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Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce
Community News & Announcements
May 3, 2018


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Welcome New Members!

Acti-Kare Responsive In Home Care, Veronica Griffiths
In-Home Care Services. Acti-Kare provides personal and companion services at the client's home.

Five Star Granite, Slavik Lustyuk
They pride themselves on paying attention to detail and understanding that each project is unique, regardless of budget, and will produce superior results with unmatched customer satisfaction. They specialize in high quality fabrication/install of countertops and superior tile install.

KidsPark - Lynnwood, Mary Kwan
KidsPark is an hourly drop-in childcare center with flexible hours days, evenings and weekends.  We also provide preschool education programs, backup childcare, and fun private parties. 

Pacific Coast Leasing, Terri Inglis
Pacific Coast Leasing has been a lease finance expert in the Pacific Northwest since 2003, providing small to medium sized businesses with most all commercial type equipment needs.

Become a member today! Join the 350+ businesses already benefiting from their Chamber membership! Conveniently join online and your benefits begin right away! 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





BowWow Fun Towne
Brian Schafer, Edward Jones
Caliber Home Loans
Decibel Brewing
Hometown Values Savings Magazine
The Hop and Hound
Mike Petryszak, John L. Scott Real Estate
MobileOneLLC (T-Mobile Premium Partner) Bothell Location
PSG Washington
Resident, Neil & Nancy McGee
Resident, Stephanie Johnstone
Resident, Steve Duhamel
Sunrise of Bothell
Zulu's Board Game Cafe


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:


May Chamber Luncheon
May 9
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (doors open at 11:00am for casual networking)
Inglewood Golf Club, 6505 Inglewood Road NE, Kenmore
Register now for our Chamber Luncheon event. You will have the opportunity to network, market your business, and enjoy a delicious lunch. 
May is Education & Scholarship Month at the Chamber! Each year we are honored to present a Northshore School District Senior from the Secondary Academy of Success with a $1,000 Scholarship. This Student Scholarship Fund is fulfilled by donations from our Chamber Members. Please consider donating to our annual Student Scholarship Fund when you purchase your event ticket so we can continue to provide this opportunity. 100% of your donation will be dedicated to the Chamber Scholarship Fund. 

Topic: Educational Pipelines: Preparing Students for the Workforce
Moderator - Mike Meotti, WA State Student Achievement Council
Panel of Speakers:
This event is open to Chamber Members and non-members. Guests are invited to attend up to two events prior to becoming a member.
Thank you to our sponsor: 
Sundance Energy Services


Bothell Block Party & BrewFest!
May 19
3:00 - 8:00 PM
Downtown Bothell behind Pacific Furniture Gallery, 10100 Main Street, Bothell    

Enjoy Seattle's hottest bands, and some of the best breweries and award-winning food trucks around! This is an event you won't want to miss! 
The Bothell Block Party and BrewFest 2018 will host over 2,000 beer and music lovers.

Video of 2017 Block Party & BrewFest
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2017 Block Party & BrewFest
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30+ Breweries,
Cideries & Wineries

6 Rockin' Bands

8 Delicious Food Trucks

Get Details & Tickets at:

Dine Out For Students at McMenamins
May 22
5:00 - 8:00 PM
McMenamins Anderson School, Tavern On The Square, 18607 Bothell Way NE, Bothell
Enjoy dinner out and 50% of your dining bill will support scholarships and individual grants for students when you dine at the Tavern on the Square restaurant at McMenamins Anderson School in Bothell on Tuesday May 22!
The Greater Bothell Chamber and the Northshore Schools Foundation are excited to team up for this fun night of pulling all of our friends together to help students.  Event Details

May General Meeting
May 24
7:30 - 9:00 AM (doors open at 7:15am for casual networking)
Northshore Senior Center, 10201 East Riverside Drive, Bothell
Join 65-80 other professionals to connect, hear updates from the cities of Bothell and Kenmore, meet new members, hear an informative presentation, and find out what is happening in your community. New members will get the opportunity to introduce themselves to the room. 

Speaker: Tom Pendergast, Ph.D., MediaPRO
Topic: "The Human Side of Cybersecurity: Tips for Protecting Yourself & Your Small Business"

Small businesses and individuals face real threats from cybercriminals. In fact, most attacks on businesses and individuals start with a simple human mistake.  In this talk we'll learn:
* The nature of threats facing small businesses and individuals today
* Why employees play such a critical role in protecting your business
* The role of "technical protections" and good habits
* Take the Cybersecurity Pledge: 10 Ways You Can Improve Today
Free event, no RSVP needed - just come as you are. Light breakfast refreshments are served.  Event Details   
Thank you to this month's Refreshment Sponsor:

Volunteers Needed - Bothell Block Party & BrewFest
May 19
3:00 - 8:00 PM (2nd and 3rd shifts available)

Volunteering at our Chamber Events is fun! Sign up with a friend. Meet & Greet the attendees while helping us at the Registration and Check-In Table.

