BBC Friday 9 June 2017 – B.I. Senior Center Update w/ Director Reed Price

Join us this fine summer BBC Friday for Bainbridge Island Senior Center Director Reed Price. Reed will talk about changes at this long-time island community center.

In March, the BI Metro Parks & Recreation District ended a partnership with Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center and the City of Bainbridge Island. So, what’s new for senior programs on Bainbridge? What challenges and opportunities will BISC’s organizational change bring? Reed will give an overview of the Senior Center’s activities and vision for the future. Reed contact, (office) 206.842.1616, (cell) 206.660.2106. On Linkedin linkedin.com. 

There will be time at the end for Q&A and idea sharing.

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurs, we’re all business wise!  (Arrr!)

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
8:00-8:45 BISC News & Update w/ Reed Price
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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

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BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

The Grand Old 4th Of July 50th Year Anniversary! Sponsor, Volunteer, Donate, have fun! For information on sponsorships and volunteer opportunities: grandold4th.com.

StrengthsFinder Community Group starting. Have you taken the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment (gallupstrengthscenter.com) and found your Top 5 Themes Of Talent? Or are you still just thinking about it? A group is forming to discuss the program, assessment, your results, and what Strengths can mean for your life, personal and professional. (Disclaimer: Wynne is not a Gallup-certified Strengths coach [yet!] & receives no compensation from them.) Wynne’s contact: [email protected]. On linkedin.com.

TheChannelTHE CHANNEL (thechannelbainbridge.com), Bainbridge Island Chamber Newsletter is published quarterly, with free print copies and an interactive online version. Let the Chamber know what you think, and what else you might like to see:[email protected]

BIComm_100dpi_200px_RGBThe Bainbridge Island Brand and website filled with valuable resources and local Island news, events, and business cool stuff: Go there. Be cool:bainbridgebusinessresources.com.

REMINDER – For BBC Regular Members: Sign up on our Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List. As BBC Regular Members, make your business/contact info available for the BBC community and website. Follow link (form courtesy of Annette Walker) & fill out List contact info:http://bit.ly/1mZGKfR

Special thanks to our friends at Toastmasters Bainbridge. Two clubs on the Island: The Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org and The Evening Editionuspeakeasy.com.

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BBC Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridge.com
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Kitsap SCORE kitsapscore.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Space Craft – Performance Arts Space Station On Earth SpaceCraftPresents.org
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association bainbridgedowntown.org
Kitsap County Emergency Management kitsapdem.org
BBC Related Links

BBC Friday 2 June 2017 – Travel w/ Neal Kellner

This BBC Friday longtime BBC Regular and sometime lecturer on world travel Neal Kellner, CM Travel 4Fun, will talk about his latest experiences with travel, marketing, and … having fun traveling. Neal on linkedin.com  and pinterest.com.

Neal is a Travel geniuses. He doesn’t just get you to the place you want or need to go, he gets you great deals, gives highly informed recommendations, honors your budget, and also is there for you when the unexpected happens. When it comes to travel problem-solving, on the fly, Neal is dedicated to his customer’s safety and well-being. Neal loves his work and loves to serve his clientele.

There will be time at the end for Q&A, sharing ideas, and learning from one another.

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurs, we’re all business wise!  (Arrr!)

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
8:00-8:45 Neal Kellner – Traveling Is Fun!
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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

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BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

1 June, Chamber Breakfast – First Time On Thursdays! (7:30-9:00)  now at Wing Point Gold & Country Club, 811 Cherry Ave NE. Members $15; future members $20. Sign up online: bainbridgechamber.com

3 June, Saturday – B.A.R.N. Grand Opening! 10:00-4:00. Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network, 8890 Three Tree Lane, off New Brooklyn (bainbridgebarn.org). Come see the exciting new 25,000 sq. ft. BARN center for crafts, invention, makers & artists.

27 May, this Saturday (11:30-3:30), BBC & OfficeXpats veteran Charlie King reprises: Man Up 2.0 – Path To Purpose. “We promise you just one thing: you will leave a changed man.” This Bainbridge Island workshop is your chance to take the next powerful step forward into your legacy. Info & registration: heroicfatherhood.com.

