BBC Friday 8 February 2013 @ OfficeXpats “Horizon Home Inventory” – w/ Sid Mais

This BBC Friday long time BBC Regular Sid Mais tells his story of going from local artist to business entrepreneur.

Sid has started a new business, Horizon Home Inventory (
He’s just getting going. Come hear his story.

Sid Mais was known for years as one of Bainbridge Island’s fine artists, creating amazing works of etched glass. Sid has:

  •  Promoted no-tillage farming techniques to Iowa farmers in the 70s
  •  Started a screen printing business in Portland Oregon in the 80s
  •  Organized an Old Boy Rugby Tour to New Zealand in the 90s
  •  Was adopted by the happiest Jack Russell Terrier that ever lived
  •  Has been a Pacific Northwest resident since 1980 (no more Midwest winters!)
  •  Enjoyed a 10 Year run as an Etched Glass Artist on Bainbridge
  •  Attended his first BBC meeting in 2009, a BBC Founding Regular

“I’ve just launched Horizon Home Inventory,” writes Sid. “I record and organize the physical assets of your home or business, and then I archive it on DVD for you.” Contact info: [email protected] / 206.265.1988 /

Over The years BBC has encouraged and supported many new business ventures, whether through “Your Board Of Directors” sessions, or creative strategy roundtables, or simply sharing and discussing one another’s business visions and goals. Here’s a chance to do that again!

 So invite your friends and associates to join us for this exciting BBC event — and another delicious cup of BBC!

BBC @ OfficeXpats – 403 Madison Avenue N, Bainbridge Island, Upstairs At the Pavilion

7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 BBC New Business Story, with Sid Mais
8:45-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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BBC Regulars Upcoming Events

January 29, 2013 – OfficeXpats Tuesday@Noon Workshops, “Your Business And The law”: There is still one more session, tomorrow, of January’s Tuesday@noon workshops about your business and the law: The contracts for setting up a business, protecting assets and continuity, and fending off threats. January 29, Legal requirements when people work for you: Paula Willems. Info at:

February 2013 – OfficeXpats Tuesday@Noon Workshops: “Build WordPress Sites in a Hands-on Workshop Series”
NOTE: OH NO! This class is sold out. If you missed it, please fill out this survey to help us design the next class, coming soon, and we will give you priority.
Workshop details: Learn how to build a fresh, attractive website or blog using WordPress with free or custom themes. The four Tuesday@noon business skills workshops in February will take you step-by-step through the basics of building and updating your site. WordPress is friendly and you don’t have to be a techie or designer to use it. These workshops are designed for hands-on, so you can build your website during the sessions. The goal is that at the end of the 4-part workshop you will have a fresh, professional website that reflects you and your business. The sessions will be recorded for watching later. Handouts and links to resources and tips will be provided for ongoing assistance.

Get set for the 2013 Home & Business Show: Bainbridge Island Home & Busness Expo, Saturday, March 23, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 10 x 10 vendor booth $250. Applications & online sign up coming soon. Sponsorships available. Contact the Chamber at 206-842-3700 or [email protected].

Chamber Business Directory 2013 Now Available: Also available in a limited number of print copies –

BBC Related Links

Chamber Of Commerce
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association
Accelerate Kitsap – Business Mentoring
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