April 10, 2018 | Issue #57
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!
And the Winners Are...
Eastside Business of the Year - BitTitan
Eastside Small Business of the Year - Seattle Humane
Chairman's Community Pillar Award - Overlake Medical Center
Innovative Product of the Year - Polyverse
Entrepreneurial Spirit Startup of the Year - Lincoln South Food Hall

“With the amazing talent and diversity represented by our nominees, it’s clear the Eastside is well positioned to continue to lead and foster the region’s technology growth and innovation with current and future generations,” said Bellevue Chamber Board Chair, Jim Hill, with The Bellevue Collection.

Read about each of our winners and nominees in the 2018 Eastside Entrepreneur Magazine >
A Message from the
Deputy Mayor
City of Bellevue Deputy Mayor Lynne Robinson is very passionate about recognizing and celebrating business success. While she was unable to join us at the Awards event (she was in Japan) she had this message congratulating this year's nominees and shared her excitement about the work of the Chamber and our area's economic vitality.
Catalyst for Business Success
Geeman Yip, CEO
Eastside Business of the Year: BitTitan

“The strength and caliber of Eastside businesses continues to build, and events like this showcase how dedicated these groups are to innovation and service,” said BitTitan CEO Geeman Yip. “The entire BitTitan team is very grateful to the Chamber for the honor of the 2018 Business of the Year. Our past, present, and future is rooted on the Eastside, and we’re excited to continue our rapid growth alongside others in this community.” 

2018 Eastside Business Awards Photo Gallery
Champion for a Stronger Community
Seventeen amazing sparks of inspiration became real companies created by 24 young entrepreneurs this year. These businesses were pitched to an investor panel last week. In all, over 62 companies have been launched through the Bellevue Chamber over the last five years.

Young Entrepreneurs Academy! Pitch Event Photo Gallery
YEA! Class of 2018 Trade Show and Graduation

Wednesday, May 9
4:00 - 5:30pm
Bellevue Chamber
330 112th Ave NE, Ste 100

Meet our young entrepreneurs and learn about the 17 companies they have launched this year!
City Neighborhood Enhancement Program Open House
Do you live in NW Bellevue and have an idea for a neighborhood safety improvement such as a cross-walk, bike or footpath? Attend this year’s kick off for the Neighborhood Enhancement Program on Wednesday, April 18, 6:30-8 PM at the Northwest Arts Center, 9825 NE 24th St. Learn more here >
Connecting & Convening Leaders

 The Business Lunch: Serving a World Class Region with a World Class Port

Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm
The Westin Bellevue 600 Bellevue Way NE

Meet the new Executive Director of the Port of Seattle, Stephen P. Metruck
Emerging Technologies and Liability Reform

Are you excited about emerging technologies such as autonomous vehicles, but wonder about potential legal exposure?

Get answers at this upcoming half-day seminar, Emerging Technologies and Torts of the Future on Wednesday April 18th at Bell Harbor Conference Center.

Public Affairs to Take Up Bellevue Way SE Project

Come learn more about design alternatives for the Bellevue Way SE project at Chamber Public Affairs on Thursday, April 12, Noon at the Chamber office .

If you missed last week’s community open house at Enatai School, now is your chance to get the straight scoop from project team staff.

The 2018 Legislative Session is over - here's your chance to find what happened (and what didn't) during a fast and furious 60-day sprint to the finish - from property tax relief to autonomous vehicles.

Join with Delegates to the  East King Chambers Coalition , your fellow local business leaders and our Eastside legislators to be informed on issues important to businesses. Emcee Randy Bannecker will guide the conversation with legislators, as they discuss what's changed with one-party control in Olympia, how the Eastside fared this session and answer your questions.
Central Hub for Business
Bellevue Blitz Roundup - News You Can Use

Get a full report on legislation important to your business at the Legislative Wrap-Up; the latest on the Bellevue Way SE project; and a Sound Transit Construction Update – nighttime and weekend closures coming soon. 

Morning Business Builders

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

April 18: Show & Tell
April 25: The windshield of life
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Members Making News

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

Have a story to tell? Let us know >
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
  • Actuate Media
  • Avenue Properties
  • Beyondsoft Consulting Inc.
  • BitTitan, Inc.
  • Capital One Cafe
  • Cobalt & Sapphire
  • Dee Coaching
  • DRES System
  • Ember One
  • Hyde Square Apartments
  • K&F Catering
  • Lyft
  • Minamoto Japanese Cuisine
  • Mission Healthcare at Bellevue
  • Moser & Company, PLLC
  • Nerds To Go
  • Omega Photo Inc.
  • Orca HR Solutions
  • ProActive Physical Therapy
  • Schooley Mitchell
  • Seattle Bitcoin
  • Serial Events
  • Service Solutions
  • Tacey Law Group, PS
  • The Better Business Bureau
  • Washington DECA
  • Youth Eastside Services
Renewing Members
49 Years: Burgermaster
30 Years: Parker Smith & Feek Inc.
25 Years: Banner Bank - Bellevue Branch
25 Years: Executive Real Estate
19 Years: Heritage Bank
11 Years: Red Lion Hotel
9 Years: Ashton Bellevue/UDR Inc.
6 Years: Bright Now! Dental
4 Years: Larkspur Landing Bellevue
3 Years: extraSlice Inc
3 Years: Sagebrook Senior Living
2 Years: Directors Mortgage
2 Years: Homegrown Sustainability Sandwich Shop
1 Years: Puget Sound Express
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