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Chamber Announcements
It's Official! We Are Now Rebranded As 
Bothell Kenmore Chamber of Commerce!

We proudly represent two cities - Bothell and Kenmore - and we excitedly announce our new brand to properly reflect our representation and support of both cities. We are now officially the Bothell Kenmore Chamber of Commerce!

We invite all Bothell and Kenmore area businesses and professionals to Join the Chamber, experience the benefits, add your voice to legislative influence, and show that you support other businesses and your community through involvement with the Chamber.
Welcome New Members!

Accounting Benefit Solutions, Rebecca Inman
Helping small to midsize companies increase their profit and save valuable time by providing accounting and bookkeeping services.

Columbia Bank, Paulo Rossi
A Northwest community bank in WA, OR and ID providing comprehensive solutions and expertise to businesses and individuals.

Conquer Peru, Matilde Melendez
Personalized tour agency operating through local connections and authentically Peruvian experiences. Real expertise and complete flexibility customize every aspect and take the stress out of travel.
Seattle Natural Awakenings Magazine, Lauren Dillon-Merrill
A print and online publication for healthy living, healthy planet news and information. They strive to connect with their readers, local businesses, non-profits, arts, and holistic community.

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  
Welcome To Our Newest Patron Member:
Seattle Natural Awakenings Magazine
Seattle Natural Awakenings Magazine is a print and online publication for healthy living, healthy planet news and information. We strive to connect with our readers, local businesses, non-profits, arts, and holistic community.  Seattle Natural Awakenings Magazine is owned by active Chamber members Scott and Lauren Dillon-Merrill and we are proud to have them as Patron Members! 

Interested in giving a higher level of support to the Chamber and receiving Patron Member benefits? Click here for more information about becoming a Patron Member.

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

Patron Members/Community Partners:


Bailey Farm Apartments
Beardslee Public House & Brewery
BECU, Bothell
Bothell Historical Museum Society
Caliber Home Loans - Lynn Reifert
Cox Printing and Signs
Eye of the Needle Winery
Graham's RoyalTea
Harmony Massage & Boutique
Heather Erickson, Real Living Northwest
Ivar's Seafood Bar
Juice Plus+
Kenmore Smiles Family Dentistry
Miller Bookkeeping, LLC
Northwest Arboriculture, LLC
Quality Care Physical Therapy
Scholarship Foundation of Northshore
Therapeutic Associates North Creek Physical Therapy
Vivian Peterson, Tierra Group
Wendy Bradbury, Jazz Vocalist & Band
Woodinville Wine Country

Renew your membership online! It's now 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:

July General Meeting
July 26
7:30 - 9:00 AM (doors open at 7:15am for networking)
Northshore Senior Center

Join 65-80 other professionals and civic leaders to connect and socialize, 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.
Topic:  Interactive Business Building Conversations

Light breakfast refreshments will be served.  Thank you to this month's sponsors:
Refreshments:   Troy Real Estate Group 

Table:  Foggy Noggin Brewing

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.

East King County Chambers Coalition  Hosts "Port Unplugged Eastside"
July 26
5:00 - 7:00 PM
The Woodmark Hotel at Carillon Point, Lake Washington Ballroom, 1200 Carillon Point, Kirkland

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.

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 Social Media News!  

Please note: We've changed our social media handles (URLs) to better match our new name! Please find, tag & mention us at the following:

Member Announcements
City Of Kenmore News & Events

Kenmore Wins Statewide Excellence Award!

Congratulations to the City of Kenmore - one of only five cities in the State of Washington to win an Association of Washington Cities (AWC) Municipal Excellence Award.  Mayor David Baker and Nancy Ousley, Assistant City Manager, accepted the award on the city's behalf.  
Kenmore earned the Municipal Excellence Economic Development Award for their Kenmore + Local Business: Connecting and Growing project. 

AWC highlighted Kenmore's creation of a business alliance and incubator, demonstrating their community as a place of opportunity, cultivating existing businesses, and inviting new ones.  Kenmore adopted their first Economic Development Strategy in 2009, with goals to promote Kenmore, support old and attract new business, provide a walkable downtown, and connect the community to the waterfront.

