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January 25, 2013 

Hello Fremont -      


Please have a look at our weekly Friday Blast e-newsletter. Chef Seamus Mullen at Book Larder This will be sent out every Friday (as the name suggests), and features Fremont news, events and other tidbits that might interest you. 
This week's picture of Fremont is a look into the Book Larder's lunch break cooking class with Chef Seamus Mullen as posted on Facebook early this week. 
As always, I truly enjoy getting feedback about the Blast and hearing from you. So, if you get a chance send me a note. If you are interested in receiving the Fremont Chamber's quarterly, business e-newsletter "The Business Bridge" please contact Jessica - director@fremont.com


Have a great weekend!

In This Issue & Quick Links
Community Corner

Fremont Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Triangle 

Citizens Corps  

Preparedness Planning for Your Business

The five steps in developing a preparedness program are:

Program Management

- Organize, develop and administer your preparedness program

- Identify regulations that establish minimum requirements for your program



- Gather information about hazards and assess risks

- Conduct a business impact analysis (BIA)

Examine ways to prevent hazards and reduce risks



Write a preparedness plan addressing:

Resource management

Emergency response

Crisis communications

Business continuity

Information technology

Employee assistance

Incident management


Testing and Exercises

Test and evaluate your plan

Define different types of exercises

Learn how to conduct exercises

Use exercise results to evaluate the effectiveness of the plan


Program Improvement

Identify when the preparedness program needs to be reviewed

Discover methods to evaluate the preparedness program

Utilize the review to make necessary changes and plan improvements



For more info contact John Nordstrand

Remember disasters can be small or large and can happen at any time: BE PREPARED 


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Help Kids Play at B.F. Day! 



We STILL need to raise $49,000 

by February 15     

Get a BF Day Play
Thank you sticker
for your window with
$50 donation or more!!


Download our "Legacy Campaign"  donation .pdf for details.


Please consider the following ways to help BF Day School Playground design with the Legacy Campaign:

  1. Can you buy a brick or a window cling?
  2. Do you know any B.F. Day Alumni? Can you ask them if they would contribute?
  3. Do you live in the neighborhood? Please consider asking your neighbors.
  4. Can you help by asking a few businesses in downtown Fremont?

Thank you, B.F. Day PTSA


Fremont Groups:

Fremont Neighborhood Council

Fremont Arts Council

Fremont Greenways

Fremont Rotary


Have a group to add? Contact Jessica - director@fremont.com


City Contact Numbers & Links:

Report Graffiti - 206.684.7587 

Abandoned Vehicles - 206.684.8763
Report Streetlights - 206.684.7056
City General Info - 206.684 - CITY (2489)
Police Recommended Sites: 


Seattle Police Crime Map


Fremont District Coordinator, Jenny Frankl,
jenny.frankl@seattle.gov cell 206.423.3004 
January Chamber Meetings +
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 9a, Seattle Bank
Free and open to all
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 5:30p
In partnership with Tableau Software, a second Women's Social focused on women in Technology

Thursday, Jan. 31, 6p, Produxs
Free and open to all

2013 Fremont Business Directory Header
Direct Mailed to 8,000 area homes
1,500 hand delivered to area businesses, hotels, visitor bureau and more by Jessica
Web edition on Fremont.com

Member listing free
Advertising starting at $275
Inside Cover for $1,225
Deadline for Sign up January 31

Contact: Greg Harris greg@myjournalmagazine.com

Seattle Job Sector Survey
The Fremont Chamber asks you to participate in the Greater Seattle Chamber Job Sector Survey. This Survey helps law makers better understand the business environment, changing business trends and businesses needs. 
Deadline, January 31
Take the Friday Blast Poll:
Jan 25 2013 Poll


By a wide margin cooking classes were the top choice for fun learning in Fremont with dance as a distant second. Luckily there are all kinds of classes in Fremont so get out there and learn and have FUN!!

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ThisWeekThis Week in Fremont



FRIDAY, January 25 - TODAY

Magnum Madness

5p until it's gone, Wine Tea Chocolate (3417 Evanston Ave N)


Beating Up Bachman

January 25 - February 16

West of Lenin Theater (203 N 36th)

BASH Theatre and Radial Theater Project present Beating Up Bachman, a new play by Seattle-based playwright Wayne Rawley.



