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July 22, 2015   


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Welcome to Our Newest Member

David Peltier, David A Peltier, PS

The Law Offices of David A. Peltier can assist you with all aspects of estate planning, including strategies for the distribution of assets, tax avoidance, gifting, life insurance, special needs trusts, and business succession planning; the administration and distribution of a loved one's estate following death; and the acquisition, sale, lease, development or use of residential and commercial real property. 

Thank You Renewing Members
We appreciate all of our members and would like to thank those who renewed recently:

Bothell Hotel and Suites

Ivar's Seafood Bar

Juice Plus+

Kenmore Smiles Family Dentistry

Mamie Woodruff, Mortgage Today

Northshore Rotary Club

Partner MD

Paul Richards Clothing for Men & Women

Village at Beardslee Crossing
YMCA, Northshore


After Hours Social at The Recology Store

Wednesday, July 29

5:00 - 7:00 PM

Join us for our July After Hours Social hosted by The Recology Store Bothell!


We will also be celebrating their Grand Opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony.


All are welcome!


The Recology Store offers products that encourage waste reduction by replacing disposable items with reusable ones, promoting recycled and recyclable products, and embracing reuse through unique, "upcycled" goods.


22833 Bothell Everett Hwy, Suite 111, Bothell, WA 98011 


See more information here.

Missed Our Legislative Luncheon?  


On July 8, the Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce hosted elected officials from the state and local level to speak about how elected representatives are working for citizens at a county, state and federal level.
"Today we're going to focus on things that I get to spend a lot of time on - legislative work," said Kelly Snyder, UW Bothell vice chancellor and moderator of the panel discussion. 


Guest speakers Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe, Rep. Derek Stanford, and King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski were on hand to speak about the important issues they are tackling on behalf of local constituents, including transit and transportation which are always a dominant topic at any level of government. 

See entire Bothell-Kenmore Reporter article here.

Image & article credit, Deanna Isaacs, Bothell Kenmore Reporter 

McMenamins Update at General Meeting this Thursday
Thursday, July 23

Northshore Senior Center, Bothell

7:30 - 9:00 AM 

Join us to learn the latest development on the historic McMenamins Anderson School in downtown Bothell.
Featured Speaker:
Mike McMenamin 

You will also have the opportunity to meet and network with
fellow members, get updates from the City
and find out what is happening around the community.

Free -- all are welcome. No registration required.
All new paid members will be invited up to the podium to introduce themselves and their business. 


Also, support the Northshore School Foundation's 16th Annual Backpacks for Kids. The Chamber will be collecting supplies at our General Meeting. Please bring new, sturdy backpacks, #2 lead pencils, glue sticks and blue/black pens.


Thank you to our meeting sponsors: 

Bothell Physical Therapy    

No General Meeting in August


There will be no General meeting in August.  Please mark your calendar for our next General Meeting on Thursday, September 24th.


Happy Summer! 

Chamber to Host Candidates' Forum
Thursday, September 17

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce Logo

The Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Candidates' Forum to provide Bothell City Council candidates an opportunity to publicly address important issues that affect our community.


This event will be held in the City of Bothell Council Chambers (10116 NE 183rd Street, Bothell) and is open to the public.


Candidates will be given an opportunity to provide a brief opening and/or closing statement, as well as equal time to respond to specific questions.


See flyer

For more information call the Chamber at 425.485.4353.

Save the Date: Chamber Holiday Dinner & Auction

Friday, November 13

Mark your calendars for Friday, November 13th. You won't want to miss this fun evening with friends, delicious food and wine, and silent & live auctions!

Start your holiday shopping, get a great deal for your business or pick up something special for yourself.

This annual event is our major fundraiser for the year. The funds raised help keep our dues low and support Chamber events throughout the year.


Special thanks to our Sponsor:

  Banner Bank

Member Announcements

STOP Consumer Trafficking is Good for Small Businesses
The movement starts in Bothell, WA by Localloop

Jason Gaylord, Founder of the STOP Consumer Trafficking Movement and the company Localloop, continues his 31 day rooftop vigil, living on top of the Bothell Chiropractic building. The vigil started on July 4, 2015 (the Declaration of Internet Independence Day,) and is being held on behalf of consumers and small business owners, bringing awareness as to the dangers of consumer trafficking, which is simply defined as "taking your personal information and selling it for profit without informed consent."

