Community News & Announcements
Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce
Community News & Announcements
October 31, 2012


Upcoming Events

Thursday, November 1
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Key Bank Bothell

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

Chamber Luncheon
Wednesday, November 14
Check in begins at 11AM
11:30 - 1:00 PM
Courtyard Hall Country Village

General Meeting
Thursday, November 29
7:30 - 9:00 AM
Northshore Senior Center

Vintage Bothell Wine Walk
Friday, November 30
5:30 - 8:30 PM
Main Street Bothell
Patron Members

Cox Printing & Signs

Edward Jones_Starman

Alexas Cafe & Catering

Country Inn and Suites

Country Village Shops

Nancy Pipinich, State Farm

LZL Construction

  Banner Bank

Sundance Energy Services
Community Partners

Bastyr University


Puget Sound Energy

Bothell Reporter

Cascadia Community College
Committee Meetings

Downtown Action
No Meeting in November

Thursday, November 1
8:00 AM
Crystal Creek Cafe

Business Advocacy  
Tuesday, November 6
Brew: Coffee, Wine & Beer

Senior Resource
No Meeting in November

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

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Kim Thomas, Easy St Workspace
A new way to office is open to local professionals in Woodinville and Bothell. EASY ST offers the convenience and amenities of an executive office at a fraction of the monthly cost.

Specializes in cleaning tile & grout and educating customers on how to fight grime in grout. Other household cleaning services include carpet and upholstery cleaning, power washing and more.
Community News & Announcements: Shout Out!

Shout Out

Welcome to the newest section of our Community News & Announcements: Shout Out!  


"The Chamber would like to thank Christina Gillies, American Family Insurance for referring one of our newest members, Puget Sound Tile and Grout Restoration!"


Please send your announcements, congratulations, testimonials and thank you's to

Key Bank Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, November 1
5:30 - 7:30 PM

Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting

It's time to welcome a new Key Bank to Bothell! Join us in welcoming the new Key banking center with a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting celebration. Now open on Bothell Everett Hwy next to the new Safeway. Ribbon Cutting will take place at approximately 6 PM. 


Free! All are welcome. No RSVP required.

Complimentary food provided by Uncle Peteza's Pizzeria & dessert by Hillcrest Bakery!  


Reminder: Time to "Fall Back" this Sunday!

Fall Back Logo

Daylight savings time comes to an end on Sunday, November 4. Don't forget to "fall back" and turn your clocks back an hour before you go to bed on Saturday night.  


This is always a good time to change your batteries in your smoke detectors too! 

Holiday Dinner & Auction:
Last Call for Donations
Friday, November 9
6:00 - 10:00 PM

Auction Zone

Auction items are being finalized for the annual Chamber Holiday Dinner & Auction being held on Friday, November 9 at Courtyard Hall in Country Village.


Our thanks to all that are supporting this event by attending and/or through a donation.  


If you haven't delivered your donation yet please do so by Friday, November 2 or contact us to make alternate arrangements.  

Chilifest Proceeds Help Hopelink!    



Thanks to everyone that supported our 6th Annual Chilifest! This annual event raises both money and food donations to
for Hopelink.   


The final totals are in and the event raised $479.00 and 231 pounds of food! That is an estimated 408 total meals!  That could feed a family of four for over 100 days!  

General Meeting Featuring John Marshall, "The Power of Questions"
Thursday, November 29
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, John Marshall will present "The Power of Questions". You'll learn how to use questions in your business everyday to benefit your team of employees, gain rapport with clients, enter the mind of potential clients and much more.


No registration is required.  Free.  All are welcome.

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



Materials from October General Meeting Presentation

"Smarter Marketing: Simple Social Media Marketing Strategy" by Joni Kovarik


Special thanks to Joni Kovarik, for her fabulous presentation at our October General Meeting about ideas to help you find the right social media marketing mix for you and your business. Click on the links below to view a copy of her materials.


Have questions or need more information? Contact Joni Kovarik, BizDev Consulting & RelyLocal, at


Presentation Slides


Member Announcements
Bothell's Safe Halloween is Tonight!
Wednesday, October 31

Halloween Costumes

Don't miss all the trick or treating festivities in Bothell this year.


