Welcome to another curious vBBC Open MIC Friday.
This week’s theme: BBC into … the … twilight zone.
Remember: We have a new Zoom meeting link; you will receive that new link in the BBC Newsletter. (vBBC OfficeXpats hosted Zoom link is in BBC Newsletter. If you wish to attend, contact Dave Kragen at [email protected].)
Notes from this week’s BBC: vBBC_4February2022.
Be here – like oddly familiarly virtually – be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurials, we all be business wise! Really.
So Invite your friends and associates to join this strangely familiar virtual-in-the-cloud event in real e-time and real e-space … and another delicious cup of vBBC!
Exciting BBC Notices, News, Events
Some new [carefully] in-person weekly member events are happening at OfficeXpats. Visit officexpats.com to learn about membership and activities as OfficeXpats moves into spring. These events are free to members, or a session or two to anyone exploring membership. A Passport Membership is only $35/month and is a great way to stay connected with your professional community on the island.
Monday Morning Check-in: 9:30-10am: Celebrate your accomplishments from the previous week, set top goals for the coming week, and get some accountability when you commit to them with a group of coworkers.
Monday Writers Meetup (2-3pm). Member authors, writers, artists support group.
Thursday Sprints (3-4:30pm): Sprints are 90 minutes of focused work in the company of other sprinters. Show up, set your goal on a sticky note, and go. Passport members, you don’t need hours to participate in sprints.
Thursday Member Mingles (4:30-5:30): Take a break or stop by the office to meetup with other members; drinks & snacks available.
A Special Message From Our Friends at Toastmasters – The Noon Edition (bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org). Improve Your Business Communications Skills In 2022. Toastmasters has been helping Bainbridge Islanders for years with a fun, self-paced, supportive program that can help you: run better business meetings; improve leadership & interviewing skills; turn presentations into sales; and generally build confidence in a safe and fun environment. Meetings: 1st & 3rd Thursdays, Noon-1:00, @ Virginia Villa Community Room, 200 High School Rd. For more info, contact: Steve Kersten (206-380-5038), [email protected]; or Jim Sutton (206-780-1621), [email protected].
Experience Kitsap (experiencekitsap.com): “Your Source For Kitsap Events. Live music, farmers markets, symphony & performing arts and festivals are vital to our region’s quality of life and local economies. Our goal is to increase awareness of these amenities so that more Kitsapians can enjoy them.” On FB: facebook.com/ExperienceKitsap Instagram: instagram.com/experience_
Introducing the new magazine Pacific Northwest Bainbridge: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. Our own BBC regular Natalie Rodriguez is on the team as Publisher. And there will be Advertising opportunities available: Media Kit. PNW Bainbridge on Facebook: business.facebook.com/PNW-
Visit Bainbridge Island – visitbainbridgeisland.org. “As the official Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for Bainbridge Island, Visit Bainbridge Island meets regularly with stakeholders from arts, culture, lodging, hospitality, food, and representatives from the island’s wineries and distilleries, to generate ideas and ensure that the organization is best-serving the diverse needs of the island’s tourism related industries.” And what a great B.I. Events page! visitbainbridgeisland.org/event/
Senior info & support newsletter, Fall/Winter 2021 issue of compassandclock.com is out. Exciting announcement! In 2022, Compass & Clock print magazine will be available solely through home delivery. The pandemic limited the accessibility of Compass & Clock in waiting rooms of healthcare providers and other locations. But we didn’t allow those roadblocks to stop us! Rather they challenged us to reimagine how we can better serve our community. The low annual price of $9.99 conveniently and safely delivers a personal copy – bigger and better! – to your home twice a year, in May and November.
Introducing Tideline Magazine, A New Print Quarterly Celebrating Life On The West Puget Sound. Led by veteran Bainbridge Island journalists Alorie Gilbert and Leif Utne. Distributed free on Bainbridge & select Kitsap neighborhoods. Premier issue arriving 1 March 2022.
Fort Ward Amateur Radio Club is a non-profit 501(c)(3) seeking community support for a number of local projects. Information at https://www.atdlines.com/fwarc-dntrqt.htm. To partner with this island history and emergency management program, contact Louis Alloin at 206-780-6885 or [email protected].
Bainbridge Island General Store (bainbridgeislandgeneralstore.
Island Bite serves many Island restaurants. It’s easy to order from any of these local restaurants and have your order delivered right to your door. Check their restaurant listing at islandbite.com.
Kitsap Economic Development Alliance: New upcoming KEDA events! Kitsap Digital Hour, 1st Thursday every month, 11:00 AM. More info at: https://kitsapeda.org.
“Peace Peloton” (w/ Doc Wilson). Peaceful demonstration on bicycles (peacepeloton.com). The National Museum of African American History & Culture at the Smithsonian.
Honoring George Floyd & other victims of American systemic racism & police violence – the work for lasting change must continue: blacklivesmatter.com.
Bainbridge Recovers: bainbridgeislandcovid19.