Main Street businesses (often, and especially now) present tremendous innovation, determination, and generosity. Each month, Main Street organizations from across the state are invited to nominate one of their small businesses that is brightening their community and persevering despite numerous challenges. We’ll be sharing these bright spots here and on social media: @WashingtonMainStreet or @PreserveWA on Facebook, and @PreserveWA on Instagram.
We hope that you’ll join us in celebrating, supporting, and drawing inspiration from these amazing Washington entrepreneurs and small businesses!
Small business owners in Washington continued to show their strength, flexibility, and spirit this month. Main Street organizations from across the state nominated an impressive group of entrepreneurs and small businesses: a dance instructor in Prosser who coordinated a fully online recital; a Gig Harbor distillery that donated thousands of dollars worth of hand sanitizer; a photographer arming preteen girls with the tools to cope with COVID-19. These are just a few of the inspiring stories from July’s Resilience on Main. Click below to read more and learn how to support!
The second month of Resilience on Main brought us another group of innovative, compassionate, and creative small businesses from across the state: donated meals for seniors at a fine dining restaurant in Gig Harbor; virtual music lessons live from Issaquah; online clothing sales to benefit essential workers from a boutique in Prosser; an Everett bakery that raised $6,000 for a local food bank; social media workshops for small businesses from a creative agency in Kent. Click the picture below to read their stories and learn how you can support their work.
Resilience on Main kicked off with a collection of creative, determined, and trailblazing small businesses from across the state. From carefully curated care packages to bigfoot-hunting podcasts to meal swaps between downtown neighbors, this roundup features amazing stories from entrepreneurs who have quickly pivoted their business models and adapted to the challenges posed by COVID-19. Click the image below to read about these inspiring Washingtonians and learn how you can help support their work!