CONGRATULATIONS to Local Boy Tatau, this year’s HeART of Downtown Award! The HeArt of Downtown recognizes businesses who beautify our downtown community through art. Local Boy Tatau facilitated a collective of local artists to conceptualized and execute the mural project located at Broadway and 7th Street, along with other focal points in downtown. Over the last 11 years, the Van-Tastic Award Ceremony

CONGRATULATIONS to iQ Credit Union, this year’s Yellow Umbrella Award! The Yellow Umbrella Award recognizes community centric businesses. iQ Credit Union serves its member communities with straightforward financial services for every personal and family milestone Over the last 11 years, the Van-Tastic Award Ceremony has been a celebration of our small businesses and Vancouver’s community-centric values. We encourage you to check out

Sponsored by Port of Vancouver USA, VDA's Annual Meeting and Van-tastic Award Ceremony will be held virtually on our Facebook page on Friday, February 25th at 10AM. Don’t miss our year-in-review! The winners of the Van-tastic Awards in the following categories will be announced: Believe & Achieve Ohh-Ahh! Taste Maker Yellow Umbrella Award Carl Dobbs Commendation Outstanding Community Partner HeART of Downtown CLICK HERE TO VIEW NOMINEES

The City of Vancouver is expected to begin construction Feb. 14 on the second phase of the Broadway Corridor Improvement Project, a major project to replace aging utility infrastructure and repave Broadway from 6th Street to 13th Street. Completion is currently expected in summer 2022.   This project will: Improve efficiency, reliability and resiliency of utilities serving Broadway Street businesses by installing approximately

Boasting over one-hundred and fifty 5-Star reviews, High Brow Social Club is “Vancouver’s Hidden Gem,” says Owner, Joe Brows. The salon prioritizes customized services and CVLTivated CRVTsmanship for every beautiful face. Having been in the beauty industry for more than 10 years, Joe has a passion for independent cult makeup brands and takes pride in carrying, “only cruelty free makeup supplies

Businesses throughout downtown have been busy decorating their storefronts to celebrate the new season! We encourage you to VISIT downtown and VOTE for your favorite holiday-themed storefront! Three winners will receive $250 courtesy of iQ Credit Union—this is a great way to show your support of our local businesses! PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS & VOTING: www.vdausa.org/storefrontcontest Votes must be received by December 28th, end of day. While you're

The rainy, fall season is upon us which calls for hot chocolate, a good book and a cozy armchair. All of which are within reach in our downtown core. Grab a drink to-go from Rosemary’s Café and head upstairs to Birdhouse Books to indulge in Written Into Reality: The Art of Co-Creating Your Dreams to Life. A book about what more

The Fall Cleanup was a success! A BIG thank you to the 70 volunteers that came out on 10/23 to help pick up litter and leaves throughout our downtown core. We weren’t kidding when we said RAIN or shine! Thank you to the City of Vancouver for their partnership on this effort. Photos captured by our video producer Casey Evans Media. This event

Tonsor the ancient word for barber and where services are more than “just a haircut”, rather a unique experience. Owner, Hanif Collins started cutting hair at the young age of 19 and now holds three master licenses. At Tonsor, “we have a system and methodology for training our employees” says, Collins. Based on level of experience, apron colors signify where the

On Oct. 21, the Vancouver City Center Redevelopment Authority (CCRA) selected LPC West, the west coast arm of national real estate firm Lincoln Property Company, as the development team to move forward with planning and development of the Waterfront Gateway. The Waterfront Gateway is a 6.4-acre city-owned site connecting the downtown core and waterfront, which has emerged as a desirable destination for

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