Welcome to our first Community News Blast where member news and events will be posted, along with other general community news. The plan is to have these sent every Friday afternoon. If you have any news or events you want to share, please email Michelle.
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april 19, 2013 

Member Shows/Events

It's that time of year again when the garden fresh comes back to Cap Hill for all us urbanites lacking the will or green thumb needed to grow our own. The Broadway Farmers Market starts April 21 and takes place every Sunday, 11 am - 3 pm,  and this year it plans to stay open year round. 


Gaining a reputation as a incubator for new businesses (they helped launch Kedai Makan and Juice Box in just the past year) come and taste the new market favorites in the line up this year. Read More


Upcoming Classes


Our Chamber Members reflect the diversity of the neighborhood and nowhere is that most reflected than in the class offerings here on the Hill. From learning how to spank properly to how to turn a phrase or a dance partner, we've got a lot to keep the Hill residents thoroughly educated. Check them out here


(in)habit Video and Photography @ Blindfold Gallery

Rodrigo Valenzuela: "(in)habit"  

(Show runs through May 5th)


Blindfold Gallery Hours

Wed-Fri 1 to 7pm

Sat-Sun  1 to 5pm



Excerpt from Artist's Statement:


"My work exists within the ambiguous zone between documentary and fiction; between the purely pictorial  and the cinematic. More 


Frame Central's Cloud Gallery Celebrates First Anniversary in May Blitz Art Walk

Frame Central and Cloud Gallery 


Thursday, May 9th  

5 to 10 pm 

Exhibit runs thru June 8th

901 East Pike (Pike & Broadway)

206 720 2054


Chamber member Frame Central's Cloud Gallery (located on the 2nd floor of the Broadway and Pike store) celebrates  it's 1st Year with a special art exhibit in time for the May Blitz art walk on May 9th. More


Cap Hill Presbyterian Presents: The Mild, Mild West, a Show for All Ages

Chamber member Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church is offering a family friendly theatrical event. Set in 1870 San Francisco, The Mild Mild West is a rollicking farce following two Secret Service Agents (the handsome and capable James West and the brilliant master of disguise, Artemus Gordon) on their mission to keep President Ulysses S Grant from the clutches of dastardly (yet, decidedly dimwitted) villains.


Join them for a dessert show on Friday May 3rd at 7:00pm or Saturday evening at 6:00pm or a show-only matinee on Saturday at 1:00pm. Call 206-285-2282 for tickets. 


Upcoming Meet and Greets for New Health Practitioners on the Hill
Office Grand Opening for Orthodontist  Keith B. Wong, DDS, MS
Saturday, April 27

Noon to 3 pm

1818 E Mercer, Suite 200


Come join us for a little celebration, some education, and leave with an expression of our gratitude for sharing some of your Saturday with us! More


Complete Health Chiropractic presents: Meet & Greet Spa Night
April 25, 2013
5:30 pm - 8:30pm
2004 East Union Street

Relax, Rejuvenate, and Remedy what ails you with complimentary pampering at our meet and greet spa event of the season! Meet the new Chiropractor Abi Longner. More

Member News
Chamber Claims Really Influential People

We could come up with our own Cap Hill-only list of 50 influential people, but Seattle Met Magazine had to consider the whole city. Congrats to Cap Hill Chamber members Linda Derschang (Oddfellows, Smith, Bait Shop, Linda's Tavern) and Justin Carder (Capitol Hill Seattle Blog) were named as really influential people in Seattle Right Now. Read the online version here.



Chamber Board Member Ellen Forney's Graphic Novel Gets Big-time Nomination

On the list of nominees for Best Reality Based Work for the 25th annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards released on April 17 by San Diego Comic-con International was Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michaelangelo & Me-- Ellen Forney's graphic novel about living with bipolar disorder. The 2013 Eisner Awards is the National Book Awards of the comics industry and honors the best work and artists in comics and graphic novel publishing in the previous year. Good luck on getting the win, Ellen!


Broadway High School History Video to be Made - Capitol Hill History next? 
Over its first five decades Broadway High School educated thousands of students with its final class graduating in 1946. Its illustrious history and impact on Capitol Hill will now be recorded thanks to a $10,000 donation from new Chamber member Broadway High School Alumni Association and a grant from Seattle's Department of Neighborhoods. Led by Jeff Watts (pictured below), Broadway High School Archivist, the video project has already had its first planning meeting. Project completion is slated for fall 2013 according to Watts. 


Capitol Hill Block Party Schedule is Set 
Chamber member Capitol Hill Block Party has released their schedule for three days of nonstop music starting July 26. Friday features well-known acts including Girl Talk, STRFKR, Dillon Francis, Chromatics, Danny Brown, and Telekinesis. On Saturday catch Pickwick, Purity Ring, A Trak, and Star Slinger. Sunday's lineup includes The Flaming Lips, Frightened Rabbit, Cults, and Hey Marseilles. The full lineup, prices, and schedule is listed on The Capitol Hill Block Party webpage.


