BBC Open Mic Friday – 30 Sept. 2016

AKG Perception 120 USB condenser microphone with SH 100 shock mountJoin us this Friday for another exciting OPEN MIC business sharing, storytelling, and problem solving strategy roundtable.

So, it’s play, share, tall tales time. Bring your business story to share — who you are, why you love doing what you do, what you’ve learned along the way, where you’re going.

steverabago_linkedinWe’ll open with “The Saga Of StoneMan Steve Rabago”: Capitalize Life’s Passions!  & Nothing’s Carved In Stone…’til Ya Start Carving! Steve is founder, majority shareholder, and CEO of ZimpleMoney, an automated back office system for lenders (private and corporate) used to manage loan accounting and payment processing. (Steve on LinkedIn.)

Steve is also a seasoned advisor, entrepreneur, and professional CEO with over 37 years of experience in financial services, oil production, mobility, location technology, education, and consulting. Specialties: Start-ups, high growth company leadership and management, emerging trends, finance, acquisitions, due-diligence, international licensing, software licensing, branding and identity, union negotiations, non-profit leadership, debt-financing, and investment analysis.stevestonemanrabagosm

An accomplished artist and stone sculptor, Steve has public works at Laguna College of Art & Design, and at Rosario Resort (Orcas Island), “Ship America Figurehead Replication and Restoration Project” (2014-2015). More amazing Steve Rabago info: artbusinessbio_steverabago (pdf).

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me scurvy seadogs, 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

OfficeXpats7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 Open Mic Friday, w/ Steve Rabago
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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Other Really Big BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

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

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.