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VDA Annual Awards Breakfast

2012-awardsBreafastYou voted!  Who won the coveted VDA Game Changer Awards at the Annual Awards Breakfast?

What a morning!  A packed house enjoyed the celebration.  Here is the class of 2013…chosen by public vote and appreciated for the great things they are doing in our downtown:


Carl Dobbs Award for Outstanding VDA Volunteer—Derek Chisholm (donated the oversaw the design of Heritage Square Project)

Albina Fuel Award for VDA’s Outstanding Corporate Partner—Frontier Landscaping/Steve and Tina Pash

Outstanding Façade Improvement—Thai Orchid

Cash Register Ringer Event (the event at which you were most apt to spend money in a downtown business)—VDA’s First Friday Downtown

Game Changer Visionary Award—Clark County Mural Society

Game Changer Golden Broom Award (does the best job of creating a welcoming storefront)—Johnson Bixby and Associates

People’s Choice Favorite Event—Recycled Arts Festival

Game Changer Favorite New Business—Low Bar


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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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Block 10 Gets a new face!


 Heritage Square has been dedicated…and it brings new life to a formerly neglected block in our city center.  Now, it links pedestrians from place to place as well as with the rich history of those who did business on this block in previous years.   Want to know more about the shape of things on the block ‘back in the day’?

This temporary park is a placeholder for an exciting future once the block is sold for development.. Read all about the volunteer project that helped get the project going on Oregon Live.

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