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!
[email protected] – 403 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Is, Upstairs at the Pavilion
7:30-8:00 – coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 – 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: facebook.com/SilverdaleGD/.
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 (bainbridgedowntown.org). Donna Dowdney fabric art showing (donnaleedowdney.com) 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, Mon–Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5, Bainbridge Arts And Crafts (theartproject.org).
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 bainbridgechamber.com.
Creating Community Resilience. “Map Your Neighborhood”: bifd.org/map-your-neighborhood.aspx. Bainbridge Prepares: bainbridgeprepares.org. Scott James guidebook, “Prepared Neighborhoods” preparedneighborhoods.com.