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July 26, 2017

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Become a member today! Join the 335+ businesses already benefitting from their Chamber membership! Conveniently join online at our website. Questions? Please contact us at 425.485.4353 or info@bothellchamber.com  
Thank You Renewing Members!
We appreciate all of our members and would like to thank those who have recently renewed:


 
Renew online! It's now easy and convenient to renew your membership by accessing your member account through the Member Login button on our Home Page  Please contact us if you need your password or assistance logging in at: info@bothellchamber.com

July General Meeting
Thursday June 27
7:30 to 9:00 AM
Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell
 
Join us to connect and socialize with other professionals, hear updates from the cities of Bothell and Kenmore, and the Chamber, meet new members, and find out what is happening around your community. New members will be invited to introduce their business to the room. 

Topic: Interactive Business Building
Strategic conversations to cultivate relationships throughout the community to grow your business.

Light breakfast refreshments will be served. Thank you to this month's Refreshment Sponsor: Immediate Clinic

After Hours Social & Grand RE-Opening Celebration at Sundance Energy Services
Thursday August 17
5:00 - 7:00 PM (ribbon cutting at 6:00 PM)
Sundance Energy Services, 10228 Main Street, Bothell

Sundance Energy Services It's a celebration! Please join us at the Chamber's August After Hours Social hosted by Sundance Energy Services on Main Street in downtown Bothell. This is an extra special event as we will be celebrating the Grand Re-Opening of the Sundance Energy building after last year's devastating fire with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Bring lots of business cards to network and come celebrate with us! This event is free and no RSVP is required. Refreshments will be provided.

Thank You For Showing Your Community Spirit At The Bothell Block Party

Hundreds of people came to downtown on Saturday to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Bothell Fire. We connected with our neighbors, talked with first responders, and found out a lot more about the businesses that were damaged or destroyed by last year's fire.  The  UW Bothell Nursing Student Program also revealed their project results on the impact of the fire.

Attendees were treated to great live music, libations, kid's activities, food vendors and more! Special thank you's to all who came, our volunteers, vendors, firefighters, police officers, EMT's and Main Street businesses!
This event was organized in partnership by the Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce, Main Street businesses,  Northshore Rotary and City of Bothell.

Take a look at all the pictures in our Event Photo Album!
Mike Rue Retains Chamber Chair In 2018

At its July meeting, the Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted to re-elect Mike Rue as the Chair for 2018. 
  
We admire & appreciate Mike...he has served us very well this year! Mike is a long-standing, actively contributing member of the Chamber and is the owner of Evergreen Wealth Managers in Bothell.
Chamber Office is Collecting Backpacks & School Supplies
Collections accepted through Thursday August 10
Chamber Office, (in Country Village) 23716 8th Ave SE, Ste. I-1, Bothell

Chamber members have been challenged to collect 100 spiral notebooks!

You can help the more than 1000 families in need in our  Northshore School District by donating much needed school supplies, volunteering or making a financial donation. You can help assure all students start the school year with the supplies they need to be prepared to learn by donating at the district office or at the Chamber's office in Country Village Shops.

Most needed items: Backpacks, 3 ring binders  2" and 3", Markers, Post-it Notes, Sharpies, Graph paper

The Backpacks for Kids Campaign, through the Northshore Schools Foundation, is working to distribute over 2,000 filled backpacks to Northshore School District Students preschool through grade 12.

Member Announcements
City Of Kenmore News & Events
 
 
'Pianos in the Parks' is in Kenmore
 
Now through July 30, come play, listen, learn, and admire others playing the piano that Kenmore resident and artist Emma Russell painted at Kenmore's Town Square.

Come enjoy another performance by local artist Scarlet Parke on Wednesday July 26 from 7:30 - 8:30pm at the Town Square prior to the The Lego Batman Movie showing as part of Kenmore's 'Movies @ the Square' movie series.

YMCA Summer Lunch Program at City Hall
 
Join them for lunch! The Northshore YMCA is providing FREE summer lunches for children 18 and under weekdays, 11:30am - 1:00pm, now through August 30 at Kenmore City Hall, 18120 68th Avenue NE. All children are welcomed to come enjoy lunch, engage in activities and meet new friends.

City Of Bothell News & Events

Primary Election Underway

Have you voted in the primary election yet? There's just a week left to return your ballot. To return your ballot without a stamp, there's a ballot drop box at Bothell City Hall, open 24 hours/day.  Information


Wastemobile Will Be In Bothell

Clean out your homes and businesses this weekend! Visit the Wastemobile this Friday thru Sunday July 28 - 30 from 10:00am - 5:00pm at the Bothell Seattle Times Building, 19200 120th Ave NE, Bothell. Watch the Adventures Of Captain Hazard video!  Information  
Nominate A Small Business For King Country Executive's Annual Awards
Nominations Accepted Through July 26, 2017

Honor and recognize small businesses for their contributions to the King County economy by casting your nominations for King County Executive's Seventh Annual Small Business Awards.
 
