Thank you Renewing Members

Abel Insurance Agency

ACE Hardware

Action Trophies & Signs

Advantage Dental

Art Connection.

Avamere Rehab of Coos Bay

Bandon Crossings Golf Course

Bandon Pacific, Inc.

Barrett Business Services Inc

Bay Area Hospital

Bay Clinic, LLP

Bay Optical Lab

Bayside Coffee

Berger’s Top Service Body Shop, INC

Bicoastal Media

Big 5 Sporting Goods

Boys & Girls Club of South Western Oregon

Brown’s Studio/Lifestyle Portraits

Builders First Source

Bureau of Land Management

Cadwell Realty Group

CCD Business Development Corp.

Century 21 Best Realty, Inc.

Chuck’s Seafood, Inc

City of Coos Bay

City of North Bend

Clambake Music Festival

Coast metal Works, Inc.

Common Ground mediation

Coos Art Museum, Inc

Coos Bay Area Habitat for Humanity

Coos Bay Grocery Outlet

Coos Bay Lions Club

Coos Bay Marine

Coos Bay Sanitary Service

Coos Bay School District #9

Coos Bay Toyota

Coos Bay-North Bend Chapels

Coos Bay-North Bend Rotary Club

Coos Bay-North Bend Water Board

Coos Head Builders Supply, Inc.

Coos History Museum

Crow/Clay & Associates, Inc.

D.B. Western, Inc

Douglas Timber Operators, INC.

Downtown Health & Fitness

Dyer Partnership Engineers & Planners, Inc

Engles Furniture, Inc.

Englund Marine Supply, Inc.

Farr’s Hardware

Ferguson Transfer

Fred Meyer

Friends of Shore Acres, Inc.

George’s Gardening Service, Inc.

Georgia Pacific West, Inc.

Goodwill Industries of Lane & South Coast Counties

Grand Management Services

Hanson-Meekins Animal Hospital, Inc.

Harwood, MacAdam, Wartnik, Fisher & Gorman LLC

Honda World

Johnson Rock Products, Inc.

Juul Insurance Agency

JW White Painting

Kairos Northwest

KenWare Chevrolet

Kinnee’s Gifts N’ Shells

Kyle Electric, Inc.

Lake House Vacation Rental

Larry A. Reiber, C.P.A., P.C.

Les Schwab Tire Center-Coos Bay

Little Theatre on the Bay

Los Dos Amigos Mexican Restaurant

Marineau & Associates

Marler Appraisal Services, Inc

Miss Coos County Scholarship Pageant, Inc

Moe’s Super Lube & Car Wash

Morgan Veterinary Clinic

Norm Hill Financial Services, LLC
North Bend Lanes/ Back Alley Pub & Grill

North Bend Medical Centers, INC

North Bend Powersports

North Bend School District #13

Northwest Community Credit Union

Oregon Coast Vacation Retreat

Oregon Linen, Inc

Oregon Parks & Recreation Department

Oregon West Management, LLC

Pancake Mill Restaurant

Papa Murphy’s Pizza

Plainview Motel & RV Park

Pony Village Mall

Porter’s RV

Praus Haus-Bay Burger Inn

Quality Inn & Suites at Coos Bay

R P Properties

RE/MAX South Coast

Reese Electric, Inc

Rental Owners Association of SW Oregon

Roto Rooter
Farwest Tire & Auto Inc

Russell W. Clark Insurance Agency

SAIF Corporation

Seaboard Properties

Shoji Planning LLC

Snug harbor RV Park

Soroptimist International of the Coos Bay Area

South Coast Business Employment Corp.

South Coast Office Supply, Inc

South Coast Orthopedic Associates

Southwest OR Community College

Southwest Physical Therapy

Star of Hope

Tan Republic

The Artist Loft Gallery

The Vigue Company

The World

Tokyo Bistro

Tom’s Lock & Key

Tower Motor Company

United Way of SW Oregon
CARE Connection

US Bank-Coos Bay

Vacation Home at Lighthouse Beach

Wayne’s Color Centre

West Coast Contractors, Inc.

