vBBC Friday 18 June 2021 – year 2.14

AKG Perception 120 USB condenser microphone with SH 100 shock mountWelcome to vBBC Friday, year 2, week 14.

Open MIC Friday sharing and discussion. Opening up “post-COVID” – businesswise, are we really post-COVID, or are we just practicing for it? Do you have a real-world story?

Last week’s discussion notes: vBBC_Year2.13_11June2021

Be here – like virtually – be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurials, we all be business wise! Really.

So Invite your friends and associates to join this strangely virtual-in-the-cloud event in real e-time and real e-space … and another delicious cup of vBBC!

(vBBC OfficeXpats hosted Zoom link is in BBC Newsletter. If you  wish to attend, contact Dave Kragen  [email protected])

vBBC @ vOfficeXpats– 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 – virtual BBC – Open MIC Friday business sharing
8:55-9:00 – announcements, what’s next … what’s not … non-virtual BBC soon …

Sincerely, the BBC management, KaveDragen Ink, and other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC.
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Exciting BBC Notices, News, Events

“Peace Peloton” (w/ Doc Wilson). Peaceful demonstration on bicycles (peacepeloton.com). Celebrate Juneteenth this Coming Saturday with “fresh air Seattle no-drop bike ride”: Noon-7:00, info FLYERThe National Museum of African American History & Culture at the Smithsonian.

17 July, Saturday, 12:00 PMAccelerate Kitsap Workshop: Let’s Get Together! “Public Relations / Marketing Campaign.” Register at EventBrite. More info at Accelerate Kitsap: acceleratekitsap.org

Donna Lee Dowdney (donnaleedowdney.com) art show: four mixed media and fabric art pieces on exhibit at BARN (Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network); public viewing Monday-Saturday 8:00-7:30. FLYER.

There is a Grand Old 4th this year! “In the interests of health and safety, this is a year where a ‘normal’ 4th is not possible, and so we are proud to announce 2021’s Grand Old 4th, Pandemic Edition.” Latest update at: bainbridgechamber.com/2021-grandold-4th-pandemic-edition/.

Fort Ward Amateur Radio Club sponsors Island Blood Drive: Join with the Fort Ward Amateur Radio Club (FWARC) and other Bainbridge Island community groups to donate a pint of blood as we emerge out of the COVID pandemic. Looking for an October date for the event. Info flier:  FWARC_PressRelease.pdf.

LARGE ART STUDIOS: “Large Art Studios at Day Road Industrial Park still has one studio available for rent to local artist.” Info at Steve Rabago’s FB page: facebook.com/groups/359999091592636/user/1019146202/.

Bainbridge Island General Store (bainbridgeislandgeneralstore.com). Visit the store, tell your friends. If you know of someone interested in joining the store, contact Natalie Rodriguez ([email protected]). To join, bainbridgeislandgeneralstore.com/join-the-general-store/.

Washington Tourism Alliance ShowWaLove campaign: if your business serves visitors and offers an ecommerce gift card, you can sign up to have your business represented. Visit the WTA program at ShowWALove.com. See the campaign promotional video youtube.com. Washington State businesses can sign up to participate in the program at. Thank you, Chris Mueller, visitbainbridgeisland.org.

Kitsap Economic Development Alliance: New upcoming KEDA events! Kitsap Digital Hour, 1st Thursday every month, 11:00 AM. More info athttps://kitsapeda.org.

Compass And Clock Spring/Summer 2021 issue is out – compassandclock.com – Senior Info & Support Newsletter.

Honoring George Floyd & other victims of American systemic racism & police violence – the work for lasting change must continue: blacklivesmatter.com.

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.

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    ISLAND BBC Business Community Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridgeisland.org
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Bainbridge Community Foundation bainbridgecf.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
Bainbridge Youth Services askbys.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
Housing Resources Bainbridge housingresourcesbi.org
Island Volunteer Caregivers ivcbainbridge.org
Olympic College Foundation olympiccollegefoundation.org
Rolling Bay Hall – Performance Art Venue rollingbayhall.com
SCORE Kitsap kitsapscore.org
Shelter Now Bainbridge shelternowbainbridge.com
Sustainable Bainbridge sustainablebainbridge.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Tour Bainbridge tourbainbridge.com
The Island Wanderer theislandwanderer.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

vBBC Friday 11 June 2021 – year 2.13

Welcome to vBBC Friday, year 2, week 13. 
… but who’s counting?
Considering businesswise “Zen Things” and “Entrepreneurial Things” Part 2: Think Club business roundtable free-for-all. (Thanks Ken) 

Notes from this week’s discussion: vBBC_Year2.13_11June2021

Be here – like virtually – be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurials, we all be business wise! Really.

So Invite your friends and associates to join this strangely virtual-in-the-cloud event in real e-time and real e-space … and another delicious cup of vBBC!

