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  • "The Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce comprises business people working together to make the Queen Anne area a safe, better and more prosperous community through cooperation, communication, and representation."

  • December Chamber Member Spotlight

     

    To round out the year, the Chamber has selected Queen Anne Museum Quality Framing for its Member Spotlight for December. The shop is located at 2128 Queen Anne Avenue.
     
    “For me, it’s very much about the relationship between my clients and myself,” says store manager, Ian Morrison. “While our company prides itself on the quality workmanship of our products, it’s much more than that. We help our clients tell a story through their pieces, especially precious family memories. Our products simply provide the finishing touch.”
     
    “When people trust you time and time again with their valuable pieces, and you provide a great quality experience for them, you build lasting relationships. Long term, it’s good for clients and for our business. Everybody benefits.”
     
    Ian also said that his store believes in being more involved in the community, including neighborhood events. “We have a responsibility as a member of this community to be involved, not just provide a service.”
     
    Queen Anne Museum Quality Framing offers exceptional custom frame selection that is centered on the specific needs of the Northwest. They update their selection several times a year to keep up on the latest trends in furniture, home décor, design and framing.
     
    Their Frame Designers have an average of eight years experience creating amazing solutions for unframed art. Most have backgrounds in art or photography and all are passionate about design.
     
    In addition, Museum Quality Framing has a strong commitment to the environment. As a part of that commitment, they have programs and practices in its frame shops and manufacturing facility to reduce waste, conserve energy and recycle materials. They also make efforts to work with their suppliers to buy environmentally responsible products and conduct business in an environmentally sound manner. 
     
    Northwest Framing is the parent company for Museum Quality Framing, Beards Framing, Frame Central and Northwest Framing Commercial Services, and is the largest custom framing company in the Pacific Northwest.
     
    As the store manager for the Queen Anne location, Ian has been a member of the Chamber since 2015. 

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    Join us for the Chamber’s annual holiday event, brought to you by our creative hostess, Ann Pearce, along with our luncheon sponsor, the Church of Scientology.

    Come visit with Santa, enjoy music with ‘Elvis in the building,’ and feast on a sumptuous buffet luncheon.

    Don’t forget to bring your wrapped White Elephant exchange gift ($10 maximum value)!

    This is the time when we all come together with good friends, business colleagues, and toast the holidays and good cheer! 

    Please RSVP to charley@queenannechamber.org so we have an accurate headcount for the luncheon.

    NOTE: If you plan to pay at the event, we do accept credit cards, but prefer payment either by cash or check (payable to “Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce”). 

     

    WHEN: Thursday, December 15, 2016

    WHERE: Church of Scientology (Title Sponsor), 300 West Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98119

    TIME: 11: 15 a.m. (check-in), 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (luncheon)

    COST: $25, members/$30 nonmembers

     

    MAKE YOUR RESERVATION TODAY! EMAIL: charley@queenannechamber.org

    See you on the 15th!

     


     

  • Christmas Tree Lighting Draws Big Crowd!

    It was indeed a magical evening last Friday, Dec. 2, when the lights went were turned on the Christmas Tree in the town square.

    As the time for the lighting ceremony drew near, the crowds got bigger and bigger! Of course, it helps that the Chamber sponsors and other businesses were giving out refreshments and cookies! And did we mention we had snow too? Special thanks to Aegis for providing the snow! Of course, the Seattle Pacific University Brass Ensemble provided the music to get us all in the holiday spirit. Great job, kids! Special thank you to Kayako Sareen at k.mae studio for taking the photos!

    Everything was just the perfect setting for a wonderful, fun-filled holiday event.

    The Chamber would like to thank the following members and businesses who helped make this tree-lighting event another fabulous success:

     

    VOLUNTEERS ROCK!

    A big shout out of gratitude to our wonderful volunteers who helped the Chamber put this together, and our amazing merchants who provided all the goodies, including Storyville Coffee for cookies and tea, Aegis Queen Anne on Galer, for the snow and cookies, and Trader Joe's for hot chocolate and cookies.

    We’ll see you at another Chamber-sponsored event!

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    Holiday Tree Lighting in Upper Queen Anne: Visit www.holidaytree.lighting to sign up to see your name in lights. Questions?  Email charley@queenannechamber.org, or call (206) 412-5802.


     

    Christmas in November? Really?

    No need to panic just yet! But if you’re thinking about buying a Christmas tree, look no further than the Queen Anne Helpline’s Christmas tree lot that opens on Saturday, November 26, at 9:00 a.m.

    The Christmas tree lot will be set up in upper Safeway’s north parking lot, 2100 Queen Anne Ave. Entrance is on Boston and 1st North.

    Queen Anne Helpline partners with Boy Scout Troop 72 for its annual Christmas Tree Lot, with proceeds benefitting neighbors in need in the Queen Anne, Magnolia and South Lake Union neighborhoods. In addition to trees, you’ll find an assortment of wreaths, garland, and more!

