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6th of March 2018

Update on DC Paid Leave Implementation

Wondering what the status of the paid family leave law is in DC? Here’s an update, a refresher on the legislation, and steps that have been taken to begin implementation of the law. Chairman Phil Mendelsohn said in early February that he would not continue efforts to amend the DC Paid Family Leave Act, which […]

18th of January 2018

CHAMPS Welcomes Julie Aaronson as Executive Director

Press Release:  For Immediate Release Two years ago, the CHAMPS Board of Directors undertook a comprehensive strategic planning activity designed to evaluate the needs of the Capitol Hill business community during a time of rapid growth and change in Washington, D.C.  The plan resulted in Board of Directors member Betsy Poos transitioning to Executive Director.  Betsy […]

3rd of January 2018

New Recycling Regulations for Businesses

New recycling regulations for businesses in the District of Columbia took effect on January 1, 2018.  If you are a food service business check here to make certain you are compliant with new regulations enforced from the DC Department of Energy and Environment. More Here:  

21st of December 2017

Provisions in the Final Tax Reform Act Benefitting Small Businesses

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce provided the following backgrounder to help Small Businesses understand how the Tax Reform legislation passed by Congress will affect you.  Important to note, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce was an instrumental supporter of this legislation & the backgrounder is framed as such. ******** Provisions in the Final Tax Cuts and […]

14th of December 2017

Highlight your business with The Residences at Eastern Market

Are you interested in getting your business in front of the residents moving into the new building at 700 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, The Residences at Eastern Market?  If yes,  reach out to the Director of Resident Services Johnetta Jordan to see what is possible. The Residences at Eastern Market is the new luxury apartment homes […]

Eastern Market Main Street 2018 Grants Available

Eastern Market Main Street’s 2018 Grants for Small Businesses, Facade Improvement and Technical Assistance, are live!  Grants are available for businesses within the EMMS corridor.  For more details and how to apply click HERE.

A Successful 2nd Annual Holiday Sip & Shop

CHAMPS 2nd Annual Holiday Sip & Shop was a truly fun and successful evening.  We saw over 175 Capitol Hill neighbors and friends come out to enjoy our local retail businesses.  Next year we promise longer shopping hours and further opportunities to engage with all CHAMPS member segments.

11th of December 2017

Councilmember Charles Allen Announces 11th Annual Ward 6 Brickie Award Winners

Congrats to all the 2017 Brickie Award Winners.  CHAMPS is especially proud to see CHAMPS member East City Bookshop awarded the business of the year award.  Smart choice Councilmember Allen! ******* Councilmember Charles Allen Announces 11th Annual Ward 6 Brickie Award Winners East City Bookshop, John “Peter Bug” Matthews, Bailiwick Clothing, DC Diaper Bank, Andy Litsky […]

DC Access: Committed to Protecting Internet Freedoms

Blog reposted with permission from CHAMPS Member –  DC Access. Last week, the Federal Communications Commission announced that on December 14, it will vote on “Restoring Internet Freedom.” If this effort passes, the internet will be anything but free. In fact, if the proposal as currently written passes, it will repeal long-standing net neutrality rules. […]