Community News & Announcements
Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce
Community News & Announcements
January 23, 2013 


Upcoming Events

General Meeting
State of the Chamber
Thursday, January 24
7:30 - 9:00 AM
Northshore Senior Center

 After Hours Social
@ Hugg & Associates
Thursday, February 7
5:30 - 7:30 PM

Friday, February 1
9:30 AM

Member Orientation
Thursday, February 21
Riverside East
1:00 - 2:00 PM

Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting @The Bathery
Tuesday, February 26
5:30 PM

Patron Members

Cox Signs Printing Updated Logo

Edward Jones_Starman

Alexa's 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

Senior Resource
Tuesday, February 19
9:30 - 10:30 AM
Chateau Bistro

Business Advocacy  
Tuesday, February 19
Bothell Police Station

Downtown Action
Wednesday, February 20
2:30 PM
Alexa's Cafe

Thursday, February 21
8:00 AM
Crystal Creek Cafe

Kenmore Committee
Wednesday, February 27
9:00 - 10:00 AM
Key Bank, Kenmore

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

Lori Weaver, Graceful Changes LLC
Specializes in estate sales.

Alice Kalso, Silver Age Housing & Care Referrals
Specialize in helping King County families--and specifically those living in Bothell--find the best in-home care, retirement or assisted living communities, or adult family homes.
Community News & Announcements:
Shout Out!

Shout Out

"Richard Olson from OlsonDesign not only creates beautiful jewelry pieces but also repairs them as well! My grandmother (85 years old) had a Christmas necklace that her mother had given her and a piece was broken. She gave it to me to try to get it repaired. I stopped by OlsonDesign and Richard stopped what he was doing and repaired the piece right then and there! My grandma was in disbelief when I was able to let her know that piece was fixed and she would be able to wear it during the holidays! Thank you Richard, you ROCK!

Posted by: Christina Parish, Kenmore Self Storage 


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

"State of the Chamber" General Meeting Tomorrow!  

Thursday, January 24
7:30 - 9:00 AM

Northshore Senior Center

Start the year off right by attending the State of the Chamber General Meeting!  Find out all of the great things the Chamber has planned for 2013.  Also, meet fellow members and get City and community updates.  No registration is required.

All new members will be invited up to the podium to introduce themselves and their business.

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


Driving Directions

Sears Home Appliance Showroom
Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting
Friday, February 1 - 9:30 AM Ribbon Cutting
Saturday, February 2 - All Day Specials 

 Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting

Join us to
help celebrate the opening of Sears Home Appliance Showroom in Bothell, the first in the State of Washington.

A Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting will be held at 9:30AM on Friday, February 1st.

During this event there will be up to 15%
off all Kenmore appliances "Buy More Save More" Extra 10% when you buy 2 appliances, Extra 15% when you buy 3 appliances, and Extra 20% when you buy 4 appliances. Discount applies to appliances over $399.99 in value with some exclusions.


Grand Opening Celebration on Friday and Saturday extra 10% on almost everything in store, some exclusions apply. On Saturday only the first 10 customer will receive $25.00 Sears gift card plus be entered for a chance to win a $250.00 Sears Gift Card. 

February After Hours Social at
Hugg & Associates

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

Business After Hours
Join us for free food, drinks and a guaranteed good time!

In addition to hosting the After Hours event, Hugg & Associates will be celebrating the opening of their new office with a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting around 6:00PM.

Hugg & Associates is now conveniently located near the heart of downtown Bothell at 10308 N.E. 183rd, Bothell, WA 98011.

Last Chance to Order Summer Flower Baskets

Join your B
Hanging Flower Basketothell 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 January 31.

 Order Form
Chamber Members Get Complimentary Checks from Washington Federal
New Chamber Member Discount

Washington Federal As part of being invested locally, Washington Federal is offering a special member-to-member benefit for Bothell Chamber of Commerce members. 

Open a new business checking account by December 31, 2013, and they will offer you one complimentary order of business checks!

To find out more, contact:
Jackie Smith-Moon, Small Business Banker
Downtown Bellevue Branch, 400 108th Ave. NE Suite #104
Member Announcements
NPAC Presents: Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas
Saturday, January 26
7:30 PM
Northshore Performing Arts Center

Late Night Las Vegas Don't miss the latest sinfully funny class in the Late Nite Catechism series when Sister returns to the Northshore Performing Arts Center!

