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About CHBA- Your Neighborhood Chamber
The Capitol Hill Business Alliance (CHBA) is a program of GSBA.
The Capitol Hill Business Alliance is the neighborhood’s chamber of commerce. We are dedicated to ensuring a healthy, vibrant, and diverse neighborhood business community for all. The CHBA provides business development, engagement, and advocacy for Capitol Hill businesses and nonprofits who are committed to our collective economic vitality.
To connect directly with our CHBA Program Manager, email Ahi Martin-McSweeny (they/them). Ahi can help you with membership questions, connect you to other business owners, and help you locate all sorts of resources.
About the Neighborhood: Capitol Hill has the highest concentration of small businesses in Washington State. This neighborhood is one of the city’s most economically and culturally important business districts, as well as Seattle’s historic epicenter for the LGBTQ business and residential community.
Capitol Hill is where Seattleites work, live, or travel to for its thriving business, education, restaurant, arts, and nightlife scene.
Programs and Events
Look for CHBA programs every 3rd Thursday of the month.
CHBA Hill Talks
Quarterly in-person networking opportunities where Civic and Community engagement intertwine. The goal of these events is to bring the business owners and operators of the neighborhood together to strengthen connections and collaboration. Two of our annual HillTalks include: a Civic Engagement reception in which primary election candidates come to meet with and hear from the business community and our Who’s Who on Capitol Hill which brings together the larger organizing entities (like the BIAs and Cal Anderson Park Alliance) to share their major initiatives with attendees.
CHBA Community Conversations
Monthly virtual listening and discussion forum where business community members gather around a central topic to share top of mind concerns, needs and goals.
CHBA Safety Forum
The Chamber’s response to the complex and ever present matter of safety. At this forum we engage with the topic in a way that broadens the conversation to include tangible tools for everyday use. This forum provides small business owners and operators a day of education, resource development and relationship building around with sessions like “Security Basics” and “Bystander Intervention Training”. CHBA brings you this program annually in October.
SHOP THE HILL
This year CHBA and Capitol Hill Seattle, are continuing the annual tradition of supporting local businesses via the popular neighborhood campaign Shop the Hill.
Visit us on Facebook for unique deals, special events, and holiday promotions.
Have a message you’d like to share this holiday shopping season? Merchants, it’s free to add your Shop the Hill promotions directly to the Facebook page! Need a poster? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to our Advisory Board and Founding Partners
CHBA Advisory Board
- Dani Cone, Cone & Steiner
- Linda Di Lello Morton, Terra Plata (chair)
- Danielle Hulton, Ada’s Technical Books & Cafe
- Alex Oh, Aluel Cellars
- Bryan Sarmiento, 1st Security Bank
- Natalie Miller, Burgess/Hall Group
CHBA Founding Partners
- 1st Security Bank
- Kaiser Permanente
- WeWork Capitol Hill
Be a part of Capitol Hill’s small business chamber of commerce.
As a business located on Capitol Hill, you will receive the benefits of both CHBA and GSBA at the cost of one business membership. Your business will be listed in an additional category under “Capitol Hill Business Alliance” at no additional cost.
Please e-mail questions to email@example.com or call 206-363-9188.