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october 1,  2013 

Upcoming Chamber Events
October BTA Luncheon:
Dare to Prepare
How to Face Disaster Without Falling Apart
Protect Your Business In Case of Emergency 
We're pushing this Business Technical Assistance luncheon into early next year due to unforeseen circumstances. It's important information, so be on the lookout for the new date by the end of this year. 

Mayoral Forum is This Thursday
Thursday, October 3
925 E. Pike St. 
Find out what the mayoral candidates have to say about all things Capitol Hill at this special forum brought to you by the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce and our Media Sponsor Capitol Hill Seattle Blog.
Learn more 
Media Sponsor: Capitol Hill Seattle Blog.
Chat with the Chamber
9 - 10AM
Thursday, October 17
Caffe Vita (upstairs)
1005 E Pike
Want to hear the latest news from the Chamber? Have questions about your membership? Michael and Michelle will be hanging out upstairs at Caffe Vita for an informal hour of conversation. Come and meet the other businesses who are investing in the neighborhood.
Funds Available for Seattle Neighborhood Festivals and Cultural Events

Application Deadline: October 23 at 11PM

Grassroots event organizers have an opportunity to apply for $1,200 grants to support 2014 festivals and community cultural projects happening in neighborhoods across Seattle through the Neighborhood & Community Arts funding program. Managed by the Office of Arts & Culture, this funding program helps Seattle's neighborhood art councils and community-based groups produce annual festivals and events that enhance the visibility of neighborhoods, promote cultural participation, celebrate diversity and build community through arts and culture. In 2013, the program funded 40 groups to support annual public festivals and events.

SAVE THE DATE: Hilloween 2013!  
12PM - 3:30PM
Saturday, October 26   
Cal Anderson Park
Caspar Babypants
Recess Monkeys
Live DJ
Fonsi the Performing Dog
and MORE
A Halloween Carnival Under two Big Top Tents!
November BTA:  
Robert Spector on the Nordstrom Way and Your Mom and Pop Shop
Retailing in the New Reality: How Managing Customer Experience Builds Brand and Die Hard Fans
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM  
Wednesday November 13, 2013  
Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave.  
We're switching it up a little for the final Business Technical Assistance event of the year. World-renowned Robert Spector will share his insights on the Customer Experience. We're expecting a crowd, so no lunch will be provided, as we're moving to the NW Film Forum auditorium. Concessions will be available for purchase.
Robert Spector has been helping companies create their customer service experiences for over 30 years. 


Author of the business classic The Nordstrom Way: The Inside Story of America's Number One Customer Service Company, Robert is recognized worldwide as the ultimate authority on customer service and the Nordstrom Way.



Robert has been involved in customer service since the age of 13, when he first went to work in his mother and father's butcher shop in the farmers' market in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Working alongside his parents, he learned firsthand what it takes to take care of customers-and to keep them loyal. 


Those lessons inspired another of his current books, The Mom & Pop Store, which features interviews with successful independent retailers from all over the world. Robert believes that the elements of world-class customer service are the same, whether they come from Spector's Meat Market, Nordstrom, or, the subject of his international bestseller Get Big Fast.

To register, click here.
Member News
Featured Chamber Members

Congratulations to both the Shafer Baillie Mansion Bed and Breakfast and Poppy who were both recently featured as one of the best in their fields! 

In the U.S. News Travel Online, the Shafer Baillie was recognized as one of ten of the best bed and breakfasts in America. Learn more here.

Likewise, Poppy was featured in the "Top 100 'Fit for Foodies' Restaurants." 

Again, congratulations to you both! Without you, Capitol Hill wouldn't be the same. 

Welcome Our New Members from the Second Quarter of 2013!

Aces for Hire
Arthur Allen, Writer/Director
Benjamin Cohen
Big Mario's
Broadcast Coffee
Butter Home
Complete Health Chiropractic
Einstein Bros Bagels
Gaspar's Construction
Goodbye Graffiti Seattle
HomeStreet Bank
Janice Tufte
Lost Lake Cafe & Lounge
McVey Oakley Design Studio
My Seattle Bookkeeper
Seattle Good Business Network
Sound Advocates Law Group
The Vital Energy Center
Vida Integrated Health
Von Trapp's
World Famous

Post on 
Does your business have upcoming events, new promotions or interesting stories to share? As a member of the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce, you have the opportunity to post business-related content on our re-launched lifestyle blog,

To learn how to create an account, reset your password, or post content, see this instructional PDF created by our MarComm intern, AnneMarie Ladlad. And she's so amazing, she even created this Best Practices guide to help you make the  most of this FREE marketing channel!

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