July, 2020 HDSA Newsletter
HDSA The`Statement

Our mission is to promote, preserve, and improve the downtown historic district as the heart and soul of the
City of Snohomish.
July 2020 Newsletter
  • Small Business Liability Protection
  • Bentley, the Sno-Ho Pug
  • Summer Charm Walk 2020
  • Support HDSA - Amazon Smile
  • HDS Map & Directory

 HDSA Board of Directors
Ingrid Harten – President

Andy Gibbs – Vice President

Judi Ramsey – Secretary

Pam James – Treasurer

Fred Gibbs

Karen Smith

Kelli Toomey

Terry Schuler –
Executive Directo r

Susan Stolyzfus
Social Media Specialist

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Snohomish, WA 98092
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Help support HDSA and all you need to do is shop!
Here's how to shop AmazonSmile …

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  1. Sign in with your Amazon.com credentials.
  2. Choose a charitable organization to receive donations.
  3. Select – Historic Downtown Snohomish Association and shop away
Say hi to Bentley!

Bentley has agreed to be our adorable new mascot for the HDSA promotional campaign. Bentley will be making his way all over Historic Downtown Snohomish on adventures and escapades. He will be visiting shops and bakeries around town, collecting a few charms on Charm Walk 2020, and meeting up with two-legged friends as they sample world famous vintners and breweries. Please go out of your way to greet Bentley when you see him! 
Reimagined, Reinvented ,
Still our Summer Charm Walk

This year’s Summer Charm Walk will feature In-person and Virtual Charmer options and will extend through Sept 5 th . The format has changed but the fun remains the same! Your participation will positively help your favorite small town businesses as they recover from the substantial impact of Covid-19.
Covid-19 Liability Protection for Small Businesses

Stimulus funding that Congress has given small businesses to help weather the economic downturn will be useless unless Congress also creates narrow targeted liability protection to help small businesses reopen. It will be impossible for our economy to get back to “normal” while businesses can be held liable for accidental COVID-19 exposure . This is especially true in states that lack reliable contact tracing systems to pinpoint the likely site of infection. 

According to the National Federation of Independent Businesses , more than 70 percent of small businesses worry they will be sued for COVID-19 exposure even if they take all necessary recommended safety precautions. There is bipartisan consensus that federal liability protections should only apply to responsible business owners. For example, a pharmacy that fails to act reasonably and prohibits its employees from wearing masks would not be protected from liability if a customer contracted COVID-19. However, businesses that take safety precautions should not be liable for exposure to COVID-19. 

Congress is currently negotiating the COVID-19 Phase IV relief bill.

Please reach out to your Representatives:
  1 st District: Suzan DelBene - DelBene.house.gov
  2 nd District: Rick Larsen - Larsen.house.gov
  7 th District: Pramila Jayapal – Jayapal.house.gov
  8 th District: Kim Schrier – Schrier.house.gov
  9 th District: Adam Smith – adamsmith.house.gov
 10 th District: Denny Heck – dennyheck.house.gov
The HDSA business map & directory with a link to our website.

This map & directory represents hours of computer research, thank-you google, miles of walking and re walking our streets, to assure that every building, business, service, ATM and city park was accounted for. Our goal is for the Historic Downtown District visitors to find you, shop, visit and share a meal in our town with the hope that they enjoy there time with us and return often. Please let us know of any corrections.
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      Historic Downtown Snohomish