Keep it Local for the Holidays 2021 Packages Kick Off!

Soon, fall leaves will dissolve and the holidays will be upon us. Get ahead of and thrive in the holiday season by purchasing one of our Keep it Local for the Holidays packages to enhance your holiday marketing and sales! Plus, this is a fun and familiar 6-week campaign with new benefits that many locals … Read more

Results from Holiday Campaign Promoting Shop Local 2020

Columbia County, Oregon- CCET (Columbia County Economic Team) and Keep It Local Columbia County (KILCC) spearheaded their 5th Annual six-week “Catch the Holiday Spirit Across Columbia County” marketing campaign that involved 86 businesses working together to promote shop local during the 2020 holiday season. Special thanks to our citizens who shopped local, ordered take out, … Read more

Shop Local this Holiday Season – 5th Annual Catch the Holiday Spirit Campaign

Columbia County, OR – Keep it Local Columbia County & Columbia County Economic Team (CCET) invite you to shop locally with participating businesses in the Catch the Holiday Spirit Across Columbia County campaign. Don’t miss your opportunity to win gift cards during the 4-week campaign. This year more than ever, our small businesses need your … Read more

5th Annual Catch the Holiday Spirit Campaign – Businesses SIGN UP NOW

Columbia County, Oregon – Columbia County Economic Team (CCET), Keep It Local Columbia County and partners are seeking business owners to participate in our 5th Annual “Catch the Holiday Spirit Across Columbia County Marketing Campaign”. Last year over $96,000 was spent in shopping locally across Columbia County with over 70 businesses participating. The campaign starts … Read more

Business Tune-Up Workshop Series

COVID Business TUNE-UP WHAT:The last few months have taught us that business as usual is no longer enough. Join us and your neighbors for an eight-week workshop series to tune-up your small business and emerge from the challenges of COVID a better, stronger business. Even the most reluctant business- owners should give themselves permission to … Read more

$500,000 in NEW Direct Small Business Grants Now Available in the Columbia County

Grant applications ranging from $2,500 – $50,000 are due Oct. 17 and CARES recipients are eligible October 5, St. Helens, OR — Columbia County Economic Team (CCET), Columbia Pacific Economic Development District (Col-Pac) today announced the immediate opening of a new round of grant funding to directly benefit small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. … Read more

Your Opinion is Wanted – Deadline Sept 16th

ATTENTION SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS!! Please complete this 4-minute small business survey! CCET is working with local partners to provide access to continuing small business education and resources. Your responses will help us make sure you can get what you need. The survey is live now! Go now to Small Business Survey, or http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07eharcj6jkew5kby6/start The survey … Read more

CCET – Cases Soar

 Today’s News and Links  Soaring U.S. coronavirus cases overshadow July 4 celebrationsHow was your 4th?OREGON UPDATES…and toolsSmall business inspiring storiesFREE Workshop — Creative Responses to Covid-19 Soaring U.S. coronavirus cases, hospitalizationsovershadow July 4 celebrations(Reuters) – Rising coronavirus cases in 39 U.S. states cast a shadow over the nation’s Fourth of July celebrations as health experts … Read more