5 Things: February 16, 2021
1. Wednesday Wake Up
Everything You Need to Know About Cryptocurrency
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 | 8:30 - 9:00 am
We're kicking off the relaunched Morning Business Builder program with Arry Yu, Managing Director of Yellow Umbrella Venture, and the fundamentals of Bitcoin. Learn what Bitcoin is and how it works, gain an understanding of blockchain technology, and become familiar with key cryptocurrency concepts.
Join us every Wednesday morning to find ways to adapt your business skills to the new environment, grow your network, and develop yourself and your business.
2. Let's Meet for Lunch
with Dwayne Clark, Aegis Living President & CEO
Thursday, February 18, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
A wave of retirements, rising housing costs, and increasing longevity have combined to fuel explosive demand in concierge-class senior living. Aegis Living Founder and CEO, Dwayne Clark, tells his entrepreneurial path to success. But this isn't just about the senior housing industry. Dwayne is a recognized management guru, whose has spoken widely about managing diverse workforces and keeping employee satisfaction high.
Join us virtually every month through August as regional leaders share insights on a variety of critical topics. Each program will provide an opportunity to engage and collaborate with business leaders during the breakout sessions.
3. Your Executive Edge
New Executives Program
Applications Due March 2
Virtual Classes March 9 - June 15
The New Executives program is an opportunity for young professionals in the 2-6 year mark in their career. The program builds essential business skills, connects participants with senior executives and celebrated entrepreneurs, and creates long-term relationships with a core group of peers across several industries.
4. Review, Report, Reform
Mayor Lynne Robinson and the Bellevue City Council pledged to review the city's police department's use of force policy. The review process is now entering the third stage: report the findings of the review to the community and seek feedback.
The Draft Report, prepared by the Office of Independent Review Group (OIR), is now ready for review. Community members are invited to read the report and take a short survey. Feedback will be accepted through Friday, February 19.
5. To File, or Not to File
The next coronavirus economic relief package is being drafted and key details regarding the third stimulus check are coming into focus. Just like the first two checks, taxes will be a major factor in determining eligibility.
The question most often asked is whether or not the stimulus check is tied to your 2019 or 2020 taxes. As of right now, some details are still being determined, however, it does appear that the answer depends on how quickly you get your taxes filed. Under the current bill, the IRS will go with the most current return they have on file. If you've filed your 2020 taxes, the IRS will use that information; if you have not filed for 2020, they will use your 2019 return.
Weekly Session Report
The Bellevue Chamber's lobbyist in Olympia, Lyset Cadena, provides a weekly report covering priority areas such as Covid recovery, transportation, and housing, as well as bill statuses.