.com.

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BBC Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridge.com
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Kitsap SCORE kitsapscore.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Space Craft – Performance Arts Space Station On Earth SpaceCraftPresents.org
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association bainbridgedowntown.org
Kitsap County Emergency Management kitsapdem.org

BBC Friday 29 July 2016 – Rep. Sherry Appleton, Business In Washington

sherry-appletonThis BBC Friday features special guest Representative Sherry Appleton who will give us an update on Business In Washington. There will be time for Q&A, so bring your fun and innovative business questions, ideas, or thoughts to share.

State Rep. Sherry Appleton, senior member of the 23rd-district legislative team and former two-term Poulsbo City Council member, has called Poulsbo home for three decades. She was elected to the Washington State House of Representatives in 2004, is chair of the House Local Government Committee, a member of the House Public Safety and Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs committees, and the Joint Committee on Veterans’ and Military Affairs. (Washington State House).

Since joining the House, Sherry, who was named Legislator of the Year by the Department of Veterans Affairs, has been a leading voice for veterans and active-duty military personnel and their families, and has worked on diverse policy issues ranging from criminal justice and health care to education and transportation. She helped draft and pass the Patients’ Bill of Rights and has been involved in negotiations at every level on the many issues that affect citizens of the state. She was instrumental in restoring funding for the Poulsbo Marine Science Center, for family planning clinics throughout the state, and for life-saving digital mammography services for low-income women. Sherry on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/sherry-appleton-0845857.

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, as serial entrepreneurs, we’re all business wise!

So invite your friends and associates to come join us for this exciting non-virtual non-cloud event in real time and real space…and another delicious cup of BBC!

BBC@OfficeXpats – 403 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Is., Upstairs At the Pavilion

OfficeXpats7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 Sherry Appleton – Business In Washington
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

fallout2fallout2July 22 Handout, Good Health For Good Business, by Dr. Potter  Angela’sBusinessAndHealthTalk / DrPotter_Dave’sNotes

Sincerely,
BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC

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BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

ChamberLogo2014Chamber After Hours this month is on WEDNESDAY 27th (NOT the usual Thursday): Dayaalu Center is hosting, 5:30-7:00. Public welcome.

TheChannelTHE CHANNEL (thechannelbainbridge.com), Bainbridge Island Chamber Newsletter is published quarterly, with free print copies and an interactive online version. Let the Chamber know what you think, and what else you might like to see: info@bainbridgechamber.com

BIComm_100dpi_200px_RGBCheck out the new Bainbridge Island Brand and website filled with valuable resources and local Island news, events, and business cool stuff: bainbridgebusinessresources.com

REMINDER – For BBC Regular Members: Sign up on our Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List. As BBC Regular Members, make your business/contact info available for the BBC community and website. Follow link (form courtesy of Annette Walker) & fill out List contact info: http://bit.ly/1mZGKfR

Special thanks to our friends at Toastmasters Bainbridge. Two clubs on the Island: The Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org and The Evening Edition  uspeakeasy.com.

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BBC Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridge.com
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Kitsap SCORE kitsapscore.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Space Craft – Performance Arts Space Station On Earth SpaceCraftPresents.org
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association bainbridgedowntown.org
Kitsap County Emergency Management kitsapdem.org