From: Ciera Milkewilz
I just wanted to say a big "THANK YOU" for helping with resume and interview preparation. Because of you, I had an amazingly successful interview with OHSU. Even though they filled the position with another candidate, I feel very confident I will find the right position soon. I appreciate the time and effort you have put into helping me.
July 23, 2018
From Tanya + Clay Rasley, Owners + Makers Canard Labs
Being a small business owner can feel very lonely. Sam and his team at the SCDC make us feel a little less lonely by connecting us to other like-minded business owners through Mastermind Groups and giving us invaluable help with the expansion of our business.
Shaun was lovely enough to connect us with a wonderful second location for our shop in Florence. He accompanied us to the meeting and made us feel as though we had another person in our corner making the transition easy and painless. When we decided to ultimately close that location and refocus our efforts on wholesale and our Coos Bay shop, Shaun rescued us again. He assisted us with the best and easiest way to break a long lease by helping us find another tenant.
Sam was instrumental in introducing our brand to a wonderful shop in Gold Beach securing us a new wholesale stockist! Creating strong relationships with local businesses and helping in any way that they can seems to be the driving force behind what the SCDC stands for.
They practice what they preach. The SCDC team frequents our shop on a regular basis and continues to offer any assistance we may need. They keep us up to date on the new and exciting things happening in the area which is great since we live and breathe our business, we can sometimes be a little out of the loop.
The SCDC is a fantastic resource for ANY business at ANY stage. The people running the SCDC are members of our wonderful community and want to see it succeed just as much as we do. We love that they're here for us making us feel like we are part of one big happy family.
From: Jenee Anderson of Creative Mercantile
"These folks really know our area and have their fingers on the pulse of what's happening now and what is coming down the road. They were instrumental in helping me to find the perfect building when I was looking for a place for my new shop and I learned a lot from them during the process. Sam is a gem! Thanks to the SCDC for all you do for local businesses!
From: Tobias Read, Oregon State Treasurer
Dear Mr. Baugh,
We came home from Coos Bay and the South Coast with new appreciation for your successes and challenges and I want to be sure you know that I’m grateful for your contributions to our experience. The conversation you were part of will help me do my job better. Thank you and please keep in touch.
From: Dick Leshley, retired Yellow Cab
"...SCDC is a community asset that quietly (too quietly) works behind the scenes to help our businesses survive, grow and thrive."
Thank you SCDC;
Dick Leshley, retired Yellow Cab
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A few comments from the September Career Day panel discussion attended by Sam Baugh and other business leaders:
--Thank you for coming and speaking to our class. It has really helped us learn more about job rediness skills employers are looking for.
--I learned a lot
--Thank you for coming
--I found your advice really helpful and appreciate you coming in!
--Thanks my dude