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.





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



Photo of 2019 Scholarship Winner Joshua Perez - Bothell Kenmore Chamber

Chamber Awards 2019 Scholarship

By Bothell, Chamber News, Education, Kenmore, Scholarship, Uncategorized

It is with great pleasure that we introduced Joshua Perez of the Northshore School District as the Bothell Kenmore Chamber’s 2019 Scholarship Winner!

The Chamber’s 2019 scholarship is for $2,000 to be used in pursuit of higher education.

Joshua is a bright and caring student who has worked hard in school and graduated in 2019 from SAS, and volunteered with the Boys & Girls Club and 21 Acres. His future plans include attending Lake Washington Technical Institute for a Degree in Interactive Media.

Joshua was all smiles as we presented him with the award at the Chamber’s Luncheon event held on May 8, 2019 at the Inglewood Golf Club in Kenmore. In attendance was his mother and father, school district representatives, and about 65 additional luncheon attendees.

Special thank you’s to JD Davis of Sundance Energy Services for sponsoring and to all who donated to our scholarship.

We look forward to seeing what Joshua accomplishes, and wish him well in his future endeavors.

Congratulations Joshua!

Please visit our Scholarship page to make a donation or learn more about the Chamber’s Scholarship Program.


Nancy Balin Founder of the Family Jewels Foundation is awarded Chamber Member of the Month for 2019

Chamber Member Of The Month March 2019

By Bothell, Chamber News, Kenmore, Member of the Month

Congratulations to our March 2019 Chamber Member Of The Month: Nancy Balin Founder of the Family Jewels Foundation! She works tirelessly to help save guys’ lives through awareness of testicular cancer, and help students go to college with scholarships.

Nancy does amazing things for our community, she is a regular contributor to the Chamber’s activities as well as our local Northshore Rotary Club.

Nancy was recognized today at the Chamber’s March General Meeting with almost 100 people in attendance which was held at the Northshore Senior Center auditorium.

You can learn more about the great work of the Family Jewels Foundation, have them at your next event to spread awareness of cancer, and learn how you can donate and/or help them raise money for student scholarships at:

Family Jewels Foundation Logo

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.


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!


Suzanne Greathouse of Kenmore receives the BothellKenmore Chamber's Member-of-the-Month Award in February 2019

Chamber Member-of-the-Month February 2019

By Chamber News, Kenmore

‪Congratulations to the Chamber’s February 2019 Member of the Month Suzanne Greathouse of Kenmore. She is always contributing to our community through her roles as a Board Member of the Kenmore Heritage Society and the Northshore Senior Center.

Suzanne is also a new Planning Commissioner with the City of Kenmore, a Fire Commissioner with the Northshore Fire Department, a Chamber Ambassador, and President of TierOne Performance Consulting (Eastside). 

It is a pleasure for the Chamber to name Suzanne Greathouse as our member-of-the-month!

Bothell Kenmore Chamber Attends 2019 Chamber Day in Olympia

Chamber Representatives Spend The Day In Olympia For Business Advocacy

By Bothell, Chamber News, Kenmore, Legislative

Chamber representatives Kelly Snyder of UW Bothell, Aran Buchan of HUB International NW, Matt Isenhower of Chick-fil-A Bothell Canyon Park, Brittany Caldwell Chamber Executive Director, and Bea Huang spent 2019 Chamber Day in Olympia this week meeting with a wide variety of people and discussing important issues affecting businesses in our area and Washington state.

They met with the 1st (Bothell) and the 46th (Kenmore) District Representatives, Senator Hobb’s team, as well as the Association of Washington Business.

Some of the issues discussed were transportation, Senate Bill 5326 which would impose a new tax burden on small hair salon owners and independent stylists, funds for a new academic building on the Cascadia/UW Bothell campus, and condo liability reform.

To learn more about the Chamber’s Legislative advocacy and activities and to get involved please visit our Legislative Page.


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

By Bothell, Chamber News, Events, Kenmore

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

Bing Teng, Franchise Owner at Supercuts Bothell is named Chamber Member of the Month February 2019

January 2019 Member Of The Month

By Bothell, Chamber News, Kenmore

Congratulations To Bing Teng For Being Named Chamber Member Of The Month!

Bing Teng, Franchise Owner of Supercuts Bothell Center can always be counted on to show up to volunteer, and is always creating opportunities for collaboration in our community.

While he is an incredibly savvy business person with an MBA and tremendous skills to offer, he never hesitates to help with the not so glamorous work at the Northshore Senior Center of setting up tables and chairs and washing dishes. His favorite activity at the center however is baking his now famous and delicious pies and quiches!

Bing is a regular contributor to the Chamber’s Bothell Downtown Action Committee, holds a leadership role with the Mercer Island Rotary, and is on the Board of Directors for the Northshore Senior Center. He also coordinates his staff to give back at Care Day, and volunteers often for Chamber events. Please join us in congratulating Bing Teng on being named the Bothell Kenmore Chamber’s Member of the Month!

Want to nominate someone for this award? Please contact Maurita Colburn, Member and Community Relations Manager for full information.