The Wallingford Chamber has been awarded 2 nonmonetary grants from Impact Capital and the Office of Economic Development’s “Only in Seattle Initiative”. “The first one, is for ‘Consultation for Organizational Capacity Building and District Vision Creation’, and the second one is ‘Consultation Support for BIA Creation, Modification or Basics of BIA’s (Business Improvement Area)’. We are very excited to have help from the city and will start meetings soon together with leaders from other Wallingford organizations since we want to share these grants with the whole community. Thank you to Mark Parker for filling out the applications in a short time to meet the deadline in November so this could happen.
Events this year
Fremont/Wallingford Security Meeting
The Safe Communities program through the Seattle Police Department will address Police oversight and feedback from the public on how the City is dealing with safety and crime issues. Anyone is welcome to attend this monthly meeting hosted by Seattle Bank-next one on Tues January 29th.
February 6th will be the first Artwalk of 2013. We don’t have many volunteers for the committee this year but Gino Carter has promised to keep it alive for us and will keep the emails and facebook posts coming. We are in discussion as to what the schedule will be this year. It seems there is more participation in the summer months, so it’s possible that will go back to May-September. We will keep you updated.
March 21st – We are working together with other Chambers, including Fremont and Queen Anne to make the expo a ‘multichamber’ event, so we will rename the event “Cheers to Chambers”. We are still looking for a venue, as Wine World is unable to host us. Please let us know if you know of a place we can talk to.
Wallingford Kiddie Parade and Summer Festival
July 6th, 2013 – the Chamber will be co-hosting along with the WCSC and other Wallingford organizations. We have started the process of applying for permits and meetings with the city to change the parade route to start at Interlake going east on 45th to Bagley and into Meridian Park at the Good Shepherd Center for the festival. We hope to make the parade a combination of the Kiddie parade with new additions. We also want to expand the Summer Festival to a larger event that can become a big attraction to Wallingford to help raise funds for the Community. Please stayed tuned.
Our next Chamber meeting will be a luncheon; we’ve tentatively scheduled with the Wallingford Community Senior Center for Thurs. Feb. 21st from 12-1:30PM – See you there!