Thursday, August 20, 2015

Pug Parade On Commerce!

We are getting geared up for the annual "Pug Parade". This year it will be fun to see all of the pugs in boardshorts and bikinis. After the parade we will be having a pool party in front of the store. This is where we will be awarding prizes, and handing out goodies. Kristi's Custom Cakes will be making some wonderful treats for our four-legged friends. All of the dogs can also splash around in the "Pug Pool" and cool off.

Sign up ahead of time, or just show up! Commerce can't wait for the action! And, don't forget that all dogs are welcome. Even if you don't have a dog, stop by and just watch from the sidelines.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

2015 LDP Election Results!!

Meet Your New Board of Directors!

Congratulations to all!!  Here's to a prosperous new year downtown!

Elections Tonight!

Annual LDP Elections Tonight

Tuesday, August 18th

Urban Saloon, 1202 Commerce

Must be present to cast your vote!!

Here is the ballot:
  • President: Marcel Goulet
  • 1st Vice President: Wendy Kosloski
  • 2nd Vice President: Sue Piper
  • Secretary: Dawn Gregg
  • Treasurer: No entry-Write ins welcome
Nominations from the floor will be accepted!!

No entry fee or cover charge for attending. No host dinner (each person will buy his/her own food & drink.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Thank You Rely Local Trolley!

Saturday the 15th Was A Festive Day!!

Special Thanks to the Rely Local Trolley!! The trolley was giving rides on Saturday between the civic circle Squirrel Fest patrons & Downtown Annual Sidewalk Sale.  What a perfect day it was.  Weather was cooperative and shoppers were having a grand time!

Please help support our beloved trolley!!

The Trolley has 3 major purposes

  1. Provide something fun for the  community with shuttles at local events, appearances in parades ect. 
  2. Help local fundraisers and non-profit organizations raise needed funds and support 
  3. Promote Businesses and our campaign which is about supporting our locally owned and operated Mom and Pop shops, the backbone of our local economy!!!
This Original 1936 San Francisco Trolley is an instant delight to all who see it or take a ride on it.
Imagine this Trolley at your favorite parade or community event with FREE shuttles to all as it will be available to community events in the Lower Columbia Region.

The GOAL is simple as it is to restore and preserve this beautiful piece of history for all to enjoy in the Lower Columbia Region to include Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Counties in Washington as well as a portion of Columbia County in Oregon. While the investment to acquire, restore, update, protect, insure, and keep it fueled is not small we believe it is worth it as the impact for the community will be significant.

This has been made possible by an agreement between and the Wahkiakum Chamber who has owned and operated this Trolley for the last several years for the enjoyment of their community. is a Shop Local Campaign and website that features local businesses, Coupons, Reviews, and even Local Jobs. is focused on connecting our community with our treasured locally owned and operated businesses who are the backbone of our economy as we believe all of us have a duty to support those who support our local economy, schools, events, and more. The Trolley will also be made possible by many of the Business Members who will be recognized with signage on the Trolley.

Thank You to our Trolley Sponsors -

KUKN, Klog and The Wave, Advantage Screen Printers, The Nickel, The Valley Bugler, ASAP Business Solutions, Hilander Dental, Service Master by JTS, Copies Today - Speedy Litho, The Dog Zone, Elams Home Furnishings, Kristin Cheatley with Windermere, The Money Store - Scott Gross, Chrome Mobile Detailing, Classics & Oddities, Banda's Bouquets, The Original Kristi's and theVideo Store Cathlamet.

We encourage you to be a part of something that will bring more joy to so many in our community.

Thank You for your support! If you wish to become a sponsor or have a question, please contact us at 360-270-2118 or