SLU CHAMBER JULY BREAKFAST MEETING
July 18 at Holiday Inn Seattle (211 Dexter AVE N)
Since our members are saving lives both near and far, the breakfast meeting's theme is health. We'll learn about the great strides SLU businesses and non-profits are making toward better local and global health. Come make connections, enjoy breakfast with new and old friends, and get inspired about how to better care for yourself, your neighborhood, your employees and our friends across the globe.
As always, we dedicate the first 30 minutes to networking, so bring your business cards. Pacific Medical Centers will provide attendees with free and confidential biometric screenings.
$25 for Members and $35 Non Members
The proposed changes have the potential to add 12,000 new housing units and 22,000 jobs, according to city planning director Marshall Foster. The city said in a statement that the plan would include up to $27.7 million in funding for local park and street improvements, would preserve 25,000 acres of regional farms and forest through the transfer of development rights, and would provide up to $45 million for affordable housing.
CITY ANNOUNCES ZONING PROPOSAL FOR SLU
Proposed changes would help create thousands of jobs and homes, provide affordable housing, and invest in street and park improvements
Full Press Release
SLU Rezone Open House presentation
TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR FRONT ROW AT THE 4TH
BBQ picnic prepared personally by Tom Douglas, entertainment, and the best view anywhere of one of America's top-rated fireworks shows.
The Family 4th is supported generous sponsors, but it takes an entire community to present this tradition to Seattle. As a non-profit organization, One Reel needs support of all sizes, from sponsorships to 100% tax deductible donations, and tickets sales. Hurry, get your tickets before they're sold out, they're tax deductible!
2012 SLU BLOCK PARTY IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!
August 10 on the lawn behind the Discovery Center
(101 Westlake AVE N)
Come join the SLU Chamber at this year's SLU Block Party on Friday, Aug. 10. We'll have a booth and invite you to come by to say hi. The event is from noon-11:00 PM and features food from neighborhood restaurants, a beer and wine garden, a grilling challenge, a kids' play area, and a screening of Dazed & Confused (R) at dusk. Admission is free and any proceeds from food and beverage sales benefit Chamber member Plymouth Housing Group. It's a great opportunity to meet a mix of neighbors. See you there!
SLU CHAMBER GIVES BACK BY VOLUNTEERING AT YOUTHCARE
The SLU Chamber Board fed 90 hungry teens and young adults at YouthCare's Orion Center on June 13. Taco del Mar provided the tasty meal which was appreciated by the young people who lined up for the lunch. Volunteer servers were board members representing Carlson Advisors, Westin Seattle, Salal Credit Union, PEMCO, Group Health, CleanScapes and Antioch University Seattle. The board plans to make community service a regular part of its range of activities.
MERCER WEST RECEIVES $14 MILLION FROM TIGER GRANT PROGRAM
Grant funding designated to improve vital regional cooridor
The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced that the City of Seattle's Mercer West project was awarded $14 million from the Transportation Infrastructure Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program. With this critical piece of federal stimulus funding, the City can now begin construction on the $98 million project and complete improvements to the Mercer Corridor. Work on Mercer West will begin in early 2013 and be completed by middle of 2015.