Community News & Announcements
Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce
Community News & Announcements
December 11, 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

Ribbon Cutting
@ Billie Grissom Law

Thursday, January 30
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

Kenmore Committee

Thursday, January 9 
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

Works with business owners to help sort out their marketing & advertising options and develop a more effective way of utilizing all the possibilities out there
Thank You Renewing Members
We appreciate all of our members and would like to thank those that renewed recently.

Acclaimed Photography

Gerry Eagle & Associates Inc.,Re/Max Northwest Realtors
Community News & Announcements:

Shout Out

"THANK YOU, to everyone that donated, attended and sponsored our 2013 auction fundraiser. It was a fun and successful night for the Chamber!" Submitted by GBCC Staff.


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

Chamber Holiday Office Hourshappy holidays

The Chamber office will be closed December 23rd - January 1st for the holidays.

Thank you all for your support in 2013.

Have a safe and happy holiday.


We look forward to a prosperous 2014!

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

Business After Hours
Join us for our December After Hours Social hosted by USTravel. Located in the Woodinville Town Center next to Cost Plus World Market.

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

Driving Directions 


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.

We have a couple of spots left at the Chamber table. Please email Lori at if you are interested in joining us. The cost is $35 per person.
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 update 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

Member Announcements
UW Bothell Seeking Oral History from Bothell Residents  
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UW Bothell professor, Jill Freidberg, is teaching an Oral History class this winter quarter. In the class, 24 students will build relationships with Bothell residents from different walks of life and conduct an oral history interview, exploring the question: How has Bothell changed since the University of Washington Bothell opened its doors?

Interviews will be recorded on video and audio and made available to the public through the University of Washington Bothell Libraries Digital Collections website, where they will be available to future scholars, researchers, historians, and residents of Bothell.

The time commitment will be minimal. Participants will meet once or twice with students in the month of January, and then will make themselves available for an interview (1 - 2 hours) at a date to be determined in mid-to-late February.  

Bothell residents interested in participating in this project are encouraged to contact Professor Freidberg at or 206.851.6785.

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 year's show and get directions!
Visit with Santa at Acclaimed Photography!
Saturday, December 14 

Enjoy your visit with Santa at the Acclaimed Photography studio in Bothell, without the long lines or parking issues. The studio is located at 22625 9th Ave SE, Bothell, WA 98021, 206.228.2442.

Have your child bring their wish list and tell Santa all the goodies they want.

Enjoy cookies and refreshments after your visit.

You can order your prints directly after your visit with Santa. Orders will be ready within in a week to pick up at the studio/or we can mail them to your home.

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Last Chance to see NPACF's Nutcracker December 14 & 15
2:00 PM
Northshore Performing Arts Center on the Bothell High Campus

Nutcracker Don't miss your chance to see the Nutcracker on a stage in your backyard. The Emerald Ballet Theatre brings this Tchaikovsky favorite to you, accompanied by the Rainier Symphony Ballet Orchestra.

Tickets at or 425.984.2471.
"Weigh To Go!" A Nine-Week Weight Management Program
Wednesdays, January 15 - March 12, 2014
Registration Open and Ends December 13
6:00 - 7:00 PM

Bastyr Logo 2012 Are you ready to love your body, eat more healthfully, get moving, and lose weight in the process? Sign up today for "Weigh to Go," a nine-week weight management and lifestyle program developed by Bastyr's nutrition and clinical health psychology faculty. This unique and comprehensive program combines individual counseling with weekly group sessions to help you meet your personal goals for a healthier lifestyle. You will learn about whole-food nutrition and healthy eating as you practice new skills to support and maintain positive behavioral changes. Learn about yourself as you explore your relationship with food, find new ways to cope with stress, and discover joy in your life and your body.

Program Cost: $300 for 9 weeks
Please call 206.925.4662 today to register and make a healthy change in your life!

For additional details, please visit:
Tis the Season to Have Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 21
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Preservation Kitchen Logo Bring the children for a holiday breakfast and meet Santa! Cost is $8 per child, includes breakfast, beverage and time on Santa's lap.

Donations toward Santa's favorite charity will be gladly accepted.

Reservations recommended. Reservations can be made on line at Preservation Kitchen Reservations.

For more information contact Events Coordinator Heather Binckley at or 425.408.1306.
Bothell to Welcome Over 6,000 New Residents


At their November 19, 2013, meeting, the Bothell City Council adopted an ordinance annexing all nine of Bothell's designated potential annexation areas (PAAs) in King County (see attached map). The areas range in size from 1.9 to 660 acres, and in population from 7 to 3,980 persons. Total area is 1,005 acres, and total population is an estimated 6,080 persons. Four of the annexation areas are islands of unincorporated King County completely surrounded by Bothell. Read more...


View Annexation Area Map 

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