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March 8, 2018

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Welcome New Members!
             
9 Round Kickboxing , Marne Garcia
30 Minute Kickboxing Fitness! No class times, trainer included and unlimited visits per month. Located across from Home Depot and next to Cash and Carry in Bothell!
   
Bill provides Residential Mortgage lending for home purchases and refinances in Washington State.  This is done by building partnerships and earning client's trust while providing personalized mortgage solutions that create value for his clients. 
  
Milbrandt Vineyards , Sara Hollander
The Milbrandts are celebrating nearly two decades of 90-point wines. They invite you to their Woodinville tasting room to experience their most celebrated selections.
  
Washington Preparatory School , Pamela Van Swearingen
Washington Preparatory School, serving grades 6 - 12 opens Fall 2018.  It will offer various programs: International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma in grades 11 and 12, STEM, Robotics and Kids' Camps.
   
Weidner Apartment Homes , Greg Cerbana
Founded in 1977, Weidner Apartment Homes is a privately held real estate company and developer that owns just over 50K apartments throughout the US and Canada with its headquarters in Kirkland, WA.
     
Become a member today! Join the 345+ businesses already benefiting from their Chamber membership! Conveniently join online and your benefits begin right away! 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:

Patron Members/Community Partners:
                     
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Renew your membership 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
Announcement! The Chamber & Visitor Center Is Moving!

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The Chamber staff is very excited to announce that the Chamber and Visitor Center soon will be located on Bothell's Main Street! We're finalizing details now but our official move will take place at the end of March. We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude and send a special thank you to the Country Village Shops for treating us so well these many years - it has been a pleasure to be here.

We look forward to continuing our commitment to provide many services and resources to businesses, visitors, and residents in the Bothell and Kenmore communities from our new location. 
 
Please note: Our physical offices/visitor center will be closed March 26 - April 2 as we move and re-establish our offices and center. We will be available intermittently via email and phones as able.

Please stop by and see us in April. Our new space is located upstairs in the Mills Building above Music & Arts. Guests will find our door located on Main Street between Music & Arts and the Se-lyn Boutique & Crystal Shoppe. Our new address is: 10120 Main Street, Suite 201, Bothell (map). We look forward to seeing you all there!

This Saturday! Get Your Tickets For Shamrock Shuffle Wine & Beer Walk at Country Village Shops!
March 10
5:00 - 8:00 PM
Country Village Shops, 720 238th St. SW, Bothell
 
Come sip, shop & shuffle with us! Whether you gather with friends or go it solo you're sure to have a great time at our Shamrock Shuffle Wine & Beer Walk!
   
Enjoy tasting from 16 wineries, breweries & distilleries at 10 participating shops throughout the unique, locally-owned Country Village Shops.

*** Win the Best Shamrock Spirit Award!
Show your shamrock party spirit by wearing your favorite green party clothes! Bonus points if they're blinking! Prizes will be given to the winner!
Register Now For The Chamber's Annual "State Of The City Of Bothell" Luncheon
March 14
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM  (Doors open at 11:00am)
Hilton Garden Inn Ballroom, 22600 Bothell Everett Hwy., Bothell
Only 19 Tickets Left!
 
Get your tickets here asap before they're gone!

Join us for the Chamber's annual  State of the City of Bothell Luncheon event with our featured speaker Bothell City Manager Jennifer Phillips.

Topics may include an update on Canyon Park visioning, downtown revitalization, and challenges & opportunities including funding for transportation, parks and other needs. Tickets are selling fast - so register soon! Tickets include a delicious lunch, parking and gratuities at the Hilton Garden Inn Bothell in Canyon Park.  Register Here  Thank you to our sponsors!






Member Announcements
City Of Kenmore News & Events

Public Commentary & Ideas Sought on Economic Development

The City of Kenmore wants to hear your ideas on Kenmore's future economic development and ways to encourage business investment.

