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27th of February 2017

Wages, Hours and Problems: Avoiding Workplace Headaches

CHAMPS recently hosted a Lunch and Learn with member and local Attorney Jim Loots.  Jim spoke with us on the topic of Wages, Hours and Problems:  Avoiding Workplace Headaches.  Here’s the top takeaways.   The Obama Administration rule that would have allowed salaried workers making under $47,476 (current figure is $23,660) to earn overtime has […]


Skip Thompson Joins Board of Directors

CHAMPS is pleased to announce Skip Thompson of Edward Jones Investments has joined the Board of Directors.  Skip’s expertise with budget and finances as well as his love of our Capitol Hill neighborhood make him a great addition.  Welcome aboard!   Skip Thompson Bio: As an Edward Jones Financial Advisor, I believe its important to […]


23rd of February 2017

Bowser Names New Police Chief

In a public safety update statement this morning D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser named Peter Newsham Chief of Police.  Newsham has assumed the role of Interim Chief of Police when Chief Lanier retired in September 2016.  With public safety a chief concern for Capitol Hill businesses, CHAMPS will continue to provide blog updates in this regard. […]


14th of February 2017

Hands Off DC

Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen kicked off the new HandsOffDC efforts Monday, February 13 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center.  CM Allen’s office had a reportedly 1400+ D.C residents RSVP (with several hundreds in attendance) for the event.  The event catalyst was a response to Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government […]


6th of February 2017

Ryan McKinley Joins CHAMPS Board of Directors

CHAMPS proudly welcomes Ryan McKinley to the Board of Directors. Ryan W. McKinley is a Commercial Loan Officer with the National Capital Bank of Washington where he has worked for the past two years.  Over the course of the past twelve years, Ryan has held various positions in community banks both in Ohio and Virginia.  […]


Center for National Renewal Ribbon Cutting

Congratulations to CHAMPS Member, The Center for National Renewal.  The Center recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new D.C. non-profit organization.  CHAMPS Board of Directors member Jim Nicolson attended the well-attended ribbon cutting held during Inauguration week. The Center For National Renewal is a christian, interdenominational, non-partisan organization in Washington D.C click to […]


23rd of January 2017

CHAW Announces New Co-Executive Directors

The Board of Directors of The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) announced today the spring 2017 retirement of CHAW’s long-time Executive Director, Jill Strachan, who has led the organization since 2007, and the appointment of Amy Moore and Hannah Jacobson Blumenfeld as Co-Executive Directors to succeed her. “There is not enough room in a single […]


9th of January 2017

Unity on Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill residents Laelia Gilborn and Soyun Park recently launched Unity on the Hill, a campaign to celebrate Capitol Hill’s diversity and denounce discrimination.  Gilborn and Park have visited businesses, schools, churches, and community spaces throughout Capitol Hill to bring awareness and gather support for their Unity campaign centered around the week of Inauguration. Gilborn and […]


4th of January 2017

Remembering Bill Phillips

Long-time CHAMPS member and former president William H. (Bill) Phillips died on December 31 after suffering a stroke the week before. Bill operated a financial management office on the Hill for a number of years.  His clients tended to be senior citizens who Bill helped with retirement fund management. Bill was dedicated to the neighborhood, […]


21st of December 2016

DC Council Passes Paid Family Leave Bill

The DC Council gave final approval to the Paid Family Leave legislation that will give private sector workers some of the most robust medical leave benefits in the nation.  The legislation creates a new arm of government that will levy a 0.62 percent payroll tax on employers browse around this site. The bill passed 9-4 […]