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Hello Chamber Members,

Even though we are all involved with the C-19, schools reopening whether at the facilities or at home and the intruding fires that are consuming the rest of our time, the month of November is closing upon us. And that means election time. Due to all the interruptions, it is likely that the voter turn-out can be lower than normal. Yet, we as Oregonians have the wonderful opportunity to vote by mail or drop off at the voting box/library. What a terrific fortune for us. If you know of anyone that has lost their homes due to the fires, they will likely not receive a mail in ballot – yet we as fellow supporters of one another can reassure them that they can still get theirs in other ways. Please advise them to connect with their local county elections department and have YOUR ballot be sent to an address that you can acquire it. In these times it is still quite important to vote. It is your right to state your belief in what you wish to see as an outcome. So- help yourself and others become strong voices by voting.

Best Regards,
Tom Burdett
BACC Legislative Committee Chair

Chamber Minute

A weekly update from our Executive Director, Timm Slater

The Chamber Minute 08/22/2020

As our summer of missing traditions continues, let me share a special story with you.

Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work. One day he was walking along the shore. As he looked down the beach, he saw someone moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself thinking of one who would dance to the day. So he began to walk faster to catch up. As he got closer, he saw that it was a young man and the young man wasn’t dancing, but instead he was reaching down to the shore, picking up something and very gently throwing it into the ocean.

As he got closer, he called out, “Good morning! What are you doing?” Came the reply, “Throwing starfish into the ocean.”

“I guess I should have asked, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?”

“The sun is up and the tide is going out. And if I don’t throw them in they’ll die.”

“But young man, don’t you realize that there are miles and miles of beach and starfish all along it. You can’t possibly make a difference!”

The young man listened politely. Then bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it into the sea, past the breaking waves. “I made a difference for that one!”

What that young man’s actions represent is the something that is special in each and every one of us. We have all been gifted with the ability to make a difference. We have to be aware of our gift and be willing to use it. And that’s our challenge. Faced with adversity, it’s our time to shine, folks! And if we throw our “stars” wisely and well, I have no doubt that our Oregon Coast, will have an outstanding future.

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BACC Virtual Marketplace

We encourage EVERYONE to support local businesses!

Due to directives in relation to the COVID-19 virus, most of our area restaurants and bars have moved to Take-Out, Curbside or Delivery options.

Please review this list for the most up to date information.

(Take-Out Guide provided by Oregon’s Adventure Coast)

Businesses that are open
& services provided 


To be added to our list, send your info to info@oregonsbayarea.org,
the list will be updated Daily. 

 

Action Trophies and Signs
63757 Hill Rd.
Coos Bay, OR 97420
541-269-0550 fax: 541-267-7165
www.actiontrophys.com
OUR NEW BUSINESS HOURS ARE TUES-FRI 9AM-5PM
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Action Trophies has signs available, give them a call. 18×24 is $15 and 12×18 is $9. I will also deliver locally too. Any questions, please let me know. thanks
Name: Bay Area Mailing LLC
Address: 2001 Union Ave. North Bend (corner of Union & Virginia)
Phone: 541-751-9673
Open: Monday -Friday  9:30 to 5:30
Services:
1)  U.S. Post Office shipping & mailing services/ stamps & forms
2)  Fed Ex Ground & Express shipping & mailing services
3)  Post boxes for rent
4)  Mail/package forwarding services
5)  Stevens-Ness legal forms  
6)  On-site Notary services 
7)  Color /black & white copies 
8)  Faxing, scanning & emailing
9)  Fieldprint fingerprinting
10)Laminating  
Bay Area Mailing is considered an essential service and is happy to be open regular hours throughout this challenging time. Please use your common sense and stay healthy!
Business Name & Location: Cardinal Services, 110 Ackerman Ave, Coos Bay, OR 97420
Services Provided:
Employer Services: Payroll [compliance reporting for all state/federal COVID-19 related aid programs available] Staffing [Hiring recruiting/ screening/ interviewing services performed remotely]
HR services [includes EFMLA program management]; Safety & Risk Management; Benefits & 401(k) plan; Co-employment options.
Job Seekers: Free job placements – complete online application at https://employee.cardinal-services.com.Hours of Operation:
Physical Office is closed – phone service open 8 am – 5 pm Monday thru Friday
All business is conducted over the phone, online at our website, or via email.

