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Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce
Community News & Announcements
January 11, 2018


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Patron Members/Community Partners:



Cascadia College






City of Bothell




Gabbert Architects Planners, Inc. 



Nancy Pipinich Small Logo  

 Nancy Pipinich, State Farm Insurance




Northshore Senior Center





3 Petals Healing

5 Point Financial Group 

Bothell Furniture

Clothes for Kids

Corpore Sano Physical Therapy

Gerry Eagle, RE/MAX Northwest

HUB International NW

Kiwanis of Northshore

Northshore Church

Northshore Schools Foundation

OlsonDesign Jewelers

Robert Half, Inc. (OfficeTeam & Accountemps)

Se-lyn Boutique and Crystal Shoppe

Washington Federal Services

Worthington Licensing


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2018 State Of The City Of Kenmore Address Luncheon  - Almost Sold Out!
January 17
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (Doors open at 11:00 for open networking)
Inglewood Golf Club, 6505 Inglewood Road NE, Kenmore
Register Here - Only 12 Tickets Left

Join us for the Annual Kenmore "State of the City" Chamber Luncheon where our featured speaker Kenmore City Manager, Rob Karlinsey, will inform us about progress on current affairs and visions and goals for the Kenmore community in 2018. 

Attendance will be 150+ so be sure to bring plenty of business cards! Tickets include a delicious lunch at the Inglewood Golf Club, gratuity, and parking as well as plenty of beneficial networking. We look forward to seeing you there for this great event!  Registration & Details

Note! The 2018 State of the City of Bothell Luncheon will be held on Wednesday March 14.

2018 State Of The Chamber General Meeting Event
January 25
7:30 - 9:00 AM (Doors open at 7:15 for open networking)
Northshore Senior Center Auditorium, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell

Come connect and socialize with 65-80 other business owners and professionals at the annual "State of the Chamber" General Meeting event where our featured speaker Chamber Executive Director, Brittany Caldwell, will share with us the Chamber's 2017 wrap-up and inform us about all the exciting plans in store for the Chamber in 2018!
Alexas Cafe & Catering
Breakfast refreshments will be served! Thank you to this month's Refreshment Sponsor:

Member Announcements
City Of Bothell News & Events

Get Involved With Wayne Golf Course 
January 11 at 7:00 PM
Bothell City Hall, 18415 101st. Ave. NE, Bothell
Bothell Parks & Recreation invites you to get involved in the next steps for the City's newest park at Wayne Golf Course. The Bothell Parks & Recreation Board meets Thursday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. in rooms 107/108 at Bothell City Hall. The agenda includes a discussion of the Wayne park naming process and next steps. The public is welcome to attend.
Open Board Positions

Get involved! The City of Bothell is recruiting to fill 28 spots on nine different boards and commissions. It's a great way to learn more about how local government works and serve your community. Apply by January 16.  Details & Applications

City Of Kenmore News & Events

Coffee with Council
January 20 at 8:00 AM
Diva Espresso, 6728 NE 181st. St., Kenmore

The Kenmore City Council invites community members to Coffee with Council. These informal sessions are typically on the first Monday of the month at 7:30am and the third Saturday at 8:00am, and provide an informal opportunity to ask questions, discuss issues and offer suggestions on any topic of interest. Take advantage of this great opportunity and get to know your City Council.

Open House on Proposed City of Kenmore/Puget Sound Energy Electric Utility Franchise Agreement
January 22 from 5:30 - 6:45 PM
Kenmore City Hall, 18120 68th Ave. NE, Kenmore
The City of Kenmore and Puget Sound Energy (PSE) recently concluded negotiations on a new Franchise Agreement, and the community is invited to an informational Open House. The City Council begins its review of the proposed agreement at the January 22 Council meeting, which begins afterwards at 7:00 PM.  Action by the City Council is expected on January 29, 2018. The proposed agreement and other materials will be posted on the City's website on January 12. A franchise, in this case, is a non-exclusive right for a utility company to operate in the City's right of way. As a private utility provider, PSE is regulated by the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission.

Today! Webinar: Washington State's Sick Leave Law- Do You Know Your Responsibilities?
Deadline to watch OR register is January 11  (Note: Watch live on the 11th OR Register by the 11th and watch recorded version later.)
10:00 - 11:00 AM

Protect Your Business.  HUB International is offering a free Washington State's Paid Sick Leave Webinar presented by Jim Flies, M.Ed., CSP,  Senior Risk Consultant, HUB Risk Services Division. Who should watch/attend?  This training is good for business owners and HR professionals who need to become familiar with and know how to comply with the Washington State Paid Sick Leave law. 

