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February 8, 2017


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A proud Bothell resident & Real Estate Specialist Dafna provides full service listings for 1% service fee with fully integrated marketing platform and proprietary technology services.
Get Gomez Homes , Ann Brooks
Agents/Owners at eXp Realty, the Cloud-based brokerage. Friendly experts who help you achieve your real estate goals while placing your needs first. They aim to get results by exceeding your expectations.

Hapertas & Company , Jill Evans
Creators of modern haberdashery for the classic gentleman. Handmade in Seattle. Their current product line includes: bowties, neckties, pocket squares, wallets & more. Custom Orders, Custom Sewing, and Alterations requests are accepted. 

Inspirare by Jennifer , Jennifer Hawk
Wedding, engagement, and family photographer with seven years of experience as a professional photographer in the Seattle area. Jennifer documents your special moments with confidence so that you may enjoy your experience with ease. 

Focused primarily on residential real estate, with commercial partnerships to serve their business clients in Snohomish and King Counties.

Zapata Coffee Roasting Co , Maria Zapata
Roasters of high quality gourmet coffee in small batches to guarantee the freshest and most carefully produced coffee experience. Maria V. Zapata, their founder and roast master, belongs to four generations (over a century) of love and passion for coffee.

Jump start your business in 2017 and join 300+ others experiencing the many benefits of Chamber membership! Conveniently join online at our website at: Questions? Please contact us at: 425.485.4353 or  
Thank You Renewing Members!
We appreciate all of our members and would like to thank those who have recently renewed:

Patron Members/Community Partners:

B. Lewis Agency, LLC - Farmers Insurance
It's easy and convenient to renew your membership online! You can access your member account through the 'Member Login' button at the top of our Home Page at . Please contact us if you need assistance logging in at:

Chamber Orientation Event For New & Potential Members 
Thursday, February 9
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Riverside East, 10315 East Riverside Drive, Bothell

Thinking of joining the Chamber or are you a new member? Learn all about member opportunities: website presence, networking events, and more.

Free event, lunch is provided. RSVP is requested.

After Hours Social Co-Hosted at Sankara Imports and The Neverending Bookshop
Tuesday, February 21
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Sankara Imports & The Neverending Bookshop, 10130 B Main St., Bothell

Please join us at the Chamber's February After Hours Social co-hosted by The Neverending Bookshop and Sankara Imports on Main Street.

Relax after work, socialize, build your connections, and enjoy great conversations and food at this free open-house style event with delicious refreshments served. 

Click here for map link and more information
February General Meeting
Thursday, February 23
7:30 - 9:00 AM
Northshore Senior Center, 10201 East Riverside Drive, Bothell

Join us to connect and socialize with other professionals, hear updates from the cities of Bothell and Kenmore, and the Chamber, meet new members, and find out what is happening around your community. New members will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and their business to the room.

Special presentation by UW Bothell & Cascadia College. Wondering what the campus might look like in 20 years? Come find out!

Free event and light breakfast refreshments will be served.  Thank you to this month's Refreshment Sponsor:  Brian Schafer, Edward Jones

Tip: Members, be sure to bring your marketing materials for the Member Information Table and plenty of business cards.

State Of The City Of Bothell Luncheon
Wednesday, March 8
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
The Rosewood Room (in Country Village Shops) 720 238th St. SW Suite H, Bothell

Come hear the 2017 State of the City of Bothell address. We will be looking back at recent accomplishments as well as what's ahead in 2017. Benefit from networking and marketing your business, while hearing an informative presentation by city officials.

Special Guest Speakers: Bothell City Manager, Jennifer Phillips and Mayor, Andy Rheaume.

Get your tickets soon as this event sells out quickly! (Last year's attendance was 100+!) Tickets include a delicious lunch at The Rosewood Room catered by Alexa's Cafe & Catering, gratuity, and parking. We look forward to seeing you there for this great event!

Tip: Members, be sure to bring your marketing materials for the Member Information Table and plenty of business cards.
2017 State Of The Chamber General Meeting Was Inspiring & Informative!

Thank you to all who joined us at our recent "State of The Chamber" event. Our Executive Director, Brittany Caldwell presented on all the 2016 accomplishments and the great things coming in 2017.

Did you know we had 66 new members last year? It's an exciting time to be a part of our community! Highlights include: meeting our new Chair, Mike Rue of Evergeen Wealth Managers, and the Chamber Member Of The Month: Peter Troedssen with the City of Bothell, and hearing updates from Kenmore and Bothell civic leaders.

We also met our new Chamber members, including the new interim director of the Northshore Senior Center.

Thank you to Leigh Henderson of Alexa's Cafe & Catering for generously providing our delicious breakfast!  