Phone Number: (800) 342-4742
Email: hiring@cardinal-services.com
Online: www.cardinal-services.com

Victoria Simpson | Public Relations Manager
800.342.4742 | Ext: 2305 | www.cardinal-services.com
victoria@cardinal-services.com

 

REACH Air Medical Services

Membership Matters! We hope everyone is staying home and staying safe while our provider teams, and healthcare workers across the country, work to contain the spread of COVID-19 and continue to provide care to our communities across the country. Your local membership team, Jeff and Crystal Martinez, are working from home and continue to meet the needs of residents enrolling in membership. When you enroll through your local membership team we make donations to Oregon non-profits, Ronald McDonald House of Oregon and Stroke Awareness Oregon, with each membership enrollment. Due to COVID-19 we have switched to working with our business plans electronically. Discounted membership rates availabe to employers wishing to provide membership as part of their annual health benefits package.

Contact: Crystal & Jeff Martinez (541) 707-7000

CLICK HERE to view Essential Business list provided by the World Newspaper

Our team has been working nonstop to connect with our members and provide them, and the entire community, to provide the most up-to-date resources and information to help navigate and ultimately survive this COVID-19 crisis, both personally and economically.

We have created a “virtual marketplace” to help get the word out about your business and how it is operating.
If you want to be part of our market place, please send us the information about your operations:

  • Business Name & location
  • Services Provided
  • Hours of Operation
  • Phone Number
  • Pictures

We will share the information on our website.

Also as your operations change, keep us updated and we will make those changes in our Market Place listings.

 

Message from Coos Bay Mayor, Joe Benetti. 

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FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS IS MAKING AN IMPACT

As a community, we have weathered the COVID-19 pandemic storm for another week. Because of the precautions being taken by everyone, our community is far better off than other areas in our State and our Nation. That doesn’t mean we can let our guard down just yet. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top expert on infectious disease and a key member the White House Coronavirus Task Force, cautioned the Nation earlier this week about claiming victory prematurely when he indicated that models are starting to show that social distancing is working and calling it, “our best and only great public health tool.”

Another tool in the fight against spreading COVID-19 is the use of homemade cloth masks in public.

The CDC and the Oregon Health Authority has recently updated their guidance regarding the use of cloth, homemade masks in public: they now say that wearing cloth masks in public places like grocery stores can help prevent those who are sick, particularly those who are unknowingly infected (asymptomatic people) from spreading the virus further. As your Mayor, I want to assure you that I am taking these precautions seriously. I have begun using a homemade cloth mask while in public and I urge you to do the same.

It’s been said that from our darkest days come our brightest moments. A good many of our local businesses and organizations have stepped up to serve others during this pandemic and I want to publicly thank the following businesses:

Elkhorn BBQ is offering free lunch for students K-12, one per child, Tues-Fri.

Kaffe 101 is offering kids ham and cheese sandwiches with chips Mon-Fri (they also have gluten-free options).

7-Eleven stores in Coos Bay and Empire are offering free lunch to kids K-12 including a slice of pizza, a banana and a Big Gulp drink. (11 am-12 Noon)

Mean Street Sandwich and Bakery is giving out free meals to kids 11:30-1 p.m. on Mon, Wed, Fri (no purchase necessary). They also give all First Responders and all healthcare workers 25% off.

Burger King is giving a free kid meal with any purchase through their app.

Top Dog is providing free lunch for kids, Mon-Sat, 1-2 p.m. in the drive-thru.

Starbucks is providing any customer who identifies as a first responder or frontline worker supporting our healthcare system a free hot or cold tall brewed coffee on each visit (through May 3).

