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march 5,  2014 

Chamber News
The State of the Hill is  Healthy... Evolving... and STRONG 
So declared our Executive Director at the annual State of the Hill last month. Missed it? We've got Michael's address along with the presentation of the Spirit Award to Catherine Hillenbrand hereSpecial thanks to David Albright for videotaping the entire event. We'll have a recap video soon.
State of the Hill 2014 - Full Address
State of the Hill 2014 - Full Address

Chamber Events
Cocktails With the Chamber @ 1st Security Bank is Next Tuesday
Tuesday, March 11
5:00 to 6:30PM
1st Security Bank different
614 Broadway
1st Security Bank is hosting our first quarterly happy hour mixer of 2014. Stop by for some food, drinks and conversation and find out all the ways 1st Security is different (we hear they have a bar that comes out of hiding after hours...).
Minimum Wage Updates Coming Soon
Members stay tuned for upcoming Members Only emails about the Minimum Wage conversation. Michael has been deeply involved in multiple conversations and we'll be scheduling informal chats with him where members can come and hear the latest and give their own input. We'll be mailing these via the ChamberMaster list. You must be a member to attend. Join now if you've lapsed!
Member News
Enhanced Marketing for Members via ChamberMaster

Our new ChamberMaster website is fully integrated with our database now and we're offering all members a chance to participate in a pilot marketing program until August 2014. Members now have the opportunity to share events, press releases and more. You can also expand your member profile on the website. All you need to do is login to your member dashboard and complete your profile and start sharing. If you don't know your password or need to add additional employees to your profile, contact Michelle
Check out NestEggs's directory listing below, which is taking advantage of some of the new features. Then go directly to their member profile to see how they've maximized the new SEO-optimized website with photos and a video. All of these features are available to all members until August as a pilot project to assess the value of them. 

Spanish restaurant Chico Madrid is now offering a catering menu. The new menu, inspired by many travels in Spain and a love of the ubiquitous corner sandwhich shops there, features simple but high quality items such as bocadillos (long thin baguette sandwiches), assorted Spanish cheeses, and an assorted house charcuterie. After many requests, Chico Madrid is now eager to bring lunch or dinner (or snacks!) to your office, home, party, event, or your Wednesday afternoon.


The Lyric, located at 215 10th Ave East, has been named the New Development of the Year by the Washington Multi-Family Housing Association (WMFHA) at the annual Emerald Awards. This annual ceremony celebrates the best in multi-family development and operations. Other finalists in the category include Via 6, Stack House and Union at South Lake Union. The Lyric opened in 2012 and the popular building, featuring amazing views and resident amenities, was one of the fastest lease ups in recent Seattle rental history. The Lyric has 234 studio, one and two bedroom apartments. For more information visit us online at


The 3rd graders from Lowell and Stevens Elementary School decorated hearts provided by the Capitol Hill Times for Valentine's Day. The school with the most winning hearts was Stevens Elementary. They will be presented with tickets to the Pacific Science Center. The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce is a proud sponsor of the 2014 Heart Art 1st place winner for most unique heart, Tyler from Stevens Elementary. Congratulations Tyler!

Congratulations to Chamber member Aegis Living for opening their doors to new senior residents. If you haven't taken a tour, you should. This is not your granddaddy's senior housing! They also offer some very informative classes on navigating the senior years. Their latest is a Resource Fair for Seniors this Saturday (March 8) in partnership with another Chamber member: St. Joseph's. More info here
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