Community News & Announcements
Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce
Community News & Announcements
November 13, 2013 


Upcoming Events
Holiday Dinner & Auction
Friday, November 15
6:00 PM
Courtyard Hall in Country Village

General Meeting
Thursday, November 21
7:30 - 9:00 AM
Northshore Senior Center

After Hours Social
Wednesday, December 11
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Patron Members

Banner Bank

Sundance Energy Services

LZL Construction

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Country Village Shops

Alexa's Cafe & Catering

  Gabbert Architects

Cox Signs Printing Updated Logo

Nancy Pipinich, State Farm
Edward Jones_Starman 

Community Partners

Cascadia Community College

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Bothell Reporter

Puget Sound Energy 

Bastyr University 

  Waste Management


Committee Meetings
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

Homeward Pet Adoption Center -- One of the leading nonprofit, no-kill animal shelters in the state. We have found homes for over 22,000 cats and dogs in our 23 year history.


Anderson House - Offers Assisted Living - Skilled Nursing - Rehabilitation - Long Term Care - Adult Family Homes

Seattle Children's Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center
-- Offers day classes and programs for adults, age 18 and older, with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental disabilities.
Thank You Renewing Members
We appreciate all of our members and would like to thank those that renewed recently.

Hal Woosley Properties
Ilana Yagudayev, American Family Insurance 
Mary Kay Beauty Consultant
Woodbury Financial

Community News & Announcements:

Shout Out

"CONGRATULATIONS" Dale Amundsen, Ceremony Masters, for being voted the "Best Officiant" in Evening Magazine: Best of Western Washington



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

Last General Meeting of the Year!
Thursday, November 21
7:30 - 9:00 AM
Northshore Senior Center

Please remember that November's General Meeting will be on the third Thursday, rather than the fourth due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Make sure not to miss this meeting as it is our last General Meeting in 2013!  We will not have a meeting in December.

Don't Forget about Member Discounts!


WaMember Discountnt to send someone flowers?  Use The Bothell Florist! Discount: Free local delivery to all of Bothell, Kenmore and 98072 Woodinville addresses. Offer code: GBCCS.


Looking for a fun work out? Use Exhale! Pilates! Discount: 10% off on all regularly-priced packages & contracts.


Click here to view all discounts.  

After Hours Social at USTravel
Wednesday, December 11
5:30 - 7:30 PM  

Business After Hours
Join us for our December After Hours Social hosted by USTravel.

Free! All are welcome. No RSVP required. Enjoy food, drinks and a little networking too!

Driving Directions 


Member Announcements
Gingerbread House Competition Enter by Tomorrow!
Gingerbread house


Enter our 1st annual Country Village Gingerbread House Competition!

  • First prize is $200 gift certificate good at any shop, restaurant or service in the Village, plus a one-of-a-kind hand sculpted cottage by local artist, Dennis Brown.
  • 2nd prize is $100 gift certificate good at any shop, restaurant or service in the Village.
  • 3rd prize is a $50 gift certificate good at any shop, restaurant or service in the Village.
All completed houses must be dropped off by November 14th and will remain on display at the Village throughout the holiday season. Winners will be announced November 20th.
Entries must be constructed mainly of gingerbread (more than 50%) and anything visible on the house must be edible (non-edible hidden supports are OK).
All ages welcome to enter. Fill out the entry form below and submit to or call 425.483.2250 to enter.

Northshore Y's Holiday Giving Programs



If you are seeking support for meals or gifts during this winter season, or know someone in the Northshore area who is, please download the Harvest Meals Sponsor/Request Form or Wish Upon A Star Holiday Giving Request Form. You may also pick up an application at the Northshore Y at 11811 NE 95th St in Bothell or the Y at the Carol Edwards Center at 17401 133rd Ave NE in Woodinville. You may also call member services at 425.485.9797. The deadline to apply to receive meals is Nov. 15th. The deadline to apply to receive gifts is Nov. 20th.  We do our best, with the support of our community, to accommodate all requests on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you would like to sponsor a family, you may contact Kurt Jacobson at 425-286-6122 or to sign up.  You may also look for the display that will be posted at each of our facilities near the end of November, and sign out a "star" which will provide details for the needs of a particular family.  We also accept gift cards during this time, which help us to ensure that we help as many families as possible.  Gifts should be delivered to the Y on Dec. 18th or 19th, and families will be contacted to pick up their gifts a couple of days later.

TSUGA Fine Art & Framing: Understanding Art Lecture Series


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Lectures by Charlene Collins Freeman will focus on looking at and understanding art. Topics will include art terms, how artists use lines, shapes, perspective and their techniques, choice of subject matter, materials, and how to interpret and evaluate art. Lectures will be approximately 30 minutes long with time for socializing, viewing art, and light refreshments. Cost is $10 per lecture.



Lecture Dates:
Lecture One: Friday, November 15 6:00 - 7:00 PM & Saturday, November 16, 1:30 - 2:30 PM.
Lecture Two: Friday, December 13, 6:00 - 7:00 PM & Saturday, December 14, 1:30 - 2:30 PM
Lecture Three: Friday, January 17, 6:00 - 7:00 PM & Saturday, January 18, 1:30 - 2:30 PM.

Please register by contacting Ken Stodola at or 425.486.7385. 