West Coast Fencing

Western Mercantile Agency, Inc

Yellow Cab Taxi Co.

Committee Reports

Committee Reports

Natural Resource Team Report:  2-4-19

  • The Natural Resources committee hold regular joint meetings with DTO the 3rd Friday of the month at 7 am and now has been moved from the Red Lion to The Mill Casino.
  • Recreational and Commercial Crabbing is open along entire Oregon Coast, Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) announce recreational and commercial crabbing is now open for the entire Oregon Coast, free of restrictions. Crab samples taken from the area of Cape Blanco, north of Port Orford, to the California border indicate that levels of the marine biotoxin domoic acid have dropped below the closure limit.

For commercial crabbing, ODA and ODFW have lifted the requirement that all crab harvested from Cape Blanco to the California border be eviscerated (gutted). An evisceration requirement will remain in place for all crab harvested from any area outside of Oregon with crab viscera samples for domoic acid of 30 ppm or higher, which includes all crab harvested off California at this time.

It is always recommended that crab be eviscerated and the guts, or butter, discarded prior to cooking. When whole crab are cooked in liquid, domoic acid may leach into the cooking liquid. It is recommended to discard the cooking liquid, and do not use it in other dishes, such as sauces, broths, soups, roux, etc. The consumption of crab viscera is not recommended.

ODA and ODFW will continue monitoring marine biotoxins in crab and shellfish to ensure the concentrations remain below the closure limit.

 

  • Spring Bear application due Feb. 10 SW Oregon is now a controlled hunt like all other spring bear hunts.

 

Lumber prices have fallen since record highs in 2Q2018, mostly due to housing starts are simply overblown and there isn’t much room for an increase beyond the 2018 level.  Despite the one-two hurricane punch that recently impacted the US South and the continued wildfires in the Pacific Northwest, extreme weather events that have significantly impacted forest inventories, harvests and supply, the drop in lumber prices over the last six months is largely, though not entirely, demand driven.  Fewer new-home builds = less lumber

Hello Board of Directors,                                                                                                              1/28/2019

Here is the LAT Quarterly Report at present. The 2019 Legislative Session began 1/14.

As of present, these are the items that OSCC and we at LAT will be paying attention to. There is always more to arrive for review and action. We at LAT will be informing you with abundant material as the Session processes along. We are meeting 2/5 and 2/19 this month, 7am @ CBVIC meeting room.

Best,

Tom Burdett, LAT Chair

2019 Legislative Report – Week 1

 

Dear OSCC members and colleagues –

 

The 2019 legislative session is now underway in Oregon.

The 2019 Legislature has already introduced over 1,700 bills.  OSCC expects another 1,000+ pieces of legislation to be introduced over the next six weeks.  Of the 1,700 bills that have been introduced thus far, OSCC is keeping an eye on:

  • HB 2655 and SB 379 which would prevent employers from enforcing zero-tolerance workplace drug-free policies on marijuana;
  • SB 110 and HB 2175, which would help alleviate the complications that have arisen from Oregon’s new manufacturing overtime limits which cap production employees at 60 hours per week;
  • HB 2255 and SB 592, which would increase damage awards in medical lawsuits;
  • SB 608, a comprehensive rent control and tenant protection bill.
  • Dozens of bills that increase individual, business, property, or product excise taxes.

OSCC expects that several hundred new bills will be introduced this week.  We will continue to screen all new legislation for impact on our local business communities.

As with previous sessions, OSCC expects that the Senate will be the backstop on bad business bills.  Although Democrats have expanded their majority to 18-12 in the Senate, a handful of key moderate Democrats will still control the flow of bills that pass.  Senators Arnie Roblan (D-Coos Bay), Lee Beyer (D-Springfield), Betsy Johnson (D-Scappoose), Mark Hass (D-Beaverton), and Laurie Monnes Anderson (D-Gresham) will be the key bloc of Senators who will decide just how aggressive the legislature will be on issues of taxes and other progressive policies that will impact business.

