BBC Friday 20 July 2012 @ OfficeXpats – “Your Board Of Directors” Strategy Roundtable

This week at Bainbridge Business Connection we’ll do a business problem-solving “Your Board Of Directors” strategy roundtable.

So, bring your problems to BBC! At BBC your problems can be fun!

(How many interesting ways can we say this?)

BBC – where your problems become … less problematic.


Notice: NEXT BBC FRIDAY, July 27th – Jan Kragen will be reprising her wonderful “Setting Up A Simple Website.” As many have learned at this useful workshop, getting a basic business website set up on is: “So easy an adult can do it!” This special BBC Presentation will begin promptly at 8:00, so come early. If you have a laptop/notebook computer, bring that along with you.  Some examples of websites BBC Regulars have produced:  –  –

Reminder: a small donation to OfficeXpats ($3-5, or whatever you can afford) for coffee/tea & breakfast service is welcome; or consider an OfficeXpats Passport Membership for $15 a month (see all the benefits of Passport Membership at — such a deal!

So, invite your friends and associates to join us for this exciting event … and another delicious cup of BBC!

BBC @ OfficeXpats – 403 Madison Avenue N, Bainbridge Island, Upstairs At the Pavilion

7:30-8:00coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45Your Board Of Directors” strategy roundtable
8:45-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

The BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & Other Entrepreneurial Sentients From Planet BBC
BBC Regulars – Upcoming Events

Tuesdays, Month Of July @ OfficeXpats Workshop – “Understand The Power of Photo To Tell Your Story” With Steve Wilson

Learn how to read a photo, understand how photos work in your story, and how each one helps (or hurts) in conveying your message. Acclaimed National Geographic photojournalist Steve Wilson is leading four 90-minute workshops in July on the power of photography to tell stories. Steve says “I try to use my craft as a way of speaking truth to power,” claiming that the authenticity and persuasion of his art is often more effective than direct challenges.

Steve Wilson is a local Kitsap treasure, but better known to New York City editors than here. Steve’s portfolio spans the Seattle World’s Fair to LIFE and National Geographic, and includes Time Life films. While best known for soaring landscapes and intimate interactions with wildlife, Steve Wilson has always kept a focus on social justice issues. He currently focuses on philosophy from the fringes of society, recording and photographing street people and learning about their sometimes highly developed self-governance practices. He became inspired to document the articulate wisdom and sensitivity he witnessed, knowing that his art could make the hard political issues a little harder to ignore.

$10 for each 90-minute workshop, 12-1:30 pm, final two on Tuesdays 7/17, 7/31. Limit of 24 per workshop. Call 206 780-2177 or go to to sign up now.

Wednesday, July 18th, 7:00 PM – Don’t miss the Nationwide event “Fixing the Future”

Fixing the Future will premiere across the country in 55 communities in 26 states. David Brancaccio will be talking about the film on NPR’s Talk of the Nation on Tuesday, July 17th, 12:40-1:00pm! OfficeXpats is partnering with Sustainable Bainbridge and other local organizations to present the Bainbridge showing of a nationwide movie event Fixing the Future. The movie is showing Wednesday at 7pm downstairs on one of the Pavilion Cinema screens. After the event, please join us upstairs at OfficeXpats for drinks and nibbles provided by Local Harvest, and choose a table with reps from local groups to discuss a topic that inspired you during the movie. (More info on “Fixing the Future” can be found on the PBS website:

“Local business alliances play a key role in building sustainable economies. This premise is brought to life in ‘Fixing The Future’, a documentary film hosted by David Brancaccio and presented by West Sound Time Bank, Sustainable Bainbridge, and YES! Magazine, in partnership with Bainbridge Cinemas and OfficeXpats, in a one-night only theatrical screening on Bainbridge Island, 7pm on Wednesday, July 18th.” –Kat Gjovik, mobile: 206.949.1868

Thursday, July 26th, 5:30-7:00 PM – July Chamber After Hours

Wing Point Golf & Country Club hosts this month’s event. Complimentary wine tasting and appetizers, plus an optional putting clinic presented by Wing Point’s Golf Professionals. No charge. Public Welcome. No reservations necessary. Go to the Bainbridge Island Chamber Of Commerce website for more details:

BBC Related Links
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Bainbridge Island Downtown Association:
Honoring our previous hosts @ Flowering Around:
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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.