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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 Thursday Progressive Happy Hour: Buca di Beppo & Art Marble 21
Thursday, May 5 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
First Thursdays
Join us May 5th for our First Thursday Happy Hour! We'll start at Buca di Beppo's new location for networking, spectacular views of the lake and Italian fare and beverages. From there, we'll head to Art Marble 21 where there will be more delicious food and drinks up for grabs and maybe even some samples from their brand new menu! That's two happy hours for $10 each - what a deal!
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New Businesses in SLU

 Ballard Pizza Co. 

SpringMobile     Downtown Dog Lounge   
Featured Events
Lung Force

American Lung Association: Lung Force Walk
 | Lake Union Park | Saturday, May 7 | 8:00 AM

Join the American Lung Association as they raise awareness and funds to fight against lung cancer and for lung health. Together we are a FORCE to be reckoned with! By joining our Lung FORCE Walk and raising funds, you can help make a difference in lives that desperately need it. Now is the time to raise our voices against lung cancer - and for lung health.
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Bikes & Bagels | Friday, May 13 | McGraw Square | 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Join Commute Seattle and Seattle Department of Transportation in celebrating bike commuters everywhere! This fun event celebrates biking and is a kick off celebration for Bike to Work Week. Stop in for a cup of coffee and an Eltana Bagel on your morning commute!
SLU Saturday Market
South Lake Union Saturday Market: Opening Day | Saturday, May 14 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
South Lake Union Saturday Market returns in a new location on the corner of 9th and Denny! This year's market offers Seattle their first-ever all food market making for the largest weekend brunch destination of unique food concepts sourced locally. From prepared food booths, farms to local processors - it's your place to discover and eat local curbside. 
Whole Foods Storefront
Flexible Transportation | Wednesday, May 25 | Whole Foods Market (SLU) Plaza| 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Join us for this FREE event all about transportation! Sponsored by the Seattle Department of Transportation and Uber. There will also be booths from Zipcar, BMW Car Sharing - Reach Now, Commute Seattle, Lyft, Pronto & Luxe Parking. 
Live entertainment, give-aways, coupons and more! 
Welcome New Members
Life Float

Ripple Yoga

Queen Anne Farmers Market
8th + Republican Apartments
2 Hours In SLU
Chef the Bulldog
**Last month we had the pleasure of meeting and spending the day in the life of Chef the Bulldog. The three year old bulldog loved spending his days and evenings hanging out in SLU with his best pals/parents, Sumi, Tom and Einstein the Lab. Just over a week ago Chef passed away due to respiratory complications. We are all so saddened by this loss. His smile brought joy to everyone who met him and he was an icon for what is arguably the most dog-friendly neighborhood in the world.** 

Now, please join us as we remember Chef the Bulldog and his favorite way to spend #2HoursInSLU. 

In celebration of the upcoming opening of the brand new Downtown Dog Lounge located on Mercer Street, we have met with one of South Lake Union resident pooches, Chef the Bulldog, to get the scoop on pup-friendly locales in the neighborhood. Here is what Chef had to say:

First and foremost, I love my home at the Rollin Street Flats! Every time I visit the office I get tons of treats and belly rubs. We visit lots of places in South Lake Union where they like to make pooches feel right at home. When my mom and dad, Sumi and Tom, are in need of a pick-me-up, we usually head to some delicious smelling places to add some pep, like Wheelhouse Coffee, Uptown Espresso, Caffe D'arte, and of course, the Gourmet Latte Kiosk where I get my own treat or even a Pupaccino!

When my mom and dad have a busy day, I usually spend my time at Downtown Dog Lounge, and there's a new location opening right by our home! When I'm REALLY good (or out of food) we get to go to Scraps, which is a dog bakery and their treats are delicious! Sometimes we'll visit the nice people at Tesla, who always have a treat ready for me. 

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Featured Members
Pronto logo

Happy Bike Month! Pronto Cycle Share, Seattle's bike share system, is a big fan of South Lake Union. To show their love for SLU small businesses, Pronto is offering a free 1st Gear Corporate Membership for all Chamber members with 15 FTEs or less. In other words, they'll waive their $115 starter fee and allow your business to offer a $10 employee discount on Pronto Annual Memberships. Use this opportunity to celebrate Bike Month, boost office morale, or provide your team with a fun convenient, and easy way to get around town!

Email to get rolling. For more information, including a Pronto Station Map, visit
Downtown Dog Lounge

The inspiration behind Downtown Dog Lounge came from a fellow dog owner Elise Vencentini when her dog, Lily, became sick. Elise felt inspired to create something out of love, respect, and complete appreciation for her pup's life that was almost taken too soon. Lily was at Elise's side when she opened the first Downtown Dog Lounge in 2002 and was faithful until she passed on. Downtown Dog Lounge strives to exceed your expectations. Your pooch's well-being is the number one concern. DDL wants owners and pets to feel comfortable and at home when you walk through the doors. Every dog and human will be will be treated with equal respect. 

