BBC Friday 28 February – The Non-Leap Year Edition

This Friday Our Own BBC Regular & OXp Ignite Bainbridge Coordinator, Linna Callaham, will be introducing the March OXp Tuesday@Noon Workshops: “Writing Successful Grants for Small Business & Nonprofits.”

Grants – What are they? Where are they? Are they for you? Are they for your dog? 

“Open season” for small business and nonprofit grant submission is March through June of each year. Foundations and funding sources are out there. Should your business be applying?

Learn about the business granting process, find opportunities for applying, and pinpoint exactly what granting sources are looking for. Both corporate and nonprofit business leaders are invited to attend.

Linna Callaham taught grant writing for five years at Eastern Washington University and Seattle community colleges. During those years, Linna  also wrote and was awarded 3.5 million dollars in grant monies that she used to develop call center training programs for the unemployed. Contact info: 206-842-1707, [email protected], Linna’s

Think About It. Ruff! 

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 join us for this very exciting non-virtual event in real space and real time — and another delicious cup of BBC!

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

7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 “Grant Writing For Small Business & Nonprofits”
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

The BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & Other Entrepreneurial Sentients From Planet BBC


BBC Regulars Really Exciting Upcoming Events!

This Thursday, 27 February, 8:30-9:30 AM – Bainbridge Blogger’s Breakfast Meetup: Black-belt Blogger Master, Sensei Carol Tice, is graciously hosting OfficeXpats first Blogger’s Breakfast! Carol is a nationally known blogger and 3-time winner of Top-10 Blogs for Writers for her blog “Make a living writing.” Carol is creating this meetup to give back to her local community. She’ll bring coffee cake; you could bring some goodies too, along with your questions about how to get more traffic, comments, and shares, or even how to effectively sell from your blog. Oh, and bring your laptop so you can share your blog with the rest of the gang. Tell a blogger friend as well, and this might turn into a monthly event!  

This Thursday, 27 February, 5:30-7:00 PM – Chamber After Hours: Hosted this month by HomeStreet Bank, 921 Hildebrand Lane (formerly AmericanWest Bank). Join us for the ribbon cutting ceremony. Come to nosh and network. Free admission, no reservations needed. The public is welcome. More info at:  (Chamber notice: This year’s Home & Business Expo, scheduled for Sat. March 8th, has been cancelled.)

Ignite Bainbridge Is Back @ OfficeXpats! 5 minutes, 20 slides, a big idea. Linna Callaham is leading the program this year, so don’t hesitate to contact her (please also sign up on the website to volunteer or consider being a speaker).  There are already more people submitting 5-minute talks than we can put on stage on May 6! That doesn’t mean everyone will follow through, however, so if you are considering offering up a short bit of inspiration to your community, get your idea for a talk submitted SOON, to Linna Callaham, 206.842.1707 and [email protected]. More info at

1) Friday, February 28th & March 7th, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, FIRST 2-Day Class, “The Work of Listening”: Creates awareness and skill in listening; participants look at their listening style and are exposed to a variety of tools and practices which create better listening habits positively impacting their relationships. 2) Friday, March 14th & 21st, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, SECOND 2-Day Class: “Communicating to be Heard”: Develops intention, clarity, and power in the speaker, creating more consistent understanding; also provides a design to effectively navigate challenging conversations. ThinkWell Workplace Enrichment Coaching is test-driving these two organizational programs at OfficeXpats. This means YOU can participate at a fraction of the normal course fee AND you can bring a friend for free. Cost for each 2-day workshop is $250. Contact: [email protected] or call 206.232.1333

Accelerate Kitsap (XLR8): If you know of any new businesses, “start-ups” or businesses in a growth transition, for profit or non-profit, don’t forget to tell them about the Accelerate Kitsap Business Mentoring program. See for details. BBC, the Chamber, OfficeXpats, and Accelerate Kitsap are all local business support partners here in the West Sound. Contact Ken Sethney (ken.sethney@gmailcom) or Dave Kragen ([email protected]) if you have specific questions. Thank you.


BBC Related Links

Chamber Of Commerce
Accelerate Kitsap – Business Mentoring
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association
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