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General Meeting this Friday in the Cannery Pier Hotel

Happy New Year Astoria!! 
We are very excited to kick off 2023 with our first General Meeting in the Cannery Pier Hotel this Friday January 6th at 8:30am. February's meeting will be back in the Liberty McTavish, so definitely take this opportunity to see the wonderful renovations throughout the beautiful hotel. Feel free to download the agenda, and below is an overview of what we'll be chatting about as well as some general announcements (please note Zoom will not be available for this meeting).  

Join us for this month's General Meeting at the Cannery Pier Hotel!

We can think of no better way to start the year than gathering at the iconic Cannery Pier Hotel with coffee and fresh pastries. Feel free to stick around after the meeting for a guided hotel tour by General Manager Linh DePledge.  And don't miss this exclusive offer just for ADHDA members to experience the beautifully renovated Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa:

  • Valid Now – Feb 9th, 2023.
  • Midweek or weekend $139!
  • Deluxe King or Double Queen rooms only.
  • Direct call-in offer only: 503.325.4996
  • Cannot be combined with other offers.
  • Promo Code: ADHDA (code will go live January 4th)

Welcome The Lonely Crab Record Shop  

If you love vinyl as much as I do, definitely pay a visit to The Loney Crab at 9th and Commercial. This shop buys and sells new and used records of all genres, musical gear such as strings and mic stands, turntables and accessories, and even crystals 💎 We welcome Chris Lamb from Yakima and look forward to making the Crab a little less lonely! 🦀

Welcome Northcoast Runner's Supply! 

Just a few shops east of The Lonely Crab on Commercial, you'll find another fantastic new shop stocked with top running shoe brands such as SUGOi,Amphipod, Brooks, Asics, Aetrex and more.  Passionate about helping you achieve your fitness goals, we welcome owner Kevin Staples to tell us how you can keep that wellness resolution on track. 👟🏃🏽

Welcome Lucy Palenskie of 50 Girls Who Care! 

We're thrilled to have Lucy talk to us about the good work she is continuing with 50 Girls Who Care- an auxillary group of 100 Women Who Care.  To find out more about the Clatsop County Chapter, which does amazing local work, visit: 100womenclatsop.com It is a great time to get involved! 🌻

Welcome New ADHDA Board Members

We couldn't be more excited to welcome Kirista Trask of Cambium Gallery, Linda Dugan Winstanley of Linda Dugan Insurance, and Zack O'Connor of Fort George Brewery to the ADHDA board!  Each brings unique knowledge, perspective and experiences as well as a willingness to work together on our dedicated 12-member board. We thank you for your service! 🤝 

ADHDA Executive Board
As we wave goodbye to a few board members whose terms were up at the end of 2022, we look to those who will be leading the organization in 2023.  These positions are integral to the organization itself, and we thank our new executive board for stepping into these important roles.📆
Misty Czillinger to be New Sunday Market Manager

Having assisted Shelby Meyers throughout all of last year's market season, ADHDA is looking forward to transitioning Misty into the role of Astoria Sunday Market Manager starting February 1st.  Misty has the knowledge, passion, relationship with vendors, and training to ensure a successful market season in 2023🍓

We're Hiring!

With Misty transitioning into managing the Sunday Market, we'll be on the lookout for a new Events and Marketing Manager.  Interested in applying?  The job will open and be posted on our website January 11th, so stay tuned for more details on how to become part of our small but might team! 🤝  

New Dining and Shopping Maps
Hot off the printer- new downtown maps now available!  You can download/print Shopping maps here and Dining maps here. If you'd like us to drop some maps by, feel free to reach out to Atticus at coo@astoriadowntown.com (503) 791-0341.  And a huge thank-you to the fabulous Columbia River Maritime Museum Store for sponsoring our maps- your support helps folks find local businesses! 🔍
Parking Enforcement Resumes
Just a friendly reminder from your neighborhood Community Outreach Officer that parking enforcement, after a break to encourage extended downtown holiday shopping, has resumed.  ADHDA manages parking for the City of Astoria and all parking related inquiries can be directed to Atticus at:(503) 791-0341 or coo@astoriadowntown.com 

The 1922 Astoria Fire: 100 Years Later

Thank-you to all of the partners who helped commemorate the 1922 fire that shaped the Astoria we know and love today, and to everyone who attended the panel discussion last month at the Fort George Lovell Showroom (one of the few buildings to survive the fire). The panel event reached capacity very quickly and was not recorded, so if you weren't able to attend and would like a copy of ADHDA's presentation on the aftermath and rebuilding of the 1922 fire, you may download it here (please note there are animations in some of the slides).  The panel was both informative, emotive and a good reminder of just how resilient we are. 💪
Shelby We Love You!!  
As we look towards the new year ahead it becomes so important to reflect on those that were such a huge part of our 2022.  Shelby Meyers will be moving into a new position at the North Coast Food Web, a wonderful organization that aligns with her professional goals, and we couldn't be more grateful for everything she has done for ADHDA and the Sunday Market.  She's leaving the organization in good hands as she passes the torch to Misty, and we wish her the best on her new chapter 💛💛💛 
Questions? Feedback? Contact:
Executive Director, Jessamyn West: jessamyn@astoriadowntown.com (503) 791-7940
Arts and Market Manager, Misty Czillinger: misty@astoriadowntown.com (503) 440-7168
Events & Promotions Manager, Misty Czillinger: misty@astoriadowntown.com (503) 791-9004
Community Outreach Officer, Atticus Larsen: coo@astoriadowntown.com (503) 791-0341


 
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