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Happy 2016! The Value of "I"

Posted By Sara Garner, Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Value of “I” is all about you! As we begin the New Year take a few moments to see how you can increase your “I” value. The Bellevue Chamber provides a collective platform that allows members and their employees to take advantage of a variety of options. Pick one or select them all. You decide what matters most to keep you connected and in the know.

Information: Take advantage of our new Data Driven market metrics. You can use this unique source of information to find customers, compare yourself to others in the industry. Information is continually updates and available for a one-time use or subscription pricing. Click here for more information.

Issues: Support a thriving local economy. Join a policy committee to learn more about issues that can enhance or impact your business. Committees focus on top priorities for the Eastside and the region. Help tackle the issues and be a community builder for the future. Click here to be in the know.

Impact/Influence: Influence a business-friendly environment. Join us on a trip to Olympia for candid conversations with our legislators. This trip offers a great opportunity to see our lawmakers at work – and gives them the opportunity to hear from business leaders on our top priorities (transportation, education and positive business operating environment). Click here to join us.

Insights & Intelligence: Get face to face with key executives at The Business Lunch. In addition to learning about an amazing company it is a great opportunity to meet other key movers and shakers in the room without having to get an appointment on their calendar. Insights are also gleaned on business approaches to thrive in today’s marketplace. Save the Date for the next Business Lunch January 28.

Introductions: Create opportunities to build a local network. “90 minutes every Wednesday morning” the Business Builder breakfast provides you access to  business, the opportunity to toot your own horn and leave with everyone’s business card without having to ask for one. These introductions turn into a great referral source. Click here to join us at an upcoming Morning Business Builder. Here's what one of our members is saying...

Investment without participation: Gain visibility via marketing channels that offer great reach (our popular e-newsletter boasts an impressive open rate) to a business audience. Take advantage of advertising and sponsorship opportunities that can advertise and market your business without involvement. Click here to learn more.

So, if you want to know what’s in it for you – check out these easy options that can return the value of “I” to your company.

Tags:  benefits  connections  ROI  value 

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Success Ensues

Posted By Gary Guenther, Tuesday, September 15, 2015

A Message from Outgoing Board Chair Gary Guenther

A short twelve months ago, the theme of my incoming Chair letter was "Collaborate for Success." Viewing the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce from the Chair's seat for the past year, I've been able to see this collaboration in action, and now more than ever believe that the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce is an outstanding way to surround yourself with, and connect with, the right people, expertise, information, and tools to take back to your companies and ultimately leverage to your company’s success.

I also believe that by getting involved in the Chamber's rich array of offerings, you can find tremendous tangible and intangible returns for yourself and your business. To paraphrase Victor Frankel, you can't aim at success, it must ensue as a side effect of a cause greater than one's self. I believe that the Bellevue Chamber is a cause through which you can find numerous rewards. We have so many ways for you to engage, and through this engagement you have a great opportunity to bring success to your professional and personal life.

Over the past year, the Chamber Board of Directors and the Chamber staff have been working hard to provide our members many opportunities for personal and professional growth via many outstanding programs.  A few that I would like to highlight include:

  • The Eastside Leadership Conference. Once again we were educated and entertained by a variety of extremely smart and talented speakers. If you want to be enlightened and stay ahead of the latest technological trends, this is an event that you must have on your calendar.

  • Our Spirit of Bellevue Run/Walk had a record number of participants, and not only provided an outstanding health and wellness opportunity for the community and businesses, but also helped provide college scholarship opportunities via the proceeds.

  • Via our Advocacy Group, the Bellevue Chamber continues to be a leader in Eastside public policy discussions affecting the business community and provide a voice for our members on a wide range of issues at the local, regional, state and federal levels of government.

  • Our Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is an incredibly rewarding  opportunity to give back and help mentor students in grades 6-12 who are working on their very own startups.
     
  • Additionally, we are continually working on business solutions and programs that will help you grow and prosper in a fast-paced, technology-focused economy. 

The Chamber is an extension of your business; its tools, resources, and people can help success ensue for you and your company.  I encourage you to get involved, and along with other members grow your opportunities for success.

I look forward to seeing you at the Eastside Annual Dinner on September 29th to hear more about our accomplishments and plans for the future.

 

Gary Guenther
Kidder Mathews
Bellevue Chamber of Commerce
2015-2016 Past Chair

Tags:  growth  ROI 

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