Author: Taylor Castillo

Dream Big

Written by:

John Graf, EDA Board Member

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with the owner of The Pearl Bar & Grill, Blake Collins. I expected that our time together would be a fairly typical visit; me asking him questions about his business and him replying with boilerplate responses. 

Downtown Possibilities Survey

We have created a survey regarding downtown and possibilities for future businesses. This survey only takes about 3 minutes to complete.

This Downtown Possibilities Survey was created by the staff and Board of Directors to gain more insight on how the community interacts with downtown and what they would like to see in the future. This information will be utilized for projects including pop-up shops and business recruitment.

Volunteer of the Month- April

Steven Townsend- EDA Supporter

If you are involved with downtown Ellensburg, or have been following the construction buzz around town, you are undoubtedly familiar with the name Steve Townsend. Steve and his wife Ruth are heavily involved with downtown Ellensburg committees and programs. They are also two of the partners with Hotel Windrow, a 59-room boutique hotel connected to the recently renovated Elks building.

Ellensburg Memories

Written by, Cait Dalton

Promotions Committee

I grew up in the country on the Moe farm east of town so going to “town” (as we referred to it) was always a special treat. I look back on these times with fond memories. I’d like to think it wasn’t long ago that I was in downtown Ellensburg with my family visiting the stores of my childhood or attending a special event.

Volunteer of the Month- February

Gemma Koreski – Design Committee

As busy professionals, it took Gemma Koreski and I a number of times to synch our calendars for today’s interview. She has a new role at the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce while I work at Central Washington University. We both volunteer for the EDA. So how does a busy working professional, such as our February Volunteer of the Month, manage to work full-time and volunteer? In this interview, Gemma explains though it can be a challenge, it’s very rewarding and well worth the effort.