 

Early Activity on Major Issues

 

We are expecting to see early activity on a handful of key policy and budget items that Democratic legislative leaders have identified as key priorities, including:

  • Rent control.  Senate Bill 608 will limit rent increases to 7% per year in buildings over 15 years old and also prohibits no cause evictions for tenants after one year of tenancy.  This is a key priority for Democratic leadership that will start receiving public hearings on February 4th.
  • Cap & Trade.  We are expecting to see the 2019 cap & trade bill for the first time by the end of this week.  It will likely start receiving public hearings the week of February 4th.
  • Business taxes.  Starting this Tuesday, the Joint Student Success Committee will initiate its Revenue Subcommittee hearings on a potential tax plan that will meet the Governor’s objective of raising business taxes by $2 billion for K-12, Pre-K, and higher education.

                                      Other Issues Coming up This Week

  • Single use straw ban.  Senate Bill 90 would ban the use of single use straws.  It will be heard in the Senate Environment & Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday.
  • Workplace accommodations for pregnant employees.  House Bill 2341 could require an employer to hire an additional person to do heavy lifting or to purchase equipment to allow an employee to stay in their job during the pregnancy.  The bill is scheduled for a hearing in House Business & Labor on Monday morning.  A similar policy has been adopted in Washington, but some business sectors have had issues with implementation.
  • Biometric data collection.  SB 284 would make it an unlawful employment practice to collect biometric data (e.g. fingerprints, retinol scans, etc.) from employees.  There are still unanswered questions about the scope of the bill, which will be heard on Thursday in the Senate Workforce Committee.

You can investigate the Bills at https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1 then look for the BILLS tab in the upper right corner. Click it and then you are able to search House and Senate Bills. Any concerns, contact me.   J   541-404-1028 / thomascburdett@gmail.com  .

Marketing & Membership – Board Update

  • Continued execution of Chamber Benefit Marketing Plan. Promoting one of the reasons to join the chamber per month from the 10 reasons to join wheel.
    • January – “#1 The Chamber Brings Credibility to my Business”
      • Posted on Facebook with related commentary
      • Posted on the Website
      • Timm to discuss in one Chamber Minute on the radio and in the newspaper
      • Table Tents at WBC
      • Looking at other ways to Market Chamber Benefits including testimonials and other ways to tell our story
      • Looking at the 3C Chamber Concept: Catalyst for business growth, Convener for leaders and influencers, Champion for stronger communities
      • Develop Talking Points for Directors, Committees and Volunteers to use when promoting the Chamber and seeking new membership
        • Initial list developed; interviewed board at January work session; Interviewing 2018 New Chamber Members
      • Develop a Prospect List & tracking form – Market Prospects – Goal to grow to 600 Members by 2020 (current membership 534)
        • Obtained names from SBDC of businesses in our area
        • To sort the list and form a prospect list
        • Train volunteers to call on prospects
        • Prospect outreach planned to include face to face calls, Executive Director contact and President contact
      • New Member Mentoring
      • Tracking sheet for new members – planed outreach over the 1st year of membership to help them connect. Planned visits, direct correspondence, Executive Director contact and President contact
      • Exiting Member Checklist
      • Checklist to interview exiting Chamber members to see how we can improve on our service.
      • Social Media
      • Looking for ways to enhance and expand our Social Media presence including the introduction of short videos.

 

Leadership Coos 2018/19

Quarterly Report

Happy New Year!

The Leadership Coos program is nearly halfway through the year, completing our fourth session with Health & Human Services in December. Class participation has been great and the participants are very engaged – even when we cover tough topics, such as child abuse in Coos County. The next session is called “How We Are Governed” and is scheduled for January 8. The day will include a tour of the Coos County Courthouse and an overview of State Courts with Judge Martin Stone.

