January 14, 2015
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In This Issue
Join the SLU Chamber
Get Involved.
My Future 401k
SLU Chamber Annual Awards Breakfast
SLU Community Council
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 Annual Awards Breakfast
Wednesday, January 21  
7:30-9:00 am
SpringHill Suites
1800 Yale Ave

Please join us for this community celebration. This is an excellent opportunity to network and learn about the future of SLU.

We will honor outstanding achievements in the categories of Excellence in Business, Volunteer of the Year, Retailer of the Year, Non-Profit of the Year, and Sustainability.

The South Lake Union Community Council President, Mike McQuaid, will moderate a panel of local experts to offer their thoughts on South Lake Union now, and how they see it being shaped over the next five years.

Panel guests:


Jon Scholes, President and CEO
Downtown Seattle Association 


Renee Klein, SLU Resident

American Lung Association

Robert S. Arron, Senior Director
Vulcan Real Estate


Rob Johnson, Executive Director
Transportation Choices Coalition


Do you have questions you'd like to ask our panel about the future of South Lake Union? Send them to us at info@sluchamber.org.


Presenting Sponsor:


Supporting Sponsor:


Also sponsored by:


Get Social!

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

Happy New Year from our 
SLU Chamber Board President

On behalf of the SLU Chamber Board of Directors, I want to wish you a happy and prosperous New Year!   If last year was any indication, we have much to look forward to in 2015.  We continue to see unprecendented growth and innovation in our area, with new businesses, restaurants and residents moving into South Lake Union.


I have a friend who jokes that he only celebrates birthdays that end in 0's and 5's. 2015 is a pivotal year as we look back at the last five years of growth and then envision what the next five years will look like. The SLU Chamber will turn nine in September, and in anticipation of hitting the decade mark, we are looking to be an organization that truly reflects this world-class neighborhood. This year is all about 20/20 vision, seeing clearly, as we look forward towards the year 2020.


We'd like to thank the following members for their support and sponsorship in 2014:


American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific

Athletic Awards


Compass Housing Alliance

Holland Partner Group

PEMCO Insurance

King County Metro


SpringHill Suites

Vulcan, Inc.



We still have a limited number of sponsorship opportunities available in 2015, and these can be a terrific way to market your business. Chamber events and programs are highly publicized, and so are our sponsors!


Sponsorship benefits could include:

  • Prominent logo visibility on event promotion materials and event webpage
  • Public recognition and the opportunity to promote your brand during breakfast or lunch meetings
  • Exclusive brand awareness building via marketing material placement at tables
  • Complimentary registrations to events
  • Recognition in SLU Review
  • Recognition on the SLU Chamber's social media channels 

If you're interested in learning more about how you can sponsor an upcoming 2015 SLU Chamber event, please contact Jodie King today.


Happy New Year!

Curt Archambault
President, SLU Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
Business Partner, People and Performance Strategies

Community Events  
January 7 - February 25th
Monday-Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm
Winston Wachter
203 Dexter Ave N

Get an inside look at the community of the Twelfth Man, Seattle's dedicated Seahawks football fans, through the lens of photographer Robin Layton, currently showing at Winston Wachter. 

Nutrition Workshop
January 17
12:15-2:00 pm
Premier Pilates
2030 9th Ave

Jeannie Oliver, certified nutritionist, will be presenting a free workshop at the Premier Pilates studio. During this workshop you will learn: the most powerful foods for anti-aging and disease prevention; how to optimize your gut health and boost your metabolism; how to boost energy naturally; eating for beautiful skin, hair, nails; how to eat clean in a toxic world. To register for this event, email info@premierpilates1.com.

Fight for Air Climb
Saturday, January 24
Climbing starts at 9:00 am
Rainier Tower
1333 5th Ave

The American Lung Association hosts the Seattle Fight for Air Climb to raise awareness for the millions of Americans who suffer from lung disease. Participants work together to fundraise for the cause. Register to climb, volunteer, cheer on a climber, or donate here.
SLU Community Council
First Tuesday of the Month
Tuesday, Feb 3
4:00-6:00 pm
860 Terry Ave N

Join the South Lake Union Community Council for a community conversation on bus service in SLU. Representatives from SDOT and METRO will answer your questions on the impact of voter-approved funding on METRO routes and service in the neighborhood.  The monthly SLU Community Council meeting will also include a representative from our Terry & Republican Starbucks, who will share information his company's programs that support SLU non-profits and community events.  Coffee and baked goods will be served!  

3 C's Help Mercer Traffic Flow 
Construction Impacts Diminish 

Construction in Seattle presses on with some help from the three C's: Coordination, Communication, and Collaboration. Learn more about how the South Lake Union Community Council led the effort to help the Seattle Department of Transportation get traffic flowing again along the Mercer Corridor and how its leaders are helping to alleviate the impacts of construction on neighborhood residents. Read the full story in the SDOT Blog. 
Event Recaps

Thank you to Shine for hosting our Holiday Shop-a-thon. We enjoyed mingling in your beautiful space and shopping with intention. 

Looking Back: How We Got Here

Fairview Avenue North before Eastlake trestle, pictured July 13, 1948.
Photo: Seattle Municipal Archive
Member Tip: Job Postings 

Did you know one of the benefits available to Chamber members is the ability to post job openings on the Chamber website. If you're seeking to add talent to your business, please let the Chamber help spread the word.  Just log into your member account click Add a Job Posting.  


 If you need a reminder of your login or password click here.

Retailer of the Month:  Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Square Green back
Whole Foods Market is committed to selling the highest quality natural and organic foods available while satisfying and delighting guests 7 days a week.

Want to know about special offers and what's on sale at the SLU store? Check out the sales flyer portion of their website for special promotions. 

Follow @WFMSeattle on Twitter for the latest news and store happenings!