August 2022
Sponsored by Business Health Trust
OneRedmond is proud to partner with Business Health Trust to offer affordable health, vision and dental plans to our members. Learn more about the benefits of membership in OneRedmond or request a quote from Business Health Trust here.
$70 Million Working Washington 5 Grant Opens August 17, 2022
The Washington State Legislature has allocated $70 million for Working Washington Grants: Round 5 (WW5) to support small businesses and nonprofits affected by the pandemic. All for-profit and non-profit businesses, including sole proprietors and independent artists, are encouraged to apply.

Learn more about this funding opportunity by registering for OneEastside SPARK's no-cost webinar Working Washington 5 Grant Application Walk Through on Thursday, August 18 from 9 - 10:30 a.m. The webinar provide simultaneous interpretation in ASL, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish. 
The Grant Portal opens on August 17 with the deadline to submit applications set for September 9 at 5 p.m. Additional information and resources are available on OneEastside SPARK’s WW5 Resource Hub, including a list of organizations providing in-language support. To access and view the videos and presentations from last week's webinar Preparing to Apply for Working Washington 5 & UEI Walk-Through, click here.
Redmond August Events
Saturday, August 20 | Redmond Downtown Park
The World's Largest Game of Simon returns to the Downtown Redmond Park on Saturday, August 20, 12 - 9 p.m. Test your memory and agility while playing this super-sized 20 x 20 foot game! 

Sign up today to compete as a team or individually or join us to cheer on the competitors and enjoy free, family-friendly activities including arts and crafts and outdoor games.
Friday, August 26, Redmond Town Center
Join OneRedmond for a special evening of strolling, sipping, and shopping at our first ever Redmond Wine Walk, Friday, August 26 from 5 - 8 p.m. at Redmond Town Center. Kick your summer weekend off with a date night or gather good friends for a fun night of wine tasting, as your favorite Redmond Town Center shops will feature tastings from Washington’s finest wineries curated by Seattle Uncorked.
Tickets may be purchased online for $30 and includes: 10 wine tastes, a complimentary wine glass, and an insulated wine tote for storing wine bottles purchased tax-free at the event. Discounts available for groups of 2 or 4. This is a 21+ event, so all attendees will need to show a photo ID at check-in.
OneRedmond Member Benefits and News
Join OneRedmond as a member today and enjoy valuable benefits including access to insurance through our partner, Business Health Trust, free grand opening ribbon cuttings, discounted or complimentary admission to our in-person networking events and many more benefits. More information on membership is available here.
Morning Mingle with OneRedmond
Join us for our in-person monthly networking series, Morning Mingle with OneRedmond, the last Wednesday of every month. This month's gathering is set for Wednesday, August 31st, from 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. at Redmond Banner Bank, 7950 164th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052. Please be sure to register here, to ensure there is plenty of hot coffee and pastries – kindly provided by Mercurys Coffee Co.
Member Spotlight:
OneRedmond Welcomes the International Rescue Committee
OneRedmond is proud to welcome the International Rescue Committee (IRC) as one of our newest members. The IRC provides opportunities for refugees and immigrants to rebuild their lives and translate their experiences into valuable assets in their new communities here in Washington State.

