Bellevue City Councilmember Lynne Robinson Media Mentions

Bellevue Reporter
Eastside businesses earn awards for innovation

Hundreds of people in the Bellevue business community gathered last Wednesday, March 29 to honor the newest group of the Eastside’s best businesses. David Masin, chair of the Bellevue Chamber Board, spoke to the diverse nature of the four businesses honored. “It took an army of judges to select this year’s businesses,” he said. Masin, the brand ambassador for Selden’s Home Furnishings, applauded the many businesses nominated for the awards at The Westin Bellevue. The nominees were: Acute Pain Therapies, Alive & Shine Center, Allegro Pediatrics, Apptio, Asterride Limousine, ATLAS Workbase, Audian, Bala Yoga, Bensussen Deutsch & Associates (BDA), Blueprint Consulting Services, Burtelson Technology Group, CardTapp, CoBuy, LLC, Chiropractic Concept of Bellevue, Edifecs, Expedia CruiseShipCenters Bellevue, extraSlice, Guidant Financial, Hanson Consulting Group, HyGen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.,, Juetten Personal Financial Planning LLC, Limeade, Lochwood-Lozier Custom Homes, MZA Architecture, NewSky Security LLC, Northwest Cryotherapy Institute, Pacific Bag, Inc., Point Inside, Poke MIX, Premier Media Group, RedCloud Consulting, RBC Signals, Smartsheet, Splainers, Inc., Synergy Construction, Twelve Baskets Catering, Unify Square, Verity Consulting, Inc. and WiggleWorks Kids Bellevue. Bellevue City Councilmember Lynne Robinson helped introduced some of the speakers and pointed out the pro-business climate in the city. “By 2019 we hope to double the number of small businesses in the city,” she said. “We have four business incubators, including extraSlice in Eastgate.” ExtraSlice, along with WeWork, ImpactHUB and Orange Studios and any other startup and small business incubators helped foster the first award winner. Kris Wilson, managing partner of the Bellevue location of Perkins Coie, LLP announced the winner of the Entrepreneurial Spirit award. RBC Signals, a satellite transmission company, helped space-bound satellites communicate more effectively with the ground. The Innovative Product or Service of the Year award was presented by ARVR Studio CEO and founder Michael Nassirian. The company, a real-time ad analytics company, walked away with the award after its five years in business. For the Small Business of the Year award, Senior Vice President of KeyBank John Roehm was able to hand the award off to a truly unique Eastside business. WiggleWorks Kids Bellevue provides an experience for children to grow and learn during the day. It wiggled its way to the award after starting with a smart business loan through the city of Bellevue. The centerpiece of the evening was the Eastside Business of the Year award, presented by Jim Hill, senior vice president of the Kemper Development Company. The companies in the category ranged from as young as four years to as old as 50. These businesses all employed more than 100 people and all made a significant impact on the Eastside and Bellevue’s economy. This year’s business of the year was Point Inside, a tech company which specializes in pinpointing where consumer goods can be found inside retail stores, thus saving time and effort while shopping. … Read More

Belleve Reporter
Councilmember Robinson launches re-election Campaign

In her tenure on the council, small business development, affordable housing and Bellevue’s parks have been her largest motivators. “It has been my honor to serve Bellevue as a member of our City Council,” Robinson said in a press release. “I am proud of the work we have started, but there is still a great deal to be done. I hope I have earned the continued support of our community so that we can ensure Bellevue remains a great place to be.” … Read More

The Seattle Times
Bellevue picked for federal program that helps low-income residents get high-tech jobs

Being designated a TechHire community will allow the city to apply for federal grants for coding classes for low-income people, and to do outreach to those underserved communities, said City Councilwoman Lynne Robinson. Expedia and Microsoft are partnering with the city on the program, she said, and two other Eastside tech companies are expected to join the effort. “If somebody is capable of learning the programming skills to work at one of those companies, the TechHire initiative will facilitate their hiring,” Robinson said. … Read More

Belleve Reporter
Bellevue Council votes to support Sound Transit 3

Councilmember Lynne Robinson gave a slideshow of her own and was matter-of-fact with the region’s transportation needs. “We hardly have the capacity now and we don’t have capacity for future growth,” she said. The Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue area is growing by more than 80,000 people every year and commutes on certain major thoroughfares (such as Mercer Street in Seattle and the I-405 bottleneck in Bothell) have ballooned. … Read More

Belleve Reporter
Advisory group, council tackle affordable housing in Bellevue

Councilmember Lynne Robinson has been at the tip of the spear for the council on affordable housing, working with other leaders on the issue in the area. “If people can’t afford to live here, that means we have more people coming to work and therefore more traffic,” she said. “We need to have affordable housing across a range of incomes.” … Read More

The Lens
Bellevue Baking New Medical Pot Rules

Allowing medical cooperatives in residential areas is also unnecessary because patients will be able to get medical weed from retail stores once the new law is in effect, added Councilmember Lynne Robinson. … Read More

Bellevue considers adding more red-light cameras

City council member Lynne Robinson says the council can leave the program as is, add cameras to two intersections (including 116th and 8th; 112th & 8th) and a school, or get rid of the program altogether. Robinson says she wants to learn more about the plans and impact, but adds: “I feel that when you have high speed intersections with pedestrians. Anything we can do to protect the cars and the pedestrians is a good idea." "If we can do it, that requires less manpower so we can have more officers in our neighborhoods protecting us there, that's a good idea. And if we can actually generate revenue that actually goes back to the police department, that's a good idea as well." … Read More