Bandon Chamber Staff and Consultants

Ruthie Painter

Executive Director

Bandon Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

The Bandon Oregon Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit (501c-6) organization directed by an 11-member board, elected by chamber members. Meet our officers and board directors:

Officers

Angela Cardas

Angela Cardas

Cardas Photography

President
Term expires 2018

Chris Powell

Chris Powell

Bandon Baking Company

Past President
Term expires 2018

Anthony Zunino

Freedom Graphics

Treasurer
Term expires 2020

Directors

Rushel Reed

Rushel Reed

Beach Loop Realty

Term expires 2019

Sheila Langenberg

Edgewaters

Term expires 2021

Richard Stillwagon

Stillwagon Distillery

Term expires 2022

Larry Langenberg

Edgewaters

Term expires 2022

Ruthie Painter
Executive Director

In September 2018, we proudly welcomed Ruthie as our new executive director.  Ruthie Painter has been an entrepreneur since 1974, and her experience in business strategy includes: development of loan packages, received SBA funding, design, lease negotiation, construction, interviewing, hiring, training, and collaborative team management.  Personal business endeavours include: opening multiple restaurants, a literary marketing firm, and development of a career testing and re-training program for vocational rehabilitation.  Since 2013, Ruthie has been a half-time resident of Bandon, sharing time with her home in Ashland.  Ruthie brings a very strong level of experience to the Bandon Chamber of Commerce, and is looking forward to working with business owners of Bandon to make their businesses as profitable and efficient as possible.

Ruthie Painter
Executive Director

In September 2018, we proudly welcomed Ruthie as our new executive director.  Ruthie Painter has been an entrepreneur since 1974, and her experience in business strategy includes: development of loan packages, received SBA funding, design, lease negotiation, construction, interviewing, hiring, training, and collaborative team management.  Personal business endeavours include: opening multiple restaurants, a literary marketing firm, and development of a career testing and re-training program for vocational rehabilitation.  Since 2013, Ruthie has been a half-time resident of Bandon, sharing time with her home in Ashland.  Ruthie brings a very strong level of experience to the Bandon Chamber of Commerce, and is looking forward to working with business owners of Bandon to make their businesses as profitable and efficient as possible.

Angela Cardas
Secretary, Term expires 2017

I graduated from Bandon high school in 1994 and returned in 2009 to start my family. I love Bandon and the Oregon Coast. My business, Cardas Photography, has thrived since my move back. I believe Bandon has a lot to offer both its residents and its visitors, and I believe “a rising tide raises all ships!” I am excited to be involved with the chamber and I am looking forward to promoting Bandon to the best of my abilities through my photography and community participation.

Angela Cardas
Secretary, Term expires 2017

I graduated from Bandon high school in 1994 and returned in 2009 to start my family. I love Bandon and the Oregon Coast. My business, Cardas Photography, has thrived since my move back. I believe Bandon has a lot to offer both its residents and its visitors, and I believe “a rising tide raises all ships!” I am excited to be involved with the chamber and I am looking forward to promoting Bandon to the best of my abilities through my photography and community participation.

Chris Powell
President, Term expires 2017

My wife, Kim, and I decided in 1998 to purchase Bandon Baking Company and raise our children in our favorite coastal town. In addition to serving as a Bandon Chamber board member, I have also been elected to the Bandon City Council. I served my first city term from 2004 to 2008 and am presently serving a third term.

Chris Powell
President, Term expires 2017

My wife, Kim, and I decided in 1998 to purchase Bandon Baking Company and raise our children in our favorite coastal town. In addition to serving as a Bandon Chamber board member, I have also been elected to the Bandon City Council. I served my first city term from 2004 to 2008 and am presently serving a third term.

Anthony Zunino
Term expires 2019

Professionally, I have a history in public safety, including Coos County Law Enforcement and volunteer service with Bandon Rural Fire Department. In 2008, I came up with an idea to transform a hobby into a small business, so Freedom Graphics was born. I have proudly served on numerous committees and currently co-chair the Cranberry Festival committee with Jami Gallagher. I whole-heartedly believe that Bandon is a GREAT place to live and raise our families and am honored to be able to serve to help make sure it stays that way for many years to come!

Anthony Zunino
Term expires 2019

Professionally, I have a history in public safety, including Coos County Law Enforcement and volunteer service with Bandon Rural Fire Department. In 2008, I came up with an idea to transform a hobby into a small business, so Freedom Graphics was born. I have proudly served on numerous committees and currently co-chair the Cranberry Festival committee with Jami Gallagher. I whole-heartedly believe that Bandon is a GREAT place to live and raise our families and am honored to be able to serve to help make sure it stays that way for many years to come!

Rushel Reed
Term expires 2018

I’m happy to be a member of the Bandon Chamber of Commerce board and hope to continue Bandon’s vibrancy. I am a Principal Broker, licensed with the Oregon Real Estate Agency. I also work with Vacasa as the Business Development Manager for Southern Oregon, introducing new homes to the vacation rental inventory. I have spent time as the president of Bandon’s Good Earth Community Garden board and currently serve as Vice President of the Greater Bandon Association.

Rushel Reed
Term expires 2018

I’m happy to be a member of the Bandon Chamber of Commerce board and hope to continue Bandon’s vibrancy. I am a Principal Broker, licensed with the Oregon Real Estate Agency. I also work with Vacasa as the Business Development Manager for Southern Oregon, introducing new homes to the vacation rental inventory. I have spent time as the president of Bandon’s Good Earth Community Garden board and currently serve as Vice President of the Greater Bandon Association.

Kevin M. Shaw
Term expires 2018

I am co-founder and partner of Coastal Mist Fine Chocolates and Desserts in Bandon. In my 36 year career, I’ve enjoyed broad international travel and professional experience, including apprenticeships as a chef, pastry chef and chocolatier in Germany, Austria and Belgium. I also have six years of fire, dive rescue and paramedic experience. I absolutely love our town and believe that by supporting the chamber’s mission I am promoting the community of Bandon, which is good for all our residents and businesses.

Anthony Zunino
Term expires 2019

Professionally, I have a history in public safety, including Coos County Law Enforcement and volunteer service with Bandon Rural Fire Department. In 2008, I came up with an idea to transform a hobby into a small business, so Freedom Graphics was born. I have proudly served on numerous committees and currently co-chair the Cranberry Festival committee with Jami Gallagher. I whole-heartedly believe that Bandon is a GREAT place to live and raise our families and am honored to be able to serve to help make sure it stays that way for many years to come!