BACC 6th Annual Golf Scramble

BACC 6th Annual Golf Tournament 

The Bay Area Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce our 6th Annual Golf Scramble which will be held on September 21st at Coos Golf Club. 

The BACC Annual Golf tournament purpose is to raise funds and bring added networking and advertising opportunities to our members.  

HOLE sponsorships provide our business members both opportunities.  
Last year over 135 golfers, 40 sponsors and countless volunteers joined us. 

All eighteen holes were sponsored by Chamber businesses, each set up challenges and games for the golfers as they made their way around the course.  This proved to be a great networking opportunity for both the golfer and the business sponsor.    

 A Hole in One Prize featured a new car provided by KenWare Super Store.   
Our community was so generous in providing wonderful GIFTS.
Each ITEM was displayed with the donors’ LOGO and a description of the item. 

The raffle ticket purchaser was given the opportunity to shop the items and place their ticket in the “jar” of the prize they wanted to win.   This was great exposure for the donor and the attendees loved having the opportunity to see what prizes were available to win. 



Please give us a call if we may answer any questions for you. 

Thank you for your time and consideration. 

Your Sponsorship and/or Donation will add even more value to our tournament.

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Knife River Materials

Taking Care of Business at North Bend Lanes

Let’s make this the BIGGEST EVENT to DATE…….let us know if you want a lane ….reply back ….we will send you an invoice!!!!!
Pick a Flight Time…….6 pm or 7 pm
RECEIVE A SHOUT OUT by donating a GIFT CERTIFICATE for a prize give away.


Committee Reports

Committee Reports

Business Development & Support

Committee Update -07/10/19

In keeping with the board’s mission to make sure that our committee work meets our purpose we begin each meeting with the Chamber’s mission statement and our committee’s vision statement.

BACC Mission and Vision Statement:      Our Business is Helping Your Business

BD&S Vision Statement:               Advocate for business recruitment, retention and expansion activities in the Bay Area and throughout Coos County. The Committee supports and encourages economic growth, new jobs, new technology that will benefit and strengthen the South Coast region, and the infrastructure development that makes it all possible.

Our current focus is to support the Chamber’s Coos County Bold project. To that end, the BD&S committee has chosen to focus on three topics that came from the community outreach to gather bold ideas. Those topics are “Working Together, “Economic Growth” and “Infrastructure”. With this as our focus, here are some examples of what we are accomplishing:

  • Assisted businesses struggling to meet requirements to get permitting completed to grow their business.
  • Shared the recent Oregon Employer Council conference information and website to invite local business owners and encourage them to participate or send a key employee to participate. We have also done this same thing for the classes that have been offered by South Coast Development Council and by the Small Business Development Center.
  • We have worked with the local Air Force recruiter to get him connected with local business owners and the Education committee because his goal is to reach out to students interested in trade schools as opposed to college. It is the recruiters experience that 40% of rural students recruited into the Air Force will return home after their tour is over, bringing strong trade skills that enable them to earn family-living wages.
  • We continue to share Jordan Cove Project updates and request support for this important project. This includes educating the community about the project itself as well as the safety precautions being followed and the documented positive reputation of Pembina.
  • We continue to be aware of the struggles that our North Bend businesses have feeling like their voice is not being heard. We support the North Bend council with their commitment to visit each business in person. We also support those businesses on an individual basis.

We will not meet in July due to the Fourth of July holiday. Our next meeting is August 6, 2019. We meet the first Tuesday of every month from noon to 1:00PM in the South Coast Development Council’s conference room in the Newmark Center located at 2110 Newmark Avenue, Coos Bay on the 2nd floor. This is a working lunch and you are encouraged to bring your lunch with you.

Leadership Coos 2018/19
Quarterly Report
July 10, 2019
Leadership Coos wrapped up its 30th class holding our traditional graduation day at the Coos Bay Yacht Club on May 14. When we began the year back in September, we weren’t sure whether this class would be engaged and bond as a group. By graduation day, they were all sitting together, discussing the events of the day and visiting like old friends. It was a great way to end the year with a wonderful group of people. Special thanks to Pam and Jolene; all of our amazing guest speakers and of course our Steering Committee who put a lot of time and effort into each session.
We also held the Leadership Coos 30th Reunion Celebration on June 20 at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology. We couldn’t have asked for better weather! We were fortunate to have some of the best businesses in the area donate to the reunion, ranging from food, beverages, tours and live music. Many of the current and past Steering Committee members were able to reminisce about how it all began and marvel at how much the program has grown. The highlight for me was meeting Bill Lansing and Linda Seely. In speaking with them, you could see that lot of careful thought was put into creating a good solid foundation for this program and I am so thankful they had the vision to make it happen. I must admit that I also loved looking at the old yearbooks and seeing the hairdos!  That’s good stuff!
For our 2019/2020 program, we’ve welcomed several new Steering Committee members. This includes: Karlee Cottrell, Kendell Smith, Anne Flitcroft, Melanie Collier, and Winston “Woody” Wood. Applications for program participants have gone out and are due by August 1. We’ve set the class size is set at 34 people, which is within our typical range. Orientation is scheduled for September 10 and our sub-committee has already met to begin preparations. It’s going to be a great year!
Respectfully Submitted,
Christy Wright
Committee Chair

BACC July Quarterly Committee Report for Education- July 10, 2010

The BACC Education Committee meets every second Monday at the CB Fire Station

Noon- 1:00pm.

