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Become a Chamber member today! Join the 360+ businesses already supporting our community and benefiting from Chamber membership! Conveniently join online and your benefits begin right away! Questions? Please contact us at 425.485.4353 or  
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We appreciate all of our members and would like to thank those who have recently renewed:

5 Point Financial Group

Billie Grissom Law
FourTen Creative
Mary's Place
My Favorite Bookkeeper
Northshore Rotary Club
The Woodinville Weekly 


Renew your membership online! It's easy and convenient to renew your membership by accessing your member account through the Member Login button on our Home Page Please contact us if you need your password or assistance logging in at:

Today! Grand Re-Opening & Ribbon Cutting For Sunrise Of Bothell
July 26
4:00 - 5:00 PM 
Sunrise Of Bothell

Please join us at  Sunrise of Bothell as they celebrate the completion of their new additions as well as their newly renovated memory care community. Learn about the vision behind the new additions and how it has impacted the quality of life for their residents. Sunrise Senior Living was founded on a simple but innovative vision: to champion the quality of life for all seniors.

Today! East King County Chambers Coalition  Hosts "Port Unplugged Eastside"
July 26
5:00 - 7:00 PM
The Woodmark Hotel at Carillon Point

The Port of Seattle and the East King County Chambers Coalition are throwing a party and you're invited! Mix and mingle with Eastside business people, local elected officials and community leaders. Enjoy complimentary food, beverages and live entertainment by the Birch Pereira trio all on the beautiful shores of Lake Washington. You'll also discover what the Port is doing to foster Economic Development on the Eastside.

Don't miss THE public policy and networking event of the summer on the Eastside - Register today!   Event Registration and Details
Joint Networking Breakfast With Bothell Kenmore And Woodinville Chambers
August 9
7:30 - 9:00 AM (doors open at 7:00am for networking)
Brittany Park

Register now for this great event! Grow your business connections, socialize, and hear an informative presentation while enjoying a delicious breakfast. This is a collaborative event co-hosted with the Woodinville Chamber to increase area connections with local businesses and professionals.

Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting For Caliber Home Loans In Bothell
August 15
12:00 - 1:00 PM Chamber portion w/ribbon cutting at 12:30pm
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Full event
Caliber Home Loans In Bothell

Come celebrate the completion of their Bothell Branch remodel and sole tenancy of Bothell's Iconic Hillcrest Building.

Join them for networking, refreshments, door prizes, and to celebrate their new Bothell Branch! Please RSVP by Aug 10 to  

Andrea Schafer, Bothell Physical Therapy Is Elected Chamber Chair For 2019
At its July meeting, the Bothell Kenmore Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted to elect Andrea Schafer as the Board Chair for 2019. 
We admire & appreciate Andrea... she is a long-standing, actively contributing member of the Chamber and is the owner of Bothell Physical Therapy in Bothell.

Andrea joined our Chamber in 2012, has served on our Board since 2014 and currently serves as our Board of Directors Secretary. We very much look forward to continuing to work with Andrea.

Chamber Board Nominations - Deadline is August 17, 2018
We are seeking nominations for the Chamber's Board of Directors. Any individual who is an active member, in good standing, and has an interest in organizational leadership shall be qualified to serve as a Director.  Our Board meets once per month and each member serves a three-year term.  If you are interested or know someone who you think would serve the Chamber well, please email Executive Director, Brittany Caldwell at by August 17, 2018 for consideration by the Nominating Committee.

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City Of Bothell News & Events

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graphic-beach-umbrellas.jpg Beat The Heat!

High temperatures can be dangerous, especially for the very young, very old, and people with certain medical conditions. If you or someone you know needs to get out of the heat:

* Bothell City Hall lobby is open during business hours (8:00am - 5:00pm) Monday through Friday
* Bothell Library is open 10:00am to 9:00pm Monday through Thursday and until 6:00pm on Friday.

City Of Kenmore News & Events

Summer Concert Series
Thursdays July 12 - August 16
6:00 - 8:00pm
Saint Edward Park

Celebrating its 16th year, the free Kenmore Summer Concert series features a variety of artists playing family-friendly tunes. FREE admission and parking! Discover Pass not required for concertgoers starting at 4:30pm. Construction may be ongoing near the Lodge at Saint Edward (seminary), but should not impact their concerts. View the lineup here.

