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june 7, 2013 

Chamber News


We're excited to announce new Membership Levels that will better identify the benefits of membership and represent the wide range of members we have. We're working on the new member benefits webpage and flyer, but here's a quick peek:


Community Leader: $2,500

Community Partner: $1,000

Corporate Partner: $600

Independent/Solo Entrepreneur: $100


We're also adding discounted prices for first-year on the Hill businesses and for owners who have multiple businesses. New Hill businesses will get 50% off their first year of membership. For owners of more than one business, each additional business is 50% off the usual rate. Contact Michelle for more info.   

Member News


Capitol Hill Housing invites you to their



June 11, 2013

5:00 to 8:00PM

Broadway Performance Hall 

1625 Broadway



The Chamber's own Executive Director Michael Wells will moderate. Confirmed panelists are:


  • Sally Clark, President, Seattle City Council
  • Stephen O'Connor, Ph.D., Director, Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies, University of Washington
  • Elizabeth Dunn, Principal, Dunn + Hobbes, LLC
  • Knute Berger, Columnist,
  • A-P Hurd, Vice President, Touchstone; Author, Carbon Efficient City    More

The Chamber's very first Independent/Solo Entrepreneur member, Arthur Allen, has the script written, the Kickstarter campaign in full swing, and the kick-off party already set. As the writer and director of Winning Dad, a film about a young man who tricks his homophobic father into a camping trip with his secret boyfriend, Allen plans to complete his creative hat trick by playing the secret boyfriend. The narrative explores the generational gap between father and son within the landscape of LGBT equality now that the gays in Washington have the right to marry.


Allen plans to shoot the film on Capitol Hill starting in July... More



June 11, 2013

3:15-5:30 p.m.

Sound Mental Health

1600 E. Olive Street


Sound Mental Health encourages Human Resources professionals and front line managers to attend their Mental Health Crisis Training, a FREE workshop to learn more about addressing workplace mental health issues.


Sound Mental Health, King County's most comprehensive mental health services provider, will help you understand the causes of escalated behavior and how to respond appropriately during a moment of crisis. More


Blitz Arts Walk Turns 4 and the Party is Gonna Be Huge 


Thursday, June 13

6:00 to 8:00



June 13th is Blitz's 4 Year Anniversary! Great things happening next week:


  • Guided walking tours with guest tour guides Jen Graves, Joey Veltkamp, Emmett Montgomery, Ellen Forney, and the famous Hill denizen Purple Mark! 
  • A free commemorative artist-designed T-shirt/tank will be given for each venue who participates in the June art walk. A separate email with details will be sent to participating venues. The screen print shirt was designed especially for Blitz by artist CM Ruiz. Additional shirts may be available for purchase.
  • Afterparty! The Narwahl will be the centralized gathering spot More




Congratulations to Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar and artist Zach Rochstead for their first place win at the Spring Art Walk Awards presented by City Arts Magazine. All art walk venues are eligible to submit  up to nine nominations for the  city-wide art walk awards. 

500 Kickstarter Donors Fund NW Film Forum's Conversion to Digital



Congratulations to founding Chamber member Northwest Film Forum. Last week they concluded their first ever Kickstarter campaign by exceeding their funding goal of $50,000 to support a new Digital Cinema Package (or DCP) conversion in its main cinema.


In fall 2012, the conversion to DCP became urgent, as the Film Forum faced an imperative from the film industry to complete a whole-scale format conversion within the current year. More 


Booth Opps for Chamber Members at CAPA's Annual 4th of July 



Want to be part of the fun at Cal Anderson Park Alliance's annual 4th of July picnic at Cal Anderson Park? Chamber members have the opportunity to have a FREE booth at the picnic that brings some sort of fun kid-friendly activity. Your logo will be included on the banner and posters. The event is 12-5pm on the 4th and includes live music and a root beer garden. Contact Erin for more information.





Werewolf & Mommy

Become a Hilloween 2013 Sponsor



Hilloween 2013: October 26

Cal Anderson Park


We have lots of sponsorship levels available. Become a part of the BEST family-friendly Halloween event and support the Chamber in making this our best year ever!


Download our Sponsorship Packet . Find out what we did in 2012 and what we have planned for 2013. Contact Michellefor more information.



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