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 September 4,  2014 

Chamber News
Advocating for Safety on Capitol Hill

Michael Wells with new Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole and CAPA board member Erin Blakeney at the SPD East Precinct picnic on Aug. 30
An August spike in criminal activity on the Hill has spurred an increase in our advocacy for a clean and safe environment for businesses and residents to thrive. Executive Director Michael Wells has been reaching out to the Mayor, the SPD and others to ensure we have enough police coverage (and the funding to pay for it). Here are some of the highlights of that work:


UPDATE: Safety meeting with East Precinct TOMORROW

SPD foot patrol heading over to Cal Anderson Park on Sept. 4

The Chamber has scheduled a meeting with the SPD East Precinct for tomorrow, Friday, September 5 at noon, at the Precinct. We've invited business owners and the Nightlife Safety folks, as well as the Chamber's Clean & Safe Committee and board members.


We have requested attendance from the Chief and the Mayor's staff and have emphasized with them the importance of an official response to our concerns.  I believe that it will take a conversation larger than Precinct staff to really address our issues. 


If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Michael Wells. Space is an issue, and we may need to find a larger room. 206-328-6646



Activating Cal Anderson

Part of the chamber advocacy work includes activating our parks as a way to encourage positive public uses. We've partnered with the Cal Anderson Park Alliance (CAPA) to just that. Check out July 4th recap of the picnic in the park and follow CAPA on Facebook to learn about events in the park in advance. 

Cal Anderson Park Alliance 4th of July 2014
Cal Anderson Park Alliance 4th of July 2014
Tomorrow! Concerned About Construction Impacts on Capitol Hill?

construction Capitol Hill Construction Hub meetings are held every two weeks on Fridays. The next Capitol Hill Construction Hub meeting is tomorrow:

September 5, 10 AM - 11 AM
Comet Tavern
922 E Pike Street (entrance off 10th Avenue)

Come to coordination meetings to:
  • Learn area-specific construction schedules and impacts
  • Get answers to previously raised public concerns
  • Have your concerns heard and brought to contractors
More info here.

On September 19, Capitol Hill Chamber board member Grace Kim (Schemata Workshop) will be honored for her volunteerism and work in mentorship by Women of Color Empowered.  Organized by the Northwest Asian Weekly since 1996, Women of Color Empowered enhances quality of life for women of all races and backgrounds by helping them develop their self-improvement skills, enhance their networking skills, learn the value of diversity, build cross-cultural bridges, support each other, learn from one another and give back to the community. 
Chamber Office Moving to 12th Ave. Arts Building

We're getting excited about our move to our new office at the 12th Ave. Arts Building in November. Capitol Hill Housing (CHH) is finishing up the construction. We'll be on the second floor in between CHH and Three Dollar Bill. Seattle Academy will also have space upstairs, and two new black box theaters are downstairs. OutSmart Office Solutions will be outfitting the new space and new member Rob Sichel from Comcast Business will handle our phone and internet transition.  Perhaps most exciting for Chamber staff is the incredibly short trek to a bathroom along with access to a large conference room onsite. Stay tuned!

Chamber Events
Chamber Coffee Chat

Tuesday, October 14
9:00 to 10:00AM
219 Broadway Ave. E
Come and have a coffee with your fellow Chamber members and hear the very latest. Michael and Michelle will be on hand to give new, old and prospective members an over view of our advocacy work and other benefits of membership. Register here.

Saturday, October 25
12:00 to 3:30 PM
Cal Anderson Park
Trick-or-treating on Broadway to follow

Member News & Events
Lecture at 7:00 PM
Doors open at 6:00 PM
Town Hall Seattle
1119 8th Ave 

Seattle and Buffalo, N.Y. are blessed to have two of America's best park systems designed by the groundbreaking Olmsted landscape architecture firm. Thomas Herrera-Mishler, President and CEO of Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, will share the astounding success story of restoring Buffalo's Olmsted parks and surrounding neighborhoods. He will discuss how Seattle, too, could return its historic parks to prime condition. More

Aegis Living on Madison Education

2200 East Madison Street


Tuesday, September 9th
6:00 - 7:30 PM

Understanding Long Term Care Insurance
Tuesday, September 16th
6:00 - 7:30 PM

The Capitol Hill Art Walk is produced every 2nd Thursday from 5:00 - 8:00 by the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce to highlight the wide collection of artistic expression in our neighborhood.

Venue hosts are scattered throughout the neighborhood and can change, depending on the season. A complete list and map of the most current month can be found at

The 1st Annual Red Door 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Cal Anderson Park. Registration is free!  Form a team and help us raise funds to support family programs at Gilda's Club.  

Registration starts at 7:30, kids dash 8:30, and run/walk 9am. Get all the details here.


Happy news on the Hill: The Egyptian is open for great film viewing starting the first weekend of October! A successful fundraiser has sealed the deal with SIFF and they've got a great grand opening series all lined up for Oct. 3 -5. Movies will be $5 during this time OR bring in a Capitol Hill business receipt and watch for FREE.  

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