September 13, 2017
Issue #46
Special thanks to all our runners and walkers and corporate teams! We've got the first photos from the run online and ready for you to relive the Spirit!

Leaving a Footprint! Spirit of Bellevue Run/Walk Supports Young Entrepreneurs 
Families, friends, and corporate teams left their footprints in Bellevue as they laced up their shoes to take part in the 6th Annual Spirit of Bellevue 5K on Sunday, September 10, where proceeds will go towards students starting a business through the  Young Entrepreneurs Academy . Nearly 500 runners and walkers participated along with over 100 volunteers cheering them on.

Join Us at the
Morning Business Builders!

September 20 & 27

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! 
What a Difference a Year Makes!
When I became Chairman last September, it was my mission to emphasize the positive effects the Bellevue Chamber has on the business community that it serves. As a whole, the Chamber has effected change in ways that cannot be measured. It is truly amazing what can happen within 12 months.

Tomorrow! 2017 East King Chambers Coalition Legislative Wrap Up
Thursday, September 14, 2017
4:00 - 7:00 PM
The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge

Come join Delegates to the East King Chambers Coalition, local business leaders and our Eastside legislators for the Coalition's annual Legislative Wrap-Up. Emcee Randy Bannecker will moderate a panel of legislators as they discuss how to get things done in a closely divided state capitol, take a look ahead to 2018 and respond to your questions.

Cyber Security Webinar - Is Your Business at Risk?  
The number of ransomware attacks on businesses tripled over the last year, jumping from one attack every two minutes to one every 40 seconds. Is your business immune? You would like to think so until the worst happens. And then what? How do you get your data back? Knowing and recognizing cyber threats, and having a solid remediation plan are a must in this connected world!

Toddy Mladenov, CTO, Agitare Technologies, Inc. will walk you through the most common techniques hackers use to target SMBs and what steps you can take to avoid it. You'll learn common cyber-attack prevention techniques that you can implement in your company and help you protect your business assets. We will also show you how you can create a remediation plan if the worst happens.

Bellevue Blitz Roundup
Bellevue bike share survey; Students back on the road; Program to reduce neighborhood cut-through traffic

Ribbon Cuttings
Interested in a ribbon cutting for your business? Contact Kim Fredericks for details!

Baron's Xi'an Kitchen & Bar
September 20

September 21 |  5:00pm

September 22 |  10:00am

October 5 |  4:30pm

October 12 |  4:00pm

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 !

Looking to do Business at a Local Restaurant? Check Out!  
The Bellevue Chamber in partnership with IntellaSphere has launched a new business directory. Check out our member restaurants and caterers  and you're certain to find just the right place for your event or special occasion.

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.
A Look at Bellevue's Bicycling Infrastructure
You're invited to a special briefing on Bellevue's Bike Rapid Implementation Program. Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 12 at Noon and come learn about the City's plan for a network of bike facilities that are "connected, protected and rapid." 


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.

Welcome New Members
425 Consulting Group
AdvoCare Nutrition Coach
Baron's Xi'an Kitchen & Bar
BECU - Redmond NFC
California Pizza Kitchen
Columbia Asthma & Allergy
Drivers Club
Edward Jones - Andrew Sample
Hanson Consulting Group
International Center for Autism & Neurodevelopment
KR Business Brokers
Lineage Media and Solutions
March of Dimes
National Sign Corporation
Restaurants Unlimited (Henry's Tavern)
Signus Financial
Supreme Lending
The Points Living
Vida Integrated Health Bellevue

Renewing Members
43 Years: Plantscapes, Inc.
38 Years: Vander Hoek Corporation
37 Years: Time Equipment Company
19 Years: Unico Properties, LLC
8 Years: American Image Displays
5 Years: Modere
5 Years: The Bravern Signature Residences
4 Years: Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria
2 Years: Bellevue Schools Foundation
1 Years: ARVR Studio
1 Years: Avitus Group