Community News & Announcements
Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce
Community News & Announcements
April 17, 2013 


Upcoming Events

Member Orientation
Thursday, April 18
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Riverside East

After Hours Social
@ SpringHill Suites
Thursday, April 18
5:30 - 7:30 PM

General Meeting
Thursday, April 25
7:30 - 9:00 AM
Northshore Senior Center

Chamber Luncheon
Wednesday, May 8
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Courtyard Hall @
Country Village

Patron Members

Gabbert Architects

Cox Signs Printing Updated Logo

Edward Jones_Starman

Alexa's Cafe & Catering

Country Inn & Suites Logo

Country Village Shops

Nancy Pipinich, State Farm

LZL Construction

  Banner Bank

Sundance Energy Services
Community Partners

Northshore Senior Center
Waste Management


Bastyr University


Puget Sound Energy

Bothell Reporter

Cascadia Community College
Committee Meetings

Downtown Action
Wednesday, April 17
2:30 PM
Alexa's Cafe

Thursday, April 18
8:00 AM*
*7:30 if ordering breakfast
Crystal Creek Cafe

Kenmore Committee
Wednesday, April 24
Key Bank, Kenmore

Senior Resource
Tuesday, May 21
9:30 - 10:30 AM
Chateau Bistro

Business Advocacy  
Tuesday, May 21
Bothell Police Station

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

Coral Lehtinen, Sumner Design
Over 15 years experience with interior design consulting for residential or commercial projects. Advice on color, lighting, furnishings, art & accessories.
Thank You Renewing Members
We appreciate all of our members and would like to thank those that renewed in April.

Bothell Family Dentistry
Bothell High School
Bothell Pet Hospital
Companion Care
Key Bank Bothell
Pacific Medical Centers
PSG Washington, Inc.
US Travel, Mike Mallory
Woodlawn Optical
Community News & Announcements:
Shout Out!

Shout Out
"Thanks Seattle Home Appliance! Our refrigerator suddenly stopped working yesterday. Today not only did they "fit us in" their already booked schedule, they were on time, courteous, quick, helpful and informative. The tech fixed the fridge within a few minutes because he had the part we needed in the truck. Then the tech even vacuumed out the bottom of the fridge and cleaned everything up. Why go anywhere else."
Posted by: Shelli Hugg, Hugg & Associates, PLLC

"Here's a Shout Out for Rich Wilson and the entire local crew over at Comcast Business Class. Thanks for your recent fine technical support work over at BREW Coffee, Beer and Wine in downtown Bothell. Because you went the extra mile, the Internet speed over at BREW now ROCKS! This fast Internet opens up a whole new vistas of possibility for streaming video and business networking events "live", locally, regionally, and across the planet right from BREWs excellent and thoughtfully-designed facility. Thanks again for your fine work, supporting local economic business development in such a helpful and mission critical way."
Posted by Art Johnson, New World Communications

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

After Hours Social at SpringHill Suites by Marriott
Thursday, April 18
5:30 - 7:30 PM  

Business After Hours
Join us for our April After Hours Social hosted by SpringHill Suites by Marriott.

Free! All are welcome. No RSVP required. Enjoy food, drinks and enter to win a Bothell Staycation including an overnight stay, dinner at Russell's Dining & Bar and wine tasting at Woodinville wineries!

April General Meeting next Thursday
Thursday, April 25
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. New members will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and their business.

Member Announcements

New Member Discounts!

Member Discount
Innovative Advancement is now offering a Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce member discount of 10% off hourly rate* for supply chain consulting (purchasing, logistics, inventory control, vendor management etc).
*hourly rates are determined based on company size and project complexity.

ADT Security Services is offering all Chamber members a $200 savings on any installed residential ADT Security System. As a thank you for the referral, ADT Security Services will donate $125 to Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce. Offer code: A102293. Call 1.800.699.9238.

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Northshore Schools Foundation Raises $120,000 for Students! 

