October 2016 Newsletter

Chamber News

Proposed Legislation on Homeless Encampment Sweeps
Last month, the City Council introduced legislation that would dramatically change how the City manages encampments on public property. The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce joined with community and neighborhood organizations to advocate for changes to the legislation to ensure people were treated with dignity and respect while balancing the needs of our local businesses, schools, visitors and community members. 
More than a thousand people have shared their concerns with the City Councilbut the current legislation that was introduced at Council last week leaves large portions of the City that would effectively be open for camping, including parkland and city sidewalks. This is not the vision we should have for our community while not investing in people-focused solutions to end homelessness. We need to encourage our leaders to focus on the big picture of solving our homeless crisis. Please take a few moments to review the legislation and voice your concerns by phone or email to  City Councilmembers.  

In the meantime, the Chamber works closely with outreach workers from the Downtown Seattle Association to help people experiencing homelessness. As of Oct 1st, trained specialists have contacted 460 individuals in Capitol Hill and connected more than a dozen people with a range of services such as medical care, employment, substance treatment, employment and food. If you see someone who you think needs services or support, please call them at 
206-973-1835 Mon - Fri between 7 am - 6 pm.
Learn more about how you can help neighbors in need
The Chamber is partnering with the Capitol Hill Community Council and Capitol Hill Housing to empower neighbors and community members to be a changemaker on homelessness in our neighborhood!   Attend a community forum and open house from 6:00-8:00 PM on October 20th at the Summit Space (420 E. Pike) to learn about the services and organizations currently working on homelessness issues in Capitol Hill, and find out how YOU can help!

Chamber Events

Hilloween 2016

October 29th, 2016 
Kid's Carnival 12PM - 3PM
SCC Mitchell Activity Center (1701 Broadway)
Trick-or-Treating 3PM- 6PM (Broadway, Pike and Pine)

The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce's 7th annual Hilloween event is a one-day community celebration on Broadway in the Pike-Pine corridor that welcomes thousands of attendees.  The indoor kid's carnival returns this year with fresh creative energies and talent for an afternoon of fun age-appropriate activities, Halloween-themed games, live performances, and fabulous tricks and treats!  The carnival concludes with a costume parade led by a marching band; trick-or-treating with participating merchants along Broadway, Pike and Pine; and Haunted Lab at 1st Security Bank!   
Be a part of the fun by participating in the biggest family-friendly event on Capitol Hill!   Merchants along Broadway,  Pike and Pine can participate in this year's Trick-or-Treat.   Email mel@caphillchamber.org for more info.

Thank you to this year's Hilloween sponsors: Vulcan Inc. (Sponsor of the Kid's Carnival); Hunters Capital and Capitol Hill Housing Foundation (Sponsors of the Center Stage); CHS Blog, Ragen & Associates, and Gerding Edlen (Sponsors of the Maze); Broadway BIA, Parent Map, and Dick's Drive -In (Sponsors of the Trick-or-Treat); Group Health, Capitol Hill Farmers Market, 1st Security Bank, Seattle Central Foundation, Elliott Bay Book Co., HomeStreet Bank, Dunn + Hobbes LLC, Lowell PTA, Northwest Apartments, Seattle's Child, Quality Food Centers, and Schemata Workshop (Sponsors of Activities and Games).

New This Year!
Hilloween Zombie Crawl (Ages 21+)

October 29th, 2016 
Creepy Crawl Kick-Off at Moe Bar 5:45PM
Food & Drink Specials 6PM - 9PM (at Participating Capitol Hill Venues)

Something new for the "big kids" this year - the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the 1st annual Hilloween Zombie Crawl event, a zomb-i-fied pub crawl of Capitol Hill bars and restaurants, in the evening following the family- friendly Hilloween carnival!  Zombies and zombie hunters will gather at dusk to collect their maps before dispersing to the streets for the creepy crawl.  Participants (age 21+) will enjoy drink and food specials at participating venues.
Be a part of the fun by participating in the 1st Annual Hilloween Zombie Crawl on Capitol Hill!  Get your bar or restaurant on the map with a  $200 sponsorship.

Email mel@caphillchamber.org for more information.

Thank you to this year's Zombie Crawl Presenting Sponsor: Uncle Ike's - Now with multiple locations! www.ikes.com 1.844.420.IKES

Skip the hassle of getting to and from The Zombie Pub Crawl- Lyft, our official ridesharing partner, has your transportation covered!   Download the app and get an affordable ride in minutes.  New users, get up to $50 in ride credit with code ZOMBIECRAWL16.

