BBC Friday 1 April 2016 – Redux: Island Wisdom w/ Ron Peltier

Join us this Friday for special guest Ron Peltier: “Creating a community vision that works for businesses as well as for the long term well-being of the Island.”

RonPeltier2Ron joined us last August for a lively discussion of Island life, politics, environmental sustainability and stewardship. He’s back to share more learned wisdom.

Fifty-year Islander and local business owner, Ron is Environmental Bainbridge founder and active with Islanders for Responsible Development. He will share his insights on local economic sustainability and environmentally creative business practice. Some topics for discussion:

  • collaborative vs conflicting community aspirations
  • coordinating the Island’s special identity with long-term stewardship of finite natural resources
  • Winslow – challenges and opportunities
  • Waterfront Park and “the New Dock” – impact and implications
  • affordable housing on Bainbridge – redevelopment & regulations for small rentals w/ minimal parking

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me scurvy maties, as serial entrepreneurs, we’re all 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!

BBC@OfficeXpats – 403 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Is., Upstairs At the Pavilion

7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45  Ron Peltier Redux – Creating A Community Vision
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC.


BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

BIComm_100dpi_200px_RGBCheck out the new Bainbridge Island Brand and webite filled with valuable resources and local Island news, events, and business cool stuff:

SoniaHawaiiSMThis Saturday April 2nd, Memorial Celebration of Sonia Lien’s life – Poulsbo First Lutheran, 2:00 PM. Sonia Lien was a founding BBC Regular, entertainer, and coauthor with Dave Kragen, From Alone To Aloha (

REMINDER – For BBC Regular Members: We’re building our Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List for a single page referral sheet and BBC website Members List. As BBC Regular Members, make your business/contact info available for the BBC community and website. Follow link (form courtesy of Annette Walker) and fill out BBC Regulars Member List contact info:

BBC on Facebook: Alice David kindly set up a BBC Facebook destination: friend, post, share, bake, blog, barbecue. We remember you Alice! (

Special thanks to our friends at Toastmasters Bainbridge. Two clubs on the Island: The Noon Edition  and The Evening Edition

BBC Related Links
Chamber Of Commerce &
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network
Kitsap SCORE
Toastmasters – Noon Edition
Toastmasters – Evening Edition
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN)
Space Craft – Performance Arts Space Station On Earth
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association
Kitsap County Emergency Management
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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.