BBC Friday 25 January 2013 @ OfficeXpats – New Business: Peninsula Infrared, w/ Grant Furness

This Friday BBC Regular Grant Furness tells his story, starting a new business.

Grant has started a new business, Peninsula Infrared LLC, “The Peninsula’s Certified Infrared Expert” (a veteran-owned small business).

Here at Peninsula Infrared, our mission is twofold: assisting building owners in protecting the investment they have made in their buildings and helping contractors deliver better products and services to their customers. Services include a detailed report of our findings and recommendations for solutions.

We address issues related to water intrusion, after earhtquake work, quality control, preventative maintenance of equipment and radiant heating systems.

“The thing I like most about this work is solving the puzzle. For even the best contractor or professional building manager, having the time to problem solve building issues can be frustrating. Peninsula Infrared has that particular expertise to problem solve issues fast and right. At the end of the end of the day, I like to think about my work, ‘a job well done’.”  ( / [email protected] / 360.362.2299)

So invite your friends and associates to join us for this exciting BBC 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 BBC New Business Story, with Grant Furness
8:45-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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BBC Regulars Upcoming Events

January 29, 2013 – OfficeXpats Tuesday@Noon Workshops, “Your Business And The law”: There is still one more session of January’s Tuesday@noon workshops about your business and the law: The contracts for setting up a business, protecting assets and continuity, and fending off threats.  January 29, Legal requirements when people work for you: Paula Willems. Info at:

February 2013 – OfficeXpats Tuesday@Noon Workshops: “Build WordPress Sites in a Hands-on Workshop Series”
Learn how to build a fresh, attractive website or blog using WordPress with free or custom themes. The four Tuesday@noon business skills workshops in February will take you step-by-step through the basics of building and updating your site. WordPress is friendly and you don’t have to be a techie or designer to use it.
These workshops are designed for hands-on, so you can build your website during the sessions. The goal is that at the end of the 4-part workshop you will have a fresh, professional website that reflects you and your business. Or, you can also attend without a computer to watch and learn. The sessions will be recorded for watching later. Handouts and links to resources and tips will be provided for ongoing assistance.
If you are starting from scratch: to follow along in this course you will need to have a hosted domain. For anyone who wants assistance with picking a domain name or getting hosting, BBC Regular & OXp member, Annette Walker (, will sit down with you at OfficeXpats and help you through the process. Tuesdays in January from 9:30am until noon, or email her to schedule a time ([email protected]) More info

Get set for the 2013 Home & Business Show: Bainbridge Island Home & Busness Expo, Saturday, March 23, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 10 x 10 vendor booth $250. Applications & online sign up coming soon. Sponsorships available. Contact the Chamber at 206-842-3700 or [email protected].

Chamber Business Directory 2013 Now Available: Also available in a limited number of print copies –

BBC Related Links

Chamber Of Commerce
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association
Accelerate Kitsap – Business Mentoring
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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.