BBC Friday March 22 – “Cross Cultural Journeys 2019” w/ Cilla Utne

This BBC Friday special guest Cilla Utne, BBC Regular and OfficeXpats Ambassador emeritus, will focus on Cross Cultural Journeys’ work with local partner organizations. For example, Cross Cultural Journeys is producing a trip over spring break for BIFC (Bainbridge Island Football Club), leading 31 young soccer players and a dozen chaperones on a journey to Manchester  –  soccer capital of the UK. The trip departs on March 28. Very exciting!

Cilla Utne has been President and CEO of Cross Cultural Journeys since 2015. A purpose travel company based on Bainbridge Island, and founded in 1991, Cross Cultural Journeys has provided socially and environmentally responsible travel for individuals and organizations interested in global awareness, indigenous wisdom, and societies at the crossroads. Cross Cultural Journeys has offered People-to-People experiences in Cuba since 1998, among many other destinations. For close to three decades we have built meaningful relationships with local organizations, NGOs, artists, musicians, entrepreneurs, doctors, architects, and everyday citizens. CCJ draws upon these relationships to make each trip an in-depth cultural immersion experience.
Cilla’s business bio: Cilla on LinkedIn:

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurials, we all be 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  
8:00-8:50 – “Cross Cultural Journeys 2019” w/  Cilla Utne
8:50-9:00 – announcements, visiting

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

BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

28 March 5:30-7:00 PM – Chamber After Hours, hosted at Z Bones Pet Mercantile ( in the Winslow Green. Browse the earth friendly and naturally processed pet food and toys while you enjoy wine and people treats. Free & open to the public:

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
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.