This program celebrates the importance and accomplishments of small businesses, throughout King County, in the following categories: Minority-Owned, Woman-Owned, Exporting, Green/Sustainable, Workforce Development, Rural, and the overall Small Business of the Year.
 
To be eligible for nomination, businesses must be located in King County, have 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees, and have been in business for at least three years. Previous winners and finalists are ineligible for nomination.

Wine Cellar Dinner Party - Chamber Members Receive Discounts
Thursday July 27
6:30 - 9:30 PM
Revolve True Food & Wine Bar, 10024 Main Street, Bothell
 
Let  Revolve True Food & Wine Bar welcome you to their private wine cellar for an evening of exceptional dining. Enjoy some of their favorite fresh-sheet features along with new dishes that will be debuting at this exclusive event. Delightful wines have been selected to pair with each of the five courses. Seating is limited and likely to sell out, reserve today!

Chamber members enter the code: ChamberMember for discount!

Tickets and Information
Sail In, Walk In Cinema
Friday July 28 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Friday August 25 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Boxcar Park at the Everett Marina, 503 Millwright Loop, Everett
 
Evergreen Wealth Managers is proud to support and partner with the Cocoon House Advocacy Team for raising awareness of youth homelessness in our area. 

Please join them at this fun event at the Port of Everett, where there will be networking, yard games and drinks, plus a free outdoor movie showing of Jurassic Park and popcorn!  The Beer Garden is hosted by CHAT, and 25% of the proceeds go to the Cocoon House.

Construction Begins On Community Transit's Seaway Transit Center
 
Congratulations to Community Transit on their groundbreaking ceremony for the Seaway Transit Center. The Center will serve as the northern terminal for the Swift Green Line when it begins operation in early 2019.

Economic Impact: There are currently about 25,000 jobs in the Canyon Park area and 65,000 jobs in the Boeing/Paine Field vicinity. Snohomish County is the manufacturing center of Washington State. Fast, frequent new bus service between Canyon Park and Paine Field will provide more incentive for workers and shoppers to choose Swift instead of driving their cars. This eases congestion and brings economic vitality to the area.

An expanded Swift network will help keep Snohomish County a great place to live, work and play.
Homeward Pet Adoption Center Events
  
Bow Wow Luau
Saturday July 29 (1:00-5:00pm)
Northwest Cellars: 11909 124th Ave NE, Kirkland

Hula on over to Homeward Pet's Bow Wow Luau! Break out your Hawaiian shirts, put on your flip flops and slip away for an afternoon in paradise with Homeward Pet where you can enjoy a glass of Sit and Stay Chardonnay or Fat Cat Fortissimo in the company of your canine pals.

Congratulations To Bales Restoration DKI For Earning Esteemed 2016 Angie's List
Super Service Award
 
BALES RESTORATION DKI has earned the home service industry's coveted Angie's List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of customer service to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2016.

"Companies that can meet higher demands without missing a beat in their exemplary performance standards truly do stand apart from their peers," said Angie's List Founder Angie Hicks. "Only a fraction of the restoration companies in the Water & Smoke and Mold Testing & Remediation categories, in the Greater Seattle market were able to do it."  Full Press Release
King County Ready Business Workshop Series QuakeSmart & Power Outage
Wednesday August 2
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM 
King County Office of Emergency Management, 3511 NE 2nd St, Renton

The Ready Business Workshop contains five sections that align with the ReadyBusiness Toolkit. The first three sections outline the step-by-step process in the toolkit: IDENTIFY YOUR RISK, DEVELOP A PLAN, and TAKE ACTION. 

The next section of the workshop is a SCENARIO-BASED DISCUSSION, which reinforces the three steps through a simulated disaster.

Finally, an optional PARTNERSHIP SHOWCASE may be organized and added to the workshop agenda to provide opportunities for relevant vendors and service organizations to network with participants and share relevant preparedness and mitigation information. Workshops are free but registration is required.

Fun Events At Country Village Shops
Country Village Shops, 23718 Bothell Everett Hwy., Bothell

It's always a great time when you visit the Country Village Shops with its 40 local shops and restaurants. Check out some of their upcoming events:

Bothell Farmer's Market (Fridays) 6/2 - 9/29
Japan Summer Festival 8/5 - 8/6
Ladies Night Out 8/10 & 9/14
Banner Bank Named Highest In Customer Satisfaction 

Congratulations to Banner Bank for being named by J.D. Powers as having the highest customer satisfaction in the Northwest! This is the third time Banner Bank has received this recognition.

