June 6, 2017
Issue #40
FanWide Wins Best in Pitch & Show at the
2017 Eastside Leadership Conference
Joe Wallin, Carney Badley Spellman (left) and Symon Perriman, FanWide (right).
Photo by Mike Nakamura Photography.
"FanWide thanks the Eastside Leadership Conference and its partners for this recognition and for supporting all local businesses in the region," said FanWide President & Founder, Symon Perriman, who pitched the company and accepted the award. Joe Wallin, startup attorney and advisor with Carney Badley Spellman, queued up the pitch competition. He gave kudos to the event that showed off the strength of our startup community.

Learn more about FanWide and check out all the startups who competed.

The Business Lunch: Housing Marketplace with Zillow's Chief Economist
Get the latest on real estate trends in our marketplace based on the Zillow Housing Confidence Index and how our area compares across the country. Chief Economist with Zillow, Dr. Svenja Gudell will dive into how real estate trends are impacted by millennials, urban vs., suburban, and price points. Dr. Gudell joined the company in 2011 and leads the industry-leading economic research team at Zillow, a recognized voice of impartial, data-driven economic analysis on the U.S. housing market.  
First Come, First Served! Reserve Your Spot at the Business Showcase on June 29!
Connect with business owners, professionals and consumers while you enjoy delicious appetizers and beverages at this high-energy event! Exhibitor tables sell out fast so reserve yours today!  

Eastside Leadership Conference Photo Gallery 
See the incredible technologies and companies making Bellevue the hub of growth and innovation with our Eastside Leadership Conference photo gallery! 

Recently, Deloitte did an eight year look back on the top technology trends and the spin-off implications of how these trends are integrated into the workplace. Well guess what - our Eastside Leadership Conference over the last 16 years has showcased all of these top technology trends showing that we've hit the mark consistently at this event.

Join Us at the
Morning Business Builders!

June 7, 14, 21 & 28

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! 
2017 Entrepreneurial Spirit: Startup of the Year - RBC Signals 
Watch as Sean McClinton with RBC Signals accepts the award for Entrepreneurial Spirit - Startup of the Year. 

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.

Policy Committees Busy on June 8 & June 13
Join us at Public Affairs on Thursday, June 8 at 12 Noon, for a look at Bellevue's Wilburton-Grand Connection Initiative. At Transportation, we'll learn about the City's proposed multimodal level of service standards, including bike and pedestrian facilities, on Tuesday June 13 at 7:30 AM.
Commuter Alert: South Bellevue Park and Ride Now Closed  
As of May 30, the South Bellevue Park and Ride lot is closed for business. When the facility reopens for light rail operations in 2023, South Bellevue Station will accommodate approximately 1500 vehicles. For information on where to park and how to catch the bus during this interregnum, visit Sound Transit's dedicated site.  

Opening Fall 2017: Bright Horizons at Bellevue Spring District
Bright Horizons is opening a new child care center in the Spring District neighborhood of Bellevue. Bright Horizons at Bellevue Spring District will serve children 6 weeks to 6 years old with Infant - Kindergarten Prep programs.

The center highlights include high-quality curriculum, Movement Matters Zone, STEM lab, art studio, SMART Board, and touch screen computers. Foreign language and music enrichments will also be included in tuition.

The center is currently accepting pre-enrollment registrations. To learn more, click below or call us at 425-429-7314.

Paid Feature Content
Legislative Update - 2nd Special Session Continues
We're now half-way through a 2nd Special Session, with leadership still at work on a fix for basic education and a biennial budget. Governor Inslee has taken a capital gains tax off the table, for now, but urges consideration of internet sales and real estate excise taxes. Listen to his news conference announcing the 2nd Special Session here.

Looking to for a great CPA? Check Out InsideEastside.biz!  
The Bellevue Chamber in partnership with IntellaSphere has launched a new membership directory. Check out our member CPAs and you're certain to find the perfect company for your needs. 

To find out more about updating your business listing and learn about our new DIY (Do It Yourself) integrated digital marketing platform  contact Ashley Clemmer.
Rent Continues to Climb Across the Eastside
The national average for rent was up 2 percent from last year; local cities, however, saw bigger increases, reflecting the high-demand for housing in Seattle, the Eastside, and surrounding cities, according to 425 Business.


Bellevue Blitz Roundup
Homeless Shelter 45 Day Review; New City website; Opening on Planning Commission

Ribbon Cuttings
The Bellevue Chamber staff and ambassadors celebrated the grand opening of ATI Physical Therapy on May 18!

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings!

Artisan Dental
Wednesday, June 21

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
American Pacific Mortgage - Kirkland
Artisan Dental
Bright Horizons at Bellevue Spring District
Marine Phoenix, LLC
New York Life - Joseph Laber
Shinobi Cyber Inc.
Ultimate Indoor Golf
W Bellevue
Washington Energy Services
WeWork Lincoln Square 
Renewing Members
63 Years: CenturyLink
41 Years: Hotel Bellevue
38 Years: The Boeing Company
31 Years: Symetra
30 Years: Bellevue Christian School
29 Years: Commerce Bank of Washington
28 Years: RMG Group of Stifel
28 Years: Sylvan Learning Center
20 Years: Schwartz Brothers Restaurants
15 Years: Almond & Associates
14 Years: The Rainier Group
7 Years: Kitchen Plus
6 Years: KPMG LLP
4 Years: New Balance Bellevue
4 Years: Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
3 Years: Pacific Regent Bellevue
1 Year: ABC Gum Removal
1 Year: imortgage
1 Year: Jubis Chiropractic
1 Year: Shea Homes, Inc