Bay Area Chamber of Commerce

BACC Economic Outlook Forum Dec. 10th

South Coast residents have the opportunity to hear from renowned economists about local, state and national economic conditions as well as from local leaders about projects of importance to the local economy at the 18th Annual Economic Outlook Forum scheduled for Friday, December 10, at The Mill Casino-Hotel.   The 6:45 to 10:30 am breakfast conference is presented by the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, Southwestern Oregon Community College Business Development Center, and U.S. Bank, in cooperation with 28 sponsoring businesses and organizations.  The conference features John Mitchell, former US Bank Chief Economist, who will provide a keynote address on the state, regional and national economic outlook.  Guy Tauer, Labor Economist with the Oregon Employment Department, will present an overview of the Coos County and Coos Bay Area economy.   Updates on projects that affect the community will include the Bay Area Hospital—Paul Janke, CEO, SCDC—Sandra Geiser-Messerle, Executive Director and The future of the Timber industry with Allyn Ford, CEO, Roseburg Forest Products Company.  Also highlighted will be South Coast businesses: the Pancake Mill & the Electric Hospital.  Space is limited.  Forum ticket prices remain the same as last year. Those interested should call the Chamber at 541-266-0868 for more information or to reserve your space.

IBO Forum
IBO Luncheon Forum Presents:  Nick Furman, Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission, this Wednesday December 1st, Mill Casino-Hotel, in the Salmon Room 11:30 to 1:00 pm.  Please RSVP the Chamber Office at 266-0868.

Wednesday’s IBO presentation the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce will feature Glenda Hales, program manager—Coos County Emergency Management, discussing “Business Continuity Plans—Dealing with Catastrophic Events”. The Coos County Emergency Management program's purpose is to increase the County's resiliency and to increase its ability to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and to mitigate against disasters through a County-wide integrated system. This IBO session will be held in the Salmon Room at the Mill Casino-Hotel from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, November 17th. These luncheons are open to all who are interested in attending, but we ask you contact the Chamber office at 541-266-0868 or by email to ensure there is enough food prepared.


Bay Area Hospital Expansion and Modernization Project

Community Forum & Sneak Preview

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Bay Area Hospital Myrtle Room

Business Community – 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Public Preview – 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Light refreshments will be provided



Bay Area Hospital Health District located in Coos Bay, Oregon is proceeding with its 98,000 square foot expansion project and would like to provide the community with a sneak preview.  The architects from ZGF located in Portland, Oregon will be presenting the current plans.  The community will have the opportunity to view a power point

presentation, the architectural drawings, renderings of the building project and a three dimensional model. for their information and input.


The first phase of the project will involve a 98,000 square foot four level expansion including a new critical care unit, a new 30 bed medical surgical unit and a new outpatient area. The addition will be located to the north end of the current building and it is anticipated that the new lobby and main entrance will now be visible from Thompson Road.


As the regional Medical Center for Oregon’s South Coast, it is important for the hospital to continue to update the facility to carry out their mission.  A planning group several months ago determined some critical issues that needed to be addressed.  These include intensive care unit space; private rooms, although not a standard, hospitals throughout the country are converting to private rooms to address infection control issues, privacy concerns and patient safety.


Bay Area Hospital is currently in its final planning and design phase and has identified a general contractor for the project.  After the new addition is complete a second phase will convert all of the semiprivate rooms currently in use to private rooms.  This renovation transforms the current 16 bed nursing units to 10 bed units.  Bay Area Hospital currently operates at 128 beds.  Following the expansion we will have 136 beds.


It is estimated that the cost of the expansion is approximately $39 million dollars.  It is planned that the hospital will use $18 million in funding from reserves, with $18 million borrowed and an additional $3 million from fundraising efforts from grants and the local community.


It is important to note that Bay Area Hospital Health District does not receive any funding currently from property tax payments to Coos County and does not plan to levy any for this project.


For Information:  Contact Barbara Bauder – 269-8543

Bay Area Hospital, Director of BAH Foundation & Community Relations


Sponsored in September

by the

Oregon International Port of Coos Bay

Bay Area Chamber of Commerce

IBO Luncheon Forum Presents:

Chuck Holloway

Edward Jones Investments

The Good, the Bad & the Opportunity”

This Wednesday September 15th

At the Mill Casino-Hotel

In the Salmon Room 11:30 am to 1:00 pm 

Please RSVP the Chamber at 541-266-0868,

or email or by morse code,

and your seat will be saved!

Come share the developments in your business.

Join your friends old and new!

IBO, THE place to connect people to people!


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