StrengthsFinder Community Group starting. Okay, you’ve taken the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment (gallupstrengthscenter.com) and found out your Top Five Themes Of Talent. Now what? Or maybe you’re still just thinking about StrengthsFinder. A group is forming to discuss the program, the assessment, your results, and what Strengths can mean for your life, both personal and professional. (Disclaimer: Wynne is not a Gallup-certified Strengths coach [yet!] and receives no compensation from them.) Wynne’s contact: [email protected]. Wynne on LinkedIn: linkedin.com.

TheChannelTHE CHANNEL (thechannelbainbridge.com), Bainbridge Island Chamber Newsletter is published quarterly, with free print copies and an interactive online version. Let the Chamber know what you think, and what else you might like to see:[email protected]

BIComm_100dpi_200px_RGBThe Bainbridge Island Brand and website filled with valuable resources and local Island news, events, and business cool stuff: Go there. Be cool:bainbridgebusinessresources.com.

REMINDER – For BBC Regular Members: Sign up on our Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List. As BBC Regular Members, make your business/contact info available for the BBC community and website. Follow link (form courtesy of Annette Walker) & fill out List contact info:http://bit.ly/1mZGKfR

Special thanks to our friends at Toastmasters Bainbridge. Two clubs on the Island: The Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org and The Evening Editionuspeakeasy.com.

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BBC Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridge.com
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Kitsap SCORE kitsapscore.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Space Craft – Performance Arts Space Station On Earth SpaceCraftPresents.org
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association bainbridgedowntown.org
Kitsap County Emergency Management kitsapdem.org
BBC Related Links

BBC Friday 26 May 2017 – Canceled for Memorial Day Holiday

Graves_at_Arlington_on_Memorial_DayBBC is canceled this Friday for the Memorial Day Weekend.

Have a safe, peaceful, and existentially meaningful Memorial Day holiday!

BBC will be back next week, June 2nd, featuring special guest … well, maybe … something fun. There’s sure to be lots of exciting business roundtable discussion and serendipitous business wisdom sharing. (Watch this space.)

Sincerely,
BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC
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BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

25 May, Chamber After Hours (5:30-7:00)[email protected]Realogic Sotheby (240 Winslow Way E.), hosted by BBC Founding Regular Bruce Carter, Indigo Paintingspecializing in interior and exterior, residential and commercial. Networking & refreshments. Open to the public bainbridgechamber.com

27 May, this Saturday (11:30-3:30), BBC & OfficeXpats veteran Charlie King reprises: Man Up 2.0 – Path To Purpose. “We promise you just one thing: you will leave a changed man.” This Bainbridge Island workshop is your chance to take the next powerful step forward into your legacy. Info & registration: heroicfatherhood.com.

StrengthsFinder Community Group starting. Okay, you’ve taken the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment (gallupstrengthscenter.com) and found out your Top Five Themes Of Talent. Now what? Or maybe you’re still just thinking about StrengthsFinder. A group is forming to discuss the program, the assessment, your results, and what Strengths can mean for your life, both personal and professional. (Disclaimer: Wynne is not a Gallup-certified Strengths coach [yet!] and receives no compensation from them.) Wynne’s contact: [email protected]. Wynne on LinkedIn: linkedin.com.

TheChannelTHE CHANNEL (thechannelbainbridge.com), Bainbridge Island Chamber Newsletter is published quarterly, with free print copies and an interactive online version. Let the Chamber know what you think, and what else you might like to see:[email protected]

BIComm_100dpi_200px_RGBThe Bainbridge Island Brand and website filled with valuable resources and local Island news, events, and business cool stuff: Go there. Be cool:bainbridgebusinessresources.com.

REMINDER – For BBC Regular Members: Sign up on our Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List. As BBC Regular Members, make your business/contact info available for the BBC community and website. Follow link (form courtesy of Annette Walker) & fill out List contact info:http://bit.ly/1mZGKfR

Special thanks to our friends at Toastmasters Bainbridge. Two clubs on the Island: The Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org and The Evening Editionuspeakeasy.com.

