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"Still Doing what he Loves after 20 Years!" (Offsite location)

Weekly Program

May 3 @ 7:15 am - 8:30 am

Joe Fugere - Founder / Owner

Tutta Bella
This morning Joe Fugere will speak on Tutta Bella's journey from one Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzaria restaurant to seven as well as a food production company with a total of 400 employees. Everyone will have a chance to enjoy an Italian breakfast! Our meeting will be offsite at the Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria's newly renovated location at Crossroads Shopping Center, 15600 NE 8th Street, Bellevue. 

About the Speaker

Joe Fugere is the founder of Tutta Bella, the Pacific Northwest’s first certified authentic Neapolitan pizzeria. Joe opened his first restaurant in 2004 and currently has seven locations in and around Seattle. The seventh location has just reopened in Bellevue at 156th Ave. NE and NE 8th after being used a food production location since shortly after Covid started. The food production for "Grab and Go" items has moved to South Seattle. The success of Joe's business can be attributed to a passionate focus on building a meaningful business respected by employees, customers and peers and he works tirelessly on creating shared value for these constituents.

In August 2010, Joe had the honor of being selected to represent small business owners in a meeting with President Obama. One month later he was invited to the White House for the signing of the 2010 Small Business Lending Act, at which time the President recognized Tutta Bella for its contribution to economic recovery. That same year, Tutta Bella beat out 33,000 of its peers nationally by being named “Independent Pizzeria of the Year” and received “Business of the Year” recognition by the Greater Seattle Business Association.

Tutta Bella restaurants have received recognition from every business chamber to which they belong. The company has been named “Best of” in multiple trade and culinary publications and the Harvard Business School recognized Tutta Bella as one of America’s 100 fastest growing “Inner City” businesses. The company aspires to nourish lives by sharing traditions, authentic food, and love.

Thank you, John Martinka for securing this speaker!


May 3
7:15 am - 8:30 am
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Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club
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The Salvation Army Eastside Corps

911 164th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98008 United States
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