BBC Friday 11 August 2017 – “Island Business Life” w/ Ted Jones

Join us for a sleepy August BBC Friday with Ted Jones, Registered Professional Civil Engineer (WA), Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (Continuous Process Improvement), Certified Energy Manager (American Association of Energy Engineers) –and candidate for Bainbridge City Council. Ted wants to hear from us! Wants to hear what BBC members want from the City Council & City government in the future!

Ted and his family have lived on BI since 1997. Ted moved the family from Northern Virginia to Washington so he could work on Environmental Cleanup. He has been very active in environmental, social, and political causes. Ted stands for environmental stewardship, sustainable infrastructure, and transparent and responsible city government. Website:

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurial pirates, 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!

BBC@OfficeXpats – 403 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Is, Upstairs at the Pavilion
7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
Island Business Life w/ Ted Jones
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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


BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

THIS THURSDAY 10 August is OfficeXpats! International Coworking Day Celebration (free coworking and a BBQ lunch): Each year we celebrate the start of coworking (as a dedicated business model offering coworking full-time) with a full day of free coworking, and a lunchtime BBQ (also on us). Join us and learn more about the fun and focus of working independently with others.  For the history geeks among us, Coworking Day is actually August 9, 2006 (some history). However, our weekly member meetups and other celebrations are typically on Thursdays, so we are nudging the celebration forward a bit.

StrengthsFinder Community Group starting. Have you taken the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment ( and found your Top 5 Themes Of Talent? Or are you still just thinking about it? A group is forming to discuss the program, assessment, your results, and what Strengths can mean for your life, personal and professional. (Disclaimer: Wynne is not a Gallup-certified Strengths coach [yet!] & receives no compensation from them.) Wynne’s contact: [email protected]. On

TheChannelTHE CHANNEL (, Bainbridge Island Chamber Newsletter is published quarterly, with free print copies and an interactive online version. Let the Chamber know what you think, and what else you might like to see:[email protected]

BIComm_100dpi_200px_RGBThe Bainbridge Island Brand and website filled with valuable resources and local Island news, events, and business cool stuff: Go there. Be

REMINDER – For BBC Regular Members: Sign up on our Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List. As BBC Regular Members, make your business/contact info available for the BBC community and website. Follow link (form courtesy of Annette Walker) & fill out List contact info:

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
Bainbridge Island Senior Center
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.