The comments collected through the website, along with other outreach, will help identify project goals and strategies for future economic development initiatives. Click here for more information and to leave feedback on an interactive map.
City Of Bothell News & Events

City Issues Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
  
The City of Bothell's Finance Department prepares a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) annually, as required by state law. While Moody's continues to assign Bothell a high rating of Aa2, the most recent CAFR explains how the City's financial stability is being impacted by the increasing cost of public safety and security.  Bothell's CAFR has earned the Government Finance & Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting annually since 2002.  
Tonight! Artist's Reception, Book Signing & Exhibition For "Paintings That Dance With Light" - The Art of Elizabeth Kincaid
Artist's Reception & Book Signing:
March 8 from 5:00 - 8:00pm
Exhibition:
March 8 - April 27

TSUGA Fine Art & Framing, 10101 Main Street, Bothell 

Frog in the Throat, Fish in the Mouth by Elizabeth Kincaid
TSUGA Fine Art & Framing is excited to announce the opening of their newest exhibition, Paintings That Dance With Light, featuring over 30 pieces of the lush, nature-focused work of local artist, instructor and author Elizabeth Kincaid.

Artist's Reception & Book Signing: Come meet the artist on March 8 from 5-8pm - she would be happy to sign your copy of her book Paint Watercolors That Dance With Light (books will also be available for sale at the reception).   Visit their website for more information or call 425.483.7385.
This Saturday! Register Now For The 2018 Family Jewels 5K & Help Raise Money For Student Scholarships
March 10
9:00 AM
Saint Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Dr. NE, Kenmore 

Walk, run, or sit and eat pie (their words - they call it their 0K!) at the Family Jewels 5K and help raise money for student scholarships and raise awareness of testicular cancer. Pie is provided!

The Family Jewels 5K is presented by the Jaimeson Jones Memorial Scholarship  organization that provides scholarships to families affected by childhood cancer, and helps save lives by educating about early detection of testicular cancer.

The event will have refreshments, a raffle, the Nut Hut, and nut notes!  Register Here
2018 Events At Country Village Shops
Country Village Shops, 23718 Bothell Everett Hwy., Bothell

The  Country Village Shops are busy planning & hosting their many 2018 events! Here's a sample of what they've planned so far!

               
Shamrock Shuffle Wine & Beer Walk  3/10
Meet & Greet The Easter Bunny  3/31
Earth Day Craft Crawl  4/21 - 4/22
Mother's Day Celebration  5/12 - 5/13
Opening Day Farmer's Market  6/1
   
and many more!
Community Meditation Hour At 3 Petals Healing
March 14
6:00 - 7:00 PM
3 Petals Healing, 10123 Main Place, Bothell

Join  3 Petals Healing for their weekly meditation hour every Wednesday.
    
Wear comfortable clothing. Free to attend. Plenty of parking available.
 
Contact Stacy Gilbert for more information. Visit their website for a full calendar of upcoming events including healing, breathwork, body awareness and more.
Capitol Steps At Northshore Performing Arts Center
March 17
Doors Open 6:30 PM / Show Time 7:30 PM
Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd. Ave. NE, Bothell

Enjoy a delightful evening of music and comedy at Capitol Steps presented by the Northshore Performing Arts Center. 
    
This is a satire and musical political comedy where nothing is sacred and nobody is safe! This Washington, DC-based troupe produces hilarious musical and political satire. Capitol Steps truly "puts the mock in Democracy." 
                      
Celebrate Spring At The Hollywood Schoolhouse
April 2018
Hollywood Schoolhouse, 14810 NE 145th Street, Woodinville

T he Hollywood Schoolhouse announces April 2018 rental rate discounts at its historical event facility! 
 
They specialize in: 
Special events * Rehearsal Dinners * Birthday Parties * Anniversaries * Banquet Dinners * Corporate Events * 
Seminars * Arts and Craft Fundraisers * Shows
     
Say you saw this announcement here in the Chamber Newsletter and get a 10% discount on catering! Contact them for more information at:  info@hollywoodschoolhouse.com or 425.481.7925
Community Transit Introduces Community Transportation Forum And Walking Tour, Plus New Late Sunday Trips To Seven Routes
 
Community Transportation Forum and Walking Tour
March 28

Join Community Transit and the City of Bothell for an engaging and interactive discussion on active transportation (bicycling, walking, riding transit) in Canyon Park. 

