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Local Libraries Offer Online Resources For Professionals, Students, and Families

By Bothell, Chamber News, Community Events, Community News, Education, Kenmore, Uncategorized

Our local Libraries – King County & Sno-Isle Counties – are fabulous, online, modern and free!  Improve your business skills, learn a new hobby, school your kids, read the latest best sellers, and entertain the family with their huge selection of online resources.

Enjoy choosing from audio books, eBooks, movies, TV shows, music, magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, databases and more.  Best part… it’s easy!

STEP 1
   You’ll need the following:

Internet capable computer, tablet, or phone
Internet access

Please note: The following is for people who live in King, Snohomish and Island counties. If you live outside of these counties contact your local library system.

STEP 2
   Get an Online Library eCard, it’s an easy 1-page application, links are below:

King County Library Cards
Sno-Isle Library Cards

STEP 3
    Start exploring your cool downloads here:

King County Online Library
Sno-Isle Online Library

STEP 4
    Get the Apps if applicable to view/hear your selections (these links will be available inside the online libraries and will depend on what you’re accessing ie. books vs. music)


Questions?
  Staff are available to help you via email, phone, and chat.

King County Libraries Support
Sno-Isle County Libraries Support

 

Photos courtesy of King County Library System and Sno-Isle Libraries.

Important Community Notice

By Bothell, Chamber News, Community Events, Education, Events, Kenmore, Uncategorized

Our top priority here at the Chamber is the welfare of our community including our residents, visitors and businesses. We have been closely monitoring the current health situation and based on information and recommendations from state and county health departments we are making adjustments as follows:

Upcoming Chamber Events


Large Events

State of the City of KenmoreRescheduled from March 11 to May 13.
All tickets will be transferred and refunds will be available upon request through April 15, 2020.

March General MeetingCancelled.
We look forward to seeing you at the next General Meeting on April 23, 2020.


Small Events

Ribbon Cuttings – We will be checking with hosting businesses and will update you as soon as possible.

Committees – Updates will be sent to committee members / posted on our website.

April Events

We are keeping these on the schedule for now and will update you as necessary.


Chamber Office & Visitor Center

We will remain open between the hours of 10:00am and 2:00pm Monday thru Friday.  We will notify you of any changes.

We are offering flexibility to our team with remote working.
Interested in offering this to your staff?  View 15 + Tools & Resources For Working Remotely

 

Support Our Local Businesses

We all need to support each other during this challenging time. Please remember to shop local businesses – they need you! Stop in, shop online, or call to buy gift cards for future purchases.

 

Additional Resources

Resource List for WA State Businesses and Workers

Workplace and Employee Resources & Recommendations

WA State Department of Health

Snohomish County Info For Business/Employers

CDC Guidance for Businesses

EvergreenHealth Patient Update

 

If the Chamber can support you in any way, please let us know. We are here for you. Our contact information is below and we look forward to hearing from you.


Bothell Kenmore Chamber of Commerce
& Bothell Visitor Center
10120 Main Street, Suite 201, Bothell, WA 98011
425-485-4353
www.BothellKenmoreChamber.org

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15+ Tools & Resources For Working Remotely

By Bothell, Chamber News, Education, Kenmore, Uncategorized

In today’s business environment the desire and need to work remotely is growing. Planning and implementing now the right tools for your business to work remotely will increase transitional success, optimize productivity, reduce stress, and minimize costs.

There are many factors to consider – with each company and organization having different needs, but here are the Chamber’s suggestions for basics to get you started.

Tip!  Below this article you will find additional resources including names of programs and apps, and Chamber members who may be able to assist you.

 Virtual Phone Calls/Meetings/Conferences
Keep relationships strong with video-style calls and meetings (think Zoom.) Viewing a person’s smile, facial expressions and body language go a long way in maintaining good professional relationships. Multiple people from numerous locations can be participating simultaneously, and sessions can often be recorded for future reference. (See resources below.)

 VPNs
If your company uses its own network ask your employer if you can utilize a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to remotely access the company’s network.

