February 13, 2017
Issue #32
The Eastside Business Awards (EBA) recognizes outstanding Eastside businesses that uphold a strong commitment to quality, community, and innovation. Nominate your customers and clients or apply to get noticed for the great things your company is doing on or before March 3.

Helping Members and Consumers Connect

The Bellevue Chamber in partnership with IntellaSphere has launched a new membership directory! This eye-appealing layout allows for members to have an image and hot links to drive business between our members and also the Eastside Marketplace. In addition, this new platform allows members to take advantage of a special members only limited time offer and pricing to upgrade to a DIY (Do It Yourself) integrated digital marketing platform.

To find out more and take advantage of a limited time free offer contact Ashley Clemmer.

Chambers Share Message of Economic Growth on
Chamber Day
Despite foul weather and other obstacles, two dozen representatives from Chambers across the Eastside took the capitol campus "by storm" on February 8, sharing our message of economic growth. Hot topics included the Governor's proposed B&O tax on professional services, dueling basic education proposals and as always, keeping traffic moving on I-405.

This year's 105 day Regular Session will continue through the end of April, so check out our adopted 2017 legislative priorities. And be sure to take a peek at Mike Nakamura's photo gallery from the event.  
Join Us at the
Morning Business Builders!

February 15 & 22

Build business on Wednesday mornings with the Chamber! 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! It's never too early to meet new people! 

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.

Bellevue City Council Vacancy Finalists Include Chamber Leaders
With the appointment of former Councilmember Vandana Slatter to the WA State House, Council has until April 14 to appoint her successor. Applications were due by February 2 and the list has since been pared down to just eight candidates.

Congratulations to  Jared Nieuwenhuis, HeR Interactive and Ernie Simas, GIA Enterprises, who have been active with the Chamber's advocacy efforts for making the list of finalists. As of our publishing deadline, Council is scheduled to conduct interviews at the February 13 extended study session. Follow the action online or on Bellevue Television - Channel 21.
Transportation Committee Meets Tomorrow      
Start your St. Valentine's Day with a briefing on the Bellevue Way SE project, 7:30 AM at the Chamber office! Thanks to all who filled out the online survey of Bellevue Way SE project alternatives - now's your chance to hear the results directly from the City's Bellevue Way SE Project Team.

For additional background, see this week's Bellevue Blitz Roundup.

All policy committee meetings are now held in the Microsoft Business Center at the Chamber office.
Active Shooter Training 
Avitus Group calls on employers worldwide to unite against workplace violence; offers Active Shooter Training for free to the business community.

When: February 16th, 8:30am to 11:00am
Washington Business Community is Invited (Business owners, executives, manages & decision makers)
What: Active Shooter Training; Please plan to attend & enjoy breakfast on Avitus Group while learning how to create a safe work environment for employees, clients, customers and visitors.
Where: Bellevue Chamber of Commerce Training Room, 330 112th Ave NE #100, Bellevue, WA 98004
Paid Feature Content
Eastside Economic Strategy Guide
Employment in Bellevue
The Eastside Economic Strategy Guide is our drill down on the pulse of the Eastside and region's key economic indicators.

Bellevue Blitz Roundup
Bellevue Blitz Roundup: Key Projects at Transportation Commission; Foul Weather Road Closures; Bellefield Area Utility work continues.

Bellevue CBD 4th Quarter Commercial Real Estate Report
Looking for a quick update on the Bellevue Office Marketing? Looking for a deeper dive into what's expected in 2017? Check out this report in 425 Business.

Meet Bellevue School District Superintendent Candidates!
Each day will introduce a different finalist and the district will be hosting morning (7:15am) and evening (6:30pm) community forums for the community to meet that day's candidate. You are invited to attend any and all forums that work best with your schedule.


Ribbon Cuttings
Bellevue Chamber staff and ambassadors celebrated the ribbon cuttings of Wagly on February 2!

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

Alive & Shine Center
February 21

  Higher Leaf
February 28

Columbia Bank
March 15

Interested in a ribbon cutting for your business? Contact Kim Fredericks for details!

SAVE with the 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
A Different Counseling: Out of the Box Method
Adair Wealth Management, LLC
Civica Commons, LLC
Double Eagle Annual Reports LLC
Excellent Cultures, Inc
Higher Leaf
Hilton Bellevue
Juetten Personal Financial Planning, LLC
Newcastle Accounting & Bookkeeping, LLC
PHD Energy: Navitas Consilium
Red Lion Inn & Suites Bothell
Seattle Learning Academy
Renewing Members
33 Years: Cushman & Wakefield Commerce Real Estate Solutions
22 Years: Synergy Construction
19 Years: Mariners Team Store
12 Years: Managed Wealth Financial
12 Years: Berntson Porter & Company, PLLC
7 Years: Sharp Business Systems
2 Years: Minuteman Press