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5 Things – November 5, 2019

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The Bellevue Chamber is at the center of building community in our region. Here are just a few of the top programs, events, and engagement opportunities that we provide our members.
1. Fun & Networking
From after hours mixers to our quarterly “Bellevue Recess,” our networking events always deliver on fun while building meaningful new professional and social connections. Join us at our next event:
November 11 | 5:15 – 8:00 pm | Cépaé
Watch the Seahawks take on the 49ers at the next Bellevue Recess. Guests will enjoy wine, snacks, and the game on the big screen.
In honor of Veterans Day, active and retired military attend free.
2. Business Intelligence
Top political leaders, business CEOs, sports and media figures, and top market analysts and industry experts regularly share their insights with our membership. Join us for our next business intelligence event:
November 15 | 7:00 – 9:00 am | Hyatt Regency Bellevue
Renowned economist Joe Quinlan and local commercial real estate expert Ann Bishop share their insights on local markets and international trends.
3. Campaigns & Elections
The Chamber’s Eastside Business Alliance interviewed over three dozen candidates for local office this election cycle. Our trustees met individually with candidates, reviewed their background and professional accomplishments, and drafted our Eastside Voter’s Guide. Happy Election Day!
4. Lunch with Purpose
Our monthly Chamber Lunch is one of our fastest growing programs with over 150+ in monthly attendance. Network with business and community leaders, meet your next client or business opportunity, or showcase your organization as one of our pre-event pop-up vendors.
5. C-Suite Relationship Building
Our
Executive Business Roundtable
is the premier networking group for owners, managers, and C-Suite.
Held each month at Overlake Golf & Country Club, this year’s line-up includes a close look at the healthcare industry, how the marijuana business is taking shape in the wave of legalization, the rise and fall of socialism in New Zealand, and other incredible speakers and topics.
6. Policy Formation & Access to Government
With a lobbyist at city hall and one at our state’s capitol in Olympia, the Bellevue Chamber is plugged in to all the major public policy issues facing our state and region. The Chamber’s new Policy Council is spearheading new efforts in homelessness, transportation, permitting and development, and much more.
The Bellevue Chamber also operates the East King Chamber’s Coalition, a group of 11 Chambers of Commerce that develop a unified legislative agenda in Olympia, host policy-centered events, and help grow the influence of Eastside businesses and communities. Your voice is all that’s missing.
7. New Growth & Service Opportunities
Chamber members and their employees get an individualized experience. Some want professional growth and networking, others are looking for sponsorship and visibility for their brand. Still others are looking for a place to plug in with purpose.
The Chamber Board has a growing list of committees focused on member priorities like diversity and inclusion; education and workforce development; foundation and community service; and events and programming.
The Chamber serves as a convener and organizer of these work groups and helps manage the logistics and follow-through so that committee participants can maximize their impact and benefits from participation.
8. Business Education for Young Innovators
The
Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!)
is a program that teaches middle and high school students how to start and run their own real businesses and social movements. Students are guided through each step of starting an enterprise, from brainstorming the idea to pitching their business plan to investors. 
Interviews for the 2019-2020 program are underway!
9. Professional Growth for New Executives
The
New Executive’s Program
has helped hundreds of Eastside professionals with their business skills, community engagement, and professional network.
The year-long program begins soon. Learn more below or contact
kim@bellevuechamber.org
for more information.
10. Morning Business Builder
MBB is a weekly networking, social, and skill development program that brings together professionals across an array of industries. Share you service, product, or brand with your fellow business leaders and learn from one another’s success and challenges. 
MBB happens every Wednesday morning at the Chamber headquarters. Muffins included!
With hundreds of members representing tens of thousands of employees, the Bellevue Chamber is the relationship, policy, and business development hub for organizations throughout the Puget Sound region. Learn how Bellevue Chamber membership can enhance your business network and professional impact.

 

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