[email protected] — Join us this BBC FRIDAY for the long-awaited Emergency Preparedness Part 4, w/ Colleen Kragen, Disaster Preparedness Consultant. Taking the first step in Emergency Management and Business Continuity Planning: Risk Assessment and Hazard Mitigation. (What could be more fun?)
“BC [that’s business continuity, as in “can you continue your business after that big party?”] can be defined as the uninterrupted availability of all key resources supporting essential business functions. Business continuity management provides for the availability of processes and resources following a disruption of the business in order to ensure the continued achievement of mission critical objectives.” (Business Continuity Management: Global Best Practices, 4th Ed., By Andrew Hiles, 2014)
Risk assessment and hazard mitigation is important for every business to consider. Bainbridge Island has unique characteristics that make BC planning crucial: natural disasters can cause physical isolation (different from emotional isolation); power outages and communication systems losses are common; it has a delicate economic system that is vulnerable to supply shortages (What? There’s no more single malt Scotch?). But DON’T PANIC! Be prepared.
Colleen Kragen – EMERPREP Consultant: University of New Haven, M.S. Crisis/ Emergency/ Disaster Management. Western Washington University, B.A. Natural Resources Management & Policy. ESWS Certification – Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, US Navy. LinkedIn: linkedin.com/pub/colleen-kragen/a9/186/455. Contact: [email protected]. 2016 BBC-handout: Business Recovery Plan.
Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me scurvy mateys, as serial entrepreneurs, we all be business wise.
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!
[email protected] – 403 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Is., Upstairs At the Pavilion
7:30-8:00 – coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 – Emergency Management w/ Colleen Kragen
8:45-9:00 – more networking, sharing, visiting
BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC.
BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!
3 May, Wed., 5:24-8:03 PM – Silverdale Greendrinks Event! Harrison Medical Center~Silverdale, 9220 Ridgetop Blvd NW, Silverdale. $10 at the door. We encourage you to bring your own glass. (Must be 21.) Featured non-profit this month is The Coffee Oasis (thecoffeeoasis.com). Please carpool if you can. RSVP to rsvp4silverdalegreendrinks@
StrengthsFinder Community Group starting. Okay, you’ve taken the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment (gallupstrengthscenter.com) and found out your Top Five Themes Of Talent. Now what? Or maybe you’re still just thinking about StrengthsFinder. A group is forming to casually and interactively discuss the program, the assessment, your results, and what Strengths can mean for your life, both personal and professional. (Disclaimer: Wynne is not a Gallup-certified Strengths coach [yet!], and receives no compensation from them.) Wynne’s contact: [email protected].
THE CHANNEL (thechannelbainbridge.com), Bainbridge Island Chamber Newsletter published quarterly, free print copies and interactive online version. [email protected]
The 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
Special thanks to our friends at Toastmasters Bainbridge. Two clubs on the Island: The Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org and The Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com.