V-BBC Friday #8 – 8 May 2020

WELCOME TO vBBC Friday #8Graciously HOSTED by vOfficeXpats

BBC Business Storytelling:
“doing business in a time of plague, part 3”
Your three-minute plague anecdote should include:  1. something about doing business,  2. something from personal experience, 3. a story of one’s own business, a colleague’s business, or a new zombie business start-up.
Join Zoom Meeting link and password are in the BBC Newsletter. If you did not receive the newsletter and wish to attend, contact Dave [email protected] for link.
NOTE:  Kevin Dwyer continues to collect “Doing Business In An Age Of COVID” stories (see menu tab above,Virtual BBC Stories 2020):
“Innovative Approaches Business Folks Are Creating In An Age Of COVID.”
Contact Kevin with a story or idea at [email protected].
Be here – like virtually – be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurials, we all be business wise!  Really. Arr……. 
So Invite your friends and associates to join this exciting virtual-in-the-cloud event in real e-time and real e-space … and another delicious cup of vBBC!

vBBC@OfficeXpats – 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 – bring out your business plague anecdotes, pt. 3
8:55-9:00 – announcements, “what’s next … FTL space travel?”

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


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

John Fossett, sometime BBC-regular & library sensei, has shared some cool links on small business marketing & e-commerce, including a seven-part YouTube workshops: PDF Info Sheet
Bainbridge Bucks Update. Watch their site: bainbridgebucks.com. Suggestions for candidates/companies, please pass their names along to Steve Rabago at [email protected].
MAY “Buy Bainbridge Fridays” business community support:   Flyer (pdf doc). Thanks Chris Mueller Visit Bainbridge Island and Claire Donahue Bainbridge Island Lodging Association. Catch the new Tour BainbridgeGrocery Delivery Service. Island Volunteer Caregivers are also available to do grocery delivery: ivcbainbridge.org.
OfficeXpats vHappy-hour today(Thursday)at 4:30: Grab a drink, join the link. Zoom link in BBC Newsletter. Contact Dave if you didn’t get it: [email protected].
5:00 PM every day Leif Utne’s “We Will Survive” Virtual Dance Party! Info and Zoom Link at Leif’s Facebook page: facebook.com/groups/wewillsurvivedanceparty/?post_id=518072269124416
Kitsap Economic Development Alliance weekly webinars: “Kitsap Weekly COVID Webinar Thursdays @ 10:00 AM” — useful information especially for small to medium size businesses. Info at:  kitsapeda.org/2020/04/kitsap-weekly-covid-webinar-resources/
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association – BIDA is providing excellent continuous updates on individual local businesses. Support local businesses at: supportlocal.usatoday.com/city/bainbridge-island-wa/
Bainbridge Recovers: bainbridgeislandcovid19.recovers.org/.  New COVID-19 community updates. Facilitating community preparedness and recovery. Residents: request help, donate, or volunteer. Organizations: click “I Represent a Local Organization.”
Creating Community Resilience. “Map Your Neighborhood”:  bifd.org/map-your-neighborhood.aspx. Bainbridge Prepares:  bainbridgeprepares.org. Scott James’ guidebook, “Prepared Neighborhoods” preparedneighborhoods.com.
“Helping Bainbridge Homeless Teens!” Ending teen homelessness on Bainbridge Island. SHB on Facebook: facebook.com/ShelterNowBainbridge/.  Steve Rabago shared some ideas, and how one can get involved: “Get Involved” button on Shelter Now homepage (shelternowbainbridge.com) to consider how you might support this wonderful community work. Email: [email protected].
    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
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
Olympic College Foundation olympiccollegefoundation.org
Rolling Bay Hall – Performance Art Venue rollingbayhall.com
SCORE Kitsap kitsapscore.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Tour Bainbridge tourbainbridge.com
Tulaa Cafe At Dayaalu Center tulaacafe.com & dayaalucenter.com
The Marshall Suites Concierge Service TheMarshallSuites.com
    ISLAND Emergency Preparedness & First Responder Links
Bainbridge Prepares Emergency Management bainbridgeprepares.org
Kitsap County Emergency Management kitsapdem.org
City of Bainbridge Island (COBI)
Bainbridge Island Fire Department
Bainbridge Island Police Department
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K. D. Kragen is a philosopher, writer, teacher, editor, husband, father and grandfather. A third generation San Franciscan, Vietnam era vet U.S. Coast Guard (1973-1977), married to Janet L. Kragen for 32 years (1977-present), K. D. is a published novelist ("The KillWare Chronicles" and "Plagueman"); he has taught logic and lectured in philosophy of art at various college and local art schools (Northwest College of Art, Trumeau College of the Arts). Presently he teaches senior citizens basic computer skills (to be able to keep in touch with children and grandchildren), does general computer maintenance, MS and Linux OS, manages a small publishing house, Scandia Patch Press, and edits and ghosts the writings of other local authors. KaveDragen Ink LLC Clean, sparkling copy is often the first impression you make on prospective clientele. Every company needs: One, the Visionary, company owner, manager. That's you! You are the market expert. You know your products and services better than anyone else. Two, the Copy-editor, the wordsmith. That's me. I supply the polish and clarity of communication needed to grab your client from the very first line.