BBC Virtual Friday 3 April 2020

Welcome to vBBC Friday, The Cloud E-space Edition
“Staying Connected, Going Virtual” Part 2, w/ Charlie King
Interesting times call for creative changes.
 
This Friday’s Business Topic: “Staying in touch with clients and colleagues.” 
 
Technical Instructions Review: Here’s your Zoom.us link. Topic: Bainbridge Business Connection 
Time: A recurring meeting weekly, Fridays 8:00-9:00
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/912079738
(Meeting ID:912 079 738) 
 
Note, if you’ve never used Zoom before: 1. click above link; 2. link takes you to Zoom.us; 3. you’ll be prompted to download Zoom; 4. open Zoom from download folder; 5. sign up with email and password for (free) account; 6. you should then be taken directly to the call (Zoom Meeting, “Join With Video”); if not, click again the above Zoom Link, and you’ll be prompted to open the Zoom app, and you’ll be in the Meeting. (Zoom works in most browsers & platforms, Windows, Apple, Linux, Chromebook, mobile.)
 
1st vBBC Friday 20 March 2020, “Staying Connected, Going Virtual,” (PDF doc): BBCSpecial1stVirtualFriday_20Mar2020
Important Info Below: “vBBC News, Notices, Events”
Remember a 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 come join us for 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 – Clients and Colleagues
8:55-9:00 – announcements, “what’s next…”

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

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 Chamber “News & Update” (1-page pdf doc): Chamber_Members_Update_20Mar2020. Also, “We have government policy updates through the COBI website and the Chamber website.”
 
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 or sign up to donate and volunteer. Organizations: help by clicking “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].
 
 
Database (google spreadsheet) status of Kitsap County Restaurants (disclaimer, no idea who’s maintaining this database, but it looks cool): docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-lW0I-dKVIUtE3abYd3-xUUA-bFvxFrvEaYR5If7Piw/edit?fbclid=IwAR1Ts7Rb6pvPv5z6BIBNrnatCaDhcIop2AQ1X-1FMYSwedXuCcW2tR3IByI#gid=0
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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

BBC Virtual Friday 27 March 2020 – EmerPrep Creative Business Strategies

Welcome to vBBC Friday, The Cloud E-space Edition
“Staying Connected, Going Virtual” Part 2, w/ Charlie King
Interesting times call for creative changes.
And for those joining us in our virtual OfficeXpats e-space for the first time, & for any remaining Zoom questions, we’ll start with a brief review of Zoom’s virtual meeting platform. 
     Then we will consider together:
  1. What’s the best thing about working from home (garage, cellar, cave), and why?
  2. What’s the hardest thing about working from home, cave, bunker, and why?
  3. Share one or two “productivity hacks” you’ve created in response to working from home, nuclear bunker, wood shed, old motor home parked at lonely road end.
Technical Instructions Review: Here’s your Zoom.us link. Topic: Bainbridge Business Connection 
Time: A recurring meeting weekly, Fridays 8:00-9:00
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/912079738
(Meeting ID:912 079 738) 
 
Note, if you’ve never used Zoom before: 1. click above link; 2. link takes you to Zoom.us; 3. you’ll be prompted to download Zoom; 4. open Zoom from download folder; 5. sign up with email and password for (free) account; 6. you should then be taken directly to the call (Zoom Meeting, “Join With Video”); if not, click again the above Zoom Link, and you’ll be prompted to open the Zoom app, and you’ll be in the Meeting. (Zoom works in most browsers & platforms, Windows, Apple, Linux, Chromebook, mobile.)
 
1st vBBC Friday 20 March 2020, “Staying Connected, Going Virtual,” (PDF doc): BBCSpecial1stVirtualFriday_20Mar2020
Important Info Below: “vBBC News, Notices, Events”
Remember a 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 come join us for 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 – Going Virtual 2
8:55-9:00 – announcements, “what’s next…”

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

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 Chamber “News & Update” (1-page pdf doc): Chamber_Members_Update_20Mar2020. Also, “We have government policy updates through the COBI website and the Chamber website.”
 
