BBC – EIGHT YEARS OLD!
Our first official BBC meeting was 9 January 2009 at the Blue Ocean Cafe (image above). Sadly, Blue Ocean closed its doors a year later, March 1st 2010. We were called BISBER back then: “Bainbridge Island Small Business Entrepreneurial Roundtable” – later shortened to BBC (phew!). Founding MC Tim Longley noted early on: “Person-to-person relationships, that’s what we’re about at BBC.” (First BBC Blog Post.)
After the Blue Ocean, we met downstairs at the Pavilion (where Thuy Nguyen had her first coffee shop), then at Local Harvest (they closed their doors in 2012), then a couple times at Thuy’s second wonderful coffee destination Roosters Cafe, then at the excellent florist shop & coffee bar Flowering Around, finally to settle at our present, most gracious location of OfficeXpats Coworking & Conference Center, very kindly hosted by Leslie & Jason.
So, this Friday, in honor of one of our founding principle, “It is first who we are that matters, then what we do business-wise” — bring your business story, and we can give a few of you the opportunity to share your story (around 5 minutes or so) extemp-improv. Why do you love doing what you do? How did you come to be the business person you are? Where did you come from? What galaxy? Dimension? Time?
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!
[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 – Open MIC Friday – BBC 8 Years Old!
8:30-9:00 – more networking, sharing, visiting
BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC
BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!
THE CHANNEL (thechannelbainbridge.com), Bainbridge Island Chamber Newsletter is published quarterly, with free print copies and an interactive online version. Let the Chamber know what you think, and what else you might like to see:[email protected]
The Bainbridge Island Brand and website filled with valuable resources and local Island news, events, and business cool stuff: Go there. Be cool:bainbridgebusinessresources.com.
REMINDER – For BBC Regular Members: Sign up on our Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List. As BBC Regular Members, make your business/contact info available for the BBC community and website. Follow link (form courtesy of Annette Walker) & fill out List contact info:http://bit.ly/1mZGKfR