March 14, 2017
Issue #34
Corporate Table of 10: $750 ($800 after 3/22)
$80 Members ($90 after 3/22)  

Celebrate the Entrepreneurial Spirit!
Join us to meet the impressive Eastside companies who have been nominated for an Award. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to grow your network, which is key to having a successful business.

Award Categories include:
  • Eastside Business of the Year
  • Eastside Small Business of the Year
  • Innovative Product or Service of the Year
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit - Startup Business of the Year
40 Amazing Eastside Businesses
To Be Honored - Meet Their Top Leaders!
From large corporations to small business enterprises, this year's nominees are making an impact on their communities and the marketplace! See who you'll meet when you sign up to attend the 28th Annual Eastside Business Awards on March 29!
7 Ingredients to High-End Website Experiences Video
At the March Business Lunch, Jeff Dance, CEO of Fresh Consulting helped us discover the 7 key ingredients of a high-end website experience. Check out his full presentation.


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.

A World of Taste -
A Networking Adventure 
Meet other members with similar interests at this special experience hosted by Oil & Vinegar. A featured sommelier will take you on an adventure and tasting of wines from around the world. Learn the different profiles typical of the wines from different countries and delight in appetizers and sweets specially paired for your enjoyment. Please note this experience is limited to 25 pre-registered members so register early!

Hosted by the Bellevue Chamber and

Join Us at the
Morning Business Builders!

March 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! 

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.
Sea-Tac Vaults from 13th to 9th Busiest Airport
Record growth vaults Sea-Tac to the 9th busiest U.S. airport based on passenger volume, up from the 13th spot. Sea-Tac moved past Houston, Phoenix, Miami and Charlotte to claim the number nine spot, based on data from the Official Airline Guide and airport websites. Sea-Tac Airport has an average of 125,000 passengers per day.      

Affordable Housing Workshop March 21
Here's your chance to provide feedback on Bellevue's Draft Affordable Housing Strategy. Whether you own property which could be affected or are wondering about your own ability to purchase a home or even age in place, attend the Affordable Housing Workshop.

Legislative Update - K-12 Funding
As the Legislature marks day 65, three basic education funding bills remain. ESHB 1843 retains the prototypical funding model; SSB 5607 implements a new weighted student formula; SB 5825 is a hybrid with a uniform per pupil amount.

For a comparison, see the WA Research Council's latest policy brief.
Happy St. Patrick's Day! 
In honor of St. Paddy's Day check out these Fun Facts!
Eastside Economic Strategy Guide
Retail Sales
The Eastside Economic Strategy Guide is our drill down on the pulse of the Eastside and region's key economic indicators.

Bellevue Blitz Roundup
Fire Station 10 Update; Green Light for Meydenbauer Beach Park; S. Bellevue Park and Ride Alert.

Ribbon Cuttings
Bellevue Chamber staff and ambassadors celebrated the ribbon cuttings of Higher Leaf on February 28!

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

RET Physical Therapy
March 16

Fred Meyer
March 29

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
AC Hotel Bellevue
Acute Pain Therapies
Cutler Investment Group
Fogo de Chao Churrascaria
Heartland Payment Systems
PHD Energy: Navitas Consilium
Red Lion Inn & Suites Bothell
The Bravern
The Shade Store

Renewing Members
49 Years: North Coast Moving & Storage Company
35 Years: Kidder Mathews
31 Years: Symetra
30 Years: Kelsun Distributors
26 Years: GLY Construction, Inc
19 Years: Rafn Company
12 Years: Peoples Bank
11 Years: KING5-TV
10 Years: Suncadia
9 Years: Residence Inn by Marriott - Seattle/Bellevue/Downtown
6 Years: HST Construction, Inc.
6 Years: Uwajimaya Bellevue
4 Years: Pacific Bag, Inc.
2 Years: AGP Wealth Advisors
2 Years: Chick-fil-A, Bellevue
2 Years: Expedia CruiseShipCenters, Bellevue