April 14, 2017 
Chamber Newsletter
Special Edition 

Chamber Member Spotlight

Sound Mental Health

1600 East Olive Street
Seattle, WA 98122

A vital community resource since 1966, Sound Mental Health (SMH) is a comprehensive provider of behavioral health services in King County with locations throughout the region, ensuring a stable and supportive community. SMH has three locations in the Capitol Hill area alone.
Sound Mental Health is a licensed mental health, certified chemical dependency agency and is accredited for its outpatient, case management and residential services and provides services to our community's most challenged and underserved populations. Last year, SMH served more than 20,000 men, women and children in Central, North, East and South King County.
Visit our campus to learn more about the day-to-day operations of our organization, the talented staff that provide our services, and the impact that we make on our clients. To schedule a free tour, email Janet Arthur, our Community Development Manager at janeta@smh.org.

Chamber News & Events

Upcoming Marches and Rallies
From the organizers of the Tax March and March for Science:

Our communities are important to us! Tax March and March for Seattle will be heading your way. We invite you to participate by hanging our poster in your window.  If you decide to offer a discount or services for marchers, let us know so we can include you in our list of supporters.   March details and routes

Tax March Seattle
Saturday, April 15, 2017
March for Science -Seattle
Saturday, April 22, 2017

  Pothole Palooza

Seattle is kicking off Pothole Palooza on Monday, April 17, a campaign to aggressively repair potholes across the city. Beginning today, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is asking community members to report neighborhood potholes so we can map them out as our Pothole Rangers move throughout the city.
There are three ways to report potholes:
During the campaign, SDOT crews will be assigned to specific districts around the city. SDOT Crews will be joined by crews from Seattle Parks and Recreation who will assist with these efforts.   More information about potholes

Learn about the Capitol Hill BIA -  Attend an Open House

April 29, 12-2PM
The Summit (420 E Pike)

May 23, 6-8PM
The Summit (420 E Pike)

Learn about the proposed Capitol Hill Business Improvement Area (BIA) Expansion at an upcoming Open House. Find out how the Capitol Hill BIA will raise funds to provide much-needed benefits directly to the neighborhood to get the big things done - and keep Capitol Hill unique!
There will be a short presentation and you will have a chance to ask questions and meet other supporters of the BIA expansion.
Who should attend?  Property owners, business owners and residents located within the boundaries of the Capitol Hill BIA. The Capitol Hill Business Improvement Area will cover areas surrounding Broadway, Pike/Pine, 12th Avenue East, 15th Avenue East, 19th Avenue East, Melrose Avenue and Olive & Denny Way.
Read more about what's in the proposed BIA expansion at capitolhill2020.org.

Be a Sponsor of Clean Sweep 2017

June 4, 10-1PM
Cal Anderson Park

Every Spring the Chamber partners with Seattle  Pridefest  to organize Clean Sweep, a Pride Month kick-off event that draws 300-400 volunteers from around the neighborhood.  We provide all of the cleaning supplies and treat volunteers to a free lunch on the lawn.  Registration opens early-May and is free and open to all.  Kids are welcome! 

2017 Sponsorship: 
We are currently recruiting sponsors of the event and in-kind sponsors of the volunteer lunch.  Sponsors of Clean Sweep are recognized for their support of a Capitol Hill tradition that brings neighbors, friends, families, kids and colleagues together in stewardship of our beloved neighborhood.   Click here to review this year's levels or email  office@caphillchamber.org for more information or to make an in-kind donation.

Thank you to our early sponsors of Clean Sweep!

Mayor Murray's Youth Empowerment Initiative

Mayor Murray's Youth Employment Initiative (MYEI) connects Seattle youth with short term paid internships with local companies and organizations. This year, the MYEI is looking for more opportunities for youth to work in businesses closer to their homes and contribute to their communities while gaining valuable work experience. If organizations or small businesses can offer a meaningful experience for a youth, they can apply to receive an intern for free. The City handles payroll, background checks, and more, so the business can focus on the intern experience and work product.  Register now and  learn more

Andrea Greenstein, Program Manager, Educurious 

Visit our  events calendar and  facebook event page for a full listing of upcoming Chamber and member events in Capitol Hill !

Deaf-Friendly Customer Service Training
April 19, 9-11:30AM
Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center ( 19th & Madison)

In the month of May, hundreds of Deaf customers will be milling about, in and out of Capitol Hill restaurants as they gather to see SKIN , a full length play hosted at 12th Ave Arts.   deaffriendly is helping businesses get ready for the large influx of Deaf customers by providing "Deaf-Friendly Customer Service" training for dining establishments in Capitol Hill. More information

Envision Capitol Hill's Transportation Future
April 17, 6-8PM
Seattle Central College, Erickson Theatre ( 1524 Harvard)

Join us for a lively presentation on One Center City and participate with a panel who will discuss and answer your questions about the future of our transportation systems and our public spaces!   More information

Love is Action: What Is Love?
April 20, 6-8PM
The Summit ( 420 E Pike)

Join your neighbors in a community conversation about the various ways that we can come together in relationship and action to promote a better place of sanctuary, safety and support for all.  More information

Chamber Coffee Chat with Townsquared
April 26, 9-10:30AM
Cupcake Royale (1111  E Pike)

Meet your fellow Chamber members (and future Chamber members!) and find out more about Townsquared .  
Coffee and cupcakes will be provided!  More information

Dining Out For LIfe
Thursday, April 27
Various locations

Lifelong's Dining Out For Life presented by BECU returns for its 24th year! OnApril 27, around 100 restaurants donate a portion of their day's proceeds to Lifelong's vital community programs. Every year, thousands celebrate this huge event by eating out all day long! With over 30 Capitol Hill restaurants taking part, we hope you'll join us in supporting our neighbors and the participating businesses, showing them how much their generosity is appreciated.  Participating restaurants

Sponsored By Our Community Leaders

Community Leader Level Members:


Community Partner Level Members:

1st Security Bank of WA, 11th Avenue Capitol Hill Development LLC, Aids Healthcare Foundation, Capitol Cider, Capitol Hill Housing, Group Health Cooperative, Guild Seattle, Lowe Enterprises, Ragen and Associates, Seattle Academy, Seattle Central College, Seattle University, Starbucks Coffee Company, Substantial, Swedish Medical Center, The Derschang Group, The Lyric

Featured Community Partners:

Questions or Comments?

If you would like to connect with the Chamber or have questions or comments, please contact us at office@caphillchamber.org . 

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