BBC this Friday, Longtime BBC Regular, Neal Kellner, will talk about the latest issues in travel for business or fun, whether national or international.
There’s lots going on with the airlines these days that affect business and leisure travelers. Issues include invisible take-away’s of “Frequent Flyer Miles” by the airlines, new serious issues regarding baggage fees and baggage handling, and the roll of the dice people now unknowingly make when booking air travel with connecting flights.
The other side of the story is about the value and power of travel in both our business and personal lives. Neal recently traveled to Mexico and India, both trips which left him profoundly changed and taught many new lessons on modern travel, on the way we travel. Are we open and inviting to the new and different or are we internally focused so we never connect with the people and cultures we visit? These choices have incredible consequences both for personal experiences and business outcomes.
Invite your friends and associates to join us for this exciting event … and another delicious cup of BBC!
BBC @ OfficeXpats – 403 Madison Avenue N, Bainbridge Island, Upstairs At the Pavilion
8:45-9:00 – more networking, sharing, visiting
The BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & Other Entrepreneurial Sentients From Planet BBC
Reminder: BBC2 Meets Tomorrow, Thursday, 6:00-7:00 PM @OXp – Following OfficeXpats Happy Hour & Open House
BBC Regulars – Upcoming Events
OfficeXpats December Tuesday Workshops, Dec. 11th & 18th – “Targeting Prospective Customers” (Noon-1:00)
=> Dec 11: Preparing for a New Year with Intention and Focus, Karen Casey MA (Inspired Action Consultanting).
=> Dec 18: Understanding the financial story of your business through the balance sheet, P&L and budget, Karla Smith CPA (MKJSmith.com) and Kelly Deis MBA (Turning Point Financial). For more info and registration (fee: $10 per session; free to OfficeXpats members): officexpats.com/looking-back-looking-forward.
December 6th, 2012 – Growing (or Starting) Your Business Through Crowd Funding & Social Media
9:00 AM to Noon @ IslandWood
A seminar presented by Frank Kenny, Rachel Maxwell, and Casey Dilloway. More info at: bainbridgechamber.com/default.aspx?ID=205
TUESDAY (Not Wednesday this month) December 11th Chamber Luncheon – Vicki Rauh’s Retirement Party
Our December luncheon honors long-time Chamber Staffer Vicki Rauh, who will be retiring at the end of this year. Several generations of islanders have grown up licensing their cars and boats during the 34 years she has been with the Chamber. Come help us give her a great send-off and bring your Vicki stories to tell. The public is welcome. (bainbridgechamber.com/events/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=72)
Time: 11:30 AM TO 1:00 PM
Wing Point Golf & Country Club, 811 Cherry Ave. NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Last year we invented Think Week as a free coworking and community event between Christmas and New Year’s. We filled the week with brainstorming and strategic planning events. Ignite Bainbridge was born from one of those brainstorms.
This year Think Week is only three days: December 26-28. A few ideas for events (some are tentative; more details to come):
• A workshop on discovering your mission/vision
• A brainstorm to create our Kickstarter campaign
• A mosaic tile project
• A celebration of Ignite Bainbridge’s 1-year anniversary, with viewings of a few of the recorded presentations and interviews
So get started on your goals for Think Week, and pass the word. It’s a great chance to experience for free the productivity and community of coworking. (officexpats.com/free-coworking-during-think-week-2012)
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