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july 12, 2013 

Chamber News
Attention Capitol Hill Business Owners and Non-Profits: Get Listed, Get Noticed 
If you've opened your doors in the last three years, chances are you are not listed on the Chamber and Sound Transit sponsored website. is going through a major transformation and turning into a lifestyle blog where merchants and non-profits can add their events and news for FREE. Let your neighbors know what's happening inside your doors with this community site.

The Capitol Hill Chamber will be promoting the website and the blog content to residents and tourists in our ongoing effort to make Capitol Hill a destination neighborhood for all Seattleites and out-of-town visitors. We'll be moving all our community news from the Chamber website and the weekly newsletter onto the site and newsletter starting July 19.

Pike/Pine Retail Map Ready for Third Printing
The beautifully (DEI Creative) designed Pike/Pine Independent Retail Map is so popular we're ready to order the third printing. That's over 10K maps distributed in four months! If your retail business opened after the design of the map, please email your contact info to Michelle. We'll get you on the next one.

Remember, this is for indie retailers only. More 

Chamber Events
What's the Latest @ the Chamber? Find out at our Summer Social @ Chico Madrid 

Thursday, July 25
5:00 to 7:00 Chico Madrid
711 Bellevue Register Now

Come and find out what we're working on and how members can get better tied into the Chamber. Michael will give updates about his advocacy work starting at 5:30 and Michelle will give updates on membership, programs, and marketing opportunities for members at 5:45. If you don't have time to read our newsletters, this is a great way to find out what we're up to while enjoying great food and drink. We'll have some of our board members in attendance too.

Chico Madrid is a new cafe located in the Belroy Apartments on Bellevue Ave. E. They offer simple, fresh sandwiches and sides inspired by the mom n' pop cafes of Spain. They feature homemade sangria and chef's specials exploring Spanish cuisine.  
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Graphics credit: Sharon Chan from Pshow Productions
Seattle Police Picnic @ East Precinct Tomorrow 1-4PM

July 18, 2013 
7 p.m. 
1634 11th Ave. 
Seattle, WA 98122

Three young writers you should know - Jodi Angel, Jennine Capů Crucet, and Hugo House writer-inresidence Peter Mountford - each will read from short stories and essays about the seedier parts of life that will make you laugh, cringe, and be thankful you aren't one of their characters. The theme reflects Angel's new collection of stories, "You Only Get Letters from Jail." The event will be hosted by memoirist Elissa Washuta.More
Trudy Turnblad is Baaack! and We've got Great Giveaways if You Get There Early



July 19

Come early for DJ music and give-aways-Show starts at Dusk 

Cal Anderson Park 


Hair hoppin', booty shakin' Tracy Turnblad (Rikki Lake) is breaking all the rules for the better and making heroic strides for civil rights in this bouncy & beloved John Waters classic starring Divine and celebrating its 25th anniversary!


Come early for the music and a chance to win give-aways from Northwest Film Forum, Cintli - Latin Folklore, Fleet Feet, and Aces for Hire. (Chambers member who would like to offer raffle items at the other outdoor screenings can contact Michelle for details.) 


Solarize Seattle: Central/Southeast will be the seventh campaign of Northwest SEED's Solarize Washington program. Northwest SEED's four campaigns in Seattle have resulted in over 1 MW of solar added to the city's electric grid.  To date, Solarize Washington campaigns have educated over 1,750 people at public workshops, encouraged nearly 300 residents to install solar on their homes, and injected more than $7.5 million into the local solar economy.

Registration for Solarize Seattle: Central/Southeast opens Monday, July 8.  Registration is open to Seattle residents who live in the geographic area bordered by the Montlake cut to the north, I-5 to the west, Lake Washington to the east, and the City of Seattle boundary to the south.  Free educational workshops will be held on Jul. 23Aug. 15Aug. 27, and Sep. 18.  For more information, visit
Over the past several years, the Friends of the Conservatory (FOC) has tackled many significant challenges in their role as advocates and supporters of the Volunteer Park Conservatory. Such challenges include keeping the Conservatory open in 2009, raising funds for the final stage of restoration of the Conservatory and serving a point of contact between the public and the Seattle City Council. 

Recently, the FOC has seen a sharp reduction in cash flow and is turning to the community for emergency help to keep the FOC running. Much like their previous call to action when the Conservatory was in danger of closing, the FOC is now asking for YOUR help to continue their important work. For more information about the FOC's current situation, click hereTo contribute financially to the FOC, click here

July 18, 2013 - August 17, 2013
7 - 8PM
Greenus Building
1500 Summit Avenue East 
Seattle, WA 98102
As part of its ongoing effort to introduce theater audiences to Northwest artists, Theater Schmeater will host a show featuring the work of artist Chloe Allred. The lobby show will open Thursday, July 18, 5 PM to 8 PM.  The event will be followed by a pay-what-you-can preview of "Game Show," by Jeffrey Finn and Bob Walton. 

Ms. Allred's work will be on display through August 17, Friday and Saturday, 7PM to 8 PM, except for Thursday, July 18, and Thursday, August 8, when the theater will be open 5PM to 8 PM.  
For more information go to or call 206-324-5801

1st Security Bank different* would like to invite you to our Shred-It and eWaste recycling day! 

Saturday, July 20
10 am to 2 pm
1st Security Bank
614 Broadway Ave East
1st Security Bank different* will host a Shred-IT and Electronic Waste Recycling Day Saturday, July 20, from 10 am to 2 pm and we'd love to have our fellow Capitol Hill Chamber members drop by! We believe that we can reduce identity theft crimes by recycling sensitive documents and/or electronic items no longer in use. You are invited to bring up to 10 boxes or bags of paper for shredding, and up to 10 of the following electronic items (per person) to be recycled FREE OF CHARGE: TVs, CPUs, computer monitors, laptops and cell phones. For other electronic items, there is a charge. For that list and complete details, please visit

Early arrival is recommended as shredding is on a first come, first served basis until the truck is full. Documents will be shredded on site, while you watch. 
  The Capitol Hill branch is located at 614 Broadway East, next to Poppy Restaurant. Shredding will take place in the rear parking lot of the bank, which can be accessed from 10th Ave.

*Bank different is a service mark of 1st Security Bank.
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