Sponsor a Downtown Flower Basket!

Sponsor a Downtown Flower Basket!

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Keep Downtown Centralia Beautiful! Spring is in the air and you can help ring in the spring by sponsoring one of our gorgeous downtown flower baskets to highlight the beauty of downtown and to help make it a more welcoming space for employees, shoppers, and visitors. You can sponsor a single basket or a block of hanging baskets. Your sponsorship will cover the cost of planting and maintenance. These beautiful baskets are brought to you by Downtown Centralia’s own Pioneer West Garden and Pet Center, and are pesticide free. Ways to sponsor... To sponsor one or more flower baskets, send a check to the Centralia Downtown Association at 328 N Tower Ave, Centralia 98531, or use the handy Paypal button below! 1 basket = $80 2 baskets = $155 3 baskets =…
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Centralia Merchant Academy

Centralia Merchant Academy

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Mission Accomplished! We wrapped up the Merchant Academy a little over two weeks ago. Since then, the CDA Board has received some really positive feedback and we are excited to keep the conversation going. There are so many to thank for making this idea a reality. First and foremost, Jennifer Krueger. While I am sure that the CPD is sad to lose her as a Community Service Officer, it makes me so happy that she has joined the downtown merchant community. She is a positive force in our downtown and none of this would have happened without her. Please join me in supporting her in her new endeavor, owner and operator of Across the Street Antiques at 113 N Tower! Thank you to Chief Nielsen for handing this idea over…
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Downtown in 360 Degrees

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NEW! Explore places to eat and drink in 360 Degrees! Centralia 360 Virtual Walking Tour The Centralia Downtown Association Board of Directors is proud to announce that we have kicked off development of a 360 degree virtual tour of downtown Centralia. This project, funded by City of Centralia Lodging Tax funds and in part by CDA member dues, is designed to provide an interactive and engaging view into downtown with the goal of attracting new visitors. The tour will include an interactive 360 degree tour, a printable walking tour, and videos that will showcase our unique history and exciting current events. Over the next five months, the CDA will be engaging with local businesses to make this amazing project happen. Exterior Photo Shoot Complete! On Sunday, August 27th , we completed the…
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2018 LTAC Grants

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City of Centralia Lodging Tax grant applications due August 23rd. The CDA Board would love to hear your ideas and suggestions for our LTAC grant application! In the last board meeting, one suggestion that had a lot of support was the creation of a Visitor's Center in the train station. Do you have any other great ideas? Use the comments below to share. Just as a reminder, the focus of LTAC grants is increasing visitors from greater than 50 miles from Centralia. Visit the city's website for more information. Thanks in advance for your time!
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2017 Work Plan

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CDA MEMBERS: The Promotions and Design Committees request your input. According to the approved 2017 Work Plan, there is budget designated for tourism advertising and improved wayfinding.  Several suggestions have been made in Board and Committee Meetings, and your thoughts and input would be appreciated as these impact you all directly. ADVERTISING: The goal of this budget is to promote Centralia as a tourist destination. Suggestions to date include: Run a half-page ad in a travel magazine such as NorthWest Travel. Run newspaper ads in local papers outside of Lewis County. Run radio ads at radio stations outside of Lewis County. Run a half-page ad in the Amtrak OnTrak magazine and offer discounted train travel. Boost Facebook posts. Repurpose the budget to sponsor the Christmas Market in the way that the CDA sponsors Antique Fest WAYFINDING: The…
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