1st Year Success – “Catch the Holiday Spirit Cards” Campaign

Columbia County, OR-      Keep it Local Columbia County’s effort to promote shopping local countywide for Christmas worked!  Committee members built on the Clatskanie Chamber of Commerce’s already successful “Catch the Holiday Spirit Cards” Campaign, bringing shoppers to participating businesses to promote shop local for the Holiday Season from Nov 19th- Dec 28th.  Forty-two businesses from 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…

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…

How to Shop Local

The old saying goes there are two sides to every coin. There are also two sides to any transaction business and consumer. You’ve probably heard the phrase “buy local” countless times, and may have even seen the slogan in store windows, but have you ever wondered how to do it? On the other side, have Read more…