(vBBC OfficeXpats hosted Zoom link is in BBC Newsletter. If you  wish to attend, contact Dave Kragen  [email protected])

vBBC @ vOfficeXpats– 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 – virtual BBC – “Zen Things” & “Entrepreneurial Things” Part 2
8:55-9:00 – announcements, what’s next … what’s not … non-virtual BBC soon …

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

Exciting BBC Notices, News, Events

17 July, Saturday, 12:00 PMAccelerate Kitsap Workshop: Let’s Get Together! “Public Relations / Marketing Campaign.” Register at EventBrite. More info at Accelerate Kitsap: acceleratekitsap.org

Donna Lee Dowdney (donnaleedowdney.com) art show: four mixed media and fabric art pieces on exhibit at BARN (Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network); public viewing Monday-Saturday 8:00-7:30. FLYER.

There is a Grand Old 4th this year! “In the interests of health and safety, this is a year where a ‘normal’ 4th is not possible, and so we are proud to announce 2021’s Grand Old 4th, Pandemic Edition.” Latest update at: bainbridgechamber.com/2021-grandold-4th-pandemic-edition/.

Fort Ward Amateur Radio Club sponsors Island Blood Drive: Join with the Fort Ward Amateur Radio Club (FWARC) and other Bainbridge Island community groups to donate a pint of blood as we emerge out of the COVID pandemic. Looking for an October date for the event. Info flier:  FWARC_PressRelease.pdf.

LARGE ART STUDIOS: “Large Art Studios at Day Road Industrial Park still has one studio available for rent to local artist.” Info at Steve Rabago’s FB page: facebook.com/groups/359999091592636/user/1019146202/.

“Peace Peloton” (w/ Doc Wilson). Peaceful demonstration on bicycles (peacepeloton.com). Sophia Conti’s 181 Black-owned businesses nationwide: websiteplanet.com/blog/support-black-owned-businesses

Bainbridge Island General Store (bainbridgeislandgeneralstore.com). Visit the store, tell your friends. If you know of someone interested in joining the store, contact Natalie Rodriguez ([email protected]). To join, bainbridgeislandgeneralstore.com/join-the-general-store/.

Washington Tourism Alliance ShowWaLove campaign: if your business serves visitors and offers an ecommerce gift card, you can sign up to have your business represented. Visit the WTA program at ShowWALove.com. See the campaign promotional video youtube.com. Washington State businesses can sign up to participate in the program at. Thank you, Chris Mueller, visitbainbridgeisland.org.

Kitsap Economic Development Alliance: New upcoming KEDA events! Kitsap Digital Hour, 1st Thursday every month, 11:00 AM. More info athttps://kitsapeda.org.

Compass And Clock Spring/Summer 2021 issue is out – compassandclock.com – Senior Info & Support Newsletter.

Honoring George Floyd & other victims of American systemic racism & police violence – the work for lasting change must continue: blacklivesmatter.com.

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.

______________________________________________

    ISLAND BBC Business Community Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridgeisland.org
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Bainbridge Community Foundation bainbridgecf.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
Bainbridge Youth Services askbys.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
Housing Resources Bainbridge housingresourcesbi.org
Island Volunteer Caregivers ivcbainbridge.org
Olympic College Foundation olympiccollegefoundation.org
Rolling Bay Hall – Performance Art Venue rollingbayhall.com
SCORE Kitsap kitsapscore.org
Shelter Now Bainbridge shelternowbainbridge.com
Sustainable Bainbridge sustainablebainbridge.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Tour Bainbridge tourbainbridge.com
The Island Wanderer theislandwanderer.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

vBBC Friday 4 June 2021 – year 2.12

Welcome to vBBC Friday, year 2, week 12. 
… but who’s counting?
Considering businesswise “Zen Things” and “Entrepreneurial Things”: a sort of Think Club business roundtable free-for-all. (Thanks to Ken Sethney for sharing this rather curious yet delightful topic!) 

Notes from last week’s discussion including flyer of Donna Dowdney’s latest art show, and update for dear Alyse McConnell (click on Caring Bridge link at bottom of page): vBBC_28May2021

Be here – like virtually – be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurials, we all be business wise! Really.

So Invite your friends and associates to join this strangely virtual-in-the-cloud event in real e-time and real e-space … and another delicious cup of vBBC!

(vBBC OfficeXpats hosted Zoom link is in BBC Newsletter. If you  wish to attend, contact Dave Kragen  [email protected])

vBBC @ vOfficeXpats– 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 – virtual BBC – “Zen Things” and “Entrepreneurial Things”
8:55-9:00 – announcements, what’s next … what’s not … non-virtual BBC soon …

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

Exciting BBC Notices, News, Events

Donna Lee Dowdney (donnaleedowdney.com) art show: four mixed media and fabric art pieces on exhibit at BARN (Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network); public viewing Monday-Saturday 8:00-7:30. FLYER.

