About kdkragen

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.

BBC Friday 14 Dec 2018 – Looking Forward – Looking Back w/ Alyse McConnell

Join us for our (can you believe it?) 6th annual “Looking Back, Looking Forward” conversation with Alyse McConnell of A2 Coaching Group.

“People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.” ~Earl Nightingale.

Alyse is delighted to lead us once again in closing out the year providing a fresh start to what we want to create next. Though the annual change in the calendar is just like any other day, it’s a great opportunity to look at where we’ve been, celebrate the journey, and learn its lessons — looking ahead to what we want to create next. This year’s conversation will focus on a new aspect of goal setting: finding a clarity that takes the heavy lifting out of achievement.

Alyse’s has spent the last year learning about this process, and she is excited to offer to us some insights!  Former owner of Paper Products and founding BBC organizer, Alyse is noted for her organizational expertise in systems planning and for helping and motivating her clients to achieve breakthrough results in business and in life. Visit Alyse on LinkedIn.com.

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurials, we all be business wise!

So Invite your friends and associates to come join us for this exciting non-virtual non-cloud event in real time and real space…and another delicious cup of BBC!

NOTES from our very first BBC Business Popcorn Roundtable   30 November 2018:BBC_PopcornBusinessRoundtable.pdf” (google docs)

[email protected] – 403 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Is, Upstairs at the Pavilion
7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 
Looking Forward Looking Back
8:45-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

Sincerely, BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC
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BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

Waterfront Seattle & 2019 Viaduct Removal – Free Shuttle Service Info/Map: seattle.curbed.com/2018/10/4/17938460/seattle-waterfront-shuttle-bus-transportation.

U.S. Marine Corps Toys For Tots Drop-off Locations: Calico Toy Shoppe – 290 Winslow Way E. Paula Weissinger State Farm Insurance – 175 Parfitt Way, Suite 180. Accepting donations through Dec. 15. Guidelines for donating toys here.

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Creating Community Resilience. “Map Your Neighborhood”:  bifd.org/map-your-neighborhood.aspx. Bainbridge Prepares:  bainbridgeprepares.org. Scott James guidebook, “Prepared Neighborhoods” preparedneighborhoods.com.

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BBC Business Community Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridge.com
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association bainbridgedowntown.org
Bainbridge Island Library (KRL) krl.org/bainbridge-island
Bainbridge Island Museum Of Art biartmuseum.org
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Bainbridge Island Senior Center biseniorcenter.org
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Kitsap SCORE kitsapscore.org
Rolling Bay Hall – Performance Art Venue rollingbayhall.com
Space Craft – Performance Arts Space Station On Earth SpaceCraftPresents.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
The Marshall Suites Concierge Service TheMarshallSuites.com
Island Emergency Preparedness & First Responder Links:
Bainbridge Prepares Emergency Management bainbridgeprepares.org
Kitsap County Emergency Management kitsapdem.org
City of Bainbridge Island (COBI)
Bainbridge Island Fire Department
Bainbridge Island Police Department

BBC Friday 7 December 2018 – “Marketing” w/ Michele Jewett

Join us this sunny winter BBC Friday for a marketing roundtable discussion with Marketing Improv Mistress Michele Jewett, owner FameHouse Smart Marketing Solutions, famehouse.org. Michele will answer the question: “What do ChatBots and PsyVamps have in common for business marketing?” Or something like that. Michele on LinkedIn.com.

So Invite your friends and associates to come join us for this exciting non-virtual non-cloud event in real time and real space…and another delicious cup of BBC!

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurials, we all be business wise!

NOTES from our very first BBC Business Popcorn Roundtable   30 November 2018:BBC_PopcornBusinessRoundtable.pdf” (google docs)

[email protected] – 403 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Is, Upstairs at the Pavilion
7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 
Friday Business Marketing Improv, w/ Michele Jewett
8:45-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

Sincerely, BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC
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BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

5 December, Wednesday, 5:24-8:03, Silverdale Greendrinks: Hosted by Central Kitsap Food Bank (ckfoodbank.org), 3537 NW Anderson Hill Rd, Silverdale. More info: facebook.com/events/280254932832763/

6 December, 4:00-6:00 PM. First Federal Meet & Greet. First Federal invites the community to come and meet their new banker Jacob Hall at the branch at 323 High School Rd NE Suite 7. Catered hors d’oeuvres and beverages (beer & wine), and a door prize. Public welcome!