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 or sign up to donate and volunteer. Organizations: help by clicking “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].
 
 
Database (google spreadsheet) status of Kitsap County Restaurants (disclaimer, no idea who’s maintaining this database, but it looks cool): docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-lW0I-dKVIUtE3abYd3-xUUA-bFvxFrvEaYR5If7Piw/edit?fbclid=IwAR1Ts7Rb6pvPv5z6BIBNrnatCaDhcIop2AQ1X-1FMYSwedXuCcW2tR3IByI#gid=0
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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

BBC Special “1st Virtual Friday” 20 March 2020 – w/ Charlie King

Join us this V-BBC Friday for BBC’s First
Virtual Community Event:
“Staying Connected – Going Virtual,” w/ Charlie King.
Learn the basics of the Zoom.us virtual meeting platform.
Unprecedented times call for unprecedented changes.
Interesting times call for creative changes.
 
A FEW TECHNICAL INSTRUCTIONS (please read carefully): Before Friday Morning, in the BBC Newsletter that’s gone out, you will see a Zoom.us link for: “Charlie King invites you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.”
Topic: Bainbridge Business Connection
Time: A recurring meeting weekly, Fridays 8:00-9:00
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/912079738 || Meeting ID:912 079 738.
Click the link, then you’ll be asked to download & install the small Zoom software. 
NOTE 1: Zoom works in most browsers on most platforms, Windows, Apple, Linux, Chromebook. NOTE 2: This BBC Friday is a totally Virtual online community meeting, not at OfficeXpats. And it’s our “SOFT Virtual Opening.” 
(Afterwards, please share your experiences, thoughts, ideas, and feedback with Dave at [email protected].)
 
Remember a key word in the expression “social distancing” is “social.”
 
Be here – sorta, like virtually – be free, be businesswise – and stay safe. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurials, we all be business wise!  Arr…….

So Invite your friends and associates to come join us for this exciting Virtual-In-The-Cloud event in real E-time and real E-space … and another delicious cup of V-BBC!

[email protected] – Virtual Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Is, at the Virtual Pavilion 7:30-8:00 – virtual coffee, check-in to ZOOM, test your connection
8:00-8:55 – Staying Connected – Going Virtual
8:55-9:00 – announcements, “what’s next…”

Sincerely, BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients at planet BBC.

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

Notes from BBC Friday 6 March 2020, “Local Business Continuity Planning & COVID-19” Roundtable (PDF doc)BBC_Minutes_6Mar2020_COVID19.pdf.
 
OfficeXpats Update, “Coworking In An Age Of Plague”
Community Decon Practices – OfficeXpats_and_COVID19.pdf
At this time, OfficeXpats continues to stay open for it’s members.
 
“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].
 
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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    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

BBC 13 March 2020 – Taking This Week Off – No BBC Tomorrow

Lucille FoxNo BBC This Friday.
Will be back (planning to be back) next week, Friday March 20th. Be smart, be generous, support local businesses, restaurants.
 
Minutes/notes from last BBC Friday’s gathering, “Local Business Continuity Planning & COVID-19” Roundtable Discussion (single page PDF doc):
BBC Friday special edition of “Business Continuity Planning” (BCP) and the potential impact of COVID19 (or any widespread epidemic) on local businesses and community resilience.
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OfficeXpats Update – Coworking In An Age Of Plague
Community Decontamination Practices – OfficeXpats_and_COVID19.pdf
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Sincerely, BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients at planet BBC.  (Note: above “Candle” courtesy of BBC Regular Lucille Fox, founder “Bainbridge Beeswax Works,”)

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

“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]
  • Nearly 1% of all students at Bainbridge High School are homeless.
  • Many more are at risk due to unsafe and unhealthy conditions at home.
  • Currently, there are several homeless students seeking safe housing.

