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Member Newsletter
August 22, 2018
First Look at the Draft Preapplication Update for Downtown Projects
The BDA Land Use Livability Committee initiated a dialogue with Bellevue’s Development Services staff to find common ground on improvements and efficiencies in the project preapplication submittal process. Learn more about the discussions and take a first look at the draft preapplication update. 
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Promote Your Business to Downtown Residents as a Bellevue Mingle Vendor
Introduce yourself to Downtown residents at the 9th annual Bellevue Mingle on October 18 at the Bellevue Arts Museum. Take this opportunity to engage with over 300 attendees in a casual open-house setting with samples, bites, and beverage tastings. Space is limited. 
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Enter to Win a Private Tour of the East Link Light Rail Tunnel
It’s as easy as snapping a photo and posting a Tweet. Stop by one of the Bellevue Live at Lunch Summer Concerts locations and visit with Sound Transit to learn about the Loyal to the Local campaign and how to win a private tour of the East Link light rail tunnel. 
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More Member News!
Downtown Bellevue's Newest Elementary Opens August 30
Back-to-school is just around the corner and with it the opening of Bellevue's newest elementary school - Wilburton Elementary! The new school is approximately 82,000 square feet and will serve the needs of the Downtown and Wilburton areas. Learn more.

Congratulations WSECU on 1 Year in Bellevue! 

The BDA offers its congratulations to member WSECU for its upcoming 1 year anniversary for Bellevue Branch. Celebrate with WSECU at their celebration on September 12. 
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Make a Difference in the Life of a Local Student
Big Brothers Big Sisters wants to know... Are you passionate about helping youth reach their potential? Interlake High School students are looking for a mentor like you this fall.
 Big Brothers Big Sisters is in search of 75 mentors for its new MentorU program in Bellevue. Learn more or sign up

Big Picture School Has Interns for Your Business!
Want to nurture local high school students and help prepare them for their future careers? Big Picture is looking for companies with internship opportunities for its students.
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School Attendance: For Businesses, it Matters! 
Stephanie Cherrington, Executive Director of BDA Member Eastside Pathways, shares her insight on the chronic absenteeism affecting schools across the nation (including the Eastside!) and how businesses can make a a difference. 
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Blockchain Seattle 2018 Conference in Bellevue, Sept. 10-11
The 2-day conference will focus on community-building, educating, and showcasing all that the Pacific Northwest offers to the blockchain ecosystem. The agenda includes multiple interest-specific tracks, a Developer's Academy, a Women in Blockchain Breakfast, and a Job Fair. 

Event Details:
September 10 - 11, 2018
Hyatt Regency Bellevue

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Shake Up Your Lunch Hour with Sunshine & Live Music
The Virginia Mason Bellevue Medical Center Live at Lunch summer concert series offers free shows every week. The lineup features bands for all music tastes playing at outdoor venues throughout Downtown . Grab your lunch, grab a colleague, and enjoy! 

Event Details:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 
Now through September 13 
Noon - 1:30 pm
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50+ Artists. 10 Days. Celebrate the Arts in Downtown Bellevue
Mark your calendar for the newly reimagined Bellwether! Now held annually and condensed to 10 days, Bellwether features new work by 50+ artists, daily performances, and special evening events. Bellwether is free and open to the public. Admission to Bellevue Arts Museum is also free during the run of the show.

Event Details:
September 14 - 23
Various Locations in Downtown Bellevue

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The Bellevue Collection Gets Fabulous for Fall
The best in fall fashion comes to life on the runway during Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection. The event delivers an extraordinary experience to fashion forward, contemporary and luxury shoppers. Experience exclusive runway shows, trend reports and beauty demos, stylish parties and irresistible shopping.

Event Details:
September 19 - 23, 2018

The Bellevue Collection
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Welcome New BDA Members!