U.S. Marine Corps Toys For Tots Drop-off Locations: Calico Toy Shoppe – 290 Winslow Way E. Paula Weissinger State Farm Insurance – 175 Parfitt Way, Suite 180. Accepting donations through Dec. 15. Guidelines for donating toys here.

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Creating Community Resilience. “Map Your Neighborhood”:  bifd.org/map-your-neighborhood.aspx. Bainbridge Prepares:  bainbridgeprepares.org. Scott James guidebook, “Prepared Neighborhoods” preparedneighborhoods.com.

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BBC Business Community Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridge.com
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association bainbridgedowntown.org
Bainbridge Island Library (KRL) krl.org/bainbridge-island
Bainbridge Island Museum Of Art biartmuseum.org
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Bainbridge Island Senior Center biseniorcenter.org
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Kitsap SCORE kitsapscore.org
Rolling Bay Hall – Performance Art Venue rollingbayhall.com
Space Craft – Performance Arts Space Station On Earth SpaceCraftPresents.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
The Marshall Suites Concierge Service TheMarshallSuites.com
Island Emergency Preparedness & First Responder Links:
Bainbridge Prepares Emergency Management bainbridgeprepares.org
Kitsap County Emergency Management kitsapdem.org
City of Bainbridge Island (COBI)
Bainbridge Island Fire Department
Bainbridge Island Police Department

BBC Friday 30 November 2018 — Business Popcorn Roundtable

Join the BBC community this Friday for a new spin on Friday Think Club
“Business Popcorn Roundtable”
moderated by BBC Regu
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Popcorn pops, so do ideas, sometimes. Creativity and spontaneity, with a little hot butter and salt, and you’ve got a box of yummy ideas just waiting for the movie to begin. Movie… life… business life…. Who knows? Anticipate being surprised. Mildly amused? XXX XXXXXXX XXXXXX

So Invite your friends and associates to come join us for this exciting non-virtual non-cloud event in real time and real space … and another delicious cup of BBC!

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurials, we all be business wise!

[email protected] – 403 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Is, Upstairs at the Pavilion
7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 
“Business Popcorn Roundtable” w/ XXXXX XXXXX
8:45-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

Sincerely, BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC
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BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

30 November (Friday) – 2 December (Sunday), 10:00 to 5:00. The 35th Annual “Winter Studio Tour”! Eight island artists’ studios and community halls. Info and registration: bistudiotour.com.

5 December, Wednesday, 5:24-8:03, Silverdale Greendrinks: Hosted by Central Kitsap Food Bank (ckfoodbank.org), 3537 NW Anderson Hill Rd, Silverdale. More info: facebook.com/events/280254932832763/

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Creating Community Resilience. “Map Your Neighborhood”:  bifd.org/map-your-neighborhood.aspx. Bainbridge Prepares:  bainbridgeprepares.org. Scott James guidebook, “Prepared Neighborhoods” preparedneighborhoods.com.

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BBC Business Community Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridge.com
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association bainbridgedowntown.org
Bainbridge Island Library (KRL) krl.org/bainbridge-island
Bainbridge Island Museum Of Art biartmuseum.org
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Bainbridge Island Senior Center biseniorcenter.org
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Kitsap SCORE kitsapscore.org
Rolling Bay Hall – Performance Art Venue rollingbayhall.com
Space Craft – Performance Arts Space Station On Earth SpaceCraftPresents.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
The Marshall Suites Concierge Service TheMarshallSuites.com
Island Emergency Preparedness & First Responder Links:
Bainbridge Prepares Emergency Management bainbridgeprepares.org
Kitsap County Emergency Management kitsapdem.org
City of Bainbridge Island (COBI)
Bainbridge Island Fire Department
Bainbridge Island Police Department

No BBC This Black Friday 23 Nov. 2018

No BBC this Black Friday. We’re off for Thanksgiving Holidays!

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving. May your thankfulness be sprinkled with friendship, peace, and moderation.

