Chamber Minutes

An weekly update from our Executive Director, Timm Slater…

08/20/18

Good morning, this is Timm Slater with your weekly Chamber minute.

Every year, about this time, I conduct a one on one conversation with each of the 21 elected members of the Chamber Board which we call Director Chats. The purpose is to get their sense of where the organization is at and where it’s headed. Let me share some of those insights with you through their own comments.

Membership Outreach

Let’s figure out how to invite and welcome entrepreneurs to our community. Folks need to know how to get through the hoops.
We need to supply the information and support for those trying to establish new businesses, especially for young entrepreneurs.
Would like to see our members be the Chamber’s billboard for membership.
We should build the pride in being a member. That will be a focus of the upcoming membership blitz.
To create a bigger footprint in the community we need to focus on membership. Help them see what we do for them
Face to face time with our members is important.
With our membership invoices we should include a small thank you card or membership anniversary celebration.
Advocacy

Our chamber fights for a change in our community and looks at all sides of issues. A good example was the BEST bond healthy debate.
Appreciate the process of determining how we take positions for the Chamber.
There is a lot of LAT activity which seems very promising.
The Chamber is an advocate for community and business.
It’s good we are more involved with advocacy for business issues.
LAT is huge especially for small business. We are looking out for their interests. We should advertise that benefit better to them.
The Chamber is an advocate for community and business.
LAT is the Legislative Action Team of your Chamber.

Oops, it looks like I’m out of time, so we will continue this report next week.

This is Timm Slater for the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, remember our business is helping your business. And like us on Facebook.


08/13/18

The Chamber Minute
Folks talk about this time of year being the dog days, a period of inactivity in the hot summertime. But unless that dog is a racing greyhound, that’s not the way your chamber sees August. This is a big month for organizing, planning and setting the stage for our many activities that fill the fall. Let me share a few of those with you.
• Taking Care of Business X, (our bowling fundraiser) will be held Thursday August 30th at North Bend Lanes. It will be a great night of fun, fellowship and marginal bowling.
• Leadership Coos has finalized its 30th class, and is completing the program logistics to start on September 11th.
• The annual on-line survey of our membership is scheduled for September with the results being used by the Directors in our 2019 planning process.
• The Wednesday Business Connection will return on Wednesday September 5th. We are currently scheduling speakers for the entire WBC season.
• The 26th Economic Outlook Forum is set for December 14th. The initial planning meeting to identify speakers and businesses to participate will be held toward the end of August.
• We have been hard at work on ad sales for the 2019 Business Directory and Community Profile. If now one has chatted with you yet, You will hear more about this opportunity soon.
• And final preparations are underway for our fifth golf tournament on Saturday September 22nd once again at Bandon Crossings.
Lots of great things developing right now and lots of opportunities for you to be involved. Give me a call and we will get you into the action!
Remember our business is helping your business. And like us on Facebook.

Chamber Events and Meeting Calendar

August 2018

Community Events

October Events

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Tall Ships-Lady Washington/ October 3rd-9th

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2nd Annual Salmon Run

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BACAPA Annual Dinner Fundraiser

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Don’t Mask Domestic Violence

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The SAFE Project’s annual fundraising gala is back again with our new “mask” theme, this year we are going with a “Mardi Gras” style event. This year there will be a pasta dinner and dessert bar provided by Bon Appetit Catering & Event Center, a hosted bar (Free custom themed drinks!) provided by North Bend Lanes as well as dancing, music and entertainment provided by St. John Entertainment Memorably Fun, live and silent auctions, and prizes for most creative masks!

As always we encourage you to dress up for this event but it is not required.

Stay tuned for ticket pricing and special PRESALE table prices!

If you are interested in sponsorship or becoming a donor for this event please contact Rachael Espy or Cellila Martinez at 541-888-1048.

Trick or Treat Downtown Coos Bay

5th Annual Golf Scramble

 

5TH ANNUAL GOLF SCRAMBLE SPONSORS! 

Southwestern Oregon Regional Airport
Nasburg Huggins Insurance
Tri County Plumbing
Bandon Inn
Bahama Buds
Edgewater Inn
Edward Jones- Pam de Jong
Bigfoot Beverages
Life Care Center
First Interstate Bank
Gipson Agency/Farmers Insurance
O’Neil Overhead Doors & Gutters
Oregon Pacific Bank
Knife River Materials
K-Dock
Pacific Power
Jordan Cove LNG

Umpqua Bank

THANK YOU SPONSORS!

