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Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce
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October 14, 2015   


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Welcome to Our Newest Members
Cathy Lailey, Beardslee Public House & Brewery
Beardslee Public House is a Pacific Northwest-inspired and family friendly eatery that specializes in world-class signature brews made on site in our 10-barrel brewery. Beardslee's menu features high-quality, made-from-scratch comfort cuisine crafted from locally sourced ingredients.
Thank You Renewing Members
We appreciate all of our members and would like to thank those who renewed recently:

2016 Chamber Board Members Announced                       
Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce Logo We'd like to thank the members who were nominated and have agreed to serve on the Chamber Board of Directors beginning in January.

- Kevin Kelly, Recology CleanScapes
- Carmin Dalziel, Northshore Schools Foundation
- Heather Erickson, Real Living Northwest Realtors
- Cheryl Bosh, Banner Bank

Get to know all of your Board members! 

View the full list of Chamber Board Members here.
Taco Del Mar Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Tonight
Wednesday, October 14
4:00 - 6:00 PM

Join us in welcoming Taco Del Mar, tonight 4:00 - 6:00 PM. The ribbon cutting will be at 5:00 PM.
18404 - 120th Ave NE, Bothell
(Near Staples, across from The Home Depot)

Free food! All are welcome!
Congratulations 2015 Chilifest Winners

What a fun event! Thanks to our chefs, everyone who attended and voted for their favorite chili to supported Hopelink.
Our Chilifest event raised $599 cash and 124 pounds of food for Hopelink. These donations will provide 357 meals for individuals in our community!

Chilifest Winners:
People's Choice, 1st Place:
Chocolate Chili, SBL Rentals

People's Choice, 2nd Place:
Chilihula Not Chihuly, OlsonDesign Jewelers

Peoples Choice, 3rd Place:
Sweet&Sassy, Brian Schafer, Edward Jones

People's Choice, 4th Place:
Chili Chili Bang Bang, Appliance ASAP

Best Marketing:
Nothing Bundt Veggies, Nothing Bundt Cakes

The Burnt Spoon:
Flame Thrower, Hugg & Associates PLLC

Best Theme:
Chilihula Not Chihuly, OlsonDesign Jewelers

Judge's Choice:
Dr. Heck's Spine Straightenin' Chili, Discover Chiropractic

The Green Bean:
Angels in the Witches Brew, Kenmore Self Storage

Mr. Meaty:
Chili for Life, American Cancer Society

Thanks again to our host:
Holiday Dinner & Auction Event
Friday, November 13th
6:00 - 9:00 PM

You're invited to the Annual Chamber Holiday Dinner & Auction!

You won't want to miss this fun evening with friends, delicious food and wine, and silent & live auctions!

Start your holiday shopping or pick up something special for your special someone. Auction items include everything from restaurant gift cards to gift baskets and unique getaways & experience packages!

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.

This year's fund-a-need is the Bothell Youth Court Program.

Buy Auction Tickets here.

Donate by emailing or by filling out the Donation Form

 Special Thanks to Our Sponsor:
Banner Bank 
Community News & Announcements: SHOUT OUT!
Shout Out
"We would like to thank Jennifer Bolton and the staff at Riverside East Retirement & Assisted Living for hosting our Chamber Orientations and providing our guests complimentary lunch for over seven years!  Riverside East provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere for us to get to know our new and potential members. Thank you Jennifer, Jackie and team!"
Submitted by the Chamber.

Please send your announcements, congratulations, testimonials and thank you's to
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McMenamins Anderson School's 'First Day of School' Party
Thursday, October 15- Saturday, October 17
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM

McMenamins opens the revitalized Anderson School on Thursday, Oct. 15, with three days of grand opening festivities featuring live music, art and an assortment of handcrafted food, ales, wine and spirits.

Celebrations are free and all ages are welcome.

Located in Bothell's newly revitalized downtown, Anderson School is McMenamins' first Seattle-area hotel and its newest and largest Washington property.  

In keeping with McMenamins' creative approach to hospitality, the newly renovated five-acre entertainment destination features an eclectic mix of three restaurants, two small bars and a 72room art-deco style boutique hotel. Additional on-site attractions include a brewery, a movie theater, gardens and an indoor swimming pool filled with salt-water and surrounded by botanicals and natural light.  

Take a first-look at the hotel, restaurants, bars, brewery, theater and community swimming. Beer, wine, spirits, coffee and hard cider tastings will be available. Music throughout the three days, will include bagpipes, a marching band and three nights of headlining acts.

Enjoy the art and history with self-guided art exploration (hallways and rooms are adorned with paintings, historical photos and sculptures created by McMenamins' artists) and daily meet and greets with McMenamins' historians.

Kenmore Block Party, Sponsored by PSE
Thursday, October 15
3:00 - 6:30 PM

There's a party on your block.... and you're invited! Puget Sound Energy is hosting a "Brighter City" block party to celebrate Kenmore's vibrant business community!

When: Thursday, Oct. 15, 3-6:30 PM
Where: 192 Brewing, 7324 NE 175th Street, Ste. F, Kenmore.

Come to this free event and enjoy fun activities for the whole family:
* Exciting prizes provided by local businesses
* Food and beverages 
* Get showered in free energy efficient upgrades in PSE's cash cube shower booth
* Meet PSE energy advisors and learn how to get your home winter ready
* Face painting, balloon creatures and more!
AT&T Call Center is Hiring
Saturday, October 24
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

AT&T is hiring Customer Support Specialists for our Bothell Call Center. These jobs are located within a call center environment. Customer Support Specialists handle calls from internal and external customers related to troubleshooting, warranties, network coverage, handsets and devices, accessories, billing, rate plans, features and services, and repair.

