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5 Things – July 2, 2019

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1. Moving on up to the Eastside
The e-commerce giant on Tuesday began the permitting process for a project that by itself would make room for several thousand employees in Bellevue. Amazon’s real estate plans suggest it could have more than 11,000 employees in Bellevue by the middle of the next decade, according to a Seattle Times estimate. 
2. It’s Going to be a Bumpy Ride
AAA Washington and INRIX predict a record-breaking 48.9 million Americans will be traveling for the 4th of July holiday. July 3 is predicted to be the busiest travel day nationwide with delays up to four times the normal commute in major metro areas. Worst travel time for the Seattle-area? July 4, 12-2pm with an estimated delay of 3x normal commuting.
3. Food, Fun, and Fireworks
Downtown Bellevue will be a hub of family fun this 4th of July. Kick off the festivities at the Bellevue Downtown Association’s
Four on the 4th
– the Eastside’s furriest 4k benefiting Seattle Humane in Bellevue. Then bring the whole family to the park to enjoy live music, an outdoor food court, and a fireworks show.
4. Lanes on Main
Come to Public Affairs on Thursday, July 11, noon at the Chamber office and find out about the City’s plan to extend bike lanes on Main Street all the way 108th NE, with the goal of eventually reaching the Main Street overpass at 112th NE.
Bellevue staff will tell what alternatives are being considered, answer questions and take your feedback. Whatever way you get here, don’t miss this discussion!
5.  Port Unplugged
Get ready for a relaxing evening at the new Hyatt Regency Southport in Renton on Thursday, July 25, 5 – 7 PM, featuring live music, appetizers and drinks at a stunning venue on Lake Washington.
Join other business leaders from the East King Chambers Coalition as we learn how to capitalize on the Eastside’s increasing appeal as a destination for visitors and development projects via the Port of Seattle.
Please note the Bellevue Chamber office will be closed July 4th and 5th
Welcome New Members
  • Arras Apartments
  • Associated General Contractors of Washington
  • BrightStar Entertainment
  • Delivery Express
  • Dylan Wolf
  • GT Consulting Group
  • Kaleb Group
  • Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation
  • Plaza Salon
  • REii
  • Rental Housing Association of Washington
  • Russell Investments
  • SealX
  • SkillPath
  • Strategies 360
  • TerraClear Inc
  • TrueView360s Google Virtual Tours
  • Two Caring Hands
  • V Facial Beauty by Vera Baixeras
Renewing Members
62 Years: Quadrant Homes
56 Years: Clark Nuber PS
52 Years: Pine Forest Properties
45 Years: The Bellevue Collection
43 Years: WorkSource Redmond
42 Years: Radford & Co. Commercial Property Managers
39 Years: Wallace Properties Inc.
39 Years: CliftonLarsonAllen
38 Years: Seldens Designer Home Furnishings
26 Years: AtWork!
22 Years: Columbia West Properties
21 Years: J. Lewis Jewelry & Appraisals, Inc.
19 Years: Vanguard International
17 Years: Almond & Associates
15 Years: Benefits Resource Group, Inc.
12 Years: AT&T Bellevue Square
9 Years: Sharp Business Systems
9 Years: UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics
8 Years: KPMG LLP
8 Years: Southwest Airlines
8 Years: Axelerate
7 Years: PMF Investments
4 Years: Cardinal Oak Investments
3 Years: East West Bank
3 Years: LoanDepot
3 Years: Seattle Marriott Bellevue
2 Years: Red Arrow Logistics
1 Year: Omega Photo Inc.
1 Year: OrangeTwist
1 Year: Prime Electric Inc.

 

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