January 30, 2019 | Issue #75
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!
Chamber Paves the Way for 5G Mobile
The City of Bellevue acted last week to amend City Code and adopt a small cell wireless facilities Master License Agreement template. This will streamline the process to add next generation (5G) wireless infrastructure in Bellevue. This action was made possible through the collaborative efforts of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, several wireless service and infrastructure providers, and the City of Bellevue.

“We are thankful to City leaders for recognizing the importance of our efforts on behalf of a critical business sector,” said Bellevue Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Josh Marti. “It is critical that government and the business community work together to ensure future economic growth and prosperity. When the Chamber and the businesses we represent collaborate with the City, the sky is the limit.”

Champion for a Stronger Community
Major Projects in Bellevue

Wondering what’s under review, under construction, or in the pipeline? Find out 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
Get Ready for Chamber Day 2019 in the Capitol

We’re just three weeks away from our annual lobbying expedition to Olympia! Business leaders from ten Eastside Chambers will swarm the capitol campus on Wednesday, February 27 and share our priorities with legislators from up and down the I-405 corridor. Take the opportunity for face time with our state elected officials.
Photo Courtesy NVImprints
The Business Lunch:
Air Travel Re-Imagined

Tony Gonchar with Delta Air Lines talked air travel at the Business Lunch last week. He said their Seattle hub is growing strong and the airline is rolling out solutions to improve the customer experience. (Pictured from left: Tony Gonchar, Delta Air Lines VP-Seattle; Kim Fredericks, Bellevue Chamber of Commerce Interim President & CEO; Josh Marti, Bellevue Chamber Board Chair, Point Inside).

Advocacy in Action - Your Voice Matters

Transportation is Center Stage in Olympia

Last week, the Senate Transportation Committee received testimony regarding a proposed new transportation funding package. Business leaders from across the state spoke to the need for new investments in our roads, bridges and ferries, as well as preserving what we already have.

Listen here for Bellevue Chamber staff testimony about unfunded needs along the I-405 corridor.

Stay tuned throughout Session for updates or contact Chris Johnson.
Condominium Liability Reform at Public Affairs
Thursday, February 14

One of the hottest topics this Session is condo liability reform. You’ll find out which bills on this topic would help create more owner-occupied housing. This is the second 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.

For more information contact Chris Johnson .
Cultivating Talent
Welcome Young Execs Class of 2019!
We welcomed the 2019 Class of Young Executives this week! This cohort of young professionals will meet monthly to build their professional network and discuss many aspects of leadership and professional development. Young Execs is in its 15th year - we're proud to provide this program to young leaders with the support of program Sponsor Clark Nuber!
Presented by
Catalyst for Business Success

Connect with hundreds of new and potential customers in just a few short hours. Come prepared to sizzle your products and services to generate new sales leads. Attendees will enjoy a fun, high-energy event, tasty appetizers and beverages – the perfect setting for making great business connections!
Ribbon Cutting Celebrations
Chamber Staff and Ambassadors recently celebrated these ribbon cuttings and grand openings! Got something to celebrate? Contact us !
Central Hub for Business
Morning Business Builders

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

February 13: Leadership is an action, not a position
February 20: Show and Tell
February 27: Be the change you wish to see
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

Bellevue Hires New City Attorney; Neighborhood Transportation Levy Update

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:

  • AAA Washington is collecting donations for federal airport workers
  • Symetra appoints Sharmila Swenson as Public Affairs Lead
  • Five gates now open at Sea-Tac Airport's North Satellite Modernization Project

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
  • Growth Monkey Media
  • Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson P.S.
  • Icon Sky LLC
  • Interim Healthcare of Bellevue
  • Just Right Productions
  • KM Bookkeeping & Tax Services LLC
  • Newport West LLC
  • ORM Fertility
  • Quality Inn
  • 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
42 Years: Bellevue Downtown Association
14 Years: Managed Wealth Financial
9 Years: Metro 112
7 Years: Be Prepared Investigative Services and Survival Supplies LLC
2 Years: Puget Sound Express
2 Years: WSECU
1 Year: K&F Catering
1 Year: Cobalt & Sapphire
1 Year: Actuate Media
1 Year: Service Solutions
1 Year: Seattle Bitcoin
Leave something behind?
Check the lost and found at the front desk!
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