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Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce
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August 3, 2016


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Welcome New Member!
Valbridge Property Advisors, Murray Brackett
A real estate and appraisal company, Valbridge evaluates property based on objective criteria, in-depth knowledge of local property markets and time-tested judgment.

Thank You Renewing Members!
We appreciate all of our members and would like to thank those who have recently renewed:

Billie Grissom Law

The Creekside MBK Senior Living (formerly Merrill Gardens)

Union Bank 

Reminder: No August General Meeting.
Next General Meeting is September 22.
Bothell Fire Fund Update: Proceeds Raised Are Now over $60,000!

Enormous thank you's to the many people and businesses who have donated money to the Bothell Fire Fund benefitting the Main Street businesses damaged or destroyed by the July 22 fire.

Last week's fundraiser, the Bothell Fire Fund Block Party - hosted by the Chamber, Northshore Rotary and downtown businesses, was a huge success due to a collaborative effort of many and we are deeply grateful to everyone who attended, spread the word, volunteered their time and energy, and the businesses who donated food, wine, beer, rental equipment, and services to make this event such a success. 

It is clear that Bothell is a very special community and we are honored to be a part of it. There are so many people and businesses to thank that we cannot possibly list you all here but please know that you are greatly appreciated!

You can still donate to the Bothell Fire Fund!

-OR- via mail:
Please make checks payable to Northshore Rotary, attn: Bothell Fire Fund and mail to: Northshore Rotary, PO Box 44, Bothell, WA 98041

Note: If you are independently raising funds, but would like to contribute the money to be distributed by the Bothell Fire Fund, please email your contact information and fundraising end date to Thank you.

Chamber is Collecting Backpacks & School Supplies until Friday
By Friday, August 5, 2:00 PM
Chamber Office, 23716 8th Ave SE, Ste. I-1, Bothell

Backpacks for Kids
You can help assure all Northshore School District students start the school year with the supplies they need to be prepared to learn by donating back-to-school supplies and new backpacks at the district office or at the Chamber's office in Country Village Shops.

The Backpacks for Kids Campaign, through the Northshore Schools Foundaion, is working to distribute over 2,000 filled backpacks to Northshore School District Students preschool through grade 12.

For more details and list of needed supplies go to Backpacks for Kids.
August After Hours Social - Joint Event w/Kirkland Chamber
Thursday, August 18
5:30 - 7:30 PM 
Inglewood Golf Club, 6505 Inglewood Rd. NE, Kenmore

Join us at this great after hours event! We are collaborating with the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce to help you expand your professional connections at this informal relaxed gathering. Enjoy free food, drinks, & fun hosted by the Inglewood Golf Club!

Inglewood Golf Club

Thank you to our host:  Inglewood Golf Club
This event is free, no RSVP is necessary.

Member Shout-Out!

Shout Out A SHOUT-OUT goes to TSUGA Fine Art & Framing

"A huge Shout-Out to TSUGA Fine Art & Framing.  Ken and Karen Stodola are enriching the community by presenting monthly poetry readings. I attended the May Poetry Night, which featured readings from two poets and an open mic for a dozen additional poets. 

What a stimulating evening: mythology to Haiku, days of the week vis-a-vis the sense of smell in an apartment elevator to Prince dedications, and even Shakespeare from the point of view of Othello's bed, the latter from a Juanita High School student (two students presented).  Thank you for an entertaining evening!"
~ Susan Gardner, OlsonDesign Jewelers

Note: TSUGA's next Poetry Night is Saturday August 13.

P lease send your announcements, congratulations, testimonials and thank you's to

Member Benefits Reminder:
Grow Your Connections By Attending Chamber Events
Stay top-of-mind with other members by making event attendance a priority. The more they see you, the more they think of you!
The saying "People like doing business with those they know, like, and trust" is very often true! And, Chamber events are a great way to strengthen your connections and grow your business. Choose from Luncheons, After Hours Socials, General Meetings, committee meetings, and more!
So check our event schedule, mark your calendars, bring your marketing materials, and plan to join us at our upcoming events!

Member Announcements
Homeward Pet Adoption Center
Bathe to Save
Thursday, August 4
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Homeward Pet Adoption Center, 13132 NE 177th Place, Woodinville

The Bathe to Save National Tour has chosen Homeward Pet Adoption Center as one of its stops during its 18-month excursion across the U.S. to raise 1million dollars for animal rescue organizations. Join the cause! Head to Homeward Pet Thursday, Aug. 4 for dog groomings, family activities, pet adoptions, food trucks and more.

100 percent of proceeds will be donated to Homeward Pet. Learn more at

Bothell Music In The Park Concert Series
Fridays through August 26
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Northcreek Sports Field, 11905 Northcreek Pkwy South, Bothell
Enjoy the beautiful outdoors this summer at the Bothell Music In The Park Concerts held at the Northcreek Sports Field!
Next concert: August 5 - Crème Tangerine

Walkways and Waterways Informational Open Houses - City of Kenmore
August 8 - 6 to 8 PM - Log Boom Park, 17415 61st Ave NE
August 18 - 6 to 8 PM - Rhododendron Park, 6910 NE 170th St
August 23 - 6 to 8 PM - Squire's Landing Park, 7353 NE 175th St
August 25 - 6 to 8 PM - Kenmore City Hall, 18120 68th Ave NE

The City of Kenmore invites the public to a series of informational open houses to learn about projects included on the Walkways & Waterways Improvements proposed bond measure (Proposition 1) that will appear on the November 2016 ballot.

