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October 19, 2018
 
October BDA Breakfast - Destination Bellevue
Our fast-growing “destination” economy is linked to how well Bellevue creates and markets an experience that resonates with leisure and business travelers alike. Visit Bellevue Washington, our destination marketing organization (DMO), tackles this vital work for our city.

Join us for the journey at the BDA’s October Breakfast. We’ll welcome Brad Jones, the new Executive Director of Visit Bellevue Washington, as he sets the stage for where our local DMO is going next, and how the effort will strengthen partnerships and participation throughout the community.

October 23 | 7:30 am | Meydenbauer Center
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Moving Foward - A Message from the BDA President
Before we get too far into Q4, I want to acknowledge what is already a remarkable year for the Downtown and the BDA. Your support has helped us achieve a new high-water mark for overall membership and member event attendance. That's excellent news, and you're at the heart of our work moving foward.

Your generous investments of time and resources continue to produce results. Only because of you are we able to convene leadership and affect policy, promote the community, produce big-time festive events, and roll-out programs for Downtown's benefit. It's our members, the people behind the place, who are driving the record strength we're seeing in jobs, residents, retail and our experience economy.

Our goal is always to drive direct, tangible value for every member. That's a big expectation, but the BDA's strategic and tenacious focus on the value and progress of the "place" of Downtown should keep this goal in reach. One direct path to maximize your membership is to make sure your online profile accurately represents your message on bellevuedowntown.com. The website receives 30,000+ views each month. Those are potential customers, visitors, and employees seeking information about your Downtown. Contact our team if you'd like changes.

It’s a phenomenal time for Downtown Bellevue. Thank you again for your leadership and partnership in the Downtown community. We're ready for a strong finish to 2018 and much more to come in the New Year!

Patrick Bannon
BDA President
 
What’s New and Next for the Grand Connection
The BDA Land Use & Livability Committee will review the collected feedback from the Grand Connection stakeholder workshop series that occurred in September. It’ll be a learning experience for the Committee as it continues to track the progress of Grand Connection design process. Members will review the latest work, ask questions and learn about the City’s next steps.

October 30, 2018
12:00 – 1:30pm
Bellevue Downtown Association
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Establishing Mobility Priorities and Plan for Downtown Bellevue
The BDA Transportation Committee will meet for the third meeting of a series to update the BDA Downtown Access Strategy, a guiding document for mobility advocacy work. Members will continue to update the strategy until there’s consensus on a recommendation to the BDA Board of Directors. Join the discussion and share your voice.   

November 15, 2018
12:00 – 1:30pm
Bellevue Downtown Association
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BAM's Annual Breakfast for Community Leaders
BDA Members are invited to the 8th annual BAM Breakfast for Community Leaders. This event is an opportunity for local professionals to discuss how the arts contribute to our region’s economic vitality and foster civic participation. Guests will join 150+ Northwest business and community leaders as we support Bellevue Arts Museum.

October 25, 2018
7:00 – 9:00am
Bellevue Arts Museum 
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Improving Your Building’s Performance 
Hosted by the City of Bellevue, the event will focus on emerging market trends regarding commercial building performance, the value of relative comparisons, and some cool new technology that will help you improve efficiency.  Energy experts from the Integrated Design Lab and Solarc will present a fast-paced presentation with time for discussion.

October 24, 2018
12:00 – 1:00pm​
Lincoln Square South
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Mark Your Calendars for the 2019 BDA Annual Celebration
Hundreds of community leaders will gather for an evening of fun as we look back on the accomplishments and look forward to Downtown Bellevue's future.
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Welcome New BDA Members!