Despite the fact that we’re Bellevue Chamber of Commerce members, ourselves, we still have trouble keeping up with all of the great resources and events that this organization sponsors within the Eastside community. For example, in a recent perusal of the Chamber’s September newsletter, we noted that they are now hosting several very focused, niche networking groups that we feel might be of tremendous interest to many of our clients. These groups include:
• Entrepreneurial Roundtable: Meets regularly to allow entrepreneurs, sole proprietors, and small business owners to network and discuss ideas/strategies for ongoing business success.
• Chief Executives Program: An exclusive series designed to help integrate senior-level executives and their spouses into the Seattle/Bellevue community.
• Young Executives Program: A yearlong peer group series that allows up-and-coming local professionals (2-8 years of experience) to build their network, hone their leadership skills, and receive mentoring from seasoned senior managers in the Puget Sound area.
While the Chamber hasn’t yet updated their website with detailed information on each of these groups, you can find out more about them by visiting www.bellevuechamber.org, clicking on the “About Us” link, clicking on “Newsletters”, and then reading page two of their September newsletter — which you’ll find available in Adobe Acrobat format. Also, if you’re interested in these types of programs but don’t live in the Bellevue/Redmond area, we’d encourage you to contact your local Chamber of Commerce to see if they might offer similar types of groups!