PRIZES: 

Family Fun Center 2 arcade passes + one large pizza
Oregon Zoo 4 General Admission Tickets
Pancake Mill Gift Certificate-Free Breakfast or Dinner
Eagle Point Golf Club 4 -1 Round’s of golf certificates
Cougar Canyon Golf Course 2 rounds of golf
Quail Valley Golf Course 2- rounds of golf for 2
Water Works Park 2-wristbands
Sand Master Park 2 free rentals
Grays Harbor Historical Seaport sailing for 2
Sharkbites Restaurant $50 gift Certificate
Little Italy $50 gift Certificate
Wildlife Safari 2 complimentary passes
Clambake Music Fest

Fiddler’s Green

all event pass

2- 18 hole rounds of golf

 

THANK YOU TO OUR PRIZE SPONSORS!

BACC 5TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: THE BAY AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:

THANK YOU TO OUR MAJOR SPONSORS:

BAHAMA BUDS

K-DOCK RADIO 

KNIFE RIVER MATERIALS 

OREGON PACIFIC BANK

PACIFIC POWER 

 

 

Taking Care of Business X at North Bend Lanes

North Bend Lanes on August 30th for Taking Care of Business X!

There are only 7 LANES LEFT if you would like to join us!!!

Includes: $50 in Bowling Bucks, Karaoke with Mike the Bear, Prizes, Trophies, Networking and FUN!!!!

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Bowling -show off your business

Welcome New Members

Happy Body Pilates 

Bon Appetit Catering & Event Center

Another Perfect Production

Front Street Provisioners

Teri Grier for Oregon, House District 9

Wildflour Catering

 

 

Newsletter

Enjoy our monthly Newsletter.

BACC Monthly Report / Newsletter 

Message from our 2018 President
Tom Burdett

Hello Chamber Members and Volunteers,
Welcome to August 2018! We are in cruise mode since the July Jubilee and our most recent Ribbon Cutting at Bon Appetit Catering & Event Center. I do hope you were able to attend.
This month provides all with another terrific opportunity to network with other chamber members by signing up and participating in the 10th Annual “Taking Care of Business” Bowling event on the 30th. Even if you don’t bowl, please make time to visit North Bend Lanes from 6-8pm and visit with those in attendance.
I have been fortunate in the last month to present the Chambers 6 month review to both Coos Bay’s and North Bend’s City Councils. What a review of accomplishments so far for ‘Our Chamber’. For we all know our mission; “Our Business Is Helping Your Business”.
With that said, your Chamber is having a Membership Blitz this month, where we will have a gathering of the Board of Directors, and more, and be visiting, you, the Chamber Members, to ‘Thank You’ and find out what more we can do to assist your business needs. For we have avenues that can do just that – our various committees. Any of which, you can participate in to facilitate more strength for your business and community.
Let me list them for you:
Ambassadors, Business Development and Support, Natural Resources, Legislative Action Team, Leadership Coos – your doorway to networking and area understanding., WBC Luncheons, Education, Tourism, Transportation, Membership Development and Events. Please find the complete information on page 15 of the 2018 Chamber Directory.  Join one of these teams and share your BOLD ideas within them for creating a solid  future for all of us.
If you do not get a special membership visit, please contact us and we will  stop by to chat with you.
I look forward to more continued positive weather, for our next adventure will be on September 22nd for the 5th Annual Golf Scramble at Bandon Crossings. Have you signed up your team? What another way to network and have FUN!
I hope your month of August will be FUN, Productive and will present the opportunity to “Connect with Community Cultures” C³. It is very easy when you engage with your  Chamber neighbors.

Best and Peace,
Tom Burdett
2018 Bay Area Chamber President
541-404-1028


Ribbon Cuttings

Jared Barber with Edward Jones Investments
has a new office!

Join us August 14th at 5 pm
for a Ribbon Cutting Celebration.

Located at 936 Central Ave. Coos Bay
Open House from 4-6pm.

