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Russell Joe

As a long-term resident and former City Councilmember, Russell understands the issues facing Issaquah and the Greater Eastside. During his time on the council, Russell tackled many complicated city issues including land use, transportation, and finances. Russell consistently offered a well-balanced perspective and a reasoned voice for economic growth.

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East King Chambers Legislative Kickoff

The East King Chambers Coalition Legislative Kickoff is one of the biggest political events of the year.

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Bellevue, stakeholders collaborate to boost development, workforce housing

The Bellevue City Council has voted unanimously to revise its multifamily tax exemption (MFTE) program following a months-long collaboration with local builders and workforce housing stakeholders. Real estate industry leaders say the changes will transform the rarely used program as the city moves through a period of significant growth.

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Mary Lou Pauly

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James Alberson

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Bank Chief Offers Midyear Economic Forecast to Bellevue Chamber

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Chamber Urges Revision of Sidewalk & Utilities Easement Rule

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Chamber Joins HDC in Advocacy for Eastgate Supportive Housing Projects

July 29 2021

Russell Joe

As a long-term resident and former City Councilmember, Russell understands the issues facing Issaquah and the Greater Eastside. During his time on the council, Russell tackled many complicated city issues including land use, transportation, and finances. Russell consistently offered a well-balanced perspective and a reasoned voice for economic growth. ... Read More

July 29 2021

Mary Lou Pauly

The Eastside Business Alliance endorses Issaquah Mayor Mary Lou Pauly for reelection.Throughout her time on the Issaquah City Council, Mary Lou Pauly has taken the lead on several community development initiatives while embracing many pro-jobs policies.It is rare to find a candidate that displays as much connection to the community they serve than Mayor Mary Lou Pauly. Prior to running for City Council, Mary Lou served more than 20 years on City Boards, Commissions and Task Forces. ... Read More

July 29 2021

James Alberson

A local business owner and 22-year resident of the city, James is an active member of the Renton Chamber’s Board of Directors and has served as the Chairman of the Board for the last three years. As Renton and the Eastside face unprecedented growth in the coming years, James is well-positioned to guide the city to continued prosperity while staying above partisan politics. ... Read More

July 29 2021

Tara Van Niman

Tara Van Niman’s dedication to Redmond is evident from her continuous efforts to connect with community members. She’s made it clear that she will work look beyond partisan politics and work to achieve the best result for community members as a whole. She has received endorsement from Redmond Mayor Angela Birney, former Mayor John Marchione, and numerous state senators and Redmond city council members. ... Read More

July 29 2021

Janet Richards

Janet Richards’ extensive volunteer work and community leadership prove the kind of councilmember she will be – a dynamic, active, and effective voice for all members of the community. As the region faces unprecedented growth, it is essential to elect experienced community leaders with proven ability to balance competing interests and complex issues. ... Read More

July 29 2021

Peter Steinbrueck

Few candidates are more aptly prepared to provide industry-specific knowledge than Commissioner Steinbrueck. Through his training as an architect, community planner and urban strategist, Steinbrueck is uniquely qualified to lead the Port of Seattle as our region faces unprecedented growth. King County voters should reward Steinbrueck for his ability to merge his progressive agenda with common sense policies that make a difference instead of a headline. ... Read More

July 29 2021

Dow Constantine

Amid a year of unprecedented challenges brought about by the pandemic, King County, under Dow’s leadership became one of the most vaccinated counties in the country. When his backyard became ground zero in the U.S. for the virus, Dow turned to public health experts to help guide the county’s response. The difficult decisions he faced were made with broad community input and limited politics. ... Read More

July 27 2021

Here’s What to Know About Washington State’s New Long-term Care Tax

Beginning January 1, 2025, the new law would provide eligible residents with up to $100 per day, with a maximum total limit of $36,500, to pay for long-term care. The first of its kind program will be paid by a tax in which employees are required to contribute 58 cents per every $100 of income through a direct payroll deduction. ... Read More

July 21 2021

Bellevue, stakeholders collaborate to boost development, workforce housing

The Bellevue City Council has voted unanimously to revise its multifamily tax exemption (MFTE) program following a months-long collaboration with local builders and workforce housing stakeholders. Real estate industry leaders say the changes will transform the rarely used program as the city moves through a period of significant growth. ... Read More

July 20 2021

Bank Chief Offers Midyear Economic Forecast to Bellevue Chamber

Washington Federal Bank President and CEO Brent Beardall ended his presentation yesterday during the Bellevue Chamber’s third annual midyear economic forecast on a high note. ... Read More

July 19 2021

Chamber Offers Support for Multimodal Concurrency Standard for City’s Transportation

Bellevue Chamber offered support for the inclusion of a well-defined Multimodal Concurrency Standard that gives clear guidance to Chamber members and city staff into the Transportation Element of Bellevue’s adopted Comprehensive Plan. ... Read More

July 19 2021

Chamber Underscores Importance of Stride BRT Amid Sound Transit Realignment

In a letter to the Sound Transit board, Bellevue Chamber President & CEO Joe Fain urged the prioritizaztion of Stride BRT to Eastside communities. ... Read More

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