SLU Review
August 6, 2015
In This Issue
Join the SLU Chamber
Get Involved.
My Future 401k
Our Premium Members
New Members
SLU Block Party
Find It, Fix It
Northeastern New Campus Celebration
SLU Community Council
#2HoursinSLU - WeWork
Event Recap
Member Tip
Retailer of the Month: Caffe Torino
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SLU Chamber News and Events
Lake Side Happy Hour
Wednesday, August 12
4:30-6:30 pm
McCormick & Schmick's Harborside
1200 Westlake Ave N

Join us for an evening of networking overlooking Lake Union at the newly remodeled McCormick & Schmick's. Registration includes 2 drinks and appetizers. We'll be giving away prizes and facilitating casual networking so you can get to know new people and expand your network.

Get Social!

Once you register, join the Facebook event and share it with your friends!  

SLU Chamber Happy Hour & Art Exhibit
Wednesday, August 26
5:00-7:00 pm
325 Westlake Ave N

See the current exhibit at MadArt while sipping on wine and enjoying delicious appetizers. Network with new friends and make valuable connections. Registration includes two drinks and a buffet of appetizers.

Through a partnership between MadArt and the Seattle Art Fair, Julie Alpert is working in the MadArt Studio from June 17th - September 3rd to create the site-specific installation, Backdrop. This artwork will be part of the Seattle Art Fair's off-site installation program, Experiments: Pure Research.

Get Social!

Once you register,  join the Facebook event and share it with your friends!  

SLU Block Party
Friday, August 7
11 am - 11 pm
Denny Way and Westlake Ave N

The SLU Block Party includes interactive elements and demonstrations that shine a spotlight on the unique organizations that are in South Lake Union. The event will host a beer garden, a full day of live music programming, fun and games for the whole family, food sampling booths, a burger grilling competition, and more! The SLU Chamber and the Low Income Housing Institute are this year's non-profit beneficiaries.


Join the Facebook event here. 

Seattle Street Food Festival
Friday, August 14th | 3-9pm | Kick-off Party
Saturday, August 15th (Night Market) | 12-11 pm
Sunday, August 16th | 11-7 pm

This food filled weekend includes over 4 blocks of food and crafts, complimented by a live music stage and community beer garden supporting the SLU Chamber. More info here.  Join the Facebook event here. 


Volunteer for the Seattle Street Food Festival, support the SLU Chamber, and get great perks! More info here.

Seattle City Council Candidate Forum
Wednesday, September 30
5:30-7:00 pm
415 Westlake Ave N 

Join us for a debate of City Council candidates on topics important to our South Lake Union community, moderated by Q13 Political Analyst, C.R. Douglas.

  • District 7Sally Bagshaw and Deborah Zech-Artis
  • Citywide District 8 - Tim Burgess and Jonathan Grant
  • Citywide District 9 - Bill Bradburd and Lorena González 

Doors open at 5:00 pm. Co-sponsored by the SLU Community Council and the SLU Chamber of Commerce.

Community Events  
Lake Union 10K
Sunday, August 9th
7:30 am
Lake Union Park
860 Terry Ave N

Join Portage Bay for the seventh annual Lake Union 10K run or walk along the Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop Trail. Race starts and finishes in Lake Union Park, with course running clockwise around the lake.

  • Portage Bay Post-Race Breakfast
  • Great Seattle and Lake Union Views
  • Fully Supported 10K Course
  • Post-Race Vendor Booth
  • Raffle and Awards
Tom Douglas Lawn Party &
Croquet Tournament
Sunday, August 9th
2:00-6:00 pm
SLU Discovery Center Lawn
101 Westlake Ave N

The 4th Annual Dahlia Lounge's Lawn Party and Croquet Tournament, a community fundraiser for Food Lifelinea local hunger relief organization. Team registration is full, but you can purchase a spectator ticket here. 

Pianos in the Parks:
Dave Terry of Aqueduct
Sunday, August 17th
4:00 pm
Denny Park
100 Dexter Ave N

Pianos in the Parks brings art and music to select parks and open spaces in Seattle. SLU hosts a piano at Lake Union Park and one at Denny Park. Enjoy a free concert by Aqueduct's Dave Terry. 

SLU Community Council
First Tuesday of the Month
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. 

Lake Union Courtyard Marriott-Game Changer
Break away from travel and meetings as usual at the NEW Courtyard Seattle Downtown/Lake Union hotel. We've reinvented our lobby, restaurant and meeting space with a sophisticated new design palette inspired by the Pacific Northwest.

Earn TRIPLE Marriott Rewards points plus one of the following if your event actualizes at least $5,000 in total meeting & group room revenue.
-5% off the total master account charges
-$250 American Express gift card
Actualize more than $10,000 in total meeting and group guest room revenue and you receive both rewards.

For more information:
phone:  (206) 213-0100
email: [email protected]
Valid: Through December 31, 2015 
Buy an I Heart SLU T-shirt at the SLU Block Party!


We worked with artist Matthew Hollister and Athletic Awards to create these great shirts. We are debuting them with a very limited quantity. They will be for sale at the SLU Chamber booth at the SLU Block Party for only $15. Show your neighborhood pride! 

Volunteer for the Seattle Street Food Festival!

Volunteer in the beer garden for the Seattle Street Food Festival to support the SLU Chamber. Your 6-hour shift comes with great perks. Contact Danah to sign up. More info here.

(Park)ing Day


Applications for (Park)ing Day Seattle are due by the end of August. Street use permit is free. Several SLU organizations participate every year. 


Want help planning yours? Contact the SLU Chamber and we can partner in planning! More info here.

Event Recap

Thank you to Daniel's Broiler and Chandler's Crabhouse for hosting our wonderful July Happy Hour!

Member Tip: Events


Do you have an upcoming 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! 

Retailer of the Month:  Athletic Awards

Athletic Awards offers unique awards, employee service award certificates and other employee recognition and appreciation awards. From customized memo pads to fine crystal engraved vase awards, we have personalized gifts and appreciation items that can promote your business and improve your corporate image with both employees and clients!


The SLU Chamber just worked with Athletic Awards on some fun neighborhood shirts!

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