Casting caution: Rural business owners ask boaters and fishers to respect guidelines

While local business owners are ready to get open again, social distancing and other rules created during the COVID19 pandemic need to be following in order for those businesses to stay open.  Recreating in Columbia County is popular, and for decades we have welcomed people from across the state into our community. Times are different this spring, and our recreation business owners are asking visitors to respect the guidelines set forth so their ability to stay open is not jeopardized. More info here.

Local Businesses Need Your Support

With the recently extended Stay-at-home order the Dayton Chamber of Commerce and Port of Columbia have revamped, added and edited the list of businesses that would love your support during this difficult time. Buy a gift certificate in preparation for that much needed massage, haircut, or shopping spree once we are through this! Order food and pick it up to eat at home! Stay safe, keep your distance, but lets all work together to keep the community going!  Please, check out the link here.

Small Business Financial Impact Survey

SURVEY REQUEST: As part of our response to the current economic situation, the Port of Columbia and the Dayton Chamber of Commerce are surveying business owners to gauge impacts and to estimate future responses in potential aid to local businesses. The information you share will be kept confidential. Aggregate information may be shared for government purposes, but business names will be withheld.
You can access the survey by clicking here. Completed surveys can be emailed to jdelannoy@portofcolumbia.org or chamber@historicdayton.com or dropped by the Port or Chamber offices between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Devoted to Dayton

We encourage everyone to help support all the small businesses as much as they can! Check out the list of businesses and what they have available while we all work through COVID-19. We will be updating the list as we continue on, so check back! Wash your hands and stay healthy!

 

Restaurant/Store Questionnaire

The Port and the Chamber are working together to come up with a list of restaurant take-out, delivery, and gift card options in order to create a comprehensive list to use in a marketing campaign. Even though this is geared towards restaurants, please fill it out anyway if your business has an idea your business would like to share with the community. Click Here for a printable version of the questionnaire.

Touchet Valley Trail survey

It’s long been a desire to have a trail connecting Dayton and Waitsburg.  Thanks in large part to grants from the National Park Service and WSDOT, we are now in the planning stages and want your input!  Please take a moment to fill out our trail survey, visit our Touchet Valley Trail, and like and follow us on Facebook for frequent updates.  There will be numerous opportunities for public input throughout the process – we hope you’ll participate in all of them!