BBC Friday 6 January 2017 – YEAR 8!


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.

AKG Perception 120 USB condenser microphone with SH 100 shock mountSo, 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!

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 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!

booksbooksBBC Book Recommendation: Frugal Innovation: How To Do More With Less. Navi Radjou & Jaideep Prabhu (2014). Web: TED:

TheChannelTHE CHANNEL (, 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]

BIComm_100dpi_200px_RGBThe Bainbridge Island Brand and website filled with valuable resources and local Island news, events, and business cool stuff: Go there. Be

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:

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.