There is a Grand Old 4th this year! “In the interests of health and safety, this is a year where a ‘normal’ 4th is not possible, and so we are proud to announce 2021’s Grand Old 4th, Pandemic Edition.” Latest update at: bainbridgechamber.com/2021-grandold-4th-pandemic-edition/.

Fort Ward Amateur Radio Club sponsors Island Blood Drive: Join with the Fort Ward Amateur Radio Club (FWARC) and other Bainbridge Island community groups to donate a pint of blood as we emerge out of the COVID pandemic. Looking for an October date for the event. Info flier:  FWARC_PressRelease.pdf.

LARGE ART STUDIOS: “Large Art Studios at Day Road Industrial Park still has one studio available for rent to local artist.” Info at Steve Rabago’s FB page: facebook.com/groups/359999091592636/user/1019146202/.

“Peace Peloton” (w/ Doc Wilson). Peaceful demonstration on bicycles (peacepeloton.com). Sophia Conti’s 181 Black-owned businesses nationwide: websiteplanet.com/blog/support-black-owned-businesses

Bainbridge Island General Store (bainbridgeislandgeneralstore.com). Visit the store, tell your friends. If you know of someone interested in joining the store, contact Natalie Rodriguez ([email protected]). To join, bainbridgeislandgeneralstore.com/join-the-general-store/.

Washington Tourism Alliance ShowWaLove campaign: if your business serves visitors and offers an ecommerce gift card, you can sign up to have your business represented. Visit the WTA program at ShowWALove.com. See the campaign promotional video youtube.com. Washington State businesses can sign up to participate in the program at. Thank you, Chris Mueller, visitbainbridgeisland.org.

Kitsap Economic Development Alliance: New upcoming KEDA events! Kitsap Digital Hour, 1st Thursday every month, 11:00 AM. More info athttps://kitsapeda.org.

Compass And Clock Spring/Summer 2021 issue is out – compassandclock.com – Senior Info & Support Newsletter.

Honoring George Floyd & other victims of American systemic racism & police violence – the work for lasting change must continue: blacklivesmatter.com.

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.

______________________________________________

    ISLAND BBC Business Community Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridgeisland.org
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Bainbridge Community Foundation bainbridgecf.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
Bainbridge Youth Services askbys.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
Housing Resources Bainbridge housingresourcesbi.org
Island Volunteer Caregivers ivcbainbridge.org
Olympic College Foundation olympiccollegefoundation.org
Rolling Bay Hall – Performance Art Venue rollingbayhall.com
SCORE Kitsap kitsapscore.org
Shelter Now Bainbridge shelternowbainbridge.com
Sustainable Bainbridge sustainablebainbridge.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Tour Bainbridge tourbainbridge.com
The Island Wanderer theislandwanderer.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

vBBC Friday 28 May 2021 – year 2.11

=> Chamber Evolution: Back To The Future => w/ Stefan Goldby

How is the island’s oldest institution changing to meet the challenges of today’s business world? 

What will the Chamber look like by the time it celebrates its 100th Anniversary in 2027?bainbridgechamber.com || [email protected] || Stefan on Linkedin

Notes from this week’s discussion including flyer of Donna Dowdney’s latest art show, and update for dear Alyse McConnell (click on Caring Bridge link at bottom of page): vBBC_28May2021

Be here – like virtually – be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurials, we all be business wise! Really.

So Invite your friends and associates to join this strangely virtual-in-the-cloud event in real e-time and real e-space … and another delicious cup of vBBC!

(vBBC OfficeXpats hosted Zoom link is in BBC Newsletter. If you  wish to attend, contact Dave Kragen  [email protected])

vBBC @ vOfficeXpats– 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 – virtual BBC – “Chamber Evolution”
8:55-9:00 – announcements, what’s next … what’s not … non-virtual BBC soon …

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

Exciting BBC Notices, News, Events

Donna Lee Dowdney (donnaleedowdney.com) art show: four mixed media and fabric art pieces on exhibit at BARN (Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network); public viewing Monday-Saturday 8:00-7:30. FLYER.

There is a Grand Old 4th this year! “In the interests of health and safety, this is a year where a ‘normal’ 4th is not possible, and so we are proud to announce 2021’s Grand Old 4th, Pandemic Edition.” Latest update at: bainbridgechamber.com/2021-grandold-4th-pandemic-edition/.

Fort Ward Amateur Radio Club sponsors Island Blood Drive: Join with the Fort Ward Amateur Radio Club (FWARC) and other Bainbridge Island community groups to donate a pint of blood as we emerge out of the COVID pandemic. Looking for an October date for the event. Info flier:  FWARC_PressRelease.pdf.

LARGE ART STUDIOS: “Large Art Studios at Day Road Industrial Park still has one studio available for rent to local artist.” Info at Steve Rabago’s FB page: facebook.com/groups/359999091592636/user/1019146202/.