Come out and celebrate the new Downtown Dog Lounge location in South Lake Union this month at the first annual Dog Fest, May 2-7!
Northeaster U Open House
Amazon brings Mary's Place to SLU

A recent gift from Amazon to Mary's Place has opened up Mary's Place Guest Rooms, an old Travelodge hotel in downtown Seattle - South Lake Union. The rooms will be open rent-free for a year and converted to shelter for 200 family members. Filling a need for the homeless community, the Guest Rooms also accommodate extended families and families with pets. 

Mary's Place Spring Benefit Luncheon is May 3rd. Sign up today!

Vacant Hotel
NEW Multi-Chamber Discount

New, great benefit and discount for SLU Chamber members! Grow your visibility and client base outside of SLU. If you're a member with the SLU Chamber and have 15 or fewer FTEs, you can receive 50% off membership dues with the Wallingford, Queen Anne, and Fremont Chambers!

...more partners coming soon
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50% Off for New Members Outside SLU!

Is your company located outside of SLU but interested in becoming part of the SLU Chamber Companies not based in SLU, with 15 or fewer FTEs that are already members of a local neighborhood chamber, can now join the SLU Chamber for 50% off! 
Member Benefits
Did You Know?
You can now pay your membership dues in monthly installments! 
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If you're an SLU Chamber member with 15 FTEs or less you get FREE reciprocal membership the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.
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Seattle Chamber
The SLU Chamber now offers exciting advertising opportunities on our: website, emails, and newsletter. Learn more here.
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National Small Business Week is May 1-7th! Celebrate all the small business in South Lake Union that do such great things for the community.
National Small Business Week
Help Support Ripple Yoga
In order to keep it's doors open and continue to serve the South Lake Union neighborhood, Ripple Yoga needs your help. Support this local yoga studio by donating here.
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Seattle Voice Institute
Community Events
Dog Fest!
Monday, May 2-7 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
1011 Mercer St 
Join Downtown Dog Lounge in celebration of the South Lake Union store opening! This event is FREE and open to the public.
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Lunchbox Laboratory: Live Trivia 
Mondays, May | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lunchbox Laboratory | 1253 Thomas St.

Every Monday get your trivia fix at Lunchbox Laboratory with Sporcle Live!    
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Happy Hour at Hyatt House
Tuesdays & Fridays, May | 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Hyatt House | 201 5th Ave N 
Every Tuesday and Friday, join Hyatt House for complimentary bar-bites! With each drink you receive a bar-bite on the house. On Tuesdays it's tacos!
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How to Warm Up & Use Your Voice to It's Fullest Potential
Monday, May 2 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Seattle Voice Institute | Online Event 

Join us on your smart phone or in the comfort of your home studio. If you're not warming up, then you're not using your voice to it's fullest potential. Learn a set of great warm-ups you can use every day from Shana Pennington-Baird.
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Mary's Place Spring Benefit Luncheon  
Tuesday, May 3 | 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Seattle Center Exhibition Hall | 299 Mercer St

We've got a great program planned and are excited to welcome back our good friend Lori Matsukawa as emcee!  
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Prime Rib Happy Hour 
Tuesday, May 3 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market - SLU | 2210 Westlake Ave

Grab a steak knife at our South Lake Union store, and dig in to Prime Rib Happy Hour with Chef Hayden! $14.99 per serving. 
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South Lake Union Community Council April Meeting
Tuesday, May 3 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
415 Westlake 

The SLU Community Council consists of residents, employees, property owners, business owners, non-profits and visitors in one of Seattle's most exciting neighborhoods - South Lake Union. 
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Cheese Night: Soft-Ripened Cheese
Tuesday, May 3 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market - SLU | 2210 Westlake Ave 

Taste and learn with our experts at Cheese Night! Join our specialty cheese team members at all Seattle store locations for this free tasting in our specialty cheese department.
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First Thursday Progressive Happy Hour: Buca di Beppo & Art Marble 21
Thursday, May 5 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Buca di Beppo & Art Marble 21
Join us for our next First Thursday Happy Hour. We'll visit Buca di Beppo's new location at 701 Westlake, then head to Art Marble 21. Two happy hours for $10 eachBe sure to come out and have a drink with us! 
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Seattle AntiFreeze: Schooner Exact Brewing 
Thursday, May 5 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
MOHAI | 860 Terry Ave N

Seattle AntiFreeze is now part of Free First Thursdays! Come learn about Schooner Exact Brewing Co. and the local ingredients they use!
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WeWork Happy Hour
Thursdays, May | 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
WeWork - SLU | 500 Yale Ave N, Ste 100

Join WeWork in the main lounge on Thursdays for Happy Hour! Food and drinks change weekly!   
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Lung Force Walk
Saturday, May 7 | 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Lake Union Park | 860 Terry Ave N