  File Sharing
Eliminate many challenges of working remotely by storing your files and photos on cloud services. Doing so allows you to access them from other computers/devices as long as you have access to the internet. Tip: Avoid unsecured wi-fi when accessing company files, emails, etc. And be sure your anti-virus software is always up to date. (See resources below)

Sending Large Files
Not everyone will be on your file sharing cloud service or company network. For those times when you need to send a file larger than your email capacity consider sending via a large file program like Dropbox. This often happens when sending multiple photos. (See more resources below)

  Team Organization
Businesses can organize projects requiring team effort with programs like Microsoft Project or Trello. Create projects with to-do lists, resources, notes, and more. View progress of tasks, and updates will sync across all devices.

  Remote Desktop
Access your computer as if you are in front of it. (See resources below)

   Remote Policy
Establishing a clear understanding of employee and employer responsibilities, as well as a plan of work will go a long way in creating a successful work remote program.

Chamber member Jeff Chapman with Greenlight Techs, LLC shares his favorite resources…

“If your work allows you to work from home, or if you are too sick to go into work, here are a couple of things to think about. Most of these options work best if you plan ahead! If you have an IT department, ask what they can do for you!”

1. File Sharing – Work on all your files and have them already updated when you get back in to work. Or being able to work on the same file with your colleagues. Possibly at the same time!
a. One Drive
b. Drop Box
c. Google Drive

2. Meeting/Conferencing – Talk to your colleagues and get things figured out. Being able to share computer screens make these a better option than a phone call.
a. Skype
b. Google Hangouts
c. Facebook Messenger

3. Remote Desktop – This is a great option if you can do it. All your files and programs from your work computer.
a. Log Me In
b. Windows Remote Desktop

Questions? Need assistance with a successful remote work plan? Contact these Chamber Members for more information:

Greenlight Techs, LLC

CMIT Solutions of Bothell, Lynnwood & Seattle North

HR Kinections

 

2020 State of the City of Bothell Luncheon Hosted by the Bothell Kenmore Chamber

Chamber Hosts 2020 State of the City of Bothell Luncheon

By Bothell, Chamber News, Community Events, Events, Legislative, Uncategorized

The Bothell Kenmore Chamber was pleased to host our annual State of the City of Bothell Luncheon this week. For the fourth year Bothell City Manager Jennifer Phillips delivered the address, and this year she was joined by newly appointed Mayor Liam Olsen. The two outlined the city’s accomplishments, as well as the primary goals and focus for the city and council for 2020.

Photos & Video Available Below….

An extensive range of topics were covered during the presentation including: affordable housing, public safety, community health, economic development, community connections, cybersecurity for government, parks and recreation, and more.

The Chamber also presented our Student of the Month Award to Shaena Kruse Ramos of Bothell High School. Shaena was introduced by Bothell High School Principal Juan Price.

The Chamber wishes to extend special thank you’s to our featured presenters Jennifer Phillips, Bothell City Manager and Mayor Liam Olsen, the staff at the City of Bothell, our amazing hosts – the Evergreen Church who provided their wonderful volunteers and their spacious state-of-the-art venue, our sponsors: Community Transit, The Pop, Junction Bothell, The 104 Apartments, Sound Transit, Alexa’s Cafe & Catering, Bothell Kenmore Reporter, Northshore Schools Foundation, and our Chamber staff, Ambassadors, Board Members, and volunteers for all your support in making this annual event a success.

Please enjoy the photos below.

 

Watch Video Of 2020 State of the City of Bothell AddressWatch Video Of 2020 State of the City of Bothell Address

Watch the video of the 2020 State of the City presentation.

 

We invite the community to join us on March 11 for the State of the City of Kenmore Luncheon where Kenmore City Manager Rob Karlinsey will deliver the address. This event will be held at the Inglewood Golf Club in Kenmore. We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Holiday Wine, Beer & Spirits Walk Was A Merry Success!

By Beer & Cider, Bothell, Chamber News, Community Events, Events, Uncategorized

Thank you everyone who attended our Holiday Wine, Beer & Spirits Walk and made this year the best ever!

Approx 650-700 people attended to sip, stroll, shop & socialize. Check out the many great photos below and share them with your friends!!

We extend a very special thank you to our sponsors: UW Bothell and The Lodge at Saint Edward Park, First and Main Design Market for hosting our check-in location, all our hosting shops, vendors that poured, sponsors that provided food, volunteers and staff that worked super hard, and Seattle Uncorked for assisting in organization. It takes a village to put on an event like this and we couldn’t do it without all of you!

