Main Street: The Heart of Washington State

"The power of goodwill, out into the community, changes everything..."

The Main Street program is about so many things – it is economic development and historic preservation, building upon assets and capitalizing on unique heritage. And it is always about people. People coming together, building something, connecting in community, and thriving.

This video by Voortex Productions, a Washington-based small business, captures the spirit of the Main Street movement in Washington State.

Washington Main Street is a program of the Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation, managed under contract by the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation.

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Every Main Street Community in the state contributed to the creation of this short film.

Footage features scenes from across the state: Camas, Kent, Wenatchee, Chehalis, Chelan, Yakima, Gig Harbor, Olympia, Sumner, and Mount Vernon.

It also includes the following voices, in order of appearance:

Stephanie Button Executive Director, Historic Downtown Kennewick Partnership
David Hartz Co-owner, Book ’N’ Brush (Chehalis)
Kathryn Witherington Executive Director, Downtown Walla Walla Foundation
Alice Clark Executive Director, Downtown Bellingham Partnership
Doug Quinn Board Member, Downtown Camas Association
Ellen Gamson Executive Director, Mount Vernon Downtown Association
Linda Haglund Executive Director, Wenatchee Downtown Association
Gaila Haas Executive Director, Kent Downtown Partnership
A.J. Williams Co-owner, Balloon Love shop (Kent)
Jill Starks Executive Director, Sumner Main Street Association
Whitney Bond Executive Director, Colfax Downtown Association
Kelly O’Malley-McKee Executive Director, Stevenson Downtown Association
Todd Cutts Executive Director, Olympia Downtown Alliance
Carrie Schulstad Executive Director, Downtown Camas Association
Prashant Gupta Co-owner, Camas Hotel