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The Mill Casino provides $1,000 bonus incentive for all current employees

August 26, 2021

The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park, North Bend, Oregon – (August 26, 2021) – The Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park, in conjunction the Coquille Economic Development Corporation (CEDCO), is continuing its efforts to combat the impacts of Covid-19 by providing additional incentives to help increase its employee vaccination rates.

“We are excited to announce a $1,000 bonus incentive for all current employees. If you work at The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park, you will get $1,000 if you are fully vaccinated. By offering this generous incentive, (CEDCO) is responding to the surge of Delta Variant cases with a sense of urgency,” said Margaret Simpson, General Manager of The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park. In addition to these amazing incentives, all newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of vaccination as a condition of their employment.

COVID-19 continues to threaten every aspect of the lives of our guests, our community, our team members, and our operations. As positive cases and hospitalizations continue to increase, we are committed to doing everything in our power to prevent it. Vaccinations, masks, social distancing, and safety protocols are very important to us and will continue to be emphasized.

We will continue to provide updates one The Mill’s COVID-19 response through www.themillcasino.com and our social media channels.

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Contact: Jeffery M. Pletcher, Marketing Manager, 541-252-8251



The Mill Casino Updates Pandemic Response Plan as a Precaution to the Delta Variant

August 18, 2021

The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park, North Bend, Oregon – (August 18, 2021) – The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park announced today that it will be updating it’s Safe Play Plan first introduced in March of 2020, when the pandemic began. The Coquille Tribe is acting swiftly in response to the evolving developments of Coronavirus (COVID-19 Delta Variant).

The Mill is demonstrating by action that the personal health and safety of its team members and patrons are of paramount concern as they continue monitoring the cases in our region and the state.

This is evidenced by the recent announcement to cancel the Coquille tribe’s 17th Annual Salmon Celebration that drives tourism to the North Bend, Oregon area every year around September 11th. “The Mill Casino and Coquille Economic Development Corporation (CEDCO) Board of Directors have quickly taken action to further ensure the safety of our team members and guests while enjoying the property by reintroducing our “Safe Play Plan” as well as being the first tribe to mandate vaccinations for all new hires. We did not arrive at this decision lightly. We had a great amount of discussion to hear all perspectives and opinions. We have all seen the devastating effects the virus has had on our families, our community, and our economy. We will continue to expand every effort possible to curb the pace of infection.” said Margaret Simpson, General Manager.

The mandate comes as cases in Oregon continue to increase. The Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park has taken a strong position in the fight against the pandemic following the advice of the CDC and tribal, state and local health officials.

The Mill’s “Safe Play Plan” was carefully developed over the course of the pandemic to assure a clean and safe environment for all. The Mill would like to remind its’ guests that while things may be a bit different (again) for a while, the team will do all it can to ensure that their guests have a great time at The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park!

Please visit our Safe Play Plan for The Mill’s COVID-19 response through www.themillcasino.com.

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Contact: Jeffery M. Pletcher, Marketing Manager, 541-252-8251



The Mill Casino Cancels 17th Annual Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration

August 16, 2021

The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park today announced the cancelation of the 2021 Salmon Celebration due to the rapidly evolving developments and impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19 Delta Variant).

“The decision to cancel our Salmon Celebration was made to mitigate the risks of social gatherings while the Delta Variant continues to spread. The health and safety of our team members, our patrons, and our community remains our top priority as we continue to operate amidst the challenges caused by the pandemic,” said General Manager Margaret Simpson.

We will continue to provide updates on The Mill’s COVID-19 response through www.themillcasino.com and our social media channels.

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Contact: Jeffery M. Pletcher, Marketing Manager, 541-252-8251



The Mill rewards employees with two bonus programs

May 17, 2021

Employees of The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park will be rewarded for their service during the pandemic and subsequent recovery through two cash bonus offers announced this week by the Coquille Economic Development Corporation (CEDCO).