Country Village kicks off the Halloween fun from 4:00 - 6:00 PM and downtown Bothell hosts trick or treating from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.


A special thanks to the Safe Halloween sponsors:

City of Bothell 


Community 1st Credit Union Hosts Business "Garage Sale"
November 1 & 2

They are relocating their Shoreline Community 1st Credit Union branch and need to liquidate their accumulation of desks, fireproof cabinets, partitions, chairs, board room table, conference table and much, much more! The sale starts Thursday, November 1 - please see the attached flyer for more details. Come prepared to save!!


View Flyer
Northshore Senior Center: Holiday Market
November 2 & 3

holiday market
Meander through the Marketplace booths, and find that perfect holiday gift! Check out the quality artwork and crafts, find that unique holiday gift or specialty jewelry. Baked goods, soups, hot breads, coffee and tea will also be for sale.

Hours: November 2, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
November 3, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Comedy & Dinner Show at Wild Vine Bistro
Sunday, November 4
6:30 PM 


Wild Vine Bistro Wild Vine Bistro is hosting a Comedy & Dinner Show the 1st Sunday of the month starting November 4th.


Doors open at 6:00 PM, show at 6:30 PM 

$10 for the show, dinner as charged


Also, holiday dinner party reservations are now being accepted.


Read more... 

Northshore School Foundation

Upcoming Events   

Northshore Schools Foundation
Northshore Holiday Showcase
, November 10-12, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Holiday Kick Off Weekend at Molbak's 13625 NE 175th Street in Woodinville. A percentage of sales will benefit the Northshore Schools Foundation. Free holiday fun for the whole family featuring Northshore students! Special activities each day 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Read more...

Kid's Night Out, November 16, 7:00 PM. Samari Vs. Knight
at Evergreen Karate. Youth ages 7-12 years old are invited to join the san-seis at Evergreen Karate for an evening of Samari & Knight training. This fun, active evening includes martial arts games and activities complete with foam toys and safety equipment! Pizza and drinks are included in the evening. Space is limited. 100% of net proceeds benefit the Northshore Schools Foundation. Cost: $20-Pre registration & parent release form required. Read more...

10th Annual Light a Fire for Learning Luncheon. March 28, 2013, SAVE THE DATE! Read more...  

Bothell Physical Therapy Hosts: A Healthy, Painless Pregnancy! 

Tuesday, November 13
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Bothell Physical Therapy
Bothell Physical Therapy is hosting this free event, open to pregnant women, their partners, or anyone else who wants to join.

For years, discomfort associated with pregnancy has been accepted as a normal part of the process. The good news is there are steps you can take during and after pregnancy to prevent it. Let us help you create a pain-less pregnancy!

For more information or to register call 425.454.1405 or email.
Country Village: "A Taste of the Holidays" Wine Tasting Event
Saturday, November 17
5:00 - 8:00 PM

Taste of the Holidays Logo

Start your holiday celebration with a wine tasting event at Country Village! Enjoy an evening of wine tasting, featuring 15 local wineries, each one located in a different shop throughout the village. Proceeds benefit the Northshore Performing Arts Foundation.  


Tickets are required for the wine tasting - $20 in advance or $25 at the check-in booth. Online ticket sales end November 16 at midnight.


This is a "BYOG" (Bring your own glass) event. Must be 21 years of age for the wine tasting. ID required at the check-in tent when picking up your tickets.  


Bottles of wine will be for sale and available on site. What a wonderful holiday gift!


NPAC Presents: Elisabeth Von Trapp with the Columbia Children's Choir
Sunday, November 18
2:00 PM

Elisabeth Von Trapp

The granddaughter of Maria and Baron von Trapp, whose story inspired The Sound of Music, Elisabeth has created her own joyfully expressive musical style. She is joined by the Pacific Northwest's own Columbia Children's Choir.


Support the performing arts in your community and be rewarded with a priceless experience. Tickets at or 425.984.2471.

