No BBC Black Friday November 29th – Canceled For Thanksgiving Holiday

Happy Thanksgiving To All!

Thank you to BBC Regulars everywhere for your support, sharing your business wisdom, and having fun. To all you BBC Bikers, ride safe — and, to everyone else, be safe this holiday of friendship, family, and thankfulness.

Love your neighbor as your dog loves you. Shop local on Black Friday.

And remember Gamification IS different from zombification. So, be free, be businesswise, be…you know, like, cool.

See you all at the next BBC Friday, December 6th when BBC Founding Regular and Steering Committee Member Emeritus Alyse McConnell (thinkwell) will take us through a brief version of OfficeXpats’ Tuesday@Noon December Workshops “Looking Back / Looking Forward” — and another delicious cup of BBC!

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

PS. Good Biznik article on new product-launch ideas, by Amellia Hope, Management, HARROGATE, United Kingdom:


BBC Regulars Exciting Upcoming Events!

December 1st, Sunday, 7:00-9:00 PM @ Bainbridge Island Museum Of Art: BBC Founding Regular CarolAnn Barrows has just come out with a Holiday CD, Comfort & Joy: Sacred Songs of Christmas: “You are cordially invited to join CarolAnn Barrows, Friends, and Special Guest Vocalist Lisa Mandelkorn in the lovely, limited seating auditorium at the newly opened Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. Come enjoy CarolAnn’s lightly gracious melodic soprano, and donate in support of raising of funds to train and certify Doulas committed to serving Mother & Child” ( CarolAnn: Concert benefits nonprofit “Open Arms Perinatal Services”

December 3, 10, 17 – OfficeXpats Tuesday @ Noon Workshops – “Looking Back / Looking Forward”: Join OfficeXpat’s December Tuesdays@Noon for a 3-part conversational series, guided by Executive Coach and Founding BBC Regular, the brilliant and delightful Alyse McConnell ( Alyse will have you celebrating your accomplishments for 2013, envisioning what you want to achieve in 2014, and creating a plan of action to make it happen. Whether in the realm of business, relationships, physical health or mental/spiritual well-being, acknowledging your wins for this year and setting your goals for next will position you for a powerful 2014. Session 1 – Dec 3: Assessing your 2013 challenges and finishing powerfully. Session 2 – Dec 10: Your visions for 2014: Are you thinking big enough? Session 3 – Dec 17: Writing your vision for 2014. Note: This workshop is one of OfficeXpat’s most popular — it will fill fast! Register early. Limit 25:

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.

Note: OfficeXpats has posted their OXp Membership update at

BBC Related Links

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