June 2016 


Chamber News
Thank you-
Clean Sweep 2016 was a success!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our annual Clean Sweep event on Sunday June 5th. This is our 4th year partnering with Seattle Pridefest to kick-off Pride Month by making Capitol Hill's streets sparkle.

As you will see from our slideshow  of the event , we had a blast cleaning up Capitol Hill!  

200 Volunteers gathered at Cal Anderson Park for coffee and pastries sponsored by our local  Starbucks, and donned orange and green "I Am Capitol Hill" t-shirts before dispersing to scrub the streets.  Big thanks to our "regular" volunteers from the  Elliot Bay Book Company  for keeping those registration lines short!
Clean Sweep teams collected  over 50 bags of trash  before returning to Cal Anderson where they were treated to music by  DJ LA Kendall , and lunch donated by  Sizzle Pie Rain Shadow Meats Rachel's Ginger Beer Central Co -Op  and the  Capitol Hill Farmers Market . Thanks to our IN-Kind sponsors and volunteer server team who fed our hungry Clean Sweep volunteers 350 slices of pizza, 100 hotdogs (grilled onsite by Chef Russ from Rain Shadow Meats), 30+ sandwiches, and 100 cups of ginger beer!  


Huge thanks to our "Beautification Buff' Sponsor,  Recology Cleanscapes, for  sponsoring another year of Clean Sweep and hauling our bags of trash away! 

Thanks to our "Litter Whiz" level sponsor,  Century Link; "Street Sweeper" level sponsors  Blanton TurnerBroadway BIAthe Derschang GroupMadison Development GroupNyhus Communications, and  Swedish Hospital; and Pridefest sponsors  T-Mobile and  Delta
Thanks again to our hard-working Clean Sweep volunteers, see you next year!  


  24 Free Hair Cuts given during Community Hair Care Day!

The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce partnered with the Capitol Hill Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) that has been reaching out to individuals in our neighborhood since February, to offer free haircuts and grooming services. 7 stylists, including staff from  Gary Manuel Salon , showed up to donate their services  after Clean Sweep. 

Thanks to Lifelong Thrift and the Capitol Hill community for donating hair-care and grooming products.  And huge thanks to the stylist team led by Mike Amaker for making this event possible!

Pride Month Events
Upcoming Pride Events

Chamber Events
Upcoming Chamber Events

Public Safety Happy Hour

June 20th, 2016
5PM to 7PM
1000 E Pike St

Mix, mingle, and get answers to your questions about neighborhood safety, over tapas and cocktails!  

Special guest Mayor Ed Murray will join us along with others  representatives from public, private and non-profit organizations working on safety issues in the community.   

Sponsored by Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce 

Member News & Events
Upcoming Events from our Members
June 9- July 10 Talisman by Tracy Lang

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.
Movie Night at the Summit
Friday, June 24th at 7pm
Summit Building (420 E. Pike)

The Summit is hosting a showing of the movie, "My Prairie Home" which follows the transgender musician, Rae Spoon, on a musical tour throughout Canada. Rae thinks and talks about family, identity and faith. It is a beautiful and contemplative film.

We will be having a brief discussion afterwards (specifically around the terrible ways that communities of faith have and often continue to marginalize the LGBTQ+ community, plus thoughts on moving forward with more inclusivity, love and respect).

Snacks are provided and the event is completely free. 

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. 

Sounders FC 2016 Pride Match

Sounders FC and GSBA have partnered together for our 2016 Pride Match on June 25th. A portion of each ticket that is sold will support the GSBA scholarship fund.
See the attached  flyer for more information!

On The Hill

Tips from SPD: Preventing Car Prowls

Parks & Green Spaces Levy
Bobby Morris Playfield Renovation and Turf Replacement Pilot Project
Construction Notice May-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. You can find more information here.
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.
Finalists from the nominees will be chosen from a scored performance of the highly regarded  B Corporation Quick Impact Assessment (QIA) and  Chinook Book criteria. Finalists will then be presented to the public for a vote to name the top three winners.
We will be showcasing winners of the Heart of Seattle Awards during our annual Launch Party next January.
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/ .
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, Rancho Bravo Tacos, Seattle Academy, Seattle Central College, Seattle University, Starbucks Coffee Company, Substantial, Swedish Medical Center, The Lyric

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