Community News & Announcements
Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce
Community News & Announcements
December 10, 2014   


Upcoming Chamber Events

General Meeting 
No Meeting in December

Grand Opening
Ribbon Cutting @ Cruise & Travel presented by AAA

Tuesday, January 6
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

"State of the City"
Wednesday, January 14
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Check in begins at 11AM
Courtyard Hall in
Country Village

"State of the Chamber"
General Meeting
Thursday, January 22
7:30 - 9:00 AM
Northshore Senior Center

Patron Members


Gabbert Architects

Cox Printing March_14

Country Village Shops

Alexa's Cafe & Catering

LZL Construction

Edward Jones_Starman

Banner Bank

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Country Inn & Suites Logo

Nancy Pipinich, State Farm
  Sundance Energy Services

Community Partners

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 Bastyr University

Cascadia Community College

Bothell Reporter



Waste Management
Puget Sound Energy

Committee Meetings

 Kenmore Business
Alliance (KBA)

Thursday, January 8
8:30 - 10:00 AM
Key Bank - Kenmore



Thursday, January 15

8:00 AM*

*7:30 if ordering breakfast
Crystal Creek Cafe



Senior Resource

Tuesday, January 20

 9:30 - 10:30 AM

 Chateau Bistro 



Business Advocacy

Tuesday, January 20


Bothell Police Station



Downtown Action 

Wednesday, January 21
2:30 PM
Location TBD  


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

Chamber Announcements
Welcome New Members

Chad Pagnac, Amaro Bistro
Offers upscale Italian dining for lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and happy hour. Located in downtown Bothell in the new Six Oaks Apartments & Retail building.

Ryan Gaylord, Localloop
We've taken the best elements of online ratings, web search and social media and combined them to create a new and trusted platform that is advertising-free, guarantees the privacy of all users, verifies the performance of local businesses and is committed to reinvesting in our communities.

Offers International education exchange & professional career training.

Chris Bill, Infused
Specialty food boutique focusing on everyday cooking now open in Country Village. Offering Oils, vinegars, herbs, spices, gifts & more. Cooking demos, tastings & appetizers on special event days.
Thank You Renewing Members
We appreciate all of our members and would like to thank those who renewed recently:

Chateau at Bothell Landing
Chase Bank
Sherwin Williams 
Community News & Announcements:

Shout Out

"Thank you VERY much to Wendy Amundsen, the Sweet Buffet Lady for donating linens for our Holiday Dinner & Auction.  It's generous contributions like this that make our Auction such a success.  Thank you Wendy!!" Submitted by Chamber Staff.


Need linens for your next event?  What about easels? Vases?  An incredible candy bar?  Check out Wendy's huge selection at affordable prices! 


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

Annual Legislative Coalition Breakfast
Thursday, January 8
7:30 - 9:00 AM

East King County is a diverse economy competing in an aggressive global marketplace. Can the Legislature help in 2015? Attend the Coalition's 2015 Legislative Breakfast to hear directly from the Eastside's legislative representatives on the issues important to our businesses, our communities, and our families. There will be candid questions and conversations about a host of pressing legislative issues including education, transportation, business regulation, and the environment. Have questions or concerns about those issues? Join us on the 8th! The indomitable Robert Mak will moderate a thoughtful and revealing conversation.

Hyatt Regency Bellevue: 900 Bellevue Way, Bellevue.

We have a couple of spots left at the Chamber table. Please email if you are interested in joining us. The cost is $40 per person.
Holiday Chamber Office Hours
Closed December 24 - January 2

happy holidays

The Chamber office will be closed December 24th - January 2nd for the holidays.

Thank you all for your support in 2014.

Have a safe and happy holiday.



We are looking forward to a prosperous 2015!

Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting at AAA Cruise & Travel Store in Lynnwood
Tuesday, January 6
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join us for a Grand Opening celebration to experience the new world-class store in Alderwood, Cruise & Travel presented by AAA. The Ribbon Cutting ceremony will begin at 12:00 PM.

The new store is the latest innovative platform from AAA to deliver a travel planning experience unlike anything else currently in the marketplace. From the moment you walk in the door, your adventure begins.

AAA has had a long-standing presence in Snohomish County and is eager to launch its new Cruise & Travel store in such a growing and vibrant business community. We hope you will join us, alongside the Economic Alliance Snohomish County and other community leaders, as we celebrate the launch with a special Ribbon Cutting ceremony and Open House. Located at 3000 196th St. SW in Lynnwood.

AAA has transformed the travel planning experience - come see the difference for yourself!
Luncheon: State of the City Address
Wednesday, January 14
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 9.

Click here to register
General Meeting: State of the Chamber

Thursday, January 22
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 2015.  Also, meet fellow members, sign up to host an After Hours Social or sponsor an event 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
Human Rights Awareness Week at Cascadia College
January 12 - 15, 2015

SAVE THE DATE! Cascadia College invites you to participate in Human Rights Awareness Week January 12 through January 15, 2015.

The event will offer: featured speakers, panel discussions, films, art exhibits & workshops.

