December 7, 2017
Issue #50
Legislature to return in January:
What's in store for business?
Can we keep our economic recovery on track and continue to attract talent to our region? Will the legislature invest in career and technical education, help us solve the affordable housing crisis and fight congestion with emerging transportation technologies? Attend the East King Chamber Coalition's 2018 Legislative Breakfast and find out! Legislators will share what's in store for the upcoming Session, and get a sneak preview of our own legislative priorities.

Local political reporter and media personality Robert Mak will once again serve as our master of ceremonies and Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib will deliver our welcome address.

To learn more about the Coalition, visit

Eastside business leader optimism remains high, with 78% of respondents saying that the Puget Sound economy will continue to expand in the next year. Overall, Eastside business leaders continue their optimism into 2018 with 51% of respondents noting they were more optimistic since this time last year. The complete results of the annual Eastside Business Leader survey may be found in the Bellevue Chamber's 2018 Eastside Economic Forecast Strategy Guide, available online.

Grow. Build. Connect. Young Execs Program Now Enrolling! 
The Young Execs program offers the opportunity for young leaders to connect with their peers across different industries, gain leadership skills, and practical tools for business success. Participants have said they gain an amazing network of professional support as well as "a ha" moments they may not have gotten this early in their career. Give yourself or one of your employees a leg up - enroll today!

Did You Know?
Information Technology companies have the largest concentration of jobs in Bellevue and Tech employees in Washington earn an average of $134,755. Get more facts and data in the 2018 Eastside Economic Strategy Guide which is filled with nearly 60 pages of information, market intelligence and insights designed to save you time and effort!
Overlake Medical Center just opened the doors to their new Cancer Center, transforming the way cancer treatment is delivered. This $20-million project is part of a $270 Million Project FutureCare Campus Transformation. Michael Marsh, President and CEO of Overlake Medical Center, is leading Overlake's game-changing innovation across the health care continuum. You'll be inspired by the hospital's long history of serving our community and their drive to be at the forefront of delivering transformative health care to our region.

You don't have to look very far to find free seasonal fun brought to you by Bellevue Chamber members!

The Bellevue Collection

Bellevue Botanical Garden

Bellevue Downtown Association
Holiday Gifting and Giving
'Tis the season to spread good cheer! Shop, dine and donate throughout the holidays.

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
ADT Security
Advanced Weight Loss Clinic LLC
American National - Hoyt Agency
Ascend Steak and Sushi
Baron's Xi'an Kitchen & Bar
California Pizza Kitchen
Cost Plus World Market
Fresh Look Real Estate
Gene Juarez Salons & Spas
Healthy Sense of Self LLC
K1 Speed
League Benefits
Lincoln South Food Hall
Natalie Quick
PemReal Advisors
Security Properties Residential/Sparc Apartments
The Evergreen at Northpoint
Uplift Yourself
Village Homes & Properties
Renewing Members
59 Years: Sterling Realty Organization Co.
39 Years: Port of Seattle
36 Years: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
28 Years: Lexus of Bellevue
25 Years: Coca-Cola Refreshments
25 Years: Rowley Properties, Inc.
21 Years: Columbia Bank - Bellevue Way
16 Years: King County
14 Years: AXA Advisors
14 Years: YMCAs on the EASTSIDE
11 Years: 425 Magazine
9 Years: Cascade Water Alliance
4 Years: Grant Thornton
3 Years: Minuteman Press
2 Years: Brazen Sotheby's International Realty
2 Years: Inabia Software & Consulting