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14th of June 2019

Jesse Heier of Jade Fitness/City Dogs joins CHAMPS board

Jesse Heier has lived in DC for nearly 30 years and on the Hill for the last 20 years. He is a graduate of American University and Johns Hopkins University.  He co-owns City Dogs and Jade Fitness.  Originally from Wisconsin, Jesse grew up on a dairy farm, enjoys yard work, listening to Milwaukee Brewers baseball […]


16th of May 2019

CHAMPS letter to DOES on Paid Family Leave

A PDF of the letter can be downloaded, and the text of the letter is included here for easier viewing. April 26, 2019 Dr. Unique N. Morris-Hughes Director, DC Department of Employment Services 4058 Minnesota Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20019 Dear Dr. Morris-Hughes I am writing on behalf of CHAMPS, Capitol Hill’s Chamber of Commerce, […]


7th of May 2019

Capitol Hill Giving Week – May 4-12

From May 4 to May 12, Capitol Hill Businesses Raise Funds for DC Schools and Organizations [Washington, D.C. – May 1, 2019] — From May 4 to May 12, women-owned businesses Hill’s Kitchen, DCANTER and Summit to Soul will donate a percentage of sales to benefit schools and nonprofit organizations in D.C.’s Capitol Hill neighborhood […]


4th of April 2019

DSLBD Resources

CHAMPS and Eastern Market Main Street hosted DC’s Department of Small and Local Business Development at our March 23 Small Business Session. Camille Nixon, project manager for DSLBD, walked through the online DC Business Toolkit, which is especially useful for entrepreneurs and those just starting their business in DC. It is an online portal that […]


21st of March 2019

Real Estate Agents: what’s within walking distance of your listing?

Realtors, Are you looking for a way to highlight the cool neighborhood shops, dining and services near your listings? CHAMPS member and City Walker CoFounder/CEOMatt Schoemaker has developed City Walker app which can be used to embed a dynamic app on your property listings page that shows what’s in a 15 minute walking distance from […]


6th of March 2019

CHAMPS Committees

CHAMPS is creating three committees to reinforce and strengthen our mission to advocate, connect and promote! Email julie@capitolhill.org to sign up. This is your opportunity to help shape our advocacy and education, grow our membership, and develop the promotions and events that serve your business needs and those of the broader Capitol Hill community. Please […]


5th of March 2019

Summit to Soul Announces Partnership with Apparel Brand Oiselle

Two women-led businesses partner together to grow the running community and extend Oiselle’s reach in first brick & mortar outside Seattle SEATTLE, WA — Oiselle, a leading designer and manufacturer of women’s running and athletic apparel, has formed a unique partnership with Summit to Soul, a DC-based specialty retailer serving women athletes. While the two […]


22nd of February 2019

CHAMPS and Heartland: our revenue sharing partnership

Looking for a new credit card payment processor? Check out Heartland Payment Systems! CHAMPS has a revenue sharing agreement with Heartland, where CHAMPS receives a payment based on the volume of transactions. What are the benefits to you? • Heartland is a direct, fully integrated credit card payments processor offering complete platform redundancy • Local, […]


21st of February 2019

Guest Blog – Paul Rivas and his new book on the power of study skills

NEW BOOK EMPOWERS STUDENTS WITH STUDY SKILLS TO GET MONEY’S WORTH IN COLLEGE  High School Is a Waste of Time and College Is a Scam…Unless You Have Study Skills  WASHINGTON (February 18, 2019) – Parents struggling to find ways to ensure their child is armed with the necessary skills to succeed in college have a […]


5th of November 2018

Guest Blog – Entrepreneur Josh Chernikoff Has Business Acquired, Offers Advice On Growing Your Business

Chernikoff’s company, Ashley Tutors, has been acquired by Canadian edtech company, LaunchLife By Donna Krache Joshua Chernikoff admits that he wasn’t the best student growing up. “I wasn’t really interested in learning as I should have been,” Chernikoff says. “But I was fortunate enough to have good tutors whose focus on me helped me understand […]