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Grant Opportunities.

Downtown Safety & Security Grants

The Safety & Security Grant is offered to encourage commercial property owners and business tenants in downtown Chehalis to invest in lighting and safety measures to improve the safety and security of their business and/or property. The grants provide a 75% match, up to $1,000 per business or property, for approved improvement costs.

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Small Event Micro-Grants

The Small Event Micro-Grant is offered to downtown business owners who host an event at their business within downtown Chehalis. Experience Chehalis works to support and foster the health and viability of our business community, and our Small Event Micro-Grant aims to encourage businesses to initiate events to increase commerce and visitors to our downtown.

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Downtown Business Façade Grants

Experience Chehalis Façade Grants are intended to help downtown businesses and property owners make significant changes to improve the fronts of their buildings. The grants provide a 75% match, up to $2,500 per business or property, for approved improvement costs. 

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Downtown Digital Marketing Grants

The digital marketing grant program provides matching funds for the enhancement of downtown business’ online presence to help these businesses gain a stronger position online.  The grants provide a 75% match, up to $2,500 per business or property, for approved improvement costs.

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Downtown Business Micro-Grants

Does your location need a quick pick-me-up? Experience Chehalis provides grants to help downtown businesses and property owners make small improvements to the fronts of their buildings. The micro-grants provide a 75% match, up to $250 per business or property, for approved improvement costs.

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Holiday Facade Grants

The holiday facade grant is offered to downtown business owners who desire to make eligible small-scale improvements to the façade of their buildings for the winter holiday season. The grants provide a 75% match, up to $350 per business or property, for approved improvement costs.

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Historic Property Preservation.

Main Street’s Guide for Property Development

This guide is designed to provide information on some of the key questions that surround the financing of downtown property redevelopment: How do developers typically raise capital for their projects? What resources exist to help finance projects, and what are their limitations in terms of building process or end use? And who is eligible for which funding sources?  Download the Property Development Guide.

Do you own a historic building?  Learn more about the two major tax incentive programs available to historic buildings in Washington state: the Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit and Special Valuation.  Download the brochure.


Business Casual Weekly Coffee

Do you work in the downtown area and looking to kick-start your day with some great company and conversation? Then join Experience Chehalis for our weekly morning coffee meet-up! We’re gathering at Chehalis coffee shops from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. to enjoy some delicious coffee and catch up with friends old and new. Locations will rotate monthly. Get to know your fellow business owners, ask questions, and enjoy a friendly conversation while sipping your morning beverage. This is a very informal gathering, so drop by to say hello or sit and mingle for a while. Come join us for a morning of caffeine-fueled fun! We can’t wait to see you there.

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Buildings for Sale and Rent/Lease

Interested in purchasing property downtown?  Seeking a business space to rent or lease?

View properties available in Downtown Chehalis



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Parking extender passes for customers

Did you know customers to Downtown Chehalis parked in 2-hour parking zones can extend their parking to spend more time downtown?  Many businesses are not aware the City of Chehalis offers a parking extender pass in Downtown Chehalis.  Experience Chehalis is working with the City to promote this program to add more flexibility for customers downtown.  Businesses can purchase parking extender passes for $1 each to make available to customers at no charge.  This will extend customer parking for two additional hours.  Businesses with extender passes available will receive a vinyl decal to display in their window to let customers know passes are available at that location.

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Experience Chehalis hosts the Networking with Chehalis Businesses and Organizations Facebook Group, a forum for Chehalis businesses and organizations. Share ideas on growing and ever-improving our Chehalis business community.
Let’s chat marketing ideas, share successful hospitality experiences or ask a how-to question.


Chehalis Coworks, a collaborative effort by the Port of Chehalis and Experience Chehalis, is a thoughtful space to encourage independent businesses, remote workers, and travelers to flourish while providing necessary technology in an intentionally-designed shared workspace.

Find our coworking space at 478 N. Market Blvd, in the heart of Downtown Chehalis.

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Experience Chehalis is part of the Main Street Movement the leading voice for preservation-based economic development and community revitalization across the country. As a Chehalis business, you can participate! You’ll have a great time meeting business-minded folks who are working to improve our community. There is no membership or fee to join. Experience Chehalis meets the second Friday of every month. 

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We have Fiber Internet downtown.
Simply put — it’s a game changer.  Your internet speed impacts how quickly you can work, as well as the quality of your customer’s experience when doing business with you.  Both are major drivers vital to your bottom line.

Fiber Options with Rainier Connect


Experience Chehalis Brochure

Share Chehalis with all your visitors! Make sure you have Experience Chehalis brochures ready for recommendations or directions. Experience Chehalis has information for all types of local activities.

To request a supply of these items for your business or organization, please contact us at (360) 345-1738 or email

Chehalis Business Guide

This 8×11 inch trifold is a great resource for businesses interested in locating to our area. It includes information on exciting new growth opportunities and describes the optimal work-life balance available.

To request a supply of these items for your business or organization, please contact us at (360) 345-1738 or email

Promotional Materials Distribution

Wondering where to distribute your posters or brochures? Feel free to download our lists!

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Download Poster Distribution Locations

Would you like to be added or removed from our list?  Please contact us at 360-345-1738 or email us at

Choose Local First Campaign

Bring awareness to our local businesses, boost our local economy, and foster civic pride! 

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Chehalis Photos

Need a photo? Take a look at these, all approved for Chehalis business use!

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Safety & Security.

City of Chehalis After-Hours Trespass Authorization Form

An After-Hours Trespass Authorization From is available through the City of Chehalis that authorizes officers of the Chehalis Police Department to advise subjects who are present at a business during non-business hours that they are being trespassed.

Return completed forms to the Chehalis Police Department at:  350 N. Market Blvd. Rm 201 Chehalis, WA 98532.

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In partnership with the City of Chehalis Police Department, this Safety & Security FAQ guide is produced to provide information, tools, and resources to empower you as a business owner.

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