Mid Columbia Economic Development District strives to promote the creation of family-wage jobs, the diversification of the economic base, and the growth, development and retention of business and industry in Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Klickitat and Skamania Counties
MCEDD is organized as a government non-profit in Oregon as an ORS-190 and in Washington through RCW 39.34.010.
November 22, 2019 – Looking to take advantage of online tools to support your business? Join us for a workshop hosted by MCEDD and the Hood River Chamber of Commerce featured Nicole Bernard of NB Marketing. Wednesday, December 4, 12:00 pm at Hood River Chamber of Commerce (720 East Port Marina Drive, Hood River, OR).
Instagram 101 will give an overview of how to use this platform to market your business. Through the workshop, you will also get a brief overview of the variety of digital marketing tooolls available to your business and get a chance to share with the Chamber about future training needs.
Join us to share ideas, ask questions, or explore what’s possible online! Refreshments will be provided. This event is free to attend, but please RSVP to Carrie Pipinich (firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-296-2266).
Auto-Electric Co-Working space (above) and the Copper West building (right) located at 314 Lincoln St. in The Dalles
Argonaut Investments, LLC is the umbrella company for the projects owned by business partners Maui Meyer and Ben Stenn. Mr. Stenn is the Executive Chef at Celilo while Mr. Meyer is Managing Partner and Principal Broker of Copper West Real Estate. Both companies are related via co-ownership. “Since our first days as partners of the Sixth Street Bistro, Ben and I have worked closely in partnership, and Argonaut Investments is a logical extension of that” says Meyer.
“It was time for us to have a distinctive space with high visibility for our office, which has been in The Dalles for the past six years. Remodeling the iconic Auto Electric Building into two separate spaces was a great solution and will provide a new business hub on the west end of downtown The Dalles,” said Meyer. “One half is now Auto Electric Co-Working space, and the other is the new Copper West building. It’s a great way to grow our business and invest in The Dalles in one project.”
The MCEDD Loan Program is available to entrepreneurs, start-up businesses and existing businesses doing business in the five county (Sherman, Hood River, Wasco, Klickitat and Skamania) Mid-Columbia Area. This loan program is part of MCEDD’s efforts to strengthen and support the region’s economy.