Greater University Chamber of Commerce
In this issue...
Annual Banquet
Green Up!
Holiday Party
WSDOT Notice

Happy December From Your Greater University Chamber


December 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

U District ARTWALK:
Friday, December 17th, 2010
From 6pm to 9pm


Check out the December 17th Artwalk! Venues stay open late to showcase local artists. View the map of participants on line at the link above.

Dr. Cliff Mass
Annual Awards Banquet
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 from 6-9PM
Join the Greater University Chamber of Commerce for a great evening at the Hotel Deca Ballroom and a chance to hear Dr. Clifford Mass, professor from the UW Mesoscale Analysis and Forcasting Group. You have probably heard him on local TV and Radio broadcasts and he has a new book out which will be available at the event - The Weather of the Pacific Northwest, University of Washington Press.

Look for more information about this special event coming soon!

Green Up December 4th

Event at the University District Farmers Market 


Now in its 5th year, in partnership with the Chamber, University Heights, and the U District Farmers Market, the City of Seattle will donate trimmings from the Cedar River Watershed so that folks in the U District can make swags and wreaths FOR FREE at the Farmers Market on Saturday, December 4th from 9-noon.  Bring your kids or your parents and have a great family expereince.


To make it even more fun, we are asking local merchants to donate ribbons, ornaments and other fun stuff to help make extra special decorations.  An example:  Gargoyles is donating 20 "gargoyle" ornaments (Thanks, Gayle!).  Do you have something small and representative of your business to contribute?  Do you have old ornamenets sitting around that you could donate?  Candy canes?  Origami folded flyers or coupons?  Think festive!


This has been an extremely popular event in the past.   We have had roving carolers, hot cider and cookies, and more to spread the cheer.


If you would like to participate/donate, please call Teresa at 206-547-4417.


Holiday Party at Shultzy's  Party at Shultzys
Thursday December 19th
from 5:30-7:30 PM

4114 University Way NE

Great wine and beer
tasting, incredible eats! All for only $20/person.

Don't forget to wear your sparkles!

Please RSVP to by Tuesday, December 17th or call 306-547-4417.

SEATTLE - Maintenance crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will clean under the Montlake Bridge from 6-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4. During the work, WSDOT will close the left lane in both directions of the bridge from 6-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4.

Some of the work is unavoidably noisy. Crews will clean out the large pits where the bridge counterweights sit. The pits must be cleaned annually to prevent debris from piling up and spilling onto the nearby walkways. Bridge crews will use a large vactor truck to vacuum debris from under the bridge.

Crews will take steps to minimize the noise impact to the neighborhood. Lane closures and preparation work begin at 6 a.m., but the noisiest work will not start until 7 a.m.

Motorists will likely experience congestion and delays across the bridge from 9-11:30 a.m. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra time or use alternate routes during the maintenance work..

Thank You all for your continued support! If you have any events, questions, or just want to chat, our door is always open. Happy Holidays from your Greater University Chamber of Commerce.

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