BBC Friday #39, 11 Dec. 2020

WELCOME TO vBBC Friday #39 Graciously HOSTED by vOfficeXpats

*** Open MIC Friday, Part 1 ***

NOTES & Cool Links from today’s meeting: BBC_VirtualFriday39_11Dec2020

(As always, Zoom link is in BBC Newsletter. If you didn’t get it and wish to attend, contact Dave at [email protected].)
Be here – like virtually – be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurials, we all be business wise!  Really. Arr……. 
So Invite your friends and associates to join this strangely virtual-in-the-cloud event in real e-time and real e-space … and another delicious cup of vBBC!

vBBC @ OfficeXpats – Virtual Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Is. the Virtual Pavilion
7:30-8:00 – virtual coffee, check-in to ZOOM, test connection, wave at others

8:00-8:55 –  virtual BBC – Open MIC, Part 1

8:55-9:00 – announcements, “what’s next
what’s not next” 

Sincerely, BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients at planet BBC – lost in e-space______________________________________________

Both-Sides-Of-The-Bridge vBBC News, Notices, Events

BIGS (bainbridgeislandgeneralstore.comopened Friday December 4th! Visit the store, tell you friends. If you know of someone interested in joining the store, contact Natalie Rodriguez ([email protected]). To join yourself,
Washington Tourism Alliance ShowWaLove campaign: if your business serves visitors and offers an ecommerce gift card, you can sign up to have your business represented. Visit the WTA program at See the campaign promotional video Washington State businesses can sign up to participate in the program at. Thank you, Chris Mueller,
Kitsap Economic Development Alliance:  New KEDA events! “Kitsap Digital Hour” (this Thursday, November 5th, 11:00-noon). More info at:
“Peace Peloton” w/ Doc Wilson. Peaceful demonstration on bicycles. Upcoming Holiday Market (Dec. 19-20, Columbia City & Yesler Terrace). It’ll be a safe, fun, and easy way for shoppers and entrepreneurs to come together in support of Economic Reform For Black People. Our curated market is comprised of local crafters, artisans, entrepreneurs, and performing artists; info at, vendor app: Vendor Application. (Holiday Market Poster)
Fall/Winter issue is out – – Senior Info & Support Newsletter. 
New Site “Visit Bainbridge Island” Visit Bainbridge Island. Claire Donahue Bainbridge Island Lodging AssociationTour Bainbridge Island Tour ServiceIsland Volunteer Caregivers also available to do grocery delivery:
Honoring George Floyd & other victims of American systemic racism & police violence – the work for lasting change must continue:
Island Bite serves many Island restaurants. It’s easy to order from any of these local restaurants and have your order delivered right to your door. Check their restaurant listing at
Bainbridge Bucks Update. Watch their site: Suggestions for companies, please pass along to Steve Rabago at [email protected]. Facebook: see latest business updates, e.g. “Holiday Sale & New Tote Bags from the Bainbridge Trading Company” (a BBC Regular business of Gene Hassell); Bainbridge Bucks FB:
Bainbridge Recovers:  New COVID-19 community updates. Facilitating community preparedness and recovery. Residents: request help, donate, or volunteer. Organizations: click “I Represent a Local Organization.”
Creating Community Resilience. “Map Your Neighborhood”: Bainbridge Prepares: Scott James’ guidebook, “Prepared Neighborhoods”
    BBC Business Community Related Links
Chamber Of Commerce &
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN)
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association
Bainbridge Island Library (KRL)
Bainbridge Island Museum Of Art
Bainbridge Island Senior Center
Bainbridge Youth Services
Compass & Clock Senior Resources
Cook Family Funeral Home
Bainbridge Island Lodging Association
Farmers & Gardeners Guild
Helpline House
Housing Resources Bainbridge
Island Volunteer Caregivers
Olympic College Foundation
Rolling Bay Hall – Performance Art Venue
SCORE Kitsap
Shelter Now Bainbridge
Sustainable Bainbridge
Toastmasters – Noon Edition
Toastmasters – Evening Edition
Tour Bainbridge
Tulaa Cafe At Dayaalu Center &
The Marshall Suites Concierge Service
    ISLAND Emergency Preparedness & First Responder Links
Bainbridge Prepares Emergency Management
Kitsap County Emergency Management
City of Bainbridge Island (COBI)
Bainbridge Island Fire Department
Bainbridge Island Police Department
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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.