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is eon th nch rd s Lu ay the 7 A monthly newsletter of the Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce Awa Tuesd December 2010 on December Luncheon Exemplary individuals & company honored Publication of Kirkland Works is sponsored by: It’s time once again to honor three individuals and one company with Kirkland 2010 Chamber Award Winners Chamber awards at the December luncheon. This annual event recognizes some of the people who contribute so much to the com- munity and the Chamber, along with some A. Duane Lund Anne J. Owen up-and-comers. A review of each of the four Chamber Member of the Year Award Community Service Award recipients is shown at the right. Plan to at- Kathy Page Feek, Ed. D. is a lifelong champion Shirley Day operates the Crab Cracker restaurant in tend the luncheon and offer your congratu- of the value that the arts bring to the downtown Kirkland. She has been lations, plus thanks, for their contributions. cultural and economic life of a commu- a Board member for the past three Title Sponsor is Conover Insurance, years and salutes the Kirkland nity. For many years, she has facilitated Supporting Sponsor is Evergreen Hospital Chamber of Commerce for all of projects and groups, leading them to Medical Center, and sponsors are Clear, the wonderful opportunities the establish Kirkland as a centerpiece for Sterling Savings Bank, and Union Bank. Chamber provides for its members. arts and culture on the Eastside. She The Chamber allows a cohesive voice to be heard is the founding Chair of the Kirkland Cultural Council, Chair Emeritus of the WA State Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 Marina Room throughout the community by means of public policy, Kennedy Center Alliance and Chair Emeritus of the Woodmark Hotel on Lake Washington volunteerism, and the advancement of business in Parking available in both south and north lots the greater Kirkland area; as well as the development U of Washington School of Drama Board. Through 11:30 a.m. Networking & Registration of friendships within this community. Continued on page 4 Noon Luncheon & Program $35 members and guests Continued on page 4 Lee Johnson Student Community Service Award Charles O. Morgan Luncheon Sponsor Business Excellence Award Juanita High School senior Natalie Marrs is this year’s recipient of the Lee Conover has long Livengood, Fitzgerald & Alskog has served the legal needs of great Johnson Student Community Service Award. A 3.87 student, Natalie is a mem- history of serving clients from its offices in ber of Honor Society, Key Club, and the downtown Kirkland since Girls Volley Ball Varsity team serving as team captain clients and community 1935 and looks forward to this past year. Also at school, she has done landscap- many more years of service. The oldest law firm on ing, cleaned up Juanita Drive, and set up for dances. Conover Insurance is one of the oldest and largest Continued on page 4 Active in her church, she works in the nursery, has independent insurance brokerages in the Pacific North- gone to Romania to west. Our roots go back to 1908 in Kirkland, when one of work in the orphan- our predecessor firms was designated with the very first ages, raised money agency appointment for the General Insurance Company, for students in Af- today known as Safeco (Liberty Mutual.) At Conover, we rica, made quilts for represent the client first. We will identify and measure the students in need, and risk exposures before recommending and providing the done yard work for most advantageous solutions. Conover Feek is our Estate the elderly. Natalie Planning/Wealth Management division. Conover offers has a part-time job “one-stop shopping” for all of your insurance and finan- at Evergreen Diabe- cial needs through offerings within its seven divisions. tes and Endocrinol- Conover employees are proud to be actively involved ogy Lab. She plans in community support through such organizations to go to college and as the Boys and Girls Club, Kirkland Rotary, Kiwanis, become a physical March of Dimes, United Way, Kirkland Cultural Council, therapist. Northwest Harvest and many other important causes. www.conoverinsurance.com December 2010 2 Message from the Business Retention Consultant Thanks to our 2010 sponsors. Contact Bill Vadino at firstname.lastname@example.org Many startup following methods, you may be able to awhile – If your spouse or partner has to be a 2011 sponsor. businesses, particu- fund your own dreams: a full-time job, it may be possible to use larly those based Keep your day job – Treat your new that primary income source and a modi- DIAMOND out of the home, do venture as a second job. Work on it at fied family budget to get the new busi- ($10,000 and above) not require large night and on the weekends. Experiment ness up and running. The short-term sums of money to get off the ground. with it to figure out what formula works sacrifices