Happy Fall Everyone,
The Sedro-Woolley Downtown Association has some exciting things happening lately! Here’s what we are working on and how you can help:
Startup Sedro-Woolley is off to a great start for it’s second session. This round we had 15 participants all with great ideas from agro-straws, apps, equipment repair, boutique hotel, forge and many other great ideas. This 8 part program is in partnership with CIE & SBDC and funded by a USDA Grant. If you know of an entrepreneur that would like to go through this 8 week program, please have them signup for the next available course which will be in the spring of 2020. Startup Sedro-Woolley
Welcome 2 New Board Members!
Damian Vines was voted in as President, he is a local business owner and has been volunteering as Design Committee Chair since our founding. Matt Desvoigne was voted in as Treasurer, he works downtown and volunteers for many organizations and is a strong advocate for supporting local, revitalization and historic preservation. Welcome and Thanks you 2!
Are you a member yet? Most of our members only pay $5 a month! Those funds go directly to help programs like Startup Sedro-Woolley, Signage and events that drive locals, tourists and customers into our downtown businesses.
Main Street America!
As many of you know, our Board and Volunteers has been working hard for a few years now in hopes of becoming an Accredited Main Street Community. We recently submitted our application and should have a final determination in November. “Main Street America” is a nationally recognized program that helps communities with revitalization and historic preservation. It follows a specific strategy of 4 committees, a comprehensive plan, tools, resources and tax incentives for our businesses. If this excites you as much as us, please feel free to read up about the Main Street Program.
“Dine in December”
The SWDA is organizing the community for an Eat Woolley Campaign during the holidays. We are calling in ”Dine in December” and will include a weekend/evening activities, we really want our locals to Shop Small and Eat Big! Did you know there are 16 eating/drinking establishments just in the downtown district? We are still putting the details around all of this but trust me…I’ll email you!
Our Board Meetings are open to EVERYONE and are held on the Last Monday of the Month at 6pm at Skagit Connection Hub. On November 25th from 5-9pm we will have our strategic planning meeting for 2020. All are welcome to attend.
Promotional Committee: They are working on the Eat Woolley campaign called “Dine in December” and need help promoting the event, are you a Facebook/Instagram Rockstar!
Design Committee: They are working on Signage! We are proposing signs to the City and County and Connecting with the WSDOT on I5 Signs to draw people into the downtown. We need some organized and creative people!
Organization Committee: Tax Incentive Roll out - If/When we are an “Accredited Main Street Community” we will need some help introducing all the tools and resources to our community.
Please email email@example.com to get involved!
Help Us Restore The Downtown Chainsaw Carvings.
For decades the Loggerodeo organization and local businesses have purchased or donated all the wood carvings in the downtown area and over that time the sun and weather have wreaked havoc on these beautiful works of art and we hope YOU will help us restore them to “close to original” condition.
We have partnered with a team of Chainsaw Carvers, Wood Workers and Craftsman to repair these carvings. Our goal is raise $7,000, to bring them to Sedro-Woolley, and over 2 weekends they will tackle repairing all 40 Carvings in the downtown area
If our restoration team is unable to restore the wood carving we will use the funds to commission NEW Chainsaw Carvings. The work will be planned for the spring.
Thank you all for your continue support and please remember TO VOTE!
Sedro-Woolley Downtown Association