by: Morgan Arbuckle, EDA Administrative Assistant
Tim Zagat and Jow Baum launched Restaurant Week in 1992, in New York City. Since then, the success has grown across large and small cities all over the country. It started as a week-long promotional event, but now some cities host the event for multiple weeks and sometimes more than once a year. It is an opportunity for restaurants to offer meals at different price points, which makes individuals with different budgets feel welcomed to participate. Restaurant Week is an opportunity for restaurants to impress customers with new dishes, give them a bang for their buck, and increase the traffic to their restaurant. It can also make a positive impact on the economy when motivating individuals to dine at small businesses.
In 2020, the Ellensburg Downtown Association is expanding our Volunteer of the Month recognition program to feature any and all Downtown Superstars. Superstars bring life and vibrancy to our downtown, projecting kindness and love in our community. They make a difference whether that is rehabbing a building or planting flowers outside of their storefront. A Downtown Superstar’s impact is felt far and wide and would be missed it they were not around. Nominations for Downtown Superstar can be sent to [email protected].
Mangos Salon sets the standard for no waste salons in the community.
Volunteers of the Month – Distinguished Young Women of Ellensburg
We have had the great pleasure of working with the Distinguished Young Women of Ellensburg at our annual Teddy Bear Tea event for many years. This group is truly top notch and gives you the upmost faith that “kids these days” are hardworking, thoughtful, professional, and generous. This year, we were able to work with Tess Preppernau, Madison Thompson, Sophie Hanson and Annie Kang, four wonderful young women who showed excitement and dedication in their volunteer work.
Volunteer of the Month – November
Volunteer of the Month- October
What is your Ellensburg story?
I’m from Lacey and moved to Ellensburg to go to school in 1988. Once I graduated, my husband and I moved away for a couple years, but came back because Ellensburg felt like home.
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.