Sophrosyne: “ancient Greek concept of an ideal of excellence of character and soundness of mind, which when combined in one well-balanced individual leads to other qualities, such as temperance, moderation, prudence, purity, decorum and self-control.”  (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophrosyne)

Mindful-eating means food without fear, dining without guilt, eating without remorse. Mindful eating is a learned skill that can help you create a better relationship to your food. (Don’t you want to relate well to your food?) For resources on “finding peace with food” visit nutrition specialist Anita Bermann’s Ideal Feast Nutrition.

Sincerely, BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC
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BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

24 november 2018, Saturday, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Multi-Family Community Sale! Come find some good buys; maybe even get your Christmas/Hanukkah/Holiday  shopping started early. @ Virginia Villa Apartments, 200 High School Rd NE. (NO early arrivals, please!) More info: facebook.com/events/254529785220526/.

Donna Dowdney Esther’s Fabrics – Donna’s art is on display throughout November. If you haven’t see her work, stop by Esther’s Fabrics. Donna’s website: donnaleedowdney.com.

Creating Community Resilience. “Map Your Neighborhood”:  bifd.org/map-your-neighborhood.aspx. Bainbridge Prepares:  bainbridgeprepares.org. Scott James guidebook, “Prepared Neighborhoods” preparedneighborhoods.com.

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BBC Business Community Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridge.com
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association bainbridgedowntown.org
Bainbridge Island Library (KRL) krl.org/bainbridge-island
Bainbridge Island Museum Of Art biartmuseum.org
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Bainbridge Island Senior Center biseniorcenter.org
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Kitsap SCORE kitsapscore.org
Rolling Bay Hall – Performance Art Venue rollingbayhall.com
Space Craft – Performance Arts Space Station On Earth SpaceCraftPresents.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
The Marshall Suites Concierge Service TheMarshallSuites.com
Island Emergency Preparedness & First Responder Links:
Bainbridge Prepares Emergency Management bainbridgeprepares.org
Kitsap County Emergency Management kitsapdem.org
City of Bainbridge Island (COBI)
Bainbridge Island Fire Department
Bainbridge Island Police Department

BBC Friday 16 Nov 2018 – LinkedIn Update w/ Charlie King

Join us this BBC Friday for an exciting presentation and discussion with longtime BBC Regular, honorable OfficeXpats Member, coach & blogger, Charlie King — “LinkedIn: Racecar or Roadkill?”

Is LinkedIn the best forum for you? In an era where there are countless mediums to share your message and connect with people in business, is LinkedIn still relevant? Is it still the mega-influential site as a premier location for all-things business? Or has this resource been made irrelevant by younger generations eager for more socially-based platforms and forums?
Charlie on  linkedin.com.
Charlie’s website: heroicfatherhood.com.

So Invite your friends and associates to come join us for this exciting non-virtual non-cloud event in real time and real space … and another delicious cup of BBC!

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurials, we all be business wise!

[email protected] – 403 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Is, Upstairs at the Pavilion
7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 
“LinkedIn: Racecar or Roadkill?”
8:45-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

Sincerely, BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC
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BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

24 november 2018, Saturday, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Multi-Family Community Sale! Come find some good buys; maybe even get your Christmas/Hanukkah/Holiday  shopping started early. @ Virginia Villa Apartments, 200 High School Rd NE. (NO early arrivals, please!) More info: facebook.com/events/254529785220526/.

Donna Dowdney Esther’s Fabrics (Donna’s art is on display throughout November). 17 November, Saturday  BARN Artisan Bazaar, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Donna’s website: donnaleedowdney.com.

Creating Community Resilience. “Map Your Neighborhood”:  bifd.org/map-your-neighborhood.aspx. Bainbridge Prepares:  bainbridgeprepares.org. Scott James guidebook, “Prepared Neighborhoods” preparedneighborhoods.com.

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BBC Business Community Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridge.com
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association bainbridgedowntown.org
Bainbridge Island Library (KRL) krl.org/bainbridge-island
Bainbridge Island Museum Of Art biartmuseum.org
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Bainbridge Island Senior Center biseniorcenter.org
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Kitsap SCORE kitsapscore.org
Rolling Bay Hall – Performance Art Venue rollingbayhall.com
Space Craft – Performance Arts Space Station On Earth SpaceCraftPresents.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
The Marshall Suites Concierge Service TheMarshallSuites.com
Island Emergency Preparedness & First Responder Links:
Bainbridge Prepares Emergency Management bainbridgeprepares.org
Kitsap County Emergency Management kitsapdem.org
City of Bainbridge Island (COBI)
Bainbridge Island Fire Department
Bainbridge Island Police Department

BBC Friday 9 Nov 2018 – Open MIC Improv Business Chaos Theory Roundtable…

Join us this BBC Friday for a #free.fun.friendly … free for all open MIC business roundtable where we’ll discuss … business chaos theory and … [imagine something interesting here]

So Invite your friends and associates to come join us for this exciting non-virtual non-cloud event in real time and real space … and another delicious cup of BBC!

