Collaboration is Key! Events like a Bridal Expo

Columbia County, OR-  This February marks the 6th year that local business owner, Dianna Holmes will host the Columbia County Bridal Expo along with a Fashion Show.  The Bridal Expo showcases everything a bride would need for her big day.  The Bridal Expo is Free to attend on Saturday, February 25th from 11:00 AM- 4:00 Read more…

Colloboration is Key! Media Partnership

Columbia County, OR –  The Keep It Local Columbia County group strives to engage business owners in promoting other local businesses.  We recommend they refer neighboring businesses to their customers. Carrying and using local products or cross promoting on social media are just a few easy ways to support one another keeping the money here Read more…

Collaboration is Key! Searching for Columbia County Artists

Columbia County, OR-  We are in the middle of a thriving Art Community in Columbia County.  To learn more about the local art scene, read the local blog:  Beyond the Burbs: Faces, Places and Happenings of Columbia County   Columbia  Arts Guild (CAG) has partnered with Keep it Local Columbia County to assist in promoting their upcoming events 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…

Collaboration is Key! GCAP(Government Contractor Assistance Program) Workshop Nov 16th

FREE SMALL BUSINESS TRAINING OPPORTUNITY Sponsored by Keep It Local Columbia County Keep It Local Columbia County is sponsoring a free Public Government Contracting 101 workshop on Wednesday, November 16th, 2:00 – 4:30 pm, at the Columbia Soil and Water Conservation District, 35285 Millard Rd., Saint Helens, Oregon 97051. This entry-level class is geared to 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…

Collaboration are Key! Upcoming FREE Interactive Workshop Sept 26th

    Keep it Local Columbia County (KILCC) is always looking for projects that connect the communities, connect their county to enhance economic vitality and diversity.  The committee is working hard to put Columbia County on one page. The South Columbia County Chamber of Commerce & member, Ronda Holdridge,Ticor Title &  Toastmasters International, have partnered Read more…