April 2018
Chamber News & Events
March for Science Seattle

10am Saturday, April 14
Cal Anderson Park to Westake Park to Seattle Center

This Saturday scientists, educators, and science supporters will take to the streets of Seattle to raise their voices in support of science and evidence-based policy.  Up to 5,000 individuals are expected to participate this year.  The marchers will gather at 10am at Cal Anderson Park where they will have  speakers, music, and a small resource fair with organizations that support the march.  The 2 mile march to the Seattle Center is scheduled to begin at 11:30am.  Street parking adjacent to the park will be restricted.

Questions? Event Contact:  contact@marchforsciencesea.com

Capitol Hill Area Natural Gas Main Replacement Project 

In an ongoing effort to deliver safe and reliable energy to Seattle-area customers, Puget Sound Energy's natural gas system maintenance program has been underway in your neighborhood since February. The work requires PSE to replace the existing, underground natural gas main, installed in the early 1980s, with corrosion-resistant plastic main. Crews have been making great progress and are a little ahead of schedule at this point.  MORE INFO

Work Schedule Overview:
* Anticipate completion mid-July
* Typical weekday hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
* Typical weekend hours along E Pine St and 13th Ave (area 3 on map) are Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

May Coffee Chat with Commute Seattle

9-11am May 10
Ada's Technical Books & Cafe (425 15th Ave E)

Join us for coffee and pastries at Ada's Technical Books & Cafe. This month we'll feature a short presentation by Commute Seattle.  Learn about pre-tax commuter benefits available to small business and network with your fellow chamber members (and future chamber members).  Thank you to our generous hosts at Ada's Technical Books & Cafe! 


Clean Sweep Registration is Open!

10am Sunday, June 3 at  Cal Anderson Park 

Kick off Pride Month by helping to clean the streets and public spaces of Capitol Hill. A local favorite! We feed you, give you a free stylish t-shirt, and you give a nice polish to Capitol Hill in preparation for Pride Month.

Be a sponsor of Clean Sweep 2018!
You can help make Clean Sweep a success with a sponsorship or in-kind food & beverage donation! Email  office@caphillchamber.org for more information.

Community Care Day 

The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Community Lunch, The Beyond Project and other local services providers to offer free haircuts, healthcare, and care packages and resources to the community during free lunch hours. MORE INFO

You can help make Community Care Day a success! Email office@caphillchamber.org to make a donation, volunteer services or help promote the event to community members in need.

Attend a Clean & Safe Committee Meeting!

This committee of business owners, representatives, and residents, convenes monthly with city staff and services providers to to promote a safer, cleaner neighborhood.  Meets third Wednesdays of the month at 4pm.   Chamber members interested in attending a meeting should contact the  Chamber office .

Business News & Resources
Subscribe to the City of Seattle Special Events iCalendar

Did you know that you can subscribe to the City of Seattle Special Events iCalendar?  Stay informed about upcoming marches, rallies and festivals in Capitol Hill*!  The iCalendar syncs with your calendar app and automatically reflects additions and updates.  Here's how to subscribe:
  • Go to http://www.seattle.gov/special-events-office/calendar
  • You can filter the calendar by neighborhood, event type and sponsoring organization.  Select "Capitol Hill".
  • Click the "Subscribe" button located just above the right top corner of the calendar.
  • Select "iCalendar Subscribe"
  • Select "Subscribe to events matching these criteria"
  • Click "More" and follow the instructions for adding a new calendar to your specific app
* The Specal events calendar includes stadium events and events for which the Seattle Special Events office has received an application. 

Find It Fix It App

See litter, illegal dumping, graffiti or sharps?
Download the Find it Fix it app.

With Find It, Fix It, reporting an issue is as easy as snapping a photo with your smartphone, adding detailed information, and hitting submit. The map's "drag and drop" feature or the phone's own technology can be used to pinpoint the location.

"Find It, Fix It" is a smartphone app offering mobile users one more way to report selected issues to the City of Seattle.  It is available for  Android and  iOS.

Seattle Youth Employment Initiative

Educurious is thrilled to announce the launch of the 2018 Seattle Youth Employment Initiative . Internships are a powerful way to provide learners with early work experiences that help them gain confidence, competencies, and the drive to thrive beyond school.  
You can help! The City of Seattle and Educurious are diligently working to provide opportunities at scale, and hope to have 200 new organizations join a collaborative network of employers who are investing in our area's young people by hosting an intern (or interns!) this summer.
Will you join us? On-boarding, training, and support is provided. 
If you're unable to participate this year, will you help us advance the goal by spreading the word among organizations you know who may be interested in hosting an intern?
Please contact Blake Konrady or  (206) 402-4489 to learn more.

Member News, Community News & Events
Upcoming Events, Classes, and Workshops in April

Visit our  events calendar and  facebook event page for a full schedule of Chamber and member-hosted events in Capitol Hill!

