December 12, 2018 | Issue #73
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!
That’s right, it’s time to fill your tables for the annual East King Chambers Coalition Legislative Breakfast! Gather with business leaders from across the Eastside as our legislators discuss their priorities for the upcoming 105 Day Session and take suggestions from you.

Longtime television personality and community leader Enrique Cerna will act as our master of ceremonies, so you won’t want to miss out on his thought-provoking questions.

To learn more about the Coalition, visit our  webpage .
Champion for a Stronger Community
Eastside Business Leader Outlook on the 2019 Economy

Eastside business leaders have provided an accurate indicator of what’s happening in our marketplace for the last 25 years. Our survey of decision-makers on the Eastside gives us a sense of the current and future economic climate in our region. This year's survey reveals the majority of business leaders surveyed remain optimistic, with 58% of respondents saying that the Puget Sound economy will continue to expand in 2019.

A Look at Bellevue's Demographics

Take a look at Bellevue's changing demographics and get more facts and data in the 2019 Eastside Economic Strategy Guide. The guide is packed with 50 pages of information, market intelligence and insights designed to save you time and effort!

Advocacy in Action - Your Voice Matters

Transportation Forum This Thursday

December 13 | 10 - 11:30 AM

Each year we ask Bellevue business leaders what challenges you face and once again, you told us that housing and transportation top the list. Come join us on Thursday, December 13th, 10 – 11:30 AM, as the Association of Washington Business conducts a transportation listening session.

That’s right, our state chamber of commerce wants to know what you think our top transportation priorities should be and how to pay for them, as we head into the 2019 Legislative Session.

Please RSVP to Chris Johnson at cjohnson@bellevuechamber.org
Interim Year-Round Homeless Shelter Operations @ Public Affairs

December 13 | 12 - 1:30pm

We’ve already received an overwhelming response to our upcoming discussion on possible year-round homeless shelter operations at Lincoln Center on Thursday, December 13th at Noon.

Come learn from City staff how year-round operations could meet the needs of homeless men on the Eastside, until a permanent shelter location is identified. Review the feasibility study here .

Chamber Public Affairs meets on the second Thursday of each month at Noon, in the Microsoft Business Center at the Chamber office.
Connecting & Convening Leaders
2019 Eastside Economic Forecast
Joe Quinlan, Bank of America, and Daryl Fairweather, Redfin, spoke at this year's Eastside Economic Forecast and shared insight's on upcoming market trends.

Cultivating Talent
2019 Young Execs - A Few Spots Left!
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 and resources to help them reach long-term career success.

We will kick-off in January 2019, so click the link below to enroll!
Presented by
Catalyst for Business Success
Ribbon Cutting Celebrations
December 13 | 4:00 pm

10575 NE 12th St, #17
Bellevue, WA 98004
Central Hub for Business
Bellevue Blitz
News You Can Use

Bellevue Blitz Roundup: East King Chambers Coalition Legislative Agenda; Chamber Day 2019 in Olympia; Bellevue Budget Wrap-Up

Morning Business Builders

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

January 9: New Year, New List of Goals
January 16: Shifting Your Perspective
January 23: Show & Tell
January 30: Judging a Book by It's Cover
Looking for Affordable Meeting Space?

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

2019 Eastside Economic Strategy Guide


The Eastside Economic Strategy Guide is our drill down on the pulse of the Eastside and region's key economic indicators. 

Members get discounted event tickets. To get your discount, be sure to login at www.bellevuechamber.org/login.aspx
Need your login? Contact staffteam@bellevuechamber.org
Holiday Happenings in Bellevue

You don't have to look very far to find free seasonal fun brought to you by Bellevue Chamber members! Also check out this video that takes you behind the scenes at Bellevue's Magic Season!

Think Local for Holiday Giving & Gifting

Tis the season to spread good cheer! Think local when you shop, dine, and donate this year and support local businesses and organizations.

Support Young Entrepreneurs This Holiday Season!

Do some holiday shopping from YEA! Students’ businesses from across the country, including Sprouting India founded by a YEA! Bellevue alum. Give a little holiday cheer to family, co-workers and friends while supporting young entrepreneurs!

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
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Beaumont Leadership Group
  • Bellevue Nursery, Inc.
  • Direct Source Seafood LLC
  • Dragonchain Inc
  • Elements Massage
  • Fairway Independent Mortgage
  • Growth Monkey Media
  • Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson P.S.
  • Icon Sky LLC
  • Interim Healthcare of Bellevue
  • Katalyst Fitness
  • KM Bookkeeping & Tax Services LLC
  • Newport West LLC
  • Quality Inn
  • SAP
  • Seattle Regenerative Medicine Center
  • Summit Connections
  • The Inn at Belle Harbour
  • The Lash Lounge
  • The Salvation Army
  • TransWest
  • W2A
  • WMI Worldwide
Renewing Members
48 Years: Hal Woosley Properties, Inc.
45 Years: The Bellevue Collection
43 Years: Hotel 116
37 Years: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
29 Years: Lexus of Bellevue
26 Years: Rowley Properties, Inc.
22 Years: Columbia Bank - Bellevue Way
15 Years: Professional Small Business Management, Inc.
15 Years: YMCAs on the EASTSIDE
12 Years: King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn
12 Years: Wright Runstad & Company
10 Years: Cascade Water Alliance
4 Years: Attain Housing
4 Years: Minuteman Press
2 Years: La Quinta Inn
2 Years: Bellevue Lifestyle
2 Years: Higher Leaf-Bellevue
1 Year: Capital One Cafe
1 Year: Youth Eastside Services
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