Downtown Talks

Conversations with Bellevue's Experts

Introducing a new online series with local business and community leaders. Your direct connection to what matters now and what’s ahead for Downtown Bellevue. 

Retail & Resiliency in Bellevue

How The Bellevue Collection re-imagined the shopping experience in a COVID-19 era

Hear insights from The Bellevue Collection on how they’ve adjusted the shopping experience during COVID-19 and what this means for the upcoming holiday season. Across all properties, substantial steps have been taken to protect employees and patrons, including the implementation of extra cleaning and sanitation practices, social distancing and HVAC improvements. Learn how they made it all happen in this quick 30 minute chat.

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Guest Speaker:

Jennifer Leavitt  |  Vice President Marketing, Kemper Development Company

In her 30+ year career in marketing with Kemper Development Company, Jennifer Leavitt has evolved the retail marketing landscape for The Bellevue Collection. As vice president of marketing, she has directed the branding, advertising, public relations and placemaking initiatives for The Bellevue Collection. Leavitt’s leadership and creativity has cultivated significant community-building through large-scale, iconic events, creating social, cultural and philanthropic opportunities. 


Patrick Bannon  |  President, Bellevue Downtown Association

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