not your daddy's chamber                                      February 2016 

Chamber News
A Note From Our  Executive Director

A lot has happened in a month.  We welcomed a new Operations and Membership Manager, Danielle Jones, and will launch a series of exciting new events through June. In January, the First Hill Street Car opened and unofficial reports show that 7,000 people hopped on board for a trip the first weekend. You can ride free through the end of this week, and join in for the community celebration on May 12!
We are eager to hear from our members, so please email me or call the office if you have questions or concerns. Thank you again for all of your support!   
Sierra Hansen
Welcoming our new  Operations  and Membership Manager

Hello, Capitol Hill community!  I'm Danielle Jones, and I'm so pleased to join your Chamber team.  Thank you for all the warm greetings and great connections I've already made, and I look forward to meeting everyone in our vibrant business community.  I will be managing operations at the Chamber, as well as our membership services, so please feel free to reach out with questions, to ask for help, or just to say 'hello.' 
Chamber Events
Upcoming Events

February 24 15th Ave Happy Hour

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.
Thank you to our generous sponsors Board and Vellum and Ada's Technical Books

Save The Date
March 17 
Small Business Luncheon

Please join us for a 35 minute panel discussion about opportunities, challenges and tips for business owners and Chamber members.
Luncheon will be held at the Seattle Central Community College from 11:30am to 1:00pm.  $25 Member/$30 Non-Member

You can find more information on our events page.

Sound Transit Light Rail Opening
March 19
Capitol Hill Station
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
It's time to celebrate the opening of Capitol Hill and University light rail stations! Join us at the new Capitol Hill station for a day of fun, light rail rides, activities and entertainment for all ages.  Drop by our booth to find out how to get your very own memento of the Red Wall!

State of the Hill

Let's celebrate this past year with local Capitol Hill businesses! Come meet other small business owners and hear about a recap of the year and what's to come. 

Upcoming information can be found on our events page.

First Hill Streetcar
  Ride the First Hill Streetcar

The First Hill Streetcar is now in service! SDOT and its partners, Sound Transit and King County Metro, are excited to provide riders an easy link to other modes of travel, including Metro buses, Link light rail, Pronto bike sharing, Washington State Ferries, Sounder, and Amtrak. The streetcar will connect riders to the diverse and vibrant neighborhoods of Capitol Hill, First Hill, the Central District, Little Saigon, Chinatown, Japantown, and Pioneer Square.
Ride free during the promotional service period. During the promotional service period, streetcars will operate on their regular  schedule and frequencies.

Go here to find out more about the streetcar and the community celebration.

Member News & Events
  Welcome to our new members
Downtown Dog Lounge
Morgan Nadeau
People's Memorial
Pronto Cycle

Thank you for your support in the chamber!
Capitol Hill Art Walk
Second Thursdays  every month
Thursday, February 11
5:00  - 8:00 PM
Various Venues

Get this month's listing of participating venues  here!
"Join PMA for funeral planning, advocacy and affordable end of life arrangements."

Hugo House, the writer's greatest ally and Capitol Hill's home for the literary arts, has been connecting Seattle to the larger literary world for nearly 20 years. Every year, thousands of people visit Hugo House for its world-class readings, classes, and events. Now Hugo House is offering businesses on the hill the opportunity to promote themselves while supporting writers and readers in their community.
Click here to see how.

Other Events from our Members

January 14 - February 10 Outside/Inside

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.
On The Hill
  Find It, Fix It

This app is a new platform to report a variety of issues to the City of Seattle.  It is available for Android and iOS.

  Go here to learn more information.

Learn About Our Capitol Hill 2020 Plan

Capitol Hill 2020 is an economic direction for Capitol Hill as the neighborhood experiences tremendous growth and opportunity. Capitol Hill 2020 seeks to preserve the neighborhood's progressive nature as it makes bold moves toward the future. Find out more at .
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