BBC Will Not Meet at 7:30-9:00 This Friday, 4th Of July – But We Will Be Out And About!

No Regular BBC This Friday 4 July 2014 – But there’ll be plenty of BBC Regulars out there! At the parade, at the OfficeXpats Booth, at the Biergarten.

Week Of July 4th NOTICES!

From Our OfficeXpats Coworking Colleagues: DECLARE YOUR coWORKER INDEPENDENCE! (officexpats.com)“To participate in the exciting, remarkable, memorable OXp 4th Parade Group, we’re inviting folks to come to the Thursday Happy Hour (starts at 4:30 PM) to convene — pick up their T-shirt and cardboard laptop. We’ll also do a quick practice for the DRILL/DANCE TEAM (it’s easy, fun, easy, and … fun). There’ll be time for sharing and sign-making as well. Peeps also welcome to drop in during the week.” —Judy Whithead, OXp Management (contact Judy for more info: [email protected]).

OfficeXpats booth: Come promote your own business under the OfficeXpats banner! BBC Regulars also have the opportunity to talk about BBC at the booth. (If you sign up, you can leave your own business cards and fliers on the booth the whole day!) We have a great location, right across from the Community/Senior Center. We will also be co-promoting the Bainbridge Business Connection, the long-standing Friday morning “fun, free, and friendly” networking group. More info: officexpats.com.

OfficeXpats parade entry: Join the OfficeXpats laptop drill team in the Grand Ol’ 4th parade and march behind the banner of “Working Alone Sucks.” Or just carry a sign and be enthusiastic! We’ll find a role that fits you. Your friends and family are welcome to join us too. This year there’s a prize for the funniest parade entry (which will be donated to a non-profit of our choice, if we win), so the uncoordinated might even help us win. Bring your spirit! Contact Judy Whitehead, OXp Office Manager if you have questions: [email protected].

It’s our 5th anniversary BBC @ the 4th! BBC has always been about community, supporting each others business by supporting and encouraging one another. So, this very exciting year 2014 — the year the US (almost) won their first World Cup Football championship! let us continue the BBC tradition of serendipitous entrepreneurial creativity and community support and service.

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

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More BBC Regulars 4th Of July Week Activities & Really Exciting Upcoming Events!

JULY 8th – First Session of OXp [email protected] WORKSHOP! “From Business Idea To Pitch” Do you have an idea for a must-have product or service, but need help with what comes next? Michael “Luni” Libes, author of The Next Step, provides a simple, understandable path through the stages of business planning. Each stage includes a set of key questions, which when answered, provide you with the materials needed for your formal business plan and pitch. July 8 – Sharing your idea. Problem/Solution/Customer; July 15 – Market research, Opportunity size, and Competitive analysis; July 22 –Financial planning and fundraising; July 29 – How to create and deliver a great pitch. Register while there’s still time at officexpats.com. Michael Libes on the web: fledge.co and kickincubator.com.

Grand Old Fourth! The Chamber may still need volunteers. Visit the new GRAND OLD 4th website grandold4th.com, designed by BBC Regular Brian Creamer’s  spiderlilyweb.com. You’re invited to attend and participate in the Grand Old 4th of July Parade and Community Celebration on Friday, July 4th, 2014. Now in its 47th Year, the Grand Old 4th includes a Pancake Breakfast, all-day Street Fair, foot races (benefiting Bainbridge Youth Services), a Classic Car Show, Historic Baseball Game, Music, Food, Entertainment, a Beer Garden, and plenty of Family Fun—all capped off by the “Best Small Town Parade in America.” The mile-long parade begins at 1 p.m. sharp! The Grand Old 4th is produced and presented by the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce, with the help of dozens of volunteers and a handful of loyal sponsoring businesses.

Image of Tim Longley

DON’T MISS Bainbridge Island Fireworks this year at the 4th! Kid-safe, family friendly, free, fun bainbridgefireworks.org.

Tips on pet and animal preparedness and safety — see the Bainbridge Fireworks website for tips on pet and animal preparedness during the 4th Of July holidays bainbridgefireworks.org/BIFW/?page_id=17

For more information or to find out how you can help:  bainbridgefireworks.org or contact: 2014 Fireworks Chairman, and Founding BBC Regular emeritus Tim Longley at [email protected].

REMINDER for BBC Regulars: Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List ! For Single Page Referral Sheet and BBC Website Regular Members List. As BBC Regular members, you can have your business and contact info available for the BBC Community and on the BBC Website. Follow this link (form courtesy of Annette Walker) and fill out BBC Regulars Member List contact info: http://bit.ly/1mZGKfR.  BBC on Facebook: Alice David has kindly set up a BBC Facebook destination. Take a look: facebook.com/pages/Bainbridge-Business-Connection/654519374596401 – friend, post, share, bake, blog, barbecue.

BBC Regular Lee Hoffman is working with a group to develop the Maritime Heritage Center in Bremerton and restore the classic tub boat “Quail” –visit the website: bremhv.com.

Maritine Heritage Center is utilizing “gofundme.com” – gofundme.com/Save-This-Old-Tug. Quail photos/video at oldtacomamarine.com/atlas/quail.html.

And in the hearty seafaring tradition, BBC REGULAR Jack Morgan, Surfin’ Seafood NEW Website! Visit, enjoy, shop,  surfinseafood.com.

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BBC Related Links

OfficeXpats http://www.officexpats.com/
Chamber Of Commerce http://www.bainbridgechamber.com/
Accelerate Kitsap – Business Mentoring http://acceleratekitsap.org/
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association http://www.bainbridgedowntown.org/
inside bainbridge http://www.insidebainbridge.com/
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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.