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UPCOMING DOWNTOWN TALKS 


October 25, 2022

  • "Special Guest: Sound Transit CEO Julie Timm"
    A conversation with Julie Timm, who just started her role as Sound Transit’s new CEO. Learn more about her top priorities for the agency and gain insight on the progress and schedules to open East Link Light Rail and other major regional projects.
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December 13, 2022

  • "Future of Office & the Downtown Experience"
    Featuring: Guest Speakers TBA

PAST TALKS

September 2022"FUTURE OF RETAIL: WHAT'S IN STORE FOR THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE?"
A panel of retail experts discuss new customer behaviors and demands, commercial leasing trends, and what it takes to attract retail activity in the current market.

March 2022"MAJOR PROJECTS & TRENDS SHAPING BELLEVUE'S FUTURE"
Featuring: Kate Joncas, Director of Urban Strategy and Development for MIG, and Gary Guenther, Shareholder and Executive Vice President for Kidder Mathews.
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December 2021"BEYOND RETAIL: DEVELOPING A DESTINATION"
An inside look at the success behind The Bellevue Collection and what's next. 

Featuring: Kemper Freeman, Chairman & CEO, Kemper Development Company
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September 2021"CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES FORUM"
Featuring: All candidates running in this year's City Council election
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June 2021"A COMMUNITY EFFORT: ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESS IN BELLEVUE"
Featuring: David Bowling, Executive Director of CFH (Congregations for the Homeless)
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May 2021"STATE OF THE CITY 2021"
How the City of Bellevue has positioned itself for future success in a post-pandemic world
Featuring: Mayor Lynne Robinson & Deputy Mayor Jared Nieuwenhuis 

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April 2021"GET TO KNOW THE GRAND CONNECTION"
How Downtown’s Pedestrian Corridor is Shaping the Future
Featuring: Mac Cummins, City of Bellevue & John Schoettler, Amazon

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March 2021"THE SWEET SIDE OF BUSINESS"
How Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream grew into a regional icon with a mission
Featuring: Molly Moon Neitzel

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February 2021"BEHIND THE SCREENS WITH BUNGIE"
A look at Bellevue’s gaming industry with Bungie COO Patrick O’Kelley 
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January 2021:"LOOKING AT LAW ENFORCEMENT"
A candid conversation with Bellevue Police Chief Steve Mylett 
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November 2020"RETAIL & RESILIENCY"
How The Bellevue Collection re-imagined the holiday shopping experience in a COVID-19 era
Featuring: Jennifer Leavitt, Kemper Development Company
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October 2020"WORKFORCE WELLNESS: PRIORITY #1"
How the wellness policies at Microsoft support employees & shape the future
Featuring: Colleen Daly, Microsoft

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Stay tuned for more Talks!