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Not Your Daddy's Chamber
November 2012

Chamber Board Member Don Blakeney Celebrates Election Night. Photo: Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times
On Election Day, 2012 I was as anxious as a cat on a hot tin roof.  I hoped to be dancing in the streets of Capitol Hill later that night and not drowning my sorrows at one of our fine watering holes but the day itself was torture.  After the initial election results showing Referendum 74 winning, the streets of Capitol Hill became the dance party that I had hoped for, and it was great to see so many friends and neighbors celebrating the victory of equality. There are still ballots to be counted, certainly, but the mood today on Capitol Hill is ebullient.

I'm proud to say that The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce is one of the many business organizations in Washington to endorse Referendum 74, the referendum to approve marriage equality.  We made that endorsement early in the electoral process, even before Washington United for Marriage, the organization doing the difficult ground work to pass R74, reached out to us.  Read the rest here.
Michael Wells
Executive Director
Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce 
Chamber News
Shop the Hill Black Friday Returns
The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce and Babeland, are organizing the Shop The Hill sale listing this year. There is still time to get your business listed online. Last year's event had almost 80 participating businesses and was very well received by customers!. More

If you were out near Cal Anderson Park on Sunday October 28 you saw the hordes of Happy Hilloweeners. Last year we had 300 kids in costumes show up. This year we expected 600 to 1000 and we're thrilled to announce that we topped our top prediction. More


Safe Communities meeting (East Precinct)

Thursday, November 8th

Miller Community Center

330 19th Ave E

7-9:00 pm




Member Corner
This Month's Chamber Mixer is at The Grill on Broadway
Join the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce November 15 for netwoking.
Save the Date! End of year mixer is Dec. 13--mix and meet our new members during Artwalk!  Details here.

We already know we have great members, but look who's getting recognized city-wide:

Ellen Forney, GSBA and Girlie Press!  More

The Friends of the Conservatory (FOC) and Seattle Parks Foundation (SPF) have joined forces with the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation to fast-track the restoration of the Volunteer Park Conservatory. More

Community News


Get a quick look at this month's venues and check out a few Chamber members who are participating here. 

 Considering the Oyster @
Sugar Pill
 Terry Johnson @ Poco Wine Room

The Seattle Chamber wants to hear about your business. Please fill out this year's Job Sector Survey.The Job Sector Survey (JSS) is an annual, one-of-a kind tool that provides a comprehensive, on-the-ground assessment of conditions, challenges, needs and opportunities for regional employers of all types and sizes. More


Carina Wayman @ The Pine Box
We Want to Thank Our Wonderful Hilloween Sponsors for Their Support of Capitol Hill:

Sound Transit

Broadway BIA

The Stranger

Jonathan Rose


Capitol Hill Housing

Pagliacci Pizza

Cupcake Royale

Gerding Edlen

Hunters Capital

Big Mario's

Cal Anderson Park Alliance

Capitol Hill Block Party

Fran's Chocolates

Girlie Press


Retrofit Home



Swedish Hospital




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