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BUSINESS ALERT: This could affect you and your business!

DCRA’s New Basic Business License Requirements – And a Deadline to Meet Beginning January 1st of this year the District of Columbia began requiring that all businesses that pay business taxes hold a valid Basic Business License (BBL). Businesses falling under the zip codes 20002 and 20003 have an application deadline of May 31st and […]

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Meet Mickey of Michael Anthony Salon

In the wrong hands, a trip to the salon can be a nightmare. Mickey Bolek wants to do everything to avoid that. Therefore, in his newly opened salon at 661 C Street, SE; his mantra is “Feedback, feedback, feedback.” “If you don’t feel good about what I’ve done with your hair, then I haven’t done […]

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Annual Meeting Recap

The 6th Annual Meeting of the Capitol Hill BID drew in an amiable crowd of business owners, city officials and board members to the Heritage Foundation Thursday, February 26th to discuss 2008 and explore ideas for 2009, and the 2008 Annual Report to Members was distributed, hot off the presses. (Copies will be mailed to […]

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‘I Love Capitol Hill’

Safety Ambassadors and clean team members spread the love Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th with Hershey Kisses and “I love Capitol Hill” buttons. The results- over 500 people on Capitol Hill can now say they love the BID and have the buttons to prove it!

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Summer Youth Employment Program

Neil Albert, the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, needs your help to employ 1,000 young adults in the private sector as part of the District’s 2009 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). This career building program is your opportunity to acquire the services of 18-21-year-old District residents at little to no cost. The District […]

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Stay Informed – Stay Safe. Sign-Up for the DC Police Alert System

The Metro Police Department has recently implemented the DC Police Alert System which enables the MPD to notify you quickly on your cell phone, blackberry, PDA and/or email about crimes that may affect you or your business. CHBID Safety Ambassadors are actively passing around informational brochures about the Alert System and encourage everyone to sign […]

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Ikea Embraces Change with Oval Office Remodeling

Have you been to Capitol Hill lately? If not, make a pit stop at Union Station (directly on the red line or by Metro bus) where Ikea has set up a model Oval Office with modern day renovations to celebrate the inauguration and introduce Washingtonians to its new spring furniture and housewares offerings. Unlike the […]

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Capitol Hill BID Members 2009 Presidential Inaugural Security and Transportation Information

We’ve been actively participating in security briefings to ensure that our Capitol Hill BID members will have the most accurate and up-to-date information on road closures, security screenings, parking restrictions and transit options for inaugural activities. Please be advised that information changes often and will not likely be finalized until very close to event time. […]

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The Capitol Hill Community came together to celebrate the life of one of its most beloved citizens, the late George Didden III, at the tree lighting ceremony in his honor. Community leaders, Capitol Hill citizens, businesses and friends kicked off the holiday season in high spirits as

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Rehabilitation of Infrastructure Surrounding Eastern Market

Rehabilitation of Infrastructure Surrounding Eastern Market Work to Begin Monday, November 24 (Washington, D.C.) The District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT) is scheduled to begin the rehabilitation of the infrastructure surrounding Eastern Market on Monday, November 24, 2008. This comprehensive project will include work on the streets, sidewalks, gutters and catch basins around the […]

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Magic & Miracles at the Mansion Reception

The Board of Directors of ‘Ready Willing & Working’ cordially invites you to a benefit reception Magic & Miracles at the MansionDATE: Wednesday, December 17, 2008TIME: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.LOCATION: The Mansion on O Street – 2020 O Street, NW, Washington, District of ColumbiaTICKETS: $50 individual; $500 Sponsor (receives 5 tickets and program recognition); […]

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The 12th Annual Norwegian Christmas at Union Station

The nation’s capital gets a taste of Norwegian culture and celebration of friendship and peace at the 12th Annual Norwegian Christmas at Union Station on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. Witness a once a year event and celebrate the magic of the holiday season as Norwegian Ambassador Wegger Chr. Strommen flips the switch […]

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Cold Weather Plantings Brighten Up Capitol Hill

The splendor of autumn is apparent by the bright gold and tawny colored leaves that gracefully trickle down from trees lining the streets in the business district on Capitol Hill. Adding to this splendor are the colorful pansies adorning tree boxes on the commercial streets. The BID recently planted pansies in the 400 tree boxes […]

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Second Annual Lighting of the George Didden III Capitol Hill Holiday Tree

Please join community leaders, friends and neighbors for a hot beverage, some holiday music and good cheer as Kathy Didden flips the switch to illuminate the tree that was planted to honor her late husband for his many contributions to Capitol Hill. Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2008Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.Location: Eastern Market Metro […]

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The Remix Coat Sale

Make Capitol Hill the perfect shopping destination for stocking up on winter wear this weekend and throughout the holiday season. Starting today, The Remix (645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, b/t 6th & 7th Sts.) has slashed prices on vintage coats for its Fall Coat Sale. Take 20% off vintage coats and bundlewear. Quite a bargain this […]

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The Hill Is Alive: Events, Promotions, Happy Hours!

Marvelous Market: Free Election Inspired CookiesStop by Marvelous Market from October 28th until November 4th for some delicious donkey and elephant cookies that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. No matter what your cookie preference, these tasty treats will get you into election mode. Offer good while candidates last. The Forecast: Halloween Sale On […]

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A Sneak Peek at the New Capitol Visitor Center

At long last the opening of the new U.S. Capitol Visitor (CVC) Center is in sight, and in preparation for the grand debut, the CVC tour guides have been giving preview tours to select groups. The impressive $600 million addition is located largely underground on the east side of the Capitol, and stretches nearly five […]

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Barracks Row Gets Funding for Extra Maintenance Services

In August Barracks Row Main Street kicked-off of a one-year program to provide extra cleaning services and beautify the historic 8th Street corridor and they contracted with the BID’s “Ready, Willing & Working” Clean Team to get the job done. The funds are made possible through a grant from the DPW and will enable a […]

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New Bus Shelters Provide Space to Promote The Hill

DDOT has installed a dozen or so brand new bus shelters within the BID boundaries with panels for paid advertising, a metro map and a two-sided panel that the BID can use to promote shopping, dining, events and community service messages. The first posters are already installed and tout dining on the Hill and the […]

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Union Station — One Of the “Top 10 Great Spaces”

Mayor Adrian Fenty, Harriet Tregoning, director of the Office of Planning, and other city officials, were on hand at Columbus Circle on October 6th when the The American Planning Association named Union Station one of America’s “Top 10 Great Spaces.” The iconic transportation hub, which celebrated its centennial this month, was selected for its contribution […]

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