November 2017

Chamber Member Spotlight

Board & Vellum

115 15th Ave E Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98112

Board & Vellum is a design firm on 15th Avenue East, offering integrated architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture services. Not only does having in-house integrated services lead to better design, but it helps your project move more smoothly from great idea to great finished product.
We love tackling complex and precisely-detailed projects large and small: retail shops & cafés, commercial offices, multi-family projects, and custom-designed single-family residences. Our projects benefit from clear communication, a collaborative design approach, and excellent project management.
As Board & Vellum has grown, it has been our mission to be our client's advocate throughout the design and construction phases. Putting ourselves in your shoes goes a long way towards humanizing and clarifying the entire process.
We are always excited to hear about your next project idea. And, we hope you'll bring your business to some of the local shops we helped bring to life, such as Ada's Technical Books & Café, Laughing Buddha, and Oasis Tea Zone Capitol Hill.

Chamber News & Events

Welcome New Chamber Members!

Join us in welcoming our newest Chamber members offering services in Capitol Hill!
Visit the online  Member Business Directory for a full list of Chamber members.  Ready to join the Chamber? Please fill out an online application or contact us at 206-328-6646.

Hilloween Circus and Trick or Treat

Last weekend, we welcomed costumed guests to the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce's 8th annual Hilloween carnival "under the big top" featuring circus-themed activities, games, and performances.  Everyone had a blast, as can be seen in the smiles captured in all of the photos from the afternoon (watch out for the scary clown!).  

The carnival concluded with a performance by the Chaotic Marching Corps Band who led the kids in a costume parade and kicked-off the trick-or-treat on Broadway, Pike and Pine.  And let's not forget the spook-tacular haunted lab at 1st Security Bank!  Special thanks to the Broadway BIA and merchants along Broadway, Pike and Pine - we could not pull off this amazing family friendly event year after year without you!  Hilloween is always FREE and open to all thanks to the generosity of our sponsors:

Hilloween Zombie Crawl

Swarms of Zombies hit the streets of Capitol Hill on the Thursday before Halloween to enjoy $5 food and drink specials at participating locations during the
Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce's 2nd annual Zombie Crawl!   We were able to  snap a few pics of the Zombies  before they crawled away.  

Special thanks to this year's "Zombie Stops" - Big Mario's, Canterbury Ale House, Coastal Kitchen, Comet Tavern, Corvus & Co., Cupcake Royale, Grim's, Lionhead, Lost Lake, Pel Meni Dumpling Tzar, Redhook Brewlab, Rocket Fizz, Sam's Tavern, & Witness Bar; and Promotional Partners - The Stranger and Uncle Ike's.  
Member News & Events
Upcoming Events, Classes, and Workshops in October

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

Nov 9: Capitol Hill Art Walk, various locations in Capitol Hill
Nov 9:   2nd Annual Art Show, Shafer Baillie Mansion
Nov 14: Washington at War: Evergreen State in WWI, Rainier Chapter House
Nov 15: Artist Trust Celebration, Traver Gallery
Nov 16: Capitol Hill Design Guidelines Update Open House, 12th Ave Arts Building
Nov 17: Friendsgiving Benefit, Jimmy's on Broadway 
Nov 18: Pet Rescue Day, Coldwell Banker Bain

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

Shafer Baillie Mansion 
2nd Annual Art Show

5-8pm November 9
Shafer Baillie Mansion
907 14th Ave E 

One of the oldest and most exquisite historic mansions on Capitol Hill opens its doors to the public for a vibrant multimedia evening. This pop-up event features local and international artists, performers and musicians of diverse mediums and disciplines.

Dress up and join us during Capitol Hill Art Walk for a vivacious celebration of creativity at this splendorous venue!   MORE INFO
Washington at War: 
The Evergreen State in WWI

1:30pm November 14
Rainier Chapter House
800 E Roy Street

One-hundred years ago in 1917, the US entered The Great War to fight alongside our European allies. But Washington's homefront experience began long before the country entered the war, and continued afterward.

Led by historian Lorraine McConaghy, the program begins with an illustrated introduction to the war's themes before offering a "Readers' Theater:" a script that is read aloud together, allowing participants to speak the history they are discovering. 

Learn about and discuss this dramatic period of immigration, wartime industrialization, women's rights, social change, radical labor, epidemic disease, and worldwide turmoil. MORE INFO

This talk is presented by Humanities Washington and the Washington State Historical Society in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of America's involvement in WWI.

Artist Trust Celebration

5-8pm November 15
Traver Gallery
110 Union St

Please join the Artist Trust Board of Trustees in celebration of a year of artist support.  Meet this year's grant recipients while we honor our generous friends Stephanie Ellis-Smith and Douglas Smith. 

Throughout the tumult of 2017, Artist Trust has remained steadfast in our support of individual artists of Washington State. We are able to continue that work because of the artists, donors, and public supporters who continue to build thriving creative communities where we can bear witness, challenge, and celebrate - together. 


5-10pm November 17
Jimmy's on Broadway
1100 Broadway

Help fight hunger by dining with us!
10% of our sales will be donated to NWHarvest

We'll offer a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner for $29.00, in addition to our regular menu.
Pet Rescue Day

11am-4pm November 18
Coldwell Banker Bain 
1661 E Olive Way

Give a lovable dog in need a "forever" home!

The Coldwell Banker Bain branch office is hosting a pet rescue day for Ginger's Pet Rescue on November 18.  Stop by between 11am -4pm.   MORE INFO

Holiday in Volunteer Park

6-8pm December 7
Volunteer Park
1247 15th Ave E 

Come join the fun at Holiday in the Park! 

Our FREE community celebration returns to Volunteer Park on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 6-8PM.  This annual holiday event features carolers, free cookies and hot cocoa, and a special children's activity booth. Hundreds of luminarias will light the pathways of Volunteer Park creating a magical holiday wonderland!
Community News & Events
Capitol Hill Design Guidelines Update Open House
5-7pm November 16
Pike/Pine Room
12th Ave Arts (1620 12th Ave)

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.

Come meet the team, learn more about design guidelines update, and share your thoughts about design of new development on Capitol Hill.

Late Night Parking Changes on Capitol Hill

On October 30, SDOT began work to extend paid parking hours from 8 PM to 10 PM in the Broadway and Pike-Pine business areas. 

This work is expected to take until mid-November. SDOT is making the following parking changes:
  • Lower rate in the morning (8 AM - 11 AM) by $0.50/hour
  • Extend paid hours to 10 PM, with no time limit after 5 PM 
For more info or questions, please contact SDOT at

Sponsored by our Community Leaders

Community Leader Level Members:


Community Partner Level Members:

1st Security Bank of WA, 11th Avenue Capitol Hill Development LLC, Amazon, Capitol Cider, Capitol Hill Housing, Kaiser Permanente, Guild Seattle (Big Mario's, Comet, Grim's, LostLake), Ragen and Associates, Redhook Brewlab, Seattle Academy, Seattle Central College, 
Seattle University, Starbucks Coffee Company, Substantial, Swedish Medical Center, 
The Derschang Group (Oddfellows, Linda's SMITH, Tallulah's), The Lyric

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