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May 15, 2018
Register for our Upcoming BDA Breakfast: Tuesday, May 22
 
Event Details
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
7:30am - 9:00am
Meydenbauer Center
11100 NE 6th Street
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It's great to be young in Downtown Bellevue. Our kid-focused spaces, businesses and programs are heroes in attracting jobs and visitors and giving us a competitive edge. As Downtown Bellevue grows, so too are the number of children and families who interact with and define the health of our community. What’s at stake for our future, and how will we keep pace with growth and emerging needs?

Join the adventure with an expert panel who’ll explore links between our economy, kids and building amazing places to play, learn and grow up.
 
 
Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival Kicks off May 30th
Explore and share your passion for live music at the 11th Annual Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival, May 30 - June 3. Enter the following code to receive a 20% discount for our headliner performances at Meydenbauer Theatre: BDA2018
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Committee Update: Explore the Grand Connection
Open to all BDA members, the Land Use & Livability Committee will receive a Grand Connection progress update from City Staff. Members will discuss design principles, FAR incentives, and the Framework Plan.
 
Event Details:
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Bellevue Downtown Association

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Hop on Your Bike This Friday, May 18 & Celebrate!
Join hundreds of others and Bike to work on Bike Everywhere Day and visit one of the many celebration stations in Bellevue on May 18, from 6:00-9:00 a.m. for treats, tune-ups, goodies and FUN! 

You might see our TransManage team at one of the stations. The closest celebration station to Downtown is at the Bellevue Transit Center! See you there bright & early! 
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BDA Study Tour: Join Us in Santa Monica
Registration is now open for this fall’s Study Tour to Santa Monica, California. We invite you to experience and learn from “Silicon Beach,” from Santa Monica to Playa Vista, one of South California’s hottest submarkets. This area is a magnet for creative talent especially in the tech and interactive sectors, and leadership there is pursuing new strategies for place making, destination branding, improved mobility, and dealing with growth and livability issues affecting one of the most desirable cities in North America.
 
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Jerome 'Jay' Hagen Appointed as Bellevue's New Fire Chief 
On May 14th, the City of Bellevue welcomed Jay Hagen from the Seattle Fire Department, as the City’s newest Fire Chief. Hagen replaces interim fire chief Todd Dickerboom who has served the city since the retirement of Fire Chief Mark Risen in September 2017. The BDA welcomes you, Jay! 
 
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Have Your Business Become a Safe Place
The City of Bellevue Police Department launched an initiative designed to assist victims of LGBTQ crimes and encourage the reporting of these crimes - the Safe Place Initiative. They are seeking more businesses to become designated safe places. If you think your business is a good fit, please consider becoming a participant!
 
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Calling All BDA Members: Help Us Celebrate You! 
Have a new item on the menu? Just renovated your space? We want to celebrate YOU and your business and share it with the Downtown community! Invite us in or share a great photo with us and we’ll share it on our social media! 
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Take the Family on a Lake to Lake Bike Ride, June 9
Where: Lake Hills Community Park, 1200 164th Ave Southeast, Bellevue
When: Saturday, June 9, 9 a.m.

The routes take riders to and through Bellevue’s award-winning park system exploring hidden treasures of Bellevue. Benefits the City of Bellevue youth camp scholarship fund. Ages 9 and up. 
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BDA Annual Parking Rate Report Released
Based on Downtown Bellevue self-reported garage data, the cost of an average monthly retail parking space is $219. Five years ago, the average cost was $194. Read more for a comprehensive look! 

Looking for alternatives? Our TransManage team is here to help you and your employees. Contact TransManage
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Welcome to Our Newest BDA Members!
 
American Assets Trust
 
Anderson Sobel Cosmetic Surgery
 
International Friends School
 
Lease Crutcher Lewis
 
World One Law Group