vBBC 4 February 2022

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!

vBBC @ vOfficeXpats– virtual Madison Ave. N, Bainbridge Is., the virtual Pavilion.
7:30-8:00 – virtual coffee, check-in to Zoom, test connection, “wave” at others
8:00-8:55 – virtual BBC – Open MIC Friday 
8:55-9:00 – announcements, what’s next … what’s not …

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

Exciting BBC Notices, News, Events

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_kitsap.

Introducing the new magazine Pacific Northwest Bainbridge: Yesterday, Today, TomorrowOur 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-Bainbridge-. Website beta version: pnwbainbridge.com/.

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

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 athttps://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.recovers.org/.  New COVID-19 community updates. Facilitating community preparedness and recovery. Residents: request help, donate, or volunteer. Organizations: click “I Represent a Local Organization.”

Creating Community Resilience. “Map Your Neighborhood”:  bifd.org/map-your-neighborhood.aspx. Bainbridge Prepares:  bainbridgeprepares.org. Scott James’ guidebook, “Prepared Neighborhoods” preparedneighborhoods.com.


    ISLAND BBC Business Community Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridgeisland.org
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Bainbridge Community Foundation bainbridgecf.org
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association bainbridgedowntown.org
Bainbridge Island Library (KRL) krl.org/bainbridge-island
Bainbridge Island Museum Of Art biartmuseum.org
Bainbridge Island Senior Center biseniorcenter.org
Bainbridge Youth Services askbys.org
Compass & Clock Senior Resources compassandclock.com
Cook Family Funeral Home cookfamilyfuneralhome.com
Bainbridge Island Lodging Association destinationbainbridge.com
Farmers & Gardeners Guild farmersgardenersguild.wordpress.com
Helpline House helplinehouse.org
Housing Resources Bainbridge housingresourcesbi.org
Island Volunteer Caregivers ivcbainbridge.org
Olympic College Foundation olympiccollegefoundation.org
Rolling Bay Hall – Performance Art Venue rollingbayhall.com
SCORE Kitsap kitsapscore.org
Shelter Now Bainbridge shelternowbainbridge.com
Sustainable Bainbridge sustainablebainbridge.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Tour Bainbridge tourbainbridge.com
The Island Wanderer theislandwanderer.com
Tulaa Cafe At Dayaalu Center tulaacafe.com & dayaalucenter.com
The Marshall Suites Concierge Service TheMarshallSuites.com
    ISLAND Emergency Preparedness & First Responder Links
Bainbridge Prepares Emergency Management bainbridgeprepares.org
Kitsap County Emergency Management kitsapdem.org
City of Bainbridge Island (COBI)
Bainbridge Island Fire Department
Bainbridge Island Police Department
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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.