vBBC Friday #15 – 26 June 2020

WELCOME TO vBBC Friday #15 — Graciously HOSTED by vOfficeXpats

Business storytelling, sharing, phasing … 
Zoom link as always is in BBC Newsletter. If you did not receive the newsletter & wish to attend, contact Dave [email protected] for link.
Notes & minutes from last week’s vBBC: BBC_VirtualFriday14_19June2020
Special OfficeXpats invitation to our BBC community: 25 June, Thursday 4:30 – Virtual Happy Hour and 5-minute Local Author Readings, sponsored by Highside Distilling  (highsidedistilling.com); buy a bottle of Gin from Highside before the reading. Four to five OfficeXpats authors/poets will give short readings of their recent work. (Find the Zoom link to event in your BBC Newsletter!)
Kevin Dwyer continues to collect COVID-19 business stories (Virtual BBC Stories 2020):  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 – storytelling, sharing, phasing .
8:55-9:00 – announcements, “what’s next … a stargate on Mars?”

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


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

Buy a “Bainbridge Strong” t-shirt or hoodie for $10 and support a local business or non-profit of your choice: stores.inksoft.com/bainbridge_strong/
“Our island is home to an amazingly diverse collection of small businesses which support and provide for the Bainbridge community. They are owned and operated by our family, friends, and neighbors, and currently facing an unprecedented challenge. Help your favorite local business survive this difficult time with the purchase of a special Bainbridge Strong t-shirt or hoodie. FB page: facebook.com/bainbridgestrong2020
Let’s continue honoring George Floyd & other victims of American systemic racism & police violence – the work for real change must continue: blacklivesmatter.com.
John Fossett, great links on small business marketing & e-commerce, including a seven-part YouTube workshops: PDF Info Sheet. John’s notes from 15 May: John Fossett Notes.
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.
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.
    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
Shelter Now Bainbridge shelternowbainbridge.com
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.