From our friends at the Kent Downtown Partnership:

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As many of our Readers may recall, Barb Smith is retiring at the end of July after serving as Executive Director for the Kent Downtown Partnership (KDP) for 10 years.

Her last day will be Monday, July 29.

“Please feel free to stop in or give her a call to say hi/good bye!” The KDP office is located at 202 West Gowe Street, Suite A.

Also, the KDP will be hosting a retirement party for her on Monday, July 29 at Thai Chili (211 1st Avenue), starting at 5 p.m.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Erica Carew at [email protected].