Blue Heron
Business Alliance

"Connecting Kenmore Businesses"  
Brought to you by the Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce 
Thank you for signing up to receive monthly updates from the newly formed 
Kenmore Business Alliance (KBA).

Questions?  Contact Brittany Caldwell at
Kenmore Summer
Concert Series

The City of Kenmore invites you to attend the 11th annual Summer Concert Series. These free, popular concerts run for six consecutive Thursdays starting July 11 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Saint Edward State Park. Admission and parking for the concert is FREE! For event details, visit

New Art Exhibit July 26th Gallery At Kenmore City Hall
The Arts of Kenmore (AOK) has partnered with the City of Kenmore to produce four to five art exhibits per year at no cost to the city.

The public is invited to the Opening Reception July 26, 6:30 - 8:00 PM.
Music & light refreshments will be served. Live music will be performed by Kenmore musician Brian Bohman.
National Night Out
Against Crime

On Tuesday, August 6 the Kenmore Police Department hosts a fun evening for the community with free food, activities and crime prevention information. National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Kenmore Play Day
The City of Kenmore is proud to be selected as a KaBoom! Playful City USA Community. Kenmore is recognized for its expressed commitment and willingness to take action for play.

Come celebrate with us at our Play Day on Saturday, August 10 from 11 AM to 2 PM! Enjoy free food and activities at Rhododendron Park (6910 NE 170th St.) with neighbors, family, and friends. Additional details to come.

Upcoming chamber Member events

 After Hours Social
Thursday, July 18
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Bailey Farm Apartments

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

 Grand Opening &
Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, July 25
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Harmony Massage & Boutique

 Member Orientation
Thursday, August 15
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Riverside East

Networking Breakfast
Tuesday, August 20
7:30 - 9:30 AM
Country Inn & Suites Bothell

*Although Chamber events are a benefit of membership, we welcome you to come check out a few & meet some of our members.

Next KBA Networking Event
Thanks to everyone who attended our May 16th Open House at Kenmore City Hall -- it was a huge success!

We are planning our next event and will keep you posted on the details.  Thank you.
City Council Meeting Schedule
The Kenmore City Council welcomes your participation in the process of local government. Council meetings are held the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Mondays of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Kenmore City Hall, Council Chambers, 18120 68th Ave. NE, Kenmore. These meetings are open to the public, and public comments are accepted at the beginning of the meeting.
Click here for more information including meeting agendas

City of Kenmore Approves Sale of Kenmore Village Lower Parcel

At the City of Kenmore City Council meeting on June 10, 2013, City Manager Rob Karlinsey presented a Purchase and Sale Agreement (PSA) for the Kenmore Village Shopping Center 3.3 acre lower portion to Benaroya Company and Real Property Investors (RPI). The Kenmore City Council unanimously passed the agreement.

The 4.75 acre Kenmore Village upper parcel PSA remains under negotiation and will likely be presented for City Council consideration in July. MainStreet Property Group LLC is the expected buyer of the upper lot, formerly the King County Park & Ride.

Summer Wine Walk at Country Village Shops  Friday, August 23, 2013
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Finish the day with a wine tasting featuring select Washington wineries, each one located in a different shop.  Tickets are required. Must be 21 or older.

Residential Relocation Packets
Did you know the City of Kenmore has a relocation packet available for new residents who move into the area?  Contact Kenmore City Hall at 425.398.8900 for additional details.


City Seeking Special Event Volunteers this Summer 

The City of Kenmore is gearing up for a fun-filled summer with free events for the whole family. City events this summer include the Kenmore Summer Concert Series and Kenmore Play Day.

Volunteers are needed to help the City produce these popular community events. Volunteer positions include helping with children activity areas, event set up and take down, event information tables, parking areas, hospitality and more.

Whether you are looking for ways to build skills for your resume or meet new friends, volunteering can help you achieve both while making a difference in your community. If you or your business would like to volunteer, please contact the City's Volunteer and Events Coordinator Cindy Shelton at 425.398.8900 or  


business spotlight:

Michelman Insurance Group, Inc.

Michelman Insurance Group, Inc. is an independent insurance agency that has been helping people since 1986.  Owned by Carl and Krista Michelman, the agency is located in Kenmore and takes a hands-on family approach to assisting clients with auto, property and life insurance needs.

They pride themselves on experience, quality of markets and personal service.  Every agent has 10+ years of experience in the industry.   The agency represents several insurance companies and has received awards and recognition from them for superior service.  And when you call, you do not have to press prompts or wait to talk to a caring, familiar person!  Their goal is to save you time and money while having a professional manage your policies at no additional cost.

Michelman Insurance Group, Inc. is located at 18023 62nd Ave NE in Kenmore (corner of 181st and 62nd).  They can be reached at 425-398-1234.  You may also get information and request a quote at  They are waiting to hear from you!

Kenmore Committee Members
Thanks to the dedicated group of Chamber members in Kenmore that started the KBA and continue to help it grow.

Committee Chair:
Annie Harkess, Key Bank - Kenmore

Brittany Caldwell, Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce
Carl Michelman, Michelman Insurance Group
Christina Parish, Kenmore Self Storage
Erik Moen, Corpore Sano Physical Therapy
Jan Troxell, Passport Travel
Maribeth Williams, Lee Williams Agency
Nancy Pipinich, State Farm Insurance
Rob Karlinsey, City of Kenmore
Steve Holmes, WhatsSup Stand Up Paddle & Surf

Want to get more involved?  Contact Kenmore Committee Chair Annie Harkess
Kenmore Key Bank Branch Manager
7830 NE Bothell Way, Kenmore, WA 98028

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