“BC can be defined as the uninterrupted availability of all key resources supporting essential business functions. Business continuity management (BCM) 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)
BC risk assessment and management is important for every business to consider. Bainbridge has unique characteristics that make BC planning crucial: natural disasters can cause physical isolation; power outages and communication systems losses are common; it has a delicate economic system that is vulnerable to supply shortages. (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]. BBC-handout: Business Recovery Plan.
Be here – @ OfficeXpats – be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me scurvy maties, 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 – Colleen Kragen – “Business Continuity Management”
8:30-9:00 – more networking, sharing, visiting
BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC
BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!
Thank you to the Bainbridge Island Chamber Of Commerce — Rex, Mickey, and the gang, and all you volunteers — for your untiring creativity and management of all things 4th OF JULY! You guys put on a great show! Bravo!
THE CHANNEL (thechannelbainbridge.com) is here! Our Bainbridge Island Chamber Newsletter has a new look and a new name – The Channel – and will be published quarterly, with free print copies and a free interactive online version. Take a look and let us know what you think, and what else you might like to see: [email protected]
Check out the new 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
BBC on Facebook: Alice David kindly started BBC on Facebook. We’re now looking for someone to take over that role as point person for our Facebook page. Thank you, Alice (officexpats.com/thank-you-alice-a-true-ambassador-for-community/).