July 25, 2018 | Issue #64
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!
The Bellevue Business Walk kicks off this week!

Chamber staff and volunteers will be going out to Bellevue’s Business Districts weekly to meet, greet, and talk about what keeps them up at night. We’re excited to get out there to listen and promote the amazing business community we have.

If you’re interested in walking with us, send a note to staffteam@bellevuechamber.org.
Connecting & Convening Leaders
Seattle Mariners
Fred Rivera, Seattle Mariners EVP of Legal and Government Affairs and general counsel, joined us at The Business Lunch to share what the Seattle Mariners organization is doing to ensure Safeco Field continues to excite fans and bring them out to the ballpark now, and over the next quarter century.

Thursday, July 26 | 5-7pm | The Woodmark Hotel at Carillon Point
Free Admission

It’s not too late to RSVP for Port Unplugged Eastside – the public policy and networking event of the season. Mix and mingle with Port officials, learn more about what the Port is up to on the Eastside and enjoy complimentary food and beverages on shores of Lake Washington.
Champion for a Stronger Community
Bellevue Chamber Foundation 2018 Scholarship Award Presentation
Check out the 2018 award presentation and congrats to this years recipients:Manoj Simha, Interlake High School, KeyBank Scholarship; Valerie Tse, Interlake High School, M. Gail Ryder Scholarship; DJ Wulah, Bellevue High School, Ralph James Family Memorial Scholarship.

Best of luck to these students in their future endeavors!

Council Acts on Shelter Land Use Code Amendment

Following months of deliberation, the Bellevue Council has adopted a land use code amendment relating to homeless services uses.

Potential homeless shelter operators will have the option of either seeking a development agreement or a conditional land use permit. The LUCA established how and where a shelter may be permitted but did not select an actual site.

A Good Neighbor Agreement will be required; learn more in Bellevue Blitz Roundup .
Bellevue Blitz
News You Can Use
Homeless Shelter Good Neighbor Agreement; BAM Arts Fair – How to Get There; Youth Link Board Opening.

Reminder: Public Affairs Closed for the Summer

Instead, please join us for “Port Unplugged Eastside” on Thursday, July 26, 5 – 7 PM at the Woodmark Hotel at Carillon Point.

Are you interested in the Wilburton Commercial Area CAC Report and the proposed Grand Connection crossing over I-405 ? Please contact Chris Johnson to schedule a chat with other Chamber members over coffee.
Catalyst for Business Success
John Connors:
The Great Disruption Opportunity
Every industry will be affected by technology. John Connors, Managing Partner, Ignition urged our audience at the 2018 Eastside Leadership Conference to understand these trends and plan for the future.

Central Hub for Business
Downtown Bellevue Condo Market Update Q2
Courtesy Leslie Ota, Windermere Real Estate
Bellevue Arts Festival Is Here!
Put on sun screen, grab your walking shoes and get ready for a weekend of arts, crafts and culture in Downtown Bellevue, July 27 th – 29 th. Festival goers will have not one but three events to enjoy; the Bellevue Arts Museum Fair, Bellevue 6 th Street Fair and Bellevue Festival of the Arts.

Learn how to get there and where to park in the Bellevue Blitz .
Morning Business Builders

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

August 1 : If you want to gather honey, don't kick over the beehive
August 8 : A teacher affects eternity; you can never tell where your influence stops
August 15 : Show and tell
August 22 : Building your own community through your Bellevue Chamber of Commerce
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Members Making News

Here's what our members have been up to lately:

  • Sue Anderson, CenturyLink's vice president of operations for Washington, turns family and friends' feedback into systematic fixes
  • Sturtevant’s face-to-face approach to shopping makes it an anomaly in this day and age of point-and-click online shopping
  • Featuring 360 degree views, Ascend Prime Steak and Sushi is now open on the 31st floor of Lincoln South Tower

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
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Aventi Capital and Consulting
  • Bare Aesthetic Lounge
  • Catalyst Activation
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill
  • Crossroads Grocery Outlet
  • GIA Enterprises, Ltd
  • Hotel California by the Sea
  • ImageCo
  • Industrious
  • J. Hilburn Menswear
  • Nielsen Executive Coaching LLC
  • OrangeTwist
  • Pacmed Home Care & Pacmed Staffing Inc
  • Presence IQ
  • Procura Mortgage Company
  • Responza
  • SharpeVision Modern Lasik
  • Staples
  • Washington Technology University
Renewing Members
51 Years: Pine Forest Properties
13 Years: Schoenfeld Interiors
13 Years: Sound
12 Years: Covenant Shores
12 Years: Fred Meyer
8 Years: Pacific Northwest Fisheries LLC
5 Years: New Balance Bellevue
5 Years: SPT - Sports Physical Therapy
3 Years: Cardinal Oak Investments
2 Years: LoanDepot
1 Year: Edward Jones - Andrew Sample
1 Year: Hanson Consulting Group
1 Year: National Sign Corporation
1 Year: Restaurants Unlimited (Henry's Tavern)
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