could be well worth the long- Many entrepreneurs are able to get the best. Maintain the security of the term benefits of business ownership. things going with $5,000 or less, and income earned from your primary job Reach into your own pocket – Char- GOLD then finance growth out of future profits. until you have enough of a backlog to ity starts at home. Consider modifying ($5000 and above) Almost half of the most recent Inc. 500 jump into the new venture full-time. your personal budget to allow you to were started at home, with an average Keep half of your day job – Try save funds for your new business. Doing startup cost of $25,000 (with many be- switching from full-time to part-time so will keep you from being beholden ing well below the average figure). work when you start your new business. to others, and will allow you to retain all There’s an old adage about entre- This will allow you to spend more than decision making authority. preneurs needing to seek financing from just evenings and weekends on the new Duncan Milloy, Ph.D., is Kirkland’s their friends, family and fools. It may be enterprise, without giving up all of your Business Retention Consultant. He that you don’t even need to pass the hat regular income. can be reached at 425.829.7234 or at all. By employing one or more of the Go from two to one income for email@example.com. Library READ project comes to Kirkland; watch for ‘book Happy SILVER ($2500 and above) covers’ around town Holidays The King County Library system is planning a number of reading promotion projects for early next year. One of the projects will be to place large (5 feet wide by 8 feet high) framed posters of book jacket covers in specially selected locations from your around the Kirkland community. Accompanying promotional activities will include audio tours with annotated descrip- Chamber tions of the books, walking and biking tour maps highlight- ing reading poster locations, staff brochures to download from our library website, blogs to record viewer responses and Flickr photo galleries for photos Bill Vadino of public reaction to the book posters. Your place of business Judi Meek can be a part of all of this if you agree to host a book cover, at no Mary Ousley BRONZE ($1000 and above) Banner Bank cost to you. Carillon Properties The inspiration for this reading promotion program came Frontier Bank from a project that the National Gallery of London did in the Gregorek & Associates, PLLC summer of 2007 in London and York, England. Descriptions of this project can be found online at the following websites: CRYSTAL http://www.thegrandtourinyork.org.uk/ Preferred sites are in ($500 and above) Cascadia Community College the immediate downtown area, and have noticeable blank walls Lindekugel Consulting facing streets and walkways. Library staff has surveyed the area Life Care Center of Kirkland and identified fifteen potential sites, you may be hearing from us Merrill Gardens soon! If you are interested in participating please call Elsa Steele, Mac Towing Shinstrom & Norman Kirkland Library Manager, 425-822-2459. Barb Avery @ REMAX The 2011 Legislative Breakfast take places on Thursday, January 6th from 7:30am to 9am at the Bellevue Hyatt 3 December 2010 2010 Chamber Award Winners Member Profile continued from page 1 Shirley Day: A. Duane Lund Chamber Member of the Year Award Rikki Rikki celebrates an award- Shirley has spent 50 years volunteering and providing community service both individually and through her businesses. She has been the chamber representative to winning 20 years in Kirkland Rikki Rikki Japanese Restaurant recently celebrated its 20 Anniversary having the LTAC board as well as one of the founders and former president of the Kirkland opened in February of 1990 in Kirkland. Rikki Rikki has a cult following and was Performance Center. Additionally, she has served on several college and university recently awarded “Best Sushi on the Eastside” by readers of 425 Magazine 2010 and advisory boards. She was also one of the founders and national officer of the Board “Best Asian Cuisine” by The Kirkland Reporter 2010. of Executive Women and Food Service. Making a lot of friends and regular customers over the years, Rikki Rikki offers Shirley appreciates the award and the inclusion with others who have received a wide variety of authentic Japanese dishes including high quality sushi and sashimi, this award in the past. in many cases utilizing signature dressings, sauces and marinades, unavailable in any other restaurant. Rikki Rikki’s atmosphere is a Kathy Page Feek: Anne J. Owen Community Service Award Japanese style setting with several private booths, tatami rooms, for larger parties, a full bar including a wide variety of sakes, Japanese public art on the I-405 freeway project, a noteworthy water feature sculpture on beers, specialty cocktails and beverages. the Bank of America project, a metalwork screen at the Kirkland City Hall Annex Rikki