SLU Chamber

South Lake Union
Chamber of Commerce
August SLU Review

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In This Issue
Join the SLU Chamber
Get Involved.
My Future 401k
August Lunch
Sample SLU
SLU Block Party
Amazing Race to End Homelessness
#2HoursInSLU - True North
Call for Board Nominations
Access Seattle
July Event Recaps
Looking Back
Retailer of the Month: Whole Foods SLU
Join the SLU Chamber:
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!
My Future 401k
The SLU Chamber offers an exciting membership benefit  - The MyFuture 401(k) plan.  
The My Future 401(k) Plan is a Multiple Employer Plan that enables unaffiliated employers (and members) to adopt and offer a retirement plan, built on a model of aggregated shared services. 


SLU Chamber Events
SLU Chamber August Lunch 
Wednesday, August 20 
11:30 am -1:00 pm 
True North Apartments
801 Dexter Ave N 
Come join Chamber members and guests for networking and a delicious lunch at True North. The theme for this month's lunch is sustainability and will feature guest speakers from the area to discuss LEED certification. Tours of the apartment complex will be given to guests after lunch.

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Thursday, September 18 
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
415 Westlake Ave N  

Community Events 
SLU Block Party  
Friday, August 8 
Noon-11 pm 
Outside behind the SLU Discovery Center 
101 Westlake Ave N  
This free event features a full day of outdoor activities and entertainment for all ages. New and familiar faces from South Lake Union will gather to enjoy fresh, delicious lunch food from local neighborhood eateries, a beer garden hosted by Brave Horse Tavern, a burger grilling competition, kids' activities, an outdoor movie, and...the list goes on! Learn more. 
Amazing Race to End Homelessness  
Saturday, September 13 
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
SLU Discovery Center
101 Westlake Ave N
Assemble your team and get ready for the 2014 Amazing Race to End Homelessness, a one-of-a-kind scavenger hunt and fundraiser in South Lake Union. We race not just for fun, but to put our collective energy and passion in support of building a safe, caring community for all.

For our fifth installment of #2hoursinslu, we followed Samuel Sobota, an assistant manager and resident at the True North Apartments on Dexter Avenue. He is relatively new to Seattle, after moving here in December from the Portland metro area, and he loves spending time exploring his new neighborhood.

True North apartments, a brand new luxury apartment building that embodies Northwestern culture, is also the location of the August Chamber lunch, which will take place August 20th at the Summit Room. The Summit room at True North is located on the top floor adjacent to the spectacular roof deck, which also happens to be Samuel's favorite place in South Lake Union to relax. When Samuel is looking to exercise, he can use the bouldering wall or borrow the kayaks available to residents.

When asked how he would spend a typical #2hoursinSLU, being a foodie as well as a having studied culinary arts, of course the first thing he mentioned were some of the excellent dining offerings located just blocks away from his home. Cask & Trotter, a homestyle barbeque restaurant, is hands down his favorite restaurant. However, depending on the day, you may catch him for brunch at Portage Bay enjoying their delicious fruit bar, or at New York Pizza's happy hour enjoying a weekend cocktail. When he is ready for a caffeine fix, he is fortunate that less than a block away, he can walk to Herkimer Coffee for a delicious, handcrafted beverage from their extremely friendly staff.

Samuel also enjoys getting out and about in his neighborhood, especially during the amazing summer days. On a nice day, he may be spending time walking Lola (his "God Dog") along with her owner, Alli, around the Cheshiahud loop. Sometimes he'll also enjoy an "urban hike" on the steep staircase located along Dexter Avenue that connects the South Lake Union and Queen Anne neighborhoods.

Samuel has thoroughly enjoyed his transition to Seattle. Living in the South Lake Union neighborhood has given him the opportunity to be steps away from some of the best restaurants and most beautiful outdoor spaces in the city.
Call for SLU Chamber Board Nominations

Our Nominating Committee is now considering applications for the Board of Directors. We encourage our members to apply and/or nominate fellow Chamber members for this opportunity to serve the SLU community and promote your business. Qualified candidates must submit a fully completed application by August 25, 2014. Applications are accepted online via this link. More info.  
Access Seattle

The City of Seattle launched a new program, Access Seattle, that will work to reduce impacts of construction and to keep traffic moving. The initiative is an effort to balance unprecedented growth and development in Seattle with the need to maintain mobility. More than 100 projects were underway or started since January 2013 in Center City alone. The city is focusing on areas of the city, called construction hubs, where multiple construction projects will occur near each other. South Lake Union is one of these hubs. Learn more.
Event Recaps

Thank you to Zipcar and SpringHill Suites for hosting our transportation panel in July.

Also, thank you to AMLI for hosting a lovely happy hour on their rooftop deck. Check out the lovely view, which includes many South Lake Union icons.

Looking Back: How We Got Here

SLU Block Party, 2005. This year is the 10th SLU Block Party.
Thank you, Vulcan! We've come a long way, baby!
Retailer of the Month:  Whole Foods Market South Lake Union  
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Whole Foods Market is committed to selling the highest quality natural and organic foods available while satisfying and delighting  guests 7 days a week. They are proud to be located in the South Lake Union neighborhood at the corner of Westlake and Denny and just an easy 10-minute walk to Pike Place Market. Like them on Facebook for updates on special sales and what's cookin'!