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December 14, 2017

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Thank You Renewing Members!
We appreciate all of our members and would like to thank those who have recently renewed:

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
Announcing Our 2018 Chamber Executive Committee 


Congratulations to the following individuals elected at our November Board meeting:



Chair: Mike Rue, Evergreen Wealth
Immediate Past Chair: Shawna Pitts, Country Inn & Suites
Vice Chair: Heather Erickson, Real Living Northwest
2nd Vice Chair: Carmin Dalziel, Northshore Schools Foundation
Secretary: Andrea Schafer, Bothell Physical Therapy
Treasurer: Cheryl Bosh, Banner Bank

Holiday Wine, Beer, & Spirits Walk Was A Cheerful Success!
   
  

We had a super fun event and it was great watching 500+ attendees, many in holiday sweaters sip, shop & stroll to the participating shops & restaurants on Main Street.

View The Photo Album Here

Special thank you's to: Our many volunteers who generously donated their time and energy, the participating shops, vendors who poured, musicians that entertained, Alexa's Cafe for allowing us to use their store for check-in, Bothell Police Department officers for keeping us safe, the City of Bothell for working so hard to get the street and sidewalks ready, and Seattle Uncorked for helping organize. We hope you will all remember to shop and dine on Main Street and we're super excited for next year's Holiday Walk!
   
Extra special thank you to our Event Sponsor and Community Partner for making this event possible:
                 
           
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City Of Bothell News & Events

Bothell Bridge
  
The winter edition of the Bothell Bridge is coming to a mailbox near you! Can't wait? Go online for recreation classes for all ages, City news, and sustainability tips. This edition features updates on the housing strategy, Canyon Park Vision, and more.


   
                       
City Council Preserves Entire Wayne Golf Course in City's Largest Parkland Acquisition
  
At the December 12, 2017 regular Bothell City Council meeting, the Council approved the purchase of the Wayne Golf Course Back 9 for about $400,000. Together with last month's action to buy the Front 9 in a sale that closed today, this permanently preserves the entire 89-acre golf course property in the City's largest acquisition for a single park. Details
City Of Kenmore News & Events
 
State Legislative Session Send-Off Event
Tuesday January 2
  
Please join the City of Lake Forest Park and the City of Kenmore at Lake Forest Park City Hall to meet their 46th District State Legislators as they prepare for the 2018 Session of the Washington State Legislature.  The Delegation will host the 46th District Delegation Town Hall Meeting immediately following the Send Off.  Details

State of the City Luncheon
Wednesday January 18
     
Join us for the "State of the City" Chamber Luncheon where our featured speaker City Manager, Rob Karlinsey, will inform us about all of the major changes and upcoming activities in Kenmore. Tickets Here

Kenmore Business Acceleration Training - 5x Entrepreneur Series.
Next series begins January 31, 2018

A unique six-week training and consulting program to help 20 Kenmore small businesses accelerate profitable and sustainable growth of $300,000 to $2m+, ASAP.  Each business receives:
*15 hours of business acceleration instruction in a select cohort of 10 local businesses.
*Guest speakers who are business acceleration experts and entrepreneurs.
*Three hours of individual consulting with a certified Hot100Business consultant(s).  And more... Full Details

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

Check out these fun upcoming holiday events at the Country Village Shops in Bothell:

Live Reindeer  11/11 - 12/25
Snowflake Creation Stations  11/11 - 12/23
Santa's Workshop  11/24 - 12/24
Fun With Frosty  12/16 & 12/17
and many more!
Starting, Operating or Growing A Business In WA State? Explore Resources at The "Washington Business Hub"

The Washington Business Hub is considered your one-stop resource for starting, operating and growing a business in Washington State. 
    
You will find helpful resources for Starting A Business, State Licensing and Filing Requirements, Business Training, Operating Plans, Marketing, Personnel and Payroll, Trademark and Patents, and Financing Options.
   
They also offer a great list of contact information for relevant state agencies such as Employment Security, Labor & Industries, Small Business Administration, and Minority & Women's Business Enterprises.
The Washington Business Hub is a program of the State of Washington.
   
Justin Hillgrove Show & In-Person Visits At TSUGA Fine Art & Framing
TSUGA Fine Art & Framing, 10101 Main Street, Bothell

TSUGA Fine Art & Framing is excited to host a special holiday show of the work of local artist Justin Hillgrove, creator of the beloved Imps & Monsters!