What The Webinar Will Cover:  This presentation will guide you on the application of the Washington State Sick Leave Law taking effect on January 1, 2018. In addition, they will review:  I-1433 Covered Employees * Minimum Wage & Future Minimum Wage Rates * Tips & Service Charges * Paid Sick Leave Accrual (WAC 296-128-620)  * Paid Sick Leave * Reasonable Notice  * Separation & Reinstatement * PTO  * Shared Leave * Front-loading * Shift Swapping * TPA * Employer Notification and Reporting 
Free webinar, open to all.  Registration
2018 Events At Country Village Shops
Country Village Shops, 23718 Bothell Everett Hwy., Bothell

The bustling Country Village Shops are excited to see you at their many 2018 events! Here's a sample of what they've planned so far!

Ladies Night Out  1/11
Craft Crawl  1/20 - 1/21
Ladies Night Out  2/8
Chocolate Tasting  2/10
Shamrock Shuffle Wine Walk  3/10
Meet & Greet The Easter Bunny  3/31
Mother's Day Celebration 5/12 - 5/13
and many more!
Community Class At Bastyr University
January 13
12:00 - 3:00 PM
Bastyr Kenmore Campus, Botanical Medicine Lab, Room #75, 14500 Juanita Drive NE, Kenmore 

How To Make Your Own Tinctures & Glycerites

Tinctures and glycerites are a great way to capture the medicinal qualities of plants. In this class at Bastyr University, they will explore the use of tinctures and glycerites, how to make them at home, and how to use them effectively. Tinctures and glycerites are one of the more expensive preparations to purchase on the market, yet are relatively easy to make and are far more cost effective when made at home. For more information contact   Registration   Community Education Calendar

Great Happenings At TSUGA
TSUGA Fine Art & Framing, 10101 Main Street, Bothell

Poetry Night At The Mic
January 13, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Join TSUGA for their Poetry Night series at the gallery! Soak up an evening of poetry - enjoy local poets, and bring your own poems to join them on the open mic. Enjoy light refreshments, great art and excellent company. For more information, please email Tsuga, or call  425.483.7385.

Oil Paining Weekend Workshops With Michelle Waldele
Oil Painting Nuts & Bolts, January 20-21
Exploring Color in Oil, March 3-4

Exploring Color in Oil and Oil Painting Nuts and Bolts introduce beginners to this beautiful classic medium, and help intermediate artists sharpen their skills with the guidance of a master painter. For information or registration, please email Michelle.

African Travel Information Event Hosted By Tangerine Travel
January 18
6:00 - 8:30 PM (program begins at 6:30 PM)
Tangerine Travel, 10808 NE 145th Street, Bothell

You're Invited....On A Wild Ride! Tangerine Travel is honored to partner with African Travel, Inc. who provides exclusive tours, packages and independent trips across Africa. Come and meet representatives from African Travel as they share unique itineraries, African experiences and, most importantly, help you plan your dream African Travel adventure. They will be hosting wine, cheese and appetizers. Please RSVP by January 15 - call 425.354.6937.

Snohomish County Advocacy Day
January 19
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
John A. Cherberg Building, Rooms ABC, 304 15th Ave SW, Olympia

Join Economic Alliance of Snohomish County and regional partners at Snohomish County Advocacy Day to talk about the legislative session and 2018 regional priorities.  This is an opportunity for legislators and members of the community to address issues surrounding the economic vitality of Snohomish County during the legislative session. 
Remarks will happen throughout the day - feel free to stop by anytime! Hors d'ouervres & refreshments will be provided. This event is free to attend, please RSVP here.
Please contact Erik at or 425.248.4217 with any questions or to inquire about carpool opportunities.

How To Live With Climate Change Event at Northshore Senior Center
January 25
10:15 AM
Northshore Senior Center, 10201 East Riverside Dr., Bothell

How to Live with Climate Change. The climate change has affected all of the country. In order to better understand what this means and how to adjust to changes, Northshore Senior Center has formed a sustainability program which will offer recycling and climate related information to benefit the entire community.
Jeannine San Clemente, a participant in Al Gore's Climate Reality Project, will talk about "Climate Change: How Will It Affect Washington and What Can I Do?". For more information, call the center at 425-487-2441. Everyone in the community is invited. This is a free event.

Seminar: Ecommerce Marketing - Get Ready To Sell More Products Online
January 31
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Small Business Administration, Greater Seattle SCORE, 2401 4th Ave Suite 450, Seattle

Are you tired of your retail business competing with Amazon? If you've been thinking about getting into ecommerce, or just want to up your game, learn what it takes to create a store, from choosing builder tools to getting the word out, and then converting visitors into customers. 

Discover: Recommended ecommerce platforms for building your store, Keywords and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tips, The Google Stack including Google Merchant, Top 3 conversion essentials, and other creative merchandising tips, How to leverage channels like Amazon, Facebook's Shop and Buyable Pins on Pinterest and Critical data points that will make or break your business. You'll get plenty of ideas for generating store traffic, plus tips, tools and techniques you can put into practice immediately.  Registration