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BBC Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridge.com
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Kitsap SCORE kitsapscore.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Space Craft – Performance Arts Space Station On Earth SpaceCraftPresents.org
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association bainbridgedowntown.org
Kitsap County Emergency Management kitsapdem.org
BBC Related Links

BBC Friday 19 May 2017 – BARN Update w/ Mark Nichols, Executive Director

barn_logo2This BBC Friday, BARN’s first executive director Mark Nichols will give an update on [email protected]Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network” is a non-profit formed to build and operate an artisan center on Bainbridge Island” (bainbridgebarn.org/about-barn/). BARN on Facebook. Mark on LinkedIn

BARN’s mission “is to build and support an open, intergenerational community of artisans and makers who are dedicated to learning, teaching, sharing, and inspiring each other with creativity, craftsmanship and community service” (bainbridgebarn.org).

Come and find out about how BARN can add craft and invention to your life and explore the remarkable affinities between OfficeXpats, BBC, and BARN, vis-a-vis business models, coworking communities, and serendipitous creativity.  “Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurs, we’re all business wise!  (Arrr!)

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
8:00-8:45 BARN @ BBC – BARN Update w/ Mark Nichols
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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

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BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

20 May 2017 Saturday, 10:00 AM, Downtown Bremerton – Armed Forces Day Parade. Kitsap Credit Union Armed Forces Day Parade held in Bremerton is the largest, longest running Armed Forces Day Parade in the nation, this year the 69th of the event. Includes Puget Sound Energy Heroes’ Barbecue providing free hot dog, chips, and soda to all active-duty, reserve, retired, and veteran service personnel. Parade includes all branches of the military, police, and firefighters, youth organizations, dignitaries, commercial businesses, car clubs, and more. Info: Bremerton Chamber Of Commerce.

StrengthsFinder Community Group starting. Okay, you’ve taken the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment (gallupstrengthscenter.com) and found out your Top Five Themes Of Talent. Now what? Or maybe you’re still just thinking about StrengthsFinder. A group is forming to discuss the program, the assessment, your results, and what Strengths can mean for your life, both personal and professional. (Disclaimer: Wynne is not a Gallup-certified Strengths coach [yet!] and receives no compensation from them.) Wynne’s contact: [email protected]. Wynne on LinkedIn: linkedin.com.

TheChannelTHE CHANNEL (thechannelbainbridge.com), Bainbridge Island Chamber Newsletter is published quarterly, with free print copies and an interactive online version. Let the Chamber know what you think, and what else you might like to see:[email protected]

BIComm_100dpi_200px_RGBThe Bainbridge Island Brand and website filled with valuable resources and local Island news, events, and business cool stuff: Go there. Be cool:bainbridgebusinessresources.com.

REMINDER – For BBC Regular Members: Sign up on our Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List. As BBC Regular Members, make your business/contact info available for the BBC community and website. Follow link (form courtesy of Annette Walker) & fill out List contact info:http://bit.ly/1mZGKfR

Special thanks to our friends at Toastmasters Bainbridge. Two clubs on the Island: The Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org and The Evening Editionuspeakeasy.com.

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BBC Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridge.com
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Kitsap SCORE kitsapscore.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Space Craft – Performance Arts Space Station On Earth SpaceCraftPresents.org
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association bainbridgedowntown.org
Kitsap County Emergency Management kitsapdem.org
BBC Related Links

BBC Friday 12 May 2017 – Think Club Business Strategy Roundtable

AKG Perception 120 USB condenser microphone with SH 100 shock mountJoin us this Friday for an exciting spring BBC Think Club Business Strategy Problem-solving Roundtable with BBC Thinkologist Bill Ruddick, of Ruddick Consulting & Adventure Tours Of The Mind!

Starting with “The Power Of Forgetting” we’ll then move onto “play/share/learn.” It’s a chance to hone your elevator speech, brand tag-line, business bio and description, or just share ideas and brainstorm with a group of fellow-travelers. A total adventure! (Sea stories and entrepreneurial tall tales welcome. )

Don’t forget! Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurs, we’re all business wise!  (Arrr!)