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City Of Bothell News & Events

Voters Will Decide Bothell's Police and Fire Future

Bothell voters will be asked to decide on two ballot measures to support police and fire services and facilities in the November 2018 general election.  If approved, the measures would fund additional police and fire staff, rebuild two fire stations, provide resources to maintain current service levels, and provide preventive, community-oriented police and fire services in the future. Full Information

City names Nik Stroup as Parks & Recreation Director
The City of Bothell has named Nik Stroup, a 22-year City of Bothell employee, as its new Parks & Recreation Director, effective July 16.
"I firmly believe Nik possesses the leadership skills and operational experience to lead the Parks & Recreation Department and to establish a vision and direction for the department that is exciting and ambitious!" said Jennifer Phillips, City Manager. Full Article

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
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!
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.
Summer Pub And Quiz Night
July 19 
5:00 - 8:00 PM
Foggy Noggin Brewing

Head on over to Foggy Noggin Brewing for great British-style ales, food, and trivia... all for a good cause - Daughters of the British Empire (DBE)!

Quiz starts at 6:30pm - $5 per person - bring your trivia teams to compete and bring your appetite: they will have food for sale, and 100% of the purchase price will go to DBE. Please RSVP here so they can estimate how much food they need.

DBE is a 501(c)(3) charity. Funds raised support DBE member nursing-home care AND local charities like "Pathways for Women" and "Fisher House." They truly appreciate your support.

Battle Of The Bags! Beardslee Public House Is Hosting Its First Annual Cornhole Tournament For Charity
July 22 
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM (Teams Check-in at 10:00 AM)
Beardslee Public House
Calling all Cornhole enthusiasts in Seattle! Hook a hole at Beardslee Public House & Brewery's first Annual Kick Hunger Challenge Cornhole Tournament in Bothell on Sunday, July 22, when 48 teams will compete in a friendly game of Baggo - with winner's prizes, corn dogs and John Howie Restaurant's swag bags for all participants. What better way to enjoy a Seattle summer weekend?

The proceeds from the tournament will go to Food Lifeline as part of The Kick Hunger Challenge - a fundraising competition between all 32 National Football League teams to raise money for food banks nationwide. Tickets: $50 (Per team. 2 players per team). Register your team here today! Age 21+  Read full information including list of prizes!

Free Public Workshop: "How To Get Clean Energy"
July 25 
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Northwest Electric and Solar

"How to Get Clean Energy" is a free public workshop about turning sunshine into electricity to power your home or building. With a rooftop solar system installed at your home or business, you can use clean energy. Presented by Northwest Electric & Solar. 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

What's Special About The Brightwater Treatment Plant?
July 26 
10:15 AM
Northshore Senior Center

If you haven't visited the 114-acre plant in Woodinville, you probably don't know that the former auto junkyard is now a state of the art sewage treatment facility. Housing the largest membrane bioreactors in the world, Brightwater treats 36 gallons of water each day.

The site also offers nature trails, ponds, and a public art gallery. On July 26 Brightwater representative Katelyn Hunt will share information about the plant and its operations. The talk will be at the Northshore Senior Center and is open to the public. For more information call 425-487-2441. Photo credit to King County Government.

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
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.

Lane Closure Notice For Beardslee Boulevard (Businesses are open!)

Reminder: Beardslee Boulevard will be closed to all westbound traffic from NE 185th Street to 110th Ave NE starting Tuesday, June 19 for paving and reconstruction. This will be in effect 24 hours/day, seven days/week through mid-August, depending on weather.

Drivers can anticipate the following traffic impacts:
* Beardslee Boulevard will be limited to one way, eastbound traffic from about the Downtown Fire Station to 110th Avenue NE (the northern entrance to the University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College).
* Westbound traffic will be detoured on I-405 south and SR 522 west.
* No street parking will be available within the project limits (the Downtown Fire Station at NE 185th Street to 110th Avenue NE).
* Variable message signs will be placed at several locations north of the UW Bothell/Cascadia College campus to alert drivers. The speed limit on campus is 20 miles per hour.
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.
Cascadia College's 2018 Report To The Community

The Cascadia College Foundation is happy to share with you, ''Belonging at Cascadia'', their 2018 Report to the Community.
ATP Seeks Businesses To Host Volunteer Student Interns

The Adult Transition Program (ATP), serves students with intellectual and developmental disabilities ages 18-21. They are housed on the Bothell High School campus. Their students learn vocational skills and participate in volunteer internships at various businesses/companies in the community (Kenmore, Bothell, Woodinville). Their goal at the ATP is to help students get a paid job and/or gain the skills to be employed. 
At the ATP, they have two shifts of students meaning that they have two timeframes that their students intern and volunteer at the business/company. The times that their students usually intern would be roughly 8:30 - 10:30am and 12:30 - 2:30pm. Their next rotation would start in September 2018 when the new school year starts.  To learn more contact Corbin Young or call 425-408-7187.