June 2017 
Chamber Newsletter  

Chamber Member Spotlight

Aluel Cellars

801A E. Thomas St.
Seattle, WA 98112

Aluel Cellars is focused on limited production of elegant wines handcrafted in the old-world style to showcase great fruit sourced from some of the top vineyards across Washington state.  Our tasting room is located right off of Broadway (on the corner of Harvard and E. Thomas) and just one block from the Capitol Hill light rail station.  We are open five days a week, Wednesdays through Sundays.  Come visit us and enjoy a wine flight, a glass, or a bottle, artisanal cheeses, gourmet charcuterie, small bites, locally handcrafted chocolate and truffles, and our popular cheese and chocolate pairings. 
Did you know that we have an upstairs loft space that is perfect for hosting your next private event?  Our space can comfortably seat up to 16 people for seated tastings, work meetings, and more.  We can also reconfigure the layout to host larger private parties for around 30 people.  We offer an extended food menu for parties or you can use our preferred caterer who is a former chef at a Michelin star restaurant to ensure that your guests are fully satisfied. 

Chamber News & Events

Clean Sweep 2017

June 4, 10AM-1:30PM
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.  

Volunteers meet at Cal Anderson park at 10am for coffee and pastries generously donated by our local Starbucks on Olive Way. We'll provide all of the cleaning supplies you'll need, a stylish t-shirt, and treat you to music and a free lunch on the lawn provided by Coca Cola, Sizzle Pie, and  Nuflours Bakery.  

PUT TOGETHER A TEAM! Teams are generally 6-10 people. Companies and non-profits are encouraged to put a team together and to wear your own t-shirts to promote your contribution. Or wear ours. Or wear both!

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 community.  

We would like to highlight our generous Sponsors whose contributions helped make Clean Sweep happen: 

Beautification Buff Level                            Litter Whiz Level

Street Sweeper Level

In-Kind Community Sponsors   

Community Care Day

June 4, 2-5PM
Cal Anderson Park (Shelterhouse Area)

The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce is partnering with local services providers to offer free haircuts, health care, discounted transit passes and care packages to the community after the Clean Sweep event in Cal Anderson Park.  

A team of professional stylists and barbers will take over the park shelter house to give free hair cuts, basic stylings, and shampoos to anyone that stops by.

Income-qualified transit riders can enroll in  Orca Lift , a discounted transit pass program.

Community members will have access to low-level medical services and information from Country Doctor and a team of medical professionals.  Care packages assembled by Swedish Medical Center, Lifelong Aids Alliance, The Dental Shoppe and other local services providers will be available.

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

We want to thank our generous Community Care Day Sponsor, Sound Mental Health, volunteer services providers, and care package contributors!

June 11th Pride March in Capitol Hill

The organizers at Seattle PrideFest would like to make sure that Capitol Hill business owners and residents are aware that there is a Pride March happening on Sunday June 11. 

There may be minimal impacts between 10am-11am, with a rally of thousands of people between 11am-12pm in the Bobby Morris Playfield and Cal Anderson Park. The March steps off at 12pm to travel down Pine St towards Seattle Center.
Note there may be limited access on 11th Ave between Pine and Olive during this time and Pine between 11th Ave and Broadway will be shut down between 11am and 12:15-12:20pm that day.
Contact the PrideFest Executive Director, Egan Orion,  at egan@pridefest.org with any questions.  
More information about the March:  www.seattlepridemarch.org.

Chamber Happy Hour at Aluel Cellars

June 15,  5:30-8PM,
801A E. Thomas St.
Seattle, WA 98112

Mix and mingle with fellow members at the Chamber Happy Hour on June 15!

Hosted by  Aluel Cellars, this fun event will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about how the Chamber supports our vibrant, welcoming neighborhood, and to get to know one of Capitol Hill's newest wine makers.   More Information

June 24 Capitol Hill Pride Festival - Bite of Pride

This year, the historic organizers of the Saturday Pride Festival attempted to shift the date to two weeks earlier to give them a staging area for a Sunday march. We are happy to report that the event organizers are following the City's direction and hosting the Pride Festival on June 24th, the historic day of the festival, with commercial activity.  This means the restaurants, retailers and other businesses on Broadway will have access to booth space and/or sidewalk venues!   Broadway Avenue businesses interested in participating in Capitol Hill Pride Festival - Bite of Pride should  contact the organizers directly .

Seattle Small Business Expo

July 13 - 9AM - 5PM
Seattle Center ( 301 Mercer St)

Visit the Chamber booth at the Small Business Expo on July 13th! RSVP FREE to network with THOUSANDS of business professionals!

Member News & 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 - June 11:  Juried Exhibition, PhotoCenter NW
June 4:  Clean Sweep, Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce/Pridefest
June 4: Community Care Day, Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce
June 8: Capitol Hill Art Walk, various locations in Capitol Hill
June 8:  Jeff Mihalyo "Abstract Impressions", Dendroica Gallery
June 8: Queer Art Walk, Seattle PrideFest
June 11: Pride March, Seattle PrideFest
June 15:  Chamber Happy Hour, Aluel Cellars
June 17 - 18: Pride Film Fest, Egyptian Theatre
June 22: Dragapalooza, Egyptian Theatre
June 24: PrideFest Capitol Hill, Cal Anderson Park
June 26: Intro to Data Science, Seattle Central College
June 26: Web Design & Development, Seattle Central College
June 27: HR Basics, Seattle Central College

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

Community Open House

Hosted by Gerding Edlen
June 6 - 5:30PM-8PM
The Summit ( 420 E Pike)

Gerding Edlen, the developer of the Capitol Hill station sites, will be holding a community open house to show updated plans reflecting feedback from the community and the Design Review Board.  Your feedback is needed! . Stop by anytime on Tuesday, June 6th between 5:30pm - 8pm and tell them what you think!   RSVP

Love Your Neighbor (hood) - Upcoming Pride Events!

Taking Pride in Capitol Hill!  Visit pridefest.org for a more complete list of upcoming Pride Events and activities

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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