Community News & Announcements
Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce
Community News & Announcements
September 19, 2012


Upcoming Events

Ribbon Cutting
Bothell Physical Therapy
Thursday, September 20
5:30 - 7:30 PM

General Meeting
Thursday, September 27
7:30 - 9:00 AM
Northshore Senior Center

Ribbon Cutting 
Brew: Coffee, Wine & Beer
Thursday, September 27
5:30 - 7:30 PM

Thursday, October 11
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Evergreen Washelli

Tuesday, October 16
7:30 - 9:30 AM
Country Inn & Suites

Member Orientation
Thursday, October 25
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Riverside East

Holiday Auction & Dinner
Friday, November 9
6:00 - 10:00 PM
Courtyard Hall

Patron Members

Edward Jones_Starman

Sundance Energy Services

LZL Construction

Nancy Pipinich, State Farm

Banner Bank

Country Inn and Suites

Country Village Shops

Alexas Cafe & Catering

Cox Printing & Signs
Community Partners

Bastyr University


Puget Sound Energy

Bothell Reporter

Cascadia Community College
Committee Meetings

Downtown Action
Wednesday, September 19
2:30 PM
Alexa's Cafe

Thursday, September 20
8:00 AM*
Crystal Creek Cafe
*7:30 if ordering breakfast

Senior Resource
Tuesday, September 25
9:30 - 10:30 AM
Chateau Bistro

Tuesday, October 9
9:15 AM
Bothell Police Department

Business Advocacy  
Tuesday, October 16
Bothell Police Department

Contact Us
Greater Bothell 
Chamber of Commerce

23716 8th Ave SE, Suite I-1
Bothell, WA 98021

Lori Cadwell
Executive Director

Brittany Caldwell
Director of Operations

Kim Monson
Office Manager

Chamber Announcements
Welcome New Members

Founded in 1949 and offers affordable professional and technical training for today's job market.

Sarah Hanavi, Key Bank, Bothell
Banking services ranging from personal to business checking and personal and business lending. Key Bank also offers full solution financial planning and private banking services.
Seniors Celebrated on September 11

Senior Day Elvis Thanks to all that participated in the 3rd Annual Senior Citizens Day!

Foundation House at Bothell

Main Street BINGO participants:
Banner Bank - Level Seven Salon - Harmony Massage - Bothell Furniture - Rain City Wines - Hillcrest Bakery - Alexa's Café - Matt Shannon, Edward Jones - Paul Richards Clothing - FrameWright - Bothell Florist - Brew: Coffee, Beer, Wine - OlsonDesign Jewelers - Compass Management - Woodlawn Optical

Festival Street Vendors:
Riverside East - LZL Construction - Northshore Senior Center - NSC Quilting - NSC Driftwood - Foundation House at Bothell - Bothell Physical Therapy - Companion Care - The Creekside, A Merrill Gardens Community - Abilities Unlimited NW - Chateau Retirement - All About Care - Hugg & Associates - Foundations Natural Health - EvergreenHealth - Aegis of Bothell - Juice Plus - Vineyard Park - Sundance Natural Medicine - YMCA - Aging Options - Deborah Wexler, Woodbury Financial Services

Click here to view photos from Senior Day!
Bothell Physical Therapy: Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting & BBQ
Thursday, September 20
5:30 - 7:30 PM

Bothell Physical Therapy Join the Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce for a community BBQ and grand opening ribbon cutting to welcome Bothell Physical Therapy to Bothell!

Come enjoy free food and drinks. Don't forget your business cards

This is a free event, no RSVP is required.


19110 Bothell Way NE, Ste 102, Bothell  

General Meeting Next Thursday!
Thursday, September 27
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.


Featured presentation: The "Five Diamond" Experience, by Coral Lehtinen, LZL Contruction

Does your business make the grade? How do you rate?
Critique, review, edit and refresh your business, inside & out!

Borrowing on a philosophy and a checklist from a well known benchmark rating system, we take a look at tips, ideas and reminders for improvements you can make to your business.  


No registration is required.

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


Brew: Coffee, Beer & Wine Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Thursday, September 27
5:30 - 7:30 PM

Brew: Coffee, Beer, Wine Brew: Coffee, Beer & Wine is now open on Historic Main Street in Bothell!  Mark your calendars for their grand opening ribbon cutting on Thursday, September 27th.

