February 21, 2019 | Issue #76
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!
Is Your Business or Organization a Cut Above the Rest?

30 years recognizing the entrepreneurial spirit of the Eastside! Take advantage of this opportunity to add your company to the prestigious list of Eastside Business Award winners. Save the date for the awards presentation March 28 at Hyatt Regency Bellevue.

Award categories include:
  • Eastside Business of the Year
  • Eastside Small Business of the Year
  • Eastside Nonprofit of the Year
  • Groundbreaker Award

As the Chamber’s new President & CEO, I’d like to first say thank you for this opportunity to serve our business community in this exciting new role. I so appreciate the warmth of your welcome and your enthusiasm for growing this organization.

Champion for a Stronger Community
Advocacy in Action - Your Voice Matters
Getting You and Your Employees to Work Faster

Two bills have landed in Olympia that could shorten commute times for you and your employees. Chamber members and staff testified this past week in favor of SB 5896, making it easier for employers to operate their own shuttles – and pick up employees of adjacent businesses along the way. Next up is companion measure HB 1957. Listen to public testimony and contact Chris Johnson to find out how you can help move the needle.
Travel & Tourism Fast Facts

Travel and tourism has a major economic impact in our region- find out more in the 2019 Eastside Economic Strategy Guide. The guide is packed with 50 pages of information, market intelligence and insights designed to save you time and effort!

Connecting & Convening Leaders
Chamber Day 2019 is Here!

The countdown has begun – only T-6 until our annual lobbying expedition to the state capitol! Business leaders from ten Eastside Chambers will fan out across the capitol campus on Wednesday, February 27 and share our priorities with legislators from up and down the I-405 corridor.

This just in – we’ve arranged for a charter to take us to Olympia, so come and get on board!
Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century

Career and technical education is key to preparing the workforce of the future. Legislative leaders of both parties have turned their attention to this initiative. Join us at Public Affairs on Thursday, March 14 at noon , as former Seattle Chamber CEO Maud Daudon tells us what Career Connect WA is doing this Session to promote 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.

Chamber Public Affairs meets on the second Thursday of each month at noon, in the Microsoft Business Center at the Chamber office.
Cultivating Talent
Celebrating Young Entrepreneurs! Your Opportunity to Fund a Student Startup
Nineteen new companies are being launched this year through the Bellevue Young Entrepreneurs Academy. YEA! middle and high school students will pitch their business plans. You have the opportunity to help fund their companies through the Bellevue Chamber Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization!

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.  More info >
Catalyst for Business Success
March 12 | 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Hilton Bellevue

Rescheduled due to our recent snowy weather! Connect with hundreds of new and potential customers in just a few short hours. Enjoy a fun, high-energy event, tasty appetizers and beverages – the perfect setting for making great business connections!
Central Hub for Business
Morning Business Builders

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

February 27: Be the change you wish to see
March 6: Leadership is an action, not a position
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?

Downtown Bellevue Condos 2018 Annual Report
2018 Highlights

43% of condos sold for more than list price
18% of condos sold for full price
57% of condos sold in less than ten days
38% of condos sold for $1 million or more

S t atistics courtesy of Leslie Ota, Windermere Real Estate;  downtownbellevuecondos.com
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
  • Beaumont Leadership Group LLC
  • Bellevue Nursery, Inc.
  • Crystal Peaks
  • Direct Source Seafood LLC
  • Elements Massage
  • Fairway Independent Mortgage
  • First Financial Northwest Bank
  • Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson P.S.
  • Icon Sky LLC
  • Interim Healthcare of Bellevue
  • Just Right Productions
  • Newport West LLC
  • ORM Fertility
  • Quality Inn
  • Rational Consulting
  • Rudy's Plumbing, Inc.
  • SAP
  • Sellen Construction
  • SERVPRO of Bellevue West
  • Sleep Number
  • Summit Connections
  • Tempur-Pedic
  • The Inn at Belle Harbour
  • The Salvation Army
  • TransWest
  • W2A
  • WMI Worldwide
Renewing Members
55 Years: Moss Adams LLP
51 Years: North Coast Moving & Storage Company
32 Years: Puget Sound Energy
22 Years: Sound Credit Union
21 Years: Mariners Team Store
14 Years: The Westin Bellevue
11 Years: Residence Inn by Marriott - Seattle/Bellevue/Downtown
8 Years: HST Construction, Inc.
8 Years: VOYA Financial
5 Years: Kitsap Bank
4 Years: Fox Plumbing & Heating
3 Years: Fresh Consulting
2 Years: W Bellevue
1 Year: T-Mobile
1 Year: Moser & Company, PLLC
1 Year: Lyft
1 Year: Hotel California by the Sea
Leave something behind?
Check the lost and found at the front desk!
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