Friday Sep 18, 2020

"Challenges in the Bellevue Business Community"

Joe Fain

CEO / President Bellevue Chamber of Commerce

Introduced by: Nancy Khoury

2020 has been a challenging year for all of us. Joe Fain, CEO and President of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, will give us an update on both his organization and the challenges presently facing the Bellevue business community.

Time: The Zoom session will open at 7:00am for members to socialize . The meeting will start a 7:30am sharp, so please connect a few minutes before the meeting so we can all be together for the Inspirational Moment and Pledge.
Note: For security reasons the Zoom link is not posted on our club website. You will receive an email with the Zoom link tomorrow, Thursday. Please contact Club Administrator Kim Dreiblatt (clubadmin@bbrc.net or text 425-444-7906) if you are unable to find the email containing the link or would like to join us as a guest.

About the Speaker

Joe Fain is the President and CEO of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce since February 2019. He previously served two terms in the Washington State Senate where he worked extensively on economic development, transportation and education issues.

Joe was a leading negotiator at Washington’s 2015 statewide transportation package. He also led the negotiations and prime sponsored Washington’s Paid Family Leave legislation, which passed in 2017. He has also worked managing a boutique law and consulting firm in Seattle specializing in technology and healthcare; at the University of Washington Office of Technology Transfer and Commercialization; as a prosecutor for King County; and a Chief of Staff to a member of the King County Council.

Joe was selected in 2012 as one of the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 under 40 and was a 2017 Rodel Fellow with the Aspen Institute. He has a joint JD/MBA from Seattle University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Washington.