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The Governor’s Office released new guidelines recently regarding what’s permissible for both indoor and outdoor dining during this Phase 1. First, the big news is that indoor dining is now allowed – at 25% capacity – with new guidelines related to air flow. This is known as “Open Air Concept 1.” This Concept requires at least ONE “permeable” wall (“permeable” meaning having open windows, doors, etc., to allow free airflow into the space). A CO2 (carbon dioxide) must be placed in the area furthest from the airflow and continuously monitored by staff. What’s more, outdoor structures must follow this [...]
Covid-19 forced the Chamber to cancel almost every cherished community event in Edmonds including our 4th of July parade and fireworks, Halloween, Car Show, Taste Edmonds and most recently our annual Tree Lighting event. Without your help these events might have disappeared, forever. And, without your help, after 113 years, so might have the Chamber. We asked you to be "An Edmonds Kind of Hero" and help raise $100,000. Not only did you help us meet this goal, you helped us exceed it by donating $107,700. More than 609 individual donations were made, ranging from $2 to $10,000. We [...]
Did you know that Santa has his very own mail box here in Edmonds? Every year Santa sneaks into town and places his very own mailbox outside the Log Cabin Visitor Information Center at the corner of 5th Avenue N and Bell Street. This is no ordinary mail box; your letters don’t just disappear to the North Pole never to be seen again. The letters you put in this special mail box guarantee that Santa and his elves will reply back! No more waiting until Christmas morning to see if he got it right. “With so many special events [...]
Local Edmonds CPA firm and Edmonds Chamber of Commerce member, DME CPA Group PC, has challenged the community and is offering a $5,000 matching grant for the “An Edmonds Kind of Hero” fundraising campaign. "Our team thanks everyone in the Edmonds community for supporting the Chamber.” said Nancy Ekrem, managing shareholder at DME CPA Group PC. “We believe the Edmonds Chamber is a vital part of the fabric of this amazing community." This generous grant from DME CPA Group will match dollar for dollar all sustainable donations over $50 to the “An Edmonds Kind of Hero” campaign, up to $5,000. Donors can make their gift sustainable by [...]
Each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, thousands bundle in their winters finest and gather at Centennial Plaza in anticipation of Santa’s arrival and the lighting of our community tree. But as with so many other events this year, it won’t happen in 2020. “Due to COVID restrictions, the Chamber will not be holding the traditional Tree Lighting Ceremony.Instead, we are working with our community partners to bring more safe, social distance activities to our community during the holiday season” said Greg Urban of the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce. The Tree Lighting Ceremony is the latest and last community [...]