5 Things – October 8, 2019

Oct 8, 2019

5 Things


1. Get Off the Bench
Annual Dinner
October 15 | 5:15 – 9:00 pm | Hyatt Regency Bellevue
Join us for a look into the region’s future as a hockey town from NHL Seattle CEO Tod Leiweke. Seattle Thunderbird’s head coach Matt O’Dette will give a Hockey 101 and get you game (watching) ready by the end of the evening.
Jump in the game during the
silent auction
, check your opponents in the
live auction
, and try to avoid a tripping call during the
dessert dash
. View the list of auction items and get more event information
on our website
Deadline extended! Register by October 10 for a chance to win two round trip tickets on Southwest Airlines
2. Bellevue Chamber Lunch: Corporate Citizenship
November 21 | 11:30am – 1:30pm
Westin Bellevue
Learn about the corporate philanthropy and employee engagement programs championed by leading companies to make our region a better place. Emceed by King 5’s Joyce Taylor, our speaker panel will discuss the needs in our community and how local companies are attacking those issues head-on.
Discover how your organization can gain by building your own partnerships that build goodwill with your customers and employees while making an impact in the community.
3. Eastside Gives
The Eastside is known for its philanthropy to those in need. In November, the Bellevue Reporter will be adding a special section, Eastside Gives, to spotlight the giving spirit in our area. The section will spotlight local non-profit foundation and include a social calendar of fundraising events and galas.  Contact
Shawn Peake
for more information about how you can be highlighted or advertise in this special section.
Chamber members who book ad space before October 18th will receive 25% off;
contact Shawn Peake for more details >
4. Get Your Vote On
The leaves are falling and election day is just around the corner. Ballots will soon arrive in the mail and we have launched our first-ever

Eastside Voter’s Guide
. The Eastside Business Alliance, sponsored by the Chamber, has backed a full slate of pro-business candidates for local office.

5. Highway to the Innovation Partnership Zone
A partnership between 5G Open Innovation Lab, T-Mobile, the University of Washington, and the City of Bellevue is aiming to encourage the growth of 5G in the region. To do so, they will connect 5G
startups with investors and technology labs to test their products as well as create a pipeline for jobs for students interested in working with 5G.
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