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Monmouth is a beautiful town located in the heart of the Willamette Valley. We are home to Western Oregon University and have many beautiful parks, biking trails and local shops for you to come and enjoy!

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We have over 100 businesses located in Monmouth, many of them along centrally located along Main Street. Come shop at our local businesses and relax at Main Street Park when you're done.

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Monmouth Business Resources

Business Toolkit

We all know it can be overwhelming to open and maintain a small business, which is why the City of Monmouth assembled a business toolkit to help you on your journey of owning and managing a business.

Asset Library

Did you know the MBA has a collection of local, Monmouth photos? Well, you do now! These phots are availalbe for local businesses and organizations to use for their advertising purposes.

Please note: to ensure not just anyone can access these photos, they are password protected. Email tori@sparkletdesigns.com or sdufner@ci.monmouth.or.us for this year’s password.

City Sign Code

Signs are a HUGE part of advertising for your business. And they can sure be expensive. So, before you purchase, make sure your signs are compliant with city code.

2C1C

2C1C (2 Cities 1 Community) is a local online news publication that is sent through the Chamber of Commerce. It hosts a variety of local news, events, and information. And one of the best parts for business owners? Businesses in Monmouth and Independence can advertise in it for FREE.  Simply send your advertisement to marilyn97351@gmail.com by the 25th of each month.

Monmouth/Independence Chamber of Commerce

Looking for a way to meet and network with local business owners (outside of the Monmouth Business Associations)? Join our chamber of commerce to meet, network with, and learn from local entrepreneurs.

Community Events Calendar

Wondering how to advertise an event your business is doing? One of the ways to let the community know is by adding it to the Community Calendar run through the chamber of commerce. Anyone can submit an event, you don’t have to be a chamber member. (Also be sure to send information about your event to 2C1C.)

Polk County Business Resources

Chemeketa Small Business Development Center

Knowing what steps to take to start, and then grow, your business can be difficult. We get that, we’re right ther with you. Thats where the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) comes in. They have adivsors who are experienced in running businesses to help you along your journey.

Their consulting services include:

  • Business plan development and review
  • Finance, access to capital and business operations
  • Online marketing, social media and web development
  • Government contracting assistance and procurement
  • Advanced Market Research (AMR) and analysis
  • International business development and trade

Polk County Community Card

The Polk County Community Card is an e-gift card that can be used at any participating location in Polk County.

Benefits to Business owners? It’s free advertising for your business and costs absolutely nothing to participate. You only need two things:

  1. You need to be located in Polk County
  2. Your business must be able to accept credit cards by phone.

Finding Somebody Local

We have a myriad of businesses in Monmouth whose job is to help other business owners along their journey. Everything from design & marketing professionals, bookkeepers, insurance agents, and more! Supporting local business owners like yourself is a great way to connect with the community and ensure accountability. After all when you both succeed you only make our community stronger.

I'm looking for...

...lawyers or accountants

...photographers or videographers

...printers

...insurance agents

...marketing and design professionals

Reach WOU Students

Monmouth is the proud home of Western Oregon University! With a population of over 6,000 WOU’s students are an important part of Monmouth’s community.

Find out What’s Happening

today.wou.edu

  • Celebrate Homecoming and the annual Tree Lighting
  • Get involved in Family Weekend
  • Submit your event: wou.edu/calendar

Advertise with Student Media

Advertise in the student newspaper and get newspapers delivered to your business. Contact The Western Howl at 503-838-8347.

Get your business heard on the air, place an ad on our student radio station, KWOU, at 503-838-8900.

Hire Students

contact Service Learning and Career Development 503-838-8432 or wou.edu/slcd

  • Become a business mentor for students
  • Hire interns or employees
  • Participate in career fairs

External Resources

Canva

Canva.com
Canva is a free online design tool that allows you to quickly create content that matches your branding style.

Unsplash

unsplash.com
Has a whole library of free, quality, photos you can use for both commercial and non-commercial projcets. Check out the rules for their free photo license.

Noun Project

thenounproject.com

Has over 5 million icons available for use with attribution in the free plan. There are also paid plans if you have different needs.

 

Local Photos

assets.mbamonmouth.com

Looking for local photos? Search no more! You can use our collection of local photos for your advertising needs. Please note this is password protected, so email sdufner@ci.monmouth.or.us or tori@sparkletdesigns.com for this year’s password.

Zoho

Offers a free level of their bookkeeping software.

 

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