BBC Friday 10 April 2015 – Business Stories w/ Ava Jarvis & Lucille Fox

AKG Perception 120 USB condenser microphone with SH 100 shock mountThis BBC Friday new BBC Regulars Ava Jarvis and Lucille Fox will open up an “Open Mic” session and tell their business make-over stories. An essential part of BBC is sharing who we are, what we love about what we do, our visions, dreams, business values, and goals.

PART ONE. As entrepreneurs we’re often redesigning, re-imaging, updating ourselves businesswise

AvaJarvis Ava Jarvis, Chevrotain Code web consulting, hosting, and design, will share her story of the move from corporate worker to entrepreneur. “It’s a switch in focus from millions of customers for one monolith-of-a-company to helping local businesses and their customers.” Ava on google+ and LinkedIn.

LucilleFox_candleLucille Fox, founder of Bainbridge Beeswax Works, which makes a range of handcrafted pure beeswax candles, will talk about her latest business journey. Pictured, fern sphere beeswax candle which burns cleanly for around 55 hours. Lucille on facebook and LinkedIn.

PART TWO. Open Mic Friday! There should be time for one or two others to share their stories, latest ventures, or business ideas. So keep that possibility in mind and be prepared to “Open Mic” it!

Be there, be free, be businesswise.  For, in a sense, 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 Business Storytelling & Open Mic Friday
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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


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 Regulars Really Exciting Upcoming Events!

CharlieKingCoachingApril 7-28, OfficeXpats Tuesday@Noon Workshops! Understanding the Elephant: Growing Professionally with LinkedIn. Taught by Charlie King, of Charlie King Coaching. Info and registration:

OXp WON!  OfficeXpats is the 2014 Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year! “It was an honor just to be nominated, and it is kinda crazy that we actually won. We are very excited. This award is based on contribution to the Chamber’s mission, and to the Bainbridge community at large. In our case, it is therefore connected in so many ways to the efforts of our devoted team of ambassadors, and to an informal offshoot of the Chamber, the Bainbridge Business Connection, which meets every Friday morning at OfficeXpats. I’m sure we got a lot of credit for hosting BBC, but the reverse is also true: BBC is a huge supporter of OfficeXpats. I’m very proud of the ongoing partnership.”

Check out visitbainbridge.comThe new Bainbridge Chamber Visitor Information website is up and running, developed by Spiderlilly Web Design. Feedback welcome, so send your ideas and input  to BBC Regular and webmaster Brian Creamer at

NEW – Free WI-FI In Winslow Downtown Core! Thanks to collaboration between the Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce and Kitsap Public Utility District, businesses, residents, and visitors can take advantage of the new Wi-Fi network along parts of Winslow Way and Madison. Look for network called “community-wifi” to access the signal on your computer or mobile device. See coverage MAP for more 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. There are 2 clubs on the Island: The Noon Edition and The Evening Edition

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.