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PassItOnProject.com aims to put small businesses throughout the Northwest back to work with a focus on those struggling the most as a result of the pandemic. Columbia Bank will pay small businesses, collectively, more than $500,000 to perform services for people whose lives have been adversely impacted by the pandemic or the economic downturn it caused. These services range from food deliveries and home maintenance, construction and salons to dental work, animal medical procedures and auto body repair.
Columbia Bank is helping more than 350 small businesses and many more individuals and families in the Northwest through the initiative. We have small-business owners in Oregon who are working to provide free services to locals in need and help revive local economic activity.
“Small businesses are the lifeblood of our communities, and the hope is that this project will inspire others in our communities to do what they can to help small businesses recover,” said David Moore Devine, EVP, chief experience officer at Columbia Bank.