Grand Opening for the Hub, Main Street America, Memberships & Meetings for March

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Grand Opening Tuesday the 12th for Skagit Connection Hub
Please help us welcome Skagit Connection Hub to Downtown Sedro-Woolley! Tuesday the 12th of March, we’ll be there for a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5pm with Mayor Johnson. The “Hub” is Skagit Counties FIRST co-working space touting super fast Fiber Optic Internet Connections, 24 hour access and beautiful productive environment!

Strategic Directions
A few months ago, Board Members of the SWDA gathered to discuss what our mission, vision and strategic directions should be for 2019. Because we are working towards becoming an Accredited Main Street Program we broke these down into the required committees and specific categories. #1 goal on our list is to apply for Main Street Accreditation in the Fall, when the application process opens.

What’s Main Street America have to do with Sedro-Woolley?
The unique combination of grassroots dedication to comprehensively improving quality of life at the local level, integral support and expertise provided by Coordinating Programs at the city, county, and state level, and leadership and direction from the National Main Street Center (NMSC).

Main Street America is also a special mark of distinction. It is a seal, recognizing that participating programs, organizations, and communities are part of a national movement with a proven track record for celebrating community character, preserving local history, and generating impressive economic returns.

Other Benefits include: Main Street Tax Credit Program, Access to regional & federal main street grants, huge network of professionals, resources and proven solutions.

Later this Month…
Our executive director, board members and the Mayor of Sedro-Woolley will be attending the national Main Street Now 2019 Conference over 3 days to learn from other communities, organizers and revitalizers.

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The Greatest Sideshow in Woolley!
We are collaborating with the Bellingham Circus Guild (& other folks) to fill our downtown with fun for the whole family on April 27th. Why the Greatest Sideshow? We want to highlight the shops, the restaurants, the services and the great Downtown Sedro-Woolley! On that Saturday, we are setting up shows INSIDE these shops and business and drawing a crowd to every corner of downtown! please share this event, please come, please volunteer to help!

Meetings

  • Last Monday of the Month we have our Board Meeting. Everyone is welcome. 6pm @ Liberty Bistro in Sedro-Woolley

  • 2nd Tuesday of Every Month we have an Organization Committee Meeting at 5:30pm at Skagit Connection Hub in Downtown Sedro-Woolley

  • 2nd Wednesday of Every Month we have a Design Committee Meeting at 6pm at Bottorff’s in Downtown Sedro-Woolley.

Membership Programs for SWDA
Please consider becoming a member of the SWDA! Learn more about our membership programs , you can join for as little as $5 a month! Please download, print or share our membership program with friends and family!

Lastly…
Please put your unique experiences & talents to work for us! Whether you can volunteer 2 hours a month doing this, or 1 hour a week doing that…we need help revitalizing our downtown and can likely have a project going that you’ll get excited about!

Ian Larsen
Executive Director
Sedro-Woolley Downtown Association