Columbia County Small Business Expo

St. Helens, OR – The idea started last year.   Community supporter, Vicki Bilton, owner, Columbia River Reception & Events at Meriwether Place mentioned it would be nice for those small businesses to have a storefront presence on Main Street for Shop Small Saturday.  That idea turned into a plan for the upcoming 1st Columbia County Small Business Expo to celebrate Small Business Saturday on the Nov 25th  at Meriwether Place, 1070 Columbia Blvd. from 10-4.  Keep It Local Columbia County & Partners are asking you to join us in celebrating Small Business Saturday at the Columbia County Small Business Expo.


Local artists and vendors will have items on hand to purchase.  A special visit from Santa Claus will take place from 10 AM- 1 PM with other kids activities such as a cookie contest, and more.  Join your community and start off the holidays by shopping local for the perfect gift made in Columbia County with love or from a local Columbia County business.


This expo is a fundraiser for the Columbia County K-9 Unit and Keep it Local Columbia County.   The committee goal was to keep the vendor fee low to help increase profit margins at the show.  This is a grass roots campaign the more you share on Facebook, promote and tell others the bigger the event.  Please email if you have ideas for Kids Activities or marketing.  If you own a small business, go to to view more information or download the application form.  #holidaygifts #christmas #homemade #art #shopsmall #supportlocal #shopcolumbiacounty