August 8, 2016
Issue #21
Metro Transit to Consider Pay Permits for Park and Ride Lots 
King County Metro Transit is considering prepaid park and ride permits , as well as other strategies at crowded lots and they want to know what you think. We urge all Chamber members and their employees to fill out the Metro Transit survey here no later than September 18.

Policy Committees to Complete Review of ST3; Next Meeting August 11
Would you like to help shape the Chamber's position on ST3? Join us for one more joint policy committee meeting on this important issue.


Show Your Support for
International Trade
Did you know that 40 percent of jobs in our state are dependent on international trade? Here's our chance to support fast-track trade authority for the President of the United States.

Bellevue Blitz Roundup
Chamber joins Communities United for Reliable Energy; Pro/con committees picked for transportation levy; Upcoming construction closures and traffic alerts.


Bellevue, Washington The Best of the Best
Business Insider ranks Bellevue as #1 in its rankings of U.S cities that offer the best quality of life. The findings reveal midsize cities rise to the top!  

Workers' Comp Claims 101:
Keep Calm and Know Your Rights  
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson famously coined the phrase "The separation is in the preparation." Much like on the gridiron, the difference between a good or bad outcome for a workers' compensation claim is how prepared you are when it happens.

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!

Social Media for Business - A Different World    
Social media sometimes feels like a whole other world. The beauty of it is that it can be used for many different purposes. Our intern Valerie Thomas reflects on how she uses social media and how she's learning to use social media for business.

Is Pokémon Go All Fun
and Games?

While it may seem harmless, Pokémon Go could have serious security implications for your business. HRE Daily highlights security issues that the new game might be causing for your business as well as 5 ways "to safely manage Pokémon Go perils."

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.

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Ribbon Cuttings
The Bellevue Chamber enjoyed celebrating the ribbon cuttings of Green Lake Jewelry Works  on August 4!

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

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 
Fonté Coffee Roaster 
Green Lake Jewelry Works 
Homegrown Sustainability Sandwich Shop 
Master Builders Association 
MINI at Bellevue Square 
Northwest Loss Prevention Consultants 
Step 7 Consulting 
STEP Computer Academy 
The Sahel Group 
Three Sixty Solutions Painting 
Vantiv Merchant

Renewing Members
64 Years: Bellevue Reporter
59 Years: Quadrant Homes
53 Years: Clark Nuber PS
39 Years: Bellevue Regional Library - King County Library System;Radford & Co. Commercial Property Managers
37 Years: Vander Hoek Corporation; Wallace Properties Inc.
35 Years: Perkins Coie LLP
32 Years: The Evans Company
26 Years: Meydenbauer Center
18 Years: The Partners Group
14 Years: Tiffany & Co.
13 Years: General Microsystems Inc
12 Years: Digital Monster Marketing
10 Years: Covenant Shores; Law Office of Mark R. Beatty
9 Years: BECU - Eastside Financial Center; BECU Factoria; BECU Downtown Bellevue
8 Years: Urban Renaissance Group
7 Years: Jacobs
5 Years: HERO House
4 Years: KIRO - TV