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 January 14,  2015 

Chamber News

A Note from the Executive Director

Changes at the Chamber


We've Moved

2015 brought us home. A new home, a marvelous home; the 12th Avenue Arts Building. Since the Chamber was incorporated in 2007 we've occupied three other spaces - a storefront on John Street (demolished for construction of the Sound Transit light rail station), a sweet yellow house on the corner of 10th and Thomas (demolished for construction of the Lyric Building) and the Broadway Building (still going strong!). But this is the year that we came home.


The 12th Avenue Arts Building is a project built by Capitol Hill Housing, our neighborhoods Public Development Authority (PDA) and it has transformed what was once was the dreary East Precinct SPD parking lot into a beautiful, active space with two new grand theatre spaces, office suites for community organizations, over 100 units of affordable housing and...and underground parking lot for the East Precinct SPD. What was an underutilized, sad plot of land is now full of art, action and hope. Working with the City of Seattle, arts groups, local businesses and community leaders, Capitol Hill Housing is activating a key block of the Hill to ensure diverse benefits for the entire neighborhood. And we, at the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce, get to be a part of it. Lucky us.Lucky you.Lucky Hill.


We're justly proud of our place in this wonderful new addition to Capitol Hill. You can find us on the second floor, right next to Three Dollar Bill Cinema. Down the hall is Seattle Academy,and at the other end of that hallway, the offices of Capitol Hill Housing. Coming soon; Black Box Productions and the shows of Strawberry Theatre Workshop, New Century Theatre Company and Washington Theatre Ensemble (W.E.T.). The upcoming show calendar can be found here:


And don't forget to note our new address: 1620 12th Avenue, Suite 204, Seattle, WA 98122


Saying Goodbye to Our Membership and Programs Manager

Michelle served just over two years at the Chamber and is moving on to new ventures. She'll be helping with the transition to new staffing by continuing to process membership dues and maintaining the website. During this time we'll use "" as our main email address for all things related to membership. Please save this email as a "safe" email so you can be ensured to get all our emails, including this newsletter.



Michael Wells


Spirit Award 2015
Call for Nominations

We continue our tradition of bestowing our annual Spirit Award to a Capitol Hill community member who has done outstanding work to benefit the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Please contact Michael Wells with your nomination for a resident who exemplifies the Spirit of the Hill and include your reasons why. Kay Rood won in 2013 and Catherine Hillenbrand won in 2014. Please submit your nomination by January 21st.

We'll hand out the award at our annual State of the Hill on the evening of February 19
Welcome our 2014 4th Quarter New Members! 

Merrill Gardens on First Hill
Café Pettirossa
Bauhaus Books & Coffee
Jubilee Women's Center
The Savvy Marketplace
Paul Dwoskin
Chamber Events
February Coffee Chat

Tuesday, February 3
9:00  - 10:00 PM
12th Ave. Arts Building
1620 12th Ave.
2nd Floor, Pike/Pine Room

We skipped January, but starting in February we'll start meeting monthly for our coffee chats  at our new building. RSVP here for next month.
State of the Hill 2015
Sponsorship Opportunities!

Thursday, February 19
5:30  - 8:30 PM
Melrose Market Studios
1501-1535 Melrose Ave.

Our annual State of the Hill member event is happening February 19. It's our largest and most popular member event of the year, so save the date! We'll be at Melrose Market Studios. Food and drinks included. If you'd like to sponsor this event please contact Michael. Members: $25 Non-members: $35. REGISTER NOW!
SAVE THE DATES....Other Upcoming Chamber Events

March 3 Coffee Chat 9 - 10 AM
April 7 Coffee Chat 9 - 10 AM
Member News & Events
Become a Solar Sponsor!

Know a local business or community organization interested in supporting solar and affordable housing?

The Capitol Hill EcoDistrict invites local businesses and institutions to participate in the Capitol Hill Community Solar Project as "Solar Sponsors." This is your chance to support neighborhood sustainability, get recognized for your contribution and earn back your investments via credits on your electricity bill! More
ZipCar Turns 15 and Offers Deal for Businesses

Get a FREE business account now through March 1 at ZipCar to help them celebrate their 15th birthday.  More
More Events from our Members!

To add your event here, sign-in to the Chamber website and Add an Event. It will show on our homepage in the Upcoming Events scroll and get placed in our monthly newsletter.
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