April 4, 2016
Issue #13
Chamber Advocacy Committees "Spring In To Action"    
The Sound Transit Board has adopted a draft Phase 3 Plan - learn about it at our Transportation Committee on Tuesday, April 12, 7:30 AM. Public comment is due by April 29, so come and shape your Chamber's feedback to the Sound Transit Board.

Do you wonder about the future of air travel and freight in our region? Come to Public Affairs Committee on Thursday, April 14, 12 Noon, for a progress report on the Sustainable Airport Master Plan. The Port of Seattle is eager for input from the business community, so let's make sure they hear from firms of every size and sector.

Contact Chris Johnson to join either of these committees and keep on top of these and other important issues. 
Young Entrepreneurs Academy Investor Panel
Ever wanted to help fund a startup? New companies are being launched in Bellevue through the 2016 class of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!). Join us to hear YEA! middle and high school students pitch their business plans to an Investor Panel and have the opportunity to help fund their companies through the Bellevue Chamber Foundation!

Read more about the YEA program from this recent article in 425 Magazine! 


Join Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Bellevue as we unveil and celebrate our newly renovated hotel on Tuesday, April 5th, 4-7 pm. A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be followed by a cool party! Our hotel is located at 3225 158th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98008. RSVP appreciated at ben.gies@hilton.com or 425-698-6681.

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Major Network Expansion
Coming for Bellevue

"Comcast's high-performance network will improve communications and Internet access for many Bellevue businesses," said Bellevue Mayor John Stokes. "Bellevue is always interested in improving our competitive advantage and having more choices, and we value improved network services for our businesses and their customers."

The 2016 Eastside Economic Strategy Guide is jam packed with insight about the economy in Bellevue, including top trends in the travel and tourism industry!  

7 Ways to Boost Your
Social Media Presence

It's not rocket science - but how can you rock your social media presence? Smallbiztrends.com has these tips to really make the most of social media.

Job Postings Now Available 
Hiring? Your membership now includes FREE job postings! To post, login to the Chamber Site and visit the Career Center. Need help? Call 425.454.2464.

What Do You Want to be When You Grow Up?
A look at this infographic shows which professions are the most prestigious -- any guesses? Click below to see if you're on the mark.

The Bellevue Chamber celebrated the opening of LegalShield (above) on March 22, 2016!

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings: 
Tuesday, April 5
4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 11
5:30- 7:30 p.m.

Social Selling: LinkedIn
Do you use social selling techniques? Here's a look at how to use LinkeIn to build a robust pipeline.
Welcome New Members
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Renewing Members
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13 Years: The Fearey Group
12 Years: Pacific Continental Bank
5 Years: Uwajimaya Bellevue
3 Years: Be Prepared Investigative Services & Survival Supplies LLC
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