Independents Week – Will You Take the Indie Challenge?

    Keep It Local Columbia County invites you to celebrate Independents Week on July 1st – 7th. Independents Week is all about taking the time to recognize our local independent businesses and the community values they embody: Their spirit of entrepreneurship, individuality, uniqueness, and character. How they give back to our community with their Read more…

What is Catch the Holiday Spirit?

Have you heard of the Catch the Holiday Spirit Campaign? The Keep It Local Columbia County committee is implementing this program in Scappoose, St Helens, Rainier, Clatskanie & Vernonia.  The program starts on Nov 19th for Shoppers until Dec 28th, 2016. Catch the Holiday Spirit Campaign is a program modeled off Clatskanie Chamber.  Nancy Romero Read more…

Small Business Saturday

  You may have heard about Small Business Saturday.  It’s not that crazy event the Friday after Thanksgiving.  It’s a campaign by American Express to promote shopping locally the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It happens this year on November 26th. Businesses are encouraged to order Free Marketing Materials from American Express to promote their business on this Read more…

Tools to Promote Keep it Local for Holiday Season

Catch the Holiday Spirit! Put all of Columbia County on 1 page to promote both the Keep It Local/Shop Local campaign and local businesses. Go for it. With easy to use flyers for either social media or print advertising, It’s easy to join in the fun. We are currently working with local communities to promote Read more…

Catch the Holiday Spirit Campaign to Launch across Columbia County Nov 19

    Columbia County, OR – Keep it Local Columbia County is launching the first coordinated county-wide holiday marketing campaign called “Catch the Holiday Spirit” on November 19. The campaign will run Nov. 19 through Dec. 28. The goals are to connect the communities of Columbia County and keep local dollars local in order to Read more…