November 2016 Newsletter

Chamber News & Events

A Very Spook-tacular Hilloween!

Thanks to everyone who attended the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce's 7th annual Hilloween event this past weekend!  We had over 1500 little ghouls and goblins in attendance at the carnival, which was transformed by One Degree Events and Kendalls DJ & Events into a haybale maze featuring eerily delightful games and activities, and magical and spooky acts by Jude Sack, RainbowGore Cake, ImaginationBand, and scary storytime with Aleksa Manila, with DJ Tony Burns spinning the haunting tunes all afternoon!  And how about that super fun obstacle course?

hilloween candy poster The Chaotic Noise Marching band kicked-off the costume parade and Trick or Treat again this year with a fang-tastic musical performance!  And 1st Security Bank really outdid themselves with their ghoulish Haunted Laboratory. This community party is free and open to everyone - thanks to our generous sponsors! 

We'll post photos of the days activities to the Hilloween website and  Facebook event page!

Sponsor of the Kid's Carnival - Vulcan Inc.
Sponsors of the Center Stage - Capitol Hill Housing Foundation, Gaspar's, and Hunters Capital.
Sponsors of the Maze - CHS Blog, Gerding Edlen, and Ragen & Associates.
Sponsors of Trick or Treat - Broadway BIA,  Dick's Drive-Ins, KEXP, and ParentMap. 
Sponsor of an Activity - 1st Security Bank (Haunted Laboratory), Capitol Hill Farmers Market (Apple Toss), Ellliott Bay Book Co (Scary Storytime), Group Health (Obstacle Course), and Seattle's Child (Wall of Wonder).
Sponsor of a Game or Scare Stop - Aids Healthcare Foundation, Central Co-op, Dunn + Hobbes, Homestreet Bank, Lowell PTA, Northwest Apartments, Quality Food Centers, Schemata Workshop, and Seattle Central Foundation.

And thanks to our In-Kind Community Sponsors - Capitol Hill Times, Eltana, Northwest Polite Society, and Starbucks!

Hilloween Zombie Crawl - Braains!!

This weekend, Zombies crawled the streets of Capitol Hill in search of screaming good deals, in the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce's 1st annual  Hilloween Zombie Crawl event, a zomb-i-fied pub crawl of Capitol Hill bars and restaurants, in the evening following the family- friendly Hilloween carnival!  Braains!!
Special thanks to our Zombie Crawl Sponsor- Uncle Ike's, now with multiple locations! 


And thanks to Lyft, our official Zombie Crawl rideshare partner!

Thanks to all of the participating "Zombie Stops":
Big Mario's Pizza, Canterbury Ale House, Charlie's on Broadway, Clever Dunne's, Coastal Kitchen, Comet Tavern, Cone & Steiner General, Ernest Loves Agnes, Gnocci Bar, Havana Social, Hillside Bar, Lost Lake Cafe,  Pel Meni Dumpling Tzar, Lionhead, Moe Bar, Montana Bar, Nacho Borracho, Rachel's Ginger Beer, Rock Box, Rumba, Terra Plata, and Witness Bar.

Member News and Events

Upcoming Events from our Members

Get your event listed here! Members sign-in to the Chamber website and Add an Event. It will show on our homepage in the Upcoming Events scroll and get placed  in our monthly newsletter.

Nov. 1:  Seattle University Web Developers Meet-up
Nov. 1- Nov 6th: William Vaegemast  Dendroica Gallery
Nov. 3:  Professional Boot Camp , Seattle Central College
Nov. 10:    Art Talk at Gage: Posing the Question in Paint
Nov. 10 - Dec 4: Small Works, Dendroica Gallery
Nov. 15: Work Smarter Not Harder, Seattle Central College

All Restaurateurs Welcome!

Seattle Restaurant Alliance Monthly Membership Update
Wednesday Nov 2
The Kitchen by Delicatus
309 1st Avenue S

  • Roundup for No Child Sleeps Outside: Information on how to help combat Seattle's homelessness crisis
Breakout session by restaurant concept. Discussion topics: Service charge & surcharge

Please RSVP   To Morgan Hickel at . We also encourage you to send your questions about the discussion topics to Morgan prior to the meeting.

18th Annual African Day Business Forum & Celebration

African Chamber of Commerce of the PNW
Saturday, November 12th
8:30AM - 10PM
Motif Hotel
1415 5th Avenue

Join us for the 18th Annual African Day Business Forum, an all-day event of networking with the goal of promoting bilateral trade between Africa and the Pacific Northwest. You will have the chance to hear from and speak with lo-cal and international experts about expanding your business to Africa. The event is a multi-part conference that in-cludes a morning business forum, lunch & panel discussions, a silent auction, dinner & local African entertainment.

Reserve your place:   online, c all (206) 256-6139 or e mail

Community News

Get On Board with ST3!

Voting Yes on Sound Transit Prop 1 will help drive more development. Transit helps to bring new housing, retail, restaurants, and jobs. Studies show that every dollar of investment in transit brings $5 in new economic development.  
Expanded transit options help to attract and retain a talented workforce because they want to live, work and play in vibrant, high quality of life communities with a strong mass transit system.
Businesses and educational institutions are making investments because of the promise of safe, fast, reliable transit system that connects our region.  
For more information, visit:

2016 Seattle Public Safety Survey

Seattle University is administering the citywide 2016 Seattle Public Safety Survey. The purpose of the survey is to solicit feedback on public safety and security concerns from those who live and/or work in Seattle. 

A report on the survey results will be provided to the Seattle Police Department to assist them with making your neighborhood safer and more secure. The survey is accessible at from October 15th through November 30th and is available in Amharic, Chinese, English, Korean, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese. 

Public safety and security are community concerns. Please make sure your voice is heard by completing the public safety survey today!

Sponsored By Our Community Leaders

Community Leader Level Members:


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, Lowe Enterprises, Ragen and Associates, Seattle Academy, Seattle Central College, Seattle University, Starbucks Coffee Company, Substantial, Swedish Medical Center, The Derschang Group, The Lyric

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