On April 8th, the Education Committee met. Present were 16 local business leaders, 5 high school students and 2 high school educators. The focus of April’s meeting was to invite high school students who were interested in hearing about career opportunities. Guest speakers were Jake McClelland from SOWIB (Southwestern OR Workforce Investment Board) and Tina Carpenter from WorkSource Coos – One Stop Center. They discussed support services offered such as youth programs and education training, career counseling and navigating, skill building and resume writing for adults, dislocated workers and youth. Both WorkSource and SOWIB will assist in finding and applying for employment and seek internship opportunities.  It’s great for high school students and others who are not pursuing college and plan to enter the work field.

On May 13th, the Education Committee met again. Present were 20 businesses leaders, 7 high school students and 3 high school educators. The focus of this meeting was to discuss a field career in forestry and timber lands. Guest speakers were Tracy Pierce and Ian Thompson of Rayonier who subcontract and Dan Robertson of Professional Reforestation who supports services in forestry. Both spoke of their company and the success and changes that have taken place in the forest lands over the years. However, there are all kinds of exciting employment opportunities for anyone looking at a career in forestry. From logging, truck driving, land resources, real estate, flagging, tree planting, hunting and recreation, accounting/finance, etc. Plus, the pay is good and there are great opportunities for advancement. A college degree is not always a requirement either. It was nice to see each high school student engaging in conversation and asking questions.

Two BACC Education Committee Extreme Makeovers were held. The first one was on May 11 at Marshfield High School. There were approximately 35 volunteers including several students. We removed several overgrown juniper bushes, dangerous yucca trees along with other invasive plants in the front yard of the campus. Then we shaped the remaining shrubbery, weeded and laid bark chips. Lunch was provided by The Coach House Restaurant.

On June 1, another extreme makeover was held at the South Coast Family Harbor Relief Nursery. We transformed the front entrance by giving all the bushes a major “haircut.” We mowed and edged the lawn and cleaned up the island in the parking lot closest to the nursery.  This really was a transformation. Lunch was provided by NW Natural and some of the SCFH staff. Both extreme makeover events were a success!

Future BACC Education Committee Meetings – 12-1:00

Monday September 9th – CB Fire Station Training Rm, 450 Elrod St

Monday October 14th – CB Fire Station Training Rm, 450 Elrod St

*Tuesday November 12th – CB Fire Station Training Rm, 450 Elrod St * (Monday is Veteran’s Day)

Monday December 9th – CB Fire Station Training Rm, 450 Elrod St

Monday January 13th – CB Fire Station Training Rm, 450 Elrod St

February – June- TBA

Stacy Gulseth – BACC Education Committee, Chair, 541-269-6652 –


NOTE: Educators will return to school on Aug. 26-28 for meetings. At that time, I hope to get the work experience coordinators thinking about their programs and what their goals and expectations are for the new school year and how the education committee can support them.

Then be able to discuss this at the September meeting.

The following are some goals to focus on during our future meetings:

  • Cluster businesses together and have them speak at each BACC Ed Comm meeting
  • Have junior and senior students present especially if there are career fields they are interested in learning about
  • Hear from businesses who would like to offer specific training to our students such as work-based learning / internships, job shadowing, customer service and interviewing skills / training, etc
  • Talk about what career-focused courses students could be taking in conjunction with their academic requirements and combined with work-based learning activities
  • Inform both MHS and NB school-to-work experience programs to our local businesses
  • How can our high school programs increase employment retention, develop loyal and dedicated workers?

Please feel free to make suggestions and comments about how schools and businesses can collaborate and better communicate with one another. Making real-world connections can engage students and help them set goals for their live

Chamber Minutes

A weekly update from our Executive Director, Timm Slater

The Chamber Minute 07/06/19

The Chamber is led by a Board of 21 Directors, chosen from its membership. Each year, in September, about 1/3 of them are up for election, for a new three year term. So what does a board member do?

Your Chamber board determines policies and sets goals aimed at improving the well being of our community. They team with other directors in developing a program of work, through the Chamber, that gives the community the greatest opportunity for growth and prosperity. You must believe strongly in the problem solving powers that are created when people are mobilized for action.

Board members are doers, not just policy makers. They lead by example. They all serve on at least one of the Action Teams, like Tourism or Business Development & Support , or Leadership Coos, or Transportation or the Legislative Action team, just to name a few. They encourage other members to actively participate as well. They ensure the Team has clearly defined objectives to meet its responsibilities and challenges. They also have fun.

