Hello from your new Executive Director!
Hi, Erin here. Just finishing up my second week as the new Executive Director of the Historic Downtown Chelan Association. Wow! Jessie has left me such a well-run ship, it’s been an easy transition.
For those of you I have not had an opportunity to meet yet, just a few words on why I am so excited about this new role. Our family moved to Chelan when my boys were 1 and 3 years old. We live 3 blocks from downtown and this amazing business community has been a cornerstone in our life. From our first days, we were regulars at The Vogue – hoping to meet other people and enjoy a good cup of coffee. As my children got older, we’d send them and their friends on scavenger hunts to various businesses while the moms hung out and talked about anything and everything. Fast forward to two teenagers – where our house has become home base for all their friends so they can easily walk to town and hang out. I could not be more excited or invested in a “job” than this new role.
After Winterfest weekends and a trip to the Winter Main Street conference in Olympia, I will be walking around to say “hi” to as many folks as I can!
The Board has been working on a new logo now for a few months and we have finalized on a new, clean, fresh logo for Historic Downtown Chelan. We will officially be rolling this out in the next couple weeks with updates to the website, business cards, letterhead, etc. We hope you love it as much as we do!
Join us on January 25th at 8:30am for breakfast at the Apple Cup. We’ve got a full agenda and it’s a great time to connect with your fellow business owners and chat about the recent holiday season.
B&O Tax Credits
From January 8th – March 15th, the B&O tax program is open to all of the 34 Main Street colleagues with a maximum pledging amount of $98,000. On April 1st at 12:01am, the remaining available $35,000 per community is first come, first serve and we are As of today, we are just shy of hitting our $98K cap!
Garlands, Starbursts and the Tree will be coming down on January 30 and 31st. If you have an employee that might be willing to help for one or two hours, please let me know!
It’s that time of your to show your love for our historic downtown. Membership letters will be going out beginning of next week. The membership levels stayed the same as last year:
Business or Property Owner Base: $175
Business or Property Owner + Small Town Christmas Sponsor + 1 Flower Basket Sponsorship: $300
Thank you for supporting the Historic Downtown Chelan.
I look forward to seeing you all soon!