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
8:00-8:45 BBC Think Club Strategy Roundtable
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

thumb_0051Sincerely,
BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC

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BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

13 May 2017 this Saturday! (Noon to 8:00) Bainbridge Is. Downtown Association  Presents “GIRLS’ DAY OUT” — Spend the day with friends or start Mother’s Day Celebrations early! A full day of shopping specials & in-store promos & events. Raffle! Grand Prize! Fun!  After-Part @ Bainbridge Museum Of Art. (bainbridgedowntown.org)

StrengthsFinder Community Group starting. Okay, you’ve taken the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment (gallupstrengthscenter.com) and found out your Top Five Themes Of Talent. Now what? Or maybe you’re still just thinking about StrengthsFinder. A group is forming to discuss the program, the assessment, your results, and what Strengths can mean for your life, both personal and professional. (Disclaimer: Wynne is not a Gallup-certified Strengths coach [yet!] and receives no compensation from them.) Wynne’s contact: [email protected]. Wynne on LinkedIn: linkedin.com.

TheChannelTHE CHANNEL (thechannelbainbridge.com), Bainbridge Island Chamber Newsletter is published quarterly, with free print copies and an interactive online version. Let the Chamber know what you think, and what else you might like to see:[email protected]

BIComm_100dpi_200px_RGBThe Bainbridge Island Brand and website filled with valuable resources and local Island news, events, and business cool stuff: Go there. Be cool:bainbridgebusinessresources.com.

REMINDER – For BBC Regular Members: Sign up on our Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List. As BBC Regular Members, make your business/contact info available for the BBC community and website. Follow link (form courtesy of Annette Walker) & fill out List contact info:http://bit.ly/1mZGKfR

Special thanks to our friends at Toastmasters Bainbridge. Two clubs on the Island: The Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org and The Evening Editionuspeakeasy.com.

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BBC Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridge.com
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Kitsap SCORE kitsapscore.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Space Craft – Performance Arts Space Station On Earth SpaceCraftPresents.org
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association bainbridgedowntown.org
Kitsap County Emergency Management kitsapdem.org
BBC Related Links

BBC Friday 5 May 2017 – Emergency Preparedness Update w/ Colleen Kragen

Colleen On LinkedIn[email protected] — Join us this BBC FRIDAY for the long-awaited Emergency Preparedness Part 4, w/ Colleen Kragen, Disaster Preparedness ConsultantTaking the first step in Emergency Management and Business Continuity Planning: Risk Assessment and Hazard Mitigation. (What could be more fun?)

“BC [that’s business continuity, as in “can you continue your business after that big party?”] can be defined as the uninterrupted availability of all key resources supporting essential business functions. Business continuity management provides for the availability of processes and resources following a disruption of the business in order to ensure the continued achievement of mission critical objectives.” (Business Continuity Management: Global Best Practices, 4th Ed., By Andrew Hiles, 2014)

Risk assessment and hazard mitigation is important for every business to consider. Bainbridge Island has unique characteristics that make BC planning crucial: natural disasters can cause physical isolation (different from emotional isolation); power outages and communication systems losses are common; it has a delicate economic system that is vulnerable to supply shortages (What? There’s no more single malt Scotch?). But DON’T PANIC! Be prepared.

Colleen Kragen – EMERPREP Consultant: University of New Haven, M.S. Crisis/ Emergency/ Disaster Management. Western Washington University, B.A. Natural Resources Management & Policy. ESWS Certification – Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, US Navy. LinkedIn: linkedin.com/pub/colleen-kragen/a9/186/455.     Contact: [email protected]. 2016 BBC-handout: Business Recovery Plan.

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me scurvy mateys, as serial entrepreneurs, we all be business wise.

