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Winners Announced & Photos For Bothell Underground Beer Festival

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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”

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

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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

 

 

Summer Wine, Beer & Spirits Walk Was A Success!

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Downtown Bothell enjoyed another fun community day in the sun at the 2019 Summer Wine, Beer & Spirits Walk!

Over 500 attendees came out to sip, shop, and stroll wearing their tropical beach shirts, grass skirts and leis all in the spirit of the Summer tropical beach theme!

Attendees enjoyed exploring 19 welcoming shops and restaurants that hosted 24 different wineries, breweries, distilleries and cideries for tastings.

Many of the shops had outdoor seating (the weather was perfect) and offered food from places such as Poquitos, Carnivorous BBQ, Chick-fil-A, and local delis.  There was even a gourmet popcorn bar from Sweet Buffet Lady!

Live musicians entertained at two of the businesses, there were several fun photo booth opportunities, and lots of door prizes!

Thank you to all who attended, our shops and restaurants that hosted, vendors that poured, volunteers who worked, and a very special thank you to our sponsors:  University of Washington Bothell and The Lodge at Saint Edward Park!

Enjoy these fun photos and mark your calendars for our Holiday Wine, Beer & Spirits Walk on December 14!  Tip: You’ll need your crazy holiday sweaters and blinking antlers!  See YOU there!

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to First & Main Design Market

By | Bothell, Chamber News, Events, New Members, Ribbon Cuttings, Uncategorized

The Chamber was honored to host the Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the First & Main Design Market on June 6, 2019!  Their staff, supportive family, and official shop greeter Tucker (with his bow tie) warmly welcomed everyone through their doors, and provided a delicious charcuterie display and champagne for refreshments to the many in attendance.

Thank you to Chamber Ambassador JD Davis of Sundance Energy Services for officiating the ribbon cutting ceremony, all who attended, and to Denae McGee, the City of Bothell Tourism Manager for sharing a few welcoming words.

First & Main Design Market is the newest business to open on Bothell’s newly designed Main Street and is a special place offering retail furniture & gifts, as well as highly experienced professional interior design services.

Among their beautiful high-quality and artisan-built furniture you’ll also find plenty of unique and special housewares and gifts including organic bedding and towels, aromatherapy candles, whimsical coasters, and dining wares. You’ll also delight in discovering vintage treasures to add that unique and personal touch to your home.

The professional team at First & Main Design Market are passionate about offering interior design services as well.  No matter your decorating tastes or goals, their designers will create the perfect room for your home. Using custom-designed furniture and one-of-a-kind vintage pieces, they can turn your home into a showplace.  They encourage you to check out their wide range of patterns, styles and colors – the choices are endless! And their quality customer service will have you going back for more.

Whether you’re wanting a new look for your home or office, designing a new home or remodel, seeking that perfect gift, or are just browsing Bothell’s Main Street, be sure to visit the First & Main Design Market – you’ll be glad you did!

They’re located at 10100 Main Street – they have plenty of parking behind their building.

Please enjoy these photos below of the special event….

2019 Bothell Block Party & BrewFest Photos & Fun!

By | Bothell, Chamber News, Events, Uncategorized

Thousands of event goers descended upon downtown Bothell this Saturday to bask in the gorgeous Spring sunshine, savor tasty brews and ciders, and rock out to some of Seattle’s hottest bands at the 2019 Bothell Block Party & BrewFest!

People enjoyed choosing tastings from 30 different breweries, cideries and wineries, and getting their fill of lip-smacking good food at the many food trucks whose delicious aroma permeated the air.

There was something for everyone to do while the bands played including beer pong, putting golf, and large scale Jenga-like games. VIP guests relaxed in the covered VIP Lounge with leather couches and specialty cocktails, and music lovers danced their way to the two stages.

We loved meeting people of all types and ages from 21- to 85-year olds including bachelorette partiers, first daters, fans of the bands, company groups, solo rollers, and good friends gathering for a fun party.

We want to thank all of you who attended, all the vendors, bands and food trucks, all the sponsors, and of course all the staff and volunteers who worked so hard to bring this event to life.

Special thank you’s to Marketplace Sotheby’s International Realty for sponsoring the VIP Experience, to Bothell City Hall for the use of their plaza, and to the First & Main Design Market and the Bothell Police Department for generously donating the use of their parking lots.

Check Out Our Photos Below!

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We hope you join us at our next events:

June 8 – Summer Wine, Beer & Spirits Walk (tickets are on sale now!)
June 25 – Community Open House & Birthday Bash

The 2019 Bothell Block Party and BrewFest is a collaboration between the University of Washington Bothell Office of Alumni Engagement and the Bothell Kenmore Chamber of Commerce.

 

2019 State of the City of Kenmore Luncheon Hosted by Bothell Kenmore Chamber

Chamber Hosts 2019 State of the City of Kenmore Luncheon

By | Chamber News, Events, Kenmore

On March 13 the Chamber was pleased to host our annual State of the City of Kenmore Luncheon with guest presenter Rob Karlinsey, Kenmore City Manager delivering the address.  Over 160 local business owners, professionals, and civic leaders gathered at the beautiful Inglewood Golf Club to hear the address, connect, network, and enjoy a delicious lunch.

