BBC Friday 29 June 2012 @ OfficeXpats – Special Guest Elaine Jones

This BBC Friday certified Profit Mastery facilitator Elaine Jones will introduce the Profit Mastery program, supported by the WSU Small Business Development Center. Using financial data to prevent and solve problems for your business, even the non-numbers person can use these simple but powerful concepts. No numbers-geek mumbo-jumbo, no extraneous theory, just clear explanation of how to tell what you can afford.

“This seminar is offered in multiple formats that include: two-day, four half-day, small group and one-on-one when appropriate. This seminar is a hands-on, case-study-based workshop designed to give you practical understanding of and ability to use your financials to better manage your business and work more effectively with your lender and accounting professionals. Learn to: -Better manage your business; -Work with your lender; -Work smarter with your accountant; -How to get that loan by better understanding your business.”(Source:

Contact info: Elaine Jones, Certified Business Advisor,WSU Small Business Development Center, 360-307-4220, [email protected]

So, invite your friends and associates to join us for this exciting event … and another delicious cup of BBC!

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

7:30-8:00coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45Special Guest Speaker Elaine Jones
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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BBC Regulars – Upcoming Events
June 19, & 26 @ OfficeXpats – “Self-publishing For Revenue And Business Building” Workshop Continues Tuesdays in June at noon!
In 2008, for the first time in history, more books were self-published than those published traditionally. With self-publishing (also called “alternative” or “independent” publishing), the author is responsible for the entire process, including design (cover/interior), formats, price, distribution, marketing and PR. Authors can do it all themselves or outsource all or part of the process. In this workshop, we explore why small businesses would want to use independent-publishing services and navigate some of the choices and issues.
Session IV (June 26, 12-1:30)– The Submission Process: We’ll review and possibly walk through services such as Kindle, Amazon’s CreateSpace, Lulu, Smash Words, Hub Pages, and Lightning Source as used by innovative independent publishers such as PublishNext.$5 per session. OfficeXpats members are free. Please RSVP at
Tuesday, June 26 @ Schmidt’s Home Appliance & Sleep Center – “Cooking Class & Demonstration
Over the next several weeks, Schmidt’s Home Appliance will be providing “how-to” cooking classes by some of the most popular local restaurants, bakeries and chefs, preparing some of their favorite recipes, using the appliances at our retail store. On June 26th, 2012 Chef Roberta S. Lang will be making Roasted Figs with Gorgonzola; prepared with figs, gorgonzola or other Bleu Cheese, and walnuts.  Absolutely delicious!   Chef Roberta will also be preparing Sweet-Potato Quesadillas made with onions, cloves, salsa, and lot’s more.  What a treat!  (Both recipes will be available following her demonstration.) So, come and check out Chef Roberta’s recipes, bring a friend, introduce yourself to our staff and enjoy!  We look forward to seeing you!
WHAT: Schmidt’s Home Appliance & Sleep Center, in conjunction with Roberta S. Lang, Personal Chef, will be demonstrating a couple of her favorite recipes from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on June 26th using our 36” Miele Cooktop and Bertazzoni 36” Pro-style Duel Fuel Range.
WHEN: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 11:00 am
The demonstration will begin at 11:00 am and end when all questions and tasting are over.
WHERE: Schmidt’s Home Appliance & Sleep Center, 750 Ericksen Ave. N.E., Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
CONTACT: Joyce Anderson – 206.842.0349 – [email protected]schmidtsappliance.comWednesday, June 27 @ OfficeXpatsAgate Pass Exchange potluck and market (6:00-9:00 PM) Thursday June 28, 5:30-7 PM “Chamber After Hours” – Hosted by Integrated Wellness Center, 164 Knechtel Way NE. Meet the Integrated Wellness team of practitioners and receive free chair massages and Low Level Light Therapy laser treatments. Light appetizers and drinks will be served. Free. Public Welcome. No reservations needed.June 30, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM – BI Rotary Auction & Rummage Sale! @ Woodward Middle School. Chairperson: Mike Killion. Collection has already begun; the last day of collection is Wednesday June 27 ending at 8:30 PM.

Be a Part of the Grand Old Fourth! – OfficeXpats will have both a float in the parade and a booth. Volunteers would be welcome to help with either. Contact Jason or Leslie for more information at
Also, the Chamber is looking for volunteers! “It’s a big event and we really appreciate every helping hand.” Email Rex Oliver or Mickey Molnaire or call the Chamber at 206-842-3700,


BBC Related Links
Chamber Of Commerce:
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association:
Honoring our previous hosts @ Flowering Around:
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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.