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18th of October 2017

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, […]


18th of September 2017

Hill’s Kitchen vs. Amazon

It’s not easy being a local business in the age of Amazon.  The Washington Post recently profiled Leah Daniels of Hill’s Kitchen on how hard she works to survive and thrive.  When you shop at Hill’s Kitchen you get convienience, product knowledge, and an extra smile.  My love for Capitol Hill is rooted in the […]


HillRag’s New Look

Finding a new edition of HillRag on the newsstand monthly always brightens my day and I love pouring through it.  But these days you can enjoy HillRag’s pulse on our neighborhood daily via email updates and browsing their fresh new website.  Check it out:  hillrag.com.   Here’s a few recent articles you need to read! […]