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.
A Chamber of Commerce is a form of business network. Business owners in towns and cities form these local societies to advocate on behalf of the business community. The Chamber works for a healthy economic climate of good jobs, more customers and efficient government. Generally, a Chamber of Commerce serves the following purposes:
OUR MISSION STATEMENT: "Our Business is helping your Business"
OUR VISION STATEMENT: "The Chamber works for a healthy economic climate of good jobs, more customers, and efficient government. The Chamber's strength lies in the number and diversity of its membership. It uses their vast collective experiences and energy to make a positive difference in our community."
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