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    • Crabby Cakes Bakery

      Crabby Cakes Bakery achieves the vision of 2 people with a passion for producing the best pastries, with the best customer service, to our local community and visitors from around the world. Located on the main highway running through Charleston, this bakery is a first stop for locals and people heading to the beach or to Shore Acres. The owners, Lisa Peckham and Marvin Terry created Crabby Cakes Bakery, LLC with the idea it would be a destination for those who enjoy scrumptious baked goodies....

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    • Port Orford Co-op

      Want to know the secret to small town success? It’s cooperation and commitment. The Port Orford Co-op was just a dream three years ago when a group of dedicated citizens decided to build a business that would be an asset to the community. The Port Orford Community Co-op (POCC) was first envisioned in 2011 by a steering committee of local producers and Port Orford townies. The group wanted to create a friendly, country store that provides nutritious food and serves as a conduit to support the...

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    • Stillwagon Distillery

      Rick and Karen Stillwagon came to the Southwestern Oregon Community College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in July 2013 with an idea to start a rum distillery on family property in Charleston.  Rick had many ideas to recycle waste products from the distilling process to reduce costs.  His research into the industry had shown substantial growth in micro distilleries nationwide so the recycling technology would have substantial market potential.  According to Rick, “This venture started...

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