Category: Downtown Life

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!

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.