Apr 11:  Business After Hours, Collections Cafe
Apr 12: Capitol Hill Art Walk, various locations
Apr 12 & 26: Tour & Toast, Melrose Market Studios
Apr 14: 2nd Saturday Work Party, Volunteer Park
Apr 14: Sisterhood Summit, Seattle Airport Marriott
Apr 14: March for Science, Cal Anderson Park
Apr 16: Project Leadership Essentials, Seattle Central College
Apr 16: Mandatory Housing Affordability Public Hearing, Seattle Central College
Apr 19: Pinots, Pints & People, Two Beers Brewing
Apr 20 -22: IPA Daze, Redhook Brewlab
Apr 22: Spring Restoration Day, Volunteer Park
Apr 28: 15th Ave East Visioning Workshop, The Summit
Apr 28: Independent Bookstore Day, Elliott Bay Book Co
May 5: Brushed Up Benefit for Urban ArtWorks, MadArt Stiudio
May 7: Basics of Bookkeeping, Seattle Central College
May 9: Special Events Committee Review Meeting, Seattle Municipal Tower
May 9: Foundations of Project Management, Seattle Central College
May 10: Chamber Coffee Chat, Ada's Technical Books & Cafe

Members: Get your event listed here!  Login to your Chamber account and Add an Event from your dashboard. Questions? Email mel@caphillchamber.org 

Tour & Toast!

April 12 or 26
Melrose Market Studios (1532 Minor Ave)

Join us at Capitol Hill's premier event space.  
Open house style from 4pm - 7pm. 

Town Hall - Histories of Capitol Hill & What We'll Build Next
7pm April 16
The Summit  (420 E Pike)

In this 2-hour event curated by Inside/Out Neighborhood Resident Erik Molano, we hear from poets and storytellers celebrating the history of Capitol Hill, followed by a panel discussion on how we can help navigate the future of the neighborhood.  Residents of Seattle's Capitol Hill know of the neighborhood's history of renovation, and of the many populations who have found it difficult to find housing. Now Erik Molano-Town Hall's Inside/Out Neighborhood Resident for Capitol Hill and the Central District-presents a celebration of Capitol Hill's history and an examination of what it means to preserve heritage in the age of development.  MORE INFO/REGISTER

Redhook Brewlab: IPA Daze

April 20 - 22
Redhook Brewlab (714 E Pike)

Join us at Brewlab for a celebration of everything IPA! We're showing our love by featuring 32 different IPAs all weekend, featuring 16 guest and collaboration beers from our favorite Washington breweries. MORE INFO

Spring Restoration Day

10am April 22
Volunteer Park

Celebrate Earth Day by joining your friends and neighbors at this fun event making Volunteer Park beautiful for everyone. A great activity for kids and families!

Spring Restoration Day is Volunteer Park Trust's annual major park clean-up event and we need your help.  
Free coffee and donuts! MORE INFO

15th Ave East Workshop

10am-12pm April 28
The Summit (420 E Pike)

Do you call 15th Avenue East on Capitol Hill home? Join your neighbors and share your vision for the future of 15th Avenue East!

Board and Vellum and Environmental Works are both located on 15th Avenue East. Just like you, we're passionate about the place we work, dine, socialize, and for some of us, live! We know there are a lot of changes coming to our little corner of Capitol Hill. With the recent community push to try and save our 15th Ave East Hilltop Station, we want to address the importance of having community input early in the design process, rather than before construction begins.  

This workshop is for the 15th Avenue East community; this workshop is for you! The event is free, open to the public, and kid-friendly. We encourage you to join and share your ideas for 15th Avenue East.  MORE INFO

Rethinking Incarceration Book Event

7pm April 28
The Summit (420 E Pike)

FIRST COVENANT CHURCH is hosting a book event featuring Dominique Gilliard, author of Rethinking Incarceration. Gilliard's book provides a timely, faith leader's perspective on more just alternatives to mass incarceration as Seattleites organize against the new youth jail being built and imagine together a society where all thrive and are free. MORE INFO

Independent Bookstore Day

10am-11pm April 28
Elliott Bay Book Co (1521 10th Ave)

Join us as we celebrate Independent Bookstore Day! 
In addition to being a participating store in the   SEABookstoreDay Challenge , we'll also be hosting special in-store activities, events, and giveaways all day long.

In-Store Celebrations
Visit Elliott Bay for photo booth fun, Book Jeopardy, Literary MadLibs, Blind Date with a Book, and an evening author event with  Kit Bakke: Protest On TrialMORE INFO

Sponsored by our Community Leaders

Community Leader Level Members:


Community Partner Level Members:
1st Security Bank of WA, Amazon, Capitol Cider, Capitol Hill Housing, CapitolHillSeattle.com, Capitol Hill Times, Guild Seattle (Big Mario's, Comet, Grim's, LostLake), International Montessori Academy, Kaiser Permanente, Modera Capitol Hill, Queer/Bar, 
Ragen and Associates, Redhook Brewlab, Seattle Academy, Seattle Central College, 
Seattle University NCS, Starbucks Coffee Company, Substantial, Swedish Medical Center, 
The Derschang Group (Oddfellows, Linda's SMITH, Tallulah's), The Lyric

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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