His work will be on display at the gallery from December 16 - 23 and you will enjoy two opportunities to meet Justin and watch him work:
Sat. December 16 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Fri. December 22 from 3:00 - 7:00 PM
Cherry Poppin' Daddies World War II Christmas  Canteen At Northshore Performing Arts Center
Saturday December 16
7:30 PM
Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. NE, Bothell

Dress up in your best 40's attire or come as you are to World War II Christmas Canteen at the NPAC. 
 
Cherry Poppin' Daddies are an Oregon-based swing band best known for their 1997 hit single Zoot Suit Riot. Their newest show, World War II Christmas Canteen, is set to be a throwback to the Pacific Theater in WWII when good old fashioned radio was our only connection to soldiers far from home who spent their holidays on some sweltering tropical island "somewhere in the Pacific" fighting fascism.

The show will feature some period music, as well as some swingin' holiday charts to augment their own original material. Join CPD in a campy, tiki style tribute to the sailors and marines whose effort and ultimate sacrifice 76 years ago is responsible for the freedoms and way of life we enjoy today.  Tickets are going fast - buy them here while seats are still available!
Shop & Dine On Bothell's Main Street

Please remember to shop and dine on Main Street in Bothell! The shops are gorgeous & the food is delicious. 
There's plenty of free parking behind the buildings and one block away at the City Hall garage.
   
Please give these great businesses your support - they have so much to offer! Shop Local!
Sponsorship Opportunities With Relay For Life - American Cancer Society

 

American Cancer Society Relay for Life Become a sponsor for Relay For Life of Northshore with the American Cancer Society. Receive co-brand exposure, recognition, and more. Sponsorship levels range from $250 - $5,000.

 

For more information contact Katie.Leis@cancer.org

     

Evergreen Lights At Evergreen Church
Now through January 1
Nightly 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Evergreen Church, 3429 240th Street SE, Bothell

Grab the whole family & go see this fantastic display of lights at the annual Evergreen Christmas Lights Show by Evergreen Church in Bothell. 

Watch this video showing over 200,000 lights choreographed to music and video. They also offer free cookies, hot cocoa, a light tunnel, walking path, train display, & more! Fun for the whole family and the lights and music can even be enjoyed from the comfort of your vehicle! This is a free event open to the community.

This year they also offer Dinner With Santa Dec. 18, 19 and 20! So be sure to look into this great new activity as well!

1st District Legislative Send-Off
Wednesday January 3 
6:00 - 8:00 PM
UW Bothell-Cascadia Campus, Activities & Recreation Center 2nd Floor, 18115 Campus Way NE, Bothell

Come meet, hear from, and talk to our local State Legislators -- Senator Guy Palumbo and Representatives Shelley Kloba and  Derek Stanford -- before they head to Olympia for the 2018 session.

There will be free parking at the North Garage only for this event. For questions contact clowersj@uw.edu or call 425-352-3869
Business Professionals Needed For Bothell High School DECA Competition
Friday January 5
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Meydenbauer Conference Center, 11100 NE 6th St., Bellevue

The DECA Area III competition will be held on Friday January 5 at the Meydenbauer Conference Center in Bellevue.  This will involve about 1300 marketing and finance students from all NSSD high schools and others ... and they need your help! 

They are looking for business professionals with backgrounds in marketing, sales or finance to fill the role of judges in a variety of events.  The time commitment is from 7am to noon that day. If you have ever had the chance to participate, you already know how inspiring it is to see our students thinking on their feet, solving business cases and presenting their proposals.  Please let Doug Hakala, BHS Marketing Instructor, know if you have any questions or would like to participate dhakala@nsd.org or 425.408.7074.  The participating students will appreciate your efforts on their behalf as they simply can't hold this event without community volunteers like you!
To learn more about BHS DECA, please visit https://www.nsd.org/Domain/1805  (Bothell High Website > Activities > DECA)

Worst Day Of The Year Run At McMenamins Anderson School
Saturday January 6
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
McMenamins Anderson School, 18607 Bothell Way NE, Bothell
 
It's that time already - the Worst Day of the Year run!  Enjoy a clearly marked safe route starting from the McMenamins Anderson School. Every participant will receive a Columbia Sportswear winter hat, finisher medal and get to enjoy a homemade bowl of soup at the heated indoor post-race party.  Details and Registration
Wine, Food, Music, Art, Cures Event Benefitting American Cancer Society
Saturday January 27
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Woodhouse Wine Estates, 15500 Woodinville-Redmond Rd. Woodinville

American Cancer Society Relay for Life Enjoy a nice evening of wine tastings, food, music and more with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society. 
  
Tickets include entrance with 5 wine tastings from Woodhouse Winery with food pairings provided by Lombardi's and live music. Tickets & Details