BBC Regular, friend, and artist Sylvia Carlton (sylviacarlton.com) invites you to visit the “Winslow Art Center” (winslowartcenter.com), 278 Winslow Way E, Ste. 205. Since 2011 the WAC is an inspiring and intimate space for artists on Bainbridge, offering an expanding selection of instruction for artists of all ages. Martha Jordan, Director. Flyer (pdf)
 
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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    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

BBC Friday 6 March 2020 – “Local Business Continuity Planning & COVID-19” Roundtable Discussion

Join us this BBC Friday for a special edition of “Business Continuity Planning” (BCP) and the potential impact of COVID-19 (or any widespread epidemic) on local businesses and community resilience.
 
John Dinsmore, general manager The Marshall Suites (marshallsuites.com/), will lead off the discussion with some ideas about what The Marshall Suites is doing to be prepared, flexible, positive, and community-minded. We would also like to invite to participate other business owners and entrepreneurs who have been developing their own BCP (business continuity plan), or have even thought about it.
 
Let’s share ideas that are practical, business specific, and community minded. Over the last couple years at the BBC, we’ve had a number of general discussions about how to prepare a BCP. Now we have the opportunity to continue that discussion vis-a-vis a real-world context – with creativity, business wisdom, and courage.
 
Alwyn Chikamoto is planning to join the discussion via SKYPE from Hawai’i. Aloha! Last October’s BCP BBC: bainbridgebusinessconnection.com/bbc-friday-11-october/. A few related resources: fema.gov/small-businesses | sba.gov/business-guide/.  
 
Be here, be free, be businesswise – and be safe. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurials, we all be business wise!  Arr…….

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!

[email protected] – 403 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Is, Upstairs at the Pavilion 7:30-8:00 – coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking  
8:00-8:55 – Business Continuity Planning Roundtable (BCP at the BBC)
8:55-9:00 – announcements, visiting

Sincerely, BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients at planet BBC.

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

4 March 2020, 5:24-8:03 PM, Silverdale GreenDrinks: Kitsap Golf & Country Club, 3885 NW Golf Club Hill Rd, Bremerton. March is all about Community. More info: facebook.com/events/189571072424579/.

“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]
  • Nearly 1% of all students at Bainbridge High School are homeless.
  • Many more are at risk due to unsafe and unhealthy conditions at home.
  • Currently, there are several homeless students seeking safe housing.

BBC Regular, friend, and artist Sylvia Carlton (sylviacarlton.com) invites you to visit the “Winslow Art Center” (winslowartcenter.com), 278 Winslow Way E, Ste. 205. Since 2011 the WAC is an inspiring and intimate space for artists on Bainbridge, offering an expanding selection of instruction for artists of all ages. Martha Jordan, Director. Flyer (pdf)
 
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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    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

BBC Friday 28 February 2020 – A BBC Club Meeting Special

Join us this BBC Friday for a special “BBC Club Meeting.” (There’s a BBC Club?) For over a decade BBC has had two basic community goals: 1. helping one another with business-related support, ideas sharing, and being “your board of directors” resource; 2. being a forum for business related speakers, presenters, workshops, and useful content sharing (e.g. the perennial topic of “business continuity planning”).
 
Therefore, this Friday — strategies for suggesting and referring speakers and presenters. The idea is this: How might we encourage all BBC Regulars (members) to find, suggest, recommend possible speakers and presenters for BBC Fridays. 
 
BBC site related info:  1. “About” page: bainbridgebusinessconnection.com/about/.
2. Tips for presenters: BBC_SpeakerPresenter_Tips (pdf doc)
 
Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurials, we all be business wise!  Arr…….

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“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]
  • Nearly 1% of all students at Bainbridge High School are homeless.
  • Many more are at risk due to unsafe and unhealthy conditions at home.
  • Currently, there are several homeless students seeking safe housing.

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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!

[email protected] – 403 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Is, Upstairs at the Pavilion 7:30-8:00 – coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking  
8:00-8:55 – BBC Club Meeting
8:55-9:00 – announcements, visiting

Sincerely, BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients at planet BBC.

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

27 February 2020, Chamber After Hours, at Coates Design Architects (coatesdesign.com), upstairs in the San Juan Building, 900 Winslow Way E. Networking, treats and drinks, and an inside peek at their design for the Eagle Harbor Renovation Project. Info: bainbridgechamber.com.
 
