August 22, 2017
Issue #45
You've been hearing the buzz of "Smart Cities" and 5G and probably thinking what does it mean to my company or my family? 5G is the name given to the next generation of mobile data connectivity that comes after 4G. It is anticipated that pilot cities will potentially begin deployment of the technology in the next 2-5 years. After reviewing the info below - I think you will see there are tremendous benefits to adding your voice as the Chamber advocates for Bellevue to be the place of choice for early adoption.

Last Call for Exhibitors: Spirit of Bellevue Health Fair Sept. 10 
The Spirit of Bellevue Run/Walk Health & Wellness Fair offers the opportunity to gain visibility in front of an active lifestyle audience as well as the community at large. The Fair and Mile Challenge will take place at the Bellevue Downtown Park, and the 5K will finish there as well. As an Exhibitor, you can create an interactive fitness challenge, offer samples, showcase the latest gear and apparel, or provide health and nutritional information. Showcase your brand, connect with consumers, and drive traffic to your place of business - sign up to be an Exhibitor today!

Join Us at the
Morning Business Builders!

August 23, September 13, 20 & 27

Build business on Wednesday mornings with the Chamber! At this event, you drive the program. Through your participation, you'll gain access to tips, tools, referrals, and innovative business concepts that will take your business to new heights! It's never too early to meet new people! 
Q2 2017 Downtown Bellevue Condo Market Update
Despite record low inventory, Downtown Bellevue condo sales volume was up in the 2nd quarter along with prices. 51 condos sold averaging $878,263 per unit and $662/sq. ft. - a 13% increase in average price from Q2 2016. With only 25 actively listed condos and 24 condos under contract to purchase, we anticipate continued strong demand and look forward to seeing more inventory enter the market as we head into Fall. 

Data Courtesy of Leslie Ota, Windermere Real Estate

Procurement Workshop 
September 15
Congressman Adam Smith invites you to join other interested small business owners to learn about government contracting opportunities and various resources for small businesses. The event is free on September 15; 9am-12:00pm in Federal Way.

New Park-and-Ride Option in South Bellevue  
A new temporary park-and-ride lot has been opened in south Bellevue. The new lot located at 1624 Bellevue Way SE, provides parking for up to fifty vehicles and includes four signed 15-minue parking spaces designated for pickup and drop-off.


Register Now: 2017 East King Chambers Coalition Legislative Wrap Up
Thursday, September 14, 2017
4:00 - 7:00 PM
The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge

Come join Delegates to the East King Chambers Coalition, local business leaders and our Eastside legislators for the Coalition's annual Legislative Wrap-Up. Emcee Randy Bannecker will moderate a panel of legislators as they discuss how to get things done in a closely divided state capitol, take a look ahead to 2018 and respond to your questions.

Opening Fall 2017: Bright Horizons at Bellevue Spring District  
Bright Horizons is opening a new child care center in the Spring District neighborhood of Bellevue. Bright Horizons at Bellevue Spring District will serve children 6 weeks to 6 years old with Infant - Kindergarten Prep programs. 

The center highlights include high-quality curriculum, Movement Matters Zone, STEM lab, art studio, SMART Board, and touch screen computers. Foreign language and music enrichments will also be included in tuition.

The center is currently accepting pre-enrollment registrations. To learn more, click below or call us at 425-429-7314.

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Looking for a health & wellness provider? Check Out!  
The Bellevue Chamber in partnership with IntellaSphere has launched a new business directory. Check out our members in health and wellness.

To find out more about updating your business listing and learn about our new DIY (Do It Yourself) integrated digital marketing platform  contact Ashley Clemmer.
Regional Population Trends
Our region's population grows past 4 million and a look at the region's fastest growing cities. Check out these trends from the Puget Sound Regional Council.

Bellevue Blitz Roundup
Legislative Wrap-Up; New Enatai Park and Ride Lot Opens; Procurement Workshops; Sound Transit Construction Alerts

Ribbon Cuttings
Interested in a ribbon cutting for your business? Contact Kim Fredericks for details!

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 this savings - so sign up and start shopping today or contact us for a store purchasing card !

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.

Welcome New Members
425 Consulting Group
AdvoCare Nutrition Coach
Bonzai Lab, LLC
Hanson Consulting Group
International Center for Autism & Neurodevelopment
Lineage Media and Solutions
March of Dimes
National Sign Corporation
Red Arrow Logistics
Restaurants Unlimited (Henry's Tavern)
Signus Financial
Stratocent Technologies
The Points Living
Vida Integrated Health Bellevue

Renewing Members
46 Years: Donald S. Davidson, D.D.S., P.S.
37 Years: Sweeney Conrad, P.S.
34 Years: Comcast
12 Years: Maggiano's Little Italy
11 Years: QFC
7 Years: Pacific Northwest Fisheries LLC
2 Years: First Tech Federal Credit Union