Join the American Lung Association as the raise awareness and funds to fight against lung cancer and for lung health. Together we are a FORCE to be reckoned with.
More Info Here
Balance in Your Basket at Whole Foods - SLU
Saturday, May 7 | 10:30 AM
Whole Foods Market - SLU | 2210 Westlake Ave 

What's in your grocery basket? Join Wade Brill of Centered in the City for this interactive class at Whole Food Market - SLU on balancing healthy meals and your wallet.
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MOHAI: Behind the Seams: Haute Couture from Paris
Saturday, May 7 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
MOHAI | 860 Terry Ave N

You know the names, Chanel, Balenciaga, Schiaparelli - now see high fashion from the MOHAI collection in person.
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Jello Underground
Saturday, May 7 | 9:00 PM - 11:55 PM 
eVOLV Fitness | 1317 Republican St

Jello Underground is back for an action-packed night of battle! Our next to last show before summer break. Cheer on your favorite wrestlers as they vie for the championship belt!
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Cascade Second Sunday Stroll 
Sunday, May 8 | 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.
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Cast Off! Free Public Sail  
Sundays, May | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Center for Wooden Boats | 1010 Valley St

Our Cast Off! program allows visitors the chance to sail in classic boats for free every Sunday! Before and after your sail take a walk on the docks and discover the boats.
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What's Next? with Nick Hanauer
Wednesday, May 11 | 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
MOHAI | 860 Terry Ave N

Join MOHAI and entrepreneur, venture capitalist, civic activist, and author Nick Hanauer for a stimulating conversation centered on Seattle's global impact.
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Bikes and Bagels
Friday, May 13 | 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
McGraw Square | 5th Ave & Stewart St.

Join Commute Seattle and Seattle Department of Transportation in celebrating bike commuters everywhere! This fun event celebrates biking and is a kick off celebration for Bike to Work Week.
More Info Here
Free Beer Tasting at Whole Foods Market
Friday, May 13 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Whole Foods Market | 2210 Westlake Ave 

What better way to celebrate the start of Seattle Beer Week than with a free beer tasting at all Whole Foods Market Seattle metro stores locations? Enjoy tastes of some of our favorite beers, paired with cheese and other delicious treats.
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Northeastern University Graduate Programs Open House 
Saturday, May 14 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Northeastern University - Seattle | 401 Terry Ave N, Ste. 103

As a hub for collaboration in Seattle's hear of innovation, there are unlimited possibilities just within a few blocks of our South Lake Union campus. Northeastern University - Seattle is dedicated to delivering an education that's student-centered, employer-aligned, and rooted in our region.
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Opening Day - SLU Saturday Market
Saturday, May 14 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
South Lake Union | 9th and Denny 

We are thrilled to return to South Lake Union this year in a brand new location! A new year with a new name is just the beginning for us! 
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Arte & Vino at Caffe Torino
Sunday, May 15 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Caffe Torino | 422 Yale Ave N 

Caffe Torino is proud to present: Ladies Night Out, an afternoon with Jimmy Gersen. For the months of May & June, Caffe Torino will showcase the work of this amazing local artist. If the weather cooperates, we'll see Jimmy in action outside, painting live!
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Downtown Dog Lounge - Grand Opening
Monday, May 16 | 7:00 AM
Downtown Dog Lounge - SLU  

Join Downtown Dog Lounge for their first official day of business in South Lake Union!
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Steak Night Happy Hour
Tuesday, May 17 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market - SLU | 2210 Westlake Ave   

Join Chef Hayden for NY Steak Happy Hour! Menu includes NY Steak with Garlic Wine Sauce and Feta Mashed Potatoes. Just $14.99 per serving!
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Educator Social: Teacher Appreciation Night
Thursday, May 19  | 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Bill & Melinda Gates Visitor Center | 440 5th Ave N

Join us for a free, engaging networking oppotunity celebrating you - our educators. Enjoy conversation, food & drink, and a teacher panel discussing the benefits of incorporating global issues into classroom learning.
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The Center for Wooden Boats: Third Friday Speaker Series
Friday, May 20 | 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.    
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Celebratory Open House
Saturday, May 21 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Winston Wächter | 203 Dexter Ave N

Winston Wächter Fine Art - Seattle is proud to present three of the of the most prestigious photographers of our time. Join us for an afternoon of food, drinks and art!     
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Flexible Transportation
Wednesday, May 25 | 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Whole Foods Market - SLU | 2210 Westlake Ave

Join us for this FREE event all about transportation! Presenting sponsors Seattle Department of Transportation and Uber. Zipcar, BMW Car Share-Reach Now, Lyft, Commute Seattle, Luxe Parking & Pronto will all have participating booths. Live entertainment, give-aways, coupons & more!
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