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28th of April 2021

Welcome To Our New Executive Director

After three years of leading CHAMPS as executive director, Julie Aaronson is departing to return to the federal government. We greatly appreciate Julie’s work at CHAMPS, particularly to strengthen our relationships with key District agency leaders and our councilmembers. Her work on advocacy and connecting businesses with each other and the larger community is a […]

16th of February 2021

Heartland Payment Partnership

CHAMPS has formed a partnership with Heartland Payment Solutions that can bring the best in payment and HR technology to your business. If your business needs HR or payment solutions, consider reaching out to Heartland! William and Alam can help identify where their resources can help your business save money and work more efficiently. Our […]

15th of February 2021

Statement on Capitol fencing

CHAMPS and our business members urge our elected officials to consider ways to protect the Capitol without imposing limitations on our business and economic development. Permanent fencing around the Capitol and associated buildings is a detriment to our neighborhood and makes Capitol Hill a less appealing destination. Capitol Hill is not only the Capitol complex, […]

17th of November 2020

CHAMPS Holiday Shopping Passport

6th of October 2020

October Is The New December

Supply chains are delayed, mail service is delayed, and stores can accommodate a smaller number of shoppers due to social distancing requirements. This means it will be more important than ever to shop early and shop local! While the graphic is focused on books, the message is universal for all small businesses. Below are links […]

7th of September 2020

Shop Small, Shop Fall on Capitol Hill

Embrace fall and support local businesses with CHAMPS Shop Fall Event! Participating business will be open online, in store or on the sidewalk (weather permitting) on September 26 and 27! Shoppers can register to access discount codes and be eligible for giveaways by participating businesses!  Please wear masks, socially distance and follow businesses’ shopping guidelines. […]

27th of May 2020

Reopening Reminders

Guest blog by Amy O’Donnell, Magic Maker Solutions What a whirlwind, roller coaster ride, and really strange trip this has been… I hope this finds everyone safe and still relatively sane. The last 2 1/2 months have been life-changing in more ways than any of us could have ever imagined.  It’s been exhausting to take […]

Focusing On Your Core Business

Mallory Corlette of Office Accomplice joined CHAMPS and Eastern Market Main Street for our May 2020 Capitol Hill Business Series. Particularly during the pandemic, it is important for business owners to identify their core business functions and evaluate the time, effort, and resources needed to strengthen, develop and promote that business. Check out her presentation […]

16th of March 2020

COVID-19 Resources

How You Can Help Give blood -the need is great – Sign up to volunteer and help our senior community at Capitol Hill Village Purchase a gift card or certificate at your favorite Capitol Hill retailer or service provider- view the CHAMPS directory here Order delivery for lunch or dinner! The Hill Is Home […]

21st of February 2020

Quiet Your Inner Critic

Being a small business owner and entrepreneur is challenging. There are plenty of critics out there, and often we are our harshest ones. What if we could learn to tame that inner critic, or better yet use it for motivation, rather than a stumbling block in our path? Life coach Sarah Curnoles walked CHAMPS members […]