This Business Resources document provides information for businesses trying to sort their way through the Coronavirus crisis. New information includes guidance on forgivable expenses for your PPP loan as well as an Excel spreadsheet you can use to track PPP expenses. List updated 5-4-2020.
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.
The Port of Columbia and the Dayton Chamber of Commerce have worked together on many economic development projects and programs over the years, but nothing quite like the challenges facing business owners today. Read Waitsburg Times article here.
Downtown Dayton’s beloved Weinhard Hotel has new owners, and the community is thrilled to welcome them. Read the Union Bulletin article here.
In a Zoom call April 30th, the Port of Columbia led a discussion with Columbia County PUblic Health on what reopening could look like and what supplied will be needed to help make it happen. Read the Union Bulletin news article here.
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.
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.
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!