The purpose of Gaylord's vigil is to raise awareness as to the personal costs of losing online privacy, the impact to small business owners and local economy, and most importantly offering two solutions at the end of the 31 day campaign: (1) for consumers, a way to fight back and regain personal online privacy and (2) for small business owners, how to fight back and learn how to become a more effective and profitable owner by better understanding what today's consumer want and how to best give it to them while still making a profit. To learn more, go to: or

UW Bothell is Again Ranked #1 in State
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For the second year in a row, the University of Washington Bothell has been ranked No. 1 in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest, according to a ranking of best colleges in the most recent issue of Money magazine.


Nationally, Money ranked UW Bothell No. 36 in its overall list of best public colleges - up one from No. 37 in 2014. The magazine ranked 736 colleges and universities on 21 measures in three categories: quality, affordability and outcomes. 


UW Bothell's ranking places the institution among some of the most distinguished names in higher education, sitting just behind Brown University, Colgate University and Cornell University and ahead of Bucknell University and Carnegie Mellon. 


In the list of the 50 "colleges that add the most value," UW Bothell is No. 2 among public universities with enrollment of less than 10,000 students.  UW Bothell earned a value-added grade of A, which measures how well students perform as measured by graduation rates, student loan defaults and post-grad earnings (compared to schools with similar student profiles).


According to Money, about 35 percent of UW Bothell students come from low-income families, but two-thirds of those students go on to graduate - 12 percentage points better than other schools with similar student profiles. Additionally, UW Bothell graduates earn more than graduates of comparable schools and about half graduate without debt.

In the "50 best colleges that you can actually get into" list, UW Bothell is No. 2.


Seattle Times news article

UWB Press Release

Money's Best Colleges article

You Can Show Support This Thursday for Improved Transit on the SR 522 Corridor
Thursday, July 23


Northshore residents and cities are pushing for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on SR 522 to be on the Sound Transit 3 (ST3) project list.  BRT would get commuters to Seattle more quickly and reliably.  They are also asking that ST3 include a light rail study for SR 522 to connect up with future light rail on the I-5 and I-405 light rail spines. 


A coalition of Northshore citizens has formed, and they're calling themselves 522 Transit Now!


This Thursday (7/23) the Sound Transit Board will be reviewing data received from recent public outreach efforts and they will also be going over the project list.  You can show your support by joining Northshore citizens at this meeting, and the 522 Transit Now! coalition will be there with yellow t-shirts to hand out.


Would you be willing to attend the board meeting and don a yellow t-shirt?  You can show up around 1:30PM on Thursday and only have to stay for about 45 minutes. The meeting location is at Union Station, 401 Jackson Street. 

Bastyr University Names New President
Charles "Mac" Powell, PhD
Bastyr University Names New President. Charles "Mac" Powell, PhD, becomes the fourth president in the institution's history.

After an extensive nationwide search, Bastyr University selects Charles "Mac" Powell, PhD, as its new president. He will oversee the University's campuses and clinics located in Washington state and California.


"I'm thrilled and humbled to be named president of Bastyr University," says Dr. Powell. "Bastyr is known both nationally and internationally for its academic excellence in natural medicine and commitment to social justice. I look forward to helping build upon its decades of success."


Dr. Powell's first day at Bastyr University was July 1, 2015.


See more information here

Eye of the Needle Winery Dedicates Label to Feed Hungry
"When they're buying a bottle of 12th Blend wine, they're actually feeding two people," said Lauren Bullock. She and her husband Bob own Eye of the Needle Winery in Woodinville.

For every bottle of their 12th Blend wine sold in Washington, they donate money to Northwest Harvest, a statewide nonprofit that distributes food to food banks, meal programs and other organizations that feed the hungry.


Last year, their "Bottles for Bread" campaign raised thousands of dollars for Northwest Harvest, and they went over their goal of 100,000 meals donated.  


(Photo courtesy of John Vitale of Tasting Room Magazine) 


Homeward Pet Hosts Pups On the Patio
Friday, July 24

4:00 - 8:00 PM


Join Homeward Pet Adoption Center at Pups on the Patio!


Friday, July 24, 4pm - 8pm

Brian Carter Tasting Room - 14419 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE, Woodinville, WA


Brian Carter welcomes you for a relaxing evening with your dog. Kick back on the patio with a glass of wine and meet an available dog or two from Homeward Pet!  

