FAQ’s

Keep it Local Columbia County Website:

 

How do I make changes to my profile?

You must be logged in.   On the Home page you’ll see a Business Owners Login. This applies to all who are registered with KeepItLocalCC.com.  The system will save your password.  You can tell you’re logged in if your business or registered name appears: “your user name|Logout”.   If you don’t know your password, please click on “forgot password”.  Enter the email you used to register your account with KeepItLocalCC.com.  A new password will be sent to your email.  Use this password to enter into your profile or type in the password you wish you use. Then follow instructions to add or modify your complete business profile.

 

How to do I review a business?

You must be logged in to review a business.  IF you’re logged in once, the system will save your password.  Once you are logged in you can search for the business you want to review.  Click on the photo or business.  Click on Profile. Select “Review” on the drop down menu and you will see an area for reviews.

Anyone can register to add events to the website.  We encourage Columbia County Events to be self-added to put all events on one page.

 

Who can add a business to KeepItLocalCC.com? 

 

If you have a business in Columbia County, we suggest you add it to our FREE business directory.  If you are a local chamber member, we suggest you add your business.  We promote our local chambers and suggest you belong as well if you have a registered business in one of the local communities in Columbia County.

 

Keep it Local Columbia County Questions: 

 

How is KeepItLocalCC funded?  

 

Keep it Local Columbia County initially received a $5,000 grant from the Ford Family Foundation to partner with AMIBA (American Independent Business Alliance) to create a shop local program. Independent Contractor, Natasha Parvey serves as Director for the project, which receives monetary and in-kind donations from business owners, local city government and community partners.   We are now partnered with the Columbia County Economic Team, under the Columbia County Business Alliance, a 501- C3.    Sponsorship opportunities are available for businesses.  Statistics demonstrate how the Keep It Local CC website has increased customer exposure for the registered businesses.   By the end of June 2017, Google Analytics on the website had 4,300 views, with 498 users averaging 3 minutes 3 seconds.

 

Who volunteers for the Keep It Local Columbia County Committee?

 

A group of community leaders,  business owners, government officials, high school students, and seniors make up the volunteer base.  The committee meets on a monthly basis every 4th Monday of the month at 6:30 PM in the Columbia River PUD Community Room.  Please contact keepitlocalcc@gmail.com to be added to the invite list. Please RSVP to meeting announcements, as light food is provided for attendees.

 

What do our volunteers do?  

 

Volunteers can be social media ambassadors and promote local events using hashtags; do business outreach by sharing our website and what it does; perform marketing campaign outreach and community outreach; promote events such as professional workshops and partnerships with chambers for connections and take advantage of business to business opportunities.   We also need help with adding local events to our website, editing press releases and cross-posting on Facebook.

 

For questions, please contact keepitlocalcc@gmail.com.