The Downtown Update

Check here for regular updates from Linda and Meredith on what's happening in the heart of downtown Wenatchee. 

updates from the office | JANUARY 15, 2019

It’s a new year, and with that comes new revitalization in downtown Wenatchee. We are fortunate to have so many people invested in this downtown. Many buildings have changed hands and are getting new life breathed in to them. We believe 2019 will be a year of revitalization and know we will welcome a handful of new businesses.  

Our Annual Banquet will be held on February 27, 2019. This is a beautiful night of celebrating downtown, the old and the new. We take a moment to recognize the businesses who the community votes on. It is a night where business owners, community members, city officials and friends of downtown come together to dine. We truly look forward to it each and every year.

As a staff and board we “vision,” every January. From this meeting, our year takes focus, and we are faced with new direction that helps to grow our organization. We are thrilled with the direction of 2019. We will be focusing on an overall awareness of the downtown. Who we are as a staff and board, what we do that makes an impact in this downtown, how to connect with us, and most importantly who our local business owners are.

You will also see a high importance placed on our “Customer First,” program this year. We see an increasing issue in downtown relating to employees of downtown parking on the street. We are creating a conversation surrounding how we can be mindful of the customer first. Through a partnership with the City of Wenatchee, we hope to have a whole new brand and campaign behind this very important message.

Please connect with us! We love hearing from the community and hope to find ways to connect and engage with anyone interested.

Linda Haglund, Executive Director –
Meredith Hilger, Program and Event Director –

Stop by and see what is going on in your downtown, you’ll be glad you did! What will you pick today?