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Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce
Community News & Announcements
February 17, 2016


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Welcome New Members
Chris Covey, Resident Member
Star Lalario, Marketplace Sotheby's International Realty
Their mission is to lend their considerable experience - comprehensive resources and global connections to help their clients achieve their desired outcome.
Juliana Mefferd, Elderberry Hollow
Located in the boat near the pond at the Country Village Shops, this gift shop is full of handcrafted botanical and copper jewelry, whimsical fibre arts and wood-burned gifts.
A nationwide, diversified financial services company with $1.7 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance services
through more than 8,700 locations, more than 12,500 ATMs and online/mobile devices.

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


February Chamber General Meeting
Thursday, February 25
7:30 - 9:00 AM
Northshore Senior Center

Join us for our monthly meeting at the Northshore Senior Center. Socialize, network, get updates from the Chamber and find out what is happening around your community. New members will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and their business.

Guest Speaker: 
Margaret Spencer, Brand Design Lab
Why Branding Matters To Your Business!

All are welcome. No registration required.

Special Thanks to this Month's Meeting Sponsor:
Social Grounds
The Neverending Bookshop
Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting

Thursday, February 25
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Join us in welcoming The Neverending Bookshop to our community and to Main Street in downtown Bothell.

All are welcome to attend. There will be refreshments and door prizes. The Ribbon Cutting ceremony will be at 6:15 PM.

Located in the Logsdon Building, 10123 Main Place, Suite 2 in Bothell.

Shamrock Shuffle Wine & Beer Walk!
Country Village Shops
Saturday, March 12
5:00 - 8:00 PM

Join us Saturday evening March 12 from 5pm-8pm for our annual Shamrock Shuffle Wine & Beer Walk!

Gather with friends and enjoy the best wine & beer in the region. 15 local wineries and select breweries will be located throughout Country Village in our one-of-a-kind, locally-owned shops.

Purchase tickets online for $20. If you wait until the last minute you can purchase them for $25 at the door, while supplies last (tickets are required).

Select bottles of wine and beer will be available for sale! Proceeds to benefit the Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce.

BYOG (Bring Your Own Glass). Must be 21 or older.

Visit the Bothell Chamber for more info and to purchase tickets:

March After Hours Social Hosted by
John L. Scott, Bothell with Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, March 3
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Join us at a fabulous combined event - After Hours Social and Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting to welcome the new John L. Scott Real Estate, Bothell office. 

This is a free event, open to all.

Make connections, socialize, enjoy refreshments and welcome a new business to our town!

John L. Scott Real Estate, Bothell, is located 18333 Bothell Way NE, Suite 107, Bothell, next to Amaro Bistro. 

Kenmore "State of the City" Luncheon
Wednesday, March 16
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Check in/Networking 11:00 AM
Inglewood Golf Club

Tickets are selling fast for the second Annual Kenmore "State of the City" Chamber Luncheon where our featured speaker Kenmore City Manager, Rob Karlinsey, will inform us about all of the major changes and upcoming activities in Kenmore.

Chamber Luncheons are a great opportunity to socialize, network, get updates from the Chamber and find out what is happening around the community.

Special thanks to our Event Sponsor:
The Spencer 68 
Practical Sparrow Cafe Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting & After Hours Social Was A Success! 
Everyone had a fabulous time at the Grand Opening/After Hours Social at the Practical Sparrow Cafe!

Thank you to everyone who joined us and supported this great new Bothell business. And, a special thank you to Teresa at Practical Sparrow for providing the delicious refreshments.

Member Benefits Reminder:
Join a Committee & Get Involved

The Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce organizes numerous committees that meet monthly to share ideas and promote activities to enhance our community.


You're invited to attend and become involved. It's a great way to help out in your community, meet other local business leaders, collaborate towards common goals, and make a difference.


Visit the Committees page on our website for a list of committees, their descriptions, and meeting schedules.


Two Student of the Month Sponsorships Available for 2016
We have two opportunities left to sponsor a student from Bothell High School with our "Student of the Month" program at our Luncheons.  Available Luncheons include September 14 & November 9. 
Your Sponsorship for this event includes:
  • Lunch for the nominated student and their teacher
  • Acknowledgement for your business from the podium and in the printed Luncheon program
  • The opportunity to present the award (if you choose)
Cost of this sponsorship is: $100


Contact Brittany Caldwell for information

Member Announcements
Clothes For Kids 6th Annual Transforming Lives Breakfast
Thursday, February 18
7:00 - 9:00 AM
Lynnwood Convention Center

Clothes For Kids is pleased to announce it's 6th Annual Transforming Lives Breakfast.  Thursday February 18, 2016 at the Lynnwood Convention Center from 7 to 9 AM. 
Join 300 community leaders in support of Clothes For Kids.  Emcee will be former Seattle Sounder Michael Tetteh.  Breakfast is buffet style.  The event is free to attend with a donation requested at the event. 
Lombardi's Italian Restaurants
Caters To Community Businesses

Invite colleagues & friends to gather in your own personal dining space. Enjoy classic Italian cuisine & outstanding service, with everything you need for your private dining needs.

