March 2017 | News from Selah Downtown Association
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Greetings from Selah Downtown Association

Welcome back downtown!

With St. Patrick's Day just around the corner, I must say we sure are feeling LUCKY here at SDA. The month of February brought a lot of excitement to downtown Selah, and all of us were blown away by the energy and enthusiasm that surrounded last month's 2nd Saturday events on February 11th.

We look forward to carrying that momentum into March as this month brings even more fun and activities to our downtown. We're kicking things off early this month with a special Happy Hour Social, on March 1st, for all our local young professionals and Millennials!

The next Business Academy educational session for small business owners is scheduled for March 7th, and 2nd Saturday is back on March 11th. I encourage your involvement in these events! And for anyone interested in learning more about SDA and our plans for downtown Selah, please join us at our next board meeting on March 13th, starting at 3 PM, at City Hall.

Keep reading for more about these upcoming events. And as always, I hope to see you downtown!

Whitney Stohr
Executive Director

Happy Hour Social, Mar. 1

Join us on Wednesday, March 1st, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Tailgaters Bar & Grill for a Happy Hour Social. There will be food, drinks and door prizes!

Selah Works! is a community-minded group that aims to connect and engage the next generation of civic leaders in our region. It is a new social group for those ages 21-40 and is an SDA initiative.

"The Roundtable: Business Academy" continues Mar. 7

The Roundtable: Business Academy continues this month with a session on Tuesday, March 7th and the topic: Going Virtual: Social Media & Online Marketing.

This month's session will feature speaker Kari Gravrock, an Account Executive at Townquare Media in Yakima. Townsquare is a website platform with services that include website design, marketing and promotional deals. Kari's presentation will provide helpful advice to small business owners looking to expand their online media presence. Local business owner, Rachael Glaspie from Selah Allstate, will also speak about her strategy for social media engagement.

SDA's Business Academy is FREE and open to the public, and all new and aspiring business owners are encouraged to attend. The sessions are also a great opportunity for current business owners to network and learn new skills.

The monthly sessions are held the 1st Tuesday of the month, from 7:30 to 8:30 am, at Nana Kate's restaurant, located at 432 E. Goodlander Rd., in Selah. Coffee and pastries will be provided.

Second Saturdays in Downtown Selah

Second Saturdays in Downtown Selah is back this month on Saturday, March 11, 2017.
The theme is "PAINT SELAH GREEN."

Activities Include:

Farm-to-Table Fridays - Dinner Event
Friday, March 10th | 6:30 p.m.
At Nana Kate's, 432 E. Goodlander Rd., Selah

Roll into 2nd Saturday at Nana Kate's with a spectacular Farm-to-Table dinner with wine and beer pairings. The theme is "Green!" Seating is limited and tickets must be pre-purchased. Call 509-697-4804 for tickets.

"Save a Life 2nd Saturday" CPR Certification
Saturday, March 11th | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
At Selah StF Gym, 117 E. Naches Ave., Selah

Go green and save a life! Selah-StF is offering a CPR certification class for $25 that is open to community members. Limited spots available. More information:

Contact Selah-StF to reserve your space. (Earn your national personal trainer card for $35).

2nd Saturday Brunch at Nana Kate's
Saturday, March 11th | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
At Nana Kate's, 432 E. Goodlander Rd., Selah

Who doesn't love a good Boozy Brunch?! Get your Irish on! Visit Nana Kate's for an ALL-DAY, St. Patrick's Day themed brunch with special drink options.

2nd Saturday Art Party by Mandie's Art Parties
Saturday, March 11th | 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.
At Nana Kate's, 432 E. Goodlander Rd., Selah

Mandie's Art Parties is hosting another fabulous "Paint Night" this 2nd Saturday. Space is limited! Purchase tickets early!

Shamrock Shakes at McDonald's
Saturday, March 11th | All Day
At McDonald's, 499 S. 1st St., Selah

Get your special shamrock themed drinks -- served for a limited time only -- at McDonald's in downtown Selah! Try them all: shamrock hot chocolate, shamrock mocha, shamrock chocolate chip frappe, chocolate shamrock shake, and of course, the original and always popular, Shamrock Shake!