Chamber Members needed 4:30-8:30pm in 2-hour shifts. 

More info and volunteer registration is accessible by logging in to your Chamber Account, Events Calendar, May 19th Volunteer at the Block Party & Brewfest, or email

Member Announcements
City Of Bothell News & Events

Citizen Input Requested Regarding Essential Public Safety Services

The Bothell City Council is urging residents to weigh in on the future of their public safety services. Population growth, emerging social challenges such as the opioid epidemic, and an increasingly complicated legal environment are straining the City's fire, emergency medical, police and municipal court services. The City Council wants to hear from the community as it explores options to address the mismatch between public safety demands and the City's financial capacity.

They want to hear from you. City staff, directed by the City Council, are actively seeking feedback from community members about their experiences, concerns and ideas regarding fire, emergency medical, police and municipal court services. The City invites you to share your thoughts.
Fill out an online comment form and sign up for regular updates.

City Of Kenmore News & Events

Tonight! Opening Of The Boating Season and Ribbon Cutting 
May 3 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Rhododendren Park, by Kenmore Boat Launch, 6910 NE 170th St., Kenmore

Come on foot, or in your watercraft to celebrate the opening of the boating season in Kenmore, and commemorate the completion of the new boardwalk and float at Rhododendron Park. The new boardwalk connects Rhododendron Park to the waterfront, and the float increases accessibility to the Sammamish River. The float is also adjacent to the Kenmore Boat Launch, which requires a Discover Pass to visit.  Event Details
Start, Grow & Manage Your Small Business With Free Resources
This week is National Small Business Week organized by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Year-round and for over 50 years, SCORE, a partner of the SBA, has served as America's premier source of FREE business mentoring and education.
  • SCORE provides confidential business advice through their network of 10,000 volunteer business experts.
  • Since SCORE is a nonprofit resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), their mentoring services are free, regardless of the number of times you visit a mentor.
  • You can meet with one or several mentors via email, video chat or face-to-face in your local chapter.
  • Their mentors are experienced in all aspects and stages of business development, whether you're thinking of starting a business or growing your existing company.

The SBA and SCORE offer free mentors, workshops and online webinars, educational articles and so much more to help you start and grow your business. So take a few minutes to grow your professional acumen today!  More Information

Enjoy Cinco de Mayo Celebration In Kenmore 
May 5
3:00 - 8:00 PM
Kenmore Hangar and Town Square, 6728 NE 181st, Kenmore

You are cordially invited to join in on the Cinco De Mayo celebration!

The Arts of Kenmore is collaborating with BizDiversity, El Síete Dias, and the City of Kenmore to host an event that will include salsa dancing, art activities for kids, food trucks, a historical presentation, and DJ entertainment provided by Flamenga & Salsa.

In addition to the celebration, this will be another networking opportunity for businesses, vendors, non-profits, schools, and entrepreneurs to connect with businesses that share a common vision in support of cultural awareness.  If you have any questions or want to get involved, please contact Samuel Rodriguez.
Dine Out For North Creek Forest at McMenamins 
May 8
5:00 - 1100 PM
McMenamins Anderson School, Tavern On The Square, 18607 Bothell Way NE, Bothell

Dear Friends of North Creek Forest:  
Please go and have a delicious meal to benefit the Friends of North Creek Forest!

McMenamins Anderson School will set aside half their May 8 Tavern on the Square sales receipts for us, Friends of North Creek Forest. The chefs will greatly appreciate you making a reservation (but not required) either through Open Table or by contacting the Tavern directly at 425-219-4379. They're eager to see and welcome you!                     

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

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

Ladies Night Out  5/10
Mother's Day Celebration  5/12 - 5/13
Sparkling Stroll Wine & Walk  5/12
Bothell Rocks Painting Event  5/19
Opening Day Farmer's Market  6/1
Ladies Night Out  6/14
Wizard Fest  8/18
Pirate Day 9/15
and many more!
Pre-Season Air Conditioning Sale At Bob's Heating & Air Conditioning

Bob's is currently running their Pre-Season AC Sale! This is the last month to save BIG on your home's new AC unit with the Bob's Heating & Air Conditioning Pre-Season AC Sale!

