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12th of June 2017

CHAMPS 2016-17 Accomplishments

The CHAMPS Annual Meeting was held this past Thursday at National Capital Bank.  CHAMPS President Brad Johnson of Johnson Law Group welcomed the large crowd of local business owners and community leaders.  Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen and MPD District One Commander Morgan Kane also showed their support for CHAMPS and spoke to the importance […]


Member Spotlight: Flex Academies & Mastercard

Flex Academies Featured in a Video Produced by Master Your Card, a Community Empowerment Program Sponsored by Mastercard WASHINGTON, D.C. – Flex Academies was recently featured in an online video produced by Master Your Card, a community empowerment program sponsored by Mastercard. Master Your Card helps consumers, small businesses and governments get more from their money by […]


1st of June 2017

A Day in the Life: Tim Bruffy

The April 2017 edition of Inc. magazine detailed A Day in the Life of eight entrepreneurs at the top of their game.  CHAMPS was curious; how do our members, themselves local entrepreneurs and business leaders at the top of their game, make it work?  Today our series continues with Tim Bruffy, owner and personal trainer […]


Small Businesses are Bullish on Hiring Despite Economic Concerns

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has published a first look at the results of the newest and most comprehensive measure of small business sentiment in America — The MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index. This new quarterly survey of 1,000 small business owners captures the 360-degree view from Main Street, including entrepreneurs’ views […]


Free Trainings from the DC Office of Human Rights

Here in DC, we value the diversity of our residents, visitors, and employees, and we know you do, too. However, navigating your legal obligations under DC’s civil rights laws can sometimes be difficult even with the best of intentions.  Last year, over $3.89 million was awarded to civil rights complainants through the DC Office of Human Rights […]


24th of May 2017

Major Renovation of Eastern Market Metro Park To Be Funded in DC’s 2018 Budget

CHAMPS thanks Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen for his work to have $4.5 million in funding included in the 2018 budget to begin the renovation of Eastern Market Metro Park.  Renovation of the metro park is key to sustaining and growing our neighborhood businesses. CHAMPS has strongly advocated for the redevelopment and is thrilled to […]


15th of May 2017

A Day In the Life: Hannah Jacobson Blumenfeld

The April 2017 edition of Inc. magazine detailed A Day in the Life of eight entrepreneurs at the top of their game.  CHAMPS was curious; how do our members, themselves local entrepreneurs and business leaders at the top of their game, make it work?  Today our series continues with Hannah Jacobson Blumenfeld, the c0-Executive Director at […]


9th of May 2017

Capitol Hill is the BEST OF!

Each April the Washington City Paper publishes its Best Of Washington Reader’s Poll.  For the fifth year running Capitol Hill was named Best Neighborhood to Live In.  We agree…and its our small and local businesses that play a big part in make our neighborhood a real rock star. The Hill is Home provided a full […]


2nd of May 2017

A Day In The Life: Holly Harper

The April 2017 edition of Inc. magazine detailed A Day in the Life of eight entrepreneurs at the top of their game.  CHAMPS was curious; how do our members, themselves local entrepreneurs and business leaders at the top of their game, make it work?  Here’s our first look behind the scenes with Holly Harper of […]


26th of April 2017

3 Critical Website Tips Every Business Owner Needs To Know

Jonathan Clark of Diginovas, the small business website experts, spoke to our CHAMPS Member Lunch and Learn this week on 3 Critical Website Tips Every Business Owner Needs to Know. The takeaways straight from the Diginovas presentation: It’s fairly simple to build a website in this day and age. But it’s not so easy building […]