BBC Friday 31 May 2013 – “Kitsap Office Products” – a division of Paper Products Etc.

This BBC Friday, Kate Sharafanowich and Kalani Deacon introduce Kitsap Office Supply – “A new kid is coming to town!”


Kitsap Office Supply – a division of Bainbridge Island’s venerable senior Winslow Way business Paper Products – will open its doors July 1st 2013. Sales Director Kate Sharafanowich and Sales Manager Kalani Deacon invite you to learn how Kitsap Office Supply (KOS) can make your business life easier and more comfortable.

Kate brings to KOS a wealth of experience in new business development, business analysis, creating business plans, and strategic planning globally.

Kalani, with 20 years in retail and business-to-business sales, brings to KOS a depth of experience in meeting customer needs. His sales philosophy has a firm grounding in the principals of “Service Beyond Expectations” and “Delivering On A promise.”

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So 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


7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 “Kitsap Business Supply” w/ Kate & Kalani
8:45-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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BBC Regulars Upcoming Events

June – OfficeXpats Tuesday@Noon Workshop – “The Self Publishing workshop returns! (noon-1:00)
Now more than ever, it’s within anyone’s reach to write, produce, and publish a book, and it turns out to be a great way to build your business and your credibility as an independent professional. You may already have the content for an inexpensive or free 100-page book, and it just needs some strategic morphing. With self-publishing (also called “alternative” or “independent” publishing), the author is responsible for the entire process, including design (cover/interior), formats, price, distribution, marketing and PR. Authors can do it all themselves or outsource all or part of the process. In this workshop series, Randy Kuckuck, founder of PublishNext, along with some of the company’s editorial and design experts return to help us explore how small businesses can navigate some of the choices and issues. Xpat regulars Dave Kragen, Izzy Sanchez, and Annette Walker will also contribute. Session I, June 4, 12-1 pm: How self-publishing builds your business. Session II, June 11, 12-1 pm: The economics of publishing your book. Session III, June 18, 12-1 pm: Designing a book to be your best advertising piece. Session IV, June 25, 12-1 pm: The submission process, and marketing your book. (

June – NEW OfficeXpats Tuesday Afternoon Workshops – “Learn social media marketing in a collaborative hands-on and actions-based class.” Classes run from 1:30-2:45. Cost: $95 ($80 for OfficeXpats members). June 4: Create a simple social media plan for the month. June  11: Platform rules about branding. June 18: Create a framework for an engagement “voice” or personality. June 25: Measurement tools. (

Bainbridge Chamber 2013 Grand Old Fourth coming soon to a local street new you (if you live near Winslow Way that is). Booths still available but going fast. Volunteers still needed. Parade space still available. See  for more info and updates.

Accelerate Kitsap (XLR8): If you know of any new businesses, “start-ups” or businesses in a growth transition, for profit or non-profit, don’t forget to tell them about the Accelerate Kitsap Business Mentoring program. See for details. BBC, the Chamber, OfficeXpats, and Accelerate Kitsap are all local business support partners here in the West Sound. Contact Ken Sethney (ken.sethney@gmailcom) or Dave Kragen ([email protected]) if you have specific questions. Thank you.

BBC Related Links

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