BBC Friday 23 October 2015 – Business Storytelling w/ Terry Arndt & Company of “Create Bainbridge”

This Cheery Autumn BBC FRIDAY we have special guest and BBC Regular Terry Arndt telling his latest Business Story and sharing lots of hard-learned wisdom.


Paper Products had been an delightful island institution for more than 40 years. Recently it has moved, morphed, and transitioned into Create Bainbridge, Bainbridge School Supply, and now…?  

CreateBainbridgeWhy the move, why the change in focus, and what’s next for this island family business. Terry Arndt will discuss these questions and cover the challenges they have presented – as well as the opportunities.

If you have thought about modifying, re-branding, or changing the focus of your business, this is a discussion you won’t want to miss.

A lot of what BBC has been about all these years is sharing stories — successes, “failures” & the wisdom learned through them, ideals & dreams.  /  So, be here, 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 Business Storytelling w/ Terry Arndt
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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


BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

Hands-on Photoshop and Lightroom Workshop Series (with Barn Door Productions) – 6 Mondays, 7:00-9:00 PM, starts soon (October 19). Cost: $150 for 12 hours of instruction. Register at Eventbrite.

ChamberLogo201422 October, 5:30-7:30, Chamber After Hours: Hosted by The Traveler in their beautiful new space at 256 Winslow Way East (former location of Paper Products). Enjoy wine, beer, and snacks while you check out their expanded offerings of maps, travel guides, clothing, and luggage. 

October 23-30, NK Tourism Coalition “Spirits & Spirits”: celebrating the Halloween season and locally produced wines, beers and spirits. More boos & booze info at:

30 October, 7:30-9:00, Friday IslandWood Chamber Breakfast: Candidates Forum – moderated format with written questions from the audience. Bring your questions and suggestions. Public welcome. More information at

fallout2NOTE — The handout with lots of great links from the business emergency preparedness presentation by Colleen Kragen is available here: Business Disaster Recovery Plan.

SoniaHawaiiSMSonia Lien, founding BBC Regular (and coauthor with Dave Kragen, From Alone To Aloha) — updates on CaringBridge. Please keep her in your thoughts & prayers. Sonia continues to live at home, Hostmark Apts. (Contact Dave for address or more info [email protected].)

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

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:

ToastmastersLogo-ColorSpecial 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 Support Network
Kitsap SCORE
Toastmasters – The Noon Edition
Toastmasters – The Evening Edition
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN)
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association
inside bainbridge
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.