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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

Christmas Tree Lighting Festival

Friday, December 6

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Ho! Ho! Ho! Sleigh your way to the annual City of Kenmore Christmas Tree Lighting Festival. This FREE community event starts at 6:00 PM and concludes at 8:00 PM. Parking is available across the street at the former Northshore Park & Ride, 18199 68th Ave NE.  


Enjoy performances from local groups while having your child's photo taken with Santa Claus or participating in the holiday arts & crafts area. Help count down the lighting of the tree with Santa Claus at 6:30 PM. Light refreshments will be served.

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

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

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

Next KBA Networking Event
Watch for an event coming soon!
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

Business Seminar
Thursday, November 14
7:00 - 8:30 PM
The City is presenting this free business seminar - "How to Increase Your Revenue, Fuel Your Confidence and Maximize Your Growth." John Marshall of Results Driven Business Coaching Program, who is consulting with the City's Development Services Department on identifying efficiencies, is offering this program for small businesses. This Seminar is FREE for current/potential Kenmore business people, including Bastyr alumni. Space is limited. Click here to preregister for this event.

To learn more about the seminar, contact Assistant City Manager Nancy Ousley at 425.398.8900 or

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.

Community Food Drive for Hopelink 

November 25 - December 6
Help those in need this holiday season by donating nonperishable food items to support the Hopelink food bank serving Northshore and Kirkland residents. The food drive will be held from Monday, November 25 through Friday, December 6. Cash and food donations will be gratefully accepted at the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and at Kenmore City Hall, weekdays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Ornament Donations for Community Tree
Once again this year, there will be a Community Christmas tree inside City Hall. Please donate an ornament and/or a small stuffed animal to decorate the tree. Ornaments can be homemade or purchased. The plan is to reuse the ornaments and add new ones each year. Stuffed animals will be donated to local charities prior to Christmas. Your contributions can be brought to City Hall on or before December 6 during the Tree Lighting festivities. If you have any questions, call City Hall at 425.398.8900.

Notice of Deadline to Submit Proposed 2014 Comprehensive Plan, Zoning and Development Regulation Amendments

The City of Kenmore hereby announces its 2014 application period to submit proposed amendments to the Kenmore Comprehensive Plan, Future Land Use Map, zoning and development regulations, and/or the Zoning Map. Proposed amendments may be submitted by any interested private party. Submittals are due by 4:30 PM, December 2, 2013.

Chapter 19.20 of the Kenmore Municipal Code establishes the amendment process. To view the Kenmore Municipal Code or download an application form, visit  


If you have any questions, please contact Lauri Anderson, Senior Planner, at 425-398-8900 or



Public Hearings on Proposed Mid-Biennial Amendments to the 2013-2014 Budget & Setting the 2014 Property Tax Levy 

The Kenmore City Council invites the public to participate in two public hearings on: 1) setting the amount of property tax levy for the year 2014 and 2) proposed mid-biennial amendments to the 2013-2014 budget. The public hearing is scheduled on Tuesday, November 12 for the property tax levy and on Monday, November 18 for the budget amendments. Both hearings start at 7:00 PM at Kenmore City Hall, 18120 68th Ave NE. At the November 25 meeting, an ordinance to amend the mid-biennium budget and an ordinance to set the 2014 property tax levy will be scheduled for action by the City Council.


Citizens attending the hearing are invited to express their views by written and/or oral comments relative to the proposed mid-biennial amendments to the 2013-2014 adopted budget and 2014 property tax levy. Comments will be accepted up to the close of the public hearing. The proposals being considered by the City Council are available for review through the meeting agenda packet link on the City's website at or at Kenmore City Hall during business hours, weekdays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.



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 Dec. 7, and Jan. 4 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM
Learn more at

Kenmore Featured in Comcast Neighborhoods Video

Comcast Neighborhoods features Kenmore in its latest video. Host Sabrina Register explores Kenmore's eco-friendly characteristics and highlights, Bastyr University, WhatsSup Stand Up Paddle, Surf & Kayak, and more. Check out the video here:



Arts of Kenmore @ Kenmore City Hall

Stop by and visit the Arts of Kenmore Gallery @ Kenmore City Hall weekdays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The current exhibit showcases a wide range of subject matter and photographic style by Jim Boon, Patrick McSweeney, Ken Stanback, Terri Vincent, Melissa Wax, and Woodeye. For more information, visit



Blood Drive

Give if you can, lend a hand! Boy Scout Troop 582 is hosting a blood drive on December 17 at the Northshore Utility District from 1:00 - 7 PM For details, email



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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