Lombardi's team will work with you to create the perfect menu for your event, tailoring it to your tastes & your budget. Private dining room holds up to 50 people, with audio video equipment available.

Boxed in at the office? Appetizer platters & box lunches are what you need! Choose from sandwich & salad options, available for pick up or delivery. Easy, neat, & delicious!

Catering services & large party menu also available.

Bothell Pediatric and Hand Therapy 2016 Ask The Expert: Navigating and Knowing Your Health Insurance
Tuesday, February 23
6:30 - 7:30 PM

Bothell P&H
Knowledge is power! Learn specific and effective questions to ask your insurance. Reduce frustration and increase understanding about your coverage, deductible and responsibility. Become a better advocate for your child's healthcare needs.

Join Bothell Pediatric and Hand Therapy's expert Billing and Referral Coordinator for this FREE educational seminar on knowing your insurance!

Lauren Dillon-Merrill Invites You to an Open House
Saturday, February 20
4:00 - 7:00 PM
Come celebrate the Grand Opening of her four new businesses, all in one location!
-Lauren Dillon-Merrill Digital Arts & Design
-3 Petals Healing
-Metamorphic Images
-Elisa Clothing

Located at 10123 Main Place, Ste 1, in downtown Bothell.

Feel free to bring friends, family or a plus one.  If you RSVP on the website you will receive an extra raffle ticket for door prizes.

More info or questions call 425.417.8771 or email
"Some Enchanted Evening"
Northwest Jazz Big Band
Friday, February 26
5:00 PM
Northshore Senior Center

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Dance, dance, dance! Enjoy an enchanted evening listening to Northwest Jazz Big Band, dancing and enjoying delicious food/drink!

Dinner & Dance Package
Prime Rib Dinner & Dance with Dessert
$25/person (limited seating)


Dance with Dessert Only
Wine $3/glass

Ticket Reservations: Credit Card 425-487-2441 or in-person at Northshore Senior Center (10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell)

TSUGA Art Gallery Events

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Meet Justin Hillgrove!
Saturday, February 27
1:00 - 4:00 PM
On Saturday, February 27, the much loved local artist Justin Hillgrove will be at the gallery painting and signing his work. Stop in and chat with him from 1:00 - 4:00 PM.  

Poetry Night
Saturday, March 12
7:00 PM

Poetry Night at Tsuga is gaining momentum.  Saturday, March 12 at 7:00 PM is the next gathering. The event begins with readings from featured poets; the guests this month are Francine Walls and John Gorski.  An open mic follows, in which attending poets can read original poems.

TSUGA is located at 10101 Main St., Bothell.

Run the Family Jewels 5K Benefiting The Jaimeson Jones Memorial Scholarship
Saturday, March 19
9:00 AM
Saint Edward State Park, Kenmore

Saving young men's lives by educating about testicular cancer.

Providing scholarships to students whose sibling had cancer.

Sign up now for the 6th annual Family Jewels 5K!  Only $35 until February 29! 

PO Box 1833, Bothell, WA 98041-1833

Teresa Howard 
Featured in Local Newspaper Article
Article by Aaron Kunkler,  Bothell Kenmore Reporter
Long-Time Country Village Caterer Opens Coffee Shop

"There's a new coffee shop and cafe at Country Village in Bothell, and it's owner is looking to make her mark once again at the artisan business center.

The Practical Sparrow is the brainchild of long-time Country Village caterer Teresa Howard, 51, who recently sold her business of 21 years, Celestial Catering, to Alexa's Catering and opened up downstairs, beneath the Rosewood Room. But she plans on keeping that independent spirit in her new store.

'We make everything here,' Howard said, right down to the coffee syrup and pastries.

Aside from the hardwood floors, all the other wood at the Practical Sparrow is from Howard and her husband's property on Decatur Island. They've been working since August to get the store up-and-running. But what really stands out are the tabletops, covered in old dictionary pages, circa the 1940s..."  Read the full article here