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Happy Holidays
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. 
Multi-Chamber Holiday Mixer
Thursday, December 1 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
WeWork South Lake Union

Multi-Chamber Holiday Mixer 
Join us for our December Happy Hour TONIGHT sponsored by Zipcar!
This event is ALMOST SOLD OUT!
This month, we've joined up with the Seattle Metro Chamber, Fremont Chamber, and Wallingford Chamber for a multi-chamber holiday get-together! Tap House Grill, Eastlake Bar & Grill, and STOUT will be serving up savory appetizers and My Sweet Lil Cakes will provide sweet streets! WeWork will provide the bar and the Zipcar team will be onsite to join in the happy hour festivities and answer any questions you have about using Zipcar for your business needs.
They've put together a great offer for this event, including free memberships and driving credit so be sure to stop by their table and take advantage!
                          
Great networking, drinks, and delicious food for
only $20!
   
$20 Members // $30 Non-Members
Register Here
Featured Events
Giving Marketplace
Giving Marketplace
Friday & Saturday, December 2-3 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Make a difference this holiday season! You're invited to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center's free, two day holiday pop-up event that gives back! Visit the Giving Marketplace to connect with organizations making a difference locally and around the world.  

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Hauschka Ping Pong Tourney
Steve Hauschka Celebrity Ping Pong Tournament
Monday, December 5 | 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Join Steve Hauschka and special celebrity guests to support Mary's Place and the No Child Sleep Outside campaign! Have you ever wondered if you had the skills to take on the Seattle Seahawks best ping pong player in an elite single game elimination tournament? 12 lucky VIP Ping Pong players will have their chance to battle Hauschka for Ping-Pong supremacy alongside celebrity guests. 

Christmas Ship - Parade of Boats

Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship Festival: Parade of Boats
Friday, December 16 | 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM

The 2nd Annual Christmas Ship Parade of Boats Night will add a special twinkle to Lake Union on the eve of December 16th. More than 65 boats registered to participate in the inaugural parade in 2015. The brightly decorated boats will convene in Lake Union and begin their promenade westward through the Fremont cut around 8:30 PM.

Learn More!
SLU Business & Community Awards
SLU Chamber: Annual Business & Community Awards
 
Wednesday, January 11 | 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

The Annual SLU Business & Community Awards is scheduled for January 11th! This year's event will take place upstairs at Buca di Beppo. There will be a silent auction with over $3,000 worth of prizes, a gift card board, and delicious food & drinks. Register today to come out and support local businesses and individuals in the SLU community.
New Businesses in SLU
Li'l Woody's
Li'l Woody's is an independent burger joint based in Seattle with locations in Capitol Hill, Ballard, and now South Lake Union!


Evergreens Salads
Evergreens Salad aims to provide healthy, convenient and fully-satisfying meal options in a fun environment for those who find themselves always on-the-go.

JujubeetJujubeet offers a variety of proven superfoods; when you walk into their store, you don't have to worry about making an unhealthy choice. Try their artisanal juices at their new South Lake Union location.  


Tacos ChukisTacos Chukis has served simply delicious Mexican food in Seattle since 2011 and now has a location open in South Lake Union!
Welcome New SLU Chamber Members

Opus Bank Opus Bank is among the fastest growing banks in the Western region of the U.S. with more than 55 banking offices throughout California, Washington, Arizona and Oregon.

Row House Cafe Row House Cafe is situated right off the South Lake Union waterfront . The original cottages have been restored to their rustic stance and highlight Seattle's great maritimes community within the cafe. 
2 Hours In SLU
Christmas Ships
For this installment of #2HoursInSLU, we hear from Stacey Alexander, Internal Operations Manager at The Center for Wooden Boats, on how to best spend #2HoursInSLU during the holidays at Lake Union Park. 

Depending on the time of day you wander down to Lake Union Park, there is an entirely unique #2HoursInSLU to enjoy. This oasis in the middle of our bustling neighborhood is a hub of maritime history, community, and accessible on-the-water activities.

Immerse yourself in the experience of the Pacific Northwest's rich maritime past. On the weekends, rent a history row, pedal, or sailboat at The Center for Wooden Boats to see the city from lake. Spend your entire tow hours in MOHAI's newest special exhibit Edible City: A Delicious Journey, discovering how local food traditions, including our longtime fishing industry, have shaped our city's culinary landscape. [...]

The holiday sparkle this time of year makes visiting the area just a bit more special. Throughout December, the park provides a perfect view of Seattle's twist on holiday lights, both around the lake and on the docks. The Parade of Boats, led by Argosy Cruises, will begin in Lake Washington and end in Lake Union on December 16th.

Continue Reading. 
Featured Members
Conscious Eatery
Conscious Eatery is a group of conscious minded individuals on a mission to provide top quality lunches to businesses and individuals in the Seattle area, while giving back to the community by donating hearty meals to the homeless.

Join them during their
GRAND OPENING week December 5-9. For every meal purchased, they donate a meal to someone in need, but during their grand opening week they will donate TWO meals per meal purchased!