    Come early on the 26th to make sure you get the tree you want!

     

  • Holiday Tree Lighting in Upper Queen Anne

    Now's the time to put your order in for   sponsoring the lighting of your tree on Queen Anne Avenue for "Holiday Magic Season." 

    Lights go up before Thanksgiving and come down end of January. It's a perfect way to say "Happy Holidays" to someone you care about, or advertise your fabulous business or give from 'Santa' to your kids or grandkids. This benefits the Upper Queen Anne community and is offered by the Queen Anne Chamber, a nonprofit organization. To learn more about sponsoring lighting of a tree, contact Charley@QueenAnneChamber.org and reserve your tree now!  If you prefer, go to www.holidaytree.lighting to order online.

  • Get ready: I-124 and Your Hotel

    Seattle voters passed Initiative I-124 on Nov. 8, 2016. Initiative 124 concerns health, safety and labor standards for Seattle hotel employees.
     

    This initiative requires hotel employers to protect employees against assault, sexual harassment and injury by retaining lists of accused guests, improve access to health care, limit workloads and provide limited job security for employees upon hotel ownership transfer.
     
    Is your hotel affected? Check out this resource and dig into an in-depth document detailing who is impacted and how to get in compliance.
     
    It is anticipated that the law will go into effect between Nov. 29 and Dec. 6, 2016.

  • SBA's Calvin Goings Shares "Empowering All Entrepreneurs Action Plan" at November Luncheon

     

    The SBA's Regional Administrator for Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska, Calvin Goings, spoke to Chamber members at last month's luncheon. The remarks were the last formal presentation by the outgoing administrator as he, along with other political appointees of the Obama Administration, will leave office, effective in January 2017.

    Mr. Goings shared the SBA's action plan to help empower entrepreneurs, both at the starting stages of their businesses, to offering services and resources for growing their companies. He talked about “The Three C’s”:

    1. Access to Counseling – www.sba.gov/local-assistance
    Small businesses have a 70 percent survival rate with mentoring, double that of non-mentored businesses
     
    2. Access to Capital – www.sba.gov/loan-programs
    Loans are available from $500 to $5 million
     
    3. Access to Contracts – www.sba.gov/contracting
    23 percent of federal contracts are set aside for small businesses

    In addition, Mr. Goings discussed a number programs and resources available to small businesses, including:

    1.  SBA Emerging Leaders Program – www.sba.gov/EmergingLeaders
    Seven-month “mini-MBA” for businesses on the brink of growth
     
    2.  Boots to Business – www.boots2business.org
    Free two-day training for veterans and service members
     
    3.  Free Workshops – www.sba.gov/wa
    Offered in downtown Seattle classroom and across the Puget Sound
     
    4.  SBA LINC – www.sba.gov/tools/linc
    Online tool to connect business owners with lenders

    Mr. Goings has been a guest speaker at previous Chamber luncheons, and we will miss him. But we know his knowledge and expertise helping small businesses and entrepreneurs will serve him well in his next position. We wish him good luck and much success in his next venture. You are always welcomed to attend our Chamber luncheons!

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  • Your Business, the QACC and Seattle Metropolitan Chamber

    Membership Level: Reciprocal Entrepreneur

    The Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce is committed to helping grow small businesses and maximizing the advocacy voice of all Seattle employers. As part of a special agreement we have with the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, we are pleased to offer your small business free reciprocal membership with the Seattle Metro Chamber to help increase your presence in Seattle’s broader business community.

    As a member of the Queen Anne Chamber you can now access all of the benefits and services provided by the Seattle Metro Chamber. These Include:

    • Business development and marketing opportunities. The Seattle Metro Chamber is the single largest business-to-business connector in the metro area. In the last year the alone, the Chamber connected 15,000+ people at more than 300 of its events.
    • Visibility for your business with a listing in the Seattle Metro Chamber’s searchable Membership Directory. Accessible online in desktop, tablet or mobile format, this dynamic directory is distributed to thousands of business people who turn to the Chamber for referrals each year.
    • Access to employee benefits. Your membership gives you access to a number of cost-saving benefits, including discounts on medical, dental, vision and business owner’s insurance.
    • And more! Visit seattlechamber.com/membership for details.

    Here’s what you need to know:

    Member companies of the Queen Anne Chamber will be give the opportunity to enroll as member companies of the Seattle Metro Chamber at no cost if:

    • They have fewer than 15 employees.
    • They are a member in good standing with the Queen Anne  Chamber.
    • They have not been a member of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber in the past twenty-four (24) months.

    Reciprocal membership is available on an annual basis indefinitely, as long as the business continues to meet the above listed criteria.

    How to Join:

    Simply complete the Seattle Chamber Membership Application 

    Please return application to:

    Aarti Khanna at aartik@seattlechamber.com; or mail Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

    1301 5th Ave, Suite 1500, Seattle, WA 98101

    Questions? Contact Aarti Khanna at (206) 389-7244 or aartik@seattlechamber.com