“Peace Peloton” (w/ Doc Wilson). Peaceful demonstration on bicycles (peacepeloton.com). Sophia Conti’s 181 Black-owned businesses nationwide: websiteplanet.com/blog/support-black-owned-businesses

Bainbridge Island General Store (bainbridgeislandgeneralstore.com). Visit the store, tell your friends. If you know of someone interested in joining the store, contact Natalie Rodriguez ([email protected]). To join, bainbridgeislandgeneralstore.com/join-the-general-store/.

Washington Tourism Alliance ShowWaLove campaign: if your business serves visitors and offers an ecommerce gift card, you can sign up to have your business represented. Visit the WTA program at ShowWALove.com. See the campaign promotional video youtube.com. Washington State businesses can sign up to participate in the program at. Thank you, Chris Mueller, visitbainbridgeisland.org.

Kitsap Economic Development Alliance: New upcoming KEDA events! Kitsap Digital Hour, 1st Thursday every month, 11:00 AM. More info athttps://kitsapeda.org.

Compass And Clock Spring/Summer 2021 issue is out – compassandclock.com – Senior Info & Support Newsletter.

Honoring George Floyd & other victims of American systemic racism & police violence – the work for lasting change must continue: blacklivesmatter.com.

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.

______________________________________________

    ISLAND BBC Business Community Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridgeisland.org
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Bainbridge Community Foundation bainbridgecf.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
Bainbridge Youth Services askbys.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
Housing Resources Bainbridge housingresourcesbi.org
Island Volunteer Caregivers ivcbainbridge.org
Olympic College Foundation olympiccollegefoundation.org
Rolling Bay Hall – Performance Art Venue rollingbayhall.com
SCORE Kitsap kitsapscore.org
Shelter Now Bainbridge shelternowbainbridge.com
Sustainable Bainbridge sustainablebainbridge.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Tour Bainbridge tourbainbridge.com
The Island Wanderer theislandwanderer.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

vBBC Friday 21 May 2021 – year 2.10

Think Club Roundtable Discussion Topic: Last week’s Ed Stern perspectives on Island Identity, locally and regionally, “A City Trying To Be A County”

Last week Ed Stern shared some marvelous perspective on our Island identity – historically, and in the context of surrounding West Sound communities, including the Suquamish Tribe. He considered a number of dualities: density vs. sprawl; county vs. city; doing business the regulatory way vs. incentivization way; urban vs. suburban. 

Discussion Questions 1. How do you feel, even emotionally, about living on the island?  2. What are three key things you like about Bainbridge Island?  3. How can we approach the pros and cons about our island to keep the conversation going, without squelching one another’s ideas and perspectives? If time, Question 4: how can we stay connected with, and support in business, other regional groups (Filipino, Suquamish, military) both on- and off-island?

Notes from last week’s great Ed Stern discussion: vBBC_Year2.9_14Mayl2021

Be here – like virtually – be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurials, we all be business wise! Really.

So Invite your friends and associates to join this strangely virtual-in-the-cloud event in real e-time and real e-space … and another delicious cup of vBBC!

(vBBC OfficeXpats hosted Zoom link is in BBC Newsletter. If you  wish to attend, contact Dave Kragen  [email protected])

vBBC @ vOfficeXpats– 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 – virtual BBC – Follow-up Discussion “Island Identity”
8:55-9:00 – announcements, what’s next … what’s not …

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

Exciting BBC Notices, News, Events

There is a Grand Old 4th this year! “In the interests of health and safety, this is a year where a ‘normal’ 4th is not possible, and so we are proud to announce 2021’s Grand Old 4th, Pandemic Edition.” Latest update at: bainbridgechamber.com/2021-grandold-4th-pandemic-edition/.

Fort Ward Amateur Radio Club sponsors Island Blood Drive: Join with the Fort Ward Amateur Radio Club (FWARC) and other Bainbridge Island community groups to donate a pint of blood as we emerge out of the COVID pandemic. Looking for an October date for the event. Info flier:  FWARC_PressRelease.pdf.

LARGE ART STUDIOS: “Large Art Studios at Day Road Industrial Park still has one studio available for rent to local artist.” Info at Steve Rabago’s FB page: facebook.com/groups/359999091592636/user/1019146202/.

“Peace Peloton” (w/ Doc Wilson). Peaceful demonstration on bicycles (peacepeloton.com). Sophia Conti’s 181 Black-owned businesses nationwide: websiteplanet.com/blog/support-black-owned-businesses

Bainbridge Island General Store (bainbridgeislandgeneralstore.com). Visit the store, tell your friends. If you know of someone interested in joining the store, contact Natalie Rodriguez ([email protected]). To join, bainbridgeislandgeneralstore.com/join-the-general-store/.

Washington Tourism Alliance ShowWaLove campaign: if your business serves visitors and offers an ecommerce gift card, you can sign up to have your business represented. Visit the WTA program at ShowWALove.com. See the campaign promotional video youtube.com. Washington State businesses can sign up to participate in the program at. Thank you, Chris Mueller, visitbainbridgeisland.org.

