5 Things: October 13, 2020
1. Women's Leadership Conference
Next Session Tuesday, October 20 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Women leaders bring valuable and unique perspectives to businesses in all types of industries. Join the Women's Leadership Conference to learn from successful business leaders as they discuss issues women face in business today and how to prepare for a successful future.
Former Chief Hostage Negotiator for Scotland Yard, Suzanne Williams will share her experience leading some of the most high profile and dangerous hostage negotiations in the world.
2. Get Connected
The Connector's Way
Thursday, October 15 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Over the past seven months, remote working and virtual meetings have become an integral part of the workplace. Professionals need to learn new tools to build and maintain strong relationships with customers, prospects, team members, and referral partners.
The Galvanizing Group’s, Patrick Galvan, will share his strategies to:
- Develop a plan for building relationships in a remote environment;
- Leverage technology to generate the energy, enthusiasm, and an authentic connection;
- Master video conferencing techniques to build meaningful professional relationships.
3. Council Vote for Affordable Housing
Last night, the Bellevue City Council unanimously voted to impose a .1% sales tax to fund supportive housing for the chronically unhoused population. King County Is expected to impose a similar tax this week, however, Bellevue’s decision will keep the revenue raised from the .1% under city control instead of going directly to the county. Conversations between the city and county are expected to continue as Bellevue Leaders work to define the role that Bellevue will play In the broader County-led regional effort to address homelessness.
4. Heading Back to the Classroom
Bellevue schools are set to resume some in-person classes on October 26. Elementary students will be following this plan:
- 1st and 2nd graders for 5 days per week beginning Monday, October 26
- Kindergarten for 5 days per week beginning Monday, November 2
- 3rd through 5th graders for 2-3 days per week in a hybrid model beginning Monday, November 9
Under this phased return plan, middle and high school students will not return until infection rates fall to the lowest bracket, which will be the fifth and sixth stages.
The Bellevue School District said the progression of returning students could be paused any time if Covid cases rise or adjustments to safety protocols are needed.
5. Washington's Fastest-Growing Companies
The Puget Sound Business Journal has revealed the 100 fastest-growing private companies in Washington state. Companies are globally headquartered in Washington state and are ranked based on revenue growth between 2017-2019.
We'd like to offer congratulations to Bellevue Chamber members included on the List: