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WhirLocal Salem

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222 Commercial St NE PMB 2303
Salem, Oregon 97301

As the publishers of WhirLocal Salem, we have the privilege of bringing to light the inspiring stories of our community’s people and businesses. Today, we’re focusing on Dan Farrington, the Business Development Manager at BBSI in Salem, Oregon. His journey and contributions to our local business scene are not just impressive; they’re a reflection of the vibrant spirit that drives our local communities.

Dan’s path to his current role at BBSI is as unique as it is inspiring. Born and raised in Newport, Oregon, Dan initially pursued education but soon found his calling in the business world. His journey led him to manage the growth of Rock and Rogers restaurants and later to found Sunrise Medical Consultants. Despite the challenges, including the closure of his business due to COVID-19, Dan’s dedication never wavered. He found a new beginning at BBSI, where he now helps other businesses flourish.

Dan’s involvement in the community goes far beyond his professional role. He’s a mentor at Union Gospel Mission and serves on the boards of Valor Mentoring and Be Bold Street Ministries. His work in these roles is driven by a genuine desire to make a difference. As Dan puts it, “It’s been the greatest experience I’ve ever had. Walking alongside men who’ve had rough times and helping them change their lives has changed my relationship with God and how I view the world.”

Dan & Linda Farrington

In his role at BBSI, Dan emphasizes the importance of personal connections in business development. He believes in being active in the community, attending events, and building genuine relationships. His approach to cold calling is all about starting conversations and understanding businesses, not just selling a service.

Advice for Local Businesses

Dan’s advice for small business owners is straightforward and practical. He encourages them to set realistic goals, build a strong network. Dan’s strategy is simple yet effective: “You’ve got to be present, involved, and vocal about your business. Share the value your business brings to others.”

He added, “Iron sharpens iron…always have a group of guys or a group of women that you you can share your daily problems and all the issues you come about and realize that you have all kinds of all the same problems, but finding different strategies of how to achieve those things.”

In the rapid-fire segment of the interview, Dan’s personal interests and aspirations came to light. His passion for snow skiing is a significant part of his life. As he puts it, “Well, I want to be able to keep skiing. I grew up snow skiing, and I love to snow ski, and my body doesn’t allow me to do it as much. So every year, my bucket list is to get on the slopes least top two or three times and I love it”.

Dan’s bucket list includes aspirations beyond the business world. He expressed a desire to visit Washington D.C., a goal that speaks to his interest in history and national affairs. “I’ve never been there,” Dan said, “And I would love to go.”

Two of his favorite local gathering places are Venti’s Cafe & Taphouse in South Salem, and Margin Coffee in Albany.

About BBSI

BBSI, a national company with a strong local presence, can help play a pivotal role in the Willamette Valley business community. Their approach is not just about providing services; it’s about building partnerships and offering locally-supported solutions tailored to the specific needs of businesses. BBSI’s range of services includes payroll, human resources, workers’ compensation, health benefits, staffing and recruiting, business strategy, technology solutions, and risk and safety management.

What sets BBSI apart is their commitment to understanding and supporting the unique goals of each business they work with. Their local teams consist of professionals who bring a wealth of experience and resources, specifically designed to support the diverse needs of their clients. This approach is evident in their dedication to offering personalized service. As Dan Farrington, a key member of the local BBSI team puts it, “We’re not just a company; we’re a partner in your business’s growth. We believe in providing solutions that are not only effective but also resonate with the values and aspirations of local businesses.”

BBSI’s specialty lies in pairing businesses with a local team that understands their business landscape. This means that whether a company is dealing with payroll complexities, HR challenges, or navigating workers’ compensation, BBSI offers a hands-on approach to help them succeed. Their services are designed to simplify and enhance business operations, ensuring efficiency, accuracy, and compliance.

Moreover, BBSI goes beyond traditional business services by helping companies analyze, plan, and implement strategies for growth and success. They assist in creating structures like employee handbooks and policies, and provide counsel through difficult situations, ensuring businesses are not just compliant but also thriving.

BBSI’s role is more than just a service provider; they are a cornerstone for business growth and success, helping local businesses navigate the complexities of operating in today’s competitive landscape. Their approach is a blend of national expertise and local understanding, making them an invaluable asset to the Willamette Valley business community.

Dan is always open to connecting with local business owners and community members. He believes in the power of conversation and is happy to share his insights over a cup of coffee. His approachable nature makes him a valuable asset to our business community.

Dan Farrington’s story is more than just a success narrative; it’s a source of inspiration for anyone looking to make a positive impact in their community. His dedication to business development and community involvement makes him a key figure in shaping the business landscape of Salem. As we continue to spotlight the remarkable individuals in our town, Dan’s story stands out as a shining example of what it means to combine professional expertise with a heart for the community.

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