BBC Friday 21 September 2012 – “Accelerate Kitsap” presentation by Ken Sethney

BBC Regular Ken Sethney will present the new local non-profit organization Accelerate Kitsap

“Accelerate Kitsap is a group of experienced business leaders working to help others take their companies to the next level. We volunteer our time to serve as business mentors. We share what we’ve learned—our successes and failures. We aren’t satisfied with process, we insist on results. We serve our community by helping its businesses grow.” (XLR8 website)

A NEW BBC IDEA: For the opening 1/2 hour (7:30-8:00) before the formal meeting begins we’ll set up individual “cafe” tables allowing for informal small roundtable visiting, networking, open topic discussions. Back at our original home of the Blue Ocean Cafe, the 7:30-8:00 informal networking time was always well-attended because of this “cafe-table” model (of course back then it was a cafe). Let’s see if this might work at our present home of OfficeXpats. So, try to get to BBC this Friday around 7:30 to give the “cafe” idea a try!

NOTE: Tentative launch date for Thursday evening BBC2 (6:00-7:00 PM @ OfficeXpats) will be October 4th. More information to follow soon on the BBC website and in the newsletters.

Invite your friends and associates to join us for this free, fun, and friendly event … and another delicious cup of BBC!

BBC @ OfficeXpats – 403 Madison Avenue N, Bainbridge Island, Upstairs At the Pavilion

7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 “Accelerate Kitsap” presentation w/ Ken Sethney
8:45-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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BBC Regulars – Upcoming Events

Friday September 28th @ OfficeXpats, “One Year Anniversary” – Starts at 6:30 PM

September marks OfficeXpats’ first anniversary, and there’s lots to celebrate. Friday, September 28 is the date for the big party, to celebrate that OXp made it through the fragile first year that faces every new venture. The event is free and everyone is invited. Arrive at 6:30 for drinks, skewers, and salads, and enjoy a celebratory marketplace of local innovation and ideas or organizations such as Ignite Bainbridge that were “born” at OfficeXpats in the past year. Raffle tickets will offer many chances for fun prizes. Starting at 7:30 “The Edge Improv” will entertain. More Information at

OfficeXpats September Tuesday Noon Workshop – “Leadership Skills For Entrepreneurs (11:30 AM – 1:30 PM)

In honor of OfficeXpats’ anniversary month and our “indy professional” members, we are celebrating Entrepreneurship as a path for expressing passion, finding purpose, and thriving. Four leadership and career coaches offer four distinct strategies that move you from being stuck in a rut to developing a vision for what you want your impact on the world to be, staying focused, and negotiating your way to success. Go beyond just “solopreneuring as self-employment;” come to any or all four workshops and pick up some inspiration for your next big thing!

9/4: ”Restart/kickstart/jumpstart for solopreneurs” -with Charlie King, Career Coach
9/11: “The entreprenuerial adventure: from fear to courage” -with Leigh Calvez, Adventure Coach
9/18: “How to keep your head on straight with all the hats you wear” -with Alyse McConnell, Business Leadership Coach
9/25: “Making the Deal: Essential tips for growing your business through better agreements” -with Doug Nathan, Mediation and Leadership Consultant

$10/session, no charge to OfficeXpats members. (Membership starts at $15/month, 3-month minimum. Learn more about benefits of membership at

Friday 5 October 2012 – another exciting Kabissa “Africa Round Table” (noon  to 1:30 PM @ OfficeXpats)

“The Africa Roundtable is an initiative of Kabissa to bring together people with a mutual interest in Africa for networking, featured speakers, peer learning and mutual support. Events combine face to face gatherings in a comfortable, roundtable format with remote participation via the Internet.” To register or for more info contact Tobias Eigen at [email protected] or go to

Saturday 6 October 2012 – PILGRIM AFRICA’S JASIRI DINNER Fundraiser for “A Malaria-Free Uganda”

Saturday October 6th, at the Freemont Studios, 155 N. 35th Street, Seattle, WA 98103. Reception begins at 6:00 PM. Dinner & Program begins at 6:45 PM. Good Friend of BBC Regular Gregg Dawson, Marc Henshaw visited BBC this summer and is on the staff of “Pilgrim Africa.” You can contact Marc for more details about this event at [email protected] or visit Pilgrim Africa on the web “Help the children of my country realize a future that is healthy, productive, and malaria-free.”

BBC Related Links

Chamber Of Commerce
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association
Honoring Our Previous Hosts Flowering Around
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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.