November 5, 2014
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In This Issue
Join the SLU Chamber
Get Involved.
My Future 401k
New Members
SLU Chamber November Breakfast
SLU Chamber Holiday Shop-a-thon at Shine
Host a 2015 SLU Chamber Event
Become a Sponsor
Membership Survey: Coming soon!
Savor SLU
Be Luminous 5 Year Anniversary
Greet the Season
SLU Art Walk
#2HoursInSLU - Shine
Minimum Wage Public Meetings
Mapping SLU Construction
SDOT - Access Seattle
HPV Hope in Cosmo
Compass on Dexter Virtual Tour
Event Recaps
Looking Back
Member Tip
Retailer of the Month: Kakao
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 the My Future 401(k) Plan, 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 November Breakfast
Tuesday, November 18 
7:30-9:00 am
World Sports Grille
731 Westlake Ave N
Join SLU Chamber members and guests for a delicious breakfast and networking at World Sports Grille. The theme for this event will be etiquette and will feature guest speaker Arden Clise.

In her interactive presentation, you will learn practical skills you can use immediately to feel more confident and at ease in many business and social situations. 


You will learn:

  • The art of ordering wine like a pro even when you don't know the difference between a Cabernet and a Chardonnay
  • How to introduce someone whose name you've forgotten
  • How to gracefully end a conversation with someone
  • How to confidently navigate the place setting even when there are multiple utensils plates and glasses
Sponsored by:

Hosted by: 

SLU Chamber Holiday Shop-a-thon
Thursday, December 4 
5:00-7:00 pm
207 Pontius Ave N

Join the SLU Chamber and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance for some holiday fun! Come celebrate the season, enjoy appetizers and drinks while shopping and connecting. Located at SCCA's premiere boutique, Shine. All registered guests will be able to shop with a 25% off discount.

Hosted by:

Host a 2015 SLU Chamber Event


Our Events Committee is busy working on our 2015 SLU Chamber events calendar. Would you like to feature your venue or business to members of our community and host a breakfast, lunch or evening networking event next year? Please contact Jodie King at the SLU Chamber or an events committee co-chair: Joe Dan or Kevin Bohnert.  We are happy to discuss sponsor benefits and event guidelines. Don't delay, the calendar is filling quickly!

Become a 2015 SLU Chamber Sponsor


There are a variety of ways to sponsor a SLU Chamber event and get your business' name out in front of our membership. The SLU Chamber, businesses, residents and community need your support! As we start to plan for 2015, we welcome inquiries about sponsorship as well as ideas for event themes and topics. Please contact Jodie King for details about sponsorship opportunities and benefits. Learn more.

Membership Survey


Watch for a SLU Chamber Membership Survey, arriving to your inbox this month! The survey is sent to each member's primary contact. Your participation in the survey helps influence our programming. Your response is appreciated!
Community Events  
Savor SLU
Wednesday, November 12 
5:30 pm
SLU Discovery Center
101 Westlake Ave N

For those looking for a fun way to try many of SLU's different dining options in one night, look no further than Savor SLU. Savor SLU will offer you the chance to feast on a variety of menu item samples from restaurants throughout South Lake Union. Not to mention, a host of Washington wineries has joined the party to provide glasses of wine for additional purchase.

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. 
Celebrate 5 Years with Be Luminous Yoga 
November 14-16
Be Luminous Yoga
900 Lenora, Ste 128

Free classes offered all weekend, with donations benefiting YouthCare's Orion Center. Join a Celebration Party on November 14th from 7-8:30 pm. They'll be giving away great prizes, including an annual membership, class cards, great clothes and more! More details here.
Greet the Season
Saturday, November 29 
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Lake Union Park
860 Terry Ave N

Greet the Season at Lake Union Park features activities for all ages, including toy boat building, cookie decorating, card and ornament making, knot tying, other crafts, music and dance performances! Full schedule of activities here.
SLU Community Council
First Tuesday of the Month
4:00-6:00 pm
860 Terry Ave N

Join the South Lake Union Community Council at one of their upcoming public meetings. The SLU Community Council steward a livable, vibrant, urban neighborhood supporting a diversity of residents of all ages and incomes while driving an innovative local economy and providing rich, cultural community opportunities. 


