March 13, 2019 | Issue #77
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!
Prepare to Be Inspired As We Honor Bellevue's Top Companies

This year, we celebrate the 30th Annual Eastside Business Awards. The Eastside is fortunate to have so many companies large and small that emulate an entrepreneurial spirit! Be part of the celebration, find out who wins, and prepare to be inspired. 

Award categories include:
  • Eastside Business of the Year
  • Eastside Small Business of the Year
  • Eastside Nonprofit of the Year
  • Groundbreaker Award
Connecting & Convening Leaders
The Business Lunch:
Compass - Guiding the Market
 
March 21, 2019 | 12-1:30 pm
Westin Bellevue

Last year, NYC-based Compass announced its entry into the Greater Seattle and Bellevue real estate market. Join us at the next Business Lunch and find out the details behind the Compass merger with Bellevue-based Avenue Properties, a high end residential property brokerage. What does Compass hope to accomplish here and what does this say about the long-term viability of our growing market?
Presenting Sponsors
2019 Chamber Day Gallery

Chamber Day Hits It Out of the Park

A record number of business leaders from 10 Eastside Chambers convened at the state capitol on February 27 th for the annual Chamber Day lobbying expedition. We briefed two-dozen legislators on our priorities for 2019: housing affordability; mobility solutions; and career and technical education.

Thanks to Chamber members TransWest for providing transportation to the state capitol, and The Bellevue Collection for allowing us to park for the day!

Get the full story in this week’s Bellevue Blitz >
Cultivating Talent
Bellevue Young Entrepreneurs to Pitch Business Ideas
March 20 | 5:00 - 7:30 pm
BitTitan
Nineteen companies are being launched by Bellevue students through the Young Entrepreneurs Academy! Cheer them on as they pitch their ideas in front of an investor panel. Add your funding support to help them reach their goals! 
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is a groundbreaking educational program that takes students in grades six through twelve through the process of starting and running real businesses over the course of a full academic year.  Donate here >
Champion for a Stronger Community
Advocacy in Action - Your Voice Matters

Carbon Policy Advances in Olympia

Last year, voters statewide rejected Initiative 1631, carbon fees, by a vote of 56% to 44%. Now, legislators are considering SB 5116, the clean energy transformation act, which has passed the Senate and moved to the House. The Washington Business Alliance has looked at how this carbon policy bill could affect greenhouse gas emissions and utility rates.

Read the report here and let us know what this could mean for your business.
Sound Transit 550 to Leave
Transit Tunnel

The main express bus connection between Downtown Bellevue and Downtown Seattle will soon move back to surface street operations on both sides of Lake Washington. As part of Sound Transit’s service changes slated for March 23, the ST 550 and several other routes will cease operations in the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel.

The move is predicated by the closure of Convention Place Station and the planned expansion of the WA State Convention Center. Learn more at Sound Transit’s “ride with us” webpage.
Career and Technical Education
Featured at Public Affairs
This Week

Please welcome former Seattle Chamber CEO Maud Daudon to Public Affairs on Thursday, March 14 th at Noon.

She’ll tell us how Career Connect WA is promoting career pathways for students of all ages.

This is the third of our monthly discussions on how the business community can have an impact on the legislative process in Olympia.
Local Economic Indicators

How does Washington rank in competitiveness? How are our local educational institutions performing? Find out in the Local Indicators section of the 2019 Eastside Economic Strategy Guide - packed with 50 pages of information, market intelligence and insights designed to save you time and effort!

Catalyst for Business Success
Ribbon Cutting Celebrations

March 14 | 4:00 - 6:00 pm

2424 156th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98007
Central Hub for Business
Morning Business Builders

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

March 20: The art of perseverance
March 27: Show & Tell
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

More on Chamber Day; Meydenbauer Bay Park Grand Opening; BelRed Transformation

Members get discounted event tickets. To get your discount, be sure to login at www.bellevuechamber.org/login
Need your login? Contact staffteam@bellevuechamber.org
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
  • ARC
  • Crystal Peaks
  • Direct Source Seafood LLC
  • Elements Massage
  • Fairway Independent Mortgage
  • First Financial Northwest Bank
  • Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
  • Icon Sky LLC
  • Interim Healthcare of Bellevue
  • Just Right Productions
  • LTO Home Solutions Inc
  • Newport West LLC
  • ORM Fertility
  • Quality Inn
  • Rational Consulting
  • Rudy's Plumbing, Inc.
  • SAP
  • Sellen Construction
  • SERVPRO of Bellevue West
  • Sleep Number
  • Smokin' Pete's BBQ
  • Stratus Building Solutions of Seattle
  • Summit Connections
  • TeamLogic IT
  • Tempur-Pedic
  • The Inn at Belle Harbour
  • The Salvation Army
  • TransWest
  • TriNet
  • Verizon
  • W2A
  • WMI Worldwide
Renewing Members
65 Years: CenturyLink
26 Years: Executive Real Estate
23 Years: Hopelink
15 Years: Bel-Red Oral and MaxilloFacial Surgery
14 Years: Mike Nakamura Photography LLC
14 Years: Netstar, Inc.
10 Years: Therapeutic Health Services
9 Years: Brandenwood Senior Apartments
8 Years: Uwajimaya Bellevue
5 Years: Conover Insurance
4 Years: CMIT Solutions of Bellevue
4 Years: extraSlice Inc
4 Years: Sagebrook Senior Living
3 Years: Developing Minds, PLLC
3 Years: Downs Leadership
3 Years: Shea Homes, Inc
2 Years: Excellent Cultures, Inc
2 Years: Fogo de Chao Churrascaria
2 Years: The Shade Store
1 Year: Ameriprise Financial
1 Year: FosterRealty
1 Year: Orca HR Solutions
1 Year: Washington DECA
Leave something behind?
Check the lost and found at the front desk!
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