Save 10% on all air conditioners and heat pumps throughout the month of May! Give Bob's a call today at 1-800-840-3346. Act fast! This offer is valid for a limited time. Information

PinkaBella Cupcakes Announcements

Mother's Day! Sunday May 13 is Mother's Day and PinkaBella will have delicious beautiful treats just for your mom, grandmother, aunt, sister or other important mom-figure in your life to make her feel special! Visit their website for their Mother's Day special and their daily flavors!
Party Room! The Party Room at PinkaBella Cupcakes in downtown Bothell is now available for rent on their website. Immerse yourself in cupcake decorating, tea parties and more!
Wedding Tastings! They have also added a scheduling feature to book your next Wedding Tasting! Cupcakes are the big thing for weddings nowadays so make sure you schedule a time with them!
Upcoming Fundraisers To Benefit Homeward Pet Adoption Center

Fur Ball Auction & Dinner
May 19
Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue
Join Homeward Pet for its premier event of the year, the Fur Ball Dinner & Auction. On May 19, animal lovers will come together for an enchanting evening that will change lives and create bright futures for homeless animals. Register here today!

Jaimeson Jones Memorial Scholarship Has Re-Branded & Is Also Seeking Donations To Create PBS Documentary

First, they have rebranded to more-fully reflect their mission, which includes their passion for saving lives by educating about testicular cancer.  Welcome to the newly-minted Family Jewels Foundation!

Second, they have been invited to share in a thrilling venture with Praxis Media Group:  a PBS documentary about the never-told story of Dr. Larry Einhorn (whom they just like to call "God"), who cured testicular cancer in the early 1970s and who gave them years with Jaimeson, after his initial diagnosis in 2005, that they never would have had.  Before Dr. Einhorn's hard work and discovery, testicular cancer was a death sentence.  Now it is 95-98% curable.

Please help ensure that this lifesaving production comes to fruition, by going to the production's GoFundMe page and donating today! Any amount you can donate is very much appreciated!

Executive Leadership Development Certificate Program for Women, Inclusion and Diversity

Are you a woman, or do you know one, working in senior management and aspiring to an executive-level position? If so, the UW Bothell Business School's newest offering may be the right development program to help you get there. Introducing the Executive Leadership Development Certificate Program for Women, Inclusion and Diversity, scheduled to begin this fall.

Their vision is to accelerate the elevation of women to leadership roles and empower them to lead inclusively in a diverse business work environment. They have meticulously designed this 6 month program for women who currently serve in middle-, senior- or director-level management roles and those with 10 or more years of experience who aspire to executive level positions.  Full Information & Registration

Heroes For Health 5K 
June 16
10:00 AM
Start/Finish: HealthPoint Bothell, 10414 Beardslee Blvd., Bothell

Be a Hero For Health! Walk or Run with your friends and family at the 7th Annual HealthPoint Family Fun Run 5K. Adults, children and dogs are welcome. There will be a Superhero Costume Contest after the run! Enjoy post-run food, live music, kids' activities and even dogs receive a special treat!
Your participation helps provide access to medical and dental care for those who might otherwise not receive it, improving people's health and strengthening our community. Register online at: Deadline to register is June 14.

First Financial Northwest Bank Opens at The Junction in Bothell
18505 Bothell Way NE, Ste. 104, Bothell

First Financial Northwest, Inc. announced that its subsidiary financial institution, First Financial Northwest Bank ("Bank"), has opened its tenth branch office at The Junction, in Bothell, Washington on April 9, 2018.  The Bothell office is staffed with a local, successful, seasoned, and highly-skilled team. The Bank's expansion into The Junction's retail area brings a continued focus on efficiency with a small footprint and an extensive use of the latest banking technology.

Well-known for the personalized service that it has provided to its banking customers in both King and Snohomish County, Bothell will now enjoy this service along with the Bank's complete range of financial solutions designed to meet customers' individual, family, and business banking needs, and its dedication to provide unique financial solutions.
A ribbon-cutting and open house will be held with customers, local dignitaries and guests on Thursday, June 7, 2018.
Local Men's Salon Re-Brands To Refine Men's Salon of Bothell

Your Premier Men's Grooming team, formerly 18/8 Men's Salon, has gone independent and is now Refine Men's Salon of Bothell.

Get the level of service and attention you deserve! Experience haircuts, straight razor shaves, facials, scalp treatments and color services at their best!  They've Refined themselves - now it's YOUR turn! Appointments recommended (425) 659-3060 or