Astoria Crest Motel Owners Don West, Wendy West, and Marshall Doyle in front of the motel property which serves as a Lewis and Clark interprative viewpoint in Astoria, Oregon
Overlooking the mouth of the Columbia River in Astoria, Oregon is the Astoria Crest Motel, where in 1805, Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery took in the very same majestic view as they journeyed to their future winter camp in nearby Fort Clatsop. Originally known as the Crest Motel when it first opened its doors in 1952, the property had gradually fallen into a state of disrepair and was at risk of being shuttered in 2014. Air Force veteran and entrepreneur Marshall Doyle and his wife Patricia, along with business partner Don West and his wife Wendy, saw this as an opportunity to save a local treasure and strengthen the community. They knew in order to turn their dream into a reality they needed access to capital to purchase the property.
Submit Your Nomination Before the Holiday Rush
Are You a Small Business Owner with an Amazing Story to Tell?
Or, do you know of a small business that deserves recognition? If so, submit your nomination today for the 2020 National Small Business Week Awards.
The final deadline for nominations is 12 p.m. PT, Jan. 7, 2020.
Small Business Saturday is Just Around the Corner
Saturday, November 30, 2019 is Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Please join the SBA and organizations across the country in supporting your local small business by shopping at a small business.
HUBZone Program Update
Just in! SBA issues direct final rule that will allow governors to seek HUBZone designation for certain rural areas, including Opportunity Zones.
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