not your daddy's chamber
      March 2016 

Special Edition Newsletter
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Small Business Luncheon
Thursday, March 17 
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.  A select few will leave with a keepsake!

Our panelists will be:

Erin Nelson

Erin is co-director of Seattle Good Business Network, a nonprofit organization with a mission build a vibrant and sustainable local economy by connecting and inspiring people to buy locally, produce locally, and invest locally so that everyone has a meaningful stake in the local economy. Passionate about sustainability and community service, Erin's previous roles run the gamut from green events and fundraisers to Peace Corp service in the Philippines; from academia to US Senate staff. She holds a BA in Political Science from UC San Diego, an MSW from UC Berkeley, is ABD, PhD in Cultural Anthropology.

Calvin Goings

A life-long resident of the Puget Sound, Calvin W. Goings serves as the Regional Administrator leading Small Business Administrations' economic development efforts in the Pacific Northwest. Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Goings served in key executive positions with the Washington Credit Union League. Calvin worked on economic justice issues in his roles as Senior Advisor to the President, and as the Executive Director of the League's non-profit Foundation.  Outside of work, Calvin continues his focus on inclusion and income equality by serving as a member of the Board of Directors for the Greater Seattle Business Association, the country's largest LGBT Chamber. Goings also volunteers on the Chancellor's Advisory Committee for the Seattle Community College system, and as a facilitator for the Gay Fathers Association of Seattle.

Dani Cone


Dani has three great loves (great coffee, great food, and community), and wholeheartedly believes that people come together over good food and drink.  In 2005, she opened Fuel Coffee, followed by  High 5 Pie in 2008, and Cone & Steiner General in 2014.  In the past 10 years, Dani's businesses have been fortunate to gain local and national media attention (Martha Stewart, Food Network, Bon Appetit, Sunset) and created great opportunities for other ways to connect to the local public such as speaking at TEDx, UW, SU, SAAS, Bush School, and more.  Love of community is a driving force and Dani greatly enjoys serving on the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce Board, the Capitol Hill Housing Board, the GSBA Small Business Council, and actively participating in many neighborhood groups and events.  Dani holds a BA in Business Economics from Willamette University.

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.
Additional News

Sound Transit Light Rail Launch Celebration
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!

The Capitol Hill Farmers Market will be hosting a "Farmers Market Pop Up" that will include the following vendors with fresh produce and delicious hot food: Tonnemaker Family Orchards; Nash's Organic Produce; Loki Fish Co; Mitzi's; Poffertjes; Mystic Kombucha; Son Valley Mushrooms; El Chito
- DJ Dap1 playing live music from 2-5pm
- Buy One- Get One FREE on the soft-serve desserts and affogatos from 12-5
- 20% off any coffee drink from 12-5

  LGBTQ-Owned Businesses List

Nominations are open for the first ever LGBTQ-Owned Businesses List in the Puget Sound Business Journal. The List publishes May 27 in the Business of Pride edition of PSBJ. Eligible companies are at least 51 percent LGBTQ-owned and in the Puget Sound region. Nominate your business, or one that you think should be on the list, by Friday, April 29.

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