Recent News

7th Annual Give Twice
Call For Volunteers!

Longview Recreation Summer Food & Fun Program kicks-off Monday, June 23rd and runs through

August 22nd at Archie Anderson Park.  Volunteers are needed over the summer to help set up, check

kids in & out, assist with fun activities and help get healthy foods to kids in our community!  Program is Monday-Friday, 11:30am – 3:30pm.


If you are a high school student and looking for volunteer hours this is your opportunity.  Please

2014 Golf Classic Photos Over 50 photos of the Chamber Annual Golf Classic, played Monday, June 16th at the Longview Country Club.


Golf Classic Champions

2014 Chamber Golf Classic

Congratulations to all the winners!

1st Gross - Shamrock Tavern (60):  Steve Jones, Matt Carlough, Gene Guttormsen and Rocky McCullough

2nd Gross - Signature Transport (62):  Dale Lemmons, Derrick Lemmons, Dave West and John Philbrook

3rd Gross - Cowlitz Black Bear (62):  Jim Appleby, Eric Cheatley, Bob Rose and Tim Matz

1st Net - Key Bank (52):  Marlo Rivers, Mike Despain, Phil Garver and Tim Kalal

Lil' Squatches

Calling All Lil' Squatches!

Kids fun run including mud, foam, and a guaranteed great time.  Registration open for Kindergarten thru 6th grade.  September 27th at Toutle River RV Resort.

For more info and registration go to

Bill Chapman Named CEO of Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview

Proposed State-of-the-Art Export Terminal on Columbia River
On Track to Create Hundreds of Family-Wage Jobs in Cowlitz County

LONGVIEW, Wash. – June 12, 2014 – Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview, LLC today announced that William H. Chapman, formerly a senior environmental law partner at K&L Gates, joined the company on June 8 as chief executive officer. Millennium operates an existing import facility and has plans to build a world-class export facility on the Columbia River.

Check out this month’s issue of the Kelso Longview Business Connections

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Meet Karen Sisson, see who won at the Business and Education Awards and read columns from our local professionals.

Columns from: Ted Sprague, CEDC; Chris Bailey, LCC; David Futcher, Mayor Kelso; Ken Botero, City of Longview Council; Jerry Petrick, SBDC; Cathy Barr, St. John’s Foundation; Chris Skaugset, Longview Library; Melissa Taylor, COG; and Chuck Nau, Murray Nau Consulting and Sales, “Four-legged Sales Calls”

Press Release - New Manager at Bicoastal Media Radio Stations

Bicoastal Media announced the appointment of Bruce Pollock as Market Manager for KLYK, KRQT, KBAM, KEDO and KPPK radio stations.

Sand Blaster 5K Obstacle Fun Run

Get this Fun Run on your calendar!!! Saturday, September 20, 2014 -- 9 am -- at the Port of Kalama.

Sponsored by the United Way of Cowlitz & Wahkiakum Counties and benefiting local service agencies. For more details go to

2014 Sand Blaster 5K Fun Run

2014 Pillars of Strength Awards

What a great event the 2014 Pillars of Strength Awards was. A great turnout from business and education sectors, exceptional nominees in all categories and wonderful camaraderie! Please visit our Facebook page to see the award photos from 2014. Have some fun tagging people you know and give them a big kudos for their award. It's times like this that remind us we are a community of leaders. And, our leaders start young as the example below in the photo shows.