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5 Things: December 31, 2019

Year in Review

1. 2019 Year in Review

2019 was a transformational year for the Bellevue Chamber.

There's never been a more important time for Bellevue to have strong leadership from the business community to help build a region that is inclusive, prosperous, and retains the best of what we've been as we work together to envision what we can become.

See what we've been up to in 2019 and how we've rebuilt the Chamber to be more relevant, higher-impact, and fun in 2020.

See our 2019 Year in Review >

Recess

2. Return of the Recess

January 28 | 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Central Bar & Restaurant

Bellevue Recess returns to its roots at Central Bar and it's bigger and better than ever.

Our winter recess features drinks, hors d'oeuvres, live dj, games, networking, and the most fun you should legally be allowed to have on a Tuesday night in January.

Brandi Kruse

3. At the Table or On the Menu

Friday, January 8, 2020
East King Chambers Legislative Breakfast
7:00 - 9:00 am | Hyatt Regency Bellevue

With Keynote Speaker

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson

Join Q13's nine-time Edward R. Murrow Award-winning journalist, Brandi Kruse, as she is joined by over a dozen influential state Senators and Representatives just days before they head into the upcoming "short" session of the Legislature.

Homeless

4. Council Changes Rules for Homeless Encampments

On a 6-1 vote the Bellevue City Council approved time limits on religious organizations hosting encampments. These organizations will now be limited to hosting encampments on their property for no more than 90 days every 18 months.

Learn More >

Paid Family Leave

5. Paid Family Leave Program Goes Live

Washington State's pioneering Paid Family Leave benefit takes effect today. Eligible workers receive up to 12 weeks paid time off for the birth or adoption of a child or for their own or a family member's serious medical condition. Employers must post information about their employee's rights to access the program.

Learn more about the program and your rights and responsibilities below, or contact the Bellevue Chamber for more information.

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