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February 1, 2012  

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Upcoming Events

Member Orientation

Thursday, February 16
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Riverside East

Networking Breakfast
Tuesday, February 21
7:30 - 9:00 AM
Country Inn & Suites

 General Meeting
Thursday, February 23
7:30 - 9:00 AM
Northshore Senior Center

Thursday, February 23
5:30 - 7:30 PM

Thank You to Our Patron Members
Alexas Cafe & Catering


Kenmore Self Storage

Edward Jones_Starman

Country Inn and Suites




Bothell Reporter


Evergreen Healthcare



Cox Printing 2011



 Downtown Action  

Wednesday, February 15
2:30 PM
Alexa's Cafe



Thursday, February 16  

8:00 AM

Crystal Creek Cafe

Senior Resource 

Tuesday, February 21 

9:30 - 10:30 AM

Chateau Bistro



Economic Development

Tuesday, February 21 

12:00 PM

Bothell Police Department




Wednesday, February 22 

2:00 PM

Chamber Office


Contact Us
Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce

10017 NE 185th St
Bothell, WA 98011

Lori Cadwell
Executive Director

Brittany Caldwell
Director of Operations

Kim Monson
Office Manager


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Chamber Announcements 
Welcome New Members

Home of Big Gulp fountain soft drinks, Big Bite hot dogs, Slurpee drinks, and other convenient, healthy and fast food items. 
Welcome Real Living Northwest Realtors!

Real Living Northwest Realtors is now open at 18106 102nd Ave NE off Main Street in Bothell and celebrated a grand opening Ribbon Cutting on Wednesday, January 25th.

At the event to welcome them to our community were Chamber members and representatives, and members of the community.  See more photos on our Facebook!

February After Hours Social at FrameWright on Main Street
Thursday, February 23
5:30 - 7:30 PM

FrameWright LogoJoin us for free food, drinks and networking. Don't forget your business cards - - you never know when you will meet your next customer! This is a joint event with the Woodinville Chamber.

NEW 2012 Networking Breakfast Dates

In 2012, the Networking Breakfasts have changed from the 4th Tuesday to the 3rd Tuesday of every other month. 


Mark your calendars for the following dates to join us at the 2012 Networking Breakfasts held at Country Inn & Suites. 


February 21, April 17, June 19, August 21, October 16 


Register now for February! 

NEW 2012 Member Orientation Dates

In 2012, the Member Orientations have changed to the 3rd Thursday of every other month.  


Are you a new member, a new employee of an existing member, or a current member that needs a refresher on what the Chamber can do to help promote your business? Join Dale & Brittany for a free lunch provided by Riverside East on the dates below. Registration is requested so a catering count can be provided to Riverside East in advance.    


February 16, April 19, June 21, August 16, October 18


Register Now! 

February General Meeting:  

"Take Responsibility!"  

Thursday, February 23
7:30 - 9:00 AM

Join us for the GBCC monthly meeting at the Northshore Senior Center. Socialize, network, get updates from the Chamber and find out what is happening around the community.


Guest Speaker: Randy Spitzer, "How the best organizations in the world survive in a down economy and thrive when times are good".  


Organizations today face a number of tough challenges including a lingering recession, tough competition and rapidly changing markets. But it turns out that the best organizations in the world are not distracted by these problems. Rather they stay focused on three key strategic issues that enable them to survive and thrive:
1) Consistently delivering customer value
2) Create a sense of urgency
3) Build a healthy work environment


No registration is required.

Want to bring a door prize for increased exposure?  Contact Brittany today!


Member Announcements
Woodinville Montessori School: Early Childhood Open House
Saturday, February 4
9:00 - 11:00 AM
Woodinville Montessori

Join Woodinville Montessori School for an Open House for Early Childhood.  


Presentations begin at 9:10 AM at the Woodinville Campus located at 13965 NE 166th Street, Woodinville, WA 98072. Children are welcome.  


