September 27, 2017
Issue #47


Corporate Table of 10: $1400 Members, $1600 Non-Members 
Individuals: $140 Members, $160 Non-Members 

Pre-Registration Required For This Sell Out Event!

Join us for a fabulous evening of fun, great networking connections, and a powerful program to help you capture future business opportunities.

Accelerating Tomorrow Today!
Keynote Speaker:  Ed Fries

Ed Fries has been at the center of the tech revolution that has transformed our economy. Ed is a Co-Founder of Xbox and serial entrepreneur in the interactive media/gaming industry which has become a $22B industry in Washington State.
Keynote Speaker:  Tony Seba

Tony Seba is active in the technology disruption space - the 4th Revolution - where 5G and IoT create the next economic opportunities. Tony is a keynote speaker, author, thought leader, serial entrepreneur, and educator. He is also a co-founder of Rethink, a think tank that focuses on technology disruption.
Join Us at the
Morning Business Builders!

October 4, 18, 25, November 1

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! 
 
    
The Business Lunch: The REI Story
What began as a group of 23 mountain climbing buddies is now the nation's largest consumer cooperative. Now, REI is on the move - their corporate HQ is coming to Bellevue's Spring District. REI's Chief Creative Officer, Ben Steele leads the co-op's marketing efforts, brand strategy and creative expression. He's a master storyteller who will share how the REI brand is evolving to support a growing community of more than 16 million members and 150 stores in 36 states.

   
Special thanks to all our runners and walkers and corporate teams! We've got the new, updated photos from the run online and ready for you to relive the Spirit!


Thank You to Our Board Leaders
Shout out to our retiring Board members who have given their time and talent to further the Bellevue Chamber's mission! 

Mark Beatty
Law Office of Mark R. Beatty 

Tony Cheng
Netstar, Inc.

Announcing our 2017-2018 Board of Directors representing the depth and breadth of the Bellevue business community! 

 
 
Eastside Legislators Discuss Business Issues at Coalition Legislative Wrap-Up
Against the backdrop of Mount Si, over 70 Eastside business leaders packed the Club at Snoqualmie Ridge, for the 2017 East King Chambers Coalition legislative wrap-up. Legislators from as far away as Mill Creek and Auburn sparred with one another and shared priorities for 2018. Learn what they said, see photos and check out news coverage in the Bellevue Blitz.

Photo republished with permission from the 

Eastside Business Alliance Endorses Candidates for Bellevue City Council  
The Eastside Business Alliance (EBA) announced endorsements in two highly competitive Bellevue City Council races. Following multiple interviews and much discussion, EBA has chosen to endorse Phillip Yin for Position 5 and Steven Fricke for Position 6. Learn more about EBA and see the entire list of this year's endorsements in the Bellevue Blitz.




Outside Sales Reps Spend More Time Selling Remotely
The gap is closing between outside sales reps who once sold in the field by traveling to a customer's location and those who sit back at the office and contact a client remotely. The data comes mostly from larger enterprise firms but should also be of interest to small businesses without the resources to spend on expensive sales trips all over the world. 
 
2018 Young Execs - Now Enrolling!
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 and receive valuable tools & resources to help them reach long-term career success.

 

Looking to do business with Chamber Members? Check Out InsideEastside.biz! 
Shop, stay, play, and do business locally - it's easy just visit our new directory! 
 
Bellevue Blitz Roundup
Leg Wrap Up coverage; Eastside Business Alliance list of endorsements; Chamber Public Affairs Council to launch. 


 

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.

Ten Interview Questions You Need To Stop Asking Job Candidates
Many interviewers, including both HR and Recruiting folks and department managers, are brainwashed to believe that they must have an interview script in their hand in order to conduct a good interview.  They are mistaken. The best interviews are conversations.

Biz Fair 2017
Saturday, Sept. 30
One day, one place - learn from the experts how to form and run a successful business - and it's all free! Sharpen your skills - attend seminars that cover important, up-to-date topics for all stages of business ownership. Save valuable time - connect with government agencies, business, and trade associations to get the information you need.


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 !




Ribbon Cuttings 
The Bellevue Chamber Staff and Ambassadors celebrated the following ribbon cuttings!  Interested in a ribbon cutting for your business? Contact  Kim Fredericks  for details!

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings
October 5 | 4:30pm
October 12 | 4:00pm
WSECU
October 19 | 10:00am

Baron's Xi'an
Kitchen & Bar

Vida Integrated Health

Weldon Barber


Welcome New Members
ADT Security
AdvoCare Nutrition Coach
Advanced Weight Loss Clinic
American National - Hoyt Agency
Ascend Steak and Sushi
Baron's Xi'an Kitchen & Bar
BECU - Redmond NFC
California Pizza Kitchen
Columbia Asthma & Allergy
Cost Plus World Market
Drivers Club
Edward Jones - Andrew Sample
Hanson Consulting Group
HSBC
International Center for Autism & Neurodevelopment
KR Business Brokers
LegalShield
Lincoln South Food Hall
Lineage Media and Solutions
March of Dimes
National Sign Corporation
Restaurants Unlimited (Henry's Tavern)
Supreme Lending
The Points Living

Renewing Members
30 Years: Overlake Medical Center
24 Years: Kohtoku Enterprise, Inc.
20 Years: Rafn Company
13 Years: Tateuchi Center
13 Years: Peoples Bank
13 Years: Bellevue Downtown Courtyard by Marriott
10 Years: The Lakes Apartments
8 Years: Rare Form Limousine
7 Years: Bellevue Rare Coins
7 Years: West Seattle Rare Coins
2 Years: Insperity