November 7, 2018 | Issue #71
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!
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.
Save the Date! Legislative Coalition Breakfast January 8
Join us Tuesday, January 8, 7-9 am for the 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 hear of few of ours, too.
Spotlight on Police and Fire Services

A growing city means increased demands for police and fire services. Don’t miss Chamber Public Affairs on Thursday, November 15th at noon, as City Finance Director Toni Call tells us what investments are proposed for our first responders in the 2019-20 operating budget. Rumor has it we may have command staff present for this discussion.

This meeting will occur on the third Thursday of the month, so please mark your calendar .
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.

City Budget Hearing Around the Corner

Bellevue’s proposed 2019-20 budget has arrived and includes a proposed property tax increase of 1% in 2019 and 2020. This is due, in part, to a revenue forecast showing expenditures exceeding revenues by 2021 and reducing the ending fund balance below 25%.

We’ll take a closer look at the budget at Public Affairs on Thursday, November 15th at noon. In the meantime, mark your calendar for the final budget public hearing on Monday, November, 19th at 8pm and view our budget task force letter to Council here .
Winter Homeless Shelter Now Open

Beginning November 1st, the Eastside Winter Shelter, as operated by Congregations for the Homeless, opened its doors. The shelter is sited at Lincoln Center, located at 555 116th NE in the Wilburton Commercial Area.  Learn more about homeless services options.

At the same time, Council is considering options to expand interim shelter operations on a year-round basis, while the siting process for a permanent shelter continues.

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
December 13 | 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.

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?

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
  • Beaumont Leadership Group
  • Bellevue Chamber Chorus
  • Bellevue Nursery, Inc.
  • Cepae - La Parisienne French Bakery
  • Discount Direct Furniture and Mattresses
  • Dragonchain Inc
  • Elements Massage
  • Growth Monkey Media
  • Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson P.S.
  • Interim Healthcare of Bellevue
  • Katalyst Fitness
  • KM Bookkeeping & Tax Services LLC
  • LUX Apartments
  • 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
65 Years: USI Insurance Services
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
13 Years: QFC
12 Years: 425 Magazine
12 Years: Factoria Security Self-Storage
10 Years: Urban Renaissance Group
8 Years: Bellevue Rare Coins
8 Years: West Seattle Coins
2 Years: The Bravern
2 Years: Civica Commons, LLC
2 Years: Hilton Bellevue 
2 Years: Lehmbecker Law Firm
2 Years: RET Physical Therapy Group- Bellevue
1 Year: Youth Eastside Services
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