The Steering Committee is busy planning the 30 Year Reunion, which is scheduled for June 20, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology. The theme for the event is “Pearls of Wisdom”. There will be great food, music and lots of fun stories. Please mark your calendars and join us! Invitations will be sent via email very soon.

Respectfully Submitted,

Christy Wright

Committee Chair

Our meeting this month will be held at the Rodeo Steak house at noon, Thursday Jan 10th.

We have 1 ribbon cutting so far in January.

United Ways new location

Wednesday Jan 16th

186 N. 8th st (CB) open house from 4p till 7p with ribbon cutting at 5p.

 

We are still in need for some BAH slots to be filled,

 

Thursday Jan 31st

Thursday Feb 28th

Thursday March 28th

Thursday May 30th

Thursday July 25th

 

Please contact Lonni or Stacy if you have any question or would like to host a BAH.

Lonni (541)297-8179

Stacy (541)252-9655

The education committee met during the fall term and had a robust discussion about Southwestern’s new Hospitality and Tourism Program. The SWOCC faculty received very useful feedback.

 

The Junior Chamber is planning their annual Teddy Bear Toss Benefiting the Kids Hope Center on Saturday March 2nd.

 

The education committee has identified the recipients the Educator of The Year Award.

 

The next meeting is Monday January 14 at SWOCC in the “Black Box”. Jessica is stepping down as The Education Committee Chair.

Jan 14 will be her last meeting.

 

Events Committee December 2018 Report

Meets the Second Monday, Noon @ Nasburg Huggins Insurance

The Events Committee serves the Chamber by creating additonal revenue, creating networking opportunities for our members, and bringing local businesses together. We are always open to ideas and suggestions on improving existing events, creating new events, or parterning with others to bring more to our Chamber.

The following is a list of upcoming events. Our next focus is the Directory Distribution and providing a prominient showing of the Chambers numbers as we deliver the new directory to our members. We will be asking Board members for participation in this event so please plan to participate.

  1. February 28. 2019 – Directory Distribution and Picnic at the Museum 
  2. August – Taking Care of Business Bowling Event
  3. September – Golf Tournament

Welcome Chamber Members

Your Chamber Transportation committee members over the recent months has been involved in the Coos Bay/North Bend TSP (Transportation Systems Plan) as volunteer, PAC (Public Action Committee) members.

The Cities most recent Transportation System Plans were developed in 2004. Five years remain of the current TSP’s 2023 planning horizon but recent developments and plans necessitate an update. The Cities must update their TSP to maintain a 20-year planning horizon and comply with the Transportation Planning Rule (TPR).

Study Area

The Project includes two distinct areas, the City of North Bend and the City of Coos Bay. The cities are located in Coos County, Oregon on the Pacific Ocean. The City of North Bend is surrounded on three sides by Coos Bay, sharing its southern border with the City of Coos Bay, which is near where the Coos River enters Coos Bay. Together, they are referred to as one entity called either Coos Bay/North Bend, or the Bay Area. The study area is the boundary for the Project, which includes, at a minimum, City Limits, Urban Growth Boundary (“UGB”) and urban reserves.

A TSP examines the City’s multimodal transportation system as a whole, considers planning for street maintenance, connectivity, access, safety and the impact of future growth throughout the network. In order to review the system that is most likely to affect an average Bay Area citizen or visitor, and to efficiently use time and resources for analysis, TSPs generally focus on the higher-order, arterial and collector street system. Arterials and collectors, by definition, provide connections across a city and between neighborhoods and activity centers. As such, the arterial and collector street intersections and corridors are the focus of the TSP Update.

There has been progress made on the Transportation System Plan update and are ready for a PAC meeting and a public open house to discuss.  We are looking to share the current information at an open house on December 12th, at the North Bend Library from 5 – 7 p.m.