8p, Nectar Lounge (412 N 36th St)

21+, $7


SATURDAY, January 26

Write Here Write Now LogoSeattle7Writers, 3rd Annual Write Here, 

Write Now

8a - 6p, Fremont Abbey (4272 Fremont N)

Garth Stein along with Timothy Egan, Maria Semple, Laurie Frankel, William Dietrich, Tara Austen Weaver, Jennie Shortridge, Kevin O'Brien and many more.
Acupuncture Q&A at Homestreet Bank
10a - 2p, HomeStreet Bank (3417 Evanston Ave N)
5 Lights Acupuncture will be talking about acupuncture and answer your questions.
1p & 4p, Wine Tea Chocolate (3417 Evanston Ave N)
learn how to pair wine, cheese & chocolate through an understanding of the basic principles of pairing in this two-hour class. $50 per person includes a 10% off coupon after the class


American Brewing Co. Event
6p, Wine Tea Chocolate (3417 Evanston Ave N)
Free beer tasting event 
8p, Nectar Lounge (412 N 36th St)
Aima Moses, The Cumbieros, $6, 21+


SUNDAY, January 27

Fremont Sunday Market 

10a - 5p, Every Sunday (N 34th & Evanston)


Baking Class with Rachael Coyle

10a, Book Larder (4252 Fremont Ave N)

Second Class added on February 17th. If you've been eying the pastries in Thomas Keller and Sebastien Rouxel's new Bouchon Bakery cookbook, this is the class for you. 


Fremont Church Services

10a, Fremont Baptist (717 N 36th St)

5p, Church of the Apostles (4272 Fremont Ave N)

6p, Hallows Church (717 N 36th St)

90 for both workshops.


Seattle Clothing Exchange (and Costumes!)

2 - 5p, OmCulture (2210 N Pacific St)

This clothing exchange will be focused on clean, undamaged, fashionable, wearable items (for men and women). 


Pre-School Open House

3 - 5p, Fremont Community School (3530 Interlake Ave N)

Space is limited, please RSVP in advance. Tours, meet and greet - 206.547.4054


Poker Night

6p, Wine Tea Chocolate (3417 Evanston Ave N)

Join us for our inaugural Texas Hold'Em game, something we hope to do monthly (or thereabouts). The game is fun and casual, with a $10 buy-in, as many re-buys as you'd like, and 10� / 25� blinds.


The Aces High Tour

8p, Nectar Lounge (412 N 36th St)

JNatural, Pat Maine +, $6, 21+


MONDAY, January 28

'Citizen CPR' for Adults

1:30p, Wallingford Senior Center (Inside the Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N)

Skills for the community, not a certification class. Taught by Medic 2 program. Free, but donations appreciated.

Potluck at 12:30pm, just before class, bring a dish to share!

Register in advance. Call 206-461-7825 or e-mail  register@wallingfordseniors.org


Parks and Green Spaces Levy Oversight Committee

Opportunity Fund application project presentations
6 - 9p,Northgate Community Center (10510 5th Ave NE)

Parks received 53 applications and anticipates that more than 40 groups will make presentations. The Levy Opportunity Fund is a $15 million fund within the $146 million Levy allocated to projects identified by neighborhood and community groups. 


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Fremont Neighborhood Council Meeting

7p, Doric Lodge (619 N 36th St)

Meeting is open to all.


Discussion with Tara Austen Weaver: 

Book Group - Home Cooking

7p, Book Larder (4252 Fremont Ave N)

Rescheduled from January 21st. If you've been considering joining our Book Group, January is a great time to start.  This month, Tara Austen Weaver leads a discussion of Laurie Colwin's "Home Cooking,"  


Sandbox RADIO LIVE! 7 - "Eye of the Beholder"
West of Lenin Theater (203 N 36th St)

Featuring new work created just for the radio. 

Tickets online Brown Paper Tickets


TUESDAY, January 29

Fremont / Wallingford Safety Meeting

9a, Seattle Bank (1227 Allen Pl - behind Tutta Bella Pizza)

Join us to discuss safety and crime issues across the two communities.