For more information about the upcoming 2nd Saturday, visit
Coming Next Month
April 8, 2017

Business Owners: Second Saturdays are an opportunity to highlight your business each month by planning a special event, public activity, or promotional deal around the monthly theme. You plan the "happening," and SDA will promote it as part of a community-wide event.

For more information or to sign-up for an upcoming Second Saturday, email Whitney Stohr at

It Happened Downtown

"The Roundtable: Business Academy" 
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

SDA hosted another Business Academy meeting on the topic, "Business Marketing: Planning on a Budget," and welcomed two speakers: Jacob Cobb from Allstate Insurance: Selah and Kelly Gasseling from Smith Phillips & Dipietro Advertising & Public Relations in Yakima. Thank you to everyone who joined us for our February meeting, and we hope to see you at our next session on March 7th.
Second Saturdays in Downtown Selah
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Theme: "Love Selah"

Second Saturdays returned in February with great enthusiasm and several businesses participating for the first time. Pictured here: SDA Executive Director, Whitney Stohr, and Board Member, Catherine Platt, enjoy drinks at Nana Kate's brunch.

View the complete Second Saturday album:
Upcoming at SDA
March 1st - 5 PM
Happy Hour Social
Tailgaters Bar & Grill

March 7th - 7:30 AM
SDA Business Academy
Nana Kate's cafe

March 11th - All Day
Second Saturday in Selah
Activities all day

March 13th - 3 PM
SDA Board Meeting
Selah City Hall
*Open to the Public*
Happening in Downtown Selah
March 6th - 6 PM
Selah PD Citizens Academy
Selah Police Department

March 7th - 6:30 PM
Community Days meeting
Nana Kate's cafe

March 13th - 6 PM
Selah PD Citizens Academy
Selah Police Department

March 14th - 7 AM
Selah Kiwanis meeting
Selah Civic Center

March 14th - 4 PM
City Council meeting
Selah City Hall

March 20th - 6 PM
Selah PD Citizens Academy
Selah Police Department

March 21st - 6:30 PM
Community Days meeting
Nana Kate's cafe

March 22nd - 11:30 AM
Selah Chamber meeting
Selah Civic Center

March 27th - 6 PM
Selah PD Citizens Academy
Selah Police Department

March 28th - 7 AM
Selah Kiwanis meeting
Selah Civic Center

March 28th - 5:30 PM
City Council meeting
Selah City Hall
Business Facade Improvement Grant Program
SDA announced on February 21st the launch of the Business Facade Improvement Grant Program, a matching grant program open to local business owners to help fund building facade improvement projects in downtown Selah. More:

The deadline to apply is March 21, 2017.
"Save Our Center" Community
Swap Meet
Join SDA every 2nd Saturday from May through August at the Civic Center in downtown Selah for a Community Swap Meet. This is a fundraising opportunity for community and school groups to sell second-hand, previously used, and antique/vintage items.

Vendor fees: $10 per 10x10 ft sale space with 8 ft table.

Contact Whitney Stohr, SDA Executive Director
B&O Update
Chelsea Thorne Lynch from Banner Bank of Selah stopped by the SDA Board meeting on February 13th to present a check for Banner Bank's contribution to SDA under the B&O Tax Credit Program. A HUGE thank you to Banner Bank for their continuing support.
WA Main Street 2016 Year-End Statistics
Did you know that, in 2016, volunteers logged over 45,000 hours of service with the 34 Main Street Communities across Washington State?

The Washington Main Street Program recently released an infographic presenting the combined year-end statistics for all 34 Washington main street communities. Learn more at
We want YOU!
We want YOU to get involved in downtown Selah!

There are many ways you can get involved! Attend a Board Meeting, serve on one of our committees, get involved with our new Millennials' group, or attend our events!

Visit our website at to learn more about these opportunities!
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