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City of Bellevue Cultural and Economic Development Newsletter 

Tombolo Institute IT Apprentice Program
The program’s initial focus will be on cybersecurity and IT system administration. Employers who are interested in collaborating with the upcoming apprentice program can check out the interest form at the link. 

Arts Commission Vacancy | Deadline April 15 at 5pm
The City Council is seeking candidates for a vacancy on Bellevue’s Arts Commission. The commission advises on the city’s Public Art program, directs funding to arts organizations working in Bellevue, and helps with cultural planning. Learn more at the link
Adapting to "Return to the office" Commuting
Bellevue has many options as commuting is increasing. Learn about the updates to transit options and use tools to help with commute planning at the link. 
Re+ Circular Economy Grants | Deadline May 6 at 2pm
Businesses, community-based organizations, tribal governments, colleges and universities, and self-employed individuals within King County’s 37-city service area that includes unincorporated areas are invited to apply for $20,000 to $300,000 in grant funding for each project. Learn more at the link
BelRed Mural Call for Artists | Deadline April 6
The City of Bellevue is seeking artists for murals in the BelRed Arts District. Click the link to learn more about this opportunity to be part of the vibrancy of the BelRed Arts District.

Rock n' Roll Marathon Corporate Participation Opportunities
Businesses can rally their employees to train and participate in the run through a variety methods such as the corporate wellness challenge and sponsorship opportunities. Learn more at the link and contact Kaitlin.heck@ironman.com  to be part of this fun opportunity!
FREE 1x1 Tax Advising
To microenterprises in East King County with 10 or fewer employees. Limited spaces available, through April 30th, 2022.

Small Business Flex Fund
The Small Business Flex Fund is a simple, low-interest loan specifically for small businesses and nonprofits in Washington state. Organizations with fewer than 50 employees can apply for loans of up to $150,000

Creatives Academy
Courses for creative businesses that help learn fundamental skills and increase earning potential. Here the link to the Washington Department of Commerce's program to learn more

Verizon Small Business Ready Program
A new free online program giving small businesses tools for the digital era, the Small Business Digital Ready Program provides resources, networking, and coaching in digital readiness
These Pop-Up spaces provide flexible lease terms to businesses looking to re-enter physical space or move into a physical space for the first time. Reach out to CED at bizsupport@bellevuewa.gov or at 425-452-5241 with questions and to get connected
Bellevue Neighborhood Conference 2022
Join Community Development staff out on the streets for a walking tour of Wilburton, a vibrant transit and trail-oriented community, or the Spring District, home to the City’s newest live, work and play destination. Learn about the evolution of Downtown, the Grand Connection, and our changing skyline
Bellevue 2044 Comprehensive Plan Update
Want to help local businesses in #Bellevue thrive? Sign up for updates on the Bellevue 2044 Comprehensive Plan Update and share your thoughts on how Bellevue can be a livable, welcoming, and vibrant city for years to come
Update: Construction on East Main Bridge over I-405
After a previous schedule change, the state Department of Transportation is now targeting April 29 for the closure of Main Street, between 112th and 116th Avenue Northeast, as it prepares to replace the Main Street bridge over Interstate 405.
More about the Main Street bridge replacement is at WSDOT.wa.gov/I405Widening. Get the latest information on street closures citywide at BellevueWA.gov/trafficadvisories

New Tech Northwest Leaders
Would you, or someone you know, like to join the New Tech organizing teams for Seattle, Bellevue (Eastside), or Tacoma? New Tech is going to have a City Leader in each city along with organizing teams to give input on event topics, run, and host New Tech events. Please reach out if you'd like to learn more or join us!

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