May, 2020 HDSA Newsletter
HDSA Mission Statement
Our mission is to promote, preserve, and improve the downtown historic district as the heart and soul of the
City of Snohomish.
Snohomish is Open for Business!
Visit the Historic Downtown Snohomish website, click on Our Businesses , Open for Business , then Filter by Business Type to find contact and operation information for your favorite historic district business. As developments in the COVID-19 crisis and recovery unfold, information may change without notice. Contact the individual business for current operating schedules and services.
HDSA 2020 BOARD Members
Rick Alles – President                  
Andy Gibbs – Vice President      
Ingrid Harten – Secretary            
Pam James – Treasurer 
Judi Ramsey – Board Member
Kelli Toomey – Board Member
Frederic Gibbs – Board Member

Please welcome our 2020 Board members!

Members are selected by the HDSA Board of Directors ballot. To learn more about Board of Directors duties and responsibilities along with HDSA bylaws, visit:
When COVID-19 altered our daily lives, Historic Downtown Snohomish merchant businesses came to a “screeching halt”. Businesses, which had invested years in building loyal customers, suddenly had to close their doors.
To survive, Snohomish businesses had to re-imagine a new normal and adapt its customer outreach and strategies. Since visitors couldn’t come to Snohomish, Historic Downtown Snohomish would go to the people. Made in Snohomish Bags was born! HDSA realized businesses would not survive in the old model right now and as rents were due for the merchants, something needed to change. Working together with Wendy Poischbeg, City of Snohomish Economic Development and Communications Manager, an idea came to life. Our merchants have uniquely Snohomish products and we have the enthusiasm, so let’s create  Made in Snohomish Bags featuring products we all love from our Historic Downtown Snohomish merchants.

This month’s Mother’s Day Bag” will feature whole bean coffee from Looking Glass Coffee , chocolate coffee beans from Proper Joe Coffeehouse , wines from Kasia and Randolph Cellars , tea from Everything Tea , and lilac soap from Artisans Mercantile . Next month in honor of Father’s Day we are working with Andy Gibbs from Andy’s Fish House to order smoked salmon. July baskets will feature Quilting Mayhem and Country Yarns as part of a summer crafting Made in Snohomish Bag .
To order a “Mother’s Day Bag” today, visit:  
America’s Main Streets Contest – Quarterfinals!

Historic Downtown Snohomish is in the top 25 quarterfinals of America’s Main Streets contest! HDS is the only town west of the Rockies in the quarterfinals and we couldn’t be more excited! Your votes made this possible. Let’s keep voting and be the top #1 Main Street in America! Vote up to 25 times a day until May 24 th   at:

We hope you’ll encourage friends and family to vote too and make Historic Downtown Snohomish America’s #1 Main Street!  We thank you!
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