SWACT Members

Did you know that most participating members of the Chamber Transportation Committee are also SWACT Members, either currently or formerly (Southwest Area Commission on Transportation)? They include; Rick Skinner (Vice Chair), Ron Kutch, Art Poole, Martin Callery (now a member of the OTC, appointed by the Governor), Jim Hossley, Randy Dixon, John Sweet, John Rowe, Jennifer Groth, Mark Usselman.

The membership is currently working on how to become more assertive with ODOT, as a it has to do with its area management and infrastructure needs with HB 2017 spending.

If you would like to join us, you can contact the Chamber office or just join us; we meet the second Tuesday of each month, at the Coos Bay Visitor Information Center, conference room, from noon – 1 p.m.

Chamber Tourism Committee Quarterly Report

 

Member of the Chamber’s Tourism Committee met on September 27, 2018 to discuss the future of the committee and its goals for 2019. During the course of the meeting it was determined that the group would meet quarterly, except during the months immediately preceding our largest event of the year, Travel & Tourism Week events, including the Bay Area Brigade.

 

Location and time of the meeting will change in 2019. The meeting will remain the third Thursday of the months in which we hold meetings but will now be held in the Conference Room of the Coos Bay Visitor Information Center at 8:00am. The next meeting of the Chamber Tourism Committee will be Thursday, January 17th.

 

One of our primary goals for 2019 is increasing communication within the community about the importance of tourism to the Bay Area. As this goal dovetails with a goal of the Coos Bay-North Bend Visitor & Convention Bureau, a joint monthly newsletter began going out to Chamber members and others in the community focusing on important news and activities happening in tourism in the area. The plan is to send this newsletter via email the first week of each month. If you are not currently receiving this newsletter, you can sign up at https://oregonsadventurecoast.com/industry-news/.

 

Other Tourism Committee Goals include:

  • Fully Plan and Promote Travel & Tourism Week, May 5-11, 2019 
    • Make a Bigger Splash, with more events including the Bay Area Brigade. 
    • Suggestions included a Street Party with the BBQ post Brigade being open to those who participate and those who do not; invite local attractions/organizations to have tables/booths at street party; invite the Surfrider Foundation to do demonstrations or activities on the Boardwalk; appreciation lunches for Fire and Police in both cities. 
    • Widespread media coverage/promotion 
  • Regional Tourism
    • Work closely with the Regional tourism groups that have been forming – Travel Southern Oregon Coast, the Oregon South Coast Regional Tourism Network, and the Oregon Coast Visitors Association – to help promote the area to keep visitors here longer.
  • Communications
    • (As noted above) Along with the VCB, create an Industry Newsletter to send updated information, news and other data to industry professionals and interested citizens in the area. This newsletter would allow the committee to promote such activities as the Ambassador program and the activities for Travel & Tourism Week.
    • Increase community communications with Monthly Articles in The World from a variety of committee/Chamber members – on topics that highlight the importance of tourism to our economy.
  • Ensure front line staff at local businesses can answers the question “What is there to do here?”
    • Host FAM tours for local frontline workers – 1/2 day mini-tours of our attractions to help our frontline staff help our visitors find great things to see & do, for a minimal fee.
    • Renewed push for the Community Ambassador Program – as a committee, encourage businesses to have their staff go through the online program. It is easier to access now.
    • Help distribute new collateral from the VCB to local businesses.

The last few month have been a mixture of County government, Candidate forums, the Oregon business plan, SBDC and an update on the Jordan Cove Energy Project, which was attended by almost 80 folks.

There will be two WBC programs in December, leading into our Christmas and New Year’s hiatus. The first WBC program of the new year, will be on January 9th with Carmen and Annie, of 7 Devils Brewery, chatting about their Drinking Civilly program and more.

Currently we are scheduling the 2019 portion of our season, from January through May. If you have a topic, issue or business you would like to hear more about, please give me a call or note.

Timm Slater

WBC Chair

 

 

Chamber Minutes

A weekly update from our Executive Director, Timm Slater…

The Chamber Minute 02/09/19

Top 10 reasons to join the Chamber: Number 2, Increase your visibility in the community.