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurials, we all be business wise!

[email protected] – 403 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Is, Upstairs at the Pavilion
7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 
“Business Chaos Theory For Earthlings & Offworlders
8:45-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

Sincerely, BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC
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BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

2 November, First Friday Art Walk, 6:00-8:00 PM, Donna Dowdney Esther’s Fabrics (note, art on display throughout November). 17 November: BARN Artisan Bazaar, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Donna’s website: donnaleedowdney.com.

2 November, Friday, 4:00 PM – SHIFT Grand Opening: “Come celebrate the grand opening of SHiFT, Bainbridge Island’s newest boutique, specializing in “ethical style for women & men.” Facebook.

Creating Community Resilience. “Map Your Neighborhood”:  bifd.org/map-your-neighborhood.aspx. Bainbridge Prepares:  bainbridgeprepares.org. Scott James guidebook, “Prepared Neighborhoods” preparedneighborhoods.com.

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BBC Business Community Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridge.com
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association bainbridgedowntown.org
Bainbridge Island Library (KRL) krl.org/bainbridge-island
Bainbridge Island Museum Of Art biartmuseum.org
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Bainbridge Island Senior Center biseniorcenter.org
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Kitsap SCORE kitsapscore.org
Rolling Bay Hall – Performance Art Venue rollingbayhall.com
Space Craft – Performance Arts Space Station On Earth SpaceCraftPresents.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
The Marshall Suites Concierge Service TheMarshallSuites.com
Island Emergency Preparedness & First Responder Links:
Bainbridge Prepares Emergency Management bainbridgeprepares.org
Kitsap County Emergency Management kitsapdem.org
City of Bainbridge Island (COBI)
Bainbridge Island Fire Department
Bainbridge Island Police Department

BBC Friday 2 November 2018 – COBI Budget, LinkedIn, Día de Muertos

Join us this BBC Friday for a #free.fun.friendly COBI, LinkedIn, Día de Muertos, business roundtable discussion.

We’ll begin with an update from our undercover agent at COBI on the city budget (or something like that).

Then we’ll open the table to share stories from “Life On LinkedIn” (not life on Mars).

Finally, we’ll close with happy reminiscences for our honored dead BBC and OfficeXpats friends (bainbridgebusinessconnection.com).

<<OfficeXpats’ “ofrendas” (altars) in entryway celebrating Día de Muertos.>>

So Invite your friends and associates to come join us for this exciting non-virtual non-cloud event in real time and real space … and another delicious cup of BBC!

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurials, we all be business wise!

[email protected] – 403 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Is, Upstairs at the Pavilion
7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 
“COBI / LinkedIn / Día de Muertos
8:45-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

Sincerely, BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC
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BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

Day of the Dead @ OfficeXpats “Happiness Hour” this Thursday, 4:30–.   Surprise treats, Jason concocting cocktails worthy of the season, movie in the Event Room (“Coco” – an animated story of the traditional  Día de Muertos en Mexico).

2 November, 6-8 PM – First Friday Art WalkOver 30 businesses & galleries participating on Winslow Way & environs. Music, wine, small bites (bainbridgedowntown.org).

2 November, First Friday Art Walk, 6:00-8:00 PM, Donna Dowdney Esther’s Fabrics (note, art on display throughout November). 17 November: BARN Artisan Bazaar, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Donna’s website: donnaleedowdney.com.

2 November, Friday, 4:00 PM – SHIFT Grand Opening: “Come celebrate the grand opening of SHiFT, Bainbridge Island’s newest boutique, specializing in “ethical style for women & men.” Facebook.

Creating Community Resilience. “Map Your Neighborhood”:  bifd.org/map-your-neighborhood.aspx. Bainbridge Prepares:  bainbridgeprepares.org. Scott James guidebook, “Prepared Neighborhoods” preparedneighborhoods.com.

