August 26, 2018 – Diesel Athletics, LLC dba Power Station – Hood River obtained a loan from Mid-Columbia Economic Development District (MCEDD) in December of 2017. This loan provided the funds needed to complete the gym remodel and upgrade project, including finishing the childcare area and smoothie bar and replacing worn out or broken equipment and adding new equipment.
Jeri McMaster, owner of Power Station – Hood River started CrossFit Hood River in June 2009. In February 2013, she acquired the Big Gym business and leased its location at 1813 Cascade Avenue in Hood River. This move allowed CrossFit Hood River to access larger space at this location and added the Big Gym business to Diesel Athletics, LLC. The combined businesses are called The Power Station. Jeri is focused on providing the best gym experience in Hood River by creating a supportive, positive and energetic atmosphere that provides great equipment and training programs and classes with knowledgeable and motivating trainers. Power Station – Hood River offers the following:
Barbells & Bumper Plates
Hammer Strength Back
Hammer Strength Chest
Treadmills & Ellipticals
Reverse Hypers & GHDs
Turf & Sleds
Yoga Mats & Blocks
Functional Studio & Rings
Stair mills & Bikes
Group Training Spaces
Classes for Cycling (interval and strength, boxing, CrossFit, Bootcamp, Ripped (core workout), Kinstretch (stretching and flexibility), Run Club and Olympic and power lifting.
Jeri is excited about her business and says “The portfolio of people who have gone from unhealthy to athletic is large, and we are very proud of the impact that we have made on our community over the years.” Diesel Athletics, LLC employs a combination of 12 full and part-time employees. Power Station – Hood River is located at 1813 Cascade Avenue, Hood River, Oregon. Learn more at www.powerstationhr.com.
July 16, 2018 – The annual report for the Columbia River Gorge Oregon Investment Board is now available here. With approximately $450,000 in financing provided this year, the cumulative impacts of the programs are substantial.
Sustained Impact: From a $4 million allocation, the Board has approved grants and loans (utilizing revolved funds) totaling more than $9.2 million.
Leveraging:The Board has leveraged over $14.7 million in private funds and more than $13.3 million in public funds.
Employment: Funds are provided through grants and loans to support infrastructure, business assistance, and workforce development to support job creation and retention. The Board has provided funding to projects to directly create or retain nearly 700 jobs.