The convent has decided that Sister (with her extensive gambling experience running the Church Bingo for the last 25 years) will organize a Las Vegas night! Sister will tackle topics ranging from magic tricks to table games and the dangers of drive-through marriage chapels. Don't forget: "What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas," but God sees everything!

Tickets at or 425.984.2471.

Bastyr University Open House  

Saturday, January 26

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 


Bastyr Logo 2012

You're invited to our biggest event of the year for prospective students. The Bastyr University Open House happening Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, provides you the opportunity to learn more about the natural health arts and sciences, and will include in-depth presentations about academic programs, campus services as well as department demonstrations. Take time to:

  • Tour campus
  • Eat in our award-winning Dining Commons 
  • Speak with current students, staff and faculty
  • Meet your fellow prospective students
  • Attend demonstrations led by faculty and current students

Do not miss out on this amazing opportunity! Register today 

for this event  


Also, interested in the naturopathic medicine program? Register now for the Bastyr Center for Natural Health Open House on the evening of January 25 to get an in-depth look at our Seattle teaching clinic.


Please contact the Office of Admissions at or 425.602.3330 with any questions regarding this event.

Bothell Youth Court Launch Celebration 

UWB - North Creek Event Center
Monday, January 29

5:30 - 7:00 PM 


Bothell Youth Court Logo

You are invited to attend the launch celebration of the Bothell Youth Court. BYC is a collaborative effort of the City of Bothell Municipal Court and University of Washington Bothell. High school students are in charge of their own courtroom in legal proceedings for traffic infractions committed by teens in the community. The students are the judge, prosecutor, defense attorney, bailiff and jury.

By empowering teens, youth courts have proven to be a powerful restorative justice model that encourages creativity and prepares teens for the future. The court also fosters community interest in safety, efficiency and civic engagement. Bothell Youth Court will officially begin hearing cases in February 2013.


The celebration will include refreshments and a mock youth court hearing created and staged by our teen participants. We encourage your attendance and appreciate your support of BYC. 


Parking Information: Parking pass is available per your request.
The South Parking Garage is the assigned parking garage for this event.


RSVP Today! 

The New World Virtual Meeting Room 

Wednesday, January 30

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


New World Communications presents: "Using YouTube to Grow Business" . Learn how YouTube can grow your business, how to use equipment to record your content as well as basic programming and editing tips!

Early Bird Online Registration: $299 (by Mon, Jan 28), Late Registration: $350 - Lunch is included.  Seating is limited.

For more information, visit or contact Art Johnson at New World Communications 425.780.6872.

Chamber Day in Olympia 

Wednesday, January 30

All Day 



Spend the day in Olympia and make a difference in the legislative process! Join the East King County Chambers of Commerce Legislative Coalition for a day of lobbying and advocacy in Olympia. Legislators will be addressing the most pressing issues for business: economic development/job creation, transportation and education. This is a perfect opportunity to share your story with lawmakers about how their policies impact your business. Your participation is needed to bring the voice of business to our elected officials.


  • Hearing from decision-makers and government experts
  • Legislative issue briefings
  • Meetings with legislators
  • Networking lunch

Cost is $50 per person. Register today!

Save the Date: 10th Annual Light A Fire for Learning Luncheon
Northshore Schools Foundation

Thursday, March 28
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM


Northshore Schools Foundation


That's what you help us do everyday at the Northshore Schools Foundation.


Celebrate with us on March 28, 2013 as we share the successes of our past and make an investment in the future of our students.


FEATURING: Norman Rice, C.E.O. Seattle Foundation as the Keynote Speaker.


Your support helps our students achieve the promise of their potential.


Register today! 

Cascadia Awarded Prestigious Green Building Certification: First LEED Platinum Building in Bothell 

Press Release by CCC


Cascadia Community College kicks off winter quarter and a new year with an announcement that its Global Learning and the Arts Building has been awarded LEED Platinum, the highest level of certification recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council. This certification makes Cascadia's the first LEED Platinum building in Bothell and the third higher education facility in the state.


"This award is a tremendous honor, and represents an enormous commitment by Cascadia, the project architect, and the construction team to ensure that our building met the stringent criteria established for LEED Platinum green buildings," says Dee Sliney, Cascadia's Director of Facilities Services and Sustainability and a LEED Accredited Professional.


Massage Discount for Food Donation  

At Harmony Massage in downtown Bothell

Harmony Massage

Each year, Harmony Massage teams up with Northwest Harvest to help stock our food banks with nutritious food for those in need. They are extending their special of 10% off your massage when you bring in a food donation for Northwest Harvest.