Kitsap Economic Development Alliance: New upcoming KEDA events! Kitsap Digital Hour, 1st Thursday every month, 11:00 AM. More info athttps://kitsapeda.org.

Compass And Clock Spring/Summer 2021 issue is out – compassandclock.com – Senior Info & Support Newsletter.

Honoring George Floyd & other victims of American systemic racism & police violence – the work for lasting change must continue: blacklivesmatter.com.

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.

______________________________________________

    ISLAND BBC Business Community Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridgeisland.org
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Bainbridge Community Foundation bainbridgecf.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
Bainbridge Youth Services askbys.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
Housing Resources Bainbridge housingresourcesbi.org
Island Volunteer Caregivers ivcbainbridge.org
Olympic College Foundation olympiccollegefoundation.org
Rolling Bay Hall – Performance Art Venue rollingbayhall.com
SCORE Kitsap kitsapscore.org
Shelter Now Bainbridge shelternowbainbridge.com
Sustainable Bainbridge sustainablebainbridge.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Tour Bainbridge tourbainbridge.com
The Island Wanderer theislandwanderer.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

vBBC Friday 14 May 2021 – w/ Ed Stern

Having The Private And Public Sector Work Together For Positive Development

Welcome to vBBC, year2-week9, with special guest Ed Stern, who will give an overview of how all jurisdictions and multi-jurisdictional organizations (city/county/regional/state) work together to establish comp plans and distribute funds from federal and state.

Ed Stern ([email protected]) is a longtime Poulsbo city council member since 1997. Serving many capacities and boards, regionally and statewide, Ed’s particular focus has been economic development, with an emphasis on public broadband and higher education opportunities. He has also served as Liaison to the Suquamish Tribe since relationships were formalized in 2005.

In the private sector, Ed headed up a Financial Advisory branch office in the West Sound region, establishing in 1986 the first West Sound Edward D. Jones & Co and in 1996 Piper Jaffray & Co. In 2019 he sold his now-private consultancy and retired.

A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Ed majored in Special Education, with which he was employed in Livingston, Montana, before becoming that city’s first Community Development Director from 1978 to 1986. Ed brings a unique perspective of both private sector and public sector strengths and weaknesses, and how to pair the two together.

Notes from this week’s fascinating meeting: vBBC_Year2.9_14Mayl2021

Be here – like virtually – be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurials, we all be business wise! Really.

So Invite your friends and associates to join this strangely virtual-in-the-cloud event in real e-time and real e-space … and another delicious cup of vBBC!

(vBBC OfficeXpats hosted Zoom link is in BBC Newsletter. If you  wish to attend, contact Dave Kragen  [email protected])

vBBC @ vOfficeXpats– 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 – virtual BBC – Ed Stern on “multi-jurisdictional orgs”
8:55-9:00 – announcements, what’s next … what’s not …

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

Exciting BBC Notices, News, Events

13 May, Noon-1:03. Accelerate Kitsap Launch & Learn Thursday Business Workshop Events: “Google My Business” – w/ Tory Smith Felkey. Registration: eventbrite.com/e/google-my-business-an-important-overview-tickets-149235933695.

Fort Ward Armature Radio Club sponsors Island Blood Drive: Join with the Fort Ward Amateur Radio Club (FWARC) and other Bainbridge Island community groups to donate a pint of blood as we emerge out of the COVID pandemic. Looking for an October date for the event. Info flier:  FWARC_PressRelease.pdf.

LARGE ART STUDIOS: “Large Art Studios at Day Road Industrial Park still has one studio available for rent to local artist.” Info at Steve Rabago’s FB page: facebook.com/groups/359999091592636/user/1019146202/.

“Peace Peloton” (w/ Doc Wilson). Peaceful demonstration on bicycles (peacepeloton.com). Sophia Conti’s 181 Black-owned businesses nationwide: websiteplanet.com/blog/support-black-owned-businesses

Bainbridge Island General Store (bainbridgeislandgeneralstore.com). Visit the store, tell your friends. If you know of someone interested in joining the store, contact Natalie Rodriguez ([email protected]). To join, bainbridgeislandgeneralstore.com/join-the-general-store/.

Washington Tourism Alliance ShowWaLove campaign: if your business serves visitors and offers an ecommerce gift card, you can sign up to have your business represented. Visit the WTA program at ShowWALove.com. See the campaign promotional video youtube.com. Washington State businesses can sign up to participate in the program at. Thank you, Chris Mueller, visitbainbridgeisland.org.

Kitsap Economic Development Alliance: New upcoming KEDA events! Kitsap Digital Hour, 1st Thursday every month, 11:00 AM. More info athttps://kitsapeda.org.

Compass And Clock Spring/Summer 2021 issue is out – compassandclock.com – Senior Info & Support Newsletter.

Honoring George Floyd & other victims of American systemic racism & police violence – the work for lasting change must continue: blacklivesmatter.com.