Your community has succeeded as a result of people working together. Your Chamber of Commerce provides the perfect mechanism for continued community cooperation and success. As a director you have an opportunity—and an obligation—to move your Chamber and the community into an even more exciting future.

So Chamber member, if this sounds like an exciting opportunity to you, throw your hat in the election ring. Give us a call and we will line you up with the nominating committee as it puts together its slate of new directors for the September election.

Remember Our Business is Helping your Business. And like us on facebook.

Top Ten Reasons to Join

Reason #1 to join ….

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…

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

  • WBC-the Wednesday Business Connection-Weekly networking/Business Luncheon, held Every Wednesday (September-May), Noon at the Mill Casino in the West Salmon Room.  Different Speakers with new topics each week.  Provides many opportunities….Sponsor (Call for exposure details) Attend (Open mic-30 seconds to tell us about your business) Bring a Give-Away to receive a shout-out (Door Prizes)
  • Show off your Business-Host a Business after Hours Event (The Last Thursday of the Month at different locations. Opportunity to Invite members to your business from 5-7 PM to host after hours events-Call to Schedule )~Open House (Much like Business after Hours only can schedule any day/time of the week)~
    Ribbon Cuttings(Celebrate your success with our Ambassadors-Many exposure opportunities

Reason #4 Gain a Voice in Government


Join the BACC Legislative Action Team Committee on the first and third Tuesday, 7 am for video teleconferences, conference room at SWOCC (5th floor, room 505 Tioga Hall

Welcome New Members

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Just Consulting

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Mary Loiselle
North Bend, Oregon.

“Mary Loiselle, owner of Just Consulting helps business clients develop skills and knowledge through business plan development, strategic planning and problem solving.”

Oregon ICE

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“Packaged Ice manufacturer & Distributor. Dry Ice Available. Dock Sales, 10#, 20# Crushed Ice & Block Ice.”

Oregon Ice.
Dave Beebe
925 N. Front St.
Coos Bay, OR 97420

Coastal Sotheby’s International Realty 

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Hunter Finch
196 S. 2nd St.
Coos Bay, OR 97420

The Tin Thistle Cafe

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Paula Holmes
1972 Sherman Ave.
North Bend, OR 97459

“100% Vegan Cafe! House made-burgers, wraps, salads, specials, soups, desserts & Smoothies. Features beautiful outdoor garden with seating.”

Steve Holmes Tree Service 

Steve Holmes Tree Service
Steve Holmes-Licensed Professional
Coos Bay, OR

“Take down and remove dangerous and difficult trees around buildings and sensitive areas.”

Day Star Exterior Cleaning 
DayStar Exterior Cleaning Services - Coos Bay Fresh

Day Star Exterior Cleaning
John Dooley
93677 #C Newport Ln.
Coos Bay, OR

“We deliver the most reliable exterior cleaning services to give our clients satisfaction and peace of mine.  We help homeowners to restore the function and aesthetic value of their houses.”

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of SWO

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of SWO
Bill Ihle
820 Crater Ave #200
Medford, OR

“We are the regions only community based Non-profit providing consumer counseling and financial education programs.  We provide counseling on credit reports, housing , personal and student loan counseling.”

Coos Comfort Furniture

Derria Lakey
290 N. Central Blvd. Coquille
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Lighthouse Health & Wellness

Cindy Bartell
Dr. Michael Bartell, D.C., M.S., C.F.M.P
2182 Broadway Ave.
North Bend OR, 97459

North Bend OR. Chiropractor

Clausen Oysters

Jean Berry
66234 North Bay Rd
North Bend, Oregon

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Bristol Event Center

Claudia & Joe Slack
481 Bennett.
Coos Bay, OR 97420

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Samson Business Solutions
Linet Samson

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Personal Member
Steve Beetham

Patty Sanden
1942 Sheridan Ave.
North Bend, OR 97459
B&B Janitorial 
Kathy Keith 
1165 Newmark Ave #C 
Coos Bay, OR 97420

Bay Eye Clinic
Mary Houghton
3585 Broadway Ave. 
North Bend, OR 97459

Bayshore Paints, Inc
Christy & Trae Johnson 
1026 N. Bayshore Dr. 
Coos Bay, OR 97420
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Bayshore Paints

Bridge to Healing
Linda Haga
320 Central Ave. Suite 413
Coos Bay, OR 97420

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Bay Area Land Development 
Paul McKiddy 
PO Box 1316
North Bend, OR 97459

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Bahama Boards 
Greg Allen
650 Ivy St
Coos Bay

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Bandon Oregon Chamber of Commerce
Ruthie Painter
300 Second Street
Bandon, Oregon 97411

Oregon Coast Blinds
Benjamin Nelson
Bandon, Oregon

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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

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,  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

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!