Free Business Class “Boost Your Business: Social Media”

Columbia County-   Is your business using social media?  If so, are you seeing the results you expected?  This free class “Boost Your Business:  Social Media”  hosted by St Helens Community Credit Union, Keep it Local Columbia County & South Columbia County Chamber of Commerce will provide tips on Social Media  Marketing. The Free Class will … Read more

2nd Saturday Shop Across Columbia County Campaign – Saturday, April 8th

  Last year Clatskanie Merchants started a Downtown Market, an idea spearheaded by Ellen Spaulding, owner of The Junque Trunque.  Participating businesses placed white balloons outside their doors and created a  vendor area in the parking lot at Discounts & Deals and Clatskanie River Inn to promote the 2nd Saturday Downtown  Market.   Cross promoting at … Read more

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

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

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