Enjoy free food, drinks and a guaranteed good time. Don't forget your business cards

Free event. No RSVP required.


10035 Main Street, Bothell
6th Annual Chilifest: Chef's Wanted!
Thursday, October 11
5:30 - 7:30 PM

Chili CookOff
Warm up at the October 11th Chilifest in Bothell to support Hopelink

An annual tradition, come to downtown Bothell's premier chili event! Sample the culinary wares of 15 chili chefs. There is no admission charge so please bring a can of chili, or other non-perishable food item, or cash donation. Each $1 or food item donated gets you a single Vote for People's Choice.

Chilifest is hosted by Evergreen Washelli and sponsored by the Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce.

Want to be a chili chef at the event?
It only costs $25 to enter and plug your crock pot in at Bothell's premier chili event and get exposure for your business. To get on the list, email
Networking Breakfast
Tuesday, October 16
7:30 - 9:00 AM

Shaking Hands

Start your day with several exciting rounds of high-powered and focused networking proven to build relationships and garner results.


Connect with fellow Chamber members and create new business opportunities with business leaders throughout the greater Bothell area. Bring at least 40 business cards and be prepared to present your business with a one-minute "infomercial."

Admission charges:
$20 for members*; $25 for non-members
*$5 member discount if you pay by Friday, October 12


Location: Country Inn & Suites

Price includes a full breakfast buffet, coffee, juice, and all networking rounds.


Register Now! 

Fun Auction Donation Idea #3:
Creative Baskets

Auction Zone

We are currently looking for donations for our 2012 Holiday Dinner & Auction. Donations are greatly appreciated and will significantly help fund Chamber programs and services. In addition, your business gets exposure at the Auction and the purchaser may even turn into a new loyal customer!


Fun Auction Donation Idea #3: Creative Baskets. Thank you to AlaskaUSA Credit Union for donating a backyard fire pit package last year, complete with a portable fire pit, matches, roasting sticks, marshmallows, graham crackers, & chocolate bars.  


Click here for more donation ideas  


Our Auction is scheduled for Friday, November 9 at Courtyard Hall in Country Village and we are hoping to have all donations by October 3.


Please bring your donation to a Chamber event, mail it to our PO Box or drop it by the Chamber office. If you are unable to get the item to us, let us know and we will arrange to have the item picked up. Donating an intangible item? We can create the display and redemption gift certificate for you.

Email or complete the Donation Form if you want to donate.

Member Announcements

Alexa's Cafe & Catering - Now Open until 7:00 PM!  


Alexas Cafe & Catering Need a place to chill out after work? Alexa's Cafe & Catering on Main Street has extended it's hours until 7PM (or when the crowd dies down). Come in and enjoy a new menu, local beer & wine, and happy hour specials between 3-6 PM.

Fresh, delicious food, close to home and served with a smile!

Happy Anniversary Preservation Kitchen

Preservation Kitchen Logo

In the midst of change and consolidation Gary and Susan Southwick, are celebrating Preservation Kitchen's Fourth Anniversary! 


As you may know, they have been serving the community for more than 16 years now at the Main Street AleHouse, and more recently, at Preservation Kitchen. Last month, they sadly lost their lease on the AleHouse building on Main Street in Bothell.


Instead of abandoning their loyal AleHouse customers - many of whom they have shared special memories with over the years - they decided to move the AleHouse to the beautiful Kaysner Estate that houses Preservation Kitchen.  


The beautiful main front dining room and the private dining rooms located upstairs will continue as Preservation Kitchen with the same menu, kitchen, and service. The bar and the adjoining dining room are now the AleHouse serving more casual pub fare with 15 beers on tap, extensive wine list, and infused libations.

Thank You for all your support!

100th Anniversary of the Hollywood Schoolhouse
Friday, September 28
12:00 - 4:00 PM

Hollywood Schoolhouse

Hollywood Schoolhouse located in the heart of the Woodinville wine country celebrates 100 years. Rosemary and Jim McAuliffe, the owners since 1977, will be there to share the history of Hollywood Schoolhouse with the community; the School days: 1912 to 1920, the Grange Hall: 1950s, the Antique shops: 1977-1989 and Wedding and Receptions: 1989 to present.


In celebration of 100 years, 1912-2012, Hollywood Schoolhouse invites the public for a historic tour from 12:00 - 4:00 PM.  

