RevitalizeWA 2012
RevitalizeWA 2012

RevitalizeWA 2012 --- Chelan!
Thank You! 

Thank you to all of our sponsors, speakers and attendees! The conference was a great success, with over 240 people in attendance, and we couldn't have done it without you.

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Join us for our Statewide Preservation and Main Street Conference to be held at Campbell’s, Lake Chelan’s Waterfront Resort in historic downtown Chelan. The conference will feature a variety of sessions and tours relating to the revitalization of our historic communities and resources on May 23 and 24. We will also be offering pre-conference workshops on May 22.

Conference Agenda

Check out our most up-to-date Conference Agenda with updated tour information! 


We invite you to partner with the Trust in our efforts to revitalize Washington’s historic resources by becoming a conference sponsor. Sponsorship of this regional event is an excellent way to showcase your business or organization to a targeted audience. Conference attendees will include: small business owners, chambers of commerce, “buy/shop local” advocates, Washington’s Main Street communities, preservationists, city and regional planners, elected officials, developers, contractors, craftsmen, community and economic development specialists, educators, students, architects, landscape architects and the community at large.  *Sponsor logos MUST be received NO LATER THAN May 11th in order to be included in conference materials!

Sponsorship Brochure

Sponsorship Registration Form

Donate to the Silent Auction!

Please partner with us in our efforts to revitalize Washington State’s historic downtowns by donating to our Silent Auction. Auction proceeds will benefit the Main Street Mentorship Program, enabling communities across the state to connect with Main Street experts. At last year’s conference in Walla Walla we raised $3000 for this program and with your help we can raise even more this year! 

Silent Auction Information

Silent Auction Donation Form

Keynote Speaker Michael Shuman

We are thrilled to announce our Keynote Speaker for RevitalizeWA 2012, Michael Shuman! Shuman is a Business Alliance of Local Living Economies (BALLE) Fellow and Director of Research and Marketing at Cutting Edge Capital. An economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur, Michael has authored, coauthored, or edited seven books, including The Small Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition (Berrett-Koehler, 2006) and Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in the Global Age (Free Press, 1998). The Small-Mart Revolution was awarded a bronze medal for best business book by the Independent Publishers’ Association. Michael’s new book, Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity–A Resilient Communities Guide, was just released and is available at your locally-owned bookstore.

The Future Remembered 

Seattle's Book-It Repertory Theatre will be performing on the evening of Tuesday, May 22! Book-It has adapted the retrospective book, The Future Remembered, that recalls the formal and the funky, the weird and the wonderful event that put Seattle on the national map: the 1962 World's Fair and we are thrilled to have them performing this piece as part of the conference.

RevitalizeWA Accommodations

Our room block at Campbell's Resort is FULL!

Campbell’s Resort
104 West Woodin Avenue
Chelan, WA 98816

2012 Excellence on Main Awards

Help us celebrate achievements in preservation and revitalization in Washington’s Main Street Network! Nominate your downtown project for an Excellence on Main Award. The awards are open to communities affiliated with the Washington State Main Street Network, including Designated Main Street Communities, Main Street Tax Credit Incentive Program Communities and Affiliates.

Application Period CLOSED.

Awards will be presented May 23, 2012 at the Excellence on Main Awards Reception during the RevitalizeWA Conference.