Upcoming Special Guests:


December 2: Seattle City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw

January 6: Seattle Chief Police Kathleen O'Toole

SLU Art Walk
Friday, December 5 
5:00-8:00 pm
Various Locations in SLU

The SLU Art Walk returns for its final iteration of the year. This neighborhood-wide celebration of art will feature over 30 participating venues, including several window displays and eight Storefronts Seattle installations. Enjoy hot beverage stations set-up throughout the neighborhood, giving participants a chance to warm and fuel up between venues. The SLU Art Walk is partnering with Redeeming Soles. Bring your new or gently used shoes to Common Table at 1255 Harrison St.
#2HoursinSLU - Shine, a department of the SCCA

For November's #2HoursinSLU, we feature Carrie Jacobsen and Eileen Hood, the managers of Shine, a retail department of the SCCA. Read where Carrie and Eileen spend two hours in South Lake Union
Minimum Wage Ordinance Public Meetings

The City of Seattle wants to hear from you! Employers and employees have many questions about how the Minimum Wage Ordinance will be implemented. Registration is not required, but it is helpful for planning.

Wednesday, November 5 from 7-9 pm 

at NewHolly Gathering Hall, 7054 32nd Ave. S.
RSVP for 11/5 here

Thursday, November 13 from 8-10 am 
at Northgate Community Center, 10510 5th Ave. NE.
RSVP for 11/13 here

Visit for up-to-date information about Seattle's Minimum Wage Ordinance.

Mapping Every Major Upcoming Project

Curbed recently created a map showing every major construction project in Denny Triangle and South Lake Union. At this time, the article shows 38 different projects. 

Speaking of Construction Projects

SDOT also has mapped our current construction projects in South Lake Union. 

At a recent SLU Community Council meeting, the Access Seattle team talked about progress coordinating multiple construction projects in the neighborhood. Specific concerns were addressed, with results from direct coordination. See some of these concerns and steps moving forward on their website. 

HPV Hope Featured in October's Cosmopolitan Magazine

SLU Chamber member, HPV Hope, was featured in October's Cosmopolitan Magazine. Their founder, Danah Abarr, served on the SLU Chamber Board of Directors for two years. Congratulations, Danah!

Compass on Dexter Virtual Tour

Compass on Dexter is now open, and soon the apartments will fill with the families who will call this vibrant new community home. You may have had the opportunity to attend their grand opening and tour a few of the 72 apartments that will be made available to formerly homeless and low-income families and individuals. But if you didn't, they've put together this virtual tour of a typical 1-bedroom unit.

Event Recaps

Thank you to Vulcan Real Estate for sponsoring our outstanding luncheon at the Museum of History and Industry. City Catering's food accompanied an insightful look at SLU's history by MOHAI's Julia Swan.

Also, thank you Caffe Torino for the delicious appertivo at our networking event!

Looking Back: How We Got Here

Earlier this month, Curbed showed us just how much South Lake Union has changed, complete with sliding bars to look at the before and after. Check out the full article with additional images!
Member Tip: Post Your Holiday Event 

Do you have an upcoming holiday event? Are you trying to generate additional traffic to your place of business? Are you holding a fundraiser or a charitable drive? Promote your event on the SLU Chamber website! It's free, easy, and included in your membership! 

Just log into your Chamber member portal and click on Events and add an event to get started. Some of the Chamber members who have recently posted events are the Pan Pacific Hotel, Northeastern UniversityRotary Club of SLU, and American Lung Association.

Retailer of the Month:  Rogers + Ryan    
Rogers + Ryan is named for Margaret Cunningham's grandmothers - Evelyn Rogers and Nora Ryan. These women (and their sisters) each had very different styles - they were amazing hostesses, gift-givers, and life-long inspirations.  


The shop is an eclectic array of home goods, d�cor and gifts. There are vintage and one-of-a-kind items mixed with unique, new items of exceptional quality. Selected with care, many of the artists and vendors are pursuing their life passions and are just as excited to share their beautiful goods with me as I am to share them with you.  Products come with a story or inspiration - shopping here will make you smile and feel good.