Welcome New Ed! Member
We welcome you to the Edmonds business community! Edmonds downtown business owners have a history of working together to help everyone prosper and we hope you will reach out if you have any questions.
Who is Ed!?
With nearly 400 members, if your business is located in downtown Edmonds, you are likely a member of our business improvement district.
Business Improvement Districts (BID) are special assessment areas established under the Revised Code of Washington (Chapter 35.87.A). They provide a local funding mechanism whereby businesses assess themselves to fund programs related to activities such as beautification, marketing, security, parking, clean-up or administration.
Our district is called the Edmonds Downtown Alliance.
Created by the Edmonds City Council in early 2013, we are a focused, funded organization that supports and improves business conditions in Edmonds. Our goal is to ensure our downtown stays lively, attractive and prosperous.
Ed! Advisory Board Members
The Ed! advisory board is made up of up to 11 representatives of member businesses. Board terms are 3 years, and new board members are elected in April of each year at our annual member meeting.
All members in good standing are also invited to join an Ed! committee, you can read about them here.
If you are interested in joining the board or a committee, please contact Carrie Hulbert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assessments are based on the classification of a business and its square footage. Assessments are sent to members from the City of Edmonds, who provides our billing, collects and deposits the payments to an Edmonds Downtown Alliance account. Assessments can be paid quarterly or annually.
Assessments are waived for new businesses during their first year.
Learn more about assessments here.
See What We’ve Been up to
Ed! volunteers and program manager work hard to create new and maintain existing programs that fulfill our mission to make Downtown Edmonds vibrant, lively and attractive. Take a look at our 2022 Year in Review to learn about many of them.
You were automatically signed up to receive our newsletter using the email address listed on your business license. If you don’t receive it, please contact Carrie Hulbert at email@example.com to be signed up.
Get Promoted by Ed!
These are several organizations that work with downtown businesses in different ways, and we often partner together to make our business district great. Here are a few of them, and what we focus on:
Ed! Edmonds Downtown Alliance – edmondsdowntown.org
Ed! is a business improvement district. All businesses within the district pay a fee according to a schedule based on the type of business and square footage. The money is used to market, decorate, promote and improve Downtown Edmonds. Our goal is to ensure our downtown stays lively, attractive, prosperous and welcoming to everyone.
Your first year is free, and after that you will receive an invoice from the City of Edmonds. See the rate sheet for more information about assessment fees.
Ed! is currently meeting every 2nd Thursday at 8am via Zoom, please check here for meeting information and all of our past reports. Please join us, all members and the public are welcome!
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be sure you receive the monthly email newsletters and other communications.
Greater Edmonds Chamber of Commerce – edmondschamber.com
The Chamber represents all of greater Edmonds. They provide networking, educational opportunities and resources to their members. They also manage the Log Cabin Visitor Information Center, and put on several large community events such as An Edmonds Kind of 4th parade and fireworks, Taste Edmonds festival in August, the Car Show in September and the Halloween and Holiday Tree Lighting festivities. To learn about membership in the Chamber, visit www.edmondschamber.com/members.
City of Edmonds Economic Development Department
Execute annual marketing campaigns targeting regional audiences with the mission to strengthen the economy with a focus on business development for the entirety of the city of Edmonds. Bolstering business and creating an environment that helps with recruitment and retention. As the tourist arm of the city, they operate the Explore Edmonds website and social media accounts.
Downtown Edmonds Merchants Meet Up (DEMMU) – email@example.com
DEMMU is an informal discussion group primarily, but not exclusively, for retailers. It is an opportunity to talk causally about what is happening in town and share information about what is going on in our businesses. DEMA has no budget, and the majority are also members of Ed!. DEMA is currently meeting via Zoom on the 4th Thursday at 8:30am, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the video conferencing information. Please come to introduce yourself and meet your neighbors.
All these groups work together but have different emphases.