December 3, 2014
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In This Issue
Join the SLU Chamber
Get Involved.
My Future 401k
New Members
SLU Chamber Holiday Shop-a-thon at Shine
SLU Chamber Annual Awards Breakfast
Host a 2015 SLU Chamber Event
Become a Sponsor
Membership Survey
Welcome, Taylor!
SLU Art Walk
Third & Wall Clearance Sale
Pan Pacific Holiday Celebration
Virginia V Holiday Cruises
SLU Community Council
Fred Hutch - New President and Director
Mercer Street
Event Recaps
Looking Back
Member Tip
Retailer of the Month: Tutta Bella
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. 


SLU Chamber News and Events
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 at their premiere boutique, Shine!

Celebrate the season, enjoy appetizers and drinks while shopping and connecting. All registered guests will be able to shop with a 25% off discount!

Hosted by:

Get Social!

Once you register,  RSVP on Facebook to this event, share the event, and invite friends! 


SLU Chamber Annual Awards Breakfast
Wednesday, January 21  
7:30-9:00 am
SpringHill Suites
1800 Yale Ave

The 7th Annual Awards Breakfast is an opportunity for us to celebrate business in South Lake Union.  We recognize outstanding leaders in our neighborhood and summarize the SLU Chamber's accomplishments over the year.

Presenting Sponsor:


Supporting Sponsor:


Get Social!

Once you register, RSVP on Facebook to this event, share the event, and invite friends! 

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


You or someone from your organization should have received a SLU Chamber Membership Survey, late last month! The survey is sent to each member's primary contact. Your participation in the survey helps influence our programming. Your response is appreciated! The survey closes on Friday, December 5th.

Farewell Brittany Irwin and Welcome Taylor Bentcover


We bid farewell to our hard-working intern Brittany Irwin as she went to join the foundation team at the Pacific Science Center. Brittany's replacement is Taylor Bentcover. Taylor is a Washington native and a recent Gonzaga University grad. Read more about Taylor here. Welcome Taylor!

Community Events  
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.
Holiday Clearance Sale
December 9-11 
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Third & Wall Art Group
312 9th Ave N

Make a gift of art. Enjoy savings of up to 90% off framed original artwork. More details.
Celebrate the Holidays with Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle
Thursday, December 18 
5:30-7:30 pm
Pan Pacific Hotel
2125 Terry Ave

Pan Pacific teams up with glassybaby for a holiday pop-up shop! Happy Hour drink specials 4 - 8 p.m. Sip festive beverages while browsing unique hand-blown gifts. Pan Pacific and glassybaby will each donate 10% of every sale to the Ben Towne Foundation. More info.
Virginia V Christmas Ships Cruises 
December 21, 3:30 pm
December 23, 7:30 pm
Historic Ships Wharf at Lake Union Park
860 Terry Ave N

Meet up with the Christmas Ships aboard the historic Virginia V Steamship

You'll be surrounded by all the festive sights and sounds of the season. Prices and details vary. Get tickets soon, as these events usually sell out! Read more.

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: 

January 6: Seattle Chief Police Kathleen O'Toole

Fred Hutch recruits New President and Director

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center announced in November that it has named an internationally renowned expert in cancer genetics and precision medicine as its new president and director. D. Gary Gilliland, M.D., Ph.D., a physician-scientist with a background in academic medicine and the pharmaceutical industry, will take the helm as Fred Hutch's new leader on Jan. 2. Read more.
Mercer Street: Adaptive Signal Control and 3rd Lane Open

The third lane on eastbound Mercer Street opened in November, marking a significant milestone in the continuing Mercer corridor project, which is slated for completion in summer 2015. Also, Adaptive Signal Control (ASC) funding was secured in the City Council's 2015 budget package. Read more.
Event Recaps

Thank you to Holland Partner Group for sponsoring our outstanding luncheon at World Sports Grille. We enjoyed learning etiquette tips and tricks from Arden Clise

Looking Back: How We Got Here

Last month, the Seattle PI put together a collection of images of South Lake Union over the years. Check out the full gallery!
From the Seattle PI
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, The Arc of King County,  Northeastern University, and Pepper's Personal Assistants.
Retailer of the Month:  Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria
Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria is the Northwest's first certified authentic Neapolitan pizzeria. 

They use the finest imported ingredients and century old artisan traditions to bring the definitive Neapolitan pizza experience to you.

They offer wood-fired pizzas, calzones, pizzette, antipasti, soup, signature salads, hand crafted desserts and Italian espresso beverages. Dine with them for the definitive Neapolitan pizza experience.