Chamber Event-Taking Care of Business X

September 23rd at Bandon Crossings
Sponsorship Opportunities 
Major Sponsor $500+
Place Sponsor -$100-$300
Hole Sponsor-$150-Have a Booth on the Greens!
Donate a Prize
Swag for the Golfers Goody Bags
Sponsorship deadline for full exposure is
June 30th.
Thank you to our current sponsors: 
Bahama Buds– Major Sponsor

Bandon Inn

Bay Area Hospital

Bigfoot Beverages
Edgewater Inn
Edward Jones- Pam de Jong
First Interstate Bank

Gipson Agency/Farmers Insurance

K-Dock Radio

Knife River Materials– Major Sponsor

Life Care Center of Coos Bay
Nasburg Huggins Insurance
O’Neil Overhead Doors

Oregon Pacific Bank– Major Sponsor

Pacific Power-Major Sponsor

Southwest OR Regional Airport
Tri County Plumbing
30th Annual Leadership Coos Class! 
Leadership Coos is
designed to develop (not train) leaders and to provide a comprehensive, objective awareness of our community in action. The program has been developed with the goal of acquainting
participants with local aspects of the community-from city, state, county and federal government issues– via a series of topics, tours and speakers.One day per month for nine months (September through May) participants attend seminars, tours and briefings which expose
them to the issues and opportunities within our community and challenge them to become
involved in decision making in political and
community organizations that match their areas of interest. Sessions are led by selected leaders from both local and statewide fields that acquaint participants with a wide variety of subjects
including (but not limited to) local transportation issues, emergency services, communications, education, business and industry, health and
human services.Download BrochureHOW TO APPLY…
To apply for the next Leadership Coos class,
contact the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce in the following ways:
Mail: Pam Cottrell
Leadership Coos Coordinator
145 Central Ave
Coos Bay, OR, 97420
pcottrell@oregonsbayarea.org
Phone: (541) 266-0868Application can be found online at www.oregonsbayarea.org
Chamber Business Directory
Each year, thousands of hard copy editions of our Business Directory & Community Profile are distributed to each Chamber member, Real Estate offices, Lodging establishments, Bay Area Hospital and Clinics and Southwestern Oregon Community College.  It informs readers about the many good reasons for living and working in Oregon’s Bay Area, the benefits of belonging to the Chamber and how to find the products and services available from Chamber members. The Directory is also available online by visiting www.oregonsbayarea.org.Are you interested in knowing more about advertising opportunities give Debbie a call at
541-808-1969 or drop her an email message at
webb.dd1969@gmail.com
and she can help you with the process!

Would you like to place an ad in 2019 BACC directory? Click the link below to find out how you can receive a 10% discount!

2019 Directory Contract for Advertising 

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Top 10 Reasons to Join

  • Membership brings credibility to your business.
  • Increase you visibility in the community
  • Create networking opportunities
  • Gain a voice in Government.
  • Make business contacts.
  • Receive Chamber Newsletters.
  • Acquire customer referrals
  • Chamber events and programs
  • Promotion and publicity
  • Access to members-only discounts and services.
Are you getting the most out of your Membership?Give us a call to discuss
Chamber Benefits.
541-266-0868
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Membership Change Form
5 Star Nomination Form
Chamber Member in the Spotlight-Tell us about you!
2018 Board of Directors
Committee Chairs and Meeting Times
Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Members
June
RENEWING MEMBERS
Antique & Auction Co. of Southern Oregon
Bay Area Copier Company, Inc
Bay Area Mailing Connections and More LLC
Black Market Gourmet
Bayside Terrace
Beyer Excavation

Briggs Health

C.J. Huntsman, CPA P.C.

Captain’s Choice Restaurant

Coney Station

Coos Bay Vision Center, Inc

Coos County Health & Wellness

Dr. Tom Holt Dentistry

Electric Hospital

First Call Resolution

Gary W. Long Construction

Highroad Wealth Advisors

Lighthouse Radio Group K-Light

Moe’s Bike Shop

Morgan Veterinary Clinic

OneMain Financial

Pacific Air & Comfort Inc

Reed Import Specialist

The Artist Loft Gallery

Tom’s Bulldog Automotive INC

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Member to Member Specials

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Shared office space for rent at Sol Suites – $260/month

  • Perfect for a satellite office, travelling business person, campaign headquarters, etc
  • Approximately 75 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!


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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