Although 9. 1 million women own businesses in the U.S., female entrepreneurs say they still have problems starting and expanding companies...

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Although 9.1 million women own businesses in the U.S., female entrepreneurs say they still have problems starting and expanding companies.

The Bellevue Chamber of Commerce is bringing together female entrepreneurs from sales and marketing, human resources, communications, information technology, business planning and real-estate planning to share their success tips during a half-day workshop for female business owners.

Wanda Herndon, Starbucks’ senior vice president of communications and public affairs, will be the keynote speaker.

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Businesses that sell products and services for female business owners will have booths at the event. Call Ellen Asbell at 425-213-1206 to register for a booth.

The workshop is from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 15 at the Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. Registration is $65 and includes lunch. Register online at, or call Ceil Blaine at 425-213-1201.

Restaurant meeting

Eastside and South County restaurant owners are hosting a workshop to help restaurateurs shave expenses and improve their marketing and advertising campaigns.

Arnold Shain of The Restaurant Group, a restaurant consultant, will lead a workshop about marketing and branding, and Jeff Burmeister of Employers Unity, an employer consultant, will discuss unemployment claims and how to control costs.

Those who attend should bring their marketing or advertising materials.

Sponsored by the Eastside and South County chapter of the Washington Restaurant Association, the meeting is 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Gordy’s Steak & BBQ Smokehouse, 13500 Interurban Ave. S., Tukwila. The event is free. Breakfast will be provided.

To reserve a spot, call Claudia Lett at 800-225-7166, ext. 202, or e-mail at


• Pagliacci Pizza adds Kenmore, Brier and parts of Bothell and Lake Forest Park to its delivery area with its new shop at 6504 N.E. Bothell Way in Kenmore.

• SourceOne, a Boise, Idaho, company that sets up communication and data servers, recently opened an office in Bellevue. Its grand opening is 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 10 at Bellfield Office Park, Conference Center Building, 1150 114th Ave. S.E. The event will include live music, appetizers and cocktails. To RSVP, call Piper Hyman at 800-805-0054, or e-mail her at

Eastside Business Notes appears every Wednesday in the Eastside edition of the Seattle Times. Kristina Shevory: 206-464-2039 or