Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
Develop, Promote and Connect your Business
The Bay Area, consisting of Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston, is a truly unique community. Located on the Southern Oregon Coast, home to some of the most spectacular beaches and sand dunes in the world, the Bay Area has become a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and retirees to experience living in the unspoiled beauty that surrounds us, and is the perfect nest for young families to grow.
Our business community accentuates individuality and character while our retailers strike a balance between distinctively local shops and nationally known chains.
So whether you’re a first time visitor, prospective new resident or business owner considering relocation, once you come here, you’ll never want to leave.
The Chamber Minute 02/03/23
Wow, did we have a great evening this past Saturday with the Bay Area Chamber Awards Banquet—Together We Create Opportunity! Besides acknowledging the Officers, Board members, and Committee Chairs for the past year, and introducing the members who will serve in those roles for the upcoming year, we had a variety of awards and recognitions which truly made 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 2022 that award was given to Pam Plummer. Our Citizen of the year, while actively serving on a variety of local boards and committees, has focused much of her community volunteer work on the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce programs and projects. She is a former Chamber President who didn’t miss a beat in her involvement as she left that role. Pam headed and revitalized the Business Development team, Marketing and Communication and stepped into the role of Chamber Treasurer to revamp and simplify our procedures. Pam leads by example and invites you come along. The Business of the Year award is given […]
2023 Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet 01/28/23
The Chamber Banquet Celebrates Excellence in 2022 and Opportunities for 2023 All enjoyed a great evening this past Saturday at the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet—Together We Create Opportunity! Wonderful food, entertainment featuring the cast of Matilda the Musical from LTOB 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 2022 that award was given to Pam Plummer. Pam is the definition of community service. She has served on the Boards of United Way and SCDC, the Bay Area Health District Finance committee and much much more. She is a former Chamber President who didn’t miss a beat in her involvement as she left the presidency. She was chair of an active Business Development committee and later chair of the Marketing and Communication team which developed a new website, expanded our social media presence and looked for other ways to connect to the membership. She stepped into the role of Chamber Treasurer to revamp and simplify our procedures. […]
The Chamber Minute 01/27/23
Top 10 reasons to join the Chamber: Number 4, Gain a voice in government. Country singer Aaron Tippin had a song a few years ago entitled, “You got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything”. Our Legislative Action Team (LAT) takes that to heart. It’s important for your Chamber to promote those things which give us a positive economic climate to grow your business and create a healthy community for your family. The LAT has actively participated in every legislative session since 2011. The 2022 short session running 35 days at the legislature was intense. With its compressed “bill to law” processing time, it was filled with challenges for Oregon businesses and communities which the LAT was striving to balance for all of us. In the 2023 long session the public will once again get to access the capitol in person. The LAT will track and work the bills in support of the Oregon State Chamber of Commerce (OSCC) Legislative Agenda. While we have not been successful in every fight in the past, the Chambers of Commerce in Oregon, are having an impact in Salem. The LAT, over the past few years, has developed a strong relationship with […]