Just finishing up my first month in this exciting role. I have to chuckle because before Jessie left, she told me January and February would be pretty slow months… Yeah, right! The Org Committee, the Promotions Committee, Jennifer and myself have been FULL FORCE moving at lightening speed.
I spent last week in Olympia for the Main Street Winter Conference and had an opportunity to meet almost all the other Main Street managers and talk with them about projects going on in their towns. Very inspiring few days!
Our volunteer crew just finished taking down the Christmas decorations yesterday morning – and the saying is true – many hands make light work! THANK YOU to Ty Witt and his crew from Rotary, Mark Tesch, Kirk McGovern, JoAnne Strandberg, Linda Van Lunsen and Jennifer.
Merchant Decorated Trees
Now that we have taken down all the decorations from the light poles; we are asking that any of the trees decorated by merchants be cleaned up by end of the week so we can roll in to February ready for spring!
Save the Date for the Membership Dinner
Join us on March 7th for our annual Membership Dinner at Andante. More details to come, but mark this date on your calendar. It is shaping up to be a GREAT evening!
New Spring Fundraising Event
The Promotions committee has been busy developing a spring-time fundraiser and the new event, Lake Chelan Taste of the Irish will kick off this St. Patrick’s Day, following the Top Dog Parade. More details to be distributed shortly but we are in the process of locking in a date for the parade and the Taste. Look for more info by Monday, February 5th!
B&O Tax Credits
We are excited to let you know that we hit our cap of $98K for B&O tax in Q1. Now the mad dash starts on April 1 at 12:01am to secure the remaining $35K. Your ORG committee is working very hard to have a handful of businesses ready to press the button at 12:01am so that we reach our maximum level of funding.
It’s that time of your to show your love for our historic downtown. Membership letters have gone out so look for them in the mail! 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!