BBC Friday 19 May 2017 – BARN Update w/ Mark Nichols, Executive Director

barn_logo2This BBC Friday, BARN’s first executive director Mark Nichols will give an update on life@BARN. Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network” is a non-profit formed to build and operate an artisan center on Bainbridge Island” ( BARN on Facebook. Mark on LinkedIn

BARN’s mission “is to build and support an open, intergenerational community of artisans and makers who are dedicated to learning, teaching, sharing, and inspiring each other with creativity, craftsmanship and community service” (

Come and find out about how BARN can add craft and invention to your life and explore the remarkable affinities between OfficeXpats, BBC, and BARN, vis-a-vis business models, coworking communities, and serendipitous creativity.  “Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurs, we’re all business wise!  (Arrr!)

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
7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 BARN @ BBC – BARN Update w/ Mark Nichols
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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


BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

20 May 2017 Saturday, 10:00 AM, Downtown Bremerton – Armed Forces Day Parade. Kitsap Credit Union Armed Forces Day Parade held in Bremerton is the largest, longest running Armed Forces Day Parade in the nation, this year the 69th of the event. Includes Puget Sound Energy Heroes’ Barbecue providing free hot dog, chips, and soda to all active-duty, reserve, retired, and veteran service personnel. Parade includes all branches of the military, police, and firefighters, youth organizations, dignitaries, commercial businesses, car clubs, and more. Info: Bremerton Chamber Of Commerce.

StrengthsFinder Community Group starting. Okay, you’ve taken the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment ( and found out your Top Five Themes Of Talent. Now what? Or maybe you’re still just thinking about StrengthsFinder. A group is forming to discuss the program, the assessment, your results, and what Strengths can mean for your life, both personal and professional. (Disclaimer: Wynne is not a Gallup-certified Strengths coach [yet!] and receives no compensation from them.) Wynne’s contact: [email protected]. Wynne on LinkedIn:

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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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.