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  • January 2017 Chamber Member Spotlight: ATLAS Workbase



    ATLAS Workbase, offering a new kind of sophisticated coworking space aimed at mature companies, small businesses, and the executive set including managers and consultants from industries such as retail banking, insurance, law, etc. that seek a more professional shared workspace experience, has launched its first coworking space. The first ATLAS Workbase is a 20,000 square foot facility at the Lumen Building at 500 Mercer Street located in the heart of Queen Anne. The company expects to announce several more facilities in Seattle, then Portland over the next 18 months as it begins its national roll-out.

    Bill Sechter, CEO, ATLAS Workbase“Seattle is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country and Queen Anne is a neighborhood at the epicenter of that growth. Queen Anne reflects the vibrancy, energy, and diversity that makes Seattle attractive to so many people and businesses. Selecting Queen Anne for our first ATLAS Workbase is a match made in heaven, putting us squarely at the intersection of commerce and community,” said Bill Sechter, ATLAS Workbase CEO.

    ATLAS Workbases, designed in conjunction with Gensler and Open Square, and created with partners including FedEx Office®, Steelcase and Philips Lighting, deliver a high-end work environment married with a “Third Place” experience that is unmatched in the coworking space industry. This is in sharp contrast to established coworking spaces that generally cater to start-ups, and whose focus is on creating a fun and highly social experience.

    At its Queen Anne facility the layout includes The Concourse, offering many different settings suiting many different workstyles, starting at pre-opening rates of $229/month, with hourly packages, and centered around The Square, a shared “Third Place” for relaxed socializing, networking, and rejuvenation. The concierge and technical support staff—and the on-site FedEx Office Print & Ship Center—maintains an uninterrupted flow of business.

    Also at Queen Anne, The Lounge combines the sophistication of a world-class airport lounge with the outstanding service of a top-level club, with monthly packages starting at $199 and entry level ¼ day passes for a user and guest for under $20. The Lounge provides a more casual, community open-seating environment with no reservations—perfect for informal meetings or a change of pace from the Concourse.

    Additionally, ATLAS offers beautifully designed work spaces that are optimized for different levels of focus and private meetings, starting at $379/month, with hourly plan options; and Meeting and Board Rooms which are larger private spaces for free-flowing conversations and more focused communication, including easy-to-use teleconferencing and screen sharing options. Hourly rates start at $45 with discounts for members.




  • "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."

  • New Speaker for January Luncheon: Perfect the Elevator Pitch and Ways to Engage with Customers*

    If you only had 30 seconds to explain to a potential customer what your business is, would you be able   to do it? What if you had to give a 30 minute speech--would you know how to command a room and captivate and audience? 

    Clear content and developing acommanding presentation will be the focus of our January meeting, as communications professional Bryan Rutberg shares tips for crafting the right message and delivering great remarks. In a fast-paced and fun 30 minutes, Bryan will cover a few of his most popular topics from his public speaking seminars: Building your "elevator pitch," opening a presentation with a bang, and mastering the Q&A.

    About the Speaker: Bryan is the owner/principal of Queen Anne-based 3C Communications. From speech writing and one-on-one public speaking coaching, to small group seminars, Bryan helps leaders and their organizations connect with their key audiences, making sure they are telling the right story the right way to drive emotion and results.

    DATE Thursday, January 19, 2017
    LOCATION Best Western 'Plus'  Executive Inn, 200 Taylor Avenue N
    ​(free parking underneath)
    11:15 to 11:45 A.M. Check-in and Networking
    ​12:00 P.M. Luncheon buffet
    ​12:15 - 1:00 P.M. Program

    COST $25 Member \$30 Non -Member (Please bring check or cash, if possible)
    RSVP by January 16 to Charley Shores, charley@queenannechamber.org











    *Mr. Rutberg has graciously agreed to speak at this luncheon as the original speaker from Boeing had to cancel.

  • 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.


    Checkout your local Queen Anne businesses! Click on the link or the image below to access each site!



  • 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