As a business person one of the most important things you do is to get the word out about what you produce, its excellent value, your great staff and where you can be found. In today’s world they call that being visible.

As a member, your contact information is in our annual business directory. We produce 5,000 copies each year which are well distributed locally and regionally. Additionally, you are listed on our website, available to those who are seeking your products or services. We also regularly post your announcements to our Facebook page.

Why not be the focus of an evening by holding a Business after Hours at your operation, with two hours to acquaint everyone with what makes you special? Also, our Wednesday Business Connection luncheon gives you many opportunities to promote yourself. Whether it’s the open mic you can use to introduce new staff or products, door prizes provided for drawings at the end of the session or giving a business spotlight.

Visibility comes through sponsorships too. Sponsorships are highlighted in all our activity advertising. Weekly sponsorships are available for WBC. The Economic Outlook forum has numerous spots available, as does our BACC Awards banquet in January. Or maybe you would like to be a participant, bringing your team to our bowling party or golf tourney or the Highway 101 clean up.

How about becoming active in one of our committees like Tourism, Education or Business Development? Not only are you visible in the community, but you are making it a better place to live.

So, come on down and join the team today, for a better tomorrow.

Remember our business is helping your business, and like us on Facebook.

Chamber Minute-02/02/19

Wow, did we have a great evening this past Saturday with the Bay Area Chamber Awards Banquet—Step UP! Wonderful food, unique entertainment featuring a return of the Chamber Pots, and a variety of awards and recognitions which truly make this a community celebration.

Citizen of the year is an honor given to a member of our community who, by consistently giving of their time, energy and resources, has made Oregon’s Bay Area a better place to live. For 2018 that award was given to Jennifer Groth. Besides serving 8 years on the Coos Bay City Council, she actively stepped in many other tough issues important to the community, which included the gas tax increase proposal, the Community Enhancement Plan and county wide tourism. Jennifer has made volunteer service a way of life.

The Business of the Year award is given to a business that has exhibited excellence in products and customer service; contributed time, manpower and resources to community improvement projects; and excelled in employee relations and training. The 2018 award went to 7 Devils Brewing Company, honoring their excellence in business and strong commitment to the community.

Chamber Member of the Year is given to that member, who through their efforts, has carried us to a new level of community service and impact. In 2018 This honor went to Deena Gisholt. She has been a red coated Ambassador, on the Leadership Coos steering committee, an active Membership team organizer, part of the Chamber Board of Directors and an officer for several years. A strong supporter of the Chamber, Deena also encourages her staff to be involved.

 

Additionally, Nicole Ault, a first-grade teacher at Blossom Gulch Elementary School, was recognized as Educator of the Year. The City Councils of Coos Bay and North Bend received the Community Award as a dedicated group of volunteers doing difficult and sometimes thankless work to keep local government on track for their citizens.

What a great evening! See you at next year’s Banquet on the last Saturday of January.

Remember, our business is helping your business. And like us on Facebook.

 

The Chamber Minute. 1/26/19

For the past several months we have talked about the various teams, activities and opportunities the Chamber is involved in. But why be a Chamber member? Periodically, I ask that question of our directors, who are your friends and neighbors. Here’s a little of what they had to say

  • I am active with the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce because I feel strongly that the business community supports one another and works to encourage the growth of our region.  We must get back on a sustainable foundation where we are better able to provide for ourselves.
  • I belong to the Chamber because I like the forward movement I am seeing.  We have moved from a quaint networking group to building a business advocacy powerhouse.  I feel we are making a difference in our area.  Our voice is being heard and we are actively representing our 550 members. We are building connections with key people and businesses to help move this area forward.  We are doing this all while we continue to build our membership providing those key networking opportunities that strengthen our team.
  • I am a chamber member because: 1) I like to stay connected to my peers and important community issues. It makes me feel like I have a voice and can help not only my community, but also my own business. 2) I appreciate the networking and reciprocity that occurs between chamber members. 3) I enjoy participating in community events (social outlet). Being involved allows me to be aware of all the events and participate as I am able.
  • I believe that as a business owner, I have a responsibility to invest my time and money back into the community that supports me and my family. As the community flourishes, so will my business.
  • It is simple.  We are stronger, have more influence and clout when we work together.  We will each be successful when we are all successful.

