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November 10 2021

Bellevue Chamber Letter Supports King County’s Health Through Housing Initiative

The Chamber's letter supports King County’s Health Through Housing initiative and its implementation plan. This ambitious plan to use sales tax proceeds to rapidly acquire properties to house individuals experiencing chronic homelessness is exactly the kind of strategy we need to urgently help our unhoused neighbors.

November 4 2021

Bellevue Chamber Welcomes Back Suzanne Williams for its November Virtual Lunch

The November session will feature former Chief Hostage Negotiator for the Scotland Yard, Suzanne Williams and be moderated by Sarah Augustine, Executive Director at the Dispute Resolution Center of Yakima & Kittitas Counties. Williams will share her experience leading some of the most high-profile and dangerous hostage negotiations in the world. Suzanne will equip the audience with tips on decision making, negotiating, communication, and thriving under pressure. 

November 3 2021

2021 Election Coverage: Bellevue Incumbents Poised for Reelection

While most results will be finalized in the coming days, Tuesday night results fared well for EBA-supported candidates. In Bellevue, all three EBA-endorsed candidates led their opponents by a steady, sizable margin. 

October 8 2021

‘Now every week there’s news of another big project’ in Bellevue

The buzz in Bellevue is palpable, with tower cranes dotting the sky and a new light rail line snaking its way through the city. More high-rises begets more jobs, which brings more foot traffic, Nickerson said.

October 7 2021

Bellevue Developments Seek to be Transformative in Myriad Ways

“We’re trying to kind of break down some of the big blocks in Bellevue and allow for a really good pedestrian experience coming off of the transit center and then also connecting into the Grand Connection,” Patrick Miller, director of global real estate and facilities at Amazon, said during a panel discussion on construction and growth on the second and last day of the virtual Eastside Leadership Conference produced by the Bellevue Chamber.

September 27 2021

Amazon, Microsoft Execs to Keynote Eastside Leadership Conference

Amazon’s vice president of public policy, Brian Huseman, and Microsoft’s president, Brad Smith, will keynote the two-day Eastside Leadership Conference next week. The conference, which is Bellevue Chamber’s most popular event, will happen virtually from 8-10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6, and from 8-9:15 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7.

September 16 2021

Questions & Answers: Vaccine Verification Requirement in King County

This afternoon, King County Executive Dow Constantine and the King County Department of Health announced a new Local Health Officer Order requiring vaccine verification in the county.

September 8 2021

Bellevue Chamber Announces New Chair and Board of Directors Members

The Bellevue Chamber Board of Directors has voted Mutual Materials Co. President and CEO, Kendall Anderegg, as the organization’s Chair for the 2021-2022 Chamber year. Serving with Anderegg are nine new members of the Board. 

August 21 2021

COVID vaccine hesitancy by King County ZIP code — rates are declining, but pockets of higher resistance remain

In just a matter of weeks, the highly contagious delta variant of the virus has overtaken the country. There’s been a surge in hospitalizations and deaths in areas where a higher percentage of the population hasn’t been vaccinated. In Washington and other places, mask mandates are going back in effect, even for those who are fully vaccinated. The end of the pandemic no longer seems just around the corner, as it did when the vaccine rollout began.

August 13 2021

Survey: Bellevue residents cheer tech job growth but want more affordable housing

A survey of 400 people conducted by EMC Research July 8-13 found that 81% of respondents agreed that Bellevue was a good place to do business. They were also asked what the increasing presence of large tech companies meant for the city. Only 12% said they had negatively impacted the quality of life in Bellevue.

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