August 8, 2018 | Issue #65
The Bellevue Chamber is a catalyst for sustainable growth within the local business community. We provide information, access, connections and resources to position you and your team for business success!
The Bellevue Business Walk now underway!

Chamber staff and volunteers are going out weekly to Bellevue’s Business Districts weekly to meet, greet, and talk to business owners and managers. We’re excited to get out there to get feedback on how business is going and promote the amazing business community we have.

If you’re interested in walking with us, send a note to staffteam@bellevuechamber.org.
Connecting & Convening Leaders
Port Unplugged Eastside Delivers on Connections and Conversation

Over 100 Eastside business leaders convened on July 26 for the first ever Port Unplugged Eastside event to chat with Port Commissioner Courtney Gregoire regarding economic development opportunities and make businesses connections. Thanks again to the Port of Seattle and East King Chambers Coalition for making this event a resounding success!
Champion for a Stronger Community
Reminder: Public Affairs Closed for the Summer
We’re taking August off from formal Public Affairs meetings. However, there is plenty going on in the world of business advocacy.

Bellevue Chamber leadership is hard at work, scrutinizing statewide ballot measures such as Initiative 1631, relating to carbon fees and I-1634, preempting additional local taxes on groceries. And we’re keeping watch for the arrival of the Bellevue City Manager’s proposed 2019-20 budget.

To learn more or to provide input, contact Chris Johnson at cjohnson@bellevuechamber.org
Advocacy in Action:
Your Voice Matters
Bellevue Chamber and Downtown Association Provide Budget Input

The Bellevue Council held the second city budget hearing of the year earlier this week and your business representatives were on hand to propose guiding principles. Our joint budget task force urges Council to adopt a maintenance level operating budget for existing programs. Any new revenues should first be allocated to staffing Fire Station Ten, as approved by the voters and covering unfunded Law Enforcement Officers and Fire Fighters (LEOFF) pension liabilities.

Learn more in this week's Bellevue Blitz Roundup >
Catalyst for Business Success
Medical Breakthroughs You Should Know About
At the 2018 Eastside Leadership Conference, UW researcher Dr. Beno Freedman wowed the audience when he spoke about making breakthroughs in growing mini kidneys. They hope to one day manufacture kidneys that won’t be rejected by a recipient’s body because they’ll be generated from the recipient’s own stem cells.

Cultivating Talent
Central Hub for Business
Morning Business Builders

Connect with other Chamber members to grow and market your business.

August 15 : Show and tell
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Members Making News

Here's what our members have been up to lately:

  • Boeing has teamed up with Orbis to showcase their third-generation Flying Eye Hospital -- the world’s only ophthalmic teaching hospital on board an MD-10 aircraft.

Bellevue Blitz
News You Can Use

City Budget Principles – a look at the single most important factor; Construction alert - NE 8th Partial Closure; opportunities to serve your community on the Environmental Services Commission and the Diversity Advisory Network.

Save with the Office Depot Program

Did you know you can save up to 55% on some of the office supplies(and up to 50% on school supplies) you use every day? Chamber members and their employees qualify automatically for these great savings!

Looking to Do Business with Chamber Members?

Shop, stay, play, and do business locally - it's easy, just visit our new directory
Check out Chamber member job openings or post a job. To post, login to the Chamber Site and visit the Career Center. Need help? Call 425.454.2464.
Welcome New Members
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Bare Aesthetics
  • Catalyst Activation
  • Cerasa
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill
  • Crossroads Grocery Outlet
  • Discount Direct Furniture and Mattresses
  • GIA Enterprises, Ltd
  • Hotel California by the Sea
  • ImageCo
  • Industrious
  • Macys
  • Nielsen Executive Coaching LLC
  • OrangeTwist
  • Preg O'Donnell & Gillett
  • Presence IQ
  • Prime Electric Inc.
  • Responza
  • SharpeVision Modern Lasik
  • Staples
  • Washington Technology University
  • Work and Play Lounge
Renewing Members
47 Years: Hal Woosley Properties, Inc.
41 Years: Radford & Co. Commercial Property Managers
38 Years: Time Equipment Company
34 Years: Bellevue School District
34 Years: Goldsmith Land Development Services
21 Years: Falco Sult 
18 Years: Arthur Murray Dance School
14 Years: Tateuchi Center
12 Years: Law Office of Mark R. Beatty
11 Years: HYATT house Bellevue
7 Years: Southwest Airlines
4 Years: Hampton Inn and Suites
3 Years: California Closets
3 Years: Peterson Russell Kelly
2 Years: ARVR Studio
2 Years: Coleman World Group
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