Arts of Kenmore Hosts New Exhibit
Public Reception, Friday, July 24

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Vibrant art created from colored pencils
is focus of new Arts of Kenmore exhibit          

"The Art of Colored Pencil," a juried exhibit from eight Pacific Northwest artists incorporating colored pencil, will open Friday, July 24 at the Arts of Kenmore Gallery in Kenmore City Hall, 18120 68th Ave. N.E.
Selected to exhibit their works are Gloria Alexander, Michael Flynn, Margaret Li, Steven Lu, Judy Moritz, Elaine O'Riley, Iris Stripling, and Joe Wuts.
The public is invited to an opening reception from 6:30-8 p.m., featuring a presentation by artist Judy Moritz, Vice President of the local Colored Pencil Society of America (, from Bothell.  


Dig It! KCLS Bothell Library Horse Creek Restoration
Friday, July 24

2:00 PM
King County Public Health Wonder about all the digging and construction in front of the Bothell Library?


Learn about your local infrastructure, up close and personal!


Come hear City of Bothell project manager, Khin Gyi, speak about what's happening with the Horse Creek restoration project, see the construction itself, and learn how it's replacing the existing Horse Creek pipe with an open channel/culvert system, meeting fish passage criteria. 


See Flyer

Bothell Chiropractic & Wellness Hosts Community Wellness Day!
Tuesday, July 28th

8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Join us as we celebrate 7 happy & healthy years with a Community Wellness day!


We will be offering FREE wellness services including posture screenings, metabolic age analysis, chair massage & more!


We will also provide refreshments and you could win one of our seven fabulous door prizes!


Earn raffle tickets July 6th - the 28th.


Visit the Bothell Chiropractic website for more info.

Backpacks for Kids Drive
July 9 - July 30

Northshore Schools Foundation

Greater Bothell Chamber is once again a backpack

drop off location. If you or your company gather donations please drop them off to 23716 8th Ave. SE, Suite I-1, Bothell - in the back of Country Village Shops. 


We are requesting black or blue ball point pens, #2 pencils and backpacks.  


See NSF website for more info: Northshore Schools Foundation 


Sign up to volunteer at 


For more information contact:
Carmin Dalziel, Northshore Schools Foundation, 425.408.7680 


Leela Yoga Celebrates 2nd Anniversary with Free Yoga Weekend

August 7-9

Leela Yoga Studio is turning 2 and we want YOU to come celebrate with us on August 7-9!


We'll be offering FREE classes all weekend. There's no catch, or obligation to join - we just love yoga and would like to commemorate our second year by sharing that love with our friends and neighbors.


Never taken a class before? No problem! Are you a seasoned yogi looking to explore local studios? Come on down! We have the perfect class for you! Our skilled instructors will be available to answer all of your questions, and we have plenty of mats and supplies for those of you just starting out.


We're conveniently located at 10137 Main St #6, Bothell, WA 98011.

Make sure to follow us on Facebook for updates and a complete schedule. 



Make Yourself a Priority With Massage Heights
Getting a massage isn't a luxury - it's something you should do on a regular basis. Routine therapeutic massage can help elevate your everyday by improving your health, your mood and your life. Feel relaxed, rejuvenated and ready to face the day - every time.   


SPECIAL PROMO for Bothell Chamber Members! - $5 OFF our intro 1-hour massage ($49.99)  - $5 OFF our intro 1-hour facial ($59.99) - $10 OFF monthly dues for the YEAR when you sign up for 12-month lifestyle program  - Foundation (1-hour massage)  - Heightened (1-hour massage + elevation OR 1-hour facial)  - Pinnacle+ (90-min massage + elevation)  - Body + Face (1-hour massage + elevation AND 1-hour facial) - FREE Aromatherapy for EVERY session


Contact Massage Heights


See flyer here.

HealthPoint Hosts Dare to Care 5K Dash
Saturday, August 15

9:00 - 11:00 AM

This family friendly 5K Walk/Run is open to participants of all abilities. The course is accessible to all levels, ages, and groups. Bring the family or your work team - even the dog!

The Dare to Care Dash is an out-and-back course through downtown Bothell to the Sammamish Trail. Strollers and dogs are welcome so bring the whole family. We'll have food, music and even an appearance by Blitz, Seahawks mascot. $20 per person includes a tshirt, kids 12 and under are free. 
Event Location: HealthPoint, 10414 Beardslee Blvd., Bothell 

Event Registration: Dare to Care