August 23, 2016
Issue #22
Policy Committees to Shift Gears
in September  
After concentrating on ST3 for the past couple of months, our policy committees are gearing up for a closer look at the Bellevue Transportation Levy and the City's long range financial planning process.

Marketing to Millennials
Millennials make up a large percentage of the online shopping population. Millennials are tech savvy, and more likely to spend money on goods and services online than Gen Xers and baby boomers. Here's a closer look at the psychology of marketing to Millennials.  

Back to School Spending to
Reach $75.8 Billion 
Summer is coming to an end and school is right around the corner. Back-to-School shopping is considered one of the most significant spending seasons of the year. The National Retail Federation highlights all the spending and compares K-12 and College consumers.

Bellevue Blitz Roundup
Council on August hiatus; 2016 Corporations for Communities Awards; Ramp metering hits Coal Creek Parkway and more


Washington State
Small Business Fair
Are you a small business owner with a tough question for a state agency? Check out the Washington State Small Business Fair on Saturday, September 24. Can't make the fair? Sign up for the Labor and Industries small business newsletter.

How Will Technology
Impact the Job Market?

Advances in technology mean that some jobs are more at risk than others to be automated. Click the link below to learn about specific professions.

King County Executive's Small Business Awards - Nominate a Business by August 30th! 
Do you know of a small business that's doing great things (hint hint, this could be your business!)? Nominations for the 2016 King County Executive's Small Business Awards will close August 30th. The Awards event on October 26 will celebrate and honor the success of small businesses throughout King County.

Morning Business Builder
Photo Gallery

Build business on Wednesday mornings with the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce! 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!  Come join us, and check out previous Morning Business Builders in our gallery! 
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.

Divorce is an emotionally trying experience. It's also a business decision. The way divorce affects a business requires special strategic considerations. Amanda DuBois understands these concerns. She provides experienced family law representation in a highly supportive environment. The firm has meeting locations in Seattle, Bellevue and Kirkland. Call today.

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Ribbon Cuttings
Celebrate with the Bellevue Chamber at these upcoming ribbon cuttings!

Fonté Coffee Roaster
August 30 - 2:30pm

August 30 - 4:00pm

Back to School with the Bellevue Chamber 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 !

Welcome New Members
Angel Of The Winds Casino Hotel 
Beyond Hi-Fi
bWyse Internet Marketing
Coleman World Group
Fonté Coffee Roaster 
Green Lake Jewelry Works 
Homegrown Sustainability Sandwich Shop
I Love Sushi on Lake Bellevue  
Master Builders Association 
MINI at Bellevue Square 
NeoPrime Chinese
Northwest Loss Prevention Consultants 
Seattle Marriott Bellevue
Step 7 Consulting 
STEP Computer Academy 
The Sahel Group 
Three Sixty Solutions Painting 
Vantiv Merchant

Renewing Members
24 Years: Coca-Cola Refreshments
18 Years: Sound Transit
11 Years: Alaska USA Credit Union
9 Years: HYATT house Bellevue
5 Years: Comcast Spotlight; Group Health Cooperative
4 Years: The Bravern Signature Residences
1 Year: Peterson Russell Kelly; Scott Sullivan; John L Scott Real Estate