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january 14,  2014 

Everything is NEW Again!
Chamber News

We've finished our year-end reports, made some major decisions, and are now poised to look forward to our best year yet. But first....

Save the NEW 

Thursday, February 20
5:00 to 7:30
Fred Wildlife Refuge
Please mark your calendars and note the revised date for our biggest member event of the year!. We'll report on our 2013 work and map our our 2014 plan, all while offering the best food and drink on the Hill. 

We'll be at the Fred Wildlife Refuge this year and performers from Moisture Festival will dazzle. Get your tickets now.

We've got some great sponsorship opportunities for you to further support our work and promote your business. Check them out here and contact Michael if you'd like to sponsor our most popular member event! 
Restaurants and retailers can showcase themselves by offering in-kind raffle items or providing food or drink. Contact Michelle if you want to participate in this way. 
Supporter Level Sponsors:
spirit award
Nominate a New 
Spirit Award Recipient

Call to all members: Nominate your favorite Capitol Hill champion. Tell us who is most deserving of this annual award. 

Do you know someone who works tirelessly to make the Hill a better place or who by their daily deeds just makes life that much better for us all? Let us know!  All Chamber members are eligible to nominate. Deadline to nominate is 3PM January 27. The Chamber Board will vote on the final winner at the full board meeting the January 28.
Strategic Plan

In 2013, the Chamber contracted with Berk Consulting to hammer out a strategic plan for the next three years. On December 10, the CHCC board approved to adopt it. You can read all the details here or come to the State of Hill on February 20 to hear our executive director, Michael Wells, tell all about it over cocktails. 
In a nutshell, the Chamber is looking to become a stronger advocate for Capitol Hill, partner and promote (rather than produce) neighborhood events, become more financially sustainable and develop the board and staff capacity. 

New Membership Levels 
We've added NEW member levels  and a couple new benefits or 2014 to give you more opportunities to support us and promote your business. To help newly opened businesses we've included discounts for the first-year in business. Take a look. We'll send notices out to those who may have to bump up to a different level. Any new rates will take effect when it's time for renewal.
New Website and Marketing Opportunities
Our new ChamberMaster website will launch later this month and with it comes more opportunities for you to showcase your business on the member directory and elsewhere on the site. It's SEO enhanced and allows for members to upload photos, logos, press releases, events, member-to-member and member-to-community deals, and more. Stay tuned. We'll be sending out info on how to bulk up your presence on our site in the coming weeks. If you have not logged into the ChamberMaster site yet, contact Michelle for your login information. If you've already logged in and seen the options to post events, deals, and photos, know that these options are now activated. If you post any new content, they will show on the new website once it is launched. Below is a sneak peak of the new homepage.
Chamber Events
Coffee Chat with the Chamber of 2014

We've continuing our coffee chats and have them scheduled for the rest of the year. Michael and Michelle will be on hand for an hour to give updates on the Chamber work and answer any questions. Come and find out what's happening and meet your fellow members. 
Starting February 11, we'll meet every other month on the second Tuesday from 9 - 10 AM at Caffe Vita (1005 E Pike), our hosting sponsor. They'll provide drip coffee and the occasional tasting.
First New Member Intake Ever
Following each Coffee Chat, Michelle will stick around for another hour to give new members information on how they can hook into the Chamber more and a chance to asks burning questions about their benefits. All members are welcome. February 11 from 10 - 11AM.

Welcome All Our 2013 New Members!
 First Quarter


Belroy Apartments 
Broadway High School Alumni Association 
Car2Go Seattle  
Essence Wine   
Ewing & Clark  
Genworth Financial Insurance 
Ghost Gallery 
Gregory Heller  
Jonathan Rose Companies 
Kris McCreary, Insurance Advisor 
Love is Not Lost  
Michael Darr  
No Parking on Pike  
Oola Distillery 
Paris Eastside  
Quinn's Pub  
RD House Real Estate & Property Management Inc.  
The Capitol Hill Times  
Second Quarter
IanFitnessAces 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
 Third Quarter
Chico Madrid 
Grant's Golden Brand 
Board and Vellum 
Puget Sound Bike Share 
Jacob Fennell, Mobile Developer 
Transit Assembly 
Strawberry Theatre Workshop 
8 Limbs Yoga 
The Wandering Goose 
Vostok Dumpling House 
Sacred Garden Healing Center 
Via Tribunali 
Fourth Quarter

Witness Bar
JP Morgan Chase
Seattle Food Tours
Eric Hartman, Acupuncturist
Evergreen Chiropractic
Fred Wildlife Refuge
Front Seat
JP Morgan Chase
Orangetheory Fitness
Rosichelli Design
Other Coast Café 
Capitol Cider
The NestEggg
Member News


Artist Trust At Large

Friday, January 17, 11am-12pm

Seattle Public Library, Columbia Branch

4721 Rainier Ave S



Looking to give your arts career a boost? Artist Trust At Large can help! In this free presentation, Artist Trust At Large speaker and artist Dayton Knipher gives you the scoop on how Washington State artists of all disciplines can utilize Artist Trust's essential resources, grants, career training and tips, exhibition and performance opportunities. You'll walk away with a clear idea of how to make that next (or first) step in your arts career, a sense of support from Artist Trust, and information on how and where to get your career questions answered.