So, if you want to make a difference for your business and your community, join us today.

Remember our business is helping your business. And like us on Facebook.

The Chamber Minute. 01/19/19

A momentous movie, to some of my generation, was Smokey and the Bandit. It introduced us to the Pontiac Trans Am. For over 25 years following that movie, I  collected articles, pictures and books on the TA. I watched its styles and horsepower change. Finally, I found a late model in perfect shape, low miles and a great price. To everyone’s surprise, I brought it.  At long last, a dream realized.

Over the years, your Chamber has been the source of many dreams realized. The Tourism committee began with a focus to extend the seasons people come to visit us. They also believed tourism could become a significant part of our local economy. Their success has proved them right. Leadership Coos was formed to educate community members to the many facets of our area. It also had a goal to help produce the next set of community leaders. Today you find its graduates leading local business, government and agencies. The Wednesday Business Connection Team (WBC) stages a weekly business or community related forum, which draws over 45 participants each week, from September through May. This provides folks networking opportunities, current issue information and political insights. Besides regularly updating the program offerings to be timely and important for you, last year the team redesigned the sponsorship opportunity from monthly to weekly to enable more businesses to have the chance to promote their operations.

So, who will be the next “Wednesday Business Connection”, the new dream realized, of this Chamber year? Our community has many needs and opportunities that you, as a chamber member, can make happen. Come on down and we will find the Team for you.

Remember our business is helping your Business. And like us on facebook.

Top Ten Reasons to Join

Reason #1 to join ….
MEMBERSHIP BRINGS CREDIBILITY….

Gain Credibility Within Your Community
Joining your local Chamber can be a huge credibility booster. In fact, Chamber membership can boost your business’ reputation by 57%.

Consumers often use their Chamber as a resource when seeking out local goods and services. As more and more community members and consumers perceive your business as reliable, you’ll increase your potential for more referrals and new business deals.

Your Chamber of Commerce supports you as you experience this growing positive perception of your business.

 

Joining your local chamber can positively affect other organizations’ perceptions of your business, and also the views of consumers. Statistics show that 63% of consumers are more likely to purchase from a business that is a chamber of commerce member, and 44% are likely to view those businesses more favorably (Source: American Business Magazine). Plus, some businesses also give discounts for chamber members, a great advantage for small or new entrepreneurs. The reliability and trust your company gains through chamber of commerce membership will boost perception of your brand as an industry leader, and possibly give you the potential to increase revenue.

Reason #2 to join…
INCREASE YOUR VISIBILITY IN THE COMMUNITY. 

As a business person one of the most important things you do is to get the word out about what you produce, its excellent value, your great staff and where you can be found. In today’s world they call that being visible.

As a member, your contact information is in our annual business directory. We produce 5,000 copies each year which are well distributed locally and regionally. Additionally, you are listed on our website, available to those who are seeking your products or services. We also regularly post your announcements to our Facebook page.

Why not be the focus of an evening by holding a Business after Hours at your operation, with two hours to acquaint everyone with what makes you special? Also, our Wednesday Business Connection luncheon gives you many opportunities to promote yourself. Whether it’s the open mic you can use to introduce new staff or products, door prizes provided for drawings at the end of the session or giving a business spotlight.

Visibility comes through sponsorships, too. Sponsorships are highlighted in all our activity advertising. Weekly sponsorships are available for WBC. The Economic Outlook Forum has numerous spots available, as does our BACC awards banquet in January. Or maybe you would like to be a participant, bringing your team to our bowling party or golf tourney or the Highway 101 cleanup.

