October 25, 2018 | Issue #70
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!
Get the pulse of global, national, regional and local economic data, a read on the business outlook, and be in the know about developments in the pipeline to strategically position your company for success in 2019. You’ll receive the 2019 Eastside Economic Strategy Guide to reference key economic data, plus complete Eastside business leader survey results to find out what local companies are saying about the business climate in Bellevue.

Speakers and Topics:
Global-National Economic Outlook

Joe Quinlan
Chief Market Strategist, Bank of America
Eastside Housing Market Pulse

Daryl Fairweather
Chief Economist, Redfin
Register by November 8th and be entered to win two round trip tickets from Southwest Airlines!
Champion for a Stronger Community
2018 Bellevue Business Walk - We Asked…You Answered.

We hit the streets August through October to hear what individual business owners and managers had to say about how business is going. Our goal was to discover key business development and retention issues, listen to business needs, and learn about opportunities.

Bellevue’s Preliminary Budget is Here

Bellevue’s proposed 2019-20 budget has arrived and comes in at $1.7 billion, including $1.1 billion in operating expenditures and $534 million for the first two years of the CIP. As expected, increased resources are earmarked for our unfunded Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters (LEOFF) pension liability, to the tune of $2,300,000 annually. The budget proposes a property tax increase of 1% in 2019 and 2020. Your Chamber budget team is unpacking these numbers and will report back with recommendations.

Election Day is
Almost Here!

This year’s general election day is less than two weeks away! Mark your calendar for Tuesday, November 6th, as the deadline to fill out and postmark your ballot. In addition to US Senator, Washington voters will have the chance to select from candidates for the Washington State Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and Legislature, and determine the fate of statewide ballot measures.

The Chamber has adopted positions in support of I-1634, taxation of groceries and in opposition to I-1631, carbon emissions fee.

Your Feedback is Important!
As an Eastside business leader, you are invited to participate in this survey on the economic outlook for 2019 for Bellevue and the Eastside. Your feedback is important and helps us determine the top priorities to build a strong local economy and maintain a vibrant business community. Results will be highlighted at the 2019 Economic Forecast breakfast on November 15.
Connecting & Convening Leaders

Thursday, November 8, 2018
12:00 - 1:30 pm
The Westin Bellevue
600 Bellevue Way NE

KING 5 has been on the forefront of broadcast and digital for 70 years. How does this media icon adapt and thrive in a changing marketplace? President and General Manager Jim Rose will share how KING 5 has tackled the challenges faced by the media industry today to remain one of the strongest media brands in the country.
Fire and Police Services Budget Proposals

Want to know more about fire and police services in Bellevue? On Thursday, November 15 at noon we’ll get a detailed briefing on the proposed budget for our Fire and Police Departments. City Finance Director Toni Call will tell us how Bellevue plans to meet increased demand for fire and police services.

Note: This Public Affairs Committee meeting will occur on the third Thursday, rather than our usual second Thursday of the month. For more info contact Chris Johnson .
Cultivating Talent
2019 Young Execs - Now Enrolling!
The Young Executives program is an opportunity for young professionals who are in the 3-5 year mark in their careers. The program is designed to give attendees a chance to build long-term business relationships with a core group of peers. Attendees will learn team building skills, leadership skills, civic awareness, and receive valuable tools & resources to help them reach long-term career success.
Presented by
Catalyst for Business Suces
Ribbon Cutting Celebrations
Chamber Staff and Ambassadors recently celebrated these ribbon cuttings and grand openings!
Seattle Regenerative Medical Center
Bare Aesthetics
Join Us at an Upcoming Celebration!
December 14 | 4:00 pm

10575 NE 12th St, #17
Bellevue, WA 98004
Central Hub for Business
Morning Business Builders

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

October 31 : Boo!!
November 7 : Show and Tell
November 28 : The times, they are changing
Looking for Affordable Meeting Space?

Did you know the Bellevue Chamber has space for your group of up to 40 people?

Bellevue Blitz
News You Can Use

Voter Registration, Ballot Return and Election Results; More on Statewide Ballot Measures

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
  • Bare Aesthetics
  • Beaumont Leadership Group
  • Bellevue Chamber Chorus
  • Bellevue Nursery, Inc.
  • Cepae - La Parisienne French Bakery
  • Cerasa Apartments
  • Discount Direct Furniture and Mattresses
  • Dragonchain Inc
  • Elements Massage
  • Growth Monkey Media
  • Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson P.S.
  • Industrious
  • Katalyst Fitness
  • KM Bookkeeping & Tax Services LLC
  • LUX Apartments
  • Macys
  • Preg O'Donnell & Gillett
  • Prime Electric Inc.
  • Seattle Regenerative Medicine Center
  • Sterling Bank & Trust
  • Summit Connections
  • The Lash Lounge
  • The Riveter
  • The Salvation Army
  • Verizon Cellular Sales
  • Work and Play Lounge
Renewing Members
66 Years: Bellevue Reporter
59 Years: Ditty Properties
48 Years: Inslee Best
39 Years: Wallace Properties Inc.
37 Years: Perkins Coie LLP
34 Years: The Evans Company
29 Years: Embassy Suites Bellevue
28 Years: Meydenbauer Center
21 Years: Rafn Company
12 Years: 425 Magazine
12 Years: Factoria Security Self-Storage
2 Years: Civica Commons, LLC
2 Years: Hilton Bellevue 
2 Years: Lehmbecker Law Firm
2 Years: RET Physical Therapy Group- Bellevue
1 Years: Youth Eastside Services
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