AFTER HOURS AT OAKWOOD: Summer never felt so good!
We missed YOU at the Chamber's last summer After Hours on August 22! The fun never seems to end when you get a great bunch of people together for some drinks and amazing snacks, courtesy of The Tamale Guy! Come on--juicy grilled peaches? Sooo, so yummy! And wine, courtesy of Robert Ramsey Cellars too! The space was fantastic, thanks to Christopher Davies of Oakwood Seattle South Lake Union. The roof deck was pretty sweet! Lots of space to kick back, hang out with friends, and enjoy the views of South Lake Union. What a great way to say goodbye to summer soirees like this one! Thanks to Seth Gililland for helping make this another successful Chamber After Hours!
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.
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.