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Kenmore Business Alliance (KBA).

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For the Love of Kenmore

Tuesday, April 7
6:00 - 9:00 PM

Kenmore City Hall

Learn how to beautify and contribute to your city. For the Love of Kenmore community workshop is open to all. Presented by special guest speaker Peter Kageyama.


Click here for flyer and more info.

Upcoming chamber Member events
Next KBA Meeting
The City of Kenmore Business Directory is online.
City Council Meeting Schedule
2nd, 3rd and 4th Mondays of each Month

7:00 PM

Kenmore City Hall

The Kenmore City Council welcomes your participation in the process of local government. Located in 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.
Coffee with Council

1st Monday or 3rd Saturday of each Month

7:30 AM or 8:00 AM respectively

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.



The City of Kenmore and the Kenmore Library Present... Volunteerism Alive!

Tuesday, April 7

4:00 - 6:00 PM

Kenmore City Hall,18120 68th Avenue Northeast, Kenmore, WA

* Learn about volunteer opportunities in your community.

* See the tremendous impact volunteers have in Kenmore.

See Flyer here. 


This event precedes the City of Kenmore's For the Love of Kenmore community workshop with author Peter Kageyama, 6-9pm. For more information, contact Katie Boyes,, 425.486.8747. Hosted by the City of Kenmore and Kenmore Library.


Kenmore Hydroplane Cup

Saturday, April 11

10:00 AM - 3:30 PM Awards Ceremony

The Seattle Outboard Association is bringing back the Kenmore Hydroplane Cup for its second year. The event will be held on the north end of Lake Washington at the Kenmore Boat Launch and Log Boom Park. The timed exhibition race will feature a variety of boats including two cylinder and three-and-up cylinder boats, a Native American war canoe, and junior hydroplanes. Competitors will race one or two boats at a time up the Sammamish River, navigate around the challenging oval course and back to the Kenmore Boat Launch.

See Poster here. 



Parks Appreciation Day Seeks Volunteers

Saturday, April 25

9:00 AM - Noon

Kenmore community events create memories, bring the community together, and showcase the beautiful parks of Kenmore.


Join local groups, businesses, and residents at the annual Parks Appreciation Day clean up event on Saturday, April 25th from 9 AM to noon.  Volunteers will be cleaning, pruning, and weeding at two Kenmore parks: Rhododendron Park (6910 NE 170th St) and Log Boom Park (17415 61st Ave NE).


Bring your favorite work gloves and come dressed for the weather! The City will provide the equipment. Make sure you stay after the event for our annual volunteer appreciation barbeque at Rhododendron Park from noon to 1 PM.

To register or for more information, please contact Cindy Shelton, the Volunteer and Events Coordinator, at 425 398-8900 or at Volunteers under the age of 18 or groups of volunteers will need to pre-register. Adult volunteers can register at the event.



Your Kids Can Learn to Paddle in Kenmore! 

No Experience Required; Scholarships Available for Low Income Youth. The City of Kenmore is partnering with the Kenmore Waterfront Activities Center at Squire's Landing Park to provide recreational paddling programs for the public. The City's newly-acquired park property on the calm Sammamish River make it an ideal location for all paddlers, especially youth and beginners.

Sign up today at Kenmore Waterfront Activities Center. 



Kenmore Business After Hours Social/Open House
Thursday, April 30 

5:30-7:30 PM

Kenmore City Hall
Co-sponsored by Kenmore Business Alliance   
Meet up with other local business people, get the latest updates on what's happening in Kenmore!
Questions, contact Nancy Ousley at City of Kenmore 425-398-8900 or 


Business Spotlight:
Brainstorms Collective


After spending 25 years of her graphic design career working for and learning from others, Erica Ridout knew that the time was right to work for herself when the opportunity arose. She opened Brainstorms Collective in 2013, offering consulting and creative services. Clients enjoy studio level experience, without the studio level overhead, and our long-term relationships with clients and vendors speak for themselves.



  • Graphic Design - for web and print - if you've got specs we can create something for you

  • Branding - we can build one for you or work within your existing brand - we consult with you to determine your needs

  • Art Direction - from photo shoots, to introducing clients to one of our partner vendors, to ensuring brand continuity across all of your marketing channels - we collaborate

  • Project Management - accustomed to juggling many balls at one time - we're flexible



Erica Ridout holds a degree in Visual Communication from Western Washington University. Her first two jobs were in-house design for the financial industry. She then spent almost ten years at a design/publishing company as a designer and art director and 13 at Image Ink Studio in Bellevue.


GBCC Members: mention this spotlight and receive a 5% discount on your first project.


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If you are a Chamber member and want your business spotlighted contact us at 425.485.4353 or

Want to get more involved?
Contact Kenmore Business Alliance Chair Annie Harkess
Kenmore Key Bank Branch Manager
7830 NE Bothell Way, Kenmore, WA 98028

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