SLU Chamber

South Lake Union
Chamber of Commerce
February SLU Review

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New Members
February Luncheon
February Networking Event
Neighbor Appreciation Day
Revealing Queer
UW Medicine LEED Gold
Amazon Buys Block
Member Tip:3-Second Rule
Retailer of the Month: Caffe Torino
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February Luncheon
Wednesday, February 19
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Seattle Children's Research Institute 
1900 9th Ave
Join us for food, networking, and fun at our monthly Chamber lunch.  Our host for this networking lunch is Seattle Children's Research Insititute and guests will be treated to a delicious catered lunch.

A dynamic speaker will be presenting on our theme for February, "Medical Research."

If you have never been a part of one of our much-anticipate networking events, we encourage you to get involved.  Consider this your invitation! 
February Networking Event
Wednesday, February 26
5:00-7:00 p.m.
310 Terry Ave N
Join Chamber members and guests at our February evening networking event.  We're excited to offer you this great opportunity to connect over delicious food and beverages.
Neighbor Appreciation Day
Saturday, February 8
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  
Y @ the Cascade People's Center
309 Pontius Ave N

Branch out with books as the Cascade Neighborhood Council and the Y @ the People's Center celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day with a book exchange. Enjoy selected readings throughout the day with ties to the NW.


Bring 1-3 gently used books on any subject for the exchange. Don't have a book to exchange? No worries! Our neighbors at Mirabella are donating a few good reads! Drop donated books at the Y February 2-8. Light refreshments provided. More info.

Revealing Queer Opening Night
Friday, February 14
7:00-11:00 p.m.  
The Museum of History and Industry
860 Terry Ave
Celebrate the opening of MOHAI's new community exhibit, Revealing Queer, at a lively evening event! Tickets and full event details here.
Highliners: Boats of the Century
Opens February 14
The Center for Wooden Boats
1010 Valley Street

CWB presents the story of the historic power-schooners of Seattle's longline fleet, many of which are 100 years old and still actively fishing. Many of these unique vessels were built here, on the shores of Puget Sound, as Seattle was coming into its own as  a city. Look for them coming over from the Fishermen's Terminal in parade on Thursday, February 13th. More info here.

UW Medicine SLU Phase 3.1 Awarded LEED Gold Certification

Originally targeting LEED Silver, the project team exceeded expectations and brought a Gold certification to this South Lake Union project designed by Perkins+Will - without extra costs! By following Sellen's sustainable construction practices, including emphasizing recycling and waste reduction, the project easily met Gold standards. Read more.
Amazon Buys Another Block in Denny Triangle exercised an option Friday to buy nearly an entire city block next to its future high-rise campus in Denny Triangle, paying Seattle's Clise Properties $52.2 million, public records show. The block, bounded by Seventh and Eighth avenues and Bell and Blanchard streets, is currently home to Budget Car Rental, the Hurricane Cafe, parking lots and a former motel leased to Cornish College of the Arts. Seattle Times has the full story.

Member Tip: The 3 Second Rule to Networking 

As soon as you enter a room of people start a conversation with the first person you see within the first 3 seconds. Do not hesitate. Don't look for somebody you know. It doesn't matter who you approach, just go talk to somebody.


The goal here is to build confidence, get outside 'your head' and build the habit of proactively meeting people. A good place to start is at the registration desk. Try and view this as the "warm up." Use this opportunity to speak to the person beside you as you sign in or receive your name tag.

Retailer of the Month: Caffe Torino

Caffe Torino, wants you to feel the warmth and taste the flavors of the beautiful Northern Italian city of its  
namesake. The spirit of the region with its complex history and traditions is what they have captured, in their own way. In addition to great food and coffee, Caffe Torino hosts an Arte & Vino series, and opportunities to brush up on your Italian.