Mark your calendars…Swim World’s doors open again on Friday and we’re hearing exciting things are happening behind those shielded windows!

Merchant Social

Don’t forget! Our next merchant social will be next Wednesday at 8am at Stormy Mountain Brewing. Garth and his crew will be serving up breakfast burritos just for us!

Upcoming Downtown Leaders Happy Hour

Our Economic Vitality committee, led by Board Member Garth Donald, has officially kicked off an initiative focused on emerging leaders in downtown Chelan! We’ve defined emerging leaders as those who will still be in the workforce as an owner or manager in 20 years. We will host a happy hour once a quarter for that group to get together and discuss what they’d like to see for the future of downtown Chelan. We had a great first happy hour on Tuesday and discussed many topics, including what we want Downtown Chelan to look like in the distant future, and developments that we would like to see to help get us there. Thanks to all who attended. If you or somebody you know did not receive an invite and fall into this group, please let us know!

Sip & Stroll Wrap Up

We had a wonderful Sip and Stroll! This year, we had the most participants ever with 235 and raised about $7000 to go toward future free events downtown! Currently, we do not plan to grow the event any larger next year, because some businesses cannot handle any more bodies, and we’d like all to have the opportunity to be involved. Thank you to all who participated!
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