In an email to all employees, The Mill’s General Manager Margaret Simpson said one bonus program would reward team members who worked through the spring season and a second would reward those who work through the summer months.

“Our management and Board of Directors wanted to let our team members know how much we appreciate the extra effort they made to create a safe and enjoyable environment for our guests and for each other during some very trying times,” Simpson said. “They showed up, masked up and went to work for our guests, our community and the Coquille Tribe.”

CEDCO’s COVID-19 Appreciation Bonus awards an additional $5 per hour for employees on the payroll May 7, 2021, for work performed during the six-week period from March 20, 2021, through April 30, 2021. A full-time employee could receive a bonus check of up to $1,200.

An additional Stay & Play Stipend recognizes the current tight labor market by rewarding current team members and new hires who remain on the job during the busy summer months. The same $5 per hour bonus would be paid to employees throughout a 20-week period from May through September. A full-time employee could earn up to $4,000 extra working through the entire period.

“Although our team members regularly demonstrate how they are ready to take on any challenge, we know the summer months may present some added challenges if we cannot fill all of our open positions,” Simpson said. “The Stay & Play Stipend simply acknowledges the day-to-day efforts needed to provide the best guest services in the industry regardless of the circumstances.”

Most employees at The Mill are eligible for a comprehensive health care benefit, generous time off policy, 401-K retirement with 4% company match and other benefits. Fully vaccinated employees also receive an extra 16 hours of personal time off.

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Contact: Ray Doering, Public Affairs Director, at 541-982-3047 or (cell) 541-297-4611.



The Mill supports community assistance for local federal workers

North Bend, Ore. – The Mill Casino is joining with other members of the community in support of local federal employees affected by the government shutdown – beginning with a $2,500 donation to the South Coast Food Share.

“From our waterfront location, we see members of the Coast Guard working hard every day to protect all of us,” said Mill General Manager Terri Porcaro. “These and the many other federal government employees who work on our behalf and are now missing paychecks deserve our support during this shutdown.”

In addition to its initial donation, The Mill will be a host site for canned food donations to the South Coast Food Share beginning Saturday, Jan. 19. Items most needed include canned meats and proteins, like jerky or canned tuna, and meals in a can with a pop top.

The Mill’s Saw Blade Buffet also will be participating by donating 25 percent of all proceeds from the Sunday Dinner Buffet on Jan. 27. All donations will be earmarked for local community members affected by the shutdown.

About The Mill Casino

Among the largest employers in Coos County, The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park maintains an active program of community involvement that includes financial and in-kind support for area non-profit and service organizations.  Owned by the Coquille Indian Tribe, The Mill furthers the Tribe’s tradition of sharing through its donations program as well as its financial support of the Coquille Tribal Community Fund.  To learn more about The Mill’s philanthropic programs, visit www.themillcasino.com.

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Contact: Ray Doering, Public Affairs Director, at 541-982-3047 or (cell) 541-297-4611.



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The Mill Casino celebrates the grand opening of the expanded Warehouse 101
North Bend, Ore. – Join with eight regional breweries in celebrating the grand opening of the newly expanded Warehouse 101 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 at The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park.

With a new bar reaching out onto the casino gaming floor, The Mill’s sports and entertainment lounge now gives sports enthusiasts 18 screens to follow all of the action. The change also means that the inside bar and dining areas are now smoke-free.

To celebrate these changes, Warehouse 101 will be giving out free t-shirts (while supplies last), free appetizers and plenty of brewery giveaways. The North Bend High School state championship football game will be shown throughout the afternoon.

Eight regional breweries also will be on hand with samples of their top creations. Guests may purchase a $5 beer sample card for one sample from each of the participating breweries. All proceeds from the cards will go to the North Bend High School Booster Club.

For more information about the Warehouse 101 Grand Opening Celebration, call 541-756-8800 or visit www.themillcasino.com.


Contact: Ray Doering, Public Affairs Director, at 541-982-3047 or (cell) 541-297-4611.

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