5 Things: February 23, 2021
1. Follow the Food Truck to Our New Eastside Location
Share the news and invite your friends! Dick's Drive-In Restaurants is announcing a new Eastside location!
Don't miss a special broadcast this Thursday, February 25 at 4 PM via Facebook LIVE so you can be the first to learn where the iconic PNW brand will build their new restaurant.
If you'd like to come out and celebrate Thursday be sure to join us at the final location as the food truck will be serving burgers from 5-8 PM.
In addition, a projection mapping light show will help mark the special occasion at 7 PM for those in-person and tuning in online.
2. 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. 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.
3. Back at the Capitol
Mini Chamber Days
March 15 - 17
Over these three days, you'll have the opportunity to hear from dozens of legislators and other state officials about what is really happening during the unprecedented virtual legislative session.
With billions in new taxes proposed, unemployment premiums set to rise, and demands for affordable housing and transportation piling up by the minute, there's never been a more important time for your voice to be heard.
4. Minute of Need
Each month at the Chamber Lunch, we are highlighting a local nonprofit during our "Minute of Need" segment. Featured organizations have the opportunity to share their story, mission, and needs with the Chamber community.
Last week we heard from Bellevue LifeSpring's Executive Director, Jennifer Fischer. Bellevue LifeSpring aims to foster stability and self-sufficient for Bellevue's children and families by providing food, clothing, educational aid, and emergency assistance.
5. A Changing Cityscape
Due to the downtown rezone, an expanded transportation infrastructure, and the addition of thousands of jobs, downtown Bellevue will see a dramatic change to the cityscape in the coming years. In comparison to other areas, the 112th Avenue corridor will see the most change. Both mixed-use office space and residential towers are planned on the north-side of Main Street, along with the Bellevue Grand Connection crossing over I-405. On the south-side of Main Street, additional transit-oriented development is being planned.
+1 Boost with Facebook
Facebook has launched the digital Boost with Facebook program, which services cities across the US in an effort to help US small businesses grow, and to equip more people with the digital skills they need to compete in the new economy.
Yesterday's Boost with Facebook event brought together small business owners, entrepreneurs, job seekers, and community groups to enable them to learn how to use technology to grow their business to learn new skills.
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.