Today's News and Links 

  • For our Local Small Businesses
  • Marketing ideas
  • Small Business Workshops
  • Scholarships
  • Grants
  • Nearly 1,000
  • “Roadschooling”
  • Innovation
  • Learn to know the difference
Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

Small businesses are the backbone of our Nation. However, with small businesses comes small budgets, and often times, a limited staff. If you do not have an in-house specialist dedicated to digital marketing, it can be tricky to get your name out into the mainstream. That’s why our professionals at BPetersonDesign have provided six marketing tips for small businesses. Get them here…
Create resilience – Local workshops – Register NOW!

Progressing your business through COVID requires a solid foundation. Get added insight and new ideas to add to your own. “COVID Business Tune-up” More info here, or Register here, starts Oct. 12. Only $50 for 8 sessions and limited to only 50 people. Attend all 8 and qualify for $200 back. That’s right, it really PAYS you to help yourself.
Brought to you by CCET, Wauna Credit Union, South County Chamber of Commerce, Clatskanie Chamber of Commerce, Rainier Chamber of Commerce, and Keep It Local
New Emergency Small Business Grants, coming soon,

Take a PCC Business class the Fall, we’ll pay you to attend.
Register now!

CCET Small Business Scholarship program for Portland Community College Business Design Series and Business Builders Program, Fall 2020. We’ll rebate 80% of your tuition

Business Design Series go to:
Next start dates: October 20, November 16
CCET will reimburse attendees $100 (80%) upon completion.

Business Builder program go to: 
Next start date: October 5. CCET will reimburse attendees $640.00 (80%) upon completion

To qualify, simply register for the class of your choice, send your PCC registration form to CCET at to notify us. Then, have a great experience and when you have completed your course, send PCC’s verification back to us and we’ll send you a check for 80% of your tuition. Please note: the scholarship only applies to these two courses and you must notify us in advance. Register and tell us today!
‘Roadschooling’ 101:

Families Make Remote Learning Work in an RV. Logging in to online school while on the road poses tech challenges: calls get dropped, teachers glitch out. Read more…
How Trends in Innovation Are Evolving Companies

Innovation itself is being innovated. These five trends are evolving companies at a record pace. The modern company is a lot different from its earlier predecessors. Innovation has changed how companies are organized, products are developed and teams are led. All of this has been done for the better, with companies becoming more efficient and far-reaching than ever. Innovation itself is being innovated. These five innovation trends are especially worth noting, as they are transforming the business landscape as we know it: Get them here…
Over the weekend:
Oregon reports 934 new confirmed and presumptive
COVID-19 cases, 12 new deaths

By Sunday, COVID-19 has claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 572, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. Sunday.

Oregon Health Authority reported 260 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Sunday bringing the state total to 34,770.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (1), Clackamas (16), Columbia (3), Coos (3), Deschutes (8), Douglas (4), Jackson (9), Jefferson (4), Klamath (2), Lane (29), Lincoln (1), Linn (6), Malheur (14), Marion (37), Morrow (2), Multnomah (61), Polk (4), Umatilla (11), Washington (35), and Yamhill (10).
Identify the Different Symptoms of the Flu and Covid-19

With fears of a “twindemic” in the United States this fall, here’s a guide to understanding what’s making you feel terrible. Learn here…
We’ve still got your back, and face-coverings, and sanitizer, and….
Order PPE today, Pick Up Friday 9:00 – 2:00

FREE disposable face-coverings for customers, washable & re-usable (up to 70 times) face-coverings for employees, sanitizer, gloves, and gowns are back. (1 package of these washable, re-chargeable BioSmart masks will last you a full year. Which calculates to a nickel per mask use…)

Updated order forms can be downloaded here: or right here Order forms . Send your order to us by email and or come by and pick-up at the County Fairgrounds 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. -- 58892 Saulser Rd, St. Helens.
Columbia County Economic Team (CCET) and Keep It Local are working to assist businesses navigate through the Coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic disruption….and plan for recovery. Business survival and retention is a top priority. We all want to emerge from the other side of this able to restore our businesses, livelihoods and economy. Reaching out countywide, Columbia County Economic Team will be communicating with you regularly.
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Paul Vogel
Executive Director
Columbia County Economic Team