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.

Oct. 6:  Professional Boot Camp, Seattle Central College
Oct. 11:   How to Run an Effective Meeting, Seattle Central College
Oct. 12: ArtTalk at Capitol Cider, Capitol Cider
Oct. 13: Capitol Hill Art Walk, Various Locations in Capitol Hill
Oct. 13:   Professional Boot Camp, Seattle Central College
Oct. 16: Incredible Feast, Seattle Farmers Markets
Oct. 20: Spare the Change, Capitol Hill Community Council
Oct. 20:  Professional Boot Camp, Seattle Central College
Oct. 23:  Annual Appreciation Dinner, Community Lunch
Oct. 27:  Professional Boot Camp, Seattle Central College
Oct. 29:  Hilloween, Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce
Oct. 29: Hilloween Zombie Crawl, Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce

Fall Event Line-Up at Chophouse Row
October 2016
Chophouse Row 
1424 11th Ave

Chophouse Row (located at 1424 11th Ave) is embarking on a series of public outdoor events in its courtyard this fall!
Thursday October 13th from 6-9 pm in conjunction with the Capitol Hill Art Walk, Chophouse Row will produce a live stage event featuring Breaks and Swells and another raft of exciting pop-up vendors including Knuckle Kiss Jewelry, Seidr Studio, T-Dub Customs, Theo Chocolate, & Moorea Seal.
Sunday October 16th from 12-4 pm, in collaboration with the Pike People Streets street fair that will close portions of Pike Street between 10 th and 11 th Ave, Upper Bar Ferd'nand and Chophouse Row will host an afternoon Seahawks CiderFest. Come root for our home team as they battle the Atlanta Falcons, and enjoy CiderFest, which will feature local producers, and organizers will preside over a pumpkin carving contest that all are welcome to join in during halftime.   Pumpkins will be provided by Carpinito Bros Pumkin Patch.
Sunday October 30th from 12-4 pm, Play Doggie Daycare will host a Doggie Halloween Costume Contest!   Show up with your pooch in his or her favorite scary attire and vie for free treats and prizes!
For further details, watch the Chophouse Row page on Facebook or contact Jen ( jen@cloudroomseattle.com)!  

Taste of Seattle Made Party by Central Co-op
October 14, 2016 
1st Avenue South A

Beer, hot sauce, popsicles, cheese, chocolate, whiskey, sausage! Come sample tasty goodness from 45 different Seattle-based food and beverage makers, and stick around for a party! Your ticket gets you 7 alcohol pours and unlimited food samples. Purchase Tickets - $35

Fall Appreciation Dinner
October 23, 2016 
All Pilgrims Church
509 10th Ave E

The Community Lunch Fall Appreciation Dinner is back!
Join us for this fun event on Sunday, October 23rd from 5pm to 8pm as we recognize the contributions of so many people that make Community Lunch possible!  It is free, and features a dinner served in the spirit and style of our Lunches and Suppers, but with wine, beer and other beverages all included as well as a photo booth and dessert dash.

RSVP: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2627758

Special Deal -  Service Industry Professionals!
$150/Night "Industry" Rate
Sundays thru Tuesdays
Weekly until May 23, 2017

For Sunday through Tuesday night stays, our industry rate is $150/night.  To make a reservation, email   stay@lodgesonvashon.com.   (Verification of service industry employment will be required.)  We hope the special rate will entice people to escape the city and get a little rest and relaxation on their days off If you have any questions, please reach out to Jaime White at   jaime@magnetic-erv.com.
More info:  www.lodgesonvashon.com

Community News

Have a Say! KC Metro Night Owl Service Changes

As our metropolitan region continues to grow, our need to travel 24/7 is also growing.

Today, Metro has about 40 bus routes with some level of late-night service (between midnight and 5 a.m.) throughout King County. Of these, 20 provide trips after 2 a.m.

It's been many years since we looked at how well this service is working, so we reached out to riders last spring to learn more about their transit experiences between midnight and 5 a.m.

We used that feedback to create a proposal that features service on more routes, improved connections to destinations such as the airport, and added trips that would provide all-night service on many Metro routes.

Now we're asking for feedback on this proposal. Your input will help shape a final recommendation for review by the King County Council in 2017.

Visit www.kingcounty.gov/metro/latenight to take an online survey 

??'s Email tristan.cook@kingcounty.gov

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