Community News & Announcements
Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce
Community News & Announcements
November 27, 2013 


Upcoming Events

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

General Meeting 
No Meeting in December  

Chamber Luncheon
State of the City
Wednesday, January 15
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Courtyard Hall, Country Village

General Meeting
State of the Chamber
Thursday, January 23
7:30 - 9:00 AM
Northshore Senior Center

Patron Members

Banner Bank

Sundance Energy Services

LZL Construction

Country Inn & Suites Logo

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

Kenmore Committee
Wednesday, December 12 
Key Bank, Kenmore

Downtown Action
Wednesday, January 15
2:30 PM
Alexa's Cafe

Thursday, January 16
8:00 AM*
*7:30 if ordering breakfast
Crystal Creek Cafe

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

Business Advocacy  
Tuesday, January 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

Ky Vanderwerff, Union Bank 

Full service bank offering both personal & business accounts


Terry Pottmeyer, Friends of Youth

Delivers a broad range of services to youth and their families to improve their emotional stability and self-sufficiency

Laru Moctezuma, Costco, Woodinville
Membership wholesale warehouse

Tris Samberg, Resident Member
Thank You Renewing Members
We appreciate all of our members and would like to thank those that renewed recently.

Holiday Inn Express
HR Kinections
Seattle Home Appliance

Community News & Announcements:

Shout Out

"THANK YOU, Matt Phelps, Bothell Reporter! You asked for a photo to accompany front page coverage for NPACF's Nutcracker. The Foundation was thrilled. The Reporter is the only way that the majority of Bothell's residents (and Kenmore's) can learn about what is being presented by the Northshore Performing Arts Center Foundation, including this holiday offering. The Reporter's front page photo was a colorful reminder that it's time to get into the holiday spirit of the season." Submitted by Susan Gardner, NPACF volunteer.


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

Chamber Office Closed for Thanksgiving 

November 28-29




The Chamber staff wishes you all a wonderful Thanksgiving. The office will re-open on Monday, December 2 at 10:00 AM.  



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 


Congratulations! October Member of the Month, Alice Kalso, Silver Age Housing & Care Referrals

Alice Kalso
We proudly announced Alice Kalso, Housing and Care Specialist of Silver Age LLC as Member of the Month during our October General Meeting. When Alice joined Silver Age about a year ago, she decided to also invest in a Chamber membership and get involved in the business community. She regularly attends General Meetings, After Hours and Ribbon Cuttings and is also an active member of the Senior Resource Committee and part of Senior Day. Read more... 
Luncheon: State of the City Address 
Wednesday, January 15
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Courtyard Hall @ Country Village 


Join us for this "State of the City" Chamber Luncheon where our featured speaker Bothell City Manager, Bob Stowe, will inform us about all of the major changes around town.


Registration Required: $25 per person; $5 discount for Chamber members paid before Friday, January 10.

Click here to register

General Meeting: State of the Chamber 

Thursday, January 23
7:30 - 9:00 AM

Northshore Senior Center

Start the year off right by attending the State of the Chamber General Meeting!  Find out all of the great things the Chamber has planned for 2014.  Also, meet fellow members and get City and community updates.  No registration is required.

All new members will be invited up to the podium to introduce themselves and their business.

Want to bring a door prize for increased exposure?  Contact Brittany


Driving Directions

Sherwin Williams Offering Member Discount 


HavMember Discounte a painting project coming up? Sherwin Williams is our latest member to offer a member discount. Members will receive 15% off all paint and supplies at the Sherwin Williams store located in the Thrasher's Corner area in Bothell.


Click here to view all discounts.   

Member Announcements
Evergreen Church Christmas Lights 
November 29 - January 1
5:30 - 10:00 PM
Evergreen Church Christmas Lights Get into the holiday spirit and come down to Evergreen Church to view a 25 minute light show on the front of Evergreen's main building, with over 100,000 lights synchronized to Christmas music. The light show runs every night from 5:30 - 10:00 PM from Friday, November 29 thru Wednesday, January 1.

Bring your family to this FREE community event and enjoy some cocoa and cookies while viewing. Feel like giving? Any donations received will be donated to the YMCA.

Click here to view a portion of last years show and get directions!
Wreaths and Poinsettias to Benefit Guide Dogs for the Blind

holly-berry-wreath2.jpg Spruce up your home or office with a fresh wreath or poinsettia and help support Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB).  Proceeds will assist GDB pair well-trained dogs with blind and visually-impaired individuals to increase independence.  GDB is solely funded through private donations.

18" Fresh, Decorated Wreaths: $25
6" Poinsettias (red, white or pink): $12

Contact Molly and Justin Phillips at 425.485.8660 or to order.

5Point Financial Workshop: Understanding the Tax Payer Relief Act of 2013
Thursday, December 5
5:00 - 7:00 PM


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Your invited to join 5Point Financial to find out how Obamacare and the new tax increases coming up will impact your 2013 tax return. They'll show strategies to help you make smart financial choices (before year end) in an uncertain tax environment.


This powerful workshop will discuss:


- "Under The Hood" inspection of the new tax law and where it will cost you.
- Investment tax increases and ways to avoid or defer taxes through retirement income planning
- Strategies that may help you plan for retirement income that can last a lifetime, even if your money doesn't.

