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Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce
Community News & Announcements
May 12, 2016


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BowWow Fun Towne, Mary Mark
BowWow Fun Towne is a full-service canine facility. They provide cage-free boarding, day care, a self-wash, pet store, and a huge indoor swimming pool. Open every day!
At Davis Optical & Family Eye Health Center you will find a caring team of professionals dedicated to providing high-quality personalized eye care for the whole family. They value their patient relationships and strive to improve their quality of life and vision wellness through uncompromised service and state-of-the-art technology.
Two Men And A Truck, Anthony Clendenen
They are part of the largest franchised moving company in the United States. They focus on local moves. They are the ''Movers Who Care.'' 

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

May Chamber General Meeting Event
Thursday, May 26
 7:30 - 9:00 AM
Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell
Join us for our monthly General Meeting! 
* Grow your connections
* Discover collaborative opportunities
* Increase your professional acumen
* Get updates from the Chamber
* Hear community news
* New members and member representatives will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and their business. 

"Helping Small Businesses Start, Grow, & Expand"
Speaker: Calvin W. Goings, SBA Regional Administrator 
Learn how the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) can help grow and expand your business!

All are welcome. Free event, no registration required. 
Light refreshments will be served. Thank you to this month's Refreshment Sponsor Banner Bank.

Emergency Preparedness Resources
In case you missed last month's General Meeting here are some helpful resources on Emergency Preparedness.

Ready Business (Government information on business preparedness)
PrepareMyBusiness (Free literature and resources on business preparedness)
Ready Rating (Red Cross's Business Continuity Planning Program)
America's PrepareAthon
Community News & Announcements:

Shout Out                       
"The City of Bothell street resurfacing crew resurfaced the whole of 9th Ave SE (just over a mile in length). It was done with amazing speed and efficiency; It was like watching a well choreographed ballet or precision military drill. Trucks came and unloaded their tarmac into the surfacing hopper just in time with no holdups whatsoever. A great job: Well done, City."

Submitted by: Mike Challenger, Senex Inc.

Please send your announcements, congratulations, testimonials and thank yous to
SAVE THE DATE: 12th Annual Chamber Open House & Birthday Bash!
Thursday, June 16
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Mobius Hall @ Cascadia College, 18345 Campus Way NE, Bothell

Mark your calendar to join us to meet your business neighbors while enjoying free food & beverages from local restaurants and catering companies! Business exhibits - beer & wine - networking - door prizes.
No charge. All members & public welcome. Free parking!

Want to host a vendor booth for $200? We will be finalizing the requests next week, so let us know ASAP if you are interested. Space is limited by # and by industry.

Special thanks to our Event Sponsor: Banner Bank

Member Benefits Reminder: Join Us On Our New LinkedIn Page!

Help us launch our new LinkedIn company page by following us here:

We are expanding our social media channels to provide even greater support for our members and outreach to our community! 

Contact us or call 425.485.4353 if you have questions!

City of Bothell Press Release

"At their regularly scheduled meeting May 3, the Bothell City Council decided by a vote of 5-2 to terminate City Manager Robert Stowe from his employment. The Council exercised the employment contract's option to 'terminate not for cause.'  Stowe will be paid up to 12 months' salary in severance pay per the contract agreed to by the City Council.
'The City has benefitted from Mr. Stowe's efforts during his tenure,' said Mayor Andy Rheaume. 'It's time to take the City in a new direction.'"
The Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted in favor of having Chair, Shawna Pitts, speak during the public comment period at the Tuesday, May 10 Council Meeting.  Pitts expressed to the Council that our members have voiced concerns regarding the Council's "new direction."  Pitts asked that the Council address the concerns we have received and utilize our Chamber to help articulate their vision to our business community. 

We will keep you updated.  If you have any questions, please email Executive Director, Brittany Caldwell at  
Member Announcements Ranks UW Bothell Top 50 In The Nation for Return On Investment!
UWB Logo University of Washington Bothell ranks among the top colleges and universities in the nation -- and first in the state -- in a listing that compares their return on investment. ranks UW Bothell No. 42 for in-state students and No. 76 for out-of-state students. (Public institutions are ranked twice because of the difference in tuition for in-state and out-of-state tuition, but private institutions are ranked once because in- and out-of-state students pay the same.) There is no school, public or private, in the state of Washington that ranks higher than UW Bothell.
View "Watercolor Duet" on exhibit at
TSUGA Fine Arts & Framing
May 7 to June 18
10101 Main Street, Bothell
TSUGA Fine Arts & Framing in downtown Bothell is exhibiting watercolors celebrating the beauty of light by Beverly Fotheringham and Margaret Tollefson.

