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Renton Chamber of Commerce - Business Directory and Visitors Guide

Renton Downtown Partnership In 2014, business and property owners, residents, non-profit organizations, community activists, and representatives from the Chamber of Commerce and the City of Renton got together to start a new organization to focus on revitalizing Renton’s downtown core. The Renton Downtown Partnership (RDP) now has a 12-member board of directors that meets monthly to discuss downtown activities and coordinate efforts to highlight them. The organization’s mission is to cultivate a vibrant, social, cultural and economic center by bringing together the community, non-profits, and city center stakeholders while celebrating the unique historic character of downtown Renton. For the past two years, RDP has joined forces with Piazza Renton to enhance the downtown holiday tree lighting largest number of people. Beginning in Training Camp. Additionally, The Landing festivities, including 2016’s Small 2013, The Landing again partnered with and the Seahawks have partnered on the Business Saturday event which brought the Seattle Seahawks to become the popular annual Seahawks 12K Run for holiday shoppers to experience the transportation center for more than the past five years each April, now growing number of locally-owned small 30,000 fans to attend Seahawks limiting the number of runners to 12,000. businesses in the downtown area. In 2017, RDP plans to coordinate additional events to support Downtown Renton as a destination for area residents and visitors, including a wine walk, pop-up parklets, street and sidewalk clean-ups, and another holiday Small Business Saturday. What makes RDP truly unique is that it is an organization capable of bridging the gaps between businesses, property owners, residents, non-profits, and visitors to the downtown area. Renton has long had a deep sense of community, and the residents and companies that call it home display a deep sense of civic pride. RDP exists to funnel these forces towards revitalizing and improving our century-old downtown into a unique, vibrant and diverse commercial center. • A Holiday Tree Lighting Event and a Santa’s Cottage for family photos. • Free short-term parking in The Landing’s 675-car parking garage. • Sponsorship of the 4th of July community event at Coulon Park. Among the community events hosted each year by The Landing, partnerships with the Seattle Seahawks attract the Renton Chamber of Commerce • Business Directory & Visitor’s Guide 9


Renton Chamber of Commerce - Business Directory and Visitors Guide
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