Stone34 Ground Breaking

10a, 3400 Stone Way N

Come celebrate the ground breaking for the Skanska, deep green development that will soon be world headquarters to Brooks Sports. All are welcome.


Fremont Rotary

5:30p, Every Tuesday, Hale's Ales (4301 Leary Way N)

Come join the fun-nest club in Fremont, as they Do Good & Drink Beer



8p, Nectar Lounge (412 N 36th St)

Groovesession, Brothers Gow, $5, 21+


WEDNESDAY, January 30

available now at Essential Baking Co,
7:30a, Fremont Baptist Church (717 N 36th St)
Get a jump on your New Year's Resolutions/Goals and practice your public speaking and leadership skills.  Meets every Wednesday morning.  Guests are always welcome.

Fremont Chamber Board Meeting

8a, History House (790 N 34th St)

All welcome, contact Jessica if you wish to speak or present.


Dusty Strings Sing Weekly Wednesday Dusty Strings Sing

noon, Dusty Strings (3406 Fremont Ave N)

Join musicians and non-musicians for a group sing at lunch. What could be better to bring joy to your day and balance to your life. A new weekly event with donations supporting Solid Ground. 


Fremont Women's Social Series

Fremont Women in Technology

5:30p, Tableau Software (837 N 34th St)

A part of the Fremont Chamber Women's Series, this networking mixer brings Fremont Tech women together for an evening of casual networking. With a short presentation from Anushka Anand, Researcher at Tableau Software. 

RSVP online here


6:15p, Every Wednesday, Church of the Apostles
(4272 Fremont Ave N) Welcome to join in 30 minutes of prayer and contemplation
Cooking Class with Rachael Coyle: 
Canal House Cooks Every Day
6:30p, Book Larder (4252 Fremont Ave N)
We've been drooling over our gorgeous Canal House magazines for years and we're delighted to have a brand new cookbook of classic, seasonally-inspired cooking from the women of Canal House. $60, please register online 

THURSDAY, January 31

Siren Song Winery

5p, Wine Tea Chocolate (3417 Evanston Ave N)

Free wine tasting event


BF Day Family Open House & Family Dinner

5:30p, BF Day School (3921 Linden Ave N)

Veggie pasta and salad with bakery goodies. Donations accepted at the door, call Beth Tesh 206.252.6042 for info. 


Geek Lenin Fremont Geek Meet Up

6p, Produxs (712 N 34th St, Ste 201)

Join the Geeks and other Techie types for a fun networking event. The Geeks are on the move in 2013, visiting a variety of host Tech companies through the year - we start with Host Produxs. Beverages and Food by NautilusNet and Alchemy Computer Solutions


Stephanie Porter Quartet Concert 

8:30p, Wine Tea Chocolate (3417 Evanston Ave N) $5


FRIDAY, February 1

Fremont ArtWalkFremont First Friday

Art Walk

6p - 9p, rain or shine 

All through Fremont















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Honoring Our Stars

5:30p, Fremont Studios (155 N 35th St)

Alzheimer's Association Gala & Auction

An elegant evening with John Curley Auctioneer, join the fun and help raise money for a disease that affects so many. 



8p, Nectar Lounge (412 N 36th St)

Tumbeweed Wanders +, $7, 21+


Warm Bodies opening night After Party

9p, Fremont Abbey (4272 Fremont Ave N)

Join local author Isaac Marion for a cocktail reception to celebrate the national release of Warm Bodies now a major motion picture. This after-party will benefit Abbey Arts and other arts nonprofits doing good work to help youth in the US & Haiti.
RSVP required.  


Traffic Alert: 520 Closure: 11p Friday, Feb. 1 - 12p Sunday, Feb. 3. Both directions of SR 520 and all ramps between Montlake Boulevard and I-405. SR 520 will remain open between Montlake Boulevard and I-5.

