BBC Friday 12 August 2016 – Chamber Roundtable “2017: 50 Years Of 4ths”

ChamberLogo2014This BBC Friday we’ll hold a special Strategy Roundtable for our delightful friends and founding BBC Regulars at the Bainbridge Island Chamber Of Commerce. Next Year 2017 holds some exciting anniversary events here on Bainbridge (barring emergency contingencies such as earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, tsunamis, or economic collapse, for which we are of course well prepared). MSH80_eruption_mount_st_helens_05-18-80-dramatic-edit

Specifically, the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce organized Grand Old 4th of July Celebration, Bainbridge Island’s biggest party, turns 50 (see the  website). How can we prepare well ahead for this momentous (non-catastropic) event? How can we as a business community, a coworking community, an Island community, support our Chamber and other potentially involved groups (e.g. Rotary, The Downtown Association) to plan for this REALLY BIG ONE? 

TheChannelSo this BBC Friday let’s put on our colored thinking caps, Channel The Chamber (, and brainstorm ideas for 2017. Hey, maybe we could bury the 50th Anniversary Winning Float in a 100 year time capsule. Or how about we bury Dave in a 100 year cryogenic time capsule. The possibilities are endless! 

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me scurvy maties, 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

OfficeXpats7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 Chamber Strategy Roundtable For 2017
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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


BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

OXp_HomeOfBBC9 August 2016 – OfficeXpats Celebrates Global Coworking Day! Tomorrow, celebrate the global anniversary of coworking with FREE coworking all day long at OfficeXpats (8:00am – 5:30pm). Then at 5:00, Jason fires up the grill for a traditional BBQ on the deck. OfficeXpats will supply burgers (veg/meat) and drinks. You are invited to bring salads, sides, and sweets of any kind to share as well. More details on Facebook Notice!

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_RGBCheck out the new Bainbridge Island Brand and website filled with valuable resources and local Island news, events, and business cool stuff:

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:

Special thanks to our friends at Toastmasters Bainbridge. Two clubs on the Island: The Noon Edition and The Evening Edition

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
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.