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Have you been to the Wednesday Business Connection lately? Well, chances are some of your friends have, since almost 200 of you participated in our four sessions in March.

We had a good mix of variety at WBC with a focus on the Clambake Music Festival, to include music and dancing, an update on the activities coming up this year at the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, the countywide tourism effort with Jennifer Groth, TOSC chair, and finishing with Senator Arnie Roblan and his view of the 2018 legislative session and opportunities for 2019. Our first session of April featured Hugh Link, Executive Director for the Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission, with a revealing presentation on Oregon’s most valuable fishery. April 11, Melissa Cribbins, an LCDC Commissioner, shared the latest developments in Oregon’s land use planning program.

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.

The remainder of April has a great line up.

April 18, we hear from the folks at North Bend Medical Center celebrating their facility remodel. On the following Wednesday, Allan Ledesma will have a great piece on social media. May starts with outstanding sessions on tourism, locally and Travel Oregon statewide.

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 every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Salmon Room at the Mill Casino-Hotel.

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Timm Slater is executive director of the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information on your Chamber, email us at