May 4, 2021
Business and Community Updates
Join Us for a Ribbon Cutting
Join us this Friday to celebrate a new business on Dayton's Main Street! Main Street Marketplace will hold a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting ceremony Friday, May 7th at 11am. The ribbon cutting will be hosted by the Port of Columbia, and the business will offer door prizes.

After being closed for several months to finish renovations, the retail store is back open for business at 262 E. Main Street, Dayton. The Marketplace features 13 vendors and additional consignment clients. Hours are Thursday through Saturday 11am to 5:30pm, and Sundays by appointment only. 
Important Childcare Survey
Anecdotal information says the lack of childcare here is negatively affecting the workforce in our community - and other communities across the nation. Large employers report difficulty attracting new employees to the community because they can't find housing or daycare. While using friends and family might work for those of us here with a family network, potential new residents don't always have that connection. Our community is working with the Walla Walla Valley Early Learning Coalition on a study to determine how best to overcome this valley-wide issue and needs your input:

Please complete the Employer Survey or the Parent Survey by May 11.
Small Business Funding Updates
The Restaurant Revitalization Fund is now open to restaurants, food stands/trucks/carts, caterers, bars/saloons/lounges/taverns, snack and nonalcoholic beverage bars, bakeries, brewpubs/tasting rooms, taprooms, breweries/microbrews, wineries/distilleries, inns, and licensed facilities or premises of a beverage alcohol producer where the public may taste, sample or purchase products. Visit the Port's COVID-19 Small Business Resource Page for more info and to find out how to apply.
City of Dayton Utility Discount Program
The City of Dayton has a new Utility Discount Program to assist low income seniors and low income disabled community members in need. Click here to read about the program first, then contact City Staff at 382-2361 or if you have questions. Please share with others in the community you know that might be eligible for this assistance.
Business & Community Updates
Three Tasting Rooms are now open at Blue Mountain Station:.
Red Band Cellars hosts wine tastings Fridays and Saturdays from 11 - 5 and is offering free flights of four wines for tasting through Mother's Day.
Bard & Bee Meadery is open for mead tastings Saturdays and Sundays 12 - 5.
Cedar Rain Spirits offers premium liqueur tastings Saturdays and Sundays 11 - 5.

The Weinhard Café is scheduled to reopen on Saturday, May 15th with a brunch from 10:30 am to 2:30, pending approval from the health inspector. When business resumes, starting hours will be 11:30 am - 7:30 pm Wednesday through Saturday.

The Weinhard Hotel is starting a new Rooftop Garden Yoga and Mimosa event on Saturday mornings from 9 - 10 am through the summer. Event includes 1-hour open-air yoga class and 1 mimosa afterwards! Cost is $20. Please bring your own mat

The BMS Co-op Market & Nursery will be open on Mother's Day Sunday, offering a special take-out meal and keeping the nursery open because moms love flowers! The first of this season's produce is here, including asparagus grown in the Walla Walla Valley. Visit their Facebook Page for details.

Dayton Days, Inc. is planning two days of rodeo action on Friday and Saturday evenings on Memorial Day Weekend. Visit their Facebook Page for more info. Tickets will be sold online in advance.

All Wheels Weekend currently has the green light to move forward as long as our COVID case numbers remain low and protocols are followed. As of now, the Friday Night Cruise, Presentation of Cars and Saturday Show-n-Shine are a go!

Gardens and Patios on Parade! is a fun new outdoor event on Saturday, June 26th starting at noon and hosted by the Dayton Historic Depot Society. Find more information and purchase tickets online on their Depot Website or on Facebook.

Foodstock & Vintage at the Station is set for Saturday, July 17th at Blue Mountain Station. In addition to the usual Foodstock fun with music, food trucks, and tie-dye, this year's event will also feature Vintage at the Station - a vintage vendor show. Stay tuned for details!