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
8:00-8:45 – Emergency Management w/ Colleen Kragen
8:45-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

Sincerely,
BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC.
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BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

Greendrinks Silverdale3 May, Wed., 5:24-8:03 PM – Silverdale Greendrinks Event! Harrison Medical Center~Silverdale, 9220 Ridgetop Blvd NW, Silverdale. $10 at the door. We encourage you to bring your own glass. (Must be 21.) Featured non-profit this month is The Coffee Oasis (thecoffeeoasis.com). Please carpool if you can. RSVP to rsvp4silverdalegreendrinks@gmail.com.

StrengthsFinder Community Group starting. Okay, you’ve taken the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment (gallupstrengthscenter.com) and found out your Top Five Themes Of Talent. Now what? Or maybe you’re still just thinking about StrengthsFinder. A group is forming to casually and interactively discuss the program, the assessment, your results, and what Strengths can mean for your life, both personal and professional. (Disclaimer: Wynne is not a Gallup-certified Strengths coach [yet!], and receives no compensation from them.) Wynne’s contact: [email protected]. 

TheChannelTHE CHANNEL (thechannelbainbridge.com), Bainbridge Island Chamber Newsletter published quarterly, free print copies and interactive online version. [email protected]

BIComm_100dpi_200px_RGBThe Bainbridge Island Brand and website filled with valuable resources and local Island news, events, and business cool stuff: bainbridgebusinessresources.com

REMINDER – For BBC Regular Members: We’re building our Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List for a single page referral sheet and BBC website Members List. As BBC Regular Members, make your business/contact info available for the BBC community and website. Follow link (form courtesy of Annette Walker) and fill out BBC Regulars Member List contact info: http://bit.ly/1mZGKfR

ToastmastersLogo-ColorSpecial thanks to our friends at Toastmasters Bainbridge. Two clubs on the Island: The Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org  and The Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com.

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BBC Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridge.com
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Kitsap SCORE kitsapscore.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Space Craft – Performance Arts Space Station On Earth SpaceCraftPresents.org
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association bainbridgedowntown.org
Kitsap County Emergency Management kitsapdem.org

BBC Friday 28 April 2017 – Marketing Tips & Wisdom w/ Bruce Carter

Bruce Philosophically Ponders Past Buccaneering Adventures.

This BBC Friday founding BBC Regular Seadog and long time OfficeXpats pirate Bruce Carter, Indigo Painting (indigopaintingcompany.com), will share some salty marketing wisdom and sea stories. (Bruce on facebook.com/indigopaintingcompany.)

Firing a salvo of scurvy scuttlebutt and colorful ideas across our bows, Bruce will then open the chart-table for sharing & discussion on all things marketing. So come prepared to think creatively and share serendipitously your marketing questions, ideas, and wisdom learned along life’s briny seaway.

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me scurvy mateys, as serial entrepreneurs, we all be business wise. Arrrr!

So invite your friends and scallywags 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
8:00-8:45 – Marketing Wisdom Sharing Time w/ Talk Show Host Bruce Carter
8:45-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

Sincerely,
BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC.
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BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

Greendrinks Silverdale3 May, Wed., 5:24-8:03 PM – Silverdale Greendrinks Event! Harrison Medical Center~Silverdale, 9220 Ridgetop Blvd NW, Silverdale. $10 at the door. We encourage you to bring your own glass. (Must be 21.) Featured non-profit this month is The Coffee Oasis (thecoffeeoasis.com). Please carpool if you can. RSVP to rsvp4silverdalegreendrinks@gmail.com.

29 April, 10:00-2:00, Health & Wellness Fair, Free Community Event at Living Well Chiropractic, 363 Tormey Lane, Suite 210, Fair organized by Bainbridge Health & Wellness Coalition. BBC Regular’s Jenny Trimble and Izzy Sanchez will be there.

TheChannelTHE CHANNEL (thechannelbainbridge.com), Bainbridge Island Chamber Newsletter published quarterly, free print copies and interactive online version. [email protected]

BIComm_100dpi_200px_RGBThe Bainbridge Island Brand and website filled with valuable resources and local Island news, events, and business cool stuff: bainbridgebusinessresources.com

REMINDER – For BBC Regular Members: We’re building our Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List for a single page referral sheet and BBC website Members List. As BBC Regular Members, make your business/contact info available for the BBC community and website. Follow link (form courtesy of Annette Walker) and fill out BBC Regulars Member List contact info: http://bit.ly/1mZGKfR

ToastmastersLogo-ColorSpecial thanks to our friends at Toastmasters Bainbridge. Two clubs on the Island: The Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org  and The Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com.

