July 2016 Newsletter
Chamber News & Events
Picnic in the Precinct

July 16th, 2016
1PM to 4PM
Powell Barnett Park
352 Martin Luther King Jr Way

Picnics in the Precincts are fun activities held every year that provide an opportunity for the business and residential communities to come together and enjoy a day of celebration with their local police. The Picnics include booths hosted by groups and agencies that engage in crime prevention activities, and/or provide services in the community.

Come celebrate your community with live Music, free hot dogs and ice cream, entertainment, and door prizes!   Stop by the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce temporary tattoo and face-painting booth!

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.

NOW- July 10:  Talisman by Tracy Lang at Dendroica Gallery
July 6:  Learn to Make Nocino (Walnut Liquer) with Sustainable Capitol Hill
July 6:  Music Under the Stars at Volunteer Park
July 9: Free LGBT Health Forum at 1st Security Bank
Jluy 9:  Sustainable Capitol Hill  Tool Library Work Party
July 14-August 8:  "The Exploratory Line" at Dendroica Gallery
July 16: Sustainable Capitol Hill  Tool Library Work Party
July 20: Fundamentals of Project Management at Seattle Central College
July 20:   Music Under the Stars  at Volunteer Park
July 21: How to Run an Effective Meeting at Seattle Central College
July 21: 5th Annual Picnic in the Park at Volunteer Park
July 28:  HR Basics for the Non-HR Manager at Seattle Central College

Free LGBT Health Forum at 1st Security Bank

July 9th, 2016
10AM to 12PM   (9:30AM Registration)
1st Security Bank Capitol Hill Branch
614 Broadway E

Door Prizes * Giveaways * Breakfast Can We Talk?

We invite you to an interactive forum in an open environment to ask the questions you have wanted to ask, and get answers from our highly qualified providers! Bring a friend! And bring your questions!

RSVP online at www.PacMed.org/LGBT or call 206.326.2401.

New Service from Zipcar

A new transportation option has rolled into town- Introducing the most flexible Zipcars yet! Many of those trusty Zipcars parked all over your community can now be taken one way with guaranteed parking on both ends. Zip from Capitol Hill to SeaTac, Downtown, or the U District for just $5- and that's just a few examples! Check it out here:  zipcar.com/flexible .
Not a member? Download the Zipcar app and be on the road within minutes! 
Interested in an account for your business or department? Shoot an email to seattlemarketing@zipcar.com to get one set up for free ($75 value).
See you on the road!
5th Annual Picnic in the Park

July 21st, 2016 
6PM to 8PM  
Volunteer Park
1247 15th Ave E

Grab your picnic blanket and join us for our 5th Annual FREE Picnic in the Park in Volunteer Park.  Fun for the whole family!
  • Live music by LoveCityLove co-sponsored by Aegis Living and Volunteer Park Trust
  • Entertainment donated and performed by the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts
  • Fantastic food trucks including: Dante's Inferno Dogs, Spicy Papaya, Cheese Wizards, Rancho Bravo, and Where Ya At Matt
  • Cupcake Royale Ice Cream provided by Volunteer Park Trust while it lasts
  • Flavored water provided by Aegis Living

Capitol Hill Block Party
Neighbor Information

July 22nd- July 24th
Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill Block Party is a 3-day music and arts festival, celebrating Seattle's iconic arts and music center, Capitol Hill.

CHBP takes over six city blocks for 3 days in the heart of this Seattle neighborhood, and showcases over 100 local and national artists. The grounds house three indoor venues, dozens of restaurants and bars, in addition to two outdoor stages built for the event. 

The CHBP planning team has created this handy Neighbor Information sheet to prepare you for the festival weekend.  

New Business Program at SCC

Beginning this fall, the new Business Technology Management (BTM) Program will better prepare students with skills needed for in-demand business careers. The redesigned program includes several stackable, short-term certificates and optional industry certifications that can lead to a two-year degree.
Students can customize their degree to fit one of several career pathways, including applied business accounting, entrepreneurship, office management, business processes, business analysis and applications/technical support. The program will train students in both interpersonal skills and the varied technical skills required in a business setting.
Ready to launch your business career? Learn  how to apply and enroll , and check out classes in Business Technology Management on the  fall 2016 class schedule. 
On The Hill

Capitol Hill In Motion is here!

Get better at getting around Capitol Hill AND get rewards.

Do you live, work, or go to school on Capitol Hill? From now until August 7 , pledge to drive less and you'll get an ORCA card pre-loaded with two weeks of unlimited trips through King County Metro's Capitol Hill In Motion program.

Visit kingcounty.gov/inmotion to sign up today! Plus, when you track your trips by transit, bike, carpool and foot, you'll be entered to win drawings for prizes from a Fitbit to Molly Moon's gift cards.  

National Night Out Against Crime

Tuesday August 2nd, 2016

Night Out  is a National Crime Prevention event designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite our communities.
Night Out is a unique opportunity to bring your neighbors together, welcome new neighbors, talk about crime prevention and Block Watch efforts, and mainly just have a great time with food, music, games - whatever you want.   Some gatherings are just a few households; others expand into large block parties.  

You can register your Night Out event online at   www.seattle.gov/police/nightout

SPD Safe Place Project

Seattle Police Department (SPD) SAFE PLACE signage is being displayed by local supporting community members, businesses, schools and organizations that work closely with the Seattle Police Department in an effort to reduce anti-LGBTQ crimes, reduce LGBTQ student bullying and encourage the reporting of LGBTQ crimes. 

These are also locations supporting safe and secure places for victims of anti-LGBTQ related crimes and harassment. Calling 911 and waiting for police to respond is essential for holding suspects accountable and reducing hate crimes and harassment in general.

In addition to the 911 police response to these incidents, the SPD has an  LGBTQ liaison officer  who promotes partnership efforts between the SPD and LGBTQ community and can be a resource for answers to questions you may have. The  SPDSAFEPLACE.com  website also has resources for the LGBTQ community. 
Parks & Green Spaces Levy
Bobby Morris Playfield Renovation and Turf Replacement Pilot Project Construction Notice July 2016

Seattle Parks and Recreation is exploring alternatives in synthetic turf field design and materials, which will continue to deliver a safe, durable and playable athletic facility. The Bobby Morris Playfield Project will replace the playfield's aging synthetic turf with new infill material, then test it for durability, safety, playability, maintainability and environmental health. The project will also make any needed structural repairs to curbing and base, and install new soccer goals and nets. 
Chinook Book 

Chinook Book is introducing the Heart of Seattle Awards this year, designed to recognize Seattle retail and service businesses that set a high bar for what good business should be. We'll be looking for those with social and environmental priorities, ethical business practices, happy employees, and loving customers.

VOTING BEGINS THIS SUMMER! We are currently gathering nominees and will select finalists for your vote starting August 15th, 2016.   What Seattle businesses do you love? Nominate your favorite businesses  here .
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   http://www.capitolhill2020.org/ .
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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, Rancho Bravo Tacos, Seattle Academy, Seattle Central College, Seattle University, Starbucks Coffee Company, Substantial, Swedish Medical Center, The Lyric

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