December 2017

Chamber News & Events

Deck the Halls this Holiday Season with Shop the Hill!

'Tis the Season!  The  Broadway BIA and  Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce are bringing good vibes, holiday cheer and increased traffic to Capitol Hill and your highly valued businesses with Shop the Hill. Shop local, shop the hill for one of a kind finds and artisan gifts!  Follow us on  FacebookInstagram and  Twitter
Merchants: advertise your sales, deals, pop-ups, and holiday events for FREE at .  In partnership with the  CHS blog  and Coca Cola, we will be promoting your business all season long.  Don't forget to Hashtag your holiday posts and encourage your patrons to do the same! #shopthehill

We still have a few Shop the Hill posters, flyers and table tents available. Get yours today! Email

Small Business Advisory Council

During a recent walking tour of Pike/Pine in Capitol Hill, Mayor Jenny Durkan signed an Executive Order establishing Seattle's first Small Business Advisory Council (SBAC). Several chamber board members and neighborhood business owners were present at the signing which took place at Elliott Bay Book Company.  A warm congratulations to Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce Board Member Tracy Taylor, General Manager at Elliott Bay Book Company, who was appointed co-chair to the SBAC! 

According to the Office of the Mayor, the SBAC will be "Tasked with ensuring small businesses have a role in informing policies and programs as well as access to resources, the council will provide input on impact of City decisions, make policy recommendations, and help increase access to tools and resources available to small businesses."  MORE INFO

2018 Labor Standards Update

Changes to Minimum Wage & Paid Sick and Safe Time take effect on January 1, 2018

The increase to minimum wage reflects inflation adjustments and annual increases required by the Minimum Wage ordinance. The expanded Paid Sick and Safe Time requirements reflect changes required by voter-passed, Washington Initiative 1433 (I-1433). Under I-1433, all hourly employees working in Seattle and throughout Washington automatically have a right to paid sick leave. 

Under legislation proposed by OLS, the I-1433 requirements will also apply equally to hourly and overtime exempt employees (with a few limited exceptions). MORE INFO

Upcoming Webinar training offered by OLS: 

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 9:30 am to 10:30 am PST
( Click here to register by 5:00 pm PST, December 6)

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm PST
( Click here to register by 5:00 pm PST, December 12)

Thursday, December 14, 2017, 10:00 am to 11:00 am PST
( Click here to register by 5:00 pm PST, December 13)

Member News & Events
Upcoming Events, Classes, and Workshops in October

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

Dec 7:  Holiday in the Park, Volunteer Park
Dec 14: Capitol Hill Artwalk, various locations in Capitol Hill
Dec 14: Capitol Hill Community Council Open House, Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar
Dec 14: Guilty Holiday Pleasures, Chophouse Row
Dec 19: GSBA Business Literacy Series: OLS Training, GSBA Headquarters
Dec 23: Christmas Market, Melrose Market

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

Holiday in Volunteer Park

6-8pm December 7
Volunteer Park
1247 15th Ave E 

Come join the fun at Holiday in the Park! 

Our FREE community celebration returns to Volunteer Park on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 6-8PM.  This annual holiday event features carolers, free cookies and hot cocoa, and a special children's activity booth. Hundreds of luminarias will light the pathways of Volunteer Park creating a magical holiday wonderland!

Guilty Holiday Pleasures - It's a Party!

6-9pm December 14th
Chophouse Row
1424 11th Ave

Chophouse Row is celebrating its annual Guilty Holiday Pleasures Party in the courtyard !

Enjoy  Food, Wine & Toasty Hot Beverages plus Pop Up Holiday Gift Market, Christmas gift giveaways, Drag Carolers, photos with Bad Santa and more. All ages!

Christmas Market - Gifts, Produce, Meats, Flowers and More!

11am-6pm December 23rd
Melrose Market
1531 Melrose Ave

Join us at Melrose Market on the day before Christmas Eve to shop for last minute local goods. Offering Fresh Local Produce, Meat, Dairy, Seafood, Flowers, Wine, Dry Goods and more!

Plus, live music & wine tasting below our giant Christmas Tree!

Community News & Events
Capitol Hill Community Council Open House

6-8pm December 14
Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar
1508 11th Ave

Join us December 14th to eat, drink, and be merry while adding your voice to topics we want to accomplish next year!

Our council represents the diverse needs of those living & working on Capitol Hill to encourage a sense of community and foster community development.  This year has been a growing and learning experience for all communities across the country.  One of the biggest strengths of community is that we are non-partisan, and can create a space for community problem-solving that is not muddled by political conflict. Use this time to give thanks and love each other!   On this night we want to highlight the year and collaborate with YOU (the neighborhood) on the great things we have planned for next yea r.

Seattle  Pedestrian Board Seeks New Members

The Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board (SPAB) is accepting applications for new members to help make walking in Seattle safer and easier. Interested Seattleites are encouraged to apply via email by January 26, 2018.  MORE INFO

Sponsored by our Community Leaders

Community Leader Level Members:


Community Partner Level Members:

1st Security Bank of WA, 11th Avenue Capitol Hill Development LLC, Amazon, Capitol Cider, Capitol Hill Housing, Kaiser Permanente, Guild Seattle (Big Mario's, Comet, Grim's, LostLake), Ragen and Associates, Redhook Brewlab, Seattle Academy, Seattle Central College, 
Seattle University, Starbucks Coffee Company, Substantial, Swedish Medical Center, 
The Derschang Group (Oddfellows, Linda's SMITH, Tallulah's), The Lyric

Featured Community Partners:


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