Chamber’s Facebook Photo Album

 

PIQ Photo Booth Album

Holiday Auction Photos & Fun!

By Bothell, Chamber News, Community Events, Events, Kenmore, Uncategorized

We are very pleased to announce that our Chamber’s 2019 Holiday Dinner & Auction event was a super success!

Close to 200 fabulous people joined us last week for a fun evening of socializing, dining, drinking, bidding on auction items, playing games, and more!

We are extremely thankful to all who attended, donated, sponsored, purchased, volunteered, and auctioneered at this important Chamber fundraiser. Your contributions go far to support the Chamber’s important business- and community-building programs, our economic vitality efforts, and the 50+ events and meetings we organize and manage throughout the year.

View a Complete List of our Generous Donors Here!

 

  We want to express a special thank you to all who donated to our Fund-A-Need program!  We raised $3,500 for the Chamber’s Student Scholarship Fund which will assist a Northshore Student in receiving an advanced education!

 

And, a special thank you to our auctioneers: Dale Amundsen, Tim Hunter and Wendy Hartfelder. And to our generous Event Sponsors: Banner Bank, Inglewood Golf Club, Cairn Brewing, Eye of the Needle Winery, OlsonDesign Jewelers, Conover Insurance, First Financial Northwest Bank, JD Davis of Sundance Energy Services, Cox Printing & Signs, Alexa’s Cafe & Catering, The Storymakers, First & Main Design Market , Jane Turlo & Associates and Hub International.

Enjoy our fun photos from the event below!  And view the photobooth photos from PIQ Photobooth here.

 

 

 

Winners Announced & Photos For Bothell Underground Beer Festival

By Beer & Cider, Bothell, Chamber News, Community Events, Events, Uncategorized

The 2019 Bothell Underground Beer Festival was a success!

Thank you to everyone that joined us on Saturday at the 6th Annual Bothell Beer Festival.  Hundreds of craft beer and cider lovers gathered again in the Bothell City Hall Garage to sample new varieties as well as their favorites, socialize, listen to music, and play games. We send a special thank you to all our contributing breweries and cideries, musicians, food trucks and lighting specialist. And an extra special thank you to our volunteers and sponsors: The Merc Apartments, Harborstone Credit Union, Byler Real Estate, One89Dwell, Recology & Zulu’s Board Game Cafe – we couldn’t do it without any of you!

Votes are in and the Winners are announced, along with some very fun photos below… enjoy!

Congratulations to the Winners of the Bothell Underground Beer Festival!

Thank you to all our Judges & Attendees for your votes!

Underground Special Beer Award Winners

1st Place Tie:
Good Brewing “Idaho Glory Fresh Hop IPA”
Postdoc Brewing “Dark Secret Beer”

2nd Place Tie:
Cairn Brewing “Cookie Monster Cookies & Cream Infused Thor’s Hammer”
Watts Brewing Co. “Experimental Schwarzbier”

3rd Place:
Beardslee Public House & Brewery “Sidewinder Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout w/Vanilla Beans”

People’s Choice Award Winners

1st Place:
Cairn Brewing “Cookie Monster Cookies & Cream Infused Thor’s Hammer”

2nd Place:
Postdoc Brewing “Dark Secret Beer”

3rd Place Tie:
Beardslee Public House & Brewery “Double Dry Hopped Greenleaf IPA”
Cairn Brewing “Sippy Cup, Hazy IPA”
Gallaghers’ Where U Brew “Bourbon Balls Porter”

Chamber Hosts 2019 Candidates Forums For City Councils

By Bothell, Chamber News, Community Events, Kenmore, Legislative

This week the Chamber was pleased to host the 2019 Candidates Forums for both Bothell and Kenmore City Councils.

We would like to thank all who attended, submitted questions, the participating candidates, Northshore Senior Center in Bothell and Bastyr University in Kenmore for providing the venues, Dr. Eric Murray President of Cascadia College for moderating, and Kelly Snyder and Ryan McIrvin of the University of Washington Bothell for assistance in coordinating these events.

Videos of both Bothell and Kenmore events are available below.

Bothell

Kenmore

 

 

12th Annual Chamber Chilifest Raises $1,204 + 825lbs Of Food For Charity

By Bothell, Chamber News, Community Events, Events, Kenmore

The Chamber is pleased to announce that $1,204 + 825 lbs of food were collected at our 2019 Chamber Chilifest to benefit the Northshore Senior Center’s (NSC) Food Programs!

