Have you been to Sully's lately? It is such a great neighborhood gem of a bar! Not only is it cozy, space-wise, it has an amazing patio out back. That's where the Chamber had its latest After Hours and it was a blast! We had people stop by, including a couple of people from Oakview Group (the winning developer of Key Arena), from Umpqua Bank, Carefree Boats, Seattle Ballet, just to name a few. And of course, we had a raffle--this time, for wine and flowers.

Here are a few snaps of people just enjoying each other's company, getting to know new (and ahem, prospective new members, you know who you are!), and enjoying great drinks and fabulous munchies! You have to try their artichoke dip, for sure!


JUNE LUNCHEON: How to prevent car prowls

At the June luncheon, Terrie Johnston, Crime Prevention Coordinator for Seattle Police Department's West and East Precinct, shared some useful tips on how to reduce crime in our neighborhood, including preventing car prowls.

Here are some tips and things to consider about car prowls:

  • Don't leave anything valuables in cars (ex: GPS devices, laptops, cell phones, purses, cash, cameras, luggage and garage remotes).
  • Most stolen property is traded or sold on the street within minutes of the crime, lowering the chance of recovery.
  • Thieves commonly break windows for entry, but many are also successful at defeating door and truck locks.
  • Report all crimes and suspicious activity to 911 immediately.

Assigned officer for Queen Anne Neighborhood
Officer Chad McLaughlin #6362
Nightlife Coordinator
(206) 684-5410


AFTER HOURS IN A BANK? But this isn't your typical bank either! 

Thank you, Umpqua Bank for hosting a terrific After Hours event. Travis Brown and his team welcomed Chamber members to an After Hours get-together at the bank and well, for some of us who have never been inside Umpqua, let's just say, "Wow!" It is NOT your typical bank setting. It felt more like the lobby of a high-end hotel than a bank. Drinks were flowing (in glasses, of course!) and the food was amazing, thanks to Ripe Catering. Yum! The evening ended with a raffle where wine and flowers were given away. Who cares that it was raining for a time? 


YOU MISSED A GREAT EVENT: Welcome, Emerald City Medical Arts

This was not your typical ribbon-cutting ceremony! Leave it to Queen Anne Chamber President Hossein Soleymani to add that extra chuckle at the end of the event. Along with Board members Tonya Perpich, Seth Gililland, and Debbie Girard, the Chamber helped celebrate Uptown's latest business, Emerald City Medical Arts, also a new Chamber member. Also on hand at the celebration were Queen Anne and Magnolia News' Joe Veyera and Kibby Brackman. Staff and other guests (yes, we're looking at you, little tyke!) mixed and mingled and enjoyed some great eats and drinks! Congratulations to Walter, Scott, and the rest of the team at Emerald City Medical Arts! Why not stop by and check it out? The office is located at 16 Roy Street in Seattle.