BBC Friday 10 August 2012 @ OfficeXpats – Roundtable Discussion “Online Reputation”

This BBC Friday we’ll have a roundtable discussion on the topic “Online Reputation” — so bring your expertise or your curiosity, whichever you have more of.

What is your “online reputation”? Is it positive, negative — do you even know? Do you even care? How much “reputation protection” do you want? Does too much protection end up hiding your business and contact information or mess up your SEO? Lots of questions. Maybe a few answers. We’ll go online and scope out the reputations of a few of you….  “Any volunteers?”

So, invite your friends and associates to join us for this exciting event … and another delicious cup of BBC!

BBC @ OfficeXpats – 403 Madison Avenue N, Bainbridge Island, Upstairs At the Pavilion

7:30-8:00 – coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 – roundtable discussion: “online reputation”
8:45-9:00 – more networking, sharing, visiting

Reminder: a small donation to OfficeXpats ($3-4, or whatever you can afford) for coffee/tea & breakfast service is welcome; or, if not already an OXp Member, consider an OfficeXpats Passport Membership for $15 a month (see all the benefits of Passport Membership at — such a deal!

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

BBC Regulars – Upcoming Events

Thursday 9 August is International Coworking Day! OfficeXpats will honor this 7th anniversary of coworking with a free coworking day, open to all.

So, you OXp members, invite a friend or associate to try out OXp! Those who are not members, here’s your chance to see first hand what business coworking is all about.
Deskmag has reported that as of February, 2012, there are now 1320 coworking spaces worldwide, 88% up from a year ago (583 in the U.S., 545 in Europe, and over 100 in South and Central America, Australia, and Africa). We don’t know the numbers six months later, but we can celebrate the ‘birthday’ and the number 7. Following tradition, we will take a break for a barbecue lunch, and then because it falls on Thursday, we should have a good crowd for happy hour at 4:30!
Go to OfficeXpats “Coworking Turns 7 years Old!” page for more details

August @ OfficeXpats Workshop, Tuesdays, Noon-1:30, August 14, 21, 28 – “How To Adverties Successfully On $50 per Week”

If you missed the first session, there are still three more to learn lots of advertising sorts of stuff!
Do you have a small Kitsap business and want to reach your audience faster and more effectively? Two publishers and a marketing expert jointly offer guidance about squeezing the highest return out of your small advertising budget. Even if you have never advertised before, you will learn how to experiment with online and print ads, when to use which type, and how to track your results.
Our experts deliver the “8 Truths of Advertising,” rules of thumb (and when to break them), the anatomy of an effective ad, and how to write compelling “calls to action.” Learn from case studies about local advertising successes with small budgets. Receive the first ever all-in-one cheat sheet as a class handout that compares low cost local advertising options!
RSVP at to “Like” the Facebook post; admission is collected at the door. More details at $10/session (no charge to members).
Presenters: Mike Cyger – and Bainbridge Island Magazine; Kat Kailey – Kitsap Sun and Bainbridge Islander; Ken Sethney– marketing expert and business incubator mentor

August 15 – September 3: Paper Products Back To School Shopping Specials!

“Shop at Paper Products in Winslow, save your receipt, drop it off at the school of your choice (before Sept 15), and the school earns 5% of the value of the receipts collected in FREE school supplies.  Very similar concept to the box top label program, but instead on a local basis and we are providing the schools a lot more.  We also have our annual bag pre-order program that allows parents to order their child’s school supplies via phone, fax or email.  We bag it all up, they come in and pick up the pre-packed bag, and we provide them 10% off everything in the bag.  Great way to save time and money.” And save up to 25% or more on select school supplies!
Information on both of these programs is also available on our site at:
Program Flyer:
PreOrder Program:

Relief Fund Set Up for Employees of  The “122 Bar and Restaurant”

The Bainbridge Island Downtown Association has established a relief fund for the employees and families of The 122 Bar and Restaurant which was demolished in an early morning blaze on July 9th. You may make contributions to the relief fund at the downtown Winslow branch of Columbia Bank through the end of August. The fund will be overseen by the Downtown Association, with funds being distributed to the employees and their families in early September. (Go to the Chamber website for more information or related news and events updates:

BBC Related Links

Chamber Of Commerce
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association
Honoring Our Previous Hosts Flowering Around
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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.