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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. […]


30th of October 2017

From Hill Rag – EMCAC Says “No” to Eastern Market Rent Hike

From HillRag.Com EMCAC Says “No” To Eastern Market Rent Hike Ward 6 Councilmember Allen Pledges Support to Market ByPeter J. Waldron October 27, 2017   On Oct. 25, The Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee (EMCAC) came out forcefully the suggested rent increases proposed by the Market landlord, the Department of General Services. DGS-ordered appraisals recommended […]


24th of October 2017

Adopt-a-Family this Holiday Season!

From CHAMPS Non-profit member, Capitol Hill Group Ministry ********** Every year, Capitol Hill Group Ministry provides holiday gifts to families who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness, through our Adopt-a-Family program. We rely on the support of donors like you to help bring joy to the hearts of families in crisis, and would like […]


19th of October 2017

DISB Approves Rates for 2018 Health Plan Offerings on DC Health Link

Many DC Small and Local business owners, employees, and independent contractors rely on DC Health Link for individual and small group plan options.  Please read the below press release from The District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking regarding approved health insurance plan rate changes for plan year 2018.  These rate increases are […]


Pennsylvania Ave. Vision Summit

Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen held the Pennsylvania Ave. SE Vision Summit open to all neighbors on Tuesday, October 17th at The Hill Center.  With over 100 people in attendance it was clear Capitol Hill and Ward 6 want a more cohesive plan for Pennsylvania Ave. SE leading from 2nd Streets, SE past 16th Streets, […]


18th of October 2017

Establishing Your Business Entity

Brad Johnson of Johnson Law Group recently sat down with our monthly Entrepreneur Group to talk about what form of business entity is best for your business.  Check out the great summary here: From Johnson Law Group International PLLC As an expereinced business and commercial law firm in the Washington, DC metropolitan regision and in […]


Safety Lessons from MPD

CHAMPS members sat down with MPD District One Commander Morgan Kane during our September advocacy breakfast.  We had a productive conversation and our business community has a real partner with MPD.  Here’s a few quick takeaways: Remind yourself, neighbors, and clients to not leave valuables in plain sight in your car and walk without distraction […]


12th of October 2017

Small Business Works Has Funding For Your Business!

SB Works is proud to announce its annual Small Business Challenge!  This unique program asks businesses and consultants for DC’s businesses to write to us with ideas and of what they need to help their small business thrive and succeed.  With last year’s Small Business Challenge SB Works helped to fund over 30 projects and […]


Hill Rag Profiles Capitol Hill Native & Restaurantor Ari Gejdenson

LINK TO ORIGINAL HILL RAGE ARTICLE Ari Gejdenson A Capitol Hill Native Who Has Built a Restaurant Empire By Meghan Markey – It’s very fitting that I am sitting across from Ari Gejdenson in Ari’s Diner, one of three new establishments the young restaurateur has recently opened in Ivy City. Why? Because about 15 years […]