Rikki Restaurant and Sushi Bar is a family owned and and an art installation on the Sound Transit project. She was also immersed in the operated business. As the visionary owner and founder of Rikki Rikki, Masahiro successful community efforts to raise $250,000, managing to retain three of our Terada, desires to bring “a taste of Japan to the masses.” much-loved bronze sculptures in the Save the Animals campaign. Through the use of Rikki Rikki has evolved over the years to a family friendly, comfortable Japanese both public and private dollars, Kirkland has gained more than half a million dollars American restaurant, offering daily specials including “Happy Hour all day on in noteworthy art funds for our city. Monday,”“Kids Eat Free on Tuesdays, Wednesday is “Pint Night,” featuring $2.95 Kathy is the Art Coordinator for Evergreen Hospital, where she has created five pints for all Japanese draft beers from 4:00 to close, “Tokyo Thursday’s” from 4:00 to galleries that rotate quarterly, showing the works of local Kirkland artists. A rotating Close where all Saketini’s are offered at $2.95 in the bar and dining room and finally, sculpture display is located throughout the campus of Evergreen hospital, where Kathy “Sushi Sake Sundays” with $5 sushi rolls and a 40% discount on bamboo and bottled leads art tours to showcase the works for interested community groups. Many heart- premium sakes. warming “art stories” from patients and visitors tell us frequently just how important Rikki Rikki Hours of Operation are: exposure to the artwork means to our patients, staff, and our community. Monday - Thursday 11:30am-9pm, Bar until 9pm In addition to her work in the arts, Kathy is involved with Kirkland Conversations, Friday 11:30am-10pm, Bar until 11pm the Eastside Timebank, the Marina Park Summer Music Festival, Kirkland Uncorked Saturday 12pm-10pm, Bar until 11pm and the downtown Holiday Window Decorating Contest. Sunday 4pm-9pm, Bar until 9pm “To be a part of a community like Kirkland, which values people, values the arts, Rikki Rikki Happy Hour is offered in Rikki’s lounge values volunteerism and values community.........is an honor and a privilege. I feel Monday 4pm - close, Tuesday - Saturday 4pm - 6pm and 9pm - close. humbled to be receiving this award.” For more information visit www.rikkirikki.com Livengood, Fitzgerald & Alskog Charles O. Morgan Business Excellence Award important roles in the progress of the Eastside community. It all began when founder Maury Powell crossed Lake Washington by ferry and decided to hang his shingle outside an office in the Kirkland National Bank Building at the corner of Lake Street and Kirkland Avenue, becoming Kirkland’s first full-time lawyer. Attorneys in the firm have served as board members, founders, or volunteers with a number of community organizations, including the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce, Kirkland Performance Center, Kirkland Arts Center, Lake Washington Schools Foundation, Kirkland Boys & Girls Club, Rotary Club of Kirkland, Kirkland Kiwanis, Lake Wash- ington School District, Evergreen Healthcare Foundation, Snohomish School District, and Cascadia Community College. Maury was the first president of the Chamber and Bob Tjossem also served in that role. In addition to community service involvement, Livengood, Fitzgerald & Alskog takes great pride in providing high quality legal services to individuals, businesses, View a current listing of all Chamber of Commerce members public entities and nonprofit corporations. The firm’s attorneys have extensive experi- online at www.kirklandchamber.org. Select the Member ence in business, tax, entity formation and planning, employment law, real estate, land use, construction and design, contracts and bidding, surety, estate planning, health Businesses category in the tab at left. You’ll find links to care and school law, as well as litigation, arbitration and mediation in these areas. member websites and e-mail contact information. December 2010 4 Scenes from August’s Chamber golf tournament at Willows Run. Photos by Jeff Hoerth Golf season wasn’t that long ago! Thanks to all involved with the Peter Kirk Golf Classic in August Thank you to all who made the 16th Annual Peter Kirk Golf Classic a tremen- dous success Presenting Sponsor: Edward Jones Investments Awards Dinner Sponsor: Clear Box Lunch Sponsor: Sterling Savings Bank Hole Sponsors: Clear, Columbia Athletic Club-Juanita, Conover Insurance, Courtyard by Marriott-Kirkland, Fairfax Hospital, Evergreen Hospital Medical Cen- ter, Frontier Bank now known as Union Bank, Frontier Communications NW, The Heathman Hotel, Lee Johnson Chevrolet-Mazda-Kia, Life Care Center of Kirkland, Sander Groves, Inc., Shinstrom & Nor- man, Sterling Savings Bank/Kirkland Contest Sponsors: State Farm/Jeff Remember Chamber members while holiday shopping Sand, Honda of Kirkland, Ford/Hyundai of Kirkland, Sterling Savings Bank/ — as a local resident