BBC Friday 13 June 2014 – How Life Events Can Affect Your Business, w/ Betty Herman

How Life Events can Affect Your Business and How to Prepare for Them.

Have you had a life event affect your business? Do you have questions about your options for child care, senior care, unexpected death or disability?

This BBC Friday will be a time of sharing and discussion on how to prepare for life’s unexpected eventualities which can have very specific repercussions not just for life generally, but for one’s business situation.

Longtime BBC Regular Betty Herman, CSA,  at Martha&Mary, Poulsbo, will lead us in the discussion with a presentation and a roundtable time of sharing stories.

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 real-cloud event in real time and real space … 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 I”Life Happens” Presentation w/ Betty Herman
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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BBC Regulars Lots Of Really Exciting Upcoming Events!

DON’T MISS OfficeXpats June Tuesday@Noon Workshops — STILL 3 SESSIONS!  “Deconstructing Leadership: Tap Your Leadership Style To Transform Your Business & Community.”  Even if you missed the first session — a marvelous discussion, lead by Kathleen O’Brien (, of “Servant Leadership” in the context of community and practical sustainability — the final 3 sessions lead by Cynthia Shick ( will take you though practical steps in identifying your leadership style and strengths. Leadership is about creating and responding to change, no matter what chair you’re leading from. Discovering new ways to effectively tap into your own resources to increase your leadership success takes both self-exploration and awareness.
Some 1st Workshop Observations by Cynthia Shick: Kathleen O’Brien did a stellar job today sharing her community building “servant-leadership” vision while at the same time advocating for the practical side of turning that vision into reality. Her presentation energized participants: writers, analysts, project managers, designers, marketing strategists, team leaders, and team members, some working collaboratively, others as solopreneurs. Next week I look forward to transforming the conversation from “Why I want to lead” to “How I Can.” Who am I as a leader? Where are the best opportunities to develop into a more effective leader? We’ll look at the fundamentals of “Leading” distilled into a simple 3-step process — taking the mystery and anxiety out of Leadership. Cynthia Shick, a professional development facilitator-trainer who brings over 23 years of successful project management to the table. Info and registration:

JULY OXp TUESDAY@NOOON WORKSHOPS TEASER! “From Business Idea To Pitch” — Do you have an idea for a must-have product or service, but need help with what comes next? Michael “Luni” Libes, author of The Next Step, provides a simple, understandable path through the stages of business planning. Each stage includes a set of key questions, which when answered, provide you with the materials needed for your formal business plan and pitch. Info at

Grand Old Fourth! The Chamber may still need volunteers — inquire within: and visit the new GRAND OLD… website (designed by BBC Regular Brian Creamer’s You’re invited to attend and participate in the Grand Old 4th of July Parade and Community Celebration on Friday, July 4th, 2014. Now in its 47th Year, the Grand Old 4th includes a Pancake Breakfast, all-day Street Fair, foot races (benefiting Bainbridge Youth Services), a Classic Car Show, Historic Baseball Game, Music, Food, Entertainment, a Beer Garden, and plenty of Family Fun—all capped off by the “Best Small Town Parade in America.” The mile-long parade begins at 1 p.m. sharp! The Grand Old 4th is produced and presented by the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce, with the help of dozens of volunteers and a handful of loyal sponsoring businesses.

REMINDER: Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List ! For Single Page Referral Sheet and BBC Website Regulars member list. If you would like to participate and have your business and contact info available for the BBC Community and on the BBC Website, follow this link (form courtesy of Annette Walker); fill out BBC Regulars Member List contact info:

BBC on Facebook: Alice David has kindly set up a BBC Facebook destination. Take a look: – friend, post, share, bake, blog, barbecue.


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.