5 + 1 Things: September 22, 2020
1. Unstoppable Me: Women's Leadership Conference
First Session September 29 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Women leaders bring valuable and unique perspectives to businesses in all types of industries. Join the Women's Leadership Conference to learn from successful business leaders as they discuss issues women face in business today and how to prepare for a successful future.
MOD Pizza co-founder Ally Svenson will kick off the four-part series September 29 by sharing her insights on leading with authenticity. The next sessions are scheduled for October 20, November 3, and November 11.
2. Economic Forecast Summit
Tuesday, November 17 | 7:30 - 9:00 am
The Bellevue Chamber Economic Forecast Summit, sponsored by Bank of America, is one of the most sought after events of the year. This year, we're going small - so small it will fit on your desktop, tablet, or smartphone. But don't fret, we've got even more of powerhouse line-up for you and your team to virtually enjoy.
Keynote speaker and Chief Market Strategist for Bank of America, Joe Quinlan, returns to the Economic Forecast Summit to share his candid insights on the global and national economy. In addition to Joe's address, you may choose one of five breakout sessions on a topic of your choosing. Each breakout features regional experts on the top issues as selected by Bellevue Chamber members.
3. It's Budget Time
The joint Bellevue Chamber and Bellevue Downtown Association Budget Task Force presented recommendations to the Bellevue City Council last night. Preserving public health, police, fire, and human services during a pandemic and preparing for future economic growth topped the list. And while traffic is light, now is the time to build badly needed transportation projects.
4. Bellevue LifeSpring's State of Our Community
Wednesday, September 30 | 12:00 pm
Join Bellevue LifeSpring and three of Bellevue’s top leaders for an exclusive opportunity to hear the latest on COVID-19’s impact on the health of our community and what the future holds for local children.
5. KidsQuest Fall Festival
As families manage this back-to-school season, KidsQuest Children’s Museum in Bellevue continues to foster education and uplift children during the Covid-19 pandemic.
KidsQuest serves as a trusted community partner through providing interactive and experiential learning curriculum. Bolstering its already thriving family outreach program, KidsQuest fall program offers:
- STEAM learning kits and field trips in-a-box;
- Instructor led virtual classes and labs;
- Love of Learning podcast and story time;
- Toy library and online store;
- Tips for low sensory learning ;
- Fall play guide with thoughtful indoor and outdoor home educational activities.
KidsQuest annual Fall Festival is October 19-23 – five days of fun and discovery, including classroom takeovers, “spooky” labs, virtual classes, a silent auction, and a concert featuring Eric Ode, national award-winning children’s singer/songwriter and widely published author.
+ 1 For Young Innovators
Application Due October 5th
Virtual Classes October 19th - November 14th
This year we are happy to offer the all-virtual Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!). The class will be an accelerated program that will take place for four weeks beginning October 19th. The YEA! program teaches middle and high school students how to start and run their own real businesses and social movements. Students are guided through each step of starting an enterprise, from brainstorming the idea to pitching their business plan to investors.