and taxpayer, you benefit, too Kirkland Help your community by shopping with Chamber members this holiday season. Supporters/Door Prizes/Goodie The City of Kirkland relies on local sales taxes as a key revenue source. Unless you’ve been off the planet for awhile, you’re Bags: Zing HG, The Woodmark Hotel, aware of the dramatic budget shortfalls impacting city, county, and state governments. By shopping in Kirkland, you’re actually Honda of Kirkland; Mac Awards, Seattle helping yourself and others in the community who are faced with tax and fee increases if sales tax revenue is down. Seahawks; Jim & Kathy Feek, Chicago And by shopping at Chamber member stores, Title Insurance Company; Evergreen you are supporting businesses and individuals who Hospital Medical Center; Willows Run give back to the community all year long. As Chamber Golf Course; The Heathman Hotel; members, they support programs benefitting not only Edward Jones/Heidi Hargarten; Edward local businesses but also non-profits, one of which Jones/Sarah Taylor; Edward Jones; annually is the receipient of funding through the Susanne Canin; Gelotte Hommas Chamber’s auction, and citizens, whose own taxes are Architects RiKi RiKi Restaurant; First kept lower by the taxes paid by businesses to City Hall. Tech Credit Union; Poppinjays; Sterling For a list of members, go to www.KirklandChamber. Savings Bank-Kirkland org. Go to “Businesses” then “Members,” where you’ll be Golf Committee: Doug Davis, VP able to use a search function by name or category. All Events; Craig Ortloff, Chair Chamber members are also listed in the printed directory Volunteers: Ben Lindholm, Lynly distributed by the Kirkland Reporter in this month. Or Callaway, Melissa Acton Buzard, Rob call the Chamber office at 425-822-7066 for a referral to a Ahrendt, Terri Fletcher, Bonnie Lindberg Chamber business. 5 December 2010 Ambassador’s Corner A year of hope and promise… By Craig Gaudry – Windermere Real Estate, 2010 Ambassador Chair possess. It’s very contagious! volved in Chamber events and activities. Ambassadors It’s hard to believe 2010 is coming It has been my pleasure to serve I look forward to working together with Committee Chair: to a close. Craig Gaudry as the Ambassador Chair for the last Heidi and the rest of the Ambassador Craig Gaudry & Associates - The Ambassadors have been an two years. I really appreciate all of the Committee in 2011 and beyond. Windermere Real Estate extremely active arm of the Chamber effort and commitment displayed by my In 2011, we’ll be looking for a few this year, welcoming new members fellow Ambassador colleagues. Job well inspired Chamber members to join the Rob Ahrendt and helping them get involved. We have Edwards Jones done Ambassadors! Heidi Hargarten of Ambassadors. If that’s you, our meetings also assisted many existing members Melanie Braum Edward Jones will take over in January are on the first Thursday of each month Washington Financial Group who increased their involvement with as our new Ambassador Chair. Heidi is a at the Crab Cracker from 11:30am – Chamber activities. It has been very Colleen Dodson longtime Ambassador who is very com- 1pm. Should you have a particular Bridge Disability Ministries rewarding to see our Members excited mitted and will do an excellent job. member in mind please let me know Helen Fisher about their businesses, as well as, the I’ll continue my role since 2001, as and I’ll be happy to contact them. Individual Member positive outlook and expectation they an Ambassador and will remain very in- Rod Graham Individual Member Heidi Hargarten Juanita residents: Edward Jones Are you ready to drive less? Free Metro tickets if you are! 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For more information, Bev Anderson, Volunteer Looking for a Kirkland business? Visit the member directory at www.kirklandchamber.org for a list of Kirkland Chamber members. Ben Lindholm, Volunteer December 2010 6 Member News Teachers and staff members of the new Evergreen Academy Montessori Preschool in Kirkland, Wash., will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Jan. 7 at 1 p.m. to welcome the community to tour the facility and meet the new school’s teachers and administration. The Mayor of Kirkland, Joan McBride, city officials and representatives from the local chamber of commerce will be on hand to provide remarks. The preschool is located at 12233 116th Ave., NE and is approximately 10,671 square feet. The two-story facility can accommodate up to 150 children ages six weeks to kindergarten. Evergreen Academy Montessori Preschool is part of Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a national network of more than 180 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools and middle schools in 15 states across the country. The new Kirkland location is the organization’s seventh school in Washington. “Nobel Learning Communities is excited to provide a new Evergreen Academy location in