The SLU Chamber was formed to drive, expand and preserve the economic, civic and cultural development of the South Lake Union area for the prosperity of its people.
First Thursdays: Launching in March We are gearing up for the launch of our new First Thursday social events in March! Every first Thursday of the month the SLU Chamber will be hosting a happy hour event. We will be kicking things off with a Progressive Happy Hour March 3rd starting at Naanz and then heading a few blocks over to Lunchbox Laboratory. We have lots of fun events planned for our first Thursdays and hope you will be able to join us. Stay tuned for more info! If your company is interested in sponsoring or hosting a First Thursday please contact us as 2016 dates are nearly booked up!
Looking for volunteer opportunities in South Lake Union? We've added a new page on our website to make finding and choosing the right option easy for you!
Check out the Chamber's new Transportation page. Stay up to date on all things traffic related and learn about parking and biking around the city!
Lifestring Photography My name is Aaron Briggs. I love photography - I think of it as a 'lifestring' - a tool that connects pieces of narrative of who we are and were, and what's important in our lives.
Members Helping Members
We often get requests from our members to recommend companies offering specific services. We want to help connect companies who have done great work to our members. If you are looking for or want to offer a recommendation, email us and continue to watch for this section of this newsletter in which we'll highlight needed recommendations.
Recommendation Needed: Ongoing maintenance of a Joomlya website, in addition to new website development and maintenance for the clients they currently assist and new ones coming on board. If you have a company to recommend for this service, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you need help finding a good recommendation? Email email@example.com with a brief description of what you're looking for, and we'll see if any of our members have a recommendation for you.
MOHAI is treasured locally and respected nationally as a vibrant resource where history inspires us to be our best, individually and collectively.
CelebrateBlack History Month this year at the Museum of History & Industry! With $7 all day special admission pricing, you can get immersed in Seattle Hip-Hop culture and history through special film screenings, performances and photography. Participate in a community panel discussion continuing the Town Hall Seattle conversation on the role of Black Lives Matter and the civil rights movement in Hip-Hop. The event lasts from 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM on Saturday, February 13. View a detailed schedule of event by clicking on the link above.
At PacMed, we are committed to improving the health of the communities we serve by empowering patients and being a consistent regional leader in quality health care delivery, as recognized by the Washington Health Alliance. Our network of primary and specialty care providers is accepting new patients and is ready to serve South Lake Union businesses and employees at our First Hill, Beacon Hill and Northgate clinics. We also partner with businesses to support their wellness initiatives through FREE wellness screenings and educational programs. To learn more about the programs offered by our Living Well Alliance Team, click here.
Zipcar expanding, looking for partners
Zipcar Seattle, in partnership with SDOT, is expanding its "on street" Zipcar locations and is looking for interested organizations who may want to 'host' a Zipcar on the street abutting their location. This could be out front, to the side, or back. Curbside Zipcars bring pedestrian traffic and bragging rights for partnering businesses. Want in or have other on-street recommendations? Learn more hereand email firstname.lastname@example.org today!
P.S. Walk by or click here to check out current Terry/Harrison on street Zipcars.
FREE Event for Nonprofits
PR Gives Back! Do you need help with how to communicate your mission? We are excited to share with you information about a FREE workshop for nonprofits in the Puget Sound area. This event connects PR professionals with nonprofits, providing your organizations with the counsel you need to effectively communicate your mission.
SLU Chamber Members Support ST3 Route Servicing Denny Triangle, SLU & Seattle Center
In January, the Sound Transit Board met and, in part, discussed details of ST3. The South Lake Union business community came together to create a letter advocating for more services and stops in South Lake Union.
****Thank you to all members who participated and showed their support on this letter, you made up half of the organizations represented on the letter!****
We are proud to be a conduit for your voice on important issues like this. We will continue to send updates regarding Sound Transit Board meetings and opportunities to include your support. If you would like to be more involved on these issues please join us at our Mercer Stakeholders meetings (held monthly or on an as needed basis) from 7:30 - 9 AM in SLU. Email email@example.com get added to the meeting invite list.
Letter supporting the service that was sent to the Sound Transit Board last week.
