A Message of Thanks

I’ve been giving much thought during these challenging times to what I am grateful for and striving to stay positive and hopeful for what the future brings. On this day before Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season, I wanted to take a moment to share.

I am grateful to have grown up around this business since it was founded in 1969 and to have known virtually every person who has worked at Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker.  In no uncertain terms, I can say that what we have in place today is the best team in the history of EPB&B. 

I am thankful for the clients and business partners that we have the privilege to serve and the professional partnerships we have forged and grown over the years.

I am thankful for the opportunity that we at EPB&B have as a team and a business to be of service and give back to the community through volunteer hours and monetary donations. It’s all part of “Local, Service, and Community.”

I’m thankful that Friday is the latest Record Store Day and that the Beavers and Ducks are playing a football game. I am becoming more and more grateful for things I may have taken for granted in the past.

I am thankful that in five weeks, 2020 will be a thing of the past, and we will be able to look forward to the future successes that lay ahead for us.

Stay safe and healthy, and wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.

A message of thanks from President, Marc Baker


EPB&B Celebrates Our 15th Holiday Fundraiser. (And Wow!)

Today we celebrated Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker’s 15th annual Holiday Fundraiser, our favorite way to kick off the holiday season. This event is our way of saying thank you to the professionals we have had the privilege to work with throughout the year and ask their assistance in paying our good fortune forwards. Although this year, due to COVID restrictions, we were unable to host our annual open house and silent auction, we still wanted to find a way to offer support to our community. We sent out a simple invitation asking our partners for donations to two well-deserving charities. This year we selected as recipients of our annual fundraiser, Feed The Hungry, an organization that every Sunday, tirelessly provides hot meals to people in need. And The Pongo Fund, a non-profit dedicated to fighting animal hunger. Now more than ever, the service these organizations provide in fighting the hunger crisis in our community is crucial.

WOW! The response has been overwhelming. To date, we have raised nearly $17,000 that will be split between these charities. Donations are still being accepted for both organizations here. 

Thank you to the generosity of our professional partners and for sharing in EPB&B’s mission of providing service to our community.

Have a safe and healthy Holiday. 


With Respect, Honor, and Gratitude

Today we come together as a country to honor our Veterans, thanking the men and women who have fought for the safety and freedoms we have all come to appreciate and enjoy. For you, we are tremendously grateful.

Here at EPB&B, we would also like to take this opportunity to recognize two of our own team members who have served our country.

A big shout-out to our Bonding Specialist, Jim Ewald, who served in both the Marine Corps and a provisional team comprised of elements of up of Army, Navy, and Marine and to one of our Producers, Rick Sottile, who served in the Airforce ROTC program. Thank you both for your service.  

To all of our nation’s Veterans, we thank you for service and your sacrifice.


Friendly Wet Weather Driving Reminders

They say all good things must end, and that includes the beautiful weather we have had this Fall. While it’s been fun, Oregonians know darn well what is ahead. Rain, and a lot of it, leaving slick roads and standing water to navigate once again. Here are some driving reminders for even the most experienced wet weather driver.

  1.  Leave Space. When the rain hits and the roads get slick, it is essential to leave a little more room between you and the car in front, allowing greater reaction time for both you and other drivers. It is recommended to leave several car lengths to be safe.
  2. Slow Down. Wet weather makes it easier for your vehicle to lose traction, and even if you have a great reaction time, in the rain, your vehicle’s reaction time is slower. You may be a couple of minutes late for the all-office meeting, but slowing down increases the chances you will arrive safely. 
  3. Watch For Standing Water. It’s hard to believe, but those big puddles of water can cause hydroplaning, the most common type of wet weather-related accidents. If you do find yourself losing control of your vehicle, calmly take your foot off the accelerator and steer in the direction your car is going. 

And don’t forget to take care of the easy stuff. Make sure your windshield wipers are in good condition (meaning they clean your glass with one swipe), check your headlights, tail lights, brake lights, and turn signals so others can see you too.

Drive safe out there.