SLU Chamber

South Lake Union
Chamber of Commerce
May SLU Review

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Get Involved.
New Members
Vote for Homes for Vets!
Fight for Air Walk
Register for May Chamber Lunch
Lake Union Sweep
Public Affairs
Member Tip
Oldest and Newest
Retailer of the Month: Shine
Get Involved.
Give back. Learn new skills. Get to know fellow Chamber members better. Gain experience for a future board role. Build your resume. Participate!
Pledge to Vote for Homes for Vets!
The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) is participating in the Home Depot Foundation's Facebook contest to raise up to $250,000 to help pay for the construction of new homes and to provide supportive services to the homeless veterans moving off the streets into LIHI apartments to ensure they become more stable and self-sufficient and no longer risk returning to homelessness. Learn more about how easy it is to vote every day in May.
Fight for Air Walk
Sunday, May 5th
Denny Park
9:30 am

What could be more fun, or a better chance to promote South Lake Union, than hundreds of people coming to the neighborhood to have fun and support a great cause?  

It will all be happening this Sunday, May 5, when the American Lung Association brings its signature Fight for Air Walk to the neighborhood.  Learn more.
SLU Chamber May Lunch
Wednesday, May 15
211 Dexter Ave N
11:30 am - 1:00 pm (don't forget to update register now link!)
Come to our May lunch meeting, sponsored by ZipCar and King County Metro, and hosted and catered by Holiday Inn

Join Chamber members and guests for a delicious lunch prepared by Emerald Grill. The first 30 minutes are dedicated to networking. Bring lots of business cards. Everyone is welcome. Free parking.

Our theme for the day is multi-modal transportation. From car and bike-share programs, to public transit, to streetcar, to walkability.  Our speaker forum with make learning about options for getting around fun!

$25 for members
$35 for non members

Presenting sponsors:


Host & Caterer:

Lake Union Sweep
Saturday, May 18
860 Terry Ave N 
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join the Puget Sound Keeper Alliance for their biggest cleanup event of the year, supported by dozens of businesses and organizations.  Over 200 volunteers take to the water in kayaks, row boats, canoes and motorized craft to remove 2-3 tons of trash from Lake Union, Portage Bay and Union Bay.  And, for the first time this year, volunteers will also do clean-up in the SLU neighborhood.  All volunteers are treated to an event shirt and picnic lunch provided by event sponsors and Soundkeeper. Registration and more information here.

Public Affairs
The neighborhood rezone sets the stage for South Lake Union to absorb 12,000 households and 22,000 jobs over the next 20 years. Council formal approval is expected on May 6th. Stay tuned.

The SLU Chamber Board has recently sent a letter of support to Seattle City Council for both the Ballard-Ship Canal Crossing-SLU and the University District-Eastlake-SLU high capacity transit corridor studies. Money spent for planning now by the City will put us in a better position to compete for federal grants down the road.
Member Tip: Press Releases
Did you know you can post your press releases on the Chamber website? Simply go to and log-in. On the left-hand menu, select "Press Releases," and post your press release. It's that easy, and a great way to take advantage of chamber member benefits by advertising your business for free!
Oldest and Newest Businesses
At our April meeting, we played a fun game to see who represented the oldest and the newest businesses in the room. Our winners were: Debra Alderman, representing Antioch University, which was founded in 1852; and Dr. Jeff Woerner of Oculus Eyecare, which just opened last month!
Retailer of the Month: Shine
Shine is a unique specialty gift and oncology services store in South Lake Union.  A retail resource for all who are touched by cancer, Shine is a great place for anyone seeking a unique and vibrant shopping experience. Here's a recent story about Shine. Save the date for Shine's 5th Annual Garage Sale!