Marketing guru to speak at luncheon

Scott Bedbury, marketing guru and author of “A New Brand World,” will keynote the Bellevue Chamber Eastside Business Awards luncheon on May 15. Bedbury has developed some of the world’s most popular and dynamic brands, helping make “Just Do It” part of the global lexicon and tall lattes a part of everyday life for millions.

Scott Bedbury, marketing guru and author of “A New Brand World,” will keynote the Bellevue Chamber Eastside Business Awards luncheon on May 15. Bedbury has developed some of the world’s most popular and dynamic brands, helping make “Just Do It” part of the global lexicon and tall lattes a part of everyday life for millions.

The luncheon also will feature the announcement of the winners of the Eastside Business Awards.

Finalists and winners in five award categories will be recognized during the 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. luncheon at Meydenbauer Center, located at 11100 N.E. Sixth Street. Tickets are $60 for members, $85 for non-members, with corporate tables available. To register, call to 425.213.1205 or visit

The 2008 Finalists:

Eastside Business of the Year

— Concur

— Greenpoint Technologies

— ShareBuilder

Eastside Small Business

— Elite Fitness Training

— HipCricket

— SaltWorks

Eastside Emerging Business

— Avidex

— CFO Selections

— Sandlot Games Corporation

Non-Profit/Community Impact

— Habitat for Humanity of East King County

— Kids Without Borders

— Kindering Center

Spirit of the Eastside

— Eastside Business

— Organized Spaces

— Ruby Slipper Guide to the Eastside

Any business located on the Eastside was eligible to compete for an award. Companies submitted applications based on category guidelines that were judged by an independent panel of regional business leaders.

Spirit of the Eastside

Eastside Business: The company works to promote Eastside businesses and business groups of all types and sizes through a print newsletter, online news site, and e-newsletter.

Organized Spaces: The company helps people combat the clutter, working with homeowners and businesses to better utilize space and customize their storage areas with innovative and creative solutions. .

Ruby Slipper Guide to the Eastside: The company was created in 2005 by two stay-at-home moms looking for ways to entertain their kids close to home.


Community Impact

Habitat for Humanity of East King County: The organization helps people get a home through joint home-building efforts..

Kids Without Borders: The company teaches kids the value of giving back. As volunteers worked together on a common cause, the cultural and economic borders between them are torn down.

Kindering Center: Founded in 1962 by five mothers of young children with disabilities, Kindering Center provides highly individualized, family-centered, interdisciplinary early intervention programs for families with children ages birth to three years with developmental risks, delays, or disabilities. .

Eastside Emerging Business

Avidex: The audiovisual firm provides design, integration, project management, equipment procurement and support services for commercial and residential audiovisual projects of any size.

CFO Selections: The company provides experienced finance and accounting professionals on a part-time, interim full-time, and project basis, or permanently through executive search services.

Sandlot Games Corporation: The company is one of the pioneers of the casual games industry, offering a wide variety of game genres including arcade, adventure, puzzle, racing, strategy, and word-style games available online, or on handheld, video game console, and mobile phone platforms.

Eastside Small Business

Elite Fitness Training: The company helps people lose weight, tone up, and get healthier all while having fun doing it.

HipCricket, Inc.: The company is a pioneer in mobile marketing and has implemented more than 17,000 successful, turnkey campaigns with radio and TV stations and brands.

SaltWorks, Inc.: The company offers quality, reliable gourmet sea salt and therapeutic bath salt in wholesale and bulk quantities.

Eastside Business

of the Year

Concur: The company provides automated business travel and expense reporting.

Greenpoint Technologies: The company works to provide custom VIP interior designs for Boeing aircraft.

ShareBuilder Corporation: The company provides easy to use, low-cost investing solutions to the average American.

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