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.

______________________________________________

    ISLAND BBC Business Community Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridgeisland.org
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Bainbridge Community Foundation bainbridgecf.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
Bainbridge Youth Services askbys.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
Housing Resources Bainbridge housingresourcesbi.org
Island Volunteer Caregivers ivcbainbridge.org
Olympic College Foundation olympiccollegefoundation.org
Rolling Bay Hall – Performance Art Venue rollingbayhall.com
SCORE Kitsap kitsapscore.org
Shelter Now Bainbridge shelternowbainbridge.com
Sustainable Bainbridge sustainablebainbridge.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Tour Bainbridge tourbainbridge.com
The Island Wanderer theislandwanderer.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

vBBC Friday 7 May 2021 – Year 2.8

Welcome to virtual BBC: Year 2, Week 8

Open MIC Friday.

Businesswise question of the day: Do you have some sunny business goals for the next month, quarter, rest of the year?

Notes from this week’s meetingvBBC_Year2.8_7Mayl2021

Be here – like virtually – be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurials, we all be business wise! Really.

So Invite your friends and associates to join this strangely virtual-in-the-cloud event in real e-time and real e-space … and another delicious cup of vBBC!

(vBBC OfficeXpats hosted Zoom link is in BBC Newsletter. If you  wish to attend, contact Dave Kragen  [email protected])

vBBC @ vOfficeXpats– 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 – virtual BBC – Open MIC Friday
8:55-9:00 – announcements, what’s next … what’s not …

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

Exciting BBC Notices, News, Events

13 May, Noon-1:03. Accelerate Kitsap Launch & Learn Thursday Business Workshop Events: “Google My Business” – w/ Tory Smith Felkey. Registration: eventbrite.com/e/google-my-business-an-important-overview-tickets-149235933695.

Fort Ward Armature Radio Club sponsors Island Blood Drive: Join with the Fort Ward Amateur Radio Club (FWARC) and other Bainbridge Island community groups to donate a pint of blood as we emerge out of the COVID pandemic. Looking for an October date for the event. Info flier:  FWARC_PressRelease.pdf.

LARGE ART STUDIOS: “Large Art Studios at Day Road Industrial Park still has one studio available for rent to local artist.” Info at Steve Rabago’s FB page: facebook.com/groups/359999091592636/user/1019146202/.

“Peace Peloton” (w/ Doc Wilson). Peaceful demonstration on bicycles (peacepeloton.com). Sophia Conti’s 181 Black-owned businesses nationwide: websiteplanet.com/blog/support-black-owned-businesses

Bainbridge Island General Store (bainbridgeislandgeneralstore.com). Visit the store, tell your friends. If you know of someone interested in joining the store, contact Natalie Rodriguez ([email protected]). To join, bainbridgeislandgeneralstore.com/join-the-general-store/.

Washington Tourism Alliance ShowWaLove campaign: if your business serves visitors and offers an ecommerce gift card, you can sign up to have your business represented. Visit the WTA program at ShowWALove.com. See the campaign promotional video youtube.com. Washington State businesses can sign up to participate in the program at. Thank you, Chris Mueller, visitbainbridgeisland.org.

Kitsap Economic Development Alliance: New upcoming KEDA events! Kitsap Digital Hour, 1st Thursday every month, 11:00 AM. More info athttps://kitsapeda.org.

Compass And Clock Spring/Summer 2021 issue is out – compassandclock.com – Senior Info & Support Newsletter.

Honoring George Floyd & other victims of American systemic racism & police violence – the work for lasting change must continue: blacklivesmatter.com.

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.

______________________________________________

    ISLAND BBC Business Community Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridgeisland.org
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Bainbridge Community Foundation bainbridgecf.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
Bainbridge Youth Services askbys.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
Housing Resources Bainbridge housingresourcesbi.org
Island Volunteer Caregivers ivcbainbridge.org
Olympic College Foundation olympiccollegefoundation.org
Rolling Bay Hall – Performance Art Venue rollingbayhall.com
SCORE Kitsap kitsapscore.org
Shelter Now Bainbridge shelternowbainbridge.com
Sustainable Bainbridge sustainablebainbridge.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Tour Bainbridge tourbainbridge.com
The Island Wanderer theislandwanderer.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

vBBC Friday 30 April 2021 – Year 2.7

Welcome to virtual BBC Friday 30 April 2021 – Year 2.7

Sunny Weather, More Sunny Business Prospects…or not.

Businesswise question of the day: Do you have some sunny business goals for the next month, quarter, rest of the year?

Notes from this week’s meetingvBBC_Year2.7_30April2021

Be here – like virtually – be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurials, we all be business wise! Really.

So Invite your friends and associates to join this strangely virtual-in-the-cloud event in real e-time and real e-space … and another delicious cup of vBBC!

