September 19, 2018 | Issue #68
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!
Up Your Leadership Game!
At the Bellevue Chamber we accelerate tomorrow today. Join us at our premiere showcase of the Eastside business community. Get engaged, meet your peers, and be inspired to embrace change – both within our organizational cultures and across economic sectors. Our keynote speaker, Tom Flick, has a message of urgency in a time where change is a constant and leadership at all levels is critical for top performance. Precia Carraway, head of the IoT partner ecosystem at T-Mobile, will share how new technologies change what we produce and how we do it, and challenge our audience to recognize the future is here.
Register by tomorrow, September 20th and be entered to win two round trip tickets from Southwest!
Champion for a Stronger Community
Visiting Bellevue Businesses Now Through October 11!

We continue our visits to Bellevue businesses this month on our Business Walk. We've enjoyed hearing from our neighbors, and continue to receive feedback that will help us continue to make Bellevue a great place to do business.

If you’re interested to come and walk with us send us a note to staffteam@bellevuechamber.org.
Bellevue Business Survey
Bellevue based and haven't had the chance to weigh in on your business needs/interests?

Council Unveils Budget Timeline

The City’s biennial budget process advanced last week, with a timeline briefing before Council. Preliminary public hearings were held over the summer, but the action will really heat up with transmittal of the City Manager’s Proposed Budget, now targeted for
October 15th.

The Bellevue Chamber/Bellevue Downtown Association joint budget task force is hard at work on a draft letter of recommendations, so stay tuned.

Connecting & Convening Leaders
Port Seeks Feedback on Sustainable Airport Master Plan

With Labor Day in the rearview mirror, Public Affairs began the new Chamber Year with a bracing presentation on the Port of Seattle’s Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP). SeaTac is now the ninth-busiest passenger airport in the nation, with operations growing 31% from
2013-17.

To accommodate continued expansion, the SAMP proposes more than 30 near-term projects for completion by 2027.

Chamber Supports T-Mobile with FCC

Earlier this year, T-Mobile announced its proposed merger with Sprint Wireless and the Chamber has offered its support. According to T-Mobile’s projections, the newly merged company will have 3,625 more direct internal employees nationwide and we think many of those will be located here.

We’re also hopeful the merger will benefit the I-405 suburban crescent, as well as the Central Puget Sound Area and the nation, by lowering prices, increasing competition, and moving all of America into the 5G future.

Cultivating Talent
2019 Young Execs - Once a Year Opportunity to Enroll!
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.
Catalyst for Business Suces
Ribbon Cutting Celebrations
Chamber Staff and Ambassadors recently celebrated these ribbon cuttings and anniversaries!
Crossroads Grocery Outlet
WSECU First Anniversary
General Microsystems Inc 35th Anniversary
Join Chamber Staff and Ambassadors at these ribbon cuttings!
Meeting Our Neighbors Through the Bellevue Business Walk
Rick Blossom (left) with Presenting Sponsor Capital One Café stopped in to see Sharp Business Systems, a long time Chamber member- thank you for your continued support of the Chamber and the Bellevue community! 

According to the folks at Habitat for Humanity, the people in their community are the most generous around and they are blessed every day by the giving Bellevue does
Ash, representing our Supporting Sponsor Responza , and Ellen stopped by  The Home Depot  and found some inspiration for new projects!
Central Hub for Business
Morning Business Builders

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

October 3 : The Art of Networking
October 10 : The Customer Experience
October 17 : Show & Tell
October 24 : Your Aha! Moment
October 31 : Boo!!
Sponsored by
Trends: Same Day Delivery Forecast

Have you taken advantage of same day delivery? It's not only big business - small businesses are now getting in the act with courier services to meet increasing customer demand for get it now delivery.

Bellevue Blitz
News You Can Use

Heading into the fourth quarter, here's what the state Economic Forecast and Revenue Council has to say about the overall health of our economy; Sound Transit closures in Overlake and Bel-Red this week and next week.

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
  • Bellevue Chamber Chorus
  • Cepae - La Parisienne French Bakery
  • Cerasa Apartments
  • Crossroads Grocery Outlet
  • Discount Direct Furniture and Mattresses
  • Dragonchain Inc
  • GIA Enterprises, Ltd
  • Industrious
  • Katalyst Fitness
  • LUX Apartments
  • Macys
  • OrangeTwist
  • Preg O'Donnell & Gillett
  • Prime Electric Inc.
  • Responza
  • Seattle Regenerative Medicine Center
  • Sterling Bank & Trust
  • The Lash Lounge
  • The Riveter
  • Verizon Cellular Sales
  • Washington Technology University
  • Work and Play Lounge
Renewing Members
45 Years: Kaye-Smith Enterprises
41 Years: Bellevue Regional Library - King County Library System
39 Years: Vander Hoek Corporation
31 Years: Overlake Hospital Medical Center
30 Years: La Residence Suite Hotel
27 Years: MCM
20 Years: Unico Properties, LLC
18 Years: KeyBank
18 Years: Vanguard International
14 Years: Bellevue Downtown Courtyard by Marriott
14 Years: Peoples Bank
13 Years: Maggiano's Little Italy
10 Years: Shuttle Express
8 Years: UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics
7 Years: Kaiser Permanente
5 Years: RainMaker Signs, Inc.
3 Years: Bellevue Schools Foundation
3 Years: Point Inside
1 Year: Ascend Hospitality Group
1 Year: Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
1 Year: K1 Speed
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