BBC Friday 1 February 2019 – Guest Presentation, Maria Metzler, Executive Director, Helpline House

Join us this deep winter BBC Friday for special guest, Maria Metzler, Helpline House executive director. Maria will share about Helpline House’s vision for the future, as well as how local individuals, entrepreneurs, and businesses can support Helpline House for a better Island future. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.

Starting a year ago, January 2nd, as director of Helpline House (, “Maria Metzler has made a living out of helping people. So, it’s only natural that the latest chapter in her 17-year Social Services career is as Executive Director of Helpline House. Metzler … has always been driven by social justice, improving the lives of others, and connecting with people and community. She and her husband – who met while working in a homeless shelter – moved to Bainbridge Island four years ago and have 5-year-old twins” (Karen West, Helpline House Special Assignment Volunteer Writer, 2 Mar. 2018). Maria on LinkedIn:

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!

BBC@OfficeXpats – 403 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Is, Upstairs at the Pavilion  
7:30-8:00 – coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking  
8:00-8:50 – Maria Metzler, Helpline House Executive Director
8:50-9:00 – announcements, visiting

Sincerely, BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC _______________________________________________

BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

7 Febuary, 7:30-9:00,  Chamber Breakfast, hosted once again at Wing Point Golf & Country Club. Details at:

Through March 17th, Donna Lee Dowdney Exhibition “Under the Influence of Fiber” – in conjunction with the North Peninsula Branch of the Surface Design Association. At the Old Alcohol Plant, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock (

Sakai Plastic Film Recycling Challenge! SAKAI STUDENTS WANT YOUR PLASTIC FILM. Now through April 15th. More Info at

Waterfront Seattle & 2019 Viaduct Removal – Free Shuttle Service Info/Map:

Creating Community Resilience. “Map Your Neighborhood”: Bainbridge Prepares: Scott James guidebook, “Prepared Neighborhoods”


BBC Business Community Related Links
Chamber Of Commerce &
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association
Bainbridge Island Library (KRL)
Bainbridge Island Museum Of Art
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN)
Bainbridge Island Senior Center
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network
Helpline House
Kitsap SCORE
Rolling Bay Hall – Performance Art Venue
Space Craft – Performance Arts Space Station On Earth
Toastmasters – Noon Edition
Toastmasters – Evening Edition
The Marshall Suites Concierge Service
Island Emergency Preparedness & First Responder Links:
Bainbridge Prepares Emergency Management
Kitsap County Emergency Management
City of Bainbridge Island (COBI)
Bainbridge Island Fire Department
Bainbridge Island Police Department

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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.