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19th of October 2017

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 […]


Trump Health Care Order Would Allow Chamber of Commerce Group Plans

CHAMPS will keep a pulse on how Trump’s executive order evolves.  The President’s plan would allow associations (including CHAMPS, your Chamber of Commerce) to form a group plan for members to buy into.  The expected pros and cons are discussed in this article from The Washington Post.  


25th of September 2017

Support ATLAS LEAD in serving DC’s youth!

CHAMPS membership includes outreach via blog posts, newsletter mentions, and events on the community calendar.  Take advantage to reach out to your fellow local business leaders.  Here’s something awesome Atlas Fitness is doing to uplift our youth!  Check it out and reach out to support them. ********** Atlas Fitness Leaders in Education and Athletic Development […]


Apply to be an Age-Friendly DC Business

Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen is encouraging our Capitol Hill businesses to be designated as an Age Friendly Business.  The initiative via the Washington DC Economic Partnership aims to identify businesses that are Age Friendly.  Age Friendly businesses are those who provide a welcoming atmosphere, excellent customer service, and easy access for seniors in the […]


March for Racial Justice

CHAMPS Member and Founder of Serve Your City, Maurice Cook, is the National Co-Chair of the March for Racial Justice.  #M4RJ would like to partner with local businesses to promote and support. On September 30, 2017, the March for Racial Justice will be a powerful gathering of over 50,000 people on the National Mall in […]


Film Screening for a Cause at DCanter

FORMER DREAMER, NOW WINE SHOP OWNER, AND DC FILMMAKER RAISE FUNDS FOR LOOMING DACA RENEWALS THROUGH FILM AND WINE Wine shop owner teams up with customer filmmaker to screen a story about Dreamers in an effort to bring together the community to listen, learn, and taste wine. Washington, DC: DCanter, a Capitol Hill wine shop, […]