May 2017 
Chamber Newsletter  


Chamber Member Spotlight



Nuflours Bakery

518 15th Ave E
Seattle, WA 
206.395.4623

Nuflours is a dedicated gluten free bakery located on 15th Ave E. Open six days a week, the bakery has a diverse product offering including sweet & savory pastries, soup & sandwiches, artisan & sandwich breads, and birthday & wedding cakes. 

Come by in the month of May and mention that you're a Capitol Hill Chamber member for 25% off your order. One discount per person please. Not available for special orders. In-store only (no farmers markets).
Ice cream sandwiches are here!
  • Classic (brownie with vanilla ice cream)
  • Vegan Classic (chocolate cookie with vanilla coconut-based ice cream)
  • Vegan Maple Cherry (maple cookie with cherry coconut-based ice cream)
Nuflours is committed to using high-quality, locally sourced and naturally gluten free ingredients, using a blend of sorghum, millet, tapioca and potato flours to develop recipes that both delight the gluten free and surprise the gluten full eater. The facility is rice and peanut free with most products also corn and soy free. Dairy free, egg free and vegan options are available.



Chamber News & Events

UPDATE: Proposed Pride Festival Date Change

Earlier this year, the historic organizers of Pride Festival announced they were changing the  date of the festival and rally from June 24th to June 10th. This change was quite a surprise to Capitol Hill businesses, many of whom are already planning for that weekend and have purchased or rented supplies in preparation for Pr ide weekend customers. 

Pride Festival is a fun, festive event that brings 50,000 people to Capitol Hill during Pride weekend, and this weekend is usually the busiest day for many Broadway area businesses. 
The Capitol Hill Chamber and Broadway BIA recognizes that this day is critical to the economic well-being of the area and are strongly advocating to keep Pride Festival on June 24th. 

The City's Special Event Committee (SEC) is currently reviewing the application to change the historic date of the Capitol Hill Pride festival and is expected to make a decision this week.

We will communicate with you as soon as we hear about a decision.  Feel free to email us at office@caphillchamber.org if you have any questions or concerns.

Homelessness Response Resources

Homelessness is a humanitarian crisis with many causes. Those living on our streets face tremendous challenges, from the loss of a job or home to severe mental health or substance abuse disorders, that the City is working to help address.  

The Homelessness Response online information page includes facts and updates about sanctioned encampments, unauthorized encampments, and helpful links to resources for individuals witnessing or experiencing homelessness. You'll also find helpful information on how to report illegal dumping, discarded needles, and graffiti.  

In addition to the resources listed above, the Chamber receives regular progress updates from the city regarding the Homelessness Response Activation.  Please email office@caphillchamber.org if you would like more information.

Seattle Metro Chamber Reciprocal Membership

As part of a special agreement we have with the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, we are pleased to offer your small business or non-profit (15 employees or less) free reciprocal membership with the Seattle Metro Chamber to help increase your presence in Seattle's broader business community.

As a member of the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce you can now access all of the benefits and services provided by the Seattle Metro Chamber. Download the  reciprocal membership application and F.A.Q. sheet today and start taking advantage of this exciting new member benefit! 

Seattle Metro "Chamber 101" - New Member Orientation 
May 12, 12-1:30PM
Seattle Metro Chamber (1301 5th Ave, Suite 1500)
The Seattle Metro Chamber is hosting a  Chamber 101 member orientation next week!  At Chamber 101 you will meet other SMC members, and learn about the ways you and your colleagues can use your Seattle Metro Chamber membership to  grow your business.    Please register  online  or contact Victoria MacLellan at  victoriam@seattlechamber.com  or 206-389-7278.

Learn about the Capitol Hill BIA -  Attend an Open House

May 23, 6-8PM
The Summit (420 E Pike)

Learn about the proposed Capitol Hill Business Improvement Area (BIA) Expansion at an upcoming Open House. Find out how the Capitol Hill BIA will raise funds to provide much-needed benefits directly to the neighborhood to get the big things done - and keep Capitol Hill unique!
 
Who should attend?  Property owners, business owners and residents located within the boundaries of the Capitol Hill BIA. The Capitol Hill Business Improvement Area will cover areas surrounding Broadway, Pike/Pine, 12th Avenue East, 15th Avenue East, 19th Avenue East, Melrose Avenue and Olive & Denny Way.
 
Read more about what's in the proposed BIA expansion at capitolhill2020.org.


Love is Action

June 1, 6-8PM
The Summit (420 E Pike)

Join public officials, civic leaders, and your neighbors in a community conversation about the various ways that we can come together in relationship and action to promote a better place of sanctuary, safety, and support for all.  


This is the second in a 2-part series, we will address the question "What is Action?". 

Keynote Speaker:
Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal

Special guests:
Elaine Rose - Planned Parenthood Votes NW
Rich Stoltz - OneAmerica
Sasha Pollack - Washington Environmental Council

Hosted by the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce, Capitol Hill Community Council and First Covenant Church.  Light refreshments will be provided.



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 Sizzle Pie, Nuflours Bakery, and other local establishments.  

REGISTER TODAY (FREE):
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 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, volunteer services 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!












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
May 11:  Capitol Hill Art Walk, Capitol Hill Neighborhood
May 11 - June 4: New Works by Kevin Furiya, Dendroica Gallery
May 13: No Child Wet Behind, Doulas NorthWest
May 18:  Delivering Presentations w/ Purpose & Impact, Seattle Central College
May 20: Tool Library Fixer Fair and 1st Anniversary Party, Capitol Hill Tool Library
May 23:   Capitol Hill BIA Open House , Capitol Hill Chamber
May 25: Own It! Prevent Displacement, Build Wealth, Capitol Hill Housing
June 1:  Love is Action: What is Action? , Capitol Hill Chamber- in partnership
June 4:  Clean Sweep, Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Pridefest
June 4: Community Care Day, 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 

Blok24 App Comes to Capitol Hill
 
We would like to introduce Blok24 to the Capitol Hill Neighborhood. There is so much happening in and around Capitol Hill and our app allows you to discover and connect with everything going on outside your front door every single day.  Whether you are looking to meet friends for the hottest happy hour, catch some live music, find yoga in the park, or watch the big game you can discover it on Blok24.

Our app is also the perfect platform for a neighborhood business looking to connect with customers down the street or around the block. Think of Blok24 as your personal digital billboard that delivers all your events, specials, or happenings directly to the customers closest to you; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We look forward to seeing you on the Blok. Download Blok24 on iTunes or visit our website:  http://blok24.com


No Child Wet Behind

May 13, 2017
Heritage Park, Olympia

Doulas Northwest is hosting Olympia's 2nd annual No Child Wet Behind Diaper Drive and 5K Run at Heritage Park on May 13th, 2017!

ONLINE RACE REGISTRATION

This event brings our community together in a powerful way:
  • to raise awareness about the 1 in 3.
  • to collect diapers to help fill the need. 
  • to raise additional funds to purchase diapers that are needed. 
  • to have FUN!
Doulas Northwest is pleased to have partnered with  Dry Tikes & Wet Wipes to raise awareness for these babies and families. Diapers and financial sponsorships will benefit this amazing organization, being distributed directly to families in need.

Please plan on joining us as we raise awareness, collect diapers, seek financial sponors, gather racers for our 5K event, and make a difference for area families!


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:


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, 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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