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BBC Business Community Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridge.com
Bainbridge Island Library (KRL) krl.org/bainbridge-island
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association bainbridgedowntown.org
Bainbridge Island Senior Center biseniorcenter.org
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Kitsap SCORE kitsapscore.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Rolling Bay Hall – Performance Art Venue rollingbayhall.com
Space Craft – Performance Arts Space Station On Earth SpaceCraftPresents.org
The Marshall Suites Concierge Service TheMarshallSuites.com
Island Emergency Preparedness & First Responder Links:
Bainbridge Prepares Emergency Management bainbridgeprepares.org
Kitsap County Emergency Management kitsapdem.org
City of Bainbridge Island (COBI)
Bainbridge Island Fire Department
Bainbridge Island Police Department

BBC Friday 26 Oct. 2018 – Cook Family Funeral Home

Join us this pumpkin-colored autumn BBC Friday for “Business Community Storytelling” from our neighbors at Cook Family Funeral Home, with new ownersTim Dinan Jr. and Alison Michelle Hahn. Tim and Alison will share some of Cook’s history, and talk about Cook’s services and vision for the future.

Experience, professionalism, compassion, empathy:  “Celebrating life is our mission. That’s never changed. And with pride, it never will…. We’re not just a funeral home. We’re a gathering place for the community.”  (cookfamilyfuneralhome.com)

So Invite your friends and associates to come join us for this exciting non-virtual non-cloud event in real time and real space … and another delicious cup of BBC!

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurials, we all be business wise!

[email protected] – 403 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Is, Upstairs at the Pavilion
7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 
“Cook Family Funeral Home”
8:45-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

Sincerely, BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC
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BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

Halloween / Day of the Dead @ OfficeXpats “Happiness Hour” this Thursday.  Surprise treats, Jason concocting cocktails worthy of the season, movie in the Event Room (“Coco” – an animated story the traditional Dia de los Muertos en Mexico).

2 November, 4:00 PM – SHIFT Grand Opening: “Come celebrate the grand opening of SHiFT, Bainbridge Island’s newest boutique, specializing in ethical style for women & men. Facebook.

Donna Lee Dowdney art at Umpqua Bank — her Fabric Art show continues through the month of October. Read more at donnaleedowdney.com.

Creating Community Resilience. “Map Your Neighborhood”:  bifd.org/map-your-neighborhood.aspx. Bainbridge Prepares:  bainbridgeprepares.org. Scott James guidebook, “Prepared Neighborhoods” preparedneighborhoods.com.

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BBC Business Community Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridge.com
Bainbridge Island Library (KRL) krl.org/bainbridge-island
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association bainbridgedowntown.org
Bainbridge Island Senior Center biseniorcenter.org
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Kitsap SCORE kitsapscore.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Rolling Bay Hall – Performance Art Venue rollingbayhall.com
Space Craft – Performance Arts Space Station On Earth SpaceCraftPresents.org
The Marshall Suites Concierge Service TheMarshallSuites.com
Island Emergency Preparedness & First Responder Links:
Bainbridge Prepares Emergency Management bainbridgeprepares.org
Kitsap County Emergency Management kitsapdem.org
City of Bainbridge Island (COBI)
Bainbridge Island Fire Department
Bainbridge Island Police Department

BBC – 19 October 2018 – “Open MIC Friday”

Join us this autumn BBC Friday for OPEN MIC Business Support & Sharing Roundtable.

Bring a business idea or problem, show-and-tell art, app, or friendly xenomorphBBC: “Your board of directors.”  

Play, share, dream. Be creative, think sideways, wear…..

So Invite your friends and associates to come join us for this exciting non-virtual non-cloud event in real time and real space … and another delicious cup of BBC!

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurials, we all be business wise!

[email protected] – 403 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Is, Upstairs at the Pavilion
7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 
“Open MIC Friday”
8:45-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

Sincerely, BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC
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BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

Donna Lee Dowdney art at Umpqua Bank — her Fabric Art show continues through the month of October. Read more at donnaleedowdney.com.

