BBC Friday 29 April 2016 – The Next “Big One”: Its Impact On Your Business

Colleen On LinkedInJoin us this BBC FRIDAY for an Emergency Preparedness Update w/ Colleen Kragen, EmerPrep & Disaster Consultant

“From the 2001 Nisqually Earthquake to the next BIG ONE”


Understanding earthquake risks in Kitsap County is important to individuals and businesses alike. Washington State sits in the center of the Cascadia Subduction Zone and one of the larger faults, the Seattle Fault Line, runs right through Kitsap County. Find out how the state and county have learned from the last major earthquake and how they are preparing for the next one. We’re gong to start off with Colleen’s 10 minute MA Presentation (which will be filmed), then we’ll roundtable questions and discussion.

How will B.I. survive until the county/ state/ FEMA arrives in 3 days, 2 weeks, 1 month? Earthquake proof structures – are your business’ buildings (e.g. OfficeXpats) up to code? Your insurance? Backup plan for school kids is there someone else you have authorized to pick up your kids?

320px-FEMA_-_1430_-_Photograph_by_Kevin_Galvin_taken_on_03-05-2001_in_WashingtonB.I. will have finite resources, including drinkable water, if there’s no power. Make sure you have a regularly updated stock of supplies. The issue is not just for your home, but for the impact on your business, especially the economic impact for your own work as well as for local economic sustainability and the regional/ national economic situation. (But … DON’T PANIC!)

Colleen Kragen – EMERPREP Consultant: University of New Haven, M.S. Crisis/ Emergency/ Disaster Management, 2015-2016 (in process). Western Washington University, B.A. Natural Resources Management & Policy, 2006-2008. ESWS Certification – Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, US Navy. Colleen LinkedIn: [email protected]. BBC-handout: Business Recovery Plan.

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me scurvy maties, 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 Colleen Kragen – The Next “Big One” Is Coming!
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visitingfallout2

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BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

ChamberLogo201428 April Chamber After Hours, Thursday (5:30-7:00 PM). Hosted this month by Fletcher Bay Winery at Coppertop Business Park. Come for networking, wine tasting and other refreshments and a tour of the facility.

THE CHANNEL ( is hereOur Bainbridge Island Chamber Newsletter has a new look and a new name – The Channel – and will be published quarterly, with free print copies and a free interactive online version. Take a look and let us know what you think, and what else you might like to see: [email protected]

BIComm_100dpi_200px_RGBCheck out the new Bainbridge Island Brand and website filled with valuable resources and local Island news, events, and business cool stuff:

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:

BBC on Facebook: Alice David kindly started BBC on Facebook. We’re now looking for someone to take over that role as point person for our Facebook page. Thank you, Alice (

Special thanks to our friends at Toastmasters Bainbridge. Two 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 – Noon Edition
Toastmasters – Evening Edition
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN)
Space Craft – Performance Arts Space Station On Earth
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association
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.