Northwest Harvest can use any nonperishable food or monetary donations. Food items that are nutritious, low in saturated fat, sugar and white flour are preferred. Click here for a list of recommended food items to donate. 

Bastyr University: Top Chef to Benefit Teen Feed  

Saturday, February 2

6:00 - 8:00 PM 


Bastyr Logo 2012

Join the Bastyr University Student Nutrition Association on Saturday, February 2, 2013 in an exciting event to benefit Teen Feed, an organization dedicated to feeding homeless youth nutritious meals.  


Top Chef Bastyr will feature student chef teams, guest judges and timed culinary victory! Taste unique dishes, enter to win raffle prizes, and cast your vote for the People's Choice Award!  


The event will take place on the Bastyr University Campus (14500 Juanita Drive NE, Kenmore) with beer & wine being served starting at 5:30 PM and the competition taking place from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Seats are limited; tickets are $15, available in advance or at the door.


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Bright Horizon Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten Showcase 

Tuesday, February 5 & Thursday, February 7

5:00 PM 


Bright Horizons How do Bright Horizons' programs and teachers inspire children to become enthusiastic learners? Come see for yourself at their preschool and pre-kindergarten showcase.

Preschool/PreK Families - February 5 at 5:00 PM
Two's and Young Preschool Families - February 7 at 5:00 PM


Chocolate Tasting at Country Village 

Saturday, February 9

2:00 - 6:00 PM 


Shop 'til you drop for your sweetheart and indulge yourself along the way. The shops at Country Village will be holding their 2nd annual Chocolate Tasting Saturday February 9th from 2:00 to 6:00 PM.  


Over a dozen shops and restaurants will be featuring samples of their favorite chocolates and treats as you meander through the Village for the perfect Valentine's occasion.


For more information and a complete list of the participating shops, visit our web site at or call 425.483.2250.


Saturday, February 9

4:00 - 5:30 PM

At Brew on Bothell's Main Street 


Bodywise Bodywork logoYour invited to attend this priceless (and free) information packed workshop, in which you will:

Discover what 3 things age you the    fastest and how to reverse their effects
Practice a simple technique that's the quickest and easiest way to reduce stress hormones
Learn about the newest test doctors use to predict longevity and find out ways to score high. 


For more information contact Dawn Spiegelberg at 206.898.5327 



Wine & Watercolors Party at Kaewyn Gallery at FrameWright   

Saturday, February 9

6:00 - 9:00 PM 


Majestic Rainier Come uncork your creativity!
Join us for a Wine & Watercolors Party!
Kaewyn Gallery artist Charlene Collins Freeman will be your art instructor for the evening as you create your own version of one of her watercolors.

The event is held after hours at the Kaewyn Gallery at FrameWright, from 6:00 - 9:00 PM.

Contact Charlene at to set up your party.

To learn more about Charlene visit her website,

The cost is $50/person or $90/couple with a 6 person minimum. The fee covers art instruction, art supplies, appetizers and two glasses of wine per participant.
BioLife Solutions Reports Preliminary 2012 Revenue at $5.7 Million; Doubled from 2011
Press Release by BioLife Solutions

biolife solutions 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 media manufacturer, today announced preliminary record revenue for the full year 2012 at $5.7 million, up 105% from 2011. Preliminary revenue for the fourth quarter was $2.0 million. Also, for the first time in the history of the company, management expects to report positive cash flow from operations in the fourth quarter of 2012.
UWB Winter Quarter Research in Progress Seminar Schedule

UWB LogoEach quarter the UW Bothell holds Research in Progress Seminars. These seminars are held in the library in room 205 and open to the public. The winter seminar line up is listed below.

January 29 - "Coupled natural and human systems: Investigating the climatic influences and environmental impacts of the rise and fall of the Mongolian Empire" Avery Cook Shinneman, Lecturer, Center for University Studies and Programs, UW Bothell


February 12 - "What's in a Name? - Immigrant Journalism in a Digital Age" Kristin Gustafson, Lecturer, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell


February 19 - "Race, Taxes and Rights: Taxpayer Identity and the Structure of Racial Inequality" Camille Walsh, Assistant Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell


February 26 - "Developing School Leaders: Imagining New Roles for Districts, Universities, and Prospective Principals" Tom Bellamy, Director, The Goodlad Institute for Education Renewal, UW Bothell


March 12 - "The provision of educational services and experiences that promote positive post-school outcomes for urban youth with disabilities: To what extent is it happening?" Jason Naranjo, Assistant Professor, Education Program, UW Bothell