The afternoon will consist of wine tasting, vintage car collection, and entertainment. The first 100 guests will receive a gift to commemorate their 100 year anniversary.  

Additionally, the Hollywood Schoolhouse has been fortunate to host thousands of weddings and receptions. A special gift will be given to the first 100 brides who bring a picture of their wedding at the Schoolhouse to post on our memory board.

Hollywood Schoolhouse location: 14810 N.E 145th Woodinville, WA

Pour for Northshore Charity Wine Walk
Saturday, September 29
5:00 - 8:00 PM

Pour for Northshore Enjoy premium tastes, paired with bites from top purveyors with a commemorative glass and a silent auction all for a great cause -- the Northshore School Foundation!

Tickets: $45 per person click here to purchase
Northshore Performing Arts Center Foundation Annual Luncheon "Spring for the Arts!"
Friday, October 5
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

NPAC Logo Enjoy lunch, wine, and entertainment at NPACF's fundraising luncheon! Join us Friday, October 5 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at Mobius Hall CC3 at Cascadia Community College.

Tickets: $30 per person - including parking.

Proceeds will help support NPACF and our efforts that were started last year to bring live performing arts into Northshore School District schools. Three schools partnered with us last school year. The program goal is to reach 8 schools this school year.

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Kenmore Self Storage is Celebrating 13 Years of U-Haul Truck Rentals!   


Kenmore Self Storage

We have been recognized for 13 years of Providing Outstanding Service to our U-Haul Customers!


Kenmore Self Storage is the convenient, one stop for all your Truck Rentals, Boxes/Packing Supplies & Storage!


Chamber Members receive an additional 10% off Boxes & Packing Supplies & a FREE Lock with Move in!


Located at 18716 68th Ave NE in Kenmore you can contact us at 425.485.2284 or 

American Cancer Society: Cancer Prevention Study Participants Wanted!   


American Cancer Society

What if you could personally participate in research that could help determine factors that cause and prevent cancer? What if your involvement, and that research, ultimately leads to eliminate cancer as a major health problem for this and future generations? What if you could make it so just one family never had to hear the words "you have cancer?"   


Read more... 

Harvest Festival at Country Village
October 13 & 14
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 Harvest Festival

Come celebrate the fall season October 13th and 14th, at Bothell's Country Village! The festival will run from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday. Stroll the grounds decorated with corn stalks, scarecrows and pumpkins while you enjoy live music and dance performances on the stage.  


Paint a pumpkin in our Pumpkin Painting room! Pumpkins and paints are included for a small fee. The festivities will also include 40+ one-of-a-kind local artisans, the original King's Kettle Korn, roasted corn on the cob and more! Pony rides, train rides, face painting and other entertainment will be available for a nominal fee. A wine and beer garden, hosted by The Mercantile Wine and Goods and Foggy Noggin Brewery, will be available for those 21 and older.


For more information, please visit the Country Village website at or call 425.483.2250.

Catch the Spirit of Oktoberfest & Support the Northshore Rotary!
Saturday, October 13
4:00 - 9:00 PM


Catch the spirit of Oktoberfest in Leavenworth without the long drive. Oktoberfest in Bothell has food, draft beer, local wines, nonalcoholic beverages, live music, and folk dancing to watch and join. Children 6-14 are half price. Children age 5 and under are included with an adult ticket.


Ticket: $25 in advance or $30 at the gate. Includes, entry, music, dinner, and first drink.   


Location: Courtyard Hall in Country Village 


A FUNDRAISER for The Rotary Club of Northshore.  Thank you for helping us better serve our community!


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Are You Ready for a Disaster?

CityLogoColorWould you be ready if there were an emergency? Since September is National Preparedness Month, it's a great opportunity to check in and make sure that you and your family are prepared. Assemble an emergency supply kit, make your emergency plans, stay informed, and get involved in helping your family, your business, and your community be ready for emergencies. For tips and information, visit the City of Bothell website or
All in for Kids Campaign
Northshore Schools Foundation
September 17 - October 10

Northshore Schools Foundation

Each year the Northshore Schools Foundation provides vital support to the students in your school district by funding important programs, the purchase of books and equipment, and innovative classroom grants.


This Fall, volunteers will be contacting parents of students in the Northshore School District and community members to be All in for Kids. As a business owner see how you can help.  


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