23 October 2018, 2:00-6:00 PM, KEDA Fall Forum: “Makers, Doers & Dreamers.”  Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort And Conference Center. KEDA’s Fall Forum will showcase local entrepreneurs who have successfully taken their concepts from the kitchen table or garage to the next level. Keynote speaker, Maury Forum. Registration closes October 15th:  keda2018fallforum.brownpapertickets.com. KEDA homepage: kitsapeda.org.

Creating Community Resilience. “Map Your Neighborhood”:  bifd.org/map-your-neighborhood.aspx. Bainbridge Prepares:  bainbridgeprepares.org. Scott James guidebook, “Prepared Neighborhoods” preparedneighborhoods.com.

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BBC Business Community Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridge.com
Bainbridge Island Library (KRL) krl.org/bainbridge-island
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association bainbridgedowntown.org
Bainbridge Island Senior Center biseniorcenter.org
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Kitsap SCORE kitsapscore.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Rolling Bay Hall – Performance Art Venue rollingbayhall.com
Space Craft – Performance Arts Space Station On Earth SpaceCraftPresents.org
The Marshall Suites Concierge Service TheMarshallSuites.com
Island Emergency Preparedness & First Responder Links:
Bainbridge Prepares Emergency Management bainbridgeprepares.org
Kitsap County Emergency Management kitsapdem.org
City of Bainbridge Island (COBI)
Bainbridge Island Fire Department
Bainbridge Island Police Department

BBC Friday 12 Oct 2018 – COBI / Business Community Roundtable

Join us this BBC Friday for another COBI & Community Business update and roundtable discussion, with our own mistress of entrepreneurial munificence Leslie Schneider. 

Leslie on City Council: I have been an active advocate for sustainability and local economy since 1992 when I started volunteering for Sustainable Seattle and later for the Business Alliance for Local Living Economy. I love how the design of physical space can encourage the growth of relationships in a community. To live in deeper community with neighbors, I was a founding member of Jackson Place Cohousing (JPC). I had many leadership roles in the development and construction of JPC’s 27 condominium units and common spaces, located just southeast of downtown Seattle. I lived there for eight years until moving to Bainbridge Island. I also volunteered for the Pomegranate Center (“Strengthening Communities Through Creative Collaboration”). I even went all the way to New York City to take a workshop on “How to turn a place around,” from one of my favorite organizations, the Project For Public Spaces. I visited City Repair projects in Portland, Oregon, and have participated recently in that organization’s annual Village Building Convergence.” 

So Invite your friends and associates to come join us for this exciting non-virtual non-cloud event in real time and real space … and another delicious cup of BBC!

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurials, we all be business wise!

[email protected] – 403 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Is, Upstairs at the Pavilion
7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 
Community Business Roundtable w/ Leslie Schneider
8:45-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

Sincerely, BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC
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BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

Donna Lee Dowdney art at Umpqua Bank — her Fabric Art show continues through the month of October. Read more at donnaleedowdney.com.

23 October 2018, 2:00-6:00 PM, KEDA Fall Forum: “Makers, Doers & Dreamers.”  Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort And Conference Center. KEDA’s Fall Forum will showcase local entrepreneurs who have successfully taken their concepts from the kitchen table or garage to the next level. Keynote speaker, Maury Forum. Registration closes October 15th:  keda2018fallforum.brownpapertickets.com. KEDA homepage: kitsapeda.org.

Creating Community Resilience. “Map Your Neighborhood”:  bifd.org/map-your-neighborhood.aspx. Bainbridge Prepares:  bainbridgeprepares.org. Scott James guidebook, “Prepared Neighborhoods” preparedneighborhoods.com.

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BBC Business Community Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridge.com
Bainbridge Island Library (KRL) krl.org/bainbridge-island
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association bainbridgedowntown.org
Bainbridge Island Senior Center biseniorcenter.org
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Kitsap SCORE kitsapscore.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Rolling Bay Hall – Performance Art Venue rollingbayhall.com
Space Craft – Performance Arts Space Station On Earth SpaceCraftPresents.org
The Marshall Suites Concierge Service TheMarshallSuites.com
Island Emergency Preparedness & First Responder Links:
Bainbridge Prepares Emergency Management bainbridgeprepares.org
Kitsap County Emergency Management kitsapdem.org
City of Bainbridge Island (COBI)
Bainbridge Island Fire Department
Bainbridge Island Police Department