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The Chamber Minute 11/24/23

The Chamber Minute 11/24/23

The Chamber Minute

The annual Chamber of Commerce Awards banquet is set for Saturday, January 27th. 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 have a variety of awards and recognitions which truly make this a community celebration.

We’ll talk more about the banquet as the time gets closer, but one of the main events of the evening, we need your help with right now. Citizen of the Year is an honor that is 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 2023 that award went to Pam Plummer.  She has served on the Boards of United Way and SCDC, the Bay Area Health District Finance committee, the Coos County Urban Renewal budget committee and much much more. She is an active participant of every board she is part of. In the United Way that included enlisting her family for working the clean up days. She is a former Chamber President who didn’t miss a beat in her involvement as she left the presidency. She was an active chair of the Business Development and Support committee. She stepped into the role of Chamber Treasurer to revamp and simplify our procedures. She was one of the guiding forces as the Chamber worked its way through the COVID impacted times.

Additionally, the Business of the Year award is given to a business that has exhibited excellence in products and customer service; contributed time, manpower and resources to community improvement projects; and made significant contributions toward a healthy economy through excellence in employee relationships and training. Last year the award went to the South Coast Family Dentistry.  Their mission statement is “To maximize our positive effect on our community, our team, and our families through a hygiene driven practice of dentistry that focuses on the patients we serve. We aim to achieve this with an emphasis on the following values: Integrity, Ambition, Collaboration, Kindness and Positivity.” They really deliver on that by removing barriers to affordable and great dental coverage. Additionally, they strongly support their employees’ volunteer efforts in every aspect of community service.

So how can you affect these two awards? By making a nomination for someone or business which you think meets those standards. Nominations are now open through January 12th for both of these honors. Give us a call, look on our website or stop by the Chamber office on Central Avenue in Coos Bay and we can get the nomination forms to you.

The Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, remember Our Business is Helping Your Business. And like us on Facebook.