Keynote Speaker/Facilitator: Mark Fenton, Public health, planning and transportation expert, and former host of the "America's Walking" series on PBS television, who is trying to help America find its way to more active and livable communities. Participants will be led on an optional 1-mile walk... Full Information

New Late Sunday Trips: Community Transit is adding new late Sunday trips on its most popular local bus routes starting March 11. The new trips are part of the agency's ongoing expansion of bus service following a 2015 voter-approved transit expansion measure. In addition to the later Sunday service, trip times on some routes will be adjusted due to congestion or to help with transit connections. This weekend's changes are detailed here.
Homeward Pet's Easter B'egg Hunt
March 31
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Camp Charlie Private Off-Leash Park, 25809 NE 124th Street, Duvall
    
Join them rain or shine on March 31 for Homeward Pet's annual Easter B'egg Hunt, where dogs of all shapes and sizes will come together for a FREE day of fun and frolic romping and roaming the fields for dog- treat-stuffed eggs.

This event is free to the public but monetary donations are encouraged to benefit the homeless animals in their care.  Let them know if you plan to attend and register today!  Register Here

Also... You helped Homeward Pet make more than 40 matches at their 28th Anniversary Adoption Event on a recent Saturday! Homeward Pet's goal is to help 2000 animals find homes and happy endings this year. Your gift today will help them reach their goal.
   
Learn more about Homeward Pet Adoption Center and yearly events at
Donations Needed For The Bothell High Booster Dinner & Auction

 
The Cougar Football Club is proud to host the annual auction that supports the football program and ASB at BHS. 

They are currently seeking donations for their 2018 auction being held on June 9th. They would love your support and any donation of cash, service or item that will help them achieve their goals and help you promote your business.  Information and Donation Form

Nominate Someone For The Zoup! To The Rescue Care Package

 
Lift somebody's spirits! Do you know someone who could use a bit of extra kindness? Nominate them for a Zoup! to the Rescue Care Package, the perfect, no-cost pick-me-up.  Whether they are under the weather, feeling blue or simply too busy to leave their desks for a hot meal, their face is sure to light up when they receive a bowl of delicious, filling soup and a big hunk of bread. Nominate a friend or loved one today!

Volunteers Needed For North Creek Forest Work Parties
North Creek Forest, 19978 112th Ave. NE, Bothell

Volunteer work parties at the North Creek Forest provide great networking opportunities, an introduction to restoration ecology, and a fun way to spend time in the great outdoors!
  
Tools and gloves are provided at the events and activities range from invasive species removal, applying mulch, planting biodiverse, drought resistant, fast growing, native species in the cleared areas  - and other tasks as directed by the team.  Volunteers should dress in weather-appropriate attire and should be 12 years in age or older (volunteers ages 12-15 need to be accompanied by an adult).  Snacks and refreshments are provided!  Information

Schedules:  (Arrive when you can, leave when you must.)
Dates: 3/31, 4/7, 4/21, 5/5, 5/19
10:00am-1:00pm for all days
2018 Hispanic Arte & Culture Juried Exhibition By Arts of Kenmore and BizDiversity
Exhibition thru May 24
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Kenmore City Hall, 18120 68th Ave. NE, Kenmore

You're invited to the 2018 Hispanic Arte & Culture Juried Exhibit hosted by the Arts of Kenmore.

The juried exhibition features culturally interpretative works by ten local artists of Hispanic/Latino heritage and curated to enrich and engage our growing community.   The Arts of Kenmore is collaborating with BizDiversity, and other organizations to host this event celebrating culture. 

For more information please contact Samuel Rodriguez, founder of BizDiversity, or visit  Arts of Kenmore.