Northshore Schools Foundation
Northshore Schools Foundation held it's 10th Annual Light a Fire for Learning Luncheon on March 28th at the Lynnwood Convention Center. The event, attended by over 300 people, raised more than $120,000 to support foundation initiatives and programs that prepare K-12 students to be successful when they enter the college or career of their choice.


Snohomish County Bar Association Honors Michelle Gehlsen

Bothell Municipal Court Judge Michelle Gehlsen has been selected as the Snohomish County Bar Association's 2012 Judge of the Year. Candidates are nominated by their peers in the judicial community for recent and significant work that furthers the legal profession and enhances the public good. Judge Gehlsen was selected by the Association at their March 21, 2013 board meeting and will be honored during the Association's Annual Dinner on May 4, 2013.

"Judge Gehlsen was selected as our Judge of the Year for her outstanding efforts last year in establishing the Bothell Youth Court," explained Will Steffener, President of the Snohomish County Bar Association.

"I am very proud of Michelle's service as Bothell's Municipal Court judge," said Robert Stowe, Bothell City Manager. "She is very deserving of this recognition and I congratulate her."
Abilities Unlimited Open House
Friday & Saturday, April 19 & 20
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Abilities Unlimited
Please join us for our Open House April 19 & 20th from 11:00 AM - 4L00 PM and see the array of mobility equipment we have to offer. Roll the dice for your chance to win up to 30% off your purchase. For more details call Abilities Unlimited NW at 425.485.7454.

Abilities Unlimited NW provides mobility solutions for the elderly and physically challenged. We offer canes, walkers, manual and power wheelchairs, mobility scooters, lift chairs, bath safety, fall prevention, portable ramps, pain management, and rentals on most equipment. Stop by for a FREE demonstration.


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Parks Appreciation Day!
Saturday, April 20
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

City of Kenmore LogoThe next City volunteer project is Parks Appreciation Day, Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to noon and will be focused on restoration and clean up of Log Boom Park, Rhododendron Park, and Wallace Swamp Creek Park.  

The event will happen rain or shine, so please dress for the weather. Children, who are accompanied by their parent and interested in helping with this community wide volunteer event, are welcome. The City encourages volunteers to bring gloves and basic gardening tools. Water and light snacks will be provided.  

Volunteers are encouraged to RSVP so City staff can prepare appropriate work plans and determine equipment needs. Please RSVP by contacting Volunteer and Events Coordinator Cindy Shelton at 425-398-8900 x6227 or Additional information is available on the City's website


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Recognizing & Preventing Senior Fraud Presented by Hugg & Associates, PLLC
Tuesday, April 23
Northshore Senior Center
12:45 - 2:00 PM

Senior citizens are a rapidly increasing segment of the population and that makes them a prime target for consumer fraud.

Anyone can be the victim of fraud.  There are a lot of scam artists out there, and lots of people who are willing to trust them. Seniors make up about 11% of the US population, but a higher percentage of seniors are victims of consumer fraud.

Whether through the mailbox, the telephone or the Internet, criminals are finding creative ways into people's homes. Half of those victims are age 50 and older. Being able to recognize consumer scams can reduce the likelihood of being victimized by more than 50 percent. Learn how to protect yourself!

Click here to register, and learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Contact Pauline Nemecek if you have any questions about the event or how to register

Hugg and Associates
Research-In-Progress Seminar Schedule
Tuesday's at 4:00 PM in Room LB1-205

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The UW Bothell Office of Research is pleased to announce the speakers for the Spring 2013 Research-In-Progress Seminar series. All interested faculty, staff, and students as well as the general public are invited to attend and enjoy interesting talks, lively discussions and light refreshments. We hope to see you there!


April 23 - "MASS: A Multi-Agent Spacial Simulation Library" Munehiro Fukuda, School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

April 30 - "The Double Bind of Dharun Ravi: Cyberbigotry and the Work of Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak" Rahul Gairola, Center for University Studies and Programs 

Free Seminar for Kenmore Businesses
Thursday, April 25
7:00 - 8:30 PM

City of Kenmore Logo The City of Kenmore and Bastyr University are hosting a free business seminar - "Everything You Wanted to Know About Business Planning." Barry Weisband of Weisband Consulting and the City's consultant for the Kenmore Business Incubator, will offer an intriguing look into business and marketing planning.

