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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 […]

1st of March 2016

Security Camera Rebate Program Provides Assistance to Hill Businesses Installing Security Cameras

This spring, Mayor Bowser rolled out a Security Camera Rebate Program that Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen led through the Council. This program provides financial assistance to businesses that install security cameras that face public space. Almost every block of Ward 6 is covered in this program; the full list of Ward 6 PSAs  includes 103, 104, 105, 106, […]

1st of February 2016

THIH Calendar and Business Directory Discount

The Hill is Home is excited to announce that they have added an events calendar and business directory to their site! To celebrate the launch of the new directory, they are offering a 50% discount for any businesses that sign up before February 29. Signing up for the directory will add your business or Hilly organization to […]

10th of November 2015

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2015 Hilly Awards!

On Saturday night, Capitol Hill business owners and neighbors gathered for a celebration of Hill businesses at the 2015 Hilly Awards Gala. Music by Only Lonesome and Word of Mouth A Cappella set a festive mood while we mingled and enjoyed food from some of our favorite local restaurants. Thank you to Sona Creamery,The Argonaut, Toscana Cafe, Capitol Hill Cake Mom, Ciao Chow, DC Vegan, District Taco, […]