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24th of July 2017

Member Spotlight: Music on the Hill Honored

Congratulations to CHAMPS Member Music on the Hill for being honored as One of Top 100 Music Stores in America by National Association of Music Merchants and top three finalist for Top Emerging Dealer Award.  Please read full post from Hill Rag/Capital Community News below.  LINK HERE. ************* Music on the Hill Top Three Finalist […]


20th of July 2017

Fair Criminal Screening for Housing Act

The DC Office of Human Rights has requested CHAMPS post the following message for property managers and landlords.  On April 7, 2017 , the Fair Criminal Record Screening Amendment for Housing Act of 2016 was passed. This new law restricts when and how covered housing providers can ask about criminal background on rental applications and […]


Member Spotlight: Atlas Fitness Joins Forces with DCPS

Below Member Spotlight Article from Hill Rag / Capital Community News.  Find original article here. Atlas Fitness Joins Forces with DCPS to Help Reduce Delinquency Wed, 07/19/2017 – 9:12am BY PATTIE CINELLI Atlas Fitness Youth Engagement Coaches working with students of Kelley Miller Middle Schools elective period if which the Atlas team supports its in-house […]


11th of July 2017

All Things Parking

When I first came into my role as Executive Director for CHAMPS I was honestly quite surprised that the issue of parking came up almost immediately…and then continued to arise.  I’ve heard from business owners seeking greater access to parking for themselves, their employees, and their customers.  I’ve heard from residents who live in close […]


10th of July 2017

Grants Available for Waste Compactors

Grants Available for the Purchase or Lease of Waste Compactors The DC Department of Small and Local Business Development in partnership with the Department of Public Works and the Department of Health has launched the Commercial Waste Compactor Program. This program provides eligible District-based businesses with grants up to $13,500 for the purchase or lease of a commercial waste compactor […]


26th of June 2017

Member Spotlight: CHAW Featured in Washington Post

CHAMPS recently helped the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop celebrate its CHAWsome 45th birthday.  As CHAW passes this milestone we learned a bit more about how co-Executive Director Hannah Jacobson Blumenfeld’s family history led her to her role in this Washington Post piece.   How Drawing in Pen Can Open A Mind By Hannah Jacobson Blumenfeld […]


Member Spotlight: Serve Your City From the Classroom to the Board Room

Threee cheers to CHAMPS member Serve Your City and the students they serve for their showcase with the International Monetary Fund. Serve Your City students from Eastern High School and their dedicated Math/Business teacher Ms. Marcelina Pascual were the honored guests of Madame Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, one of the […]


Apply Now for Events DC 2018 Community Grants

Does your organization enrich the lives of local youth? If so, we encourage you to apply now for a one-year grant to help expand your work! For the second year in a row, Events DC is supporting youth enrichment activities in the District through our Community Grant Program.  We are awarding $2,500 up to $25,000 […]


Member Spotlight: Realignment Studio Featured in The Atlantic

The co-owners of Realignment Studio, a yoga, meditation and wellness space that recently opened on Capitol Hill, were featured in The Atlantic.  As a part of The Atlantic’s series on mentorship, On the Shoulders of Giants – the possibilities and and pitfalls of mentorship, Founder Alyson Shade and Partner Betsy Poos discussed how their dynamic has […]


The Single Most Important Factor Growing Businesses Get Wrong

Finding, developing and keeping the best employees is often one of the biggest concerns for small and local businesses.  The CHAMPS Entrepreneur Group recently sat down with Kim Clark, the head of selection testing for a large federal organization, to talk best hiring practices. Jonathan Clark, CEO of Diginovas, rounds out the main takeaways from […]