BBC Friday 14 February 2020 – Open MIC Business Roundtable & Sharing

Join us this BBC Friday for an Open MIC Business Strategy, Support & Sharing Roundtable. Bring a business story, idea, or problem to share, show-and-tell art, new invention, or wisdom learned along the way.
Another “BBC, Your Board Of Directors” opportunity. Share, dream, be creative, have fun.

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurials, we all be business wise!  Arr…….

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!

Key topic discussed: Shelter Now Bainbridge “Helping Bainbridge Homeless Teens!” Ending teen homelessness on Bainbridge Island. Info and resources at: || Steve Rabago shared some of the story and how to get involved. (Click “Get Involved” button on Shelter Now homepage for more info and to consider how you might support this wonderful local effort.) Contact: [email protected]
  • Nearly 1% of all students at Bainbridge High School are homeless.
  • Many more are at risk due to unsafe and unhealthy conditions at home.
  • Currently, there are several homeless students seeking safe housing.

BBC@OfficeXpats – 403 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Is, Upstairs at the Pavilion 7:30-8:00 – coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking  
8:00-8:55 – Open MIC Friday Business Roundtable
8:55-9:00 – announcements, visiting

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


Both-Sides-Of-The-Bridge BBC News, Notices, Events

15-16 February, Saturday & Sunday, 12:00-5:00 PM, Wine On The Rock – Wine & Chocolate. You and your valentine can enjoy award-winning wines from the island’s wineries. Come for the weekend. Participants: Amelia Wynn Winery, Eagle Harbor Winery, Eleven Winery, Rolling Bay Winery and Fletcher Bay Winery. Info & tickets:
19 February, Wednesday, Chamber 2020 Economic Vitality Report
Luncheon: get a clear picture of the current economy and what might lie ahead in 2020. Sponsored by First Federal. Keynote speaker Spencer Cohen, Senior Policy Advisor Washington Economic Development Center, will speak about the prospective economic vitality of the Puget Sound region. Elizabeth Court, Director of the Olympic Workforce Development Council, will present the current demographics of Kitsap County. Chris Miller, Coldwell Banker BAIN, and Lisa Donlon, Windermere Commercial, will report on residential and commercial Real Estate, respectively. EVR_Flyer (pdf). Info/tickets:
27 February 2020, Chamber After Hours, at Coates Design Architects (, upstairs in the San Juan Building, 900 Winslow Way E. Networking, treats and drinks, and an inside peek at their design for the Eagle Harbor Renovation Project. Info:
BBC Regular, friend, and artist Sylvia Carlton ( invites you to visit the “Winslow Art Center” (, 278 Winslow Way E, Ste. 205. Since 2011 the WAC is an inspiring and intimate space for artists on Bainbridge, offering an expanding selection of instruction for artists of all ages. Martha Jordan, Director. Flyer (pdf)
In case you missed Simon Sinek on “Cell Phones And Relationships”:  /
Creating Community Resilience. “Map Your Neighborhood”: Bainbridge Prepares: Scott James’ guidebook, “Prepared Neighborhoods”
For more information on last week’s great presentation by Valarie Harris, of Varris Marketing, go to:
11th Anniversary Pictures And Poetry Are On BBC About Page!
    BBC Business Community Related Links
Chamber Of Commerce &
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN)
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association
Bainbridge Island Library (KRL)
Bainbridge Island Museum Of Art
Bainbridge Island Senior Center
Compass & Clock Senior Resources
Cook Family Funeral Home
Bainbridge Island Lodging Association
Farmers & Gardeners Guild
Helpline House
Olympic College Foundation
Rolling Bay Hall – Performance Art Venue
SCORE Kitsap
Toastmasters – Noon Edition
Toastmasters – Evening Edition
Tour Bainbridge
Tulaa Cafe At Dayaalu Center &
The Marshall Suites Concierge Service
    ISLAND Emergency Preparedness & First Responder Links
Bainbridge Prepares Emergency Management
Kitsap County Emergency Management
City of Bainbridge Island (COBI)
Bainbridge Island Fire Department
Bainbridge Island Police Department
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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.