(vBBC OfficeXpats hosted Zoom link is in BBC Newsletter. If you  wish to attend, contact Dave Kragen  [email protected])

vBBC @ vOfficeXpats– 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 – virtual BBC – More Sunny Business Prospects
8:55-9:00 – announcements, what’s next … what’s not …

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

Exciting BBC Notices, News, Events

13 May, Noon-1:03. Accelerate Kitsap Launch & Learn Thursday Business Workshop Events: “Google My Business” – w/ Tory Smith Felkey. Registration: eventbrite.com/e/google-my-business-an-important-overview-tickets-149235933695.

LARGE ART STUDIOS: “Large Art Studios at Day Road Industrial Park still has one studio available for rent to local artist.” Info at Steve Rabago’s FB page: facebook.com/groups/359999091592636/user/1019146202/.

“Peace Peloton” (w/ Doc Wilson). Peaceful demonstration on bicycles (peacepeloton.com). Sophia Conti’s 181 Black-owned businesses nationwide: websiteplanet.com/blog/support-black-owned-businesses

Bainbridge Island General Store (bainbridgeislandgeneralstore.com). Visit the store, tell your friends. If you know of someone interested in joining the store, contact Natalie Rodriguez ([email protected]). To join, bainbridgeislandgeneralstore.com/join-the-general-store/.

Washington Tourism Alliance ShowWaLove campaign: if your business serves visitors and offers an ecommerce gift card, you can sign up to have your business represented. Visit the WTA program at ShowWALove.com. See the campaign promotional video youtube.com. Washington State businesses can sign up to participate in the program at. Thank you, Chris Mueller, visitbainbridgeisland.org.

Kitsap Economic Development Alliance: New upcoming KEDA events! Kitsap Digital Hour, 1st Thursday every month, 11:00 AM. More info athttps://kitsapeda.org.

Compass And Clock Spring/Summer 2021 issue is out – compassandclock.com – Senior Info & Support Newsletter.

Honoring George Floyd & other victims of American systemic racism & police violence – the work for lasting change must continue: blacklivesmatter.com.

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.

______________________________________________

    ISLAND BBC Business Community Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridgeisland.org
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Bainbridge Community Foundation bainbridgecf.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
Bainbridge Youth Services askbys.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
Housing Resources Bainbridge housingresourcesbi.org
Island Volunteer Caregivers ivcbainbridge.org
Olympic College Foundation olympiccollegefoundation.org
Rolling Bay Hall – Performance Art Venue rollingbayhall.com
SCORE Kitsap kitsapscore.org
Shelter Now Bainbridge shelternowbainbridge.com
Sustainable Bainbridge sustainablebainbridge.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Tour Bainbridge tourbainbridge.com
The Island Wanderer theislandwanderer.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

vBBC 23 April 2021 – Dr. Lucas, Health Care For All WA

Welcome to virtual BBC Friday 23 April 2021Year 2.6

This Sunny BBC Friday, we welcome special guest Dr. Peter Lucas who is joining us to discuss Washington health care reform. Health Care For All WA is “working for high quality, sustainable, affordable, publicly-funded health care for all Washington residents.” (healthcareforallwa.org)

Peter Lucas: “Throughout my career I have directly observed the inefficiencies, corruption, inequities, and moral deficiencies of the American health care system. For many years I have been involved in organizations whose mission is to establish a single-payer health care system either on the national or state level.”

Dr. Lucas received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University, did a psychiatric residency at the UC San Diego, and then a research fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health. This was followed by years of academia on the faculty of UCLA in administration, teaching, research, and clinical care. A staff psychiatrist for 19 years at Group Health Cooperative, for the past eight years Dr. Lucas has worked at a community health center and in telepsychiatry. Currently he is Director of Psychiatry for Babylon US (babylonhealth.com) and also provides direct patient care via telemedicine. Dr. Lucas is a board member of Health Care for All WA.

This week’s meeting notes including Dr. Lucas’s presentation: vBBC_23April2021

Be here – like virtually – be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurials, we all be business wise! Really.

So Invite your friends and associates to join this strangely virtual-in-the-cloud event in real e-time and real e-space … and another delicious cup of vBBC!

(vBBC OfficeXpats hosted Zoom link is in BBC Newsletter. If you  wish to attend, contact Dave Kragen  [email protected])

vBBC @ vOfficeXpats– 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 – virtual BBC – Dr. Peter Lucas, Health Care For All WA
8:55-9:00 – announcements, what’s next … what’s not …

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

Exciting BBC Notices, News, Events

22 April, Noon-1:00 PM. Accelerate Kitsap Launch & Learn Thursday Business Workshop Events:  “HR Basics.” FLYER. Register at: eventbrite.com.

“Peace Peloton” (w/ Doc Wilson). Peaceful demonstration on bicycles (peacepeloton.com). Sophia Conti’s 181 Black-owned businesses nationwide: websiteplanet.com/blog/support-black-owned-businesses

Bainbridge Island General Store (bainbridgeislandgeneralstore.com). Visit the store, tell your friends. If you know of someone interested in joining the store, contact Natalie Rodriguez ([email protected]). To join, bainbridgeislandgeneralstore.com/join-the-general-store/.