Dedicated Transit Lanes, Turn Restrictions & Bus Service Improvements Coming to SLU
Starting in March 2016 Rapid Ride is expanding to our neighborhood. More service is being added to the popular Route 40 connecting us to Ballard and Fremont. On top of this, the streetcar will continue moving people to and from Seattle's retail core every 10 minutes. These service changes mean double the number of people can ride transit during peak hours, which is the equivalent of adding a new travel lane.
Finding the Heat in South Lake Union, Seattle's Coolest Neighborhood
Check out this great article, written by Rosemary Ponnekanti, about South Lake Union! Featured in the article are places such as REI, MOHAI, and Winston Wächter Art Gallery.
"...You can still find humanity in South Lake Union, in the form of cafes, bathhouses, art spaces, and even the REI store - places where you can warm up body, mind and taste buds. You just need to know where to look."
Small Business Administration FREE Digital Download: SBA Small Business Guide - A directory of business resources in Washington and Northern Idaho including: start-up checklist, business plan counseling and training, loans and alternative financing, government contracting and other great business resources.
Did You Know?
Is the charge for becoming a Chamber member too much to pay at once? Now you can pay your membership dues in monthly installments!
The SLU Chamber now offers exciting advertising opportunities on our: website, emails, and newsletter. Learn morehere.
Seattle Boat Show, Indoors + Afloat February 1-6 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Chandler's Cove | 901 Fairview Ave N The Seattle Boat Show, Indoors + Afloat, is the West Coast's Largest Boat Show featuring more than 1,000 recreational watercrafts, from stand-up paddleboards to super-yachts and everything in between! More Info Here
Lunchbox Laboratory: Live Trivia Mondays, February | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lunchbox Laboratory | 1253 Thomas St. Every Monday get your trivia fix at Lunchbox Laboratory with Sporcle Live! More Info Here
MOHAI: Free Admission 1st Thursday Thursday, February 4 | 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
MOHAI | 860 Terry Ave N On the first Thursday of each month, general admission to MOHAI's exhibits is free all day long! More Info Here
First Thursday at Lake Union Park Thursday, February 4 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Lake Union Park | 860 Terry Ave N Lake Union Park is the place to be on Free First Thursday! MOHAI is FREE 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, The Center for Wooden Boats has Toy Boat Building from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM and the Virginia V and Tugboat Arthur Foss are open 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM. More Info Here
WeWork Happy Hour Thursday, February 4 | 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
WeWork SLU | 500 Yale Ave N Join WeWork in the main lounge every Thursday for Happy Hour! Different food and drinks are featured weekly. More Info Here
Seattle Voice Institute: Intro to Audiobooks Saturday, February 6 | 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Seattle Voice Institute | 300 S Bennett St., Ste 200 Come learn the basics of what it really takes to voice an audiobook. We will cover breathing, how to voice non-fiction and fictions, basic home studios and where to find authors looking for audio book narrators. More Info Here
Cast Off! Free Public Sail at The Center for Wooden Boats Sunday, February 7 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Center for Wooden Boats | 1010 Valley St. The Cast Off! program allows visitors the chance to sail in classic boats. Before and after your sail take a walk on the docks and discover the boats. Watch the volunteer crews rigging the boats. More Info Here
Balboa, Blues & Booze Monday, February 8 | 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
The Tin Lizzie Lounge | 600 Queen Anne Ave N The Hot Rhythm Club presents "Balboa, Blues and Booze", featuring a social evening of classical bal-swing music, a mix of vintage blues tunes perfect for slow drag or slow bal happening every 2nd & 4th Monday at Tin Lizzie Lounge! More Info Here
Glazer's Camera: Nikon D5 & D500 Launch Party Tuesday, February 9 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glazer's Camera | 433 8th Ave N Please join Glazer's Camera and be among the first to experience Nikon's thrilling new flagships, the D5 and D500. First 50 attendees through the door will receive a special gift exclusive to this event. More Info Here
Tugboat Storytime Thursday, February 11 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Historic Ships Wharf | 860 Terry Ave N Storytime aboard the Arthur Foss (a 100-year-old tug boat) features stories about boats, kids and the sea. Geared for ages two through five, but also fun for adults! More Info Here
