July 11, 2016
Issue #19
Policy Committees to Focus on Sound Transit 3:
Next Meeting - July 12, 7:30 AM
To maximize participation in our Chamber policy committee process, we've scheduled two special meetings to address ST3.

Unlocking the Codes to Our Connected World
The Eastside Leadership Conference encapsulates 15 years of melding science, technology and the extremely bright people transforming how business gets done. It's known as the place to be to get an insider look into the disruptive technologies shaping our world and the companies that are redefining our region with these innovations. Read about the event directly from our Event Program, and check out the Photo Gallery
Work Opportunity Tax Credit  
Has your business hired from targeted classes such as veterans or the long term unemployed? The Department of Labor and IRS have extended the filing period to recover Work Opportunity Tax Credits for businesses from employees hired after January 1, 2015.  Check out the IRS bulletin or if you need assistance from a WOTC specialist, let us know.

L&I Stay at Work Program; Workshop in Bellevue
Are you interested in preventing workplace injuries and saving money on L&I claims? Even if your business is a low-injury workplace, you may benefit from the "Stay at Work" program. 

Register online for "All You Need to Know About Workers' Comp to Save Money" coming to Bellevue City Hall, Rm 1E-112 on Tuesday, July 19, 10 AM - 12 Noon. Tell them the Chamber sent you.
Our Lake Hills Pet Campus offers Hospital, Boarding, Daycare, Training, and Grooming under one roof with 24/7 Veterinarian support.

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Chamber Comments on Proposed Fire Services and Transportation Levies
Right after the Fourth of July, the Bellevue  Chamber provided public comment before the Bellevue City Council regarding possible fire services and transportation levies. While the Chamber has not yet taken a position on whether or not to support a levy package, here are a few principals that will guide us.

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.

Q2 Downtown Bellevue Condo Market Update
Downtown condo prices continued to climb in the 2nd quarter, but competition eased up providing some relief to buyers. 42 condos closed averaging $779,740 per unit and $598/sq. ft. , a 14% increase year over year.
Courtesy Leslie Ota, Windermere Real Estate 
Bellevue Roundup
Get the latest info on Bellevue's potential Fire Services and Transportation Levy Survey, Bellevue Way SE Project Survey, and I-405 Express Toll Lanes.

When your schedule is tight, our care specialists pick-up and drop-off your pets from your home, office, or anywhere you need!

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30 Somethings
Then & Now

The Census Bureau shows how 30-year-olds today compare with those in 1975.

7 Ways to Become an Excel Power User
Digital literacy will help you go farther on the job today and one aspect is to become more proficient in Excel. How? Check out these seven tricks.

Divorce is an emotionally trying experience. It's also a business decision. The way divorce affects a business requires special strategic considerations. Amanda DuBois understands these concerns. She provides experienced family law representation in a highly supportive environment. The firm has meeting locations in Seattle, Bellevue and Kirkland. Call today.

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Ribbon Cuttings
The Bellevue Chamber enjoyed celebrating the ribbon cuttings of Developing Minds (top) on June 21, The Meyden (center) on June 23, and Brazen Sotheby's India Desk (bottom) on June 30!

SAVE on Office Supplies with the Bellevue Chamber Office Depot Program!
Did you know you can save up to 55% on some of the office supplies you use every day? Chamber members qualify automatically for this savings - so sign up and start shopping today!

Welcome New Members
Advantage Business Valuations
Dermatology of Seattle-Bellevue
Directors Mortgage
Homegrown Sustainability Sandwich Shop
Homewood Suites by Hilton
ICON Real Estate Services, INC
Master Builders Association
MINI at Bellevue Square
Northwest Loss Prevention Consultants
Porcello Jewelers
PremRide LLC
Shea Homes, Inc
The Sahel Group, LLC
Three Sixty Solutions Painting
Vantiv Merchant
Renewing Members
40 Years: The Seattle Times
34 Years: Bellevue Arts Museum
28 Years: Commerce Bank of Washington
26 Years: Mutual Materials
17 Years: Imagine Housing
12 Years: Bel-Red Oral and MaxilloFacial Surgery
4 Years: PMF Investments
3 Years: Sleep Number
2 Years: Kelley Imaging Systems, Larkspur Landing Bellevue, Pacific Regent Bellevue, University of Washington External Affairs