BBC off this Friday, 19 August 2022

BBC will be taking off the next three Fridays, August 19th, 26th, and September 2nd. 

9 September 2022, 8:00-9:00 AM, we’ll be starting back on our weekly Friday schedule, with special guest Autumn Salamack, COBI Climate Mitigation & Adaptation OfficerAutumn will share about implementation of city’s Climate Action Plan ( and the new business recognition program for retail food and lodging establishments (

NOTE: This September OfficeXpats will be celebrating 11 years of Island Coworking, and we at the BBC are ever grateful for their hosting our Friday business community group these many years! 

Sincerely, the BBC management, KaveDragen Ink, and other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC.

Exciting BBC Notices, News, Events

BBC and OfficeXpats longtime friend Alex Sanso is celebrating this month the one year anniversary of “Island Life, Artisan Gifts”  ( Check out their cool Island branded Pickleball stuff (

Donna Lee Dowdney is exhibiting her mixed media and fabric art creations in the following venues:
Latimer Textile & Quilt Center, Tillamook, Oregon (June28-Aug.28); Pacific Northwest Museum of Quilt & Fiber Arts, La Conner (July13- Aug.28); Wilderbee Farm Meadery, 223 Cook Ave., Port Townsend (Sat-Sun 12:00-5:00, Aug.6-Oct.31); Donna’s kimonos are also part of a group exhibit in the “Uptown Window,” Tyler and Lawrence, Port Townsend (July-August)  –Donna’s website:

Bike For Breath: OfficeXpats authors Paula & Lorenz continue their journeying down the U.S. west coast and beyond on their “Bike & Book Tour”; you can follow them (interactive progress map) at FB page: Cool PDF PressRelease.

Compass & Clock e-newsletter is available, and it’s free! “Navigating life today to remain independent tomorrow.”

Thank you to Cross Cultural Journeys Foundation – Ukraine Support, via three organizations, World Central Kitchen, UkraineNow, and CORE, all directly supporting refugees with food, transportation, shelter, and clothing. You may donate at:

Pickleball “Founders Tournament,” Battle Point Park, August 10-14. Read the story at The Island Wanderer (

Some great new in-person weekly member events are happening at OfficeXpats. Visit to learn about membership and activities.

Creating Community Resilience. “Map Your Neighborhood”: Bainbridge Prepares: Scott James’ guidebook, “Prepared Neighborhoods”                             WA State Gov.:                                             Kitsap Cty.:                       City Of B.I.:


    ISLAND BBC Business Community Related Links
Chamber Of Commerce &
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN)
Bainbridge Community Foundation
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association
Bainbridge Island Library (KRL)
Bainbridge Island Museum Of Art
Bainbridge Island Senior Center
Bainbridge Performing Arts
Bainbridge Youth Services
Bainbridge Island Lodging Association
Compass & Clock Senior Resources
Cook Family Funeral Home
Farmers & Gardeners Guild
Fort Ward Amateur Radio Club
Fort Ward Hall
Helpline House
Housing Resources Bainbridge
Island Volunteer Caregivers
Kiwanis, Bainbridge Island Club
Olympic College Foundation
Pacific Northwest Bainbridge Magazine
SCORE Kitsap
Shelter Now Bainbridge
Sustainable Bainbridge
Toastmasters – Noon Edition
Toastmasters – Evening Edition
Tour Bainbridge
The Island Wanderer
Tulaa Cafe At Dayaalu Center &
The Marshall Suites Concierge Service
Weave Presents Performing Arts, Rolling Bay Hall
    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.