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What is Edmonds doing to reach LGBTQ visitors?


Last updated 5/16/2019 at Noon

Pride of Edmonds members march in Edmonds’ July 4 parade in 2018.

Ellen Hiatt, the principal consultant for the City of Edmonds, attended the recent “Reaching the LGBTQ Visitor: Marketing, Hospitality and Economic Impact” at the Lynnwood Convention Center.

She repeated a common phrase said throughout the day: “It’s more than the right thing to do; it’s good business.”

But, she added: “We obviously have a long way to go (to reach the LGBTQ visitor).”

The event was sponsored by the Snohomish County Visitors Bureau and the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA), the latter the state’s largest LGBTQ and allied chamber of commerce.


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