Small Business Saturday in La Grande

It feels like Christmas at the Main Street Office! For those who haven’t heard, LGMSD is getting behind Small Business Saturday this year. Member businesses – if you agree to participate, LGMSD will give you a bunch of swag to use on Small Business Saturday – November 29th (check your emails for more info)! We’ve got awesome bags designed by Rebecca Minkoff, doggy bandanas, pens, pins, stickers, banners, balloons, posters, window decals, even door mats! And community members, stay posted for details on our fun raffle done through all our participating businesses!

Meet our Newest Intern

Meet our newest intern, Julie Esquibel! Julie is looking forward to graduating in June from EOU with a double concentration in digital design and film under the Media Arts and Communications major. Her interests include streaming and playing video games, watching and making movies, and rooting for her favorite sports teams. She works part time for the Theatre Box Office on campus. Julie is helping us with the design of our Membership campaign and membership package. She will also work on a digital version of our membership package on our website. Thank you Julie!Julie

BlazersThe Portland Trail Blazers and Moda are partnering for the second annual Rip City Relay, a week-long journey around the state of Oregon and southwest Washington that concludes at the Moda Center in time for the team’s season opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Oct. 29.

This year, La Grande will mark the starting line for the relay. An entire day of events are scheduled, and everyone who participates in the festivities will be encouraged to sign a banner as a symbol of their involvement.

Tuesday, Oct. 21

 9 a.m. Relay Tip-Off – Birnie Park (“C” Ave. near 6th St., La Grande, OR 97850)
Mayor Pokorney, Moda and Trail Blazers representatives launch this year’s relay with opening ceremonies in the park.

9 a.m. Community 101 – Imbler High School (6th & Esther Ave., Imbler, OR 97841)
Through classroom-based program Community 101, The Trail Blazers Foundation will give a $5,000 community grant to the school. Throughout the school year, students will learn about their community’s needs and which organizations are addressing them. In May, they will give the $5,000 grant to a deserving nonprofit that is helping their community thrive.

10:30 a.m. School Assembly – Greenwood Elem. (2300 N. Spruce St., La Grande, OR 97850)
Trail Blazers personalities take over a school assembly for an hour of flair, fanfare and fun.

1:30 p.m. PE Class Takeovers – Imbler Elem. (6th & Esther Ave., Imbler, OR 97841)
Trail Blazers camp coaches take over PE classes to teach local kids how to play like the pros.

4 p.m. Rip City Fair – Moda Offices (909 Adams Ave., La Grande, OR 97850)
Fans are invited to this free community gathering featuring fun for the whole family, including the opportunity to interact and play basketball with Trail Blazers personalities.