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BBC Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridge.com
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Kitsap SCORE kitsapscore.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Space Craft – Performance Arts Space Station On Earth SpaceCraftPresents.org
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association bainbridgedowntown.org
Kitsap County Emergency Management kitsapdem.org

BBC Friday 21 April 2017 – Business Tools Sharing w/ Wynne Jacobson

This BBC Friday, we’ll start off with BBC Regular Wynne Jacobson, owner Eagle Harbor Editing, who will introduce and share about the StrengthsFinder program. (Wynne on LinkedIn.) Gallup Strengths Center gallupstrengthscenter.com.

Note: Wynne is neither associated with the Gallup Organization nor does she receive any monetary compensation for informing people about StrengthsFinder. (Though I think they should send her a nice thank you gift for sharing her story about StrengthsFinder or maybe hire her for some great proofing work! But that’s just my opinion, as chair of and writer for Bainbridge Business Connection. Brava, Wynne!)

OK, back on topic. There will be plenty of time for Q&A and discussion. Afterwards, as time permits, there should also be opportunity for a few others to share a business tool or app that has been helpful to them, or maybe just share some business wisdom learned along life’s way.

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me scurvy maties, as serial entrepreneurs, we’re all business wise!

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
8:00-8:45 StrengthsFinder Program w/ Wynne Jacobson
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

Sincerely,
BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC.
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BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

27 April, Thrusday, Chamber After-hours, 5:30-7:00 PM, is hosted by  Cross Cultural Journeys, Cilla & Leif Utne, owners. As always, free & open to the public. Chamber Info.

TheChannelTHE CHANNEL (thechannelbainbridge.com), Bainbridge Island Chamber Newsletter published quarterly, free print copies and interactive online version. [email protected]

BIComm_100dpi_200px_RGBThe Bainbridge Island Brand and website filled with valuable resources and local Island news, events, and business cool stuff: bainbridgebusinessresources.com

REMINDER – For BBC Regular Members: We’re building our Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List for a single page referral sheet and BBC website Members List. As BBC Regular Members, make your business/contact info available for the BBC community and website. Follow link (form courtesy of Annette Walker) and fill out BBC Regulars Member List contact info: http://bit.ly/1mZGKfR

ToastmastersLogo-ColorSpecial thanks to our friends at Toastmasters Bainbridge. Two clubs on the Island: The Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org  and The Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com.

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BBC Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridge.com
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Kitsap SCORE kitsapscore.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Space Craft – Performance Arts Space Station On Earth SpaceCraftPresents.org
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association bainbridgedowntown.org
Kitsap County Emergency Management kitsapdem.org

No BBC this Friday 14 April 2017 for the Holidays

BBC Canceled this Friday for the Holidays, Easter, Passover. (Next BBC 21 April.)


Last Week’s “Net Security & Internet Privacy Disambiguated,” w/ Jason Omens and Annette Walker, generated the following data & website information: 

– Check browser safety from tracking: panopticlick.eff.org
– Check for compromised accounts from data breach: haveibeenpwned.com
– VPN (Virtual Private Network) for a secure “tunnel”; many companies require a VPN for employees working remotely: privateinternetaccess.com & nordvpn.com
– Tor Browser (by US Naval Research Lab for military personnel): torproject.org.
– Tor phone Apps encrypt your traffic & obscure your IP address: Orbot Proxy App guardianproject.info (Android, Google Play store) & Onion Browser mike.tig.as/onionbrowser (for iPad/iPhone, iTunes store)
– Text Message Encryption App: Signal Private Messaging by whispersystems.org
– Secure messaging: ChatSecure (chatsecure.org) & CryptoCat (crypto.cat)

Have a peaceful and beautiful week. Until next time, sincerely, the BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC. (Candles courtesy of Lucille Fox, Bainbridge Bees Wax Works.)