Come tour the campus. Meet the staff. Talk to the students and parents. Find out how they apply the Montessori method to foster a lifelong love of learning. Campuses in Woodinville and North Creek/Bothell. WMS offers programs for toddler through 9th grade. This event will focus on our Early Childhood (preschool & kindergarten) Program.


Congratulations! Acclaimed Photography

Acclaimed Photo LogoCongratulations to Kerri Kirshner, Bothell's own Acclaimed Photography on being awarded Seattle Professional Photographer of the Year!

View Winning Photos & Read More  
Hilton Garden Inn to Host Cupcakes & Champagne Open House
Saturday, February 11
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Hilton Garden Inn

Please join Hilton Garden Inn for a cupcake & champagne open house to preview the Hilton Garden Inn Bothell and meet with their catering staff to help you with ideas for planning your special day!


Wedding vendors will also be available to assist you with all your wedding details!


First 25 brides will receive dinner for two in our Great American Grill. 


RSVP by Feb 3 to Kellee Scartozzi, HGI Catering Sales Manager
February is Pet Dental Month? 
10% Discount at Bothell Pet Hospital!

Bothell Pet Hospital

February is Pet Dental Month! To Celebrate, Bothell Pet Hospital is offering a 10% discount on all dental appointments for cats and dogs during the month of February.  


Taking care of your pet's dental health not only help pet's breath smell better, but even more importantly, they also prevent oral disease. By age four, 85% of cats and dogs show signs of oral disease, which can lead to sever pain and tooth loss.  


For more information or to schedule an appointment call 425.486.3251.
Complimentary Chocolate Tasting Throughout the Village!
Saturday, February 11
2:00 - 6:00 PM

CountryVillageLogoShop 'til you drop for your sweetheart and indulge along the way. The shops at Country Village will be holding their 1st annual Chocolate Tasting on Saturday February 11th.

Over 25 shops and restaurants will be featuring samples of their favorite chocolate as you meander through the Village.  Try a taste of Koppers' raspberry cordials (a dark chocolate with a liquid raspberry center) or a chocolate chunk scone.  Sample Theo's Chocolates, a Seattle based company that actually imports their own cacao beans, roasts them, then creates their famous chocolate bars.  For the chocolate aficionado, Toys That Teach will be featuring a blind m&m tasting from 2:00 to 5:00 PM (do the green ones really taste better?)!

Chocolate Tasting & Book Signing at JJ Books in Country Village
Saturday, February 11
2:00 - 6:00 PM

JJ BooksJJ Books is a locally owned, independent bookstore located in Bothell's Country Village. We're committed to presenting our customers with the greatest service and selection of titles from all genres - from children's books to young adult, to mystery/suspense, to science fiction to Manga. We also have a great selection of Greater Seattle-area and Pacific Northwest author titles.

We host many exclusive book-signing parties throughout the year featuring these hometown local authors, like our event on February 11th. Hope to see you there! 
UW Bothell 6th Annual Collegiate DECA "Havana Nights" Auction
Saturday, February 11
6:00 - 9:00 PM

DECA is a non-profit association of students, faculty, and community members.  This club prepares students in all levels and all majors for the professional world through business simulation and competition.


The UWB chapter will compete against other colleges in Leavenworth at the state level in late February and qualifying members will continue on to compete at Nationals in Salt Lake City, Utah in April.
The purpose of this auction is to raise the funds necessary for registration fees, travel expenses, and lodging so qualifying students have the opportunity to compete without having to worry about finances. This year, we have 40 proud members competing-all of whom appreciate your support.  


To purchase tickets or donate to the auction, email or call 206.310.2523.


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Open Road Wine Company to Host Tempranillo Release Party
Sunday, February 12
3:00 - 8:00 PM

Join Bothell's very own winery at their production facility in Bothell as they celebrate the release of their Tempranillo.  Enjoy delicious shortbread crackers and truffles infused with the Tempranillo.

