June 2018
Member Spotlight

Bright Horizons at Seneca Street

1002 E Seneca Street
Seattle, WA 98122

Bright Horizons at Seneca Street offers exceptional early education and preschool programs for infants through pre-kindergarten! Located in the heart of Capitol Hill, our school offers exceptional care that is convenient not only in terms of location, but also with our extended hours and year-round programming.
Our Seneca Street team understands that your child's education and care is a priority, and that choosing the right program is a big decision. For more than 30 years, Bright Horizons has been helping children around the world develop confidence and a passion for learning. We are committed to the field of early education and to practices that guide each child's social, physical, emotional, and cognitive development. Our emergent curriculum approach is designed for this purpose, enabling teachers to tailor activities and projects to the specific interests and skills of each child in the class, with the goal of preparing students for success in school and in life. With our child development professionals at their side, children are assured of getting the care that they need, the creative learning experiences they enjoy, and the intellectually challenging opportunities they deserve.
Contact us to schedule a visit and learn how you can secure enrollment. 

Chamber News & Events
Clean Sweep

We'd like to thank the 300+ volunteers who spruced up Capitol Hill this weekend during  Clean Sweep 2018! You all looked fantastic in your shirts! View Pics Here

We look forward to partnering each year with  Seattle PrideFest to host this event, and we couldn't do it without our amazing volunteers and sponsors.

Special thanks to  Recology for sponsoring this event and hauling our bags of trash away year after year;  Starbucks &  Sizzle Pie for keeping our volunteers fed; Umpqua Bank for bringing the sweets; DJ's  LA Kendall LaBree and  Tony Burns for providing the tunes; and our amazing sponsors  Kaiser Permanente WashingtonRepublic ServicesBroadway BIAHunters CapitalSwedish Medical Center, and  The Derschang Group (Linda's, Oddfellows Cafe, Smith, and Tallulahs).  We'll see you all next year!
Clean Sweep is produced by the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce in partnership with our friends at PrideFest

Community Care Day

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

Community Care Day was made possible by our generous sponsor, Kaiser Permanente .  We estimate that over 125 individuals stopped by the event to take advantage of services and resources.   Special thanks to the services providers and volunteers who came out on a rainy Seattle afternoon to offer free services, care packages and resources to the community:  Be:Seattle Central Co-op,   Country Doctor Gay CityHepatitis Education ProjectKing County Metro Transit/Public HealthSwedish Medical Centers and Washington State Business Professional Women.

Groundbreaking! Capitol Hill TOD

June 19, 5-7pm
Capitol Hill LIght Rail Station Development
near Broadway Ave/Denny Way

Celebrate this important community milestone!

The Capitol Hill Station Development, the mixed-income and mixed-use development project that surrounds the Capitol Hill Light Rail Station, will break ground June 19, 2018.

A celebration will be held on the site of the future public plaza, near the intersection of Broadway and Denny on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. 

Come and enjoy food and drinks from local purveyors, live music and a pop-up farmers market. MORE INFO

July Chamber Coffee Chat + Free Seminar

July 11 8:30-10:30am,  Pike-Pine Rm 
12th Ave Arts Bldg (
1620 12th Avenue)
Seminar will begin at 9:30am

Join us for our next chamber coffee chat on July 11!   Meet your fellow Chamber members (and future Chamber members), learn more about the work of the chamber, and discuss our diverse and vibrant business district.  Coffee and pastries will be provided.

Stay for a FREE seminar created specifically for business owners. Hosted by Larry Sheetz, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones. This seminar is designed to educate business owners about tools and strategies to help make building, running, and preserving business easier.  