Seattle AntiFreeze: Top Pot Doughnuts Thursday, February 11 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
MOHAI | 860 Terry Ave N What does a recipe for culinary success look like in Seattle? For Top Pot Doughnuts it's the combination of a unique, secret recipe from the 1920s, a catchy name (with a fun story), and a retro place to relax and enjoy a doughnut (or two). Relish in Seattle's sweet history while sampling signature doughnuts with a Top Pot co-founder and MOHAI. More Info Here
Healthy Feet: 45 Minute Interactive Workshop Thursday, February 11 | 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Flow Fitness | 311 Terry Ave N Learn how to reawaken your feet and legs for a healthier you! When your feet hurt, it affects your whole body; your foot health will determine how well you age. More Info Here
Deschutes Brewery Game Night Thursday, February 11 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Art Marble 21 | 731 Westlake Ave N Deschutes Brewery will be taking over the Game Room at Art Marble 21 to challenge any brave soul for chances to win beers, swag and more! More Info Here
The Center for Wooden Boats: New Volunteer Orientation Saturday, February 13 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Center for Wooden Boats | 1010 Valley St. Want to volunteer at The Center for Wooden Boats? Come to this orientation to learn more about CWB and the opportunities available for volunteers. More Info Here
Black History Month Celebration with MOHAI Saturday, February 13 | 11:00 AM - 4:30 M
MOHAI | 860 Terry Ave N
Get immersed in Seattle Hip-Hop culture and history through special film screenings, performances, and photography. Participate in a panel discussion continuing the Town Hall Seattle conversation on the role of Black Lives Matter and civil rights movement in Hip-Hop. More Info Here
Cascade Second Sunday Stroll Sunday, February 14 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cascade Neighborhood | Seattle 98109 The Cascade Second Sunday Stroll aims at promoting local businesses of this constantly growing area as well as enliven the Cascade neighborhood to the benefit of all residents and visitors. More Info Here
History Café: Queer People of Color Artistry Explored Thursday, February 18 | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
MOHAI | 860 Terry Ave N A panel of Seattle artists discuss their experiences as queer people of color (QPOC) and the representation and visibility of QPOC in media, history, activism, and the art world. More Info Here
The Center for Wooden Boats: Third Friday Speaker Series Friday, February 19 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Center for Wooden Boats | 1010 Valley St Each month CWB finds a speaker of wit and experience to talk about his or her special knowledge. It is also an opportunity for CWB members to meet one another and the staff. More Info Here
Friday Night Yoga Party Friday, February 19 | 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
Be Luminous Yoga | 900 Lenora #128 Plaza Level Friday Night Yoga Party is back! Flow with Vanessa Payne, Beats by LIVE DJ. Laugh, Sweat, Play. We'll have Theo Chocolate and Mindful Muffins serving up delicious treats! More Info Here
STEAM Power 2016 Education Workshop Saturday, February 20 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center | 440 5th Ave N Join EMP Museum, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center, and Pacific Science Center for a day dedicated to inspiring and supporting educators in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math). More Info Here
Cupid's Undie Run Saturday, February 20 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Art Marble 21 | 731 Westlake Ave N Cupid's Undie Run is a 1.5 mile run in your bedroom-best. No we're not crazy, we're just crazy serious about raising money for the Children's Tumor Foundation. More Info Here
PR Gives Back Wednesday, February 24 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 PM
415 Westlake | 415 Westlake Ave N This FREE event connects PR professionals with nonprofits, providing your organizations with the counsel you need to effectively communicate your mission. More Info Here
Commute Seattle: March Transit Service Changes Employer Seminar Wednesday, February 24 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Commute Seattle | 1809 7th Ave, Ste 900 The King County Council has adopted a set of changes to Metro bus service that will go into effect on March 26, 2016 after Sound Transit Link light rail begins serving Capitol Hill and the University of Washington. More Info Here
MOHAI: Maker Day: Book Making with Mary Ashton Saturday, February 27 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
MOHAI | 860 Terry Ave N This month, explore the beautiful art of book design. Learn bookmaking techniques from master papermaker and fiber artist Mary Ashton. More Info Here