November 24, 2015
Issue #5
Economic Survey Results:
Eastside Business Leader Outlook on the 2016 Economy
Eastside business leader optimism remains high, with 90% of those surveyed believing the Puget Sound economy will continue to expand in the next year. This reflects a remarkable rebound from the 2008 low of 36%. The complete results of the annual Eastside Business Leader survey conducted by the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce may be found in the Bellevue Chamber's 2016 Eastside Economic Forecast Strategy Guide, now available online. 

The Business Lunch: Boeing in Washington - Our Future Together
Aerospace has been a key economic driver for our region and state. The Boeing Company created this opportunity by launching our region's aerospace industry nearly 100 years ago. Join us to hear about where Boeing has been as a company, where they are going, and how deeply invested they are in the health, growth and prosperity of people living in Washington.

2015 Eastside Elected Officials Reception & Holiday Celebration
Mix and mingle with a Holiday Jingle on December 8! Celebrate the Holiday Season with Bellevue Chamber members and your elected representatives at this special Eastside Elected Officials Reception. Enjoy a festive atmosphere and conversation with business leaders, as well as new and returning elected officials from all levels of government.

Considering a big purchase? Keep your wallet closed if it doesn't meet the 'joy criteria.'

A look at ecommerce trends for CyberMonday - "Retailers should be prepared to support more transactions than previous years."

I am Thankful for My Chamber Connections!
"The saying, "You reap what you sow" could not be any more pertinent than it is when referring to the caliber of professionals attracted to the Early Morning Breakfast."

Ribbon Cuttings
Eating Recovery Center (above) celebrated their grand opening on 11/13.

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings
Banner Bank - 12/3 @ 4:30pm
Great Vision NW - 12/4 @ 3:30pm
Roosters Men's Grooming Center - 12/10 @ 4:30pm 
Mark Your Calendar! 
You don't have to look very far to find seasonal fun brought to you by Bellevue Chamber members!
The Shops at The Bravern 
Photos with Santa 
Bellevue Botanical Garden
Bellevue Downtown Association
Enroll Now!
Young Execs Class of 2016

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.

Commuter Alert: Turn Restrictions on SE 8th & 112th Ave
Starting today, no turns will be allowed to and from 112th Ave. SE at the intersection with SE 8th St. for one month to accommodate sewer improvement work.

'Tis the Season for Holiday Giving
This is the time of year when many people think about charitable giving. Click below for a list of charitable non-profit organizations who are Chamber members.

Be Prepared for Thanksgiving & Winter Travel
Check out these WSDOT tools to help with winter conditions and decide the best time for Thanksgiving Holiday travel.

New Companies Call the Eastside Home
A vibrant urban market, access to talent and the area's natural amenities are enticing companies to locate on the Eastside according to 425 Business.

Welcome New Members
7 Stars Limousine
Bellevue Schools Foundation
HUB International
Kokesh Retirement Strategies, LLC
Procura Mortgage Company
Roosters Men's Grooming Center
Shading Concepts
Shelly Zhou, Coldwell Banker Bain
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
Renewing Members
44 Years: Donald S. Davidson, D.D.S., P.S.
31 Years: The Seattle Humane Society
25 Years: Meydenbauer Center
17 Years: Unico Properties, LLC
14 Years: Washington Dental Service
14 Years: King County
12 Years: General Microsystems Inc
10 Years: McCormick & Schmicks (Landry's Inc.) and Washington Academy of Family Physicians
9 Years: Beth Billington - Coldwell Banker Bain, Factoria Security Self-Storage, and Sturtevant's Sports
8 Years: Wright Runstad & Company
3 Years: KIRO - TV
2 Years: GHB Window Cleaning Services, Inc.