Washington Tourism Alliance ShowWaLove campaign: if your business serves visitors and offers an ecommerce gift card, you can sign up to have your business represented. Visit the WTA program at ShowWALove.com. See the campaign promotional video youtube.com. Washington State businesses can sign up to participate in the program at. Thank you, Chris Mueller, visitbainbridgeisland.org.

Kitsap Economic Development Alliance: New upcoming KEDA events! Kitsap Digital Hour, 1st Thursday every month, 11:00 AM. More info athttps://kitsapeda.org.

Compass And Clock Spring/Summer 2021 issue is out – compassandclock.com – Senior Info & Support Newsletter.

Honoring George Floyd & other victims of American systemic racism & police violence – the work for lasting change must continue: blacklivesmatter.com.

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.

______________________________________________

    ISLAND BBC Business Community Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridgeisland.org
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Bainbridge Community Foundation bainbridgecf.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
Bainbridge Youth Services askbys.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
Housing Resources Bainbridge housingresourcesbi.org
Island Volunteer Caregivers ivcbainbridge.org
Olympic College Foundation olympiccollegefoundation.org
Rolling Bay Hall – Performance Art Venue rollingbayhall.com
SCORE Kitsap kitsapscore.org
Shelter Now Bainbridge shelternowbainbridge.com
Sustainable Bainbridge sustainablebainbridge.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Tour Bainbridge tourbainbridge.com
The Island Wanderer theislandwanderer.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

vBBC 16 April 2021 – Year2 Week5

Welcome to virtual BBC Friday 16 April 2021Year 2.5

© 2014 ClipArt Best - clipartbest.com - Download thousand of cliparts for free!Sunny Weather – SUNNY BUSINESS PROSPECTS

Non-business question of the day: Spring has sprung, is there gardening in your future – inside, outside, in your business, in your mind?
Businesswise question of the day: Do you have some sunny business goals for the next quarter?

Notes from this week’s meeting: vBBC_Year2.5_16April2021

Be here – like virtually – be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurials, we all be business wise! Really.

So Invite your friends and associates to join this strangely virtual-in-the-cloud event in real e-time and real e-space … and another delicious cup of vBBC!

(vBBC OfficeXpats hosted Zoom link is in BBC Newsletter. If you  wish to attend, contact Dave Kragen  [email protected])

vBBC @ vOfficeXpats– 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 – virtual BBC – Business Forecast: Sunny All Day Long
8:55-9:00 – announcements, what’s next … what’s not …

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

Exciting BBC Notices, News, Events

22 April, Noon-1:00 PM. Accelerate Kitsap Launch & Learn Thursday Business Workshop Events:  “HR Basics.” FLYER. Register at: eventbrite.com.

“Peace Peloton” (w/ Doc Wilson). Peaceful demonstration on bicycles (peacepeloton.com). Sophia Conti’s 181 Black-owned businesses nationwide: websiteplanet.com/blog/support-black-owned-businesses

Bainbridge Island General Store (bainbridgeislandgeneralstore.com). Visit the store, tell you friends. If you know of someone interested in joining the store, contact Natalie Rodriguez ([email protected]). To join, bainbridgeislandgeneralstore.com/join-the-general-store/.

Washington Tourism Alliance ShowWaLove campaign: if your business serves visitors and offers an ecommerce gift card, you can sign up to have your business represented. Visit the WTA program at ShowWALove.com. See the campaign promotional video youtube.com. Washington State businesses can sign up to participate in the program at. Thank you, Chris Mueller, visitbainbridgeisland.org.

Kitsap Economic Development Alliance:  New KEDA events! “Kitsap Digital Hour” (this Thursday, November 5th, 11:00-noon). More info athttp://kitsapeda.org/events/kitsap-digital-hour-2020-11-05/.

Compass And Clock Fall/Winter issue is out – compassandclock.com – Senior Info & Support Newsletter.

Honoring George Floyd & other victims of American systemic racism & police violence – the work for lasting change must continue: blacklivesmatter.com.

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.

______________________________________________

    ISLAND BBC Business Community Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridgeisland.org
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Bainbridge Community Foundation bainbridgecf.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
Bainbridge Youth Services askbys.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
Housing Resources Bainbridge housingresourcesbi.org
Island Volunteer Caregivers ivcbainbridge.org
Olympic College Foundation olympiccollegefoundation.org
Rolling Bay Hall – Performance Art Venue rollingbayhall.com
SCORE Kitsap kitsapscore.org
Shelter Now Bainbridge shelternowbainbridge.com
Sustainable Bainbridge sustainablebainbridge.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Tour Bainbridge tourbainbridge.com
The Island Wanderer theislandwanderer.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