Register Today!
Sunday Brew Supper 
Preservation Kitchen & Main Street AleHouse
Sunday, April 28
5:00 PM

You're invited to an evening of Brews, Supper, and more Brews! Spend an evening with brew maker's learning and tasting how to pair great beer with great food. Enjoy a four course supper prepared by Chef Raney Enga paired with four schooners (10 oz) from various local breweries.

Triplehorn Brewing Company - Woodinville, WA
Dick's Brewing Company - Centralia, WA
American Brewing Company - Edmonds, WA

Cost: $45 per person (excludes tax and gratuity) Pre-registration is required

Guests will be entered into a drawing to win a $30 gift card from Preservation Kitchen & Main Street AleHouse, including additional door prizes. This is surely an evening you won't want to miss!
Register Now!

Chateau at Bothell Landing Presents: Comedian Georgie Kunkel 

Tuesday, April 30
1:00 PM
Bistro @ The Chateau at Bothell Landing


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Don't miss this opportunity to meet a true treasure of living history. 93 year old Georgie Kunkel will not only make you laugh with her stand-up routine, but she draws on a wealth of life experience to boot. An original "Rosie the Riveter" in WWII, Georgie has also appeared on the Oprah Show and has experience performing with Comedy Underground. This magnificent woman has made it her life's work to fight for equal rights for women, and we are honored to welcome her to Chateau Bothell Landing Bistro. 

Holistic Approaches to Managing Anxiety
Thursday, May 2
6:00 - 7:30 PM

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Bastyr University and its teaching clinic, Bastyr Center for Natural Health, are proud to present the next event in their "Living Naturally" 2013 series: Holistic Approaches to Managing Anxiety.

Free and open to the public! Join Amy Davis, PsyD, BS ('05), clinical training director for the Bastyr University Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program, for a discussion on how to address anxiety through exercise, meditation, mindfulness and other natural ways. You also will learn how to redirect anxiety in ways that are meaningful and helpful.

Bastyr Center for Natural Health
3670 Stone Way N., Seattle WA 98103

For additional details, please visit:

King County Library "A Place at the Table" Series     

King County Public Health


KCLS is launching a new adult programming series called A Place at the Table. This series involves


addressing food in all of its iterations, including: growing food, cooking, preserving, nutrition and health, food in cinema, food in art, and, of course, food in books/literature.


The King County Library System invites the community to bring donations of nonperishable food to their local library as part of A Place at the Table. KCLS has partnered with Hopelink and with Food Lifeline to distribute the donations to 39 local food banks county wide from March through December 2013. The program begins in March at the Bothell and Kenmore Libraries.

At Bothell:
Food, Glorious Food!
Saturday, May 4, 2:00 PM

Eating Green: The Visual Guide to Growing Healthy Fruits and Vegetables
Sunday, May 5, 2:00 PM

Building Your Urban Pantry - Canning 101
Sunday, May 12, 2:00 PM

At Kenmore:
Food Literacy: Knowing What and How We Eat
Saturday, May 11, 10:30 AM 


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Parks & Recreation Community Meetings Scheduled 

Over the next several months, the City of Bothell will be updating its Parks, Recreation & Open Space Action Program (PROSAP). PROSAP helps guide the future for the city's parks and recreation activities.

Community participation is a key component to the development of the plan. The Parks and Recreation Board will incorporate the desires of the community into the draft plan that it will forward to the City Council for adoption in early 2014. Please plan to attend one or all of the scheduled community meetings where you can share your vision for Bothell parks and recreation.

All meetings will be from 7:00 - 9:00 PM
May 2, 2013: Emphasis on Parks
Public Works Operations Center
21233 20th Ave. SE

May 16, 2013: Emphasis on Parks
Bothell Municipal Court
10116 NE 183rd St.

Contact Pat Parkhurst, Recreation & Park Planning Manager at or call 425.489.3380