4 March 2020, 5:24-8:03 PM, Silverdale GreenDrinks: Kitsap Golf & Country Club, 3885 NW Golf Club Hill Rd, Bremerton. March is all about Community. More info: facebook.com/events/189571072424579/
 
29 February 2020, Saturday, 5:00-9:00 PM. Chamber Island Honors – Excellence in Business and Community. Who’ll win the 2019 Awards? A gala evening with wine reception, dinner and award ceremony. Come & support your favorite businesses/organizations! Hosted at the Wing Point Golf And Country Club. More info and registration: bainbridgechamber.com.
 
BBC Regular, friend, and artist Sylvia Carlton (sylviacarlton.com) invites you to visit the “Winslow Art Center” (winslowartcenter.com), 278 Winslow Way E, Ste. 205. Since 2011 the WAC is an inspiring and intimate space for artists on Bainbridge, offering an expanding selection of instruction for artists of all ages. Martha Jordan, Director. Flyer (pdf)
 
In case you missed Simon Sinek on “Cell Phones And Relationships”: youtube.com/watch?v=la1lRcq2-LU  /  youtube.com/watch?v=NOrhXbhsmmc
 
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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    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

BBC Friday 21 February 2020 – “KPI, Key Performance Indicators”

Join us this BBC Friday for a fascinating Think Club discussion: “Key Performance Indicators.” All companies and businesses are different, and their KPIs reflect those differences. And KPIs are not just for medium-large companies either. Some KPIs reflect the financial ratios that banks and lenders review, as well as industry comparison figures. Another related factor is the irrelevancy and inaccuracy of computer-generated information. There is also a lack of contact with customers, suppliers, and the process of differentiating services or products with customers.

Bill Ruddick will help us navigate KPIs as they can relate to any business activity.
We’ll look at some examples of the importance of financial ratios, and then open the discussion: “What KPIs can you identify in your business?”
 
Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurials, we all be business wise!  Arr…….

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“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]
  • Nearly 1% of all students at Bainbridge High School are homeless.
  • Many more are at risk due to unsafe and unhealthy conditions at home.
  • Currently, there are several homeless students seeking safe housing.

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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!

[email protected] – 403 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Is, Upstairs at the Pavilion 7:30-8:00 – coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking  
8:00-8:55 – Think Club – KPIs
8:55-9:00 – announcements, visiting

Sincerely, BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients at planet BBC.

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

27 February 2020, Chamber After Hours, at Coates Design Architects (coatesdesign.com), upstairs in the San Juan Building, 900 Winslow Way E. Networking, treats and drinks, and an inside peek at their design for the Eagle Harbor Renovation Project. Info: bainbridgechamber.com.
 
4 March 2020, 5:24-8:03 PM, Silverdale GreenDrinks: Kitsap Golf & Country Club, 3885 NW Golf Club Hill Rd, Bremerton. March is all about Community. More info: facebook.com/events/189571072424579/
 
BBC Regular, friend, and artist Sylvia Carlton (sylviacarlton.com) invites you to visit the “Winslow Art Center” (winslowartcenter.com), 278 Winslow Way E, Ste. 205. Since 2011 the WAC is an inspiring and intimate space for artists on Bainbridge, offering an expanding selection of instruction for artists of all ages. Martha Jordan, Director. Flyer (pdf)
 
In case you missed Simon Sinek on “Cell Phones And Relationships”: youtube.com/watch?v=la1lRcq2-LU  /  youtube.com/watch?v=NOrhXbhsmmc
 
Creating Community Resilience. “Map Your Neighborhood”:  bifd.org/map-your-neighborhood.aspx. Bainbridge Prepares:  bainbridgeprepares.org. Scott James’ guidebook, “Prepared Neighborhoods” preparedneighborhoods.com.
 
