BBC Friday 29 May 2015 – BBC Regulars Storytelling Time

Join us this BBC Friday for an open mic BBC Regulars Storytelling time, beginning with new BBC Regular Gary Welch, Olympic Technology Resources.

AKG Perception 120 USB condenser microphone with SH 100 shock mountThis Friday new BBC Regular Gary Welch will open with his business story, as community networking entrepreneur and the Office Solutions Advisor at Olympic Technology Resources  which provides quality hand-crafted toner cartridges made with re-purposed materials ([email protected]).

Gary Welch On LinkedIn

Toner Tales From The DarkSide: Gary (twitterLinkedIn) will discuss how the major printer manufacturers have all developed the same marketing and production strategy for the printer market, based on a throw-away printer concept that puts all the profits into the sale of cartridges. Gary will also explain how sending your old cartridges to OEMs and major retailers is not the best environmental solution. Sounds like fun. Sounds like BBC.

thumb_0051Who Are We? What Are We? What galaxy is this? An essential part of BBC is sharing who we are, what we love about what we do, our visions, dreams, business values, and goals.

Share Share Share: there will be plenty of time for a couple of others to share their business stories, ideas — or issues to play with and do a “Your Board Of Directors” strategy problem-solving roundtable!

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 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 BBC Open Mic Business Storytelling
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC


BBC Regulars Really Exciting Upcoming News & Events!

OfficeXpats “Gurus@Noon”: to encourage more collaboration and connections between OXp Members on a regular basis, OfficeXpats is experimenting with a new structure for Tuesdays@noon. Instead of the typical up-in-front-of-the-class instruction, OXp is putting out a call for OfficeXperts or gurus on a number of themes and asking them to “hold court” for one Tuesday@noon in the Event room at their own table – like a “help desk.” Each Tuesday showcases gurus of similar expertise, utilizing a coworking-friendly concept called “coopetition” ( Yet another great reason to consider a membership at OfficeXpats!

ChamberLogo2014StoryvilleLogoChamber Notes: There will be no Chamber IslandWood breakfast in May.  But there is a May afterhours, Thursday 28 May, 5:30-7:00, at Storyville Coffee is our host this month in their new coffee shop and tasting room at Coppertop.  Join us for networking, wine, appetizers, and of course, coffee. Free event, no reservations necessary. The public is welcome. Maybe, at last the Storyville Story will be told! Very exciting indeed!

And Remember, Your Chamber Needs Volunteers for the upcoming 2015 Grand Old 4th this year! Visit the great Chamber 4th website for more info:


NOTICE: Sonia Lien, Founding BBC Regular and coauthor with Dave Kragen, From Alone To Aloha, has been diagnosed with stage 3 cancer. Updates on CaringBridge. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. For now, she is able to live at home, Hostmark Apts. (Contact Dave for address & info [email protected].)

OfficeXpats is the 2014 Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year! “It was an honor just to be nominated, and it is kinda crazy that we actually won. We are very excited. This award is based on contribution to the Chamber’s mission, and to the Bainbridge community at large.”

BBC on Facebook: Alice David kindly set up a BBC Facebook destination: friend, post, share, bake, blog, barbecue.  We remember you Alice! (

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:

Special thanks to our friends at Toastmasters Bainbridge. There are 2 clubs on the Island: The Noon Edition and The Evening Edition

BBC Related Links
Chamber Of Commerce
Accelerate Kitsap – Business Mentoring
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN)
Chamber Bainbridge Visitor Site
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association
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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.