BBC Virtual Friday 3 April 2020

Welcome to vBBC Friday, The E-space Cloud Edition. With host Charlie King and in-the-bunker MC Dave “KaveDragen.”
 
“Creative Business Strategies” – staying connected with your clients when you’re not sending them an invoice.”
Interesting times call for creative changes.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://… (to avoid meeting hackers/crackers and Zoom-bombs, contact Dave Kragen, [email protected], if you didn’t get the Zoom link in the Newsletter)  Meeting ID: 912 079 738 
A Nice Zoom tutorial: support.zoom.us/
 
Call For Local Businesses Support: Website Development Assistance Needed for “BainbridgeBucks” – which will be a referral page for local businesses to request community members to pre-purchase goods/services. BainbridgeBucks will help local businesses stay viable and survive the pandemic. Please contact Steven Rabago, [email protected], if you can help with this project.” Thanks, Steve.
 
Remember the key word in the expression “social distancing” is “social.”
 
Be here – like virtually – be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurials, we all be business wise!  Really. Arr……. 
 
So Invite your friends and associates to join this exciting virtual-in-the-cloud event in real e-time and real e-space … and another delicious cup of vBBC!
 

[email protected] – Virtual Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Is. the Virtual Pavilion 7:30-8:00 – virtual coffee, check-in to ZOOM, test connection, wave at others
8:00-8:55 – Staying Connected With Clients & Colleagues
8:55-9:00 – announcements, “what’s next … FTL (faster-than-light) space travel?”

Sincerely, BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients at planet BBC — lost in e-space.

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Both-Sides-Of-The-Bridge vBBC News, Notices, Events

Virtual First Friday Art Walk (BIDA_virtualFirstArtWalk_3April2020 pdf flyer): Jeffrey Moose Gallery and BIDA, Bainbridge Island’s First Virtual Friday Art Walk, April 3rd, at 6:00 PM. Three galleries are participating in addition to live music. More info at: 
Bainbridge Tourism Update (Chris Mueller, Visit Bainbridge Island, Claire Donahue, Bainbridge Island Lodging Association):
 
Kitsap Economic Development Alliance weekly webinars: “Kitsap Weekly COVID Webinar Thursdays @ 10:00 AM” — useful information especially for small to medium size businesses. Info at:  kitsapeda.org/2020/04/kitsap-weekly-covid-webinar-resources/
 
OfficeXpats Update – “Coworking In An Age Of Plague”:  At this time, OfficeXpats is closed. Members can access with their assigned backdoor key code to retrieve their belongings, laptop, items from cubbies. If you have any questions as members or about membership inquiries, during this national emergency, email [email protected].
 
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association – BIDA is providing  excellent continuous updates on individual local businesses.
 
Bainbridge Recovers: bainbridgeislandcovid19.recovers.org/.  New COVID-19 community updates. Facilitating community preparedness and recovery. Residents: request help, donate, or volunteer. Organizations: click “I Represent a Local Organization.”
Creating Community Resilience. “Map Your Neighborhood”:  bifd.org/map-your-neighborhood.aspx. Bainbridge Prepares:  bainbridgeprepares.org. Scott James’ guidebook, “Prepared Neighborhoods” preparedneighborhoods.com.
 
“Helping Bainbridge Homeless Teens!” Ending teen homelessness on Bainbridge Island. SHB on Facebook: facebook.com/ShelterNowBainbridge/.  Steve Rabago shared some ideas, and how one can get involved: “Get Involved” button on Shelter Now homepage (shelternowbainbridge.com) to consider how you might support this wonderful community work. Email: [email protected].
 
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    BBC Business Community Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridge.com
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association bainbridgedowntown.org
Bainbridge Island Library (KRL) krl.org/bainbridge-island
Bainbridge Island Museum Of Art biartmuseum.org
Bainbridge Island Senior Center biseniorcenter.org
Compass & Clock Senior Resources compassandclock.com
Cook Family Funeral Home cookfamilyfuneralhome.com
Bainbridge Island Lodging Association destinationbainbridge.com
Farmers & Gardeners Guild farmersgardenersguild.wordpress.com
Helpline House helplinehouse.org
Olympic College Foundation olympiccollegefoundation.org
Rolling Bay Hall – Performance Art Venue rollingbayhall.com
SCORE Kitsap kitsapscore.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Tour Bainbridge tourbainbridge.com
Tulaa Cafe At Dayaalu Center tulaacafe.com & dayaalucenter.com
The Marshall Suites Concierge Service TheMarshallSuites.com
    ISLAND Emergency Preparedness & First Responder Links
Bainbridge Prepares Emergency Management bainbridgeprepares.org
Kitsap County Emergency Management kitsapdem.org
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.