Saturday & Sunday, February 1-2, 9am-4pm both days

Seattle Pacific University, Bertona 3
103 W Bertona


Say "I Am An Artist!" and jumpstart or refresh your arts career. Artists of all disciplines are invited to register. You'll learn everything you need to get your art business in motion including:

    * Work Samples That Look Great
    * Writing a Killer Artist Statement, Resume & Cover Letter
    * Finding & Pursing Funding, Showing, & Performing Opportunities
    * Online Promoting & Marketing
    * Learn from Successful Artists: Q&A
    * Feedback from Your Peers
    * Rock Your Elevator Speech

**Ask us about our $50 scholarships for Latino/a artists!

The workshop includesa follow-upElevator Speech Networking Event on February 4. 


The Bridge Project @ Velocity Dance Center
 "The Bridge Project is one of Velocity Dance Center's great gifts to the city."
- The Stranger

JAN 31 - FEB 2 / 8PM
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $18 / $20 at the door / $12 students + seniors / MVP $15

Featuring new work by Shannon Stewart, Babette McGeady, Anna Conner and Colleen McNeary. The Bridge Project is Velocity's new works series that challenges 4 of Seattle's most promising emerging choreographers to create 4 new works in the pressure cooker of just 3 weeks.

SCCC Seattle Central to Host Community transit forum Jan. 16
Proposed cuts to Metro will be discussed
Thursday, Jan. 16
12 to 2 p.m., and 4 to 6 p.m. 
Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway 

Seattle Central Community College's Student Leadership will host a Community Forum on Public Transportation on Thursday, Jan. 16, to discuss the current state and future status of public transportation in the greater Seattle-King County metro area. The event is open to the public, and individuals in the community concerned about transit issues are encouraged to attend.

Students organized the forum in response to the proposed 17 percent cut in service to King County Metro Transit. "We feel this event will be an excellent way for people in the community to voice their concerns. Our goal is to send a message to the legislature that we need reliable transit service, and that lawmakers need to work together to find a resolution," said Leah Remsen, president of Seattle Central's Associated Student Council.

Aegis Living Grand Opening

Progress Report from Puget Sound Bike Share:

Cities around the U.S. added more than 10,000 new bikes to the nation’s bike share networks in 2013, driven by some of the largest launches in New York City, Chicago and San Francisco. New York's Citibike pumped even more energy onto the city's already thriving streets. Even on the coldest day of the year (with a daytime high of 30 degrees), more than 17,000 people took Citibike for a ride. Sure beats standing around waiting for a bus!

While Citibike became an overnight sensation, it took several years to bring together all the pieces of a world-class bike share network.

Seattle is well on its way towards pulling together all of its components for a successful launch. In 2013, our nonprofit Puget Sound Bike Share hit major milestones for success:

* Selected Alta Bicycle Share as our operating partner
* Secured $750K in state grant funding
* Secured $1 million in federal grant funding
* Received unanimous City Council approval for stations in the public right-of-way
* Began identifying and assessing potential station locations
* Began signing up companies for station sponsorship
* Worked with numerous local developers to design bike share stations into their projects
* Landed our first major private employer sponsor - $500K from Seattle Children's

Unlike most other cities where bike share is government-implemented and managed (NYC, D.C., Chicago, San Francisco, Portland), our bike share program is a community-led effort run by a nonprofit. Fueled by a dedicated volunteer board, the support of local jurisdictions and the investment of private companies, we're working hard to bring you a healthy, convenient (and fun!) transportation option - one that has the potential to change habits, encourage better bike infrastructure, and significantly impact the urban landscape of our fair City - hills and all! 

Become a part of it: sponsorship opportunities.
Member-to-Member Offers 
Team Building @ Paris Eastside


Muriel @ Paris Eastside is happy to offer a special 20% members only discount on any 8 people or more company teambuilding (any option, there is many, at different prices) that would be organized in December or January. Call 206 452 3622 to schedule and mention this offer.

  • A lunch teambuilding, 2 hours long, $40 before discount (wine can be bought from the Paris Eastside shelf if desired)
  • A dinner class, 2 courses, including wine $70 before discount
  • An afternoon Holiday treats making class, $50 before discount
  • An evening starter Wine and Mousses class, $45 before discount
Those prices are price per participant. 
25% off 5k and 10k Training Programs @ Fleet Feet
Fleet Feet Sports is hosting a Couch to 5k and a Beginner's 10k training program starting in January. We want to encourage runner-curious folks to join us for ten weeks and train for a great run. All of our practices start and end at our store and take us around our beloved Capitol Hill. We do our warm-ups and cool-downs at Cal Anderson, and really make our neighborhood our playground. 
Capitol Hill Chamber members, we want to offer you and your employees 25% off the training program price. That's better than our current early bird special that we have going on. With the training program, you get full 10 week training plan, twice weekly coached practices, race day tech tee, educational clinics, and discounts at our store. Plus you'll be running in our neighborhood! 
Learn more on our website: No Boundaries 5k and Beyond No Boundaries 10k. Enter promo code: CHCC to receive 25% off the $85 program fee.

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