Food Truck Fridays  
Fridays June - August
11:00am - 2:00pm
Corner of NE 181st Street and 68th Ave NE in Kenmore
New in 2018, the City is featuring a different food truck each Friday from 11:00am-2:00pm on the corner of NE 181st Street and 68th Ave NE. Check out the lineup, stop by for a bite to eat, and enjoy the good weather at one of the many tables in the Town Square.

EASC Hosting Free Presentation on Washington's Paid Family and Medical Leave
July 27 
10:00 AM 
Economic Alliance Snohomish County

Last year the Washington State Legislature passed a law that will create the nation's most generous paid family and medical leave law. The law takes effect in 2020 for new moms and dads (by birth or adoption) with guaranteed pay for 12 weeks. The premiums will be paid by both employees and employers and application for benefits will begin in January of 2020.
While the program starts in 2020, premium assessment will begin on January 1, 2019 so Economic Alliance Snohomish County is working with the Employment Security Department to host a free presentation open to anyone that is interested.
Space is limited, attendees must RSVP for this free session. For more information or to RSVP, please email Erik Ashlie-Vinke at
Bow Wow Luau 
July 28 
1:00 - 4:00 PM 
Fish Brewing Taproom

Are you and your dog ready for a vacation? Lounge in paradise at Homeward Pet's annual Bow Wow Luau! Join us on Saturday, July 28th for frosty pints and fun in the sun with your canine pals.
Tickets are available at  

2018 Events At Country Village Shops
Country Village Shops, 23718 Bothell Everett Hwy., Bothell

The  Country Village Shops are hosting many 2018 events! Here's a sample of what they've planned so far!

Farmer's Market  Fridays 6/1 - 9/28
Craft Station  Fridays 6/8 - 9/28
Wizard Fest  8/18
Pirate Day  9/15
Indoor Pumpkin Patch 10/6 - 10/31
Safe Halloween 10/31
and many more!
EvergreenHealth Announces New Chief Executive Officer

EvergreenHealth's Board of Commissioners announced today its selection of Amy E. Beiter, MD, to lead the Kirkland-based integrated health system as its chief executive officer. The appointment comes after EvergreenHealth CEO Bob Malte announced his planned retirement from the organization this spring.
Dr. Beiter is a respected senior physician executive with 25 years of experience in the health care field as a leader in both clinical and administrative capacities. She most recently served as president and CEO for Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital in Tucson, Arizona.
Read Full Article Here

UW Bothell & McMenamins History Department's Pub Night Talks Presents "Massacred For Gold: The Chinese In Hells Canyon"
July 31                               
7:00 PM (Doors open at 6:00pm)
McMenamins Anderson School, Haynes Hall                                
Author and journalist R. Gregory Nokes will present "Massacred For Gold: The Chinese In Hells Canyon." In 1887, a gang of horse thieves operating in northeastern Oregon plotted the robbery and murder of as many as thirty-four Chinese gold miners iin Hells Canyon, in one of the most horrific crimes in the early American West. The crime was covered-up for more than a century but its rediscovery set in motion a series of events that brought new attention to the mistreatment of Chinese miners and railroad builders in the Pacific Northwest. 
Free event. All ages are welcome. Followed by Q&A.  Event Details

T-Mobile Is Merging With Sprint

T-Mobile is a Washington State-based business and a success story.  Combined, T-Mobile and Sprint will be able to achieve more capacity and greater speeds than either company could alone. For Bothell, Kenmore, and other communities throughout Washington State, this merger means investment and innovation can thrive. The promise of 5G isn't just in faster internet speeds-it's what faster speeds and increased access to the internet can achieve.  New businesses will be created, and existing ones will be able to grow. For our rural communities, better coverage and faster speeds are a priority. Internet access has become deeply integrated into business success and quality of life. Improving access through better speeds, greater availability, and at more competitive pricing will benefit the residents of the greater Bothell area and strengthen our community. To learn more about The New T-Mobile visit here. 

Donate School Supplies For Backpacks For Kids At Chamber Office

The Chamber and Visitor Center is an official donation drop-off place for school supplies for the annual "Backpack For Kids" drive hosted by the Northshore Schools Foundation.

Congratulations to Kumon Math & Reading of Kenmore for donating the most Crayola Markers at our July General Meeting and winning the $250 sponsorship! If you'd still like to donate we have a drop-off box at our office until August 4. Drop off times are Monday thru Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm.