SaveTheDateSave the Date


Saturday, February 2, 7:30p, 
doors 7p
Dusty Strings (3406 Fremont N)
The power of music in the hands of Steve James & Del Rey delivers roots blues at its finest. 
Tickets $18, or $9-children 12 & under. Steve will also offer a guitar workshop and Del will offer an ukulele workshop on Saturday afternoon, February 2, the day of the concert.
Lake Union District Council Meeting
Monday, February 4, 5p
History House (790 N 34th St)
Public Meeting, open to all

Neighbor Appreciation Day
Saturday, February 9
19th annual celebration of Neighbor Appreciation Day. This is the day when we reach out, create new bonds, and express thanks to those who live or work around us.
Saturday, February 9, 10a
This event features fifteen simultaneous walks across the region to celebrate our valuable legacy of 650 publicly accessible stairways. 


Sun., February 10, 
Celebrate the new longer hours with the Check out Challenge, refreshments and craft activities.
Tuesday, February 12
Brought to you by Transportation Choices, this is an opportunity to connect with state politicians about transportation in the region.
Northend Boy Scout Breakfast 
Wed. Feb 13, 7a, 
Woodland Park Zoo
Contact Fremont Dock - 206.632.0124 to sit at the Fremont Chamber Table
Fremont Women's Social
Wednesday, February 13, 5p
Join the Fremont Chamber for an evening of social networking. 
Valentines Day
Thursday, February 14
Thursday, February 14, 7p
Backdoor @Roxy's 
(462 N 36th St)

This unique Valentine's Day dinner features five courses that are shaped by specially-designed mixed drinks and live music.  The Romance languages are the thematic heart of the meal, and each main course incorporates one culture into its design - Parisian caf�, a Venetian gondola and a Latin Carnevale. $150 per couple

Feb 15 - March 9,  5x Tenn
Stone Soup Theatre 
(4029 Stone Way N)
Stone Soup is pleased to bring back 5 more one-act plays compiled from archives after Tennessee's death and seldom produced.
Friday & Saturday, Feb 22 & 23
Fremont Studios (155 N 35th St)
With a NEW Whiskey Lunch on Friday at noon, $90 for all you can sample lunch and tastes!!
Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) presents, Hop Scotch Beer & Scotch Festival, a premier beer, Scotch, wine and whiskey tasting experience, indoors at Fremont Studios 
Saturday, February 23 
Fremont Abbey 
(4272 Fremont Ave N)
Three Abbey Artists in residence in an evening of collaborative works. $12 adv, $15 at the door 
Seattle Day of Giving
Saturday, February 23
Monday, February 25, 7p
Doric Lodge (619 N 36th St)
Community meeting open to all.
Fremont / Wallingford Safety Meeting
Tuesday, February 26, 9a
Seattle Bank (1227 Allen Pl)
A Community Meeting open to all.
Fremont Chamber Board Meeting
Wednesday, February 27, 8a
History House (790 N 34th St)


Homestreet Bank Grand Opening

4p - 6p, (3417 Evanston Ave N)

Come and celebrate the opening of the new bank in Fremont, with munchies, ceremony and fun.



Fremont Women's Series & Key4Women Finance Panel
Thursday, March 14, 5p
Key Bank (601 N 34th St)
Join us for an evening of networking and a panel discussion about accounting and banking best practices with Jessica Allen of Rain City CPA and Deborah Gregg of KeyBank.
Moisture Festival
March 21 - April 14
Comedy, Variety and fun. Get your tickets today before they sell out!!
Saturday, March 23, 5p
Seattle Design Center (5701 6th S)
Center for Wooden Boats Annual Auction and Dinner Celebration
with Herban Feast Catering
Cheers to Chambers
Multi-Chamber Buisness Expo
March, Location TBA
Join the Fremont, Wallingford and Queen Anne Chamber for a multi-neighborhood business networking event. With munchies, tastings and more!


April showers bring May flowers 

Please contact Jessica if you have an event to add to the calendar. Submission deadlines are every Wednesday by 5pm.
Fremont Business Survey
If you have not filled out the survey, please take a few minutes to complete the form. The information we gather will be shared with those who take the survey.


If you have questions please contact Jessica
*Information taken from the 2010 Census and Esri forecasts provided to Fremont Chamber by the City of Seattle Office of Economic Development. Data was collected for a 1.21 sq. mile area from N 50th to the ship canal, N 15th to a varying eastern border - Aurora up Bridge way to Stone. 
NewsFremont News

LUDC Votes On Street Improvement Projects


On January 7th, the Lake Union District Council (LUDC) met.  This organization, which gathers representatives from neighborhood organizations around Lake Union, votes annually on street improvement projects proposed to the City of Seattle by ordinary citizens. 