Come by and meet the AT&T hiring team: 
Saturday, October 24th, 2015
Anytime between 9am - 3pm
AT&T Bothell Call Center
3755 Monte Villa Pkwy
Bothell, WA 98021

~You may be eligible for a sign-on bonus!~
To apply online and register for the event:   

Kenmore Self Storage's Fall Festival
Saturday, October 24

5:00 - 8:00 PM

Take a self-guided tour through The Haunted Halls of Kenmore Self Storage. Activities include trick-or-treating, fortune telling, art by the Emerald Moon and samplings of Witch's Brew.

Costumes are optional, but encouraged.

Donations of canned or bagged cat/dog food is being collected for Pasados Safe Haven Holiday Pet Food Drive. Or, bring canned food to support Hopelink Food Bank for the Holidays.

All donations can be brought at any time to: Kenmore Self Storage, 18716 68th Ave NE, Kenmore.

Bothell Physical Therapy Matches Food Drive Items for October
October 1 - 31

Bothell Physical Therapy RET Physical Therapy Group is hosting a Northwest Harvest Food Drive and will match item for item donations made at all participating locations, including Bothell Physical Therapy.


Please drop off your nonperishable items to Bothell Physical Therapy, 19110 Bothell Way NE, Suite 102.


For a complete list of RET donor sites visit

Vino Around the Village
Saturday, October 24

5:00 - 8:00 PM

Gather with friends and enjoy fabulous Italian wines as you stroll through the Village at our 1st annual Italian wine tasting event. Featuring over 15 Italian wines located throughout Country Village in our one-of-a-kind, locally owned shops. 


The vintners will pour Italian varietal tastes from 5-8pm. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, BYOG (bring your own glass).


To purchase tickets click here!

All proceeds will benefit Il Punto, The Italian Cultural Center.

Bothell KCLS Library Hosts Fraud Prevention AARP Event 

Saturday, October 17

2:00 PM

King County Public Health AARP Fraud Watch Network is presenting an informational meeting on fraud prevention.
Identity theft, investment fraud and scams rob millions of Americans of their hard-earned money. Last year, 13 million people were victims of identity theft alone - that is one person every 2 seconds. The Fraud Watch Network presentation covers Fraud Trends and Behaviors, The Con Artist's Playbook and Prevention Strategies. Ultimately attendees will be able to safeguard against ID theft and fraud and help keep from becoming a victim of con artists. 


Read more here.


See Flyer.

Lombardi's Italian Restaurant Turns up the PINK
October 1 - 31 

Lombardi's Italian Restaurant turns up the PINK in support of the
American Cancer Society with a month long breast cancer fundraiser.

From October 1 to October 31, Lombardi's two locations are proud to help fight the fight against the second leading cause of cancer death in women: breast cancer. Lombardi's has created a special 3 course PINK menu that will benefit the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Walk in Everett on October 17th.

With two locations, one at the Everett Marina (1620 West Marine View Drive) and  the other in Mill Creek (19409 Bothell-Everett Highway), Lombardi's is a locally owned gem boasting modern Italian cuisine in a classic and casual environment.  Always fresh, vibrant, and delicious.

Bothell City Hall Grand Opening
Saturday, November 7
10:00 AM - Noon
CityLogoColor A Bothell City Hall Grand Opening Celebration is scheduled for Saturday, November 7, at the new four-story, 51,350-square-foot building at 18415 101st Ave. NE. This is a public event.

The building includes a number of environmental design features including solar panels, a rain garden to control and filter runoff, and charging stations for electric vehicles. The lobby will have a 25-foot-tall green wall of plants with light coming from overhead LED bulbs.
Some 119 employees will have offices in the building, which includes space for City Council meetings and community meeting rooms.

Announcing the UW Bothell Fall 2015 Research in Progress Schedule
 October 20 - December 8

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The Fall 2015 Research in Progress series (*BCUSP 290), will feature UW Bothell investigators discussing the finer nuances of the social science research methods they employ. The seminars are open to all interested faculty, students and staff as well as alumni and community partners. The aim of this series is to foster interdisciplinary communication/collaboration and increase awareness of work currently being done by UWB faculty.

Dates include: October 20, October 27, November 3, November 10, November 17, December 8.  Click below for details.

Northshore Senior Center Holiday Market Vendor Registration

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The Northshore Senior Center will be hosting it's Annual Holiday Market and is currently taking table registrations for craft vendors.

The Holiday Market will be located in the multipurpose room on November 6 (9:00 AM to 4:00 PM) & November 7 (9:00 AM to 3:00 PM).
You can register online at:
For more information, contact Suzanne Lippmann at or 425.488.1599.
New Communications with Police Department Available

If you missed our last General Meeting, The City of Bothell Chief of Police, Carol Cummings had some wonderful information for local businesses.
You can report theft, vehicle prowl, lost property and other certain types of crime online through the Bothell Police Departments Citizen's Online Police Reporting System (Coplogic). Coplogic allows people to report certain crimes immediately, print a copy of the police report for free and get a case number for insurance purposes.

Link to Coplogic online form.


Also, Chief Cummings recommended that all local businesses keep their business information on file with the police department through an Emergency Contact Form to make the communication between the business and police more efficient.

Click here to access the Emergency Contact Form. 
Finally, Chief Cummings and Deputy Chief Henry Simon handed out 2014 Reports. Here is a link for your convenience.