Ed! update: April's Annual Member Meeting, Grant Application Deadline, Sales Tax Increase April 1, and more.

Save the Date: Annual Member Meeting
Wednesday, April 26th, 7pm

Come network, mingle, learn more about Ed!, and vote on new board members. Appetizers will be provided along with a no-host bar.

Interested in considering a board position? The nomination process is simple, and self-nominations are encouraged. Send an email to Carrie with a brief description of your interest along with your contact information.

Nomination deadline is Wed, April 12, 2017. Nominees must be members in good standing. To learn more about Ed!s scope of work and the time commitment involved, please consider attending a board meeting (see dates below).

Ed! Grant Program in Action

A recent Ed! grant provided funding for poster design for February's Edmonds Has a Heart event. Coordinated through DEMA, the event recognized the $2,500 donation to the Nick of Time Foundation from 14 downtown businesses.

To celebrate, each business offered discounts over a four-day period and encouraged people to support local businesses that support their local community.

Ed!'s grant program harnesses the power of our local community, providing funding for projects that fit with Ed!'s goals and priorities. If your idea is a match, we have funding.

Our next deadline for Ed! grant applications is April 15th.
Click here for the grant application.

Local Sales Tax Rate Increase
April 1, 2017

Check your account at Washington State's Department of Revenue for specific rate details for your business.


A-Board & Sign Code

As the City reviews suggested amendments to the sign code, enforcement of the current code is suspended until April 30. City Council will review the Planning Board's new recommendations March 21, 7pm. Please contact Tracy Felix, volunteer sign committee chair (with representatives from Ed! and DEMA), for more information.
Upcoming Events

McDonald McGarry's Cell Phones for Soldiers donation drive continues through March 17. See more details about the program here.

Rick Steves' Travel Festival
Twelve FREE classes will be offered on Saturday, March 18th from 9am - 7pm at the ECA and Edmonds Theater. For more information and to sign up, visit

Ed! Welcomes New Members

Ed! Board Meets March 9th and 23rd

Ed! Advisory Board meetings take place the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 8am in Room 225 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA). Ed! members and the public are encouraged to attend.

Ed! Welcomes New Administrator

Carrie Hulbert joins Ed! as our part-time administrator this month. Carrie is an Edmonds resident with extensive experience managing e-commerce and digital marketing projects and teams, and has worked with volunteer boards. She will help us advance our 2017 workplan, manage the website and communications, serve Ed!s membership and keep our ever-changing database up-to-date. Join us at Thursday's board meeting to say hello!

Join a Committee

Joining a committee is a great way to get involved with Ed!. See a committee that interests you? Just click on the chair's name to request information, including upcoming meetings. Check out the 2017 work plan here.

Administration: Kiersten Christensen
Communications & Outreach: John Rankin
Marketing & Advertising: Kimberly Koenig
Professional Business Resources: Apple Catha
Appearance, Environment & Parking: Clayton Moss
Grant Program: Cadence Clyborne

Let Ed! Promote Your Business

Use our newsletter to showcase a business event or promotion

Submit content here by March 15th and your announcement will be featured in the next newsletter (subject to editing). This is available to all Ed! members in good standing.
Nearly 250 member businesses are listed on

Is your businesss listed? Click here to send us your business information.

Questions? Email
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