July 25, 2016
Issue #20
 
To help students with ongoing learning opportunities, the Bellevue Chamber has established the Bellevue Chamber Foundation. Funding for our 2016 scholarships is made possible through the generous support of Delta Air Lines, our Presenting Sponsor of our Spirit of Bellevue Run/Walk, and other community partners who support education including KeyBank, offering one named scholarship. This year, $6,000 was awarded to four deserving Bellevue graduating seniors.



Sea-Tac Airport Director Highlights Exciting Future for Business Growth 
With tremendous economic growth and expanding commerce around the Puget Sound area, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is poised to be the center of all the action. In fact, Sea-Tac is now the fastest growing airport in the country. Lance Lyttle, the new managing director of Sea-Tac Airport, spoke to Chamber members at the Business Lunch on July 14th to talk about upcoming changes to Sea-Tac over the next decade.

The Next Big Thing is Happening Right Here. Right Now.
The June Eastside Leadership Conference celebrated 15 years of melding, science, technology and the really smart people transforming how business gets done. The Conference is the place to be to get an insider look into the disruptive technologies shaping our world - by companies that are right here, at home. Check out the things we've highlighted that were thought to be far out there that are now part of the fabric of doing business every day.

 
Our Lake Hills Pet Campus offers Hospital, Boarding, Daycare, Training, and Grooming under one roof with 24/7 Veterinarian support.







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Bellevue Blitz: Chamber Testifies on Levies & I-405 Tolls
Bellevue Council steps closer to fire services and transportation levies; Transportation Commission to act on I-405 tolls; Bellevue Arts Fair traffic closures.

 
Bellevue Arts & Crafts Fair Celebrates 70 years July 29-31   
In 1947 the first arts and crafts fair was held in a small upstart shopping center called Bellevue Square. It was organized by the Freeman family and a handful of dedicated community volunteers who later formed the Pacific Northwest Arts & Crafts Association (PANACA). Despite several downpours throughout the weekend, nearly 30,000 people came out to shop from 70 regional artists. Today, BAM ARTSfair is one of the top Juried Arts Fairs in the Country boasting over 300 vendors (juried from nearly 1,000 applicants) and attracts 300,000 visitors.

Policy Committees Take Up Sound Transit 3; Next Meeting August 11
In July, we held the first of two joint policy committee meetings on the Sound Transit 3 ballot measure. Learn more about how you can participate in this discussion.

 








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.

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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Boeing Celebrates 100th Anniversary 
How time flies! On July 15, the Boeing Company celebrated 100 years of aerospace manufacturing in our backyard - and connecting people across the globe. Track the celebrations here and around the world, including a proclamation by the Bellevue City Council. Thank You Boeing, for 100 years of aviation, family wage jobs and corporate citizenship.


Chamber Welcomes Two Interns!
We're thrilled to have two interns with us this summer! Nathan Han and Valerie Thomas are both seniors at Ballard High School and participate in the Seattle Public Schools Academy of Finance Program. This program partners with businesses and non-profit organizations to provide students real world experiences that schools cannot.


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.

(206) 547-1486   duboislaw.net


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Ribbon Cuttings
The Bellevue Chamber enjoyed celebrating the ribbon cuttings of Seattle MINI at Bellevue Square on July 15!

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

August 4, 5:00pm

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
Angel Of The Winds Casino Hotel
Dermatology of Seattle-Bellevue
Directors Mortgage
Fonté Coffee Roasters
Green Lake Jewelry Works
Homegrown Sustainability Sandwich Shop
Homewood Suites by Hilton
ICON Real Estate Services, INC
imortgage
LearningRx
 
Master Builders Association
MINI at Bellevue Square 
Northwest Loss Prevention Consultants 
Porcello Jewelers 
PremRide LLC 
Seerflix 
Shea Homes, Inc
STEP Computer Academy 
The Sahel Group, LLC
Three Sixty Solutions Painting
Vantiv Merchant 
Renewing Members
46 Years: CH2M HILL
43 Years: Kaye-Smith Enterprises
40 Years: Bellevue College
37 Years: The Boeing Company
36 Years: Time Equipment Company and Wallace Properties Inc.
35 Years: Seldens Designer Home Furnishings
33 Years: Comcast
32 Years: Bellevue School District and Microsoft Corporation
31 Years: The Evans Company
28 Years: Hanson Baker Ludlow Drumheller PS, HDR Engineering, Inc. and La Residence Suite Hotel
26 Years: Embassy Suites Bellevue
23 Years: AAA Washington, AtWork!, and Kohtoku Enterprise, Inc.
22 Years: Virginia Mason Clinic - Bellevue
19 Years: Bannecker Public Affairs
18 Years: Fortin Group, Keller Williams Realty Bellevue, and Security Safe & Lock Inc.
 
17 Years: Heritage Bank 
16 Years: Northwest Trophy, Inc. and Johns Monroe Mitsunaga Kolouskova PLLC 
15 Years: 10kInfo and King County 
12 Years: Bashey, Hutchinson & Walter, CPAs; Benefits Resource Group, Inc., Massage Envy, Tateuchi Center 
11 Years: Maggiano's Little Italy and Schoenfeld Interiors 
10 Years: 425 Magazine 989elements & elements too 
9 Years: Washington Trust Bank 
6 Years: Pacific Northwest Fisheries LLC, UBS Financial Services 
5 Years: Axelerate 
3 Years: RainMaker Signs, Inc. and Sports Physical Therapy & Performance Centers 
2 Years: Attain Housing 
1 Year: Intentional by Design, Kokesh Retirement Strategies, LLC; LegalShield, Sagebrook Senior Living, Voe Financial, LLC