Upcoming Kreate events | Seattle & Bellevue/Eastside areas

Spring Professional Business Networking and Development Events for Kreate

Next 2015 Event

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Join us at this premium venue inside Pacific Place’s shopping area where we’ll be hosting terrific nibbles from the Il Fornaio chefs, a no host bar and your first glass of wine on us! Enjoy a friendly and open setting with inexpensive and safe parking brought to you by Kreate.

Upcoming 2015 Events

May 20th / 6-9pm

@ Stone Karaoke, Downtown Bellevue (two blocks from Bell Square)

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Info & Registration Link:  http://kreateconnectmay2015.eventbrite.com

June 24th / 6-8pm

@ Total Wine, Bellevue (East side of 405 off the 8th St. exit)



2012 Events

June 13 | CONNECT 20th Edition Afterhours & Wine Tasting at Novelty Hill/Januik Winery, Woodinville

Join us for a night of indoor/outdoor interactive networking featuring live music and fabulous wines and winery tours…and be sure to bring a friend or two!!

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Location: Novelty Hill/Januik Winery
Address: 14710 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE, Woodinville 98072
Time: 6:00-8:30pm

Where the Connect Afterhours event was born in May 2010! This is our third consecutive year at Novelty Hill/Januik and we hope to make it the best for our guests! With a wide open and intimate space for networking and mingling, enjoying fabulous wines and hors d’eurves, featuring live outdoor music and indoor/outdoor terrace, how can you not have a great time!? Make sure to post this on your calendar for sure!

Sponsors by: Capitol City Press, Puget Sound Business Journal

Get more info and/or register for this event



2012 Past Events


Purchase TWO tickets and get a Third ticket FREE!! Single admission: $15, Two tickets: $25 gets you three!

This is the LAST Bellevue Event for 2012! Be there!!

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Join us for a night of interactive networking and bring a friend!

Last year this was our highest turnout event (82 guests) and we expect to fill the house again! We’ll have wine and goodies on-site with some non-alcoholic beverages available as well. Your admission includes either one glass of wine or three tastings provided by Michael Harris Wine Sellers, featuring premium wines without the premium price!

Sponsored by: Harris Wine Sellers, Puget Sound Business Journal, Capitol City Press

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Sample Schedule for event
7:30 – 7:50 – Open Networking
7:50 – 8:15 – Announcements & Formal Networking
8:15 – 9:15 – Feature Panel/Speaker, Audience Q&A
9:20 – 9:30 – Door Prizes & Announcements

See video from our Oct 2011 event of feature panelists Josh Dirks, CEO of Project Bionic and Jess Estrada, Director of Marketing of Banyan Branch here

Feb 28 | Connect Interactive Happy Hour @ Suite-Bellevue

Join us from 5:30-8:30pm at one of the hottest new spots on the Eastside to let loose after a hard day’s work, have a great cocktail, food, and mingle with dozens of professionals looking to CONNECT! Our format is very casual and interactive, featuring an optional activity, light appetizers, and HAPPY HOUR PRICING ALL NIGHT until 7pm thanks to the awesome staff at Suite-Bellevue at Hyatt! Get your tickets today and save!!

Sponsors for this event: Suite Lounge, Capitol City Press, Fire Eyes Photography, Puget Sound Business Journal

Get more info and/or register for this event

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Feb 2 | 11:30-1:00pm

Midday Mingle Interactive Networking Event
Location: 520 Bar & Grill, Bellevue (Main Street area)

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Event info: Open networking format with an interactive activity and marketing inspired conversations while enjoying lunch to order. We strongly encourage our guests to order lunch on-site and even enjoy a midday drink or beverage as our venue has been nice enough to open it’s doors for us. This is the first time we’ve hosted this style event with a very informal structure that will be captained by Darrin Helfrecht who hosts a similar function in nearby Issaquah. Be prepared to enjoy a meaningful conversation with serious business professionals and a no-MLM atmosphere.