Northwest School Building Project Reaches New Milestone 

Chamber member The Northwest School announced the "topping off" beam for its new $15 million multi-purpose facility at 401 East Pike arrived and has been autographed by students. On Friday, April 12, 2013, students visited the site to sign the structural steel beam before it is installed.


"This is not only an exciting milestone for our project but a chance for our students to add their personal mark to the building," says Head of School Mike McGill. More


Seattle Central's Intern Program Explained 

Great Opportunity for Business Owners From Chamber Member SCCC


Though Seattle Central intern program, businesses have access to qualified, motivated students who possess a wide range of skills and are available to meet your temporary or long-term employment needs. Students work part-time in businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations and attend class on a part-time or full-time basis. More 



Great Opportunity for Business Owners From Chamber Member SCCC


Volunteer Park Conservatory is pleased to host an exclusive exhibition of fine-art glass works by Seattle native artist Jason Gamrath. 


The three-part series, titled "BOTANICAL EXOTICA - A Monumental Collection of the Rare and Beautiful" will span the course of 6 months, and was launched with an opening gala on April 11. More



The Friends of the Conservatory has announced the hiring of Anthonio Pettit as their new Executive Director.


From the desk of President Rudi Opderbeck: Anthonio brings a diverse collection of skills and background to the position. More



1703 E Olive


Special birthday wishes to Chamber member Tommy Gun for two glorious years on the Hill. Stop by and raise a glass to them and check out their  Weekly Happenings to find the best time to go. Whiskey Wednesdays or Flight Club anyone? 

Cap Hill Community News
Greenest Building in the World Grand Opening is April 22

Bullitt Center

1501 E. Madison

Monday, April 22

11:00 Ribbon Cutting

12 - 5 Building Tours


The greenest building on Capitol Hill (yes, we're claiming it) is also the greenest building in the world and they're opening their doors on April 22 (yes, that's Earth Day) for all of us to check it out. More 


Nominations Open for 2013 Mayor's Arts Awards 


The annual Mayor's Arts Awards recognize the accomplishments of artists, arts, and cultural organizations and community members committed to enriching their communities through the arts. This year there will be five awards presented in newly created categories: Future Focus, Artistic City, Venture Culturalist, Arts as the How, and Raising the Bar. With last year's more than 500 nominations, Mayor McGinn speaks to the arts as "an area of great strength and achievement for Seattle." The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m., May 15. Find the application here. 


Announcing the 2013 Golden Dumpster Awards 


At the end of March, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Seattle/King County, Chamber member CleanScapes and Seattle Public Utilities officially launched the 2013 Golden Dumpster Awards competition.  These awards provide commercial properties in Seattle with an opportunity to be recognized for achieving significant solid waste reduction, increasing and encouraging recycling and composting in their building, and providing educational opportunities for their tenants.   More


Seattle Parks Seeks Qualified Providers for Summer Art in the Park Program 

Seattle Parks and Recreation is looking for the individuals, groups, or organizations who best demonstrate their ability to provide culturally relevant, safe, and reliable programs to the community through the Summer Art in the Park Program.


This program is designed to offer elements of academic alignment to help reduce the learning loss that can occur in the summer when school is out; build self esteem; promote cross-cultural experiences; build ongoing participation; welcome drop ins; and support the Mayor's Youth and Families Initiative. More


Member to Member Discounts
$900 off Invisalign from Capitol Hill's Orthodontist, Keith B. Wong, DDS, MS
For CHCC members and their families! $900 off Invisalign treatment provided by Keith B. Wong, DDS, MS Specialist in Orthodontics, Capitol Hill's Orthodontist. Initial examination and  consulta-tion is complementary. More 
To celebrate spring new Chamber member The Capitol Hill Times is having a 2-for-1  Digital Ad Sale. This is a crazy affordable way to advertise your business, service or product to over 10,000 online readers each week. Sign up for two months of digital advertising (prices depend on size of ad) and get 50% off the total amount. More

Join Zipcar through the Chamber and Save

Need an extra hand (or wheel) when running errands during your lunch break or zipping to the mountains on a weekend? Look no further. The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce has created an account for their members to join Zipcar at a discounted annual membership rate! More


New Chamber member Ghost Gallery (504 E Denny Way) is offering 10% off Handmade Jewelry or Miniature Art, a great introduction to their wide range of quality, artistic offerings. Chamber Members receive 10% off all non-sale jewelry and miniature art on view in the gallery! They support over 35 local and regional jewelry designers and artists on rotation, providing you with the best to choose from. 

Don't Forget...Pike/Pine Retail Shopping Maps Launches @ Chamber Mixer!

Retrofit Home

1103 E Pike

Thursday, April 25

5:00 - 6:30 PM   RSVP



This month's Chamber networking mixer is fittingly being hosted by Retrofit Home to help launch the new Pike/Pine Retail Map. The Chamber will provide wine from Chamber members Vino Verite and Poco Wine + Spirits and snacks (TBD). Bring your social self and any materials you want to share with fellow members. Read more about the Pike/Pine Retail map here. Chamber mixers are free for members and first-time visitors. Non-members pay $10 starting this month. RSVP. Call the Chamber at 206-328-6646 to find out how to get maps.



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