BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//ChamberMaster//Event Calendar 2.0//EN METHOD:PUBLISH X-PUBLISHED-TTL:P3D REFRESH-INTERVAL:P3D CALSCALE:GREGORIAN BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:Pacific Standard Time BEGIN:DAYLIGHT RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYMONTH=3;BYDAY=+2SU DTSTART:20070101T000000 TZOFFSETFROM:-0800 TZOFFSETTO:-0700 TZNAME:Pacific Daylight Time END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYMONTH=11;BYDAY=+1SU DTSTART:99991231T000000 TZOFFSETFROM:-0700 TZOFFSETTO:-0800 TZNAME:Pacific Standard Time END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Pacific Standard Time:20200220T163000 DTEND;TZID=Pacific Standard Time:20200220T193000 X-MICROSOFT-CDO-ALLDAYEVENT:FALSE SUMMARY:Celebrate SLU | Presented by Amazon DESCRIPTION:Join us for an evening in which we Celebrate SLU with a special presentation from MOHAI reflecting on the past 20 years and looking ahead to the next 20. Celebrate SLU brings together over 250 people from diverse industries and backgrounds to celebrate this great neighborhood we live & work in. This event was established in 2008 by the SLU Chamber to recognize organizations and companies that contribute in a meaningful way to the improvement and success of our community. Connect with your community and join us to celebrate!Winners are selected by popular vote. Nominees must demonstrate meaningful contribution to the South Lake Union community. The top three nominees in each category are featured in the event program where we learn about and celebrate the great work they are doing. WINNERS ANNOUNCED LIVE!SCHEDULE:4:30-5:30 PM - Cocktail Hour\, light appetizers\, drinks\, networking & live music by Polybanderous Productions5:30-7 PM - Program7-7:30 PM - Desserts and continued networkingATTIRE: Business CasualLEARN MORE ABOUT THE FINALISTS**This Year's Special Guest** MARTY HARTMAN\, Mary's Place Executive DirectorWe are honored to have Marty join us to celebrate SLU businesses and organizations that make our community great. Since 1999\, Marty has been dedicated to helping women\, children and families who are experiencing homelessness reclaim their lives. Mary's Place manages 8 shelters with more than 680 beds. In 2020\, their new facility opens in an Amazon building. In 2018\, Marty was recognized by Puget Sound Business Journal's Women of Influence. Marty also advocates for homeless family policy change in Seattle and King County. Mary's Place is a SLU neighbor\, a partner to many SLU businesses and a lifeline to many families.WHY SUPPORT THE SLU AWARDS EVENT?Get visibility with SLU's leading stakeholders\, business owners and decision makers! This event attracts more than 250 attendees from 50 companies.The SLU Chamber is 501(c)6 nonprofit consisting of nearly 200 businesses in South Lake Union. Over half of these are small and micro businesses. Show your alignment for a strong a vibrant SLU community! Funds raised from the Awards Event help serve our mission of Connecting People and organizations in SLU to foster strategic relationships and opportunities and a portion of this year's proceeds will benefit Mary's Place.If you are interested in becoming a sponsor\, please contact us today! You can view Sponsorship Benefits here.This year's finalists are as follows:SLU Restaurant of the Year: Cuoco\, Homegrown & Li'l Woody'sSLU Nonprofit of the Year: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center\, Emerald City Music & Seattle Children's Research Institute SLU Small Business of the Year: 415 Westlake\, Downtown Dog Lounge & The Collective New to SLU Business of the Year: Jack's BBQ\, Just Food For Dogs & SitkaSLU Good Neighbor of the Year: Amazon\, First Tech Federal Credit Union & Kaiser PermanenteREGISTER X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Join us for an evening in which we Celebrate SLU with a special presentation from MOHAI reflecting on the past 20 years and looking ahead to the next 20. \;

Celebrate SLU brings together over 250 people from diverse industries and backgrounds to celebrate this great neighborhood we live &\; work in. This event was established in 2008 by the SLU Chamber to recognize organizations and companies that contribute in a meaningful way to the improvement and success of our community. Connect with your community and join us to celebrate!

Winners are selected by popular vote. Nominees must demonstrate meaningful contribution to the South Lake Union community. The top three nominees in each category are featured in the event program where we learn about and celebrate the great work they are doing. WINNERS ANNOUNCED LIVE!

SCHEDULE:

4:30-5:30 PM - Cocktail Hour\, light appetizers\, drinks\, networking &\; live music by \;Polybanderous Productions

5:30-7 PM - Program

7-7:30 PM - Desserts and continued networking

ATTIRE: Business Casual

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FINALISTS

**This Year&rsquo\;s Special Guest** \;

MARTY HARTMAN\, Mary&rsquo\;s Place Executive Director

We are honored to have Marty join us to celebrate SLU businesses and organizations that make our community \;great. Since 1999\, Marty has been dedicated to helping women\, children and families who are experiencing homelessness reclaim their lives. Mary&rsquo\;s Place manages 8 shelters with more than 680 beds. In 2020\, their new facility opens in an Amazon building. In 2018\, Marty was recognized by Puget Sound Business Journal'\;s Women of Influence. Marty also advocates for homeless family policy change in Seattle and King County. Mary&rsquo\;s Place is a SLU neighbor\, a partner to many SLU businesses and a lifeline to many families.

WHY SUPPORT THE SLU AWARDS EVENT?

Get visibility with SLU&rsquo\;s leading stakeholders\, business owners and decision makers! This event attracts more than 250 attendees from 50 companies.The SLU Chamber is 501(c)6 nonprofit consisting of nearly 200 businesses in South Lake Union. Over half of these are small and micro businesses. Show your alignment for a strong a vibrant SLU community! Funds raised from the Awards Event help serve our mission of Connecting People and organizations in SLU to foster strategic relationships and opportunities and a portion of this year'\;s proceeds will benefit Mary'\;s Place.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor\, please contact us today! You can view \;Sponsorship Benefits here.

This year'\;s finalists are as follows:

SLU Restaurant of the Year: \; Cuoco\, Homegrown &\;  \;Li'\;l Woody'\;s

SLU Nonprofit of the Year: \; Bill &\; Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center\, Emerald City Music &\; Seattle Children'\;s Research Institute \;

SLU Small Business of the Year: 415 Westlake\, Downtown Dog Lounge &\;  \;The Collective \; \;

New to SLU Business of the Year: Jack'\;s BBQ\, Just Food For Dogs &\;  \;Sitka

SLU Good Neighbor of the Year: Amazon\, First Tech Federal Credit Union &\; Kaiser Permanente

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