Category: Downtown Life

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. 

Sunday Funday!

Written by: 

Morgan Arbuckle, Admin Assistant 

When I decided to stay in Ellensburg after attending CWU, I was asked the typical question “what’s in Ellensburg?” Well, the sole reason I decided to stay was because of what’s in Ellensburg. This small town has plenty of options to shop and dine while supporting local businesses. You can be an Ellensburg resident, or just someone passing through, and something is bound to interest you!

Volunteer of the Month – August

Volunteer of the Month – August 

Dawn Alford, Organization Committee 

Our August Volunteer of the Month is someone who shines bright and brings a positive energy to each committee meeting. You’ve more than likely seen Dawn volunteering at EDA events, strolling throughout CWU’s campus, or passing by on a local trail. While she is fairly new to the community, she has wasted no time finding her happy places.

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.

Supporting Small Business

Written by:

Molly Jones-Kerchner, Director

I think we can all agree that supporting small and local businesses is important. Something we may struggle to understand is how to do so. Throughout my time with the Ellensburg Downtown Association, I have had the pleasure of being educated on this topic from small business owners themselves. Along the way, I’ve learned many ways to support small businesses.

Volunteer of the Month – May

Volunteer of the Month – May

Cait Dalton

We are happy to feature Cait Dalton as our May Volunteer of the Month. Cait first got involved with the EDA as a Promotions Committee member and has since become the Committee Chair. Recently, Cait also joined the EDA’s Board of Directors. It seems even more fitting to feature Cait at this time, as she is also a wonderful mother to two adorable kiddos, and we want to wish her a happy Mother’s Day all month long!