Tory will tell her story of 18 years working as a storefront owner in downtown Bainbridge Island. Expert in Photoshop, Dreamweaver, WordPress, Web Design, Product Development, Internet Marketing, SEO, Brand Building, she and business partner Eric Swanson are co-entrepreneurs of this new business start-up. Eric, a skilled Flash and 3D designer, handles e-commerce solutions, development of new platforms, debugging, compliance and compatibility.
Tory will also discuss intellectual property rights and the internet where it applies to ownership of your names, blog and website, and also the next incarnation of names on the internet and which social media tool is right for you. One of the services of All Media Bainbridge includes e-publishing.
A NEW BBC IDEA: For the opening 1/2 hour (7:30-8:00) before the formal meeting begins we’ll set up individual “cafe” tables allowing for informal small roundtable visiting, networking, open topic discussions. Back at our original home of the Blue Ocean Cafe, the 7:30-8:00 informal networking time was always well-attended because of this “cafe-table” model (of course back then it was a cafe). Let’s see if this might work at our present home of OfficeXpats. So, try to get to BBC this Friday around 7:30 to give the “cafe” idea a try!
NOTE: Tentative launch date for next Thursday evening BBC2 (6:00-7:00 PM @ OfficeXpats) will be October 4th. More information to follow soon on the BBC website and in the newsletters.
Invite your friends and associates to join us for this free, fun, and friendly event … and another delicious cup of BBC!
BBC @ OfficeXpats – 403 Madison Avenue N, Bainbridge Island, Upstairs At the Pavilion
8:00-8:45 – local business entrepreneur Tory Felkey
8:45-9:00 – more networking, sharing, visiting
The BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & Other Entrepreneurial Sentients From Planet BBC
______________________________BBC Regulars – Upcoming Events
This Evening 27 September 2012 5:30-7:00 – Chamber After Hours
The 4th annual Oktoberfest After Hours will be held at the Island Village Shopping Center (centered on Hildebrand Way). Enjoy Bavarian-style foods (bratwurst, sauerkraut, wieners), microbeer and wine samples, raffles, live oompah music by the Hometown Band and tours of participating businesses. This free event is presented by the Chamber of Commerce and hosted by the Island Village and Hildebrand Lane merchants. The public is welcome. bainbridgechamber.com/default.aspx?ID=126
Friday 28 September 2012 , 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM: OfficeXpats Year One Anniversary Celebration!!!
September marks OfficeXpats’ first anniversary, and we have a lot to celebrate. Join the BIG PARTY to celebrate the members of our first year and the ideas born under our roof.
The event is free and everyone is invited. Register here: officexpats.eventbrite.com For more Info goto: officexpats.com/year-one-done
OfficeXpats October Tuesday Workshops – “Free and Cheap Business Tools”
The business of software is changing fast and most of these functions can be done online or downloaded for free (or very affordable montly fees). Join us for 5 Tuesday seminars in October on what’s available and how to choose the best money-saving productivity and business tools. Maybe you’ll discover that perfect task manager that makes your whole life come together in organized puzzle pieces! Ok, maybe not perfect. But worth trying out for free! Annette Walker leads the October seminars! Annette Walker returns after drawing crowds for her social media marketing seminars back in May. Annette’s company, Astonishinc.com offers mobile marketing help to small businesses to get customers interacting with your business while they are out-and-about.
October 2: Work flow and task management (calendars/email/address books/to-do lists/note taking)
October 9: Productivity (word processing/spreadsheet/presentations)
October 16: Markeing tools (newsletters/surveys/templates)
October 23: Websites, social media tools, news gathering
October 29: Financial management and contact management (customer relationship management)
Friday 4 October 2012, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM – First BBC2 Gathering
Come join the experiment. BBC1 soon to be four years old, this BBC2 extension program will be for those unable to make our BBC Classic Friday morning show, or for a few of you who just want MORE BBC! Totally open, totally fun, totally free — totally BBC!
“The Africa Roundtable is an initiative of Kabissa to bring together people with a mutual interest in Africa for networking, featured speakers, peer learning and mutual support. Events combine face to face gatherings in a comfortable, roundtable format with remote participation via the Internet.” To register or for more info contact Tobias Eigen at [email protected] or go to kabissa.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=21.
Saturday 6 October 2012 – PILGRIM AFRICA’S JASIRI DINNER Fundraiser for “A Malaria-Free Uganda”
Saturday October 6th, at the Freemont Studios, 155 N. 35th Street, Seattle, WA 98103. Reception begins at 6:00 PM. Dinner & Program begins at 6:45 PM. Good Friend of BBC Regular Gregg Dawson, Marc Henshaw visited BBC this summer and is on the staff of “Pilgrim Africa.” You can contact Marc for more details about this event at [email protected] or visit Pilgrim Africa on the web pilgrimafrica.org. “Help the children of my country realize a future that is healthy, productive, and malaria-free.”
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