The J.D. Power U.S. Retail Banking Satisfaction Study garnered feedback from more than 78,000 retail banking customers, measuring overall satisfaction with their primary financial institution. They measure a variety of factors including product offerings, account information, fees, channel activities, facility, and problem resolution. From that data, J.D. Power publishes the highest-ranked banks in each of 11 regions across the U.S.  Full Press Release
Bothell's "for a Day or a lifetime" Sign... Bragging Rights?
 
Your opportunity to say that you had a hand in bringing back Bothell's iconic "for a day or a lifetime" welcome sign disappears on September 1st.  How can you brag about your role?  Donate to the effort at Bothell's Banner Bank with cash or a check made out to NRF ( Northshore Rotary Foundation) and note that it is for the sign.
 
A HUGE thanks to everyone who came to the fundraising party and those who helped in any and all ways: Inglewood Golf Club (and donor Roxanne Koch), Foggy Noggin' Brewing, Uncle Peteza's Pizzeria, Hillcrest Bakery, Yakima Fruit Market, McMenamins Anderson School, Kenmore Air, artist Pam Belcher, OlsonDesign Jewelers, and Cheryl Bosh of Banner Bank, as well as Brooks Biddle Automotive for advertising.  Tim Hunter and Dale Amundsen were perfect as the emcees, and Tim's weekly podcast featured the party. A special thanks to the Chamber, which has supported the fundraising effort in every way its resources allowed.

2017 Global Leadership Summit
August 10 - 11
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Evergreen Church, 3429 240th Street SE, Bothell

Develop Leadership Skills * Build Your Network * Grow Your Business!
   
Get inspired by speakers such as;
Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook
Laszlo Bock, Senior Advisor at Google
Juliet Funt, CEO of Whitespace at Work
and many more!
 
2017 Global Leadership Summit is  a two-day world-class leadership training event simulcast LIVE in HD every August to hundreds of thousands of people at satellite locations around North America.
 
Watch Videos! Speakers and Testimonials

Chamber Members receive discounted rates!
 
 
Ransacked Attic/Rummage Sale At Northshore Senior Center
August 10 and 11 - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
August 12 - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Northshore Senior Center, 10201 East Riverside Dr., Bothell

empty_rack_of_clothes.jpg Calling all shoppers! The Northshore Senior Center is full, inside, upstairs, outside with treasures and bargains waiting for you. Come and find everything from antiques, collectibles, clothing, books, household items, small furniture, toys, and much more. Granny's Kitchen will be open for your food purchases - dine in or take out. Their bake sale table will be available for your take home treats. This is their annual fundraiser with proceeds supporting services at Northshore Senior Center. Credit/debit cards are accepted.  Ongoing restocking of items. 

EBC - Northshore Looking to Collect 5,000 Pairs of Children's Pants
August 1- September 9, 2017


 

Pants Party is a fun and free event put on by EBC each year and it features family-friendly activities, music, pony rides, face painting and so much more. Event is no charge, but it is requested that people bring new or gently-used children's pants to the event to donate. The event is September 9th, so that pants donated at the event can be given to kids for the incoming school year.
   
How can you help? S ign up to host a collection drive of pants to turn in at the event, helping us work toward achieving our goal of 5,000 pairs of pants for the kids that desperately need them. To get signed up and for more information on pants collection drives, please contact Christine White at christinew@babycorner.org Full article here: Pants Party Event, September 9th, 2017
Hidden Gems Of Bothell - Family Scavenger Hunt
Saturday August 19
12:00 - 5:00 PM
Downtown Bothell Main Street, Bothell

Join in the hunt for the hidden gems of Bothell! Pick up your explorer's map on Main Street, and then follow the gems to find all the treasures of Bothell! Perfect for all ages, this free event will have fun activities for kids and adults alike, as well as a pocket full of treasures and treats to take home! 
 
And, if you turn in your map after finding at least 6 of the treasure locations, you could win a gift basket featuring things from all around Main Street Bothell! Drop in any time between Noon and 5 PM to explore the wonders of Bothell!

The Northshore Performing Arts Center Announces Their 2017-2018 Season!

Tickets are now on sale for the NPAC's fabulous 2017-2018 Season! Here's the lineup:
 
One Man Star Wars Trilogy
The Simon & Garfunkel Story
The Nutcracker w/Emerald Ballet Theater
Cherry Poppin' Daddies
Geoffrey Castle's Celtic Christmas
An Evening With The Julian Lage Trio
Capitol Steps
Artrageous

Single tickets for all shows are available, and 8- and 4-show subscriptions are also available. Buy early to get the best seats to these awesome events!