BBC Friday 24 March 2017 – Bainbridge Island Community Emergency Preparedness, w/ Tom McCloskey

This BBC Friday 24 March 2017, special guest Tom McCloskey will lead us in a discussion of how we can make Bainbridge Island a WA State leader in community emergency preparedness. Tom on linkedin.com.

Tom is Strategic Community Liaison with Bainbridge Prepares. “The Bainbridge Prepares initiative is a unique combination of agency- and citizen-led teams, working in collaboration to make our island community more resilient” (bainbridgeprepares.org). See also: The Resilience Guild (theresilienceguild.com); City Of Bainbridge Island “Preparedness-Vision” (bainbridgewa.gov/796/Preparedness-Vision); B.I. Fire Dept. CERT Team Program (bifd.org/cert.aspx).

President of The McCloskey Group, Inc. from 1980 until 2012, Tom was also the Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Energy and Minerals, U.S. Department of Interior from 1978 until 1980, and Executive Director of the Citizens Advisory Council to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources from 1972 until 1978. (bainbridgeislandrotary.org)

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

7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 “Community Emergency Preparedness” with Tom McCloskey
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!

TheChannelTHE CHANNEL (thechannelbainbridge.com), Bainbridge Island Chamber Newsletter published quarterly, free print copies and interactive online version. 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: bainbridgebusinessresources.com

REMINDER – For BBC Regular Members: We’re building our Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List for a single page referral sheet and BBC website Members List. As BBC Regular Members, make your business/contact info available for the BBC community and website. Follow link (form courtesy of Annette Walker) and fill out BBC Regulars Member List contact info: http://bit.ly/1mZGKfR

ToastmastersLogo-ColorSpecial 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 17 March 2017 – Business Storytelling Pt 2, w/ Linna Callaham

Welcome to BBC Friday 17 March 2017! BBC is as much about who we are as what we do. Therefore, this Friday, we’re doing another BBC Business Storytelling Roundtable. We’ll lead off with Linna Callaham, The Callaham Group, LLC. Linna on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/linna-callaham.AKG Perception 120 USB condenser microphone with SH 100 shock mount

Then we’ll open up the floor, so to speak, for whoever would like to share what they’ve been up to businesswise.

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

7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 “Business Storytelling” with Linna Callaham
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!

St. Patrick’s Day! Friday March 17. BBC Regular Mickey Molnaire’s Celtic Magic will play at Port Gamble General Store 6:00-8:30 PM then at various pubs & joints in old town Poulsbo from 9:00 PM, starting and finishing with Tizley’s Europub (likely including Slippery Pig & Portside). Performers: Mickey Molnaire, fiddle & bodhran; Charlie Faddis, Highland bagpipes & Scottish small pipes; tj Faddis, pennywhistle & percussion; Kent Tarpley, guitar; Pete Orbea, bass & drums; Ian Faddis, drums.

TheChannelTHE CHANNEL (thechannelbainbridge.com), Bainbridge Island Chamber Newsletter published quarterly, free print copies and interactive online version. 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: bainbridgebusinessresources.com

REMINDER – For BBC Regular Members: We’re building our Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List for a single page referral sheet and BBC website Members List. As BBC Regular Members, make your business/contact info available for the BBC community and website. Follow link (form courtesy of Annette Walker) and fill out BBC Regulars Member List contact info: http://bit.ly/1mZGKfR

ToastmastersLogo-ColorSpecial 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 10 March 2017 – Business Storytelling w/ Kevin Wiley

Welcome to BBC Friday 10 March 2017! BBC is as much about who we are as what we do. Therefore, this Friday, we’re doing our BBC Business Storytelling Roundtable. We’ll lead off with district branch manager at Waddell & Reed, Kevin Wiley, who will update us about his latest business life and ventures. Over the past year Kevin has been an active BBC regular, promoter, and part of the BBC support team. Kevin on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/wileykevin.AKG Perception 120 USB condenser microphone with SH 100 shock mount

Then we’ll open up the floor, so to speak, for whoever would like to share what they’ve been up to businesswise.

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

7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 “Business Storytelling” with Kevin Wiley
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!

