Greater University Chamber of Commerce
Happy October From Your Greater University District Chamber  October 2010



We appreciate your involvement and interest in the U District Chamber and community news. In an effort to conserve paper, limit costs, and increase overall efficiency, GUCC newsletters and announcements will be distributed primarily in an online format. 


We would be happy to add anyone to our email address list if they contact us at

The Woolly Mammoth

The Chamber wants to congratulate The Woolly Mammoth for their 40 years of great services in the University District.

4303 University Way NE 
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 632-3254 


Socks For Homeless:

This year goal is 6,000 pair of socks.

Socks for homeless was started by Sgt. Newsom, SPD, several years ago. Last year the organization collected over 1800 new pair of socks with 1300 donated by the University Masonic Lodge. Other contributors include University Chamber, Shultzy's, JCPenney, Fred Meyer and Costco. This year our goal is to collect 6000 pair of socks to be donated to various charities. Seen in the photo is Sgt. Newsom and Bill Doell, University Chamber Director with the first several pair of donated socks & gloves. The Chamber needs the community assistances to help the University Masonic Lodge in achieving the goal of collecting 6000 pair of socks by December 15th, 2010. If you are interested in donating to this cause, please bring your donations to the Greater University 

Chamber of Commerce. 


Greater University Chamber Of Commerce

4710 University Way NE Suite 114

Seattle, WA 98105

(206) 547-4417





U District ARTWALK:

Friday, October 15th, 2010

From 6pm to 9pm


Be sure to check out the new October artwork as venues stay open late to open the exhibits coming up on October 15th from 6-9pm.



Harvest Celebration and Evening Social Event  


Join the Greater University Chamber of Commerce for a great networking event at the Hotel Deca. This is a great opportunity for individuals to meet members of our neighboring chambers and talk to local elected officials. The harvest celebration will offer wine tastings by Steppe Cellars and cider tastings from Rockridge Orchards. You will also enjoy live music and hors d'oeuvres created by Chef Aaron Andrews from the Hotel Deca followed by veggie and proteins catered by Tony's Events and Catering from Rents Due Ranch and other local sustainable farmers. Farmers Market vendors are still signing up so this is just the "tip of the iceberg" for offerings at the event.  Space is limited, so reserve your tickets today!

Learn more about Hotel Deca please click here.

DATE: Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
TIME: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
PLACE: Hotel Deca, 4507 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
COST: $15.00 Members/$20 Non Members


Please send your RSVP to or call (206) 547-4417 no later than Friday, October 15th by 5pm if you plan to attend. If you require a vegetarian meal, please indicate your preference with your RSVP.


AVEventure 2010
Another Successful Chamber Event


Thank you to all of the sponsors and 

merchants who participated in the AVEventure 2010 experience. This event would not have been successful without your involvement and contribution. The Chamber giveaway numerous items donated by our local merchants. Students who completed their passport were awarded the "UP YOUR AVE" t-shirts. AVEventure is an event that is mainly focus on promoting local businesses in our district and the goods or services that they offer to local students in our neighborhood. AVEventure continues to grow with more students attending each year.



University Book Store

University District Parking Associates

University Heights Community Center

New Seattle Massage

Ivar's Salmon House



Wells Fargo

The Woolly Mammoth

Five Doors Up

STA Travel

Pagliacci Pizza

Big Time Brewery

Wing-It Productions

Christian Science Reading Room





Bulldog News


Café Allegro

Mod Pizza

Kaplan Test Prep Center

Thaiger Room

University Masonic Lodge 

Samuri Noodle

US Bank at the Book Store

Gargoyles Statuary



Experience Fitness

University True Value Hardware

Kiku Japanese Restaurant

Valley of Roses

Minds Eye Tattoo

Scooter Gallery

The Dreaming Comics and Games


Taste of Chicago

Still Smokin'

R&E Cycles
15th Avenue NE Reconstruction Project


The 15th Avenue NE reconstruction project reached the major milestone of advertisement for construction bid last week.  This project, the biggest single project yet in the BTG paving plan, includes the complete reconstruction of 15th Ave NE between NE Pacific and NE 50th streets and a resurfacing between NE 50th and 55th streets.  The corridor, which hasn't seen any significant work since the 70's, is in significant need of repair.  As an added bonus, the project included two additions including the continuation of the 22nd Avenue NE paving that was completed earlier this summer and N 34th Street between Stone Way N and Fremont Avenue N.  The bid opening is October 20th and construction is planned to begin in January. 


If you have any questions about this project please contact Dawn Schellenberg from SDOT.  


Dawn Schellenberg

Seattle Department of Transportation

Work: (206) 684-5189

Cell:    (206) 255-9391

AAA Cruise Show
Passport to Cruising

Join AAA Travel at "Passport to Cruising" to learn how to get the best deals on travel and make the most of your cruise experience. The event is free and open to the public.  Seminars on cruising will be held throughout the day. AAA Travel experts and representatives from popular cruise lines will share helpful advice and travel tips on everything you need to know for your trip.

Popular Seminars Include:
First-Time Cruisers: Your guide to selecting and planning your perfect cruise experience.
Concierge Series Vacations: An introduction to AAA's exclusive hosted vacation programs.

Presentations from several cruise lines including Holland America, Oceania Cruises, Princess Cruises, Uniworld, Cunard and Royal Caribbean International.

Reservations are requested but not required. You can RSVP by calling (206) 216-4205.

For additional information about this event please click here
Thank You all for your continued support! If you have any events, questions, or just want to chat, our door is always open.

Teresa Lord Hugel
Director, Greater University Chamber of Commerce
4710 University Way NE Suite 114
Seattle, WA 98105
P (206) 547-4417 F (206) 547-5266