September 16, 2015
Issue #1
And the Winners are...
Andy Alberts, John L. Scott Bellevue North is the winner of our 2015 Member Referral Program Grand Prize! Andy wins two Round Trip tickets on Southwest Airlines for referring Stone Karaoke & Lounge as a Bellevue Chamber member! Julie Hansberry, SendOutCards wins 2nd prize for her referral of Hale Syndicate. Julie wins a one night stay at Suncadia. Thank you to Andy and Julie for helping us grow the Chamber network! Thanks also to Southwest Airlines and Destination Hotels and Resorts for their support. Want to be in the running for some fantastic prizes? Click here to participate in the Member Referral Program. Want to support the effort and donate a prize? Contact Us!
It's Called Networking for a Reason
A message to you, our members, from New Board Chair Tanya Fraioli, Rocketfix - she shares from personal experience what her Chamber involvement has meant to her and her business. You'll be inspired to get out there after reading this!

It's Hip to Be Here!
2015 Eastside Annual Dinner 9/29
Looking to meet up with top Eastside business leaders and be in the know on what's happening in the region? Then the Eastside Annual Dinner is the place to be!

Young Entrepreneurs Academy
Info Night 9/16

Know a young person who has a dream to start a business? Interested to learn how you can help further their dream? Join us to learn about the  Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) a year-long program that guides middle and high school students in launching and running their own real businesses.

Success Ensues...
Viewing the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce from the Chair's seat for the past year, I've been able to see this collaboration in action, and now more than ever believe that the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce is an outstanding way to surround yourself with, and connect with, the right people, expertise, information, and tools.
Physically losing your smartphone, laptop, iPad, or other mobile device is never fun, but what about the information on those devices? Here are some tips that may help you protect your digital identity, data, and files.

The students of Crystal Springs Elementary School are celebrating the start of the new year for a whole different reason - they have a new playground set, with the help of Quadrant Homes

Moving from Dot Com to Not Com 
It'll take time to retrain customers who've been typing ".com" for 20 years, but companies are betting on operating their own domains.

Eastside Office Review
Courtesy Kidder Mathews
Major space give-backs and new development has caused a momentary pause in the
downtown market, and has helped shift the balance of power to large tenants' favor.

Bellevue is Movin' on Up!
A thriving commercial district, top rated schools, and a diverse population lead to rate Bellevue as #2 in their list of most livable cities - up from #12!

Join the Young Execs Class of 2016
The Young Executives program is an opportunity for young professionals who are in the 3-5 year mark in their careers. The program is designed to give attendees a chance to build long-term business relationships with a core group of peers. Attendees will learn team building skills, leadership skills, civic awareness, and receive valuable tools & resources to help them reach long-term career success.
Thank You to
Our Leaders!
Thanks to these retiring Board members who have given their time and talent to further the Bellevue Chamber's mission.

Past Chair Tom Sulewski, Clark Nuber
Ann Sobil, KIRO TV
Jim Wigfall, The Boeing Company
Advocacy In Action:
MOT Briefing 
Representatives of the City of Bellevue & Sound Transit will brief members on the Bellevue Way Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) plan on September 22.

Enjoy Special Promos with Your Membership
Take advantage of your Chamber membership and enjoy these special offers
from your Chamber Office Depot Program!

Young Entrepreneurs Academy Info Night 9/16 * 6:00 - 7:00pm * Bellevue Chamber Office
Transportation Committee - Bellevue Way MOT 9/22 * 1:00 - 2:00pm * Bellevue Chamber Office
  Morning Business Builder 9/23 * Chamber 101 * 7:30 - 8:30am * Bellevue Chamber Office
It's Hip to Be Here! 2015 Eastside Annual Dinner 9/29 * 5:15 - 9:00pm * Hyatt Regency Bellevue, Evergreen Ballroom

Welcome New Members
AMARA Medical Aesthetics
Amazing Autowoman
AT&T Lincoln Square
Colonial Life
DixonHall Law Office
Eastside Chiropractic Group - Dr. Keith McGahey
Eating Recovery Center of WA
EBJ Consulting
Expense Reduction Analysts
Langhout International, LLC
NDMR - New Dimension Marketing & Research
Print NW
Sagalingua LLC
X Gym
Renewing Members
53 Years: Bellevue Education Association
35 Years: Sweeney Conrad, P.S.
31 Years: Bellevue School District
27 Years: La Residence Suite Hotel
25 Years: Embassy Suites Bellevue
18 Years: Falco Sult
17 Years: Keller Williams Realty Bellevue, Security Safe & Lock Inc.
6-10 Years: Chicago Title, Covenant Shores, Maggiano's Little Italy, Shuttle Express
1-5 Years: Andy Alberts - John L. Scott Bellevue North
Bellevue Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Jusuru,
AGT Tax & Insurance Services West, Opus Bank