UW Bothell Reports Enrollment Growth and Campus Expansion for the 2012-13 Academic Year


UWB Logo

For the 2012-13 academic year, the University of Washington Bothell reports enrollment growth, making it the fastest-growing public university in the state of Washington.


The campus reports a head-count for 2012-13 of 4,172 students, also counted as 3,788 FTE (full-time equivalent students). This number compares to an FTE of 3,377 in the previous year, corresponding to an increase of 411 FTEs, or 12 percent. Applications to the university also increased by 13 percent over the previous year.


The recent increase in enrollment at UW Bothell now makes it the largest of the five university branch campuses in the state. Ninety-two percent of the currently enrolled students are from Washington.

Read more...  


Read Recent Everett Herald Article on UWB Growth 

Cross Training Has Arrived In Bothell And Your First Week Is FREE! 


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Precision Sports Performance (PSP) is now accepting new members into their Adult Cross Training Program which has been designed using the most up to date training principles and scientific research around. Many of the methods utilized are currently being used by the top trainers/coaches in the world.

Are you interested in improving core strength, cardiovascular conditions, strength, speed or power?


Mention this advertisement to receive a Free Week of Cross Training and to have your ramp-up fee waived (over $150.00 in savings)  


For more information and to find out about our class schedule call PSP Director Brian Sutton at 425.420.1058 or email, or visit it us at 



Bothell City Council Adopts 2013-2019 Capital Facilities Plan



At its October 16 meeting, Bothell City Council adopted the 2013-2019 Capital Facilities Plan (CFP). The CFP is a seven-year comprehensive financial plan and needs assessment that identifies and prioritizes funding for capital improvements such as facilities, parks, transportation, and utility projects. The approximately $212 million Capital Facilities Plan incorporates more than 49 projects over the seven-year planning period.


"The Capital Facilities Plan is a long-term capital financing strategy that will have a positive and lasting legacy on our community by providing the City of Bothell the means to address infrastructure needs with capital-specific revenue sources," said City of Bothell City Manager Bob Stowe. "This Plan allows the City to turn its community vision into reality." Read more...


Budget Planning is Underway


The Bothell City Council will be evaluating the city's budget over the next few weeks. City Manager Stowe will present the biennial budget to the City Council during the October 30 study session which is anticipated to be adopted in December. Here are the upcoming hearing dates:

  • November 13, Utility Rates, Property and EMS Tax Levies
  • November 20, Biennial Budget

If you are interested in knowing more please visit the City Council page, attend a city council meeting, or join us at the next Business Advocacy Committee meeting on Tuesday, November 6 at Brew on Main Street Noon - 1:00 PM. 


View Video on City Budget 

BioLife Solutions Secures Exclusive Distribution Rights For Cellenergy™ Hair Graft Storage Additive

BioLife Solutions, Inc., a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of proprietary clinical grade hypothermic storage and cryopreservation freeze media for cells and tissues, and contract aseptic media manufacturer, announced that it will begin marketing and distributing a novel hair graft storage solution additive that has demonstrated it can improve the survival of hair grafts during hair transplantation procedures. BioLife Solutions will introduce the compound, branded as Cellenergy™, to the broad hair restoration industry at the 20th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, October 17th - 20th, in Nassau, The Bahamas.
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AAA Washington's 5th Annual Soap for Hope Toiletries Drive

Soap for Hope

Many of us start out our day by washing our face and brushing our teeth. But for some with limited incomes, soap and toothpaste are a daily necessity they cannot afford. AAA Washington's 5th Annual Soap for Hope campaign wants to help by collecting your unused and unopened toiletry items and distributing them to persons in need via local shelters, food banks and other charitable organizations.  


Toiletry items, such as: soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrush, body wash, floss, razors, facial cleansers, hair spray, hair brushes and deodorant will be accepted at the AAA office in Mill Creek at 15415 Main Street Ste. 104, Mill Creek Town Center and Lynnwood at 4100 Alderwood Mall Blvd. Ste. 8 in Lynnwood through the end of the year. Donations made at the Mill Creek and Lynnwood AAA offices will benefit Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County.  


For more information, visit or call AAA Mill Creek 425.337.1880 or AAA Lynnwood 425.775.3571.