December 8, 2015
Issue #6
What does the future have in store for Washington's aerospace industry? Find out more about this key economic driver for our region and state Bill McSherry, Vice President State, Local and Global Corporate Citizenship for Boeing Commercial Airplanes will offer a glimpse into the next frontier for The Boeing Company. Learn about the next commercial plane of the future, how Boeing continues to innovate for the space industry and the technology that will change the industry.

Join Us Tonight for the 2015 Eastside Elected Officials Reception & Holiday Celebration
Mix and mingle with a Holiday Jingle tonight from 5:30-7:30pm! Celebrate the Holiday Season with Bellevue Chamber members and your elected representatives at this special Eastside Elected Officials Reception. Enjoy a festive atmosphere and conversation with business leaders, as well as new and returning elected officials from all levels of government.

Come join us - $25 at the door!

 2016 Strategy Guide:
Bellevue's Demographics
The 2016 Eastside Economic Strategy Guide is jam packed with insight about the economy in Bellevue, including the latest demographic information! 

2015 Eastside Economic Forecast Breakfast Photo Gallery
The photo gallery from the 2015 Eastside Economic Forecast Breakfast is now online! Thanks to Mike Nakamura Photography for providing these excellent shots of the event!

KeyBank assembles a senior team to expand it's affordable housing platform to all 50 states.

Quadrant Homes announces the Grand Opening of Grasslawn Estates in Redmond on December 12th!

Mark Your Calendar! 
You don't have to look very far to find seasonal fun brought to you by Bellevue Chamber members!
The Shops at The Bravern 
Photos with Santa 
Bellevue Botanical Garden
Bellevue Downtown Association
Enroll Now!
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.

Commuter Alert: Turn Restrictions on SE 8th & 112th Ave
No turns will be allowed to and from 112th Ave. SE at the intersection with SE 8th St. for one month to accommodate sewer improvement work.

The Start Up Universe
Check out this cool chart of the area's tech start up universe!

Highway Funding & Ex-Im Bank
Thanks to our members and strategic partners across the country for helping achieve the congressional reauthorizations for a five-year highway and mass transit bill.

First Look at GIX
The Daily Journal of Commerce has this first look at the Bellevue campus of the Global Innovation Exchange set to open in Fall 2017.

Ribbon Cuttings
Banner Bank (top) celebrated their grand opening on 12/3, while Great Vision Northwest (bottom) celebrated on 12/4/ 

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings
A New Home for the Holidays?
House hunting during the holiday season could pay off according to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service as inventory remains "critically low," but there are fewer house-hunters in the market.

13 Self-Marketing Ideas
Cut through the clutter - with so many new ways to interact with your customers here's a look at some of the best options for the New Year.

Eastside Elected Officials Reception 12/8 * $25 at the door! * Red Lion Hotel Bellevue
Morning Business Builder 12/9
* Your Business Influence * 7:30 - 8:30am * Bellevue Chamber Office
Morning Business Builder 12/16 *
SHOW & TELL! * 7:30 - 8:30am * Bellevue Chamber Office
The Business Lunch: The Future of Washington's Aerospace Industry
12/17 * Noon - 1:30pm * Hyatt Regency Bellevue
2016 Legislative Breakfast 1/7 * 7:30 - 9:00am * Hyatt Regency Bellevue
2016 Business Showcase 1/21 * 4:00 - 7:00pm * Red Lion Hotel Bellevue

Welcome New Members
7 Stars Limousine
HR Block Advisors
HUB International
Kokesh Retirement Strategies, LLC
Procura Mortgage Company
Roosters Men's Grooming Center
Shading Concepts
Shelly Zhou, Coldwell Banker Bain
Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Renewing Members
62 Years: Bellevue Reporter
55 Years: Ditty Properties
33 Years: Perkins Coie LLP
30 Years: The Evans Company
17 Years: Sound Transit
12 Years: Professional Small Business Management, Inc.
9 Years: 989elements & elements too and Seattle Children's
7 Years: Sequoia Scientific, Inc
6 Years: Van Cooper at Windermere Real Estate/Kirkland Central
5 Years: Animal Wisdom Leadership
1 Year: Lori Morefield-Berg Consultant