happy holiday 2022

Happy Holiday 2022

It’s that time of year again. On this occasion, Columbia Pacific (ColPac) Maritime wishes everyone a joyful Thanksgiving, a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year. In short, Happy holiday 2022! Above all may your troubles in the new year be small, and your blessing great.

A Big Thanks to SWOCC!

As 2022 comes to a close the ColPac family thanks everyone for their overwhelming support. In a word, this year has been our best year in Coos Bay to date. But, like everyone else we are experiencing double digit inflation. However, we pledge to you that we will continue to maintain our 2008 prices. We are able to do this largely because of the support from Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC). In short, they are proving to be a great partner as the school moves forward into the new year.

A Little ColPac History

In the summer of 2006 Pat and I moved from Astoria to Portland to be with our kids and grandkids. Basically, the plan was to operate a small maritime school out of the basement of our home. As a result, the first class was in November of that year. And it wasn’t long before classes were scheduled out six months in advance. In short, by 2016 we had outgrown the basement and moved into a 1,200 square-foot leased facility in SE Portland. As a result, the business was growing even more.

Coos Bay is our hometown. Therefore, we have many friends and much family here. Whenever we had a break at the school we would make the drive down from Portland to visit. During one of these trips I called SWOCC to see if they would be interested in hosting a class or two over the summer. In short, their answer was “How about Columbia Pacific Maritime at Southwestern Oregon Community College.” So, in April of 2020 we packed up the school and moved to Coos Bay. In summary, this has been our best move ever. Thank you SWOCC!

By Dennis

Instructor and Director at Columbia Pacific Maritime LLC

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