Click here for more information or contact Community Relations Manager Leslie Harris at 425-398-8900.

Celebr8 Wellness - Bothell Chiropractic & Wellness Celebrates 8 Years!
Tuesday, August 9
5:00 - 8:00 PM
Bothell Chiropractic & Wellness, 19017 120th Ave NE, Ste 111, Bothell

Bothell Chiropractic & Wellness celebrates 8 Years! Join them for an evening of wellness services and an exclusive preview of dishes & wines from Revolve True Food & Wine Bar.

To show their support for the businesses that were impacted by the Downtown Bothell Fire on July 22, 100% of all ticket sales will be donated to the relief efforts.
Tickets are $8.00 in advance. Includes admission for up to three additional guests who are not BCW clients. They also will have #BothellStrong wristbands available with 100% of proceeds going to the relief fund as well.

Chef John Howie to host Beardslee Public House One-Year Anniversary Celebration
Wednesday, August 10
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Beardslee Public House, 19116 Beardslee Blvd., Bothell
In celebration of Beardslee Public House's one-year anniversary on Wednesday, August 10, Chef John Howie's restaurant and brewery team will host an all-day customer appreciation event to thank valued guests for their support over the last year. Anniversary specials will include: happy hour pricing on all house-made brews, $6 growler fills of all house-made brews and a Beat the Brewer Washer Tossing Challenge from 12:00-4:00 p.m. that will feature prizes for winners.

Beardslee Public House will also donate 10 percent of total food sales to the Bothell Cougar Football Club, which hosts and organizes the off-field activities for Bothell High School football, including community service projects, team camps and weekly team meals.
Someone Else's Shoes Book Club at Sankara Imports
Wednesday, August 10
5 :00 - 7:00 PM
Sankara Imports, 10130-B Main Street, Bothell
Enjoy the book club at Sankara Imports on Main Street in Bothell.
This month's book selection is The Country Under My Skin: A Memoir of Love and War by Gioconda Belli. This book details her experiences in Nicaragua, joining the Sandinista political movement, and the fallout of those decisions on her country, her relationships, and her identity.
PacMed Hosts Back To School Bash
August 10 - 5 :30 to 7:30 PM - PacMed Federal Way, 31833 Gateway Center Blvd S, Federal Way
August 13 - 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, PacMed Canyon Park, East parking lot, 1909 214th St SE, Bothell
Two FREE Events in Your Neighborhood!

Join  PacMed at their Federal Way or Canyon Park clinics on the dates above for a Back to School Bash! Fun activities and lots of giveaways!  

At the Canyon Park event they're planning:
Door Prizes * Scavenger Hunt * School Supplies * Bounce House * Face Painting * Snacks * And Lots More!  The first 100 children will get a FREE PacMed lunch box!

Discover Bastyr At Summer Open House
Saturday, August 13
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Bastyr University - Kenmore Campus, 14500 Juanita Drive NE, Kenmore

Bastyr Logo 2012 Nothing beats Bastyr in the summer! Tour the herb garden, walk the sacred seeds trail, visit information tables and meet their faculty, students and staff.

Discover Bastyr offers you the chance to experience their environment through information sessions, presentations and interactive demonstrations.

Community Serve Day
Sunday, August 21
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Northshore School District School of Choice

Volunteers are needed to help teachers set up their classrooms and improve the schools through painting, weeding and other grounds projects for Community SERVE Day.

This event is organized in partnership with the Northshore school district.

Participating schools: Arrowhead, Canyon Creek, Cottage Lake, Crystal Springs, Fernwood, Frank Love, Hollywood Hill, Kenmore, Kokanee, Lockwood, Maywood Hills, Moorlands, Shelton View, Westhill, Woodin and Woodmoor elementary schools, Sorenson Early Childhood Center and Canyon Park, Kenmore and Skyview junior high schools.

More information and registration is available at


Karen Orsinger, NSD Partnerships Coordinator

Northshore Performing Arts Center's  2016 - 2017 Season Is Here! 

First Show of the Season

Chris Mann
September 24, 2016
7:30 PM
Currently starring as the Phantom in the national tour of Broadway's Phantom of the Opera, Chris Mann's fame rose as Christina Aguilera's finalist on NBC's The Voice.

3 Petals Healing Is Hiring

3 Petals Healing is seeking a new tribe member!
Are you someone who would delight in becoming a part of a steadily growing holistic business and spend your work-day surrounded by beautiful crystals, healing energy, bright and positive coworkers, and helping make positive
change a reality for many!?

Hours are Monday-Friday 10-5 some weekend extended days for events.