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

CCET – Today’s News & Links

Today’s News and Links Re-Opening — How did it go?Updated Oregon guidelines for Re-openingSURVEY: We want your opinion!Experts offer 4 things to consider firstPaycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application & FAQ Re-Opening — How did it go? We had a weekend of re-opening, how did it go? On Friday, under Columbia County’s Re-opening Plan certain … Read more

CCET – Reopening and Staying Open

Today’s News and Links Find them here: Oregon framework to re-open Counties and the first business sectors 20 Oregon counties under review for ‘Phase one’ reopening May 15 Travel Oregon COVID-19 Emergency Response Grant Program Opens May 11 Easy Advice: Using your Paycheck Protection Funds so they help, not hurt New Small Business website for Columbia … Read more