Bellevue Chamber brings together local non-profits and corporate industries for luncheon

Chamber Lunch,

Last week, the Bellevue Chamber held its annual Corporate Citizenship luncheon at the Westin in Bellevue. The event featured a panel of local nonprofits and corporate industries as they discussed the importance of corporate community partnerships.

The panel featured Cathy Lalley with John Howie Restaurants, Jeremey Williams with Bank of America, Marty Hartman with Mary’s Place. The panel was moderated by Jennifer Fischer with Bellevue LifeSpring.

Fischer opened up the panel asking about the social corporate responsibility strategy that organizations have put in place for their employees. Williams responded that Bank of America has always had a role in making the community and the world a better place and that “we need to cross every lines of business so that we can invest in innovation and expand our ability to serve”.

From the nonprofit perspective, Hartman shared how Mary’s Place partners with larger corporations and how organizations get involved with volunteer engagement opportunities. Hartman said that “our businesses and corporations, they want to come together, they want to be part of the solution, they want to offer something to their employees to come together, work together and make a difference in issues they really care about”.

The event closed out with final thoughts from each of the panelists and their experiences from working within the nonprofit world.

The full lunch can be watched on demand here.

Next month, the Chamber hosts Bungie’s Chief Financial Officer, Danielle Porter, at the Westin on Thursday, May 19.