Member Announcements
Update On Iconic "Back To Bothell Sign" 

Message from: Richard Olson (OlsonDesign Jewelers) & Team

"Thanks for signing the petition and/or indicating an interest in bringing back Bothell's iconic sign. We've worked with the City to identify a location and a strategy to get there. The sign will have the look of the City's recent signage around town.  It will be very visible from SR-522 and SR-527...positioned at the Landing at the tee where the two roads meet in downtown Bothell.

Fundraising: We are now at the point where we need to raise funds to make it happen.  We've teamed up with the Northshore Rotary to set up a bank account at Banner Bank to which tax deductible donations can be made.  Details are on the attachment, but checks should be made out to NRF with "Bothell Sign" in the memo line.

How much?  Our goal is to raise $10,000: about $6,000 for the sign (10 feet wide), plus installation and maintenance.  Once the funds have been raised, they will be transferred to the City's trust fund for such things.  We plan to track the progress on a banner that will be placed somewhere prominent in town.  Besides supporting the effort monetarily, we'd REALLY appreciate it if you could spread the word on social media. 

Thanks so much to Jim Jamison, Foggy Noggin Brewing, who kicked off the fundraising at Bothell's Beer Fest in October.  He created a beer and T-shirts dedicated to bringing back the sign, with partial proceeds going to the cause. Let's make a sign!"

City of Bothell News

City Invites Applicants For New Arts & Festivals Commission
Residents interested in serving on the new Arts & Festivals Commission should apply by Feb. 17. All terms begin April 1, 2017. Applications are available online. Terms will be staggered three-year terms. Meetings will be regularly scheduled, publicly noticed, and minutes posted, like other City commissions. Annual workplans will be developed and approved by Council.
Click here for application and more information  

City of Kenmore News

Watch Kenmore City Manager Rob Karlinsey deliver the 2017 "State Of The City Of Kenmore" address at the Chamber's January luncheon event.

Fun Events At Country Village Shops
Country Village Shops, 23718 Bothell Everett Hwy. Bothell

It's always a great time when you visit Country Village with its 40 local shops and restaurants. Check out some of their upcoming events:

Ladies Night Out    2/9 & 3/9
Chocolate Tasting  2/11
Doktor Kaboom! this Saturday at the Northshore Performing Arts Center
Saturday, February 11
Shows at 11:00 AM & 3:00 PM
Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. NE, Bothell
Tickets are still available! Great for all ages!

Members: Use discount code CHAMBER for 20% off tickets. (Not valid on previously purchased tickets. Discount good through Friday at 11:59 PM.)

Doktor Kaboom strives to empower, excite, educate, and entertain the people of Earth by exploring and sharing the
FUN-damentals of electrical energy and the history of humanity's adventures into its potential.

Exciting topics include: safety, Tesla, Edison, lightening bolts, voltage, current, electrical arcs, light emission, sparks, magnetic fields, and much more!

At the dawn of the 19th century mankind first harnessed the power of electricity, the world changed and the journey still continues at the Northshore Performing Arts Center!

Community Open House at St. Edward Seminary
Saturday, February 11
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
St. Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive NE, Kenmore

Daniels Real Estate invites you to an open house at the Saint Edward Seminary building.

Notes: Please enter via the East front door, adjacent to the pool building and parking lot. Unfortunately, in its current condition, the building is not ADA accessible and there are no elevators. Service dogs only will be permitted in the building and on the tour.

During the open house 30-minute tours will commence at 10:15am. The tour will showcase the basement, a classroom on the first floor, second floor dorm rooms, the library and chapel. The dining hall and kitchen will be open for viewing at any time. Sign-up sheets will be available for each tour due to space constraints; maximum of 20 people per tour.

Brief presentations will be provided at 11:00am and 1:00pm by Daniels Real Estate.  Light refreshments will be provided and kids are welcome to attend and learn a bit of local history.

Arts Of Kenmore Host Reception and Exhibit "A Pictorial Celebration of Kenmore History"
Reception on Friday, February 17
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Exhibit Runs through Thursday, March 9
Arts of Kenmore Gallery at City Hall, 18120 68th Ave. NE, Kenmore

The Arts of Kenmore Gallery at Kenmore City Hall will host an exhibit, "A Pictorial Celebration of Kenmore History." On display will be pictorial narrative and iconic artifacts documenting hallmark moments in the life of Kenmore. 
The public is invited to a reception and entertaining program at Kenmore City Hall from 6:30 to 8:00pm on Friday, February 17.  Members of the Kenmore Heritage Society will share stories and favorite photos from the city's past.

