BBC Friday 7 September 2018 – COBI / Business Community Roundtable

Join us this last-of-summer BBC Friday for a COBI & Community Business update and roundtable discussion, with our own mistress of entrepreneurial mischief Leslie Schneider. 

Leslie on City Council: I have been an active advocate for sustainability and local economy since 1992 when I started volunteering for Sustainable Seattle and later for the Business Alliance for Local Living Economy. I love how the design of physical space can encourage the growth of relationships in a community. To live in deeper community with neighbors, I was a founding member of Jackson Place Cohousing (JPC). I had many leadership roles in the development and construction of JPC’s 27 condominium units and common spaces, located just southeast of downtown Seattle. I lived there for eight years until moving to Bainbridge Island. I also volunteered for the Pomegranate Center (“Strengthening Communities Through Creative Collaboration”). I even went all the way to New York City to take a workshop on “How to turn a place around,” from one of my favorite organizations, the Project For Public Spaces. I visited City Repair projects in Portland, Oregon, and have participated recently in that organization’s annual Village Building Convergence.” 

Leslie moved to Bainbridge Island in 2009, where her son graduated from BHS in 2015. She started a coworking business in 2011 called OfficeXpats with partner Jason Omens. OfficeXpats is a shared office space and collaborative hub for independent professionals, and it won the Chamber Of Commerce small business of the year award for 2014 for its support of local business and the community. Leslie has also served on the boards of Sustainable Bainbridge and the Kitsap Regional Library Foundation.

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!

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurials, we all be business wise!

BBC@OfficeXpats – 403 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Is, Upstairs at the Pavilion
7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
Community Business Roundtable w/ Leslie Schneider
8:45-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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

BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

5 September, 5:24-8:03, Silverdale GreenDrinks. At Kitsap Golf & Country Club, 3885 NW Golf Club Hill Rd, Bremerton. Networking, door prize drawings, open to the public. Info at:

7 September, 6-8 PM – First Friday Art Walk! Over 30 businesses and galleries participating on Winslow Way and environs. Live music, wine, small bites ( Donna Dowdney fabric art showing ( at The Art Project (TAP) as part of Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) juried Exhibit. The First Friday Opening Reception happens during First Friday Art Walk. Exhibition will be open the entire month of September, MonSat 10-6, Sun 11-5, Bainbridge Arts And Crafts (

13 September, 7:30-9:00, Chamber Breakfast: A Farewell to Doug Schulze. “Enjoy a continental breakfast, hear from some of our newest Chamber members, and help us give City Manager Doug Schulze a warm and well-earned sendoff as he prepares to start a new chapter in his career!” More Info at

Creating Community Resilience. “Map Your Neighborhood”: Bainbridge Prepares: Scott James guidebook, “Prepared Neighborhoods”

Updates & latest on Adventure Playgrounds @ Kevin’s Facebook page:  “Coolest New Playground Where You’re Not Invited”
BBC Business Community Related Links
Chamber Of Commerce &
Bainbridge Island Library (KRL)
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association
Bainbridge Island Senior Center
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN)
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network
Kitsap SCORE
Toastmasters – Noon Edition
Toastmasters – Evening Edition
Rolling Bay Hall – Performance Art Venue
Space Craft – Performance Arts Space Station On Earth
Island Emergency Preparedness & First Responder Links:
Bainbridge Prepares Emergency Management
Kitsap County Emergency Management
City of Bainbridge Island (COBI)
Bainbridge Island Fire Department
Bainbridge Island Police Department
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K. D. Kragen is a philosopher, writer, teacher, editor, husband, father and grandfather. A third generation San Franciscan, Vietnam era vet U.S. Coast Guard (1973-1977), married to Janet L. Kragen for 32 years (1977-present), K. D. is a published novelist ("The KillWare Chronicles" and "Plagueman"); he has taught logic and lectured in philosophy of art at various college and local art schools (Northwest College of Art, Trumeau College of the Arts). Presently he teaches senior citizens basic computer skills (to be able to keep in touch with children and grandchildren), does general computer maintenance, MS and Linux OS, manages a small publishing house, Scandia Patch Press, and edits and ghosts the writings of other local authors. KaveDragen Ink LLC Clean, sparkling copy is often the first impression you make on prospective clientele. Every company needs: One, the Visionary, company owner, manager. That's you! You are the market expert. You know your products and services better than anyone else. Two, the Copy-editor, the wordsmith. That's me. I supply the polish and clarity of communication needed to grab your client from the very first line.