“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?
B.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: linkedin.com/pub/colleen-kragen/a9/186/455. Contact: [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, visiting
BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC
BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!
28 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 (thechannelbainbridge.com) is here! Our 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]
Check out the new Bainbridge Island Brand and website filled with valuable resources and local Island news, events, and business cool stuff: bainbridgebusinessresources.
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: http://bit.ly/1mZGKfR
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 (officexpats.com/thank-you-alice-a-true-ambassador-for-community/).