November 4, 2015
Issue #4
Looking for insights on the Economy and the marketplace so you can have impact for your company? Join us at the Eastside Economic Forecast Breakfast November 18. Successful companies are continually scanning the marketplace to glean useful information to operate leaner and capture marketplace opportunities. At the event, you'll capture tons of fact 'n data in a fast-paced, information packed format.

Presenting Sponsor

Bank of America 

What You Know Makes a Difference!
Our annual Eastside Business Leader Survey is now in your inbox. Your valuable insight by November 10 is needed on key indicators impacting your business as well as your outlook for 2016. Results will be highlighted at the Eastside Economic Forecast Breakfast on November 18.

Haven't seen it? Click here to take our survey! 
It sounds silly, but SMiShing - or phishing via text message - is a real threat to your computer systems security. Fortunately, there are some simple tips you can use to protect yourself.

Wondering about changes to the mortgage process?  The implementation of TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (better known as TRID) earlier this month were designed with the consumer in mind.

Tech Transforming the Market
GeekWire reports some of the biggest names from the Silicon Valley are making deep investments in Seattle, and reshaping the tech scene and the broader community in process.  
Crafting A Powerful Tagline
Creating a tagline is a powerful exercise, as it captures the essence of the value you provide to your customer in one or two concise sentences.

Bellevue, the Hub for Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality is a growing tech sector, and Bellevue is uniquely positioned to become the global leader in VR technology's research and development.

Congrats to the Young Execs Graduating Class of 2015!
The following Young Executives received their ce rtificates of completion:

Jered Cottell, RAFN Company * Celia Davis, Clark Nuber * Carolyn Fjelstad, Clark Nuber * Courtney Hirata, Concur Technologies  * Justin Hoffman, Sweeney Conrad *
Ken James, GLY Construction  * Rebecca Jancic, BECU * Leigh Johnson, Falco Sult * Jason Meersman, Sweeney Conrad * Justin Merriman, GLY Construction *  David Myrick, Conover Insurance * Matt Neilson, GLY Construction *  Joseph O'Meara, Clark Nuber * Brad Parker, Clark Nuber * Ian Southall, AXA Advisors *  Brandon Van Corbach, Group Health Cooperative * Anthony Vitulli, Washington Federal
We are now accepting enrollments for 2016! 

Morning Business Builder 11/11 * What are you thankful for? * 7:30 - 8:30am * Bellevue Chamber Office
2015 Eastside Economic Forecast Breakfast 11/18 * 7:00 - 9:00am * Hyatt Regency Bellevue
Morning Business Builder 12/2 * Chamber 101 * 7:30 - 8:30am * Bellevue Chamber Office
SAVE THE DATE - Eastside Elected Officials Reception 12/8
* CenturyLink Cloud Development Center
Morning Business Builder 12/9
* Your Business Influence * 7:30 - 8:30am * Bellevue Chamber Office
Morning Business Builder 12/16 *
SHOW & TELL! * 7:30 - 8:30am * Bellevue Chamber Office
SAVE THE DATE - The Business Lunch: Boeing in Washington - Our Future Together 12/17
Noon - 1:30pm * Hyatt Regency Bellevue
NEW DATE - 2016 Business Showcase 1/21 * 4:00 - 7:00pm * Red Lion Hotel Bellevue

Welcome New Members
Great Vision NW
Intentional by Design
Miss East King County
Mood Media
Peterson Russell Kelly
Puget Sound Tours
Sound Financial Group

Seattle Children's Bargain Boutique
Renewing Members
35 Years: Time Equipment Company
30 Years: University Book Store
25 Years: GLY Construction, Inc
18 Years: Rafn Company
17 Years: Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, Unico Properties, LLC
11 Years: Peoples Bank
9 Years: 425 Magazine, Fred Meyer
3 Years: Pacific Bag, Inc., The Bravern Signature Residences