What would you like to see at BBC this next year, 2015-2016? Some suggestions pitched two weeks ago:
- A Crazy Ideas Roundtable
- Time management & how to be more organized
- Presentations from BBC Regulars, their story, business wisdom, trials, joys
- Visits from B.I. Council
- Elevator-speech/pitch sharing, focus, practice, critique
- Patents, trademarks, copyrights
- Technology updates, Android, Windows365, Google, Linux
- CPR Classes, Emergency Preparedness,
- BBC2 – The Evening Edition
Thanks to everyone who brainstormed last time with great ideas and suggestions.
Be there, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, as serial entrepreneurs, we’re all business wise! And Remember, at BBC, while out of chaos may not come order, out of our chaos very often come great ideas and brilliant inspirations.
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 – “Your Board Of Directors”
8:30-9:00 – more networking, sharing, visiting
BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC
BBC Regulars Really Exciting Upcoming News & Events!
Reminder: CHECK Your Chamber Business Directory Listing. Chamber is updating the directory for 2016, so this is the time to verify your listing is accurate, correct, happy! (Deadline is October 30th.)
NOTE — The handout with lots of great links from the business emergency preparedness presentation by Colleen Kragen is available here: Business Disaster Recovery Plan
BBC Regular Terry & Joanna Arndt (formerly owners of Paper Products) have opened their new Bainbridge School Supply and Create Bainbridge! Both are located in the Safeway Shopping Center on High School Road. So go visit and check them out. Very exciting!
NOTICE: Sonia Lien, Founding BBC Regular (and coauthor with Dave Kragen, From Alone To Aloha), has been diagnosed with stage 3 cancer. Updates on CaringBridge. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. For now, Sonia is able to live at home, Hostmark Apts. (Contact Dave for address & more info [email protected].)
OfficeXpats is the 2014 Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year! “It was an honor just to be nominated, and it is kinda crazy that we actually won. We are very excited. This award is based on contribution to the Chamber’s mission, and to the Bainbridge community at large.”
BBC on Facebook: Alice David kindly set up a BBC Facebook destination: friend, post, share, bake, blog, barbecue. We remember you Alice! (officexpats.com/thank-you-alice-a-true-ambassador-for-community/).
REMINDER – For BBC Regular Members: We’re building our Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List for a single page referral sheet and BBC website Members List. As BBC Regular Members, make your business/contact info available for the BBC community and website. Follow link (form courtesy of Annette Walker) and fill out BBC Regulars Member List contact info: http://bit.ly/1mZGKfR.
Special thanks to our friends at Toastmasters Bainbridge. There are 2 clubs on the Island: The Noon Edition toastmasters.org/Find-a-Club/00002183-bainbridge-island-club and The Evening Edition toastmasters.org/Find-a-Club/00002238-u-speak-easy-club.