October 10, 2018 | Issue #69
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!
2019 Economic Forecast
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.
Register by November 8th and be entered to win two round trip tickets from Southwest Airlines!
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?

Budget Task Force Provides Input to City

The Chamber/Downtown Association Joint Budget Task Force has offered its suggestions for the City’s annual budget process. Thankfully, the City of Bellevue has a well-deserved reputation for fiscal prudence and is generally in good shape. However, there are financial challenges looming on the horizon, including the cost of staffing new Fire Station #10 and covering Law Enforcement Officers and Fire Fighters unfunded pension liability.

Chamber Prefers Incentives for Carbon Reduction

The Bellevue Chamber Board has affirmed an earlier recommendation not to support Initiative 1631, imposing a new tax on carbon. While the Chamber strongly supports the reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions, our position is this can best be done thorough incentives rather than mandates. For starters, we’ll support a tax exemption or credit for alternative fuel vehicles and other proposals to electrify the transportation sector during the 2019 Legislative Session.

Connecting & Convening Leaders
Your Keys to Thriving in a Faster Moving World

We're moving ever faster - how do you keep pace? The answer lies in leadership. At our Eastside Annual Dinner we were inspired to tackle the changes both within and outside our organizations.

2018 Eastside Annual Dinner Photo Gallery

Public Affairs: Bus Rapid Transit on I-405

Do you wonder how your employees will get to work, once construction on I-405 starts to ramp up next summer? Please join us at Public Affairs tomorrow at Noon and get details on plans to launch Bus Rapid Transit on I-405. The Sound Transit team will provide us with a preview of BRT operations and the capital facilities that will make it work. We’ll also review our legislative coalition’s 2019 draft position papers.

The Public Affairs Council meets on the second Thursday of each month, at Noon in the Microsoft Business Center. Questions? Contact Chris Johnson.
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 grand openings!
Join Chamber Staff and Ambassadors at these ribbon cuttings!
Meeting Our Neighbors Through the Bellevue Business Walk
One team stopped by to say hello to longtime Chamber supporter @QuadrantHomes . Thank you for your membership! #thebusinesswalk
Awards for team sports, corporate recognition, and other events have kept @NorthwestTrophy busy! They have great customers and appreciate the ease of access to their location

Recognize Oscar in the window? He was our special guest at #EBA2018 earlier this year!
@SHOESnFEET has a steady business helping people get fitted correctly to get moving! #thebusinesswalk
Central Hub for Business
Morning Business Builders

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

October 17 : Show & Tell
October 24 : Your Aha! Moment
October 31 : Boo!!
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What Are Women in Business Saying About the Glass Ceiling?

Check out this Key4Women survey that explored confidence and optimism, growth goals, barriers to success and actions that help women in business thrive.

Bellevue Blitz
News You Can Use

More on I-1631; Autonomous Vehicle Work Group; East King Chambers Coalition Draft Position Papers.

Members Making News

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

  • GMI celebrated their 35th anniversary and welcomes three new team members
  • Southwest Airlines announces $1 million donation dedicated to supporting communities

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
  • Beaumont Leadership Group
  • Bellevue Chamber Chorus
  • Bellevue Nursery Inc
  • 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
60 Years: Sterling Realty Organization Co.
53 Years: Sunset Hills Memorial Park & Funeral Home
35 Years: Comcast
34 Years: Seattle Humane
28 Years: GLY Construction, Inc
26 Years: Coca-Cola Refreshments
25 Years: Kohtoku Enterprise, Inc.
18 Years: Samskip Icepak Logistics
13 Years: Alaska USA Credit Union
12 Years: Sturtevant's Sports
1 Year: Healthy Sense of Self LLC
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