BBC Friday 11 May 2012 @ OfficeXpats – “Your Board Of Directors”

This week at Bainbridge Business Connection we’ll start at 8:00 with our unique “Refer Your BBC Colleague” round-the-table 1-minute elevator speeches. Then we’ll do a business problem-solving “Your Board Of Directors” strategy roundtable. So, bring your problems to BBC!

Reminder: a small donation to OfficeXpats ($3-5, or whatever you can afford) for coffee/tea & breakfast service is welcome; or consider an OfficeXpats Passport Membership for $15 a month (see all the benefits of Passport Membership at — such a deal!

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 

7:30-8:00coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 Your Board Of Directors” strategy roundtable
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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BBC Regulars – This Week’s Events

Retail For the 21st Century with Adam SiegelFriday, 11 May, 5:30-7:00 PM – Auditorium, Bainbridge Is. Museum of Art (Building A Sustainable Economy Bainbridge Lecture Series). “The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) recently published an industry-wide sustainability report which discusses retail’s environmental, social, and community impacts. Adam Siegel, VP of Sustainability & Retail Operations at RILA, will focus on the trends and practices local Bainbridge businesses can draw from the study. Hosted by the Chamber, Bainbridge Graduate Institute, Sustainable Bainbridge and the Bainbridge Public Library.” NOTE: $10 per person. Sign up online only @ Space limited. No tickets will be available at the door.

May Chamber Luncheon – Wednesday, 16 May, 11:30 AM – Senator Christine Rolfes will provide an update from the Washington State legislature. Sign up online.
May After Hours – Thursday, 24 May, 5:30-7:00 PM – “Housing Resources Board” is hosting this month’s event @ Ferncliff Village. Come to nosh and network and check out the store’s new look. Free! Public welcome.

May 16 “Ignite Bainbridge” Big Event! – It will be a night of ideas, stories, and community. The pre-show mixer beings at 6:30 PM @ OfficeXpats, upstairs in the Pavilion, where you can also buy tickets at the door, if you haven’t pre-purchased them at Brown Paper Tickets. The show begins at 7:15pm in the cinema. (More info at

BBC Related Links
Chamber Of Commerce:
Winslow Street Smarts:
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.