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                                       March 2016 


Chamber News
A Note From Our  Executive Director

Hard to believe it is already March and we are days away from the opening of the Capitol Hill Light Rail station and ULink. Starting March 19th, people will be able to move between Capitol Hill, downtown Seattle and the University District in minutes! The neighborhood is eager to welcome new customers and visitors to our vibrant, diverse businesses. If you spend $5 or more on March 19th, swing by the Chamber's booth on opening day to get a keepsake of the iconic Red Wall, but go early because we expect these to go quick!
The Chamber launched a series of neighborhood-wide events last month, meeting with more than 30 business owners, employees and community members from 15th Avenue E at a happy hour on February 24th. The room was abuzz with conversation and we are eager to meet with you and discuss ways the Chamber can help sustain and grow a strong neighborhood business community. A big thank you goes out to our sponsors Board and Vellum and Ada's Technical Books.  I look forward to meeting you at an upcoming event!
Chamber Events
Upcoming Chamber Events

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.
Small Business Luncheon
Come join the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce staff, other business owners, community, and our panelists for a discussion about opportunities, challenges and tips for business owners and Chamber members over lunch.

Our panelists will be:
Erin Nelson: Co-Director of Seattle Good Business Network
Calvin Goings: Regional Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration
Dani Cone: Co-Owner of Cone and Steiner and owner of Fuel Coffee

Below is a schedule for the luncheon:
11:00 AM: Doors open
11:30 AM: Lunch begins
12:15 PM: Panel discussion begins
12:50 PM: Panel discussion ends
The luncheon will be held at the Seattle Central Culinary Arts Café from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 for members and $30 for non-members.  This will cover the cost of lunch.  Purchase your tickets here.

Sound Transit ULink Light Rail Launch
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 iconic  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 Celebration

The First Hill Streetcar is now in regular revenue service.  Use your ORCA card or buy a ticket at any streetcar station to pay your fare.  Save the date for the community celebration on May 12!  More free rides are coming this spring and summer as streetcar partners with community organizations to provide easy access to festivals such as Pioneer Square First Thursday, Capitol Hill Art Walk, Dragon Fest, Capitol Hill Block Party, and more! Go here to learn more information.
Member News & Events
  Welcome to our new members
Morgan Nadeau

Thank you for your support in the chamber!
Zipcar Seattle's Expansion of 'On-Street' Locations

Zipcar Seattle's already-operating 'on-street' or 'curbside' Zipcar locations have become very popular with current Zipcar members and neighborhood residents alike as they reduce overall need for car ownership, lessen parking congestion, and provide the neighborhood an impactful, dedicated neighborhood transportaiton benefit. These dedicated neighborhood Zipcars promote & compliment the use of other urban trip-types and modes. As such, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is partnering with Zipcar Seattle to support in expanding these locations starting in May. We'd love your parking ideas & expressed support!  We are accepting feedback through March 31!

To learn more information and to provide ideas and feedback click here.
Other Events from our Members
March 1-6 Ink & Paint

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
LGBTQ Teen/Youth Job Fair
Does your company or organization have employment or job readiness opportunities for teens (14 - 19) or young adults (19 - 24)? Do you know a company or organization that does? Join the employers and agencies at the LGBTQ Teen/Youth Job Fair on April 2 from1-3 p.m. at the Miller Community Center (330 19th Ave E).
Employer/organization participation is free. To secure a booth at the event, please click on the employer participation form link to complete the form/questions and send to
 Employer Participation Form-LGBTQ Job Fair
Let's Link
Let's Link!
Thursday, April 14th 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, April 16th 11:30 a.m.
Southwest Entrance to Husky Stadium (adjacent to University of Washington Station)
Let's Link to lunch on Capitol Hill or how about downtown for some shopping? Did you know you that we can Link to the airport and it's only 42 minutes from the new University of Washington Station? With U Link opening, Huskies will be able to take Sound Transit's Link light rail to and from University of Washington Station. Join us in April as we explore this new resource! We will have refreshments and bagels from event partner Eltana Wood-Fired Bagel Cafe, fun SWAG as well as an interactive scavenger hunt with cool prizes up for grabs! Bring a buddy or a group of friends as we head to Capitol Hill, downtown and other cool places. We will have Link Leaders on hand to help you get oriented and lead the way. Some leaders will ride back together by 12:30, but you are free to go back earlier or stay longer. There are two Let's Link events to choose from. Join us at one, the other or both! Let's Link!  Register here.
Dine Out for Mental Health
Lost Lake Café & Lounge  partners with NAMI Washington for "Dine Out for Mental Health"
The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Washington ( NAMI Washington) is teaming up with Lost Lake Café & Lounge for a "Dine Out For Mental Health" 24-hour benefit event on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Lost Lake Café & Lounge, located at 1505 10th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122. Ten percent of total sales for the entire day will go to support the work of NAMI Washington and its 23 affiliates around the state.
One in five adults and one in ten children in America experience a serious mental health condition each year. NAMI Washington's mission is to improve the quality of life for all those affected by mental illness. We do this by providing a statewide, unifying voice of advocacy and coordinating the delivery of education, support and recovery. We are the families, friends and individuals who work to increase research and eradicate the stigma and shame surrounding mental illness. NAMI is a three-tiered organization with a National office, a state office, and in Washington there are 23 local NAMI Affiliates  across the state. Working together NAMI Washington and our Affiliates provide classes, support groups and community presentation programs at no-cost to any member of the community. NAMI offers specialized programs for schools and teachers, middle and high school students, and Veterans.
  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.

Capitol Hill Art Walk
Second Thursdays  every month
Thursday, March 10
5:00  - 8:00 PM
Various Venues

Get this month's listing of participating venues  here!
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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