7 Devils Brewing Company- Even though they had to lay off most of their employees, they have kept their kitchen open for take-out orders and are using proceeds to provide free meals to the families of their laid-off staff. They are also cooking up batches of soup for the local homeless shelter so those who are less fortunate are better able to shelter in place and stay healthy.

Stillwagon Distillery, in partnership with Southern Oregon Workforce Investment Board (SOWIB) and with help from the Coos Bay – North Bend Rotary, has begun making hand sanitizer during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hand sanitizer will be provided to local healthcare workers and hospitals as part of its effort to provide Personal Protective Equipment during the current shortage.

Restaurant O is lowering its normal cost of meals and utilizing financial donations from generous local donors to providing meals for on-duty first responders in Coos Bay and North Bend, as well as the Charleston Fire District, and the Coos County Sheriff’s Office.

If I have missed any businesses giving back, please let me know so I can give proper recognition. Thank you to everyone for doing your part to help this community.

-Joe Benetti, Mayor of Coos Bay

FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS IS MAKING AN IMPACT

As a community, we have weathered the COVID-19 pandemic storm for another week. Because of the precautions being taken by everyone, our community is far better off than other areas in our State and our Nation. That doesn’t mean we can let our guard down just yet. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top expert on infectious disease and a key member the White House Coronavirus Task Force, cautioned the Nation earlier this week about claiming victory prematurely when he indicated that models are starting to show that social distancing is working and calling it, “our best and only great public health tool.”

Another tool in the fight against spreading COVID-19 is the use of homemade cloth masks in public.

The CDC and the Oregon Health Authority has recently updated their guidance regarding the use of cloth, homemade masks in public: they now say that wearing cloth masks in public places like grocery stores can help prevent those who are sick, particularly those who are unknowingly infected (asymptomatic people) from spreading the virus further. As your Mayor, I want to assure you that I am taking these precautions seriously. I have begun using a homemade cloth mask while in public and I urge you to do the same.

It’s been said that from our darkest days come our brightest moments. A good many of our local businesses and organizations have stepped up to serve others during this pandemic and I want to publicly thank the following businesses:

Elkhorn BBQ is offering free lunch for students K-12, one per child, Tues-Fri.

Kaffe 101 is offering kids ham and cheese sandwiches with chips Mon-Fri (they also have gluten-free options).

7-Eleven stores in Coos Bay and Empire are offering free lunch to kids K-12 including a slice of pizza, a banana and a Big Gulp drink. (11 am-12 Noon)

Mean Street Sandwich and Bakery is giving out free meals to kids 11:30-1 p.m. on Mon, Wed, Fri (no purchase necessary). They also give all First Responders and all healthcare workers 25% off.

Burger King is giving a free kid meal with any purchase through their app.

Top Dog is providing free lunch for kids, Mon-Sat, 1-2 p.m. in the drive-thru.

Starbucks is providing any customer who identifies as a first responder or frontline worker supporting our healthcare system a free hot or cold tall brewed coffee on each visit (through May 3).

7 Devils Brewing Company- Even though they had to lay off most of their employees, they have kept their kitchen open for take-out orders and are using proceeds to provide free meals to the families of their laid-off staff. They are also cooking up batches of soup for the local homeless shelter so those who are less fortunate are better able to shelter in place and stay healthy.

Stillwagon Distillery, in partnership with Southern Oregon Workforce Investment Board (SOWIB) and with help from the Coos Bay – North Bend Rotary, has begun making hand sanitizer during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hand sanitizer will be provided to local healthcare workers and hospitals as part of its effort to provide Personal Protective Equipment during the current shortage.

Restaurant O is lowering its normal cost of meals and utilizing financial donations from generous local donors to providing meals for on-duty first responders in Coos Bay and North Bend, as well as the Charleston Fire District, and the Coos County Sheriff’s Office.

If I have missed any businesses giving back, please let me know so I can give proper recognition. Thank you to everyone for doing your part to help this community.

-Joe Benetti, Mayor of Coos Bay