Country Village: "A Taste of the Holidays" Wine Tasting Event
Saturday, November 16
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

For a flurry of gift ideas and a delightful shopping experience, join us for the 26th Annual Taste of the Holidays and local Wine Walk. The merchants invite you to join them in welcoming the holiday season with a day of special free demos, activities, and refreshments. Enjoy complimentary hot roasted chestnuts while they last. Thousands of twinkling lights guide you through the Village. End the evening with the Wine Walk, running from 5:00 - 8:00 PM benefiting the Northshore Schools Foundation.


The Northshore Schools Foundation exists to raise funds and build partnerships to support academic success and excellence for all Northshore students. Your support helps the district by funding classroom grants and other vital needs of local students.


Purchase your Wine Walk tickets in advance ($20) online at or at the door ($25). BYOG - Bring Your Own Glass.

Learn more about this great foundation by visiting 

Workshop "The Truth About Social Security"   

Wednesday, November 20

12:00 - 1:00 PM


You are cordially invited to attend an educational workshop "The Truth about Social Security" (and it isn't all bad!)


What baby boomers need to know to maximize retirement income. Come learn the answers to your questions:
  1. Will Social Security be there for me?
  2. How much can I expect to receive?
  3. When should I apply for Social Security?
  4. How can I maximize my benefits?
  5. Will Social Security be enough to live on in retirement?
Call Deborah Wexler, Woodbury Financial Services at 425.516.5530 to reserve your seat!

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Health Moves: Qigong Class


Health Moves is offering a 4 week Qigong class in November/December. Class dates are: November 18th, 25th, December 2nd and 9th at 5:30 - 7:00 PM. Introduction Course: $175 and Advanced Course: $150

Qigong is a part of Chinese medicine and is an exercise to help promote health and well being. It combines the wisdom of the acupuncture meridians, organ physiology, body awareness, and breathing to enhance your health.  The class will also include information on eating for the season and your constitution as well as how to diagnose yourself in Chinese medicine by looking at your tongue.  We will also discuss herbal medicine and how to add them into your cooking regimen. Each student will receive a flash drive of hand outs, 2oz tincture, and herbal tea.


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Vote for Signs Now Mill Creek - Chase Main Street for Small Businesses
Signs Now Needs YouSigns Nowr Vote!
Signs Now recently entered a contest (Mission Main Street Grants) that requires them to achieve a certain number of votes. They are hoping you can vote for them! This process only takes a few seconds.

Please help them reach their deadline - it is around the corner on November 15. Please vote now. Every single vote counts and means a lot to them. You just have to click on the following link and press the Green Vote button:

Please feel free to pass this email along to your friends, family and work colleagues.
Fall Classes at Bothell & Kenmore Library

King County Public Health At Bothell Library:
Decorate Like a Designer and Fill Your Home with Holiday Cheer!
Sunday, November 17, 2:00 PM
The Master Builders Association and KCLS present this workshop to help those looking to create a festive home for the holidays with a designer's flair.

Celluloid Seattle: a City at the Movies
Tuesday, November 19, 2:00 PM
Join Robert Horton, film critic and creator of MOHAI's recent "Celluloid Seattle" exhibit, for a look at Seattle in film. Explore the Seattle seen in films through the years, and learn about the history of theaters and movie going in Seattle.  

Free In-Person Assistance: Washington Health Benefit Exchange Signup
Saturday, November 23, 1:00 PM
One-on-one assistance for those enrolling in the new Washington Health Benefit Exchange.
The Virtual Dementia Tour: Your Window Into Their World
Saturday, November 21
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Does someone you love have dementia?

Northshore Senior Center & Right at Home of King & Snohomish Counties invite you to get a unique glimpse into the daily life of a person with Alzheimer's or Dementia.

The Virtual Dementia Tour allows caregivers to experience what their loved one faces from the inside out. Join us for education and insight that will expand your understanding of dementia and enhance the way you provide care.

All are welcome! Light refreshments will be provided.

To register or for more information contact Nikki: 425.948.7183 or

Premier Virtual Offices  

Premier Business Centers


If you don't need a dedicated, full-time physical office, but still want to establish a highly professional business presence, a Premier Virtual Office could be the right solution for you. Whether you need a full Virtual Office Plan or just need help with mail and telephone management, we offer plans and pricing to fit every budget. Our Premier Virtual Offices provide many valuable features, such as; Prestigious business addresses (more than 60 locations in the U.S.), mail receiving and handling, personalized telephone answering services with voicemail, and free WIFI with select plans.


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EXHALE! Holiday Open House
Friday, December 6th - Sunday, December 8th

Free Fitness activities all weekend with drawings, door prizes and 25% discount on all purchases!  

Mark your calendars and check out our services during this FUNtastic annual event! Check out event schedule online at


  • FREE INTRO CLASSES by the Exhale! Teaching Team!          Pilates Mat, Pilates Reformer, Barre, TRX, Suspension, Bootcamp, Gyrokinesis, Zumba
  • HENNA HAND PAINTING with Cecilia Boehme, RYT


Check out event schedule online at


For more information email or 206.782.1745



18104 - 102nd Avenue NE

Bothell, WA 98011

AFFORDABLE FITNESS & WELLNESS SERVICES... in a supportive, friendly atmosphere!

Annual Legislative Coalition Breakfast
Tuesday, January 7
7:39 - 9:00 AM

Mark your calendars for January 7, 7:30-9:30 AM to hear from Eastside legislators on the topics that matter to Eastside employers and employees. The legislative session in 2014 begins Monday, January 13. Join the Eastside Chambers of Commerce Legislative Coalition and hear from
our representatives in Olympia before their work officially begins on issues that are important to your business and your employees. The conversation will be moderated by former King 5 UpFront host, Robert Mak.