Excellent presentation by Valarie Harris, Varris Marketing: varrismarketing.com.
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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

BBC Friday 14 February 2020 – Open MIC Business Roundtable & Sharing

Join us this BBC Friday for an Open MIC Business Strategy, Support & Sharing Roundtable. Bring a business story, idea, or problem to share, show-and-tell art, new invention, or wisdom learned along the way.
 
Another “BBC, Your Board Of Directors” opportunity. Share, dream, be creative, have fun.
 

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurials, we all be business wise!  Arr…….

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!

Key topic discussed: Shelter Now Bainbridge “Helping Bainbridge Homeless Teens!” Ending teen homelessness on Bainbridge Island. Info and resources at: shelternowbainbridge.com || facebook.com/ShelterNowBainbridge/. Steve Rabago shared some of the story and how to get involved. (Click “Get Involved” button on Shelter Now homepage for more info and to consider how you might support this wonderful local effort.) Contact: [email protected]
  • Nearly 1% of all students at Bainbridge High School are homeless.
  • Many more are at risk due to unsafe and unhealthy conditions at home.
  • Currently, there are several homeless students seeking safe housing.

[email protected] – 403 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Is, Upstairs at the Pavilion 7:30-8:00 – coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking  
8:00-8:55 – Open MIC Friday Business Roundtable
8:55-9:00 – announcements, visiting

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

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

15-16 February, Saturday & Sunday, 12:00-5:00 PM, Wine On The Rock – Wine & Chocolate. You and your valentine can enjoy award-winning wines from the island’s wineries. Come for the weekend. Participants: Amelia Wynn Winery, Eagle Harbor Winery, Eleven Winery, Rolling Bay Winery and Fletcher Bay Winery. Info & tickets: bainbridgewineries.com.
 
19 February, Wednesday, Chamber 2020 Economic Vitality Report
Luncheon: get a clear picture of the current economy and what might lie ahead in 2020. Sponsored by First Federal. Keynote speaker Spencer Cohen, Senior Policy Advisor Washington Economic Development Center, will speak about the prospective economic vitality of the Puget Sound region. Elizabeth Court, Director of the Olympic Workforce Development Council, will present the current demographics of Kitsap County. Chris Miller, Coldwell Banker BAIN, and Lisa Donlon, Windermere Commercial, will report on residential and commercial Real Estate, respectively. EVR_Flyer (pdf). Info/tickets: bainbridgechamber.com/events/.
 
27 February 2020, Chamber After Hours, at Coates Design Architects (coatesdesign.com), upstairs in the San Juan Building, 900 Winslow Way E. Networking, treats and drinks, and an inside peek at their design for the Eagle Harbor Renovation Project. Info: bainbridgechamber.com.
 
BBC Regular, friend, and artist Sylvia Carlton (sylviacarlton.com) invites you to visit the “Winslow Art Center” (winslowartcenter.com), 278 Winslow Way E, Ste. 205. Since 2011 the WAC is an inspiring and intimate space for artists on Bainbridge, offering an expanding selection of instruction for artists of all ages. Martha Jordan, Director. Flyer (pdf)
 
In case you missed Simon Sinek on “Cell Phones And Relationships”: youtube.com/watch?v=la1lRcq2-LU  /  youtube.com/watch?v=NOrhXbhsmmc
 
Creating Community Resilience. “Map Your Neighborhood”:  bifd.org/map-your-neighborhood.aspx. Bainbridge Prepares:  bainbridgeprepares.org. Scott James’ guidebook, “Prepared Neighborhoods” preparedneighborhoods.com.
 
For more information on last week’s great presentation by Valarie Harris, of Varris Marketing, go to: varrismarketing.com
 
11th Anniversary Pictures And Poetry Are On BBC About Page!
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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

BBC Friday 7 February 2020 – Mayor Leslie Schneider, “Meet The Mayor” Q&A

This BBC Friday, our own long-time BBC Regular, OfficeXpats owner, and now Bainbridge Island Mayor, Leslie Schneider, will lead a discussion on cool city mayor sorts of things. And there will be plenty of time for Q&A.