Queen Anne Food Bank

Queen Anne Food Bank provides healthy food assistance to low-income and homeless people in Seattle. The program serves every person that comes to their door in need, without discrimination and with respect in dignity. 

Their annual "Eat Your Heart Out" fundraising benefit is coming up February 10th at
Canlis and includes a 3-course, 5-star meal with valet parking, wine and a welcome cocktail. Become a sponsor for this event and help support the Queen Anne Food Bank. Contact director@sluchamber.org for more information.
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REGISTER TODAY! SLU Chamber Annual Business & Community Awards Celebration 2016

Join the SLU Chamber on January 11, 2017, from 4:30-6:00 PM for our annual Business & Community Awards Celebration! This year we'll be celebrating in the upper level of Buca di Beppo with a beautiful view of Lake Union. TODAY IS THE FINAL DAY OF VOTING!  If you're interested in sponsorship or donating to the silent auction, contact director@sluchamber.org
Sponsorship Opportunity: A Seattle Church Coat Lunch
A Seattle Church is hosting a coat lunch Saturday, December 17th at Denny Park Lutheran and is looking for sponsors and donations. Cafe Vita is donating coffee, Ethan Stowell is donating pizza, and Goodwill is donating a $150 gift card. Can your company offer a sponsorship or donate goods? Contact director@sluchamber.org for more info.
Seattle Coat Lunch

Volunteer Sign Up
New Vision Zero Speed Limits

As of November 7th, new speed limits are in effect for city streets. This is part of Seattle's Vision Zero to end traffic deaths and serious injuries on city streets by 2030. Speed limits for the streets in central Seattle (indicated in blue) will be reduced from 25 mph. The non-arterial (residential) speed limit will be reduced from 25 mph to 20 mph.
Vision Zero Map
Increased Head Tax Defeated!

The Seattle City Council was recently faced with a proposal to increase taxes on businesses. The intent was to create a fee based funding source for the Office of Labor Standards rather than continue to use the current funding for OLS which comes through the city's general fund. The SLU Chamber spoke out against this new tax on businesses which would have impacted business large and small ranging from an additional $200/yr to hundreds of thousands of dollars.
City of Seattle

Many of you signed on to our letter of opposition and your voices were heard. The measure was defeated and there is no new head tax on our businesses! Join us in celebrating this success. We look forward to continuing to represent our members and their business needs.
Bill & Melinda Gates Honored by President Barack Obama

Greg Lamm of the PSBJ writes, "Bill & Melinda Gates received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama last month. The nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom is presented to individuals who have made contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, cultural or other significant public and private endeavors."
Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg
Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg
Stay Up-To-Date with Construction in SLU

Stay on top of the construction happening in South Lake Union with our Construction and Development page. Also, follow our Construction list on Twitter
Construction & Development
ORCA Business Passport Now Available for Smaller Businesses

The ORCA Business Passport, which used to only be available to companies with 20 or more employees is now being offered to companies with 5 or more employees! The benefits of the ORCA Business Passport offer great savings that your employees cannot access on their own. 
ORCA Business Passport
FREE SLU Chamber Membership with A4A Accounting, SPC

A4A Accounting, SPC is offering new clients FREE membership with the SLU Chamber! A4A Accounting, SPC believes strongly in the strength that comes from community partnerships and wants to help connect all of their clients to the resources offered by the SLU Chamber. 
Learn More.  
A4A Accounting
Market to MOHAI

Designs are underway for a pedestrian corridor from Pike Place Market to Lake Union connecting four neighborhoods: the Waterfront, Belltown, Denny Triangle, and South Lake Union. The goal of Market to MOHAI is to create an engaging, well marked trail and add vitality of all four neighborhoods. Come to the FREE and open to the public meetings to learn more and voice your ideas. Next Public Meeting Date TBD. 
Market to MOHAI
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Post Your Job Opportunities with the SLU Chamber

If your business if looking to fill a position and want to spread the word far and wide, let us know and we'll add it to our Job Postings page! The more exposure the better! 

Job Postings Page
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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Wallingford Chamber logoFremont Chamber logo
 
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! 
Learn More Here

If you're an SLU Chamber member with 15 FTEs or less you get FREE reciprocal membership the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.
Learn More Here
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The SLU Chamber now offers exciting advertising opportunities on our: website, emails, and newsletter. Learn more here.
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Community Events
Multi-Chamber Holiday Mixer
Thursday, December 1 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM 
WeWork SLU | 500 Yale Ave N, Main Lobby

Join us, the Seattle Metro Chamber, Fremont Chamber, and Wallingford Chamber for a multi-chamber holiday get-toegther at WeWork sponsored by Zipcar! Drinks, Light appetizers, and great conversation for only $20! ALMOST SOLD OUT!
More Info Here
MOHAI: Free First Thursday
Thursday, December 1 | 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
MOHAI | 860 Terry Ave N

On the first Thursday of each month, general admission to MOHAI's permanent exhibits is free all day long!  
More Info Here
WeWork Happy Hour
Thursdays, December | 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! 
More Info Here
Mary's Place Young Professionals Community & Cocktails
Thursdays, December | 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Mary's Place Guest Rooms | 8th and Blanchard