How about becoming active in one of our committees like tourism, education or business development? Not only are you visible in the community, but you are making it a better place to live.

So, come on down and join the team today, for a better tomorrow.

Remember our business is helping your business, and like us on Facebook.

Timm Slater is executive director of the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information on your Chamber, email us at timmslater@oregonsbayarea.org.

Welcome New Members

B&B Janitorial 
Kathy Keith 
1165 Newmark Ave #C 
Coos Bay, OR 97420
541-756-4718
bbjanitorial@yahoo.com 
www.bandbjanitorialco.com 

Bay Eye Clinic
Mary Houghton
3585 Broadway Ave. 
North Bend, OR 97459
541-756-2584
mary@bayeyeclinic.com 
www.bayeyeclinic.com
Bayshore Paints, Inc
Christy & Trae Johnson 
1026 N. Bayshore Dr. 
Coos Bay, OR 97420
541-267-2010 x 1
christy@bayshorepaints.net
www.bayshorepaints.net 

Bridge to Healing
Linda Haga
320 Central Ave. Suite 413
Coos Bay, OR 97420
541-362-4325
bowenworkbrigetohealing@gmail.com 
www.bridgetohealingbowenwork.com 

Bay Area Land Development 
Paul McKiddy 
PO Box 1316
North Bend, OR 97459
541-759-3478
paul@bayarealanddevelopment.com 

Bahama Boards 
Greg Allen
650 Ivy St
Coos Bay
541-808-3535
bill.bahamasup@gmail.com 
www.bahamasup.com 

Bandon Oregon Chamber of Commerce
Ruthie Painter
300 Second Street
Bandon, Oregon 97411
541-347-9616
ruthie@bandon.com 
www.bandon.com 

Oregon Coast Blinds
Benjamin Nelson
Bandon, Oregon
541-264-7296
benjamin@oregoncoastblinds.com 

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  • Approximately 75 beautifully renovated rentable square feet
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    • shower and bathroom facilities
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    • printer/copier available, pay per print
    • use of on site server with owner-supplied hard drive. The server is great for lots of secure file storage, user unlimited, and remote access for uploading and receiving (like a Dropbox).
  • If you are interested, come check us out! Please contact Ciera Milkewicz at 541-266-0877 or ciera@solcoast.com

Friends of Sol Suites and the Think Tank (current and previous tenants, Think Tank renters) – Sol Coast Consulting & Design, LLC, Visual Graphics and Design, Oregon Health and Science University’s Campus for Rural Health, 7 Devils Brewing Co., Ocean View Enterprises, Renew Oregon, Coos Watershed Association, Oregon Coast Music Association, Surfrider Foundation, Celebration of Oregon Science (COOS), Octoberfish Committee, Coquille Economic Development Corporation, and many more!


Private office space for rent at Sol Suites – $375/month

  • Full private office space at Sol Suites!
  • Approximately 100 beautifully renovated rentable square feet
  • Convenient downtown Coos Bay location
    • full access to 826 square feet of common spaces
    • shower and bathroom facilities
    • use of high-tech Think Tank video conference room (separate list of amenities, please ask!)
    • includes electricity, gas, water, sanitary, 100Mbps Wifi access.
    • printer/copier available, pay per print
    • use of on site server with owner-supplied hard drive. The server is great for lots of secure file storage, user unlimited, and remote access for uploading and receiving (like a Dropbox).
  • If you are interested, come check us out! Please contact Ciera Milkewicz at 541-266-0877 or ciera@solcoast.com

Friends of Sol Suites and the Think Tank (current and previous tenants, Think Tank renters) – Sol Coast Consulting & Design, LLC, Visual Graphics and Design, Oregon Health and Science University’s Campus for Rural Health, 7 Devils Brewing Co., Ocean View Enterprises, Renew Oregon, Coos Watershed Association, Oregon Coast Music Association, Surfrider Foundation, Celebration of Oregon Science (COOS), Octoberfish Committee, Coquille Economic Development Corporation, and many more!

 

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