Kirkland,” said Kelly Tyler, the preschool’s executive director. “We are Participating in the recent downtown Kirkland Washington Federal’s grand reopening pleased to offer a high quality curriculum and a caring environment where students ribbon cutting are (from left to right) Victor Mizumori, Division Manager; Dennice can grow and learn.” Henshaw, Kirkland Branch Manager; and Roy Whitehead, President & CEO( all are with During the ribbon-cutting ceremony, students from a nearby Evergreen Acad- Washington Federal.) Deputy Mayor Penny Sweet, and Chamber Board Member Mark emy in Bothell will serve as emcees. The school’s kindergarten class will sing a song, Shinstrom. Photo courtesy of Rob Butcher, www.KirklandViews.com and older student ambassadors will conduct guided tours for guests. The celebration The University of Washington recently released an economic impact report will also include balloons and refreshments. Members of the community are invited which measured the economic, employment and government revenue impacts of to attend the ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremonies. operations and research at the Seattle, Tacoma and Bothell campuses. The report v shows that overall the University of Washington contributes over $9 billion to the Readers of the 425 Magazine voted several Kirkland Chamber members as state’s economy. “The Best of the 425-Eastside.” All results from the second annual vote are published Specifically, UW Bothell’s economic impact to the state’s economy is $191 in the July/August 2010 edition of the magazine and online at www.425magazine. million, which includes a direct impact of $83 million and indirect impact of $108 com. The Chamber congratulates these member businesses: million though expenditures, government revenues, the employment of faculty and · Best Wine Selection: Purple Café & Wine Bar (multiple locations) staff and personal incomes of residents. . Best Neighborhood Bar: Hectors UW Bothell currently provides programs in Bothell, Bellevue, Everett and Mount · Best in Show – Hotels: The Woodmark Hotel Vernon. Its student population comes from around the Puget Sound with 64% com- · Best Place to Get Married: The Woodmark Hotel ing from King County and 30% from Snohomish County. Additionally, more than · Best Home Décor Store: Simplicity Décor 7,000 UW Bothell alumni live and work in King and Snohomish Counties. v v Five City of Kirkland employees joined Evergreen Hospital Medical Center The Eastside Month of Concern for the Hungry, “Share What You Can,” staff, at the hospital’s invitation, in attending a four day disaster preparedness train- campaign collected more than 60,000 pounds of food and $11,000 in cash donations ing program held at the unique Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Annis- during a month-long food drive. Neighborhood associations, community leaders, ton, Alabama. All expenses for hospital and City staff were paid for with Homeland faith organizations, local grocery stores, businesses, hospitals and schools organized Security funding. local efforts by hosting food drives and fundraising events in Bellevue, Kirkland, The CDP is the only federally-chartered Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Issaquah, Mercer Island, North Bend, Redmond, and Sammamish from September training facility in the U.S. Its training is conducted for 10 response disciplines: 25 through October 23. Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Service, Fire Service, Governmental The emphasis for the month-long drive was to “Share What You Can” and fill Administrative, Hazardous Materials, Healthcare, Law Enforcement, Public Health, food bank shelves with non-perishable food items before the holidays. Eastside Public Safety Communications, and Public Works. Month of Concern for the Hungry was a community-wide effort benefitting local This training-in-residence includes healthcare and Public Health related train- area food banks, including Hopelink, Emergency Feeding Program, ARAS Foun- ing at CDP’s Noble Training Facility, the nation’s only hospital facility dedicated to dation, Issaquah Food Bank, Mercer Island Food Pantry, Mt. Si Food Bank, and training hospital and healthcare professionals in disaster preparedness and response. Renewal Food program. By training together, the City and Hospital strengthen their working relation- For more information about the Eastside Human Services Forum, and how you ships. This was evidenced, following the training, when the City included Ever- can get or give help this holiday season through Eastside Helps , please visit www. green Hospital’s Emergency Preparedness Program Manager in the City’s monthly eastsideforum.org. Emergency Management Action Team (EMAT) meetings and the Hospital included v the City’s Emergency Preparedness Coordinator in certain planning projects at the You’re invited to an Open House on Wednesday, December 15th between 3-7pm Hospital. These