Volunteering at Mary's Place Guest Rooms Shelter. We'll help kids with homework, play with toddlers, and help staff with dinner. Then at 6:30 we'll walk to a local bar for no-host cocktails!    
More Info Here
Happy Hour at Hyatt House
Tuesdays & Fridays, December | 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!
More Info Here
Holiday Wreath Making at Verde & Co.
Thursday, December 1 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Verde & Co. | 400 Fairview Ave N., Ste. 103

Join Verde for an evening of wreath making! They will provide the base of your wreath and you will have an assortment of local, seasonal, foraged materials to adorn your wreath with. This class is limited to 6 spots, so register today!
More Info Here
A Closer Look: Portaits from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection
Friday, December 2 | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Pivot Art + Culture | 609 Westlake Ave N. 

Opening day of "A Closer Look: Portraits from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection" which explores how artists seek to convey the essence of their subjects. 
More Info Here
Giving Marketplace
Friday & Saturday, December 2-3 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitors Center | 440 5th Ave N.

Make a difference this holiday season! Visit the Giving Marketplace to connect with organizations making a difference locally and around the world. 
More Info Here
Glazer's Camera: Winter Sales Event
Saturday & Sunday, December 3-4 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Glazer's Camera | 811 Republican St. 

Join Glazer's for their biggest sales event of the season and find a gift for every character in your life.
More Info Here
Cast Off! Free Public Sail  
Sundays, December | 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.
More Info Here
2016 Steve Hauschka Celebrity Ping Pong Tournament
Monday, December 5 | 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM 
CenturyLink Field | 800 Occidental Ave S.

Join Steve Hauschka and celebrity guests as they come together to support Mary's Place and the No Child Sleeps Outside Campaign. 
More Info Here
Eating Up Seattle: How A City Founds Its Own Cuisine
Monday, December 5 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
MOHAI | 860 Terry Ave N.
How do Seattle foods compare from earlier years to today? Delve into some of the surprising and delicious answers with Rebekah Denn, curator of MOHAI's "Edible City: A Delicious Journey".
More Info Here
Lunchbox Laboratory: Live Trivia 
Mondays, December | 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
Monday Night GO & Extended Happy Hour
Mondays, December | 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Hurry Curry of Tokyo | 825 Harrison St.

Hurry Curry of Tokyo hosts the Seattle GO Center every Monday night for informal GO and extended Happy Hour. All level welcome!
More Info Here
SR 99 Tunnel Project Update
Tuesday, December 6 | 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
CID Research | 307 Westlake Ave N

The SR 99 Tunnell Boring Machine, Bertha, is quickly approaching South Lake Union. In advance of her arrival, a meeting has been scheduled for WSDOT staff to present key informatoin about the SR 99 Tunnel project elements at and near the North Portal area.
More Info Here
SLU Community Council Meeting
Tuesday, December 6 | 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.
More Info Here
Friends of Waterfront Seattle & Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion
Wednesday, December 7 | 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
You're invited to a community celebration! Join Friends of Waterfront Seattle and Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion for a fun and relaxed evening of recognition amongst family and community. Drinks and appetizers will be provided. RSVP by December 2nd!
More Info Here
Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship Festival
Friday, December 9 | 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Pier 55 

The Christmas Ship Festival: a Pacific Northwest tradition since 1949! Sail on the Christmas Ship with the choir, join the flotilla on your own boat, or enjoy the choir performance from shore!
More Info Here
CWB: New Volunteer Orientation 
Saturday, December 10 | 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
Arte e Vino at Caffe Torino
Sunday, December 11 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Caffè Torino | 422 Yale Ave N

For the month of December, Caffe Torino is proud to welcome back Pauline White with "Flying Through", a collection of butterflies and terrariums.
More Info Here
Seattle Greendrinks Holiday Bash
Tuesday, December 13 | 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Lake Washington Rowing Club | 910 N. Northlake Way

Join Puget Soundkeeper Alliance & Sustainable Seattle this holiday season at the Seattle Greendrinks Holiday Bash! Come enjoy seasonal brews from Fremont Brewery and great food.
More Info Here
Holiday Terrariums
Thursday, December 15 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 AM
Verde & Co. | 400 Faireview Ave N. Ste 103

Join Verde & Co. and learn how to create you own terrarium! You will have full access to their assortment of terrarium materials including succulents, air plants, ferns and a variety of dressings.   
More Info Here
Christmas Ship Festival - Parade of Boats
Friday, December 16 | 7:00 PM - 9:20 PM 
Lake Union

The Christmas Ship Parade of Boats Night will add a special twinkle to Lake Union on the eve of December 16th. The brightly decorated boats will convene in Lake Union and begin their promenade westward through the Fremont Cut around 8:30 PM. 
More Info Here
New Year's Eve Party Cruise
Saturday, December 31 | 9:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Waterways Cruises 

Ring in the New Year in style aboard a beautiful Waterways Cruises yacht, with a champagne toast in hand and the best of the dazzling fireworks show on Lake Union!
More Info Here
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