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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. The bill passed 9-4 and gaurantees eight weeks […]

12th of December 2016

Small Business, Big Impact

You only need one hand to count back the years to the time Waco, Texas was known perhaps for Baylor University and most likely for the 1993 Branch Davidian tragedy.  For me Waco was always the town I veered off the highway for a pitstop during my three hour drive from my home in Arlington to […]

5th of December 2016

DC Paid Family Leave Act

The DC City Council is scheduled to vote on the proposed DC Paid Family Leave Act during the legislative session Tuesday, December 6. The proposed legislation appears to have a majority support within the Council. The act would require 11 weeks of paid leave for parents to care for newborn or adopted children and 8 […]

9th of November 2016

Volunteer Your Skills Pro Bono and Consider Joining Rotary in Capitol Hill

The Rotary Club of Capitol Hill is a new member of CHAMPS. The club currently has 29 members and is actively involved in service work, including through its new Pro Bono Initiative. Teams of Rotarians and non-Rotarians work with Capitol Hill and DC nonprofits to help them solve strategic issues they face. One example of our pro bono projects is […]

17th of October 2016

CHAMPS Welcomes Betsy Poos as Executive Director

CHAMPS ushers in a new era today with the start of Betsy Poos as Executive Director.  Ms. Poos is a longtime Capitol Hill resident and previously served on the CHAMPS Board of Directors.  She enters the position with experience in public policy and small business ownership.  She recently introduced herself to CHAMPS members at the […]

2nd of September 2016

What You Need to Know About the Proposed Eastern Market Main Street

On Wednesday, August 24th, the principal organizers for the application of an “Eastern Market Main Street” held their second public meeting to discuss the project. The meeting, at Mr. Henry’s was well attended by members of the local business community. Most notably, there was a large turnout from permanent Eastern Market vendors.  For many, this […]

29th of May 2016

Fresh Logo, Updated Website, Renewed Mission

CHAMPS is excited to launch a fresh logo, updated website design, and renewed mission. 2015-16 has been a busy year behind the scenes for our nine-member Board of Directors. The logo and website re-design offered an opportunity to renew and rethink our intentions and direction as Capitol Hill’s Chamber of Commerce. Key to bringing all […]