September 26, 2016
Issue #24
It's not just another dinner - it's an adventure!
Enjoy a fun, interactive experience plus meet up with top Eastside business leaders and be in the know on the cool technologies and competitive mindsets that are changing how we do business.

Evening keynote: Matthew May on Winning the Brain Game.    
Bonus: Experience a live, interactive HoloLens demo, plus take home your own VR headset!
The Value of Relationships    
Our new Board Chair David Masin, Selden's Home Furnishings says "we have all come to Bellevue for new opportunity, to make connections and to grow our business. What unites us all together and allows us to make these connections, is the organization that I am proud to represent as the Chairman of the Board in the coming year, the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce."

Policy Committees Give Thumbs Up to Bellevue Ballot Measures
Chamber policy committees have reviewed Bellevue Prop One and Prop Two - relating to fire services and transportation - and recommended a YES Vote on each. Now the action moves to the Board of Directors. 


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.

Join Us at the
Morning Business Builders!
September 28, October 12, 19, 26

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!

Enjoying a Taste of Italy & Networking at the Business After Hours at Tutta Bella!
Bellevue Chamber members got together at Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria for networking and enjoying traditional Neapolitan appetizers!

Fight Online Fraud   
As a banker, I frequently get asked for easy ways people can protect themselves against fraud when banking online. Here are four of the best - and easiest - ways you can protect yourself.
1. Always check your bank statements and look for any irregularities.
2. Always use a strong password that contains letters, numbers and special characters.
3. Avoid banking online using public or unsecured Wi-Fi.
4. Never give out your personal identification number (PIN). If someone asks for it via email, THEY ARE FRAUDSTERS AND NOT YOUR BANK!

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Thank You to Our Board Leaders
Announcing our 2016-2017 Board of Directors representing the depth and breadth of the Bellevue business community!
Bellevue Blitz Roundup
Bellevue's Proposed Budget is on its way; Community Meetings on Proposed Men's Homeless Shelter; Jobs for Washington's Graduates.

Want to Make More Sales? Tell Your Story!
Instead of bombarding prospects with tons of data, facts, and figures tell a story about how you've solved problems or served a need. Check this out to learn why storytelling works and how to be an effective storyteller.

Ideas to Launch Your Fall Marketing Plan
Now that we have everyone's attention again after a beautiful Northwest summer, check out these 20 ideas to get the ideas flowing while the weather is changing.

Divorce is an emotionally trying experience. It's also a business decision. The way divorce affects a business requires special strategic considerations. Amanda DuBois understands these concerns. She provides experienced family law representation in a highly supportive environment. The firm has meeting locations in Seattle, Bellevue and Kirkland. Call today.

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Ribbon Cuttings
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
Alive & Shine Center
All Pro Webworks
ARVR Studio
Lehmbecker Law Firm
Matvey Foundation Repair
The Johnston Firm, PLLC & Covenant Creative Group
Mary Nelson Real Estate / Realogics Sotheby's 
         International Realty

Renewing Members
49 Years: Burnstead Construction Company
45 Years: Donald S. Davidson, D.D.S., P.S.
32 Years: The Seattle Humane Society
19 Years: Falco Sult
12 Years: Washington Academy of Family Physicians
9 Years: The Lakes Apartments
7 Years: Ashton Bellevue/UDR Inc.