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VDA’s September Downtown First Friday

The days are a little shorter.  The nights are a little cooler. And the welcome is huge. First Friday Downtown on September 4 has art far and wide. Take a peek! Plan your evening and enjoy friends, creativity, and good food, all in our awesome Vancouver Arts District.

Upcoming event: check out CouvFest NW. VDA is a proud sponsor. CouvFest NW is a FREE, all ages annual Block Party Festival showcasing Vancouver, Washington’s musical talent on two stages for two days. This year they have added a 21+ beer garden and blocked off 9th street from Washington to Broadway and Main Street from Evergreen to 8th. Learn more at

First Friday Downtown Website

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Word on the Street

Huge opportunity for downtown businesses! Check this out! You can tap into two workshops for free!! WORD ON THE STREET is a VDA project that will follow four downtown businesses as they work with two awesome consultants. The first workshop will be held at the Esther Short Building community room. The second will be at the VDA office.

Word on the Street Flyer

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Recruitment: Downtown wants you!

As an entrepreneur (or resident or investor…), VDA knows that you have lots of options. You just want to choose a place where your employees and their families will be happy and stimulated. You want to be close to the services you need. You will look for a spot where you will be welcomed, and where you can find your favorite activities close by. Vancouver’s Downtown Association may be a tad bit biased, but we have gathered some of our thoughts about the topic. Take a look. You’ll see why we love it here in Downtown Vancouver, Washington. vda-recruitment

To download download a PDF version, click here

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Why do we love Vancouver, WA?

It’s all about balance.

Great schools, quiet open spaces, and a charming downtown balance with easy access to world class art, entertainment, cuisine and attractions without the stress and expense of big city living.

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