5 Things: June 16, 2020
1. Testing Centers
Testing Available June 16, 17, & 18
10am - 4pm
QFC/Fred Meyer, Bellevue College, and the Bellevue Chamber have teamed up to open a free drive through Covid-19 testing center at the College.
We are thrilled to be a part of increasing the testing capacity for Eastside residents and businesses. The City and Bellevue College moved quickly when QFC/Fred Meyer came to us with their generous offer of support. These are the kinds of community partnerships that save lives.
Testing is available by appointment only. Patients remain in their car through the entire process and results are available within 24 to 48 hours.
2. Future of Work Leadership Conference
Friday Mornings 8:00 - 9:00am
Now through August 14
Tune in Friday morning for week three of the Future of Work Leadership Conference. Laura Malcolm, founder and CEO of Give InKind, joins us to discuss small businesses and the distributed workforce. She'll be sharing strategies to equip your workforce for success.
Register today for one session or the whole series. Be ready to join futurists, corporate leaders, entrepreneurs and more as they explore workforce development, technology, automation, education, healthcare, and the myriad of topics that will help shape our future.
3. Young Entrepreneurs Academy Shark Tank
Thursday, June 18 | 5:30pm
Let's make sure the Young Entrepreneurs Academy Class of 2020 has a great audience to watch them virtually while twenty-three 6th-12th graders pitch their businesses! Make it a family viewing night and order some pizza in! Middle through high school students will relate to the kids presenting and the whole family will like the Shark Tank format
4. A Message from Chief Mylett
In a recent interview, Bellevue Chief Mylett responded to tough questions about the department's response to looters who used peaceful protests as a shield for committing millions in theft and property damage.
The Chamber appreciates the difficult job that city leaders and our local police have faced in recent weeks. Sometimes finding the balance between public safety and giving voice to those who have faced the pain of discrimination and racism is difficult.
We applaud the Chief and his department for approaching this issue with restraint, transparency, humility, and compassion. Our city is fortunate to benefit from his continued leadership.
5. Bellevue Wants You
Here's your chance to give back by volunteering with the City Arts, Planning or Transportation Commissions. Or maybe the Library Board is the right fit.
Online applications are due by Wednesday, July 8 at 5 PM.