Mobius Hall at Cascadia College: 18345 Campus Way NE, Bothell

The events are free to the public, however, there is a charge for parking of $3.00-$6.00 per day.

Specific details will be available on the college website ( by December 19, 2014.
Toy Drive at Bright Horizons in Bothell
Today through Tuesday, December 16

Bright Horizons Bright Horizons will be collecting new, unwrapped toys, games & crafts through December 16th on behalf of former student, Brandon.

Brandon was a 4 year old and a student at Bothell Bright Horizons when he was diagnosed with brain cancer. After so many days in a hospital, his family expected Brandon to become angry and frustrated. Brandon showed his family and community how to bravely take on life's adversities. Brandon organized many different fundraisers to help find a cure. Before his last Christmas (2009), Brandon organized a toy drive delivering over 400 toys to Seattle Children's Hospital.

Brandon's goal was to beat his cancer and help other kids do the same. We honor Brandon's memory by making his goal our goal.
Bright Horizons at Bothell will continue this tradition of sponsoring a Giving Tree and will donate all of the toys collected to Seattle Children's Hospital in honor of Brandon's Goal Foundation. This is just one way Bright Horizons at Bothell strives to partner with the community and work towards a better world.

Bright Horizons at Bothell: 19801 North Creek Parkway, Bothell
425.415.1066 /

Diabetes-Free Program at the Institute of Qigong and Integrative Medicine
Saturday, January 17
Information Night: Wednesday, December 10

The Diabetes-Free Program at the Institute of Qigong and Integrative Medicine (IQ&IM) starts January 17th.

Visit for information or come to IQ&IM in Bothell Wednesday, December 10th from 7:00 - 8:30 PM. 10127 Main Place Suite B, Bothell.

Free information sessions will also be held at:
- Woodinville Library, Monday, December 15th; 7-8:30
- Redmond Library, Tuesday, January 6th; 7-8:30PM 
Upcoming Events at the Northshore Senior Center

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Seahawks Meet and Greet:  

Calling all Seahawks fans. Northshore Senior Center welcomes Seahawk alumni Manu Tuiasosopo and Curt Singer for a meet and greet, including autograph session. Snacks will be served. These former players will be available at approximately noon, December 13 in the multipurpose room. This activity is part of the 12 Days of Goodness to encourage 12s to be of service to seniors for 12 days starting 12/12 thru 12/24. 


Northshore Wranglers Program:

Northshore Wranglers Drama Program Presents Walt Disney's Mary Poppins. Friday, December 19, 7:00 - 8:30 PM. Northshore Senior Center, 10201 East Riverside Dr., Bothell. Free Entry with new unwrapped toy donation supporting Hopelink. For more information, see web site or call Cole Caplan, Program Director 425.488.4821. The Wranglers is a non-profit program of the Northshore Senior Center's Health and Wellness Dept. The Wranglers Program offers activities, advocacy and support for individuals of all ages with intellectual, cognitive and developmental disabilities.


Pancake Breakfast:

Join NSC for a hearty breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee or tea on Saturday, December 20. All ages welcome. Breakfast is served 8:00 - 11:00 AM. Proceeds benefit programs and activities of Northshore Senior Center. 


Northshore Senior Center, 10201 East Riverside Dr., Bothell.
Christmas Trees & Cookies with Mrs. Claus at Country Village


The boy scouts are at the Village again this year selling trees in the small parking lot next to Toys That Teach and Cranberry Cottage.  If you haven't bought your tree yet, they have great quality trees at a reasonable price.  They are open weekdays from 5:30 - 8:30 PM, weekends 9:00 AM to 8:30 PM. 


This year Mrs. Claus will be located at Jantee's Bistro & Bottle Shop.  Children can chat with Mrs. Claus and sample a complimentary cookie from noon to 3:00 PM, Sat. & Sun. Dec. 13th and 14th.

For details about all of the Country Village events this holiday season, please visit:
The Golf Club at Echo Falls to Host "Brunch with Santa"
Sunday, December 14
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Golf Club at Echo FallsThe brunch feast includes a breakfast buffet, make-to-order omelet and crepe station, a dessert buffet and much more!

Santa comes by to check his list from
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

RSVP by calling 360.668.3030 x ext. 238 or by emailing

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Homeward Pet's Holiday Pet Food Drive & Gift Wrapping at Alderwood Mall

Join Homeward Pet for their annual Holiday Pet Food Drive to help animals and families in need in our community. Beginning November 28th and continuing through December 31st, you can drop off your dog or cat food donations at any of our participating locations, or bring your donations to Homeward Pet Adoption Center any day from 9 AM - 6 PM. For participating donation locations, visit

You may also bring your items to the Chamber office and staff will happily deliver them to Homeward Pet.

Also, don't miss gift wrapping at Alderwood Mall! 
Friday, December 19, 12:00 - 4:00 PM
Saturday, December 20, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Santa's helpers are available to festively wrap your holiday gifts!  Stop in Barnes and Noble at Alderwood Mall with your purchases and a donation for Homeward Pet. Leave with your gifts wrapped and ready!

Homeward Pet Adoption Center
13132 NE 177th Pl. Woodinville, WA 98072