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Advertising & Outreach: Your Partner in Prosperity

Highlands Council is pleased to offer opportunities for community outreach, including digital and print advertising; unique to most large-scale, master-planned communities.

Highlands Council manages official media and social programming in Issaquah Highlands. Our staff of communications and marketing professionals is a tremendous resource for growing your business in this community.

We know from experience that businesses that support our community are very well supported BY the community. Contact me! Let’s talk about an outreach plan that best fits your business needs in 2021.

– Christy Garrard, Highlands Council Executive Director
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2021 Advertising Options

NUSA 2020 Connections Winner Badge

Connections was the 2020 Neighborhoods USA Nonprofit Print Newsletter of the Year! Read more here >

Connections — a nationally recognized community newspaper direct mailed to every residential and commercial door in Issaquah Highlands with stacks distributed at local gathering spots, including Swedish Issaquah, local coffee shops, and the Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride (5,000+ issues).

Connections will be printed quarterly in 2021 (January, April, July, October), returning to a monthly print publication in 2022. Ad sizes are available for every price range.

2021 Digital Advertising

Community News & Media page on

  • Limit three businesses per month
  • $300 per month
  • Ad size 250 pixels x 250 pixels

Weekly community e-news

  • Over 4,000 subscribers!
  • Only $75 per week!
  • Limit two advertisers per week

Connections Ad Sizes and Rates

Format Size Monthly Rate
Rectangular Horizontal 4.625″ x 3″ $150
Square 4.625″ x 4.625″ $195
Quarter Page 4.625″ x 6.25″ $275
Half Page Vertical 4.625″ x 13″ $495
Half Page Horizontal 9.625″ x 6.25″ $495
Full Page 9.625″ x 13″ $950

Link your print ad in Connections online: $70/month
Connections Ad Contract Discounts: 10% off with 4 issues paid in advance.

Join the Connections team

Highlands Council is always looking for volunteer contributing writers, photographers, and graphic designers. For more information, contact Lindsey Pinkston, Community Program Manager, at

Submit a Connections announcement

Free for Issaquah Highlands residents only. Click here to submit online >

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Current Issue

When Highlands Youth Advisory Board member, Sophia Hashmey, came to Highlands Council with the idea of a community art project around the transformative symbol of dragonflies, we jumped on it. Highlands Council teamed with Issaquah Highlands resident and eco-artist, Aline Bloch and art instructor, Angela Bizzarri of Epic Art, to develop a project that could involve the entire community, thanks to support from Swedish Issaquah and a grant from the Issaquah Arts Commission.

In January, we’ll offer two all-ages virtual workshops with Aline and Angela where you can create your own three-dimensional dragonfly to contribute to the community display at Blakely Hall. Your dragonflies will be displayed around large paintings by Sophia (see the artwork on this page as an example) as a reminder of the possibilities to come in 2021.

To start 2021 with positivity, read on for small things you can do now to have a healthier, happier, and all-around better year, then join us in making dragonfly artworks later this month. We hope you will “see the dragonflies” all around us and embrace the possibilities that come with the new year.

— Lindsey Pinkston, Community Program Manager, Highlands Council and Wisteria Park Resident

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