Jan 25 | 4:00-6:00pm

CONNECT Interactive Afterhours
Location: Hard Rock Cafe, Seattle (Upstairs)

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Feb 10th

Caffeinated Conversations
Location: Il Fornaio Italian Restaurant & Bakery at Pacific Place, Seattle (Downtown)
Topic: Thinking ‘Social – Local – Mobile’ in 2012 and Beyond in Marketing

Sample Schedule for event
7:30 – 7:50 – Open Networking
7:50 – 8:15 – Announcements & Formal Interactive Networking
8:15 – 9:15 – Feature Panel/Speaker, Audience Q&A
9:20 – 9:30 – Door Prizes & Announcements

See a video short of Matt Heinz, feature panelist from Dec event (from Aug 2010 clip):

See video from our Oct 2011 event of feature panelists Josh Dirks, CEO of Project Bionic and Jess Estrada, Director of Marketing of Banyan Branch

Find more info by visiting this page

2011 Events

Dec 13th – #ConnectSeattle w/Treehouse4Kids Drive

Special Guest: Panel Moderated by Mike Whitmore, President & Co-Founder of Fresh Consulting

Theme: The Power of ‘Stories’ in Business

About this event: This is a multi-faceted, influential, and interactive networking and professional development event featuring:

Feature Panelists:
Rebecca Weaver. Executive Director of Puget Sound American Heart Association
Kelsye Nelson (@Kelsye) Vice President of Growth & Outreach at Brown Paper Tickets
Melody Overton (@SBuxMel) ‘Unofficial’ Starbucks Blogger
Fun, interactive breakout session that will have you connecting with new
people in a new format we promise you’ll enjoy!!
– Meaningful & VALUABLE new connection building and development
in a new format for live events for Kreate

Dec 2nd – Caffeinated Conversations in Bellevue

7:30-9:30am | Caffeinated Conversations Breakfast Panel featuring Matt Heinz
Location: MOD Pizza, 317 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue (breakfast pizza, coffee and snacks provided)

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Event Description: Wake up by getting a double shot of knowledge from leading local experts and personalities while getting in some quality networking! This month we’re in Bellevue and talking about Sales/Biz Dev (the big ‘S’ word) and how you can keep yourself in the driver’s seat in December and January so you don’t have a big dip for during the holidays and other slow periods in your business cycle.

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See a video short of Matt from Aug 2010: http://youtu.be/-i4BnzU25OE


December 13 | Kreate Holiday Connect Special Event: Stories & Subscriptions

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Event Description: What do most of us do on a regular basis? We ‘subscribe’ to people’s ‘stories’ on Facebook, Linkedin, blogs, forums, you name it! Well we’re going to take what’s online all day long and bring it OFFLINE to our event!

Join us for this spectacular event featuring lots of open networking, a feature interactive panel and meaningful breakout sessions designed around ‘subscribing’, ‘likes’ and ‘interests’…something we’re all used to ‘online’, but sometimes find more difficult to culminate ‘offline’. You’ll walk away with a NEW or least enlightened experience about connecting more effectively and you’ll have built some new personal relationships to foster following the event!

Lots of appetizers provided with a no host bar available all night long in this amazing venue! Let’s bring in the holidays with a heck of a story!!


December 6 | Podcast

Listen & Learn Podcast with Bobby Bakshi, Chief Inspiration Officer at Resonant Insights

Time of Live Broadcast: 3:00pm
Topic: Being Your Best Brand
Become a member and access free recordings

About Bobby Bakshi (written in ‘first’ person): Welcome to Resonant Insights, the company I created to celebrate my passion: human potential. I am excited to be living my mission fully: I empower a world of compassion, courage and abundance by inspiring people to be their best. After a decade of experiencing many learning methods, I am excited to share my contribution to the world.

See a video short of Bobby (from his first video blog post in Feb 2011): http://youtu.be/6aekD_2Ae1M

The results I’ve created, mostly for Fortune 100 companies, include: leading branding and marketing research strategy; creating empowered global teams, particularly between the U.S. and India; and crafting strategies for trusted advisers as ambassadors of many brands. I am an author, speaker and consultant. What gets me most excited is the amazing opportunity to shape a new way of doing business, that starts with people and ends with people. Read more about Bobby…


January 2012

Connect Afterhours, Bellevue

February 2012

Connect Afterhours, Seattle

March 2012

Coming soon…


Why Kreate Events?
Each month Kreate hosts a variety of events targeting small business professionals and entrepreneurs throughout Seattle, Bellevue, and the greater 405 corridor. With so many trends, updates and new media channels being introduced monthly by Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and other core social networks and online service providers, the idea of ‘keeping up’ gets to be daunting at best. Thus, Kreate has partnered with a variety of exclusive venues, power networkers and event hosts, and sponsors to provide a first-class experience to every guest, every month! We offer Facebook training, LinkedIn training, Twitter training and Social media training in the form of online webinar events and live Bellevue and Seattle events.

