February 4, 2015
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Join the SLU Chamber
Get Involved.
My Future 401k
New Members
BREP Launch
Science for Life
Progressive Art Show
Zipcar for Business Offer
SLU Community Council
#2HoursinSLU - Lunchbox
Event Recaps
Looking Back
Member Tip
Retailer of the Month: Inform Interiors
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
Evening Networking with SLU Chamber Bingo!
Wednesday, February 18  
5:00-7:00 pm
SLU Discovery Center
101 Westlake Ave N

Don't miss our evening networking event at the SLU Discovery Center.  Join other members of the South Lake Union community for a fun, stress-free night filled with good conversation, new connections, prizes, and delicious food and drinks provided by Tutta Bella This event is an excellent opportunity to mingle with old friends and make new ones. 


Get Social!

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

Business Retention and Expansion Program Launches

The SLU Chamber is a partner with the Seattle Office of Economic Development's Business Retention and Expansion Program. The mission of the partnership is to provide direct assistance to businesses to help them grow and compete. Learn more about benefits under this partnership.

Community Events  
Science for Life - Cancer Immunotherapy
Thursday, February 19
7:00-8:30 pm
Fred Hutch, Weintraub Building, Pelton Auditorium
1100 Fairview Ave N

Join Fred Hutch for a glimpse into the revolutionary science they conduct. Their Science for Life presentation will breakdown concepts, skip the homework and provide the opportunity to interact with world-class researchers. RSVP here.

Stan Riddell, M.D., Clinical Research Division. Photo by Bo Jungmayer / Fred Hutch News Service
Progressive Art Show
Friday, February 20
5:00-8:00 pm
Rogers + Ryan, 605 Eastlake Ave E
Caffe Torino, 422 Yale Ave N

Join Caffe Torino and Rogers + Ryan for their very first Progressive Art Show! Start at 5 pm at Rogers & Ryan and walk to Caffe Torino at 6:30 pm. (422 Yale Ave N). It's a miniature Art Walk, featuring two SLU Chamber member businesses. Learn more.

Zipcar turns 15 years old, offers free business accounts for SLU Chamber Members

Zipcar started the industry 15 years ago and are finally ready to get their drivers permit. Rather than request gifts, they're turning things around by dishing out major deals to savvy, new business accounts. Plus they're hosting cool events across the world to celebrate...yes the WORLD. Zipcar truly is a global movement with members & vehicles in cities, town, universities, airports, etc. around the globe with PLENTY more innovations to come.

Get your biz in on the action to save time & money with a Zipcar for Business account. Setup your account before Feb 28th to enjoy a waived $75 setup fee. Then add your staff as new Zipcar member drivers for only $25/yr ($55 savings over normal membership rates). Plus, enjoy 10% off M-F driving rates when you do the most driving. And the best part: gas/insurance/miles included with every reservation and cars cost as little as $7.75/hr! There's no risk to get your business setup so give it a try today

SLU Community Council
First Tuesday of the Month
Tuesday, March 3
4:00-6:00 pm
860 Terry Ave N

Join the South Lake Union Community Council for their monthly meeting at MOHAI. The SLU Community Council stewards 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. 

#2HoursinSLU - Lunchbox Laboratory

Mark Durfor and Lunchbox Laboratory have mastered the lunch rush. Find out how they serve up good fun and delicious eats in their #2HoursInSLU here

Event Recaps

Thank you, once again, to Vulcan Inc. and Recology Cleanscapes for sponsoring our 7th Annual SLU Chamber Awards Breakfast. 
Front row: Curt Archambault, SLU Chamber Board President; Megan Nelson, Director of Community Relations, Seattle Children's Research Institute; Tami Littlefield, Store Team Leader, Whole Foods Market South Lake Union; Dena Lee, SLU Resident and Volunteer; Ben Grace, Marketing Specialist, Amazon Back row: Brandon Bills, Marketing & Community Relations Team Leader, Wholefoods Market South Lake Union; Andrea Florissi, Owner, Caffe Torino; Kaleb Miller, General Manger, Zipcar

Pictured: Robert S. Arron from Vulcan Inc.; Jon Scholes from the Downtown Seattle Association; our Board President, Curt Archambault; Renee Klein from the American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific and SLU resident; Rob Johnson from Transportation Choices Coalition; and our moderator and SLU Community Council President, Mike McQuaid.

Looking Back: How We Got Here

Traffic. Aurora Avenue Signs. Date: Sep 18, 1961
 Photo: Seattle Municipal Archive
Member Tip: Hot Deal

What is a Hot Deal? How can I put one on the SLU Chamber website? A hot deal is a deal you offer the community or a member to member discount. Login in to your account.

Under Advertising on the left side click Hot Deal. Click add a Hot Deal. Add the title, description, expiration date and image. Select dates for the Hot Deal. Click Community or Member to Member Only. Submit for approval. If you need a reminder of your login or password click here.

Retailer of the Month:  Inform Interiors
Inform Interiors features the latest in contemporary furniture, lighting, and accessories. Seattle Inform is committed to providing the best quality and design excellence. Inform Interiors has three flawless Hästens showroom beds that are being offered at a 20% discount through February 16th.  Visit Inform's showroom to experience these beds for yourself.