Big turnaround in 2012 for Northwest Seattle housing market (sponsored story)


What a difference a year makes ... sale prices continue their climb and time on market continues to drop. It is definitely turning into a seller's market. For the 11th consecutive month the median sale price for single-family homes sold in Northwest Seattle, including Ballard, Fremont, Green Lake, Phinney and Wallingford, met or exceeded the sale price for the same period a year prior. Much of this trend can be attributed to a decrease in the supply of homes for sale in 2012 compared to 2011.


Teachers opposed to tests get a warning

The Seattle Times

Seattle school officials sent a letter Wednesday asking principals to inform all their teachers by day's end that they will be disciplined if they refuse to give district-required tests.


Meet New Wallingford Chamber President, Debbi Larson

SeattlePI Blog

The Wallingford branch of Seattle Bank recently received the 2012Wallingford Chamber of Commerce's "Outstanding Service to the Community by a Business" award, thanks, largely, to the tireless efforts of Community Banker, Debbi Larson.  


Fremont Studios to host Beer and Scotch Festival in February


Tickets are on sale now for the Hop Scotch Beer & Scotch Festival, a beer, Scotch, wine and spirit tasting experience benefiting Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF). On February 22 and 23, Fremont Studios will transform into a swanky beverage tasting lounge featuring over 80 libations to swirl, sniff and sip.


Seattle Gains New Food Trucks and a Street Food Festival

Seattle Weekly Blog

...Save the date: local food truck meet-up Mobile Food Rodeo will be held on May 5 in Fremont. According to Nosh Pit, instead of scheduling two Rodeos in 2013, organizers are launching the brand new Seattle Street Food Festival this August in a to-be-named Ballard location. Farmers market stalls and restaurants will be represented, alongside mobile vendors. The fest will also include craft beer, street cooking displays, and a night market starring several emerging chefs.


Thugs Beware! People Learn Practical Self-Defense In Fremont 


You don't have to look any farther then the daily news to understand how important it is to be able to protect yourself.  Your first reaction to a threat is going to be the most important.  Thinking your way out of a problem situation sounds like good advice, but in reality, if you are attacked, you must react.  You must strike hard and fast.


BASH Theatre and Radial Theater Project Debuts New Play BEATING UP BACHMAN, Now thru 2/16 


BASH Theatre and Radial Theater Project present Beating Up Bachman, a new play by Seattle-based playwright Wayne Rawley. The world premiere of Beating Up Bachman will be presented tonight, January 25 - February 16, 2013 at West of Lenin in Fremont ('the center of the universe"), Seattle, Washington.


Review: the Bushwick Book Club Does Howard Zinn


Continuing their tradition of honoring disparate gems of literature, The Bushwick Book Club took on Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States January 18th at the Fremont Abbey. It joins the ranks of Fahrenheit 451, High Fidelity, Where the Sidewalk Ends, and many other books that have been interpreted via song and story and joke by a choice collector's set of Seattle's artists. 


Proposal would allow theaters to sell beer and wine


Some local theater owners say being able to serve beer and wine would help keep them in business, but not everyone is sold on the idea. At the West Lenin Theater in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood, the cast of "Beating up Bachman" is rehearsing for opening night. But the only wine you'll find in the performance theater is a prop bottle.


What are Seattle's most - and least - vegetarian neighborhoods?

The Seattle Times

...Rounding out the top-5 most meat-averse neighborhoods are Lower Queen Anne, Green Lake, Fremont, and Central Ballard, in that order.  These areas have similar demographic profiles; they are all prosperous neighborhoods just north of downtown, and the inhabitants are typically younger (median age in early 30s), well-educated professionals. In all these neighborhoods, the food budgets are high, but the amount of that budget spent on meat is significantly lower than the city average...


A Breakfast For Boy Scouts 


On February 13th, at 7a, the Aurora District of the Chief Seattle Council Boy Scouts Of America invites anyone interested in showing support - and hearing from real scouts about the difference scouting has made in their lives - to a breakfast to be held at Woodland Park Zoo.

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