We invite you to join us in supporting the IRC's Back to School Backpack Drive, to provide 200 newcomer youths with the essential supplies they need to successfully start what may be their first time learning at a U.S. school. Click here for more information on needed supplies. You may drop off your donations at the OneRedmond offices, 8383 158th Avenue NE, Suite 225, Redmond, WA 98052, Monday -Thursday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Member Benefits
Business Health Trust: National Immunization Awareness Month
COVID-19 isn’t the only virus you can protect against with a vaccine. Skipping other recommended vaccinations can leave you vulnerable to diseases like whooping cough, polio, flu and more. Staying up to date on vaccines can boost your immunity and improve your overall health to protect you and your community. 
Talk with your primary healthcare provider about the right vaccines for you. Visit for vaccine recommendations. Our partner Business Health Trust has created this helpful Employer Flu Shot Tool Kit which includes resources you need to encourage your employees to get the flu shot this year. For more information on Business Health Trust visit
East King Chambers Coalition (EKCC)
Legislative Wrap Up Reception Hosted In Redmond
OneRedmond was thrilled to be the host chamber for the East King Chambers Coalition Legislative Wrap Up. During the event, members had the opportunity to meet with state legislators, while also hearing more about the actions taken during the recent session via wrap up panels discussion. Access of a recap of discussion here. Participating legislators included: Sen. David Frockt, Sen. Mark Mullet, Rep. Davina Duerr, Rep. Amy Walen,
Rep. Tana Senn, Rep. Vandana Slatter and Rep. Larry Springer.
Just prior to the reception, OneRedmond also scheduled in-person tours and briefings at some of our most noteworthy companies and organizations including: Sound Transit, SpaceX, Stryker, and the Together Center. View photos from the day here.
Guests listen to East King County Legislative members present information from the last legislative session and their insights for 2023.
Mayor Angela Birney & Brooke Belman, Interim Chief Executive, Sound Transit, tour Sound Transit's Redmond Technology Station
OneRedmond CEO Kristina Hudson and fellow leaders of the East King Chambers Coalition
OneRedmond Hosts UK Business Delegation
OneRedmond welcomed a small delegation of companies from the United Kingdom the week of July 20. These companies came to the Redmond area to learn about our local industry and seek potential collaborations and partnerships. The delegation was comprised of the following companies: Hollywood Gaming, The Ideal Factory and Goldratt Research Labs.
UK Trade Mission
UK delegation visiting the Redmond Microsoft campus.
UK delegation tours HCL’s IoT WoRKS Lab. HCL is a next-generation global technology company that helps enterprises reimagine their businesses for the digital age.
HCL leadership discusses their innovations with the UK delegation.
City of Redmond News
Redmond 2050: Help Shape The Future of Redmond - August 18
The City of Redmond is updating its Comprehensive Plan to plan for growth through 2050. The updated plan will refine the community vision, values, and objectives considering key themes of equity and inclusion, sustainability, and resiliency.

Attend the upcoming virtual workshop on Wednesday, August 18, 6 - 8 p.m., to help decide where housing and job growth should go and share your priorities for the future of Redmond. RSVP to for a link to join the workshop.

Based on feedback from the community throughout 2020 and 2021, three alternatives for how Redmond can accommodate the growth anticipated for our community between now and 2050 have been created and studied for impacts to the built and natural environment. This workshop will review and get community feedback on options studied. 

Tourism Grants Opportunity: Drive Customers to Redmond Businesses 
The City of Redmond is now accepting applications for 2023 special event and tourism grants. Grants are provided through the Tourism Promotion Program and funded by the lodging tax. The program stimulates our local economy as it aims to bring visitors to Redmond to shop, dine, and stay in hotels. Applications are due August 16. More information is available here.
Programs for Our Redmond
Business & Nonprofit Community

OneEastside SPARK Upcoming Webinars
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. | Register
Redmond Events

August 11, 18, & 25 | 5 - 7 p.m. Redmond Town Center
Enjoy free live music performances
Saturday, August 20 | 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Marymoor Park
Have a fun, food-filled day at Redmond new country fair!
Saturday, August 27 | 8 a.m - 1 p.m. Redmond Municipal Park
Participants can choose a 5K timed run or a 1K Fun Run while raising funds for Seattle Children's Hospital. Enjoy delicious food from food trucks, a beer and wine garden, and fantastic giveaways. Register here for $30.
Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. through Oct 29
9900 Willows Road NE, Redmond WA 98052. Near DigiPen and the Willows Run Golf Course. Farm fresh food, crafts, flowers and live music
OneRedmond is the City of Redmond, Washington's Economic Development Enterprise, Chamber of Commerce, and Public Foundation all in one. OneRedmond also houses the SBDC, SCORE & the Washington Interactive Network (WIN).
8383 158th Ave. NE, Suite 225
Redmond, WA 98052
Phone: 425.885.4014