Amongst the many topics Mr. Karlinsey spoke about were updates on Sound Transit’s ST3 transportation, The Lodge at Saint Edward seminary restoration, and the new FlyWay mixed-use apartment, restaurant & retail center.  All of these will add jobs, housing, and better commuting opportunities to Kenmore.

He provided an update on the Lakepointe project and how they will be pursuing other developers. He also announced a fun new Cruise Adventure boat from WhatsSup Stand-Up Paddle & Kayak that soon will be cruising up the Sammamish River with passengers! The Mosquito One will depart from Log Boom Park in Kenmore, travel up to the Bothell Bridge and back to Kenmore!

The Chamber wishes to thank all who attended, City of Kenmore City Manager Rob Karlinsey for speaking, Cascadia College President Dr. Eric Murray for MC’ing, the Inglewood Golf Club for hosting, all our Ambassadors, our musicians Randy Mac Music.

We especially thank our Event Sponsors: EvergreenHealth, LINQ Lofts & Flats, Spencer 68 Apartments & Lofts, Northshore Schools Foundation, Puget Sound Energy, Bothell-Kenmore Reporter and Alexa’s Cafe & Catering , as well as our Table Sponsors: City of Kenmore, Bastyr University, and Sound Transit.

Special congratulations to Cami Brix of Inglemoor High School on receiving our Student of the Month Award – she clearly has a great future ahead of her. And thank you to JD Davis of Sundance Energy Services for sponsoring our Student of the Month.

VIEW PHOTOS HERE

A video of the State of the City of Kenmore Address will be available on our website soon.

Register now for our May Luncheon event on May 8. Tickets are on sale now!

 

Guests enjoying breakfast and socializing at the Joing Networking Breakfast with Bothell Kenmore Chamber and Woodinville Chamber

Joint Networking Breakfast With Woodinville Chamber Is A Success

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Thank you to the 70 professionals and business owners from around the area that gathered to socialize, exchange information, and hear a valuable presentation to help them in business at this morning’s Joint Networking Breakfast with the Woodinville Chamber.

Thank you to the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson for hosting and providing such a delicious breakfast. And, thank you to Guest Speaker: Theresa Chambers for presenting on her topic of “Recognition Works” – Learn 3 Ways to Get Your Thank On: Easy, low-cost ways to use employee recognition to attract, engage, and keep great people.  If you missed the event you can download her handouts here:

Recognition Matters
Get Your Thank On

We will have another morning event this Thursday – our General Meeting – this one is free, no rsvp, just come as you are!  Our General Meetings are well attended (65-90 avg) and have updates from city officials on issues affecting our business community. New members will also have the opportunity to come up and introduce yourselves to the room and tell us about your business.

We hope to see you there!

Joint Networking Breakfast with Bothell Kenmore Chamber and Woodinville Chamber

Bothell Kenmore Chamber of Commerce 2019 State of the City of Bothell Address Luncheon

Chamber Hosts 2019 State of the City of Bothell Address Luncheon

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On January 16 the Chamber was pleased to host our annual State of the City of Bothell Luncheon with guest presenter Jennifer Phillips, Bothell City Manager delivering the address.  Over 175 local business owners, professionals, and civic leaders gathered at the spacious Evergreen Church auditorium to hear the address, connect and network, and enjoy a delicious lunch catered by Alexa’s Cafe & Catering.

The Chamber wishes to thank all who attended, City of Bothell City Manager Jennifer Phillips and Mayor Andy Rheaume for speaking, Evergreen Church, Alexa’s Cafe & Catering, all our volunteers and Ambassadors, our musicians Randy Mac Music, our community information contributors: Friends of North Creek Forest, Friends of Youth, and Clothes For Kids; and of course our sponsors: Community Transit, Puget Sound Energy, Junction, The 104 Apartments, and Viridian.

Congratulations to Levi Gettleman of Bothell High School on receiving our Student of the Month Award. And thank you to JD Davis of Sundance Energy Services for sponsoring our Student of the Month.

Event Photos can be viewed here.

Video of the State of the City Address can be viewed here.

Mark your calendars for our State of the City of Kenmore Luncheon on March 13. Tickets are on sale now!

Our Holiday Wine, Beer & Spirits
Walk Was A Festive Success!

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We had a super fun event and it was great watching 500+ attendees – many in holiday sweaters – sip, skip, sing & stroll to the participating shops & restaurants on Bothell’s Main Street.

View The PHOTO ALBUM Here!

Special thank you’s to: Our many volunteers who generously donated their time and energy, the participating shops, vendors who poured, Holiday Carolers that entertained, PIQ Photobooth and Santa Claus for the great photos, and Evergreen Karate for allowing us to use their studio for check-in. We hope you will all remember to shop and dine on Main Street and we’re super excited for next year’s Holiday Walk!

Extra special thank you to our Event Sponsor and Community Partner for making this fun event possible:

University of Washington, Bothell