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November Events

November 16

6:00-8:30pm | CONNECT Interactive Afterhours
Location: Phil Smart Mercedes-Benz, Airport Way S.
City/Neighborhood: Seattle (SoDo district/easy access to I-90 and I-5)

Our third time back at this feature venue we’ll be networking amongst beautiful German automobiles in an open and inviting atmosphere with lots of free parking at the dealership. We will have lots of appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages includes with your admission, as well as wine tasting by Harris Wine Sellers on-site.

Plus! Win our Grand Door Prize: One lucky professional will win a Mercedes for a Week!! That’s right, it’s true…must be present to win!


Nov 2nd, 9:00-1:30pm | BIZ BOOST Workshop:  Visible and Searchable Connecting

Featuring ‘Facebook Strategy and Landing Page Design’ by Julian Michael of Kreate; and ‘Blogging for Search Engines like Google and Bing’ by Mavis Lamb of Mambo Productions
Location: Master Builders Association, Bellevue (easy access to I-405, Hwy 520 and I-90)
9:00-11:00am Julian Michael
11:00-11:30am Lunch break
11:30-1:30pm Mavis Lamb

Who is this event for:
– Small business owners looking to DIY but need some guidance and a jumpstart
– Marketing/Business Manager who needs help getting their strategy setup
– Anyone who needs a refresher on the power of Facebook for brands and
needs to know how to create content that is meaningful in purpose and for Google

Register for this event

Nov 10th | Listen & Learn Podcast with Beth Buelow ACC, The Introvert Entrepreneur
Time of Live Broadcast: 10:00am
Topic: Sales Strategy for Introverts
Become a member and access free recordings

About Beth: Beth Buelow is known as The Introvert Entrepreneur to a growing tribe of thousands of followers and fans. As a certified professional coach and a skilled interviewer, writer, facilitator and speaker, she’s recognized as a thought leader in the area of life and leadership coaching for introverts. Beth is on a mission to empower introverts to understand, own and leverage their natural strengths. She is certified by the International Coach Federation. a Living Your Vision® Licensed Facilitator, and is an active member of the Puget Sound Coaches Association.

Beth has enjoyed sharing her message that “Success is an Inside Job!” with numerous organizations and corporations, including Boeing, Starbucks, Peterson Sullivan, Puget Sound Business Journal, eWomenNetworking, Ignite Seattle and the Puget Sound American Marketing Association, among others. Read more about Beth

October Events

Oct 24th, 5:30-8:30pm | Connect Interactive Afterhours
Location: Bellevue Towers-North Tower Event Room, 10700 NE 4th St., Bellevue
City/Neighborhood: Downtown Bellevue (above ‘Purple’)
Sponsored by Specialty’s Cafe & Bakery, Covington Cellars, Puget Sound Business Journal and Choices Realty NW

Learn more about the Connect event series

October 18, 7:30-9:30am
CAFFEINATED Conversations
Breakfast Panel & Networking Event
Zoka Coffeehouse, University Village, Seattle
Featuring Jess Estrada, Director of Marketing for Banyan Branch and Josh Dirks, CEO of Project Bionic
Topic: The Power of Social Influence & Conversation in Today’s Marketing Mix

August 19th
Friday, 10-10:45am
Webinar Training: Maximizing Your Time and Marketing Communications on the NEW Facebook
with Julian Michael, Principal at Kreate Media Agency
Register for this event & Find more info

August 4th
Webinar Training: What You Wear Can Boost Your Business
with Mayna Sgaramella, Owner of Closet Fly Wardrobe Consulting
Register for this event & Find more info

July 28th
Thursday, 2:30-3:30pm
Webinar: Clear the Clutter: Get Your Email Inbox Working For You Instead of Against You!
with CPO and Productivity Consultant Debbie Rosemont

July 22nd
Friday, 2:00-2:45pm
Webinar: Facebook Design: Learn to Design Your Own Facebook Sidebar in Powerpoint
with Chief Kreative Strategist Julian Michael of Kreate Media Agency

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