For Business Owners

2nd Saturday Shop Across Columbia County – Every 2nd Saturday of the Month thru 2017

Businesses are invited to put out white balloons to show they are participating in the 2nd Saturday Shop.  What does that mean for customers?

By setting aside every 2nd Saturday, the merchants are encouraging shoppers to check out their monthly promotions and sales.

This promotion is FREE for businesses to participate.  We ask that business owners list their sale on our website on the Add Event Page on our

www.KeepItLocalCC.com website.  We suggest that businesses add their specials, promotions or promo demonstrations as early as they can to provide for

more exposure.  Thank you for consideration to shop local first.

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Independent’s Week July 1st – July 7th – Every Year For Social Media After Father’s Day

Click on Picture. Save As. Use Social Media to promote your holiday sale or promotion to attract customers during the Holiday.

 

A social media campaign that is designed to promote local businesses

 Columbia County, OR – American Celebrating Our Independents!—Keep It Local Columbia County and the American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) declare the week of July 1-7  Independents Week.  Many local communities have celebrations that invite their neighbors, have family in from out of town to local celebrations.  Local businesses are invited to offer sales and promotions around the holiday to promote shop small. 

“It’s a time to reflect on the importance of economic democracy and community self-determination by celebrating the nation’s locally owned independent businesses and the stake each citizen has in shaping their home town’s future,” stated AMIBA director Jennifer Rockne.  “Keep It Local Columbia County invites Columbia County to help celebrate by joining in activities around the county and in-store promotions offered by member businesses,” stated Natasha Parvey, Executive Director.

Please see Keep it Local Columbia County Events page to view the events around the holiday.

 

Content Source: https://www.amiba.net/buy-local-campaigns/indie-week/media/

Catch the Holiday Spirit Campaign – Nov. 19 – Dec. 28

Gift from Columbia CountyThere are several ways for the business to get involved in this collaborative county-wide campaign!

Catch the Holiday Spirit is a marketing campaign that has been used over the past six years in some local communities to promote shopping locally.  Last year, Clatskanie Chamber mentored Rainier Chamber with this program. It works so well that this year, four county Chambers and SHEDCO decided to partner to create the tools for county campaign.

The list of participating businesses will be printed on the Spirit Cards for their community, linked to the Campaigns webpage at www.keepitlocal.com/campaigns, and advertised in the local newspaper.  Advertising must be purchased from at least one of the newspapers.

Contact Keepitlocalcc@gmail.com to sign up for the Spirit Campaign or call 503-498-1699

Open Houses Nov. 19 & Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26

We encourage all business to host an open house on Nov. 19 as part of the kick-off of the Catch the Holiday Spirit campaign and to offer promotional deals on both Nov. 19 and Nov. 26.  In addition, some businesses offer treats like cider and cookies. Be creative! Keep It Local Columbia County will do promotional activities to encourage consumers to shop locally on these dates!

Order FREE Shop Small Marketing materials such as re-useable bags, signs, banners, and more at
www.goo.gl/cNzNSN.  And list your events for FREE on www.keepitlocalcc.com/AddEvents.

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Tools to Participate 

 

 

Clatskanie

Rainier

Scappoose

St Helens

Vernonia

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