All school supplies are needed and welcome!  Thank you for supporting kid's education and Backpacks For Kids!
Chamber Office/Donation Drop-Off:
10120 Main Street, Suite 201, Bothell, WA  ( map)
Mon - Fri, 10am - 2pm drop-off times

Kenmore Community Market
Tuesdays, June - August 
3:00 - 8:00 PM
Cedar Park Northshore Church

They are excited to be hosting the 2nd Annual Kenmore Community Market just a few blocks north of Kenmore City Hall 3:00-8:00pm Tuesdays, June - August. Plan to take part in this fun community event that includes Movie at the Market at 5:30 PM. All kids are invited!   

Visit their website at for a current list of vendors and donors, as well as information on becoming a vendor.
Ransacked Attic/Rummage Sale At Northshore Senior Center
August 9 & 10 - 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM 
August 11 - 8:00 AM - Noon 
Northshore Senior Center

summer_sale-jump.jpg Come one come all to the BIG 3-day Ransacked Attic/Rummage Sale! The Center is full-inside, outside, upstairs and more! They have everything from antiques, collectibles, toys, books, clothing, small furniture, lamps and on and on. Enjoy a bake sale table and ongoing restocking of items.
Proceeds support services at the Northshore Senior Center. Come find your treasures and support our seniors! Need more information? Contact 425-487-2441.

Discover The Truth About Long-Term Care
August 14 
6:00 - 7:00 PM 
First Financial Northwest Bank

You're invited to attend a no-cost presentation to learn the facts behind the myths of long-term care. With this information, you'll be in a better position to protect yourself, your family and your future.  Refreshments will be served. There is no cost to attend, but please register, to ensure your seat is reserved.  More Details

Register by email:
Presented by: Brian Meadows, First Financial Wealth Services
Guest Speaker: Larry Moore, OneAmerica

Informational Session Re: UW Bothell Supplier Diversity Program
August 15 
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
University of Washington Bothell, Discovery Hall

The University of Washington Bothell campus has launched a program to promote and encourage the utilization of small, diverse and local businesses. The Supplier Diversity Program is meant to create a bridge between the Bothell community and the University.

There will be a free Supplier Orientation that will cover the basic purchasing needs of the University as well as familiarize you with the process of purchasing at the University and the Bothell campus. Please sign up before the orientation date as seating is limited.

Free Event Registration or Contact Rabia Ramzan at for more information about the program and the orientation.

Money Market Special Offered By First Financial Northwest Bank

First Financial Northwest Bank is new in Bothell but not new to banking. Headquartered in Renton since 1923, they pride themselves on offering unique and innovative solutions.

Currently, they are offering a Money Market Special with extremely competitive rates! This is a great way to earn more money on your funds without locking them up! Make deposits or withdrawals at any time! To learn more, contact Brian Mills at or by phone at 425.264.2789.   More Details

Iconic "Welcome To Bothell" Sign Is Back!

Exciting News! Our Bothell sign is back! It is with huge gratitude and appreciation that we recognize the efforts of Susan Gardner and Richard Olson, both of Olson Design Jewelers, in bringing back this iconic sign to Bothell. It is through their leadership and perseverance that this project was completed. Thank you to everyone that contributed time, energy, and money to return this beloved sign to our town! Photo credit: City of Bothell
Free Public Workshop: "Adding Clean Solar Electricity"
August 22 
6:00 PM
Northwest Electric and Solar

Northwest Electric & Solar is sponsoring a free workshop about adding clean solar electricity to your home with a focus on residential and commercial installations in Shoreline, Lynnwood, Brier, Lake Forest Park, Kenmore, Mountlake Terrace, Mill Creek and Bothell. 
Workshop will address:
* how solar electricity works
* federal, state and utility solar incentives to recoup your cost
* Made in WA solar panels
* charging an electric vehicle (EV)
* Tesla Powerwall backup battery
Held at the new Kenmore location of Northwest Electric and Solar at 18001 73rd Ave NE, Kenmore, where you can see solar in action and charge your EV for free if you have one. RSVP to or 206-356-0601. Or sign up for a free estimate at

Vendor Applications Accepted For Holiday Market at Northshore Senior Center

Vendor applications are now being accepted for the Holiday Market, to be held at the  Northshore Senior Center on November 2 and 3.
Arts & Crafts and Fine Arts must be handmade by seller.  Vendor tables are available in 8-, 6-, and 3-feet sizes.  Set up will be available on Thursday, November 1 from 4pm-6pm.

Online registration is available at  
Contact Suzanne Lippmann at or 425-488-1599 for information.