EPBB and President Marc Baker, Alissa Mishler and Ronni Phillips were thrilled to accept the Associate Member of the Year Award from the Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association (ORLA) last night at their annual convention and hospitality awards. First time ever that this award has gone to an insurance agency. Thank you so much for the honor!!
For the 4th straight year, EPB&B has won The Oregonian's Top Workplaces in Oregon.
This award is especially important to us because it's all based on employee feedback. We owe all our success to the smart, innovative, and hardworking people that make up EPB&B.
We are so sad that we had to say "goodbye" to yet another of the original EPB&B partners, Neil Baker who passed away on Friday, June 24th. Former EPB&B President, Neil Baker, was born and raised in Portland and graduated from Grant High School and OSU. He entered the insurance industry out of college and took a sales position with Universal Underwriters before training with Safeco Insurance and joining the Mathieson-Baker Agency in the mid 1960's. In 1968 Neil Baker and Bill Baden joined Gordo...n Powell and Warren Elliott to form what is now EPB&B. Neil received Safeco Insurance "Lifetime Award of Excellence" prior to his retirement in 2000. He served on the Board of Directors of the Sellwood Boys and Girls Club and was an Associate Board Member for the Oregon Petroleum Association. He volunteered to deliver Meals on Wheels and worked with OSU Alumni Association and The Beaver Club. He was a class act and great man who will be sadly missed. Information on services to follow.
One of the original EPBB Founding Partners, Gordon Powell, passed away on Saturday, June 18th in Portland, Oregon. Gordon joined Warren Elliott at the firm of Elliott & Associates in the 1950’s. Later in 1968 they were joined by Bill Baden and Neil Baker to form what is now Elliott, Powell, Baden & Baker. Gordon is survived by his wife of 67 years, Colleen Powell; daughters Pamela Sutherland, Paige Powell, Robin Powell and Heidi Powell as well as many grandchildren. Gordon was a graduate of Jefferson High School and Oregon State University. He served four years in the US Army during World War II in the China Burma theatre of operations. Gordon was a passionate golfer and member of Portland Golf Club. He retired in 1984 and moved to Gearhart where he and Colleen enjoyed walking on the beach and watching the sunsets. He will be missed by everyone at EPB&B. No service will be held, however, remembrances may be made to the Clatsop County Animal Shelter, Pixie Project or Father Nick Transportation Fund at Our Lady of Victory Church in Seaside, Oregon.