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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 […]


The Future of Retail

Check out the information presented by Jon Stover of Jon Stover & Associates Economic Development Consulting. The key takeaway from his presentation: chore retail – the stuff you must buy – is on the decline, while cherish retail – seeking experiences when you purchase goods, is on the rise. Consumers want an experience such as […]


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 […]


18th of October 2018

October 18 Legislative Update

Here’s an update on DC Council happenings and the new Office of Nightlife and Culture. DC Council Initiative 77 – The DC Council voted to overturn Initiative 77. The repeal bill passed by the same 8 to 5 margin as the previous vote (DC bills need to be voted on and pass twice before they […]


12th of September 2018

DC Health Link Education Breakfast Recap

Offering health insurance to employees can be accessible to DC small businesses, even those with only part time workers and little funding to put toward employer contributions. CHAMPS members received some great insights on offering health insurance during our September 6 education breakfast with Debra Curtis, Deputy Director for Policy with DC Health Link. Below […]