BBC Friday 26 April 2013 – Katie Jones of RePower Bainbridge

Join us this BBC Friday for an informative presentation by Katie Jones of RePower Bainbridge!

Katie Jones is the Program Coordinator for RePower Bainbridge, a community-wide program dedicated to helping Islanders save energy, reduce energy costs, make their home more comfortable and create a more sustainable Island. RePower Bainbridge offers in-home energy assessments, energy-efficiency financing, cash-back rebates, and a local, skilled workforce to make energy-efficiency easier to achieve. The programs ends July 15, 2013—come learn about all our amazing rebates and what you can still do to participate!.

So, invite your friends and associates to join us for this exciting time … 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 Katie Jones, RePower Bainbridge
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

The BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & Other Entrepreneurial Sentients From Planet BBC

BBC Regulars – Upcoming Events

April Tuesday@Noon Workshops – BizDev Basics (noon-1:00)
Still 2 more sessions, 23rd and 30th, of OfficeXpats Tuesday@Noon workshops. Register for this series now!

April 30, Think creatively with your sales and marketing plan, with Elaine Jones, Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

“all in all, it’s more than just a wall” — OfficeXpats’s new WALL and sunny space is nearly complete; finishing touches are coming into focus for the OXp recording & streaming studio. Our next BBC Friday, April 26th will be a great inaugural for the new facilities! Kombi Corp moves in to the old space on May 1st. Read more about these exciting changes at

27 April, Saturday Shred-Fest!
This year’s “Shred-Fest” is hosted by Columbia Bank ( at their High School Road Branch Parking Lot (across from Safeway), and put on by the Kiwanis Club Of Bainbridge Island ( Bring all your expired vital records and watch them shredded into the big truck! This has been a public service announcement courtesy of BBC, Columbia Bank, the B.I. Kiwanis Club, and … and various sentient sapients from planet Earth.

And a Word on Shreding documents from our own Karla Smith, BBC, OXp, XLR8, CPA, who says “Numbers don’t have to be scarry!”
Taxes are filed and spring-cleaning through your papers are a good next step! But what papers to shred (at the April 27th Shred-Fest) and what to keep, you might be wondering. Here’s a quick list for your personal papers to help you get the shredding bag filled for this weekend’s Shredfest.
To keep forever: Contracts and Real Estate Records.
Ownership period, plus 7 years: Investment and Home improvement records.
Until Paid Off: Mortgage statements, student loan payments, car loan payments.
4 Years: Tax returns & supporting documentation, cancelled checks, deposit slips & bank statements.
Keep the last one of each year while in the job “pay stubs.”
1 year (personal accounts): Credit card statements, past insurance statements, old utility bills, other recently paid bills.
Questions? Contact Karla Smith @ [email protected], 206.300.8784,

BBC Related Links

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