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                                       May 2016 


Chamber News
Thank You!

Thanks to everyone who attended State of the Hill 2016 last month, as you will see from our slideshow of the event, we had a lovely evening.  

Congratulations to this year's Spirit of the Hill award recipient, Jerry Everard, honored for his years of philanthropy and commitment to the Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Thank you The Lady B, DJ Blueyedsoul, and Rosie Melero for bringing the fun, and to our sponsors who helped make the night possible:

See you all next year!  

Chamber Events
Upcoming Chamber Events

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First Hill Streetcar Celebration

Celebrate the First Hill Streetcar opening with fun interactive performances and visual arts installations at the new Streetcar stops from 6 - 9pm on May 12th!

The E Pike and Broadway stop will feature live performances.  Just Sage shares theatrical comedic magic under the guise of one of his most popular characters, Winston Winthrop. Streetshowkeith performs  juggling, feats of dexterity, and prestitidigitation: a spectacle of crowd interaction. Poet William Curtis writes poems on a topic of your choice. Contortionist clown Vega Bonita specializes in ribbon dances, bendy balancing, and confetti kisses. Sponsored by Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce and SDOT. 

Enjoy a one-night only visual arts installation at the new Denny and Broadway Streetcar stop by Kathleen Warren from Urban Artworks from 6 - 9pm. Passers-by can add to paint-by-numbers panels, and attend a walking mural tour. 

Sponsored by Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce and SDOT

Capitol Hill Art Walk will also take place May 12 from 5-8 PM

Clean Sweep 

June 5, 2016
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cal Anderson Park 

Every Junethe Chamber partners with Seattle Pridefest to organize Clean Sweep, a Pride Month kick-off event that draws 300-400 volunteers from around the neighborhood. Neighbors gather at Cal Anderson Park and are dispersed to scrub the streets. It's a great way to meet your neighbors and help make the place sparkle.

We'll feed you breakfast and lunch, give you a free "I Am Capitol Hill" shirt, and provide everything you, 
your friends, and neighbors need to help clean the streets of Capitol Hill. 

If you want to form a group with your business, church, or organization, have your team leader get tickets under their own name.

Individuals and groups can register at:

Clean Sweep 2016 sponsors:

Beautification Buff Level



Litter Whiz Level

Street Sweeper Level



Member News & Events
Pronto Cycle Week

2nd annual  Pronto Week  from May 2-8. With spring in bloom, we're kicking into high gear with 7 days of reduced rates (up to 25% off for new members), current member discounts, surprises, and a rockin' party to wrap it all up.  J oin the Pronto Week Wrap-Up Party  at Timbuk2 Seattle Sunday, 5/8, from 4-6pm with free beer from Fremont Brewing with your name on it.

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!

Other Events from our Members

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On The Hill
Alaskan Way Viaduct Closure
The Alaskan Way Viaduct will be closed for approximately two weeks as a precautionary measure while Bertha, the SR 99 tunneling machine, travels beneath the structure. The viaduct will be closed between the south end of the Battery Street Tunnel and the West Seattle Bridge. For the most up-to-date information, visit

Bertha Update: a s of 4 A.M. May 4, Bertha has tunneled 148 of the approximate 385 feet needed in order for the state to reopen the viaduct.  Follow Bertha on Twitter @BerthaDigsSR99.
This closure is disrupting local and regional traffic. WSDOT and other local transportation agencies are coordinating closely and implementing a variety of measures to keep people moving and encouraging drivers to plan ahead, stay engaged, and if at all possible, adjust their travel habits while the viaduct is closed.
Please feel free to contact WSDOT with questions by emailing the program at  or calling the hotline at 1-888-AWV-LINE (298-5463).
Thank you for your understanding and support. Whether it's working from home, adjusting travel times, carpooling with neighbors or biking into downtown, any changes in travel habits will help keep traffic moving. 

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 .
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