Frequent Questions

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What is the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce?

A chamber of commerce (or board of trade) is a form of business network, e.g., a local organization of businesses whose goal is to further the interests of businesses. Business owners in towns and cities form these local societies to advocate on behalf of the business community. Local businesses are members, and they elect a board of directors or executive council to set policy for the chamber. The board or council then hires a President, CEO or Executive Director, plus staffing appropriate to size, to run the organization.
ABOUT US… The Bay Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) is a non-profit, professional organization made up of the Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston business communities (Oregon’s Bay Area). Together we work to create a strong business voice, promote business and improve the economy of the Bay Area. Businesses in the Bay Area increasingly endorse the Chamber of Commerce and we continue to be recognized as a vital link between the Cities, State and regional parties of leadership, and act as the promoting entity for community spirit within the Bay Area.
Founded in 1980, the BACC was created from a merger of the Coos Bay and North Bend Chambers. With over 600 members, the Chamber’s strength lies in the number and diversity of its membership. The acitivites of the BACC vary in respsonse to the needs of the business community. Much of the Chamber’s work is accomplished through the volunteered time and efforts of its members, primarily through committees, providing commuity leadership in the areas of economic development, government affairs, leadership development, natural resources, tourism and transportation. The Chamber also manages the Coos Bay Visitor Center, greeting over 36,000 visitors and responding to approximately 22,500 requests for information annually.

How much does it cost to join the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce?

Please take a look at our application for an idea of prices, we offer monthly payment plans as well to fit any business needs. DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

How do I join the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce?

Please fill out our online application and fax it to 541-267-6704, or mail to 145 Central Ave, Coos Bay, OR, 97420. Checks can be made out to Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, for questions or payment over the phone please call us at 541-266-0868

Can you give me information about starting a business?

Please refer to the information about opening a business, that is listed under Bay Area Info/Buisness Info/Opening a Business, or click on the link below


How do I find out if a business is a Chamber member?

Please refer to the Chamber Directory  shown on our home page or click on the link below.


What demographic information do you have available?

Please refer to our demographic information, listed under Bay Area Info/Business Info/Demographics or click the link below


I would like to register a complaint about a business. How do I do so?

Please call Oregon’s Better Business Bureau at (503) 212-3022

I am considering relocating to the area. Do you have any relocation information?

Please refer to our relocation  information listed under Bay Area Info/Relocation Info

I am looking for employment in the Coos Bay area. What information is available?

Please refer to our employment info listed under Bay Area Info/Relocation Info/Employment or click on the link below


I will be visiting the Coos Bay area. What information do you have available?

Coos Bay has a beautiful Visitor Center we encourage you to check out, located at 50 Central Ave, Coos Bay.

How can I get a map of the Coos Bay area?

Maps can be picked up at the Visitor Center, located at 50 Central Ave, Coos Bay or visit us at our Chamber office located at 145 Central Ave, Coos Bay.