The Chamber Minute 03/17/23

The Chamber Minute 03/17/23

Have you been to the Wednesday Business Connection lately? Well chances are some of your friends have, since 207 of you participated in our four sessions in February. We had a good mix of variety at WBC with the annual presentation of Arin Carmack from Cardinal Services, Marie Simonds on the work of the Wild Rivers Coast Alliance, Stephanie Kilmer on our commercial airport operations and the latest information on the Elliott State Research Forest proposal. March has continued our variety of information with Brian Moore, CEO, of Bay Area Hospital sharing their challenges with service operations and Michael Gordon, CPA, alerting business to a significant issue impacting you. In the remainder of March you will hear an update on the containerized cargo project planned for the North Spit of Coos Bay, followed with  insights about the Small Business Development Center at the College and how it can help your business and finally the Coquille Tribe will share the latest status of their work, with ODFW, on saving and promoting the salmon population in the Coquille River system.  

WBC offers you the chance (September through May) to network with others, promote your business or event with the weekly open mic, while keeping current on issues that impact your operations and Oregon’s Bay Area, through our main presentation.

April and May will have great line ups to finish our WBC season. May is sponsored by the Coos Bay North Bend Charleston Visitor and Convention Bureau. Their highlight will be a focus, at WBC on May 10th, on the state of tourism in southwestern Oregon with many of our coastal tourism promotional teams involved .  Todd Davidson, CEO of Travel Oregon, will be the keynote speaker.

The mission of the WBC is to provide an opportunity for businesses to network with each other, market products and services and expand their knowledge of the Bay Area business climate. WBC often highlights the many issues and opportunities Chamber members are actively working to make Oregon’s Bay Area a better place to live and do business. Come see how you can get involved!

What a great informational and networking resource for you. That’s the Wednesday Business Connection (WBC), every Wednesday from 11:30 to 1:00 pm in the Salmon Room at the Mill Casino-Hotel & RV Park.  

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