Bring a family member, friend, or colleague who you feel would also benefit from this important educational session.

Location: Country Inn & Suites Bothell
Doors open for refreshments and hors d' oeuvres at 5:00 PM with the presentation from 5:30 - 7:00 PM.

Please R.S.V.P to

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


For more information email or 206.782.1745



18104 - 102nd Avenue NE, Bothell, WA 98011

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

Santa Arrives at Country Village
Saturday, December 7
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Santa Sleigh Experience the magical arrival of Santa by sleigh from the sky at 7:00 PM. Yes, he really does fly in! A traditional tree lighting follows his arrival, heralded by our own Town Crier. The Village will be decorated with thousands of twinkling lights and whimsical, animated light displays featuring a 40' sea serpent, fiddling pig, giant dragonfly, marching ducks and more! Complimentary hot-roasted chestnuts will be served at 4:00 PM while supplies last, and local groups will perform holiday-themed music on the stage throughout the day. This event is free and open to the public.

Train rides and pony rides are available for a nominal fee.
NPAC Presents: Nutcracker
aturdays/Sundays: December 7, 8, 14, 15
2:00 PM
Northshore Performing Arts Center on the Bothell High Campus

Holiday magic returns to NPAC with the Nutcracker, a classic seasonal favorite. The Emerald Ballet Theatre makes the stage come alive, accompanied by the inspiring music of Tchaikovsky performed by the Rainier Symphony Ballet Orchestra.

Tickets at or 425.984.2471.
Bothell Neighborhood Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 7th
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

A seasonal event for the whole family to benefit the award-winning Northshore Senior Center.

Events and activities at all participating locations including; Northshore Senior Center, Foundation House at Bothell, Aegis Living in Bothell, Chateau at Bothell Landing, Riverside East, and Vineyard Park.  FREE shuttle service between locations & FREE gift wrapping. $5 Admission per person or $10 admission for a family (2 Adults w/Children).

Come early to the Northshore Senior Center Pancake Breakfast, 8:00 - 11:00 AM. Cost: $4 members, $5 non-members.

Order Tickets Online or the day of at any location.

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Cascadia CC Hosting Exporter Forum
Monday, December 9
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

CascadiaCommunityCollegeLogo You are invited to join Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-1) and Congressman Dave Reichert (WA-8) U.S. House of Representatives in collaboration with the Export-Import Bank of the United States Chairman and President Fred P. Hochbergin for an Exporters Forum.

Come learn how to Increase your company's international sales.
1. Protect against the risk of nonpayment
2. Extend credit to your buyers
3. Access vital working capital
4. Find new markets and customers

NO COST, BUT SPACE IS LIMITED. Registration is Required:

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 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. 

BioLife Solutions Makes Deloitte's 2013 Fast Technology 500  


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BioLife Solutions has been named to the Deloitte 2013 Fast Technology 500 list of North American innovative, high growth technology companies.


Congratulations BioLife!

Press Release

Kiddie Academy of Bothell Held 2nd Annual Northwest Harvest Food Drive    


Kiddie Academy

In the spirit of compassion, Kiddie Academy of Bothell held their second annual Northwest Harvest Food Drive, with families donating 2,701 items to those in need around their community. Volunteering supports character education, a critical part of Kiddie Academy's Life Essentials® curriculum, and it is with this notion that Kiddie Academy teaches compassion as part of their program in the month of November. "Seeing food donated daily ensured that all of our children had conversations with their friends, teachers, and parents as they walked down our hallways," says academy director Aleksa Overby. "We're grateful that our academy families are making a difference and we hope this feeling of volunteerism, generosity and compassion continues to spread throughout our community."


Kiddie Academy® is a leader in education-based child care, offering full and part-time care, before and after-school care and summer camp programs to Bothell families and their children.  For more information about Kiddie Academy of Bothell, please contact Steve Ahrens at 425.485.7200 or or
Bothell Company Village Concepts Named Among Seattle's Top Family-Run Businesses

Village Concepts, a third generation family-owned business that operates Riverside East Retirement and Assisted Living in Bothell as well as other retirement and assisted living communities throughout Washington state, was recognized as a "Silver Winner" in the 2013 Seattle Business magazine Family Business Awards. Read more...

For more about Village Concepts visit
Bothell Historical Museum Needs Your Help to "Spread the News"!

The Bothell Historical Museum is looking for contributions for their 'Spread the News!' project to convert the Bothell Sentinel newspaper, published from 1908 to 1935, from microfiche to digital format. The digital format will be available on a free public website as a searchable resource about Bothell history. The microfiche copies will become unreadable in the future, as the readers and spare parts are not being made anymore.

The total cost of this project is estimated at $10,500, they have raised $7,000 so far! Funds raised in excess of actual project costs will be used for digitizing the Bothell/Northshore Citizen papers (1933 to 2001).

Contributions will be acknowledged on the newspaper website, with business links if requested. The Bothell Historical Museum is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 corporation, and all donations are tax deductible. Contributions are needed by December 31, 2013. Please send to: Bothell Historical Museum Society PO Box 313 Bothell, WA  98041 or email us at
Annual Legislative Coalition Breakfast
Tuesday, January 7
7:30 - 9:00 AM

Mark your calendars for January 7, 7:30-9:30 AM to 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.

Registration open soon.