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Exciting BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

15 APRIL 2017, Saturday, Noon-6:00. BBC & OfficeXpats veteran Charlie King presents: Man Up 2.0 – A Men’s Personal Growth Intensive. “We promise you one thing: you will leave a changed man.” This Bainbridge Island workshop is your chance to take the next powerful step forward into your legacy. Info & registration: heroicfatherhood.com.

27 April, Thrusday, Chamber After-hours, 5:30-7:00 PM, is hosted by  Cross Cultural Journeys, Cilla & Leif Utne, owners. As always, free & open to the public. Chamber Info.

TheChannelTHE CHANNEL (thechannelbainbridge.com), Bainbridge Island Chamber Newsletter published quarterly, free print copies and interactive online version. [email protected]

BIComm_100dpi_200px_RGBThe Bainbridge Island Brand and website filled with valuable resources and local Island news, events, and business cool stuff: bainbridgebusinessresources.com

REMINDER – For BBC Regular Members: We’re building our Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List for a single page referral sheet and BBC website Members List. As BBC Regular Members, make your business/contact info available for the BBC community and website. Follow link (form courtesy of Annette Walker) and fill out BBC Regulars Member List contact info: http://bit.ly/1mZGKfR

ToastmastersLogo-ColorSpecial thanks to our friends at Toastmasters Bainbridge. Two clubs on the Island: The Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org  and The Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com.

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BBC Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridge.com
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Kitsap SCORE kitsapscore.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Space Craft – Performance Arts Space Station On Earth SpaceCraftPresents.org
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association bainbridgedowntown.org
Kitsap County Emergency Management kitsapdem.org

BBC Friday 7 April 2017 – Net-privacy & Net-security w/ Jason & Annette

Disambiguating Net Security and Internet Privacy, w/ Jason Omens, OfficeXpats, and Annette Walker, Astonish Inc.

This BBC Friday enjoy an exciting roundtable discussion centering on Internet privacy and Network security issues.

Reality Bytes: Internet privacy and security are real concerns in an age of big brother and big data. What can one do? For most of us as business folks, going “off-grid” isn’t an option. Maybe this topic, like “the next big one” (earthquake, volcano, radioactive tsunami), is a matter of Business Continuity Planning. Be prepared. Come to BBC. Have complementary coffee/tea and lots of fun!

So bring your questions, thoughts, brains, paranoia, conspiracy theories, and serendipitous creativity for an exciting BBC Business Security Roundtable.

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me scurvy maties, as serial entrepreneurs, we’re all business wise!

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
8:00-8:45 Disambiguating Net-security/privacy
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

Sincerely,
BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC.
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BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

15 APRIL 2017, Saturday, Noon-6:00. BBC & OfficeXpats veteran Charlie King presents: Man Up 2.0 – A Men’s Personal Growth Intensive. “We promise you one thing: you will leave a changed man.” This Bainbridge Island workshop is your chance to take the next powerful step forward into your legacy. Info & registration: heroicfatherhood.com.

TheChannelTHE CHANNEL (thechannelbainbridge.com), Bainbridge Island Chamber Newsletter published quarterly, free print copies and interactive online version. [email protected]

BIComm_100dpi_200px_RGBThe Bainbridge Island Brand and website filled with valuable resources and local Island news, events, and business cool stuff: bainbridgebusinessresources.com

REMINDER – For BBC Regular Members: We’re building our Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List for a single page referral sheet and BBC website Members List. As BBC Regular Members, make your business/contact info available for the BBC community and website. Follow link (form courtesy of Annette Walker) and fill out BBC Regulars Member List contact info: http://bit.ly/1mZGKfR

ToastmastersLogo-ColorSpecial thanks to our friends at Toastmasters Bainbridge. Two clubs on the Island: The Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org  and The Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com.

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BBC Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridge.com
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Kitsap SCORE kitsapscore.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Space Craft – Performance Arts Space Station On Earth SpaceCraftPresents.org
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association bainbridgedowntown.org
Kitsap County Emergency Management kitsapdem.org