BBC Friday 23 August 2019 – “Visit Bainbridge” Business & Tourism Roundtable, w/ Chris Mueller

This BBC Friday: “Tourism Conversation” w/ Chris Mueller (, who will moderate the discussion, joined by three special guests: our own BBC Regular Mickey Molnaire, Director of Marketing & Tourism, Bainbridge Chamber Of Commerce (; Claire Donahue, Marketing Director, Bainbridge Island Lodging Assoc. (; and Natalie Rodriguez, owner Tour Bainbridge (

As a followup of our previous two discussions on Branding Bainbridge (10 May & 7 June), we will consider: What is the role of tourism on Bainbridge Island? What does it mean for Island businesses? And how can you harness the power of tourism? Learn about current initiatives and meet some of the organizations and businesses dedicated to promoting Bainbridge Island to visitors.

Chris will introduce the topic and address some tourism goals and outcomes. Then Chris’s colleagues will speak about some of what they are doing in support of tourism as related to Island business. There will be plenty of time for discussion and Q & A.  Original December 2017 “Visit Bainbridge” PressRelease (PDF doc).

There has emerged from recent BBC Fridays this year a triumvirate of Island ideas, discussions, and opportunities: 1) creating a unified Bainbridge Brand as a destination of concierge services, arts, recreation, and culinary delights and events; 2) seeking creative, innovative solutions in Island-wide business and way-finding signage; and 3) articulating a core vision of Bainbridge Island as a world tourist destination. How can we develop our Island identity, in the coming years, in such a way as to combine and unify these three elements, while modeling a uniquely-flavored economic sustainability and humanity. This BBC Friday we will be considering #3, so bring your brilliant brains, wacky creativity, and delightful questions!

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurials, we all be 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  
8:00-8:50 – BBC Friday – Tourism Business Conversation
8:50-9:00 – announcements, visiting

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

 BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

22 August, 5:30-7:00 PM. Chamber After Hours. Hosted at Dayaalu Center (159 Wyatt Way NE), an event space and healing center with naturopathic and allopathic doctors, lifestyle medicine, massage, and more. Networking, beverages and snacks. Free & open to the public. No reservations necessary.

Notes from David Weinstock 19 July 2019 Somatic Consensus presentation (google docs PDF)

Alaska Airlines “Beyond” – Bainbridge Island Article
“Idyllic Bainbridge Island” by Kristin Hannah (go to page 175) Thanks to
Christine Mueller, Director Of Visitor Development, Visit Bainbridge.

Olympic Music Festival Summer 2019. THE 2019 SUMMER SEASON, July 13 & 14, August 10, September 8. Information and tickets available here:

BBC Business Community Related Links
Chamber Of Commerce &
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association
Bainbridge Island Library (KRL)
Bainbridge Island Museum Of Art
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN)
Bainbridge Island Senior Center
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network
Helpline House
Kitsap SCORE
Rolling Bay Hall – Performance Art Venue
Space Craft – Performance Arts Space Station On Earth
Toastmasters – Noon Edition
Toastmasters – Evening Edition
The Marshall Suites Concierge Service
Island Emergency Preparedness & First Responder Links:
Bainbridge Prepares Emergency Management
Kitsap County Emergency Management
City of Bainbridge Island (COBI)
Bainbridge Island Fire Department
Bainbridge Island Police Department

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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.