BBC Friday 7 June 2019 – Branding Bainbridge, Part 2

This BBC Friday join us for Branding Bainbridge, Part 2. A Business Brainstorming Roundtable. We’ll pick up where we left off last time….  We also have an update on Exciting ideas For Business & “Way-finding” Signage On Bainbridge! (Note: City Signage Info Packet pdf.)

How can Bainbridge become a year-round (off season) event, art, culinary, and recreation destination? How about an annual “Bainbridge Island Rain Festival!” How might the many places, products, and businesses on Bainbridge fashion a unified Island identity? AND how can a new Island business and way-finding signage program fit into development of an Island-wide identity?

What message do we, as a place on Google maps, represent to the outside world, to visitors, to those considering moving their businesses to Bainbridge? Are we as an island looking to our community and regional future with innovation and creativity? 

A Bainbridge Brand should be true to our message: to visitors, businesses, and residents. Once again — one more time — Bring your thoughts, ideas, visions, brains, for a lively Bainbridge Brand Business Strategy Roundtable. (Cf.

Notes from BBC "Branding Bainbridge, Pt.1" (PDF)

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!

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurials, we all be business wise!

BBC@OfficeXpats – 403 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Is, Upstairs at the Pavilion   7:30-8:00 – Coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking  
8:00-8:50 – Branding Bainbridge, Part 2
8:50-9:00 – Announcements, visiting

Sincerely, BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC _______________________________________________

BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

5 June 2019, 5:24-8:03, Silverdale Greendrinks: Hosted at the Kiana Lodge, Poulsbo, a special networking event. Open to the public. “Bringing it together, keeping it local.” More info at:

6 June 2019, 7:30-9:00 AM, Chamber Breakfast @ Wing Point Golf & Country Club ( to new chamber members. Chris Mueller, Director of Development for Visit Bainbridge, will give an overview of this year’s tourism-geared accomplishments, plans for the shoulder season, and goals in the coming year. Kristen Drew will present minutes from the City of Bainbridge Island. Info & registration:

Olympic Music Festival Summer 2019. THE 2019 SUMMER SEASON, July 13 & 14, August 10, September 8. Information and tickets available here:

July 4th Parade Applications Are Now Available! Still Some Vendor Spaces Available for the Grand Old 4th. All the info on 4th events at: (Remember: 2019 Chamber Membership Directory at

Creating Community Resilience. “Map Your Neighborhood”: Bainbridge Prepares: Scott James’ guidebook, “Prepared Neighborhoods”

BBC Business Community Related Links
Chamber Of Commerce &
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association
Bainbridge Island Library (KRL)
Bainbridge Island Museum Of Art
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN)
Bainbridge Island Senior Center
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network
Helpline House
Kitsap SCORE
Rolling Bay Hall – Performance Art Venue
Space Craft – Performance Arts Space Station On Earth
Toastmasters – Noon Edition
Toastmasters – Evening Edition
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.