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February 15, 2012  

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Upcoming Events

Member Orientation

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

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

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

Friday, March 16
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Country Village

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




February Meeting Date TBD


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

Located in Bothell, specializing in new construction, kitchen and bath remodeling and light commercial construction

Roger Cecil, Cecil & Associates LLC
Offers civil engineering and development consultation becomes the Newest Patron Member!

We would like to welcome Dwayne Burnell, as our newest Patron Member*!


 Dwayne is co-founder and owner of FinancialBallGame™, a financial education company dedicated to improving financial literacy and awareness.

A deep passion of Dwayne's is counseling individuals, couples and families on their financial strategy with a focus on reducing risk in order to create and nurture long term wealth.


*Patron Membership is a premier membership option for those companies who want maximum prominence, visibility and name recognition. Contact the Chamber for more information. 

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.

Time to Order Summer Flower Baskets

Join your Bothell business neighbors in the summer flower basket program to beautify and unify Bothell's business districts. These beautiful baskets are available in both Sun ($55) and Shade ($60) varieties in 16" pulp pots.

Order & Payment must be received by February 24.

All baskets will need to be picked up at the Chamber office on
Wednesday, May 16 between 11 AM & 2 PM.

 Order Form

Wanted: Treat Sponsors for General Meetings in 2012


It's always nice to have a sweet treat, bagel, juice or fruit with your morning coffee at the General Meetings each month.


Contact Brittany if you'd like to sponsor the treats at one of our meetings during 2012.  It's a great opportunity to promote your business! 

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!


Shamrock Shuffle Wine Walk at Country Village Shops

Friday, March 16
6:00 - 9:00 PM 

Shamrock Shuffle

Finish the day with a wine tasting featuring 15 select Washington wineries, each one located in a different shop at Country Village.


Proceeds to benefit the Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce.


Tickets are required:

Pre-purchase price $20 each or $25 at the door, while supplies last. Must be 21 or older


BYOG - Bring Your Own Glass for your drinking pleasure!

A limited supply of glasses will be available for a nominal fee.


Want to volunteer?  Contact Lori now! 


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Member Announcements
Business Plan Development Seminar for Kenmore Businesses Tonight
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!
Celebrate "Bothell Heart Month"!

Feb Heart Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, with diabetes not far behind. In response to the American Heart Association's designation of February as American Heart Month, the City of Bothell will once again be celebrating "Bothell Heart Month".  


This campaign focuses on heart health awareness by placing firefighters in high-traffic areas throughout the community to offer free blood pressure and blood sugar screening all month long.   


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New Program Helps Home Owners Refinance 

GerryEagleLogoWe all know someone who would like to get out from under higher interest loans, but know they owe too much on their house.

There is help available, please read the details in Gerry Eagle's newsletter for more information. And if you would like to receive her publication monthly, you can sign up by clicking the "Join Our Mailing List' link within the newsletter. It's easy and you can stop it any time. Gerry has been helping people solve their real estate problems for over 26 years and she still loves what she does.

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Upcoming Events at Preservation Kitchen
Sunday, February 19 & Tuesday, February 21

Preservation Kitchen LogoPreservation Kitchen will host the following special events in February.

Winemaker's Dinner
Hollywood Hill Vineyards
Sunday, February 19 at 6:00 PM

Mardi Gras Celebration!
3 courses for $40
Tuesday, February 21

Contact Preservation Kitchen to make your reservation! 425.408.1306

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Internationally Acclaimed Pianist Burkard Schliessmann in Concert at Bastyr University

February 26
4:00 - 6:00 PM


On February 26th in the Bastyr University Chapel, enjoy an evening with internationally acclaimed pianist Burkard Schliessmann.  


A Steinway artist, Schliessmann has earned international recognition for his compelling performances, featuring clarity and subtlety at the highest technical level. Mr. Schliessmann has received many awards and honors as recitalist, recording artist, orchestral soloist and chamber musician. According to the New York Times, "Schliessmann is representative of the best of the modern school." His album, "Chopin-Schumann Anniversary Edition 2010" on MSR-Classics, released worldwide, received the Critics' Choice Award 2010 from American Record Guide.  


Admission to this event is $20 donation or $35 per couple, which will be taken at the door.


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Bastyr University (check out Bastyr's new website!)
Congratulations! Acclaimed Photography

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

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50% Discount for Meeting Space to Chamber Members

STOP meeting in public! Why not meet in a professional day office or meeting room?

Rental Rates: Starting at $35/hr are now 50% OFF!

Contact Donna Rae McIntosh, General Manager at Premier Business Centers in Bothell to book your temporary meeting space today!


Premier Business Centers
Acacia Memorial Park & Funeral Home to Host "Listening to Our Losses" Grief Group

Acacia Funeral Home is pleased to offer a confidential grief group free of charge, facilitated by Trudy James, hospital chaplain. Trudy offers warmth, knowledge, and many years of personal and professional experience with grief, loss and groups.

Join us four consecutive Tuesday evenings beginning March 6, 2012 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at Acacia, 14951 Bothell Way NE, Seattle, WA 98155

Confidential, limited to 12 participants.
Please call Acacia at 206.362.5525 to reserve your space.

Grieving family members or friends are welcome.

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