May 2018
Chamber News & Events
Clean Sweep is just around the corner!

10am Sunday, June 3 at  Cal Anderson Park 

Kick off Pride Month by helping to clean the streets and public spaces of Capitol Hill. A local favorite! We'll feed you, give you a stylish t-shirt (first come, first-served) and all the tools you'll need to give our neighborhood a nice polish.  Register as an individual or team today!

We'll gather in the morning at Cal Anderson Park for coffee and pastries before dispersing to clean the streets of Capitol Hill (thanks  Starbucks!). After the clean-up, volunteers will be treated to music and  Sizzle Pie pizza and ice-cream (thanks Umpqua bank!) in the park.

Special thanks to our generous event sponsors!

"Beautification Buff" level:   Kaiser Permanente &  Recology Cleanscapes
"Litter Whiz" level:  Republic Services
"Street Sweeper" level:  Broadway BIAHunters Capital, Linda's Tavern, Oddfellows Cafe + Bar, Smith & Tallulahs. 

It's not too late to sponsor Clean Sweep!
You can help make Clean Sweep a success with a sponsorship or in-kind food & beverage donation! Email for more information.

Clean Sweep is produced by the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce in partnership with our friends at PrideFest

Community Care Day is Friday, June 8

The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Be:SeattleCommunity 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.  MORE INFO

Special thanks to our generous event sponsor: Kaiser Permanente  

Donate or Volunteer 
You can help make Community Care Day a success! Email to make a donation, volunteer services or help promote the event to our low-income, no-income and homeless neighbors in need. 

Business News & Resources
Office of Economic Development Launches Small Business Advocate Office Hours in Capitol Hill 

10am-2pm May 23 
Cafe Solstice (925 E Thomas Street)

Listening to what small business owners and operators are concerned about and keeping City Hall informed of what they're hearing in the small business community is an essential part of what Small Business Advocates do in the Office of Economic Development (OED).  
Starting this month, Michael Wells , Small Business Advocate at the  City of Seattle OED will  setting up regular monthly office hours on Capitol Hill, as well as the other neighborhood business districts. The idea is to make it easier for small business owners to speak to an OED Small Business Advocate by bringing the office to the neighborhood.
This month Michael will be setting up shop at CafĂ© Solstice, 925 Thomas Street on Wednesday, May 23, from 10am-2pm.  Joining him from 12-2pm will be Egan Orion, the Broadway Business Improvement Area (BIA) Administrator and Phillip Sit, the City's BIA Advocate. No appointment is needed, but  if you'd like to schedule a specific time on that date please email or call 206-684-8612.

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.

5-Minute Employer Pre-Tax Survey

Our friends at Commute Seattle  are gathering information from local businesses to assess awareness of public transportation benefit options. 

Your input may help shape further outreach and services available for Seattle area employers.  This quick survey will take about 5 minutes to complete and is being administered by the  City of Seattle,   Commute SeattleTransit Riders Union , and the  UW School of Public Health to gather your input as an employer on pre-tax transportation benefits.  

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!

May 17: Writing Effective Business Emails, Seattle Central College
May 17: Crime and Safety Focus Group, 12th Ave Arts
May 18: Bikes & Bagels Commuter Celebration, various locations
June 1-3: Bite of Greece, Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption
June 3: Clean Sweep, Cal Anderson Park
June 7: Ride Transit Day, various locations
June 8: Community Care Day, Cal Anderson Park
June 9: Brushes and Breakfast, Bright Horizons
June 9: Volunteer Park Pride Festival, Volunteer Park
June 13: Special Events Committee Review Meetings, Seattle Municipal Tower
June 14: Capitol Hill Artwalk: various locations
June 14: Transit Trivia Night, Fado Irish Pub
June 16: Taco Time Volunteer Park Criterium, Volunteer Park
June 21: Capitol Hill Community Council Meeting, 12th Ave Arts
June 22-24:  Queer/Bar Popcult Pride Weekend , Queer/Bar
June 23: Pridefest Capitol Hill, Broadway Ave/Cal Anderson Pk/Denny Way
June 23: Seattle Dyke March, Seattle Central College
June 24: Seattle Pride Parade, 4th & Union
June 24: Pridefest Seattle Center, Seattle Center
June 28: Rider Celebration, Optimism Brewing Co

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

Bikes and Bagels

7-9am May 18
Lake Union, Occidental Park, Othello Station

It is that time of year: the sun is out, and the days are getting longer. Time to tune up your bike and start riding.

