January 2017 
Happy New Year!
Newsletter


Chamber News & Events

Letter from the Executive Director

"Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future."  
-President John F. Kennedy

Change is the best word to define the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce in 2016. We welcomed more than 20 new members from throughout the neighborhood, hosted an exciting series of activation, networking and community-building events, and advocated for a clean, safe and vibrant business district. As our region continues to grow, Capitol Hill remains the coolest place to eat amazing food, drink perfectly crafted cocktails, buy amazing books and clothes, and earn a degree.
 
Inevitably, growth leads to challenges and Capitol Hill neighbors, visitors, employees and property owners frequently contact us to share their concerns such as public safety and reduced mobility. Currently, the Chamber leads a monthly Clean and Safe Committee meeting the third Wednesday of the month at 4pm to work on a range of neighborhood issues and we host monthly events to give folks a chance to meet their neighbors and colleagues. We partner with social workers helping folks in need and we work with the Capitol Hill Community Council to ensure programs benefit all who call Capitol Hill home.
 
Capitol Hill will continue to grow and looking to the future, the Chamber will work to implement new programs and ideas to harness this energy and vitality to address ongoing and new challenges, in partnership with our members, community organizations, and residents. If you have ideas or concerns, please share them with us at office@caphillchamber.org or visit our website to consider joining one of our committee meetings or attend an upcoming event. 


Chamber Coffee Chat - New Member Benefits

9-10am  Jan 26, 2017
Starbucks ( 1600 E Olive Way)

The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce is hosting our first coffee chat of the year at Starbucks  on E Olive Way and we'd love to have you join us! 

Come and meet your fellow Chamber members (and future Chamber members!) and find out how to take advantage of the newly revamped member benefits package and discuss our diverse and vibrant business district. 

Coffee and pastries will be provided by our generous friends at Starbucks.


              

Save the Date -
State of the Hill 2017 is February 8th!


6-9pm Feb 8, 2017
Optimism Brewing  Co.
1158 Broadway Avenue
 
Let's celebrate the past year with Chamber members, local Capitol Hill businesses, and neighbors! Come meet other small business owners and hear a recap of the year and what's to come.  There will be food, drinks, and fun activities.    Guests will have a chance to win great prizes donated by local businesses!

We'll also present the Spirit Award  to an individual, organization or business that has shown an outstanding commitment to the Capitol Hill community in 2016. Chamber members are encouraged to submit nominations!  Email your nomination to office@caphilllchamber.org, and don't forget to tell us why you are making your recommendation.

Be a sponsor of the Chamber's Signature Member Event!
Sponsorship levels  begin at $500 and are a great way to showcase your neighborhood pride!  Capitol Hill restaurants and merchants can also participate by making an in-kind donation of food & drink or by donating an item to the drawing.   Email office@caphillchamber.org  for more info.

Thanks to our returning Showcase Sponsors: 

     


Member News and Events

Upcoming Events from our Members

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

NOW thru Jan 8: Ornithology, Dendroica Gallery
Jan 12: Discovery Park Volunteer Open House, Seattle Parks and Recreation
Jan 12: Capitol Hill Artwalk, various locations on Capitol Hill
Jan 12 - Feb 5: Psychospatial II , Dendroica Gallery
Jan 26: Coffee Chat, Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce

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

Seattle Restaurant Alliance - All Restaurateurs Welcome!

Monthly Membership Update
January 11, 2017
10am-11:30am
Poquitos ( 1000 E Pike St)

 

Agenda

  • Keynote speaker: Gordon Kushnick, owner of Essential Benefits
  • Employer-provided benefits that improve employee morale and retention
  • Public policy update and Q&A session

Breakout session: Chat with your colleagues in small groups about issues in your restaurant


Please RSVP to Jillian Henze at jillianh@wahospitality.org



Discovery Park Volunteer Open House

January 12, 2017
7:30pm-9pm
Discovery Park 
Environmmental Learning Center
3801 Discovery Park Blvd

Are you looking to get more involved in the Seattle park's community in the new year? We depend on the time and passion of volunteers with varying interests and backgrounds for everything that we do. Now is your opportunity to be involved as a volunteer. 

Come to the Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center on Thursday, January 12th from 7:30-9:00PM for snacks, chats, and volunteer programs information. 

Current staff and volunteers will be present to share their knowledge and stories. No experience necessary-- just interest, time, and an open mind. 

Volunteer Positions Include: Office Assistant, Database Entry Help, Project Assistants, Seattle Urban Nature Guides (SUN Guides), and Ambassadors See you soon!  Call 206-386-4236 or email cait.mchugh@seattle.gov for more info.



Community News and Events

Open House on Housing Affordability & Livability


Central Neighborhoods 
Open House
January 10, 2017
6pm-8pm
Optimism Brewing
909 E Union Street


The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, in collaboration with Seattle Parks & Recreation, Planning & Community Development, Transportation, and others, are hosting a Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA)   Open House.  
Everyone interested in making a more affordable, livable Seattle for all are invited to come, learn, and join in conversation with your neighbors .

This Open House is a great chance to connect with your neighbors and share information. You can enjoy complimentary food and soft drinks. (Beer is available for purchase but will not be provided by the City). All ages are welcome.

What you can expect from this Open House:

More information on this event is available on our blog. If you have questions, please email HALAinfo@seattle.gov or call 206.743.6612.



Sponsored By Our Community Leaders


Community Leader Level Members:


Hunters


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, 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:

         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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