BBC Closes After 15 Years

  From The    To   2008-2023

After a difficult post-Covid year (July 2022 – July 2023) the all-volunteer BBC Steering Committee has decided: “We had a good 15 year run. It’s time to close the doors on an informal in-person model of local community business networking and support.” Virtual reality and digital community has become the norm. The full Press Release (pdf).

Thank you to our BBC Steering Committee present: Wynne Jacobson, Kevin Dwyer, Annette Walker, Ken Sethney, Jason Omens, and Dave Kragen. And past: Tim Longley, Bill Ruddick, Steve Kersten, Brien Creamer, Kevin Wiley, Alyse McConnell, Gordon Hewes, Carolyn Olberg, and Linna Callaham. Also, special thanks to our Chamber liaison of many years, Mickey Molnaire. And of course, thank you to Leslie Schneider and Jason Omens, owners of OfficeXpats Coworking And Conference Center, for over a decade of graciously hosting BBC Fridays.

There are many more folks who made the BBC a delightful business networking and support community, too many to name and thank here. With some 250 “regulars” on the BBC MailChimp mailing list, and many Kitsap County businesses, organizations, and non-profits participating over the years, all we can say is: Thank you to everyone who graced the BBC with your business storytelling, your presence and playfulness, and above all your business wisdom so freely shared. Aloha Kakou.

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



Memorial In Honor Of Our Dear Friend And Founding Member Bill Ruddick

    ISLAND BBC Business Community Related Links
Chamber Of Commerce &
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN)
Bainbridge Community Foundation
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association
Bainbridge Island Library (KRL)
Bainbridge Island Museum Of Art
Bainbridge Island Senior Center
Bainbridge Performing Arts
Bainbridge Rotary Club
Bainbridge Youth Services
Bainbridge Island Lodging Association
Braver Angels
Compass & Clock Senior Resources
Cook Family Funeral Home
Farmers & Gardeners Guild
Fort Ward Amateur Radio Club
Fort Ward Hall
Helpline House
Housing Resources Bainbridge
Island Volunteer Caregivers
Kiwanis, Bainbridge Island Club
Olympic College Foundation
Pacific Northwest Bainbridge Magazine
Sustainable Bainbridge
Toastmasters – Noon Edition
Toastmasters – Evening Edition
Tour Bainbridge
The Island Wanderer
Tulaa Cafe At Dayaalu Center
The Marshall Suites Concierge Service
Weave Presents Performing Arts, Rolling Bay Hall
    ISLAND Emergency Preparedness & First Responder Links
Bainbridge Prepares Emergency Management
“Map Your Neighborhood”
Kitsap County Emergency Management
City City of Bainbridge Island (COBI)
Fire Dept. Bainbridge Island Fire Department
Police Dept. 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.