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Rhubarb: Your Favorite Fruit (or Vegetable)—and Festival

Rhubarb: Your Favorite Fruit (or Vegetable)—and Festival

Counting down the days until Sumner's signature event, Rhubarb Days? We are. COVID disrupted last year's Rhubarb Days but we are eagerly planning its 2022 return. Vendors—with spots filling up, please submit your completed applications ASAP. We will be highlighting...

Eat Your Heart Out…in Downtown Sumner

Eat Your Heart Out…in Downtown Sumner

For all those foodies out there (excitedly raises hand), we have mouthwatering news. The city of Sumner has unveiled three restaurant grants totaling $320K! The grant application details eligibility (hint: you may be eligible for all three). To our food truck friends...

Main Street: Sleeping Lady Resort Style

Main Street: Sleeping Lady Resort Style

Sleeping Lady Resort isn't the latest Main Street community, although it does come recommended. Rather, I just wrapped up a two day Washington Street Main Street conference with fellow WA state executive directors (you can see my smiling face in the upper right)....

Sumner: Center of the (Festival) Universe

Sumner: Center of the (Festival) Universe

A big thank you for supporting our inaugural Street of Eats/Community Beer Garden! We had a blast putting the event on. And judging from our multiple beverage runs, as well as our food trucks running out of delicious eats, we are thinking you did as well. As the...

World Famous (okay, South Sound famous) Street of Eats

World Famous (okay, South Sound famous) Street of Eats

Our latest "in the news" post is a little more literal. The Tacoma News Tribune knows a good story when it sees one. And this weekend in Sumner, there is no bigger story than our inaugural Street of Eats/Community Beer Garden. So, South Sounders, you now have Saturday...

A Sparklin’ Sumner: Sumner Façade Enhancement Grant Program

A Sparklin’ Sumner: Sumner Façade Enhancement Grant Program

Downtown businesses and property owners, we know that building façade improvements are pricey. Understanding this reality, SMSA wants to do its part to help your small business. On this note, we are proud to unveil our Sumner Façade Enhancement Grant Program. The...

Pay Your B&O Taxes, Be a Community Champion

Pay Your B&O Taxes, Be a Community Champion

The tax man cometh—and rewardeth. Typically, the tax season invokes dread (see me warily eyeing that April 15th deadline). But it doesn't have to...really. For WA state businesses paying B&O taxes, you are eligible for a tax credit worth 75% of your contribution...

Designing a Beautiful Sumner: One Committee Member at a Time

Designing a Beautiful Sumner: One Committee Member at a Time

We need you. Yes, you. Our phenomenal Design Committee is seeking an additional member. Ideally, you are interested in how design, historic preservation, and downtown Sumner intersect. Among this year's projects: a façade improvement grant for downtown businesses; the...

Façade Enhancement Grant Program for Downtown Sumner Businesses

Façade Enhancement Grant Program for Downtown Sumner Businesses

Façade Enhancement Grant Program for Downtown Sumner Businesses Sumner Main Street Association has announced two grant programs to provide matching funds for the beautification of downtown Sumner. The grant program aims to leverage Sumner Main Street’s investment in...