October 20, 2017
Issue #48
Disruptive Transportation Technology
In our fast-moving world, disruption is an instantly unsettling word. It produces a state of uncertainty, making us unsure of where we fit. Tony Seba, cofounder of RethinkX, a center focused on disruptive technologies, captivated the audience at the Chamber's Eastside Annual Dinner. He showed us change is fast moving in the transportation space and highlighted the opportunities Bellevue and our region have to capitalize on new technologies that help reduce congestion.

See photos from the Eastside Annual Dinner in the community photo gallery.

Thank you to our Sponsors for making the 2018 Eastside Annual Dinner such a huge success! Presented by Peoples Bank. Major sponsors: The Bellevue Collection, City of Bellevue, Comcast, Point Inside and Puget Sound Energy. Corporate sponsors: Bellevue College, Microsoft, Overlake Medical Center, Parker Smith & Feek, Southport on Lake Washington and ACES Northwest Network/Discovery Institute. Media Sponsor: The Seattle Times. In-Kind Sponsors: FYF Productions, Mike Nakamura Photography and PSAV.

2018 Economic Forecast
November 16, 2017 | 7:00 - 9:00am | Meydenbauer Center
Get the pulse of global, national, regional and local economic data, a read on the business outlook, and be in the know about developments in the pipeline to strategically position your company for success in 2018. You'll receive the 2018 Eastside Economic Strategy Guide to reference key economic data for budgeting purposes, plus complete Eastside business leader survey results to find out what local companies are saying about the business climate in Bellevue.

Keynote: Global - National Economic Outlook
Joe Quinlan, Chief Market Strategist, Bank of America
Joe oversees the development and implementation of macro investment strategies, with a particular focus on U.S. sector strategies, the emerging markets and developed markets. He is also responsible for the firm's global thematic research. His research centers on both the United States and the global economy, and is frequently cited in such media venues as Barron's, The Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times.

Betty's Bench: David Masin's Story
Welcome to the inaugural edition of Betty's Bench, Bellevue Chamber President & CEO Betty Capestany's roving video series. In this episode, Betty visits with Bellevue Chamber immediate Past Chair David Masin. Hear his story about being part of a four generation family-owned business.

Cyber Security - 
Is Your Business At Risk?
Knowing and recognizing cyber threats, and having a solid remediation plan are a must in this connected world! Toddy Mladenov, CTO, Agitare Technologies, Inc. will describe common cyber-attack prevention techniques that you can implement in your company and help you protect your business assets.


2018 Young Execs - Now Enrolling!
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 and receive valuable tools & resources to help them reach long-term career success.

Ribbon Cuttings 
The Bellevue Chamber Staff and Ambassadors celebrated the following ribbon cuttings!  Interested in a ribbon cutting for your business? Contact  Kim Fredericks  for details!

Upcoming Ribbon Cutting:  Cost Plus World Market -  November 2 | 8:00am

Henry's Tavern
August 30

Bright Horizons
October 5

AC Hotel Bellevue
October 12

Welcome New Members
ADT Security
Advanced Weight Loss Clinic LLC
American National - Hoyt Agency
Ascend Steak and Sushi
Baron's Xi'an Kitchen & Bar
BECU - Redmond NFC
California Pizza Kitchen
Columbia Asthma & Allergy
Cost Plus World Market
Drivers Club
Edward Jones - Andrew Sample
KR Business Brokers
Lincoln South Food Hall
Lineage Media and Solutions
PemReal Advisors
Supreme Lending
Uplift Yourself
Renewing Members
47 Years: Inslee Best
38 Years: Wallace Properties Inc.
36 Years: Perkins Coie LLP
33 Years: The Evans Company
27 Years: GLY Construction, Inc
27 Years: Pryde Corporation
17 Years: Samskip Icepak Logistics
14 Years: General Microsystems Inc
14 Years: Professional Small Business Management, Inc.
13 Years: Digital Monster Marketing
12 Years: Village Homes & Properties
12 Years: Beth Billington - Coldwell Banker Bain
11 Years: Factoria Security Self-Storage
8 Years: American Image Displays
6 Years: The Bank of Washington
3 Years: Fox Plumbing & Heating
1 Years: Coleman World Group
1 Years: Bellevue Lifestyle
1 Years: Bsquare