| Emerald Bay Taxi &
Annette Langenstein, Staff
the September 21, 2017 edition
There’s a new taxi and shuttle service
and town, and it’s owned by
David & Starr Hanna, who moved here from the Phoenix area
of our beautiful weather!
“We moved here last August because the
weather in Phoenix was making me very sick,” Starr explained.
lupus, and we had vacationed on the southern Oregon coast previously,
and fell in love with the area. So instead of retiring here, when
decided to make the move now!”
The Hannas tossed around a few ideas
on what kind of business they would like to get into when they moved
here, first considering having a food truck or restaurant. But they
found themselves busy ferrying their 15 year old daughter, Emerald,
around to her many activities, and it dawned on them to just start a
taxi service, named, of course, after their own child. And on
September 1 of 2017, they launched their new business!
and David Hanna of Emerald Bay Taxi and Shuttle Service.
Currently Emerald Bay Taxi & Shuttle
Service has one van which
seats eight, and David is the sole driver. “We’re
hoping that as we
grow our business, we can add more vehicles and drivers,”
“But we cover Coos Bay, North Bend, Coquille, Bandon,
take customers to the airport in Eugene…we pretty much go
people want us to.”
I asked the Hannas what makes their taxi and
shuttle service stand out from the other two that are currently in the
“I think that the fact that
we’re so customer service-oriented sets us
apart,” David replied. “When we say we’ll
be someplace to pick a person
up, then we WILL be there, and on time!”
“We hope to really become a part of this
community,” Starr added. “As we grow
to be involved in school fundraisers, etc. Our daughter is
in the Naval Sea Cadets, cheer team, you name it, and we want to give
back to this community that’s welcomed us.”
Since making the move here form Arizona, the
Hannas have come to appreciate our community.
“I absolutely love it here,”
“You really can’t beat the weather; even summer
“We’ve met so many nice
added. “And we are enjoying the fact that people are polite
nobody is in a huge rush like in the city, it’s much more
relaxed. But we have a wide range of customers, from picking up elderly
folks in an assisted-living facility, to taking people to and from
work, shopping, or doctor’s appointments.”
has remained pretty consistent since we opened,” Starr said.
I asked the Hannas why they decided to advertise
their taxi company in the South Coast Shopper.
“Because you find the Shopper
David replied. “It gives us more coverage and gets our name
there a lot quicker to people, and in multiple areas.”
If you’re in need of taxi or shuttle
Emerald Bay Taxi & Shuttle Service a call at
They’re open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with airport
“We look forward to getting this
and helping the community in the future,” said David.
want to really be able to meet the needs of the people who live
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