3D-BBC @ OfficeXpats – 1 April 2022

This BBC Friday April 1st we’re meeting in person at OfficeXpats. 8:00-9:00 (doors open at 7:30 for visiting, coffee/tea, networking). Two years ago, 13 March 2020, BBC went virtual.

Welcome to this first-in-2-years BBC 3D-spatial special event. This Friday, BBC Regular and Bainbridge Island Chamber Of Commerce President and CEO Stefan Goldby will discuss “Community Challenges: The Time Is Now.” Among many delightful local activities Stefan led community efforts to launch both the Bainbridge Strong campaign and the digital Bainbridge Island General Store. Visit Stefan on linkedin.com. PS. It’s reported Jason will once again be flipping delicious pancakes while multitasking on the computer-station exercycle. We do plan to have Zoom-in on the big screen for those BBC Regulars from distant lands. Zoom link will be in the BBC Newsletter as usual.

  • Please note: if you are not already on the OfficeXpats member/visitor COVID-19 Vaccine Verification List, please bring vaccine verification (phone or paper copy) for a “one-time verification.” Also note: at this time masks are not required for in-person events at OfficeXpats, but one is certainly welcome to maintain self-masking. You can track recommended Covid updates for WA counties at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/science/community-levels.

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurials, we all be business wise!  Invite your friends and associates to join this curiously real, 3-dimensional event in real time and real space, and another delicious cup of BBC! Previous week’s meeting: vBBC_18March2022.

BBC @ OfficeXpats – Madison Ave. N, Bainbridge Is., upstairs in the real Pavilion
7:30-8:00 – coffee/tea, visiting, networking, and … who knows?
8:00-8:55 – 3D BBC – Stefan Goldby discussion: “community challenges”
8:55-9:00 – announcements, what’s next week, month, year …

Sincerely, the BBC management, KaveDragen Ink, and other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC.

Exciting BBC Notices, News, Events

Thank you to Cross Cultural Journeys Foundation Ukraine Support, via three organizations, World Central  Kitchen, UkraineNow, and CORE, all directly supporting refugees with food, transportation, shelter, and clothing. You may donate at:  createsend.com.

Donna Dowdney art show in Port Townsend: “Spring Forward, Walk-by Exhibit,” all April, 675 Tyler St.; dozens of pieces, many for sale, created by members of Peninsula Fiber Artists (sda-np.com), Jefferson, Kitsap, & Clallam-county affiliate, international Surface Design Assoc.

The New PNW Bainbridge Magazine (pnwbainbridge.com). PNW on Facebook: business.facebook.com/PNW-Bainbridge/.

The Brilliant, New Tideland Magazine (tidelandmag.com). Tideland Magazine on Facebook: facebook.com/tidelandmag.

Salish Magazine, published by Sea-Media, is a free, online magazine taking inquisitive readers outdoors through visually rich storytelling about things people can see firsthand in the public forests and beaches of our Salish Sea region, & illustrating the interconnectedness woven through our ecosystems.

compassandclock.com. Compass & Clock is by Annual Subscription now. Available through home delivery, low annual price of $9.99, twice a year (May & November).

Some new [carefully] in-person weekly member events are happening at OfficeXpats. Visit officexpats.com to learn about membership and activities as OfficeXpats moves into spring. A Passport Membership is only $35/month – a great way to stay connected with your professional island community.

Toastmasters The Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org. Improve Your Business Communications Skills In 2022. Toastmasters has been helping Bainbridge Islanders for years with a fun, self-paced, supportive program that can help you: run better business meetingsimprove leadership & interviewing skillsturn presentations into sales; and generally build confidence in a safe and fun environmentMeetings: 1st & 3rd Thursdays, Noon-1:00, @ Virginia Villa. Info contact: Steve Kersten (206-380-5038), [email protected]; Jim Sutton (206-780-1621), [email protected].

