January 12, 2016
Issue #7
The Value of "I"
The Value of "I" is all about you! As we begin the New Year take a few moments to see how you can increase your "I" value. The Bellevue Chamber provides a collective platform that allows members and their employees to take advantage of a variety of options. Pick one or select them all. You decide what matters most to keep you connected and in the know. Check out these easy options that can return the value of "I" to your company.

Only a Few Tables Remain - Register Now to Attend the Business Showcase!
In just a few short hours you'll meet hundreds of potential customers. As an Exhibitor, you'll increase your visibility. Come prepared to sizzle your products and services to generate new sales leads. Attend and  enjoy a fun, high-energy event, tasty appetizers and beverages - the perfect setting for making great business connections!

Join Us at the State Capitol
January 27th!   
The 2016 session will be a short one; don't get left behind! Join the Coalition for a day on the capitol campus in Olympia. We'll lobby our Eastside legislators on the most pressing issues for business: education, transportation, and economic development.

Chamber Day is a great opportunity to share your story with an Eastside legislator, learn more about state government, and engage in worthwhile conversations with business colleagues and advocates.  


Last Chance to Enroll for
Young Execs Class of 2016 - Program Gets Underway 1/25

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. Program kicks off January 25.

 2016 Strategy Guide:
Bellevue's Demographics
The 2016 Eastside Economic Strategy Guide is jam packed with insight about the economy in Bellevue, including trends in local employment! 

2015 Eastside Elected Officials Reception Photo Gallery
The Chamber was pleased to welcome electeds and members to our annual Eastside Elected Officials Reception!

Tateuchi Center Gifts
With $3.5 million in new donations plus another $1.2 million from King County the Tateuchi Center Capital Campaign is building momentum.

Building for Culture Investments in Bellevue
King County is providing more than $2.7 million in capital improvement grants to Bellevue institutions.

2 New Downtown High Rises in the Works
The Puget Sound Business Journal reports the sale of a large property in downtown Bellevue to a buyer planning a multi-phase, mixed-use project.

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.

Ribbon Cuttings
Roosters Men's Grooming Center celebrated their grand opening on 12/10!  

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings
Expedia CruiseShipCenters - 1/13 @ 12:30pm
H&R Block - 1/14 @ 4:30pm
Seattle Children's Bargain Boutique - 2/2 @ 4:30pm 
Bellevue Selects New Mayor and Deputy Mayor
Bellevue City Councilmembers selected John Stokes to serve as mayor for a two-year term. John Chelminiak was chosen as deputy mayor.

Video: December's Business Lunch
We've uploaded Bill McSherry's speech on the future of Washington's aerospace industry for all our members to enjoy!

Welcome New Members
7 Stars Limousine
Brazen Sotheby's International Realty
Camano Island Inn
Center For Discovery
Coding Dojo
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation - Northwest Chapter
Dataworks Consulting, Inc
Fidelity Investments
HR Block Advisors
HUB International
Kokesh Retirement Strategies, LLC
LegalShield -
Maureen Kures
LegalShield - Katherine & Patrick Santiago 
Procura Mortgage Company
Roosters Men's Grooming Center
Shading Concepts
Shelly Zhou, Coldwell Banker Bain
Summit Primary Care & Walk-In Clinic
The Travel Experience Expert
Tropical Smoothie Café
Renewing Members
62 Years: CenturyLink & Kibble & Prentice
45 Years: Inslee Best
36 Years: Wallace Properties Inc.
34 Years: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
29 Years: Kelsun Distributors & Puget Sound Energy
25 Years: Eastside Eye Consultants
24 Years: Coca-Cola Refreshments
23 Years: Rowley Properties, Inc.
22 Years: Oki Developments, Inc.
19 Years: Columbia Bank - Bellevue Way & Columbia Bank
14 Years: Langton Spieth, LLC
12 Years: The Golf Club at Newcastle & YMCAs on the EASTSIDE
11 Years: Costco Wholesale & Harsch Investment Properties
7 Years: Cascade Water Alliance
5 Years: The Bank of Washington & Responza
4 Years: B Smith Consulting Group
3 Years: Rainy Island Pens L.L.C.
1 Year: Annie Male, T & H Services dba Executive Green Clean & Holmberg Company