TheChannelTHE CHANNEL (thechannelbainbridge.com), Bainbridge Island Chamber Newsletter published quarterly, free print copies and interactive online version. 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: bainbridgebusinessresources.com

REMINDER – For BBC Regular Members: We’re building our Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List for a single page referral sheet and BBC website Members List. As BBC Regular Members, make your business/contact info available for the BBC community and website. Follow link (form courtesy of Annette Walker) and fill out BBC Regulars Member List contact info: http://bit.ly/1mZGKfR

ToastmastersLogo-ColorSpecial 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

No BBC This Friday, 3 March 2017

Due to … certain curious and non-virtual eventualities … BBC is canceled for tomorrow

See you all next on Friday March 10th.
Do good business, care for community, be kind.
Again, we will commence our BBC Friday Morning Life Together a week from tomorrow, on March 10th.

Thank you

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 published quarterly, free print copies and interactive online version. 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: bainbridgebusinessresources.com

REMINDER – For BBC Regular Members: We’re building our Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List for a single page referral sheet and BBC website Members List. As BBC Regular Members, make your business/contact info available for the BBC community and website. Follow link (form courtesy of Annette Walker) and fill out BBC Regulars Member List contact info: http://bit.ly/1mZGKfR

ToastmastersLogo-ColorSpecial 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 24 Feb 2017 – KPUD Fiber Network Update w/ Debra Lester

Join us this Friday for a discussion of the “Future Of Fiber On Bainbridge” with Debra Lester, Kitsap Public Utility District Commissioner.  Bob Hunter, Kitsap PUD General Manager, and Paul Avis, Telecom Superintendent, will also be joining the discussion. (Thanks to Jason Omens for arranging this event!)

Debra Lester, CV: B.I. City Council (Housing Kitsap Board, Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council, Puget Sound Regional Coordinating Council Transportation Committee, Mayor); Community Energy Solutions Board Member; Co-founder Puget Sound Ferry Community Partnership. Debra is also the founder/publisher of the eminent Art Access magazine, artaccess.com. Contact: debra@kpud.org.

Related links: KPUD-FAQ / TelecomMap_KPUD  / KPUD Community Networks. Online survey: Kitsap PUD is hosting a survey to determine where people are interested in fiber/broadband service. Broadband Survey.

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

7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 “Future Of Fiber On Bainbridge”
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!

23 February 2017, 5:30-7:00, Chamber After Hours! Hosted by Hattie Rose (hattierose.com), 150 Winslow Way E. Check out vintage & antique items, many from France. Networking, refreshments, free, open to the public. More info at TheChamber.

TheChannelTHE CHANNEL (thechannelbainbridge.com), Bainbridge Island Chamber Newsletter published quarterly, free print copies and interactive online version. 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: bainbridgebusinessresources.com

REMINDER – For BBC Regular Members: We’re building our Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List for a single page referral sheet and BBC website Members List. As BBC Regular Members, make your business/contact info available for the BBC community and website. Follow link (form courtesy of Annette Walker) and fill out BBC Regulars Member List contact info: http://bit.ly/1mZGKfR

ToastmastersLogo-ColorSpecial 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 17 February 2017 – “Your Board Of Directors”

AKG Perception 120 USB condenser microphone with SH 100 shock mountJoin us this Friday for another fascinating BBC “Your Board Of Directors” business problem-solving strategy roundtable.

We will begin with our internationally acclaimed elevator speech competition (where everyone wins!), in which you may hone your brand tag-line, short business description, new product line or offered services.

Then we will dive right in with our first “business on the table” – new BBC Regular Bob Fraik, of bobfraik.com.

After we’ve answered all Bob’s business questions, we’ll open up the table for one or two others who are working on new ideas, directions, or issues which they would like to put before Your BBC Board Of Directors.

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

7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 “Your Board Of Directors” Problem-solving 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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Chris Miller February 3rd Presentation: “Winning Isn’t Normal” (WIN.pdf)

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BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

23 February 2017, 5:30-7:00, Chamber After Hours! Hosted by Hattie Rose (hattierose.com), 150 Winslow Way E. Check out vintage & antique items, many from France. Networking, refreshments, free, open to the public. More info at TheChamber.

TheChannelTHE CHANNEL (thechannelbainbridge.com), Bainbridge Island Chamber Newsletter published quarterly, free print copies and interactive online version. 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: bainbridgebusinessresources.com

REMINDER – For BBC Regular Members: We’re building our Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List for a single page referral sheet and BBC website Members List. As BBC Regular Members, make your business/contact info available for the BBC community and website. Follow link (form courtesy of Annette Walker) and fill out BBC Regulars Member List contact info: http://bit.ly/1mZGKfR

ToastmastersLogo-ColorSpecial 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 10 Feb 2017 – Sustainable Bainbridge, w/ Kevin Dwyer

Join us this blustery BBC Friday for an update on Sustainable Bainbridge, with BBC Original Kevin Dwyer! (Kevin on LinkedIn)

Sustainable Bainbridge was formed to support cooperation and collaboration among a broad-based network of local organizations, businesses, government and individuals to protect and strengthen our community’s social, environmental, and economic sustainability for current and future generations.