“While maybe ‘Mayor Schneider’ is not as cool an alliteration as ‘Mayor Medina’, it is what it is for the coming year,” so says Mayor Schneider. [Though I think ‘Mayor Leslie’ sounds totally rad!]

Mayor Leslie’s been at it for all of a month now, so come with your questions — e.g. “How much power does the Mayor have?” and “What’s all the talk about a ‘strong’ mayor vs. a ‘weak’ mayor?” She might even have some advice for how to write a letter to Council that gets their attention. Leslie’s bio: bainbridgewa.gov. Contact: [email protected].

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurials, we all be business wise!  Arr…….

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!

[email protected] – 403 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Is, Upstairs at the Pavilion 7:30-8:00 – coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking  
8:00-8:55 – The Mayor Leslie Show and Q&A
8:55-9:00 – announcements, visiting

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

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

February 7th + 8th, Friday & Saturday: Winslow Art Center(winslowartcenter.com) 278 Winslow Way E, Ste 205 — Reception during First Friday Art Walk, and open Saturday 8th, 10:00-4:00. “Winslow Art Center is an inspiring and intimate space for artists on Bainbridge Island, WA. Established in 2011, we offer an expanding selection of instruction for artists of all ages.” Martha Jordan, director. WAC_Flyer (pdf)
 
19 February, Wednesday, Chamber 2020 Economic Vitality Report
Luncheon: get a clear picture of the current economy and what might lie ahead in 2020. Sponsored by First Federal. Keynote speaker Spencer Cohen, Senior Policy Advisor Washington Economic Development Center, will speak about the prospective economic vitality of the Puget Sound region. Elizabeth Court, Director of the Olympic Workforce Development Council, will present the current demographics of Kitsap County. Chris Miller, Coldwell Banker BAIN, and Lisa Donlon, Windermere Commercial, will report on residential and commercial estate, respectively. EVR_Flyer (pdf). Info/tickets: bainbridgeislandwacoc.wliinc1.com//events/.
27 February 2020, Chamber After Hours, at Coates Design Architects (coatesdesign.com), upstairs in the San Juan Building, 900 Winslow Way E. Networking, treats and drinks, and an inside peek at their design for the Eagle Harbor Renovation Project. Info: bainbridgechamber.com.
 
In case you missed Simon Sinek on “Cell Phones And Relationships”: youtube.com/watch?v=la1lRcq2-LU  /  youtube.com/watch?v=NOrhXbhsmmc
 
Creating Community Resilience. “Map Your Neighborhood”:  bifd.org/map-your-neighborhood.aspx. Bainbridge Prepares:  bainbridgeprepares.org. Scott James’ guidebook, “Prepared Neighborhoods” preparedneighborhoods.com.
 
For more information on last week’s great presentation by Valarie Harris, of Varris Marketing, go to: varrismarketing.com
 
11th Anniversary Pictures And Poetry Are On BBC About Page!
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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

BBC Friday 31 January 2020 – “Doing Business In A Social Media World” w/ Valarie Harris

This BBC Friday, special guest Valarie Harris, founder, president, and digital marketing coach and consultant at Varris Marketing, will guide us into smart marketing 2020 with tips on how to effectively market your business online. 

Also a specialist in social media marketing management, Valarie runs a digital marketing agency which encompasses every form of online media marketing and advertising. 

“Hi, I’m Valarie Harris, and I’m a mom to three amazing kids, wife to an amazing husband, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, coach, speaker, and soon-to-be-published author — basically an all around momprenuer. I am here to empower business owners everywhere on digital marketing best practices, visualizing and achieving goals, and creating winning business strategies.”

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurials, we all be business wise!  Arr…….

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!

[email protected] – 403 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Is, Upstairs at the Pavilion 7:30-8:00 – coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking  
8:00-8:55 – Varris Marketing w/ Valarie Harris
8:55-9:00 – announcements, visiting

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

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

In case you missed Simon Sinek on “Cell Phones And Relationships”: youtube.com/watch?v=la1lRcq2-LU  /  youtube.com/watch?v=NOrhXbhsmmc
 
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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    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