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

Parks Clean Up Volunteer Event


Please join us at the annual Jack V. Crawford 'Courtesy is Contagious in Kenmore' Day parks clean up event on Saturday, October 26 from 9:00 AM to noon at Log Boom Park. The volunteer event is in honor of Kenmore's first Mayor Jack Crawford and his passion for giving and love of parks. For details, visit

Upcoming chamber Member events
 Networking Breakfast
Tuesday, October 15
7:30 - 9:30 AM
Country Inn & Suites Bothell

  Member Orientation
Thursday, October 17
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Riverside East

Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting
Wednesday, October 23
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Bon Jour

 General Meeting
Thursday, October 24
7:30 - 9:00 AM
Northshore Senior Center

*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
Kenmore Business After-Hours
Thursday, November 7   
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Kenmore City Hall

Meet other Kenmore business people at this informal get-together. Light refreshments and good conversation.
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 PM 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

Successful Candidates Forum Held at Bastyr
Bothell Kenmore Reporter Article

Sidewalks, open government and economic growth were just some of the topics at Bastyr University Tuesday night, as five of the six Kenmore City Council candidates participated in the only forum prior to the Nov. 5 general election.


The event, facilitated by Cascadia Community College President Eric Murray and organized by the Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce and the Kenmore Business Alliance, gave the approximately 50 residents in attendance a chance to hear two-minute answers to eight questions, an opening and closing statement from each candidate. Read more... 



Kenmore Self Storage - Fall Festival


Saturday, October 26
5:00 - 8:00 PM

Take a guided tour through the haunted halls, sample witches brew, have your fortune told, trick or treat and visit with live turtles and other creepy guests. Costumes are optional but always more fun!

Bring canned or bagged cat or dog food for PAWS. Bring canned food to support Hopelink for the holidays. Even if you aren't able to attend they will be accepting donations all month long. View Flyer for more information!

Free Seminar for Kenmore Businesses
How to Increase Your Revenue, Fuel Your Confidence and Maximize Your Growth
Thursday, November 14
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Kenmore City Hall

John Marshall of Results Driven Business Coaching Program will present a session for small business owners. Mr. Marshall is working with the City's Development Services Department on identifying efficiencies and is offering this program. There is no fee, but preregistration is requested. Visit for more information.

Emergency Shelter Volunteers Needed
The City of Kenmore is partnering with adjacent cities to provide shelters during disasters. The City must develop a cadre of trained volunteers who will be able to open, work in, and manage the shelter. Jobs might include shelter setup, registration and orientation, translation services, meal/snack preparation, cleanup, or child respite care.

Are you, or someone you know, willing to volunteer? The required training for Shelter Operations will be provided by the Red Cross. The training consists of one 4-hour class. The class is tentatively scheduled for November 16, 2013.

For more information, or to register as a potential volunteer, please contact Cindy Shelton at or 425.398.8900.

Healthplanfinder Enrollment Events
Washington residents now have a new way to find, compare and enroll in affordable health insurance coverage. It's called Washington Healthplanfinder. Enrollment begins October 1 for coverage that begins January 1, 2014.

Enrollment events to raise awareness about the insurance options available to residents will be held at the Kenmore Library on Nov. 2, Dec. 7, and Jan. 4 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM
Learn more at

Coffee with Council
The Council invites you to have Coffee with Council at 7:30 AM on the 1st Monday and 8:00 AM on the 3rd Saturday of each month at Espresso Works, 6734 NE 181st Street. Citizens are encouraged to attend these informal sessions to ask questions, discuss issues and offer suggestions on any topic of interest.

Business Spotlight:
If you are a Chamber member and want your business spotlighted contact Brittany at 425.485.4353 or
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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