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

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 Pride Street Closures

Annual Pride weekend celebrations are coming to the Capitol Hill Neighborhood June 22-24.  This map is provided by the city of Seattle to help neighbors and busuinesses polan their activities around permitted street closures: SEATTLE PRIDE STREET CLOSURES

For more information, contact the Special Events Office at (206) 684-8017 or specialeventsoffice@seattle.gov

John & Thomas Corridor Crossing Improvements

The John and Thomas Corridor Crossing Improvements project increases the visibility of people walking and biking at intersections without traffic signals, improving safety along this busy street served by King County Metro bus routes 8 and 10 and Sound Transit's Capitol Hill light rail station. This project was selected by the Levy to Move Seattle Oversight Committee in 2016 for funding through the Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) program and constuction will begin as early as July.  READ THE FULL ANNOUNCEMENT HERE

If you have any questions or concerns before or during construction, please contact 
Cayla Ravancho  at  NSFJohnThomasCorridor@seattle.gov , or 206-733-9361.

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

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

June 14: Capitol Hill Artwalk + PrideFest: various locations
June 14: Transit Trivia Night, Fado Irish Pub
June 15: LGBTQ Outdancing Dyke March Fundraiser, Century Ballroom
June 16: Taco Time Volunteer Park Criterium, Volunteer Park
June 19: Groundbreaking!, Capitol Hill LIght Rail Stn
June 20: Stand Up for Pride, Q Nightclub
June 21: Capitol Hill Community Council Meeting, 12th Ave Arts
June 22:  Pride Happy Hour, the Thompson
June 22-24:  Queer/Bar Popcult Pride Weekend , Queer/Bar
June 22-24: Wildrose Pride, the Wildrose Bar
June 23: Pridefest Capitol Hill, Broadway Ave/Cal Anderson Park/Denny Way
June 23: Family Pride, Cal Anderson Park
June 23: Seattle Dyke March, Seattle Central College
June 23: Seattle Pride Beer Garden, Elysian Brewing Co
June 23: BTW Pride Party, Neumos
June 23-24: Queer Geeks and Gamers, Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center
June 24: Seattle Pride Parade, 4th & Union
June 24: PrideFest Seattle Center, Seattle Center
June 24: Pride: Oasis T-Dance, Redhook Brewery
June 28: Rider Celebration, Optimism Brewing Co
July 11: Chamber Coffee Chat & Seminar, 12th Ave Arts Building
July 19: Summer Picnic, Volunteer Park

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

Queer/Bar Popcult Pride Weekend

June 22 - June 24
Queer/Bar (1518 11th Ave)

Queer/bar pride festival is a 3-day pride weekend event in Capitol Hill, the Seattle home for all things queer. The indoor + outdoor festival extends from inside queer/bar into a giant street party complete with two stages, two dance floors, multiple bars, food vendors, and a VIP lounge. Some of the biggest names on the spectrum of queer talent, in addition to local artists, will perform from open to close each day of the event! Join us as we celebrate the diversity and strength of the Seattle LGBTQIA+ community at queer/bar's first annual pride festival MORE INFO/TICKETS

PrideFest Capitol Hill

12-9pm June 23
Broadway Ave, Cal Anderson Park, Denny Way

Now in its 5th year, PrideFest Capitol Hill is now expanded to encompass Broadway from John to Roy, as well as Denny Way and Cal Anderson Park for Family Pride and Queer Youth Pride. An event for the traditional LGBTQ neighborhood, now fully managed by PrideFest exclusively. All ages. 

Presented by Delta with support by the Broadway BIA. MORE INFO

Seattle Dyke March

5-9pm June 23
Seattle Central College (1701 Broadway)

The Seattle Dyke March is an annual tradition. The Seattle Dyke Rally and March attempts to create an atmosphere where we can learn about different aspects of our communities and become inspired to take action. 

The Seattle Dyke March, like many other Dyke Marches nationally and internationally, happens the Saturday evening before the Sunday Pride Parade.  We will once again rally outside at Seattle Central College and then we march through Capitol Hill.  Rally start time is at 5pm withe th march slated for 7pm.   MORE INFO

Summer Picnic in the Park

6-8pm July 19
Volunteer Park

Grab the kids, a picnic basket & blanket! Come to Volunteer Park for this fun FREE event with live music, five fantastic food trucks, lawn games, free ice cream while it lasts, and more!  MORE 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), 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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