Volume 6 | January 22, 2020
News & Upcoming Events

Happy new year! With new mayor Angela Birney beginning her term, Sound Transit beginning construction on the East Link expansion and new businesses and citizens moving into Redmond, this is truly an exciting time to be part of the Redmond community. In addition, OneRedmond is planning a full year of informative and fun programming to support OneRedmond members and the entire Redmond community. Read on to learn the latest news and upcoming events of our organization and its members.
New Mayor Angela Birney Begins Term
On December 17, 2019, Mayor Angela Birney was officially sworn into office, replacing former Mayor John Marchione, who served three terms.

Redmond Reporter states, "Birney is excited to continue working on bringing residents together, addressing local and regional issues, and making Redmond a special place to live. She is focused on affordable housing in Redmond, reducing the effects of climate change, and creating a more equitable and inclusive Redmond."

Click above to read the message from Mayor Angela Birney.
Register Today! Eastside Economic Outlook Summit
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
This second annual regional economic forecast event will again offer valuable insights from Chris Mefford, President and CEO of Community Attributes Inc . , to help business and community leaders translate economic trends into competitive intelligence to successfully plan for the future.

This year's Summit will feature an Eastside Outlook Fireside Chat moderated by Emily Parkhurst , Puget Sound Business Journal , and Eastside leaders including Amy Carlson , Jacobs Engineering , Robert Pantley , Natural & Built Environments , and Dr. Jerry Weber , Bellevue College , who will address key issues facing the Eastside in 2020 including affordable housing, workforce education, and transportation.

Space is Limited -- Register Today!
What Are Your Thoughts on the Future of the Redmond Senior Center and Redmond Pool?
The City of Redmond's Senior Center closed in September 2019 due to structural issues. The assessment and closure of the Center has prompted the City to engage with residents to re-envision the building space and programs, and listen to how the community feels the space should be used.

This graphic above only represents a potential concept and example from another city. This image is provided only for context. The community will be involved in any future design process.

Welcome to OneRedmond, Archer Hotel!

N ew OneRedmond member Archer Hotel debuted on the city's hospitality scene in the summer of 2019 within walking distance of Redmond Town Center and has been a fabulous new addition!

With luxurious rooms, Archer's Kitchen & Bar, an all-seasons pool and flexible space for events and meetings, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Archer Hotel in Redmond.
OneRedmond Member Olympian Precast Wins APA Award for Excellence!
The Architectural Precast Association's (APA) 2019 Awards for Excellence recognized excellence in design, manufacturing, and craftsmanship of Architectural Precast Concrete structures and individual components.

Redmond's Olympian Precast won for "The Dianne" project with judge comments including, "The bas-relief is really quite beautiful and celebrates the true potential of precast concrete."

Featured Event - The Rotary Club of Redmond's Stinky Spoke
January 25, 2020
Join an awesome mountain bike ride known for good times in downright stinky weather. The 19-mile bike ride starts and finishes at Willows Run Golf Complex. There's mud, fun, beer and some much needed mid-winter cheer!

Featured Investor: Orange Theory Fitness
It's a new year and a good time to kick start the year with a new fitness plan. OneRedmond member Orange Theory, located right in the heart of downtown Redmond, offers inspirational coaches and cutting edge technology to help you achieve your goals and experience a new way to work out.

2020 Startup 425 Foundations Seminar Series
The spring Foundation's series is now open for registration! This series provides information on how to start and grow a profitable business. The series includes the following seminars:
  • Small Business Planning with the Lean Canvas
  • Understanding How Marketing Can Help You Launch Your Small Business
  • Understanding the Options for Financing Your Small Business
  • How Partnering, Networking & Mentoring Can Help You When You Start a Small Business
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).

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Redmond, WA 98052
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