BBC Friday 20 April 2015 – The BARN Does BBC – w/ director Michael Odland

barn_logo2This BBC Friday, members of the Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network will tell their story and share their vision. Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network — ‘BARN’ — is a non-profit formed to build and operate an artisan center on Bainbridge Island” ( The BARN on Facebook.

Come and explore the remarkable affinities between OfficeXpats, BBC, and the BARN, vis-a-vis business models, coworking communities, and serendipitous creativity.  “Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

MOdlandMichael Odland: “I will discuss BARN’s origins and aims and how you can get engaged.” With a degree in cognitive science, Michael is BARN board member and a tinkerer in the Electronic Arts. Living on the island for two and a half years working as a freelancer and technology consultant, Michael recently 3d-scanned a beloved pet and had it 3d-printed over the internet where it now “lives” and plays. “BARN is a mysterious acronym. It is an up and coming island hotbed for artisans. It is a resource of students, mentors, and tools. It is a network of people open to the possibility of cross-pollinating ideas amidst crafts and multiple generations. BARN has ten craft areas coming together under one roof: woodworking, metal machining, welding, jewelry, glass, fiber arts, electronic and technical arts, printmaking and book arts, writing, and kitchen arts.” (Michael’s LinkedIn.)

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 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 The BARN Does BBC
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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


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:


BBC Regulars Really Exciting Upcoming News & Events!

SoniaLien2015NOTICE: Sonia Lien, Founding BBC Regular and coauthor with Dave Kragen, From Alone To Aloha, is on CaringBridge: From Paradise To Paradise. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. For now, she is able to live at home, Hostmark Apartments. (Contact Dave for address and more info [email protected].)

CharlieKingCoachingApril 21-28, OfficeXpats Tuesday@Noon Workshops! Understanding the Elephant: Growing Professionally with LinkedIn. (Still two sessions left!) Taught by Charlie King, of Charlie King Coaching. Info and registration:

OXp WON!  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. In our case, it is therefore connected in so many ways to the efforts of our devoted team of ambassadors, and to an informal offshoot of the Chamber, the Bainbridge Business Connection, which meets every Friday morning at OfficeXpats. I’m sure we got a lot of credit for hosting BBC, but the reverse is also true: BBC is a huge supporter of OfficeXpats. I’m very proud of the ongoing partnership.”

Check out visitbainbridge.comThe new Bainbridge Chamber Visitor Information website is up and running, developed by Spiderlilly Web Design. Feedback welcome, so send your ideas and input  to BBC Regular and webmaster Brian Creamer at

BBC on Facebook: Alice David kindly set up a BBC Facebook destination: friend, post, share, bake, blog, barbecue.  We remember you Alice! (

Special thanks to our friends at Toastmasters Bainbridge. There are 2 clubs on the Island: The Noon Edition and The Evening Edition

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.