BBC Friday 16 September 2016: “Island Power” – Right For Bainbridge?

islandpower3cIs Island Power Right For Bainbridge? Get the full story from Jane Lindley and Steve Johnson, co-founders of Island Power.

Island Power is an initiative to put a measure on the next possible ballot to create a municipal electric utility. Greener power, local control, jobs: “…there is a clear and compelling relationship between public ownership and the ability of communities to get off of dirty energy.” (Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything.)

janelindleyJane Lindley is also the past president of Sustainable Bainbridge.  Bainbridge resident for over 20 years, Jane has volunteered for the past 5 years for a number of local nonprofits, including Bainbridge Island Land Trust, Great Peninsula Conservancy, and Arms Around Bainbridge. Prior to that Jane worked as the Director of Development and Operations for a software company outside of Boston, MA. Jane on LinkedIn

steve_smStephen Johnson was for 23 years the executive director of the Washington Public Utilities Districts Association, the state’s leading public power advocacy organization. Prior to that he taught political science for 11 years at the University of Alaska. He’s lived on Bainbridge Island since 1986. Island Power: Facebook:

There should be plenty of time for discussion and Q&A. Bring your BBC brains, your questions, and your creativity. ….Aaaaa, brains!

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me scurvy seadogs, 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 “Island Power” w/ Jane Lindley & Steve Johnson
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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5 Years Of OfficeXpats Coworking On Bainbridge!

OfficeXpats_logoBIFireworks-179x30022 September 2016, Double Bill: OfficeXpats 5th Anniversary Celebration & Chamber After Hours, 5:30-7:30 PM. Woo Hoo! OfficeXpats will be open to the wider community for great snacks, drinks, maybe a champagne toast thrown in. Expect a good crowd for networking or just feeling the energy and community!

Really Big BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!


17 September 2016 Saturday – Oktoberfest Lynnwood (starting at 2:00 PM): A Bainbridge Chamber and Treehouse Cafe spectacular! $20. Adults-over-21 event. Info at:

WSTAsm22 September 2016, Thursday, West Sound Technology Association annual Western Washington Summit @ Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort. This year’s theme is “Building Cross Regional Partnerships: Active Plays for Opportunity and Growth.”  Keynote speaker: Michael Schutzler, CEO Washington Technology Industry Association. Begins at 10:30 AM. For more Info & to RSVP:

24 September 2016 – The Kitsap Chordsmen & Main Street present A Roegiers & Hemingway Production, “House Rules.” Two shows, 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Bremerton High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets: $15-$25. (360-337-7464).

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:

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

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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