Homeward Pet Adoption Center's 27th Anniversary Adoption Event
Saturday, February 25
12:00 - 6:00 PM
Homeward Pet Adoption Center, 13132 NE 177th Place, Woodinville

This February, Homeward Pet Adoption Center is celebrating 27 years of making matches! Find your one and only on February 27 at our Anniversary Adoption Event!

All adoptions will be $27, bettering your chances at finding a lifelong companion.

Monthly Community Resource Day At Cascadia College
Friday, February 24
2:00 - 4:00 PM
2017 dates are: February 24, March 31, April 28, May 26
Cascadia College, Mobius Hall, 18345 Campus Way NE, Bothell 

Attend the monthly Community Resource Day to connect to essential services available in our community. Bothell, Kenmore, Woodinville - North King and South Snohomish Counties in Washington State. 

The purpose of Community Resource Day is to have a place and time where Human Services agencies who provide essential services can be together in one room in order to provide better access to their clients.  Agencies are providing a service to the clients directly (intake, applications, blood tests, etc.) or providing resources and information about their services.   

Light refreshments will be available.  Free parking is available in the North Garage, paid parking is available on surface streets and the South Garage.

Click here for more information about providers, volunteering, etc.

The Family Jewels 5K Is Almost Here!
Saturday, March 11
9:00 - 11:00 AM
Saint Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive NE, Kenmore

The Jaimeson Jones Memorial Scholarship presents the 7th annual Family Jewels 5K on March 11, 2017!  Held at Saint Edward State Park, the 5K run (or 2.5K walk) enables them to provide scholarships to Northshore students who have had a sibling with cancer.  We were inspired to do this by Jaimeson Jones, a Bothell XC runner, who died of a recurrence of testicular cancer at age 20 and left his college savings to his two younger sisters.

Childhood cancer devastates a family not only emotionally but financially.  Medical bills are the leading cause of U.S. bankruptcies.   And families coping with this tragedy often find themselves unable to save money for their children to go to college. Because Jaimeson was embarrassed about his testicular pain and swelling and wasn't educated about the gravity of his situation, he went undiagnosed for over a year.  The agony of knowing that he very well may have been cured if his cancer had been caught early drives them to educate young men every chance they get about the signs and symptoms of testicular cancer.  So, they spend a bit of time at the 5K providing funny, family-friendly information about the symptoms and about the critical importance of doing monthly self-checks.  They call it their "30-second lecture." Finally, because Jaimeson loved his blackberry pie, and because of his March 14 (pi) birthday, they are the #only5Kwithapietable.  And, every registrant receives his or her own personal pie!

They hope to see a nice Chamber presence there this year.  Register today at 

"Colors of My World" Exhibition at MOSA, Museum of Special Art
Now thru March 24
MOSA, Museum of Special Art, (in Country Village Shops) 720 238th Street SE, Suite I, Bothell
Visit the MOSA museum for their "Colors of My World" exhibition featuring artwork created by David Baker and many other artists with disabilities.

This is a unique opportunity to see many new colorful works created that have never before been exhibited to the public. You will be mesmerized by the array of colors utilized in these pieces. The exhibition is open to the public and free parking is available on site.

The MOSA Museum is located in the Country Village shops next door to the Rosewood Room. Click here for more information or contact them at: 
Congratulations to Evergreen Karate and Jiu Jitsu's New Owners 

Message From Evergreen Karate and Jiu Jitsu

"It is our honor and pleasure to announce that Rachel and Andrew Lyon have purchased Evergreen Karate and Jiu Jitsu. The school opened it's doors in 2000 under the care of George and Maggie Ahearn. Rachel and Andrew are long-time friends of the former owners and are looking forward to continuing their tradition of community involvement and love for Bothell.

Rachel, now a 4th degree black belt, has been training in Shudokan karate since 1992 and previously owned and operated the Pullman School of Karate in Pullman, WA.  After moving to the Seattle area in 2010, she joined the Evergreen Family and began teaching.  She began as General Manager in 2013.  Andrew's degree and experience in business management will be the perfect fit to run the business side of the school so Rachel can focus on curriculum, seminars, and adding fun new events to the school.  Bryan Alvarez and Whitney Neugebauer continue  as program directors for the Gracie Jiu Jitsu program." 

Relay For Life Northshore Hosted By American Cancer Society Seeks Volunteers 

American Cancer Society Relay for Life The American Cancer Society is the leading non-governmental funding for cancer research and patient services. They are looking for Teams to join them in their fundraising event, Relay For Life of Northshore, that benefits the American Cancer Society.
Teams sign-up online here and create individual or team fundraisers to raise funds for their mission. Then on June 3-4, 2017, they come out to the community event and participate in the walkathon from 10am-6am the following day. "Please join us as leaders in the fight against cancer! Sign-up your team today!" Questions? Contact the American Cancer Society Manager, Kimberly Arent at"