March 15, 2018

Chamber News

March For Our Lives

10am Saturday, March 24
Cal Anderson Park

On March 24, the youth of Seattle are marching to demand change from our elected officials. The marchers will gather at 10 am at Cal Anderson Park.

The March is slated to begin at 11am and will travel down Pine towards Dowtown to the Seattle Center.  It is difficult to predict how any people will participate, but the gathering could grow as large as the recent Women's March 2.0.  

More info:

LGBTQ & Allies Youth Job Fair

The Seattle Parks and Recreation Department is planning their 3r d annual LGBTQ and Allies Job Fair  and would like to extend an invitation to your business to table!

The LGBTQ and Allies Job Fair is held to connect LGBTQ Youth and their allies with safe employers and organizations throughout the city.

To secure a booth at the event,   please complete this form and return.
Direct any questions to Gwen Wessels-
Mail to:  Gwen Wessels, Seattle Parks, 6209 W. Marginal Way SW - Westbridge Facility, Seattle, WA 98106

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 .

Membership SALE!

We're discounting standard business level memberships* for new members until March 31st, 2018.   JOIN TODAY 
*Sm/Lg Business, Non-profit, & Indie levels

April Chamber Coffee Chat

9-10:30am April 5
Starbucks (1600 E Olive Way)

We're 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!), learn more about the work of the chamber and discuss our diverse and vibrant business district.

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

Member News
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Assesment

Our Partners at the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) need your assistance.

The GSBA is an advocate for equity and equality and they are working daily to improve their organization while supporting business owners that represent all communities.
In order for the process to be impactful and really build and support diversity, equity, and inclusion, consistent engagement with both members and non-members is necessary.
Hearing and including your feedback and voice is an important part of the process. We hope you will take 10 minutes out of your day to complete a survey and help the GSBA evaluate the organization. The survey will close on March 20, 2018.

New Hours!
Optimism Brewing Company  (1158 Broadway)

Optimism Brewing Company is now open at noon on Thursdays and Fridays! From 12p-3p all pints are $5! 
Come enjoy our great space, with great lighting, free Wi-Fi, and a beer. 

Hot Deal!  New Checking Account Offer for Business

Homestreet Bank on Broadway is offering a special deal for new business customers!  Visit any local Homestreet bank branch to open a new business checking account with this coupon to receive the $200 bonus. 
Contact Frank Alvarado ( or Alex Bailey ( for details on this promotion.

Melrose Market Celebrates
Saint Patrick's Day

11am-5pm March 17
Melrose Market (1531 Melrose Ave)

Live Irish music, Irish-inspired noshes, beer, oysters and more! MORE INFO

Community Lunch Spring Celebration & Fundraiser

5-8pm March 25
The Swedish Club (1920 Dexter Ave N)

Guests will be treated to great appetizers from Beecher's Handmade Cheese and a wonderful dinner featuring Champagne Chicken or Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers. Enjoy amazing cakes in our dessert dash and spend time talking with your community.  The evening will be hosted by Master of Ceremonies Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the Rain.

Seattle Metro Chamber
Executive Roundtable

7:30 - 10:30am Wednesday, April 4
Meydenbauer Center 
(11100 NE 6th St, Bellevue, WA, 98004)

If you are a business leaders interested in a coordinated system that prepares  local residents  for local jobs, then please consider the below event hosted by the Seattle Metro Chamber and the Seattle Region Partnership.
What: Executive Roundtable: Local Talent Pipeline
When : Wed, April 4
Where : Meydenbauer Center (11100 NE 6th St, Bellevue, WA, 98004)
Event time: 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Cost: complimentary
Who: C-Level executives, entrepreneurs, and those in Human Resource positions
Agenda : click here
This event is tailored to C-level executives and their human resources directors.

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