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Not Your Daddy's Chamber
October 2012

tigger Halloween is the happiest time of year. What other holiday mixes the sweet energy and enthusiasm of childhood with the darker instincts of our nature to create a heady brew of candy and psychosis? Arbor Day doesn't count.
 Here at the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce we believe that Halloween is the perfect holiday to show off the Hill's creativity and spirit of independence, hence, our signature event this month: Hilloween! 
Hilloween is a modern Halloween carnival for young and old featuring musical performances, shadow puppet plays, spooky storytelling, a kid's costume parade and trick or treating. Lots and lots of trick or treating. The merchants of Broadway will be prepared with candy (glorious candy!)for the hordes of ghouls and boils that will converge on the street to celebrate this most Hillish of holidays. 
hilloween streetPromoting Capitol Hill as a unique, creative, fun place to be is a part of the mission of the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce. Hilloween is a chance to connect new customers and stalwart regulars to the business district, the Park and the community at large. It's what we do. Come join us. In costume!
 Speaking of what we do--we have a new employee at the Chamber, Michelle Hippler, our new Membership and Programs manager. Michelle's experience in marketing local communities makes her a perfect part of our team at the Chamber. Michelle will be following up with all of you to find ways to promote our members and make our membership benefits even more robust. Welcome, Michelle!

PS - Michelle is very excited about Hilloween, though deathly afraid I will force her to come in costume as Madonna, circa 1986.

Michael Wells
Executive Director
Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce 
Chamber News
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It's Hilloween Time Again!
Festivities include activities such as music, arts, story time, carnival games and face painting; top-notch entertainment ; a marching band led costume parade, and trick-or-treating at Broadway businesses.  Learn more.

Cap Hill: Best Hipster Neighborhood 

In case you haven't heard, Capitol Hill was recently named the 8th Hippest Hipster Neighborhood in America. While the Capitol HIll Chamber of Commerce believes the methodology used to create the list was flawed ...  Learn more.


Social Upgrades
Michael continues to tweet on 
Twitter (1022 followers right now) but Michelle is starting to build the Chamber's Facebook page. Look for an official LinkedIn presence in the future!

Member Corner
This Month's Chamber Mixer is at Rumba!
Join the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce October 15 for the social mixer of the year and a chance to support 
Washington United for Marriage's fight for R74.   Learn more.

We are pleased to announce Michelle Hippler as our new Membership and Programs Manager. Michelle has a background in higher education and ....
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CHCC Members

If you have joined the Chamber since August 1, please know that Michelle is working on getting you confirmed and listed on the website. We've been without office help since then, so your patience is GREATLY appreciated!

Community News
New venues added, ZipCar continues to provide FREE shuttles, and info on how your business can participate in this fun, monthly event. Learn more.

The Seattle Police Department (SPD) invites all Capitol Hill community members to participate in a community conversation to learn about your safety concerns and thoughts about public safety.  This conversation is being hosted by the East Precinct. Learn more .

Powerful and timely documentaries, major motion picture premieres with big-name stars, and cutting-edge works from local and emerging talent... Learn more.

Other Community Events...

Elliott Bay Book Company Highlights for October:  A.M. Holmes, Andrei Codrescu, Ursula K. Le Guin,  Louise Erdrich, Sandra Cisneros, Tony Hoagland,  Camille Paglia,  Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan, Timothy Egan, and more authors than you could ever hope to see in one month. See them all here.

Blessing of the Animals @ Saint Mark's Cathedral: On Saint Francis Sunday, October 7, at all three services, the pews of Saint Mark's Cathedral will be filled with humans and their animal friends: dogs, cats, guinea pigs, birds, lizards, snakes, bugs, even fish in their bowls! Get all the details here.

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