BBC Friday 9 August 2013 – “Travel, Marketing, Pinterest” w/ Neal Kellner

This BBC Friday longtime BBC Regular and sometime lecturer on world travel Neal Kellner ( will talk about his latest experiences with travel, marketing, and Pinterest (the latest monster of social/business networking).

Neal has spoken before at BBC, as an expert travel agent, about, well, traveling. This Friday he will talk about the business side of being a travel agent. And Neal knows about business stuff! Specifically, he’s been researching and thinking a lot about marketing & social networking. More specifically, about how to gain from the social networking game and how not to waste a lot of time doing it. Interestingly, Neal has been finding Pinterest ( to be an exciting new S/N media. 

Neal will give a brief overview of the best known social media, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, as well as the relationship between social networking and one’s personal web presence. He’ll talk about how social media works with other “ad media,” and how social media is one way for businesses to collaborate. “I have been a close follower of these topics for years. Experimenting over two years with social media within my business, I’ve learned enough to be dangerous. I want to learn as well as share — since no one (not even the pros) seem to understand where all this is heading. I am certain social media needs to be considered by all small businesses. I want to encourage fellow business people to talk about this and becoming engaged today…not after the boat leaves the dock.”

We will have time for question, sharing ideas, and learning from one another. The social media/networking world is constantly changing. Let’s try to keep up together!

Neal is one of the finest Travel geniuses in the industry. Neal Kellner doesn’t just get you to the place you want or need to go, he gets you great deals, gives highly informed recommendations, honors your budget, and also is there for you when the unexpected happens (not, unfortunately, an uncommon occurrence). When it comes to travel problem-solving, on the fly, Neal is dedicated to his customer’s safety and well-being. Neal Kellner is a genius who loves his work and loves to serve his clientele.

Be there, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, as serial entrepreneurs, we’re all businesswise!

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 “Travel, Marketing, Pinterest” w/Neal kellner
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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5-9 August 2013- COWORKING WEEK @ OfficeXpats – Coworking as a “thing” turns 8 years old on August 9, and all next week is Coworking Week. The big celebration will be on Friday at OfficeXpats, an all-day free Open House, with a BBQ lunch. Please stop by to “cowork,” (set up your laptop, get productive), or join us for our traditional BBQ lunch of burgers and dogs. Everyone is welcome, at no charge, and members do not use up one of their days to come. Just help us celebrate this community trend that supports independent workers! Check the OfficeXpats “Calendar” for special Coworking Week events and activities. NOTE: Two years ago on August 9, in honor of Coworking Day, we opened the OfficeXpats doors for coworking for the first time. This September is our official anniversary month, when we turn 2. More exciting news and anniversary updates to follow!

August OfficeXpats Tuesday@Noon Workshops: “Productize” What You Know, with Michael Fountain, Amazing turnout!  Folks are finding Michael’s workshop invaluable! Don’t miss out the next three weeks! Turn what you know–and what your audience wants–into products and services that earn you income. This workshop series demystifies the process of designing, building, deploying, and marketing information products online and will get you started on a path to creating products of your own for sale. Each session builds on prior sessions and includes a workbook that you will use throughout all 4 sessions to keep you organized. (Week 1 – How to create a set of products from your life’s work or passion.) Week 2 – How to create your “Call-to-Action Marketing Plan.” Week 3 – How to create your first product. Week 4 – How to create your homepage ATM. Very Exciting! Register at

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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
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