23212 10th Ave SE 98021
Bothell's HealthPoint RiverFest 5K Run/Walk Planning Meeting
Monday, February 13
5:30 PM

HealthPointBothell HealthPoint is organizing the first annual Bothell HealthPoint 5k run/walk to be held on August 25th, 2012 as apart of Bothell's Riverfest.

HealthPoint is looking for fellow Chamber members who are interested in assisting with this event; either as a volunteer or as a sponsor/donor.

The next planning meeting is being held on February 13th. They welcome any volunteers who would like to attend the planning meeting at 5:30 PM at their current address: 10808 NE 145th St Bothell, WA 98011.

Email Melissa Baker for more information or call her at 425.424.6308.
Business Plan Development Seminar for Kenmore Businesses
Wednesday, February 15
7:00 - 9:00 PM

UWB LogoAre you a current or potential Kenmore business Owner? Are you a Bastyr University Student or Graduate? If so,
you are invited to a Business Plan Development seminar presented by the
City of Kenmore, University of Washington Bothell Entrepreneurship Center
(formerly Business Development Center) and Bastyr University.

Barry Weisband, Director of The Entrepreneurship Center at UW Bothell, will offer an intriguing look into business and marketing planning. This informative seminar will help you develop key elements necessary for a successful business plan, and provides a great networking opportunity.

This Seminar is FREE for current/potential Kenmore business owners and Bastyr students/alumni.

Register today!
Make 2012 A Profitable Year with Premier Business Centers!

Premier Business Centers can provide your business with professionally staffed office space on a full or part time basis. Their terms are flexible, allowing you to secure an office by the hour, day, month, or year.  


All of the services you need to build your business are available in one convenient location, including administrative, transcription and notary services, fiber-optic Internet access, telephone answering service, professional business mailing address and conference rooms.


Executive suites allow clients to do business in a cooperative environment without having fixed monthly overhead. By eliminating distractions and time-consuming business decisions such as office administration and equipment leases, Premier clients can work more efficiently and profitably than if they were in traditional space.


Premier Business Centers
Sell or Remodel?
Submitted by Gerry Eagle, RE/MAX Northwest

GerryEagleLogoShould you sell or remodel? That is the question. If you love your neighborhood and location, why not remodel? Click on this link to see some ideas of what you could do to enjoy your home now and make it more salable in the future.!

Northshore School Foundation Annual "Light a Fire for Learning Luncheon"
Thursday, April 26, 2012
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Northshore Schools FoundationThis 9th annual event is the cornerstone event of the Northshore Schools Foundation and features student performances, an opportunity to network with community and business members who believe in providing an excellent public education for our children.

Mark your calendars and join them at this signature event which provides you the opportunity to celebrate current and fund future projects for the students.

Light a Fire for Learning Luncheon


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2012 "Kids of All Ages" Community Auction
Sponsored by Northshore Senior Center & Kiwanis of Northshore
Saturday, April 27

Children logo Kiwanis auction

Norhtshore Senior Center & Kiwanis of Northshore are co-hosting the second annual community auction April 27, 2012 at the Northshore Senior Center. Save the date, consider hosting a table of bidders or become a sponsor.  


Preview the items as they become available at and think about what item you can donate. You'll see that there could be a link automatically to your website - just like with Alexa's Café's item!  


Contact Peg Dowd, Kiwanis 425.489.3380 or Patricia Gustafson 

Downtown Office Space for Rent
Submitted by Phillips Insurance, Inc.

Downtown Bothell office space available for lease. 633 rentable square feet at $1250/mo. including operating expenses. Very efficient space including two private offices, conference room, and reception area. Conference room could be used as third office. Well maintained owner occupied building located at 10709 Beardslee Boulevard. Walking distance to Main St. restaurants, UW Bothell and Cascadia CC Campus with great freeway access.

Please contact Justin 206.235.3762 or Molly 206.235.3763