Experience Kitsap (experiencekitsap.com): “Your Source For Kitsap Events. Live music, farmers markets, symphony & performing arts and festivals are vital to our region’s quality of life and local economies. Our goal is to increase awareness of these amenities so that more Kitsapians can enjoy them.” On FB: facebook.com/ExperienceKitsap Instagram: instagram.com/experience_kitsap.

Visit Bainbridge Islandvisitbainbridgeisland.org. “As the official Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for Bainbridge Island, Visit Bainbridge Island meets regularly with stakeholders from arts, culture, lodging, hospitality, food, and representatives from the island’s wineries and distilleries, to generate ideas and ensure that the organization is best-serving the diverse needs of the island’s tourism related industries.” And what a great B.I. Events page! visitbainbridgeisland.org/event/

Fort Ward Amateur Radio Club is a non-profit 501(c)(3) seeking community support for a number of local projects. Information at https://www.atdlines.com/fwarc-dntrqt.htm. To partner with this island history and emergency management program, contact Louis Alloin at 206-780-6885 or [email protected].

Bainbridge Island General Store (bainbridgeislandgeneralstore.com). Visit the store, tell your friends. If you know of someone interested in joining the store, contact Natalie Rodriguez ([email protected]). To join, bainbridgeislandgeneralstore.com/join-the-general-store/.

Island Bite serves many Island restaurants. It’s easy to order from any of these local restaurants and have your order delivered right to your door. Check their restaurant listing at islandbite.com.

Kitsap Economic Development Alliance: New upcoming KEDA events! Kitsap Digital Hour, 1st Thursday every month, 11:00 AM. More info at: https://kitsapeda.org.

“Peace Peloton” (w/ Doc Wilson). Peaceful demonstration on bicycles (peacepeloton.com). The National Museum of African American History & Culture at the Smithsonian.

Honoring George Floyd & other victims of American systemic racism & police violence – the work for lasting change must continue: blacklivesmatter.com.

Bainbridge Recovers: bainbridgeislandcovid19.recovers.org/. New COVID-19 community updates. Facilitating community preparedness and recovery. Residents: request help, donate, or volunteer. Organizations: click “I Represent a Local Organization.”

Creating Community Resilience. “Map Your Neighborhood”: bifd.org/map-your-neighborhood.aspx. Bainbridge Prepares: bainbridgeprepares.org. Scott James’ guidebook, “Prepared Neighborhoods” preparedneighborhoods.com.


ISLAND BBC Business Community Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridgeisland.org
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Bainbridge Community Foundation bainbridgecf.org
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association bainbridgedowntown.org
Bainbridge Island Library (KRL) krl.org/bainbridge-island
Bainbridge Island Museum Of Art biartmuseum.org
Bainbridge Island Senior Center biseniorcenter.org
Bainbridge Youth Services askbys.org
Compass & Clock Senior Resources compassandclock.com
Cook Family Funeral Home cookfamilyfuneralhome.com
Bainbridge Island Lodging Association destinationbainbridge.com
Farmers & Gardeners Guild farmersgardenersguild.wordpress.com
Helpline House helplinehouse.org
Housing Resources Bainbridge housingresourcesbi.org
Island Volunteer Caregivers ivcbainbridge.org
Olympic College Foundation olympiccollegefoundation.org
Weave Presents Performing Arts, Rolling Bay Hall weavepresents.org
SCORE Kitsap kitsapscore.org
Shelter Now Bainbridge shelternowbainbridge.com
Sustainable Bainbridge sustainablebainbridge.org
Tideland tidelandmag.com
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Tour Bainbridge tourbainbridge.com
The Island Wanderer theislandwanderer.com
Tulaa Cafe At Dayaalu Center tulaacafe.com & dayaalucenter.com
The Marshall Suites Concierge Service TheMarshallSuites.com
ISLAND Emergency Preparedness & First Responder Links
Bainbridge Prepares Emergency Management bainbridgeprepares.org
Kitsap County Emergency Management kitsapdem.com
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.