actions will improve both agencies’ abilities to respond quickly and hosted by Rob Ahrendt of Edward Jones at 13131 NE 85th St; Ste #103 in Kirkland, effectively to citizens during and following local disasters. Local citizens are more WA 98033. Call (425) 881-0592 for further details. protected as a result of the training and partnership. v 7 December 2010 Renewing Members 75 Years 15 Years 1-5 Years Woodmark Hotel, Aegis of Kirkland Aegis at Totem Lake Chicago Title Insurance Livengood, Fitzgerald Yacht Club & Spa Dave Asher Company & Alskog, PLLC Corbella at Juanita Bay Helga Simmons Interior Lodging, Banquet/Meeting Facilities Individual Member Design, LLC Merrill Gardens at Kirkland High quality legal representation 1200 Carillon Point 13003 NE 98th Pl Rich & Nanette Bergdahl/ since 1935 Kirkland WA 98033 Re/Max Northwest Kirkland Courtyard by Marriott - Prestige Home Mortgage Kirkland WA 98033 Kirkland 121 3rd Avenue 425 822-3700 Barb Avery @ REMAX Chameleon Technologies, Inc. Lynly Callaway/Wind- Kirkland WA 98083 Real Estate Services Northwest Cellars, LLC ermere - Yarrow Bay James S. Fitzgerald 20 Years Warehouse Demo Services 6901 119th Avenue NE Emerson Apartments Club Auto Kirkland (part of 425 822-9281 Castleberry, Joe/Jann Kirkland WA 98033 Highland Dental Center LeMay Museum) Individual Member Ten20 Tower 47 Years Barbara Avery Sustainability Foundation Rairdon’s Dodge Chrysler P.O. Box 2848 United Studios of Mac Towing 206 226-2879 Dibble Engineers, Inc. Self Defense Jeep of Kirkland Belfair WA 98528 Automobile Towing Joe/Jann Castleberry Hallmark Realty Corp. 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City _______________________________ State _______ Zip Code _________________ Address to be Published (if different from mailing) ___________________________________ Make Chamber membership a City _______________________________ State _______ Zip Code _________________ part of your 2010 marketing Contact _________________________ Mr/Ms (circle) Position ____________________ and philanthropic plans. Alt. Contact ______________________ Mr/Ms (circle) Position ____________________ Learn more at Phone# ( ) ______________Fax# ( ) _____________ 800# ________________ www.kirklandchamber.org Web site _________________________ e-mail __________________________________ or call the office at Category (select from list) # _________ , ______________________________________ (425) 822-7066. Business Description_______________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ You can mail this application with (1 line - 8 words or less -OR- add $25 for over 8, up to 25 words TOTAL.) payment to Kirkland Chamber of Commerce, Number of Employees: Full time ___________________ Part time ______________ 401 Parkplace, Suite 102, (Inclusive of owners/managers) (2 PT=1 FT) Kirkland, WA 98033 Is your Business Home-based? Yes____ No____ Other benefits include: Number of years your company has been in business:______ • A listing on the Chamber website Reason(s) for joining the Chamber: ___________________________________________ with a link to their own websites or e-mail addresses ________________________________________________________________________ • Mention in the monthly newsletter Signature ______________________________________ Date _________________ and a plaque that shows customers they help support the community. Annual Dues $ ______ • Introduction at the Chamber mem- bership luncheon and other events Processing Fee $ 30.00* • An invitation to a new member Total Amount Due $ ______ orientation luncheon where they’ll *One time fee covering administrative costs. learn how to make the most of their Payment by: cash____ check____ VISA_____ MC_____ AMEX_____ membership. • Three terrific networking opportuni- Credit Card info ties each month at different times Signature ______________________________________ Date _________________ and locations (And unlike at other business groups, you are not fined for Credit Card# ___________________________________ exp. _________________ missing a function.) • A chance to participate in the Cham- Chamber Use Only: Zone Code_________ Recruit Code_______ ber health insurance plan. Membership in the Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce may be TAX DEDUCTIBLE as an ordinary and neces- sary business expense. Dues paid to the Chamber are not a charitable tax deduction for federal income tax purposes. The Chamber is not a charity, but serves as an advocacy organization for area businesses. 2010-11 annual dues by # of employees 401 Parkplace, Suite 102 Associate* call 16-20 $546 61-70 $1237 Kirkland, WA 98033 1-3 $302 21-30 $668 71-80 $1379 Phone: 425.822.7066 4-6 $355 31-40 $806 81-90 $1565 Fax: 425.827.4878 7-10 $387 41-50 $962 91-100 $1721 firstname.lastname@example.org 11-15 $467 51-60 $1075 100+ negotiable www.kirklandchamber.org * Individual, non-business, or non-profit organization
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