Over 20 local chefs, both amateur and professional, generously donated their time and delicious chilis to benefit the NSC’s Food Programs that serve older and disabled adults in our community!

Attendees at the event brought donations of food and cash, sampled lots of unique chilis, and watched the chefs compete for fun awards. The Bothell Fire Department even brought one of their fire engines for kids of all ages. Most awards were determined by a team of special local judges. And, attendees who donated at least $1 or one food item were able to vote for the People’s Choice Award.

Check out the winners then view the fun photos below!

2019 Chamber ChiliFest Winners:
The Green Bean (vegetarian):  Poquitos Bothell
Mr. Meaty:  Tend Real Estate
The Burnt Spoon (spiciest):  Hugg & Associates
Best Theme:  Bothell Police Department
Best Marketing:  The Hop and Hound
Judges’ Choice:  Tend Real Estate

2019 People’s Choice Award Winners:
1st Place: Bothell Chiropractic & Wellness, Dr. Jeff Treadway, Dr. Jeff’s Two Burn Green Chili
2nd Place: Northshore Senior Center, Chef Pasha, Pasha’s Red Rock Chili
3rd Place: Banner Bank, Chef Sandy Misner, Squash the Competition

We kindly thank all who attended, donated, cooked, served, and volunteered to make this year’s Chilifest the best ever! And special thank you to the Northshore Senior Center for hosting in their auditorium, and JD Davis and Sundance Energy Services for sponsoring the event!

Generous Chefs:
Andrea & Brian Schafer, Edward Jones
Banner Bank, Chef Sandy Misner
Beardslee Public House & Brewery
Bothell Chiropractic & Wellness , Chef Dr. Jeff Treadway
Bothell Pediatric and Hand Therapy, (Staff)
Bothell Police Department, Chef Eric Marting
Evermark LLC Signs and Promotional Items
First Financial Northwest Bank, Chef Ryan Mills
Hilton Garden Inn Seattle/Bothell, Chefs Mary Walsh & Chip Peterson
Hugg & Associates, Chef Abigail Hugg
Judy Gratton, Chefs Judy & Lee Ann
Kenmore Pediatric Dentistry, Chef Brandi Johnson
KenmoreSelfStorage, Chef Christina Parish
Northshore Senior Center, Chef Pasha
Poquitos Bothell, Chef Tony Jutt
Senior Solutions Group, Chef Tammi Gerchow
Tend Real Estate, Chef Troy Anderson
The Cottage, Chef Mara Lang
The Hop and Hound, Chef Lauren
The Vet Chef Food Truck
Theorem Cannabis, Chef Justin Squires
Two Men And A Truck – Everett, WA,
WhatsSup Stand-Up Paddle & Surf, Chef Steve Holmes
Sweet Buffet Lady, (Gourmet Popcorn Bar)

Chamber Celebrates 15th Anniversary at 2019 Community Open House!

By Bothell, Chamber News, Community Events, Events, Kenmore, Uncategorized

It was a great evening at the 2019 Community Open House & Birthday Bash celebrating the Chamber’s 15th year of connecting business to community!  Thank you to all who attended, our vendors, Cascadia College, and a special thank you to our Event Sponsor Banner Bank!

Our 50 exhibitors went all out this year with great displays, interactive games, giveaways, and more!  You voted and the results are in!

Congratulations to your Favorite Vendor Winners!

Best Decorated Table
Winner:  Alexa’s Cafe & Catering
2nd Place:  Northshore Performing Arts Foundation
3rd Place (tied):  Poquitos Bothell
3rd Place (tied):  Recology Store

Most Favorite Vendor
Winner:  Foggy Noggin Brewing
2nd Place (tied):  Alexa’s Cafe & Catering
2nd Place (tied):  Beardslee Public House & Brewery
3rd Place:  Ivar’s Seafood Bar

In addition to exploring great local business displays, our attendees enjoyed tastings from 10 local restaurants, wineries & breweries!

Enjoy the fun photos below!  And check out this special video made by Chamber Board Member Tim Hunter of Tim Hunter Creative Services!   Watch The Video Here

Thank you for a great event, and we look forward to seeing you next year!  ~ Bothell Kenmore Chamber of Commerce