May 18th is the 8th Annual Bikes and Bagels celebration and this year we will be at three locations.   Join Commute Seattle to celebrate biking in the city! Swing by, on foot or bike, to celebrate your active commute with a bagel and coffee on your way to work.    MORE INFO

Be a Reel Queer Youth Mentor!
Mentor Applications due May 21
Youth Applications due June 30

Reel Queer Youth (RQY) is a video production and media literacy training for LGBTQIA+ youth and allies ages 13-20.  MORE INFO

Transit Talks

8:30-10am May 24
University Book Store 
4326 University Way NE

Link light rail is coming to the U District in 2021, expanding economic capacity and growth in the area. How does this change affect our business district? And what does it mean for customers traveling to and from the U District? 

Join us for an opportunity to engage with leaders who have experienced transportation-related changes in their neighborhoods and discuss how you can be ready for the change. 

Capitol Hill Design Guidelines Open House

5:30-7:30pm May 30
Pike Pine Rm, 12th Ave Arts (1620 12th ave)

Capitol Hill is experiencing a phase of rapid growth. Since the neighborhood design guidelines were adopted in 2005, nearly 50 new building designs have gone through the Design Review program and received development permits. As the neighborhood continues to grow, the City of Seattle is teaming up with Capitol Hill Housing, the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict and local community members to update the existing Capitol Hill Neighborhood Design Guidelines, which will serve as a guide for future development throughout all areas within the Capitol Hill Urban Center.

We are hosting a Community Open House on Wednesday, May 30th to share the Draft Guidelines and hear what you think of them. The draft guidelines will be ready for your review on the  OPCD website before the open house at the end of the month. Join our staff to learn more and share your opinions MORE INFO

Bite of Greece

June 1st thru 3rd:  Fri 4-10pm, 
Sat 11am-10pm,  Sun 12-6pm
Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption 
1804 13th Ave

The Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption presents the "Bite of Greece Seattle"! This will be a fantastic event! Enjoy all the delicious Greek foods you love, made by our parishioners from ages-old top secret recipes from their ancestral homes in Greece. So come, enjoy the food, drink some wine and listen (and dance, if you to live music!)   MORE INFO

Ride Transit Day

June 7, All Day

Kick off Ride Transit Month right by choosing your favorite mode and taking a trip to your favorite transit accessible destination. 

Help spread transit cheer by saying hello to fellow passengers, offering up a seat, or celebrating the transit riders in your life.   Keep an eye out for pop-up celebrations across the Puget Sound for a chance to win awesome prizes and swag.  Take a transit selfie using #RideTransit and tag @Transpochoices to be entered to win!   MORE INFO

Brushes and Breakfast

10am-12pm June 9
Bright Horizons (1002 E Seneca)

We invite you and your family to join us for a morning of family fun!  Enjoy breakfast with us and create a masterpiece with your little artist. Our teachers will lead the group in a step by step process to create a beautiful abstract painting using tape. This event is geared towards children 2 - 6 years old. MORE INFO

Volunteer Park Pride Festival

12-7pm June 9
Volunteer Park

The Volunteer Park Festival (formally known as Seattle Pride Picnic) is Seattle Pride's celebration of queer arts, music, performance and culture held in Volunteer Park on Saturday, June 9th from 12pm-7pm. The festival is free to attend and will feature a beer garden, music stage, food trucks, small local craft fair and sponsor & nonprofit informational booths.   MORE INFO

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

pride flag

Stay tuned for more Capitol Hill Pride Events in next month's newsletter!

Get your Pride event listed!  

Sponsored by our Community Leaders

Community Leader Level Members:


Community Partner Level Members:
1st Security Bank of WA, Amazon, Capitol Cider, Capitol Hill Housing,, 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 . 

 Join the Chamber!