Ladies Night Out
Hosted at Country Village Shops
May 12 & June 9
6:00 - 8:00 PM
23718 Bothell Everett Hwy, Bothell

Grab your best girlfriends and join them at the locally-owned shops at Country Village for late night shopping. Pick up a "passport" at The Practical Sparrow Cafe and enter to win a fabulous gift basket, compliments of Country Village merchants.

Healing From Betrayal:3 Week Workshop
By SeedSoil Family Counseling
May 12, 19 & 26
7:15 - 8:15 PM
Evergreen Community Church, 3429 240th St SE, Bothell

Betrayal Trauma causes severe functional impairment in major areas of life and requires professional support.

For those interested in moving forward,  SeedSoil Family Counseling is providing a 3-week workshop to address questions and offering tools for healing.

Get all the details and register by calling 425-359-4588.
Celebrate Bothell's First Concert on the Plaza
Saturday, May 14
3:30 PM
City Hall Plaza, 18415 101st Ave NE, Bothell
The Lynnwood Community Band will perform at the first-ever concert at the new Bothell City Hall Plaza. Bring a chair, sunglasses and sunhat if needed, and settle in to enjoy the show. Admission is free. The concert will move to the City Council Chambers in case of inclement weather. Plenty of free parking is available in the City Hall garage.

Click here for more information contact John Keates, Bothell Parks and Recreation Director at

Kenmore Day 2016
Saturday, May 14
City of Kenmore Waterfront

Kenmore Waterfront Fair
The Kenmore Waterfront Activities Center wants you to join them for their 3rd Annual Kenmore Waterfront Fair on May 14. Try out kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, dragonboats, canoes and rowing shells learn about kayak and canoe rentals and more. On the same day, Kenmore Air will have its seaplane fly-in (details), participate in both activities by parking at Squire's Landing or Log Boom Park and take a shuttle between to try all the activities.

Lombardi's Beer vs. Wine Dinner II
Benefits Northshore Schools Foundation
Saturday, May 14 
12:00 - 5:00 PM

4 Courses. 4 Beers. 4 Wines.
In one corner, Island Hoppin' Brewery; in the other, Long Shadows Vineyards.
Enjoy a delicious battle where beer and wine go head-to-head with the same Lombardi's dishes. Chef, Brewmaster, & Winery Representative will be on hand to describe the flavors and tastes of this entertaining and unique pairing dinner. 

Get your ticket before they're gone! Learn more here
Artisan Hill Sip n' Walk Weekend
to Benefit Northshore Students

Sat. May 14 & Sun. May 15
12:00 - 5:00 PM
Artisan Hill in Woodinville Wine Country

Northshore Schools Foundation
Enjoy Artisan Hill wines, Spirits and Brews in the Artisan Hill area of Woodinville Wine Country.  You are invited to taste the best that the Vintners, Distillers and Brewery have to offer.

Tickets are $25 and allow you to visit all of the participating venues. You will receive your $5.00 voucher and stamp card at check-in.  Ticket includes participation both days. Purchase your tickets today at

McMenamins to Partner with Northshore Performing Arts Center Foundation
Tuesday, May 17
5:00 - 11:00 PM
McMenamins Tavern on the Square
Make your reservations to have dinner at Tavern on the Square at McMenamin's on May 17, any time from 5:00 to 11:00 PM, and McMenamin's will donate 50% of the gross sales to Northshore Performing Arts Center Foundation.  NPACF will also have information on their upcoming 2016-2017 Season, which promises to be one of their best seasons EVER! Make a reservation today! (425) 398-0122.

SAS Music Concert
Benefiting SAS Music Program
Thursday, May 19
6:30 PM
McMenamins - Haynes Square
8607 Bothell Way Northeast, Bothell
The SAS Music Program is a club at the Secondary Academy for Success, Northshore School District's alternative high school.  The program allows students to practice, write and perform music as an incentive to demonstrating regular attendance and academic progress.      This program is entirely funded by grants,  events and private donations. Free, donations gladly accepted.
Cyber Breach: Is Your Business At Risk?
Presented through HUB International
Tuesday, May 24
HUB International Northwest

Every organization big or small, public or private, profit or nonprofit, is vulnerable to data breaches. Most organizations don't know where they are most vulnerable, who has access to their data or whether their networks security measures meet legal standards for prudent reasonable safeguards.