BBC Friday 8 November 2013 – Case Study: Andy Cotey, Hockett & Olsen, “Starting A Business Newsletter”

This Friday BBC Founding Regular Andy Cotey will give an update on vintage Bainbridge business life, and we will do a BBC Brainstorming Strategy Roundtable on the question: How does one launch and design a class-A newsletter for an established business?

Hocket & Olsen Automotive & Tire is a full service, automotive repair and maintenance shop serving the Bainbridge Island area with many years of consistent and friendly service. Recently they have added “loaner vehicles” to their list of services. 

For years managing “The Island’s Service Center,” Andy had been the “human behind the counter” always ready to talk cars, life, Island life, kids and community. Contributing to BBC discussions and events, sometime BBC presenter, Andy needs a little “Your Board Of Directors” roundtabling as Hocket & Olsen is launching a business newsletter and specifically wants to feature local charities such as Helpline House.

So, invite your friends and associates to 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 Avenue N, Bainbridge Island, Upstairs At the Pavilion

7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 Business Newsletters, Case Study “Hockett&Olsen”
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

The BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & Other Entrepreneurial Sentients From Planet BBC


REMINDER: This Month BBC2 “The Evening Edition” is the 2nd week of November, the 14th, 6:00-7:30 PM.

Join the denizens of BBC2 Thursday November 14th for another nocturnal journey into the outer limits of business enlightenment.
Questions: contact BBC2 Host Brian Creamer at [email protected]


BBC Regulars Exciting Upcoming Events!

November 12, & 19, OfficeXpats Tuesday @ Noon Workshops – “Hiring, Partnering, Sub-Contracting”: There are still 2 great sessions left covering the details concerning regulations and paperwork for business hiring or contracting, evaluating expectations and developing performance metrics. Paula Willems, Sound HR Services (, & Rebecca Villareal, Northwest Business Training Center (, will be presenting at these 3 November workshops on “keeping your clients happy when schedules spike to overload.” NOVEMBER 12: Session (2) The Paperwork – Hiring vs Sub-Contracting. NOVEMBER 19: Session (3) Establishing Accountability methods. Info and registration:

TODAY! Thursday, November 7: 

  • 4:30-5:30 PM, OfficeXpats Coworker Happy Hour (open to members and those invited by members)NEW! BBC founding regular Bruce Carter, Indigo Painting, will be the first sponsor of Thursday Happy Hour! Come and chat with Bruce about his business, and thank him for the drinks. He might have some show-and-tell, Huzzah! NOTE: If you would like to sponsor an OfficeXpats Coworker Happy Hour to feature your business, contact Leslie for details [email protected]
  • 5:00-6:00 PM, OfficeXpats 1st Thursday Open House:  Everyone is invited for a drink and snacks and to meet other coworkers or to learn more about what goes on here “at the office.”

Note: OfficeXpats has posted their OXp Membership update at

Accelerate Kitsap (XLR8): If you know of any new businesses, “start-ups” or businesses in a growth transition, for profit or non-profit, don’t forget to tell them about the Accelerate Kitsap Business Mentoring program. See for details. BBC, the Chamber, OfficeXpats, and Accelerate Kitsap are all local business support partners here in the West Sound. Contact Ken Sethney (ken.sethney@gmailcom) or Dave Kragen ([email protected]) if you have specific questions. Thank you.

BBC Related Links

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