Sustainable Bainbridge supports initiatives in a variety of areas as well as participating in an alliance of organizations working to create a resilient and sustainable community on our island.

Be there, 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

7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 Sustainable Bainbridge Update!
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

thumb_0051Sincerely,
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_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 27 January 2017 – Think Club Business Strategy Roundtable

Join us this Friday for an exciting mid-winter BBC Think Club, Business Strategy &  Problem-solving Roundtable with BBC Thinkologist Bill Ruddick, of Ruddick Consulting & Adventure Tours Of The Mind!

Play/share/learn: this BBC Friday will be a chance to hone your elevator speech, brand tag-line, business bio and description, and just share ideas and brainstorm with a group of fellow-travelers. A total adventure! Sea stories and entrepreneurial tall tales welcome.

Be there, 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

7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 BBC Think Club Strategy Roundtable
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

thumb_0051Sincerely,
BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC

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BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

26 January, Thursday, 7:00-9:00 PM, Toastmasters presents LANCE MILLER, Toastmasters International 2005 World Champion of Public Speaking. 2 presentations in one night: “First Three Steps to Getting Paid to Speak” & “Finding Your Power as a Speaker”  At the Council Chamber of Poulsbo City Hall, 200 NE Moe St. RSVPvppr@prospeakerclub.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_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 20 January 2017 – Jerri Lane, Downtown Association Update

Join us this Friday for a presentation and discussion with Jerri Lane, CDME*, executive director of the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association.

Jerri LaneJerri Lane will discuss the preservation and promotion of Bainbridge Island’s nationally accredited Historic Main Street: strategies for supporting a vibrant downtown, encouraging residents to buy local, and how we are changing to accommodate consumer purchasing practices.

Jerri Lane (linkedin.com) has been with BIDA since June 2014, and was previously Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Visit Seattle, Seattle/King County’s official destination marketing organization. She also served as Director of Sales and Marketing for Starwood Hotels, working at both the Sheraton Seattle and The Westin Seattle. Upon her acceptance as executive director of BIDA, board of directors president Tim O’Brien said, “Her extensive background in destination and hospitality marketing made her an ideal candidate for the position” (insidebainbridge.com). Jerri’s contact info: jerri@bainbridgedowntown.org, p 206.842.2982, c 206.331.198. *CDME, Certified Destination Management Executive, Destination Marketing Association International destinationmarketing.org.

Be there, 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

7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 Jerri Lane, Downtown Association Update
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

thumb_0051Sincerely,
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_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 6 January 2017 – YEAR 8!

BBC – EIGHT YEARS OLD!

Our first official BBC meeting was 9 January 2009 at the Blue Ocean Cafe (image above). Sadly, Blue Ocean closed its doors a year later, March 1st 2010. We were called BISBER back then: “Bainbridge Island Small Business Entrepreneurial Roundtable” later shortened to BBC (phew!). Founding MC Tim Longley noted early on: “Person-to-person relationships, that’s what we’re about at BBC.” (First BBC Blog Post.)

After the Blue Ocean, we met downstairs at the Pavilion (where Thuy Nguyen had her first coffee shop), then at Local Harvest (they closed their doors in 2012), then a couple times at Thuy’s second wonderful coffee destination Roosters Cafe, then at the excellent florist shop & coffee bar Flowering Around, finally to settle at our present, most gracious location of OfficeXpats Coworking & Conference Center, very kindly hosted by Leslie & Jason.

AKG Perception 120 USB condenser microphone with SH 100 shock mountSo, this Friday, in honor of one of our founding principle, “It is first who we are that matters, then what we do business-wise” — bring your business story, and we can give a few of you the opportunity to share your story (around 5 minutes or so) extemp-improv. Why do you love doing what you do? How did you come to be the business person you are? Where did you come from? What galaxy? Dimension? Time?

Be there, 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

7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 Open MIC Friday – BBC 8 Years Old!
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

thumb_0051Sincerely,
BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC

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BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

booksbooksBBC Book Recommendation: Frugal Innovation: How To Do More With Less. Navi Radjou & Jaideep Prabhu (2014). Web: frugalinnovationhub.com. TED: ted.com/speakers/navi_radjou.

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