SLU Chamber

South Lake Union
Chamber of Commerce
October SLU Review

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In This Issue
We've moved
Join the SLU Chamber
Get Involved.
My Future 401k
New Members
October Lunch
October Networking
Compass on Dexter Blessing
#2HoursInSLU - Glazer's Camera
Sample SLU Recap
Looking Back
Retailer of the Month: Kakao
The SLU Chamber Office has a new home

Our new location is on the corner of Aurora & Republican at

500 Aurora Ave N Seattle, WA 98109.  


Our mailing address, PO Box 9411, remains the same.    

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. 


Welcome New Members!
SLU Chamber News and Events
SLU Chamber October Lunch: Explore SLU's History
Wednesday, October 15 
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
860 Terry Ave N  

Join Chamber members and guests for networking and a delicious lunch, hosted by MOHAIMOHAI's Julia Swan will present a light-hearted and engaging exploration of South Lake Union's history, plus hear more about what's going on and coming up at MOHAI!

Julia studied history and museum studies and has been combining her love for both subjects at MOHAI since 2011. She leads MOHAI's adult public programs department, which presents a wide range of educational and community programs for life-long learners of all ages and backgrounds.


Sponsored by:

SLU Chamber October Networking
Wednesday, October 22 
5:00-7:00 pm
Caffe Torino
422 Yale Ave N, Suite B 

Join Chamber members and guests at our October evening networking event.  We're excited to offer you this great opportunity to connect.   

Sponsored by:

Welcome New Board Members!

 Huy Nguyen joined Umpqua Bank, South Lake Union store in 2012. Since then, Huy has actively volunteered and partnered up with many local organizations including the American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific, Immanuel Community Services, YouthCare, and Compass Housing Alliance. Huy presently serves on the Event Committee. 

Tyler Roush is Communications Manager of Compass Housing Alliance, which develops affordable housing, shelter and support services for homeless and low-income people in the Puget Sound region. A lifelong communications professional with a background in journalism, photography and graphic design, Tyler brings his skills to the Chamber's Marketing Committee. 

Community Events  
Compass on Dexter Blessing and Open House
Sunday, October 5 
1:00-3:00 pm
Compass on Dexter
756 John St

Help Compass Housing Alliance celebrate the opening of Compass on Dexter, their new home for families in South Lake Union. The opening event will include a short program, followed by tours of the building. RSVP to [email protected].

Discover Wine
Wednesday, October 8 
5:30 pm
SLU Discovery Center
101 Westlake Ave N

South Lake Union is quickly becoming a destination for diners, with numerous restaurants surrounded by public art, lush parks and distinct architecture. The pièce de résistance of any meal, though, is a perfectly-paired glass of wine. Residents and visitors alike are invited to try some of Washington's most popular wines at Discover Wine.

Tickets ($25) includes a passport to sample wine from ten of Woodinville's best wineries. Light snacks are also provided. Proceeds from the event will benefit Northwest Harvest. 
Immanuel Community Services Benefit Breakfast
Thursday, October 9
7:30-9:00 am
Immanuel Community Services
1215 Thomas St

Learn more about and support the work ICS does to alleviate the effects of poverty, hunger, homelessness, and addiction by providing community-based social services to those in need in our neighborhood. Entertainment and coffee at 7:30 am, with a program featuring keynote speaker Rick Friedhoff, retired Executive Director of Compass Housing, at 8:00 am. RSVP by contacting ICS at 206-622-1930 or [email protected]

#2HoursinSLU - Glazer's Camera

Zirx Launches in South Lake Union

Zirx, one of our newest SLU Chamber members, offers an alternative for parking in our neighborhood. ZIRX allows anyone to have their car quickly retrieved by professional drivers and stored in their own secure, off-street facility nearby. ZIRX is available on both iOS and Android in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store and costs just $15 all day (including tax) with special rates for monthly plans. Learn more in Geekwire.

Event Recaps

Thank you to Athletic Awards, 415 Westlake, Shine, Vulcan Real Estate, Springhill Suites, Union, Amli, and Car2Go for sponsoring Sample SLU. We also appreciate all of you who participated in and attended the event!

Take a look at the photos from Glazer's photo booth and Lifestring Photography's photos.

Blitz and Danah Abarr, HPV Hope
Looking Back: How We Got Here
From the Seattle Municipal Archives
July 13, 1948, Fairview Ave - Lake Union Steam Plant
Retailer of the Month:  Lunchbox Laboratory    
Lunchbox Labs is an unorthodox burger joint, focused on combining quality, gourmet and experimental ingredients! This "funkadelic" restaurant boasts that it's the home of the best burger in America and will features 15 to 20 hand ground eclectic burgers, as well as weekly rotating experiments. Also on the menu are handcrafted shakes, a full bar of crazy, experimental cocktails and private dining. Celebrate football season in the bar with specials during all NFL, Husky and Cougar games